Archery in the Epic
Archery is integral to the Epic of Ahiram. The Silent Corps does not use bows and arrows, but prefers darts, which are better suited for the type of missions it typically conducts. Still, other military corps rely on archers quite heavily.
Organized armies, like that of the Temple, the Empyrean, or the Marada, have field archers. Field archers carry short bows and one or two quivers, each holding thirty to sixty arrows. In open combat, on fields of battle, field archers form specialized units in the infantry. Their mission is to degrade the enemy riders’ capabilities, or cover their own riders during an attack. Otherwise, field archers man fortified walls and are the first line of defense a city has against approaching enemy forces.