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Darksiders II complete walkthrough

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ACT II - KINGDOM OF THE DEAD

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ACT II

Collections and Other Notes for Act II
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Collections and Other Notes for Act II

 
As soon as you come to the Tree of Death, you will meet a strange merchant. He informs you about his fondness of relics and how he can put them to good use - provided, you can find them for him. There are three types of relics - Etu-Goth there are 15 of these in the world. Each one fetches you a sum of 3000 gilt if you sell it to the merchant. Renagoth amounts to 10 and the last and rarest - of which there are only 5 is Khagoth. If you sell a Khagoth to the merchant, he will award you with a skill point without you leveling up. So 5 levels worth of skill points will be with you. They are scattered all around the world and you will find them after long periods of time. Their locations are mentioned in the walkthrough as you pass thru each area.
 
Secondly, you will also continue the Sticks adn Stones quest and will keep finding more stones for the tree slave guy back in forge lands. Their locations are mentioned in the walkthrough as you pass thru each area.
 
Thirdly, the second chapter of the Book of Dead is now open and their locations are mentioned in the walkthrough as you pass thru each area.
 
Search for stones (Sticks and Stones quest) by ctrl+f STONE OF POWER or STONE OF MYSTICS or STONE OF RESISTANCE.
Search for book of dead pages by BOOK OF DEAD PAGE
search for relics by RELIC OF KHAGOTH or the other RELIC OF RENAGOTH or RELIC OF ETU-GOTH
Also, you will find the SOUL ARBITER'S ...scrolls in this act.
 
All 10 pages of Chapter 2 of Book of Dead and 2 pages from Chapter 3 are present. Also, all fourteen Soul Arbiter's Clues are mentioned along with the many stones.

Find and Kill the Deposed King

 
 
Relic Of Etu-Goth - 2
Soul Arbiter's Sacred Scroll - 2
Boatman Coins - 2
 
You will find the remaining two big kills in this part of the world - The Deposed King and Achidna. You can go to the deposed king right away, but according to your difficulty you may or may not be able to do this. It is suggested that you take a hit at him on lvl17 if you are on hard or on normal, you can go at him right away. Either way it's going to be a long fight, albeit an easy one if you manage to go according to the guidelines. Look into the map and you will be able to see his lair in the middle of Leviathan's Gorge area. It's an open invitation...
 
Head from the Tree of Death straight thru the narrow path and you'll come to a bridge soon. Do not go on the bridge, turn left and go to the edge of the place and you will find RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 1. Continue towards his lair and go in (the new skull glowing doors are simply awesome).
 
2nd Floor
Go down the steps and you come to a door - this is the first floor but you will not get thru it because you need a key. So keep going to the 2nd floor and go in. Make your way to the other side of the area to find the key. The third floor has the Tomb door which you can unlock after you finish collecting the book of dead. Go back to the first floor after you take the key ad go in.
 
1st Floor
As you enter, you can see a red skull to the left on the wall. This is the marking of the Soul-Arbiter which means that you will soon find a scroll of the Soul-Arbiter which will later help us when we go to his maze (you can see it on the map but you are going to need tons of these scrolls before you go into the maze). So if you spot a red skull wherever, it means that you will find a scroll soon. Go straight down the stairs and kill the little bugs and go on and drop down the broken stairs. Turn right and you see some supports on the wall, to the right of this wall is the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 2.
 
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Go up the wall all the way to the top and you find the SOUL ARBITRER'S SACRED SCROLL 1. Back down, you will come to the locked door, go thru it. The area which the right side door leads to here has a treasure chest. After you go thru the locked door, you come to a crystal on an elevator. You can activate the elevator if you hit the crystal. After you go down, you will have reached the home of The Deposed King.
 
You will find many Skeletal Warriors frozen, kill them all and you will also see a second red skull to the right. Go into the small area to the right and take out all the Frozens and pick up the SOUl ARBITRER'S SACRED SCROLL 2. Kill of these remaining things and head into the middle chamber.
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BOSS: The Deposed King
This is going to be challenging - if only a bit. Remember to stay as far away from him as possible at all times. You cannot go near him and expect to live. If he is in one en of the room, you got to run to the other corner. The King does a couple of smashes with his weapon and the third smash is a frozen slam and if you get caught, you will lose a ton of health and may even get killed. So, stay away from him and when it's time for the third slam, go away a bit and as he is about to do it, dodge and his weapon get stuck in the ground with ice for a little while. This is the opening, you need to attack him now. Keep doing this and after you bring his health down he will start to point his weapon to the sky and then turn into a twister - you cannot get hit by that too. So when you see him raise his weapon, just run away like hell. Apart from that, hitting him is up to you - use as powerful combos as you can. After you kill him, you get the Scepter of The Deposed King, which is a lvl 20 weapon. Go back outside now and towards the Breach.

The Lord of Bones

 
Boatmans Coins 5
Stone of Power 1
Stone of Mystics 1
Relic of Khagoth 1
 
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<<---- Find the Eternal Throne ---->>
TOWARDS THE MAW
Head into The Maw and you'll come to some hooks in the wall, use them to get across to the next place and after a wall of vines, you come onto a pillar. You can go all the way down onto the ground or jump to the right from the middle of the pillar. If you go right from the middle, you will come to a room from which you can go up using the supports on the wall and you come to two pressure plates and a chest behind two grills. You do not have the power to get the chest yet so do not go there, just fall to the ground from the pillar and move onto the plate which is directly ahead of the locked door. As soon as the grills start moving in, run on the walls and in the end, make a jump from the wall and onto the platform. Go to the left of the locked door and then right from this area (which has a sculpture hanging in the middle). In the next place you come into a large cave like area with a lever and a shadow bomb to the left. If you pull or push the lever, the bridge ahead will come up or go down. Make sure it is up and then, place a shadow bomb on the lever and and make a line of bombs from the lever to the right. You can only have three of them so make sure they are spaced just enough so that they hit each other an the explosion but not too close.
 
