In The Hidden City in Shadow of the Tomb Raider you'll find many side missions. According to the map there are 11 of them, but most of them consist of a large number of tasks that count towards the total number of side missions available in the game. Below you will find solutions for side missions in this location - including how to unlock them and what rewards await you.
Stay of Execution
How to unlock: Talk to Unuratu's son before his mother's release.
Rewards: 400 gold pieces.
Your first task is to talk with a girl named Kayara. You will find her on the stairs, her location is shown on the map in the screen above.
After talking to Kayara, you will have to release Hakan. You will have to talk to 3 men about this. The drummer is opposite the entrance to the cave. This is the first person you have to talk to. After the conversation is over, go to the two men guarding the entrance of the cave. Talk to each of them one by one.
After the conversations are over, they will open the door for you. Lara will automatically run inside and free Hakan. When you talk to him, the door will close. However, to the right of the entrance there are loose stones. You can smash them with your axe and open the passageway.
Following Hakan you will have to open another passage with him and then take him to his daughter. Along the way, Hakan will give you 400 gold coins. After a conversation with his daughter, the mission will end.
How to unlock: Talk with Poma.
Rewards: Ch'amak's Greaves.
To start a mission called Freedom you have to talk with a man in the cave. In the screen above we have marked the place where he resides.
You will start the task by talking to Poma. This one will commission you to free 4 prisoners in The Hidden City. Each prisoner is marked on a map, just run up to a specific location and release them. Once all the men have been released, return to Poma. He will give you Ch'amak's Greaves.
Your next task will be to find Colgni. He is waiting for you in the cave.
When you enter the cave, you will be ambushed. You will be attacked by many enemies. You have no way to hide from them or kill them quietly. You have to take out your weapons and kill each of them. After getting rid of your opponents the mission will end.
Dice with the Dead
How to unlock: Talk with a child in the city.
Rewards: During this mission you will unlock the Moraekah.
In the screen above we have marked the place where the boy is waiting for you. When you talk to him you will get a side mission.
The Dice with the Dead mission is relatively easy. It only requires you to talk to a few people. At the very beginning, after talking to the boy, you have to talk to Pisco. He will tell you his story and send you to 5 people.
Each of these people will be marked on the map. In the screen above we have presented the whereabouts of key characters required in this mission. After talking to each person return to Pisco, he will give you the dice. Then give the dice to the boy.
How to unlock: Talk with a man.
Rewards: Item -Yaway's Battle Tunic.
In order to start this mission you have to wear the Serpent Guard outfit. In the screen above we have marked the place where the man is waiting for you. When you talk to him you will get a side mission and the crime scene info.
- The man giving the quest - after talking to the guard you will get information about the murder,
- Crime scene - at the crime scene you have to talk to two men and explore the area.
When you reach the crime scene, you will have to talk to a guardian that blocks the door. He will not unlock the passage. You will have to go downstairs, enter the cave and talk to the man holding a shell.
After talking to the man, you will be able to go inside. Talk to the guardian, suspicious servants, another guard and widows at the crime scene. Ask them all, leave the building and go to the right. There, on the slope, you will meet Akna, a widow's friend. After talking to her, turn right, jump on the wall and enter the woman's cell from behind. There, examine the blood on the wall.
After examining the blood, leave the cell and turn left. There is a buried knife. After all, go back to Taruc (marked with number 1 on the first screen). After talking to him you will be able to release him. This will complete the mission.
Requirements: Talk to Awil.
Rewards: Bow - Heart of the Eagle
To start this mission you must wear the Serpent Guard Outfit. We have marked the most important places connected to this quest on the map shown in the picture above.
- Awil and Mayn - the place where you start and finish the quest, you will return here while completing it.
- The first Mural - the place where the first mural is located, which you must decipher,
- The second mural - in this place you will find the second mural that you have to examine,
- The third mural - this mural is located farthest from the starting location of the quest, after its examination you will return to Awil and Mayn,
- The ritual site - after talking to Mayn, you will go to this location to rescue a girl,
After talking with Awil, you will have to run around the city and examine three murals. Each of them is marked in a relevant screenshot and on your map while completing the mission.
After examining all of the murals, come back to the girl's original location. She will not be there, and you will have to talk to Mayn instead. She will send you to the Abandoned Village - a ritual site. There you will have to kill all of the nearby enemies and free the girl.
After saving the girl you have to return to the place where the quest started. You will receive the bow named Heart of the Eagle from Awil and Mayn.
