Captain Harlan

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Captain Harlan chathead.png

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.

He used to give new players a training sword and a training shield to those who asked for it, but this feature was removed on 17 September 2009.[1]

Boss assistance P2P icon.png[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:

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]

Transcripts Captain Harlan speaks in:

Stock[edit | edit source]

Item Stock Sell price Buy price GE price Resale value
Defence cape.png: Captain Harlan sells infinite of Defence cape for 99000 and buys them for N/ADefence cape99,000Coins 10000.pngNot bought59,400High Level Alchemy icon.png (-39,600)Coins 10000.png
Defence hood.png: Captain Harlan sells infinite of Defence hood for 99000 and buys them for N/ADefence hood99,000Coins 10000.pngNot bought3,000High Level Alchemy icon.png (-96,000)Coins 10000.png
Defence cape (t).png: Captain Harlan sells infinite of Defence cape (t) for 99000 and buys them for N/ADefence cape (t)99,000Coins 10000.pngNot bought59,400High Level Alchemy icon.png (-39,600)Coins 10000.png
Defence master cape.png: Captain Harlan sells infinite of Defence master cape for 120000 and buys them for N/ADefence master cape120,000Coins 10000.pngNot bought72,000High Level Alchemy icon.png (-48,000)Coins 10000.png

Graphical updates[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 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.
  • patch 3 December 2009 (Update):
    • Synchronised the chat head of the melee advisor with his actual hair.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • Adjusted some text when speaking to the Melee Tutor.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Paul. "Advisors and Objectives." 17 September 2009. RuneScape News.