Go past the bridge and look to the right to find a pillar which leads up, you need to come here later. For now, go left and shoot the bombs so that the one on the lever explodes and causes the previous bridge to fall and the next to come up. Go past this one and you get a key. Go to the pillar which is to the left of the first bridge and go up. Jump onto the ledge and from here, you can also go up using a hook where you find a portal. Since we don't have the power to use portals, get back onto the ledge and return to the locked room. Go thru the area and you come to another pillar. Go down and to the right of the next door is a BOATMAN COIN. Go thru the door and thru the next one. You come into a room with statues to the left and right and the right one has a yellow glow behind it. Go there and take the bomb and use it to destroy the growth to the left top. You will find another BOATMAN COIN behind the left statue. Use the supports which are to the right of the next door and go up. Past the first area on top you will come to a ledge which has a ledge below and above it.
 
Go to the top and look at the green beam coming from a lantern which a statue is holding, we will come back here later so remember this area. Go back down and to the other side to grab a chest. Get out of this place and you come out to The Maw.
TO THE SERPENTS PEAK
As you come out you see a large wooden bridge ahead which leads into the middle of The Maw area. Go straight across the bridge here and look to the left in the junction and walk down the broken part to get a BOATMAN COIN. Go onto the right side part now and after you pass the bridge, go left immediately and check behind the rocks here for another BOATMAN COIN. Look in the main map and you can see the the Serpent's Peak can be reached if you go left. The path leading straight has nothing but let's check it out anyway. Go straight and fall down in the end and you come into a small chamber with a portal. There's a BOATMAN COIN behind some boxes (break them) and also more importantly a STONE OF POWER X1 on top of the entrance to this final chamber you just used to the left.
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We need to come back later to this place but get out of here now and use the ledge to climb up and remember this place (if you look carefully you see faint outlines of a creature walking around in the sand), because we have to come back here soon.
 
Head back and thru the arch leading towards the Serpent's Peak. Go till the end and you will see a path leading to the right, if you look in your map you should be on the starting edge of the lane that has Serpent's Peak written on it. But do not go there yet, walk straight ahead and fall down in the end and you will see a lever here. Pull it and the wall to the left turns to reveal a hook and some ledges. Go there and climb up and on top you will find the very rare RELIC OF KHAGOTH 1.
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If you trade it in with the goat merchant, he gives you a free skill point without leveling up for each of these. Fall down and head into the lane of Serpent's Peak. As you go, you will see the sign of a merchant on the mini map to the left of the main lane (the merchant is Vulgrim) but look above the left entrance from the main lane and you ought to spot the STONE OF MYSTICS X1.
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Go straight past after that and witness a great cutscene at the peak of the serpents.
 
<<---- Get to the Throne Room ---->>
 
This place is pretty straight forward and only involves jumping from one support to the other to get till the end. Go straight and look to the right in the end to find a ledge leading up. Keep going and in the end you find a moving rudder (which is a large pillar) with ledges, climb on and keep going and you get to some veins on the wall, past it you come to some large swinging object which act as platform for you. Jump on the next one (wait for them to get really really close) and keep going and jump onto the next part of the platform ahead. You come to a hook, take it and the next vine and use the ledges, pillar and more ledges and the next set of hooks and ledges and more hooks till you come to the end and you need to fall down. Just keep going and going and after some more jumping around you come to the door leading to the eternal throne.
 
<<---- Speak to the Lord of Bones ---->>
 
The king won't speak to you for now so we need to do good by his chancellor first who says that the only way we can meet the king is by showing Death to the champion of the Gilded Arena.

The Toll of Kings

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Book of Dead Pages - 2
Stone Of Mystics - 2
Relic of Renagoth - 1
Boatman Coin - 2
Soul Arbiter's Scrolls - 2
Stone of Power - 1
Relic Of Etu-Goth - 2
 
 
First, speak to the human ghost champion who is the advanced moves trainer below and he gives you The Bloodless quest and a talisman. Keep the talisman aside for now.
 
<<---- Find the entrance to the Gilded Arena ---->>
 
Go towards the exit and earlier you might have seen a locked door which is open now. Use the vines to get to it and go out.
 
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You'll meet the merchant again and go to the left end of this place (left of the dungeon ahead) right in the end you find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE X1. Go to the entrance of the Arena and your quest gets updated.
 
<<---- Summon the Arena's Champion ---->>
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As soon as you enter the place you'll see a STONE OF MYSTICS X2 on the statue to the side. Keep going and the first door you come to, leads to the arena. For now, go down to the next door and exit this place. You come outside and after you pass thru the next large gate, stay to the right edge of the path and keep moving from the right edge and after a bit you find a RELIC OF RENAGOTH 1 behind a large rock.
 
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Go back to the Gilded Arena and thru the first door which you didn't take earlier. As soon as you enter thru the door you see a lantern and a green beam which you saw on top of the Maw tower earlier. There's a handle to the right of the statue, turn it towards the other door and go thru. Use the vine wall and hook to get to the next door. After you come you, you meet some souls of the Arena who give you instructions on how to bring out Gnashor and the like. You need to place three animus stones on the statue head and then you get to kill the champ. They also show you three doors and light up the torches outside the one you need to go thru.
 
ANIMUS STONE 1
The door you saw in the cutscene is a level above you. Go to the right (you really need to look around) and use the ledge to get to the top and then around to the main door. After you go in, you come to broken stairs, go to the bottom to get a BOATMAN COIN and then use the ledge to get to the door and go thru. After the fight, keep going and you reach a different kind of door (not the usual skull eye glowing door). Go thru and you find a lantern beam. You should be able to see the BOATMAN COIN to the right here. Go on the steps in the center of this place and stand on the pressure plate on the right edge and after the grate to the right opens, pull a bomb to you and go back to the lantern and blow it. Use the Deathgrip to get the lantern to you and place it on the pressure plate. Go thru the area where the bomb is and soon you come to a lever. Go around and you will be on top overlooking the lantern which you put on the plate. Pull it to you and take it back to the statue which has no lantern up here. The green beam will open the path to the next area.

