|Health Items: 13||Treasures: 14||Relics: 0|
SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD - MIDDLE LEVEL: After the cut scene, Lara is standing on the wooden platform above the courtyard. The switch on the left is not fully functional yet. If you pull it, the platform jiggles slightly but does not move. You'll need to repair both sides of the mechanism. It doesn't matter which side you do first. Here I've designated the left and right sides when facing the Shiva/Kali statue.
REPAIRING THE LEFT SIDE OF THE MECHANISM: Turn around and follow the hallway to the right up one flight of steps and down another. (If you go quickly you may catch a glimpse of a reptilian creature skittering up the wall as you come down the second set of steps. Creepy!) At the end of the hall, roll through the low opening on the right to drop and hang from the ledge. Drop to grab the rough stone handholds on the wall below. Climb down and to the right, then down and left a bit before dropping to the floor.
Shoot the flock of bats that attacks Lara. Then turn so the wall with the rough handholds is on Lara's left. Go forward to the wall and grab onto the horizontal handhold. Climb to the right as far as possible and then jump the gap to grab the bottom edge of the banded wall to the right. Traverse around the corner to the right and then climb to the rough handholds on the wall above. Climb diagonally upward and to the right, then downward and right until Lara is dangling from the bottom edge of the ledge again. (NOTE: If you keep an eye on the Shiva statue as you climb, you'll spot another of those reptilian creatures slithering across its lap. Could it be one of the legendary snake people?)
Traverse around the corner to the right, then on around the next corner. Pull up onto the narrow ledge in the alcove. Lean out toward the other side of the alcove and press Jump twice to leap over to the far wall and then back to grab the edge of the ledge above the one on which Lara was just standing. Traverse around the corner to the right and pull up.
Turn left and use the grapple to pull the metal ring out of the mechanism (press Grapple to hook the ring, then Interact to pull), freeing one side of it so it will work correctly. Turn around and cross the ledge to find a health potion.
Return toward the mechanism, turn right, drop and hang from the ledge above the area where you killed the bats earlier. Drop down twice to reach the floor. Turn around, cross the room and turn left. Approach the gap high above the SHIVA/KALI COURTYARD.
REPAIRING THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE MECHANISM: Use the metal ring above to grapple swing across the gap to the opposite ledge. Kick the breakable jar to find another treasure (11/30). Then roll under the bar into the room beyond.
There's a stick with gold bands lying on the floor to the left. Stand near it and press Interact to pick it up. Approach the square column with the hole in it and press Interact again to place the stick in the hole. Jump up to grab the stick and turn right. Pull up to balance on the stick and then jump to grab the handhold on the next column. Jump to the next column on the right and then jump and grab to the corner ledge on the wall.
Climb along this ledge to the left. Then climb upward onto the rough handholds above. Continue upward and to the right until Lara is holding onto another narrow corner ledge. From there, jump back to perch on top of the broken column behind you. Shoot another flock of bats and then jump to the top of the next column. From there, jump to grab the ledge ahead; pull up.
Pick up another health potion on the floor to the right. Then turn around and approach the mechanism. Jump straight up to grab the gold-bound stick protruding from the mechanism. Press Interact to pull the stick out of its socket, freeing this side of the mechanism.
Return to the edge of the ledge where you climbed up. Instead of dropping down, jump to grab the handhold on the nearest column. You can press Duck to drop the stick first, or just jump and Lara will drop it automatically. Climb around to the right and pull up onto the short beam projecting from the side of the column.
Jump forward to perch on the broken column ahead. From there, jump to grab the ledge beyond. Pull up, duck under the stone bar into the hallway above. (If Lara stutter-steps and won't pull up, try moving a little to the right of the center of the opening. Pull up and wait a moment for Lara to gain her footing. Then move forward.) Turn right and follow the hallway back to the wooden platform.
DESCENT TO THE LOWER LEVEL: Pull the switch to trigger a situational adrenaline sequence. The game shifts into slow-motion as the wooden platform drops out beneath Lara's feet. Hit the Grapple key to snag the metal ring on the wall and stop Lara from falling. After the adrenaline sequence finishes, rappel down the wall. (Hold Interact + Down. Then, when Lara reaches the bottom, press Duck to release the cable.)
