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Head to the ruins and find the knights, waiting for the Hero's arrival, ready to fight. Prepare for the fight, then launch the attack by talking to any of the men waiting. The knights will then proceed to the ruin and start fighting as soon as they are inside.
Inside Garlas MalatarEdit
In the ruins, follow the knights' lead, they will fight their way deep into the ruins. Once in a while, the Hero will have to activate a switch in order to clear the path. If at a lower level, the knights should have no problem taking care of the Aurorans that spawn in every hall. If at a higher level, do not expect anyone to survive far after the first room.
Soon, there will be a big hall with a lowered staircase. The orb that needs to be destroyed is on a remote pedestal. The Knights will not go further; they will keep on fighting the Aurorans that will continue to spawn indefinitely until the orb is destroyed.
To do so, turn around the main structure on the right side. There will be another small staircase leading to the orb, guarded by a few Aurorans. Kill them, run to the orb and activate it. Continue to Umaril's location.
The Hero should be able to sneak-run past the Aurorans. The knights will still fight the Aurorans, just push the button in the first room and sneak to the exit as fast as possible. In the next area destroy the orb and continue to Umaril's location. The two final Aurorans will follow the Hero even if they cannot be seen, but they will not attack in that case, and will disappear once Umaril is reached. The fight with Umaril cannot be avoided.
From that moment the Aurorans and the Hero's Knights will disappear and they will be left to fight Umaril on their own.
Umaril appears on top of the stairs. Kill him, then use the spell The Blessing of Talos to gain access to his daedric plane. This is in fact the clouds over the Imperial City and Umaril's tactics have not changed. Defeat Umaril again. There is nothing to loot from his corpse, however one can catch Umaril's Sword as it falls down to earth with them.
Back at the prioryEdit
The Hero will wake up again at the Priory and the Ghosts of the Knights are waiting with Sir Amiel who will say a few words in gratitude before they disappear.
After the ghosts have left, Sir Thedret will run into the undercroft to investigate the voices. He will explain that after the battle they entered the last room and found both the Knight commander and Umaril dead on the ground. After seeing the Comander dead, the surviving knights decided to keep the death a secret to prevent any threats from taking advantage of this moment. After being told Umaril is dead in both body and spirit, he will lead the way outside to inform the other Knights.
When outside, Thedret will tell the knight the good news, that Umaril is dead and the Nine Divines have restored the Commander to life. After this, the Knights will all return to their duties, unless asked to join the Commander.
I've been granted the Blessing of Talos by the Prophet. I am now ready to destroy Umaril. My knights are on their way to Garlas Malatar to prepare for our final assault on his fortress.
I have arrived at Garlas Malatar. My sworn foe Umaril the Unfeathered awaits me inside. The final duty in my holy quest is to find him, and destroy him.
I've ordered my Knights to attack Umaril and his Aurorans at Garlas Malatar. We must destroy Umaril once and for all.
I have destroyed Umaril's physical form. If the Prophet told me true, I must cast the Blessing of Talos on myself and I will follow Umaril's spirit to a place where he can be killed.
Umaril is utterly destroyed. I have completed my holy quest.
- It is recommended that be careful when fighting the Aurorans, as one can accidentally kill some of the knights, making one unable to wear the Crusaders Relics. The only way to fix this is to either go back to the nearest save and try again, or, for PC users, open the console and reset their infamy.
- Note that the Sword of the Crusader has only 62 uses and the Mace of the Crusader has 41 uses, so bring other weapons for backup as well. Also note that if any Knights die, they will be replaced by a generic "Knight of the Nine", so they may find it somewhat satisfying to go through killing all the Aurorans and Umaril by themselves.
- The Hero can return to Garlas Malatar, still protected by Aurorans, and find Umaril's slain body. Interestingly, if one were unable to obtain his sword from his spiritual form, one can pick up the same sword here if one had not already. It is possible to acquire two of Umaril's Swords (one from the first battle, the other from the second) if desired. Note that they are exactly the same weapon.
- Umaril's sword can be duplicated with the scroll method.
- If any of the Knights are killed, either in this battle or any after, they will be replaced by a generic Knight of the Nine.
- Those who do die will be spoken of in passing by surviving members who knew them in life, who will sometimes speak to others about them still mourning their loss.