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Keep going and a bit before the end, to the left on a hanging cage is a STONE OF MYSTICS X3. Go to the statue here to get the Animus Stone and fight the enemies and go out from the right. You will soon come to a door to the left after which you see the Red Skull of the Soul Arbiter. Go there and go straight till you see a little place to the left where you find the SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 3. Look up here itself and you see a skeleton holding a STONE OF POWER X2.
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Go straight to the next room where you can pick up the Dungeon Map and then use the supports on the wall to get out of this place and you come into the grounds. Go near the statue and use Deathgrip to place the Animus Stone. As soon as you do so, the next main door lights up and some skeletons come at you to take you out. Kill them and use one of the open doors to get back to the top area. From this place go around all the way till the end where you see some rubble which you can walk on and go up to the next place and then thru the next main door.
 
ANIMUS STONE 2
Again, a lantern ahead, go thru the door which is being lit and up the stairs. You find a gap and a bomb ahead, take the bomb with the deathgrip and before you go down, use it on the growth to the right of the statue without a lantern here and go down from there to a chest. After that, go back to the bomb and take it to the first lantern statue and blow up the growth here. Go thru the area and you come to some narrow walls ahead, look behind you to find a shadow bomb. Throw it to the other side (it will not explode), jump on the right wall and then onto the left wall to get to the other side. Take the bomb to the next room and blow the growth but before you go anywhere, turn the lantern onto the bridge nearby and go on it to the other side and take the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 2. After you blew up that growth, you'll see another door, turn the lantern to it and go thru. You can see a red skull to the right on top as soon as you enter the next place. Go to the left here and you find the SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 4 . Go into the place to the left to pick up a lantern.
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Take the lantern into the room with the statue and lantern and place it on the pressure plate to the right of the statue. Now, leave it there and you go back all the way to the first statue and lantern and turn it to the closed gate and use deathgrip to grab the free lantern. Turn the statue back around and take the free lantern to the free statue on top of the steps here and the bridge with the bomb closes and you can go to the other area. As you go down the broken steps you will find the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 3.
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Use the next set of steps to get to the bottom where you come into a room filled with trash stuff. Smash everything here and also the crosses which are around. Each time you smash a cross, some bone head warriors come at you. Kill all of them and a chest comes up from nowhere. Keep going after that and fight everything and take the next stone. Continue onwards to the other side and in the last place, you can find some deathgrip hooks on top, take them and keep going till you come out to the main grounds again and place this stone too.
 
ANIMUS STONE 3
Now, go thru the next main door which is on this floor itself on the other side and you face some enemies as soon as you enter this place. Go ahead and then right from the bridge and go on to the other side where you fight dozens of skeletons at once after which you come to a lever and a pressure plate. Step on the plate to get the bridge to the left up and take the shadow bomb. Place it on the lever and go adn stand near the throne nearby and shoot the bomb. This makes the throne room turn and you get to the next place. You'll directly come to the next stone area but this time you have a surprise waiting for you. Scarabs are very tough monsters.
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You cannot do anything to their shell so you need to keep hitting them with combos as they move around. They are not that tough too, just take the stone after you kill it and place the last one in the head and we get to the main part.
 
<<---- Kill Gnashor ---->>
 
BOSS: Gnashor
 
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NOTE: The most important thing whille fighting Gnashor is to know that if you let him hit you then he will absorb your health and use it to heal himself. So make sure you take as little number of hits as Deathly possible. Also, keep the Deathgrip on you at all times because that's the only thing which will win this fight.
 
For the first bout, it moves around under the ground, do not stay in it's path and occasionally when it pops up it's head and shouts, you need to use your Deathgrip to pull it down and hit it. So stay close to it while it's moving and pull it as soon as it's head comes out. After a while, it will assemble it's main body and even now, shouts sometimes, when it shouts you should see a blue ring on his face which means you can use Deathgrip on his face. Stay close to him and as soon as you see him shout, pull him down, this will make the worm part fall off, start striking it with combos and when it gets back to the body dodge all the attacks (it has some great looking attacks). After you kill it, you get it's Golden Skull and also the satisfaction of winning the best fight in the game till now (the best - maybe not the toughest). Now, you can go to the Eternal Throne to meet the King and after you are done with him, look behind his throne to find RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 4.

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The Bloodless1
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The first monster like I mentioned earlier is in the area above the room having the treasure chest and portals. You can get there by fast traveling to the Dungeon door named as The Maw which on the main map is right below the Breach area. Once you are here, go straight on the bridge and turn right at the junction (pass the place leading into Serpent's Peak) and keep going till the end, remember that you need to have the Bloodless Talisman on you to be able to see them.

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The Bloodless2
 
The second monster in in the Lair of the Deposed King. Go in thru the door which leads to the inner lair of the King and go to the place where the three doors are meeting to the right of the map (look in your map), this is like a square area with rounded edges. You will find the monster in there.

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Phariseer

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Soul Arbiter's Scrolls - 3
Stone of Resistance - 1
Stone of Mystics - 2
Boatman Coins - 2
Relic of Etu-Goth - 2
Stone of Power - 2
Book of Dead Pages - 2
 
Get back to the junction of the bridges and turn onto the one we did not take yet which leads to the main are of the Maw as shown on your map and as soon as you come off the bridge turn right into the structure and use the supports to get to the top side. Here, you see a red skull as soon as you come down on the top and you will also find SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 5. Go around and use the next wall post to get higher and you come to a lantern statue. Turn in around to the other side and you see a cutscene of it shining something on top of the dungeon named as Maw on your map. Fast travel to the dungeon and go in and use the wall posts to the left after you enter the door (we came here and saw the statue on top earlier). Go to the statue on top and go to the right of the statue first and shoot down the STONE OF RESISTANCE X1.
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Now, turn the statue towards the other one and go back up and take the treasures (the grates of which were closed earlier). Go in front of Phariseer's Tomb and right from there till the edge where you come to a large building and the path that leads into the next path which has the Soul Arbiter's Maze and the Judicator's Tomb on it. Here, you can see STONE OF MYSTICS X4 to the left in a small window above the main arch.
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<<---- Sentinel's Gaze ---->>
NOTE: You can come back to The Sentinel's Gaze later with a new power which allows you to do all the stuff without the hit and miss stuff below. You need not do any of this now. You will be back later anyway.
 
