Secretive and respected, the Quills are the Unum's closest adherents. Strange and reserved, their bond to her and each other makes for a strange relationship with causality. "We are each one viewpoint within the myriad that comprises the Unum. We watch, we anticipate, we intercede."

—The Quills of Cetus Fragment

A secretive order, loyal to the mysterious and reclusive 'Unum'. Some say their relationship to cause and effect is unnatural, their knowledge profane. When a Quill acts, things change.

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.

Standing Gain[edit | edit source]

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.

View Trade-Ins List
Trade-In Standing gained
Intact Sentient Core Intact Sentient Core ReputationLargeBlack.png100
Exceptional Sentient Core Exceptional Sentient Core ReputationLargeBlack.png500
Flawless Sentient Core Flawless Sentient Core ReputationLargeBlack.png1,200
Operator Amp ReputationLargeBlack.pngVariable

Ranks[edit | edit source]

Rank & Title Sacrifice Benefits Standing (Minimum to Maximum)
FactionSigilQuillsLevel5 b.png
5 - Architect
30 EidolonShard64.png Eidolon Shard Credits64.png500,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png99,000
Access to fifth tier Operator Arcanes, and Cetus Wisps. 0 to 132,000
FactionSigilQuillsLevel4 b.png
4 - Instrument
20 EidolonShard64.png Eidolon Shard Credits64.png250,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png70,000
Access to fourth tier Amp components, Operator arcanes and helmets. 0 to 99,000
FactionSigilQuillsLevel3 b.png
3 - Adherent
10 EidolonShard64.png Eidolon Shard Credits64.png100,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png44,000
Access to third tier Amp components, arcanes and greaves.
Access to Amp gilding.

Different Dialogue from Onkko.

0 to 70,000
FactionSigilQuillsLevel2 b.png
2 - Observer
20 Intact Sentient Core Intact Sentient Core Credits64.png50,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png22,000
Access to second tier Amp components, arcanes and pauldrons.
Mask of the Revenant unlocked.
0 to 44,000
FactionSigilQuillsLevel1 b.png
1 - Mote
10 Intact Sentient Core Intact Sentient Core Credits64.png30,000
ReputationLargeBlack.png5,000
Access to first tier Amp components, arcanes and cuirasses. 0 to 22,000
FactionSigilNeutral.png
0 - Neutral
- - Able to turn in Sentient Cores for Standing. 0 to 5,000

Offerings[edit | edit source]

View Offerings List
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500 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
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ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
SentAmpSet1ChassisA.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
SentAmpSet1GripA.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
MonkArmourBody.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
MonkArmourHip.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
SeerArmourBody.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
Synofferboxbp.png
2,000 Standing
SeerArmourHip.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
2,500 Standing
MagusVigor.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 1: Mote
2,500 Standing
VirtuosNull.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
Synofferboxbp.png
5,000 Standing
SentAmpSet1BarrelB.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
Synofferboxbp.png
5,000 Standing
SentAmpSet1ChassisB.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
Synofferboxbp.png
5,000 Standing
SentAmpSet1GripB.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
Synofferboxbp.png
5,000 Standing
MonkArmourArms.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
Synofferboxbp.png
5,000 Standing
SeerArmourArms.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
5,000 Standing
MagusHusk.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 2: Observer
5,000 Standing
VirtuosTempo.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
Synofferboxbp.png
7,500 Standing
SentAmpSet1BarrelC.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
Synofferboxbp.png
7,500 Standing
SentAmpSet1ChassisC.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
Synofferboxbp.png
7,500 Standing
SentAmpSet1GripC.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
7,500 Standing
VirtuosFury.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
Synofferboxbp.png
7,500 Standing
MonkArmourLegs.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 3: Adherent
Synofferboxbp.png
7,500 Standing
SeerArmourLegs.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
Synofferboxbp.png
10,000 Standing
SentAmpSet2BarrelA.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
Synofferboxbp.png
10,000 Standing
SentAmpSet2ChassisA.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
Synofferboxbp.png
10,000 Standing
SentAmpSet2GripA.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
10,000 Standing
MagusCloud.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
10,000 Standing
VirtuosStrike.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
Synofferboxbp.png
10,000 Standing
MonkArmourHead.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
Synofferboxbp.png
10,000 Standing
SeerArmourHead.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
10,000 Standing
MagusCadence.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
10,000 Standing
MagusReplenish.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
50,000 Standing
LisetPropSentientCore.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 4: Instrument
50,000 Standing
LisetPropEidolonShard.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
10,000 Standing
VirtuosShadow.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
10,000 Standing
VirtuosGhost.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
10,000 Standing
MagusElevate.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
10,000 Standing
MagusNourish.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
2,000 Standing
CetusWisp.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
100,000 Standing
LisetPropOroSigilMarker.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
100,000 Standing
LisetPropOperatorHoodDisplayBlack.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
100,000 Standing
LisetPropOperatorHoodDisplayDefault.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
100,000 Standing
LisetPropOperatorHoodDisplayGrey.png
ReputationLarge.png
Rank 5: Architect
100,000 Standing
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Known members[edit | edit source]

  • 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)

Media[edit | edit source]

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 24.6

POE / CETUS ECONOMY REMASTER LITE

With Fortuna's release, we applied some general economy changes based on takeaways from Cetus. Now that we have returned to Cetus and the Plains of Eidolon with a remaster, we are applying some 'Economy Remaster' changes to go with the changes in an effort to apply our continued learnings. Change is the name of the game - thank you for all feedback on our economies and for being receptive to change!

  • Replaced Arcane Blueprints with Arcanes in Quills Offerings meaning that Arcanes no longer need to be built.
    • Owned Magus and Virtuos Arcane Blueprints have been converted to full-crafted Arcanes.
  • Reduced Standing cost of Cetus Wisps from Quills Offerings.

Update 23.0

  • Onkko has acquired new offerings! Trade Quills Standing for Landing Craft Decorations like Glowing Sentient Cores, Eidolon Relics, and more! Plus, acquire the Onkko's Cave Scene for your Captura desires.

Update 22.0

  • Introduced.
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