NOTE FOR DEMO PLAYERS: The Underworld demo finishes just before the adrenaline sequence, but if you'd like to continue playing beyond the end, it's possible to do so by taking advantage of a glitch in the game. For details, visit this thread on the Eidos Tomb Raider forum: http://forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?t=81688. Of course, you could also just buy the game and enjoy the whole thing. ;)
SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD – LOWER LEVEL: As you move out into the open, 4 nagas finally get over their shyness and attack. There are two of each color: The green ones seem a little less aggressive but have the ability to spit poison from a distance. The red variety is tough and very tenacious. They can easily knock Lara off her feet, so try not to let them get too close. If that does happen, try vaulting over them and resume shooting from the other side. (To do this, hold the Target Lock button to keep one particular naga targeted. Then run toward it and press Jump to leap onto its back, rebound off and land facing it.)
The shotgun is a great weapon in close quarters, but if you want to keep moving and dodging, the pistols or semi-automatics will work better. Lara is much more maneuverable holding two weapons.
I don't recommend using grenades against the nagas, unless you've got plenty of room to maneuver, since they have a tendency to charge toward Lara, carrying her own explosives back to her. Double ouch!
There's a semi-safe spot within reach: If you sprint toward the Shiva/Kali statue and hide behind it, often the nagas will act if they can't reach Lara, enabling you to shoot them with pistols at your leisure. If Lara won't lock onto them in normal combat mode, try Precision Aim (Z on the keyboard or R3 if you're using a controller).
Besides the huge Shiva/Kali statue, there is also a chunk of crystal mounted on a small pedestal and 2 smaller statues, whose pedestals are mounted on tracks in the floor. They move, but there's no need to do anything with them yet. You'll be back later.
Return toward the fallen wooden platform and go through either side doorway. The left and right passages meet up again at the bottom of the stairs.
SMALL ROOM WITH A HOLE IN THE FLOOR: Here you'll see 2 lion statues and a larger cobra or naga statue with a metal ring on it. (The clay jars are all empty.) Stand facing the naga statue across the square hole in the floor. Grapple the ring and step off the edge. Then rappel down the side of the shaft into the hall below. Press Duck to release the cable.
Step forward to trigger a brief cinematic, in which Lara examines the ruins and notes their similarity to the ones at Niflheim.
DIMLY LIT HALLWAY WITH NORSE RUNES: After the cut scene, smash the breakable jars on the left side of the hallway to find a treasure (12/30).
The gate at the end of the hall doesn't open. Instead you'll have to go over it. About halfway along the hallway on the left (when facing the gate) you'll see a stone ledge low enough for Lara to reach. Grab onto it and pull up to stand on it. Jump straight up to grab the handhold above and behind. Jump up again to grab the L-shaped ledge above. Climb around to the left and then jump to the left to grab a handhold on the other side of the hall.
Traverse to the left past the support column and pull up to stand on the jutting beam. Turn and jump across the hall to land on another beam there. Drop and hang from the beam and traverse along to the right. (You can tap Interact in time with Lara's movements to traverse faster.) Once you've passed the next support column, pull up to stand on the beam. Now jump back across the hall to the beam on the other side. Hang and traverse along the beam to the left. Pull up onto the broken beam, walk to the end and jump to the ledge above the gate. Hang from the opposite edge and use the crevices between blocks on the left side of the gate to drop down to the floor. Go up the stairs to an open area with lush vegetation.
A short cut scene showing the layout of the area ends with a lingering shot of the gate on the left.
OVERGROWN RUINS WITH TWO GATES: Step out cautiously so you don't meet too many enemies at once. First stand on the landing just outside the doorway and deal with a flock of bats. Pick up a health potion on this first landing. Then advance down the stairs a little at a time. When you do, another pack of nagas, 2 red and 2 green, gradually emerges.
If you take the stairs on the right and go slowly, you'll see the 2 red nagas clinging to the nearest of the square columns and peering around toward you. To get them moving, target one of them with pistols or the assault rifle. You can use Precision Aim here even if the targeting reticule is gray instead of red. You'll still hit with some of your shots. Once you start shooting, the red nagas will drop down and approach, and the 2 green ones will join them. If you stay on the landing, the nagas will still try and get to you, but as long as you keep firing, you should have enough time to shoot them all before they reach Lara.
