Finds (The Swamp of Fangs): 3 relics (2 Emeralds, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (Snake Pit): 3 relics (2 Emeralds, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (The Bridge of Many Sides): 2 relics (1 Emerald, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (The Tower of Blades): 3 relics (1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes", 2 Emeralds) Finds (Scaling by Danger): 3 relics (1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes", 2 Emeralds) Finds (The Canyon of a Thousand Snakes): 4 relics (3 Emeralds, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (Dodging a Fang): 3 relics (2 Emerald, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (One Deadly Step): 3 relics (1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes", 2 Emeralds) Finds (Cold-Blooded Cliff): 2 relics (1 Emerald, 1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes") Finds (The Key of Stones): 3 relics (1 fragment of "The Twin Snakes", 2 Emeralds)
1. The Swamp of Fangs
Relic: On the left side of the path you can spot a sparkling item. Tap it to collect the Emerald (1/19).Head into the tunnel to come out on the other side. There is a Cobra sitting on the path. Since it is facing the other way, you simply have to approach it and Lara will shoot it. Climb down and the second Cobra will be taken care of. At the T-junction turn right to take on the third Cobra looking the other way. It's your choice if you want to kill the fourth Cobra from behind or if you just ignore it. Head up onto the next level. At the top shimmy to the right and pull up to tackle the Cobra there.
Relic: Tap onto the Emerald (2/19) right of the path.Again it's your choice what you do about Cobra number six. Step through the passage on the left. The passage closes up behind you. Climb up the wall right of the closed entrance. You are faced with the snake puzzle. [Note] Cobra. Step further left to the edge of the board and head up to kill the second Cobra. Head right and up once again and the third Cobra is history. Now head left and up the wall to flip the black Wall-Mounted Lever Switch.
Relic: Just above the lever, sitting atop a column is the next vase, which holds a fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (1/10).(2nd part) The row of black floor plates just below the switch did slide one spot to the left, when the switch was used, also moving the two remaining cobras blocking the exit. Head back down and over to the right, to kill the next Cobra, the one that previously blocked the exit. Optionally you may also kill the cobra at the right end. Return to the black Wall-Mounted Lever Switch to flip it again. (3rd part) Approach the Cobra that is guarding the exit from the side to kill it and then head up the wall. Step right to reach the exit square.
Images 2 and 3 have been taken after flipping the switch.
Snake PuzzleLook at the images if you need additional help. The red lines indicate necessary steps, the green lines are optional. Three of the cobras do not have to be killed in order to proceed.
Images 2 and 3 have been taken after flipping the switch.
2. Snake Pit
Relic: Before you do anything else, collect the vase sitting on a rock right of the path to collect the Emerald (3/19).Hop across the two stones in the water to reach the other side. (1st part) Here approach the right Cobra from the side, to kill it. Then take to steps forward, onto the golden platform, here take one step left and one towards the second Cobra to kill it. Now head back to the golden platform and step off it to the right to approach and kill the third Cobra, the one guarding a lever. (2nd part) Flip the golden Lever Switch (#1) to move the golden floor squares. Now step first onto the black, then onto the golden plates. Here take one step up onto the second golden square and approach the fourth Cobra from the side and kill it. The black lever is now clear. (3rd part) Flip the black Lever Switch (#2) to move the black floor squares. Now approach the Cobra sitting on the black floor from the side to get rid of it. Then simply return to the black lever. Lever Switch (#2) again to bring the black floor tiles back into position. Now head back onto the golden floor squares, on the left side head onto the black tiles and turn left again to approach the next lever without getting too close to the final cobra. (5th part) Flip the green Lever Switch (#3) to move the green platform. Now step onto the green platform and approach the final Cobra from the side.
Relics: fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (2/10). Further up and right, near the exit square is another vase holding an Emerald (4/19).
