BtB2005-7 Lara of Persia.
Level by Bojrkraider.
Walkthrough Dutchy and Gerty (D&G Productions).
Some names are in Red for later reference.
From the sloped passage you can safety drop down into a room with 4 adjacent passages, Crossroads.
Climb the coffin and grab the crack in the wall, shimmy over the Spike-trap and drop at the grey Tile that will de-activate those N side Spikes. Have a look at those grey Tiles there are 2 of them, step on the 2nd one too, to de-activate the S side Spikes. Now you can just run past the centre Spikes both sides.
Follow the passage to the end, to the left is a small room with4 Bird-statues youíll be needing (Note by author: - step onto the grey tile in the middle, when you'll hear the music, you'll know that the Bird-statues are prepared to guard you from ghosts (If wraiths are not sucked into the statue right away, just run out of the room and then go back, that should do it) To the right is a room where you go first, past the fountain to the burning switches. Stand in front and wait for the flame to go out, run and push the buttons, already turning Lara away from the flame while sheís pushing and quickly run a way. An opening in the floor appeared.
Drop in the crypt and throw the lever in the back to lower a block in the fountain, a Spirit appears, run back, climb up and go left at the fountain to the Bird statue room, he seems undecided about which statue to take but is gone quick. Go to the fountain and into the hole youíve made and straight is a closed door(1) go right and up, wait a bit before pulling up to the next ridge as Boulders are rolling, when they stop you can get up and go to a lever in the back of the room, throw it (opens door (1) ) and quickly run right or left of the lever, as 2 more Boulders come down.
The Winding Key.
Pull up and go through that crawlspace to drop back into the other side of the room, which has changed, go up the slope and turn around, climb the wall to the crawlspace and follow to Secret #1, a Medipack and Ammo. Go back and climb down the top of the slope, swim to that open door right and get the Winding Key, in the end of the tunnel is a button(A) (later). Swim back, straight at the crossing and up at the fountain.
Go right/left and follow to the de-activated Spike-trap, back to Crossroads.
The Mechanical Beetle.
Go into the E passage, to 2 levers and throw them to open 3 doors. Two left and one in the passage in front right. Run to the end of the passage E and roll, run back to Crossroads, hop on the coffin and run past the spike-trap (de-activated) go to the end and left to get rid of the 3 Spirits chasing you. Back to those levers and into the 1st left hand room to get some Flares then go to the room left of the levers and drop into the hole in the corner, crawl all the way to an opening (to the other room you opened) and go straight E, up in a room with a grey Tile that will de-activate the Spikes at the entrance of the room. Go up into the crawlspace in E wall, crawl all the way to a second opening and up in a room to get the Mechanical Beetle.
Go out and back into the hole in the floor, go W and back to the first hole there, up and spot the crawlspace in W wall (later after Crowbar) For now, just step on the grey tile to de-activate the Spikes at the entrance of the room. Go out and to Crossroads.
Go to the end of the passage and left. On the floor is a crack, combine Key and Beetle and place it on the tile there. Go around through the passage and the door is open now. Get the Beetle and Crowbar and go back to the Crossroad.
The room on the right in the passage has a big gap in the wall, stepping on a tile there opens the exit.(Remark by author: this doesnít do anything, itís just a hint that stepping on a tile in this part of the dungeon opens a door)
E side - 2nd visit:
Go into the first room after the levers right (S) and into that crawlspace in the corner, follow into a room with the Golden Star, get it and back out of the crawlspace and to the passage, go to the E end, and see the Spikes. Stand jump over them, losing a bit of health and step on the Tile, Spikes down and door to the W open, go out and right/right into that door to get Secret #2, Goodies. Return to Crossroads.
Put the Beetle on the tile and go after it to pick it back up, go NW and place it again in the flyby you can see a lever and thatís to the NE, throw it and pick up the beetle NW at the closed N door(2), before you go into the E room. Grab up to the ledge and go stand jump/grab to the next level till you reach a lever on top. A flyby shows a Medipack on a lower level and also that passage to button (A) is now dry. Go to the N ledge and drop/grab down the ledges to get the Medipack, then drop to the floor and go to the W room, pick up Flares and small medipack and push the button NE for door (2). Go out and first pay a visit back to the Crossroads, W side.
W side - 2nd visit:
2nd Golden Star.
Past the Spikes and right, into that lower passage at the former fountain and follow straight to the button. A pole appears in the Bird-statue room. And a Spirit, well you have to go there anyway so lead the Spirit back up the passage to the fountain, right and straight to the pole, wait for the Spirit to get lost first and go up, backflip to a room with a lever that will open another room below, go down the pole and E, get the 2nd Golden Star and go back to Crossroads, N side.
N side - 2nd visit:
Go straight into the opened door N and up the stairs, to a room where the 2 Golden Stars can be used to open the door to a small hall and there is another Mechanical Beetle on a pedestal. (Why you will ask yourself ĖRemark by author: Ė because of a bug, if a player forgot the beetle downstairs on the floor, Lara canít climb walls, so here is another one to eliminate that bug) Go out to the big Fountain room.