Go back all the way and you should now go into the place to the left of Phariseer's Tomb which leads underground into the Sentinel's Gaze. This place just has a couple of stuff and a chest to which you cannot reach yet. Anyway, you will find a BOATMAN COIN around to the right side. You will find a platform to the left which takes you higher where you can pick up bombs, but here, look behind the left side torch and you find RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 5.
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Go to the right of the tower from the ground and you can see a ledge up top which takes you onto the lower section of the tower where you see a growth blocking your way. Now, go and take the shadow bomb and stand on the left edge of this platform look to the side of the main tower of Sentinel's Gaze and aim and carefully throw the bomb in such a way that it hits the growth (you obviously need a ton of proper aiming and luck but you can do it - it is possible even though you cannot see the growth from here). After you explode the growth, go there and take the ledge to the top where you see another growth blocking you way to a chest - now this one - you cannot hit even if you try a million times (I know because I did try). Look behind on the statue though and you find STONE OF POWER X3.
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<<---- Phariseer's Tomb ---->>
 
And now, it's time to enter the tomb, so just go there and thru the large ornate outer gate. You immediately come onto a crystal elevator, strike the crystal to make the elevator go down and you enter the main tomb. You can pick up a BOATMAN COIN if you look to the back edge of this area and then go thru the door ahead. You will come to a pressure plate, a bomb, two sets of growths and ledges. Use the bomb on the two growths and get the chest and then get to the place with the second growth where the bronze pillar is standing and push it down from where it is. Take it in front of the large gate which is being opened by the pressure plate and take a bomb and place it in it's middle. Now, the position of the pillar should be so that (the explosion pushes it back) the gate falls on it and go stand on the plate and shoot the bomb and let the gate fall on the pillar. Now go thru the door ahead and look on top to the right to shoot down STONE OF MYSTICS X5.
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You should be on a elevator now with four crystals and with each hit, the specific crystals take you to that floor. Let's check this floor first.
 
IV FLOOR
Go in thru the door and go up the stairs from the left or right and look behind the large statue to find BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 3. Then come back out onto the elevator and take it down to the first floor.
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I FLOOR
Go straight first (this is the door which has no path/door opposite to it) and you come into a large area, look left and you ought to see a Deathgrip hook on top, use it to go up and you will find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 4 here.
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Go back outside for now and thru the right side door where you find a Deathgrip hook ahead below a cage. Use the ledges to the left to get to a lever and make sure that the left side cage comes down (there are two cages which alternate according to the position of the lever). When you are sure the left cage is down. Use the hook to get to the opposite side and look on the cage to see a Shadow Bomb. Take it with your grip and throw it somewhere near the lever we just used (do not throw it on the lever yet). The bomb won't explode so get back to the lever and push it so that the left cage comes down and go back to the door side of the room. Now, stay close to the edge and shoot the bomb and as it explodes on the lever, the cage ahead comes down, use this one first and then the next to get to the other side and grab the Skeleton Key.
 
You will have to fight perhaps the most annoying enemy in the game - The Wraiths. These things are very fast so the moment you see them raise their swords, be assured that they are going to strike you. So, keep hitting them and as soon as you see them make a move, dodge away. After you kill them take the elevator to the third floor.
 
III FLOOR
Go thru the locked door and keep going and going till you see yet another new enemy to fight. This guy is holding a shield so you cannot attack him straight on, dodge around him and take him out or wait for an opening and kill him (it will take a little time). You will find the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 6 in this room. After you kill the enemy go near the next area and just before the narrow lane is a red skull to the right on the wall. Go ahead a few steps and look behind the cage to the left of right and you find the SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 6.
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Go ahead and after you exit, you come to a ledge. use the next series of these to get thru the door and in the next area, look straight on the head of the statue ahead and shoot down the STONE OF POWER X4.
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Shoot the bomb to the left above the growth and run on the wall to get to the support. Use the next series of pillars and supports to go below and onto a vein wall leading down to the first floor again and to a lever. Pull the lever and go down to the bronze pillar and move it out to the center (hit MMB to push it fast). 
 
You will have the pillar right below the elevator now on the pressure plate. Go back in and use the same set of pillars to go back up to the third floor and finally go to the second floor.
 
II FLOOR
If you came onto the second floor earlier then you will see a ghost and he breaks the elevator locks on this floor causing the elevator to fall down. So we used the pillar to hold the elevator in place. Now, go thru the main door ahead and into the center and you will meet Phariseer. Phariseer may have put up a great big show but is really a very easy kill. Just ignore everything else and keep striking him till he is defeated and you have a buddy.
 
Go back down to the first floor and thru the final door we didn't take earlier (have interdiction equipped). When you step on the soul ring, it will glow in two slots and your friends will come out. You can look around and see if there are any green glowing spots on anything (usually levers behind grills and pressure plates are shown in green) and hit mmb to command your ghost to use that thing. This way you can move around hassle free. Remember that there are certain places with rune deactivator strips on the ground (black strips) which if you pass past, the ghosts go away, you won't need the ghosts past those strips anyway so don't worry. Go down to the door and go to the other side of the room where you see another red skull. Fall down thru the hole and you find the SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 7 - you might need to first place one of your soul buddies on the pressure plate to open up the area. Now, go about killing everyone that comes at you (hairy fight). After you kill everything, use the ledges around here to get to the top and out of here.

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Judicator

 
Boatman Coins - 3
Soul Arbiter's Scrolls - 3
Relic of Etu-Goth - 2
Book of Dead Pages - 4
Stone of Power - 2
Stone Of Mystics - 1
Relic of Khagoth - 1
 
<<---- Find Judictor's Tomb ---->>
 
Look in the main map and go right from Phariseer's Tomb to the path leading to the Judicator's Tomb. In the middle you will come to a fort (where you shot the Stone of Mystics earlier). Stand on the sould circle here and use the souls to pull the lever behind the grill to the left to open the grills. If you go right you will find a BOATMAN COIN and in the end a chest. Fall down from the chest and go to the exit side and you will come to some steps, don't go out, look to the right here to find the SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 8. Now go out and just outside, look to the right on the wall and you see a wall post leading up to a chest. Head towards the Soul Arbiter's Maze and look to the right behind a large rock close to the entrance to find RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 7.
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Now, go back and onto the large stone bridge leading to the junction between the City of Dead and The Spine. Near the junction go straight ahead and past the platform ahead to the left is the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 5.
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Now, go into the Spine and look in the map and go all the way to the right corner of the Spine.
 
