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Research in Rata Novus

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Research in Rata Novus is the second part of Out of the Shadows.


  • Talk to the Adventure Aide ZK496i golem in Rata Sum.

Taimi is in Rata Novus, that archaeological dig of asuran history and mystery. She has something to show you!

  • Use the secured gate in Rata Sum to travel to Rata Novus.
  • Talk to a researcher to find Taimi.
  • (Defend yourself.)
  • Sentry Golem
    Event bar.jpg Event boss (tango icon).png
  • Converse with Taimi.
  • Outsmart the Novus security system.
  • only if failed or skip the puzzle:
    • (Outdo the Novus security golems.)
    • Sentry Golem killed: x/3
  • Enter the gate.
  • Find out what Taimi has been doing.
  • (Kill the intruders!)
  • Kill the chak.
    Event bar empty2.jpg Event swords (tango icon).png
  • Talk to Taimi about her work.
  • Optional: Curious? Explore the upper platform before you leave.
  • Return to the main lab when you're ready.
  • Speak with Almorra Soulkeeper.
  • Investigate the commotion.
  • Speak with Canach.
  • Optional: Curious? Ask Canach more questions.
  • When you're ready for transport, speak with Almorra.



When you arrive in Rata Novus through the Asura portal, the first thing you have to do is talk to the researcher. Be warned though, a few seconds after you interact with them, the Golem they are working on malfunctions and starts attacking you.

After you defeat the Golem, the next step is to talk to Taimi. She says she has something to show you in the Dragon Lab. Because her boss is suspicious of her hiding new developments from him, you have to go there a different way, the portal in the back of the room.

To activate the portal, you have to outsmart the Novus' security system so that it won't show where you are really going.

If you choose to skip the puzzle, or make a mistake in it, you will be attacked by 3 Sentry Golems.

To do the puzzle go to the console where Taimi is standing and interact with it. You will be presented with 5 memory puzzles, where you must repeat the color sequence shown on the console screens by using the bundle skills granted by the console:

# Skill Activation time Recharge time Description
1 Activate... (yellow).png Activate... ...
2 Activate... (purple).png Activate... ...
3 Activate... (red).png Activate... ...
4 Activate... (blue).png Activate... ...
5 Activate... (green).png Activate... ...

The combinations to solve the puzzle are as follows:

After securing the portal, follow Taimi and Rytlock through it to the next section.

In the Dragon Lab listen to some dialogue, then fight off the attacking chak. Listen to some more dialogue, then optionally climb the stairs to listen to snippets of recorded dialogue from Asura researchers. Afterwards go back to the main lab, and talk to Almorra Soulkeeper. Investigate the commotion (which turns out to be Canach), optionally ask some questions from him about the background of the White Mantle. When you're done, talk to Almorra again to transport you to Bloodstone Fen, and complete the story step.


Was It Blue or Red? and Ain't Got Time for This are mutually exclusive, but you can earn both in one run by solving the puzzle, then immediately exiting the instance by returning to the character select menu.

Research in Rata Novus Out of the Shadows 0Achievement points
Visit Taimi in Rata Novus, as requested.Journal: Research in Rata Novus Completed Completed Research in Rata Novus 0Achievement points
  • Complete the instance.
Was It Blue or Red? Out of the Shadows 1Achievement points
Solve the entry puzzle.Story Instance: Research in Rata Novus Completed the Puzzle to Enter Taimi's Laboratory 1Achievement points
  • Successfully complete all 5 steps of password entry; see above for the correct combinations.
Ain't Got Time for This Out of the Shadows 1Achievement points
Defeat the sentry golems.Story Instance: Research in Rata Novus Bypassed the Magical Puzzle by Destroying the Sentry Golems 1Achievement points
This achievement rewards items. Return to Research in Rata Novus Return to Out of the Shadows 0Achievement points
Complete the mission Research in Rata Novus in Living World Season 3 Episode 1.
Reward: Unbound Magic.pngUnbound Magic (5)
Completed Research in Rata Novus 0Achievement points








Rata Sum[edit]

Speaking with Adventure Aide ZK496i:

You—are—recognized, <Character name>. Please—proceed—through—the—gate—here.
Talk more option tango.png Where does it go?
I—am—not—authorized—to—answer—that—question—aloud—and—I—do—not—have—telepathic—abilities. Yet. Please—proceed. Your—safety—is—relatively—assured.
Talk end option tango.png All right.
Talk end option tango.png Thanks.

