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An order responsible for protecting Mondstadt and its belief of freedom. Despite its members are known as knights, none has been knighted by any royalty - knighthood is a title they earned from the noble duties they assume.

World Map description

The Knights of Favonius is the order of knights that protects Mondstadt, founded by Vennessa with the help of Barbatos 1,000 years ago, to prevent aristocrats from ruling the land, as Barbatos originally intended.

The knights act as the lawmen of Mondstadt, keeping its citizens safe and creating and upholding laws for all.

Currently, the Grand Master, Varka, is out of Mondstadt on an expedition with his squad. In his place, Jean, who holds the title of Dandelion Knight and Lionfang Knight, is filling in as the Acting Grand Master.


The Knights of Favonius are traditionally led by a single Grand Master, with a reserve stepping in to perform the Grand Master's duties as an Acting Grand Master should the Grand Master be unavailable or otherwise indisposed.

Knights of Favonius tradition dictated that the titles of 'Lion' and 'Wolf' were reserved for those of great leadership potential. Such individuals would one day assume the position of Grand Master, devoting themselves to the leadership of a multitude of knights and the safeguarding of Mondstadt.[1] As such, the Grand Master and Grand Master's Assistant are knights that have gained one of these two titles. So far it seems that 'Knight of Boreas' counts as a 'Wolf' title, but is more specialized so not everyone with a 'Wolf' title is a Knight of Boreas.

Serving under the Grand Master are the Captains, of which there are ten.[2] Albedo, Eula, Kaeya, and Hertha are currently the only known Captains.

There are other subdivisions within the Knights of Favonius, such as the Outriders.

Becoming a squire can be part of the path to knighthood. 16-year-olds are eligible to become squires.[3] Further information about squires is not known.

Key Personnel

Many people have acted as key members of the Knights of Favonius over the course of the game, with each of them assigned a particular job.

The principal knights so far are listed below:


Icon Personnel Vision Position Title
Character Unknown Thumb.png Varka Unknown Grand Master Knight of Boreas
Character Jean Thumb.png Jean Element Anemo.png Acting Grand Master Dandelion/Lionfang Knight
Character Kaeya Thumb.png Kaeya Element Cryo.png Cavalry Captain & Quartermaster Unknown/None
Character Albedo Thumb.png Albedo Element Geo.png Captain of the Investigation Team & Chief Alchemist Unknown/None
Character Eula Thumb.png Eula Element Cryo.png Captain of the Reconnaissance Company Spindrift Knight
NPC Hertha Thumb.png Hertha N/A Captain of the Logistics Company & Coordinator Unknown/None


The Knights of Favonius once had a formidable team of archer scouts known as the Outriders.

The Outriders were a subdivision of the Knights of Favonius, established and led by Amber's grandfather. They were trained in his style of archery and use of wind gliders, and were renowned for their skill. However, after his abrupt disappearance, the Outriders lost their discipline and skill while rumors milled that he had defected from the Knights of Favonius. Eventually, they were all but obsolete, with Amber remaining as the division's sole member.

Icon Personnel Vision Position Title
Character Amber Thumb.png Amber Element Pyro.png Outrider Crimson Knight[4]


Icon Personnel Vision Position Title
Character Noelle Thumb.png Noelle Element Geo.png Maid & Apprentice Knight Unknown/None
Character Klee Thumb.png Klee Element Pyro.png Unknown/None Spark Knight
Character Lisa Thumb.png Lisa Element Electro.png Librarian Unknown
Character Sucrose Thumb.png Sucrose Element Anemo.png Assistant Alchemist Unknown/None
Character Traveler Thumb.png Traveler None Honorary Knight[Note 1] Unknown/None

Other Personnel

Additionally, a few characters have been introduced as members of the knights, but not playing as large a role thus far. These characters include:

  • Godwin, member of Varka's squad (Missed the expedition)
  • Nymph, Field Officer of the 8th Company[5]

As well as many guards, including:

The knights also help manage the Church of Favonius, which is led by Seamus Pegg, Seneschal & Cardinal of Daybreak.

