Corrupt Guards  

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Time:1 hour
Level:20
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Loot
  • Money
Faction Required:
Guards of Qeynos (Min: Apprehensive)
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Tue Feb 19 09:48:37 2002
Modified: Fri Nov 25 14:45:02 2016
Capt Linarius is located on the roof of the bridge tower in the southern end of North Karana (the bridge that crosses into South Karana) at /loc 4140, 1220, 66. He is on "Guards of Qeynos" faction.

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 in West Karana, found on the first floor of the guard tower directly south of Qeynos Hills zoneline (before the barbarian fishing village), at -2925, -2025, 43, or from Guard Donlan, in the same tower.

Kill these guards results in the following faction hits:
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -100.
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -15.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -10.
Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -15.

Upon giving Guard Bracelet [Corrupt Guard 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.'
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 10.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -2.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1
You gain experience!!
You receive 19 copper from Capt Linarius.
You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

You may also receive a minor item as a reward.

Upon giving the wrong Guard Bracelet [Loyal Guard Bracelet] to Capt Linarius:

Capt Linarius says 'You fool! You have killed a fine and outstanding guard. You shall pay dearly for this!'

NOTE: He will tell you about the corrupt guards at dubious, but will not give any reward or faction for the guard bracelet if you turn in at dubious. He takes the bracelet with no comment.
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I wouldn't do this if I were you
# Feb 24 2016 at 1:56 AM Rating: Decent
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VERY dangerous quest to do if your character is based in Qeynos. The faction hits to Corrupt Guards will get you killed if you ever go inside Qeynos after doing it a few times. Lt. Dagarok, who usually walks from the monk guild to the main entrance, is on Corrupt faction and will attack you on sight and if a Corrupt attacks you, the other guards will attack you too figuring you for a troublemaker. -100 to Corrupt Guards for each one killed is a lot to try to make up for later. The rewards might be OK for the level required, but not worth it for the negative faction hits.
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Faction logs for kill and turnin
# Nov 21 2015 at 9:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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For killing one of the evil guards:

[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -100.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -10.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] You receive 9 silver and 1 copper from the corpse.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey is slashed by shards of ice.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey has been slain by Vaner!

For the turnin of the bracer:

[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] 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.'
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 10.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -2.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You receive 6 copper from Capt Linarius.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

Also got a bronze scimitar.
Faction logs for kill and turnin
# Nov 23 2015 at 7:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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drool wrote:
For killing one of the evil guards:

[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -100.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Kane Bayle has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -10.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Your faction standing with Bloodsabers has been adjusted by -15.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] You receive 9 silver and 1 copper from the corpse.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey is slashed by shards of ice.
[Fri Sep 04 13:38:07 2015] Guard McCluskey has been slain by Vaner!

For the turnin of the bracer:

[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] 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.'
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos has been adjusted by 10.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -2.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:40 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You gain party experience!!
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You receive 6 copper from Capt Linarius.
[Sat Nov 21 10:09:41 2015] You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

Also got a bronze scimitar.


Updated, thanks.
location and dialog
# May 15 2015 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good
Capt Linarius is located on the roof of the bridge tower in the southern end of North Karana (the bridge that crosses into South Karana).

His location is: N4142 P1218 P66

He is on Guards of Qeynos faction. I was already Ally with Guards of Qeynos when I hailed him.

[Fri May 15 20:14:32 2015] Your Location is -4142.02, 1217.79, 65.69
[Fri May 15 20:14:36 2015] Capt Linarius regards you as an ally -- You could probably win this fight.
[Fri May 15 20:14:37 2015] You say, 'Hail, Capt Linarius'
[Fri May 15 20:14:38 2015] 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].'

I chose to follow the corrupt guards thread.

[Fri May 15 20:14:50 2015] You say, 'corrupt guards'
[Fri May 15 20:14:51 2015] 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.'

Hand a Guard Bracelet to Capt Linarius.

[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] 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.'
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos could not possibly get any better.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards has been adjusted by -1.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands has been adjusted by -2.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos has been adjusted by 1.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] You gain experience!!
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] You receive 7 copper from Capt Linarius.
[Fri May 15 20:15:25 2015] You receive 7 gold from Capt Linarius.

The "junk which littered the roadways" that I received from Capt Linarius was a Bronze Battleaxe.

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Add'l Rewards
# Oct 10 2012 at 3:36 PM Rating: Excellent
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I received Bronze Bravers and a Targ Shield.

