Tuesday, May 3, 2011
It is a common practice of criminals, the guildless and other persons who lead insecure lives, to carry an arrow engraved with its owner's name. This is a reaction to the superstition that each person has an arrow 'with their name on it'; that is, one which is destined to end their life. Since there is only one such arrow in the world, by possessing it a person ensures that it can never be shot at them. It is also believed that by stealing an enemy's arrow, one may have a weapon which is certain to end their life. The arrows themselves are believed to 'want' to be stolen and used, so that they may fulfill their destiny.