Former Personnel

Some characters used to be part of the knights, but have since left.

These characters include:

Icon Personnel Former Position Status Last Active
Character Vennessa Thumb.png Vennessa Founder, First Grand Master Ascended to Celestia and became the Falcon of the West 1000 years ago
Character Unknown Thumb.png Ravenwood Knight of Boreas Deceased Unknown
Character Unknown Thumb.png Arundolyn Grand Master, Lion of Light Deceased 500 years ago
Character Unknown Thumb.png Rostam Grand Master's Assistant, Wolf Pup Deceased 500 years ago
NPC Inspector Eroch.png Eroch Inspector Removed <4 years ago
Character Unknown Thumb.png Amber's Grandfather Leader of the Outriders Missing 4 years ago
Character Diluc Thumb.png Diluc[6] Cavalry Captain Resigned, Owner of Dawn Winery 4 years ago
Character Unknown Thumb.png Frederica Gunnhildr Alder Knight[7] Retired Unknown


The Cavalry

This company is headed by Kaeya. All the members of this company (except Kaeya) are currently on Varka's expedition. Diluc was the captain of this company before Kaeya.


This company is headed by Albedo. The Investigation company appears to provide the Knights with inventions to help aid their endeavors, and investigate interesting phenomenon, which were likely discovered by the 4th company.


Similar to the Intelligence department of the Adventurers' Guild.

The 4th Company, Reconnaissance

This company is headed by Eula. They often go into the wilderness of Mondstadt to perform reconnaissance and keep an eye on any approaching enemies or strange phenomena. They are likely one of the major sources of information for the 6th company and the Investigation company.

The 6th Company, Logistics

This company is headed by Hertha. This company's work are the charter and administration of the baggage train, resource management, and record-keeping. They are currently gathering help for potential missions of the Knights, such as dangerous monsters and troubles of Mondstadt's citizens in exchange for some surplus of resources.

The 8th Company

This company likely deals with Magic. Its field officer, Nymph is one of the company's only known members, with Lisa having been a potential candidate for captain. It is likely they are the elemental combatants of the Knights, as opposed to the Physical DMG largely utilized by the other companies and captains.


This company is headed by Amber, who is also the sole member. Outriders appear to be a mix of the Investigation and Reconnaissance companies.



  1. While the Traveler is not officially in the Knights of Favonius, they have earned the title of Honorary Knight through handling the Stormterror crisis.


Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Knights of Favonius
Xīfēng Qíshìtuán
West Wind Knights
Xīfēng Qíshìtuán
Japanese 西風セピュロスだん
Sepyurosu Kishidan
West Wind (Zephyros) Knights
Korean 페보니우스 기사단
Peboniuseu Gisadan
Favonius Knights
Spanish Caballeros de FavoniusKnights of Favonius
French Ordre de FavoniusOrder of Favonius
Russian Ордо Фавониус
Ordo Favonius
Ordo Favonius
Thai กองอัศวินแห่ง Favonius
Kong atsawin haeng Favonius
Knights of Favonius
Vietnamese Đội Kỵ Sĩ Tây PhongWest Wind Knights
German Ordo FavoniusOrdo Favonius
Indonesian Knights of Favonius
Portuguese Cavaleiros de FavoniusKnights of Favonius


  1. Weapon: Favonius Sword
  2. Kaeya's Voice-Over: More About Kaeya: II
  3. NPC Dialogue: Guy
  4. Amber's Character Story: Character Story 5
  5. Lisa's Character Story: Character Story 4
  6. {{subst:ref|Manga, Chapter 7: Dusty Chest (Part 1)}}
  7. Jean's Alternate Outfit: Gunnhildr's Legacy
  8. Story Quest, Carmen Dei Chapter, Act I: A Child's Secret
  9. NPC Dialogue: Herman
  10. Noelle's Character Story: Vision
  11. Diluc's Character Story: Character Story 2
  12. {{subst:ref|Manga, Chapter 2: Flame Born}}