=============================================================================== P E N U M B R A O V E R T U R E =============================================================================== =============================================================================== T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S =============================================================================== Foreword Version History Walkthrough =============================================================================== F O R E W O R D =============================================================================== When I was a little kid, I always wanted to make my own video games. As the years progressed, however, I grew to realize that I didn't have the talent. So, supporting my love of video games, I began to write reviews and FAQs in 2006. Three have been published so far. This is my fourth FAQ. This guide's a little different. It's taken me longer than anticipated, so I've decided to drop it. I wanted to release it anyway because the majority of the game material is covered. If anything towards the end confuses you because it is written in a "notes-only" format, PLEASE email me at email@example.com. Sorry for the incomplete product. The chances of an update are slim. =============================================================================== V E R S I O N H I S T O R Y =============================================================================== June 7, 2008: First release. =============================================================================== W A L K T H R O U G H =============================================================================== RECOMMENDED DIFFICULTY: HARD RECOMMENDED GAMMA: ONE POINT OH What does Penumbra mean in the context of the game? 1. a space of partial illumination (as in an eclipse) 2. a shaded region surrounding the dark central portion of a sunspot 3. a surrounding or adjoining region in which something exists in a lesser degree 4. a body of rights held to be guaranteed by implication in a civil constitution 5. something that covers, surrounds, or obscures Phillip lives in Heathrow, England. In the early 1970s, his father Howard vanished and was declared dead. In 2000, Phillip's mother died. Shortly after, on February 18th, 2000, he received a letter from his "dead" father who was actually still alive. Howard told Phillip to go to a bank in Mayfair, take the books and notes from the safety deposit box there, and burn them. Of course, Phillip does not do that; he reads the notes instead. They point to a location in Northern Greenland. Curious, Phillip goes there on "The last flight I would ever take." Phillip will survive if he's narrating all of this in flashback. ==== BOAT ==== Right when you start off, the game tells you how to pick things up and how to examine things (or how to "take a closer look"). Press the examine button to clear white text messages from the screen. First, examine the map of Greenland (also notice that it is labeled "America-Nordpolar Expedition" - the red lines represent the expedition path). Next, take the Notebook this is next to the map. The game further explains the interact function. Let's test it. Turn around and you should see the desk the game referred to. Go up to it, examine it, use the interaction button, and pull your mouse back to open the drawer. Take the Flashlight from inside. The game tells you a shortcut to access it. Turn to the left. See the locker? Examine the locker and the padlock on it. Press your inventory key and double-click on the Padlock key to equip it. Aim at the padlock and press the interact button. Drag open the locker; take the Batteries and Glow Stick from inside. Now the game tells you to leave, but we still have more stuff to do. Drag open the chest to the left of the desk (but be sure to examine it first). Inside is the "Fisherman's Wife's Love Letter." Read it - just a little backstory. (Does anyone know when the Greenland Trout Season is? If so, email me!). Before we leave, there are some other things to examine. -The two portholes -The bed and the poster at the head of the bed -The bottle of Jake Aniel Whiskey to the right of the map When you're finished, exit via the door opposite the map. Use the interact button to switch between maps. ======= OUTSIDE ======= So Phillip goes out into the Greenland wilderness to look for anything that might involve his father. He starts to catch hypothermia and he needs to find shelter. That's when we gain control of Phillip. Walk forward and don't dily-daly; your health is in danger. On the way forward you'll encounter some rocks. Read the white text and examine them. Continue forward and you'll come to a hatch. Shelter! But the wheel on the hatch is frozen. We need to remove the ice. Go back to the rocks, grab one, and take it back to the hatch. Aim and toss the rock at the ice (toss = examine button). Grab the wheel and turn it clockwise. Then grab the hatch (not the wheel) and pull it up. Your screen should be flashing red by now (on Hard), so leg it down the hatch (that is, just