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There are eight different Temples in the Iliac Bay, each devoted to one of the Eight Divines of Tamriel. Only one temple may be joined in Daggerfall since patch 1.04.191, but once one joins, the player can find many benefits offered. From healing to Daedra Summoning, Temples have much to offer. Some of the higher benefits can only be used by members who have a high reputation and rank in the temple. The service to cure ones diseases is available even to non-members, provided one has the required amount of gold.

Each Temple commands a knightly order, which can be considered as the military arm of the individual Temple. These templar orders count as Temples, not as Knightly Orders. The services that such an order provides are identical to the ones of the associated Temple. Membership in one automatically applies to the other, so members of Templar Orders may also use the services at the associated Temple and vice versa.


Akatosh Chantry — Temple to the Dragon God of Time.
Order of Arkay — Temple to the God of Birth and Death.
House of Dibella — Temple to the Goddess of Beauty.
School of Julianos — Temple to the God of Logic.
Temple of Kynareth — Temple to the Goddess of Air.
Benevolence of Mara — Temple to the Mother Goddess.
Temple of Stendarr — Temple to the God of Mercy.
Resolution of Zenithar — Temple to the God of Commerce.

Templar Orders

Order of the Hour — The military arm of the Akatosh Chantry.
Knights of the Circle — The military arm of the Order of Arkay.
Order of the Lily — The military arm of the House of Dibella.
Knights Mentor — The military arm of the School of Julianos.
Kynaran Order — The military arm of the Temple of Kynareth.
Maran Knights — The military arm of the Benevolence of Mara.
The Crusaders — The military arm of the Temple of Stendarr.
Knights of Iron — The military arm of the Resolution of Zenithar.


General Quests and Information
Quest Name Quest Text Description Reputation Required
Quests for non-members
The Healing The best way to get in good with the temple is... Find a cure for a deathly ill person. Not in Temple
The Spook You are not a member of (Temple), (player's name). However,... Perform an exorcism at a haunted house in the region. Not in Temple
The Stolen Item Normally I would not give work to someone not a member of (Temple). However,... Find and retrieve a religious item stolen from a temple. Not in Temple
An Errand Blessings upon you, (player's name), even though you are a heathen... Deliver a religious item to a priestess in a nearby town. Not in Temple
Quests for members
The Haunted House A house over in (town) is being haunted... Perform an exorcism at a haunted house in the region. In Temple
The Heretic (Temple's deity) be with you, (Brother/Sister). You may have heard of (prophet's name).... Take care of a heretic. In Temple
The Obsessed Child Would you be willing to assist in an exorcism, (Brother/Sister)? Assist in the exorcism of an obviously obsessed child. In Temple
The Missing Scholar (Brother/Sister), one of our clerics, a (cleric's description) named (cleric's name) has disappeared... Find a cleric who has gone missing in a local dungeon. In Temple
The Insane Priest (Temple) often delves into mysteries of cosmic proportions,... Find a priest on a rampage in a local dungeon and bring him back. In Temple
Hunt for Undead * (Brother/Sister), I have a dangerous mission for you. Find and kill an undead in a local dungeon. In Temple
The Cursed Weapon (player's name), we have a very dangerous mission for you. The temple... Deliver a cursed weapon wanted by the orcs to a cleric in a local dungeon. 10 reputation or more
The Expiatory Sacrifice They tell me that you quite loyal to the temple. I need... Collect an ingredient from a local dungeon. 10 reputation or more
A Delivery Blessings upon you, (player's name). (Temple) needs you to run an errand... Deliver an item to a character in a nearby town. 10 reputation or more
The Relic * (Brother/Sister), (Temple) needs you for a dangerous mission to retrieve one of the lost (relic)... Retrieve a sacred relic guarded by a lich. 10 reputation or more
The Rite of Atonement They tell me that you quite loyal to the temple. I need... Collect an ingredient from a local dungeon. 20 reputation or more
The Great Evil (player's name), my name is (questgiver's name). (Temple's deity) has prophesied a great evil... Find and retrieve an object of great evil from a local dungeon. Between 30 and 39 reputation
Temple specific Quests
The Price of Knowledge We have but one rule at the School of Julianos -- knowledge is to be shared... Kill a nightblade who has stolen knowledge from the School of Julianos. School of Julianos
Any reputation
Avenge the Dragons If you are, by chance, looking for work, an easy (random gold) gold pieces... Kill a member of the Order of the Hour who has attacked the holy dragons of the Akatosh Chantry. Akatosh Chantry
Any reputation
The Desecrated Temple There's a desecrated temple nearby called (dungeon)... Kill a lycanthrope that desecrated a sanctuary of the Temple of Arkay. Order of Arkay
Any reputation
Desired Artwork One of the more important functions of the House of Dibella is the preservation of great works of art... Deliver some prized artwork for the House of Dibella. House of Dibella
Any reputation
The Arm of Fury Our order demands retribution on a former member... Kill a traitor to the Kynaran Order. Temple of Kynareth
Any reputation
A Powerful Spirit ...would you be prepared to destroy an unclean spirit that is haunting one of our sacred shrines? Lay to rest the spirit haunting a sanctuary of the Benevolence of Mara. Benevolence of Mara
Any reputation
A Special Plant Our healer needs some sort of a special plant... Pick up a plant for a healer of the Temple of Stendarr. Temple of Stendarr
Any reputation
The Bounty ...It's a messy little affair, involving punishing a thief... Hunt down a highwayman who ransacked a caravan of the Resolution of Zenithar. Resolution of Zenithar
Any reputation

