This section contains a walkthrough for Shiva's Fortress - a section in Uncharted: Lost Legacy. The area is visited while exploring Western Ghats and is a pre-requisite of getting access to Halebid (along with Parashurama and Ganesh fortresses that are described in detail on the dedicated pages of this guide)
Shiva's fortress is located in the northern part of the map. It's exact location can be determined by checking all vantage points on the tower or by looking at our map found on the first page of this chapter. Your destination is also shown on the screenshot above - you can access the fortress by approaching it from the western reservoir.
If you've made it to the entrance, start your approach by zooming the axe icon - the action will unlock an optional conversation with Nadine. Continue by making an approach to the locked entrance. Return to your jeep to interact with the winch and carry the other end to the fortress door. Drive the jeep backwards - the door will break enabling you to continue.
Start the exploration by investigating one of the sculptures. Jump into the water to continue and dive to discover an underwater tunnel shown on the screenshot above.
Swim up to the new area and grab a hold of one of the ledges. Your task is to reach one of the large nails found pierced to the whitewashed wall. Rip it out and throw it to Nadine, then retrieve the second one. The new item will make the climb easier, but you have to remember about pressing Square after approaching the ledge, as Chole won't access the new section of the wall without your input.
Continue the climb (which will involve thrusting your nail into the wall ahead after a long jump) and get past a semi-submerged tunnel to reach a part of the ruins that is inhabited by a number of opponents.
If you are planning to stay undetected, use the basin to travel around the area and to perform surprise attacks. If you were detected or begun to fire at the mercenaries, use the nearby pillars and other obstacles to survive the firefight. You can use the opportunity to grab a hold of a better weapon (e.g. P90). Once you've cleared the area, make your way to the wall shown on the screenshot above to continue the climb.
You will soon reach the first of three chambers containing a number of platforms. Begin by rotating the mechanism. Your task is to use the square platforms to get to the other side without being struck by the axe. Each successful touch of a platform is read as a single action (turn) - the axe (along with a sculpture) will react to each action by changing its location or (it the strike is ready) performing a slash. If you've chosen a more difficult (higher than medium) difficulty level, the strike will easily kill Chloe and force you to begin the sequence anew.
Here is the right sequence (the direction is applied before each jump): forward, forward, right, left, left, back (return to the previous platform), left, right, forward, right. Nadine will join you at the end of the room.
You will emerge from the ruins for a moment - use the opportunity to photograph the view. Here is the sequence for the second platform room: forward, right, back (return to the first platform), right, left, right, left, right, right, left, forward, right.
Continue to the third room. The final sequence is as follows: forward, forward, right, back (return to the previous platform), back (the platform with two tokens), forward, left, right, left, right, left, left, back, back (the platform with the gold token, once again), forward, right, forward.
Continue the climb by climbing the stairs. Your current objective task is to solve a riddle that will enable you to unlock one of the waterfalls. The plate consists of three rotating sections (shown on the screenshot above). Begin by matching up the inner and the medium ring (press X to change the currently active section), then continue by matching the medium ring to the largest one. Finally, manipulate the outer ring to create a drawing of an axe. The drawing will be activated, revealing a corkscrew mechanism.
You'll be treated to a cut-scene depicting the unlocked waterfall (your task will be to start the remaining waterfalls (in all, three). Time to make your way back to the jeep. Follow Nadine and descend down the structure. The way below involves hanging onto your nail after a long jump (in order to hang onto a whitewashed wall) and making a pass with your grappling hook. You can now proceed to the last fortress, or (if you've unlocked all the waterfalls) travel to the gates of Halebid.