Erra is a short main quest released in Update 27.0 (2019-12-13), and belongs to the main narrative arc of The New War. This short quest shows the Operator's flashback regarding The Old War, while they witness a meeting, and introduces Natah's brother, Erra, who is preparing for the war.
In preparation of The New War, the Tenno travels to the Veil Proxima with their Railjack crew, only to discover a Murex Ship. With their in hand, they board the Murex to fend off the Sentient threat. Afterwards, they destroy a mysterious red crystal at the end of the Murex, which upon re-boarding the Orbiter reveals flashbacks about The Old War and Natah's brother, Erra. A vision of the Sentient Mothership exposes a meeting between Erra and Natah, hinting at an escalation of the war with Natah's war cry.
Upon activation, the player will be tasked to inspect their Personal Quarters.
Investigate Personal Quarters
In the Personal Quarters, the player is prompted to touch the Lotus's headgear, which has a purple aura around it.
The quest starts with a cinematic which shows a Sentient invasion occurring during The Old War, as Railjacks are seen attacking a massive Hunhow-class Sentient. The Orokin were protecting Lua at the time. When a squad of Condrix lands on the Moon, an destroys many of the attacking Sentients using his and a . Shortly after, he is downed by an Aerolyst, which then attempts to kill him, only for it to be stopped by a , who wields an , and destroyed.
Afterwards, a cave under the surface of Lua is seen with Reservoirs, falling Orokin structure and Lua rocks, destroyed Conculysts, fallen Dax soldiers and a , and a surviving female Dax soldier who tries to avoid the falling structure, before being grabbed by a humanoid Sentient. Natah, now transformed as the Lotus and accompanied by a group of Tenno, among which there's the Operator, shortly arrives inside the cave and orders the Sentient to let go of the Dax soldier. This Sentient, revealed to be Natah's brother named Erra, is horrified to see his sister now viewing him as an enemy, blaming the Tenno for making her turn against her family. He offers her a choice: to side with the Tenno, or with her family. The Lotus, however, states that she is no longer Natah but the Lotus, and then proceeds to make the Tenno attack Erra with their Void Beams, making him scream in agony.
The Operator's flashback ends, and they are brought back to the present, finding themselves aboard a Sentient Mothership. In a similar manner to Chimera Prologue, the Operator assists to a meeting between Erra and Natah, surrounded by a ring of Sentients, with Ballas leashed by Erra. The brother and sister discuss their preparations for war, with Natah seemingly suffering memory lapses from her time as the Lotus, still believing the Orokin to be alive. Ballas confirms to Natah that the Orokin are no more, the bios (presumably Grineer/Corpus) are divided over the Origin System, and only the Tenno remain a threat. Erra instructs Natah to use the Tenno's wickedness against them.
Natah then notices that the Tenno are watching. Erra says to let them, as it won't matter. He then commands her to sing for the Sentients and call them home. Natah then releases several pulses that knock the Operator away, ending the vision.
- Prior to Update 27.2 (2020-03-05), the Erra Quest was triggered by striking down a red crystal at the end of a Murex with the , and did not appear in the Codex until the quest's completion.
|Tenno Awakening||Awakening • Vor's Prize • Once Awake • The Archwing • Stolen Dreams • The New Strange ( ) • Natah|
|Zariman Ten Zero||The Second Dream • The War Within • Chains of Harrow ( ) • Apostasy Prologue • The Sacrifice ( )|
|The New War||Chimera Prologue • Erra • The Maker|
|Howl of the Kubrow • A Man of Few Words • Hidden Messages ( ) • The Limbo Theorem ( ) • Patient Zero ( ) • The Jordas Precept ( ) • Sands of Inaros ( ) • The Silver Grove ( ) • The Glast Gambit ( ) • Octavia's Anthem ( ) • Saya's Vigil ( ) • Mask of the Revenant ( ) • Vox Solaris ( ) • Rising Tide • The Deadlock Protocol ( ) • Heart of Deimos ( ) • Call of the Tempestarii ( ) • The Waverider ( )|
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