Best bow shot ever - close up
Re-touched to make it easier to see whats going on. The combat originally occurred under low lighting conditions. The target was at an altitude of about 50 feet, at an elevation of about 30 degrees above the horizon, flying straight away from me. The bow was at a little over 40 degrees of elevation when I fired. The distance from the Silvatherium to the Aiolornis is how far it flew away at max speed from the time I put a second arrow into it and it decided to leave, until I got a lock, decided to fire despite the range, fired, and the arrow found its mark - all of which took perhaps at most two seconds of real time. The bow was about 135% quality level, and the flint tipped arrows were about 165% quality level. It took three or four arrows to kill the Aiolornis. One or two would kill a human. Out of the four birds encountered, this was the only kill. This is an unusually good outcome for such an encounter. Aiolornis encounters usually mean "Death from Above!" - diving on the party with swooping attacks. One bow shot as they dive on you, perhaps a second before they turn for another pass. If they hit you once or twice - its all over! Aiolornis and similar avian predators in the game bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "Watch the skys traveller!".