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Rata Novus Instructor

Rata Novus Instructors are holograms found at various stations in Rata Novus. When the city was still inhabited, these were used to test the knowledge of students about the world on the surface. They give a Rata Novus Writ of Excellence upon receiving a correct answer, 10 of which will open the Zinn's Research Supplies chest. Answering 20 Rata Novus Instructors correctly will award the Lore Untangler achievement. The platform the hologram is standing on is initially blue and turns red when a question is asked. If it is answered correctly the platform turns green.

Location[edit]

Heart of Maguuma
  • Ground Level
1. From Rata Novus waypoint, drop in water swim northwest and down.
2. Swim back to waypoint then southeast over rocks and down.
3. Surface and get on platform with Torn page and bouncing mushroom. Use mushroom. Take the southwest fork in path to Peacemaker Report. The Instructor is behind rock on right.
4. From Peacemaker Report head north up hill with hexagonal stones. Glide northeast or alternatively climb the the hill by jumping against the left wall.
  • Need to use Advanced Gliding (for speed) for most of the following Rata Novus Instructor.
5 Southeast of Rata Novus waypoint, use the Bouncing Mushroom that takes you up 3 levels. This level is called "First Level" for this guide. Northwest from your landing point is the slanted lower section of a broken structure (abbreviated LBS) you can glide from First Level to the bottom corner of LBS. To the right from the First Level is the upper half of the broken structure (UBS) you can glide to the bottom corner of the UBS from the top corner of the LBS. Take the Bouncing Mushroom to next level. The Instructor is to northeast
6. Jump down (or 3 second glide) to the north to the Instructor
7. Walk southwest to Bouncing Mushroom on First Level then west to edge of platform. The next Instructor is below the shelf you see beneath you. Glide out and back in.
8. Glide north and take mushroom to "First Level". Bounce up one more level. Glide west out of the waterfall area. As you pass through the arch turn left and land on the rocks, walk South, then go to the character select screen and return. You will appear at the level above near the Instructor.
9. Walk east and drop down to the rock below. Stay near the South wall and drop down several times to the Instructor at the top of the twin waterfalls.
10. Jump down to the smooth surface covered in writing. Walk up and north to the topmost point. Glide northwest the LBS. The Instructor halfway up LBS.
11. Climb to the top of the LBS. Glide North to bottom corner of UBS (very close to limit of travel). Climb to the top of that structure. Drop down to the northeast to instructor.
12. Climb east from Instructor #11. Glide Southeast to the right side of the high point of the lighted structure. Climb to the high point then onto the rocks and climb east to the Instructor.
13. Climb southwest from #12. Glide northwest over UBS then down to ledges above flying robots a bit northeast from the waypoint.
14. From highest point on LBS glide northwest to pass under angle arch then glide due west to Instructor.
15. From First Level head west. Aim for tops of hexagonal blocks. Then glide farther west to the Instructor.
  • From the Vista
16. From east end of Rata Novus go north along path. When you are heading due south (and are directly north of the Rata Novus waypoint) climb the log on the east side of the passage and drop down to the Vista area. A few spiders will delay your visit with the Instructor.
17. Walk Southwest past Vista.
18. Climb up past Instructor 17. Drop off slope to east. Continue north and at edge, glide down to Instructor.
19. Climb north, West then south up to highest point. Glide southwest towards Instructor. Aim a bit to the left of Instructor. Landing spot is very close to limit of travel.
20. Walk southeast until you run out of trail. The Instructor is below and a bit east below (close to the waterfall). Glide out and back in.

Questions[edit]

Bold indicates a correct answer.
The ** DATA MISSING** have been challenged for their supremacy among the charr.
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Blood Legion
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Flame Legion
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Iron Legion

Located to the southwest of the Granite Citadel, ** DATA MISSING** was home to the Iron Forgeman.
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Sorrow's Furnace.
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Thunderhead Keep.
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The Iron Mines of Moladune.

After defeating the ** DATA MISSING** in battle, Pyre Fierceshot declared that charr have no gods.
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Destroyers.
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Mursaat.
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Titans.

