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17. Via Veritas

Version: 2nd draft Task:
  • Talk to Abby's Friend
  • Go to the Library
  • Find the Secret Crypt
  • Find the Heron and Eclipse
  • Find the Cross
Region: Mission of San Juan

Talk to Abby's Friend

Right at the beginning, before the cutscene you will obtain the trophy/achievement Heart of the Serpent for finding the Mission of San Juan. After the cutscene you will obtain +500 XP. Follow Abby across the square of San Juan and down a set of stairs to the right where you meet Sara.
Sara points Lara to the library.
You are rewarded with +500 XP.

Go to the Library

Mission "Star Crossed: Explore the Local Mysteries" (1): Speak to the Guillermo standing to the left of Sara to begin another mission. [Screenshot] He asks you to find their missing colleague, Isabela.
Investigate the Cemetery
Head up the stairs again.
Conversation - Point of Interest (1): Talk to the man standing at the corner at the top of the stairs from where the two archaeologists are. Inspired by his father he is a hobby archaeologist. He will reveal the location of a monolith to Lara.
Turn right.
Merchant: At the stalls under the red tarp you can find the local merchant. Speak to her to sell all your gold and jade ore and any resource that might be filling up your inventory to make room for new stuff. You can also buy the following items here: WHWS-16 rifle (5800), TAEV 16 shotgun (5700), WASP 11 rifle (5900), Rifle Suppressor (3400), Shotgun Spreader Choke (3300), Shell Holder (2900)
Continue through the damaged arch to the square in front of the church.
Conversation (Optional): When entering the square in front of the church, coming from the entrance square, talk to the woman leaning against the pillar on the left. She will reveal something about the history of the mission.
Conversation (Optional): Speak to the child sitting in front of the jeep on the right side by the church. He will warn you of a witch at the graveyard.
Continue straight and through the arch at the end, where Jonah is waiting, to reach a courtyard in front of the cemetery. Follow Jonah and obtain the pamphlet Seven Steps Closer to God from the collection "Miracle Mission" (1/8). Jonah makes his way to a door on the left, but we will continue to the right. Should you get too close to the door, Lara might follow Jonah in, gain 50 XP and get the next objective. In that case just exit again.
Conversation (Optional): Talk to the woman standing on the right path, to the left of a small tree offering hardwood, who will speak about the graveyard.
Relic (1/9): Follow the right cemetery path further to the end where it bends to the left. At a grave straight ahead you will find a small chest containing the relic Slave Collar from the artifact collection "Conquerors" (7/8). It contains hidden information. Take a closer look at the inside near the clasp. You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Archivist Map (1): Sneak through the vegetation behind the grave to find an Archivist Map in the southern corner of the cemetery. It will add the location of several documents to your map and comes with a reward of +25 XP. To the left of the map you can find a resource container with +15 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Now find an old woman by a tipped grave marker on the path. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Speak to her to find out that Isabela was the one who tipped over the cross when trying to climb on it. Lara offers to help her to erect the cross again but the woman tells her that they have to get rid of the children first.
Convince the Children to Move
Speak to the boy in the grey shirt, whose name - as we will later learn - is Diego, on the left. [Screenshot] He reveals that they are hunting for a treasure. Lara promises to help them with their search.
Find the Hidden Treasure
The children will have given Lara a riddle. I want you to take my supply. I'm nourished when the heavens cry. If I get sick a village dies. Since the riddle is solvable within the confines of the cemetery, the river can not be the answer, but there is a well at the south-western side of the cemetery. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Get behind it, to dig up the treasure. You will obtain +25 XP as well as the fools gold and fake jewellery found inside.
Return to the Children
Make your way back to the tipped cross and speak to Diego, the boy in the grey shirt, again, to hand the treasure to the children. [Screenshot]
Return to the Woman
Now that the children are gone, talk to the old woman again to re-erect the cross. [Screenshot]
Examine the Cross
Examine the cross. Lara will find an inscription Look through me to find the way. You will obtain +100 XP.
Follow the Path of Crosses
Looking through the circle of the cross you can spot another cross up on the arch above the entrance to the cemetery and two left and right of the arch. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] Run over there and step through into the courtyard in front of the cemetery. To the left of the next stone arch on the left and through it you can spot two more crosses. [Screenshot] Step through the arch and spot the next cross by the ruin that is being renovated on the right. [Screenshot] From there look over to the next cross at the far end of the square, on the left side of the path, near the jeep. [Screenshot] Stand beside the jeep and look down the stairs on the left. In front of the vegetation you can spot another cross. [Screenshot] Before you head down there, grab the salvage on the right wall. Once you have reached the next cross, look down to the right, past Sara and Guillermo to spot the next cross at the river bank. [Screenshot] The next cross is found on top of the bridge across the river. [Screenshot] Stand near the tree stump wrapped in rope and tether it to the pole just to the right of the many-faced stone. Climb over. The next cross ist just across the road. [Screenshot] Grab the perception plant to the left of the path heading down hill on the other side of the road. Below, in the far distance you can spot another cross. [Screenshot] Make your way downhill.
Relic (2/9): Over on the left side you can find a small altar with a cross. Get over there to find a small box with the relic Faded Writing from the artifact collection "The Missionary" (6/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Jump across the crevice to the other side. On the left side you can pick a perception plant. Shortly after you will find some medicine on the left and an endurance plant on the right.
