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        /¯| Spoiler-free FAQ & Walkthough by Shotgunnova (P. Summers)  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
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        I. CONTROLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CNTR
       II. GENERAL INFO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GNRL
      III. WALKTHROUGH  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WLKT
           01) The Great Wall ............................................... WK01
           02) Venice ....................................................... WK02
           03) Bartoli's Hideout ............................................ WK03
           04) Opera House .................................................. WK04
           05) Offshore Rig ................................................. WK05
           06) Diving Area .................................................. WK06
           07) 40 Fathoms ................................................... WK07
           08) Wreck of the Maria Doria ..................................... WK08
           09) Living Quarters .............................................. WK09
           10) The Deck ..................................................... WK10
           11) Tibetan Foothills ............................................ WK11
           12) Barkhang Monestary ........................................... WK12
           13) Catacombs of the Talion ...................................... WK13
           14) Ice Palace ................................................... WK14
           15) Temple of Xian ............................................... WK15
           16) Floating Islands ............................................. WK16
           17) The Dragon's Lair ............................................ WK17
           18) Home Sweet Home .............................................. WK18
       IV. APPENDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPN
           Secrets .......................................................... SCRT
           Enemies .......................................................... ENMS
           Cheats ........................................................... CHTS
        V. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FAQZ
       VI. UPDATES & CONTRIBUTIONS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UPDT
      VII. LEGALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LGLT
    I. CONTROLS                                                              [CNTR]
                         _____         |  |         _____
        L2 BUTTON -->   /____/\        |  |        /\____\   <-- R2 BUTTON
        L1 BUTTON -->  /____/\ \_______|  |_______/ /\____\  <-- R1 BUTTON
                      /  _    \________|__|________/    _  \
                     / _| |_                         _ /_\ _\  <-- TRIANGLE BUTTON
    DIRECTIONAL --> | |_   _|   [SELECT]   [START]  |_|   (_)| <-- CIRCLE BUTTON
        PAD         |   |_|          [ANALOG]          (X)   | <-- X BUTTON
                    /            ____        ____            \
                   /            /    \  __  /    \            \
                   \         /\ \____/ /  \ \____/ /\         /
                    \       /  \______/    \______/  \       /
                     \_____/ LEFT ANALOG  RIGHT ANALOG\_____/
                                (L3)          (R3)
     Button information is based off the default configurations, which can be
     changed in the menu's "Controller" option. Tomb Raider II is _NOT_ compatible
     with analog sticks, and will act like the controller is disconnected if it's
     turned on -- sorry!
     ___________ ______________________ __________________________________________
    | MANEUVER  | BUTTON COMBINATION   | OTHER INFO                               |
    | Action    | X                    | Move blocks, take items, flip levers...  |
    | Backflip  | Down + Square        | Press O-button to roll in midair         |
    | Camera    | L1 + Direction       | Use third-person camera to survey area   |
    | Dismount  | Square               | Backflip off when on a ladder/trellis    |
    | Draw      | Triangle             | Un/holsters currently selected weapon    |
    | Handstand | R1 + Square          | Can only be used when hanging from ledge |
    | Jump      | Square (+ Direction) | X-button: catch ledges, weaken jump arc  |
    | Movement  | D-pad                | Controls Lara like a marionette          |
    | Roll      | Circle               | Can be combined with any jump type       |
    | Run       | Up                   | Faster movement but much less safe       |
    | Shimmy    | Left/Right + X       | Can only be used when hanging from ledge |
    | Shoot     | Drawn Weapon + X     | Fires at nearest locked-on target        |
    | Sideflip  | Left/Right + Square  | Handy for evasive maneuvers              |
    | Sidestep  | R2 + Left/Right      | Move laterally to get better positioning |
    | Slow Walk | R1 + Direction       | While doing, can't fall off ledges!      |
    | Swan Dive | R1 + Up + Square     | Dive off high ledges in style            |
    | Swim      | Square               | Quick movement via breaststroke          |
    | Turbo     | Up + Square          | In a speedboat/red snowmobile only       |
    | Use Flare | L2 Button            | Provides light if flares are available   |
    | Vault Up  | Up + Square          | Pull up onto a ledge automatically       |
     Lara can do a lot, but there are some features she can't do:
     • Sprint (extra-strength running)
     • Turning corners while shimmying
     • Draw normal weapons in waist-deep/underwater, or while hanging from ledges
     This walkthrough uses terminology for certain actions/things:
     • Clubthug (a gunless enemy, armed only with a bat/club)
     • Flatfoot jump (a standing jump in a certain direction)
     • Softdrop (jumping backwards off a ledge, hanging, then dropping down safely)
     • Jump-n'-grab (jumping to a ledge and grabbing its ledge)
     • Backflip roll-n'-grab (during backflip, roll in midair to catch ladder aft)
    II. GENERAL INFO                                                         [GNRL]
     # DISCS: 1
     PLAYERS: 1
     MEMCARD: 1 Block
     RELEASE: 1997 [US/EU], 1998 [JP] 
     RANKING: Teen [13+]
     This is a collection of general tips that'll help the player. If a reader has
     a good one, send it in and I'll put it here.
     • SAVE OFTEN. This is probably the #1 best tip ever. If Lara gets in a bind
       later, just reset; if some weird noise is coming from an adjacent room,
       this is a way to prepare for it. The usual downside to saving is that if
       one gets in a bind with no way out, that ruins the game! Not so in this
       case. Unlike TR games that followed, Lara can reload the entire level should
       something go terribly awry, and there aren't many places where that's even
       possible. Learning when to save is the fast track to success, and usually
       helps conserve items, medipacks in particular.
     • CONSERVE AMMO. Do you really need to shoot birds with grenade launchers?
       How about pumping uzi rounds into a spider? There are plenty of weapons
       that pack a punch but wasting them on generic baddies, such as clubthugs
       who have no ranged weapon, is just dumb. Case in point: during the last
       two levels (not counting Home Sweet Home) there are enemies that will need
       grenade/uzi/M16 rounds to be dealt with quickly. Using the infinite-ammo
       pistols works well almost all the time, especially when used in conjunction
       with the first tip -- a lot easier to know what's coming!
     • SURVEY THE AREA. Using the look-around button (L1) often provides clues on
       where to go, and is helpful in spotting places one might not see. Consider
       this a must when searching for the dragon artifacts hidden on most levels.
       And although it's fairly obvious, don't waste flares unless Lara's in a
       dark place -- there are a few pitch-black rooms/caverns towards the end of
       the game.
     • SEARCH OUT SECRETS. On all levels but the last two, there are artifacts of
       three types: silver, gold, jade. The order they appear differs from area to
       area, and they aren't useful on their own, but when the set is completed,
       Lara is rewarded with extra ammunition (or a gun, if she doesn't have it).
       Sometimes these require a little work but it's always helpful to have lots
       of ammunition, particularly towards the end of the game when grenades help
       a lot.
     • Spike pits and glass shards pop up quite a lot in this game, and while
       they provide instant death if Lara falls on them from above, she can walk
       through them (with R1) harmlessly if they're on her level. Running through
       them or jumping out of them still damages however, but the latter is really
    ___________________________________________________/ III. WALKTHROUGH - WLKT |_
    01) THE GREAT WALL                                                       [WK01]
     NOTE: Numbers on the map represent secrets' location (and recommended order)
          __ _|¯|_ _ _ _____                            _________________________
         |  |START| | |     | Numbers (#s) denote the  |                         |
         |  |     | )    A  | order secrets're gotten  | A: Connected Passage    |
         |   ____/  | |_____|          _____           | B: The Great Wall       |
         |________/ | |__   |_________|     |          | C: Guardhouse           |
             |1       |  A   ___ B ___   C  |____      | D: Boobytrapped Pool    |
              ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|_____|         |________  |     | E: Boulder Trap         |
                      |    J|_________|______ _| |_    | F: Spikewall Trap       |
                      | 3I¯¯            _   _|     |   | G: Spikewall Trap (x3)  |
                      |_____     H     |_ G _|  D  |   | H: Rolling Razorwheels  |
                            |__________|_ 2 _|_   _|   | I: Zipline              |
                                       __| |___| |___  | J: Exit Door            |
                                      |   F     E    | |_________________________|
    TIGER CAVE                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
     Our gal starts the level by sliding into a cavern from a helicopter rope. She
     seems to have packed light -- her inventory only has one of each medipack,
     two Flares, and two Shotgun shells! No enemies are here yet, so quickly run
     to the small pool nearby and find a pull-up point against the wall. Snipe a
     tiger who's gotten loose below, then do a flatfoot diagonal jump from the
     ledge to the pillar, then around the corner. This should bring Lara to the
     "left" wall from where she entered the level. Climb up again, turn around,
     do a jump to the overhang. The SILVER DRAGON [1/3] on another overhang above
     the ledges below. By now, if you look around (L1 Button), the way upwards
     should be clear: there's an opening atop the climbing course we're doing.
     At the top, do a running jump over the slanted rock and land right by the
     entrance! There's nothing inside, although one corner has a grate that will
     immediately cave-in if Lara stands there -- do so.
     The pool Lara falls into has some steps on one edge and a lever in a far
     corner. Do a running jump-n'-grab to pull up there, operating the device to
     unlock the door.
     Exit onto the great wall and kill the three carrion birds who attack (one
     from behind after awhile). Part of the great wall has fallen away and now
     leads downwards to a vacant pool. Dive into it and find the crawlspace with
     the GUARDHOUSE KEY within. This unleashes a tiger above somehow -- scramble
     to high ground against the wall and kill it from there. Coincidentally, that
     high ground is also the way back up! Unlock the guardhouse with the new key.
     Kill the tarantulas and find the RUSTY KEY up the ladder, which unlocks the
     old door below. Beyond, smoke smore more spiders and pick up the SHOTGUN
     SHELLS and LARGE MEDIPACK by the pathetic corpse. A pushable block disguises
     a doorway leading to a slide. This drops Lara off by a boobytrapped pool:
     razor-sharp discs will fly out of the walls and try to cut her up if she
     takes the obvious way through. Instead of wading, look for a crack along the
     long wall and grab on, shimmying over the bulk of the traps.
     Climb up the passage beyond and save! The floor here crumbles and plummets
     Lara into spikes if she lollygags, so quickly enter the cavern beyond (this
     shuts the door). Boulders will roll in from the "left" so run to the "right,"
     where the only entrance is. Jump over the spikes at the bottom to land in a
     hole with...more spikes! These ones are on walls and encroaching quickly, so
     climb into the sidepassage to evade 'em. This safe spot is a good place to
     Quickly run along, jumping over the scythe traps and crumbling floor, until
     landing back in a room with spiked walls trying to make a Lara sandwich. Pick
     up the JADE DRAGON [2/3] quickly and run through the series of spikewalls,
     until sliding into a hole with a final one. Do a quick roll and find the old
     flooring that falls away, putting Lara in a safe passage once again. Save!
     In the cavern with rolling razorwheels, pick up the SMALL MEDIPACK and blaze
     through to the other end with a zipline. Kill all spiders here (I counted 5)
     and save. It's possible to descend into the canyon! Look for a drop-down
     point to a moss-covered platform, then shimmy across the crack to a pull-up
     spot. Beyond is FLARES, and a ladder that leads up (to zipline) and down (to
     cavern bottom). The lower way is dark so be careful.
     There will be two skeletons beneath there. Approach them to hear something
     wicked this way come -- it's a t-rex, man! I suggest retreating to the
     passage with the ladder and shooting from there since it can't fight back.
     When it finally dies, collect the Gold Dragon [3/3] from the cave, hopefully
     receiving extra items as well: a GRENADE LAUNCHER (6 rounds) & SMALL MEDIPACK!
     The Grenade Launcher should be saved for a rainy day, particularly the game's
     final levels...don't waste it on scrubs! Q
     Quickly run back to the ladder passage because another t-rex will be on the
     prowl and this one can enter the gold dragon niche! Climb the ladder back up
     to its apex and jump down near the zipline; this time, take it across to the
     opposite side (1-way). Destroy the tiger family
     Beyond the zipline area is a small cave with modern equipment around. Approach
     the door to leave. No more dark underground pits to walk in this time!
    02) VENICE                                                               [WK02]
                  EXIT           |  G  |
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                   |F    |   | |__| ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯  |                           ________
                   |E|___|___|      |¯   ¯|¯¯                           | LEGEND |
                   |____   ____|¯¯¯¯|  H  |  |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
                        | |         |_____|  | A: Boathouse                      |
                   |¯¯¯¯ D|____              | B: 3F Building                    |
                   |    |      |             | C: Skybridge Switch               |
                   |____| | |  |             | D: Boat Lock                      |
                        |      |             | E: Gondolas                       |
            N            ¯¯¯¯| |             | F: Footbridge                     |
            |            |¯|_| |  |¯¯¯¯¯|    | G: "H" Switch                     |
            |            |2 ___|  |  A _|    | H: Iron Key                       |
            |            | |1|____|_  |C|    | I: Exit Gate                      |
     W------+------E     |____ CANAL  | |    | J: Sunken Shipmines               |
            |                 |   |¯¯¯| |    |___________________________________|
            |                 |_   B__| |
            |                   | |  ___|
            S            _____|¯   ¯|  
                        |START      |
                         ¯¯¯¯¯|_____|                              BOATHOUSE RAID
     From the starting blind alley, continue to a small area underneath a balcony,
     which has a sniper up top. A doberman attacks en route, and another when Lara
     tries to use the adjacent alley to get a bead on the elevated attacker. Near
     the canal, a club-swinging henchman attacks...didn't he ever hear the maxim
     "Never bring a club to a gunfight"? Either way, he drops a SMALL MEDIPACK.
     Swim underneath the wooden gate across the canal to find a boat (ignore for
     now) and a button that opens a door somewhere.
     Back on dry land, enter the building the club-wielding thug emerged from
     and take the FLARES. The button here opens the 2F trapdoor, and up a level,
     that button opens the 3F trapdoor. On the roof, a larger building adjoins --
     Lara can shoot out the window for a makeshift entrance. There will be a 3rd
     doberman in the building interior, and the already-broken window leads to the
     sniper's balcony. Pry the BOATHOUSE KEY from his cold fingers and flip the
     skybridge switch accessible from the doberman building, opening a wooden door
     over the canal accessible by the red awnings.
     To get there, shoot out the window in the building connected to the skybridge
     (it's the only one unbroken), jumping from the sill to the awning. The lever
     in the newly-opened door pulls back the wooden gate sitting half-sunken in
     the canal. Once Lara re-enters the boathouse and uses the new key, it'll be
     possible to use the craft in the canal, too. Make sure to kill the new moron
     who appears; he drops AUTOMATIC PISTOLS a.k.a. Uzis. Drive the boat through
     the canal entrance now, and light a flare to see an alcove that contains the
     first secret [1/3], the SILVER DRAGON and FLARES. [The ladder here leads down
     to two rats and into a lower canal area; this is just to get the secret a
     different way since the boat won't be able to go back after a point.]
     Drive the boat until it falls over a dropoff, then disembark and swim down
     to the next secret [2/3], the GOLD DRAGON. Keep driving until Lara finds a
     locked canal gate and a ladder. There are sunken UZI CLIPS (x2) here, and
     they're easy to find with a flare in hand. Anyway, back to the gate dock.
     Break into the window and kill the thug/rats who appear; the man drops AUTO
     PISTOL AMMO, plus there are SHOTGUN SHELLS near the locked door. Get back in
     the boat and drive it forward into the lock, then exit and swim back to the
     building. Use the switch inside to flood the lock, raising the boat's height
     to clear the ledge -- it's accessible via the ladder outside. To open the
     far gate, there is a sunken wall lever within this enclosed portion.
     Once out in the fresh air, hang a left to Point "E", where Lara can bust
     through a bunch of gondolas like a James Bond stuntman. There will be a thug
     near the docked speedboat, so get on dry land and snipe him from afar (he
     won't reciprocate) and take his two M16 CLIPS. The door he was guarding is
     locked and north of there are some visible landmines blocking the level exit.
     We'll have to go around!
     Dock the boat by where the gondolas were and do a flatfoot jump-n'-grab to
     the red awning across the water. From here Lara can get access to a higher
     footbridge with a club-wielding henchman and a doberman, the former dropping
     a LARGE MEDIPACK. A third man will tote some guns around the corner, and he
     leaves the useful STEEL KEY to unlock the door nearby. There's a lever inside
     that raises a side-canal's gate, but one more is needed. Be prepared for a 3rd
     henchman upstairs who drops two sets of AUTO PISTOL AMMO.
     This time, return to the entrance and hang a right down the thus-unused canal.
     A pistol thug can be seen on the dock right near the corner, so eliminate him
     'fore he causes any harm (it's easiest to do this by swimming to it rather
     than jumping out of the boat, in my opinion). This sucker drops two packs of
     Continue straight ahead, turning "right" to find another dock with 2 gondolas
     attached. This is point "G" on the map. The door is locked but if Lara steps
     foot on it, a clubthug emerges. Kill some rats inside and pull the lever to
     unlock a door at a dock elsewhere. Outside, see the nearest bridge overhead?
     Lara can climb up here, shoot the window, and get the JADE DRAGON [3/3], plus
     the reward of 4x AUTO PISTOL AMMO if that completes the set. There's metal
     mesh preventing further access through the canal, so use the boat and go
     back the way we came.
     Near where the thug was walking on an isolated dock, take the perpendicular
     canal to the door opened a second ago (Point "H"). Inside, take the IRON KEY
     and find Lara locked in. The walls are notched and can be used as ladders,
     one corner of which leads to the 2F. Backflip off and neutralize the clubthug
     and doberman; a SMALL MEDIPACK is left in the aftermath. A switch opens the
     exit door, also unleashing another t-shirted hencher on the isolated dock
     below. Further down the canal, at Point "I", is a moron who will take potshots
     at Lara if she's in the boat and when swimming inside. He leaves AUTO PISTOL
     AMMO behind, and the button he guarded opens the level exit gate (behind the
     sunken landmines). Ignore the button for now, though.
     Now, go back to the first part of the upper canals where the three gondolas
     were deep-sixed, and use the Steel Key on the door the thug was guarding.
     Inside, a henchman drops a SMALL MEDIPACK, while the tiny lever raises the 2nd
     alley gate -- this completes the shortcut. To get rid of the landmines, save
     and drive one of the boats towards them, then bail at the last second to
     survive. One of the motorboats won't, but there's a replacement right nearby!
     The exit should be cleared of landmines and the canal shortcut opened by this
     point. At "Point I" on the map, there's a button that opens the exit gate but
     gives a timer in the form of bell tolls. Lara must make it through before it
     stops, and the rest is self-explanitory. There are a few ways to do this:
     #1) The hardest: Ignore the Jade Dragon ramp and take the long way around to
         the exit. Actually, this way is impossible -- there's absolutely no way
         to make it there in 13 tolls (seconds). Even by going at breakneck speed
         the whole way, Lara's liable to come up short due to the canal angles.
     #2) The quickest: The ramp that led up to the Jade Dragon can be used as a
         workaround for the lower canal that has metal mesh blocking progress.
         From here, simply take the shortcut opened and reach the exit in time.
         It's easiest done if the boat is aligned and its back-end is touching
         the ramp Lara exits on foot -- this way she can hop in immediately when
         the bell peals start. [NOTE: To get up the ramp, more power is needed,
         so use forward + X-button]
     #3) The easiest: If Lara swims underneath the gate, the tolls (laughably)
         will not start. Take a scenic cruise to the finish line.
