Captain's Standard, AClass: Captain Quest
Your Captain trainer will send you first to Jarl Copperbrace.
Talk to Jarl Copperbrace
Jarl is in Othrikar at (7.3s, 45.2w) up on a platform.
He wants you to disperse a group of Dourhands who have taken up residence in Ost Galumar. This isn't the normal version of that ruins, but instead a solo instance. You will have to leave your group if in one before proceeding.
The mobs inside were level 23-26, with the 26's usually coming in groups of one and the 23's often in groups of 3-4. It should be a pretty easy instance for a level 30 Captain.
Enter the Ost Galumar Instance
Jarl Copperbrace will be right in front of you, and will send you on a task to raise 3 Free Peoples banners.
I have provided a makeshift map to show the paths to the three banners. I will also describe them in words to help. The blue line is lower level, the yellow line is upper level. The two colors are mostly to keep them from running together.
From Jarl, head north-northwest and down the hill to a camp of Dourhands, about 3-4 level 23-24 dwarves. There are some level 22 ones wandering around, so if you want to make the fights even easier you can usually pick off one, and use its death to powerup your haste shout to make an upcoming battle easier.
From this camp, head north through the opening in the wall and then around to the right to get up on the wall. The first banner is on a corner on top of this wall.
Go back down from this wall the way you came and head west until you can go south through a new opening in the wall. Head south through this courtyard like area, and then when you head south through the next wall, turn to your right. There is a passage that heads northwest here that can be hard to see at first. Once through this small passage, there will be a ramp to battlements south of you.
Head up the ramp and then face north. This should look pretty familiar.
Dismiss your pet and then make the jump shown in the picture, and then fight some level 26 swarming eagles. Being swarm mobs, they are very easy.
Walk the thin semicircular wall all the way around to Banner 2. There will be a solo level 26 Dourhand here.
Head back around the narrow wall back to where you fought the birds and head north along the wall until you are above the third banner. This is probably the most visible of the 3 banners from below, and it is a pretty easy jump from above. Another level 26 Dourhand is here along with some birds along the way.
Jump down from the walls and head back to Jarl. He will give you a banner of the Free Peoples item and send you out of the instance.
Once out of the instance you will be face to face with Jarl again. Talk to him one last time to hand him the banners and collect your rewards.
I really like this captain perk, Defiance. As I level up as a Captain, I tend to find myself somewhat often in the main healer role. This is actually is functional if you have a good tank and don't set your sights on anything too hard. The main drawback I find is that between me doing damage, and spamming heals, I tend to get targeted a lot by adds. A common healer problem but made worse by the fact that the Captain class can't heal itself effectively. Last stand has saved my group several times by giving the tank time to get an add off me. In groups with a Minstrel, it has on a few occasions kept me alive long enough to use the Captain combat ressurect on the mistrel so they can share the favor after the battle, heh.
Special thanks go out to Alluvian for providing this quest writeup!
Alluvian has entered 75 LOTRO quests.