NOTE: If you are not interested getting every treasure and pickup here and just want the fastest way out, you'll probably want to go for the left side gate first, then the right, then the exit. This walkthrough covers what I hope is the most direct path that still gets all items.
RIGHT SIDE GATE AND FIRST GEMSTONE: From the landing on the right side of the stairs leading down from the entrance (i.e., the same spot where you stood to shot the nagas if you used the strategy above), climb the bumpy stone handholds ahead to reach the ledge above and find a health potion.
Go around behind the fat, square pillar and climb onto the horizontal beam. Walk to the left and jump up to grab the handhold on the fat pillar. Climb to the right and jump to grab the narrow ledge on the wall ahead. Pull up to stand on it and then sidestep to the left (Lara's right). Jump forward to grab the top of the square pillar. Pull up and turn around.
Now you're aiming for the little, open room ahead with the ornate metal lotus flower. Jump forward to grab the edge of the floor and pull up. Approach the lotus and press Interact to take the FIRST SHIVA GEM (affectionately referred to in archaeological circles as "Shiva's Right Volkswagen Headlight").
Doing this also opens one of the two gates in the doorway below the platform where Lara is standing, as well as one of the gates in the corresponding structure on the other side of this area. It also triggers a flock of bats from across the way.
NOTE: The next section focuses on treasure hunting. If you prefer, you can take a more direct ALTERNATE PATH TO THE SECOND GEMSTONE, described in a footnote at the end of this walkthrough.
TREASURE IN DARK CORNER ALCOVE: To get down, grapple the metal lotus and rappel down the front of the gate structure. Now turn left and look ahead to spot a small, dark corner alcove containing a treasure. That's where you're headed next. Step off the ledge to hang from the edge. Climb to the left as far as Lara will go. Then jump back to land on the wide ledge below the treasure alcove. Climb the rough stone handholds on the big, square column. Then jump straight up to grab the narrow, horizontal ledge above. Climb to the right and then jump to grab the ledge across the way. It's a long jump, so Lara will probably not be able to hang on at first. Press Interact to do a saving grab and keep her from losing her grip. Traverse along the ledge to the right and pull up into the alcove to get the treasure (13/30).
If you want all the kills, drop down from the treasure alcove, turn left and head past the square column with the nubby stone handholds toward the far side of the ledge. After passing the square column, turn around, draw that shotgun (Target Lock button) and begin backing away. A green naga climbs down the ledges. If you're looking out for it, you should be able to shoot it before it reaches Lara. (If you don't care about kills, you can just hang from the ledge near the treasure, climb to the left and pull up onto the wider ledge. Skip the next paragraph.)
There may also be a few spiders. If you used the shotgun against the naga, switch to pistols when shooting spiders to save ammo. Return to the square column and climb up as you did earlier. Before jumping across to the ledge, shoot any stray spiders lurking there. Then repeat the jump and pull up onto the ledge next to the one where you got the treasure.
Climb onto the higher ledge on the left. A red naga scurries down the wall ahead. Don't let it get too close or it will knock Lara off the ledge. If you drop back and hang from the edge, you can get off a few good shots with the pistols before the naga closes in. Otherwise, keep backing away while shooting, and if you get too close to an edge, jump over the naga to get behind it.
TREASURE ON TOP OF THE SQUARE PILLAR: Once the naga is dead, go to the back wall and climb the nubby stone handholds. Climb upward and to the right, then jump straight up to grab the higher handholds. Climb farther to the right and jump to grab the L-shaped corner ledge. Climb around the corner and on to the right, past the tree trunk embedded in the wall. Jump straight up to grab the ledge above and pull up. Grab another health potion and turn around to face out over the open area.
Jump from the corner of this ledge to the top of the square pillar where you climbed up earlier. Pick up another treasure (14/30). Hang from the edge so the ledges where you just fought the nagas are on Lara's right. Drop to grab the horizontal stone band below. If Lara starts to lose her grip, press Interact for the saving grab. Climb to the right and once more make the long jump grab the ledge. Make the saving grab again to keep Lara from falling. Then pull up.