    03) BARTOLI'S HIDEOUT                                                    [WK03]
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          |       |     G   |D|¯¯¯¯|    | | |        | A: Canal                   |
     W----+----E  | |   H   |  ¯¯ 1|    | | |        | B: Mansion Foyer           |
          |       | |       |¯¯|  ¯| B     A|        | C: Canal-door Switch       |
          |       |F ¯¯¯|¯¯¯E  |_  |    | | |        | D: Canal Door              |
          S      _|    ¯  |¯|______|    | | |        | E: Fireplace               |
             ___| |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|H|C2         | | |        | F: Firepipe Trap           |
            | EXIT|       | |¯¯¯¯¯¯  |¯¯  | |        | G: Ballroom                |
            | ¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯|¯   ¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯| |¯¯|_|-START  | H: Connected Path (Tunnel) |
            |  3  |        I         | |             | I: Library                 |
            |_____|_   _|_   _|__   _|_|_______      | J: Detonator               |
            |___  |     |_|_  |         _   _  |     |____________________________|
            | |_|       |     |      | |  J  | |
            |   J |_____|_|¯|_|______| |_____|_|           THROUGH THE MANSION
             ¯¯¯¯¯                                         ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
     The final Venician boat level! The canal here is L-shaped and leads nowhere,
     so dock near the locked door and kill some disease-carrying rats. More of
     these pests plus a clubthug can be found upstairs a bit, dropping a LARGE
     MEDIPACK all the while. Kill some rats and find the wall switch, opening the
     door near the dock. A clubthug will rush to Lara, but can be neutralized with
     little fear of damage...and he drops a SMALL MEDIPACK!
     Inside the foyer, there will be a gunman on the balcony and at ground-level.
     Run underneath the 2F walkway to avoid the upper thug's sights, then kill the
     lower for SHOTGUN SHELLS. Once the sniper above is dead, it's time to loot
     his corpse. There is a slanted wooden block that will give access to the
     (only) wooden balcony. From here, push the block with flower insignia until
     a straight-ahead running jump can land near the corpse -- AUTO PISTOL AMMO!
     Before continuing, go downstairs and break the windows with the two dobermans
     behind. In one corner, there's FLARES, a SMALL MEDIPACK, and AUTO PISTOL AMMO
     to score. Back in the mansion, there's a dark hallway with three statues that
     drop swords. Unfortunately, this Tomb Raider doesn't allow crawling; just
     go through when they alternate the drops. At the end is a switch that opens a
     wooden door, canal-side.
     Back up on the balcony (where sniper was), the wall there is notched and can
     allow Lara to reach an outer balcony. Kill the gunman across the way, then
     jump-n'-catch the red awning. Shimmy all the way across and pull up, holding
     the jump button to immediately backflip onto the next balcony. Jump to the
     next red awning and align with the lower canal door opened previously. A
     normal jump doesn't work here, but Lara can fall into the opening by holding
     X/Action button, which makes her less aerodynamic and lessens the jump arc.
     It can be hard so save first.
     Further inside, nix the two dobermans and the masked pistol thug who appears
     in the adjacent room. Smash the balcony window, kill another fool there for
     two UZI CLIPS, and steel into the other room's window. Two clubthugs and a
     dog will do a lame pincer attack, coming in through the previously-locked
     double doors and the balcony, so take 'em out fast (protip: backflip shoot).
     No reward for this slaughter... Push the fireplace's block to find a secret
     passage beyond with a single rat. To get the secret [1/3] here, locate the
     switch in the empty room with a chandelier, opening a balcony path overlooking
     the canal. The gunman killer earlier will have dropped SHOTGUN SHELLS, plus
     there's a SILVER DRAGON to take! Anyway, back to the fireplace passage. Save
     before sliding down the ramp.
     Two lateral bladetraps spring during the descent, so try your best to jump
     over 'em...or jump into the water below and avoid the hassle. The fire pipe
     trap here here is shut off by standing on the wooden block before the first,
     and it's on a timer naturally. Flatfoot jumps can clear it easily. Catch on
     fire? Dive into the water and retry.
     The door at the end opens up into a ballroom with doberans and a pistol guy,
     although he'll be too busy dancing from Lara's barrage to return fire. The
     block nearest the lowest chandelier can be used to climb onto the expensive
     fixture, which then can be used to reach the 2F ledge with a switch -- this
     lowers a trapdoor behind the fireplace. Jump to the 2nd chandalier and the
     2nd switch -- this shows a passage behind the Mona Lisa knockoff high up on
     the wall. From the 2nd chandalier, the 3rd (and highest) can be scaled to
     the lofty rafters area. Kill some rats and shimmy the middle support girder
     until Lara can pull up. (Save and) do a flatfoot jump to the wooden platform
     near the brick-laid corner of the room. Try to get up and a clubthug emerges,
     dropping a SMALL MEDIPACK upon death. The final switch is on the other side
     of the support girder and reverses the heights of the chandeliers, making
     getting down easier.
     From the 3rd chandelier (now lowest), do a running jump-n'-grab to the
     painting's niche. Inside is a LIBRARY KEY! Now, return to the 1st switch's
     ledge and shoot the window. The ledge there shows the exposed back of the
     chimney, from which Lara can safely enter the pool of water behind the
     fireplace (rather than jumping through the fire -- dumb idea!). This tunnel
     leads to a dry spot with a keyhole begging for that new item we just got.
     Before that, there's a secret to get [2/3]! The watery passage before the
     door has a lever that opens into the adjacent one. Swim into the sunken
     corner to find the equally-flooded basement, with two pairs of GRENADE ROUNDS
     to snatch up and a GOLD DRAGON nearby. The switch right by the artifact will
     open a surfacing point right above near the fireplace.
     Anyway, back to the library room that should be opened with the Library Key.
     A clubthug appears almost immediately but should be easy pickins from so far
     away. The room he emerged from has shelves that can be used as ladders, and
     by the rat squeaks we know something's up there. Climb up there, kill the
     vermin and pull the switch to open a door in the main hall. A gunman will
     have emerged so eliminate quickly. The library room he was in has tall
     shelves, and they can be climbed to the very top where a breakable window
     is found. Slide down the awning backwards, then backflip onto the balcony,
     then jump to the wooden awning below. Make it to the wall from there that
     overlooks the boathouse. Before jumping there, it's possible to jump onto the
     boathouse roof from that brick wall. Near the corner, jump over the next
     brick wall and find an UZI!
     The man inside has AUTO PISTOL AMMO and a DETONATOR KEY on the table. Jump
     back in the canal and surface near the small wooden door, which will be
     opened by another gunman at that time -- he drops a LARGE MEDIPACK. Back in
     the main room of the library, the other double door has a lever to operate.
     Enter the room and be prepared to kill two gunmen who blow in through the
     window. They drop UZI CLIPS and SHOTGUN SHELLS.
     The wooden side door leads out into a canal again. Check the nearest corner
     for a rat, and pull up onto the brick ledging to find a detonator. Ignore it
     for now and climb onto the higher brick wall that is parallel with the canal
     here. Storm into the room via the window to find the third secret [3/], the
     Jade Dragon, plus four packs of SHOTGUN SHELLS if that completes a trifecta.
     To end this level, first use the Detonator Key on the detonator -- the small
     plunger box you usually see in Roadrunner cartoons. This blows up the house
     with the Jade Dragon in it, leaving behind a gaping hole in the exterior and
     entrance inside. A sniper will open fire immediately after the event, so dive
     into the water to evade most of his shots. The destroyed house is basically a
     small climbing course now to the top floor, the 3F room which now has roof
     access. From there, simply follow the brick path around the corner and to a
     dark ramp. Level...EXIT!
    04) OPERA HOUSE                                                          [WK04]
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                |                  |¯¯¯¯¯  | | A: Ladder                    |
                |                 _|   E   | | B: Collapsable Roof (Entr.)  |
                |                |  _______| | C: Glass-Fragment Room       |
        W ------+------ E        |     |___  | D: Feeble Roof Tiles         |
                |           _____|  D  |   | | E: Operahouse Roof           |
                |          |  _  |_______| | | F: Roof Trapdoor Switch      |
                |          |  A|_ B|___| C | | G: Entrance to Operahouse    |
                S           ¯|___   _______| |______________________________|
                                START                                    EN ROUTE
     Our gal starts on a ledge high above the canal, near a crate swinging from a
     rope (this can damage her so avoid). Directly below will be a guard walking
     the beat. I suggest jumping to the ledge along the wall nearby and sniping
     him, then diving below and getting his AUTO PISTOL AMMO. One end of the canal
     leads to a ladder and a pull-up spot by a switch -- this will collapse part
     of a trapdoor roof nearby. Climb the ladder to its highest point, jump over
     the canal to the white platform, jump back to the starting platform, and from
     there, do a running jump back over the canal to land in the newly-opened roof
     portion. Whew!
     There's a clubthug inside near an ORNATE KEY, and a second that comes from
     the door atop the stair (he drops a SMALL MEDIPACK). The path here leads back
     to the ladder/switch area. Return to the starting platform like before and
     jump to the flat roof space agains the wall (where I suggested you snipe the
     patrolman below before). There is another flat roof ledge diagonal and below,
     so jump or slide down to it. Using the camera, jumping over the roof leads
     right to glass fragments, a.k.a. makeshift spikes. To bust in safely, use the
     long sloped roof, catch the ledge, the drop down to the breakable window.
     Glass spikes don't hurt if Lara slowly walks through, mind you. Take the
     ladder up to an alcove where the Ornate Key can be used; this leads to another
     This leads to "D" on the map, some rafters with feeble roof tiles that will
     collapse when stood on. Naturally Lara falls to her death if a misstep is
     taken, but by looking at the course, it's possible to get across in two
     running jumps. The climable path in one corner leads to an outlook point.
     Snipe the first gunman, then hang down from that ledge to trigger a clubthug
     and two dobermans who can also meet the same fate without injury. One guy's
     dropped AUTO PISTOL AMMO and the other a LARGE MEDIPACK. There's are two more
     gunmen on the roof's opposite side but have to be dealt with close-up; one has
     SHOTGUN SHELLS, the other a SMALL MEDIPACK. Quite a haul!
     There are three paths here: two are in corner alcoves, a third is near a
     corner but has glass shards that prevent immediate access. First let's hit
     up the alcove with a swinging crate. The jump is precipitous but the concept
     is simple: align Lara with the box' path, do a running jump, and turn toward
     the safe part of the ledge in midair. Damage can be avoided entirely! In the
     dark corner, the button lowers part of a trapdoor on the roof, unleashing a
     clubthug and gunman. It's possible to conserve ammo here by using pistols, if
     you really want. Collect the SHOTGUN SHELLS and FLARES from a corpse before
     dropping down into the operahouse.
     The drop-down point leads to two switches, but the only working one opens a
     gate with a stair below. Jump down and find the switch in a nook, closing
     the upper booth's gate and simultaneously giving access to another. With that
     done, it might be wise to spring the boulder trap at the stairtop. To do so,
     simply go as far down the stairwell as possible to hear rolling SFX, then hug
     the wall with the button to avoid being squished. From there, climb back up
     the booth ladder and enter the new alcove (the gate is a makeshift ladder)
     overlooking the operahouse's seating.
     To bait a gunman's spawn, hang from the edge and quickly pull up for sniping
     privileges; he drops a SMALL MEDIPACK. The door on the opposite side of the
     balcony opens when approached, unleashing another gunman and his faithful
     dog companion. The dog drops KIBBLE...just kidding. The 1st gunman appeared
     from a stairwell on one side, so go that way, burying two more dobermans in
     the meantime. There is a defunct elevator here but can't be used yet. There
     is a drop-down point near the guy who came out of the double-doors, which
     lowers onto the 3F of the operahouse.
     ...and like before, hanging from the ledge baits some enemies into spawning,
     being a gunman on 3F, and 2 dobermans and a clubthug on the ground floor. I
     managed to kill all from 4F but not without some effort. The clugthug drops
     a LARGE MEDIPACK and the 3F gunman, 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO. If you're wondering
     how to get to the second and third floors from the ground floor, there are
     various pieces of walkway that are used for the climbing course. It's simple
     so I'm not going to go in-depth on it. The 3F has a keyhole (can't use) and
     elevator shaft access, that contains rats, a gunman, and a doberman. They
     leave nothing but the dead-end path leads to a dressing room past a breakable
     Here, a switch opens a slope to an air duct. The fan at the bottom will make
     mincemeat of Lara so jump at the last second and find another ORNATE KEY. To
     leave, climb up the brick platform until a gray slope leads into a fan-less
     duct. At the crossroads, there are deadly fans in every direction...but all
     is not as it seems! Do a running jump straight ahead, Lara hits the ceiling,
     and will stop before being sliced up. Do a standing jump from as far back as
     possible to clear the fan, then repeat it to reach the top. Turn around and
     jump to the dark passage above, finding the secret [1/3], a JADE DRAGON.
     A flatfoot jump gets back down, and the switch behind the movable block
     opens back into the dressing room.
     To exit the dressing room, push the lower crate into the open space, then
     break a window and push the other on top of it. This has to be done in the
     middle, though, so the small wooden step on the floor can be used to scale
     it. A clubthug has appeared up, now, and if you like saving ammo like me,
     just shoot it with pistols, then drop onto the crates until it leaves. Back
     on the 3F balcony, use the Ornate Key to open a passage back to the stairwell
     near the upper booth. No need to go this way now, but later...
     NOTE: Watch out for ceiling sandbags. They kill Lara if they hit her!
     Get down to 1F and a gunman will attack from the stage. There's another
     boulder boobytrap down here but it's easy to avoid if you know where it
     comes from (hint: dark, unenterable slanted door). He drops UZI CLIPS when
     dead, and upon taking them, a doberman and gunman spawn. Exit stage right to
     a switch that opens a glass-spiked passage at stage left. Save and kill the
     two clubthugs congregatin' there first -- one drops a LARGE MEDIPACK -- then
     pull up into the glassy walkway. Once up there, do a standing jump to the
     wall crack, shimmying to the alcove with a switch, lowering a plank back on
     the main walkway. After a few jumps, the brick wall has an alcove that lets
     Lara reach the tip-top platforms with swinging sandbags. Timed jumping will
     get across to the next switch which opens a trapdoor on the stage proper.
     Slide down and jump as the last second to fall right into the pit!
     ...filled with water, natch. Light a flare and start exploring the passage
     behind where Lara dropped in. There will be a small duct that leads to the
     next secret [2/3], a SILVER DRAGON. Near this duct's entrance is waist-deep
     water by a switch, which opens a door on F3 of the opera seats. Return to the
     stage entry point and go the opposite way, surfacing near the exit ladder w/
     a RELAY BOX at its feet; this is used to power the elevator. Remember where
     it is? It's on the top (4F) floor in that small side-stairway! Place the box
     in the slot to lower the elevator, revealing a ladder upwards...climb it!
     This should be near the roof with the last secret [3/3], the GOLD DRAGON,
     right in front of Lara in some glass shards. Walk to it and obtain 4x UZI
     CLIPS, plus UZIS if you didn't get them before. The switch in an alcove opens
     a 4F door, while more UZI CLIPS are near the exit. Return to the elevator
     and call it back up with the switch, then press the switch again and hop in.
     Be ready to kill two thugs at the very bottom, both leaving SHOTGUN SHELLS.
     Pull the switch to raise the elevator, then hop in the flooded underside for
     a swim. There is a CIRCUIT BOARD to collect here, which can be obtained by
     taking a bunch of lefts when the path presents itself. When obtained, swim
     back to the elevator area and pull the lever underneath the _other_ shaft,
     opening a door and letting Lara climb back to 3F (as we've done before).
     The circuit board is used in the booth on 5F, so we'll have to go back to it.
     Use the Ornate Key on the 3F door if not done already, and push the hallway
     switch to give access back to 5F. Place the circuit board, flip the lever,
     and raise the stage backdrop. A gunman appears down there now, but can be
     killed from afar (like usual); he drops SHOTGUN SHELLS. Upon entering the
     door the backdrop covered, two clubthugs and their mutt appear. Again, if
     you prefer to conserve ammo, flip into the pool and take them out with jumps
     from the shallows. One drops a SMALL MEDIPACK; the others, just gallons of
     blood! Mwahahaha...
     There's a ton of crates here, but only one moves; it's easy to tell which one
     because it's lighter-colored than the others. The path behind has a switch
     which will lower the backdrop again, giving access to the small hallway Lara
     can enter from the top of the boxes. The clubthug who appears onstage leaves
     nothing, so snipe him and take the higher walkway to a small chamber. There
     is an upper alcove that leads to a switch, opening a door near the swinging
     sandbag. To evade the moving menace, (save first and) jump to the slanted
     portion near the 'bag; if done right, Lara will slide down out of harm's way
     and can time her run through that way. [Ignore the clubthug below as he has
     nothing of interest.]
     In the storage warehouse beyond, time a jump to the wall on the "right" which
     is stacked with a bunch of crates. There's a double-pistol-wieldin' henchman
     with some dogs down there, and he's HARD -- consider using uzis or a grenade
     to take him out. When his dogs are also dead, kill the cowardly henchman who
     hid the entire time. All in all, a king's treasury worth of items: a SMALL
     MEDIPACK, UZI CLIPS, and three packs of GRENADES. To get out of this hellhole,
     climb the boxes and find the button on the wall near where Lara entered the
     room. Pressing it opens the exit door in one corner, although our gal will
     have to murder a final gunman (who has UZI CLIPS) before being able to get
     away scot-free!
     Now, a brief reprieve from water levels...?
    05) OFFSHORE RIG                                                         [WK05]
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                             | |¯| H |            | A: Lockup / Start           |
        _____              |¯   ¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|__     | B: Plane Hatch Button       |
       |     |             |     GAP|¯|  EXIT     | C: Pistols                  |
       |  A  |         |¯¯¯|_   _|   ¯    |¯¯     | D: Red Pass Reader          |
       |   __|_________| |   |D|  ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯        | E: Lounge                   |
       |______________   |    _|                  | F: Crew's Quarters          |
       |           |B|   |___|____   _    _       | G: Fireburner Room          |
       |    C      |  _  |   |    | |J|  |H|      | H: Drainage Station         |
      _|  HANGAR   | |_| |       _| | |__| |__    | I: Belowdecks Flooded Room  |
     |  ___________|_  |___|¯¯    | | |       |   | J: Connected Passage        |
     | |1              | F     E  | |_    I   |   |_____________________________|
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                   |_  | |_|   G  |   |_______|                N
                     | |______   _|                            |
                     |    2     |                          W --+-- E
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     JAILBREAK                                                 S
     Lara starts the new set of levels in the clink, with her weapons confiscated
     and only her flares and ammunition remaining. To start the jailbreak, search
     behind for a pullable crate for a switch passage that opens the exit door.
     It's timed (about 8-9 seconds) so clear the way beforehand. Leaving the cell
     triggers an alarm and two armed thugs' attention. Evade the coppers by
     diving into the hangar and travelling to the other side of the seaplane. The
     underwater fan here has a large suction effect, so Lara must travel on the
     extreme left/right side to avoid it. Having said that, one side has a lever
     that opens a passage on the other, leading to a surfacing point. Search the
     pool here for another lever, opening a trapdoor in the previous passage --
     this allows Lara to get the first secret [1/3], a JADE DRAGON, behind the
     fan. Surface in the hangar for oxygen, then return to the other surfacing
     point and use the passage to reach the hangar's upper walkway.
     Going perpendicular to the seaplane, jump the gap near the security room's
     window and drop down to the other side, where a button opens the plane's
     cargo hatch. Inside, press the button to cut the engine. Backtrack to the
     hatch button's platform and do a running jump to catch the nearest wing,
     which is safe now that the propeller's off. On top of the body, run until a
     trapdoor sends Lara into the cargo room's other side, where some PISTOLS are.
     With this, Lara can now fend for herself against the two brutes, a clubthug
     and gunman, in the hallway near the lockup. Surface there and kill both,
     collecting the LARGE MEDIPACK and YELLOW PASS CARD from their still-warm
     corpses. Watch out for the rolling barrel trap in that hallway; it triggers
     if Lara steps on the metal ramp. This corridor leads to the security room,
     and the double door can be opened by sliding the new card in its reader. A
     button beyond will shut off that dang alarm.