Survival Cache (1/8): On the left is a cave opening. Step inside and get the bow (or, if you are bad at aiming, the shotgun) ready. Kill the four wolves, one black and three of them red. Loot them. The black one offers rare hide. Then explore the cave. Not far inside, in front of the pillar, by a pile of bones you can dig up a Survival Cache and earn +25 XP. Further at the back, on the left wall you can find a vein with gold ore (+6). Exit the cave again. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Head further down towards the cross.
Investigate the Final Cross
Push the cross on the stone marker. [Screenshot] A stone door at the overgrown ruins at the back will open.
Find Isabela
Collect the resource container with +15 XP behind the cross on the right, then make your way to the opened entrance and step inside.
Crypt (1/1) "Huascar, the Syncretist":
Document (1/27): Immediately on the left you will be able to collect the document The Chosen One from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (1/7). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Step towards the edge and jump to the craggy wall in front of you. Rappel down then drop the last meters. Follow the dark tunnel into the crypt. You come by an endurance plant before you reach a deep shaft. From below you can hear Isabela answering Lara's calls. Jump towards the next craggy wall across the pitfall and climb down. From the lowest end rappel down, ignoring the craggy wall leading to the right, which forms the way back up. At the end of the rope drop down to land in a pool of water.
Resource: Dive down to find a vein of Jade Ore (+6) in the south-eastern wall, before returning to the surface.
Speak to Isabela
Climb out to find Isabela sitting to the right of a sarcophagus. [Screenshot] Speak to Isabela to learn that she injured herself when the tremor hit and that she needs help with getting out of the crypt. You will earn XP.
Exit the Ruins
Collect the cloth found nearby, then open the Sarcophagus. You will obtain +125 XP, +750 gold pieces and the Vestige: Kantu's Gilded Vest. Now find the low opening in the left (south-east) wall and crawl through it. At the T-junction ahead you can collect a resource container for +15 XP.
Mural (1/4): Turn around and look at the wall to the right of the opening you came through to spot the mural Huascar, the Syncretist from the artifact collection "Resting Places" (6/8). It will improve your knowledge of Quechua and reward you with +35 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (2/27): From the entrance where you crawled in turn right (south-west) to where you see a collapsible floor with spikes hidden underneath. Jump across to the other side and enter the chamber. On the stone slab at the back wall you will find the document Believer's Journal from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (2/7). You will be rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: Use the shotgun to shoot through the wall on the right of the document. In the catacombs behind you will find a resource container with +15 XP in a niche to the left and some Jade Ore (+6) in the alcove with the wooden poles through which you can see the main chamber with the sarcophagus. Turn back and jump across the spike pit to return to where you found the mural.
Beyond the mural you can squeeze through a gap in the east wall.
Document (3/27): A few steps along, by a skeleton on the left side, you can find the document Hubris from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (3/7). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Follow the tunnel to the large spear pit. Use the grapple axe on the grapple point above you to swing to the other side. Depending on your rope swinging skills you may either have to attach to the craggy wall or be able to grab the ledge. Pull up. Follow the tunnel past another endurance plant.
Document (4/27): On a stone altar on the left you will find the document Pure of Heart from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (4/7). Again you are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Head over into the right corner where you will find another craggy wall you can climb up. Scramble up the wall to reach an area where fresh air can enter from above.
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Relic (3/9): Turn to the opening on the left. Jump across the gap and grab the ledge on the other side. Pull up. Head into the lit alcove on the right to find a small box containing the relic Wheel-Lock Pistol from the artifact collection "Angel de La Cruz" (1/7). You are rewarded with +25 XP. It contains hidden information. Take a closer look to spot the damage to the pommel. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Run back to the edge and jump across the gab back to the other side.
Follow the passage further along, jumping across the spike pit hidden beneath a collapsible floor. Duck through the low tunnel and carefully advance to the next part. Where there is a Christian idol on the left wall you will find the trigger pad for a swinging spear trap on the ground. Stand back and shoot it with an arrow to disarm the trap, or trigger it and quickly destroy the trap by shooting at the wooden connector. You will gain +10 XP. Head through the arch to find a snake lever in the next chamber. Push it to open the spear gate on the left.
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Document (5/27): But before stepping through the gate, look into the narrow tunnel behind the lever, on the right wall. Inside you will find not only a pile of gold ore, but also the document Demons from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (5/7). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Step into the opening on the left and swing across the pit using the grapple axe. Hold on to the ledge on the other side and pull up. Follow the passage to the right and vault up onto the next ledge. Here use a rope arrow on the barricade on the right. Step into the opening and jump towards the craggy wall slightly to the right. This is the one where you rappelled down to reach Isabela. Climb up on the right side and at the upper end jump up to the ledge. Traverse to the right and pull out of the shaft. Run into the passage.
Return to Guillermo
Follow the tunnle to the rope ladder and climb up. Jump up where the gap prevents you from simply climbing on. Then pull up and exit the crypt.
Make your way back up the hill, jumping across the gap in the process. Head up to the dirt road and cross it to return to the pole by the many-faced stone. Use the rope slide, you might have to recreate, to return to Guillermo and Sara. Speak to Guillermo to tell him you have found Isabela. Guillermo also tells you to speak to Manu, who set Isabela on her quest and who also sent the children to the cemetery.
