Levelbase Advent Calendar 2008 - Silent Snowy Place
Level by Clara and Masha (December, 2008)
Walkthrough by Harry Laudie
The level starts with a flyby of a castle and the forced landing of a helicopter with engine trouble. You start in front of the castle. The wolves are behind an invisible wall and cannot harm you. Go straight west to an alcove in the wall. Pull up onto the ledge above it. Stand jump onto the next ledge to the south and go to the end. Pull out a moveable block from the south-east corner. Move it once west and once north. Hop onto the block and pull up to the higher south-east block. Run and jump to land in the north wall alcove. Press the wall button and get a cut scene of a gate opening.
Safety drop to the ledge. Go to the south-east corner and see a symbol on the floor and a crevice in the wall. Grab the edge and shimmy to the left. Pull up into the first alcove with a column. Crouch down and pick up a Golden Rose for secret #1. Shimmy back to the ledge. Push the moveable block north as far as possible. Hop onto the block and run and jump to grab the icy tree limb to the east. Pull up and pick up a large medipack. Get back onto the ledge and safety drop to the ground. Be careful of the fire emitters that have started near the entrance steps of the castle.
Go up the steps and enter the castle. Go west and see the open gate from the cut scene. First move the urn from the north alcove twice to the south. Now pull down the wall switch in the west wall alcove. Turn around and see that a column has risen with the urn on top of it. Pull up to the column and push the urn onto the symbol on the north ledge.
Next move the urn from the south alcove twice to the north. Now reset the wall switch in the west wall alcove. Turn around and see that a column has risen with the urn on top of it. Pull up to the column and push the urn onto the symbol on the south ledge. You hear a door open.
Jump onto the east ledge. Jump into the alcove and pick up the key from the pedestal. You hear a door open. Jump to the west ledge and enter the open gate. You get a flyby of the area that ends with a wall switch behind an urn. Go forward and drop onto the ice. Loop around to the right and climb the ladder on the wall. Climb to the top, shimy to the right, back flip, and roll to grab another ladder. Climb to the top and press the wall button on the east wall. You hear a door open somewhere.
Stand on the south side of the ledge and take one step to the north. Stand jump forward to grab a horizontal pole. Spin around and release to land on far north ledge. Follow the ledge to the middle and push in a moveable block in the north wall twice. Go around to the side and pick up a small medipack off the floor. Now push the moveable block twice to the west and twice to the south. Use the floor lever that you have found. You get a cut scene of bars descending near a pedestal. Exit this area and go back to the ledge.
Continue west and stand with your right arm at the west wall. Stand jump south to grab a monkey swing. Monkey swing south and drop onto a ledge. Climb the wall ladder up and around the upper ledge. Shimmy to the right as far as possible. Release and slide down the slope. Grab the edge and shimmy to the left. Pull up onto a corner ledge. Run diagonally across the ledge and jump to the south. Spin around a horizontal pole. Release to grab a second horizontal pole. Spin and release to land on a ledge. Run and jump to the east to grab a horizontal pole. Spin and release to grab a wall ladder. Shimmy to the left and around the corner. This is the room from the earlier flyby.
Go north and use the key in the key lock to open the gate. Enter the gate and go up the steps. At the top, go left into the alcove from the flyby. Pick up the Lizard Crystal from the pedestal for secret #2. Continue north to the end and go left into a cave. Pick up the laser sight off the pedestal and get a cut scene of a lion head target. Exit and return to the room with the key lock. Pull the urn at the south wall back twice. Pull down the wall lever behind the urn on the south wall. A trap door opens in the floor and the urn drops. Safety drop through the trap door. Push the urn into the north-west corner. You get a flyby of a gate opening near an earlier urn that you moved.
Return east to a previous room. Hop onto the south ledge. Jump into the alcove and pick up a torch off the pedestal. Drop to the floor and go east outside the castle. Carefully light the torch on the fire emitter. Return inside and drop the torch onto the lowered column. Pull down the wall switch in the east wall alcove to raise the column. Pull up and pick up the torch. Light the two urns on the ledges. Return west and stand jump into the room. Light the other two urns in the corners. A block rises under the slide wire. Hop up and use the slide wire. At the end, drop to grab the ledge. Shimmy to the right and pull up through the ropes onto the ledge.
Enter the open door and go west. Do not shoot the winged fairy that you see. Go towards her and get a cut scene and conversation. The fairy wants Lara to find a lost present. Lara will get a ride home in return. Then the fairy flies away. To the north is a closed gate. To the west are and ice tree and a building. To the south are a sled, reindeer, presents, and a cage of reindeer. Further south and south-west are buildings. You may have seen this area in the title flyby if you watched it.
Go west into the building entrance. You see a closed gate and behind it is a gem. Lara says no, so you probably need a crowbar for the gate. Shoot the barrel to the south and pick up revolver ammo. You may also notice a hole in the ceiling and a tile for a raised column on the floor. Go south over the snow hills to a frozen pond. Go to the south-west corner and jump to grab a south wall slope. Shimmy to the right to the end. Pull up, back flip, and jump with a left curve to land on a ledge with shallow water, Go west and pick up the revolver off the pedestal. You get a cut scene of a lion head target. Safety drop to the ice. You can see the present under the ice behind the ice wall.
