Linebeck III

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Linebeck III is a character in Spirit Tracks.[2]


Linebeck III in the Trading Post

Linebeck III is the grandson of Linebeck from Phantom Hourglass, and the owner of the Linebeck Trading Company, which operates at a location called the Trading Post. When Link and Princess Zelda are heading toward the Ocean Realm to restore the third part of the Tower of Spirits, they find the bridge to the Realm is broken.[3] Making a quick stop at the nearby Trading Post to ask around, they meet Linebeck III, who introduces himself as an expert treasure hunter in the same arrogant manner as his grandfather.[4] Linebeck III informs the young engineer that he knows a Bridge Worker living in the Snow Realm who should be able to repair the bridge, though Link would have to provide transportation.[5]

After Link successfully brings Kenzo to the Trading Post, the Bridge Worker surveys the damage and agrees to fix the bridge for a steep fee of 5,000 Rupees; a price that includes previous debts that Linebeck III apparently owes.[6] Linebeck, shocked at the price, enlists the help of Link to gather up the money.[7] He gives the young hero a Letter from his grandfather, written before his death, that leads to the location of his last piece of buried Treasure: a Regal Ring.[8]

Once Link locates the Ring and returns it to Linebeck III, Kenzo takes it for himself as payment, despite the Treasure being worth 3,000 Rupees more than Linebeck's debt.[9] Though dismayed at the loss, Linebeck III recognizes Link's talent for finding Treasure, and from then on will buy any that Link brings him, or trade them for new Train Cars for the Spirit Train.[10] Linebeck will also sell the young hero a new Shield for 100 Rupees, should he lose his to a Like Like.[11] Some time after Link completes the Sand Temple, Linebeck expresses an interest in Dark Ore, and will reward him with Force Gem 19 (which creates access to the Lost at Sea Station) for transporting five or more units from the Dark Ore Mine back to the Trading Post.[12] Subsequent deliveries of Dark Ore will net Link a random piece of Treasure valued at 500 Rupees or more.


In the European Spanish localization of Spirit Tracks, Linebeck and Linebeck III are named "Linebeck" and "Lineback", respectively. Every other localization uses the same spelling for both characters. "Lineback" is a direct translation of their Japanese name, ラインバック (Rainbakku).

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ラインバック3世 (Rainbakku Sansei)[14]
Linebeck III[18]
The French Republic
Linebeck III[16]
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Linebeck III[13]
Latin America
The Kingdom of Spain
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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks—PRIMA Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 26
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 288(ST)
  3. "How are we supposed to get to the other side with the bridge in this state? Maybe someone around here can fix it for us." — Princess Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "I'm Linebeck III, president of Linebeck Trading. I hunt down the rarest antiques from around the world... Then I sell them to the highest bidder! How's that for an introduction?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "But I agree that the bridge is a sad mess. The huge storms we had really did a number on it. I was going to call a bridge worker I know in the Snow Realm to fix the mess. But with the Spirit Tracks vanishing, I've got bigger fish to fry. See, I deal with merchants all over the world, and I can't get anywhere now! Wait... You're an engineer, aren't you? Well, that's just perfect! Go fetch that bridge worker so we can both get on with our business. Sounds good?" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "Course, course. Just leave it to me! Shouldn't be a problem. Assumin', of course, that you've got my repair fee on hand. Ya do, right? Ya also still owe me for the work I did on your house. So along with the bridge... Hmm, I'd say 5,000 Rupees oughta cover the bill nicely!" — Kenzo (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Well, relax. I've got a great idea I'm willing to share with you. We can scrape that moolah together IF you're willing to do a little work for me." — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Fantastic! Here's the letter Gramps left behind, for your reference. Figure out the riddle, get your hands on the Regal Ring, and make us rich!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Sure is! And now that the work's done, I'll take that ring as payment! So this little doodad's worth 8,000 Rupees? Coulda fooled me. Still, it beats takin' another IOU!" — Kenzo (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "I guess that's that. Still, you've got a real talent for sniffing out treasure. Ooh! Tell you what--from here on out, bring any treasure you find to me! If they impress me, I'll trade you some lovely new train cars for those trinkets!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  11. "Beware of shield-gobbling monsters ahead! Those who've lost a shield can procure a shiny new one at Linebeck Trading!" — Sign (Spirit Tracks)
  12. "Hey, kid! You ever heard of Dark Ore? It shines in the dark and melts if sunlight hits it! Strange, eh? Lots of folks are looking for some these days. If you stumble across some, save a piece for me!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  13. "L'ultimo della stirpe dei grandi predoni delle acque! LINEBECK III!!!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  14. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 286 (ST)
  15. "Hör gut zu und merk dir meinen Namen! Ich bin Linebeck, der weltbekannte Schatzjäger!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  16. "Huhuhu... Ouvre grand tes oreilles, gamin! Je suis Linebeck III, de Linebeck et associés!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  17. "¡Provengo de una estirpe de buscadores de tesoros! ¡Yo soy el gran Linebeck!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  18. "Ouvre grand tes oreilles, bonhomme! Je suis Linebeck III, de Linebeck et associés!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
  19. "¡Provengo de una estirpe de buscadores sin parangón! ¡Yo soy el gran Lineback!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)