DARKSIDERS The Black Throne The locations of all the chests, etc, and how to get to them are included but whatís in them is for you to find out. Thereís a specific order for opening many portals, changing the order may also change the results. Also, when and where all minor battles are, are for you to discover, however I did add what I did to defeat bosses. I hope my walkthrough is of some help. I am listing things in the order I did them, not neces- sarily the best possible order. If you have any questions, suggestions or corrections please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . After eating the last Heart of the Chosen, Samael will open a red portal in Scalding Gallow. Follow the path through the new serpent hole to the Black Throne and enter. Cross the path as soon as it appears as it doesnít stay too long. Enter the next room for a cutscene. You now have a three part puzzle to free Azrael. Free Azrael, Part one: Take the eastern stairs. This is a very confusing area, but once you know how it works itís not that bad. Each wall has a sword on it which moves it up or down, opening new pathways and closing others. I donít remember the position of the first wall when I started but down opens the right path and up opens the left one. You want the right one open, for now. Take the right path to the next area. Youíll see two swords, one on the back of the first wall and one on the second wall. Hit the second one with your cross- blade. Return to the first room and activate that sword. Take the open left path which now goes through to the third area. Hit the sword on your right which will open a path upstairs. Now hit the one on the left which opens a path at the top of the stairs. Go to the next area and open the chest. Use you Abyssal Chain to cross over to the stairs. Go up and follow the path west, south and then east. You should be facing a sword. Use your crossblade on it. Stay upstairs and go back to the top of the stairs, which are now blocked, but a new path just a little north is now open. Follow it to the door. AARG!!! In the next area youíll see two devices. Activate the one on the left and then the one on the right. Target the now exposed sword above you. Acti- vate the device on the right again. You can now use your Abyssal Chain to cross. On the other side youíll find two chests. Enter the building. Two more chests! Hop down to the center, eventually the floor will open. Jump down and claim your prize, the Voidwalker (a handy device to open portals). Fully charge and activate the portal on the N/E wall and then the one a little higher, directly east. Jump through. If at any time youíre not going high or far enough, then youíre not charging fully before opening the portals. Always fully charge unless I specifically say not to. Go down the hall and activate the next two. Jump through the first one to fly up to a ledge with a chest. Turn around and target the portal on the wall, then jump through the one still activated below you. Go to the end of the hall and activate that portal. Return to the last one you activated and stand on the switch plate in front of it to raise that portal. Quickly return to the one at the end of the hall. You should be able to see a red barrier through it. Grab a fireball and toss it through. If you miss, just run back to the switch plate and start over. Once youíve successfully dis- patched the red barrier, do it all again, except this time throw yourself through instead of a fireball. You should grab a ledge. The next room has another path like the first one you encountered. You donít need to take it. Stand as far right as you can by the pathís switch plate and look up to the left to see enough of a portal to activate. Do so, then run back to your last open portal and jump through. Stand on the new pathís switch plate and cross to the other side for a chest. You donít absolutely need, but really, really want whatís in this chest. Donít forget to assign it or itís useless. Activate the switch plate, then halfway across the path fly off to the exit on the right. Continue down the path and take two flying leaps forward. There are two chests to your right. Charge and activate the portal in the doorway and then the one on the floor. Jump through the one in the doorway to reach a ledge. Charge and activate any two portals in the arena. I preferred them close together and stood near them, then dashed away when he struck, so I didnít have far to go. When his weapon gets stuck in the ground (not a spinning attack, you canít get on his head then), jump through either portal (if itís not close enough then just jump back through to get to the other one. You can go back and forth 2-3 times before he recovers), then double jump to land on his head. Push B. After, drop down and hit his middle with your sword. Dash away when his waist starts to change color because heís re- covering. Re-activate two portals and do it all again, and then a third time. That should take him to his knees with a B over his head. Finish him off and exit the arena. Open the portal that the beam is shining on. Drop down and open the portal in the doorway. The path is now open, so follow it to the end and open the portal there. Go back to the other end, look up at the beam and re-open that portal. Return and activate the elevator. Activate the portal the beam is now shining on, then activate the one to itís right. The door is now open, so exit. Open the portal above the bridge then use the Abyssal Chain to cross. Open the portal on the other end of the bridge. The door is now open, so enter. Go around until you can drop back down. Open the portal the beam is shining on. Open the portal near the bottom of the stairs. Move walls to allow the beam to pass through a hole in each. Just use the sword on each wall the beam is shining on until itís all the way through. Donít leave just yet. When you get to the top of the steps of the exit, look to your right. Charge and activate the portal. Lower the wall to the right of it by hitting the sword on it. Then activate the portal up to the left on the same wall. Jump through the first portal and fly to a chest. Admit- tedly, this probably couldíve been done in the beginning, but this is when I found it. Now you can exit. The beam will hit one of the thingies holding Azrael. Forget the chest