Mission 7: Down Among The Dead Men
Note: All locks that require keys are noted. Everything else is either unlocked or can be opened with your picks.
You begin the mission in an
underground passageway. Turn left at the corner and avoid the headless
zombie that's patrolling the corridor. Pluck a water arrow from
the puddle on the left and keep walking. There's another water arrow in
the next puddle and shortly after that, you'll emerge into a cave where
there's the body of a Hammer guard lying in one corner.
Read the scroll lying beside him and you'll find that it mentions one
of the artifacts you learned about in the previous mission. It says
that the Crystal of Evil Enchantments, which might be useful
against the undead, has been left in one of the graveyard crypts.
Head west into a flooded cave, where
you can pick up a silver nugget (+50) that's lying in the water. Return
to the previous cave and walk along the east passageway
which slopes downward. Take a water arrow from the puddle and continue
out into a cave with a Church in the center. These crypts are patrolled
by zombies that are rather different from the usual
ones. If you hit them enough times with your sword, their heads and
arms will fall off, rendering them harmless. Beware though, as they
also can attack in different ways than the zombies you are
Walk along the right-hand wall (E) of
the cave and you'll find a moss arrow behind the second headstone. Go
through the double doors nearby and up the stairs into an
area where you can see a large building behind a fence. There's no way
in from here, so don't bother going in to have a look around. Instead,
enter the North passageway which takes you to an open
area with a guillotine in the middle. Pick up a silver nugget (+50 =
100) from the ground behind a vine in the back corner. Watch as a
grisly scene is enacted then leave through the passageway, walk
down the stairs and back to the area outside the church.
Go through the church front doors and
along the passageway into the altar area. Rope arrow up into the
rafters in the right-hand (E) side and you'll find a moss
arrow. Rope arrow up into the rafters in the left-hand (S) side, pick
up Mausoleus's Left Leg and crawl through the hole in the wall. Jump down into another
section of the grounds and go through the gates into a cemetery.
Turn right and open the wooden door on the right. Go down the steps into the tomb and you'll find Mausoleus's Right Leg.
enter the similar tomb in the northwest corner of the graveyard to
collect a couple of fire arrows that are lying on the floor. Open the
top of the coffin and inside you'll find the Elemental
Crystal. Objective complete! It will be added to your Elemental Catalyst and now when you use it, not only will your water arrows be changed into ice arrows
but your fire arrows will now be changed into flare arrows, which are useful when dealing with the undead.
There's a passageway in the southeast
tomb that leads into the Mausoleum but don't go through it. You'll
arrive there later by a different route. There's a golden
goblet (+25 = 125) lying in front of the tombstone of Fandor –
Son in the passageway opposite this tomb, and you can acquire a goblet
(+15 = 140) from the ground near the gravestone of Fencl,
which is in the row along the west side of the graveyard.
Return to the church, sink a rope
arrow into the wooden beam that protrudes from the flat roof and
re-enter the church. Climb down to the main floor and check the
back of the altar. You'll see a lever which operates a small elevator
set into the floor. Get on, flip the lever and ride it down to the
Open the door and walk out into the
basement corridors. Open the door on the right and enter a bedroom.
Grab a moss arrow from the rafters then go through to the
next room, which appears to be a small library. Frob a book on the west
shelves to find Secret #1.
Return to the previous room and you'll see a bookcase has
opened and exposed a hidden room. Read the book on the table to acquire
a new optional objective to destroy Mausoleus's remains. Grab the
bottle of healing oil on the table and go back out into the
hallway. (If the secret door has closed, there's a book in here that
you can frob to re-open it.)
To the south is a machinery room where you can fish a water arrow out of a basin and pick a moss arrow from the rafters.
To the east is a broken door and
another door that opens into a bathing room. Enter it, take a moss
arrow from the rafters and water arrows from both the toilet and
the bathtub. Climb through the hole in the wall into the next room.
Exit through the door into a hallway where you can grab another moss
arrow from the rafters then smash the 3 crates in the small
storeroom opposite to find 3 moss arrows. Head east into a room that
looks like it's been used as both a torture chamber and a storage room.
There is a small gold hammer (+ 75 = 215) sitting on top
of a crate and the coffin in the northeast corner contains a fire
arrow. Pluck 2 water arrows from the trough of red water and a silver
statue (+15 = 230) from the crate underneath the torch on the
Leave through the south doors, turn
left and walk down a short flight of stairs. A ghostly scene will play
out in front of you. Once that's done, open the doors on
the right and you'll see a furnace room. Remember this as you'll be
returning here to incinerate Mausoleus's remains.
Pick open the doors in the southwest
corner and go through into a room lined with burial urns. Pick up 4
small grey urns (+80 = 310), and then frob the blue glowing
one to find Secret #2. A
panel in the wall will slide open. Jump through into the room behind
and pick up a ring (+100 = 410) and a gold candlestick (+25 =
435). If the door closes before you have a chance to get out just frob
the glowing blue candlestick to reopen it.
