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Deal with invading karka and collect samples for Research Assistant Bardus

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Deal with invading karka and collect samples for Research Assistant Bardus

Deal with invading karka and collect samples for Research Assistant Bardus was a level 80 event that occurred in Fort Marriner. This was a one-time event for the Invasion of Lion's Arch as part of the Lost Shores release and served as the official beginning of The Lost Shores.


  • Karka Resolve to Stay in Lion's Arch
  • Event bar.jpg
  • Karka Samples
  • Event bar empty2.jpg Karka Sample.png
  • Your contribution: x
  • Bardus will stop collecting karka samples in: 1:00
  • Bardus has enough samples. Get rid of the karka!


Reward tier Experience Karma Coin
Gold 26,670 Experience.png 378 Karma.png 88 Copper coin
Silver 20,003 Experience.png 284 Karma.png 66 Copper coin
Bronze 13,335 Experience.png 189 Karma.png 44 Copper coin
These are the expected rewards for a level 80 player.





Event start
Head Researcher Levvi: I told Magnus something like this would happen. There's stubborn and there's stupid, but like most norn, Magnus is both.
Head Researcher Levvi: He can dismiss my research with bluster and insults, but that won't work on a sea monster that's eating his city, now will it?
Research Assistant Bardus: Understood. The Lionguard are out in force. I'll bet I can get a few of them to assist me.
Head Researcher Levvi: Heh. That'll put a tangle in Magnus' mustache: us solving his problem with his troops. I approve. Carry on!
Head Researcher Levvi: Well, Magnus. I hate saying I told you so... Actually I love saying it to you, just not this time. Anyway: I told you so!
Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Do you have anything constructive to say or are you just going to stand there spewing bilge water?
Head Researcher Levvi: Well, based on its shell, I've named the creature Levvi's Leviathanus Carcinus, and...
Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Fine. Inspector Kiel! Work with this asura to find out what has these "karka" creatures so riled up and put a stop to it. Permanently.
Inspector Ellen Kiel: Aye, Captain Magnus, sir! Any idea where I should start looking?
Magnus the Bloody-Handed: Look around, Inspector. Pick a shell and start kicking. The Lionguard is at your disposal. I have to go explain all this to the Ship's Council.
Head Researcher Levvi: Time to earn your pay, people. I need you in the field, finding out more about these creatures.
Research Assistant Bardus: Wait, what do you want us to be doing? Should we fight the creatures, or collect samples, or...
Head Researcher Levvi: Do what you can for the locals, but I need carapace and egg samples from these "karka" for study.
Head Researcher Levvi: I'll be here, working on a way to fight them. Now get moving, or there won't be a city to come back to.
When Bardus reaches Fort Marriner
Lionguard: The city's being overrun. We've got to get everyone out.
Research Assistant Bardus: Lion's Arch isn't lost yet. My boss, Levvi, is studying these "karka" creatures for a way to defeat them.
Research Assistant Bardus: We just need samples to work with. The more we have, the quicker we'll figure out how to stop these things.
Lionguard: All right. I'm going to start moving civilians out of harm's way. I'll also muster up some volunteers to help you.
Upon filling collection bar
Research Assistant Bardus: I don't have much time. I'll take whatever you have.


  • Veteran Karka Egg Layers had Event fist (tango icon).png over them during this event.
  • The karka would attack and defeat NPCs in Lion's Arch, but they would either be non-responsive or simply /cower.
  • This event rewarded you as if the event was the same level as your character. See this page for a full list.
  • Due to being part of a server event in a small area located in Lion's Arch, players experienced massive lag issues.