Also, you can get a [Corrupt] Guard Bracelet from Guard Donlan, in the same tower with McClusky.
Guard McCluskey location
# Dec 16 2011 at 5:00 AM Rating: Good
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He is located at -2926.79, -2025.65, 43.86
On the first floor of the guard tower directly south of Qeynos Hills zone in before reaching the barbarian fishing village.
location and reward
# Jan 05 2010 at 1:06 AM Rating: Decent
Capt Linarius is on the roof (top floor) of the gate house that is at the end of the bridge that leads to South Karana. Location = -4146, +1216, +67.

Upon handing him the Guard Bracelet from Guard McCluskey, I received a Bronze Battle Axe.

-- Ainulindale, 45 Half-Elf Bard of Quellious
location of Guard McCluskey
# Jan 05 2010 at 12:40 AM Rating: Decent
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... drops from Guard McCluskey in West Karana (/loc?).

He travels about the far western part of West Karana. I found him standing still, apparently talking to Misty Storyswapper. Location = +850, -1910

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Quest Info
# Dec 20 2007 at 11:54 AM Rating: Decent
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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.'

Upon handing him a Guard Bracelet that identifies as "Corrupt Guard Bracelet" (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=49143):

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.'
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got worse.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 19 copper from Capt Linarius.
You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

I also received a "Round Shield" (6 AC version http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=1079) from the quest.
Quest Info
# Dec 20 2007 at 7:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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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.'

Upon handing him a Guard Bracelet that identifies as "Corrupt Guard Bracelet" (http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=49143):

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.'
Your faction standing with Guards of Qeynos got better.
Your faction standing with Antonius Bayle got better.
Your faction standing with Corrupt Qeynos Guards got worse.
Your faction standing with Circle Of Unseen Hands got worse.
Your faction standing with Merchants of Qeynos got better.
You gain experience!!
You receive 19 copper from Capt Linarius.
You receive 8 gold from Capt Linarius.

I also received a "Round Shield" (6 AC version http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/item.html?item=1079) from the quest.


Updated, thanks.
It's not the reward....It builds character
# Jul 17 2007 at 8:09 AM Rating: Decent
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To the comment of old world quests and rewards, I say woohoo sony!! leave some things unchanged no matter the stats nor the reward worth....Let us old players reminsce. Thanks sony for not changing gfay, kith, and the karanas and qeynos...does my poor old heart good to see that some things are still the same<3
reward
# Jun 03 2005 at 10:19 AM Rating: Decent
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Recieve a fine steel long sword
Donlan times
# Jul 11 2003 at 2:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I finally killed last night in my second try (he resists roots often). The two guards split up at 5 PM exactly to make the runs. I am a 31 Pald with 1192 HP and 675 AC with spells - first time I died even after using LOH, 2nd time was able to root and heal and had 28% left after LOH - Donlan hit for low 30's often but fairly regularly had 50 to 65 hit. Hope this helps
Great Xp with money
# Mar 18 2003 at 1:46 AM Rating: Decent
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This tow guys are good for 30s Druid soloing.
I leveled from 30-34 only one day.By the way,
It is also a just so so way to earn money,the
short sword dropped by Mcclusky worth 1.5pp,and
the items u recieved from captain also can sell
2pp/each on average.
guards at the house
# Jul 22 2002 at 11:36 PM Rating: Default
i killed the two guards outside of martin sayer's house between SFG and Queynos ...i now have their heads ,and nobody seems to know who to give them to .i beleive the guards names where yelron and something that starts with an S....i hope someone knows what to do with them ,they are taking up room in my bank ....BTW they where corrupt....
RE: guards at the house
# May 11 2003 at 4:49 AM Rating: Decent
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This is a silent fist clan monk quest -- ttake the heads and a flawless gnoll hide to the guildmaster in the clan hall in North Qeynos - you will get wraps
Bunker Blade
# May 01 2002 at 7:27 PM Rating: Good
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Tie a rope to it, and use it for an anchor. By the time you could do this quest, you'll easily have something much better. 13 stone, and a really bad ratio, and no drop to boot. I'm sure this was an OK weapon back in beta, but now its junk. Heck, the Shiny Brass Halberd from highpass is better, and you can get one of those as an untwinked level 17.

They should go back occasionally and upgrade the rewards for these old world quests. Otherwise they just become wasted code, since nobody will bother doing them.