Talk to Manu
Head up the stairs to return to the town square. Get into the courtyard with the church. Sitting across from the church, at the edge of the cafe, with the children from the cemetery gathered around his feet, you will find Manu. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) The children will tell Manu that Lara found the treasure for them and Lara tells him that Isabela found a crypt. He will point Lara to a tomb south-east of the mission.

You need to make your way over to the entrance to the challenge tomb. The walkthrough will guide you there eventually. [continue]
Let us now take the time to fulfil challenges and grab some collectibles at the Mission of San Juan, or you can choose to skip them .
Conversation - Point of Interest (2): Speak to the other man sitting at a table at the cafe further at the back on the square in front of the church. He will reveal the location of another challenge tomb to the south of town. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (6/27): A little bit to the left, at the back of the cafe on a table with a colourful tablecloth and some plastic crates you can find the document Mission of Saint John from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (2/8) which rewards you with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (7/27): From the cafe make your way along the right side of the seating area, to the region behind the ruin that is being renovated opposite the church (north), where you will find two people praying at a cross and a basket with medicine on the left. Just to the right of them, lying on a blanket on the floor you can find the document The Miracle Club from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (3/8). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Challenge "Raise the Flag" (1/5): Make your way up the stairs to the right of where the document was. At the top, in the corner by the outer wall you will find a flag pole. Use the knife to cut the release pulley to raise the flag and obtain +10 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (8/27): Enter the building on the right. Here you can collect some cloth and fat. On the barrel by the other exit you can find the document Damage Repair from the set "Miracle Mission" (4/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: Exit on the other side, into a yard where children have drawn a game on the floor. Directly on the left, at the end of the passage you will be able to collect a resource container with +15 XP.
Conversation - Point of Interest (3): Speak to the nun over on the left. She will tell you that the mission needs a hunter to keep the wolves at bay. We've already taken care of the wolves when searching for Isabela. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Challenge "Raise the Flag" (2/5): Head out onto the dirt road where two men are inspecting the gate. In the left corner (this is the far northern end of the mission) you will find the next flag where you can cut the release pulley to raise it and obtain +10 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (9/27): Head down the mud road and grab the hardwood on the right and the medicine on the left. Then get into the left ruins, where you find two women. On the table beyond them you can find the document On this Spot from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (5/8). You will get +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Conversation (Optional): Talk to the nun to learn that she is dying for alcohol but the mission does not allow it.
Document (10/27): Head down the dirt road grabbing the crate with salvage found behind the truck on the right side on the way. Past the second truck you return to the church. Continue straight and head up the stairs of the church through the leftmost arch. Turn left through a gap in the wall. Immediately on the stack of small crates on the right you can pick up the document Journal of T. Serrano 12 from the artifact collection "Angel de La Cruz" (2/7). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Explorer Backpack (1): Just to the left of the crates with the document, on the floor, you can find an Explorer Backpack which reveals the location of some survival caches and a treasure chest. Another +25 XP will be your reward. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Turn around and look into the niche behind you to find a resource container with +15 XP. Leave through the crack again.
Conversation (Optional): When coming out of the opening, stay at the top of the church stairs and run to the other end, where you can speak to a man who is examining a bell. He will tell you that the earthquake caused a lot of damage. Beyond him, on the left you can find some cloth.
Document (11/27): Return to the market square, where the merchant is. On the floor at the fountain opposite the merchant you can collect the document Disaster Upon Disaster from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (6/8). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: In front of the stables you can find a crate with salvage on the right and some hardwood further on the left. Over on the left, by the south-western entrance to the stables, between two canons at the outer wall of the mission, you can find a resource container with +15 XP and inside the stables is some cloth. There are also two llamas here which you can pet. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location), [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Challenge "Raise the Flag" (3/5): Now exit through the main gate where you first arrived. Immediately to the left you will find the next flag pole. Again, use the knife to cut the release pulley to raise the flag and obtain +10 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Base Camp (1/4): Just a few steps further to the right you can find the base camp Mission Gate and earn +25 XP.
Conversation - Point of Interest (4): Follow the dirt road outside the mission upwards (south-east), through the natural stone arch. Beyond you can find a perception plant on the left. Shortly after you meet a man on the right. Speak to him to reveal the location of a condor on your map. Near the man you can collect some medicine. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Base Camp (2/4): Then head over to the other side of the road where there is a pole wrapped in rope. Look to the ruined tower across the river. Inside it you can see a rope coil. Tether this to the pole up here and then climb over. [Screenshot] Collect the feathers. Hop down to find the base camp Ruined Tower on the left side of the Tower (north-east) and obtain +25 XP. If you have the necessary skill points, obtain the scavenger skill (green) "Serpent's Glint" which adds the flare round attachment to your pistol. Use this by equipping the pistol and using the special ammo button (PC: middle mouse, PS4: R1, Xbox RB) to shoot one of the turkeys running around this base camp and obtain the trophy/achievement Thanksgiving. [Screenshot]
Relic (4/9): Now move to the front of the ruined tower and re-equip the bow. Here you will need the ascender sold by the travelling merchant you first met in Paititi. Use rope-pulling to pull out the door wrapped in rope, while doing so, use the ascender to reveal the chamber below the tower. Inside you will find a table with a small box containing an Old Tome from the artifact collection "The Missionary" (7/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Challenge "Raise the Flag" (4/5): Head along the shore of the river to the left (south) to come upon the next flag pole. Cut the release pulley to raise the flag and obtain +10 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Relic (5/9): Head towards the river, past a perception plant and reach a collapsed footbridge. Jump across to the other side where there is some hardwood on the right. On the right wall you may notice the craggy wall on the right, this would lead back up to the dirt road. Find the altar with a cross on which there is a small box containing Decorated Crucifix from the artifact collection "The Missionary" (8/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. The relic contains hidden information. Zoom in and look at the tip. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Hop back across the river.
