Discovering the Hidden Crypt and Obtaining the Silver Box – Via Crucis

This page serves as a guide for the story mission, Discovering the Hidden Crypt and Obtaining the Silver Box, in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

The mission takes place in Mission of San Juan where Lara must explore the secret crypt during Via Crucis, one of the main missions. In this crypt, Lara must solve several puzzles related to the stations of the way of the cross.

  • Puzzle at the second station of the way of the cross
  • Puzzle at the third station of the way of the cross
  • Puzzle at the fourth station of the way of the cross
  • Puzzle at the sixth station of the way of the cross

Puzzle at the second station of the way of the cross

Move the cart towards the hole in the ceiling where the light is shining through. The light must reflect onto the circular hole in the wall, as shown in the picture above, to unlock passage to the next station.

Puzzle at the third station of the way of the cross

Approach Jonah and initiate conversation to receive help in climbing up. Redirect light onto the Virgin Mary’s statue to unlock another passage.

Puzzle at the fourth station of the way of the cross

Approach the device with the spinning wheel and turn it to cast light onto the fresco of a woman. Pull the lever near the fresco to unlock passage to the next station.

Puzzle at the sixth station of the way of the cross

In the room with the giant cross, there are two spinning wheels. Cast light onto the scene in the middle that depicts crucifixion using the spinning wheel on the left. Pull the lever near the scene to unlock passage to the next wheel.

Cast light onto the scene on the left that depicts Jesus’ crucifixion using the spinning wheel on the right. Pull the lever near the scene to complete the puzzle and reveal a passage near the large cross (picture 1). The Ix Chel chest is located in the next room, and this also unlocks The Chosen One trophy.


Underwater, follow the linear path and help Lara squeeze between rocks and remove obstacles to avoid drowning. Witness the arrival of Trinity forces in San Juan and the encounter with Dominguez. You will also receive a new photo – Andres Lopez.

FAQ

What is the Via Crucis?

The Via Crucis, also known as the Way of the Cross, is a Catholic devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s final hours before his crucifixion. It involves following the 14 Stations of the Cross, which represent different events that occurred during Christ’s journey to his crucifixion. These stations include his condemnation, his taking up of the cross, his fall, his encounter with his mother, his crucifixion, and his burial. The devotion is usually observed during Lent, particularly on Good Friday, and involves prayer, meditation, and reflection.

What is the Silver Box in the secret crypt?

The Silver Box is a legendary artifact that is said to be hidden somewhere within the secret crypt. According to legend, the box contains a powerful relic that has the ability to grant eternal youth and life to whoever possesses it. Many have searched for the Silver Box over the years, but none have been successful in finding it. Some believe that the box is guarded by supernatural forces and that only the pure of heart can locate it. Others believe that it is simply a myth and that there is no such thing as the Silver Box. Regardless of whether it exists or not, the legend of the Silver Box continues to fascinate and intrigue people to this day.

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