Palawa Joko's forces have been seen outside ** DATA MISSING**, and locals fear an imminent attack.
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The Crystal Desert.
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The Desolation.
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The Great Wastes.

A human mesmer focusing on love and illusions would be most likely to primarily worship ** DATA MISSING**.
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Grenth.
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Dwayna
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Lyssa.

**DATA MISSING** is a well respected blacksmith among the Norn.
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Olaf Olafson.
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Gunnar Poundfist.
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Kilroy Stoneskin.

Warmaster ** DATA MISSING**, following the commands of Abaddon, nearly sank the world into darkness.
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Morgahn.
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Varesh.
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Kahyet.

The xenophobic organization ** DATA MISSING** have nearly assumed full control of Cantha.
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The Ministry of Purity.
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The Jade Brotherhood.
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The White Mantle.

The bloodline of the Ascalonian king can be tracked back to ** DATA MISSING**.
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King Doric.
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King Thorn.
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Turai Ossa.

**DATA MISSING** is the longest reigning champion of The Great Norn Alemoot.
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Olaf Olafson.
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Jora.
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Gunnar Poundfist.

Once peaceful cohabitants of Shing Jea, the ** DATA MISSING** have been forced from their homeland.
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Centaurs.
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Tengu.
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Luxon.

Once the Spearmarshal of the Sunspears, ** DATA MISSING** took the place of the fallen god Abaddon.
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Kormir.
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Varesh.
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Koss.

Svanir, also known as the ** DATA MISSING**, was transformed while hunting near Drakkar Lake.
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Jormungand.
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Nornbear.
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Great Destroyer.

The ** DATA MISSING** were a race native to the Maguuma Jungle. They mysteriously vanished decades ago.
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The druids.
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The centaurs.
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The mursaat.

The Canthan ** DATA MISSING** channel the spirits of the dead, summon allies from the void, and were instrumental in the Harvest Ceremony.
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Ritualists.
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Necromancers.
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Monks.

The ** DATA MISSING** were a seafaring people prior to their sea being turned to jade.
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Kurzick.
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Am Fah.
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Luxon.

**DATA MISSING** was the destination sought by Tyrians wishing to reach Ascension.
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Seeker's Passage.
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Destiny's Gorge.
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Augury Rock.

In norn culture, ** DATA MISSING** represents fortitude and self-reliance.
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Bear.
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Wolf.
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Snow Leopard.

Used as slaves by the Stone Summit dwarves, the ** DATA MISSING** are subterranean by nature and thus make excellent miners.
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Grawl.
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Dredge.
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Skritt.

Master of the Margonites, ** DATA MISSING** was once the human God of Secrets.
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Abaddon.
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Dhuum.
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Kormir.

** DATA MISSING** was next in line for the throne of Ascalon, but relinquished the crown to King Adelbern.
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Duke Gaban
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Duke Barradin
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Warmaster Grast.

The charr worshipped the ** DATA MISSING** as gods until the latter's annihilation.
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Mursaat.
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Forgotten.
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Titans.

A Kurzick champion named ** DATA MISSING** aided in the defeat of Shiro Tagachi.
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Archemorus
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Viktor.
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Vizu.

The ** DATA MISSING** plagued Canthan lands for years before finally being destroyed.
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Afflicted.
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Plaguebearers.
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Infected.

**DATA MISSING** led the charr invasion that led to the near destruction of Ascalon.
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Vatlaaw Doomtooth.
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Pyre Fierceshot.
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Bonfaaz Burntfur.

Dagnar Stoneplate, leader of the Stone Summit rebellion, met his end in an epic battle at ** DATA MISSING**.
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The Iron Mines of Moladune.
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Thunderhead Keep.
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The Ice Caves of Sorrow.

Following the conclusion of the Krytan Civil War, ** DATA MISSING** became the reigning monarch of the kingdom.
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King Thorn.
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Saul D'Alessio.
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Queen Salma.

The ** DATA MISSING** are scythe-wielding holy warriors that utilize enchantments in combat.
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Paragons.
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Dervish.
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Monks.

West of Borlis Pass, ** DATA MISSING** is the location where Prince Rurik met his untimely demise while trying to save his people.
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Ruins of Surmia.
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The Frost Gate.
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Abaddon's Mouth.