Here you find another fort, go to it's right and on the edge behind a rock is the [[RELIC OF RENAGOTH]]. Look on the wall here to find a wall post and go up using the hook, ledge and vein wall keep going and you will come to a chest.
 
Take what's in it and look behind you opposite to the chest to find the STONE OF POWER X5.
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The rest of this area in not explorable because of the portals so we need to come back here after we get that power.
 
<<---- Speak with the Judicator ---->>
 
Head to the Judicator's Tomb and go in. Go thru the door ahead and you come to a large grill with a lever inside it. Go to the right where you find a soul circle, summon your buddies and ask them to pull the lever for you. Now, go thru the newly opened door and you come into a large are and you know that there is a lot of stuff to do here.
 
Look up and shoot the STONE OF POWER X6.
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You can see the Soul Arbiter's symbol to the left here beside the door. Go right first into the room and you get to fight Undead Prowlers. Use the soul circle here to bring up your Dead Lords and go ahead and pull the lever. Go back out and into the left side room and go down the stairs. Use your dead buddies - one on the left plate and the other on the  right plate and all the grills open up, take the treasures and go back up and jump down ahead to where the two platforms and the bronze pillar is. Pull the pillar and place it in between the two platforms. Go back up using the ledges to the back side here and jump onto the first platform and then onto the pillar, use a dead lord on the pressure plate ahead and then get on the next platform and go across. Go to the right from the pressure plate and behind the pillar is THE SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 9.
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Go thru the door ahead now and you meet the Judicator. After the small talk, he opens the right door. Go there and get through.
 
<<---- Find the first soul ---->>
 
Go thru the door and the next one and you meet a new enemy - a Lich. It keeps raising Hosts from the ground. You need to kill them and the Lich simultaneously as it can keep raising them for a long time- you can also only concentrate on the Lich but it's better to bring down the numbers of the Hosts to avoid getting hurt. After you kill the Lich, go thru the next door and in the end you find a soul ring, use it to bring up the dead lords and then go thru the door ahead. Use one of them on the pressure plate across the gap so that the bridge comes up.
 
Go straight across to where you can see little growth ahead and use a Dead Lord on the pressure plate, the growth is blocking the second part of the bridge but you can use Deathgrip to grab onto the dead lord who is standing on the plate because he is stone right now. Get to the other side and take the Dungeon Map from the right. Take the bomb from the left and blast the growth, then grab the lantern ahead. Place it on the statue in the middle and turn it towards the side with the grill blocking the chest and go there to get the treasure. Come back and turn the statue to the locked  door and it opens. Use a dead lord and get across and go thru the door. You will come to the top of the area where you fought the Lich. Go thru the door ahead and you come into a place with water to the left. Jump into the water and dive, go around the place below and you will find the RELIC OF KHAGOTH 2.
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Go back up and use the ledges which are on the wall nearby to the right to reach all the way to the top (jumping from hooks and all). 
 
Once you reach the top ledge, jump backwards onto the platform and take your first soul. As soon as you take the soul, a couple of undead warriors and a Lich show up. Kill them and jump back on the ledge and fall down. You will fall right beside a chest. Go to the right a bit and jump onto the next place with the chest and then get back and speak to the Judicator.
 
<<---- Objective: Find the Second Soul ---->>
 
Go thru the doors and you come into an open space with a locked door. You will get into a fight now; try to get the reaper guage up full if you have'nt already. You will fight a bigger monster soon. Start killing everything and after all the small ones go down, you face a Tormentor. If you use the Reaper against him, he gets killed in a jiffy. After that, go to all the open chambers to the left and right and you find the SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 10 in the chamber to the right ahead, go to the left middle one and you see a door ahead.
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Go thru the door and stand on the soul circle and bring up the dead lords. Walk a bit to the right corner and make one of them stand on the plate to the right behind the grill. This brings up a couple of wall posts. Run on the wall to the left and get onto the first platform where you see a chest. Run on the next wall too and you come to the other side. Go ahead and look to the left to find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 6
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Walk to the other side and use your Deathgrip after jumping ahead to get to the top and use the lever you come to. You see a grip hook come somewhere and the grill to the left also comes down. First, go kill off the skeletons to the left and then go back to the lever and fall down thru the hole which is to the opposite of the pillar and you come back down to the beginning. Go to the right now and look up and you see the hook that showed. Go to the hook and use it to go to the top and from the ledge go left onto a platform where you see a chest. Go down to the platform below to get the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 8.
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You can go back to the hook and the ledge and continue right from the ledge to get back top and then go thru the door after the lever. In the next area, kill the things to the left and you find a chest with a Key. Take the key and go back all the way to the locked door and go thru it. As you come thru the door look to the left on top and you see a grip hook and also a book of dead page to the right on a broken staircase. You can get to it later.
 
For now, you need to use the next series of hooks to get to the top. There's a BOATMAN COIN in the water. Use the hook ahead to get up and then jump from this platform onto the hook ahead and after Death reaches the top of his run, jump back and grab the next hook and then the next one too as soon as you see the symbol of Deathgrip and after you go up, grab the hook again and you reach a ledge. Go to the left of the ledge and you see another hook which takes you to the top of the platform. You find the soul here but you need to fight a couple of undead champions and an undead savage stalker after you take the soul. Now do not jump down. Go to the left edge of where you found the soul and in your mini-map you will be standing right on top of a chest. Look below and you will see the broken part of a staircase. Jump carefully to land on it and take the stuff from the chest. Now go to the left edge of this one too and jump down carefully to the broken part below to get to the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 7.
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Go back and give the Judicator his soul and turn to the last one.
 
