As well as the common monsters you find all over the lands, there are a particularly nasty variant: boss monsters. These monsters can be identified by a crown symbol next to their name and they are often tougher than regular monsters.
Succeed in felling one though and a big crate will usually appear in their place. Stop ! Don't attack the crate!
This crate is a Bounty , a box loaded with goodies, and only a Bounty Clerk can reveal its contents, not you. Bounty Clerks can be found in a Guild Office, amongst other places, and if you show them a Bounty, they will reward you with Dosh and the item found inside.
It's not just monsters that drop a Bounty either; special trees, rocks or fish can also produce a Bounty.
Accidentally smashed a crate? No worries, you can respawn all boss monsters by sleeping in an inn or your house until the next day.
So how do you get the Bounty to the clerk? First, put away your weapon with the B button, then press the A button when next to the Bounty. Ta-da! The Bounty will magically follow you as you move (don't ask how it works).
Note that you cannot run with the Bounty, nor can you use the Map to Quick Travel. You can however still speak to NPCs that grant Quick Travel, such as the ever-helpful Guide Paladins.
Another important thing: enemies can attack the Bounty, so be careful as you travel to the Bounty Clerk. If necessary, you can press the B button to drop the Bounty, before clearing the road.
Up to three Bounties can appear at one time and you can drag up to three Bounties behind you. Should a fourth Bounty appear, the oldest Bounty will disappear, so bear that in mind. Unwanted Bounty can always be liberally smashed to pieces...
Note : If you have a personal mount or special mount, you can carry bounties while riding them!