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==Walkthrough==
 
==Walkthrough==
The Gibbet is the central part of the fourth hub, and there are three major tasks to perform. The first is to solve the eastern hall, the second is to reach the Dungeons, and the third is to defeat the second Heresiarch. There are also plenty of traps on this level.
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The level itself is a killing floor connected with an underground library, dungeon, balcony, hypostyle hall, and throne room.
   
There is a game breaking bug on this level, which you can encounter soon after obtaining the Axe Key. Instructions to avoid the bug and to recover from it may be found in the [[Axe key]] section.
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===First Visit===
   
===Map Layout===
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You’ll start on a platform very similar to the one you just left. Pulling the bullhead switch, you’ll descend into the central area of Gibbet, where several [[Afrit]]s will greet you. The circular area has a pool in the center with a [[Stalker_Boss|Stalker Boss]] in it (or a [[Stalker]] if you're the Fighter). To the left is a portal back to [[Hub_4:_Castle_of_Grief_(map)|Castle of Grief]]. There are [[Fléchette|Flechettes]] around the perimeter.
When you first enter the map from the Castle of Grief, you will normally appear in a raised platform and central area reminiscent of the tower you arrived from. To the left is a portal back to the Castle of Grief, and the central chamber is surrounded by a ring corridor with ettins.
 
   
The south passage leads towards a small corridor with bookcases serving as a secret door. The first leads to a bedroom (ignore the bed - it's a crushing trap), and the second leads to a library.
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You can explore the adjacent rooms and corridors to an extent. But the first objective is to solve the Yorick's Skull puzzle. First of all, you'll need the Liber Oscura and Daemon Codex, the two [[Puzzle_item|puzzle items]] from [[Hub_4:_Forsaken_Outpost|Forsaken Outpost]]. If not, you’ll need to take the portal back to [[Hub_4:_Castle_of_Grief_(map)|Castle of Grief]] and go there. Assuming you have them, you’ll exit the wide southern opening of the circle, and go straight ahead down the southern corridor. The second bookcase on the left is the door to the library. It can damage you while it rotates, so move through swiftly. Once inside, you’ll fight numerous [[Ettin]]s, some of them behind the stacks. Once you’ve cleared them, head to the eastern slanted wall. The easternmost bookshelf of the center row is the key - it has a unique design with a skullface on top, like the door. There are two openings in the row of books, where you’ll place the Liber Oscura and Daemon Codex. Once you’ve done this, the room darkens and several bookshelves lower to unleash [[Dark_bishop|Dark Bishops]] from the ceiling. In the middle of the bookcases, you’ll now find Yorick's Skull.
   
The east passage from the ring chamber leads to a large hall with a path. There are plenty of crystal vials here, with a lava chasm separating the north and south and Dark Bishops floating around the room.
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With this, head back to the circular corridor and go to the eastern entrance on your right. You’ll enter a large pillared hall with many [[Dark_bishop|Dark Bishops]]. The stained glass windows mostly conceal [[Quartz_Flask|Quartz Flasks]]. The southernmost window has a skullface switch guarded by a [[Slaughtaur]] (and the Mage’s third weapon). The switch will raise a bridge across the crevice to the headless Yorick's statue. The northernmost window has a Slaughtaur and the Fighters third weapon, and the northeast window has a [[Combined_Mana|Combined Mana]] container. Place Yoricks Skull on the statue, and be careful. After a short time, the room will quake and the floor will fall away, except the path demarcated by the torches. It is important to have activated the skullface switch, otherwise there will be a large gap between the statue and the path that is not easily jumped.
   
The north passage leads to a raised section with Centaurs. There are five quarts flasks, in a crushing trap avoided by stopping right in the middle of the flasks. The flechettes to the left are also trapped, and the axe key is caged.
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From here, return to the central circular room. The pool in the middle will have lowered to reveal a teleport switch on the pillar. This brings you onward to [[Hub_4:_Effluvium|Effluvium]].
   
The west passage is locked until you get the axe key - the final part of the hub.
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===Second Visit===
   