Monolith (1/1) Quechua: Return to the tower and get to the right side, where there is a damaged rope ladder. Scramble up the wall to grab the ladder and climb up. At the top stand beneath the rope coil and look north through the only arch that is still intact. Tether the coil to the pole up on a ledge there. Climb over. [Screenshot] Make your way along the left ledge, past a perception plant, past a resource container with +15 XP to the left of the tree and towards the Quechua Monolith. Decipher it for +25 XP and obtain the hint: I swim with a turtle, seen only by those who let fear fall away. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) In the corner behind the monolith is another resource container with +15 XP and by the tree you can find an endurance plant. Run to the eastern end of the ledge where you will come to a drop and a craggy wall across the gap. Jump over there and safely rappel down. Balancing across the fallen tree behind you would return you to the Ruined Tower.
Archivist Map (2): Head out into the next area, running past a perception plant. Down on the next ledge you will find some medicine. Turn left to face the cliff wall. Use a fire arrow to burn down the barrier and then step inside the tunnel. Follow it to a small cave where you will find some jade ore, a resource container with +15 XP and on a crate on the left side the next Archivist Map, which will add the locations of more documents to your map. You will obtain +25 XP. Leave the cave again. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Survival Cache (2/8): Stand near the pole wrapped in rope and tether it to the pole on the high ledge on the other side. Get over to the other side. If you own the rope ascender, don't forget to use it to get to the other side quickly. Over on the right side, near the rock formation just to the left of the very young palm tree you can dig up another Survival Cache and earn +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Monolith Riches Survival Cache (3/8): Stand near the edge where the ground is a bit darker. When you look down into the water and use your imagination, you might see a turtle in the way the stones beneath the surface are arranged. Jump down into the water. At the left end (north) of the grey-bluish rocks you can dig up the monolith riches. You will obtain +50 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Swim to the surface.
Survival Cache (4/8): Swim over to the left (north), to the area below the rope you used to cross from one ledge to the other. If for any reason you need to get up again, you can find a craggy wall over on the right. Near the shore you can find a focus plant. Head forward into the cave. Very much in the middle of the area you can dig up another Survival Cache worth +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Explorer Backpack (2): Head further up. Collecting endurance plants left and right, and a focus plant on the left, if you need them. In the far right corner you can find an Explorer Backpack which reveals the location of some survival caches on your map. You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Treasure Chest (1/3): Return to the lake. From where you found the explorer backpack and the survival cache swim straight ahead and then into the cave opening on the left. Collect the gold ore (+6) from the vein on the left side under water, then climb out onto the ledge with the endurance plant on the right. From here scramble up the wall onto the next ledge. Directly in front of you you will find the Treasure Chest. Use the lockpick to open it. You will obtain +50 XP, some rare Resources/span> and the Warrior Pendant from the set "Cult of Kukulkan" (10/11). It will improve your knowledge of Quechua. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (12/27): On the same ledge, just to the left of the treasure chest you will find the document Missionary Work from the artifact collection "Conquerors" (8/8). You will obtain +25 XP. Jump into the water again and swim back out onto the lake. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Survival Cache (5/8): At the ground of the lake you can collect several plants and close to the waterfall a resource container with +15 XP. Shortly after that, also on the ground of the lake, you can dig up the next Survival Cache for +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) In the cliff wall ahead on the left you will find a vein with gold ore (+6).
Mission "Star Crossed: Explore the Local Mysteries" (2):
Find the Entrance to the Tomb
If you have not followed the walkthrough in collecting all goodies, make your way to the area south of town, and find the ruined tower base camp. From there follow the path east to find the lake. Jump into the water and swim to the south end.
Swim further south and through the tunnel, until you an leave the water. On the left side you can find a focus plant.
Document (13/27): On the left side, you will come by a document lying on the ground. It is Last Words from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz " (6/7). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Follow the path further and through the gate decorated with golden skulls.
Examine the Stele
Challenge Tomb (1/2) "Thirsty Gods": Follow the path and wade through the water. After passing the natural stone arch, dive down and hide in the sea grass to avoid the moray eel. When the path is clear dive into the tunnel in front. Swim up to the surface at the end. Climb out onto the ledge, then scramble up the wall to get to the top. Jump into the water. Swim over to the left and head up the stairs, out of the water.