drop into it). ==================== UNDERGROUND ENTRANCE ==================== As Phillip is climbing down this ladder, it breaks. He crashes to the floor and is now stranded in this underground cave. Let's take a look around. Look straight up and examine the ladder. How are we going to get back out? You'll notice you're in a small antechamber with a grate floor. Enter the next, darker, room. I will never suggest whether or not you should use your Flashlight or Glow Stick in the walkthrough. To your immediate left are barrels. Examine them. To your immediate right is a sign labeled "Emergency Exit Procedures" but it's illegible. To the left near the barrels are old boxes - examine them. What would you need ammo for in Northern Greenland? Animals? Anyway, walk to the other end of the room. A door! Examine and open it, but it's somehow blocked (Note added). Let's finish exploring this room. To the right of this door are barrels. Behind the barrels is a Flare. To the left of the door there is a box. Take the lid off and you'll find another Flare. Also to the left of the door is another door with a metal pole/rod lying on the ground in front of it. Take the rod and enter the door. There are shelves in here. Examine the shelves on the left as well as the ration packs on the shelves. If you look closely, you can make out "Beer and Potatoes." Raid these shelves of a Flare and a Hammer. The game tells you how to use the Hammer. Assign the Hammer to Keyslot 1 in your Inventory. There are also ammo boxes in here, and more shelves. One of the shelves is metal. Interesting. It is also the only shelf you can grab. Do so and toss it aside. Some boards are revealed. Try to move them (Note added). Use your Hammer instead, then put it away. Crouch and enter this unnatural tunnel. You'll come to a T-junction of sorts. It does not matter what path you take. You'll eventually end up in a man-made room. To the right is a thing that looks like a rusty square on a thin metal stick. Examine it. You'll also notice a trapdoor here. Go up to it and something underneath tries to get out. Who knows what it was. There's also a door in here. Move the barrel out of the way and you've unblocked the door from the other room. Now turn your attention back to the rusty square device. Go your Inventory and equip the Metal Rod. Use it on the square and you create a working device. Turn the device clockwise until the trapdoor opens. Descend. ========== OLD SHAFTS ========== The game goes into a slightly long tutorial on how to sneak. When it's done, take out your Flashlight and go forward (there are various items to examine, most of them potential weapons). You'll run into a map; use the Glow Stick as you read it. The red circle is your current location. See the office? Let's go there. From the map, you should go left, right, left, left, right. Signs should a help a little. ========== OLD OFFICE ========== Lots of good stuff in here. Examine the papers on the ground right in front of you. There is a neat stack and dishelveled papers to examine. There is also an overturned file cabinet with nothing inside. Next to the file cabinet is a desk (examine it and the billboard above it). On top of the desk are three things. The first is a bottle of Baxtrin. The second is the Captain's Log. It reveals a lot of info. 8-15-45 is a Wednesday. Appearantly this mine is part of Emergency Airstrip Zulu as taken over by a British platoon. We also learn that explosives are kept in the Storage Room, and that an explosives manual in here, in this very office. Finally, the log mentions a weird artefact. The third item is the weird artefact. Use it and Phillip has a vision of his father "clutching" something unseen. The practical point of these things? Your game is saved. You'll also notice that the desk has drawers in the lower right hand corner. The top drawer contains a Small Key and a Copenhagen Post Article (August 17 of 1930 is actually a Sunday, not a Monday!). The article talks about a mind-altering substance called Lysergic Acid (In actuality, Lysergic Acid comes from fungi and animals, not rocks!) and mentions the "Tuumgait," an Inuit devil. To the right of the door as you come in is another desk. Examine the 78 year old typewriter. This desk also has drawers - the middle one contains Beef Jerky. Face the typewriter and turn around. Examine the first shelf on the left, then look up and examine the grate (To putrify = to decompose). On the shelf under the grate is a Flare. Opposite that shelf are more filing cabinets. Raid them for another Beef Jerky and your first Painkiller. By now I'm sure you've noticed that chest on the floor. Try to open it - it's locked. Use your Small Key on it and open the chest for real. Take the Big Book of Explosives aka "Explosives Book" but do not read any of it. Exit the office (save your game again). ============ OLD SHAFTS 2 ============ As you exit, you meet your first Dog. Jump on top of the wooden box nearby so he can't hurt you. Take "potswings" at him with the Hammer until he goes down. DO NOT ABANDON THE BOX UNTIL HE HIS DEAD. DO NOT USE ANY