     At the fork, take a "left" and kill the doberman/gunman atop the stair; one
     leaves UZI CLIPS. There's another barrel trap here, avoided by triggering it,
     then rolling to escape easier. The red-pass reader's here but unusable now.
     Backtrack, take the "right" stair to find a pressure-lock door that Lara
     can turn open. A clubthug appears from behind, so quickly eliminate him and
     get a SMALL MEDIPACK. Another thug appears in the adjacent room but is too
     far away to pose a threat, generally -- he leaves a LARGE MEDIPACK.
     Unscrew the door to the lounge where a clubthug is waiting to play (leaves
     a LARGE MEDIPACK). Two packs of AUTO PISTOL AMMO are inside, plus four 
     HARPOONS for a gun we don't have just yet. Luckily, the HARPOON GUN is right
     in the adjacent quarters, farthest bunk from the entrance! Explore around the
     room for more AUTO PISTOL AMMO and AUTOMATIC PISTOLS, plus a button that'll
     lower a (timed) ceiling trapdoor. Once pressed, scramble up to a high bunk
     and do a flatfoot jump into its upper alcove. Slide down backwards and catch
     the ladder at the bottom, else Lara plummets to a painless death. Down in "G"
     (Fire Room), there are two pushable blocks to take from their niche. It
     doesn't take a genius to figure out the solution -- once pulled out, jump off
     one and catch the ladder above the bunson-burneresque fires.
     Once pulled up, a stairway is beyond -- kill the clubthug as he approaches
     and steal the RED PASS CARD. The next ladder leads up into the sunshiney
     outdoors, where a SILVER DRAGON secret [2/3] can be plucked before going
     back down. The passage'll drop Lara back in the surfacing point near the
     hangar. Return to the bifurcation past the security station and go "left"
     this time, to the red keycard's door. [There will be a doberman and gunman,
     plus a barrel boobytrap, if you didn't spring/kill them before.]
     Beyond, there's one gunman and two clubthugs who will attack Lara. Since she
     can get the drop on them, the easiest way is to kill the gunman and jump to
     his platform, then snipe the other two as they laze around. Spoils are SHOTGUN
     SHELLS, FLARES, and a SMALL MEDIPACK. There is a huge gap on one side of the
     room that can't be cleared now, so the exit will involve that movable block.
     Push it from one direction, pull it from the other, then push it again to
     put it on the edge of the catwalk. Do a running jump to it, then flatfoot
     jump into the upper alcove -- voila!
     A shotgunner will be in the far passag beyond, so start taking potshots 'fore
     he notices...he drops SHOTGUN SHELLS, expectedly. The lever in this drainage
     room will drain one gigantic pit to fill the other. Pull it, do a softdrop
     down from the high alcove, and cross the newly-filled pit. Near the machine
     in-between the two, one side has two gray slopes against the wall. There's a
     switch here that opens the trapdoor in the drainage station. Return back
     there and take the slide downwards.
     Lara lands on a high catwalk over a massive room filled with water -- the
     guts of the oilrig, to wit. Although not immediately visible, there are two
     (2) scubadivers swimming below. Snipe as many as possible and explore the
     catwalks, which are either long or small enough to require flatfoot jumps,
     killing the thugs up there. Spoils: SHOTGUN, SHOTGUN SHELLS. The walkways
     allow Lara to go around the room in one direction, so take that way. Near a
     shotgun guy is a windowed alcove that contains a GREEN PASS CARD. Right by
     that alcove's is a support pillar with the final secret [3/3], a GOLD DRAGON,
     at its base -- this is easily visible. If all scubadorks were murdered, jump
     into the water and get it, killing the clubthug who approaches. The reward for
     collecting all secrets is UZIS and two UZI CLIPS. When the room is clear,
     find the ladder in one corner to get back on the catwalks. There's a climbable
     alcove on one side of the room, two platforms away from the green keycard's
     niche. Climb up into it.
     The ladder at the end will drop Lara through a ceiling near the drainage
     station, although a clubthug has setup shop now. Kill him quickly for a SMALL
     MEDIPACK, then use the Green Pass Card on the reader to open the door here.
     Pull the drainage lever to switch the filled pool formation back to normal,
     then exit through the flooded alcove therein. At the end, pull the switch to
     a surfacing point and put this level in the books, yo.
    06) DIVING AREA                                                          [WK06]
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                                       |  __ A  |     |
                                       | |  | |_|  B  |
                                      START | |_|     |____
                                            |_________     |
                                                      | C1 |
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       | A: Water Propeller               |           |____  |
       | B: Hookloader Room               |           |    | |
       | C: Acid Vat / Slope              |           |  D | |
       | D: Empty Tanker (Blue Pass Card) |           |_   __|
       | E: Helipad-door Opener           |          ___| |__   ___
       | F: Helipad (M16 & Machine Chip)  |   ______|  ____  | |   |_
       | G: Sub Access                    |  |  __  | |    | |_|     |
       | H: Sub Dock                      |  | |  |_  | I  | |_J H | |
       | I: 2nd Machine Chip              |  |_  F  | |____| | |___| |
       | J: To Exit (not pictured)        |    |____|___   __|  ___| |
       |__________________________________|       |_  |_| |__  |     |
                                                    |        |_| G 2 |
                                                    |   E     _______|
     Up the first landing, there will be a room below filled with water...and a
     gigantic fan that will suction Lara and blend her like Colombian brew. To
     avoid such a fate, do a running jump to the ladder opposite the alcove where
     the fan's "off" switch can be triggered. The underwater switch will open the
     locked door nearby, but don't forget to get the two packs of GRENADE ROUNDS
     behind the fan first!
     The room beyond has a automated hook loading system going on, plus a gaggle
     of goofballs to kill: two gunmen and a doberman nearby, two others on the
     far side who usually retreat to a far room anyway. For now, collect SHOTGUN
     SHELLS and 2x UZI CLIPS from the men. The nearest stairway leads to a surface
     point if Lara falls in the water, so the object is to cross to the other
     side. The hooks will travel over the platforms, and damage Lara if they hit
     her. The easiest way to get over is jumping the railing to the "left" of the
     two platforms, catching its edge when the hook is on the opposite side. Pull
     up on the side of the hook's path and then jump to the other side with nary a
     scratch. The two morons there drop FLARES and a SMALL MEDIPACK.
     Beyond, a wide slope leads to a vat of acid at the bottom. Spot an aperture
     in the flat surface and slide to it, for the SILVER DRAGON [1/3]. Following,
     Lara must slide down the rest of the way and jump to the platform normally
     (catching ledge doesn't work for some reason...fumes?). The jump can be a bit
     hard but eventually Lara'll make it, and can travel to the ladder in the next
     room. Atop the huge shaft, find a vacant room with a hole -- AUTO PISTOL
     AMMO and 2x M16 AMMO are inside. The floor hole has a ramp! Slide down
     backwards and catch the ledge, then drop to the catwalk the gunman is walking
     on and kill him for 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO. Find the hole in the railing here
     and jump to the obvious alcove with the BLUE PASS CARD inside. From there,
     slide down and enter the only corridor at the tanker's bottom, then take the
     passage back to the lengthy ladder; from there, repeat the ramp bit again
     and use the blue card on the gunman's walkway to exit. Whew!
     The hallway beyond is square, containing a bunch of dogs and one guy with a
     flamethrower. They'll try for a pincer attack on Lara, so the best way is to
     go "right" at the fork to trigger the event, then kill all the dogs before
     the flamethrower-man comes in from the left. It's simpler than it sounds.
     Of the two openable (crankvalve) doors here, one leads downstairs, one up;
     take the former. A clubthug appears at the lower landing, that contains a
     bunch of movable blocks, a circular saw suspended on a hook, and a locked
     room with two visible baddies inside.
     This next part can cut it close in terms of oxygen use: the pool has a small
     entrance that leads to a series of levers. The only problem is a scubadiver
     will be pestering Lara, so it's prudent to take him out first with a harpoon
     gun. Anyway, the first lever opens a door that leads to another lever that
     opens a helipad door, accessible from the other crankvalve door in the square
     room. Surface and go there now, saving before entering. The copter takes off
     but two gunners and a clubthug remain. Collect the LARGE MEDIPACK, AUTO PISTOL
     AMMO, and SHOTGUN SHELLS from the bloody bodies.
     The passage on the other side of the helipad contains some burners, a button,
     and a switch. Use the switch first to shut off the nearest burner and proceed
     to the hallway's trapdoor, leading to an M16! Return to the buttons and wait
     for the trap to reset, then press both switch & button (in that order),
     stealing the MACHINE CHIP at the dead end. Now, back to the previous room w/
     a pool.
     Behind the lone pushable block is a broken circuit board, but Lara's medical
     skills work excellently: place the Machine Chip there to open the nearest
     door! There's a clubthug and flamethrower-man inside, but both can be
     dispatched easily (conserve ammo w/ pistols?) for a SMALL MEDIPACK, plus
     there are 2x HARPOONS near the pool. One of the white consoles here is really
     a hidden door that swings open when Lara nears, leading to a button that will
     open a pool grate. Inside is the JADE DRAGON [2/3]! The other circular hole
     leads to an adjacent room, but two scubadivers will be hot on Lara's trail!
     Stay unpredictable to avoid the harpoons and look to a pull-up spot on the
     "right" upon entering; kill the scubadivers when they approach, then the two
     clubthugs around the rimmed walkway. A button is behind that pull-up spot,
     and opens a door way back in the room we put the Machine Chip in. Watch out
     for a 3rd scubadiver who comes in before heading back.
     The two thugs from the previously-locked room attack when Lara surfaces, and
     drop a SMALL MEDIPACK and UZI CLIPS. There's a switch inside the newly-opened
     room that will move the circular-saw-on-a-hook closer to the opposite side of
     the pool. A mechanical saw prevents access to a keycard, so instead, jump
     behind the two crates to find a spooky secret entrance! OooOoooOo! The button
     within raises a duct on the helipad, so it's back to there now. En route, kill
     the shotgunner (SHOTGUN SHELLS) and some dobermans and a shotgunner in the
     helipad stairwell (UZI CLIPS).
     The helipad has risen upwards and now the central duct/pillar reveals a room
     below. Fall into the room at passage's end and kill the flamethrower-er and
     thug (they don't attack all at once, luckily) for a final MACHINE CHIP. Go
     back to the room with the circular saw, put the second Machine Chip into the
     wall slot, then take the RED PASS CARD without fear of being de-handed. Now,
     go back to the central room where the 2nd Machine Chip was found and use the
     new keycard to enter the special-access door. [NOTE: Whichever door Lara
     exited before will be opened; the others are still closed.] Save?
     Behind the red door is a lower hallway where a shotgunner waits; past him,
     another drop-down point that leads to the submarine dock. The two guys here
     should have been killed earlier, so Lara can rob 'em for a LARGE MEDIPACK &
     SMALL MEDIPACK, plus two packs of HARPOONS in a corner. Down the sloped
     corridor, enter the watery pit near a locked door. Follow the passage --
     in which Lara overhears an interrogation above -- and surface near a room
     with two guards and a beaten person. Enter the room below for the GOLD DRAGON
     [3/3], plus 4x UZI CLIPS if that's the final one.
     To end the level, approach the beaten monk.
    07) 40 FATHOMS                                                           [WK07]
                                          _ ___
                        |¯¯¯¯¯|          |G|   |___
                        |  1  |__________|_  |     | |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
          ________|¯¯¯¯¯|_   __________   _  | SEA | | A: Anchor Entrance      |
         |       A      |     |___|E| D| | | | BED | | B: Trapdoor Lever       |
         | SEA  |¯|__  _|      _C | |_   |_| |  2  | | C: Climb-up Point       |
         | BED  | |     |  ___|___|___   ____|_____| | D: Ladder Compartment   |
         |______| |     |_____  |     |F|            | E: Compartment          |
                  |_  __|B     _|    _| |_           | F: Burner Hallway       |
                  |     |     |     |     |          | G: Switch Compartment   |
                  |           |     |  H3 |          |_________________________|
                  |_____|_____|     |_____|
     After the scene, the bathysphere/submarine will have been trashed and Lara
     will be stranded forty fathoms underwater! What's worse is a great white has
     spotted Lara and is in the mood to snack. When control is switched to the
     player, immediately "roll" and start swimming in the opposite direction.
     The rusty-metal scrapheap alongside the wall is a sunken ship. Look for a
     its anchor near the cliffs' corner and swim down into the hull beyond.
     The sharks will still be in pursuit however, so continuing swimming through
     the adjacent compartments of the hull: there's three more in all. In the
     third, there is a locked trapdoor on the floor, and in one corner, a lever
     that will pop it open. This leads to a room with a bunch of floating crates,
     and in-between a huge stack, an opening leading to solid ground at last!
     The switch in the corridor drains the crate room, and from there, Lara can
     do the small climbing course to the upper passage unavailable before.
     From the ledge, the SILVER DRAGON [1/3] should be visible below. Hang from
     the ledge to bait the shotgunner's spawn, then snipe him from above without
     taking (much) damage -- he leaves SHOTGUN SHELLS. There's a trapdoor in the
     middle of the room so avoid it while taking the artifact. If Lara can trigger
     the central trapdoor, she can probably snipe the two thugs walking the room
     below as well. They'll leave a SMALL MEDIPACK and HARPOONS, although if any
     die on a slanted slope, it can't be picked up. There's a passage with
     flickering light on one side of the room, and by jumping to the nearest flat
     pillar, it's accessible.
     The flickering corridor has pipes across the floor, making quick running a
     challenge. At the very start of the passage is a lever, opening a door at
     point "D" -- it's on a timer, so do running jumps over the pipes in order to
     maintain momentum. The passage beyond leads to the seabed outside the ship,
     where a shark and some barracudas patrol near a JADE DRAGON [2/3] sitting on
     the cavern floor.
     Back inside, Lara will have to do a multi-segment timed run, and since there
     aren't enemies inside, familiarize yourself with the corridors and places
     of interest: burners, a ladder in a passage, a dead-end passage with a
     closed compartment. There's a small bit of untimed preamble first though:
     1) Atop the ladder ("D") is a switch that opens a comparment ("E")
     2) Run to "E" and flip that switch, shutting off a burner at ("F")
     Now the timed portion begins!
     3) Run to the burners ("F") and flip the switch, opening a compartment ("G")
     4) Run to ("G"), flip the switch, shutting off the other pair of burners ("F")
     5) Run back to ("E") to shut off the other burners again
     6) Quickly run to the burner hallway ("F") and shut off the other switch now
     That's it! If you're having trouble even though you know what must be done,
     it's probably the route taken to the switches that loses precious time. When
     the burners' door is opened, SAVE! There's a small pool with a barracuda in
     it beyond, so jump in to draw it out then pump it full of hot lead.
     For the next part, jump in the pool and start swimming to the very top of
     the shaft with a bunch of holes. There's a lever up there that opens a door
     at the very bottom. Swim back down and flip that lever, then collect the GOLD
     DRAGON [3/3] and 4x HARPOONS before dashing all the way back up to the door
     opened. Three barracudas will have been unleashed there but can be ignored;
     go straight for the surfacing point!
     The passage up there leads back down to a room full of rusty detritus. Locate
     a hole in the floor around the central structure, then drop down into a 2nd
     room of similar cleanliness. A movable crate here will give access to an upper
     alcove, whose switch dumps dirt from the upper compartment. With the layout
     changed, there are now 3 exits: two on one side of the room, one opposite.
     Take the pair on the left side first. They open a door and flood a huge room
     somewhere, respectively. Return to the room with the pushable crate and take
     the rust-colored alcove opposite, twisting and turning to the huge shaft that
     is now filled with water. There'll be an annoying scubadiver when Lara tries
     to swim down the horizontal passage, and after surfacing, 2 shotgunners will
     try to blow off her head. They leave SHOTGUN SHELLS and a LARGE MEDIPACK, but
     take the 2x HARPOONS sitting here as well. Push the switch and exit...whew!
    08) WRECK OF THE MARIA DORIA                                             [WK08]
    To Lower                                |  H  |_____      A: Scubadiver Pit
    Bridge                                  |_    |     |     B: Swimming Pool
          \_|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯|          _    _  |  _|¯   ¯|¯      C: Ballroom
          |_     J   | | |         | |__|I| |      I   ¯|     D: Restaurant
            |__________| |__ ____  |__   _|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |     E: Circuit Breaker
            |     |_|       |    | |      | |_______| | |__   F: Rusty Key
            |  A   ___|1 B       |_| D    | F       | |G  2|  G: Barrel Trap
            |_   _|   |_____|__   ______|_|____| |____| |¯¯   H: Pool Room
             _| |              | | |E     | |  | |   ___|     I: Connected Passage
      Start-|___|              |_         |_|__   __|         J: Engine/Burner Room
                                 |_|   C   ______|
     From the initial hallway, there's a pool just beyond with a scubadiver; jump
     in and climb out to bait his appearance. Two packs of HARPOONS lie on the
     tanker's bottom. The only sunken passage leads to a pull-up point near a
     LARGE MEDIPACK. Save before sliding down to the breakable tiles underneath
     the ramp, which will drop Lara through the ship's old swimming pool, and not
     without some damage. A clubthug and gunman will saunter up from the doorway
     nearby so plug 'em for AUTO PISTOL AMMO and 2x SMALL MEDIPACKs. There's also
     a SMALL MEDIPACK in the water nearby, so get that as well. Through that
     doorway, look behind some broken furniture for a ceiling hole with a shotgun
     thug therein. Drop through the hole on the other side to land in a pool
     changing room, containing the SILVER DRAGON [1/3]. Return to the furniture
     room now, past the shotgun guy who takes potshots from the ceiling vent.
     One corner has a few movable blocks, uncovering two passages: a restaurant
     with a locked bathroom and a passage leading to a ballroom. Go down the
     latter first. Upon dropping into the passage, three thugs will encroach from
     level ground and where Lara came from, dropping a LARGE MEDIPACK and FLARES.
     In the ballroom, one passage will lead to some glassy spikes near a pit.
     Carefully walk through, drop-n'-hang in the rim, then catch the ledge below
     that leads to a REST ROOM KEY. A flatfoot jump out of the alcove can get back
     upwards. Kill the shotgunner on the balcony (actually the balcony's underside)
     here if not done already.
     Return to the restroom and find the locked small door with a keyhole behind
     some broken furniture. This gives access to the small button beyond, opening
     the double doors behind and unleashing a clubthug! Push this 2nd button to
     unlock a door on the ballroom balcony. Make sure to hit the 1st button again
     to close the doors, as it resets access to the hallway there. Now, back to
     the ballroom...
     So, the task is getting on the balcony. The corner opposite the passage that
     had the Rest Room Key has a small ramp Lara can stand on and climb up with.
     Hanging from the balcony ledge, shimmy past the opened door and to the dead
     shotgunner who's dropped AUTO PISTOL AMMO. From the rest of the balcony,
     Lara can jump a gap (with glass shards at bottom) and catch a platform with
     the first CIRCUIT BREAKER on it. We'll need this so don't leave it! Return
     to the opened door and climb in.
     This next hallway has five doors, two pairs and one at the far end. The first
     door with a crankvalve is empty, so take the only other one available and
     softdrop inside. Push the off-colored movable crate underneath the wall
     switch, opening the compartment door above. The 2nd off-colored crate will
     give access. Follow the corridor until a clubthug (well, wrenchthug) climbs
     up for the kill. The room he came out of has a single movable crate hiding a
     RUSTY KEY. A wall switch opens back to the 5-door hallway where the key can
     be put to use.
