Nova Praetoria

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Nova Praetoria
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Praetorian City Zone (1-9)

Trainers: Praetor Duncan
TF Contacts: none
Events: The Protest Event
Exploration Badges: Ambitious, Citizen Cole, Civic Minded, Guardians of Justice, Into the Wild, Technophile, Un-Civil Society, On the Waterfront, River Rat, Rail Rider
Plaques: Starstruck I-VI
Day Jobs: Caregiver / Pain Specialist, Banker / Thief
Enemies: Destroyers, Praetorian Police Department, Praetorian Clockwork, The Resistance, Seers, Angry Citizens
Connecting Zones: Imperial City, Underground Nova
Transits: Cole Transport Authority
Nova Praetoria VidiotMap


Official Background

(Copied from the City of Heroes Going Rogue official web site)

This city ward, considered to be the most exclusive district in all of Praetoria, houses the elite of Praetorian society: Cole's trusted Praetors and the myriad state employees and officials who have been given the special privilege to live and work next to humankind's savior, Emperor Marcus Cole. From Cole Tower, the tallest building and most dominant landmark in all of Nova Praetoria, Emperor Cole can survey all that he has fought hard to protect. In the Magisterium below, his Praetors gather for the day-to-day business in Praetoria, capital of the Empire. Surrounding the Magisterium courtyard are the five most influential structures in Praetorian government: the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Technology, the Civic Center, the Praetoria Police Headquarters, and the Cole Transport Authority. Statues of the Praetors stand like sentinels over the Magisterium, reminding all who visit that Cole's trusted advisors watch over the city with constant vigilance. But these statues pale in comparison to the glory of Emperor Cole's likeness, which stands before his tower, hand outstretched in greeting to all who visit here. Before this colossus stands the statue of Praetor White, Praetoria's enforcer and head of the Powers Division, Praetoria's super-powered police force.

Nova Praetoria is an artificial island built after the fall of First Ward during the Hamidon Wars. By design, it was to be the official seat of power for the new world order under Cole's direction. It is no accident that Nova Praetoria sits higher than any other district in Praetoria. Built over the Lethe River, which used to flow through the area, Nova Praetoria was deliberately flooded to make a strategic natural defense between the city and the hostile lands beyond. The remnant of the original river runs deep beneath Nova Praetoria and the rest of the city, where it provides a subterranean highway by which sensitive material and personnel may be transported discreetly.

It is no accident that, in addition to the Praetoria Police Headquarters located in the Magisterium, Nova Praetoria has two entire police precincts. Security is one of Praetoria's main founding principles, and even in this day of relative peace, a strong and prevalent police presence ensures that Nova Praetoria and her citizens are safe. However, recent events have put the police to the test as a variety of vermin and subversives have recently manifested all over the city. The Resistance, a ragtag group of misfits and malcontents, plasters its misguided propaganda around the city, proclaiming that Emperor Cole is a tyrant. But the members of the Resistance aren't alone in making trouble. The Destroyers are in many ways a much more dangerous threat. They are band of self-styled soldiers and survivors of the Hamidon Wars who claim to have been abandoned by the government and have since declared war on Praetoria. They have no agenda save for the complete destruction of society, causing Cole, the Praetoria Police Department, and the city's Clockwork androids no end of headaches.

Standing vigilant to defend against such hostile elements to civilization, the Praetoria Police Department has the singular goal of maintaining the peace of Praetoria at any cost. They are loyal, dedicated, and equipped with the finest nonlethal equipment available. Standing alongside them to secure the Empire are the Seers, stoic seekers of truth and justice. The Seers, a contingent of Praetor Tilman's specialized psychics, function as thought police, patrolling the minds of Praetorians and seeking out maladjusted thought patterns before they become illegal activity. The Seers' scanning isn't perfect, but it is the next best thing to it. The time of a few innocents suffering the minor inconvenience of a brief review by PPD investigators is a small price to pay for the utopia that Cole toils day and night to maintain. For the good of Praetoria, the law must be upheld.



Regular Contacts


Warden Arc


Power Arc

Responsibility Arc

Notable NPCs


  • Elyssian Avenue (Yellow – Level 2-4) (Music)
  • Magisterium (Green – Level 1-2) (Music)
  • North Aetna (Orange – Level 5-6) (Music)
  • South Aetna (Red – Level 5-8) (Music)

Exploration Badges

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Ambitious

Even in these strange and uncertain times there are those who still reach for the sky.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Citizen Cole

Citizens who appreciate all the marvelous things that President Cole has done for them have the best view of Praetoria from here.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Civic Minded

This is the heart of Praetoria. Emperor Cole and his Praetors have put great energy into keeping eyes and ears open for the safety of their citizens.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Guardians of Justice

From its heavily fortified bunker, the Praetorian Police Department extends the sheltering arms of Imperial Justice to all citizens.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Into the Wild

Dangers lurk beyond the secure bubble of the State. The sonic fence keeps the wilderness at bay while also protecting the careless from falling prey to it.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Technophile

It takes a certain kind of person to find affinity with the city's Clockwork; that person is you, Technophile.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Un-Civil Society

We live in uncertain times, where discontent sows unrest and the sheep become the wolves.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png On the Waterfront

Many retreat to the quiet of the waterfront to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Magisterium.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png River Rat

An invigorating swim in the rich, clear waters of Praetoria always perks you up.

File:Badge TourismPraetoria.png Rail Rider

It is every Praetorian citizen's duty to preserve the environment by utilizing public transit as much as possible. Praetor Berry thanks you for your patronage.

Historical Plaques

File:Badge History.png Starstruck

Seeing the statues of the rulers of Praetoria is awe-inspiring, truly a must for any loyal citizen.

File:Badge History.png Headjuiced

You followed all the fruity crumbs and peeped the 20 lessons brought to you by the letter 'Resistance.' Whether or not you chomp-a-chomp on this tasty knowing is up to you, but now you know it's time for the other half of the battle.

The following additional plaques are currently not associated with any known history badge:

Day Jobs

Hero or Resistance-Specific
File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Banker

Your time spent working with the financial institutions of Paragon City during your free time has earned you the Banker Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Influence Bonus, when you log back, in each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob CareGiver.png Caregiver

You have spent a great deal of time working in the hospitals of Paragon City during your free time earning the Caregiver Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.

Villain or Loyalist-Specific
File:Badge DayJob Banker.png Thief

Your time spent staging heists on the various financial institutions of the Rogue Isles has earned you the Thief Day Job. Logging out in a Vault will earn you an Infamy Bonus, when you log back in, each time you complete a mission for a short time.

File:Badge DayJob PainSpecialist.png Pain Specialist

Your expertise in surgery and understanding pain has earned you the Pain Specialist Day Job. Logging out in a Hospital will earn you a Regeneration Bonus, when you log back in, for a short time.


  • Vendor 56-925 (Training)
  • Vendor 73-783 (Training)
  • Vendor 87-878 (Training)

Transfer Points

  • There are four bridges along the left wall of the zone that lead to Imperial City.
  • There is 1 Loyalist Entrance and one Resistance entrance to the Nova part of The Underground

Enemy Groups


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