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Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?
This reads like a puzzle with an expected answer, which is my least favorite kind of puzzle. You're probably fishing for something like turning the bow into an instrument: "use the bow on a fiddle," or, "attach a turtle shell to make a Chinese Erhu." (Google it.) My answer is, "Since a bard's only proficient with a short-bow anyway, go get a rapier. It will seem more iconic."