     Softdrop down to a room with more movable crates. The higher of the two has
     to be pulled out, so align the lower one with the ledge to do so. Push the
     third block to find a lower corridor beyond. It has four breakable tiles
     that hide burners, and as soon as Lara crosses them, be prepared to jump over
     the barrel trap that tries to railroad our gal perpendicularly. The ceiling
     hole they rolled out of contains the JADE DRAGON [2/3], but there's a second
     barrel trap to spring (read: pull up, fall down, sideflip) before snatching
     the sucker. At the other end of the lower passage is a shotgunner who should
     be easy pickins with the jump-n'-shoot strategy.
     The hole the shotgunner patrolled by has a floating boat below. There's a
     sunken lever that opens a compartment door high above, but it's on a timer
     (this one actually gives leeway for mistakes!). Pull the lever therein and
     approach the second door, which will close behind Lara. At the slope's end
     is a trapdoor, so slide down backwards and catch the ledge to harmlessly
     bypass its effect. Jump up to the 3rd alcove's switch and a blue door will
     swing open elsewhere. Return to the mesh walkway above the boat and pull up
     into the corridor opposite the barrel hallway's entrance.
     This leads to a multi-tier room above a shard-filled pool, with three gunmen
     sprinting around. Lara should be able to pick a few off from the opening
     walkway, and with the pistols no less. There are buttons on each tier that
     will lower a timed platform of trapdoor, providing opportunities to descend.
     All in all, a 2nd CIRCUIT BREAKER is available, plus a SMALL MEDIPACK from
     one of the corpses. The lowest button drains the boat room before. To leave,
     notice how the carpet near the circuit breaker triggers an audible 'thud'
     nearby? That's the sound of a trapdoor dropping across the pool. Run there and
     pull up before it collapses.
     Back in the boat room, softdrop down (Lara takes damage) and use the crank
     door to find a ventilation duct. Ignore the darker offshoot and drop down to
     the passage near the restroom where the 3rd and final CIRCUIT BREAKER is now
     obtained. [NOTE: If the doors impede Lara's movement, she'll have to go all
     the way back around and close them. Sorry, but that's why I reminded you to
     do it previously!] The new button here opens a trapdoor in the darker part
     of the ventilation duct's offshoot -- go there now. Get the drop on the two
     goons near the restroom. They drop UZI CLIPS and 2x HARPOONS...first drops in
     The whole level was spent collecting these dang things so let's put 'em to
     good use. Return to the upside-down pool near the start of this level and
     find the water-filled passage in the corner. Get the SMALL MEDIPACK if not
     done previously then swim until a huge upward-leading shaft is found. There
     is a wall lever in there that opens the surfacing point's trapdoor above.
     Immediately following, some thugs will be seen, guns blazing, in the chamber
     adjacent -- they drop a LARGE MEDIPACK, UZI CLIPS, and 2x SHOTGUN SHELLS.
     Now for the fun puzzle-solving part. This upside-down engine room has burners
     that can be deactivated, one for each Circuit Breaker. This gives access to a
     pushable crate that can get to the higher alcove where a wrench-swinger is
     hiding near a switch (pull it!). From that position, do running jump-n'-grabs
     across the engines' topsides until reaching the blueish passage opposite the
     entrance. The long shaft should be flooded now due to the switch...
     After a cool plunge, follow the passage onward, keeping an eye out for any
     barracudas around (creepy music plays here). The two exits lead to 2x HARPOONS
     and the other has a wrenchthug who drops a SMALL MEDIPACK. The large area on
     one side -- that with the great view through the window -- is the ship bridge.
     Before doing anything else, explore around a bit and find 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO
     nearby. When ready, open the bridge's crankvalve door to find a lever that
     opens the door opposite there, which contains FLARES and a movable block.
     Behind it is a switch that opens a trapdoor above water in a dark portion of
     the bridge -- find it! Save before jumping in!
     This leads to the ship's underside where great white sharks and barracudas
     roam the open sea range. Y'may have noticed a key visible from the bridge's
     outlook, and that's the cause of this fishing expedition. To find it, swim
     parallel to the ship until the cavern expands, then go "right" toward the
     bridge window. Look on a lower escarpment within window sight to find the
     CABIN KEY! There's also one more reason to come here -- the GOLD DRAGON [3/3]!
     It's in a cave opposite the trapdoor's opening, in a high-up surfacing point.
     The reward for finding all secrets is a GRENADE LAUNCHER and 2x GRENADES.
     Get back inside the shipwreck when done.
     Back on the bridge, use the Cabin Key and find a switch that lowers a tile
     so Lara can push the block in the rectangular groove below a 2nd switch.
     This one opens a trapdoor above the captain's cabin we just opened. This'll
     deposit Lara into the multi-tier glass shard room ("H") which now has water
     in some tiles instead of spikes. Two thugs patrol the lower echelon walkway
     and two scubadivers further down. Kill 'em all and collect the bounty they
     carried: SMALL MEDIPACK and M16 CLIPS. There's also 3x M16 CLIPS in one of
     the dark dead-ends.
     Once the hazardous waters are slightly less so, dive in and scour the seabed
     for some old oildrums; behind them is a cavern with some lamprey eels and
     barracudas. Don't bother with harpooning them; just swim along, taking the
     twists and turns until spying a metal structure's entrance. Approach and the
     level ends...whew! I can't wait 'til the water levels end...
    09) LIVING QUARTERS                                                      [WK09]
                 |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|_|      _____| | Vents 
                 |   D     _   B  |_____| |_/
                 |_   ____| |_____  |   |   |    |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
                  _| |____ _____  |___|   |  ¯|  | A: Engine Room              |
                 |       G|     |   |C   ¯¯¯| |  | B: Burner Room              |
                 |   E       F  |   |    A   _|  | C: Burner Flood Switch      |
                 |________|_____|   |      1|    | D: Sea Floor                |
                                |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯   ¯|    | E: Machine Room             |
                                |_   _|_____|    | F: 3-Switch Room            |
                     __ ___     |START|          | G: Alcove (Connected Path)  |
              _ _ __| _|_  |    |_____|          | H: Warped Middeck           |
             | | |    _  | |                __   | I: Sitting Room             |
             |   | J |_|   |_____         _| 3|  | J: Theatre                  |
             |K|____ ____|_      |_______|  __|  | K: Sitting Room Flood Lever |
              ¯     |      | |   |        __  |  |_____________________________|
                    |  I  _ _|_  |   H   |__| |
                    |_  _| |    _|  _____|  __|
                      ||   |_______|  ___|   2|
                     EXIT            |  ___|¯¯
     As with the end of last level, the start has Lara in an underwater cavern.
     Swim through the large metal opening and turn around left, looking for the
     wall lever that opens a trapdoor at the far end of the structure. Up inside
     the hull, a clubthug will emerge from the only doorway, dropping a SMALL
     MEDIPACK all the while. This leads to the engine room ("A") with a bunch of
     piston platforms above -- we'll use those later. For now, climb over the
     machine at one end and take the only lower passage there until a small
     drop-down point. Two armed thugs approach here, leaving HARPOONS and AUTO
     Around the corner is a burner room with a barrel trap headed straight for
     Lara. The best option is to jump over them, although rolling and retreating
     could work too. The wrenchthug within leaves nothing. Notice the long pipe
     groove that runs parallel with most of the burners? Do a running jump and
     catch that, shimmying to a switch that deactivates the burners. There's a
     ledge above that will lead to a rusty passage containing another switch,
     this one moving the engine-room pistons' position. Lara should now be able
     to move across the pistons (flatfoot jumps) to the end, and do a running jump
     to the SILVER DRAGON [1/3] sitting in plain sight on a side niche.
     Jump back to the high passage at the end of the pistons and kill the shotgun
     thug within (leaves AUTO PISTOL AMMO). Beyond, there are two packs of SHOTGUN
     SHELLS sitting in a corner near a single pushable crate. Move it out of the
     way first, then drop into the room below -- it's the piston-control switch
     area. Press it to reset the mechanisms' positions then climb back up into the
     vent with the movable block. Return to the engine room and hop across the
     pistons, this time finding access to an alcove switch -- this floods Room B,
     where the burners are. Get down there in your preferred manner (the pistons
     have reverted to the "on" switch position).
     In the burner room, now completely underwater, flip the wall switch and exit
     through the back door to the seabed. There's a scubadiver here and a surface
     point for air, plus a locked trapdoor. To open the trapdoor, there's a cave
     with a black lamprey (kinda like the eel from Super Mario 64) by the switch,
     although this one can easily kill Lara -- stay away! Said trapdoor leads to
     "E", the machine room, with a shotgunner patrolling the ventilation ducts.
     He drops nothing but there's a block near him that needs to be pulled out
     The main goal is to get on top of the exposed ducts, and there is an easy and
     hard way to do this:
     HARD WAY: Flip the switch in the machine room to open the door opposite,
               which leads to dead-end room with two switches side-by-side. These
               temporarily raise two metal flaps that Lara can jump-n'-catch, then
               shimmy to another switch. This lowers a grate back in the machine
               room. Return there to the corner of the room and find some angled
               ledges underneath. Jump forward the lowest, backflip to the middle,
               then jump forward and catch the high ledge. This gives position to
               get onto the vents.
     EASY WAY: From the machine room, face the door switch. To the left and right
               are lower, horizontal 'squiggle' ducts. The right way is quickest
               and gives access to the an alcove in the far upper corner.
     Whatever path to the ducts is taken, the object is to jump to the alcove in
     the upper corner. The easy path skips nothing important so just do that, eh?
     Through the dead-silent middeck, there'll be a wrench thug coming from a
     corridor that leads to the GOLD DRAGON [2/3]. The problem is it's right by a
     hunk of glass shards. To reach it, face the dragon from the upper passage,
     put Lara's back to the wall, and do a flatfoot jump towards the hole; in
     midair, hold action button to lower the jump arc and land safely past the
     Back upstairs, the other path leads to twin slopes with feeble tiles in-
     -between containing glass spikes. The pool past there has a barracuda, and
     contains a breakable tile with a 2nd barracuda inside. This also leads to
     the JADE DRAGON [3/3], plus 4x M16 CLIPS if that's the final artifact found.
     Back in the pool, continue to the warped middeck. Locate a breakable tile and
     get to the corner past it. See the slanted slope and the shimmy-able groove?
     Sideflip so Lara slides forward and can catch the groove, then shimmy until
     pulling-up is possible. There's only one way to go in the corner.
     The parlor and sitting room have three shotgunners but they appear one at a
     time. When two are killed, find a pushable block that gets down to the lower
     dancefloor where a third can be killed (plus a wrenchthug from a nearby pit.
     That pit has a 3rd movable block with a THEATRE KEY underneath.
     To find the theater, return to the 1st block pushed here; pull it out as far
     as possible, then go around to the passage again (jump railing near block #2)
     and find the passage beyond. There'll be a shotgunner to contend with during
     these events, mind you. Kill the wrenchthug nearby and unlock the double door
     to the theater, where a few more wrench goons await. Kill a shotgunner walking
     around the box seats (wrenchthug out of view) and flip the switch, pulling
     back the curtain onstage. Out of all the dead bodies made so far, only one
     drops UZI CLIPS...using pistols conserves ammo, remember!
     Behind the curtain, pull the movable crate to get access backstage, where a
     glassy spikepit is near a wall button, which floods Room "I", the parlor &
     ballroom area. En route will be a single shotgunner (drops SHOTGUN SHELLS),
     but as soon as Lara crosses the pool and climbs up, the level ends. Whew!
    10) THE DECK                                                             [WK10]
    To 4F      ___ _____
        \___  |_ S|     |                 (4F)             (3F)
        |  _|   |T|  B  |                |¯¯¯¯|        |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
        | |     |A|     |               _|_ L_|_       |   2    |¯
     ___| |_____|R|_   _|_________     |        |      |________|
    |     |      T  |  H          |    | |¯ J¯| |
    |  I  |     A   | |¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |    | |____| |          (2F)
    |_   _|_________| | |  ¯¯¯|  _|    |  ____  |     |¯|__   __|¯|
      | |             | |  EG |F|      | |  K   |     |_   | |   _|
      | | |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |_|_    |¯       | |____| |       |__| |__|
      | |      C  D |   |_|   |        |________|   
      |_  |_________|    _| D |
        |              _| |___| |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
        |___   _______|         | A: F1 Deck           | H: Passage to 4-2F Dcks |
            |M N|               | B: Stern Key         | I: Blue Cave Slope      |
            |___|               | C: Stern Bldg        | J: "K" Bldg Switch      |
                                | D: Passage to "E"    | K: "L" Bldg Switch      |
                                | E: Raft Cavern       | L: Storage Key          |
                                | F: Dropdown to Raft  | M: Storage Shed         |
                                | G: Cabin Key         | N: The Seraph           |
    LOWEST DECK (F1) & STERN    |______________________|_________________________|
     At the start, exit onto the deck which has been wedged into a cavern and is
     completely dry. There's a flamethrower-er and a thug wandering about, so try
     to play nice. One drops a SMALL MEDIPACK but the flamethrower guy expectedly
     drops nothing. Look for 2x GRENADES around the corner then backtrack to the
     starting point, going the opposite direction. The broken windows overlook a
     pool with two barracudas below ("B"), plus a STERN KEY visible on the rocky
     crags. Jump down, find a climb-up point, and kill the fishies; then, do a
     small course to reach the key in question. The pool drains back to the deck
     cavern, this time at its lowest reaches. A wrenchthug and flamethrower-er are
     around, too, but drop nothing.
     To find the stern, look around this lower area for a building with a rusty
     propeller and four boxes in close proximity on the opposite side. The door
     is actually obscured by the boxes, so do undo that (1) push the single box
     towards the middle stack (2) move the highest box onto the farthest box (3)
     pull the first box back (4) pull the middle box back. Voila! Collect FLARES
     and enter inside.
     Within the stern pool, there is a wall lever near the ceiling just _before_
     the room with a sunken crate in a groove. This opens a trapdoor above a
     ladder near where the lower flamethrower-guy was murdered. The gunner who's
     replaced him leaves SHOTGUN SHELLS. Step onto the floor trapdoor, follow the
     passage below, and use the lever that drains the stern room. It's still as
     easy to get into, but make sure to softdrop down en route to the box. Pull
     it out
     Lara may have seen a cave entrance blocked by a fallen propeller around the
     stern building. The passage she's in now leads there. An inflatable raft sits
     silently on the lake, but if Lara wants first-hand observations, she'll have
     to draw out the two scubadivers around. When they're dead, surface near some
     boxes and take out a wrenchthug by 2x UZI CLIPS. The SILVER DRAGON [1/3] is
     hiding amidst some seaweed on the seafloor.
     When it's obtained, return to the ledge with boxes and start jumping toward
     the far corner -- it's easy as self-slicing pie. The path there winds around
     back to the lake where a shotgunner is (SHOTGUN SHELLS), a LARGE MEDIPACK
     and a drop-down point onto the raft. Lara will take damage when falling to
     the raft, so make it maximum before hand. Softdrop down to 2x HARPOONS and a
     CABIN KEY. Before jumping out willy-nilly, notice 2 great white sharks have
     appeared somehow -- give him a burial at sea.
     To return to the upper decks, return back to the passage with the shotgunner
     and look for a small offshoot that leads to a climbing course. It's easy but
     takes awhile. At the end, it will give Lara position to get to the top deck.
    TOP DECKS (2-4F)
     A shotgunner and 3x wrenchthugs can appear on the 4F deck, but only one'll
     leave something useful: FLARES. The 3F deck we're on now is composed of three
     locked buildings that we can't get in now. Locate the side of the deck that
     overlooks the 3F pool and see if the flamethrower-er guy is out and about;
     he should be if both wrenchthugs' spawns were triggered. Before dropping down
     make sure to get the 2x GRENADES in a pit against the rock wall, on the side
     opposite where Lara started.
     Drop to the next-lowest deck with the pool (3F) and kill the flamethrower-er
     and pool barracuda if not done already. Jump in the pool and approach the
     shiny-tile corner to see a scubadiver emerge from the secret passage. Kill
     him and take the GOLD DRAGON [2/3] inside! There's 2x M16 CLIPS in a dryer
     corner by a movable block, too. This block will be the go-between if Lara
     needs to get back to the top deck quicker -- the easiest way is to move it
     two spaces 'south' so it's being pulled under the 4F eaves, and she'll be
     able to jump up and grab the gap in the railing. But anyway...
     The 2F deck is split in two, on either side of the 3F deck. A shotgunner is
     on one side, nothing on the other. If Lara goes down there, she can push a
     crate around and use it as a go-between to get back onto 3F (for reference).
     Do not slide down to the lowest (1F) deck! Instead, from the 2F deck -- the
     side that didn't have the shotgunner on it -- locate the weird stack of rock
     and wood and jump to its flat top, then do the same to the metal building en
     route to the stern building. The camera angle should change here, and the
     JADE DRAGON [3/3] should be visible in a rockwall alcove. Through the glass,
     there's also 4x GRENADES if that completes the secret set.
     | NOTE: If you get the Jade Dragon now, you'll have to go all the way back  |
     | around through the inflatable raft cavern and do the jumps again! Beware! |
     From the metal structure on the end of the 1F deck, jump to the roof of the
     stern-key building. This jump has to be done from as close to the secret
     alcove as possible, mind you; Lara can't catch the edge! Once across, move
     to the side with the propeller, and jump backwards, doing a grab-n'-catch.
     Below is a crack Lara can catch, shimmying to a pull-up point. There's not
     much leeway here, but a running jump from there can reach a blueish opening
     in the rockwall.
    4F DECK, PT. II
     Follow this to the blue cave's slope ("I"), which is incredibly steep but has
     flat ledges that can be used as stepping stones. Two wrenchthugs will be up
     there so try not to kill any on the slope, or the LARGE MEDIPACK it drops may
     be lost. At the tunnel's end, Lara's back with 4F deck access. This time,
     though, jump onto the building's awning. The other building nearby has a
     roof trapdoor -- fall through.
     Kill the wrenchthug and take 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO, then pull out the crate
     near the exit to find a switch...this opens another 4F building's door. En
     route, a shotgunner drops 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO, too. Inside this 2nd building,
     take 2x M16 CLIPS and use the Cabin Key to unlock the door. There's a button
     that opens the 3rd building's door, but it's route has fall-away tiles with
     glassy spikes below. Keep to one side of the room when going to the button,
     then take the remaining to get out scot-free. A wrenchthug intrudes on the
     way out, though.
     In the third building ("L"), follow the stairs and cavern to the dead end.
     From the slightly raised stone, jump to a higher (and slightly lit-up) block,
     then even higher. This overhang has a hole that leads to the STORAGE KEY on
     the 3rd building's roof. The storage shed is on the ground floor near the
     entrance to the stern-key building, just farther along. To get down there,
     descend the decks like before. You can either take the water way (where the
     Stern Key was before) or do the "jump to Stern Key building roof and slide
     off" strategy...either way, get to the ground floor. 
     | NOTE: Get the Jade Dragon secret now if you didn't already!               |
     There will be two flamethrower-ers down there. Locate the only door locked
     in that vicinity and find the THE SERAPH inside. Taking it ends the level...
     the water levels have finally ended! Yeehaw!