Rata Novus[edit]

Reunion with Taimi

Upon entering:

Peacemaker Guard: Affirmative. At ease. [His/Her] name is on the list.

Upon interacting with the Researcher:

Researcher: One second, please.
Sentry Golem: Security—breach—detected.
Researcher: Golem! What are you doing?
Sentry Golem: Responding—with—full—force.
Researcher: No! This is not happening! Stop! Halt! Cease! Desist!
If asura:
Sentry Golem: Unidentified—intruder—does—not—fulfill—intelligence—requirements.
If not asura:
Sentry Golem: Unidentified—intruder—does—not—fulfill—height—requirements.
Sentry Golem: Prepare—for—termination.
(if Taimi appears before the Sentry golem is defeated)
Taimi: No, no, no! [He's/She's] approved! [He's/She's] my friend! Stop that rusty hunk of stupidity!
Taimi: Call your stupid golem off!
Researcher: I'm trying! I'm trying!
Researcher: Golem, I am your master! Oh, dear. Do as I say... Stop!
Researcher: Don't dent it!

After defeating Sentry Golem:

Researcher: Ohhhh, my poor baby. It'll take months to repair you now.
<Character name>: Taimi! Sorry about that.
Taimi: Don't worry about it. All this crunchy old tech's been overstimulated by the influx of magic. Glad you're here!
<Character name>: Yeah, I got your letter.
Taimi: Funny, I also sent one to this guy, but he barely made it.
Rytlock Brimstone: Your note failed to mention how to navigate this asuran playground!
Taimi: He got lost trying to find the lab.
Taimi: I had to follow the nonstop stream charr expletives to track him down.
Rytlock Brimstone: City of the Future, my tail!
Taimi: It's good to see you. I was so happy when I saw your mission was a success, but then I heard about Marshal Trahearne.
<Character name>: He saved us all. His sacrifice won't soon be forgotten.
Taimi: But there's good news too... Rytlock says we're starting a new guild! So exciting!
<Character name>: Glad you're on board!
Taimi: Of course you are—someone has to be the brains. (laughs) Kidding!
Taimi: In all seriousness though, I suspect some of the things I'm working on in this place will come in very handy!
<Character name>: How've you been doing here?
Taimi: Great! It's fantastic. Well, it WAS before every asura and their grandmentor showed up.
<Character name>: At least you have a lot of hands to pitch in at the dragon lab.
Taimi: What do you mean, Commander? I've never heard of this room you describe!
Taimi: Keep it down about the dragon lab! I don't want anyone finding out about it. Especially—
Councillor Phlunt: Hello, progeny.
Taimi: Councillor Phlunt. How lovely to see you. I'm so pleased you didn't end up on a chak's breakfast menu this morning.
Councillor Phlunt: You can stow the dim insults; they'll never be clever enough to wound me.
Councillor Phlunt: Now, have there been any new developments today?
Taimi: Why, none that I can think of!
Councillor Phlunt: Allow me to warn you about keeping secrets from me, progeny. My wrath is as fierce as my intellect.
Taimi: Oh, that sounds TERRIFYING. I wouldn't dream of hiding something from you, Councillor.
Councillor Phlunt: HMMPH.
Taimi: I'm totally hiding something from him.
Taimi: Let's head there now, but not the way you know. We're going through the gate.
Taimi: I've configured it to appear as if we're going to the Command Center, but we're really going to you-know-where.
Taimi: Except...there's a catch. You have to outsmart the security measures.
<Character name>: You're joking, right?
Taimi: Not this time. Give it a shot, and I'll observe. See if you can crack the code.
Taimi: I'll give you a hint. Do exactly as you're told.

Interacting with the console the first time:

If asura:
Gate Console: Taimi's mark is all over this console. She's hidden secret applications and... Wow! This is ingenious. She's conquered the problem of gates going to only one destination. Security, however, is strict.
Gate Console: The console appears old, but it has obviously cleaned up.
Talk more option tango.png Attempt to solve the puzzle.
Talk more option tango.png Skip the puzzle.
Console: Unidentified—user. Security—measures—activated.
Console: Enter—passcode.