TREASURE ON THE HIGH CENTER LEDGE: Again, climb onto the ledge on the left to reach the wall with the nubby stone handholds. This time grab on and climb up and to the right. Jump up to grab the next set of handholds and then climb to the left and jump to grab the base of the staircase on the left. Pull up and climb the stairs. On the left you'll find a health potion and on the right, another treasure (15/30).
ANOTHER TREASURE BELOW: Walk to the front edge of the platform. Step off and hang from the edge. Drop and grab the edge of the ledge below. Pull up and get another treasure (16/30).
TREASURE IN FAR LEFT CORNER OF RUINS: After picking up the treasure, go to the right edge of the ledge. Hang and drop to grab the L-shaped handhold below. Drop from there to the floor.
Turn around and pick up the health potion in the bushes just ahead. Head forward toward the dark corner ahead, but watch out because another pair of nagas tries to ambush Lara from behind. (Most times I counted one red and one green, though once I thought I saw a red one and 2 green ones, but the second green one hid and never came out. I mention it in case you may encounter three of them.)
When you've killed the lizards, switch to pistols if necessary and pick off another flock of bats that flies in from the other side of the ruins.
Look in the dark corner for some more breakable jars, one of which holds a treasure (17/30). (This is the far left corner relative to the entrance to the ruins; it's behind Lara and to the right if she's facing the entrance.)
Now return to the alcove where you dropped down after getting the previous treasure—i.e., the one where you found the health potion earlier. It's on the far left side of the ledge if Lara is facing the area entrance.
LEFT SIDE GATE AND SECOND GEMSTONE: Chimney jump up the walls of the alcove to reach the L-shaped handhold. Climb as far as possible to the right. Jump across the gap to grab the edge of the next ledge. Pull up.
Lara is now standing on a large, roughly U-shaped stone ledge made of big, weathered rocks. Go to the left, dangle off the ledge and traverse to the left. When you reach the square column that interrupts the horizontal ledge, immediately pull up and move away from the edge as 2 red nagas attack. A few well-placed shotgun blasts should take care of the problem. When the coast is clear, hang from the ledge again and climb to the left. Jump past the square column to grab on where the ledge continues on the other side. Pull up.
Turn right to face the square column. Use horizontal stone bands to climb the column (jump straight up twice, climb around the corner to the right, and then jump up three times to reach the top. Step to the far left corner and jump from there to the narrow, horizontal beam protruding from the ledge ahead. Walk onto the ledge and turn left.
Now use the metal ring to grapple swing across to the metal lotus holding the SECOND SHIVA GEM. When you take the stone, the remaining gates open—one just below, the other on the far side of this area.
NOTE: There's a treasure on the corner ledge to the left of the one with the lotus, but you can't reach it from here. Keep going. You'll get it shortly.
Grapple the metal lotus and rappel down the front of the structure to land near the open gates. A cave-in prevents you from going very far, but there's a health potion on the floor just beyond where the two gates were.
Step back out onto the ledge, go to the outer right corner and turn around to face back toward the cave-in. If you're not interested in getting every pickup, the ramp below on the left will deposit Lara safely on the ground below.
TREASURE ON HIGH CORNER LEDGE: To get the treasure, first jump over the ramp to land on the ledge beyond. Head toward the corner to find another health potion hidden in the greenery. Then climb the nubby stone handholds on the square column. Climb upward and to the right. Jump to grab the L-shaped corner ledge. Climb around to the right and pull up. Chimney jump up this alcove to reach the ledge above. Climb to the left and pull up next to the treasure (18/30).
To get down, just hang from the ledge and drop down twice. Then either cross the ledge and slide down the ramp to the ground or hop down onto the steps near the area entrance.
LEAVING THROUGH THE RIGHT GATE: Return up the stairs on the left side of the entrance and repeat the climb to the metal lotus receptacle above the gate. Shoot another flock of bats at the top of the climb. Then rappel down the front of the gate structure and go through the doorway, which should be open if you've retrieved both SHIVA GEMS.
GRAY STONE HALLWAY WITH DEEP PITS: Follow the hallway to the first deep pit. Grapple the metal ring mounted on the archway ahead. Step off the edge and grapple swing across the pit to the other side.