showing on the center of the map for now. You canít reach it til much later. Free Azrael, Part two: Head north and activate the lower portal and then the higher one to itís left. Jump through the first one. Activate the next portal, to the left, on the floor. Go back through the one you just came out of to get to a ledge. The door here does not open yet. Jump across to the lowest turning platform in the middle of the room. Climb left as far as you can go. Jump off towards an open door to the east. Go through and activate the elevator to go up. Exit and go down the hall. Follow the path to the solid block to your left (west). Open the portal across from you and then the one to itís left on the wall. Fly to the path that leads to the first portal and jump through. Forget the chest on top of the pedestal, itís impossible to get until we return this way. Donít go through the door just yet. Thereís another portal left of the door. Activate it and jump through the portal you just came out of to find another chest. Activate the device in the room. Re-activate the portal on the pedestal and then the one on the wall near the exit. Make your way to the small pedestal in the west first and then to the one with the portal. Pop through it and exit this room. Open the portal on the moving thingy, then open the portal on the east wall. When, through the portal on the wall you can clearly see another portal, activate it. When you can see the platform on the other side, jump through. Three more chests! Enter the building and open the chest. Floating platforms will be lowered. This is much easier than it looks, so donít despair. Activate the portal on the ceiling of the lowest one and a portal next to a movable block. Slowly push the block towards the portal and itíll be sucked through. Do the same for the middle one, in the same order, with the other block and wall portal. Jump on the top of the first pedestal you lowered, and then to the second one. Activate the portal on the ceiling of the third pedestal and then the floor under the block on the first one. Jump over to the roof to the third one. Now open one of the portals on the wall below and the floor of the one under the block on the now lowest pedestal. Keep jumping to the roof of the highest one. Open the other portal on the wall below and the portal on the floor of the other block. If you jumped to the higher roof, then youíre now next to a ledge. Step off and open two chests. Open the door and use the blue ball to jump to a ledge. Break the ice for a chest. Activate the portal by the chest then backtrack a little while looking up for another portal to activate. Jump in the first one to hop up to a ledge with another chest. Return and continue to the end of the hall. Activate the portal above the blue ball, then the one on the floor behind you. Use the blue ball to jump through the portal on the ceiling to a ledge with another chest. Jump down and use the two blue balls to fly to the next ledge. Go to the end of the hall and activate the elevator to go up. You kill this guy exactly the same way as the last. The twist here is that the portals are covered. Stand to the left of a portal and when he swats at you, dash to your right (or you can do right/left, if you prefer). He should hit the portal you just ran over. Repeat one more time to have two portals. Open the portal in the elevator and go down. Open the second portal. Find a chest nearby. Use your Crossblade and target the swords on the last three mirrors so you hit them at the same time. Use the next elevator to go down. Drop down and activate the ceiling on the highest floating pedestal. Open a portal near a block and shove it through. Activate the portal on the N/E wall and then look way up to the portal the beam is shining on. Activate it and the door opens. Open the portal on your right, then the one on the floating, turning pedestal. Looking through the one on the right, watch for and open the portal on the other floating, turning thingy. Wait a moment for the beam to go through. Close the one the first pedestal and re-open the one on the wall. Jump on through when itís facing the other side. The doorís open, go on through. You can now swing over to that chest on the large pedestal. From the chest, make your way to the other side of the room and activate the southern portal to your left, then, like before, go to the smaller, western pedestal. Activate the portal on the other pedestal, again. Stand on the very right corner, as close to falling off as you can get without actually falling off, of course. Target and hit the two swords on the mirrors there with your crossblade, then, very quickly run to the top right corner and hit the third one. All three must be active at the same time. Head for the elevator in the S/E corner and go down. Youíre back in the room with the rotating platforms. Look to your left and youíll see fireballs. Go down and use one to target the red barrier, then jump onto the moving platforms and make your way back to the door you came out of. Target the now exposed portal. Look down and youíll see another portal on the inside of the platforms. Target it. Be patient, it takes awhile to line up just right. Go down and speak to Aztael for a cutscene. Free Azrael, Part three: Youíll find 2 new new portals in the S/W. Activate the wall and then the floor portal. Jump through the one on the wall to be propelled up. Repeat to get to the next ledge. Follow the path to the door. Thereís a chest to your left. Look for a portal on the ceiling and activate, but donít charge. Try to get to the opening as close to the ledge as possible. Thereís another portal to the right of the chest, do the same and go through, hopefully, to land on the ledge and claim a prize. Charge and activate the portal you can spot on the pedestal going up and down to the west. Watch through and activate the next one you can see. Re-activate, and charge the one on the wall. Jump through when the path is clear. I believe thatís when the pedestal youíre watching is all the way up. Head down the steps. Ignore the red barrier there for now. Activate the portal at the bottom and the one on the floating, turning pedestal in the doorway. Youíll see another red barrier through the wall portal, which weíll get back to shortly. Jump through when you can see the other