Hearts and Minds
Requirements: Talk to Uchu.
Rewards: Manko's Tunic.
The Hearts and Minds mission consists of three separate stages. Each of the elements has been described individually, so that you would find it easier to perform the necessary tasks.
- Part one - Retrieve The King's Horn.
- Part two - Retrieve The Savior's Amulet.
- Part three - Retrieve The Champion's Bow.
Part one - Retrieve The King's Horn.
We have highlighted the most important locations of the first part of the Hearts and Minds mission in the picture above. Your objective will be to acquire The King's Horn.
- Uchu - at the very beginning you need to talk to Uchu in the cave, he will give you a mission.
- Kabil - after talking with Uchu, go to Kabil, and he will give you information about his sick wife,
- Market - after getting the information from Kabil, go to the market, where you will have to talk to a woman,
- Cell - after talking to the woman in the market, you have to go to a guard, later on you will return to this place to free a boy,
- The boy - here you will have to talk to the boy and get the knife back,
At the very start of the mission you will have to go to a cave. Uchu is located inside. He will give you set you on a quest to find The King's Horn. Your mission begins here.
After talking with Uchu, go to Kabil, he will give you information about his sick wife. He will tell you that if you do not acquire medicine for his wife, he will not give you the horn. After talking to him, go to the market to talk to a woman. She will give you information about a boy and a lost knife.
After the conversation, head to the guard (his location is marked with the number 4 on the first screenshot). From him you will learn what happened to the knife. When you are done talking to him, go to the boy - his location has also been marked on the first screenshot, and is indicated on your map during the mission. There is a rock just behind the boy. Jump onto it, the knife can be found on the first ledge.
When you collect the knife, give it to the boy. As a thank you, he will agree to distract the guard. You will be able to free the boy from the cell and get herbs for Kabil from him. Return to Kabil with the herbs, and he will give you The King's Horn in return, which you must bring to Uchu.
Part two - Retrieve The Savior's Amulet.
You need to get to a sarcophagus in order to acquire the Savior's Amulet. It is not located in a crypt, but according to the map it is a part of one. On the map, however, you will not any find information about the location being an actual crypt. In addition, you can only get to this place during the mission. The exact location of the sarcophagus is marked in the picture above.
We have described the path to the sarcophagus in such a way as to make it easier for you to get through this long mission. In accordance with the instructions that you will get during the mission, you will go to a cave. There you will find numerous traps. You must get through them and run to the end of the path. There, on the left, you will find a walled-up passage. Reopen it using the axe.
By following the path further you will reach the next room. To proceed you have to jump onto the rocks and enter the passage at the top. We have marked the place that you need to get to in the picture above. Simply jump onto the rocks below the marked point, and Lara will take care of reaching the passage on her own.
Stick to the path and at some point you will reach a bridge. On its other side you will find the sarcophagus with the amulet you seek. However, when Lara sets foot on the bridge it will instantly collapse and Lara will fall into the water. There is no way to avoid this sequence.
Under the water there is a passage, which you have to cross to get to the other side of the cave. There you will find a machine, which upon use, will fill up the room with water. This way, the water will lift Lara and you will be able to return to the first room. You must repeat this 3 times to be able to reach the sarcophagus.
At the top, you have to create a path for Lara with the ice-axe and swim to the surface. The place where you must go is shown in the screenshot above. When you get to the other side you will see the sarcophagus, in which you will find the object necessary to complete the quest. Take the Savior's Amulet to Uchu. This way, you will complete part two of this mission.
Part three - Retrieve The Champion's Bow.
After talking to Uchu you will have to go to the forest. However, to be able to start the third part of the mission, you must first complete the Last Emperor main storyline mission.
In the wilderness you will come across Nahual's hideout. There you will find the bow you seek. However, when Lara tries to pick it up, Nahual will attack her.
To defend against his attack you will have to get through a quick time event. You must quickly press the appropriate buttons. In the case of PS4 it will be the square button, you have to press it when the area of the circle will glow pink.
After you free yourself you will have to kill the opponent. Unfortunately, you only have a bow and a climbing axe at your disposal. Get out of his hideout and shoot flaming arrows at him. He does not have a lot of HP, so after a few accurate shots he will run back to his hideout again.
When Nahual returns to the hideout, follow him. Lara will take off his mask and take the bow. To complete the mission you must return to Uchu and give him the Champion's Bow.