Interacting with the console after failing:

Gate Console: Try again?
Talk more option tango.png Attempt to solve the puzzle.
Talk more option tango.png Skip the puzzle.

Successful chain:

Console: Phase—one—of—five—complete. Phase—two—commencing—now.
Console: Enter—passcode.
Console: Phase—two—complete.
Console: Enter—passcode.
Console: Phase—three—complete.
Console: Enter—passcode.
Console: Phase—four—complete.
Console: Enter—passcode.
Console: Final—phase—complete. Passcode—accepted. Gate—relay—Zero-4-6-8-7—activated.
Taimi: That's our cue. You cracked the code. Let's go.

Failing the Novus console minigame (a nearby reseracher will get hit by lightning bolts):

Console: Interact—with—the—console—only—if—you—are—an—approved—user.
Researcher (1): Must be love.
Researcher (2): More like marriage. Ow.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): Y-y-yikes! What's causing that?
Researcher (2): This place is an accident waiting to happen.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): Z-z-ztttt. Somebunny crackle the buckmo, pliz.
Researcher (2): Sweetie. Nobody knows what a buckmo is.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): Jumping jolts! What IS that?
Researcher (2): I think it's your conscience.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): Housekeeping!
Researcher (2): Bring a mop!
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): I'm okay. I'm okay!
Researcher (2): Is your hair getting curlier?
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): K-kraptacular piece of junk-k-k.
Researcher (2): Two words: hazard pay.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): I need a new assignment.
Researcher (2): What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger...until you're dead.
Console: Incorrect.
Researcher (1): I feel a doofus moment coming on.
Researcher (2): At least it's not your first.

Interacting with the console after failing the minigame (or just waiting too long with the input):

Console: System—reset.
Console: Enter—passcode.

After failing nine times:

Console: Too—many—failed—attempts. Try—again—later.

After nine failures or selecting "Skip the puzzle":

Peacemaker Guard: Alert! Alert! Oh my golems! ALERT!
<Character name>: Oops. Easy there, fellas.
Researcher: I am not amused.
Researcher: Shut up.
Taimi: That's our cue. You didn't crack the code, so I did it for you while you were busy. We shouldn't dillydally any longer. Let's go.
The Dragon Room

Inside Dragon room:

Taimi: Sorry to put you through that.
Taimi: I need to keep people who may or may not be named Phlunt outta here.
Rytlock Brimstone: Now that the subterfuge is out of the way, can we get to what you called us here for?
Taimi: Yes! This is a replica of the ley-line energy map we found outside of Tarir.
Taimi: I've been tracking the movement of magic since Mordremoth's death.
Taimi: It's been in total chaotic flux; here, there, everywhere!
Taimi: See, that dot is the egg chamber. It lit up like a Lunar New Year firework after the dragon went bye-bye.
Taimi: But as you can see here...
Taimi: The egg's doing great!
<Character name>: What are we looking at? A feed of the egg chamber?
Taimi: Yeah, the Exalted and the Rata Novans shared a ton of information.
Taimi: They must have helped them design their security system.
<Character name>: And then you broke into it?
Taimi: No. I utilized it to check on the egg.
Rytlock Brimstone: So you broke into it.
Taimi: Hey, we're all friends, right? I don't think they'd mind.
Taimi: Just... Maybe just don't mention it around any floaty gold people.
<Character name>: Do you have access to surveillance all over Tarir?
Taimi: Back to the ley-line map!
Taimi: So this other point is...huh. That's new. The northern Bloodstone dot is flaring up. I'll have to keep an eye on that.
<Character name>: The spot where Mordremoth died looks like it's cooling down a little.
Taimi: Yeah, a lot of that energy has been put back into the system...
Taimi: I'm trying to model its patterns, but this map isn't built for detailed readings...yet. In the meantime, look at this!

At the specimen tube:

<Character name>: What is it?
Taimi: Not to toot my own warbler or anything, but I killed a chak or two in my time alone here.
Taimi: Since the others don't know about this place, I couldn't ask to have defenses installed...
Taimi: So, they pop up every once in a while when the lab's drawing a lot of power.
Rytlock Brimstone: Like those?
Taimi: Exactly! Get them!
Rytlock Brimstone: Aargh! That sound makes my teeth ache!

