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December 2008 Bert Jamin (www.gamesover.com)
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7.1.1 Arctic Sea - Helheim: The Six Statues
7.1.2. Arctic Sea - Helheim: The Left Tower
7.1.3 Arctic Sea - Helheim: The Right Tower
7.1.4 Arctic Sea - Helheim: The Central Tower
7.2 Arctic Sea - Yggdrasil
7.3.1 Arctic Sea - Out of Time: The First Button
7.3.2 Arctic Sea - Out of Time: The Third Button
7.3.3 Arctic Sea - Out of Time: The Second Button and Grand Finale
THE SIX STATUES
time you will open this Level the following Introduction Screen will be seen:
The Midgard Serpent is clearly a metaphor for some monstrous ancient device, and even my father had second thoughts about opening Helheim despite his desperate hope to find my mother. It is a risk Iím ready to take, however, to solve this mystery once and for all.
This Levelís Introduction Screen
will then be asked which outfit you prefer for Lara in this Level: The Drysuit
Light or the Wetsuit? I seem to
like the Drysuit Light.
question: which Secondary Weapon would you like? If you browse through the
Weapon selection the logical choice seems to be the Spear Gun. (you can always change that any time)
Your Secondary Weapon selector screen
In a Cut Scene Lara arrives on her bike somewhere on the Polar ice. She installs a timed bomb, walks away and lets the explosion cause a big hole in the ice cap.
Lara arriving by bike
The timed device
dives into the hole. Brrr... ice cold water.
The hole in the ice
Lara plunges into the water
new Journal Entry is now unlocked from where the Game play will start:
Your Sublevel Helheim starts here
Dive down deep enough to swim through a lower opening in the ice. You will encounter a number of Norse Statues standing on the bottom of the sea: 2 rows of 3 huge Statues facing each other along an elevated road. They are holding a sword in their hands pointing down. You can see that the heads of the Statues are hollow and have an opening on their back on top of what seems a staircase on first sight.
The Statues along the lane
The opening in the back of their hollow heads
encounter a number of Sharks here (5 to 7). If they get closer chase them and
get them down with the Spear Gun when the targeting reticule turns from grey to
red. (Thorís Hammer isnít of much use under water). You may want to get rid
of them all by swimming around the group of Statues.
Better kill all the Sharks first
in between the Statues to the lane and look at both sides of the lane. It is
coming from far away on one side of the Statues passing some kind of a Gate and
ends at the other side of them. Swim down to where it is ending and get an
astonishing view of a ruined
The road comes through a Gate
The Ruins seen from the end of the road
forward and upward to the
Keep swimming closer and higher to the central platform
yellow to pull the wheel.
Pull the wheel
Cut Scene will then give you some clues of how to make the wheel fully
First you will see the camera going down showing a two pairs of chains starting from a gear mechanism at the bottom of the Central Tower.
The camera then goes up diagonally left to a platform with two pedestals each having a receptacle. Notice a shiny object lying left of the pedestals on the floor.
The bottom mechanism with the chains
The pedestals with receptacles
view then switches to the first Statue on the left (seen from the end of the
road) and going down to show how the tip of his sword is going through a
connector in the pair of chains, obviously blocking it. The camera then moves
left from this connector to the bottom of the Tower gears showing the part of
the pair of chains that spans over the gap between the roadís end and the
The Statue seen from below
The sword through the connector
The chain from the connector to the Tower gears
exploring the two clues to the mechanism (the chains and the pedestals) swim
higher up to obtain a view of the mushroom-like top of the
The top of the
look down from this high position. You can see a pair of pedestals like shown in
Cut Scene on each side
of the central platform. The two smaller Towers each have a lower platform on
the side of the central platform next to the pairs of pedestals. These lower
platforms connect the staircase of a Side Tower with its open Entrance. The Side
towers also have a platform at the bottom of their staircases.
The Tower platforms seen from above
notice a covered balcony on the wall of the Central tower facing the right
Tower. There is a hole caused by some broken stone window bars. Swim to it and
go into the room where your 1st Treasure of 30 is lying on the right.
The covered balcony
Your 1st Treasure found!
this room and go down to inspect the chains you saw from the first clue. They
run from wrenches at the foot of the
This all suggests that this entire Ruin area once was built in open air but has been flooded long ago and now is sunken under water.