    11) TIBETAN FOOTHILLS                                                    [WK11]
                            _______|  ___  |
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                          |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|     | |¯   | A: Snowball Trap               |
                          | |¯|¯    ¯|   |_ ¯|  | B: Glacial Canyon              |
                          | |    E   |  _|  _|  | C: Snowmobile Camp & Hut       |
                    ___|¯¯  |¯¯|     | |     |  | D: Locked Log Gate             |
                   |   |  |¯¯| | | |¯  |  G  |  | E: Snowmobile Ramp Series      |
         ______ ___| | |C  K | |  _|   |_   _|  | F: Road Fork (w/ Gate Switch)  |
        |  __  |  _ B|    _¯¯| | |   ____| |    | G: Narrow Ice Bridge & Abyss   |
       _|A|  |___|   | |1| |D| | |__|  ____|    | H: 2x Wide Ramp                |
      |   |___   | |_|  ¯| | | |____ F|____     | I: Drawbridge Key              |
       ¯|START|  |_____|¯  | |      |______|    | J: Hut Key                     |
         ¯¯¯¯¯   |      ¯| | |                  | K: Hut (w/ Log Gate Switch)    |
                 |¯M  ¯¯¯| | |                  | L: Large Cavern w/ Snowmobiler |
                 |_   ___| | |                  | M: Snowmobiler Ambush          |
                   |3|___  | |                  |________________________________|
                   |     |_| |
                   |  L   ___|
                   |_____|                            EN ROUTE TO SNOWMOBILE CAMP
     Right at the start, kill the condor and follow the path until Lara's at the
     foot of a slope. There are visible snowballs at the top, and they work like a
     boulder trap -- these have to be jumped over, generally. Just watch out for a
     second pair that follows the first. If Lara looks near where the snowballs
     landed, there's a see-through cavern mouth that can be shot open. A leopard's
     inside guarding 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO. 
     The cavern the snowy boulders rolled out of has a 2nd icy see-through window
     that is immune to guns but can be jumped through. Just be sure to save first,
     because if Lara doesn't do it correctly, she slides into a gigantic pit!!
     Through the tunnel past the pit are two condors flying over a huge glacial
     canyon, with water at the bottom and a snowmobile camp on the other cliff.
     Do a softdrop down from there to a lower ledge, then catch the edge; below
     is a doorway that leads to the "long way". We're going to take the shorter
     way. Shimmy to the snowy ledge to the "right" (which is actually a ladder if
     Lara falls into the water), and locate the LARGE MEDIPACK across the way, at
     the bottom of a slope. Do a running jump to it (slope) and be placed near the
     item with little to no damage. The fun part is climbing up the snowy chunks
     to the snowmobile camp instead of going all the way 'round.
     At the camp are two uzimen who can be taken care of in Lara's preferred
     fashion, robbing 'em for a LARGE MEDIPACK and 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO. The SILVER
     DRAGON [1/3] is in a corner near some light-colored rocks and a gate, which
     one may have spotted on the long way 'round. There are two tunnels here but
     one has a log gate, so take the other. [NOTE: The snowmobile isn't required
     to complete this level but it helps since it instantly kills baddies if they
     are run over.] Speaking of which, there's a guy to run over a little ways in
     the tunnel, dropping SHOTGUN SHELLS.
     Along the way to "E", an expansive area with a meandering snowmobile ramp,
     there aren't any enemies in sight. Locate a small alcove next to a larger
     roadway and climb up to it (former), which triggers two snow leopards a sec
     later. The two movable blocks there can be pushed into the passage, clearing
     the road for snowmobile jump. When everything is in place, use the default
     ramp near the middle of the expanse to jump the longest series of ramps;
     follow alongside them until locating the next in the ramp chain that leads
     back around to the series. The controls are the same as the motorboat so
     use Forward + Action to use turbo boost. Save after each segment if needed,
     until Lara's vehicle skyrockets into the opening where the movable blocks
     once were. There's another huge gap requiring turbo-boosting beyond.
     Further through the vacant caves, come to a larger cavern that has a fork
     with an abyss in the middle. The right way has 2x GRENADES and the switch up
     the ladder opens the gate on the left path. One can be shot across the abyss
     and the other can be ran over -- M16 CLIPS and a SMALL MEDIPACK overall.
     Ride the left, lower path here through the previously gated door. There'll be
     a narrow ice bridge across a giant pit, and two guys to run over as well.
     They don't drop anything, and neither does the guy inside the rocky cave at
     the other end.
     Approach the outdoor ramp and look for the JADE DRAGON [2/3] on a ledge off
     to one side. This an easy jump, but triggers two snow leopards on the main
     road -- dangerous indeed! Turbo-boost over the snowy ramp, and once across,
     look for a glacial ladder on the left side. This lets Lara get down to the
     vacant bottom of the ravine, and once she picks up 2x GRENADES in a pit,
     this unleashes more 3x snow leopards.
     Back up the ladder, go on foot into the next cave. Four snowballs are placed
     precipitously on the icy slope. Trigger the first avalanche by inching in a
     bit, then trigger any remaining ones by sliding backwards to the glacial
     ladder and climbing up for a moment before sliding down. Toward the bottom of
     the ladder is an opening with the DRAWBRIDGE KEY! The pit beyond contains a
     gunman behind bars, and a boobytrapped switch (icicles above) that leads Lara
     back to the outdoor ramp area. Climb back up and take the snowmobile past the
     snowball-less slope.
     On the other side, ignore the switch in a corner (leads to a dead-end area
     overlooking snowball slope) and continue to the chamber where the Drawbridge
     Key can be used -- it lets Lara get to another ledge. There's an avalanche
     waiting to happen on the other side, but the snowmobile's turbo bypasses it
     easy 'nough. In the snow-filled cave beyond, an abyss lurks around halfway
     through, so use turbo again to clear it. Return once again to the avalanche
     room and find the HUT KEY at the base of the destruction. An enemy snowmobiler
     attacks at this time -- stay clear of his vehicle and kill 'im quick. Take
     the default snowmobile (enemy's has machine guns instead of turbo -- lame).
     The Hut Key is used at the snowmobiler's camp way towards the start of this
     level. Y'know, where the snowmobile was first obtained. The way back should
     be rather uneventful, although there will be a point toward the end -- a
     cave that now has a few leopards -- where the vehicle has to be abandoned.
     Inside the locked hut: 2x UZI CLIPS, 2x SMALL MEDIPACK, 2x M16 CLIPS. There
     is also a switch that opens the locked gate nearby, unleashing three armed
     thugs into the area. They leave UZI CLIPS, AUTO PISTOL AMMO, and a LARGE
     MEDIPACK. Through the ungated passage, drop down into a huge cavern and find
     some high ground to knock the snowmobiler into the next life. Take the dude's
     ride and ride to the next abyss, using a side-ledge to bypass it (no turbo
     boost remember). That abyss has the GOLD DRAGON in a lower alcove, guarded by
     two waves of snowballs. An inner rim of the pit has a ladder that leads down,
     and if it completes the last in the trifecta, 4x UZI CLIPS are obtained too.
     Back on the road, continue to the great outdoors. Tracks in the snow should
     indicate more enemy snowmobilers, and sure enough, two of them appear here
     when explored a bit. One slope they appear on has a walkable rim and provides
     high ground in case Lara wants to distance herself from the fray. When the
     duo's six feet under, go down to the slope's bottom and find the pushable
     Through the hole, two gunmen will open fire on a ledge, and a third will too
     when Lara stands near the lip of the pit with a watery bottom. The object is
     to get down to that pool, and the easiest way by far is driving a snowmobile
     off the edge -- it barely gives enough clearance to land safely in the H20.
     Look for a pull-up point on one side and the tunnel beyond ends the level.
     The next one is probably my fave in the entire game. ^____^
    12) BARKHANG MONASTERY                                                   [WK12]
     | NOTE: Do not harm any of the monks! They will act peacefully around Lara  |
     | but _every_ monk in the level will turn on her if she attacks them! This  |
     | is a needless waste of ammo and/or health so watch who you're shooting!!! |
     |                                        |                                  |
     | A: Monastery Entrance                  | J: Strongroom / Rooftops Key     |
     | B: Upper Window (2F)                   | K: Rooftops                      |
     | C: Connected Passage (Ladder)          | L: 2x Gemstones                  |
     | D: Main Hall Key                       | M: Boobytrapped Hallway          |
     | E: Main Hall / Buddha Statue           | N: Trapdoor Key                  |
     | F: Connected Passage (Ladder)          | O: Pool Room                     |
     | G: 1st Prayer Wheel (Subsequent = *'d) | P: Outdoor Road                  |
     | H: Connected Passage (Ladder)          | Q: Pool Drain Block              |
     | I: Strongroom Key                      | R: Prayer Wheel Slots / Exit     |
        |      * |
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        |  ______|_              _______               |¯   ¯¯|¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯| |
        | |_|      | 2F MAP     |  ___ N|              | POOL | G         _|
        |___       |  _____     | |  _  |              |____  |____|_   _|
           _|_   __| |  Q  |    | |  3| |                   | |    |     |
          |     ___| |     |    | |¯¯¯| |                   | |____|H|¯¯¯
          |    | R | |_    |    | |   |M|                   |__   ___|
          | P  |_  |___|  ¯¯¯¯¯¯  |¯|¯   ¯|                    | |
          |    | | |  _  |   O2*    |¯   ¯|                 _  | |  3F MAP
          |¯  ¯|_| | |_|_|________| |     | Courtyard    __|D|_| |
          |_  _|    1     __   ___________|     /       |C       |
          |         E    |__|___________  |__|¯¯¯¯|_     ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯
          |_  _|          _     |_I _|  |  ___    *G|
          |________   ___| |_________|LL|         |¯        |¯|¯|
          |  C  | |     |___|     |  |¯¯¯¯|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯          |   |    1F
          |              ___   K   ¯¯      ¯¯|___           | |_|   OUTDOORS
         _|_____| |_____| | |_   _|¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯| |   |          |_  |B  _
        | |      _      | |_______|        |  *  |            | |__|A|_
        | |_ B _| |_   _ J|                |_____|            |____    |
        |_______| |_____|¯                                    |START   |
     A few steps into the level is the monastery's entrance, where the monks are
     having a scrap with some of Bartoli's thugs. If Lara watches from a distance,
     she can see the monks take care of themselves while she reaps the corpses'
     benefits: a 2x UZI CLIPS, AUTO PISTOL AMMO, and a SMALL MEDIPACK. It's much
     better this way...don't want any crossfire mishaps... There's a ladder near
     the stairbottom that leads to a crow's nest (literally!), and also a window
     sill near the top of the ladder -- the next destination.
     From up here, Lara can drop down onto the silvery ledge and proceed through
     the rocky crag that covers the lower footpath. Face the building here and do
     a flatfoot jump, landing on a slanted portion. Drop-n'-catch it, then the
     natural groove below; shimmy to the window balcony.
    MONASTERY INTERIOR (1st Prayer Wheel)
     Break open a window and enter the 2F library. Walk a little ways in until a
     ruckus draws the monks away -- a Bartoli thug has infiltrated the building.
     They'll kill him if Lara keeps her distance, leaving UZI CLIPS and a SMALL
     MEDIPACK on one guy's person, and AUTO PISTOL AMMO on a second intruder's.
     The balcony they came out of has GRENADES, too. This 2F area has 3 locked
     doors in 3 different rooms, a chamber leading to a ladder and a room with
     rolling blades (as previously seen in "The Great Wall" level). Up the ladder
     on 3F is the MAIN HALL KEY, and there's an entrance at the other end of this
     Spring the boulder trap at the start, then do the same for the T-intersection
     immediately after. Take the FLARES from the bifurcation and take the incline
     up to a pool. There's a suction effect in the middle and the lip of the pool
     is too high -- save first, then swim around the parameter to the underwater
     opening. The surfacing point beyond leads to a watery shaft. Jump down, get
     past the lame metal clamp trap (x3) and climb the ladder to a one-monk room
     that soon has an intruder. Kill him and get the SMALL MEDIPACK, then kill
     his cohort in the darker room. This area also contains the 1st PRAYER WHEELS
     (yes, a singular is plural, etc.). Taking it activates a burner trap but it
     is a cinch to jump over 'em by using the space in-between. Back in the ladder
     room, pull out the two redwood blocks and reveal a passage beyond, a ladder
     that connects back up to the boulder-trap hallway on 3F.
     Return to 2F and unlock the main double doors in the hallway to find the
     monastery's main hall, with its gigantic Buddha statue. This also triggers a
     couple henchmen at the entrance, but the monks should fend for themselves
     rather easily -- take the AUTO PISTOL AMMO, SMALL MEDIPACK, and LARGE MEDIPACK
     after the chaos. Surveying the room (facing the statue): one left room, a
     trapdoor in the hall, three right entrances, and a passage alongside the
     statue we'll avoid (leads to the exit...). If Lara chooses to climb behind
     the Buddha statue, there's an alcove with the GOLD DRAGON [1/3] inside.
     We need a key at the moment, so take the first right entrance to find a li'l
     library. There's an adjoining passage boobytrapped with lateral blades; save
     before approaching and jump over 'em when spotted. The small antechamber with
     a monk in it nearby has the STRONGROOM KEY to take. Ignore the rest of the
     passage and return to the main hall, and from there, the area Lara first
     entered the building. One of the locked doors is made of old boards and can
     be flung open with the new key, revealing the ROOFTOPS KEY inside storage.
    ROOFTOPS (2nd Prayer Wheel)
     This key can be put to use nearby, in the room with the circular blades that
     roll around (like in "The Great Wall" level). Up in the fresh air, there's a
     corridor full of burner traps. A switch nearby will deactivate them but like
     always, it's on a timer. Save beforehand and repeatedly flatfoot-jump over
     'em. The room immediately after has two monks who will go to combat the thug
     duo who's trailed you; they drop a SMALL MEDIPACK and UZI CLIPS. A ladder by
     there has M16 CLIPS at its peak. Pull the lower switch to trigger trapdoors
     nearby, which leads to 2x GEMSTONES behind breakable glass. A 3rd switch'll
     open a ladder back above.
     In the hallway nearby, use one of the Gemstones on the weird asterisk-shaped
     door, pull back the movable block inside, and get another PRAYER WHEELS. Now
     return back to the main hall.
    MAIN HALL (3rd & 4th Prayer Wheels)
     Take the other right-hand passage and find the huge stack of movable boxes
     in one of the side rooms, arranged in a 2x3 formation of variable height.
     Two boxes on the nearest row can be moved back to find AUTO PISTOL AMMO, and
     if configured correctly, there's 2x HARPOONS under the only movable block on
     the top stack (although this is useless so feel free to ignore).
     Follow the adjacent passage, keeping your eyes peeled for a trapdoor on the
     floor. Stepping on it drops Lara into a long shaft with a ladder, so step
     over it safely! Locate the stairway past there that leads to a long window.
     Four (!) armed thugs will attack Lara from behind here, so softdrop through
     the broken window to a courtyard filled with monks. The gate switch will let
     them fight the brutes in her place. The spoils of war: SHOTGUN SHELLS, LARGE
     Return to the courtyard and find the series of ladders on one end, eventually
     leading to another PRAYER WHEELS. The way down is easier via softdrops! Now,
     return to hallway near the boxes and continue to the end. Another gunfight
     that breaks out when Lara nears a trap-filled corridor (burners, spikeball,
     etc.) is also wholly avoidable: UZI CLIPS, GRENADES. The adjacent hallway
     offshoot leads to a large pool. Jump in and look for a small submerged tunnel
     in one corner that leads to a SILVER DRAGON [2/3]. Now, back to the trapped
     To get through, fall through the hole the two halves of a spikeball are
     swinging over, then pull up on the _inside_ lip at the end to avoid being
     sliced by a rolling circular blade. Observe the next part: there's an active
     burner and two more halves of a spikeball immediately past here. The only way
     to proceed is to time a jump to the middle when the circular blade is on one
     end, then do a specific leap over the burner and into the hole beneath the
     spikeball. It's hard, so save first. The long hallway the 2nd rolling blade
     takes actually leads to the JADE DRAGON [3/3], behind some clamper traps.
     The bonus for collecting all secrets is 4x M16 CLIPS. The TRAPDOOR KEY at the
     hallway's end is for use in the main chamber, which is easily accessed as the
     passage ends with a slide into the large pool area.
     At the trapdoor in the Buddha room, this leads as a workaround to the locked
     door from the main hall. Open it now for easier access, watching the monks
     killing the gunthugs launching another guerilla attack. They drop nothing,
     so continue along the new passage to an outdoor road, then to the end where
     a huge stone pillar holds up higher canyon ledges. Near a wooden bridge, a
     thug (M16 CLIPS) tries a pincer attack...with a crow. Yeah. Now's a good time
     to save, because across the bridge are two crows near a monk. Aim well, or
     better yet, lead the crows away to avoid hitting the good guy in crossfire.
     The building's locked so jump to the higher ledge on one side of the rockwall
     and then to the structure from there. Drop inside for the 4th PRAYER WHEELS,
     then leave again to help the monk fend off a baddie (SHOTGUN SHELLS).
    MAIN HALL (5th Prayer Wheel)
     For the final act, return to the Buddha statue's base and find an alcove at
     the bottom. The middle door on the right side of the room leads to a ladder,
     from which Lara can get jumping position to one of the statue's arms. Climb
     onto the next nearest arm, then do a running jump-n'-grab to the head. Spot
     the alcove on the opposite wall and do a flatfoot jump to it after descending.
     There's a final spot for a Gemstone, which lowers the trapdoors at the statue
     base. The passage leads to a door switch; move the block over the fountainhead
     to drain the pool nearby. Slide into the room (softdrop) and make a beeline
     for the movable block, which reveals the final PRAYER WHEELS behind it.
     Return to the main room now and find the passage alongside the Buddha statue,
     leading to the sockets the five Prayer Wheels can be put in. Doing so opens
     a room where The Seraph can be placed, which actually opens the level exit...
    13) CATACOMBS OF THE TALION                                              [WK13]
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                 | I    H |---     |         |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|
                 |____|________|   |         | A: Yeti Pit                |
                 |        |E     G |         | B: Pool Room with Ledges   |
                 |   D  ____       |         | C: Avalanche / Leopard Den |
                 |          |¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯|       | D: Snowy River Cavern      |
                 |____    __|   B    |       | E: 2nd Tibetan Mask        |
                   |        |        |__     | F: Dark Yeti Room & Switch |
                   |   C     ¯¯¯¯¯|_    |    | G: Frigid Pools            |
                   |____    |  J   _|   |_   | H: Shallows Ladder         |
                   |    |   |_   _|1  A   |  | I: "J" Door Switch         |
                   | F      |  K  |_|     |  | J: 2-Avalanche Room        |
                   |____|___| _ 3_| |¯   ¯|  | K: Pressure Pads / Spikes  |
                            |  ___| |START|  |____________________________|
                       EXIT-|_|     |_____|
     From the starting chamber, avoid the icicle traps above the stairs and find
     the huge pit adjoining. Look for a crack on one side, and shimmy to the pull-
     -up point to find the SILVER DRAGON [1/3] and FLARES. On the way back to the
     ledge, a 'dangerous' SFX should play and a yeti will appear at the bottom of
     the pit. Going close-quarters on its annoying face is really the only option.
     When it's dead, flip the switch there that opens a door across the pit, and
     releases a snow leopard in the meantime. Back above, ride the slope and grab
     the opposite ledge. A leopard attacks there, but also watch for icicles above
     the steps -- this will be a common trend.
     Enter the long room with a pool, and continue down the stairs. Near the end
     is a darker, sunken tile that triggers two gunmen's appearance from where Lara
     just was (2x UZI CLIPS, LARGE MEDIPACK, AUTO PISTOL AMMO). Before we do the
     climbing part, approach the door near the pool to spawn two leopards; through
     there's a SMALL MEDIPACK near a barred outlook point. More on that to come!
     Alright, back in the pool room. We need to trigger the snowball trap first,
     which can be done by a bit of climbing near the entrance stairway: jump to
     the balls' slalom and trigger it before sideflipping into the pool. With that
     out of the way, locate the corner ladder with spikes. There's a half-slanted
     rock formation near a snowy overhang -- it's flat enough Lara can jump onto
     it! From there, save, run across the cracked tiles, and ascend the ladder.
     At the top is...nothing, so Lara has to do a blind backflip to the ledge by
     where the snowballs were poised; give clearance so she doesn't hit ceiling!
     [If the snowballs are still there, then Lara can't do anything but climb back
     down and backflip over the spikes.] The switch at the peak raises the cage
     Lara can slide to, obtaining a TIBETAN MASK. The pool trapdoor is now open!
     Get down there and softdrop to minimize damage, and avoid the spike pit to
     find a door whose key is the mask.
