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Asuran cities terminology

Hey !

I was wondering, a lot of asuran cities are ratas ("Rata Sum", "Rata Pten", "Rata Novus", etc...), but some others are not (Quora Sum, by example). Is there a specific rule about this terminology ? I though that a 'Rata' referred to cities that arent underground, but Rata Novus and Rata Arcanum prove the opposite...

Thank you in advance.

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  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well, rata means “bear your share” or “do your part” according to translations.
    So I’m guessing its an alternative to capital or otherwise big cities.
    Just my two cents.

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