Oblivion:Priory of the Nine (quest)

The UESPWiki – Your source for The Elder Scrolls since 1995
Jump to: navigation, search
Knights of the Nine


 
0px
Retrieve the Cuirass of the Crusader from the Priory of the Nine.
Quest Giver: Sir Amiel at Vanua
Location(s): Priory of the Nine
Prerequisite Quest: The Shrine of the Crusader
Next Quest: The Faithful Squire
Reward: Cuirass of the Crusader; Knight Commander rank
Fame/Infamy: Fame +1
ID: ND02
 
Only the penitent man will pass.

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

This quest only becomes available once you have downloaded the Knights of the Nine official plug-in.

  1. Find the Priory of the Nine and enter the Priory Basement.
  2. Survive the "test of worth" from the ghosts of the Knights of the Nine.
  3. Retrieve the Cuirass of the Crusader.
  4. Get clues on the locations of the other crusader artifacts.
  5. Collect the next four artifacts.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Finding the Priory[edit]

"Step forward, adventurer, and face us each in honorable combat."

The Priory of the Nine is located in the West Weald; a marker is added to your map when you read Sir Amiel's journal. Within the main building of the priory you will find a large symbol on the floor. Activate it; as long as Sir Amiel's Ring is in your inventory, the floor will drop down to reveal a door to the Priory Basement. Enter and make your way through to the door to the Priory Undercroft.

The Test of Worth[edit]

In the Priory Undercroft you will find the ghost of Sir Amiel. He informs you that he and the ghosts of the seven other present Knights of the Nine will test your worth in honorable combat before you will be allowed to take the Cuirass of the Crusader. One by one, you will combat each of the ghostly Knights, Sir Amiel lastly.

The exit from the Undercroft is sealed once this challenge starts, so you should make sure you are well prepared for the challenge before entering the Undercroft. There is a brief pause between each knight's challenge, which provides a quick opportunity to heal and repair armor, but you are not provided with a chance to truly rest and recover.

When you have defeated them all, you will be allowed to take the Cuirass of the Crusader. You are also given the rank Knight Commander in the Knights of the Nine faction.

The Other Artifacts[edit]

Talk to all of the ghosts to learn what they know about the various artifacts and to find out more about the history of the Knights of the Nine. Four knights in particular have specific information about the location of an artifact. Talking to each of them will allow you to start a quest to retrieve that item:

  • Sir Juncan tells you about the Boots of the Crusader. The boots are guarded by Kynareth and the priestesses at the shrine to Kynareth west of the Imperial City on the edge of the Great Forest. This starts the quest Nature's Fury

This quest is not complete until you have collected all four of these artifacts. At that point, return to the Priory of the Nine, where a new arrival, Lathon, will approach you. After he has talked to you, this quest will be marked as completed (and the subsequent quest, The Faithful Squire, will have started).

Notes[edit]

  • As you collect the artifacts, talk to the ghost knights for some updated information. Sir Amiel, Sir Juncan, and Sir Ralvas in particular have new dialogues.
  • As you complete the side quests, people will show up at the priory to join the new Knights of the Nine. They will clean up the priory for you (in particular adding a lot of new beds upstairs).
  • If you defeat any of the ghostly knights while they are demoralized, the other knights will react as if witnessing a murder.

Bugs[edit]

  • Do not use the Staff of Worms or cast any sort of resurrection/reanimation spell such as Risen Flesh on any of the Knights after defeating them. Once the reanimation effect wears off, either the Knight will die (if the spell is allowed to wear off) or it will become impossible to talk to the Knight (if the player kills them again) and therefore you cannot receive any subsequent quests from that Knight, which will break the Knights Of The Nine questline.

Journal Entries[edit]

Priory of the Nine (ND02)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
0
5 I've found the body of Sir Amiel, who appears to have perished centuries ago while questing for the Shrine of the Crusader. Perhaps I can find some clues on his body that will help my own quest for the Crusader's Relics turn out better than his.
6 (player has taken Sir Amiel's Ring)
10 Sir Amiel was a member of the Knights of the Nine, a holy order devoted to recovering the Relics of the Crusader. Through reading his journal, I've learned the location of their former headquarters, the Priory of the Nine in the West Weald. I should proceed to the old Priory and see if it still holds the Cuirass of the Crusader, as Sir Amiel's journal suggests, but first I should make sure I have his ring, which I may need to access the Priory vaults. (If the player has completed The Shrine of the Crusader and not taken Sir Amiel's Ring) or