3. The Bridge of Many SidesTake three steps forward and you will find yourself in the path of a Saw Blade. Head up the wall on the left, up to the top and traverse to the right. Climb down once. Instead of going down to the bottom however climb back up. Otherwise you will be killed by the saw blade. The saw blade is still in the right corner and it is not safe to climb down just yet. Traverse left once. Then traverse right again and now climb down while the blade is on the left side of the track. Quickly move to the end of the walkway.
Relics: Grab the vase sitting on the jutting rock. Inside is an Emerald (5/19).Turn right and take two steps onto the next track. There is no saw blade at the moment, but a cobra is blocking the path. Climb down the wall and past the Collapsible Wall to the right. Activate the golden Lever Switch to move the golden platform.
Relics: Look below you where the next vase is hidden behind the column, holding the next fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (3/10).Climb further right and the Saw Blade will move onto the track above you, killing the Cobra. Climb up once. You cannot climb further, as the saw blade is blocking the path. Climb down once and then up onto the track, when the blade is over on the left. Go to the exit square.
4. The Tower of BladesSaw Blade. Climb up the wall twice. Since the blade is now blocking your way up, climb over to the right. Immediately climb left again and straight up, while the blade is moving over to the right side. At the top go around the corner, to the next wall with saw blade.
Relics: Up on a rock on the left side of the path is another vase. It holds a fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (4/10).Head around the corner to the right.
Relics: On a rock below the path is the second vase of this chapter. Inside is an Emerald (6/19).Stand underneath the wall.
Relics: On a rock right of the wall sits the third and final vase of the chaper. Grab the Emerald (7/19) inside.Saw Blade blocks your path. Climb down once, to avoid the saw blade and also take a step to the left. Then step right again and move up the wall. The blade should now be further up, climb to the left to avoid the track and climb further up twice. Here the upper Saw Blade blocks your path. To avoid it, climb right once and immediately back to the left. Now the path is clear, so climb up to the top. The golden platform is a dead end for now. It needs to be extended. The lever for it can be seen below on the wall on the left. So before you take a step forward, climb down the first path to the left. (At this point the blade is just below the spot, heading left.) As the path is clear climb straight down and down again, as the Saw Blade will now come back on the left. Climb left towards the Wall-Mounted Lever Switch. Flip it to raise the block above. The blade is heading down, so you are free to climb straight up. Climb atop the raised golden platform and step onto the square below the Pull Switch. Far below part of a long bridge will be raised.
5. Scaling by Danger
Relics: Just to your right, once above the upper saw blade, once below it, are two vases. The top one contains a fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (4/10), the bottom one an Emerald (8/19).Climb down the wall in front twice. Here the moving Saw Blade is blocking your path. So climb up once and back down . Climb right and straight up to reach the black Lever Switch. Flip it and the black wall part moves up, trapping the saw blade there. The path to the second lever is now clear. Climb down twice and over to the right three times. Head straight up to the second black Lever Switch. Flip it and the black wall part moves back down. Climb down once and immediately up again. Both saw blades should be on the black wall again, so flip the second black Lever Switch again. Now both blades are trapped. Climb down to the bottom and there all the way over to the left. Climb down.
Relics: Before doing anything else, grab the vase below you, containing the next Emerald (9/19).Then step right onto the exit square.
6. The Canyon of a Thousand SnakesTake two steps forward.
Relics: Near the top of the screen, just next to the left-most cobra is another vase. Inside is an Emerald (10/19).Turn left and climb up. On the walkway above you can see a Collapsible Floor, so instead of pulling up right away, climb along the edge to the right and pull up just underneath the Spear. Since you have not crossed it yet, you can safely move over to the left, walking across the collapsible floor. Climb back down and return to the crossing. You are standing two squares away from the first Cobra. Tap it, to use the spear and kill it. Then take on step forward. (Note how the other two cobras are also facing your way.) Climb down to the right and all the way down till you can climb along the ledge to the right. Climb up to kill the second Cobra, climbing up from the side. (You may spot a vase below, but in a moment we will get much closer, so keep it for later.) Step right and grab the next Spear. Step back onto the T-junction to stand opposite the third Cobra. Tap it, to kill it with the spear. Then walk around and over to the lit entrance. Step through. Cobra.