<<---- Objective: Find the Third Soul ---->>
 
Go thru the door and use the ledges on the right to get to the other door ahead and you come to a soul circle. Keep going ahead and you will come onto an elevator where you fight an undead General. Kill him and go to the second level but you are blocked by a growth. Place both your generals onto the pressure plates on either sides and go behind the right plate and you will find wall posts and ledges above you. Jump on them and keep going on them till you get to the shadow bomb. Throw it on the crystal below and the elevator comes up. Go thru the door to the left now. You find a BOATMAN COIN in the water below. Go up the steps here and use the hook to jump ahead onto the upper platform. Go around the platform to the back side to find the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE 8.
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Now, go to the central area and pick up the soul, look to the side opposite to the soul (the place you came in here from and look to the top left and shoot the STONE OF MYSTICS X6.
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The Bone Keeper

The skeletons will keep coming forever and unless you hurt the one hanging from the top you cannot get out of here. If you have the Murder power then you can send your birds away to do the work or you will need to thin down the numbers of the skeletons and then shoot the hanger for a while and kill more skulls and so on. Try to get your reaper meter full and after the bone keeper you fight the Bone Giant. Use the reaper if you have the form ready or just attack and roll away and attack and again roll away and so on. Go back to the Judicator who comes along and you meet with the real King of the dead who wants you to seek out the guides at the Gilded Arena (the same ones who told you how to bring out Gnashor from earlier).


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Basileus

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Relic of Renagoth - 1
Stone of Mystics - 1
Relic of Etu-Goth - 1
 
<<----- Objective: Find the Psychameron ----->>
 
Go into the Gilded Arena and the guides will speak to you. They have their own thoughts about Death entering the Psychameron but they do let him through. As soon as you fall in, the greeting party arrives.
 
<<----- Objective: Survive the Psychameron ----->>
 
The first fight has a couple of Undead Stalkers coming at you. You will find it difficult - hope you have the reaper meter up. After you kill one, another one pops up. Kill everything here and you can go thru the large door ahead and use the soul circle to bring up the dead lords. Stand on the platform ahead and make a dead lord stand on the pressure plate to lift you up. But before you do that, you may want to take the things from the chest which you can reach using the ledges behind the pressure plate. Go thru the door above the platform and go to the left and make a lord stand on the plate here. Go on the bridge and make another one stand on the plate far ahead to open this door. Go thru the door and release the dead lord behind the gate who is on the plate keeping the bridge up. Go on the lane here to the locked gate. 
 
<<----- The Locked Door and the Key ----->>
 
Look to the right to see a pressure plate. Release the dead lord who is close to you too and aim and command one to stand on the plate ahead past the gap. When they do stand, you will see that the grill behind him opens. But that's not our concern right now, jump into the abyss and while falling, use Deathgrip on the dead lord to get to him. Look below the place you came from and you will see a pressure plate. Aim and command and another lord comes there and jump and pull yourself there too. Go straight across him and in the end, look at the pillar ahead on the wall. Before you do anything, look behind on top of the pressure plate and you will see a grip hook and a ledge. Use Deathgrip to go up and find the RELIC OF RENAGOTH 2.
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Go back down and to the junction, go left and above the steps, pull the lever here to open the door. Go back to the pillar and use it to get down. Go thru the door and you come to the key chest. Bring up the dead lords and look to the left at the three levers. You will need to aim and use the lords to pull the levers one by one, the correct sequence is 2,3,1. This will bring down the chest, take the key and go back to the locked door.
 
Go thru the locked door and you will see a giant arachnid monster far away. Go ahead and you will come to a pressure plate, stand on it and look to the left. While standing on the plate, aim and command a lord to go to the plate on the platform to the right ahead of us. This will open a door up top. Go thru the opened door and before you run on the wall, look down right ahead and aim and send a lord onto the plate there. Now, go onto the ledge ahead and jump onto the small ledge to the right and then onto the pillar. Go to the bottom of the pillar and jump and use deathgrip to pull yourself to the lord who is on the pressure plate. Release him and move ahead and to the next pressure plate which is behind some grills. Use your lord here and go ahead and pull the lever to bring up the bridge. Go up all the way and thru the door. When you see a conjuration circle again, bring up your lords and fight off all the monsters and go thru the door after that. Run on the wall to get to the lever and pull it. Go thru the opened door and after you go out the next door, look back on top of the door to find the STONE OF MYSTICS X7
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Go ahead and just as you step past the bridge, go right to get the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 9.
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Keep going on the path ahead and you will come into a chamber filler with darkness.
 
<<---- Boss: Basileus and Achidna ---->>
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First up is Basileus, his attacks can be easily dodged. It's best to have a fast secondary weapon equipped for this fight because the enemies are pretty fast and you can get only a few strikes before you'll need to dodge away. When you are close to him, hit him and as soon as he rises go away. Use your wrath powers and also the pistol from a distance if you want to. After a quart of his health goes down, you meet Achidna. Again, stay away from them and if your reaper meter is full then use it or keep your distance and the moment you see Achidna jump, dodge away to avoid shock damage. The more you keep dodging, the lesser you will get hit. If you have the Grim talisman on, then keep dodging and shooting till the meter is full and use the reaper. Likewise, use Murder or any other power to get as much reaper points as you can. They will die, and easily too. You can go back to the forge lands and inform Thane of Achidna's death and then get back to the Eternal Throne.

Important Note: Do not sell Achidna's Fangs or lose them, they are great fast secondary weapons and more importantly, they give Death - health each time he deals a critical hit (which is a great many times if you have the proper crit score) but even then, it will be very very useful in the future - especially in the next dungeon we are going to explore - Boneriven. So even if you get a weapon which is five times stronger than this, do not discard this one.
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Sentinel's Gaze - Boneriven

 
Stone of Mystics - 1
Soul Arbiter's Scrolls - 2
 
Now that we have the Soul Splitter, we can go to Sentinel's Gaze. Fast travel there and go in. Split Death and make one part go to the right and use the ledges to get to the top near the firs growth (if you didn't destroy it already) stand on top near a growth looking at the shadow bomb below. Make the other one throw a bomb while aiming at the other Death - this makes the other part catch it so that the bomb does not go waste. Now use this other guy to throw the bomb onto the growth. Do it on the bottom one and again on the upper level. If you are coming here for the first time (I made a trip earlier in the walkthrough) then you can pick up an etu-goth and a power stone, just read the earlier section. Now, after the second growth is gone, go in, loot the chest and fall into the hole behind the chest. This takes us to a totally nasty place called Boneriven.
 
