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This article is for the Lords of Shadow location. For the Mirror of Fate location, see Castle Hall (Mirror of Fate).

Castle Hall is the third stage of Lords of Shadow Chapter 6. It reappears in Lords of Shadow Chapter 13, Reverie, as the first stage as Gabriel revisits it. In Chapter 6, the level's unlockable trial requires that Gabriel finish the level and win the Vampire Wargame without losing more than three pieces.

On the second visit, this is where Gabriel encounters Laura. He re-enters the damaged castle through here after being summoned by her in Chapter 13.

Chapter 6Edit

Zobek's JournalEdit

"Time is running out. Night is almost upon us. Soon the castle will be swarming with vampires. Those who are the most powerful of their kind are able to take on the appearance of highborn humans. Gabriel must be on his guard now, for appearances can be deceptive. I have heard that in this place, one may face one's deadliest foes without realizing it until it is too late."

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Castle Hall - Chapter 6
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
LOS-Animated Armor Animated Armor  - see also Armors [ edit ]
Lords of Shadow (Strategy)
These empty suits of armor have been given temporary 'life' due to possession by a poltergeist. (...) Strong: Dagger, Fairy x3
Weak: Explosive Dagger, Light Fairy, Holy Water, Crystal x3
Size: Big
Difficulty: Medium
Drop: Often a complete Dark Crystal
Chapters 5, 6, 7
VampireWarrior Vampire Warrior  - see also here [ edit ]
Lords of Shadow (Strategy)
A Vampire can be born from many different creatures; the ceremony itself involves the exchange of blood between the 'host' and the soon-to-be Vampire. (...) Strong: Fairy
Weak: Dagger, Light Fairy, Holy Water x3, Divine Shield x2, Crystal x3
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Castle Hall - Chapter 6
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Life Magic Gem - Lords of Shadow [ edit ]
(Green magical gems that can be inserted into the empty slots of a Life Gem Medallion.) Gabriel  Recovers health.
Find: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
First Obtained: Hunting Path
Light Magic Gem - Lords of Shadow [ edit ]
(Blue magical gems that can be inserted into the empty slots of a Light Gem Medallion.) Gabriel  Find: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


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Chapter 13 (Reverie)Edit

Gabriel's Journal

"It seems like only yesterday that I stood there upon that cliff top, looking down into the abyss of my life. Everything that I had ever loved taken from me. Defeating the Lords of Shadow had been a hollow victory. Now I was on a journey, a journey that I could never imagine in my darkest nightmares. As I stood there contemplating my fate, a voice entered my thoughts, a cry for help that I could not ignore. A debt was owed, a life for a life and what was left of my broken humanity felt obliged to do the honorable thing to repay that debt. Looking back now, I realize that none of us has any real control over our fate. We are like leaves on the wind to be blown wherever we may."

SynopsisEdit

Directly following the events of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Gabriel, disillusioned after defeating Satan and the Lords of Shadow, and unsuccessful in restoring Marie to life, is telepathically called by the vampire Laura, Carmilla's "daughter", who begs for his aid. Laura claims she is afraid of a serious, imminent danger, and that he is the only one who can help her. From the Land of the Dead, Gabriel returns to the Vampire Castle in response to Laura's summons, out of respect for her sparing his life. 

Upon his return, Gabriel finds that the perpetual ice of the damaged hall is melting, as sunlight streams through the windows. After a quick fight with some enemies roaming around, Laura appears to Gabriel in the Castle Hall; she expresses gladness that he had answered her summons, and leads him to the room where her giant gameboard is kept. She claims to understand his feeling of being "betrayed" and "alone", stating that "you get used to it", but Gabriel disagrees, citing that if she believed that, she would never have allowed him to live. When asked by Laura if he regrets that, he cuts her off, asking why she had summoned him.

Laura then tells him that the world is in great peril. Centuries ago, the original owners of the castle, the Bernhard family, has summoned a very powerful demon, the Forgotten One. However, this demon proved far too strong for the family to control; it broke through the containment spells the family had lain on it and escaped, nearly destroying the entire world. Fortunately, the Founders of the Brotherhood of Light (CarmillaCornell and Zobek), knowing it to be impossible to destroy the demon, were able to contain the Forgotten One within an inter dimensional rift, sealing it by combining their powers. They then built new areas of the castle to bury the original fortress of the Founders, where the demon was imprisoned, deep within. 

After conducting the spell which separated their bodies from their souls, the Founders, now the Lords of Shadow, separated due to personal quarrels, but Carmilla specifically stationed herself at the castle to keep guard over the Forgotten One.

However, after the deaths of the Lords of Shadow, and their angelic counterparts in Heaven, at the hands of Gabriel under false pretenses, the seal on the Forgotten One was greatly weakened, and Laura revealed that it was only a matter of time before it was released again. However, some years earlier, Carmilla had told Laura about a forgotten section of the castle, which would lead to the Forgotten One's prison.

Gabriel reacted to this news with indifference, but Laura angrily calls him "a fool", telling him that should the demon get loose, in its rage it would obliterate the world in retaliation for being trapped for so long; if Gabriel did not help to destroy the Forgotten One, he would have the deaths of thousands of innocent people on his head. Gabriel then agreed to help Laura stop the demon.

Using the pieces of Laura's chessboard and several tapestries, Gabriel moves the chess pieces into a specific sequence on the board squares, which unlocks a secret passage beneath the chessboard leading below to the Abandoned Wing. Successful, Gabriel and Laura race down the newly formed staircase.

Enemy DataEdit

Enemy Data: Castle Hall - Chapter 13
Image Name - Game
Description
Statistics Items Location
Ghoul Ghoul  - see also here [ edit ]
Lords of Shadow (Strategy)
Despite most people believing otherwise, Ghouls are not undead creatures. (...) Weak: Dagger, Fairy, Holy Water x2, Crystal x3
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Low
Exp: 50, 100 if defeated with Holy Cross power
Chapters 5, 6, 13
LoS Skeleton Warrior Skeleton Warrior  - see also here [ edit ]
Lords of Shadow (Strategy)
The human inhabitants of the Vampire Castle suffered a cruel fate once the Dark Lord set up her lair inside. (...) Strong: Dagger x3, Fairy
Weak: Dagger, Light Fairy, Holy Water, Crystal x3
Size: Medium
Difficulty: Medium
Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13

Item DataEdit

Item Data: Castle Hall - Chapter 13
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Fingers of Frankenstein - Lords of Shadow [ edit ]
' Gabriel  Find: Castle Hall, Abandoned Wing x3, Founders' Quarters
Scrolls Found
Hint Scroll - Lords of Shadow [ edit ]
Puzzle text: I don't know how it is possible that the elders of the Brotherhood knew about the existence of secret accesses and corridors beneath the Vampire Castle, but they were right! This "Chess" board is a riddle of sorts, and hides one of these mysterious entrances...now I only have to figure out where each piece goes...
Solution: (hover for spoiler)
Gabriel  Award Obtained: 1500 SP
Scroll - Trial - Lords of Shadow [ edit ]
Trial description: Finish the level without allowing Laura to kill a single enemy. Gabriel  24% Level Completion
Find: After completing each level.


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