PAINKILLERS. Now retrace your steps back to the map. The Officer's Log mentioned 7 bayonets. Maybe they are in the Storage area. Let's find out. From the map, go right three times and enter the door you find. ======= STORAGE ======= There are four shelves in here, one in each corner. One shelf has paint cans to examine (complete with color names), one has boxes and boxes of rusty nails, one of a bunch of wiring, and one has an Empty Lighter and the equivalent of cave drawings (examine them). The cave drawings basically say that 1) A nearby trapdoor leads to spiders 2) Spiders are bad 3) That Lighter needs some Fuel to work. Return to the entrance and face the way you did when you came in. Enter the door to the right. Once again, a locked door. Try the door in the center, and you will find that it is also locked; but noises come from the other side. Another human. We have to get in there! So try to door to the left. There's a big box that you should examine in here - an ore transporting cart. Grab hold of the box and push your foreward movement key; the box moves slightly. Repeat until you uncover the trapdoor underneath. Examine it and open it. Examine the ladder hinges - I wonder where the ladder is? Jump down to the home of Spiders. What is so bad about Spiders? Go to the opposite end of the room. Another unnatural tunnel. Examine it and go in. After a little ways you can examine the tunnel again. A spider runs past you. So, it looks like Phillip is an arachnapohebic. Anyway, proceed forward to a junction. To the left is the ladder. Take it and go re-attach it to the hinges. Return to the junction and go right. You'll run into a dead Dog (examine!). Keep going and you reach a T-junction. Go right and you'll find a Flare and Scientific Findings 1. The paper talks about the man in the room up above, how an incident (cave-in?) occurred, he ran here, found the spiders, and started to eat them for food. Go back to the T-junction. From your current perspective, go right until you reach steam. Whenever it stops, run by the steam pipe. To the left is a minor tunnel. At the end is an examinable old spider egg and Scientific Findings 2. This paper talks about how the man in the Storage Room discovered how hostile the spiders were. That's probably why he cut off the ladder. Now return. There is more steam to your left. Go through and keep dodging them and you'll end up in an actual man-made storage area. Use your Hammer to break the lock here. Inside, to the right, are two things. The first a valve you can turn to eliminate the steam. The second is a chest with Batteries inside. On the left side of this room is more paint (this time it's Hospital Grey color) and Fluid Lighter Gas. In your Inventory, drag the Fluid Lighter Gas to Keyslot 9 to refill the Lighter. Now re-assign the Zippo Lighter to Keyslot 9. Return to the room with the ladder and a very large spider kills the man above you. Damn! Climb up and enter the room to the left. There's a shelf with Batteries, Painkillers, and an Artefact (Phillip says he had more control that time - but over what? What his father was clutching in the darkness?). Return to the initial room you entered in this map. See the blood? Enter the door across from your location. A spider-hole is there, so examine it. There is a drawer here that contains Beef Jerky. Now backtrack and enter the room the man used to live in. We're interested in the desk to the left. Take the Old Key and Spider Hater's note. The note talks about how this man had to amputate his toungue due to spider venom. There is another room here to explore, but it is empty save for a dead spider. Check it out if you wish, then get out of here. ============ OLD SHAFTS 3 ============ Optional: I'm sure you've noticed the old paraffin lamps. Use the Zippo Lighter to illuminate them. They will not be mentioned in the main walkthrough. Return to the locked door in the northern regions of this place. Unlock it using the Old Key and you'll reach an area with paraffin lamps that are on. A dog is coming from behind. To the right is a box with a map on it. Jump onto that box and stay away from the edges. Use the Hammer to kill the Dog when it sees you. You should not take any major damage. Take a look at the map. Explosives directly to the west. Head there and you'll see an old cement mixer and a TNT container (do I have to say examine them?). We'll leave them there for now. Return to the previous room and check out all the junk - mining slag, old wheels, cement bags. Look at the map again. Go to where it is marked "Northern Area." You've found the cave-in. Take the note from the cave-in site "My Favorite Workshop." It was written by someone calling himself Red (it's written in the third person i.e. by an egocentric). I'm sure you can figure out the hidden keycode from the capitalized words. 