Leka the Fire Warrior of Lesarkus is a temple guardian encountered while exploring during the Temple of Ikov quest. He guards a door leading to Winelda the witch.
When a player attempts to open the door, the Fire Warrior will appear and demand to know their identity. If the player chooses to identify himself or herself as a humble pilgrim, he will comment that no pilgrims have been to the temple for thousands of years, and will tell the player that the temple is closed. Otherwise, if the player instead states that they are a mighty hero, he will become enraged and attack.
He is level 77, and due to being a creature of pure fire, he can only be defeated with ice arrows that are collected in an earlier part of the temple. He uses fire-based magic attacks, but they only have melee range. If the player takes too long to kill him, he will simply disappear and the player will have to make him appear again.
He was initially sent by Magister Lesarkus to scout Gielinor and test the military prowess of the local inhabitants. He eagerly took the mission, as he would be more known by Jeconiah and become an Incandescent if his mission was successful. However, an unknown incident occurred that resulted in the deaths of innocent adults and children, resulting in failure. He chose to remain in exile on Gielinor, as he believed that at best, he would have been exiled, which he had technically done by crossing the Schism for his mission. He realised his arrogance when the Ikovians forgave him, as he was taught that Teragardians were superior to Gielinorians. Despite their forgiveness, he chose to remain apart from them out of respect, and that he would be truly forgiven through action.
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- patch 10 August 2015 (Update):
- Fire Warrior Lesarkus's skin colour has been fixed.
- His name was changed to Lesarkus the Fire Warrior in the transition from Runescape Classic to RuneScape 2, but Jagex changed his name back to Fire Warrior of Lesarkus later on with a hidden update.
- During the RuneFest 2016 Lore Q&A, it was revealed that Lesarkus is the name of one of the Teragardian Magisters.