NOTE: You may need to lengthen the grapple cable a bit to make this jump. The controls are the same as for rappelling: hold Interact and use the direction keys or left analogue stick to lengthen/shorten the cable or pivot left/right.
Follow the hall as it turns to the left. Continue to the next deep pit. There are rings ahead, but the first is partially blocked by the stone archway. The second is too far to reach with your grapple. So instead, grab onto the horizontal pole sticking out of the left wall. Pull up to stand on top of the pole. Walk toward the wall and jump straight up to grab the handhold above. Climb to the left and jump to grab onto the stone archway. Jump up twice to get on top of it. Pick up the health potion on the floor ahead.
If you're not treasure hunting, turn around and face the second pit. Skip down to the section titled Leaving the Gray Stone Hallway below.
If you do want the next treasure, after getting the health potion, move to the right side of the ledge and jump to the jutting stone beam just ahead. Drop and hang from it so Lara is facing the wall. Traverse to the left, past the stone support, and pull up to stand on the next beam. Turn around and jump across to the stone beam on the other side of the hallway. Turn right and walk to the wide ledge ahead. (This is the top of the archway with the metal ring where you swung across the pit earlier.)
Cross this ledge and walk out onto the beam on the right side. Turn right and jump across the pit to the beam on the other side. Drop and hang from the beam and traverse to the right past the next stone support. Pull up onto the short, broken beam. Walk to the end and jump to the ledge with the treasure (19/30).
Move to the left side of the ledge, hang from the right edge and drop down twice to reach the floor. Now you're back at the entrance from the ruins. Retrace your steps across the first pit to the second. Climb onto the wooden pole and from there to the ledge above on the left. This time, instead of backtracking, you'll continue to the other end of the passageway.
LEAVING THE GRAY STONE HALLWAY: When facing out over the second pit, there are two horizontal poles sticking out of the right wall. Jump forward to grab the first one, swing, jump and grab the second, then swing and jump to the ledge ahead. Grapple the metal ring on the wall ahead and step off the ledge. Lara should land on the ledge in the doorway ahead. Detach the cable and move on.
RUINS WITH PAGODA-LIKE STRUCTURE AND TIGER: Follow the hallway to the left and up the stairs. As you near the top, draw your pistols (using the Target Lock button) and advance slowly. Lara will target a tiger lurking in the undergrowth ahead before it spots her. Quickly fire a few shots to injure the big cat before it runs off to the right and hides. Switch to the shotgun, step out and finish it off.
Pick up another health potion on the ground to the left. Now head for the far right corner of this area, where you'll find a cluster of clay jars. One of these contains a treasure (20/30).
Return to the front of the central pagoda-like structure. Climb onto the low ledge there and jump to grab the lowest handhold on the front of the building. Climb to the left and pull up to stand on the narrow ledge. Jump from there to perch on the nearer of the two pointed pillars. Jump to grab the L-shaped handhold at the top of the carved wall panel ahead. Climb to the left and then jump to grab the edge of the wide ledge with the treasure (21/30). Pull up and take it.
Hang from the edge of the ledge where you climbed up, traverse all the way to the right toward the wall. Then jump back to grab the small L-shaped handhold on the carved wall panel. Climb to the corner and press the direction key or analogue stick to make Lara lean away from the wall toward the pointed pillar. Jump to land there.
Turn to face the second pointed pillar and jump over it. Turn right and jump to grab the nearest horizontal stone band on the side of the pagoda. Climb to the left, past the bend, and drop to grab the handhold below. Climb to the left and pull up to stand on the narrow ledge. Now chimney jump between the two walls to reach the ledge above. Pull up onto an overgrown path and ready guns to shoot a flock of bats. Continue up the weedy path to a ledge with a health potion.
Hang from the edge of this ledge and drop to grab the narrow, broken ledge below. Traverse to the right. (Don't worry about the gap here; Lara will move right past it.) Continue traversing to the right out onto the jutting stone beam. Pull up to stand on it.
Jump forward to grab the handhold on the wall ahead. Climb to the right around two corners so Lara is hanging above another horizontal handhold. Don't drop down, though. Instead jump back to land on the stone beam behind. Walk to the end of it.
Now, if you don't want the next treasure, turn left and jump to the next beam. Then jump forward to grab the nearest handhold on the wall ahead. (Skip the next two paragraphs.)
