The Macuahuitl From SOTTR

Welcome Tomb Raider fans! In Shadow of the Tomb Raider we see a lot of Trinity guards loyal to the cult of Kukulcan. If you notice the guard in this screenshot from Shadow of the Tomb Raider he is holding an Aztec sword called a Macuahuitl. These are an excellent example of the actual archaeological elements used in this game. Throughout the gameplay we see … Continue reading The Macuahuitl From SOTTR

Aztec History & Stone Sculpture

Exploring the influences through an art object in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and the diverse history of the collection of tribes called the “Aztec” In a name … So, now we know the name (Aztec) or Azteca is the name of the people that hailed from Aztlan, and Mexica is the name for the same people who merged with other tribes in 1325 to … Continue reading Aztec History & Stone Sculpture

The Calendar Stone

Here is the actual calendar stone which is Aztec in this case. This is the sunstone, and the Aztec drew their inspiration from the original Maya calendar. The Aztec empire thrived for 176 years and had a broad compass of dominance. Why does the Aztec and Maya Calendars work the same way? Good question. The Aztecs based their calendar on the Maya calendar. They are … Continue reading The Calendar Stone

Explore what the Popol Vuh says about Zipacna, his family & Herucan!

Hi there  Tomb Raider fans! For today’s topic, I shall dive into the Maya mythos again with a few gods from their pantheon. You will recognize several from the DLCs The Grand Caiman and the Pillar. This article will tie in “The Path of Huracan” as well by identifying Huracan in the Popol Vuh. Huracan is aka Heart of Sky and he is also one … Continue reading Explore what the Popol Vuh says about Zipacna, his family & Herucan!

Okh Eshivar’s DLC Challenge Tomb Video list 1-7!

Ever find yourself pondering over where to go next when you play a game? Tomb Raider is a great entertaining game, however, Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a vast game-scape filled with mysterious directions that lead to fantastic horizons.  I played through all of these Challenge tombs again after I completed each DLC. However, you cannot complete the DLC mission if you do not … Continue reading Okh Eshivar’s DLC Challenge Tomb Video list 1-7!

Xquic & The Path Home

When you play the 7th DLC The Path Home, there is another Challenge Tomb called: Mother Protector. This is a story of the creator of the silver box of Ix Chel and the beings that were protecting it, the Yaaxil. Lara follows the path that leads her to the place of the stela, which is in a giant statue that Lara identifies as Xquic. The … Continue reading Xquic & The Path Home

Spoilers: Mother Protector Challenge Tomb

Hi, Tomb Raider fans! I have made a video of my own game-play from my PS4. This video is the entire Challenge tomb from the final (7th) DLC “The Path Home” It is all spoilers because every step is here. If you are stuck, if you want a chance to see it played through, or for any reason check it out. I played with the … Continue reading Spoilers: Mother Protector Challenge Tomb

The Path Home Info …

Hello Tomb Raider Fans! I have news for those out there that love the Shadow of the Tomb Raider DLCs. The 6th DLC The Grand Caiman just launched recently, and for some that did not purchase the Season Pass, that shall be the end of the DLCs. These were available to all for a purchase fee at the online store. However, if you purchased the … Continue reading The Path Home Info …

The Grand Caiman Walk-through / Review

It has been 7 months since the release of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and we have just enjoyed another DLC for this game. I like these little windows into the base story. You can see how Lara goes adventuring into areas you have already been to in the main campaign. In this lovely chapter, Trinity is active once again and Lara must replace an … Continue reading The Grand Caiman Walk-through / Review

Tomb Raider Perks!

Hey, hey Tomb Raider fans! I have something lovely to share that makes me very happy. CD (Crystal Dynamics) sends us official admin a swag bag each year, and I am always grateful and thrilled with the contents. This year is no different, however, there is something outstanding that makes this one even more special. Last year was a Tomb Raider stellar year because of … Continue reading Tomb Raider Perks!