While fighting the waves of chak:

Rytlock Brimstone: Taimi, you gotta stop eating cookies in your lab.
Taimi: I think they smell the organ I harvested. Might be one of their kin.
Rytlock Brimstone: More incoming—it ain't naptime yet!
Taimi: Way to exterminate! Don't worry about their goo. I'll clean that up later.

Back to the specimen tube:

Taimi: Anyway, this thing is some sort of organ I found in one of the larger ones.
Taimi: It's part of their digestive system, and as you know, they feed on ley energy, so it got me curious.
<Character name>: Any valuable findings yet?
Taimi: None I can explain right now. I ran some ley energy through it and it came out different on the other side.
<Character name>: Different?
Taimi: I'm not really sure how just yet. It was barely measurable with the equipment I have.
Taimi: I need to develop some other device to actually observe the phenomenon.
<Character name>: What's that sludge you're keeping it in?
Taimi: Blighting pod fluid! Remember that stuff? It has wonderful preservative, and even restorative, properties!
<Character name>: Fluid. From the blighting pods. The things that made horrible Mordrem abominations out of corpses.
Taimi: So you do remember it!
<Character name>: Taimi... Do you think, maybe, that might be a bad idea?
Taimi: Oh, you worry too much! In research, there's no reward without risk!
Taimi: And if I'm going to stay one step ahead of everyone outside this lab, I have to take a lot of risks!
Taimi: But one thing I can't risk is staying away from the main lab too long—it arouses suspicion. Let's go.
Rytlock Brimstone: I got your back. You first.

Interacting with the device upstairs:

Unknown: Eavesdropping—device—activated. Touch—each—time—you—want—to—hear—a—short—snippet—from—the—other—room.
Talk end option tango.png Eavesdrop on a line with each touch of the console.

Eavesdropping the other room (it is not clear how many different researchers are talking):

Krewemaster (1): Don't worry about Taimi beating us to it. Phlunt assures me he has her under his thumb.
Krewemaster (2): From what I hear, Taimi has an advantage. I'd excel if I had Zojja as a mentor too.
Windall: Did you see where Taimi and that odd krewe of hers went?
Researcher (1): The humans are all abuzz about some group called the White Mantle. They're so shortsighted.
Researcher (2): I didn't capture it all, but I got some of the data in their krewe notes.
Researcher (3): There's another charr here. That's multiple in one day. How odd.
Researcher (4): I'm going to sneak a look at Taimi's equipment. Watch my back.
Researcher (5): Poor kid. Stuck out here without her golem. I don't know how she does it.
Researcher (6): Taimi? Yes, cute as a bug. If my son were here, I'd introduce them. Imagine the progeny.
Windall: Is that the leader of the Vigil? Oh my. She's quite impressive.
Researcher (7): (laugh) Don't tell him, but I secretly call him Blunt because he is. Taimi got a raw deal on that waypoint device.
Researcher (8): I heard Zojja's scrambled. Drooling. Explains why Taimi's out here on her own.
Unknown: Recorder—has—reached—maximum—capacity. Touch—the—console—each—time—you—want—to—hear—another—previously—recorded—snippet.
Talk end option tango.png Play a recorded snippet with each touch on the console.
More Meetings

Back through the portal:

Peacemaker Guard: Stand down. It's just Taimi's friends again.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: I was told I'd find the Pact commander here. Anyone? Were they wrong?

Talking to Almorra Soulkeeper:

<Character name>: General Soulkeeper, this is quite a surprise. What brings you to Rata Novus?
General Almorra Soulkeeper: You do, Commander. I've come here to offer you a new position within the Pact.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: The Marshal rank is...uh...vacant. And we want you to fill it.
<Character name>: This is an honor.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: I'm glad you view it in that light. The Pact is hanging on by a thread.
<Character name>: I see...
General Almorra Soulkeeper: I can tell you're having your doubts, so let me just be up front about the role.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Certain Pact elements feel like Marshal Trahearne's mistake was going out into the field and getting himself killed.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: The new marshal would be planted safely in an office in Lion's Arch. Still leading the troops, but out of harm's way.
<Character name>: As flattered as I am by your offer, I'm going to have to respectfully decline, General.
<Character name>: After our Mordremoth battle, I believe I, Rytlock, and the others would be more effective operating as our own guild.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: I understand the decision on your early retirement, although I'm disappointed. I still believe in the Pact's goal.
<Character name>: I do too, and I'll always be ready to lend a hand. It'll just be outside the system.
Rytlock Brimstone: Out from under a mountain of paperwork, you mean!
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Laugh it up, no-eyes. I have something for you too.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: A letter from the Black Citadel. You must've really brushed some higher-ups the wrong way.
<Character name>: Are you sure you want to just crumple that up and throw it away?
Rytlock Brimstone: Why not? It's what I did with the last two.
Taimi: What did I hear? You're not in the Pact anymore? Wait. What do I call you? Pooh-bah?
<Character name>: Uh, no. How about we just stick with commander for now?
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Technically, it's a title for life, so you're welcome to it.
Peacemaker Guard: What was that?
Peacemaker Guard: That didn't sound good.
Peacemaker Guard: Quick! Let's go see what's happening!
Guide: Protect the councillors!
Researcher: (scream) Run! It's a crazy sylvari!
Technician: Please...get the dragon man away from me.
Councillor Phlunt: Taimi! Is that another of your friends?
<Character name>: What happened?
Canach: I came in through the caves because I couldn't find the gate. I wasn't expecting such an...enthusiastic welcome.
Taimi: Did you see that? Phlunt was so mad, even his fleas jumped ship. Canach, you're my hero.
<Character name>: Why the surprise visit?
Canach: I'm here answering the call...
<Character name>: But Mordremoth's dead! We killed—
Canach: Oh, it's not the jungle dragon's call. This time it's Anise's.
<Character name>: Still holds your billet, eh?
Canach: She does.
Canach: But certain messy events have transpired, and I'm assured that if I clean them up...
Canach: My billet will be released, and I'll once again be free from any yoke.
<Character name>: How can I help?
Canach: Minister Caudecus recently, ahem, "left" the queen's protective custody.
Canach: Anise sent me and a squad of Shining Blade to help the good minister find his way back to Divinity's Reach.
<Character name>: Any idea on his whereabouts?
Canach: There's been a flare-up of White Mantle activity in northern Maguuma, and intel points to him possibly heading there.
Taimi: That's the crazy magical hot spot we saw! Up by the Bloodstone!
Rytlock Brimstone: I thought the minister claimed to not be in bed with those mursaat lovers.
Canach: Didn't we all?
<Character name>: Rytlock, get word to the others.
<Character name>: Marjory might be getting a little restless in Divinity's Reach and want in on the action.
General Almorra Soulkeeper: Commander, if you'd like, you can hitch a ride on my airship. It's on our way; we can drop you off.
<Character name>: Now that's an offer I can't turn down, General.
Canach: Perfect. I'll grab my Shining Blade detachment and meet you there.

Speaking with Canach:

