Sir Henrik was a member of the old Knights of the Nine. He was one of the members of the knights, most had either left for the War of Red Diamond, or had left what they saw was a dying order. While many of the relics where taken into war, Henrik found the Shield of the Crusader and decided it was best to guard the shield and make sure it never entered the wrong hands.
With the help of some of his most trusted friends, he set off to Fort Bulwark with the plan on turning it into a safe haven for the Shield. Henrik and his comrades built many traps and puzzles to slow down and kill any invaders. However, Henrik died during a raid and never got to see the his work completed.
His spirit and first encountered by the Hero in the under-croft of the Priory of the Nine, guarding the Cuirass of the Crusader along with the rest of the great knights of his time. Henrik will tell the hero how to find the fort but will also warn him that the fort was made to defend the Shield for all time and will still contain many traps.
The Hero has answered the call and has set forth to find the remaining Relics of the Crusader. At the Priory of the Nine, they have discovered from Sir Henrik that the Shield is located in the Fort Bulwark which is along the Cyrodiil-Black Marsh border, a distant east of the Shrine of Nocturnal.
After receiving The Blessing of Talos and the promoting of Knights, it is time to face Umaril the Unfeathered at Garlas Malatar. The Prophet has marked the keep where he is hiding.