“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”The following section contains spoilers. Please complete Saya's Vigil and The War Within quests before proceeding.
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.
As a Syndicate, the Quills have their own Standing that can be exchanged for various rewards. Quill Standing can be earned solely by selling Sentient Cores to them, which can be obtained from Sentient enemies out on the Plains. The Quills are a neutral Syndicate, and gaining Standing with them will not affect a player's Standing with any other Syndicate.
Entrance to Quills vendor (Quill Onkko) is located in Cetus, behind Konzu. Run further behind Konzu until you find doors in the rock wall. You need to be in Operator Mode to be able to walk past the door.
To earn standing for the Quills, players must find and collect Sentient Cores dropped by Eidolon Vomvalysts, Eidolon Teralysts, or Lua's Battalysts and Conculysts (along with their decaying variants), which can then be traded in for standing. Fully-constructed Amps can also be traded in to 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.||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 • 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|