     An avalanche starts as Lara goes up the slope, but they come at different
     times, so safe ground can be claimed rather easily. Four leopards then come
     to complicate matters. When the fuss has died down, search one area of the
     room for a ladder that leads to a ledge's 2x GRENADES. Both buildings are
     inaccessible for now, so return to the steps the avalanche was perched on
     and locate the huge oval-shaped hole in the wall. Jump to here to find the
     snowy river cavern next-door.
     Slide down to the bottom and investigate the pool, disturbing a leopard den
     with four family members. A huge fiery cauldron is suspended above the frozen
     pond, so it's not hard to guess coming events. Kill two more leopards in a
     room with a glacial wall, then climb around a bit to find a non-frozen pool.
     Inside is a 2nd TIBETAN MASK, which we'll put to work right away -- return to
     the room with dual buildings after killing two wandering henchmen (2x AUTO
     One of the buildings has an socket for that mask, leading a pitch-black room
     with screaming yetis. Luckily, they're locked away. Pop a flare and find your
     way along one side of the room, where standing jumps can lead across mini
     platforms to a switch. This unleashes the yetis and connects the platforms,
     leaving Lara a sitting duck! Since yetis can climb, I suggest leaving back
     outside to pick 'em off. Search around the cells afterward to find a treasure
     trove: 3x GRENADES, 2x LARGE MEDIPACK, 2x UZI CLIPS. See the movable block at
     the top of the stairs? Move it into the nearest doorway so it rests on the
     floor grate under a raised gate. When Lara pushes the switch behind there --
     which opens the eye-insignia door near the snowy river portion -- all gates
     close again, but the movable block keeps them open! Three henchmen will be
     in the buildings' vincinity now (2x SHOTGUN SHELLS, SMALL MEDIPACK, UZI CLIPS,
     2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO). Climb into the oval-shaped alcove that leads to the
     snowy river portion to find the opened door.
     Anyone can spot the obvious avalanche trap therein, so when it triggers, move
     to the "left" ledge right inside the glacial wall room (where Lara got the
     2nd Tibetan Mask below). Jump to the hanging ladder, then find a drop-down
     spot into a frigid pool with some barracuda (!?) inside. Along the 2nd pool's
     dryer ledge (tinged with icicle traps) is a ladder into the ceiling. Save and
     climb, backflipping over a slanted ledge and to the JADE DRAGON [2/3]. Back
     in the wet stuff, swim to a locked double door in the shallows. There's a
     small climbing course on half-submerged pillars leading to another ladder.
     Backflip to the door's switch and hurry inside to a switch that opens the
     remaining doors in the 2-building area...kill the leopard first, though.
     The easiest way to get down quickly is take a running jump off the brazier's
     handle, onto some slanted rocks below.
     The doors that were opened lead to...another avalanche trap! Actually, two
     of 'em; below are some aggravated leopards. The first trap to set off is the
     one aligned with the weird funny-lookin' ice block, which breaks on impact.
     The other trap leads into the leopard pit and has a hair trigger, meaning as
     soon as it goes, backflip, then sideflip to avoid making a red snowball...
     The 1st trap can be jumped over or sideflipped away from, doesn't matter.
     With that out of the way, kill the leopards below and steal their stash of
     GRENADES, LARGE MEDIPACK, and M16 CLIPS. The door switch unleashes another
     so beware! Return to the avalanche slopes and enter the way one broke open,
     which is "K" on the map.
     The two weird wooden tiles open doors here, although only one works now (and
     is timed). Take it to an L-shaped series of spikes, and look for part of the
     wall that's bolder; it's actually a ladder up to the GOLD DRAGON [3/3] and
     its tag-along prizes of 2x GRENADES & 2x M16 CLIPS if that's the entire set.
     Descend in your preferred way.
     Now, an overview. We already know one wooden pad controls the left door, but
     the right pad actually controls the exit door! The right door opens only when
     approached from behind (spike room) and closes only when stood in front of
     from the snowball room. So, with this info, the way to proceed is...
     1) Enter the spiked room and approach the right door from behind, opening it
     2) Jump over the lower pressure pad, then the snowball, to the level exit pad
     3) Run right through the right door, making sure to jump over the low door pad
     4) Enter the exit before its timer ends.
     Voila! If you find it hard, you can always save before stepping on the level
     exit pad and keep trying from there. Anyway, do a running jump to the ladder
     within, then follow the path to put this one in the books.
    14) ICE PALACE                                                           [WK14]
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       |     |   | |         |  | A: Bell Room          | F: Snowy River Cave    |
       |  G      | |3    J   |  | B: Springboard Room   | G: Yeti Icicle Cavern  |
       |_   _|___| |____   __|  | C: Dark Caves Start   | H: Avalanche Central   |
        _|_  |___ _|_   ____|   | D: Tibetan Mask       | I: Ice Abysses         |
       |         |    I|        | E: Rope Bridge Bldg.  | J: Ice Palace / Gong   |
       |   H      _|¯¯¯         |_______________________|________________________|
                                                                   THE BELL ROOM
     In the starting room, shoot the bell to open the door that leads to the
     larger room with yetis. Luckily, they're all caged! Haha, suckers... Anyway,
     notice the weird trampoline tiles on the ground? These springboards will
     skyrocket Lara upward in the direction she's moving when she touches them.
     They're great for getting higher but if you hit one accidentally, it can be
     a long plumment to the floor, if y'get my drift... For now, climb up to the
     2F platforms via some pillars near a cage, getting the LARGE MEDIPACK in a
     lonesome corner.
     Back on the ground floor, find a single springboard near a 2F bell perched
     above a slope. Spring up and shoot it in midair, raising one of the room's
     exit gates nearby. For the next part, stand by the two boards side-by-side
     and run in the direction of the exit gate, which springs Lara upward to a
     3F ledge she can catch. Pull up, get 2x UZI CLIPS, and flip the switch -- it
     lowers the yetis cage but gives access to the small connected tunnel adjacent.
     The player should already be able to see the LARGE MEDIPACK inside, but there
     is also a switch guarded by a 4th yeti; this raises the window shutters on
     the exterior. Before leaving, look near the tunnel's opening for a wall block
     that can be pulled out to reveal a large room with the GOLD DRAGON [1/3] on a
     pedestal far across. In actuality, there's an invisible bridge to the relic,
     which is why there's only a ladder out of the pit. Locating the bridge is as
     simple as aligning with the artifact and doing a jump out -- it extends all
     the way to and back.
     Return to the exit gate area, save, and run diagonally to fly up to the
     shutters' new platform -- this gives access to the 2nd bell that will finally
     open the room's gate. Beyond said gate is a final springboard. Take it up to
     a dual slope, then shimmy to the far wall near where the 3rd bell is. Shoot
     it while jumping/backflipping on the slopes to raise the gate opposite there.
     To get there, return to the springboard below and jump in that direction.
     Climb the ladder to reach the 4F of this vicinity. Jump down to the snowy
     pillar where FLARES are and a yeti intrudes from one of the alcoves, the
     start of a dark cavern.
     Kill the Bengal tiger lurking the lower depths and find a SMALL MEDIPACK in
     one of the footpath ledges. The ledge opposite there has a SILVER DRAGON [2/3]
     through the dark passage, and a locked door near there, too. Return to the
     footpath and kill three more tigers in the ensuing room. Our old friend the
     TIBETAN MASK is sitting on a pedestal here! Return back to the footpath ledge
     with the locked door from before...and it'll be unlocked. Follow the path to
     a barred outlook over a large chamber. There'll be yeti to dispose of a li'l
     ways down the drop-down points, and a 2nd one walking the ground below the
     dark recesses of the unlit braziers. Drop a flare down there to see plenty of
     spikes! Lara can snipe him from there, or should be able to, at least. Take
     the LARGE MEDIPACK at the end. Once he's dead drop down near the end and
     take 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO from a corner, then a SMALL MEDIPACK from the red
     balcony overlooking the snowy cave below.
     Said red balcony has a slot for the Tibetan Mask, which opens the wooden door
     back in the spike room. This leads to...
     Yup, the bridge accessible now outstretches across the 2-building courtyard
     where so many fun things happened previously. Some doors and whatnot are
     closed, so don't get any ideas about doing any retreads. There are FLARES off
     to the left, however. Follow the bridge to the snowy river cave and jump to
     the switch nearby to dump lava (!?) into the pond, melting its surface. Slide
     down (softdrop from same ledge to angled rocks below) and approach the glacial
     wall room where a few tigers have set up shop, getting the 2x SHOTGUN SHELLS
     when they're dead. Check the small pool where the 2nd Tibetan Mask was last
     level and get 2x UZI CLIPS while yer at it.
     Now, jump through the melted pond to find a GONG HAMMER. Past two soon-to-be
     dead flesh-eating fish, surfacing in the cavern with some yetis and ceiling
     icicles. When they're rotting, get a SMALL MEDIPACK that triggers a 4th yeti
     invader. There's another door in this area besides the one atop the iceblock
     pillars, guarded by a single icicle. Bypass it and kill the yeti inside for
     4x GRENADES -- yummy! Now, return to the iceblock pillars near where the Small
     Medipack was and climb up.
     This next slope is avalanche central -- there's about 10-11 of the boobytraps
     to trigger! A few will put Lara on edge near the start, and as she tries to
     run down the slope, all the rest follow. Keep running and find high ground
     to escape the frigid wrath of the snowballs. The path beyond leads to icy
     abysses with dual slopes. Like before, either repeatedly jump/backflip to the
     flat part (use camera POV) or softdrop-n'-catch the nearest ledge and shimmy
     to a backflip. There's a huge glacial wall of ladder-like proportions now.
     Climb all the way to the alcove, do a softdrop-n'-catch down the slope and
     hang above the gong. Drop down to safety...although the fall takes half of
     her life away.
     Before striking the gong, locate a ladder near the corner, stretching down
     into the abyss that surrounds the Ice Palace's. Use Flares to see where Lara
     is going, and drop down the right side to find a switch that opens the small
     shed near the palace (if you find spikes, you went the wrong way). Inside the
     building is the JADE DRAGON [3/3] and it hopefully brought pals: 4x GRENADES.
     Now, climb back up to the gong by going around the left side of the palace
     (in the corner) where some ledges make it possible. Bang a gong, get it on~~!
     Doing so will blow open the suspicious-lookin' ice wall near where Lara just
     climbed up, letting her claim the TALION within!
     Slide back down to the palace base and...a boss appears!!! His punch can take
     off about one-third of Lara's health, but it only takes about 300-400 uzi
     ammo to take him out. If you want, get the 2x UZI CLIPS and LARGE MEDIPACK in
     his little cave, 'cause once he dies, the level ends automatically. Yay!
    15) TEMPLE OF XIAN                                                       [WK15]
     | A: Dagger Chamber                  | N: Spiked Ceiling Room               |
     | B: Waterfall (Above)               | O: Changeable Water Level Room       |
     | C: Waterfall (Below)               | P: Connected Passage (1-way Tunnel)  |
     | D: Ornate Building                 | Q: Connected Passage (Tunnel)        |
     | E: Lava Shaft                      | R: Spider Cave                       |
     | F: Spike Pit                       | S: Silver Key                        |
     | G: Terracotta Army                 | T: Silver Key Door                   |
     | H: Slanted Slope Series + Lava     | U: Rope Bridge (Connected Passage)   |
     | I: Spikewall Room                  | V: "X" Room Switch                   |
     | J: Metal Boulder Traps             | W: Springboard Slope                 |
     | K: Dark Room                       | X: Main Chamber                      |
     | L: Spikebarrel Room                | Y: Main Chamber Key                  |
     | M: Narrow Bridge/Dragon Statue     | *: Connected Passage (Stairway)      |
      This is the longest level in the game...have fun. >_________>
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           | J_|________|* G     D       C   _____|           |  N   _|
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           |    K        ___|  U  |         |             ___________
           |_|_____|____|   |          V B 1|___         |           |
                            |_   _|_________    |        |  R  |     |
                              |W|           |¯   ¯|      |_   _|_   _|
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                                  |_____|   |START|      | |   |
                                            |¯   ¯|      |Q|___|
     ...and it all comes back 'round to The Great Wall again! Continue to the
     room with a suspended pedestal and a long fall below. The blacker tiles that
     surround the pedestal drop down, preventing her from getting the dagger seen
     in the main menu FMV. Fall through the nearest tile and catch the slope to
     softdrop down to a long course. Jump over the blade trap and ignore the
     boulder trap, as it bypasses Lara. When coming to the wet slope leading to
     a waterfall, make sure to jumproll so Lara faces up the slope, letting her
     catch the edge before the fall. Shimmy to the GOLD DRAGON [1/3] alcove from
     there, then let the current below throw Lara over the falls. Surface by the
     ladder and kill the jaundice-colored fish who are hungry for braiiiiiins.
     Ignore the keyhole/ladder/gate and find the underwater opening that leads to
     a new cavern.
     On the right side, before surfacing, is a long tunnel where a SMALL MEDIPACK
     rests near a red gate; a key is beyond. Hmm... Kill the tigers that emerge
     from around the ornate building and find SHOTGUN SHELLS on a pool ledge. Use
     the springboad alongside the double-door gate to reach the roof, whose switch
     opens the trapdoor above the ladder near the waterfall's base. Kill a condor,
     softdrop down, and head there. A spider in the alcove above heralds the shaft
     with a lava bottom.
     The ledge Lara drops down onto has a ladder portion, so she can drop-n'-catch
     to the ledge that has a crack running to another ladder. Do the same to reach
     the ladder near lava-level, then shimmy to the SILVER DRAGON [2/3] and back.
     There's a 3rd ladder that goes up the opposite side of the room, leading to
     a room with spikes.
     Safely drop in there and climb the ladder-wall, and shimmy to the wall (so
     Lara's above lower pit). Backflip to the slope, then immediately jump forward
     to reach the upper spike pit's safe tile. There are some breakable tiles over
     lava now, and Lara can see a SHOTGUN SHELLS underneath the farthest. Go there
     and fall to it, then jump to the slope across the lava. Before hitting the
     spikepit beyond, leap over to an slope, then immediately jump again to catch
     the ledge of a flatter ledge. Whew! From here, collect the GRENADES in the
     spikepit's safe zone and flip the switch above, opening the double doors in
     the ornate building cave. Jump into the waterfall pool and swim there now.
     Inside is a host of terra cotta soldiers, and some mechanical sword-holders
     that are programmed to swing their sword vertically when Lara's near. Get the
     M16 CLIPS from the safe spot and enter the only door available, climbing up
     to another lava cavern a series of slanted rocks. Save first and jump to the
     nearest slope, then three others in succession, finally finding a ledge that
     can be caught. It can take a few tries, but make sure Lara is always facing
     forward! Climb up afterwards and jump to the exit, saving before entering the
     There's a false switch here, and the trapdoor will send Lara into a room
     below. Avoid damage falling to the slope by softdropping there, then roll at
     the bottom. A spikewall trap will try to smush Lara, but as long as she runs
     to the switch, rolls, and runs straight away from it, she should find the
     passage that gives safety. The adjacent passage has a slope where a metal
     boulder will be set off immediately; roll and run out of its path. At the top
     of the slope is another trap, only this boulder falls from the ceiling and
     gives little leeway to avoid. Climb up a little farther to find a 3rd trap of
     similar design, then a ladder upwards.
     Below is a pitch-black room. Save and descend with a flare, finding a switch
     that opens a passage up the wall near there and sics a tiger on Lara from
     behind. Climb into the ladder shaft with a flare in hand. Blade traps will
     be guarding this passage but are already visible. To bypass, jump above the
     first and descend as far as possible without damage; time a fall past them,
     then re-catch when safe. At the bottom is a small room with rolling circular
     blades, both guarding the exit...but a timed jump will circumvent. This will
     lead back to the terracotta soldier room, with two condors to kill at once.
     The button on one side of the 2F area opens the door opposite there. Lara has
     to cross the rafters to get in, but luckily a bunch of running jumps in
     succession will get across...in fact, that's really the only way to do it.
     Beyond are spikebarrels swinging across a path flanked by lava...yikes. Two
     buttons are on the other side, one controlling the exit and the other raising
     a temporary bridge across. There's little room for comfort here, so press the
     right button, sideflip to save time, press the left, and dash over breakable
     tiles to the next room...except a boulder is hot on Lara's tail. Due to the
     camera angles which zoom out ("cinematic"), the easiest way to get evade its
     clutches is to continue straight along the narrow bridge and jump at the end
     to grab the bridge. Pick up THE DRAGON SEAL after pulling up.
     Pull up to the alcove behind the dragon statue to find spiders guarding a
     switch and 2x AUTO PISTOL AMMO; there's another single-serve of this same
     ammo nearby, too. The switch changes how some of the lava room is configured,
     destroying the bridge. Save and go down the dragon's left side (as if you
     were facing statue from front) and jump across the two flattest blocks. There
     are now two slanted ones and a flat that once formed basis for the now-broken
     bridge. The object is to jump to the first slanted, catch the second, then
     slide down the other side and reach the tall flat. Definitely save before
     doing this -- it's hard to get in position from the first jump -- then save
     afterwards, too! Jump along the right side of the room and the last tile,
     which has a decorative pattern, will be a springboard. 
     Save before jumping, and hold 'forward' during the jump, reaching the multi-
     -ledge part of the room. Like its forebear, another boulder trap immediately
     springs. Hang off the ledge to avoid its fury. There's one more boulder trap
     on the next ledge, but jumping to the 3rd ledge will evade. From there, it's
     a simple task to jump along the flat spots. Climb up to the 3rd-from-highest
     ledge and save. The slope alongside leads to a springboard, which will vault
     Lara to the wooden walkways high above the lava. Do a running jump to a JADE
     DRAGON [3/3], getting 8x UZI CLIPS in the meantime (!!!). From there, leap
     back to the ledge series and climb all the way to the upper corner. The room
     at the top has a movable block with a hideous face, revealing a corridor
     behind. Pull the switch, drop through the hole to the top of the avalanche
     trap, then run down, sliding through to the terracotta army room. Snipe the
     tigers just for the hell of it.
     Use 'The Dragon Seal' on the locked door in this room. Descend, getting past
     the passage with a rolling circular blade, then sliding into a room with a
     spiked ceiling. There are plenty of levers here, but the one nearest the
     waterfall is the correct one. Get the SMALL MEDIPACK before escaping! Climb
     the ledges near the mini-waterfall. Kill the fish inside and save.
     Pulling the submerged switch will flood the entire room, giving access to
     two surfacing points (one with LARGE MEDIPACK & GRENADES, one with a locked
     gate) and the long channel whose current has been cut off. Get the items
     first and save, because this next part is annoying and requires a bunch of
     1) Swim down channel (ignore water-level switch), swimming to adjacent alcove
     2) Flip switch to open new gate opposite [maybe get SMALL MEDIPACK later]
     3) Flip lever inside there, opening the large red gate near waterfall's top.
     4) Pull lever in the #1 long tunnel, returning water level to normal (whew!)
     5) Inside #3's switch, a lever that opens red gate in a surfacing point
     6) Raise water level again and go to surfacing point in ceiling
     Kill the fish in the next room, pick up 2x SHOTGUN SHELLS on the pool bottom,
     then M16 CLIPS on the dry pillar. The hallway nearby has a spikewall trap in
     plain sight, so save? Run in and pull the switch, then fall down the far end
     to an underwater channel that brings Lara to the GOLD KEY near the surfacing
     point outside the ornate building. The Gold Key will unlock the gate at the
     waterfall's base.
     In the underwater passage beyond, at the first bifurcation look for a small
     passage near a hideous face block. Once Lara enters, the gate shuts her in
     with a fish. Look behind the 1st pillar for the lever that opens a door back
     out. Surface and kill the fishie, then get the SMALL MEDIPACK within that
     room. The lever also opened a ceiling hole across from the hideous pillars,
     so swim up and surface, killing another fish.
