The secret level to "Hazard Course 2"
-What awaits me in the first secret level when I find it?
Rumor has it that in the depths of the Black Mesa Complex, a ruin of an old Aztec temple was found. Under utmost secrecy, first expedition teams were sent in, but none came back.
On an ancient tablet, written in a dead language, stood that those who enter will face these nine deadly traps:
Access to the temple is only for those who are brave enough
to overcome the bloodflow of the Earth and to face the guards.
The guardians of the temple, two horrifying creatures that he
who ventures first must appease so the path into the temple will be
revealed to him.
So he who enters the temple, he who dares, must take nine trials,
which will demand his spirit, his soul, and his body.
1. Trial - Vigilance
Only he who in spite of the glistening appearance of the shadow is not afraid...
2. Trial - Skill
Only he who walks without being left behind...
3. Trial - Maneuverablilty
Only he who flies like the wind around the blade...
4. Trial - Speed
Only he who rushes like the light from fire...
5. Trial - Courage
Only whose courage brings light in the darkness of Heaven...
6. Trial - Agility
Only he who is aware of his own power...
7. Trial - Modesty
Only he who is free from greed and lust for power..
8. Trial - Wisdom
Only whose spirit understands the language forms...
9. And the final trial - The Name of God
Only he who knows how to pronounce the name of God, the creator of the world...
... and all trials passed, his soul is pure enough
to hold the Holy Grail in his hands.
As it seems that the Holy Grail vanished with one of the expedition teams.
But he who dares to enter and to successfully leave the ruins, will bear an untold treasure.
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