Follow the chains to the Gate
Have a look at the back side of the Gate with the wrenches. Swim through and see how the curving road is stretching out as far as you can see. It is flanked on either side by Statues of Serpents.
Follow the road past the Gate
There is no use in continuing on the road away from the Ruins, so turn back and watch the Gate from behind. Apparently the chains are rolled up here.
Return to the Gate
Notice how the chains are rolled up
through the Gate and inspect each of the Statues by the lane.
Letís number them first. The Statues on the left side Ė beginning from the Gate Ė are numbered L1-L3 and those on the right side R1-R3.
Notice that only L1, L2 and R3 have their swords sticking into a connector of the pair of chains. The sword of R1 is pulled out, R2 seems broken and L3 is missing its head and its sword is sticking out of the lane. Hence, only L1, L2 and R3 are blocking the chains from moving sideward.
Observe each Statue on your way back
between R2 and R3 look right and notice two huge cogs lying on the sea floor
down in front of the foot of R3. Turn right from the road and swim down to the
bottom. Youíll find a Health Potion next to the first cog. Pick up the Health
Potion (Autosave Ping).
Notice the two giant cogs
The Health Potion and the first cog
to the first cog and notice it is lying in front of a n open gear mechanism in
the side of R3 facing R2. First observe that there are two cogs missing on two
The cogs obviously fell from the gears
cogís carvings are lighting up and a yellow sign appears meaning you can move
it. Press yellow (interact) and the cog will turn vertically while Lara can
maneuver it when swimming. Attach the central ring to the first axle.
Place the closest cog to where it belongs
swim to the second cog and attach this one to the second axle.
The second cog slides over the axle
mechanism seems repaired now but nothing is happening. So it has to be triggered
Swim down around the foot of R3. There is nothing to find that my trigger the mechanism though. Swim farther into its shadow where you can dive deep down into a dark trench. At the end of the shadow find Your 2nd Treasure.
Down to your 2nd Treasure
Continue left until you see the bones of a shark or another sea animal lying on the bottom. Left of it is a dark cave. Swim inside and find a Health Potion and your 3rd Treasure in there.
The bones of a shark (?)
Pick up the Health potion in the cave...
...and Treasure #3
out of the cave and turn left of the bones. Letís dig this area for more
goodies. Swim along the foot of the Ruins. Somewhat farther youíll encounter
Follow the wall and find Treasure #4
investigation turns out futile so apparently youíve picked up every goodie in
this trench there is be found.
Return to R3. You will have to get inside the Statue. The only place where you can enter the Statue is from the hole in the back of its head. Swim up and go inside. Youíll see a wheel.
Swim up from the staircase on the back of R3
Find a wheel inside the hollow head
Approach the wheel to get the interactive sign and press yellow to pull it.
The wheel is interactive
a Cut Scene you will see how the gears you repaired are working causing the
giant Statue to lift its arms and pulling out the sword from the connector in
the pair of chains.
The gears work again
The sword is lifted from the connector
while youíre here you may get into the heads of the other five Statues too: .
R2: The head is broken and you already saw this Statue wasnít carrying a sword either
R2 has been destroyed
R1: The wheel has already been pulled forward like had to be expected since you previously saw how the sword was lifted from the chainís connector.
The wheel has already been pulled
The wheel is interactive, so you can pull it. The Statue will raise its sword
from the connector of the chains. Turn around and find a Health Potion.
Ascend to the head of L1
Pull the wheel that lifts the sword from the connector
The Health Potion in L1ís head
Pull the wheel and the Statue will lift the sword like happened with L1 and L3. .
L3: The head is missing. Go inside its belly and find your 5th Treasure
The head is missing
Go inside and find your 5th Treasure
now the chain has been released and our business is finished here.
Go up to the platform with the pedestals shown in the second clue, between the left and the
Swim to the platform with the pedestals from the clue
Pick up the gem
the Gem in a receptacle of one of the pedestals and watch how the carvings on
the sides and the part of the floor of the pedestal are turning red. You
definitely need to find more of these Gems.
Insert the Gem into the receptacle
The carvings are turning red
down to the lower platform in front of the stairs leading to the left Towerís
Entrance and find your 6th Treasure between the stairs and the fish
Your 6th Treasure by the stairs
the stairs to the platform of the Entrance and pick up a Health Potion before
This is an Autosave point.
Get the Health Potion by the Entrance
Next: The Left Tower