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Capt Linarius
Start Zone: Northern Karana
Quest Giver: Capt Linarius
Minimum Level: 15
Classes: All
Related Zones: Western Karana
Related NPCs: Guard McCluskey

{ WARNING: Guard Oystin, Guard Westyn, Guard Standard, Guard Bartley, and Guard Fredrick in North Karana also drop bracelets, but if you try to hand them in Capt Linarius reacts badly.

Capt Linarius says, 'You fool!!! You have slain a loyal defender of the guard! Prepare to DIE!!!'
Capt Linarius says, 'Time to die, <name>.'
Capt Linarius says, 'I shall rid the land of another infamous villain!'


The rewards seem pretty evenly distributed between:

  • Bunker Battle Blade
    Bunker Battle Blade
    Item 519.png

    Slot: PRIMARY
    Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 46
    DMG: 10
    WT: 13.0 Size: LARGE
    Class: WAR
    Race: ALL

  • Round Shield
    Round Shield
    Item 542.png

    AC: 6
    WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
    Class: ALL except MNK NEC WIZ MAG ENC
    Race: ALL except DWF HFL GNM

  • Fine Steel Two Handed Sword
    Fine Steel Two Handed Sword
    Item 519.png

    Slot: PRIMARY
    Skill: 2H Slashing Atk Delay: 43
    DMG: 12
    WT: 10.0 Size: LARGE
    Class: WAR PAL RNG SHD
    Race: ALL

  • Reinforced Boots
    Reinforced Boots
    Item 633.png

    Slot: FEET
    AC: 6
    WT: 2.5 Size: SMALL
    Class: ALL except NEC WIZ MAG ENC
    Race: ALL except DWF HFL GNM


You say, 'Hail, Capt Linarius'

Capt Linarius says 'Hail, traveler! You are free to rest within this keep or within any of my towers along the roads to Qeynos. My guards shall keep watch over you. While you tread upon the roads, be warned that there are [local dangers] as well as rumors of [corrupt guards].'

You say, 'What corrupt guards?'

Capt Linarius says 'I have heard rumors of dissension among my guards. I will reward any fine resident for the death of these traitorous guards. If you find you must kill one, bring his guard bracelet back to me. I cannot allow such men among my guards. Be sure they are corrupt, or I shall have your head as well.'

A Guard Bracelet (identifies as "Corrupt Guard Bracelet") drops from Guard McCluskey and Guard Donlan in West Karana (-2913, -2043).

Give the bracelet to Capt Linarius.

Capt Linarius says 'What a pity. Such a promising soldier. I thank you for ridding us of this corruption and offer you this as a reward. It is nothing more than junk which littered the roadways of the Plains of Karana. I hope you can find a use for it.'

You gain experience!! (About 45,000 exp per bracer - compared to the 97,000 exp you get from killing Guard McCluskey or 67,000 exp from killing Guard Donlan)

You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.
I had my freshly dinged level 17 High Elf Enchanter loot and turn in 15 bracelets and ended up one or two bracelets from dinging 18. Very good experience, even better than greater lightstones.