===Yorick's Skull===
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Returning from [[Hub_4:_Effluvium|Effluvium]], you’ll find yourself back in the central pool. You should go back down to the southern corridor, but instead of the library, you’ll be going through the first bookcase door on the right. You have to be careful of it the same way, and you’ll pass through the left side instead. Inside, there is a bedroom with [[Centaur]]s roaming and a [[Slaughtaur]] in a barred area. When the Slaughtaur is defeated, a passageway will open on the left. Another left turn brings you to a storage area with more Centaurs. There is a [[Quartz_Flask|Quartz Flask]] and several [[Fléchette]]s around the barrels, but beware. The darkened portion of the wall indicates a small death trap pit near the southeast corner. You’ll come back to this area later. You can enter the Slaughtaur’s barred area to pick up a [[Porkelator]] artifact. Back in the bedroom, there are several things of interest. First of all, don’t be lured by the Crystal Vial on the four-poster bed - it is a crusher trap. The pots in the northeast corner contain the Fighter’s third weapon. Activate the nearby bookcase, and you’ll descend to a basement with Ettins, Centaurs, and [[Crystal Vial]]s for your trouble. [[Dark Bishop]]s will see you through a window at the southwestern end, and you can take them out early with projectiles. The bullhead switch will take you back up. The raised wooden area has [[Dragonskin_Bracers]] and a bullhead switch on the wall. Pull it, and stay right near it. The wooden floor will disappear and create a pitfall. You can jump toward the side ledges at an angle to safely get out. This switch will also have opened a necessary passage in the dungeon area. At the far western end of the bedroom, there is a [[Hexen_keys|Dungeon Key]] door. As you open it, the doors swing outward. Inside, there is a dungeon full of cages with corpses inside, and Ettins. There will be an opening in the northern wall adjacent to the entrance, provided you pulled the previous switch. If you didn’t take them out earlier, there will be a few [[Dark_bishop|Dark Bishops]] to deal with. The westernmost end to your left has another bullhead switch. Pull it, and you’ll hear an opening sound. You’ll have to go back into the bedroom, and into the southern storage area. Now, there will be a narrow staircase descending along the southern wall across from you. As you reach the bottom, be wary of the small pitfall on the left. Turning right will bring you to a room with a portal to [[Hub_4:_Dungeons|Dungeons]], where you'll continue your quest.
   
The first task is finding Yorick's Skull, which requires you to first complete the [[Hub_4:_Forsaken_Outpost|Forsaken Outpost]] and obtain the two books.
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In the southeast corner of the portal room, there is a narrow staircase leading upwards. At the dead end, shoot the wall in front of you and it will open to the library. This provides a shortcut between the [[Hub_4:_Dungeons|Dungeons]] portal and the rest of the level if needed.
 
From the central section, enter the south passage, and proceed to the far book case. Open the door to the library, and look for a book shelf missing two books - it's found at the easternmost bookshelf in the middle row. When you place the two books, Some bookshelves will lower with Dark Bishop attacking from them. One of the northern bookshelves will have Yorick's Skull, which you should take.
 
 
Return to the central section, and enter the eastern large hall. Fight the Dark bishops, noting that the torches and pillars serve as cover. You can smash the stained glass windows for items, or the south window to reveal a slaughtaur guarding a switch to raise a bridge. This switch is optional, but makes it easier to cross the chasm without jumping.
 
 
When you've done everything desired in the room, approach the statue. Select Yorick's Skull in your inventory, and place it on the statue. In 10 seconds, the floors of the room off the marked path will collapse into the lava below, thus you should either walk back along the path, or beeline towards the hall's exit.
 
 
Restoring Yorick's statue lets you use a newly created exit in the central room, leading to the [[Hub_4:_Effluvium|Effluvium]].
 
 
===Reaching the Dungeons===
 
Once you have the Dungeon Key from the Effluvium, enter the south corridor. Enter the first bookshelf on the right, and enter the bedroom. There are two traps - the first is the bed containing one crystal vial, and the other is required to reach the dungeons.
 
 
There is a cage containing a Slaughtaur, which you should kill to open up a nearby door. This room will contain a staircase, but it must first be lowered.
 
 
On the eastern wall is a pair of bracers and a switch. Pulling the switch unlocks a secret door behind the dungeon key, but lowers the nearby floor. To evade the trap, approach the switch and pull it, then run to one of the diagonals to jump over the pit.
 
 
Open the dungeon key door. If you pulled the switch, you should see a secondary room, which lowers the required staircase. Return to the main bedroom, and enter the south passage to a small room. Be careful when heading down the stairs, as there's a bottomless pit.
 
 
The stairs lead to a portal to the [[Hub_4:_Dungeons|Dungeons]].
 
 
If you want to do a return trip from this portal, it's safer to enter the south-east stairs, and punch the wall at the dead end.
 
 
===Axe Key===
 
Once you got the message in Forsaken Outpost (accessed from Effluvium), you should enter the north passage. There are plenty of centaurs to attack, and five quartz flasks within a crushing trap (avoided by staying in the middle, and either running in or out.)
 
 
The door that opened is in the south-east corner of the room, leading into the cage. Knock down the suit of armor, and enter. The axe key is lowered, and you can claim it.
 
 
Save your game, there's a game-breaking bug (see the sidebar).
 
 
Enter the axe key door to the west - this counts as a point of no return unless you use a Chaos Device (or pass through the doors in the short moment of time after killing the Heresiarch). You can clear out the centaurs, but to continue, you need to approach the throne in the room. This lowers the pillars to the side, and activates the Afrits. Destroy all the efrits to call the next wave of chaos serpants.
 
