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Accolade Guide - Colonized New Romulus
By Tannekr
This guide is meant to help players complete the accolade Colonized New Romulus in Star Trek: Online. This accolade itself is made up of ten (listed as eight) other accolades, which all must be completed to earn Colonized New Romulus. These accolades are earned by exploring unusual locations on New Romulus (available to level 50 players only), which is located in the Tau Dewa Sector Block.

I have listed the accolades in an order that should minimize the amount of running around the map you'll do.

Note: Most of these accolades require the use of lots of jumping, while some will require precision movement. Don't be frustrated if you can't complete some of these on the first try.
Map of New Romulus
Location of Accolades

Here I've shown each accolade's location in order. Some locations shown are approximate.

Map from STO Wiki.

Staging Area
#1 - Building the Gates
Walk up to the gates of New Romulus.

After transporting to the Staging Area on New Romulus, you should notice some stairs and a giant door directly ahead, past Foreman Kyle, and to the left. Walking up these stairs to the door should unlock this first and easiest accolade.

#2 - Staging Area Quartermaster
Climb up one of the rocks to jump onto a roof for a view of the Staging Area.

This accolade is located at the south end of the Staging Area, near the entrance to the large bridge. You'll notice some large rocks that lead up to the back of a building. You'll need to scale these rocks until you come to the largest one overlooking the roof of the aforementioned building.

To reach the roof, you'll need to sprint and jump. If you fall short and land on the lower roof, you will not be able to jump up to the upper part and receive the accolade.

Atlai - Part 1
#3 - To Boldy Jump
Jump off the smaller, ruined bridge in New Romulus.

This next accolade is located on the path down to Atlai, the river. Make sure you take the path that initially heads toward Vastam Peaks and then turns right, and not the one that takes you across the large bridge.

After following this path for a bit, it will branch off into two directions that lead to the river. If you instead walk forward between the paths, there is the beginning of an old, ruined bridge. You must simply jump (or fall, possibly) off this bridge to receive your accolade.

Epohh Fields
#4 - Why Are You Climbing a Rock Formation?
Because it's there! Climb a rock formation in Epohh Fields.

After ending up in the river, make your way into Epohh Fields via the provided path and head towards the west entrance of Hwael Ruins. Right before you enter Hwael Ruins, there will be a small piece of land off the path that leads to a dead end of rocks. You'll need to climb these rocks and follow them toward the center of Epohh Fields.

These rocks are placed at the very edge of the map, so there will be an invisible wall. It shouldn't be a problem, but be aware of it. Once you get a good view of the sea and the back end of the Staging Area, you should get the accolade.

Hwael Ruins
#5 - New Romulus Historian
Explore the ruins in New Romulus.

Follow the path you were taking into Hwael Ruins from Epohh Fields and you should eventually come across some ruins to your right. The goal of this accolade is to jump onto the top level of these ruins.

To do this, you'll need to find some rocks on the south side of the ruins that join up with the cliff face. Scale these rocks until you're overlooking the ruins and jump down onto them.

#6 - A Hwael of a Good Time
Have a Hwael of a good time climbing up a dead tree.

This next accolade, located by taking a left on the same path you were previously following, involves climbing a large, fallen tree. A rock on the tree's northeastern side provides access for climbing.

Climb the tree until you see a rock face jutting out on your right that would appear to let you jump to the top of the rock formation. Jump onto this rock face, but do not attempt to go higher. Getting to the top is achieved by jumping along the side of the rock's cliff face to the other side. The target of your jump may seem too steep, but it's not. Sprinting should be necessary.


Atlai - Part 2
#7 - Bridge Troll
Explore the small area beneath the large bridge in New Romulus.

After dropping off the rock in Hwael Ruins, you'll need to follow the path through Paehos Crater and toward the river. Eventually, the path will turn into a stone bridge.

Instead of crossing it, you'll need to head down the rocks on the left side of the bridge until you can start walking on the bridge support underneath. You'll then need to "shimmy" along the side of the support so you can reach farther inside the bridge support.

Be careful not to rapidly double press your movement keys, as this is the default key bind for rolling. There's a good chance you may fall off if you do. Be also to make sure not to jump off once you have the accolade, as you'll need to shimmy back down to get to the next accolade.

#8 - Brave New Waterfalls
Reach the mid level area of the waterfall in New Romulus.

Once you "shimmy" back down the side of the bridge support, you'll need to make your way to the rocks on the opposite side of the bridge that were taken to get down. You'll have to climb the rocks along the side of the cliff toward the waterfall.

Make sure to sprint and jump between all rock gaps, as some gaps are farther than they look. Eventually, you'll come to a rock with a bush and it should be easy work to jump into the pool directly above the giant Nanov and get your accolade.

Note: There used to be a bug at the rock with the bush that made reaching the waterfall impossible. This appears to have been fixed, but just to be safe, try and stay close to the cliff and the bush.

#9 - The Easy Hard Way
Find an alternate way to and from the river.

You can now fall down into the river and run to the large slide of rocks north of the giant Nanov. You'll need to climb these rocks to the top. You may get the accolade before you reach the path into Vastam Peaks, but you'll want to continue all the way up.

Vastam Peaks
#10 - Master of Vastam
Climb to the top of the natural arch in Vastam Peaks.

The easiest way to get here is to take the transporter if you've unlocked the transport location at Mountain Pass. There should be a transporter just after you exit the path from the previous accolade.

If you don't have transporter access, it's just a matter of following the path from the previous accolade all the way up into the heart of Vastam Peaks.

Once there, your goal is to reach the top of the giant, natural arch. Like most of these accolades, you'll want to find the rocks to climb up. These are located behind the transporter tent. Climb them toward the arch and you'll get your accolade when you get on top.

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Steph S. Apr 21, 2016 @ 6:43am 
Wonderful guide.
Tasty Toast Son Dec 12, 2015 @ 2:48pm 
I found it easier on #6 to roll straight up the sheer rock face after multiple fails of jumping. In fact, I learned rolling was VERY useful for exploring after following this guide. You can scale 60-70 degree slopes with roles.
svarthead Sep 6, 2015 @ 2:18am 
Thx for guide:steamhappy:
SandyNova May 22, 2015 @ 3:18pm 
A great guide. Thanks for shaving me the hard work.
bassmas314 Apr 13, 2015 @ 8:45am 
Do you think you could add in the locations of the Romulan Researchers you speak to about the wildlife on New Romulus to earn the New Romulus Researcher accolade, since most people will likely be going for that simultaneously to the other accolades on this map?
rhamadotdit Nov 21, 2014 @ 8:32am 
Vonte Jul 13, 2014 @ 8:48am 
The Octopus is called a Nanov
Mihari May 18, 2014 @ 8:24am 
Splendid guide! The only way this could have been better is if opening the guide did all the trekking for you! Thanks for doing such a great job! :fhappy:
FreeX2Obey Dec 31, 2013 @ 8:01pm 
Superb guide!:d2rubick:
Indefatigable Oct 20, 2013 @ 2:59pm 
Good guide. Well presented and screenshots helped. Was trying to finish off these accolades,and searched online for help with the ones that i was stuck on. Google placed this guide as first.