Mural (2/4): At the top you will find the mural God of Cocoa from the artifact collection "Pantheon of Gods 3" (6/7). You are rewarded with +35 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Turn around and look up to the right to where you can spot a barrier that can be torn down using rope arrows. [Screenshot] The water level will lower. Run down the stairs and into the tunnel that has been opened inside the mouth of the skull. Climb inside and take the water slide down. Steer to the right to evade the spears. Lara will land in another pool. Dive down into the underwater chamber. Wait for the piranhas to leave and squeeze through the gap just below the surface on the opposite wall. To the left you will see a raft that has been tied down just below the surface. Dive down to cut the rope using your knife. Swim to the surface and climb onto the raft. From here jump towards the south-western wall and scramble up. Follow the stairs up into a chamber with the base camp Flood Basin. Collect the cloth, salvage and hardwood around the camp. Head up the ramp and scramble up the wooden palisade to reach a beam that may serve as a handhold. Scramble up again to reach the tunnel at the top. Step out onto the ledge. Jump down into the water and quickly make your way over to the first raft. The lower walkway behind you will return you inside and by using a rope arrow on the barrier on the right you could return to the camp, while the path ahead is an alternative way out. The whole chamber is filled with piranhas feeding on corpses, so be careful during your water excursions. When the piranhas find you, you will have a very short window during which you can escape onto a raft and shake them off. Jump onto the second raft. Here you need to watch the piranhas carefully. There is a school circling around on the left side. Wait for them to leave then jump into the water and dive to the ground quickly. Here you can cut lose the third raft, but this is not essential. Dive over to the closed hatch of the temple.
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Survival Cache (6/8): Before you dive through, dive down on the right side of the gate to get into the niche at the foot of the temple, at the right end, past an endurance plant. Inside the niche you will find two crates of salvage and the next Survival Cache for +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: If you dive along the long passage to the right side of the temple, you will find a vein with gold ore at the end. Return to the hatch.
Now dive to the left side of the closed hatch. Dive down and find a niche in the temple wall where you can cut lose the fourth raft. [Screenshot] Inside the niche you will also find a resource container with +15 XP.
Survival Cache (7/8): Catch your breath, then dive down to the ground again. Staying on the south-western side, make your way along the wall to the left, past a plant with medicine. Ignore the first alcove on the right side and then find the second one. In its entrance, which is located just below the water wheel, you can dig up the next Survival Cache and earn +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Relic (6/9): Dive into the passage beyond the cache. In the chamber at the end, on the left side you will find a small chest holding the Primitive Doll from the artifact collection "Handmade Dolls" (3/5). It will improve your knowledge of Mam and reward you with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) On the right wall is a vein with jade ore (+6). Dive back outside and return to the fourth raft close to the temple wall to the left.
Climb onto the raft. [Screenshot] Jump towards the upper ledge to the left and pull onto it. At the end, on the right you can collect some cloth. Step out onto the wooden ledge on the left and jump to the next platform close to the water wheel. Run to the end, coming by a stack of hardwood. Balance across the fallen tree to platform in the corner of the room.
Document (14/27): On the right side you will find the document Testament of T. Serrano from the artifact collection "Cult of de la Cruz" (7/7). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Mural (3/4): At the back wall you can find the mural Thirsty Gods from the artifact collection "Trials of the Gods" (6/8). You will obtain +35 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) On the left side you can collect some black powder and cloth.
Get to the turnstile winch and turn it clockwise to move the spigot so it fills the bucket on the right and lowers the water level. [Screenshot] Then hop down to the water wheel and tether the rope coil there to the anchor point attached to the hatch at the temple. [Screenshot] Turn back towards the ledge with the turnstile winch and jump against the wall below it. Jump again to scramble up the wall and return to the lever. Use the turnstile winch again by turning it anti-clockwise to move the spigot back to the water wheel, but only for a short moment, until the hatch at the temple is open. Then turn it clockwise again, just a bit, so the water wheel is no longer fed and the hatch can remain open without the rope snapping. [Screenshot] Balance across the beam on the left to return to the walkway behind the water wheel. Follow it to the end and jump across the gap. Make your way to the raft again and there jump into the water and quickly dive through the opened hatch. Dive up into the chamber and climb out of the water on the left.
Document (15/27): Here you will find the next document Alux from the artifact collection "Legends of the Maya" (5/7). You will obtain +25 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Turn left and collect the resource container with +15 XP at the end. Then scramble up the wall to the left of it to reach the opening. Climb outside and turn left. Head around the temple to the left. At the end you can find another resource container with +15 XP. Then use the wooden ramp to jump up to the next level. Pull up and head to the top, where you can collect two boxes with black powder. Them scramble up the next wall and pull up. Run up the stairs, collecting the gold ore (+6) on the way, to reach the Tomb Stele and reveal its secret to obtain Sip's Strike and earn a Skill Point. You will also finish the mission objective.
Return to Manu
Turn left and head out onto the ledge. Use the rope slide to get down into an opening. Lara lands on a mud slide which sends her down the slope. Run ahead and scramble up the wall on the left. Run out onto along the right wall and jump across the spike pit. Pull up and follow the path upward. Scramble up the wall at the other end and then slide down the next slope. This will return you to the water. Dive down and into the opening in front (north-east). Dive through the ruined arch on the left and past the moray eel into the water grass. Swim up the tunnel to emerge outside again. Wade through the water and follow the path back to the lake.