Go south and pull up onto the snowy ledge at the south wall. Go west and pull up onto a rocky ledge. Go forward among the rocks and pick up revolver ammo. Get down and go east to the middle slope with the lion statue. Go up the slope and stand jump to grab the higher left ledge. Pull up and you can see urns at the south wall. Move the right and left urns north to the middle tile with the black circle on it. Go east and jump to the third section. Move the third urn onto the black circle. You get a cut scene of a gate opening below you in the building.
Go back to the middle section and look north. On the far building is the lion head target. But it almost impossible to hit from here.
Safety drop to the ground and enter the open gate into the building. The barrel to the right is empty. Go south and push open the double doors. Enter and loop around to the left. Shoot the brown vase and pick up a small medipack. Go south and enter a very large room. In the middle is a platform with a pedestal. On the floor around the platform are many presents. To the east is a closed gate. Go south into a room with a manger-like structure. Shoot the brown vase for flares. Climb the east wall behind a column. Pull up into a crawl space. Light a flare and crawl to the end. Drop into a pit and pick up a Golden Rose off the pedestal for secret #3. Crawl back out and drop into the room. There is nothing you can do in this area yet. You need an item that you do not have. Go north and go outside the building.
Continue north and .notice a key lock on the cage. Go to the left side of the cage with the reindeer. Use the revolver and laser sight to shoot the ball in the mouth of the lion head target. Save the game first. I found the aiming to be difficult. A column rises in the building in front of you. Go there and climb the column. Pull up onto the floor above. Go east and cross a bridge. Go around the tree and jump onto the east ledge. Go up the steps and wade through the shallow water to pick up the crowbar. Exit and safety drop to the ground.
Go into the west building and use the crowbar to open the door. Step inside and pick up the Red Crystal from the pedestal. Exit and go north to the closed gate. Place the crystal in the snakehead receptacle and the gate opens. Enter the cave and go west to see a long slope. Save the game before you slide down. Use the binoculars and look down the slope. Near the middle and on the right side you can see a gate. Slide down the slope and jump to reach the area by the gate. The way that worked for me is to run and jump to a nearby flat area at the north wall. The camera view changes. Run and jump beside the wall to an unseen flat area. Run and jump again in the dark. You land on a slope and slide down in front of the closed gate. Jump up to pull down a jump switch to open the gate. Stand jump to get inside the opening. Pick up the Lizard Crystal from the pedestal for secret #4. Continue to slide to the bottom of the slope.
Pick up a large medipack[`] and slide down another slope. You land in front of a large structure that seems to be under the ice. Go the south-east and pick up a large [color=blue]snowball off the ground. Go to the center area and stand on the platform. Use the binoculars and look up to the north-east ledge. You can see a button on the column. Go west and shoot a barrel to get flares. Use CTRL on the end of the battering ram. Lara will push it into the gong. A light spiral appears at the center platform. An angel will appear and offers to help Lara get out of the cave. Lara must reach the top of the cave. Follow the angel as she lights the wall torches. When she is done, you get a cut scene showing a rising column. That column is to north-west.
Go there to the north side of the column. Back flip onto the north slope and jump forward to grab the column. Pull up to the top of the column. Grab the west ledge above you. Shimmy to the right and pull up. You can see a three-ball snowman. Carefully go south towards another three-ball showman. Before you reach there, slide down the slope and jump to grab the ledge that is supporting the battering ram. Follow the ledges around to the north-east corner. Press the button on the corner column. You get a cut scene of a hanging rope. Go west and find the rope.
Grab the rope and swing north onto the icy ledge. Run and jump east to a two-ball snowman. Place the large snowball on that snowman. You get a cut scene of a column rising beside the second three-ball snowman. Safety drop to the ground. Go west and get onto the first column again. Pull up and follow the ledge to the second column. Pull up to the top of the column. Jump to grab the south slope and shimmy to the left. When you turn the corner, you can stand up and save the game. Run with a left curve on the triangular ledge. Jump and grab the ledge to the west. Pull up through the ropes. Wade into the shallow water pool in the middle of the structure and pick up the Cage Key. You get a cut scene of a column rising to the west.
Go there and climb the column to the top. Pull up to a higher ledge. Follow the ledge around to the north-east column. Pull down the wall switch on that column. You get a cut scene of a column rising behind you. Jump back there and climb that column. Both sides are climbable. Stand jump north to grab the higher ledge. Pull up and hop onto the middle platform. Step into the light spiral and get a slow cut scene as Lara rises in the spiral to the top and into a cage. Follow the ice bridge and pull up into an alcove. Press the wall button and the gate opens. Exit the gate and the gate closes. You are back where you got the revolver off the pedestal.
Safety drop to the ground and go to the cage with the reindeer. Use the cage key in the key lock. You get a cut scene of the reindeer escaping the open cage door. Some reindeer will run over the frozen water and break the ice. Dive into the water and pick up revolver ammo. Then get out of the water. Shoot the grates in the water under the ice wall at the west wall. Swim there under the ice and pick up the Present. Swim out and pull up on the south side.
Go back to the open door in that south building and return to the room with the pedestal. Stand on the white floor tile and place the present on the pedestal. You see the gates open in the east wall. Go there and enter the room. Press the wall button on the east wall. You get a cut scene of bars dropping in front of a pile of presents. Turn around and notice the Indiana Jones Ark of the Covenant behind the bars. Exit this room and go north to exit the building.
Loop around to the left and go to the south-west corner area. Pull up onto the ledge and then pull up through the open bars from the cut scene. You get a cut scene Lara getting into the sled. Then the winged fairy appears as Lara flies away in the sled.