     No, not the seminal Slint album! The wooden walkway leads to a dark cave full
     of creepy-crawly spiders, some tiny and a few of them gigantic! There's UZI
     CLIPS and FLARES en route to the next cavern, which contains a disgusting sac
     attached to the ceiling. Kill any superspiders and locate the lowest block
     that can be climbed on; it has a reddish tinge. There's a small course to
     navigate through jumping from there on, all of similar color. Upon reaching
     the L-shaped ledge, be prepared to kill another large spider. Kill it and
     leap down to the center pillar -- from there it's a few hops to the exit on
     the other side of the room.
     This upper ledge leads back to the nearest surfacing point. A running jump-n'-
     -grab will reach the formation with a SILVER KEY at its peak. Return to the
     terracotta building's exterior and find the locked gate that can use this key.
     Inside is a slope with a few ledges. It's child's play, but a metal boulder
     will roll over when our gal climbs on the 2nd & 3rd blocks; hang off the edge
     to evade. Get the AUTO PISTOL AMMO and head onto the rope bridge, where a
     team of tiger & condor attack. A second tiger lies in wait across the bridge.
     Backflip off the lowest pillar here to get access to two upper paths. The one
     with a rolling circular blade. Do a diagonal jump to its path, then jump out
     of its way to the next path. Slide backwards down the slope, catching the
     ledge a few times to UZI CLIPS. You'll have to backtrack all the way up here
     again if this is done, though. By the rolling blade is another hole with an
     inert circular blade. Get the LARGE MEDIPACK and 2x UZI CLIPS by the skeleton
     and progress over the bridge, which is at the top of the waterfall. The button
     there opens a door somewhere, and also sets the circular blade in motion. Oh,
     and it lets a bird in...meh. Follow the blade back across the bridge.
     Now, the other passage we skipped before has a steep slopes with springboards
     up it. The best way I've found is to do a running jump to the 1st springboard
     and bound up the slope that way. This can be an annoying jump due to the
     ceiling above the 1st springboard, so save first in case Lara gets stuck. If
     you're still having troubles, don't hold action down at all _until_ coming to
     the final springboard; Lara should catch the ledge instead of hitting it. Nix
     a bird who appears after, jumping to where it came from. The doors should be
     open thanks to the previous switch.
     This room is a dead-end but it's got plenty to do. First, jump across the
     level platforms to the spikewall trap. Get to the ladder alongside and climb
     like the wind, up to a small passage with a 2nd spikewall trap. Jump to the
     ladder within, finding the switch within -- it opens a gate we just passed.
     A dragon statue is coiled around a pedestal. Jump-n'-catch a few brownish
     platforms around the pedestal before claiming the MAIN CHAMBER KEY. Save and
     slide down the statue's neck, jumping at the last second to a flatter block.
     From there, jump back to where Lara came in, between the statue and open door;
     it can be semi-hard.
     Return to the lowest spikewall and use the key, making a small platform so
     Lara can use the ladder on the far side. Climb up, find the next ladder, and
     return to the hallway that gave access to the Main Chamber Key. The door to
     the final coiled dragon sculpture is available. Across the platforms, slide
     briefly and jump to the flat neck portion, giving access to the ceiling.
     Keep climbing until coming to a blade trap; backflip to the slide, then jump
     to a new ladder. There's a 2nd blade here. Position Lara a few runs below it,
     then backflip-roll, catching the ladder behind her. It's hard but possible.
     Climb to the top, dismount. Follow the passage to end the leve. Man, this
     sucker was l-o-n-g!
    16) FLOATING ISLANDS                                                     [WK16]
                          EXIT   N     M  |
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                       ___| |_______|  L  |
               [G] ___|3    |_   _ J|  ___|
                __|   |¯¯¯¯¯|     | |   K |
               |__  F   EH2    G  I___|___|
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                    |¯¯|   _          | A: Mystic Plaque                      |
                    |  |_ | |         | B: Trellis Building                   |
                    |   _|| | /¯¯\    | C: 3-Guard Building / Mystic Plaque   |
                    |__|   ¯ ( D _|   | D: Small Jade Island                  |
                    | B|____  | |     | E: 2-Plaque Gate / Garden Entrance    |
                    |       | | |     | F: Dual Boulder Traps                 |
                   _|__|¯¯¯¯  | |__   | G: Zipline Island                     |
                  | |_ ___   _|    |  | H: Zipline Gate Switch (Below)        |
                  |  _|  A| |_  C1 |  | I: End of 1st Zipline (Post-"H")      |
                  | |  ¯¯¯    |____|  | J: Switch Below Lava Waterfall        |
                  |_ ¯|¯|             | K: Dark Spikepit                      |
                    |   |             | L: Cage Slide                         |
                    |___|             | M: Lava/Spikepit Trellis              |
                     START            | N: 3rd Zipline                        |
     Many players hate this level for a reason, yo. Walk out onto the jade ledge
     and look at the temple below. There should be a floating statue approaching
     after a li'l while -- take him out from that elevated position, maybe with
     the M16. On one side of this area is a small bunch of ledges that'll allow
     Lara to descend near a kneeling statue -- this can be ignored for right now.
     On the jade ledge, survey the area. There is a building with a trellis around
     its edges and two more jade formations, one of which is triangular and has
     two slanted sides. Save, jump to the triangular jade formation, then jump to
     the other mid-slide. From here, Lara can reach the trellis structure with one
     more jump. [If she falls, she slides down near the kneeling statue and it'll
     Locate the switch that opens a ceiling trapdoor on the temple island nearby.
     However, before going across, let's get the MYSTIC PLAQUE at point "A", which
     is under the triangular jade block. Backtrack there by jumping down under
     the trellis entrance (the one we just came through) and climbing back up.
     Get the SMALL MEDIPACK on the ledge if not done previously, then get back to
     jumping position. When leaping to the triangular block, make sure to go down
     backwards and snag the ledge, softdropping to the platform below (damages).
     From here, it's an easy jump to said Mystic Plaque, then a running jump to
     the small island near the temple -- that's the destination.
     Two of the statues here will come to life, although Lara can take them out
     one at a time. I recommend shooting 'em from that small jade island as they
     move a lot slower in the air. Climb into the ceiling trapdoor opened and
     find a 2nd MYSTIC PLAQUE, plus 2x UZI CLIPS, FLARES, and a LARGE MEDIPACK.
     The final statue below has awakened and can be destroyed in the same manner
     as before. [NOTE: Sometimes the statues don't awaken in the right order.]
     The player may have noticed the JADE DRAGON [1/3] on this island's roof at
     some point. To get it, look for a pull-up spot near a cherry blossom tree,
     then jump to the roof from there -- easy-peasy.
     Now, on one side of the island, near the platform where the guards were, hang
     off the side and fall-n'-catch the ledge below. Look for a lever that raises
     the gate and gives access to a jade island previously unreachable. From here,
     do a running jump to the next island, then 'cut the corner' by jumping over
     the slanted portion. Lara can now start jumping to the small islands that're
     situated underneath the trellis building's back end. Eventually she should be
     able to get onto that jade formation's top.
     | NOTE: If the only Mystic Plaque you obtained was from the 3-guard island, |
     | Lara will have to run along the jade formation and return to the trellis  |
     | building to get the missing piece, then backtrack. Tsk tsk...             |
     From the trellis' building's jade formation, Lara can jump to the next large
     island. Before doing that, though, the two kneeling statues come to life and
     start encroaching. Take them out before leaping, then place both plaques to
     activate the door. Get the 2x UZI CLIPS and see what's inside...and it's a
     garden! Aww...
     From underneath the bridge is another reanimated statue. When it's dead, see
     that a zipline extends perpendicularly underneath...hmm. Face the bridge and
     look on the "right," for a small tunnel partially obscured by foliage and
     whatnot. This leads to the SILVER DRAGON [2/3]! Backtrack by doing a running
     jump over the slope and into the tunnel again. On the left side of the bridge
     is a jade boulder. Save, then backflip over it, sliding down a ways. Catch
     the edge to make the rock sail harmlessly into the bottomless abyss below.
     On this gray platform is a SMALL MEDIPACK, but take care of the levitating
     warrior who appears first.
     Enter the square hole in the jade formation, then use the pillar to climb to
     the ceiling, emerging onto the roof that gives access back to the bridge
     area. Redo the boulder trap, this time without the boulder -- jump to the
     ledge that extends further and is level with a small island that contains the
     zipline. Ride it and jump of near the end to the bridge below.
     Peek into the adjacent room to find three guards, one of whom reanimates at
     once to harass our gal. Pull the switch behind his place to open a gate at
     the end of a 1st zipline; also, the rest of the freaky statues awaken. I
     suggest using grenades in this close-quarters combat sitch-ee-ation. Take the
     zipline and hold X-button the entire way, grabbing the trellis on the other
     end (rather than swimming in hot lava). Climb near the top, get onto the
     ledge -- Lara will be near a roof on one side of the upper bridge vicinity,
     which should be familiar if Lara went to the bottom of the boulder trap.
     Hang down and shimmy to the gray platform below, which leads back around to
     the bridge area. Return to the 1st zipline now and ride it all the way.
     Pull an about-face and do a running jump to the area just sailed through,
     which contains a wall of fire and automated traps that shoot little blades.
     Kill the floating guard that emerges from the fire wall and pull the movable
     block alongside the central pit, giving access to the platforms above. The
     switch on the column will create a block toward the bottom of the central
     pit. Get 2x M16 CLIPS up there, drop down, save, and go down the slope
     forwards, jumping near the end to reach that block. The switch opens a grate
     in the lava waterfall. Get out of the pit by climbing up near the blade trap.
     Anyway, return to the previous switch platform which overlooks the lava door
     just opened. Do a running jump and hold X-button in the air, weakening the
     arc and falling into the water below the lavafall. SHOTGUN SHELLS are on the
     bottom -- yay! Pull the switch here to raise a 2F gate above where Lara came
     into the room via the zipline. Swim through a small passage in the deep end
     and surface in a flooded chamber with lateral bladetraps. Pull the switch
     to shut 'em off, then trudge to the exit at the other end of the room. This
     time, push the movable block closer to the zipline dropoff point so Lara can
     do a flatfoot jump into the entrance.
     Now, alongside a shut gate is a room with spikes at the bottom. Do a running
     jump to the dark side, then shimmy to a pull-up point hiding the gate switch.
     I found it impossible to jump back near the gate, so face the lower passage
     and do a flatfoot jumping, using X-button to weaken the arc for a safe drop.
     Backtrack to the gate, which may or may not trigger a flying statue depending
     on how Lara moved around previously.
     Behind the gate are two ornate gates (locked), two still-unactivated statues
     and a large trapdoor/slide combo in the room's center. Slide down into the
     pit to find...a cage! With cultists and stone statues on every which side!
     Pretty lame. Pull the switch to raise the cage, then scramble to the high
     ground near the drop-in point to take out the human scum (they throw knives).
     Use something fast like the uzis to take 'em out, then save before killing
     the statuesque statues. The reward for taking lives is taking commodities:
     There are two levers here besides the one that raised the cage. One opens the
     level exit above, the other opens a stairwell with a cultist (LARGE MEDIPACK,
     AUTO PISTOL AMMO) that leads back to the upper walkway around the cage pit.
     The two statues from before will awaken but Lara can conserve ammo by running
     to the trellis inside the other door -- with lava and spikes -- and climb up
     before they can beat her with their spears. Climb up and position Lara about
     5-6 rings below the top. Like in "Temple of Xian" last level, one must do a
     backflip-roll and grab the trellis aft. Again, this is done by backflipping
     and pressing O-button immediately, then holding X-button. If all goes well,
     she's free to keep climbing up again and...do another backflip-roll-n'-catch
     on the 3rd trellis. Make sure to position her about 6 rungs below top like
     At the top are some slopes and a blade trap shooting the length of the place.
     Pull up onto the slope, backflip over the trellis' pit, then sideflip or 
     jump forward to get onto solid ground. A cultist immediately attacks in the
     cramped conditions so level his face in your preferred style (try to get
     behind him or use grenades). He just leaves SHOTGUN SHELLS... There's a 3rd
     zipline overhead, but can't be used until the movable block is positioned
     underneath -- this stops the blade projectiles in their tracks.
     Before exiting the level on the zipline, there's one final secret to claim.
     From the corner where the block was, jump diagonally near the firewall and
     go its length. Jump over the center firepit to a flat block, then look for
     a secret tunnel underneath where Lara just jumped. This leads all the way
     back to the floating garden area, where the GOLD DRAGON [3/3] can be found
     on the walkway overlooking it. For finding all secrets? 8x GRENADES! Score!
     To exit the level, return to the zipline room. Jump straight across the
     pit to catch the slanted rock, then backflip to the upper ledge. Just jump to
     the exit from there, or return to the zipline if you wanna be a showoff. :p
    17) THE DRAGON'S LAIR                                                    [WK17]
     This level's short enough that it doesn't need a map. Note that this is the
     final 'real' level in the game, and as such, feel free to use as many good
     weapons -- grenades in particular -- and medipacks as needed. Just save some
     for the final boss! 
     To start, pick up all the items near the start: LARGE MEDIPACK, 2x UZI CLIPS.
     Brush past the stone warrior into the adjacent room which has three more
     stone warriors, one of whom reanimates right away. If you want a good tip for
     this part, know that the warriors can be damaged when they're in their initial
     state! Shoot 'em up with grenades [etc.] and they'll be a cinch when they wake
     up; heck, they may even die instantly. Either way, find the switch near the
     doorway and pull it to reactivate two warriors. There's a new entrance behind
     where one was located.
     In the dark room with pillars, there are two cultists (2x UZI CLIPS and
     a LARGE MEDIPACK) that need to be put down. Heal up at this point because as
     Lara approaches the locked gate on one side, four more cultists appear en
     masse! They leave 4x UZI CLIPS, a MYSTIC PLAQUE and a SMALL MEDIPACK. That
     artifact will operate the gate there. Slide into the room beyond and approach
     Bartoli's body...
     FINAL BOSS: Bartoli Dragon
     The room's layout is as such: a vast chamber with a few pillars and holes
     that lead to a watery underside. Down there are various items Lara can use:
     10x UZI CLIPS and 2x LARGE MEDIPACK. The dragon above won't be able to harm
     Lara when she's underwater, but it still (semi-)follows her position when
     she's around there. Why? The dragon's a mystical creature; it's like that.
     As for the boss itself, it has two attacks. The first is its fire-spewing
     flamethrower attack which, naturally, can catch Lara aflame. It can be dodged
     by flipping out of its stream, or by staying in the water. Worst case, Lara
     has to take a swim to avoid being barbecued. Its second attack is a stomping
     that attacks Lara up-close. If she's not up-close, it won't be used much.
     Naturally the most opportune position is staying behind the dragon; it has a
     pretty poor turning radius.
     Although there's plenty of Uzi ammo in the water, the best way to go about
     this battle is to chuck grenade after grenade at the beast. It takes 12+ to
     stun the beast, which gives off a flickering effect that's also visible in
     the water (in case Lara didn't see the hit connect). At this point, Lara must
     approach the dragon's stomach -- yes, just like in the opening video -- and
     remove the DAGGER OF XIAN, finishing the fight. It's not a bad idea to save
     when the dragon is stunned initially, because pulling the dagger out can be a
     bit trying.
     Once the dagger is in the inventory, the place starts to collapse! A door by
     the dais Bartoli was on has now opened. Run through to finish the level.
    18) HOME SWEET HOME                                                      [WK18]
     This is a kind of epilogue level that takes place in Lara's mansion -- which
     should be a familiar layout since it's been available from the get-go -- that
     has Lara taking on the rest of the cultists. She starts with no weapons, just
     the GUN CUPBOARD KEY and DAGGER OF XIAN. The gun cupboard is right near her
     bed, and contains a SHOTGUN, 27x SHOTGUN SHELLS, a SMALL MEDIPACK, 2x LARGE
     MEDIPACKS, and 2x FLARES. Lara won't have enough time to collect them all
     before some a clubthug, a gunman, and their dog enter her room though. I
     suggest waiting in the gun closet and picking them off that way. Another guy
     will infiltrate through the bedroom window.
     When they're all dead, collect the SHOTGUN SHELLS one leaves behind and go
     downstairs. A dog will be here if it wasn't killed already. There won't be
     any enemies outside when Lara inspects but by approaching the van, a bunch
     of cultists, most gunmen, come out of hiding: 3x dog, 2x clubthug, 5x gunner.
     One leaves a SMALL MEDIPACK. Visit the training course on the right side of
     the mansion, killing another gunman near the starting point. At this point,
     start returning to the front entrance, meeting a dual-pistol-wieldin' gunman
     (last seen in the Opera House level). He takes about 8 close-range shotgun
     blasts to kill but it shouldn't be too hard if medipacks were consered. Just
     remember to jump over him and roll to shoot his exposed back, etc.
              _________          _______    _______  _        ______   _
              \__   __/|\     /|(  ____ \  (  ____ \( (    /|(  __  \ ( )
                 ) (   | )   ( || (    \/  | (    \/|  \  ( || (  \  )| |
                 | |   | (___) || (__      | (__    |   \ | || |   ) || |
                 | |   |  ___  ||  __)     |  __)   | (\ \) || |   | || |
                 | |   | (   ) || (        | (      | | \   || |   ) |(_)
                 | |   | )   ( || (____/\  | (____/\| )  \  || (__/  ) _ 
                 )_(   |/     \|(_______/  (_______/|/    )_)(______/ (_)
     Feel like reminiscing with some previous levels? Lara will have all weapons
     and unlimited ammo & medipacks. Kill all creatures, great or small, with
     grenades! Haha...
    SECRETS                                                                  [SCRT]
     Unlike other Tomb Raider games, secrets in this game are always Dragon
     artifacts that come in three colors: Gold, Silver, Jade. Items are awarded
     only if Lara collects all three in a level, and every level (but the final
     two) has three! The dragons are listed in the order they're obtained for
     easier measure. [NOTE: There's no reward for finding all the game's secrets.]