8412. Go back and get the TNT. Bring it to the cave-in site and place it in the slight depression area (it should "click" into place). For this to work, you need a fuse. Read Chapter 1.3 of the Big Explosives Book. So we need string, gunpowder, and Baxtrin. You have Baxtrin. The other materials are probably in the Workshop. Go back to the map in the room with the mining slag/cemement/old wheels. Locate the Workshop - directly to the east. Walk there and go in. ============ OLD WORKSHOP ============ There is a shelf to the left with an opened box. Take the string that lies inside. Now we need gunpowder, which, as confirmed in the Captain's Log, is here. Turn around and go use the Artefact (grab the Flare on the shelf). To the right of the Artefact are some old sawblades. Face the Artefact and turn around. There are some old mining shovels. Enter the room to the right. There are various mechanical bits and pieces in here. But notice the rocks to the left of the entrance (Phillip does). Move some rocks out of the way to uncover a Pick Axe. Assign it to Keyslot 2. To the right of the Artefact is a door you can enter. Walk along this path. When given a choice, take the first left. Go through this side corridor. There are 2 Flares here. You come out at a paraffin lamp. Examine the gate that is off its hinges. Turn right and go down the hallway. Take the first left and you'll discover an electrical fence. Use barrels from the surrounding areas to climb over the fence. Walk down the corridor to the blocked Workshop proper. Bust the door down with your Hammer. Inside, break the barrel in the upper left corner. Gunpowder! In your Inventory, drag the string to the Baxtrin to create a soaked string. Then use the Soaked String on the Gunpowder to create a Fuse. Then get out of here. ============ OLD SHAFTS 4 ============ Return to the TNT. Use the Fuse on the TNT. Then use the Zippo Lighter on the Fuse. Run away. You should hear the explosion (duh!). Return and enter the newly formed hole. If you want to explore any of the previous areas, do so before you step into this new opening. Welcome to the Northern Areas. ============= LEAD SHAFTS A ============= (NB: I will no longer describe every examinable object, just a few of them.) You begin facing a yellow container (there are more on the right). Walk past it and proceed until you see an overhanging sign that reads "Power Room." Follow the sign to the door. Notice (i.e. examine) the overhead cables and powerbox next to the door. Pass through. ============== GENERATOR ROOM ============== Enter the room. There is an Artefact on your right, along with a Generator Manual. Read the first two pages. So you need a Battery (different than Flashlight Batteries) to start the generator. The generator control can be found by facing the Artefact and turning around. Behind the large control console are the actual generator turbines. Investigate this room, without falling into the mining shaft in a corner of the room. In your exploration, you noticed the box that contains the Generator Battery. You need to break it. Remember the mining shaft "dug by hand?" Go up to the wooden barriers surrounding it. Use the Hammer to break the wood and then push the Battery box all the way down the shaft. Use a ladder on the side of the shaft to get to the Battery. Go back up and place the Battery in its proper place (on one side of the control console; look for the yellow label). Now refer back to page 3 of the Generator Manual. "Clear of any people." Check. "Turn secondary valve." Now go up to this massive console. From the left, you see a sign coupled with a wheel labeled with the Roman Numeral I (1). The next symbol is faded, but it says II (2). Turn this wheel. Check. Item 3: "Turn on cooling system." That's the one to the left of the water drop. Item 4: "Turn steam valve." That's the one to the right of the water drop. Item 5: "Start grease flow." That's the one labeled with a water drop. Item 6: "Turn primary valve." That's the one labeled I (1). Item 7: Pull the lever. The lever is located to the left of the turbines at the far end of the room. The Generator fires up, but then stops. Go back to the console and look under the grease flow wheel - a fuse has blown. Damn! Again! Now we have to go find a new fuse. Exit the Generator Room. =============== LEAD SHAFTS A 2 =============== Go out of this corridor and walk to the left. Walk until you hear the Dog and the enemy music. Don't worry, you're safe. On your left should be one of those gates that cars are blocked off with (it's yellow and black). Beyond that is a gate. Beyond that is a Dog that can't get to you. To the right of the gate is a Keypad. It needs power to work. Face the gate. Turn around. Follow the path straight ahead. You'll reach a door. Go in. On the shelf straight ahead is an empty box of fuses. One fuse remains at the top of the shelf. Use nearby wooden boxes (not the cardboard boxes on the shelves) to get that Fuse. There's another shelf to the right of this one. Take from it Beef Jerky, a Flare, and an Emergency Directions Phamplhet. Hug the same wall and return to the Generator Room. ================ GENERATOR ROOM 2 ================ Go through the same steps to turn on the Generator. This time it works. Save your game and exit again. =============== LEAD SHAFTS A 3 =============== Use the same