* Quest is only available with the CompUSA Special Edition Patch (see Patches and Official Utilities)

Note: Depending on the outcome of a quest, you gain or lose reputation directly with the deity the Temple or the Templar Order is devoted to. The deity can therefore be considered as the Main Faction and all other factions aligned with the deity are considered as subgroups.

Temple Ranks

For promotions, only your reputation with the deity of the Temple is relevant.

Rank Rank Title Reputation High skill Low skill
0 Novice 0 22 4
1 Initiate 10 23 5
2 Acolyte 20 31 9
3 Adept 30 39 13
4 Curate 40 47 17
5 Disciple 50 55 21
6 Brother 60 63 25
7 Diviner 70 71 29
8 Master 80 79 33
9 Patriarch 90 87 37

Temple Comparison

Temple advantages with their required minimum ranks.
Deity Special Donation blessing Access to library Heal wounds free and Restore Attributes Buy Potions Potion Maker Buy Magic Items Item Maker Buy Spells Spell Maker Buy Soul Gems Daedra Summoning
Akatosh Fast travel: (95 - rankInTemple) ÷ (100 × normalDuration) Speed 2 1 4 5           7
Arkay Heal diseases cheaper: (10 - rankInTemple) ÷ (10 × normalPrice)   3 0 1 4         4 7
Dibella   Luck 4 2 1 5           7
Julianos   Intelligence 0 2     3 5     4 * 6
Kynareth Deep breath: Underwater breathing lasts normalDuration × ((rankInTemple + 10) ÷ 10) Endurance 4 1         3 6   7
Mara Rank added to die roll when talking to members of the opposite sex Personality 4 1 2 5           7
Stendarr Avoid death: Rank × 2% chance to survive death (except from drowning) in a weaker state Legal reputation 4 0 2 5           7
Zenithar   Mercantile 4 2 1 6           8

* Magic Item merchants of The School of Julianos also sell Soul Gems at Rank 4, although it was probably not intended. This could be because Magic Item Merchants of Julianos and The Mages Guild share the same in-game resource for their service. Magic Item Merchants of The Mages Guild sell Soul Gems regularly to members once they acquire Rank 4.




Named after another beta tester (Lawrence Szydlowski), who liked to sign "also known as the old Smaug himself" (the first letter of each word forming the letters "Akatosh").


Arkay was named after one of the original beta testers, R. K. Deutsch, who died in 1998.


Named after one of the beta testers, Mary Jo DiBella.


Julianos was named after Julian Lefay, project leader of Daggerfall and the following Elder Scrolls games.


Kynareth is not named after anyone, but was already present in Arena.


Possibly named after beta tester Marilyn Wassermann.


Named after beta tester Daniel Starr.


Named after Stephen "Zen" Zepp, an Arena beta tester.

Source:The Daggerfall Embassy to King Svatopluk's Court