The Gastrophetes is a crossbow in Final Fantasy XII. In the original version is is the ultimate crossbow, while in the Zodiac versions, the title is given to its upgraded version, the Tula. In the original version, its license costs 75 LP. In the Zodiac versions, its license costs 115 LP and it can be used by the Time Battlemage.
The gastraphetes was a hand-held crossbow used by the Ancient Greeks.