    01) THE GREAT WALL  REWARD: Grenade Launcher (6 Rounds), Small Medipack
     | SILVER | Towards the start, when Lara is climbing out of the cave with    |
     |        | the first tiger, she'll have to do a jump to some path overhang  |
     |        | to get near the high-up entrance. At this point, there is more   |
     |        | overhang along the wall and directly above the ledges she used   |
     |        | on the ascent. The item is there.                                |
     | JADE   | After evading the first spikewall trap under the guardhouse,     |
     |        | climb into a corridor with more covered spikes and scythe traps. |
     |        | Exit these and immediately pick up the dragon artifact, since it |
     |        | is in-between another spikewall trap and gives little leeway!    |
     | GOLD   | Before taking the zipline, it's possible to explore the lower    |
     |        | cavern it crosses. First, hang off the edge and find a mossy     |
     |        | ledge beneath, then shimmy along the ancient crack to another    |
     |        | pull-up spot (leads to Flares). From here, there's a ladder that |
     |        | goes all the way down to the bottom. Approach the skeleton, kill |
     |        | the t-rex from the safety of the ladder passage, and scurry to   |
     |        | the dinosaur's cave for the final artifact. [NOTE: Another t-rex |
     |        | shows up after this so make sure to get out of there!]           |
                VENICE  REWARD: 4x Auto Pistol Ammo
     | SILVER | After opening the canal gate and boathouse door, drive into the  |
     |        | former and light a flare -- there will be a small alcove right   |
     |        | inside that has the item and more FLARES.                        |
     | GOLD   | While driving the boat in the underground canals, there will be  |
     |        | a dropoff point upon which it can't get back to the starting     |
     |        | canal area. Disembark and find the artifact underwater.          |
     | JADE   | Near a dock with a clubthug, two rats, and a gate switch, there  |
     |        | will be a skybridge overhead. Climb its ledge, shoot the window, |
     |        | and take the prize. [This can be gotten from the ramp on the     |
     |        | other side but is the long way 'round.]                          |
     BARTOLI'S HIDEOUT   REWARD: 4x Shotgun Shells
     | SILVER | After opening a wooden door (canalside) and jumping into it, nix |
     |        | all the dogs/henchmen inside and search the empty room with the  |
     |        | chandalier for a switch. This opens a door in the previous hall  |
     |        | that leads to a balcony with a sniper (although he may have been |
     |        | killed previously). The dragon's there, plus Shotgun Shells!     |
     | GOLD   | Once the Library Key is gotten and the library chimney used as a |
     |        | passage to the flooded ground floor, look for a lever in the     |
     |        | water that opens an adjacent door. One corner of the room is a   |
     |        | flooded basement stairway that leads to the artifact down there. |
     |        | Note that Lara will be needing air soon after, so use the lever  |
     |        | right near it (see with flare) and surface near the ballroom's   |
     |        | fireplace.                                                       |
     | JADE   | Toward the end of the level, Lara will have to use a detonator & |
     |        | blow up a building. This can be done immediately upon finding    |
     |        | the detonator, although if Lara takes the brick wall parallel w/ |
     |        | the canal, she can pull up to the 3F window of a house and find  |
     |        | the dragon inside. This can't be obtained after blowing it up!!  |
           OPERA HOUSE   REWARD: 4x Uzi Clips (plus Uzis if Lara has none) 
     | JADE   | In the ventilation ducts connected to the opera dressing room,   |
     |        | Lara will have to jump over some fans in order to reach a higher |
     |        | crate covering a door button. If Lara turns around from the apex |
     |        | and faces the fan path, there will be an even higher dark alcove |
     |        | that has the item. Careful, 'cause there's a dark fan there...   |
     | SILVER | After dropping into the water underneath the stage, explore the  |
     |        | passage "behind" the entry point to find a small duct that leads |
     |        | to the item. Use a flare to locate it faster!                    |
     | GOLD   | Once the Relay Box is obtained under the stage and the elevator  |
     |        | repaired with it, the lift will descend and Lara can climb the   |
     |        | ladder in its shaft. At the top is the artifact in glass spikes, |
     |        | so be careful!                                                   | 
          OFFSHORE RIG   REWARD: Uzis, 2x Uzi Clips
     | GOLD   | In the flooded hangar is a huge fan/propeller with the secret    |
     |        | behind it. Pull the lever on the fan's left side, go down the    |
     |        | passage on it's right -- this leads to a surfacing point after a |
     |        | while. There's a 2nd lever in the pool there, triggering a trap- |
     |        | -door in the previous underwater corridor. From there, it's not  |
     |        | too hard to get the item.                                        |
     | SILVER | After obtaining the Red Pass Card from a clubthug, the ladder    |
     |        | found immediately after leads to the secret on the top deck.     |
     | JADE   | In a room near the two drainage pits is a room with a trapdoor,  |
     |        | leading down to a belowdecks area with some scubadivers/gunmen.  |
     |        | The secret is visible on one of a "plinth" of a support strut.   |
           DIVING AREA   REWARD: 4x Uzi Clips
     | SILVER | After crossing the room with moving hooks & platforms, there'll  |
     |        | be a wide slope that can drop Lara into a vat of acid. Scour the |
     |        | face for a hole, then align and slide to the secret within       |
     | JADE   | Once the first Machine Chip is placed, the door it opens leads   |
     |        | to a pool room with a thug and flamethrower-er. Look for a white |
     |        | machine that's really a door, sliding back to reveal a button as |
     |        | Lara approaches. It opens the artifact grate at the pool bottom. |
     | GOLD   | Toward the end of the level, when Lara is in the submarine dock  |
     |        | (dry walkway rimming the area), proceed down a decline and enter |
     |        | a passage with waist-deep water. This leads to a room with two   |
     |        | guards and a beaten-up monk. Kill the guards but don't approach  |
     |        | the monk -- that ends the level. The antechamber down there has  |
     |        | the artifact.                                                    |
            40 FATHOMS   REWARD: 4x Harpoons
     | SILVER | After draining the room full of crates and climbing up, the item |
     |        | will be visible in the cargo room below. Just watch out for the  |
     |        | hidden trapdoor in the center.                                   |
     | JADE   | In the room with flickering lights and pipes stretched across    |
     |        | the floor, there's a switch right on the wall by the starting    |
     |        | point. This opens a timed door straight down the hall and to the |
     |        | "left," which leads out into the seabed alongside the ship. The  |
     |        | green artifact's in plain sight but is guarded by barracudas and |
     |        | a shark.                                                         |
     | GOLD   | After clearing the burner/corridor/switch puzzle, there'll be a  |
     |        | swimming portion that'll test Lara's oxygen. She must swim to    |
     |        | the top of a shaft, flip a switch, swim down to the bottom door  |
     |        | she opened, flip that switch, and then swim all the way back up  |
     |        | to a surfacing point. The gold dragon is in the lower switch's   |
     |        | alcove.                                                          |
    WRECK OF THE MARIA DORIA   REWARD: Grenade Launcher, 2x Grenades
     | SILVER | Toward the start of the level, Lara falls through feeble tiles   |
     |        | and lands in an upside-down swimming pool area. The item's seen  |
     |        | in a locked changing room stall. To obtain it, search the room   |
     |        | adjacent for a ceiling hole -- it's behind overturned furniture. |
     |        | The passage there leads right to it.                             |
     | JADE   | Once the Rusty Key is collected and used in the compartments     |
     |        | past the ballroom, there'll be a passage with breakable tiles    |
     |        | over a burner with a barrel-rolling boobytrap immediately after. |
     |        | The ceiling passage the barrels came from is also boobytrapped   |
     |        | with that same trap (evade by climbing up, jumping back down, &  |
     |        | sideflipping) but contains the artifact.                         |
     | GOLD   | After triggering the bridge's trapdoor that lets Lara explore on |
     |        | the ship's underside (between seafloor and Maria Doria), swim    |
     |        | straight across from the trapdoor to a rocky half-cave, keeping  |
     |        | an eye out for a surfacing point high above. There's the item!   |
             LIVING QUARTERS
     | SILVER | In the piston room, after lowering them from their initial state |
     |        | so Lara can climb on them, the silver dragon is in a wall alcove |
     |        | near the upper corridor platform. It's in plain sight if those   |
     |        | directions sound confusing.                                      |
     | GOLD   | Once Lara floods the burner room and triggers the trapdoor in a  |
     |        | pool beyond (with scubadiver and black lamprey eel), she will    |
     |        | surface in a room with exposed ventilation ducts. These can be   |
     |        | climbed on and give access to an upper corner corridor entrance. |
     |        | Beyond is a wrenchthug who comes from a dead-end passage where   |
     |        | the gold dragon is visible; the problem is a glassy shard pit's  |
     |        | underneath the drop-down point. So, from above, face the dragon  |
     |        | pit, put Lara's back to the wall, and do a flatfoot jump toward  |
     |        | it, holding Action button in midair to reduce the jump's arc and |
     |        | land just past the glassy spikes.                                | 
     | JADE   | A little past the gold dragon's location is a small pool with a  |
     |        | barracuda. A breakable tile within this pool unleashes another   |
     |        | barracuda, and the empty seabed grotto beyond contains the item. |
                    THE DECK   REWARD: 4x Grenades
     | SILVER | In the cavern with the inflatable raft, look on the pool bottom  |
     |        | for the artifact amongst seaweed.                                |
     | GOLD   | On the Maria Doria's 3F deck, there will be a pool. Kill the     |
     |        | barracuda and approach the false wall, which slides back to show |
     |        | a scubadiver inside. When he's dead, collect the artifact.       |
     | JADE   | The Maria Doria 2F deck is split in two and separated by the 3F  |
     |        | deck; go to the side that did _not_ have a shotgunner on it. Do  |
     |        | a running jump to the weird rock/wood structure on 1F, then do a |
     |        | 2nd to the metal object en route to the stern-key building. The  |
     |        | camera POV will change and the player can probably spot the item |
     |        | in a rockwall alcove. Do a running jump to the crack, shimmy a   |
     |        | bit, and walk through the glassy spikes to find the item.        |
           TIBETAN FOOTHILLS   REWARD: 4x Uzi Clips
     | SILVER | After reaching the hut with a snowmobile in front of it, look by |
     |        | the upper of the two locked gates -- it's right on its doorstep. |
     | JADE   | Continue along past the narrow ice bridge cavern to the next, an |
     |        | outdoor area with two wide ramps. Get off the snowmobile and spy |
     |        | the artifact on a ledge to one side. This triggers 2x leopards!  |
     | GOLD   | In the cavern with the 2nd enemy snowmobiler, which is just past |
     |        | the hut area that had the Silver Dragon, continue to the next    |
     |        | abyss. The artifact is at the very bottom and accessible via the |
     |        | ladder-like inner rim, but it's guarded by two waves of snowball |
     |        | traps, so beware!                                                |
          BARKHANG MONASTERY   REWARD: 4x M16 Clips
     | GOLD   | In an upper niche behind the main hall's large Buddha statue     |
     | SILVER | 2F: in the large pool room (near & connected to end of boobytrap |
     |        | hallway), swim to one of the corners and find it in an alcove.   |
     |        | This can't be obtained if the pool was drained to get one of the |
     |        | Prayer Wheels.                                                   |
     | JADE   | In the boobytrapped hallway -- the one with burners, swinging    |
     |        | halves of spikeballs, etc. -- it's at the end of a passage the   |
     |        | 2nd rolling circular blade is in, past some clamper traps.       |
     CATACOMBS OF THE TALION   REWARD: 2x M16 Clips, 2x Grenades
     | SILVER | Right near the start of the level is a pit with slanted sides &  |
     |        | a ladder coming out. On one side is a lateral crack; shimmy to a |
     |        | pull-up point and find the artifact by some Flares.              |
     | JADE   | There's a bunch of pools Lara has access to after flipping the   |
     |        | switch in the pitch-black room with incarcerated yetis. Near the |
     |        | 2nd pool's dry ledge is a ladder leading upwards. Lara has to    |
     |        | backflip off, over a slanted portion, to the artifact. If she's  |
     |        | short, she slides back to the ladder and can catch it.           |
     | GOLD   | After encountering the room with two wooden pressure pads that   |
     |        | lead to an L-shaped series of spikes, look in the corner for the |
     |        | wall portion that's bolder than the rest -- it's a ladder up to  |
     |        | the artifact.                                                    |
                  ICE PALACE
     | GOLD   | In the first room with springboards, after Lara lowers the yeti  |
     |        | cave, this gives access to the barred corridor alongside it. One |
     |        | of the wall blocks can be pulled out to reveal a room with the   |
     |        | item inside. To obtain, align with the artifact pedestal and do  |
     |        | a 'leap of faith' from the top of the pit, finding an invisible  |
     |        | walkway that leads to and from.                                  |
     | SILVER | Once all the springboard room antics are done, and Lara finds a  |
     |        | dark cave entrance with Bengal tigers, there are two ledges by   |
     |        | the footpath. One ledge has a medipack, the other a door and the |
     |        | entrance to the relic.                                           |
     | JADE   | After reaching the Ice Palace but before taking the Talion, look |
     |        | for a ladder at the room's base that stretches into the abyss on |
     |        | 3 sides. Jump to it, climb down, and use a flare to find a lever |
     |        | that opens the small building near the palace exterior. Inside's |
     |        | the item!                                                        |
              TEMPLE OF XIAN   REWARD: 8x Uzi Clips (!!!)
     | GOLD   | Toward the start of the level, there's a sliding portion where   |
     |        | Lara is dumped into a waterfall and carried over. During said    |
     |        | sliding portion, when dumped onto the watery slope, jump n' roll |
     |        | to make Lara descend backwards. Catch the edge when she drops,   |
     |        | then shimmy to the item.                                         |
     | SILVER | The roof of the ornate building has a switch that opens a ladder |
     |        | grate near the waterfall's base -- it leads to a shaft with some |
     |        | ledges and a lava bottom. Descend using the ladders & shimmying. |
     |        | At the crack near the bottom of the room, shimmy to the item!    |
     | JADE   | In the room with the first dragon statue encountered, a switch   |
     |        | behind the statue will destroy the bridge. Jump along the pieces |
     |        | and the last one will be a springboard, vaulting Lara onto the   |
     |        | boobytrapped, slanted end of the room. Avoid the boulder traps   |
     |        | and look for a 2nd springboard at the bottom of a slope nearby.  |
     |        | Ascend the ledges to the 3rd-from-highest, then slide down. The  |
     |        | springboard launches Lara to a higher wooden walkway, and from   |
     |        | there, the artifact's in plain view.                             |
            FLOATING ISLANDS   REWARD: 8x Grenades
     | JADE   | One of the Mystic Plaques is in a building's loft. In the lower  |
     |        | vicinity around it is a climbable ledge with a cherry blossom    |
     |        | tree which can be used to get onto the roof. The item's there!   |
     | SILVER | The gate that needs two Mystic Plaques opens into a garden. On   |
     |        | the right side is a small, partially obscured tunnel that leads  |
     |        | to the item.                                                     |
     | GOLD   | Toward the end of the level is a 3rd zipline that goes over a    |
     |        | lava pit. Push the movable block under the zipline, then leap    |
     |        | diagonally from where it [block] was to the rocky ledges near a  |
     |        | wall of fire. At its farthest end, jump aross the fiery pit and  |
     |        | turn around, viewing a secret passage underneath where Lara just |
     |        | jumped from. This leads to the item on the building walkway near |
     |        | the floating garden/zipline area.                                |
    ENEMIES                                                                  [ENMS]
     First Found: The Great Wall [#01]
     These ferocious felines possess a lot of strength, although it's remarkably
     silly how many pistol shots it takes to down one. Often times Lara will have
     a chance to snipe these instead of having to suffer their scratches & bites
     (although if she does, keep active with flips and such).
     First Found: The Great Wall [#01]
     Mostly appearing in outdoor areas (whereas bats appear inside primarily), the
     scavenger birds look for would-be carrion, such as Lara! They don't have any
     remarkable fortitude to speak of, but still take a few pistol shots to down
     just the same.
     First Found: The Great Wall [#01]
     There's nothing remarkable about these low-health pests except the explode
     when defeated. They often appear in groups, though.
     First Found: The Great Wall [#01]
     This behemoth from the Jurassic era possesses formidable might and takes a
     lot of hits to go down. Due to its huge size and small arms, it can only go
     in huge areas -- small passages and high ground give opportunities to kill
     without repercussion!
     First Found: Venice [#02]
     These attack dogs have a strong bloodlust for Lara, but unfortunately, they
     have little health and even the pistols can take 'em down easily with a
     constant bead. If they appear in packs, though, things can get a bit hairy!
     First Found: Venice [#02]
     Any man who works for Bartoli is a henchman, generally -- these are normal
     grunts of little to no spectacular quality. Some use uzis, some swing clubs
     (what the heck?), some have double pistols and lots of life.
     First Found: Venice [#02]
     Wharf rats are small and basically the same as tarantulas, just without the
     cool explosions (those are traded for incessant squeaks). They take little
     effort to destroy.
     First Found: Offshore Rig [#05]
     These aquatic swimmers stay in the water and will attack defenseless Lara 
     with their harpoon-guns. Lara can get one in the fifth level and fight back,
     but the best course of action is sniping them from a higher walkway, turning
     the tables and capitalizing on their weakness (out-of-water fighting).
     First Found: 40 Fathoms [#07]
     These fiesty fishies appear exclusively in the water (duh?). Great white
     sharks can make short work of Lara if they catch her off-guard, but move a
     bit slower than her; barracudas, on the other hand, are faster but do less
     damage (although they often appear with friends). Harpooning them is one way
     to retaliate, but finding a surfacing point and taking potshots gives its own
     type of enjoyment.
     First Found: Wreck of the Maria Doria [#08]
     These mustard-yellow eels appear toward the end, and are attached to nooks
     and crannies, lunging forward and baring their fangs when Lara swims by.
     First Found: Tibetan Foothills [#11]
     Condors, these magnificent birds of prey, act on "Bat AI" and often make
     noises to signal Lara of where they are, and don't take too many pistol shots
     to be downed. Find 'em in the open-air outdoors. Snow leopards are quick
     kitties and can attack Lara before she's even drawn her guns, but don't have
     much in the way of constitution -- keep a bead and backflip out of reach!
     First Found: Tibetan Foothills [#11]
     These vehicular vermin drive snowmobiles just like Lara, but instead of a
     turbo boost function, they have dual machine-guns! Unfortunately, that's a
     drawback -- they can only shoot from one direction and have little adjustment
     for height. Basically, find high ground and take potshots at their moronic
     First Found: Barkhang Monastery [#12]
     These docile monks will not harm Lara as long as she doesn't harm any of
     their brotherhood; however, if she lays a scratch on any monk, every other
     monk in the level will go aggressive on her behind. They use spears, so of
     course they're better at close-range fighting. A cool thing is that, if left
     to their own devices, they can often kill Bartoli henchmen and let Lara have
     the dropped items -- sweet! Definitely don't get on their bad side...
     First Found: Barkhang Monastery [#12]
     They're like bats and condors, except they suck more. Yawn!
     First Found: Catacombs of the Talion [#13]
     These skulking, white ape-men hybrids are quite a nuisance, not so much due
     to their strength (of which they have plenty) but their annoying scream SFX.
     First Found: Floating Islands [#16]
     These jade-colored warriors come in two types: inert statues that come to
     life by doing something (event, walking by, etc.) and those that are already
     'alive' and can float in the air. They can inflict a lot of damage but will
     move very slowly, making them M16 or Uzi fodder.
     First Found: Floating Islands [#17]
     Cultists appear only towards the end, and are like souped-up henchmen with
     hearts of stone. They don't use guns, rather dual throwing knives that they
     toss with enough speed that they can usually hit Lara at mid-range even if
     she's trying evasive maneuvers. They're hard enough that it takes 2 grenades
     to kill! Luckily, they usually leave great item pairs behind...
    CHEATS                                                                   [CHTS]
     There are only a few codes for this game and follow a pattern: sidestepping
     followed by counterclockwise spins (relative to whatever way Lara faces), and
     a backflip to confirm. Apparently there are no repercussions for doing these
     cheats, unlike, say, Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation. Have fun, cheaters!
     | R, L, R, L, B, F, Release R2, Spin x3, Backflip | All weapons obtained |
     | L, R, L, U, D, Release R2, Spin x5, Backflip    | Lara explodes!!!!!!! |
     | L, R, L, U, D, Release R2, Spin x3, Backflip    | Skip current level   |
    V. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                            [FAQZ]
     [Q] - Why are your directions relative!?
     [A] - Unlike some other TR games, this one has no compass. I've included some
           maps to make up for it, but it would've been nice to have a compass...
     [Q] - In the Opera House, I placed the circuit board but the lever won't work!
     [A] - If you tried the switch before inserting the item, it will be in the on
           position already. Try it twice and it should work.
     [Q] - In the waterfall area of Temple of Xian, how do I get that medipack?
     [A] - You can't. Apparently this is some kind of in-joke by the developers
           who did an 'unreachable' in the first game and others since. At least
           that's what I've heard...
    VI. UPDATES & CONTRIBUTIONS                                              [UPDT]
     10-25-08 --------------------------+ Started walkthrough
     11-10-08 --------------------------+ Finished walkthrough
     For error corrections or chitchat, drop me a line -- I always have time for
     stuff like that.
    THANKS TO...
     • Sailor/Ceej, for putting up my junk
     • Nic Holte, for always playin' TR games with me way back when
     • The TR2 messageboard, for being good sports and chatting with me
     • The readers, 'cause I wuv you
     • Thin Lizzy's "Live and Dangerous" LP, the soundtrack to this guide
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