|Release date||27 September 2006 (Update)|
|Actions||Talk to, Boss assistance, Examine|
|Examine||Harlan, captain of the Lumbridge Guard and master of defence.|
|Infobox • Talk page|
Captain Harlan (previously named Melee instructor) is the master of Defence. He can be found in Lumbridge, north of the Lumbridge Fishing Supplies shop. As the master of Defence, he sells the Defence cape and hood for 99,000 coins to members who have achieved skill mastery in Defence, and the Master defence cape for 120,000 coins to those who have achieved 104,273,167 experience in the skill.
Boss assistance [edit | edit source]
Harlan keeps track of the number of training points a player has. A training point is awarded to players in a non-practice mode fight against a boss where those players have 10 or more kills and fight alongside other players who have fewer than 10 kills on the boss being fought. To be awarded a training point, the players who have fewer than 10 kills must be in the top 15 players who have done the most damage to the boss. The boss assistance system awards players three rewards:
- 50 training points: Mortar Board
- 250 training points: [Name] the Master
- 500 training points: Cornellius
The rewards are unlocked automatically when the required number of points are obtained. The points are not deducted when a reward is unlocked.
Attending boss masses is a relatively fast way of obtaining training points.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Stock[edit | edit source]
|Item||Stock||Sell price||Buy price||GE price||Resale value|
|Defence cape||∞||99,000||Not bought||59,400||∞ (−39,600)|
|Defence hood||∞||99,000||Not bought||3,000||∞ (−96,000)|
|Defence cape (t)||∞||99,000||Not bought||59,400||∞ (−39,600)|
|Defence master cape||∞||120,000||Not bought||72,000||∞ (−48,000)|
Graphical updates[edit | edit source]
Captain Harlan after 2009
Captain Harlan chathead after 2008
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 13 September 2021 (Update):
- Harlan has been graphically updated. He now wears the Lumbridge Guard Captain outfit (minus the helmet) from Yak to Basics, a rune sword and a Lumbridge Guard shield. His hairstyle and facial features have also been updated.
- The examine "Harlan, master of defence." has been changed to "Harlan, captain of the Lumbridge Guard and master of defence.".
- The option "Talk-to" has been renamed to "Talk to".
- The option "Boss-Assistance" has been renamed to "Boss assistance".
- patch 10 July 2017 (Update):
- Players can no longer view the boss assistance rewards interface on free worlds.
16 March 2015 (
- Graphically updated.
- patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
- Synchronised the chat head of the melee advisor with his actual hair.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- He is now the only skillcape seller in Lumbridge since Wilfred, the master of Woodcutting, moved to the woodland north of Falador.
References[edit | edit source]
|* denotes that the character has been removed from the game|