I'm thinking that something with stats like BABS, or at least BIBS would be a reasonable reward.
RE: Bunker Blade
# Jun 04 2005 at 10:34 AM Rating: Decent
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This brings back some memories for me since it was one of the best ways to solo to 50 during the original expansion. Also, some people camp the corrupt guards for the faction hits involved. My iksar monk did.
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RE: Bunker Blade
# Dec 19 2002 at 1:15 AM Rating: Default
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I agree, something along those lines would be appropriate. I'd say something not quite as good as BABS. But yeah, I remember when people USED Bunker Battle Blades.
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Lol
# May 01 2002 at 4:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Are you people having a laugh? McLusky is lvl 38, and has very high MR. This simply isn't worth the bother. Theres better things to be doing at the level you can kill him.
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RE: Lol
# Dec 19 2002 at 1:17 AM Rating: Default
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Yeah he's tough, my 35 ranger takes too long to kite him. I won't try that again for some time.

BUT the XP is really nice actually. I get half a blue per bracelet, and from dontal or whatever his name is, that's not much work for half a blue in hell.
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# Dec 14 2001 at 11:15 PM Rating: Default
hi i was wondering if i could take either tower guards at 23 i am a bard do you know how much damage they hit for
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how much?
# Dec 14 2001 at 11:05 PM Rating: Default
how much do these guards hit for? as a 23 bard and have to pick up my song in quenos i was thinking about doing this quest i have 660hp probably and can get buffs do you think i could take either of them? how much do they hit for?




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# Dec 10 2001 at 3:49 PM Rating: Default
after turning in about 4 or 5 stacks of gnoll fangs youl be able to tel the diefferance between corrupted and good guards of qeynos...because 1 will be eithr indifferant or amible by then the other will remin doublious.

only kill the corrupted ones and once your done use caution in qeynos...some guards in qeynos are corrupted...ive had problems medding in the bank and going around the monk guild
help
# Nov 06 2001 at 8:15 PM Rating: Decent
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i need to know who i give the corupt guards helemets to.if anyone can help me email me at sickflame331@aol.com or send a tell on the veeshan server to Barroth
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RE: help
# Mar 04 2002 at 12:13 PM Rating: Default
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Baharroth? WH40K no doubt. eldar player or something else? I do Tyranids.
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RE: help
# Nov 08 2001 at 8:05 AM Rating: Decent
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The helmets go to The Captain above the gate at the entrance to Qeynos.
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# Oct 07 2001 at 3:43 AM Rating: Decent
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Im dubouious... and he will tell me the quest... but when i hand him a braclet, i get nothing! Blah! going to try to raise faction on bandits... BTW im a DE... Any help for me give me a e-mail at LMNOP_@hotmail.com
rewards
# Sep 22 2001 at 10:44 AM Rating: Decent
at the threaten level to dubious I got the following items from this quest.
2 tentacle whips
2 targe shields
2 FS daggers
1 reinforced boots
1 bronze bracer
1 FS longsword
Just got a BBB
# Aug 28 2001 at 5:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Turned in 19 bracelets and got a Bunker Battle Blade, 2 Tentacle Whips, 2 pr. Reinforced Boots, and a pile of targ shields, bronze and fine steel weapons. So YES Virginia, the Bunker Battle Blade is still available. Of course as a Shaman it does me no good.... Will have to follow up in Freeport and see if there is a quest with it.
diff between bracers?
# Aug 14 2001 at 9:07 PM Rating: Good
Uhmmm...this may sound like a silly question, but how does the Capt know the diff between a corrupt guard's bracer and a good guard's bracer? Are they labeled differently? I only ask because someone killed a guard near the NK tower and let me loot the bracer. I can't use it as a Druid, but I thought maybe I could turn it in to Capt for faction and xp. It just says "no drop" and "guard's bracer" (not sure of the name)...it doesn't, however, say that it is corrupt or good or what. Do the ones from the corrupt guards say corrupt or something? Or does it rather have to do with the faction hit from killing good guards???
Thanks for the info.
RE: diff between bracers?
# Aug 21 2001 at 10:52 AM Rating: Default
If the Bracer doesn't drop off a Guard that gave you negative Corrupt Guard faction after killing him, don't turn it in. The Captain WILL attack you. End of discussion.

On a lighter note, I picked up a Tentacle Whip while turning in bracelets...
RE: diff between bracers?
# Oct 05 2002 at 6:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Use Identify, the corrupt guard's bracer will ID as such.
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