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Tests  are challenges to the citizens of Egypt issued in each Telling by The Stranger, an enigmatic fellow who may or may not have Egypt's best interests at heart.

In order to attempt any of the tests in a Discipline, you must visit the appropriate University of that discipline. The tests are often quite challenging, and many tests cannot be passed by more than a small percentage of players. Good luck!

  • Tests of each discipline may not be started until the player has completed the corresponding initiation task in that discipline.
  • Before starting a test, you must visit the appropriate university to start it.
  • Tests have a Task associated with them, that is visible in the Task menu. This will give you an introduction to the test and give you pointers on completing it.
  • As you progress in a Test, you will be awarded with Talent Points. Most tests when fully completed grant 7 talent points.
  • Completing a Test will give you a "rank" (i.e. a new title)
  • Not all tests are available at the start of the telling. They must first be released by the developers, and then must be demonstrated at a University of Progress to show that Egypt is ready for the test.

The Test Pass History page has some information about previous successful test passes.

Demonstrating New Tests

Tests that are currently locked are not demonstrated at local universities where players sign up to participate. Tests are demonstrated at the University of Progress. While some tests are unlockable with a single player, others may require groups of players present to unlock.

Note that demonstrating the test does not consume any of the required resources.

After a test has been demonstrated, there is a one-week cooldown before another test can be demonstrated that that particular University. A Token of Ra can be used to bypass this timer.

Initiations

Players may only begin a Test in a given discipline after the initiation task in that discipline has been completed. These tasks are:

The completion of each of these tasks awards a new title and 1 talent point.

Tests by Discipline

  Discipline of  
Architecture
Test
Open and Available Test of the Obelisk
Open and Available Test of Towers
Not yet available Test of The People's Pyramid
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Library of Alexandria
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Funerary Temple
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Hand of Ra
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Seven Phoenix
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Covered Cartouche
Open and Available Throne of Pharaoh
  Discipline of  
Art and Music
Test
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Bijou
Not yet available Test of The Sculptors
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Raeli Mosaic
Open and Available Test of Pyrotechnics
Open and Available Test of Flight
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Formal Garden
Open and Available Test of the Prismatic Opticon
Requires Demonstrating Test of Dancing Waters
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Windsong
  Discipline of  
Body
Test
Open and Available Test of the Singing Cicada
Open and Available Test of the Bedouin
Open and Available Test of the Oyster Catcher
Open and Available Test of the Acrobat
Open and Available Path of the Pilgrim
Open and Available Test of the Ritual Tattoo
Open and Available Test of Isis' Bounty
Open and Available The Venery
Open and Available Test of the Banquet
  Discipline of  
Natural Philosophy
Test
Open and Available Test of the Safari
Open and Available Test of Darkest Night
Open and Available Test of Khefre's Children
Open and Available Test of Astrological Alignment
Open and Available Test of the Giving Fisherman
Not yet available Test of the Fisherman
Requires Demonstrating Test of Life
Requires Demonstrating Test of the Plantation
Open and Available Test of the Archaeologist
  Discipline of  
Thought
Test
Open and Available Test of the Tomb of the Immortal
Open and Available Test of Octec's Ghost
Open and Available Test of the Pathmaker
Not yet available Set's Ladder
Open and Available Balance of Goods
Not yet available Test of Judgment
Not yet available Hexaglyphs
Requires Demonstrating Alchemists Rune
Open and Available Test of the Empty Hand
  Discipline of  
Worship
Test
Open and Available Test of Marriage
Open and Available Vigils
Not yet available Test of the Messenger
Not yet available Test of Beacons
Not yet available Test of Leavened Bread
Not yet available Test of Visions
Not yet available Test of the Holy Shrine
Requires Demonstrating Test of Festivals
Not yet available Test of Ka
Not yet available Test of the Humble Priests
Not yet available Test of Ritual Mummification
Not yet available Remembrance Ceremonies
Open and Available Test of the Megalopolis

Key

Test Available - Test Available
Requires Demonstrating - Requires Demonstrating
Not yet available - Not yet available