<<---- Exploring Boneriven ---->>
 
As soon as you fall in, you'll fight an Undead Stalker, move ahead and step on the plate. Wait till the gate ahead goes up fully and then move ahead quickly. Like I mentioned earlier, have Achidna's Fangs on as the secondary weapon on Death. You'll see a couple of shadow bombs on the walls and some growth ahead blocking a pressure plate. Now, position Death on the plate to the right facing the gate ahead (approximately) so the moment he snaps out of the soul split you ought to dodge and roll him to the other side past the gate. Go from the lower area next (even the upper area leads to the same place). Use the wall posts to get to the other side and kill the skulls. Here, go on the upper lane and look on the rock to the right to get the STONE OF MYSTICS X8.
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You'll find a bomb up here which you can take back down and blow the growth with. You'll find a dungeon map inside. Go thru the next gate too and after a  brief fight move ahead and go thru the lane to the left. Use the grip hook to get past the gap and keep going till you come to a lane with mini caves to the left and right. You also see a red skull to the right here. 
 
You'll find the SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 11 here to the right in the third cave. Ahead, you see a pressure plate. Ignore it and go right to the other side where you get into another fight, in Boneriven, all the fights have the nasty little Scarabs in them. Use Achidna's fangs to get rid of them quickly (hold shift to aim and start slashing till they stop coming). Get rid of the Scarab Mounds first to make the Scarabs stop - any live ones will also be killed. You see another plate here, stand on it facing the gate and split here. Take a part to the other plate and after the gate opens, un-split and go thru it. In the end you need to take a left again and you come into a large open area. Here you will fight some Undead Scarab Hulks but first destroy 4 or 5 Scarab mounds around this place and then get to the Hulks. After that kill the other two which come and use the plates and the gate to get out. You'll come to another chain of mini caves again with a red skull. 
 
In the first cave to the right, you can pick up the KEEN TALISMAN. In the last but one cave to the right is the SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 12. You will now reach the final place where you get a chest for all the trouble. To get out of this place you will need to fast travel out of here.
 
<<---- Treasure under the Bridge ---->>

Now, open your map and start from the stone bridge above the Lair of the Deposed King and come towards the lair, as soon as you exit the bridge, go right and look carefully and you will find a broken wall with ledges to the right which take you under the bridge ( when you reach a dead end jump left onto the rubble slope). Anyway, there's bombs and growths and plates here which lead to a chest. In the chest area, you can take out the growth by blasting the bomb to the left of the growth with your gun.
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City of The Dead

 
Book of Dead Pages - 4
Relic of Renagoth - 1
Relic of Etu-Goth - 1
Soul Arbiter's Scrolls - 2
Boatman Coins - 2
Stone of Power - 1
 
<<---- Objective: Go to the City of The Dead ---->>
 
Go there anyway you want to and then split Death and make each one drag the statues to the left and right to the left and right respectively and the gate opens up for us to enter.
 
<<---- Objective: Explore the City of The Dead ---->>
 
Before you come into the city you had been asked to seek out a soul in the deepest areas and also were told that a soul was seeking you. The city of the dead is an elaborate construction and you may even forget the path you just took because of the many many paths available for us to go to and the many mini puzzles we need to play to get thru to the next area - not to mention the toughest enemies till now. Anyway, enter the city and go thru the first gate. You may want to have Achidna's Claws on because you will again face many Scarabs. Go thru the door to the left ahead and turn right immediately and break anything here and grab the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE X9.
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Split up and make a form stand on the plate to the left of the blocked door ahead and make the other form use the ledges to the left of the plate area here to get to a lever which opens the gate ahead. Then go thru and you come into the main area of the City of the Dead. You can also see a locked door to the right as you enter, the key to which is somewhere far away and the main gate ahead which leads to the end of the city -  blocked with bars.
 
<<---- Locked Door and the Key ---->>
 
From here go to the left of the locked door and you will find another blocked door as you go down the steps - this is the main gate, look behind you to the left of the steps and you find the RELIC OF RENAGOTH 3 in some steam coming up from the grill below.
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Go back to the top and go to the door directly opposite to the locked door. You will go past broken walls and you can can see a pillar on the wall to the left which leads up - but the gate above is blocked and we will come back later for that, continue on the path here and run on the wall when you come to the gap. You will come to a statue now which needs a lantern. Go to the right of the statue and thru the door, just as you come out, look to the right of the door to find a ledge and use the pillars on the wall and you will come into a small room with LICH SPINES -- this like Achidna's Fangs is a great weapon but instead of health it gives Wrath so do not lose this. Fall down and continue ahead to the next door. You come to a turn lever in the ground. Split up and make a form turn the lever in the ground fully to the right. 
 
Make another form go ahead thru the now opened gate and take a bomb from the left. Go back and use the bomb on the lever which is to the right now  across the gap. After the bomb explodes on the lever, the gate opposite opens and you can drag out the floating platform. Un-split and take the platform near the closed gate ahead. Stand on it and split now so that the rock statue stands on the movable platform. Now, make a form use the turn lever and make the other push the platform across to the other side and un-split and you will get past the gate. There are two plates ahead too. Use them to get to the chest and then go right here. Go up the first set of steps and you come to another set to the left. But wait, look to the right at the foot of the steps and on the right wall below is a hole which will take us to the lower level.
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Anyway, go on the steps first to get to a chest and come back to fall thru the hole. You'll fall to a chest, open it and move ahead and you will come to a chest with the Key in it and a lever to the left. Use the lever, go out and open the locked door and go thru it.
 