Swim to the other end of the lake and exit on the left again. Climb up onto the ledge to the right and find the craggy wall at the end. Climb it to the top where you turn left. Scramble up the next wall to get up onto the next ledge. Follow this across the fallen tree to return to the Ruined Tower base camp. From here we will return to Manu taking the fastest route possible, leaving everything else along the path for later. Run ahead and find the wooden bridge crossing the river on the right. Follow the path further to the next bridge across the river. Jump the gap in that bridge.
Base Camp (3/4): You will come upon the Riverside base camp on the left side and earn +25 XP.
Continue further along and head up the stairs. On the landing turn right and head up the stairs there to return to the church square. Find Manu sitting on the right and speak with him again. Lara tells him about her exploration. As a reward he will give Lara a Skull which Lara will add to the artifact collection "Metamorphosis" (8/9). Lara will obtain XP and finish the mission.
Conversation (Optional): Head down the stairs by the jeep again to return to landing turn right to return to Guillermo, Sara, and Isabela. Speak with Guillermo and Isabela to learn more about what happened with them after you left.
Challenge "Raise the Flag" (5/5): Beyond them, near the river, just past the cross you will find the final flag pole. Cut the release pulley to raise the flag and obtain +100 XP for completing the mission. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Conversation - Point of Interest (5): From the three archaeologist, turn left and head down the stairs further to take the path to reach the Riverside base camp again. Speak to the man standing on the left side. He will reveal the location of the Empress Jaguar. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (16/27): Step into the ruin behind him. Turn around immediately and find a document on the crates. It is Journal of T. Serrano 13 from the set "Angel de La Cruz" (3/7). You will obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Archivist Map (3): Turn around to find the next Archivist Map lying on the ground. It will add more collectibles to your map and reward you with +25 XP. Grab the hardwood before you leave the ruin again. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: Cross the broken bridge again to get to the other side of the river. Follow the path and before you come to the second bridge, use the shotgun on the barrier on the right to open the alcove behind. Here you can find a vein of gold ore (6+).
Resource: Cross the second bridge, to return to the Ruined Tower base camp. Run past the tower to get behind it. In the area below you, you fill find the Empress Jaguar you can hunt for her hide. There are also deer to hunt in this area. And you can collect a variety of plants, cloth, hardwood and hide from animals killed by the jaguar.
Base Camp (4/4): After you are done with collecting all resources, make your way over to the right end (south). Here you will find the entrance to another area. Squeeze through the gap and make your way up. Over to the right of the area you will find the next base camp Deserted Cloister, for the discovery of which you will earn +25 XP.
Relic (7/9): At the wall you will see an altar with a cross on which there is a small box with the relic Mission San Juan from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (7/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Archivist Map (4): Just to the left, in the corner near the stairs you will find the next Archivist Map lying on the ground, which will reveal the location of the collectibles within the nearby challenge tomb. You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Merchant: Now make your way over to the stairs. To the left of them, up in the alcove you will find the travelling merchant again. Remember, she sells the lockpick and ascender, in case you haven't gotten them yet. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (17/27): Head up the stairs into the abandoned cloister. On the right you can find a table with the next document The Hills are Alive from the artifact collection "Homecoming" (5/6). You will earn+25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Explorer Backpack (3): Follow the corridor, past a niche with a resource container with +15 XP on the right. At the end you will come to an overgrown chamber where there is an Explorer Backpack in the right corner. Collect it to add more survival caches to the map and earn +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Challenge Tomb (2/2) "Tree of Life": On the left side at the end of the corridor of the deserted cloister you will find a barrier you can remove using a rope arrow. Step into the opening, jump towards the craggy wall on the other side and climb down and to the right. At the lower right end rappel down and drop the rest of the way. Follow the tunnel down into a dark cave where you will find the base camp Mountain Catacombs.
Document (18/27): Between the base camp and the entrance you can find the document Chechen and Chaca Trees from the artifact collection "Legends of the Maya" (6/7) lying on the ground. You are rewarded with +25 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Resource: To the right of the pit you can collect some fat and on the left is a resource container with +15 XP.
Now jump towards the craggy wall above the pitfall. Climb to the bottom end and rappel down. At the end of the rope swing to the opening ahead. Grab the ledge and climb up. Follow the path around, past an endurance plant. At the end of the ledge, jump towards the craggy wall and perform a saving grab with the axe. Climb around to the right end, where you can rappel down. Collect the arrows, cloth and fat. This is a hint that you should create some fire arrows and use them. Shoot the green cloud of sulphur. Then make your way down to the craggy wall and climb up to the top. Follow the path past a resource container with +15 XP. Then head out onto the ramp on the right and jump down to the next ledge. Head down, collecting the cloth on the left. Then make your way to the stone head on the left. Use the axe on the contraption to open its mouth and release more gas. Step back from it and then shoot a fire arrow into the gas to remove the barrier on the right. Head up the hill to reach the rope coil. Tether that to the rope-wrapped pole below. Then slide down. Lara will grab a ledge. Perform a saving grab, then traverse right and pull up onto the platform.
