Lara has met up with Grim but thanks to the islanders her direct way to him has been blocked so she is having to go a long route around to get across to the tower where Grim is. The problem is there are a lot of islanders between her and Grim before they can meet up properly.
Once you are happy you have explored the windmill area of the Shantytown jump on the Gondola and take the ride across to the next tower.
As you arrive on the tower, one across from the islanders and Grim, the Solarii start to attack and Lara must fight back to survive.
However as soon as you think you have won the battle a Solarii comes out with a knife to Grim’s throat and are trying to hold him hostage to force Lara to put down her weapons.
However before she can surrender Grim literally sacrifices himself for her taking the final Solarii with him.
Lara can now move across using the zip line to the other tower. Have a look around the tower briefly and then climb up one level to find the zip line across to a climbable wall.
Use the zip line and go across to the cliff face. However as you go across more Solarii arrive on the tower and chop at the rope breaking it free from the post. As you swing down towards the climbable wall use you axe to grab onto it and stop yourself falling to your death. But even then the Solarii don’t give up and start shooting at her, but then out of no-where shots ring out taking out the Solarii.
“I’ve got you covered girl” Roth says over the walkie talkie
Lara can then climb to safety, where we go to a cut scene where Lara tells Roth about Grim. She decides she wants to get closer to the Palace walls and Roth confirms he can cover all the way across the bridge. Walk along the wooden walkway, jump across the gap and use the scramble board to climb up, then up some wooden steps into a hut where you will find a camp. I would definitely recommend stopping here before continuing just to ensure a save is made as there is a fair chance you may die before you get across the bridge!
Exit the building and cross over on top of this first bridge and then climb up into the next building, climb up to the top part in here which will bring you to the underside of the bridge with all the soldiers on.
You have to do a bit of leaping and grabbing to get into the main part of the underside of the bridge, make your way across carefully listening to the instructions given to you by Roth.
However half way across Roth tells her it is all clear and she climbs up – oops! One of the Solarii grabs her and they both end up flying off the edge of the bridge. Lucky for her she lands on a platform, not so much luck for that particular Solarii! As she lands, all the commotion alerts the rest of the Solarii on the bridge and they know Lara is there and so she has to run for it.
Lara there is too many of them
get out of there!
As she runs the Solarii are firing and it actually causes the buildings to collapse, so you need to keep moving not only not to be shot but also so the building does not collapse beneath you. Keep running and jumping until the roof of the last building where you will leap off and have to use your axes to grab a hold of a climbing wall.
Once you have climbed up to the top of there you are safe and can take a breather. Lara has one final convo with Roth and then carries on in her hunt to rescue the others. Make your way along the tunnel, through the water until she arrives at the …
Move through the cavern and then you will go to a cut scene where Lara is watching Mathias talking to his ‘followers’ with Sam as an offering to the Sun Queen! Just as he is going hurt Sam, Lara leaps out and attacks. Personally I would have liked to have left Sam to her own devices, since she has the same opportunity as Lara to learn to be a bad ass! lol!
However in this event Lara was not all that successful as Mathias captures her and holds her while he sets alight the ‘bonfire’ Sam is tied on top of. But before Sam burns to a crisp another freak storm blows out the flames. Mathias takes that to be a sign that Sam really is the one to get them off the island and drags her off somewhere different.
The other Solarii drag Lara off but they underestimated the Croft as she attacks them, jumps over the edge of the stone bridge and into some disgusting blood pool.
She managed to grab her bow just before she jumps but no arrows! Swim through all the blood to the only exit and walk into the cave.