The Serpent’s Heart DLC Walk-Through / Report

The Serpent’s Heart DLC walk-through / Report Once again there shall be spoilers in these mists. Aaaarrrrgggghhhh, me Hearties!! Beware! Avast ye! Be ready for another fast paced on your toes adventure. This action packed DLC has it all from piranhas, fire, blades that rotate and moving platforms. Hold on to your pants for it is more than a bumpy ride to get through this … Continue reading The Serpent’s Heart DLC Walk-Through / Report

The Price of Survival DLC Walk-Through / Impressions

Hello Tomb Raider fans! Before I get started about the detail and walk-through of the latest DLC from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, I want to warn you. if you have not played it yet, you are about to enter a spoiler rich zone. So, for your consideration I put this warning here. The Price of Survival DLC I played this DLC and took my … Continue reading The Price of Survival DLC Walk-Through / Impressions

February is Lara’s B-Day Month!

Please note that if you cannot see all of Lara in the above photo click on it for a full size image. In the interest of February being Lara Croft’s birthday month, I created a special Lara Croft Birthday art piece. I have been so excited for February 1st so I could release this post. I shall be using the art piece for my header … Continue reading February is Lara’s B-Day Month!

The Nightmare DLC

Before you go any farther you must know there are spoilers here. If you have not played “The Nightmare” DLC yet you have been warned. If you have been playing the latest DLCs of Shadow of the Tomb Raider you know and have probably already beaten the current addition “The Nightmare”. I usually beat the DLCs on their release unless I am busy. This one … Continue reading The Nightmare DLC

AoD Photo Mode Blend Gallery

Tomb Raider AoD Blend Gallery Hi there. I call this a “Blend Gallery” because it incorporates Lara Croft from Angel of Darkness into Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I like playing the game with the Angel of Darkness skin. If you are wondering, that is how I achieved these shots. You can also find this at the Okh Eshivar’s Photo Mode Gallery where you can … Continue reading AoD Photo Mode Blend Gallery

The Tumi Knife

Naylamp and the Tumi In History Let’s start with what we know about its beginning, that is avery good place to start. Do, re, mi … In all seriousness yes, let’s begin. … Later, the Sican were defeated and absorbed you might say into the Chimu culture where the Chimu adopted the Sican myth of Naylamp and other cultural traditions. During the takeover the Chimu … Continue reading The Tumi Knife

The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 2: The Stela

  As you play through the Paititi area of SOTTR you will notice this stela. As you can see the one pictured in the game bares a strong resemblance to Stela “A” or 18 Rabbit. There are other stela of 18Rabbit, but this one is the closest to the one in the game. Though the name is unusual, it is the name of a famous … Continue reading The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 2: The Stela

The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 1

The Artful influences of Shadow of the Tomb Raider Written by Emma aka Okh Eshivar 11/07/2018 When you play through the game Shadow of the Tomb Raider you will notice many pre-Columbian influences. They are everywhere. Mostly in the same representation in little groups or separately, however, with these items in place in the game, it is easy to understand they did research the style … Continue reading The Artful Influences of SOTTR Pt. 1

Artifacts of SOTTR: The Urpu Jar of the Incas

Out of the many beautiful items created by the Inca the Spaniards were primarily interested in the gold and silver they held. Textiles and ceramics held no interest on their mission to horde as much gold from the Inca world as they could with little or no interest in nonviolent interaction. The Inca made these Urpu jars in a wide range of sizes from small … Continue reading Artifacts of SOTTR: The Urpu Jar of the Incas

The Artifacts of SOTTR: Patolli and Llama Canopa

Hi there Tomb Raider fans. I will bounce in the future between Maya and Inca as well as other South American and Mesoamerican cultures on my article updates because of the cultural influences and locations of the game. That aside let’s explore some artefacts from Shadow of the Tomb Raider. One being Peruvian and the other being Mesoamerican. If you have played the recent release … Continue reading The Artifacts of SOTTR: Patolli and Llama Canopa