Survival Cache (8/8): In the right corner you can find the last Survival Cache of the region and earn +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Run up the stairs on the left and hug the wall to walk out onto the narrow ledge. From the end jump out and use the grapple axe to swing to the next ledge. Here you will find some cloth and a resource container with +15 XP. Balance across the tree root onto the next ledge. By the second fire you can collect some fat. Stand at the edge to the left of the second fire and jump towards the craggy wall opposite. Rappel down to reach the ledge below. Run further down and collect the arrows and the fat on the left before finding some black powder by the narrow tunnel. Duck through the tunnel to emerge on the other side where two more bundles of arrows await you. Look down to the large circular platform attached to a rope mechanism below. Shoot a fire arrow into the green gas and the platform swings up to your position. Quickly jump onto it and it takes you down. Exit the platform to the ledge on the left. Follow it, to collect black powder, fat, a medkit and more arrows. Run down the left path and jump across the gap. Here you can find some more cloth. At one point during the next couple of minutes you will be attacked by two Yaaxil one will come out of the opening on the left and claw at you, the other will appear on the ledge from which you just jumped down and shoot at you with bow and arrow.
Document (19/27): Look over to the ruins where a fire is burning on the left. Step out onto the jutting wooden ledge and jump over there. In front of the collapsed entrance you can find the document World Tree from the artifact collection "Legends of the Maya" (7/7) lying on the ground. You are rewarded with +25 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Also grab the arrows on the right and the endurance plant on the left. Then jump back to the previous ledge.
Make your way to the next stone head at the end of the ledge and use the axe on the contraption to release the gas. Prepare to be attacked by two more Yaaxil. Now jump back to the ledge where you came down from, scrambling up the wall and follow the path back up. Stand at the top left edge to look down to the large dangling platform and beyond it the stone head where you just released the gas. [Screenshot] Aim at the gas cloud and shoot it with a fire arrow to catapult the platform up towards you. Jump onto it and quickly leave it to the other side. If you are too slow, and the platform is moving down again, use another fire arrow to catapult you back up. Follow the path and balance carefully across the shaky wooden structure spanning across the gap. On the other side jump onto the next dangling platform and from there jump against the wall and scramble up. Here you will find some black powder and medicine.
Mural (4/4): On the left wall you can see the next mural Tree of Life from the artifact collection "Trials of the Gods" (7/8). You are rewarded with +35 XP and improve your knowledge of Mam. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Head up the next path and follow it around the bend to the left and to the very end.
Relic (8/9): In front of the burning chalice you will find another small chest with a relic. It is another Primitive Doll from the artifact collection "Handmade Dolls" (4/5). It will improve your knowledge of Mam and reward you with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Now step towards the pole and cut the rope tying down the next dangling platform. [Screenshot] Head the path back up and stand at the highest spot, from here jump towards the dangling platform you've just released. [Screenshot] From here jump ahead and use the grapple axe to swing to the second dangling platform. Jump towards the wall and scramble up to the platform above. On the left you can collect cloth, arrows, fat and black powder. Then use the axe on the mechanism on the stone head to release the gas. [Screenshot] From the opening behind you a Yaaxil will attack you and two more will begin shooting at you from a ledge above. There is an explosive vase up on the ledge that will deal with the two quickly. After they have been dealt with, hop down onto the dangling platform, then use the grapple axe to swing to the second one again. Aim a fire arrow at the gas and shoot it to be transported upwards. [Screenshot] Turn around to the right to see the ledge on the south wall, where you need to jump and scramble up to reach the next ledge. Here you can collect two containers with fat, some pistol ammo and arrows. But you are also attacked by two Yaaxil, one in melee, and one with bow and arrow. Make your way down on the right. With some distance still between you and the gas, shoot it with a fire arrow to stop the flow for a short moment. Then head out onto the jutting stone ledge and jump to the craggy wall. Climb up and pull onto the ledge. Make your way to the rope-wrapped pole and use the knife to cut the rope and release the platform. [Screenshot] Follow the path, grabbing the hardwood and medicine on the way.
Relic (9/9): On the right you will come past a small box holding the relic Primitive Doll from the artifact collection "Handmade Dolls" (5/5). It will improve your knowledge of Mam and reward you with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Head to the end of the ledge, where you will find another stone head. Again use the axe on the mechanism to release the gas. [Screenshot] Quickly hop down onto the dangling platform, where you use the grapple axe to swing to the second one further along. Turn around and use a fire arrow on the newly opened gas valve. The platform you are currently on will lower. [Screenshot] Hop down onto the ledge below and a group of seven Yaaxil will appear. Fight them off, then loot them and search the platform for some medicine. Make your way past the gas-emitting stone head and to the north-east wall. Scramble up and collect the resource container with +15 XP on the left. Head up the path to the right and then follow the long ledge up to the right, the one we ignored previously. Collect two plants with medicine and a bundle of hardwood on the way. From the jutting wooden ledge at the end hop onto the beam attached to the top of the other dangling platform. Balance across to reach the uppermost ledge of the caves. [Screenshot] On the left you can collect two piles of gold ore (+12), left and right of the stairs. Head up the stairs to reach the Tomb Stele. Reveal its secret to obtain Kinich Ahau's Boon and earn a Skill Point. From the stele head down the right path to reach a rope coil. Tether this to the rope coil below the two fires down on the ledge slightly to the right. Slide down. Head along the tunnel and at the end jump towards the craggy wall across the pitfall. Rappel down and drop the rest of the way. Collect the jade ore (+6) behind you, then stand below the next rope coil and tether it to the one across the abyss. Slide down to land on a familiar ledge. Run across the tree root and keep right. At the end scramble up the wooden boards and grab the resource container with +15 XP on the left. Run towards the ladder and scramble up the wall to reach the undamaged rungs. Climb up. At the top step out onto the jutting ledge and jump towards the rope slide, which will take you to the next platform. Jump up at the back wall to reach the wooden beams attached to the wall. Climb up and lean over to the left. Jump towards the craggy wall and use the axe to hold on to it. Climb up to reach the top ledge. Traverse around the corner to the right end. From there jump towards the next part of the craggy wall. Climb up and jump up to the overhang. Continue climbing upwards. When you reach the ledge, jump up to the top ledge and pull onto it. Run along the path, collecting hardwood on the way and jump up onto the next ledge. Turn right and scramble up the wall. Balance across the root and from its end jump towards the craggy wall. Climb along to the left end and from there jump towards the ledge. Pull up. Climb up onto the next ledge and break through the weak wall at the back. You will come to the Mountain Catacombs base camp again. Head into the passage on the right and head up the stairs. At the top scramble up the wall in front of you to reach a crack you can hold on to. From there double-jump up and attach the axe to the craggy wall. Climb around to the left and to the top. Then scramble up the wall to reach the top ledge. Pull out of the opening.
