The Birth of a Hero
Wow, a lot has changed in the last 30 seconds...such as 10 years having passed in game time. It seems you have since befriended the stray dog from your childhood, as he'll follow you loyally at your side.
Anyway, enough chitter-chatter, follow the flowing trail to your caravan and open the nearby chest to acquire several items. Now return to Theresa via the glowing path. When you meet up with her, she'll give you the Bower Lake Tomb Seal. Now follow her to learn of the Lake Bower Temple.
The glowing trail will lead you to a lake you can swim across to reach the temple. But along the way, your dog will sniff out a spot you can dig, where you'll find the Rubber Ball. Oh, and keep an eye out for a Children's Health Potion inside a chest near the waterfront before swimming to the temple. When you reach the temple, check for a Silver Key on the right, then head inside the temple.
Find the Chamber of Fate
Dash down the stairs and dive through the hole into the water below. Follow the glowing path off a small drop-off and prepare for your first true enemy encounter: Giant Beetles. A few whacks of your sword will clear 'em out. But don't forget to hold the Right-Trigger to collect the experience orbs the enemies drop upon defeat. Before leaving, look for a Silver Key hidden behind a rock, just left of the exit.
Look for a glowing purple gate as you pass through the next cavern--head through to find a chest that awards a Money Bag (150 gold pieces). When you reach the closed gate, simply shoot the hovering switch with your crossbow to open the way. As you pass through the tunnel, explore a tunnel along the left wall to find a Rusty Mace inside a chest.
When you reach the water room, search a skeleton to the left for Brendan's Diary and one in the opposite corner for Erik's Letter. Follow the glowing trail through the tunnel, but check a skeleton on the right for Drake's Suicide Note. According to the note, there's a treasure hidden back in the water room--head back and look for a Dive Spot just a few meters from the cave entrance to find the Bewitching Augment.
As you follow the glowing trail, you'll encounter some flying insects--try taking them out using your crossbow. Although if they get close, your sword will work fine, too. You'll soon reach another locked door--stand on the pedestal and shoot the target. It will then relocate to just before you--slash it with your sword, then shoot it once more to open the way.
After the door, break off from the glowing path into a tunnel on the left to acquire 3 books from the fallen bookshelves, then look for two chests hidden in the back. Resume following the glowing trail across a bridge to a glowing pedestal.
Well, don't just stand there, step into the light! You'll now be able to cash in the experience points you've earned in order to upgrade your stats in one of three areas: Strength, Skill, and Will. While it's up to you to decide what stats you should upgrade, in order to leave this room, you will have to purchase at least one Will ability.
Once you have your Will power, use it to destroy the switch against the wall to open a portal that'll instantly warp you back to Bower Lake.
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- General Tips
- Xbox 360 Achievements