Knights of the Nine

Oblivion:Stendarr's Mercy

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Retrieve the Gauntlets of the Crusader from the Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol.
Quest Giver: Sir Casimir at the Priory of the Nine
Location(s): Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol
Prerequisite Quest: Priory of the Nine
Next Quest: The Faithful Squire after completing concurrent quests
Concurrent Quest: The Path of the Righteous, Wisdom of the Ages, Nature's Fury
Reward: Gauntlets of the Crusader
Fame/Infamy: Fame +1
ID: ND06
The smallest monument in Cyrodiil, and heavier than the Valus Mountains

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

This quest only becomes available once you have downloaded the Knights of the Nine official download.

  1. Talk to Sir Casimir to find out what happened to the Gauntlets of the Crusader.
  2. Travel to the Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol; talk with Areldur and Kellen to find out what they know.
  3. Lift the curse from Kellen, and retrieve the Gauntlets of the Crusader.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

The Chapel of Stendarr[edit]

At the Priory of the Nine, Sir Casimir tells you that to retrieve the Gauntlets of the Crusader you should speak to the priests in Chorrol's Chapel of Stendarr.

In Chorrol's chapel, you will find the gauntlets on the floor surrounded by candles, too heavy to lift. Speak to Areldur, who should be standing nearby, and tell him you'd like to know the story of the gauntlets. He tells you that the curse that makes the gauntlets too heavy to lift is also killing Kellen, a descendant of Sir Casimir, who was cursed here.

Kellen's Curse[edit]

Kellen is staying at the chapel, and can be found in a bedroom in the Chapel Hall. If you talk to Kellen about the curse, he claims that Areldur acts as if he is withholding information. Return to Areldur, who will now admit that he knows that the only way for him to free Kellen of the curse would be to take it on himself, but is afraid to do so. He asks if you know of someone who would pray to Stendarr and take on Kellen's curse.

Activate the Altar of the Nine in the Chapel, and you will be asked whether you wish to take the curse. Accept and you will receive a quest update telling you that you can now Lay Hands on Kellen to free him of the curse. This will give you the Lesser Power Lay Hands. Go to Kellen and use the power on him, freeing him and the gauntlets of the curse. In exchange, you are afflicted with the Curse of the Consumed, which constantly damages your fatigue by 5 points. The only way to rid yourself of the curse is to continue with the quest line: upon receiving The Blessing of Talos, the curse will be removed.

Return to the main level and you can now pick up the Gauntlets of the Crusader. This quest is complete and the Priory of the Nine quest is updated with the information that you have found another artifact.


  • Your fatigue normally regenerates by 10 points per second, so the Curse on its own will not stop you from regenerating to full if you stand or walk. Running consumes up to 8 fatigue per second, though, so it's possible to run down your fatigue that way, in addition to the other ways any character could expend fatigue. If you're a Journeyman or higher of Athletics, your running fatigue consumption is reduced to the point that you will regenerate fatigue slowly even while running with the Curse.

Journal Entries[edit]

Stendarr's Mercy (ND06)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
5 (Dummy stage used to activate the quest (set by ND02))
10 Sir Casimir has told me the Gauntlets of the Crusader are located in the Chapel of Stendarr in Chorrol. I must travel there and figure out how to retrieve them.
20 Areldur, a priest of Stendarr, has told me that the Gauntlets of the Crusader cannot be moved. I should speak with Kellen, a descendant of Sir Casimir, to learn more.
30 Kellen told me that his family has been cursed for generations, and that he has come to the Chapel of Stendarr to be freed of this curse. I should speak with Areldur.
40 The priest has told me that the only way to lift the curse from Kellen is to take it on myself. I need to pray at the altar in the Chapel if I wish to lift the curse.
50 I have prayed at the altar in the Chapel of Stendarr, and have been granted the ability to Lay Hands on Kellen. I need to see him at once.
60 I have lifted the curse from Kellen, which means taking it on myself. As a result, I am weary and my fatigue has been affected. With the curse lifted, I can now retrieve the Gauntlets of the Crusader.
100 I have recovered the Gauntlets of the Crusader.
200 Finishes quest☑
  • 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.
  • On PC It is possible to use the console to advance through the quest by entering setstage ND06 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.
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