The northernmost kingdom in Elona, ** DATA MISSING**, is known for its great wealth and culture.
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Kourna.
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Vabbi.
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Istan.

The norn Spirit Snow Leopard represents ** DATA MISSING**.
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Wisdom, cunning, trickery, and knowledge.
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Independence, strategy, and laughter in the face of danger.
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Loyalty, ferocity, and strenght in numbers.

**DATA MISSING** repelled the charr invasion of Kryta.
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The White Mantle.
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The Shining Blade.
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Prince Rurik.

**DATA MISSING** contains the largest intact crystal shard from The Searing.
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Regent Valley.
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Pockmark Flats.
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Old Ascalon.

The Charr used a magical ** DATA MISSING** to cause the Searing to reign terror in Ascalon.
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Cauldron
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Horn
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Crystal

Purportedly to stop the advancing charr, ** DATA MISSING** was responsible for the Cataclysm that destroyed his homeland.
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Saul D'Alessio.
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Vizier Khilbron.
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King Adelbern.

Guarded by the undead dragon Rotscale, ** DATA MISSING** is the final resting place of generations of Krytan nobility.
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Majesty's Rest.
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Temple of the Ages.
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Divinity Coast.

The death of ** DATA MISSING** caused the Jade Wind that devastated the southern portion of Cantha.
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Shiro Tagachi.
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Emperor Angsiyan.
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Vizu.

South of the Tarnished Coast, ** DATA MISSING** was the location of the battle between the mursaat and the Titans.
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Isle of the Nameless.
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Shing Jea Island.
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The Ring of Fire Islands.

The ** DATA MISSING** of Elona are often used as slave labor, though many strive to change that.
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Harpies
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Centaurs
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Margonites

Once the human god of death, ** DATA MISSING** now sits imprisoned in the Hall of Judgment, deep in the Underworld.
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Dhuum
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Abaddon
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Menzies

Quotes[edit]

Upon getting a question correct:

Rata Novus Instructor: Correct!
Rata Novus Instructor: Very good!
Rata Novus Instructor (male): Yes! Good answer.
Rata Novus Instructor: Wonderful answer.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): Fantastic. You are correct.

Upon getting a question wrong:

Rata Novus Instructor: I am sorry. This is incorrect.
Rata Novus Instructor: Nope, sorry.
Rata Novus Instructor (female): Not even close, sorry.
Rata Novus Instructor: Incorrect.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): I'm sorry, that's incorrect.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): No. Wrong answer.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): No. Incorrect.

Interacting again after getting a question correct:

Rata Novus Instructor (female): You've given a satisfactory answer to my question. There is nothing more to do.
Rata Novus Instructor (female): You've already mastered this question. Please move along.
Rata Novus Instructor (female): Your correct answer stands. No need to answer this question again.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): Correctly answering the same question a second time will not impress anyone. Find another projector.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): You've already answered this question correctly. Please move along.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): You've already answered my question for today.

Interacting again after getting a question wrong:

Rata Novus Instructor (male): You were wrong, and now you must wait to try again.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): Please return again after you have spent more time in thought.
Rata Novus Instructor (male): Allowing you to answer this question again so soon would be irresponsible.
Rata Novus Instructor (female): Go learn something before you try this question again. You'll thank me!
Rata Novus Instructor (female): I'll give you time to think about that last answer.
Rata Novus Instructor (female): Not even close, sorry.

Notes[edit]

  • Only available when the outpost reaches level 2 or above when the waypoint is uncontested.
  • Instructors vanish when the Legendary Chak Gerent event starts. The opening in the wall to get to Zinn's Research Supplies also closes then.
  • If you answer incorrectly, you must wait 10 minutes before you can attempt that instructor's question again.
  • If you answer incorrectly, and answer a different instructor's question correctly, you can go back to the instructor you answered incorrectly before the 10 minutes are up and try again.
  • You can answer the same instructor correctly multiple times by using different characters, or by swapping instances.
  • All the instructors also reset along with the daily challenges.
  • If you have 20 Writs of Excellence you can open Zinn's Research Supplies chest twice without needing the reset. Twice each reset is maximum.