|Damage vs. small||1d7|
|Damage vs. large||1d7|
|Base price||4 zm|
In addition to random generation, Samurai will always start the game with 26 to 45 ya.
Ya are the only arrows to have a to-hit bonus and are inherently erodeproof, making them high-quality projectiles for most bow-wielding roles; Samurai are the most likely to get any use out of them, due to their multishot bonus. While a solid option for other bow-wielding characters such as Rangers, they're only marginally better than the much more common elven arrows, so spending scrolls of enchant weapon on ya might be seen as wasteful unless a large stack is found.
Ya are a real world arrow type used by Japanese archers, around 85-110 centimeters (33-43 inches) compared to the 75-90 centimeters (30-35 inches) of the 'standard' arrow. Their size is designed specifically for the very large yumi. The to-hit bonus may suggest ya with a bodkin point, a common medieval war-time arrow in many societies designed to penetrate armor (particularly chain mail).
The arrow of choice of the samurai, ya are made of very straight bamboo, and are tipped with hardened steel.