side. Here youíll find a chest. Open the portal in this room. Stand near the fireballs, and grab one with your Abyssal Chain to throw through the portal at the red barrier to the west. Timing is everything here. Jump through when itís facing west again for a chest. Donít bother with the portal on the wall. Just jump back through the one you came out of. Then turn around and jump back through to the room with the spiral stairs and fully charge and activate the portal on the wall. Jump back through to the other side. You should be able to see the first red barrier now. Grab another fireball with your Abyssal Chain and destroy it. Thereís nothing moving this time so itís much easier. Jump through, once again, and head on back up the stairs. Fully charge and activate the top of the pedestal here. Drop down and jump through the portal at the bottom to soar up to another chest. Drop back down to the bottom of the stairs again and activate the portal on the turning pedestal, again. Re-activate the one on the wall. Jump through and hit the sword with you crossblade and youíre out. Drop to the ground and head back to the two portals in the S/W where you began. Make your way back up to the door (see the beginning of Part three if youíve forgotten), but this time, instead of going through the door, jump across to the rotating platform, the one that enables you to climb to the right. Now you can go even higher. The chest on the map is not up here so donít bother looking for it. Jump off at the blue door. Open it up and go inside. Take the elevator up. Activate the device by the door to open it and go through. Go through the next door (you canít reach the chest above just yet). Activate the portal on the floating pedestal and then the one on the wall. Through the one on the wall, activate the portal on the second floating pedestal. You should be able to see a red barrier, now. Look up to your left for fireballs. Snag one with your Abyssal Chain and toss it when the red barrier is in sight, again. Jump through the next time itís facing the other side. There are two chests here. Open the door and go inside. Open the chest. Activate the portal in the S/W, then the portal above the water in the N/W. Target the sword. Jump down, claim your prize and hop through the portal. Swim to the ledge for another device to activate. Return to the device by the door where you first came in. Now, activate the portal on the back of the center pedestal. Go back to the cubby where the water used to be and jump back through the portal. Activate the elevator and go up. I activated on high and one low portal and kept him near both. Once again, jump on his head from a portal, hit B, slash at waist three times then B to finish off. Open the portal where the beam is shining. Open the portal above the elevator device and a new path has opened. Open the portal at the end of the hall then return and re-open the first portal where the beam is shining. Take the elevator down. Move the mirror S/E of the center pedestal. Exit the building. Open the portal on the first floating pedestal. Open the one on the wall. Use the one on the wall to open the portal on the second floating pedestal. Re-open the one on the first pedestal and wait until the beam passes through then close the portal on the first pedestal and re-open the one on the wall. Jump through to the other side. Enter the door. Use the new blue ball to jump to the chest on the ledge that you couldnít reach before. Turn around and open the portal on the wall and the one on the floor to reach another ledge and another chest. From there activate the portal on the top of the floating pedestal then jump down to your last portal and go through to soar up to another goodie. Go down and activate the two portals on the sides of the floating pedestal. To the east thereís a device that slows time. Hereís what I did. I stood in the doorway as far from the device as possible and hit it with my crossblade, turned and got only as close as needed to the sword on the floating pedestal and hit it with the crossblade, then got only as close as absolutely necessary to target and hit the two swords by the door. Do not hesitate or the door will not be open when the beam arrives. Afterwards, re-open the same door and go through. Take the elevator down and exit Open the portal on the outside of the turning platform when it passes by. Now,just like before, target the portal on the inside, at the bottom. Wait for it to line up. The Big Boss There are now spiral steps going down where youíll finally get your hands on that chest youíve seen on your map. Go through the door at the bottom and take the elevator even further down. Exit and follow the path to the center of the room. Activate one of the ground portals (I preferred the right one), and when possible, the portal on his right arm (his right, not yours). When he puts that arm back to strike, jump through the portal on the ground. Youíll land behind is head. Go to the obvious target and hit B. Youíll drop down in front of his face. Whack it with your sword. I hung around the middle fighting minions until he spoke, then dashed off to the right to avoid his sweeping blow. Repeat until heís finished, then youíll be transported to Eden. EDEN You can only come here once, so make sure you get everything the first time. When you first arrive, there are two chests. Azrael will give you The Mask of Shadows. Use it to fight your darker self. I used whatever he did and dashed whenever he struck. I had no real trouble defeating him. Return to the beginning and make sure you activate the mask for another chest. Go back to where you fought yourself and activate the mask to see a bridge to cross. Head up the steps, but drop off next to the waterfall on your left. Youíll find a chest under the stairs. Drop down to the water below to finf a chest on the first island you come to. Make sure your mask is still activated or you wonít see it. The next chest is on the island in the S/E. Next to the island, just a tad north, walk through a waterfall and up a path to the last chest. Head back to the stairway by the bridge and head up. (do double check your map to make sure you got all the chests). At the top you learn the dark truth and a glimpse of the future. Return to Azrael to receive the quest for the Armageddon Blade.