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For the main narrative arc, see The New War.

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 BallasSword.png Paracesis 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.


This quest can be accessed directly from the Codex as a chapter of The New War quests, after completing the Chimera Prologue.

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 Excalibur PrimeIcon272.png Excalibur Prime destroys many of the attacking Sentients using his EWExaltedBlade.png Exalted Blade and a PrimeBurston.png Burston Prime. Shortly after, he is downed by an Aerolyst, which then attempts to kill him, only for it to be stopped by a Mag PrimeIcon272.png Mag Prime, who wields an PrimePolearm.png Orthos Prime, 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 Nova PrimeIcon272.png Nova Prime, 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.

The Tenno must prepare for war, now armed with the blueprint for the Shedu.png Shedu.


  • 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 BallasSword.png Paracesis, and did not appear in the Codex until the quest's completion.


Patch History[]

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

The New War Chapters

As you may already know, in Warframe Revised we added The New War Chapters section of the Codex that allows you to shortcut to the Chimera Prologue and the Erra Quest (Sacrifice Quest completion required).

For those who have not logged in since before Warframe Revised, you will be presented with a welcome screen that now includes a direct shortcut to The New War Chapters to get you up to speed before you play Operation Scarlet Spear.

We’ve made a few changes to The New War Chapters section of the Codex:

  • Selecting a completed New War Chapter will show the End of Quest screen.
  • Selecting a New War Chapter in progress will show the Quest details like in the Codex.

Ensure you’re ready for the next chapter in The New War!

Update 27.2 (2020-03-05)

The New War Chapters

A Codex Quest chapter entry for The New War has been added for those who have completed the Sacrifice Quest! As you might be aware, The New War has started, and with Scarlet Spear coming soon we want players to be properly informed as The New War develops. If you have yet to complete the Chimera Prologue or the Erra Quest, head to The New War Codex Quest entry to access a shortcut to these Quests.

  • (Undocumented) Quest can be launched directly from the codex as a chapter of the New War Quests.

Update 27.0 (2019-12-13)

  • (Undocumented) Introduced.