Relics: Just to Lara's right (that is left for you) is the next vase. It contains an Emerald (11/19).Step to the right and grab the Spear. Climb back up and turn right. At the top tap onto the Cobra on the left to kill it using the spear. Optionally step to the right to kill the Cobra, before crossing the Collapsible Floor on the right. Shoot the Cobra at the end.
Relics: On the black outcrop to your right is another vase. Inside is the next fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (6/10).Follow the path around and kill the final Cobra before stepping through the entrance. Spear to collect it. Take a step to the right and throw the spear at the Cobra that is facing you. Now step forward till you reach the Cobra at the back, looking to the right. Since you approach it from the side, you can kill it. Next take a step to the left to kill the third Cobra. Kill or ignore the fourth Cobra. Then head through the lit entrance.
Relics: Right at the beginning of this next puzzle you can find another vase. It is sitting on a brown root in the bottom left corner of the screen. It contains an Emerald (12/19).Spear to collect it. Then take a single step forward to stand between to snakes. Go to the right, to kill the single Cobra. Then take a single step towards the upper right corner of the screen. You should now stand in a direct line to the middle Cobra on the left side. Use the spear to kill it. (See second image.) Now step back to Lara's left and head straight up to the first Cobra on the left side, to kill it. Turn right and kill the third Cobra in the row. Turn right again to kill the final Cobra and clear the exit. Step into the corner and climb up the blocks to the exit square.
7. Dodging a Fang
Relics: The first vase is right at the beginning of the chapter. It is sitting on a black rock in the upper left corner. Inside is an Emerald (13/19).Take two steps forward. (The path up ahead is guarded by a Cobra.) Climb down to the right and advance to the first T-junction.
Relics: In the upper right corner, behind a grey column you can spot another vase. It contains a fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (7/10).Follow the slit in the floor down to the left. Step towards the golden Lever Switch and flip it. (1st image) The saw blade will be transported to the second slit in the floor, along with the moving golden platform. (2nd image) Step away from the lever in any direction and immediately return to it. The saw blade has now left the golden platform. Flip the golden Lever Switch again. (3rd image) Once again step away from the lever and return. The saw blade is now in the second slit of the golden platform. Flip the golden Lever Switch for the third time and the saw blade is now in the slit closest to you. (4th image) Step away from the lever, towards the dead end, otherwise you will be killed by the Saw Blade. Return to the golden Lever Switch to flip it one final time. (5th image) Now head out of the corner, slipping past the saw blade while it's at the right end. Step out onto the golden platform and follow it around to reach the Spear. Collect it. Before moving away, throw it at the Cobra. (6th image) Spear here. Take one step into the dead end to line up with the Cobra. Throw the spear at it, to kill it.
Relics: On a column in the upper right corner, is the next vase. Inside is the next Emerald (14/19).Get back down the way you came, at the bottom make your way over to the right, past the Saw Blade. Climb up and immediately up to the right. Step onto the exit square.
8. One Deadly Step
Relics: In the middle of the screen, near the top, to the left of the path, is the next vase. Inside is a fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (8/10).Take two steps forward and then turn right. Approach the Lizard from behind, to kill him.
Relics: In the right corner, (middle of the right edge of the screen), is the next vase, containing an Emerald (15/19).Climb up onto the next level and the second Lizard will spot you. Climb further up and turn right to walk across the Collapsible Floor, on the other side climb further up. The lizard will step onto the damaged floor and fall into the pit. Go to the right and climb up to the golden Lever Switch. Flip it to bring up the golden platform on the left. Get over to the left and climb up onto the platform. Take one step towards the spear and the Lizard behind it will turn its attention towards you. Going back or going forward will kill you. Turn right. Next turn left and go all the way into the corner underneath the Collapsible Wall. Climb straight up to the top.