Canach: What a day, huh? It's almost enough to make a person feel unwelcome.
Talk more option tango.png Yeah. Before I go, tell me what you know about the White Mantle.
(if human)
The throne in Divinity's Reach has her royal pantaloons in a bunch. Your people's history with the White Mantle is wrecking nerves. It's not been pretty to watch. Anise has her hatchet face on.
Talk more option tango.png I slept through history class. Can I ask you some questions? (Same as below)
(if not human)
The queen in Divinity's Reach has her royal pantaloons in a bunch. Humans have a history with the White Mantle, you know? It's not been pretty to watch. Anise has her hatchet face on.
Talk more option tango.png I slept through Human History class. Can I ask you some questions?
You can ask. I'll tell you what I know—what I do know is pretty juicy.
Talk more option tango.png What's the White Mantle's background?
They used to rule Kryta, long ago. They worshipped ancient beings called the mursaat who were powerful magic users. The White Mantle were their pawns.
Talk more option tango.png Tell me more about the mursaat.
Long-lived, magical, mean to the bone...and extinct. Krytans wiped them out, won the war, and took back their kingdom under Queen Salma's leadership. I've heard they're trying to resurrect one.
Talk more option tango.png Resurrect? What?
They're insane. My intel tells me they're in northern Maguuma, running experiments with a bloodstone. I know their type. They want power, and they'll do whatever it takes to get it.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk more option tango.png The White Mantle lost the war. Where've they been for two hundred years?
Underground? Somewhere well hidden, since everyone seems surprised to see them. My guess is they've been hiding in plain sight, waiting for their moment. They've got gold behind them, though.
Talk more option tango.png Does the countess know who's funding them?
No, but those ruins around Dry Top weren't so fancy, so I'm guessing it isn't from their own treasury.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk more option tango.png Why are the White Mantle suddenly so active?
I have a theory. If they've been biding their time and rebuilding their numbers and influence, then it'd be smart to attack when their enemy is engaged in a multifront war with dragons. Good strategy.
Talk more option tango.png Go on.
Plus our allies—the Pact and sylvari—have been greatly weakened. And we can't discount the increase in magic. Everything I know about them indicates they're creepy magickers.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk more option tango.png How serious is this threat?
Truth is, I'd be surprised if this were an empty threat. You don't wait a couple hundred years to fizzle out like a wet fuse. I'm going to guess they've got big plans that won't make Kryta happy.
Talk more option tango.png What does the crown plan to do?
Everything within their power. My squad is off to gather information...and we're authorized to use lethal force if necessary. I expect it'll be necessary.
Talk more option tango.png So they're throwing everything they've got at this?
That's a fair statement. Caudecus sure picked the right moment to escape. He knows they won't waste the manpower to go after him.
Talk more option tango.png Who is Caudecus?
He's head of the Krytan Ministry. He's been on house arrest for minor treachery. Slipped his cushy detention recently. No one knows where he is. The timing's "coincidental," if you know what I mean.
Talk more option tango.png No, what do you mean?
He's been undermining the Krytan throne for years. He wants the Ministry in charge. No, he wants to be in charge himself. Don't underestimate him, my friend. He's slimy.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png That's enough. Thanks. I'll see you later.
Talk more option tango.png One last thing. What's happening with your billet?
Her grace the countess has said I'll have earned it back if I'm successful on this mission. She certainly knows how to motivate me.
Talk back option tango.png I have another question.
Talk end option tango.png Time for me to go. Good luck, my friend.
Talk end option tango.png I must go. Be careful, and I'll see you soon.

Speaking with General Soulkeeper:

General Almorra Soulkeeper: Let's get underway.
Entering Bloodstone Fen


Female crewmember: Commander's destination ahead! Looks like we're in for quite a ride.
Male crewmember: We're not flying into that scramble, are we?
Female crewmember: By gods, grow a backbone! Scared of a little weather?
(Explosion begins)
Female crewmember: All hands, full reverse!
Female crewmember: On your feet. We survived...somehow.
Additional dialogues

The guide leading several councillors around:

Guide: We know little about the Novans, but we're extracting more and more each day.
Guide: Follow me, please.
Guide: When our ancestors were leaving the caverns, a revolutionary krewe decided instead to build an underground fortress.
Guide: This way, if you please.
Guide: The Novus krewe dedicated much of their research to finding defenses against the Elder Dragons. Primordus especially.
Guide: Considering it was Primordus and its destroyers that were driving our ancestors out of their homes, it's logical.
Guide: Sadly, the story doesn't end well for the Novans. They were massacred by chak. We believe they never saw it coming.
Guide: Councillor Phlunt and the other krewe leads here are confident they'll uncover heretofore unseen data on Primordus.
Guide: We're collecting vast amounts of knowledge about Novan history.
Guide: Follow me, please.
Guide: As you can see, Councillors, this is quite a monumental find.
Guide: Look around as you wish, Councillors. I'll wait here for you. We'll return to Rata Sum when you're ready.
Ambient dialogues
Researcher (1): Ever since that surge of magic, this place has been going bonky!
Researcher (2): It's an anomaly. Novus seems to have grown more alert...very recently.
Windall: You think it could be related to the death of the Elder Dragon?
Windall: Deciphering...deciphering...
Krewemaster: Come on, come on!

My story[edit]

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Taimi has made some interesting—and somewhat frightening—discoveries while in Rata Novus. Her experiments with the chak organ and blighted goo appear risky, but she's confident they'll produce results. Almorra Soulkeeper was here looking for Rytlock. He wasn't too happy about being summoned to the Black Citadel and blatantly ignored it.

My story