A bolt, sometimes called a quarrel, was a type of ammunition that was fired from a crossbow.
Bolts came in various shapes and sizes. They could also be wielded as a melee weapon, but were tiny, and thus didn't do much damage. Bolts came in wooden cases that held ten of them. A bolt that struck a target would be destroyed, but if it did not, there was a chance of salvaging it.
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