The Quills are a mysterious monastic order that serve the equally enigmatic Unum, a being who resides within the Orokin Tower at Cetus in the Plains of Eidolon. They have very close ties to the Ostron people who also praise the Unum, and are seemingly knowledgeable about the secrets of the Tenno. They are said to be able to divine the future, which combined with their information gathering prowess allows them to preemptively end threats to Cetus through their operatives.
The player will be able to ally with the Quills after completing both Saya's Vigil and The War Within quests and bringing their Operator to a cave in the north-east part of Cetus, behind Konzu's notice board.
To earn standing for the Quills, players must find and collect Sentient Cores dropped by Sentient enemies. These include Eidolons (Eidolon Vomvalysts, Eidolon Teralysts, Eidolon Gantulysts, and Eidolon Hydrolysts), Lua's Battalysts and Conculysts, and Veil Proxima's Murex Sentients (Brachiolysts, Symbilysts, Aerolysts, Conculysts, and Battalysts). Cores are traded to Onkko for standing.
Fully-constructed and max ranked Amps can also be traded into the Quills for standing, whether or not they have been gilded.
|Intact Sentient Core||100|
|Exceptional Sentient Core||500|
|Flawless Sentient Core||1,200|
|Rank & Title||Sacrifice||Benefits||Standing|
(Minimum to Maximum)
5 - Architect
|30 Eidolon Shard|| 500,000
|Access to fifth tier Operator Arcanes, and Cetus Wisps.||0 to 132,000|
4 - Instrument
|20 Eidolon Shard|| 250,000
|Access to fourth tier Amp components, Operator arcanes and helmets.||0 to 99,000|
3 - Adherent
|10 Eidolon Shard|| 100,000
|Access to third tier Amp components, arcanes and greaves.
Access to Amp gilding.
Different Dialogue from Onkko.
|0 to 70,000|
2 - Observer
|20 Intact Sentient Core|| 50,000
|Access to second tier Amp components, arcanes and pauldrons.
Mask of the Revenant unlocked.
|0 to 44,000|
1 - Mote
|10 Intact Sentient Core|| 30,000
|Access to first tier Amp components, arcanes and cuirasses.||0 to 22,000|
0 - Neutral
|-||-||Able to turn in Sentient Cores for Standing.||0 to 5,000|
- Onkko Primary
- Nonirahn Secondary (mentioned by Onkko)
- Vattakunpa Tertiary (mentioned by Onkko)
- Oben-Nua Primary (mentioned by Onkko)
- Montan Secondary (mentioned by Onkko)
- Pratoo Secondary (mentioned by Little Duck)
|Characters||Konzu • Onkko • Pedlek • Saya • Shigg|
|Vendors||Hok • Old Man Suumbaat • Fisher Hai-Luk • Master Teasonai • Nakak|
|Cetus • Ostron Language • Plains of Eidolon • The Quills|
|Relay||Factions||Arbiters of Hexis • Cephalon Suda • New Loka • Red Veil • Steel Meridian • The Perrin Sequence|
|Neutral||Cephalon Simaris • Conclave|
|Landscape||Cetus||Ostron • The Quills|
|Fortuna||Solaris United • Ventkids • Vox Solaris|
|Necralisk||Entrati • Necraloid|
|Event||Operational Supply • Nightwave|
|Standing • Syndicate Radial Effects|