Follow the path out through the corridor on the right to return to the outside of the deserted cloister. Turn right and head down the narrow stairs. Squeeze through the opening in the wall to return to the empress jaguar hunting ground. Make your way over to the left and jump up one of the trees in the north-west wall to reach the ledge up there and return to the ruined tower. Run across the bridges and head up the stairs to return to town. Make your way past the church and through the yard to the cemetery.
Now it's time to continue with the story.

If you've decided to skip the the collectibles and the rest of the "Star Crossed" mission, return to the cemetery and find the library on the left.
Turn left to face the library and approach the door. Lara and Jonah enter and you obtain +50 XP.

Find the Secret Crypt

Turn right and make your way past the two windows to the weak wall. Use the axe to find a clue. "And under His wings you may seek refuge." You will obtain another +50 XP for finding this important story element. Nearby, a little to the left, at the corner of the bookshelf, you can grab some cloth from a crate. Make your way over to the other side of the church and find the stairs leading up to the top floor.
Document (20/27): At the top of the stairs and slightly to the right you will find another weak wall hiding a collectible behind it. Break the wall using the axe to obtain the document Journal of T. Serrano 11 from the artifact collection "Angel de La Cruz" (4/7). You obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Turn around and look at the table on the left, opposite the stairs. Here you can find a story document that will further your quest. Head past the hole in the ground.
Document (21/27): After the first hole turn left and make your way over into the left corner behind it. On the ground you can find the document John the Apostle from the artifact collection "Miracle Mission" (8/8). You are rewarded with +25 XP. Get back to the other side of the hole in the floor. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Continue towards the back and there turn left. On the left you will find another weak wall where you can use the axe to reveal a clue, in the form of a story-related mural, behind it. "The sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light." Lara will earn another +50 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)

Find the Heron and Eclipse

Lara will combine the two clues to surmise that she has to find the heron and eclipse.
Document (22/27): Continue towards the door leading to the chamber in the back. Before stepping through, head over to the right. On the bureau you can find the document Repelling the Demons from the artifact collection "Homecoming" (6/6). You will obtain another +25 XP. Get back to the nearby door. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (23/27): Step through the door into the back room. Turn left, before stepping through the next door, face left and find a document lying on the ground between the bookshelves. It is De La Cruz Arrives from the artifact collection "Angel de La Cruz" (5/7). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (24/27): Step through the doorway. At the end on the table on the right you will find the document Ranting from the artifact collection "Trinity" (10/10). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Over on the left side of the room you will find a pile of gold ore (+6) on the ground. Return to the other end of the floor.
Return downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs turn left. You will find Jonah standing in front of a large mural of the heron and the eclipse.
Document (25/27): But before you examine it, turn left and head into the alcove beneath the stairs. On the floor you will find the document Journal of T. Serrano 10 from the artifact collection "Angel de La Cruz" (6/7). You'll obtain +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Make your way over to the large mural and use the axe to reveal another mural hidden behind the weak wall. It depicts the stations of the cross and the silver box. You will obtain +50 XP.

Find the Cross

Make your way back towards the entrance at the other end of the room and this time enter the chamber at the back.
Document (26/27): Before we continue with the story, let's grab the final two documents of the region. Turn left and head through the next door. On the bureau on the right side you will find the document Journal of T. Serrano 8 from the artifact collection "Gates of Hell" (7/7), which will reward you with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location)
Document (27/27): Just to the left of the bureau with the previous document you will find a weak wall. Break through it, using the axe, to reveal the document De La Cruz Leaves from the artifact collection "Gates of Hell" (7/7). You are rewarded with +25 XP. [Screenshot], [Screenshot] (map location) Return to the first room.
You have now completed the Mission of San Juan region with 100%.
On the left wall, when coming from the documents (north-west), you will find a depiction of Jesus on the cross. Use the axe to break through the weak wall behind it to find a cross. Lara and Jonah lift it to open a secret passage in the floor and climb down. You are rewarded with +100 XP.
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