Online:Ring of the Pale Order

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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see Ring of the Pale Order (achievement).

ON-icon-armor-Ring of the Pale Order.png
Bleak heraldry covers the surface of this knightly signet. Those who place it on their finger feel a cold rush of power … and a deep, nagging paranoia.

The Ring of the Pale Order is a Mythic ring that comes with the Bloodthirsty trait. It can be obtained through the Antiquities system. It was released as part of the Markarth DLC.

For more information, see the main lore article.


1 item: Restore 20% of the damage you deal as Health. This value is decreased by 4% per ally you are grouped with. You cannot be healed by anyone but yourself, your pets, or your Companions.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
ON-icon-quest-Kwama Key Gear.png Aurmine Ancestral Signet Treasure Chests Bangkorai This appears to be a signet of some kind. Ancient Breton heraldry. The shield is flanked by boars and snares. Or are they nooses? Difficult to say. Can't say as I've ever seen a coat of arms this ... ominous. — Verita Numida It's the coat of House Aurmine. My research indicates they were eager vassals of the despot king, Festrien Spenard I. But honestly, we only know about them because they patronized a chivalric band called the Knights of the Pale Order. — Gabrielle Benele This belonged to a Knight of the Pale Order? Y'ffre's bones! Just whispering their name on Balfiera Island can get you cast off the Adamantine Tower headfirst. Legends say they butchered Elves by the cartload and never grew tired. Spooky stuff! — Amalien
ON-icon-minor adornment-Ring.png Direnni Elegy Loop Delve boss in Coldrock Diggings Alik'r Desert This metal band is too thin to be a ring on its own. I'd say it's the inner loop of a larger ring--a signet maybe. There's an engraving here. Looks like an Elven name to me, but the styling's too angular for merish work. — Ugron gro-Thumog The engraving on this band is Cyrodilic. And did you notice the post-script? It reads, "killed at my hand!" Ghastly! Knights of the Pale Order supposedly kept lists of all the Direnni warriors and magisters they slayed. This must be an enemy of note. — Amalien Quite right, Amalien. But the Knights of the Pale Order didn't just count their victories against Direnni foes. They notched their shields and scabbards for any unassisted triumph. Elves, trolls, Orcs, Goblins ... anything they killed in single combat. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-trait material-Sardonyx.png Onyx Accent Stones World Bosses Wrothgar Polished onyx stones cut in the High Rock style. They're too small to serve as the centerpiece of a ring or necklace, but maybe accent stones? Yeah. See the prong-scratches? I bet they flanked a larger precious stone--or even a signet. — Ugron gro-Thumog Look closer, Ugron. There's writing on them! Mara's mercy, it's tiny. Unless I'm mistaken, the script reads, "Austerity, Autonomy, and Ferocity." By the Eight. I bet these fellows were a hoot at palace gatherings. — Verita Numida I doubt the Knights of the Pale Order spent much time with the palace elite — or even with each other! According to these genealogical records, none of them ever married. Seems they kept their own counsel and preferred to travel, dine, and fight alone. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-quest-Stand Small.png Order-Etched Gallery Rail Mobs in Bad Man's Hallows Public Dungeon (including the boss Skitterflame) Glenumbra This looks like a jewelry setting for precious stones and signets. Breton by the looks of it. Late fifth century, 1E. But there's something else — an engraving that reads, "Vigor through Blood." Gracious. That's a bit unsettling. — Reginus Buca "Vigor through Blood" was a lesser-known credo of the Pale Order. Their popular motto was, "victory unaided, death unsung." Still severe, but it allowed them to sidestep accusations of vampirism — a common charge for vassals of the Spenard dynasty. — Gabrielle Benele We shouldn't rule out the possibility they were vampires, Gabrielle! I found eye-witness accounts of Pale Order Knights awash in blood who somehow grew stronger as battles wore on. Even if they weren't vampires, I'd wager some dark magic was at play! — Amalien
ON-icon-misc-Silver Circlet.png Pale Order's Golden Band Nighthollow Keep, "Ancient Text" letter on a table (map) Blackreach: Arkthzand Cavern [Note 1] Here's a pretty thing. Breton make, I should think. But the band is too broad and heavy for simple decoration. It lacks ostentation. Is it just me or does it seem like something's missing? Like this is just part of a greater whole? — Reginus Buca Yeah, we're missing something. See that groove along the inside and these hollows on the top? Curious. Judging by the weight, I'd say this is a knight's ring; a symbol of membership in one of High Rock's older chivalric orders. — Ugron gro-Thumog You're exactly right, Ugron. I've seen a ring like this in Alard Dorell's private collection. It belonged to a Knight of the Pale Order! Defunct now, but rightly feared during the latter years of the Direnni's flight from High Rock. — Gabrielle Benele


  1. ^ While the lead is found in the Blackreach: Arkthzand Cavern, the dig site is located in The Reach