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Disambig icon.png This article is about the regular area. For an instanced version of Rata Novus that occurs as a result of the events that lead to the death of Mordremoth, see Rata Novus (instance).
Spoiler alert: The following text contains spoilers relating to the story of Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns.

Rata Novus

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Map of Rata Novus

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Location within Tangled Depths

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Tangled Depths

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Rata Novus

Rata Novus, referred to by asura as the lost city, is an old asuran city founded by Zinn whose inhabitants were conducting research on how to defeat the Elder Dragons—with a heavy focus on Primordus. While the Exalted were building Tarir, the Rata Novans allied with them due to their shared goal.

The city has natural lighting from the surface through means of optical cables that carry the sunlight. The rest of the city was powered by the energy coming straight from the ley lines, and the city itself is built atop one of the three large hubs of ley line energy in the Heart of Maguuma (the others being where Mordremoth and Tarir are located). This draw of ley energy attracted large amounts of chak, which eventually caused the downfall of the city when it was overrun with chak in 1173 AE. Only 2% of the city's population managed to evacuate, including its founder Zinn, who relocated to a colony still in development, Rata Arcanum. The last asuran occupants set the city's defense system to attack any intruders it could before they were finally overwhelmed. Without maintenance, the city's power eventually ran out and became inactive.

Locations and objectives[edit]

Waypoints
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Rata Novus Waypoint —
Points of Interest
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Rata Novus Command Center
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Rata Novus Orchards
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Rata Novus Perimeter
Vistas
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Rata Novus Vista —
The vista is accessed from the Decayed Hive. Just north of the vista there is an opening in the wall. Glide to it from the root on the ramp opposite.
Events
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Bring golem parts to Agent Zildi (80)
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Collect spore samples and turn them in to Kott's Assistant (80)
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Draw the shielded golem's fire while Agent Zildi reprograms it (80)
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[Group Event] Kill the golem that is preventing Zildi from hacking the mainframe! (80)
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Power East Sentry L.O.X. with energy from the ley-line energy collectors (80)
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Power West Sentry L.O.X. with energy from the ley-line energy collectors (80)
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Protect Zildi while she hacks the defense matrix (80)
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Repel the invading chak. Power up the golem for added firepower! (80)
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Repel the invading chak. Power up the golem for added firepower! (80)
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Stop the haywire golems from tearing up the place! (80)
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Use ley energy to power the golem's shields so Zildi can reach the console room (80)

NPCs[edit]

Allies[edit]

Asura
Golem
Hologram
Various

Foes[edit]

Ambient creatures
Bat
Chak
Crustacean
Fish
Fungi
Golems

Ambient dialogue[edit]

Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: We know you are excited to work with ley-line energy. We all are, but don't touch it with unprotected limbs. Be safe; do Rata Novus proud!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus thought of the day: Mistakes don't hamper research; not learning from mistakes does.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Coming soon. Power beyond your wildest imagination. Ley-line amplification means cheap and clean unlimited power forever!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Exemplary news, Rata Novus. Procreation has swelled our population by almost four percent.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: With every innovation, you make Rata Novus a better city!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus thought of the day: Water conservation benefits everyone. Do your part, and air-cool your crystal arrays.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Remember: The finals for the Subaether Threading contest will be tomorrow.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus salutes Detta and Flomm, who will be teaching at the Rata Novus Aether Academy for Gifted Progeny.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Attention, krewes: Extra-sized lab space is now available. Apply now.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Just a reminder: all insect specimens must be contained while inside Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: A friendly Rata Novus reminder: Calibration of waypoint spires should be 307 by 212.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Are you an innovative progeny? Are you between the ages of 3 and 9? Then enroll in our Small Wonder program today!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: It's been 751 days since a hazardous incident. Outstanding job, Rata Novus!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: This week's volunteer technical support krewe is Guiding Optics. Contact them for any assistance with your aetherlogical needs.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus reminds you to label your caustic properties.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Access to Rata Novus library requires green passcards.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Out of concern for the morale of your fellow citizens, refrain from recollections of life before and outside of Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Ley-line acceleration teams are now required to carry blue passcards.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Craving a comestible? The Rata Novus cooperative cook-a-torium is now open.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: The cafeteria remodel will be finished two weeks ahead of schedule. Another example of Rata Novus genius at work.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Amplification complete. Rata Novus is now powered by its ley-line reactors.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: System calibration test. 34 by 9 by 1387. Test concludes.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Looking for a better night's sleep? New tranquility baffles are available for installation.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: There will be no processing of raw ley-line essence without hazard suits. Any krewe requiring safety apparel should contact-(bzzt).
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus is pleased to celebrate the arrival of twin progenies. We are certain they have a bright future here.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: All krewes must follow proper protocol when reserving meeting chambers.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Eliminate future complications by filing all your lab results in the proper data crystals.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Do your part. If you're handling Class 12-grade explosives or higher, register with Rata Novus security today!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Help yourself by helping Rata Novus. Donate your knowledge and time by tutoring a progeny!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: To boost efficiency, the day will now include two more hours.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus takes pride in being a zero-waste facility. Bring your old lab equipment to the recycling center.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: The field trip to the western zone is at capacity. Standby slots are available.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: The Rata Novus library seeks donations-dictations, holo-dissertations, and more. Help make this the smartest city in the world.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Sometimes the biggest challenge for research is team-based friction. Rata Novus mediation teams are standing by.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Want to learn more about Rata Novus? Take the "Path to Prosperity" tour, every day at midday.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Lend a hand a build Rata Novus into the best city in the world.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus thought of the day: A rested mind is a creative mind.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Anyone seeking to research the cutting-edge field in ley-line research should converse with Rata Novus Administration. Get in on the ground floor now!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus thought of the day: For an open mind, research is never finished.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Please excuse our seismic disturbances and granular mess. We are growing Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Feeling lonely? Looking to extend your romance parameters? Come to the Mastermind Mixer. Wear clean clothes.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: The wonders you are observing are from ley-line energy, and soon, it will be powering all of Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Keep Rata Novus clean and safe. Keep your workstation and laboratories orderly. Secure your raw materials in the proper containment vessels.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Have an idea on how to make Rata Novus better? Share it at the weekly iteration open forum.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: A friendly reminder: If you're regulating aether using Type-12 crystals, do not vibrate them beyond the yellow shift.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Moving labs? Contact Innovation Relocation for assistance.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Attention: Anyone interested in subharmonic frequency research should contact Tamm.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Build Rata Novus with your brilliance. Substantial rewards are available for ideas leading to city improvements.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Ley-line studies will put Rata Novus on the map and make us a marvel enviable by the world.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Attention: The Advanced Vortex theory seminar is starting now.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Exciting news, Rata Novus. Thanks to your contributions, the city aquifer is producing cleaner water than last quarter.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Attention: Only Class 3 or higher citizens will be allowed access to the ley-line processors.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Congratulations to the Crystal Harmonics krewe for its isolation of rarified ley-line containment. you are Rata Novus' krewe of the day.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Be sure to examine our golems. These units were specially designed and constructed in Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: The Rata Novus Medical Center is open and seeing patients at any time, day or night.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Have an inquiry? Need to find a location? Interact with one of our ley-powered golems located throughout Rata Novus.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: With every innovation, you make Rata Novus a better city!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Unsure of how your progeny can best serve Rata Novus? Consult one of our guidance counselors today.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: This afternoon's lecture, "Advanced Optical Refraction and You," will be postponed until this evening.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Individual tours available for select progenies.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Learn about ruby cascade amalgamation at tonight's hands-on practicum.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: This is a test of the Rata Novus Emergency Alert system. When you hear this tone-(tone)-listen carefully for instructions.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Double our city's agricultural capacity. Exciting research opportunities are available at Rata Novus Hydroponics.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Sign-ups for Advanced Gastronomy for Geniuses will be extended one more week.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Excellent news, Rata Novus! Because of your hard work, your city now possesses cutting-edge defenses, all powered by ley-line energy.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Interested in cutting-edge research? The Rata Novus ley-line research division needs you.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Another Rata Novus reminder: All delivery requests must be made by midmorning.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus thought of the day: Don't leave anything to chance. Back up your data today.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Be considerate of your fellow Rata Novans! Do not cook any fish in the particle heaters located in the communal kitchen.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Would the miscreant who placed the glowing grubs in the men's lavatory remove the creatures immediately.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: he current waypoint transit time is at .00043.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Need to increase your krewe? Meet aspiring scientific minds at the weekly Brandy and Brilliance mixer.

During the King of the Jungle[edit]

Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Warning. Rata Novus sensors detect an insect breach... Uh, multiple insect breaches. Please stand by.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: There is still time to watch our security team in action as they eradicate a foolish, errant insect in the western quadrant.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Security Protocol Red in effect. Hardlight walls are now engaged around the outer perimeter.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Reports of aggressive insect activity are on the rise. Rata Novus security is leading the way to ensure your protection!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Any insect sightings must be reported at once. Do your part, Rata Novans.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Deploy the security golems-(crackle) Then arm the maintenance golems, and send them out!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Hardlight walls are failing. All citizens must find their designated safe zones.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: We lost the outer sectors! Boost the ley-line conduits. Send more power to the barricades!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Security personnel, proceed to entrances 1, 2, 4, and 7. At once!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Please report any insect eggs to Rata Novus security. Immediately.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Attention. Please evacuate Rata Novus in an orderly fashion. Evac-(crackle) Oh no. They've taken the-(crackle)
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Safe zones are being established in the northern and eastern quadrants. What, the eastern quadrant has fallen? How-
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: You've probably observed armored golems moving around. Pay no attention to them. Just another Rata Novus Innovation!
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Please clear the streets and corridors for security forces.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) All activities are hereby canceled until further notice. Stay indoors. I repeat: stay indoors.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) Retreat to the core chambers. Lock down subaccess two, three-(crackle) Just lock them all-(crackle)
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Why are they swarming at the ley-line accelerators?
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: (tone) We can still contain this. We can- Oh. (crackle)(scream)(crackle)(gurgle)(chitter)(gurgle)(tone)(crackle)
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novus, be smart. Anyone found smuggling insect eggs will be punished with stiff fines and lab confiscation.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Make Rata Novus even more secure by setting your biometric scanners to spot intruding insects.
Rata Novan Holographic Messenger: Rata Novans, arm yourselves. The city is overrun!

Objects[edit]

Crafting resources[edit]

Resource nodes
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Mithril Ore
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Rich Orichalcum Ore (not always present)
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Sawgill Mushroom

Trivia[edit]

  • "Rata Novus" is an anagram of "our savant".
  • While the grammar isn't correct, "Rata Novus" translates roughly from Latin as "Considered Thing".