Mountain Crusher was a magical composite longbow belonging to Tavis Burdun, the First Defender of Hartsvale.[1]


Mountain Crusher was eight feet long.[2] It was strung with woven steel cord. It was reinforced with the ribs of a glacier bear, allowing Tavis to use his incredible firbolg strength to best effect without risking snapping the weapon.[1][2] The bow was covered in runes,[1][2] which were etched by Tavis' runecaster companion, Basil of Lyndusfarne.[2]


The weapon was a +5 composite longbow, which allowed Tavis to apply his full strength to his attacks.[1] When Tavis said, "Basil is great," backwards, one of the runes on the bow would glow a ruby color and then vanish, granting the bow its magical power. An arrow shot from the bow would leave a trail of crimson behind it as it flew.[2]


Mountain Crusher was specially crafted for Tavis,[1] after his first bow, Bear Driller, was broken in Tavis' battle with Arno and Julian.[2] It received its name from Queen Brianna after Tavis used the weapon to create a landslide which trapped a group of fire giants in the Gorge of the Silver Wyrm.[2]

Tavis wielded his bow frequently in combat, using runearrows from Basil as ammunition.[1]

Notable OwnersEdit



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Dale Donovan, Paul Culotta (August 1996). Heroes' Lorebook. (TSR, Inc), p. 123. ISBN 0-7869-0412-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Troy Denning (September 1995). The Titan of Twilight. (TSR, Inc.), chap. 1. ISBN 0-7869-3798-X.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.