wall-hugging technique to return to the storeroom you were just in. Exit again and walk to the right until you reach another door. It leads to a Comm Center. Look at all the things in here, but two things are of particular interest. To the left is a letter titled "Foreman's Warning". (January 12 1972 = Wednesday). It talks about some background. Nothing much. The other item is on the other table - a radio! After you get the radio, a message in Morse Code begins to transmit. Use your Emergency Procedures Phamplet to decode the message: 5738. A code. Who is in distress? Exit this room and follow the path right until you reach a gated, lighted area. A dog patrols beyond the gate. You receive a radio transmission from someone who says that help lies beyond the gate to the right. Enter 5738 on the nearby keypad. Kill the Dog with the Pick Axe. There is a map here for you to examine. Enter the door to the right. ============= LEAD SHAFTS B ============= As you step through the door, the man on the radio sends another call. What he basically says is that to get to the next area (the Iron Mines) you need to use a drilling machine, but that drilling machine needs gas, and that gas is in a storage room or tool room of some sort. Go out into this first room. Kill the Dog with the Pick Axe (always kill Dogs with your Pick Axe from now on); you can stand on a nearby crate for cover. Try to prolong the battle so the Dog calls for help. There's a gate in the wall I'm sure you've noticed (it's on the wall that's opposite the entrance door). It's the "Auxiliary Shaft" (read the sign to the left of the gate). Face the gate, turn around, and start walking down a long corridor path. At the end you'll meet a second Dog if the first Dog didn't call for help. A crate is here to help you again. After the battle, reset to the T-junction in this room, facing "north" in the T. Take the left option and walk until you reach two signs. <---Excavation Tool Shed---> Follow the Tool Shed sign and you'll immediately hit another T-Junction. A third dog is to the left. Kill it, but there's no crate to help you this time. Return to following the Tool Shed signs until you arrive at your destination. (If you are ever presented with multiple direction options and no sign to guide you, go left). There's a cement mixer and shelves in here. From the shelves take a Saw, a Flare, some Batteries, and the Xeno Report. The Report talks about (I'm assuming) the discovery of these save game Artefacts you've been seeing. Hmmmm. But no gas. Leave the Tool Shed and walk along the path. At the first directional choice go straight. At the second go right. The Storage Room is "The place where things are kept." Try to open it. Locked. Like everything else down here. Red radios in and says (I'm paraphrasing here) to get to Storage via Excavation. Follow his instructions - turn around, turn right, and start walking. Take the next right possible. Enter the door to Excavation. ========== WATER CAVE ========== Examine the lighting system here. Walk downwards and you reach Excavation proper. There's an absolute plethora of stuff to examine here. All the lights, several boxes of equipment, an area cordoned off with safety cones, pieces of a broken ladder, etc. There's also a table here with Excavation Findings and another Artefact. Now, there's a long ladder piece and a short ladder piece. Take the long piece and look up. In the wall you should see a passage leading up (if examined, the message ends with "...exact opposite." Throw the ladder into its hinge. Use the storage boxes and safety cones to build a stack you can use to jump to the ladder. Climb up. ============= WATER TUNNELS ============= Okay, this place is VERY dangerous. It's a spider haven. Run everywhere, no walking. Go to the right. You'll see some human organs on the floor. Don't stop to investigate anything but run to the left. You'll come out into a room with flammable fluid on the ground - use your Zippo Lighter on it (don't stand on it when you ignite it!). There's a rock nearby - use it to blockade the entrance as well. Look forward again run! You'll come to green slime. Throw a nearby rock into the slime and cross. Next you'll run into rubble. Use that Pick Axe. Run run run the spiders are after you!! ============ STORAGE ROOM ============ You're safe. Look around. See the door covered with boards? Destroy the boards. Red tells you to find a gas canister here: "go-go juice." To the right of the door you're standing at is a first aid cabinet - Painkillers are in (there is a blocked door further to the right). To the left of the door is another door which leads to a store room. Go in. There is lots of old junk and 2 Flares on the floor. Exit the room and go down the corridor on the right to the end. In this storage room you'll find Beef Jerky, a Flare, and some Batteries. There's also a green cabinet on the wall to the right of the room labeled with a key (it's by the shelf with the supplies on it). Move the cover to the left and look into the cabinet from the right. Take the Large Key you see. Leave this room. In this corridor