Tomb Raider Underworld Walkthrough and Game Guide
Featuring All Secrets and Hidden Rewards

Level 8: Arctic Sea | Part 3: Out Of Time

Health Supplies: 6
Treasures: 0/0
Relics: 0/0

Area overview - You are standing on a walkway that surrounds the device that Natla set in motion earlier. The last cut scene of the previous part showed four angled supports, each one having a mechanism at the bottom. These mechanisms supply with power the device and make it work. During the cut scene, one of the angled supports collapsed, so your target in this area is to destroy the rest three and prevent Natla from using the device. In order to do that, you have to smash the three mechanisms. However, the mechanisms are hidden so you first have to reveal them by pushing three tall stone panels.

Middle level - You are standing on the middle level. You will first climb down to the lower one and push two stone panels. Do not approach the toxic falling waterfall on the left, because it will kill you instantly.

(The following sequence until reaching the lower level is shown in this page.) Pick up the Health Potion and approach the egde of the walkway facing the device. Wait for one of the three floating platforms that move around the device to approach and jump to grab it. Pull up and wait a bit as the platform circles around the device. Turn having the device to your back and wait for the platform to reach the ledge with the ring. When it does so, jump to the ledge.

Climbing down to the lower level - Use the Grapple to catch the metal ring and step back off the edge. Climb down the Grapple line and since there is no ledge exactly below, swing and jump to the ledge with the Health Potion ahead.

Lower level - Equip the Hammer and kill the Yeti thralls that rise from the water. As you hang around the ledges here, more thralls will appear. If you keep your eyes open, you will be able to kill them before they reach you. Also, Natla may come down here and throw fireballs at you. Although they will not damage you a lot, they may push you off the ledge. So, try to avoid them as you move around the perimeter.

(The following sequence until climbing back to the middle level is shown in this page.)

Pushing the first stone panel - After getting the Heath Position, turn to face the centre of the room and jump to the ledge below. Turn right and approach the left side of the ledge. This part is closer to the opposite walkway, so jump above the toxic water to grab the edge of the walkway and pull up. Turn right and enter the alcove with the glowing symbol. Grab onto it and push the stone panel forward as much as you can.

The brief cut scene shows that this action reveals the power mechanism on the back of the tower above.

Walk back to the other side of the walkway and turn right (you are still going anticlockwise). Jump to the ledge below and jump to grab the next walkway. Pull up and notice that the walkway is broken, so you cannot reach the stone panel.

Pushing the second stone panel - Continue anticlockwise, jumping down to the lower ledge. Then jump to grab the next walkway and pull up. Deal with the Yeti thralls that may attack and enter the alcove on the right. Grab onto the glowing symbol and push the stone panel to reveal the second power mechanism.

Walk back to the other side of the walkway and turn right. Jump to the ledge below and jump to grab the next walkway. There isn't any panel on the right, however this is the way to get back to the middle level.

Climbing back to the middle level - Vault onto the low stone ledge and pick up the Health Potion. Enter the space between the two pillars and perform the Chimney Jump to grab the handhold on the left pillar. Traverse to the right and jump to grab the next handhold. Press the down direction key and jump to the pillar behind. Keep tapping the Jump button to perform the Chimney Jump and grab the ledge above. Alternatively, while hanging from the handhold, you can traverse around the pillar to reach the back of it and jump up twice to grab the topmost handhold. From there, jump to the left to grab the ledge. Climb on the next ledge and jump to grab the upper walkway. Pull up.

(The entire sequence until you reach the upper level is shown in this page.)

Back to the middle level - Turn having the device on your left. Jump down to the walkway below and follow it to reach the metal ring you used before in order to climb down to the lower level.

Destroying the first power mechanism (and angled support) - Ignore the ring and continue to the other side. Jump the gap and head to the tower at the other side of the walkway. Natla will start throwing fireballs at you, so be careful. Vault onto the low block and climb on the ledge at the bottom of the angled support. Pick up the Health Potion from the left and go to the back of the support. Stand in front of the power mechanism and press the Interact button. Lara will use the hammer and smash the mechanism.

The cut scene shows that this action breaks the support into pieces that are used as floating platforms that move around the device.

Go around the support to the front side and drop to the walkway below. Approach the edge facing the device and when a platform passes in front of you, jump onto it. Wait until it reaches the walkway where you started the level. You will see the stairs you came from at the end of Yggdrasil. Jump there and go to the left. Approach the tower and notice the Health Potion in the alcove between the two pillars on the right. This is the second stone panel you pushed on the lower level.

(Note - If there is no alcove here, it means that you did not push the second panel from the lower level, so you need to go down. Refer to the part Middle level at the beginning of the walkthrough to see how you can climb down and push the panel.)

Climbing to the upper level - Jump into the alcove and pick up the Health Potion. Perform the Chimney Jump to grab the handhold on the right pillar. Traverse around the corner and climb to the next handhold. Shimmy around the corner and grab onto the small handholds. Then climb up to the next set of small handholds. At this point, a situational adrenaline begins. Natla flies behind Lara and throws a fireball at her. Quickly jump straight up to grab the next set of small handholds in order to avoid the bolt. Keep climbing up and jump to grab the handhold on the left. Traverse around the corner and pull up on the small square ledge. From there, jump to grab the ledge ahead and pull up.

(The following sequence until reaching the ledge with the two low walls is shown in this page.)

Upper level - Proceed to the walkway and kill the Yeti thrall that appears from the waterfall on the right. Two more Yeti thralls are coming from the other side of the walkway and Natla joins throwing fireballs. Stay close to the waterfall and deal with the first thrall. If you stay here, Natla's fireballs will most probably not get you. Then wait for the other two thralls to approach and kill them one by one.

