The Setback Series.
4 Dynamite the fortress.
Level: Thierry Stoorne.
Go to the gate and open it with the Crowbar, shoot the Guard and his Dog and get some Flares from the box in the corner, go up the stairs shooting all resistance, run jump/grab past the crate blocking the way and get a small medipack and some Ammo on top, go to the far left side of the N wall and climb the lower ledge carefully, down at the moat are 2 Sentry-guns you have to take out before they notice you (the flyby will show you the route you have to take later).
Taking out the Guns.
Walk slowly forward, as far left as possible and look down with the Laser sight to see if you can already take out the right hand Gun. After you shot that one, pull back and go to the other side of this wall, do the same to take out the left hand Gun. Now you can jump down into the water below and look on the S side of a pillar on the central structure opposite the Guns and pull the under water lever there. This action will lower a grated wall between the Guns. Swim left and climb out on a low ledge on W wall, stand in the exact SE corner of it and run jump to the corner of the sloped pillar on the central structure (jump exactly from corner to corner or you will not make it.) Repeating this jump you can go all the way around the Moat to where the Guns were.
The Grated Walls.
From the NE corner pillar, stand jump/grab the higher pillar and jump to the metal Skull-faced block, run jump to the sloped pillar on the central structure, look down under the ledge of the Guns and shoot the box in front of a gate, go up to the S wall and run jump into the passage with the lever. Where the floor is sloped down you have to jump into one of the side-alcoves as a Spike ball will come down, go past it, throw the lever and get back to the Moat. Swim to the S side of the Moat and find one of the grated walls down, use the under water lever and swim back to where you shot the box, the gate is open, grab some Flares and watch the air supply. Throw the under water lever just inside on the right hand wall, go to the W side of the Moat for the next under water lever and back into the N room, swim all the way to a shaft in the back, leading up to a trapdoor and an under water lever, throw the lever for the last (E) wall in the Moat, of which the lever will open the trapdoor. Swim up into a hall.
Into The Fortress.
Open the W gate and follow the passage to where you hear the sound of a trapdoor, run around the left corner not to land in a pit below and shoot a Dog and 2 Guards on the stairs leading up toÖ A Spike Ball!!!, Run Lara Run, back to the trapdoor and jump into the higher passage.
Go back up after the Ball hit the pit and push a block in the end, till you can enter the right hand passage, in this passage is a grey Tile, on which you have to push the block, in the end of the passage you can climb up to the Top crossing room, drop down the NE hole and go into the main passage to push the block in front of the passage, go around through the top crossing room and pull the block in, go on till the block triggers a block to raise in the back of this place, end of main passage left, get up it and use the Jump switch, to lower a block in the beginning of the main passage, in the now revealed passage is another grey Tile. The block in the end of the main passage has to go there, same MO as the other block.
A block raises in the end of main passage right, open a ceiling hatch and go climb over some crates to throw the lever, a block lowers in the top crossing room. Climb back up there and shoot a box to get some Supplies and jump into the room, open a ceiling hatch and climb up. On top of the first orange crate, open another ceiling hatch and climb up, shoot the wooden door (the whole door, or youíll fall out) in the S wall over the hatch and push a block as far as it will go (gate E opens), head E to the room with the Traps.
Room with the Spikes, Blades and stuff.
Stand a few steps from left or right wall and do a well timed run jump over the first pit and Spikes into one of the alcoves at the 2nd Blade, then a diagonal run jump to the next alcove at the 3rd Blade across the room and the rest is simple, pick up a small medipack, shoot a Skeleton and a cover on the S crawlspace, get Secret #8 inside, Ammo and enter the opposite crawlspace to throw a Jump switch which will open a gate back in the room with the block, so get back through that nice stuff and hop over the block ledge, shoot the Skeleton and get some Ammo.
Horsemen and 1st Gem.
When you go down the stairs, 3 Horsemen appear, killing them is rather easy, just the Pistols and keep hopping back in front of them, one of them drops a Gem. Get it and head down the passage and just on the second stairs around the corner, look in the SW corner for a Jump switch, head back up the 1st stairs and look in the S wall for an open gate, place the Gem inside to open the next gate.
Inside the next room is a wheel for you to turn, about 10 times and run down into the hole, sprint to the stairs and down the stairs to the gate in the end, do a Swandive (hit "Alt" while sprinting) to roll under the closing gate.
Knight, Horsemen and 2Gems.
Inside you will be attacked by 2 Horsemen and a Knight is dragging his big sword towards you, shoot the Horsemen and lure the Knight to the 2 wooden blocks with the Gems inside, let him break the block (side jump when he starts swinging his sword), so you can grab the Gems. Climb the orange crate in the centre of the room and jump/grab up to the 1st floor ledge, shoot the Skeletons off the ledges and place the Gems next to the W gate, lure the Knight away so you can use the Jump switch just inside the gate to open a gate on opposite side of the room, go down into that one. Slide backwards down a slope and grab the edge of the pit, drop and slide/backflip to the lower passage, end up in a room with a deadly pool.
There are 2 boxes to shoot for some Ammo and in the pool is a trapdoor which you have to open, the only save square in the pool is over the trapdoor, over the slope between the boxes is a Jump switch, stand at the edge of the pool and one sidestep away from the sloped block and turn, so when you backflip, youíll land on the top/centre of the slope, jump straight away and grab the Jump switch. Jmp when you land back on the slope and land over the opened trapdoor.
Swim down and W, open the under water gate and swim in, left/right and up in a shaft, shoot the cover off the crawlspace in the next room, go in to get a Secret, some Ammo. Go back to the room to throw the lever. (A flyby will show you the heavily Guarded Fortress) Swim back out and open the E under water gate, swim past a covered tunnel and go up the sloped bottom of the tunnel so you can jump/grab up to the left passage, turn around and jump into the SE passage.
Jmp over the wheel and get Secret #9, a Medipack. Jmp back and turn the wheel about 8 times. Roll, draw the Revolver and run jump around the left corner, over the hole and onto the block there, as you run off the other side, stay close to the wall on your left side as a Blade is swinging in that passage , go left to an opened gate, donít run too far or you have to start over, you can quickly shoot the cover on the tunnel you saw before through the still opened gate. If you are lucky, you can run right in before the gate closes, otherwise go back and dive in the tunnel, swim back to the tunnel you just opened. Hard tunnel to get into and follow to the big Square with all the Guards and Sentry-guns, swim right and to a ledge in the far NW corner.
The Big Fight.
Climb out, up the walls and take out all the Guards and one of the Guns from here, pick up the Ammo, dive down and swim over to the far NE and do the same with the other Gun, now look down to find a small ledge below on N wall, between the wall youíre on and the bridge, stand jump/grabbing down and jump to the bridge, (there are some crates on the bottom of the Moat, shoot them if they didnít break already and get some Supplies, get back here) open the N gate with the Jump switch and enter, hop over the crates to the NW corner, get Secret #10, a small medipack and push the block to open a passage, follow to a small door where the level ends.
Pity we couldnít dynamite the Fortress as the Title suggested.
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