you're in, see the vent in the ceiling, low to the floor? Using the Hammer knock out this vent. Crawl through and knock out the grate at the other end. You've emerged into a room. Go down the ramp. To the left is a crane. To the right are Batteries and steps up into a lighted control room for the crane. You see three levers. Move the right one all the way op and lower the left one slightly*. See where the box is positioned? Use a crate to jump to the box. Use the box to jump to a shelf with a vent in it. Smash the grate and enter. *Before you leave, note the save artefact and take the book from the locker on Inuit traditions. In this vent shaft, do not go down any - stay level. You'll come out in a room with the gasoline canister on the floor. Take it and get out the small way you came in (use the small cardboard crates to get out). Leave the storage area through the door that used to be boarded up. =============== LEAD SHAFTS B 2 =============== Go left when given a choice. When you see signs for the Auxilary Shaft, follow them. Return to the blockaded door at the first beginning of this area. Use the Saw on the board. Go through. ============= LEAD SHAFTS C ============= Kill two Dogs to the left. Continue left as far as possible. Take the Excavation Log from the table. Turn around. Go right, right, right. Enter the door. ============= LEAD SHAFTS D ============= (NB: This section exists in a notes-only format. Full writing will be included in a later update). Shelf w/Artefact. Take power cord. One end into power supply. One end into digger console. Hammer + Gas (in inventory) Gas to where it says "Fuel." Key into digger control panel. Start digger. Red speaks. Long corridor. Exit. ============= IRON SHAFTS A ============= As you enter this new area, the entire room shakes. Wait until the quake subsides then step forward. There's a huge chasm here - "like an opening into Hell." Fortunately, there are planks in place so you can cross. Do so. Then you have to turn a corner. See the door at the end? Walk up to it. Something groans on the other side. The door shakes. Take a few steps back. Then the door bursts open. It's a GIANT worm!!! (I liken it to Jeff from the movie Men in Black II) Turn and start running!!! (Use Shift by default). Get about halfway through the plank system and turn back. The worm, in its stupidity, falls into the pit to god knows where. Now that that scare is over, go back to the door, look at it, and go through to the next area. Several interesting things in here - an unopenable door to the left, a hot pit to the upper right, industrial material straight ahead, and a natural corridor system to the right. Enter that final option. This is arguably the hardest segment in the game. There is a tunnel system here with two paths that are almost the same - they are parallel, however. One spider is patrolling this area. He's EXTREMELY hard to hit. Use your Pick Axe. After he's dead, notice the pile of spider eggs on the first path (you take the first left from the room in the above paragraph; the eggs are to your left). Provoke them and kill them all - you are permitted the use of one Painkiller. Continue along the path(s) to the end. A man-made room. To your left are papers from 1965. All around the room are old sacks. A set of propane tanks are to your right. There is a lever straight ahead. Pull it, and an alarm sounds - the unopenable door has opened. Start to walk back - you'll find that about three more Spiders now populate the tunnel. Take your time in killing them. You are permitted one Painkiller. Now pull the lever again. Run back to the door and go through it. ============= IRON SHAFTS B ============= Red sends a radio message to you - he's close by and you have to find him! Go through the door. There is a Dog in the area to your right (it may take a few turns to reach him). Kill it. Then situate yourself at the entrance door again, facing out, merely as a point of reference. There is a map to your right. Find "Tool Storage." Tools are nice. Let's go get some. Turn your body left. Then the directions to Tool Storage are as follows: RLRLL. You should pass mining crates and a crushed fence/barrier on your way. You should also see the door to Sector C - it's keypad locked. Opposite from Sector C is Tool Storage. There is an outer room here with junk. There is another area further in the back, though. In this area you'll find a Screwdriver and some Boltcutters. Take them and return to the mine proper (the area with the broken "sealed" barrier; the T-junction). Let's go to Shaft 12. Follow the mining signs to the left. Use maps to your advantage (From the junction face left them RLR). Kill the Dog you find on the way. Notice the barbed wire fences next to Shaft 12. Open the door - locked. Who could've possibly guessed? Alright, we need to get in. Let's see if there is a path via Shaft 13. Follow the mining signs (add directions). Do not engage any Dogs. Enter Shaft 13. ======== SHAFT 13 ======== Go forword. You see a locker room of sorts, but it's blocked by a huge boulder. So turn around. Look at the