The Crimson Fire/Game-Play

Hi there Tomb Raider fans! It is fitting to thank everyone for all the traffic to the site lately. There has always been a fair amount, but over the last month, there have been thousands of extra visitors! Thanks all for visiting! WARNING: On the off chance, there are still those who have not played the game or finished Shadow of the Tomb Raider; please … Continue reading The Crimson Fire/Game-Play

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!

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. 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

SOTTR’s Maya Pilgramage to South America

Interesting game plot. Apparently according to a few documents I have dug up the Maya of Shadow of the Tomb Raider migrated and founded Paititi due to the silver box of Ix Chel being threatened to fall into the hands of their enemies. They embark on a pilgrimage to a new land south of where they lived. Hence South America. This is for insight into … Continue reading SOTTR’s Maya Pilgramage to South America

SOTTR’s Ix Chel and Chak Chel

  Codex Note: There are four codices. They all but one are so named for the cities they reside. The Dresden Codex, Paris Codex and Madrid Codex. The other one is of disputed authenticity and its name is the Grolier Codex found in a highland cave in the Chiapas area of Mexico. All of these codexes minus the Grolier where used in reference to the … Continue reading SOTTR’s Ix Chel and Chak Chel

My Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay Review Spoilers! Pt. 1

Beware, there are spoilers in these parts. Please do not read this if you do not want to know anything. You have been warned so from this point you read at your own risk. Thank you.  (A special note on why I post warnings) It is out of pure respect and consideration to other people that have not even started to play the game that … Continue reading My Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay Review Spoilers! Pt. 1