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crossbow

a weapon used to fire darts filled with immobilizing agent at otherwise uncontrollable animals. Less dangerous than cordite guns and does not scare other animals because there is no noise.
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Peace and Plenty was commissioned by the Guild of Crossbowmen in 1614 to celebrate a peace treaty with Spain in the Eighty Years war, to hang above the fireplace of their meeting room in the town hall.
Bayard, the military leader and the epitome of chivalry, killed all the crossbowmen he captured because he considered their methods cowardly and treacherous.
Article XLI stated "[t]hat the King shall remove all Foreign Knights, Stipendiaries, Crossbowmen, Infringers, and Servitors who came with horses and arms to the injury of the kingdom.