now-left-side of the bridge. See the piece that is missing railing? Hop into that tunnel and go forward. The way back caves in. Perfect. Welcome to another spider segment! Follow these directions: SSLLRRLLSSRL S is for Straight, R is for Right, L is for Left. For that first straight, I am referring to the path that is second from the left. You'll eventually end up in a man-made locker room, the one you saw in the entrance to Shaft 13. To the left is a rock (there is a piece of wall lying against the rock). Take the rock and block the route to the Spider Tunnels. Yay! You survived! Now let's investigate this room. Situate yourself as if you arrived here from the spider tunnels. There are lockers to the left and to the right. There is a note in the middle of the room on a bench. There are sinks to the upper right and another cave-in in the upper center. The exit is to the left. In the lockers to the left are two Batteries and two Flares. In the lockers to the right: Beef Jerky and a Blank Note (top row, second from the left, under the Hard Hat). On the bench is another note. Leave Shaft 13. =============== IRON SHAFTS B 2 =============== Let's go to the Refinery - maybe there's a way into Shaft 12 from there. Use the directions RSLSRSKRSL - after a time, you'll see direction signs on the wall. In the directions, K means to Kill a Dog that you meet. ======== REFINERY ======== Go up the stairs to the left. You'll see a series of buttons. I'll label them as fallows. A-B-C-D E-F-G Press B, C, then F. You'll notice that all the pistons in front of you are in the up position. Crawl through the conveyor belt that they previously blocked. Lots of things to investigate here. A closed conveyor belt to the left, a wormhole of sorts in front of you, a ladder to your upper right, and a storeroom to your right. In the storeroom are two Flares, two Batteries, and other junk, including "a spare motor." Now let's try to get that ladder down. Take a rock from the storeroom. Return to the first area of the Refinery with it. See the secondary conveyor belt to the left as you enter this area? Place the rock on this conveyor belt. Then hurry back to the ladder you need to knock down. Watch as the action unfolds. Climb the ladder and pick up the rock. Also press the switch that's up here (it opens the conveyor belt across from the ladder. Notice the fan. You need to stop it. Jam it using the rock - I would place the rock somewhere on the floor, to the left a little. Crawl through the incapacitated fan. Then there's a vent to crawl through. At the end, climb down the ladder. See the gargage door here? If you try to use a nearby switch to open it, it doesn't budge. Look into a hole to the left of the door. You need a motor. Return to the storeroom in the previous area, grab the motor, and lug it back here. Place it in the appropriate place. Now the switch works. Go down the conveyor belt to the next area. There are several tiles here. Each tile emits steam. But there is a pattern. Let's assume you're facing forward the entire time. When the first tile does not emit steam like the rest, step on it. From tile 1: Up a tile Right a tile Back a tile Right a tile Up a tile Up a tile Up 2 tiles Run to the finish Go up the stairs here. Try the door - jammed. Go back down the stairs. Notice the stack of barrels slightly to your left? Remove the barrels and use the Hammer to smash the revealed vent grate. Enter and use the right path. When you reach the end, enter the vent grate (put all weapons away). ======== SHAFT 12 ======== Go down the path to your left. Notice another cave-in and the fact that the mine cart here is being held in place with wires. Jump past the wires and descend. You'll come to a week-old cement wall, probably put up by Red in his attempt to survive. Return to the wires - use Boltcuttters on them. Push the cart to the botton where it crashes through the cement wall. Welcome to another new area. Let's go clockwise around this area. You'll find these items 1. Bookshelf 2. Old projector. Turn it on and view the picture. 3. Booksheld 4. Projector screen 5. Copenhagen post article on the floor 6. Save Artefact on desk 7. Bulletin Board above desk "Grey Rock Worm" 8. Newspaper in desk drawer 9. Chalkboard with worm drawings 10. Door with key in keyhole 11. =============== IRON SHAFTS B 3 =============== (NB: Notes only) Go to sector C 1371. -------------------- (NB: Sorry! The rest of the walkthrough is in notes only format!!) Any questions for the end section should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org This section involves getting into the incinerator. Go to chemical storage. Encounter with giant worm. Remember to run and to block the worms passage in any way possible. In chemical storage, grab chemicals A-F and kill the dog. Go to Lake Utuquaq (note the artefact on the table). Stepping on ice fractures it. Cleverly get across the lake to a dead "Freeman." Take his crowbar and return to the Intercinerator. Enter. Go left across many precarious boards to a mixing room. Use the chemicals to create the bomb. Blow up the wall. Have fun!!