<<---- The Moving Bridge and the Lantern ---->>
 
On the other side of this bridge is a blocked door. First, stand on this side of the bridge near the door you came thru - make sure you are standing on the bridge and then make a part go ahead to the other side where you can see a hook to the right. Take it to get to a ledge above and go to the right and fall off. Here on the corner of the wall to the right is the SOUL ARBITER'S SCROLL 13.
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Use the ledges here on the wall near the gap and run up the wall to the top and you come to a turn lever again. First - to the right of the lever is a hole which will take you back down - do not fall in it. Past the hole is the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE X10.
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This completes another chapter. When you are out of this place, go to Vulgrim and sell the book for the bone key. The tomb door is in the lowest lever in The Deposed King's Lair - use the steps to go there. Come back to the lever and turn it around. Now, switch to the other form and take it ahead and pick up the next BOATMAN COIN and go to the left where you see a vine wall which takes you to a hook and a chest. 
 
Come back here and go ahead into the lanes where you find a lever which opens the portcullis which was blocking the lantern earlier. Go back outside to the main area - the lantern is to the left of the locked door from earlier. Take the lantern in the lane which we first took - opposite to where the locked door was and place it down when you come to the gap and get to the other side. Pull the lantern to you using Deathgrip and place it on the statue. First, turn the statue to the blocked place to the left which opens the grills and leads to the BOOK OF DEAD PAGE Y1. Yep, the next chapter's pages start now itself. Turn the beam to the large pillar in the void ahead and a bridge comes up.
 
<<---- The Many Battles of Death ---->>
 
Go to the other side and thru the door and use the vine wall to get above and use the hook and vines to get to a door. You come to another bridge now. Go to the right now and you will come to a lever which will turn the bridge, but look to the right corner here and you find the RELIC OF ETU-GOTH 10.
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Go to the bridge, stand on it and split up, send a part to pull the lever and then un-split to get on the turned bridge. Split again and make a part stand in the golden wall lever to the left. Make the other part go ahead and take the bomb here and thrown it on the lever which is to the left of the door ahead. After the lever is bombed, the grill to the left of the wall lever comes down. Keep a part on the wall lever and make another part go further ahead to the right where you see a vein wall which leads to a BOATMAN COIN. The path below leads too two Wraiths and a chest. Look on the wall to the right of the chest to find the STONE OF POWER X7. After that, un-split and go to the door (which had the grill blocking it removed). 
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You come to narrow walls which you need to run and jump on to get to a door on the other side and a lever. Use the lever and go thru the door and you come to another lever which opens the blocked gate which was in front of the first moving bridge from earlier. Now, go right past the grills which were blocking you and thru the door and to the first bridge and thru the newly open door. As soon as you enter here you get into a huge fight. First wave has three Wraiths, second has an Undead General and you fight Tormentors one by one after that - try to get your reaper gauge full by the time you get to the tormentors. Go thru the next door and use the Deathgrip and be ready to make a run for your life. As soon as you get on top of the wall lever ahead the ground comes up with spikes on it. You need to get to the top without getting killed, so do that - you may need to try a few times to know the exact locations of the hooks and ledges. After you get to the top, pull the lever and go thru the door and you come out. You can open the chest which is to the left here.
 
This place will now be littered with monsters. Make sure you have you best equipment on because it's going to be a frenzy. As you move up the stairs here you face - Undead Stalker first, Two Abominations, and finally Three Wraiths - nothing we cannot handle. When you get to the door, go thru it and use the wall pillars to get to the other side (there's a chest below). Go thru the door and you come to the great elevator.
 
<<---- The Great Elevator ---->>
 
Get to the door to the other side and go thru it, you will come to a hook on the wall on the other side. Soon you'll come to a pressure plate. Stand and split on it and make a part go right onto the ledges, then on the hook and the other ledges to reach the lever. Pull the lever and go back to the open door and thru it. Pull the lever here too to open the grill ahead and use the hook above to get onto the great elevator. Here, you have a locked door again, another door blocked by large rods. Turn the beam onto the third door and use the hook to get to it and thru the door. As soon as you come in, you get into a huge fight again with Hulks. Kill them and use the bomb to blast the growth blocking the vine wall. Use the vines to get to the top. Walk on the stairs to the right and go out to get the Key from the chest outside and use the hooks to get across and thru the door. Come back on the elevator and turn the beam on top of the locked door. Now, look at the wall posts below. Fall down and use them to get to the locked door. 
 
As soon as you get in, break the boxes here for BOOK OF DEAD PAGE Y2.
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Use the ledge to the right here and go to the other side. Use the other ledges here and you come near another floating platform behind some grills. Fall down to where the pressure plates are and split on the right plate, place another on the left plate and take a part up to the platform. Look on the left wall here to get the SOUL ARBITER'S SACRED SCROLL 14.
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Now, move the platform outside so you can stand on it. Split on the platform so that the statue is on it and fall down to the plate and stand on left and right plates alternately and move the platform thru the grills which are open and take it to the door. Unsplit here and place the platform on top of the plate to open this door and go thru it. Pull the lever to open the bars and throw the bomb onto the growth on the elevator and go to the elevator and pull the lever to take it down to the main gate.
 
<<---- The Wailing Host and the Soul ---->>
 
We will go and meet both the souls now - the one which we are looking for and the one that is looking for us. Turn the beam on top of the main gate and go thru it. Go thru the next gate too and you come to a large well like area....
 
Boss: The Wailing Host
This is easier than you think - first, stay very very close to the host - right on the edge of the tunnel he came out from - you will not fall into it. Start striking from here - you can hit him anywhere - he isn't as tough as some of the other opponents we encountered earlier in the game and Achidna's Fangs make this fight much easier. Just keep hitting and after every quart of his health, he sends some hosts - this is the time get get recharged. Use Achidna's fangs on the hosts to get health and fill up your reaper meter. Also, after each 25% of health, the wailing host falls down and you can do an execution to bring his health down further or do some other kind of damage - so do not forget to hit the execute button. Just keep dodging and the Wailing Host isn't all that.
 
Go thru the door and you meet the soul who you are looking for...

Do any other stuff you need to - go to Vulgrim to get the bone key and go to the tomb. Move the two statues to the left and right for more chests inside. If you have the crucible then you get another invitation for the next set of waves. After that, go thru the tree of death to the Angel Portal to a new world.

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