"I've woken up in a dark place. The air is stale and thick with dust."
After Sir Gareth struck you at the end of Auriel's Bloodstone, you wake up to find that Naomi is in the room with you. Speak to her to find out what has happened.
If you ask about "Knights of the Nine" she tells you of the attack on the Priory by Sir Gareth's troops, Ayleid Soldiers and Aurorans.
If you ask "Why were you at the Priory?" she says that she was there for safety.
She then says she owes you an apology. When you ask about the "Apology" she explains that she didn't tell you the truth earlier, and that she is in fact the last living descendent of St. Alessia. Her telling you this finally completes the quest Descendent of Alessia.
Sir Amiel walks to where some loose bricks are in the ruined cellar and vanishes.
"The Priory of the Nine has been burned to the ground! I should check if any Knights of the Nine survived the attack."
There are two Ayleid Soldiers and one Auroran in the grounds who will attack you when they see you. Sir Brelin approaches you and tells you that the Order has regrouped in an Abandoned Shack, and he will lead you there. Once there, enter the shack.
This completes the quest.
Speak to Sir Thedret, who will approach you if you don't. You can ask him about various topics. He tells you that the Crusader's Relics are in Sir Gareth's castle, Castle Relleis, and he tells you where the castle is. There is some more equipment in the chest in the shack which you should resupply from if you need to.
Apparently, Sir Areldur has disguised himself as an Ayleid and has infiltrated the castle, and is poisoning the water to make the eventual attack easier. Meanwhile, Sir Geimund and Sir Gukimir are scouting outside the castle.
Sir Thedret will ask you if you are ready to commence the raid on the castle. Once you are ready, agree to start the Raid on Castle Relleis.
When you are ready to attack Sir Gareth's castle, tell Sir Thedret so in order to start.
"I am now leading the Knights of the Nine to the rendezvous point just south of Castle Relleis where Sir Geimund and Sir Gukimir are waiting."
"Sir Areldur has lit three torches on the south wall of Castle Relleis. This is the signal that he is about to raise the portcullises and it's now time to attack. Our first objective is to secure the castle courtyard."
The first step is to enter the castle courtyard and defeat the Aurorans and Ayleid Soldiers there. Once they are all defeated, Sir Thedret will approach you. and discuss how the attack will proceed from here. Until the enemies are defeated, you cannot enter the castle.
"The courtyard has been secured. Sir Thedret and Sir Carodus will lead their teams to secure the barracks and guesthouse respectively while I'll proceed to the main hall with Sir Lathon and Naomi. Sir Areldur is already inside disguised as an Ayleid, so I should be careful not to accidentally attack him."
Now enter the main hall and defeat the two Ayleid Soldiers and two Aurorans, one of whom is a mage, making sure you don't attack Sir Areldur, who approaches once the enemy troops are all dead.
"I've found Sir Areldur in the main hall and he reports that Gareth is in the basement. I'll head down to apprehend Gareth while the rest of the Knights regroup and storm the upper castle."
"When Gareth's portal overloaded, it imploded and pulled in everything around it. I've been transported to an unknown place that feels strangely familiar."
Asking him "What happened here?" starts the quest Recovering the Crusader's Relics.
Asking about "Vindasel" starts the quest Liberate Vindasel.
Your conversation with Ovidius suggests that you have travelled back to the time of Alessia's rebellion in the First Era. various familiar locations can be found, although the Ayleid locations are no longer ruins, and the Imperial ones do not as yet exist.
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