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Rata Sum and Asura City question

Figured 'lore' would be the best place to ask this. I was just wondering why the rata sum cities are designed as they are: giant cubes and all.

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  • Rognik.2579Rognik.2579 Member ✭✭✭

    I don't think there's an explicit explanation for it. I believe it's just because the cube is a very pleasant geometric shape, with all the sides being the same shape and all the sides the same length.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2018

    Because the Black Citadel is merely round.

    No really, thats the only reason.

    Asurans built it as a cube and stood it on an edge so they can say to the Charr "look, we're better than you."

  • Aaron Ansari.1604Aaron Ansari.1604 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 26, 2018

    There are a few places in the game where the asura technobabble implies that geometry has a role to play in their magic. Maybe a cube is the best option for levitation on that scale.

    Not that aesthetic taste couldn't play a role in it, of course.

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  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    Because the Black Citadel is merely round.

    No really, thats the only reason.

    Asurans built it as a cube and stood it on an edge so they can say to the Charr "look, we're better than you."

    source?

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  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @derd.6413 said:

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    Because the Black Citadel is merely round.

    No really, thats the only reason.

    Asurans built it as a cube and stood it on an edge so they can say to the Charr "look, we're better than you."

    source?

    No source since they were joking ;)

  • derd.6413derd.6413 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Randulf.7614 said:

    @derd.6413 said:

    @Dawdler.8521 said:
    Because the Black Citadel is merely round.

    No really, thats the only reason.

    Asurans built it as a cube and stood it on an edge so they can say to the Charr "look, we're better than you."

    source?

    No source since they were joking ;)

    darn, sounded like it'd be funny. (and something the asura would totally do)

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