The Fountain room.
3rd Golden Star
Go to the fountain and hop on, jump up to the highest part and dive down the hole, swim around the 2nd corner into a crack to the right and through a small gap to a room with the 1st Golden Star, swim back and head to the SW corner of the room, look for the ladder on the pillar there and go up to the ledge, run jump to the opposite ledge and go for the lever to the left, throw it to open a door below, drop and go in.
(Donít hit the "Look" key, nice effect.)
Push/pull the pillar to the picture of the "undressed (censored by G)" woman and the elevator rises, go on like this to the top level and push the button to open the exit, but also a door in the S wall of the Fountain room, Go out drop down and go left. The next room is tricky, better save.
Spikes and Burners.
Run in straight to the opposite wall and roll, wait for the centre spikes to go and run back, roll and wait to pass by the next set of spikes, then run back again and wait it out, go out and down the passage. See the Spike pit right and go on down to the burners around the corner. Walk forward as the 1st burner goes down and then the 2nd goes down, go for the lever, throw it and stand next to it to time the run back.
The Hathor Effigy/ Revolver.
A Tile appeared over the spikes in the left passage, take a step back and stand jump onto that tile, stand in the centre of far side and stand jump at round the corner to a ledge, go down to a pit. From where you can see the Effigy, hop over the pit, turn around and hop back onto the Tile, run jump back over the pit to avoid being squashed. The go get the Hathor Effigy and climb down the ladder in the pit. Get the Revolver out of the hole and the exit opens.
2nd Golden Star/Laser sight.
Go to the NE side of the Fountain room and thereís another pillar to climb (not really necessary as you can just grab up to the opening, standing left at the ladder, only Ctrl) and follow the passage to a lever that will open a door W of here, so drop to ground floor and go left to the 2nd opening in N wall. Go in and left in the next room, up the block and grab the ledge N, go to the centre and run jump over to the Persian bed?, over the top to get the 2nd Golden Star. Drop from the bed and get onto the blankets to get the Laser sight. Go out of the room and left in the Fountain room, left into the next passage.
Levers/ Boulders/Music Scroll.
Go to a ladder protected by Spikes, shoot the vase over the ladder and go up to a pillar that has to be pushed to the Tile. A pole appears where the pillar was, so you can climb up to the upper floor. Throw the centre lever to kill the flames at the others, then go to the only lever with a marking above it to kill the flame at the next ladder. Go up and throw the NE lever(Author: above it you can see the same marking on the ceiling as before at the lever), holding backflip while Lara throws it and then do the SE one. Next come NW and SW, the hatch in the centre of the ceiling should be open, go up and to the next room.
Go left and save on the Boulder slope, run over the Tile and roll, sprint down the lower passage and left into the passage in the end, hop over a pit and push the button to open a door to the Scroll. Go back through the crawlspace behind and up to the next Boulder slope in the N side of the room. Run down over the Tile and left. stay on the right side of that passage and drop one block down, turn left quickly and run jump over the pit to the Music Scroll.
The Ornate Handle.
Go back and to the top of the room, walk slowly into the passage there and wait for the Boulder to start rolling as he goes right, run jump/grab over the boulder slope and place the Scroll, drop into the new hole in the floor and go to a deep room shoot the vase across and use the rope to swing over, get the Ornate Handle and jump back to the rope, swing to the crawlspace in the wall and follow to Secret #3, the Grenade-gun. Go down the ladder in the end to get some Flares and slide down the slope, look in the SE corner for the stand to place the Portal Guardian and open the door to the Fountain room with it. Walk out to the ledge
From the ledge to the right you can jump over to the opposite ledge and use the Monkey swing to go E and go over the ledges to the entrance in E wall, jump over the pit and a Boulder will drop behind you, then go up the passage it came from, run jump over to the roof of the structure there and go along the left side to where you can run jump-grab a crawlspace in E wall, go in and down to a button, push it to reveal a button in another location, leave through the now open door behind you and go to go W through the room with the Huge gem to the Fountain room and head to the W side.
The Star door.
In the room there are the receptacles for the stars, the door opens, but first turn around and see an alcove opposite that door, hop up and push that button you saw before, a flyby will show a black void with pillars and that lies behind the Star door. Go in W and grab the Ammo just behind the door and go in, no need to stray, follow the single pillar path to the 4 pillars and youíre on an elevator.
The 4 Faces/vases.
Go up to a room with a face sticking out itís tongue and thereís a vase on it, shoot that vase and look below the face for the green pillar with the Ammo, just slide and youíll land on it, Skellies awake on the pillars around the room, jump to the next pillar and go right, run jump to the sandy pillars, climb higher and use your Grenade-gun to get rid of the Skellies. There are 4 Faces in total and you have to shoot the vases on the tongues to open a door S, where the Horsemanís gem can be taken, go to the N (nasty that earthquake) and open the door with it. Exit and slidejump/grab the ladder, go down and walk into the grim passage.
The flyby will show youíve found the way to that Old Persian PalaceÖ.