|“||Remember this ship, Prime? Built for all you knights you great crusader's to explore the universe, Well, I commandeered it.. It's my personal prison now. Welcome back to the Knights' Temenos, Prime.||”|
|“||You have disgraced it.||”|
|“||Join your fellow rebels, fugitives, scum. It's for the rarest specimens, the worst of the worst. It's taken centuries but I've collected all the knights... except you!||”|
—Lockdown to Optimus as he imprisons him.
The Knights' Temenos was constructed in the ancient times of Cybertron as an exploration ship for the Great Knights. It is a mighty vessel that holds great power and mystery. The center of the ship features a giant magnetic turbine that sucks up anything made of metal, even Cybertronians, and grinds them up. It is also a carrier for smaller ships. The prison section of the ship can detach and become a smaller shuttle craft. There are small gunship-like ships that are used for heavy lifting and the capture of live targets. It also has it's own squadron of upgraded small fighters and upgraded medium ones.
Age of Extinction film
The Knights Temenos plays a very important role in the film. It is Lockdown's personal mobile prison in the film, and is featured in dozens of scenes. It is constantly seen over Chicago and Hong Kong. The ship does mighty damage to Hong Kong towards the end of the film, using its Magnet to suck up eveything, then drop it back onto the city. The ship also uses its dropship to capture Tessa, taking her into the Knights Temenos. Cade, Shane and the Autobots sneak into the ship to save her and Optimus Prime. The ship is not destroyed in the film, it may show the destruction of the Knights Temenos in Transformers 5.