If you do want the treasure, walk to the end of the first beam and jump to perch on the pointed column ahead. Jump forward to grab the lower of the two horizontal stone bands on the wall ahead. Jump up to grab the band above and climb to the right as far as Lara will go. Make sure you've climbed around the corner before jumping back to grab the ledge with the treasure (22/30). Traverse to the right, pull up and take your prize.
To get back, first hang from the edge of the ledge where you climbed up. Traverse to the left all the way to the wall. Then jump back to grab the narrow stone ledge. Climb to the left end and drop to grab the handhold below. (The pointed column is now behind Lara.) Climb to the left and jump to grab the shorter stone handhold ahead on this same wall.
Climb along this handhold to the left and jump toward the corner. Lara will grab the next handhold on the perpendicular wall. Climb to the left and then jump straight up to grab the horizontal pole above. Turn left, swing around the pole and jump to grab the narrow ledge ahead. Jump straight up to stand on it. Then jump up three times more to reach the ledge above.
PAGODA AREA – UPPER LEVEL: Head to the left up the steps. Walk out to the edge of the broken ledge. Turn left and jump to grab the long, light-colored ledge with vegetation growing above it. Traverse along this ledge to the right. When you reach the end, jump to the right to grab the ledge ahead. Pull up.
The opening above on the left is where you're headed, but you can't reach it directly. Instead, go to the right along the shaded colonnade. On the end wall there's a stone slab style handhold you can reach. Grab it and pull up to stand on top of it. Sidestep to the right (Lara's left) and jump to grab the light-colored stone band on the nearest square column. Climb around to the right and pull up onto the horizontal beam. Ready those pistols to shoot another flock of bats that approaches from the other side of the ruins.
When you've dealt with the bats, walk across the beam and jump up to grab the light stone band on the next column. Climb around to the other side of the column and jump back to perch on top of the next broken column. Jump from there to grab the light stone band on the next column. Climb around to the right and pull up onto the jutting stone beam. Walk to the end and jump into the doorway that you couldn't reach earlier. Follow the hallway to a deep pit.
DEEP PIT WITH JUTTING BEAMS AND HORIZONTAL POLES: To cross the pit, begin by taking a take a running jump to grab the first horizontal stone handhold on the left wall. Climb to the end and jump to grab the next handhold to the right. Climb to the right until Lara is hanging above a horizontal beam that spans the width of the pit. Drop down onto it and walk across to the other side. Turn left and jump to the broken beam ahead. Turn left and walk to the end of the beam. Jump forward and to the right to grab the higher of the two stone handholds on the opposite wall. Climb to the right and jump straight up to grab the horizontal pole.
Climb hand over hand toward the end of the pole. Turn to face the other horizontal poles ahead and swing, jump and grab the first one. This pole goes from one wall to the other. So climb along it to the right before attempting to swing and jump to the next pole, which only sticks out so far from the right wall. Swing and jump from the third pole to the far side of the pit. Go through the next small room and up the stairs.
DIMLY LIT ROOM WITH LOW CEILING: Don't just rush forward into this room, since there are 2 green nagas waiting for you there. If you advance slowly you can target them as they climb down the wall. As long as you don't step down onto the floor, you can probably kill them with little or no health loss for Lara.
When you've cleared the room, head for the far right, where you'll find another treasure (23/30). Get it and then head for the sunny open area at the other end of the room. This is actually the SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD - UPPER LEVEL.
RIGHT ARM BALANCE PUZZLE: Go forward and step onto one of the platforms of the huge balance scale. Lara's weight lowers the platform, operating a mechanism that lowers one of the Shiva statue's right arms.
Step off the scale and pick up the health potion on the floor straight ahead. Stay sharp, though. A flock of bats approaches from behind the statue.
When you've killed them all, climb back up onto the ledge next to the scales. Go to the right and follow the corridor up a set of stairs and around to the right. Another green naga greets you at the top of the next set of stairs. Back away shooting and you should be fine. When it's dead, continue up the stairs.
Step up onto Shiva's hand and press Interact to place one of the SHIVA GEMS into the circular receptacle. Return to the scales and hop up onto the raised platform. Lara's weight pushes it down, operating the mechanism in reverse and raising Shiva's arm. When the two right hands line up, a beam of sunlight is refracted through the gem into the courtyard below.