Return to the main room and go
through the archway to the left into a passageway lined with coffins.
You'll emerge into a round burial chamber. Climb the west
ladder, turn left and take a goblet (+15 = 450) from inside a broken
coffin then continue to the south end and go through a door into
another round burial chamber. There is a green gem (+100 = 550)
that alternates between floating above the central coffin in the lower
room and a coffin in the upper level. Grab it from one of these
locations then go over to the two coffins that have been
partially removed from their alcoves in the southwest corner of the
lower floor. You'll see a hole in the floor of one of the alcoves.
(There's a tunnel entrance behind the other one that leads to
the King's Tomb but we'll arrive there another way.) Sink a rope arrow
into the ceiling above the hole, climb down the rope and into the lower
levels of the crypt.
Climb down one of the ladders, filch
a pink gem (+100 = 650) from the coffin in the center of the room then
climb back up the ladder and go through the north door
into another round room. Turn to the right, take a green LC vase (+20 =
670) from beside a coffin then climb down to the main floor and go
through the north doorway.
Turn left at the corner and jump over
a lava stream. You'll have to time the jump carefully so you can avoid
the energy balls being shot out of 2 masks as well as
making sure there are no zombies nearby on the other side. Turn right
at the corner and walk to the next intersection. There's a gold goblet
(+25 = 695) sitting on the coffin at the end of the short
passageway on the left. At the end of the main passageway, there's an
urn (+20 = 715) sitting on a coffin. Turn to the right and frob an
unlit torch on the wall. You've just found Secret #3!
The coffin at the west end of this passageway will slide aside and
there's a gold urn (+100 = 815) in the chamber behind it. Return to the
lava, jump across,
walk east and turn left into a chamber where you'll see 3 skulls
displayed on an altar. Read the scroll that is lying on the floor by
the dead Hammer guard and you'll see that there's a key concealed
in here but, as he found out the hard way, touching the wrong skull is
a BIG mistake. Frob the red skull and it will disappear in a puff of
smoke, exposing the
Continue along the hallway and down
the steps on the left into another room. Go around behind the coffin
and look for a button on the wall. Push it and you've
revealed Secret #4. The top of the coffin will slide open and inside you'll find 4 rope arrows.
South of this room the corridor is
split by another small lava river. Save here as the next part is a bit
tricky. The corridor is trapped once you step past the very
first section right beside the lava flow. You need to run along the
corridor, pick up a gold goblet (+25 = 840) and Mausoleus's Right Arm from a ledge on the
right-hand side and get to the end before the left wall moves in close enough to crush you.
When you reach the end, climb a
ladder and you'll be on a ledge above a large lake of lava that is
patrolled by 2 fire elementals. Dispose of them with water arrows
and walk south. Turn right (W) at the corner and you'll come to another
small river of lava with energy balls shooting above it. Jump over it,
take a gold goblet (+25 = 865) from a ledge on the right
beside the inert zombie then continue along the corridor.
Crypt of the Forgotten King
You are now outside the doors to the
Crypt of the Forgotten King. Pick up a silver statue (+15 = 880) from
the top coffin to the left of the doors.
Enter, and to the right is the coffin
of the King's elder son where you'll see a water arrow lying on the
floor. The statue standing near the entry says "From the
earth this statue is carved and dedicated to the Forgotten King's Elder
Opposite this room is the tomb of the
Forgotten King's younger son. Take the moss arrow that's lying in front
of his coffin, then frob the statue to read the
inscription "May the Forgotten King's younger son find peace in the
eternal lake of the afterlife." Shoot the statue with a water arrow and
the coffin lid will open. Look inside and you'll find an
amulet (+100 = 980). Loot objective complete! Go back to the elder son's statue and shoot it with the moss arrow. The lid of his coffin will also open and
inside is the King's Crystal Sceptre. Pick it up and then walk along the centre passageway towards the King's coffin. Grab 2 gold goblets (+50 = 1030) from a
ledge on the left along the way. "Use" the Crystal Sceptre to unlock the coffin lid and inside you'll find the King's Heart Ward.
Return to the hallway, jump back over
the lava stream and return to the big lava lake cave. Walk down the
section of broken bridge to the edge of the lava and you'll
see some fire arrows on a ledge on the far side. Jump over to the rock
in the middle of the lava and put a rope arrow into the section of
bridge that is to the right of you. Jump from it to the
ledge, grab the arrows then jump back to the rope and climb it to the
You'll see 2 dead Hammer guards lying
on the ground in front of a big metal door. Read the scroll that is
beside one of the bodies then flip a lever on the wall to
lift the door and enter the hallway beyond. Walk along it and turn
right into a spider tunnel. You'll find Mausoleus's Left Arm
suspended in a big spider web
in the cave at the end. Gather up some moss arrows, a couple of spider
eggs and a goblet (+30 = 1060) from the ground then return to the main
tunnel and continue on.