Pushing the third stone panel - Once you are done, go around the walkway avoiding Natla's fireballs. When you reach the gap, take a look above to the right to spot a metal ring. Use the Grapple to catch it and wall run to the opposite side. Follow the walkway around, avoiding Natla's fireballs. A Yeti thrall appears from the waterfall on the right, so kill it. When you reach the end, enter the alcove and push the stone panel to reveal the third power mechanism.

(Note - Do you remember the panel you could not push on the lower level because the walkway leading to it was broken? Well, here it is now! Although it is the third mechanism you reveal, it will be the second one you will destroy in just a bit).

Climbing to the platform with the two low walls - As you could see from the cut scene, the mechanism is just above, but you cannot reach it from here. Exit the alcove and follow the walkway back to the metal ring you used. Once more, use the Grapple to catch it and jump off the edge. Climb up the Grapple line until you are hanging just below the ledge on the right with the Health Potion. Wall run and jump to grab the ledge. Pull up and pick up the Health Potion. Then climb up the next two ledges to reach a platform with two low walls; one one each side.

Destroying the second power mechanism (and angled support) - Approach the edge of the platform between the two low walls that you can use for cover in order to avoid Natla's fireballs. Wait for a platform to pass just below you and jump onto it. As it moves around, turn having the device to your back. When the platform passes in front of the ledge with the angled support, jump onto it and go behind the support. Use the Hammer to smash the power mechanism.

The cut scene shows the support breaking into pieces that will be used as floating platforms. The camera then shows Amanda entering the area and a Yeti thrall running after her. Just before dropping to the lower ledge, she kills it. As she tries to walk, two more thralls appear and she manages to kill them too. Natla notices her from above and throws a fireball, knocking her down. We then see more thralls entering the area.

(The following sequence until the end is shown in this page.)

Climbing up the device - After the cut scene, go around the support and approach the edge of the ledge facing the device. When a platform passes in front of you, jump onto it. Facing the device, wait for another platform to pass just above you and jump to grab it. Pull up and approach the device. Jump to grab one of the handholds of the first ring on the device. When one of the handholds of the second ring above is ready to pass, jump straight up to grab it.

Wait until the ring passes beneath a series of handholds. When it does so, climb up the first set of handholds. Jump straight up to grab the second set of handholds and traverse to the left. Climb up until the third handhold and traverse around the corner to the left. Then jump up to grab the lone handhold. Again, jump straight up to grab the last set of handholds and traverse to the right around the corner. Now climb to the top.

At this point, a situational adrenaline begins. Natla flies behind Lara and throws many fireballs. Quickly jump up to grab one of the handholds of the ring above in order to avoid the bolts.

Destroying the third power mechanism (and angled support) - Wait for the ring to rotate and bring you above the third angled support. When it does so, release to land on the support. You will start sliding down and end up in front of the third power mechanism. Press the Interact button to use the Hammer and smash the mechanism.

The cut scene shows the support breaking into pieces. With nothing to support it, the device starts to hover. Natla notices it and flies to the bottom where she uses her power in order to support the device. Lara realises what she is doing, so she throws Mjolnir towards her. The Hammer hits on Natla who falls into the toxic pool. Then the device collapses.

Lara runs away from the walkway and heads to the exit. She finds Amanda lying on the floor and tries to help her. However, Amanda is able to stand up and pushes Lara away.

"After killing the Midgard Serpent, Thor dies from its venom anyway." Amanda says tauntingly.

Lara replies "Not if you clear the corridor and get us out of here."

Amanda uses the Wraith Stone, but there is no power left. "Out of juice, just like Bolivia. The good news is we saved the world," Amanda says while Lara is trying to figure a way out, and continues "The bad news is we're going to die here, just like your mother".

Lara did not like what she heard and turns around to punch Amanda, but she stops. Apparently, "Bolivia" gave Lara an idea. She locates a dais, same as the one in Bolivia where she last fought with Amanda. She runs to it and Amanda follows her. And yes! There is a sword stuck in a stone like in Bolivia. Lara figures that her mother must have tried to use it to escape but did not know how. Lara, however, knows how it works, so she presses the sword into the stone and a big metal circle rises up.

Although the symbols on the stones glow, the portal does not work and Lara wonders "If pulling out these artifacts always brings you here, what will happen if I'm already here?"

Amanda replies "Maybe you'll go to hell."

Lara then spots a piece that is missing from one of the stones, so she puts it into place. But she cannot hold the stone and reach the sword at the same time, so she asks Amanda to do it.

"What about you" Amanda asks. Lara replies that she can reach her if Amanda holds out her hand.

"You trust me?" Amanda asks.

"We're out of time, Amanda".

Amanda thinks about it and she finally makes her decision. She pulls out the sword and yells "Now!" while at the same time reaches Lara's hand. The Looking Glass is now activated.

The camera shifts to another room with a same dais. (If you have played Legend, you should recognise this room. It is where Lara found the Excalibur in the Monastery of Nepal.) The symbols on the stones glow and a big metal ring rises up. In a few seconds, both women tumble out. Lara stands up and picks up the sword.

"So, it's back to this, is it?" Lara asks.

"What, you think we're even?" Amanda replies.

"Would killing me make us even?" Lara asks.

Amanda thinks about it for a while, but she decides to leave. Lara approaches the broken pedestal and picks up two pieces of paper with Yeti drawings. (Again, if you have played Legend, you should remember these drawings from Lara's journal.)

"Goodbye, Mother. Rest in peace."

Lara leaves and the camera shows an opening in the ceiling. It is snowing...

 

     
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