Now head for the corner of the open area with the scales that overlooks the courtyard below. Mounted on the wall is a metal bracket with a round hole in it. Grapple the bracket and press Interact to pull it down into its horizontal position. With your grapple still attached to the bracket, step back off the edge and rappel down to the floor of the courtyard. Release the cable by pressing Duck.
SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD - LOWER LEVEL (again): When you reach the floor, detach the cable and turn around to face the opposite wall. Another green naga appears near the corresponding metal bracket high on the other side of the courtyard and climbs down the wall toward you. If you shoot it as it descends, you can kill it before it reaches Lara.
To reach the upper level on the other side of the statue, you'll need to grapple the metal bracket above. Stand on the circular track in the floor at the edge of the shady area. Point the camera upward so you can see the bracket and shoot the grapple. Once it is anchored securely, walk toward the wall and jump straight up so Lara hangs from the cable. Then reverse rappel up the wall (Interact + Up). When you reach the high ledge, release the cable.
SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD - UPPER LEVEL (again): Turn right and vault up into another DIMLY LIT ROOM WITH A LOW CEILING. Go to the far end of the room to retrieve another treasure (24/30). Then return to the sunny area.
There may or may not be 3 nagas lurking here. The first time I played it, I encountered a green naga on the stairs to the right and 2 red nagas that came from behind as Lara fought the green one. The second and third times I played, there were no enemies in this area at all. Since I haven't figured out the triggers yet, I'll just advise you to stay alert and keep away from the edge if you do end up fighting.
LEFT ARM BALANCE PUZZLE: Hop down into the low area with the scales. This scale is missing one platform so you'll have to use a little ingenuity to operate it. Grab the metal cage in the far corner (Interact) and drag it over to the scale. Position it as close to the platform as you can. Climb back onto the ledge and go around to the back of the statue holding the scale platforms. Grab onto the stone band on the square column behind the statue. Jump up to grab the horizontal pole above. Climb out to the middle of it. Then swing and jump to the next pole, then the next. Lara's weight on the third pole tips the scales, raising one of Shiva's left arms.
Drop to the floor and quickly push the metal cage beneath the scale platform. With the cage in place, the scales cannot tip back to their original position and Shiva's arm stays down.
Vault back up onto the ledge and follow the walkway around to the big hand. Step up onto it and place the SECOND SHIVA GEM in its receptacle. Return to the scale and pull the cage out from under the platform. As it sinks back to its original position, Shiva's arm rises. When Shiva's two left hands line up, another beam of sunlight is refracted down into the courtyard below.
Return to the area with the scale and cage. Grapple the metal bracket and rappel back down to the floor.
SHIVA/KALI STATUE COURTYARD – MOVABLE STATUES WITH FANS: Now it's time to move the smaller statues of Thai dancers holding reflective fans. First go to the statue sitting on the straight track. Stand beside it and press Interact to grab on. Push or pull the statue along the straight track to where it joins the circular part of the track. Let go (Interact), move around to the left side of the statue and grab on again. Now push the statue clockwise along the circular track a little more than 180 degrees, until the beam of sunlight coming from the SHIVA GEM above reflects off the fan the statue is holding and into the crystal. If necessary, adjust the statue's position to keep the reflected beam of light steady.
Now go to the second statue and pull or push it counterclockwise along the circular track toward the other statue. Go around to the side of the statue and pull or push it along the straight track to the other side of the circle. Then move the statue along the circular track just a short distance toward the pedestal with the crystal.
As both beams reflecting off the fans converge, the crystal amplifies the light and focuses it on the bindi on Kali's forehead. This triggers an elaborate mechanism that lowers the floor beneath the statues, revealing a doorway.
SMALL COURTYARD WITH NAGA STATUE: Go through the doorway beneath the statues into the small roofless area beyond. Ahead on the right side of the naga statue you'll find the last treasure (25/30) in this area hidden in the undergrowth.
To open the exit from this area, stand facing the naga statue several steps back from the square decoration on the floor. Grapple the metal ring on the statue and tap Interact repeatedly to pull on the cable and send the statue crashing through the floor, revealing a large square opening.
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