Sir Amiel was a member of the Knights of the Nine, a holy order devoted to recovering the Relics of the Crusader. Through reading his journal, I've learned the location of their former headquarters, the Priory of the Nine in the West Weald. Once I've recovered the Helm from the Shrine of the Crusader, I should proceed to the old Priory. (If the player has not yet completed The Shrine of the Crusader) or

Sir Amiel was a member of the Knights of the Nine, a holy order devoted to recovering the Relics of the Crusader. Through reading his journal, I've learned the location of their former headquarters, the Priory of the Nine in the West Weald. I should proceed to the old Priory and see if it still holds the Cuirass of the Crusader, as Sir Amiel's journal suggests. (If the player has completed The Shrine of the Crusader and also taken Sir Amiel's Ring)
12 Now that I've recovered the Helm, I should proceed to the Priory of the Nine. According to Sir Amiel's journal, I will need his ring to enter the Priory vaults where the Cuirass was kept. (If the player hasn't acquired Sir Amiel's Ring) or Now that I've recovered the Helm, I should proceed to the Priory of the Nine to see if it still holds the Cuirass of the Crusader. (If the player has acquired Sir Amiel's Ring)
15 (Player arrives at the Priory)
20
25 (Player hits trigger zone)
30 The ghosts of the former Knights of the Nine have appeared and blocked my path to the Cuirass of the Crusader. They will not let me pass until I best each of them in single combat.
50 I've defeated the ghostly guardians of the Cuirass of the Crusader. I can now claim it for my own.
60 I've recovered the Cuirass of the Crusader. I should talk to the ghosts of the former Knights of the Nine to see if they can aid me in my quest for the remaining Crusader's Relics.
70 I've spoken with the ghosts of the Knights of the Nine and learned where several parts of the Armor of the Crusader are hidden. I should return when I have collected them all.
100 I've completed Sir Juncan's quest by recovering the Boots of the Crusader. I should return to the Priory and find out if there is any news of the remaining two Relics. (If the player has already recovered the mace, shield and gauntlets) or

I've completed Sir Juncan's quest by recovering the Boots of the Crusader. I should talk to the other ghost Knights for help in recovering the remaining Relics. (If no other relic quests are active) or

I've completed Sir Juncan's quest by recovering the Boots of the Crusader. I should continue to search for the Relics that the other ghost Knights were questing for. (If at least one of the other relic quests remains active)
110 I've completed Sir Ralvas's quest by recovering the Mace of the Crusader. I should return to the Priory and find out if there is any news of the remaining two Relics. (If the player has already recovered the boots, shield and gauntlets) or

I've completed Sir Ralvas's quest by recovering the Mace of the Crusader. I should talk to the other ghost Knights for help in recovering the remaining Relics. (If no other relic quests are active) or

I've completed Sir Ralvas's quest by recovering the Mace of the Crusader. I should continue to search for the Relics that the other ghost Knights were questing for. (If at least one of the other relic quests remains active)
120 I've completed Sir Henrik's quest by recovering the Shield of the Crusader. I should return to the Priory and find out if there is any news of the remaining two Relics. (If the player has already recovered the boots, mace and gauntlets) or

I've completed Sir Henrik's quest by recovering the Shield of the Crusader. I should talk to the other ghost Knights for help in recovering the remaining Relics. (If no other relic quests are active) or

I've completed Sir Henrik's quest by recovering the Shield of the Crusader. I should continue to search for the Relics that the other ghost Knights were questing for. (If at least one of the other relic quests remains active)
130 I've completed Sir Casimir's quest by recovering the Gauntlets of the Crusader. I should return to the Priory and find out if there is any news of the remaining two Relics. (If the player has already recovered the boots, mace and shield) or

I've completed Sir Casimir's quest by recovering the Gauntlets of the Crusader. I should talk to the other ghost Knights for help in recovering the remaining Relics. (If no other relic quests are active) or

I've completed Sir Casimir's quest by recovering the Gauntlets of the Crusader. I should continue to search for the Relics that the other ghost Knights were questing for. (If at least one of the other relic quests remains active)
140 (Set when all the quest stages are complete)
200 ☑Finishes quest
Notes
  • Not all Journal Entries may appear in your journal; which entries appear and which entries do not depends on the manner in which the quest is done.
  • Stages are not always in order of progress. This is usually the case with quests that have multiple possible outcomes or quests where certain tasks may be done in random order.
  • If an entry is marked as "Finishes Quest" it means the quest disappears from the Active Quest list, but you may still receive new entries for that quest.
  • Pc22.png It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage ND02 stage, where stage is the number of the stage you wish to complete. It is not possible to un-complete (i.e. go back) quest stages. See SetStage for more information.
Prev: The Shrine of the Crusader Up: Knights of the Nine Next: The Faithful Squire