|Appearances:||The Moment of Truth|
The Labyrinth of Gedref
The Once and Future Queen
The Last Dragonlord
The Tears of Uther Pendragon
A Servant of Two Masters
The Hunter's Heart
The Sword in the Stone
Camelot used crossbows again during the Camelot-Essetir war (The Tears of Uther Pendragon).
Merlin, having been turned into an assassin by Morgana, asked Sir Leon for a crossbow so he could use it to kill Arthur. He found one, but Leon told him that it was ancient and probably wouldn't hurt a fly. He then gave Merlin what he called a "thing of beauty", carved from 50-year old ash. Merlin had an impressive shot when he disintegrated a barrel with the crossbow. When Merlin told Leon that he was going to use it to kill Arthur, he assumed he was just kidding (A Servant of Two Masters).
- Other then magic, Merlin appears to be able to use the crossbow with ease.