Over the River and Through the Woods

After a good rest, you're ready to take on the archers of the dark forest. Figure out the switch puzzle which eventually gives you access to the other side of the river, then fight your way through the archer forest, and invade the archers temple.
  • Use the first pod to recharge and save (collect as much ammo as you can carry)
  • Snipering archers on other side of river could make later ventures easier
  • Enter into the forest near the locked bridge house
  • Battle your way to the first clearing, then continue down the path until you reach a nearly hidden right turn
  • Take that right to the forest hut, and flip the switch in the hut
  • Now head back to the first clearing, and back track just a little until you see the new path that opened up to the right
  • Take that path and flip the switch around the corner (beware of sorcerers)
  • Now head back through the first clearing, continue on path past the right turn (stay to left) until you reach a 2nd clearing
  • Enter the forest path to the left, cross the chasm, and prepare for an archer ambush
  • Continue through the forest until you find the switch on the forest wall, and flip it
  • Continue on until a dead end, then flip the switch on the opposite side of the tree trunk in the center of that ring
  • Back track through the path, back to the 2nd clearing, and enter the new path opened across the clearing (you may actually want to go back and recharge and save before doing this)
  • Prepare for a bigger ambush as you invade the archer's dining hall
  • Flip both switches in the dining hall corridors, then head back to the first pod for a recharge and save
  • Jump into the river and flip the switch which is now revealed under the bridge
  • Follow the river through the rock and to the left until you come to the moat around the archer temple
  • Flip the switch behind the waterfall (which opens the basement door of the temple)
  • Enter the temple basement, and flip the switch behind the table (may help to kill the archers and break the furniture first)
  • That switch controls the crushing platform down the hall, so quickly run down the corridor and flip both switches under crushing platform (you may need to do one at a time to prevent yourself from being crushed)
  • Head back out to the moat, and through the rocks, and instead of following river towards bridge, stay to left and follow until it climbs up (turns into rock path)
  • Back in the forest, save, then enter the bridge over the chasm, flip the switch in the crossing, then cross to the other side and enter the secret forerst path which just opened up
  • Enter the archer fortress, fight archers, enter the archer tower in the center
  • Flip all the switches in the tower (there are three of them), then exit from the other end of the fortress
  • You are now on higher ground at the archer temple, so locate the future pod in the perimeter, read the term and flip the switch
  • Enter the archer temple, kill the cleric and sorcerers (sniping from afar may prove helpful)
  • Enter the temple, right the triangle platform, and step on pedestal at top to teleport to next level

Eye Candy / Extras

  • After you flip the switch in the depth of the forest (the one on the opposite side of the tree trunk), on your way back you'll notice a path opened up to the right which leads to the cleric altar
  • Invade the cleric altar to activate the water tunnel which takes you to the control side of the forest prison
  • Flip the switch in the control side of the forest prison to release the white knights and they'll help fight the archers
  • Take another water tunnel which dumps you back out into the river area