Generations later, the bow fell out of its first owner's family. Arathion, a skilled archer - and one burdened by a surfeit of pride - challenged Imollar, a fellow noble of Ellyrion, to an archery contest, staking as a prize the Reaver Bow. Imollar, it was said, could shoot an arrow through stormy winds and still find his mark, even if he took but a moment to aim. So it was nobles from across Ulthuan bore witness to a contest not seen again for generations. As the final arrow found its mark, Imollar was crowned as the greatest archer of all, and Arathion discovered humility - along with the folly of staking his family's treasured heirlooms as wagers in a contest of pride.[2a]
Today, the Reaver Bow has miraculously survived in excellent condition, strong and beautiful as the day it was first made.