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Juka Bows

From the Xanadu Museum and information library, Chesapeake:


First found in the 2002 scenario 3 publish, each Juka Lord carries a special brown bow which when modified has Slayer properties. There are 1275 different Juka Bows possible.


Juka Bows from before the Age of Shadows have distinct names, such as "A Blood Drinking Bow" or "Bow of Arachnid Doom". There were 24 slayer types originally but after AOS it became possible to also find "undead" slayers.


When first found, Juka Bows are usable only after being modified by a GM fletcher.


Some of the earliest Juka Bows retain another of the old Virtue Weapon traits, being labeled "a magic bow" prior to being identified. Jukas are the only remaining items from the Virtue era to not have lost the original enhanced name labels- for example, all other Demon Slaying weapons that once were labeled "of Exorcism" changed to "demon slaying". When AOS arrived jukas stopped spawning with the old names, or any names at all, thus you now have to modify the bow just to see what type it is. Although the Virtue names for new bows were lost after AOS, there is a side effect whereby if you modify pre-aos jukas they become a black juka with a second slayer property- a true Double Slayer. The second slaying ability can be any of the 25 types except it cannot be the same as the first.


There also exist modified no-name juka bows with no slayer ability at all. Zero Slayers- which when double clicked will say "that has been modified already", but possess no visible slaying ability at all.


These varieties exist:

  • 24 named unmodified brown
  • 24 named modified black
  • 48 "a magic bow"
  • 25 modern age modified black
  • 576 named double slayers
  • 576 "a magic" double slayer
  • 1 unmodified new brown
  • 1 zero slayer


The 25 typles of slaying abilities possible are/were: REPOND, oge, orc, troll, UNDEAD, ELEMENTAL, air elemental, blood elemental, earth elemental, fire elemental, poison elemental, snow elemental, water elemental, DEMON, daemon, gargoyle, ARACHNID, scorpion, spider, terathian, REPTILE, dragon, lizardman, ophidian, and snake.


At one point demon superslayers were removed from the slayer list and all existing examples were converted to daemon slaying- except for pre-AOS Juka.


Pre-Patch Bow types:

Elemental
A Bow Of Elemental Ban Superslayer Brown Black
A Bow Of Blood Drinking Blood Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Earth Shatter Earth Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Elemental Health Poison Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Flame Dousing Flame Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Summer Wind Snow Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Vacuum Air Elemental Brown Black
A Bow Of Water Dissipation Water Elemental Brown Black
Repond
A Repond Bow Superslayer Brown Black
A Bow Of Ogre Thrashing Ogre Brown Black
A Bow Of Orc Slaying Orc Brown Black
A Bow Of Troll Slaughter Troll Brown Black
Reptillian
A Bow Of Reptillian Death Superslayer Brown Black
A Bow Of Dragon Slaying Dragon Brown Black
A Bow Of Lizardman Slaughter Lizardman Brown Black
A Bow Of Ophidian Slaying Ophidian Brown Black
A Bow Of Snake's Bane Snake Brown Black
Daemonic
A Bow Of Exorcism Superslayer Brown Black
A Bow Of Daemon Dismissal Demon Brown Black
A Bow Of Gargoyle's Foe Gargoyle Brown Black
Arachnid
A Bow Of Arachnid Doom Superslayer Brown Black
A Bow Of Scorpion's Bane Scorpion Brown Black
A Bow Of Spider's Death Spider Brown Black
A Bow Of Terathan Slaying Terathan Brown Black

Note: An Orcish Bow has identical hue to a modified Juka bows, but is not a Juka bow.