Morrowind:Auriel's Bow (artifact)
Auriel's Bow appears as a modest Elven Longbow, but it is one of the mightiest ever to exist in Tamriel's history. Allegedly created and used, like its sister Auriel's Shield, by the great Elvish demi-god, the Bow can turn any arrow into a missile of death and destruction. Without Auriel's power behind it, however, the bow uses its own store of energy for its power. Once exhausted of this energy, the bow will vanish and reappearchance puts it. Its most recent appearances have been the subject of gossip for hundreds of years.
Telvanni Councilor Therana will talk to you about this bow, which she says "smells faintly of Ash Yams". She says the smell is strongest in Ghostgate near Ralyn Othravel. Ralyn can be found in the Tower of Dawn and is indeed carrying the bow, though you'll have to kill or pickpocket him in order to get it.
- This bow also appeared in Arena, Daggerfall, and Skyrim (via the Dawnguard add-on), though it includes powerful enchantments in those games, instead of being unenchanted as it is in Morrowind (presumably "exhausted of [its] energy" for a time).
- As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 15,000 gold. Only the unenchanted version can be sold, as its ID will change after enchanting it.