There's a coffin in the second alcove
on the right that has been broken open. If you look carefully, you'll
find a gold coin (+20 = 1080) sitting on the edge of it.
At the end of the passageway, you'll walk out into a large room and
find the body of Brother Onam lying on the ground. Pick up Onam's Scroll, which is lying
beside him and read it. Objective complete! The scroll mentions a ward that deactivates some traps in the Mausoleum. Luckily, you already have it in your
Crawl through a hole in the east wall
into the tomb of St. Basmus. There's a small gold hammer (+75 = 1155)
inside the coffin with the skeleton and a gold statue
(+75 = 1230) in an alcove on the back wall of the room. Look at the
ceiling and you'll see a wooden beam that crosses the room. Sink a rope
arrow into it and jump onto the roof above the coffin. Pick
up a silver statue (+15 = 1245) then leave the tomb and return to the
room where you found Onam.
Cross to the west side where you'll
see a set of double doors that leads into the tomb of Mausoleus. Use
the Mausoleum key on the lockbox to the left then flip the
lever beside it to open the doors and enter. Climb the stairs, stopping
to pick up a broadhead that's lying on them on the way and enter the
room at the top. If you had tried to enter here without
the Ward, the statues on each level would shoot energy balls at you but
with it, they aren't operational. You're still not home free, though.
The tomb is guarded by some very nasty fellows that
you'll need to deal with or sneak by. They are vulnerable to the usual
weapons that damage the undead so they're not too hard to dispatch.
There's a gold statue (+75 = 1320)
sitting on one of the coffins. Grab it then head upstairs to the second
level and pick up 2 small grey urns (+40 = 1360) and a
gold statue (+75 = 1435). Climb the stairs to the third level and enter
the passageway to the main room. Pick up a vase (+50 = 1485) from a
small alcove on the right then go into the main room and
gather up 2 vases (+100 = 1585) and a purple urn (+100 = 1685).
Climb the last flight of stairs to
the top level. There's an alcove on the right-hand side of the
passageway where you can acquire 2 gold hammers (+150 = 1835) then
look into the main room. It appears to be unguarded but don't be
fooled. As soon as you set foot in the room, Mausoleus will make a
brief appearance to defend what is his. Just take a step over the
threshold then crouch and move back into the alcove off of the
passageway to avoid being hurt. Once he disappears, he won't come back.
If you look up, you'll see the Orb of St. Basmus floating above
the central statue but don't bother with it just yet. (There's a small
bug in the mission that will send the Orb back here when you incinerate
Mausoleus' body parts so you'll have to come back here
no matter what.) Instead, go over to the altar behind the statue and
pick up Mausoleus's Skull.
Disposing of Mausoleus
You now have all his body parts so
leave the Mausoleum (there's a lever on the wall to the right that will
reopen the exit door) and return to the ledge above the
lava lake. Walk up the ramp to the north then hop down some stone
ledges that will take you back to the far side of the lava. Turn right,
climb down the ladders and dart along the trapped corridor
again. It's easier this time as there's no need to pick up anything
along the way.
Jump the lava and turn left at the
corner into one of the round crypt rooms. Walk through it into the
second room and from here, you can either climb the stairs or
go up to the upper tier and climb up the rope you used to get down here
the first time. You're now in the upper level of the "figure 8" tombs.
Go through to the north room and along the passageway to
the large room at the end. Open the double doors in the north wall that
lead to the incinerator, enter and pull the big red-topped lever to
open the metal door. Drop all 5 body parts on the shelf
then push the right-hand button on the wall to light the fire. The body
parts will be destroyed and so will Mausoleus, for good this time. Objective
The Orb of St. Basmus
Leave the furnace room, go back along
the passageway then through the first round room and into the second.
Go over to the toppled coffins in the corner but don't go
down through the hole in the floor this time. Go behind the other
coffin and crawl through the hole in the wall. Follow the passageway
and you'll emerge in the hallway outside the Crypt of the
Forgotten King. Turn left, then right and jump the lava stream. You'll
be back in the cave with the big lava lake in the middle. Climb the
rock ledges at the north end and go all the way through the
passageways into the Mausoleum and up to the top floor.
Take the Orb of St. Basmus, which is now floating just above the head of the central statue. Objective complete!
Now all that's left to do is to get
the heck out of this creepy place! Follow the same route you took on
your way to the incinerator. When you reach the large room
it opens off of, go up the east stairs, through the double doors and up
the stairs into the grounds around the Mausoleum. Walk down the west
stairs, through the double doors and into the Church
Head through the tunnels back to the point where you began the mission.