Relics: You can spot the vase behind the tall column. Inside is another Emerald (16/19).Climb down from the column on the other side. When the lizard tries to climb past the damaged wall, he falls down and remains underneath, staring at the wall. Walk straight towards the Spear to pick it up. Lizard. Now that the path is clear, walk around and climb up the wall, where the lizard was. Turn left and climb further up. Stand underneath the Pull Switch. (Far below another part of the long bridge will be raised. Only one part is missing now.)
9. Cold-Blooded Cliff
Relics: Immediately to the left is the first vase of the chapter, containing an Emerald (17/19).Take one step forward and then climb down to the right. Activate the black Wall-Mounted Lever Switch to bring up a black platform above. Climb back up and turn right. Climb up to the upper level and the Lizard will spot you. Climb back down. Turn to Lara's right and then left to step onto the black platform. Immediately turn left again and climb down to the black lever. The lizard should now be standing on the black square, so flip the Wall-Mounted Lever Switch again, to send him down. Climb back up and up to the right. Turn right and climb down to the golden Wall-Mounted Lever Switch. Flip it to lower the golden platform. Climb back up, turn right to get onto the gloden platform. Turn left and climb up to the top.
Relics: Right of the entrance, atop a column is another vase. It holds the next fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (9/10).Step through the entrance. Spear. Take another step forward to the golden Lever Switch. Flip it to move the golden platform to the left and move the Lizard on it further away from the path. Step back to the T-junction and head towards the golden platform. Once you step on it, the lizard will spot you and start following. Continue ahead and turn right. Climb down the wall. At the bottom head over to the right and at the end flip the right black Wall-Mounted Lever Switch, getting the lizard stuck. Climb up and once to the left. Here climb up to the top of the black platform. From here use the spear to kill the second Lizard. Get back down and climb to the left. The lizard is looking to the right, so it is safe to continue. If you like, you can kill him by going down and back up again. Climb to the top and cross the golden platform to reach the upper level where the second lizard was. Head towards the exit square and get attacked by the Queen of Venom. You will drop down into the next section.
10. The Key of Stones
Relics: Next to where Lara is standing at the beginning of the level, behind the column, is the first vase of the subchapter. Inside is the final fragment of "The Twin Snakes" (10/10). Finding all 10 unlocks the Area 51 outfit.Cobra, turn right again and kill the second Cobra. Turn right again to circle around. At the end turn right once more and then head all the way to the end to kill the final Cobra. Now climb down the wall. Traverse over to the right and climb down, past the Collapsible Wall. At the bottom traverse left again to reach the second Collapsible Wall. By now the lizard will have reached the damaged wall and falls down. You need to climb up (or right) and down (or left) again to fall down, too. At the bottom walk across the Collapsible Floor to the right, to finally kill the Lizard. Next walk to the black Lever Switch to bring up the black platform, enabling you to reach the exit.
Relics: Before you step through, look up to the black rocks to spot another vase. It contains the next Emerald (18/19).Now head over to the entrance and step through. Take one step forward and the Lizard will spot you.
Relics: Right below you, in the green niche is the final vase. It contains the next Emerald (19/19).Collapsible Wall. Climb up and go to the right again. Meanwhile the lizard will reach the damaged wall and fall to its death. Climb down again and to the right to damage the next Collapsible Wall. Now climb to the left twice and down to the bottom. Take one step to the right to attract the second Lizard. Climb back up and over to the damaged wall on the right. You'll fall down safely and the lizard gets stuck. Walk to the right end and Lara jumps to the lever bringing up the final bridge part. She crosses it. Head into the cave mouth. You are now inside a dark cavern. Step right until you reach the pedestal. Lara will grab The Key of Stones and then be lowered into the ground.
11. Return to the GateYou are back at the gate where you inserted "The Key of Snakes" at the end of "The Entrance". Take two steps forward and one to the right to enter the key. The second door on the left of the path opens. Turn around and take three steps forward. Then turn to Lara's right to take two steps into the new passage into The Maze of Stones.
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