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“You're not supposed to be in here! You're going to ruin the surprise!”
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For the main narrative arc, see Prelude to War.

The Maker is a short main Quest that serves as the third act of the Prelude to War. This quest is simply a cutscene where Erra urges Natah to "finish the war" in spite of her doubts surrounding Erra's supposed death and the "maker" Ballas.


Inside the Sentient mothership, Erra is telling Natah that their mother, who she wrongly believed to be alive, is dead and urges her to finish the war as "[she has] her fire". Natah notes that she remembers ordering the Tenno to attack Erra and that he was destroyed. Erra objects and states that she remembers wrong and will need time to completely heal from "what the Makers had done to [her]". Natah is not convinced and points at leashed Ballas asking if he is one of the Makers.

Erra suddenly grabs and throws Natah at the pedestal behind him, where she is trapped in a field of energy. Erra tells her to "finish the war" and drops Ballas's leash. Revealing that his imprisonment was a deception, Ballas stands as he and Erra silently watch Natah.


  • Prior to Update 30.3 (2021-05-25), The Maker was unnamed.

Patch History[]

Update 31.5 (2022-04-27)

  • Fixed the cursor being visible during ‘The Maker’ cutscene while using a controller.

Update 31.1 (2022-02-09)

  • Fixed The Maker Quest ending on a white screen.

Update 30.3 (2021-05-25)

  • Added a "To be continued..." label to The New War in Codex if the third entry cinematic has been viewed. The third cinematic entry has also officially been titled “The Maker”.

Update 27.3 (2020-03-24)

  • Introduced.