 
When the chaos serpants appear, try to get exactly three. On the easier difficulty levels, this requires not harming them, but the two highest difficulty settings will spawn four, requiring you to kill exactly one. Wait five seconds before slaying any more, verifying that the walls to the north and south have opened and allow dark bishops to enter.
 
 
Kill all the Dark bishops in the room to open the door to the Heresiarch. As with last time, he will summon a shield when he gains line of sight. When the shield is down, use your ultimate wepaon to inflict as much damage as possible. In this case, the battle is contained to the throne room - if you run out of mana, you'll have to use a chaos device to escape the room, and search the other levels for extra mana.
 
   
 
==Bugs==
 
==Bugs==

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Map of the Gibbet

The Gibbet is one of the maps accessed from Hub 4: Castle of Grief (map). This is almost like a sub-hub in itself. From here, you can access Hub 4: Effluvium and Hub 4: Dungeons.

Walkthrough

The level itself is a killing floor connected with an underground library, dungeon, balcony, hypostyle hall, and throne room.

First Visit

You’ll start on a platform very similar to the one you just left. Pulling the bullhead switch, you’ll descend into the central area of Gibbet, where several Afrits will greet you. The circular area has a pool in the center with a Stalker Boss in it (or a Stalker if you're the Fighter). To the left is a portal back to Castle of Grief. There are Flechettes around the perimeter.

You can explore the adjacent rooms and corridors to an extent. But the first objective is to solve the Yorick's Skull puzzle. First of all, you'll need the Liber Oscura and Daemon Codex, the two puzzle items from Forsaken Outpost. If not, you’ll need to take the portal back to Castle of Grief and go there. Assuming you have them, you’ll exit the wide southern opening of the circle, and go straight ahead down the southern corridor. The second bookcase on the left is the door to the library. It can damage you while it rotates, so move through swiftly. Once inside, you’ll fight numerous Ettins, some of them behind the stacks. Once you’ve cleared them, head to the eastern slanted wall. The easternmost bookshelf of the center row is the key - it has a unique design with a skullface on top, like the door. There are two openings in the row of books, where you’ll place the Liber Oscura and Daemon Codex. Once you’ve done this, the room darkens and several bookshelves lower to unleash Dark Bishops from the ceiling. In the middle of the bookcases, you’ll now find Yorick's Skull.

With this, head back to the circular corridor and go to the eastern entrance on your right. You’ll enter a large pillared hall with many Dark Bishops. The stained glass windows mostly conceal Quartz Flasks. The southernmost window has a skullface switch guarded by a Slaughtaur (and the Mage’s third weapon). The switch will raise a bridge across the crevice to the headless Yorick's statue. The northernmost window has a Slaughtaur and the Fighters third weapon, and the northeast window has a Combined Mana container. Place Yoricks Skull on the statue, and be careful. After a short time, the room will quake and the floor will fall away, except the path demarcated by the torches. It is important to have activated the skullface switch, otherwise there will be a large gap between the statue and the path that is not easily jumped.

From here, return to the central circular room. The pool in the middle will have lowered to reveal a teleport switch on the pillar. This brings you onward to Effluvium.

Second Visit

Returning from Effluvium, you’ll find yourself back in the central pool. You should go back down to the southern corridor, but instead of the library, you’ll be going through the first bookcase door on the right. You have to be careful of it the same way, and you’ll pass through the left side instead. Inside, there is a bedroom with Centaurs roaming and a Slaughtaur in a barred area. When the Slaughtaur is defeated, a passageway will open on the left. Another left turn brings you to a storage area with more Centaurs. There is a Quartz Flask and several Fléchettes around the barrels, but beware. The darkened portion of the wall indicates a small death trap pit near the southeast corner. You’ll come back to this area later. You can enter the Slaughtaur’s barred area to pick up a Porkelator artifact. Back in the bedroom, there are several things of interest. First of all, don’t be lured by the Crystal Vial on the four-poster bed - it is a crusher trap. The pots in the northeast corner contain the Fighter’s third weapon. Activate the nearby bookcase, and you’ll descend to a basement with Ettins, Centaurs, and Crystal Vials for your trouble. Dark Bishops will see you through a window at the southwestern end, and you can take them out early with projectiles. The bullhead switch will take you back up. The raised wooden area has Dragonskin_Bracers and a bullhead switch on the wall. Pull it, and stay right near it. The wooden floor will disappear and create a pitfall. You can jump toward the side ledges at an angle to safely get out. This switch will also have opened a necessary passage in the dungeon area. At the far western end of the bedroom, there is a Dungeon Key door. As you open it, the doors swing outward. Inside, there is a dungeon full of cages with corpses inside, and Ettins. There will be an opening in the northern wall adjacent to the entrance, provided you pulled the previous switch. If you didn’t take them out earlier, there will be a few Dark Bishops to deal with. The westernmost end to your left has another bullhead switch. Pull it, and you’ll hear an opening sound. You’ll have to go back into the bedroom, and into the southern storage area. Now, there will be a narrow staircase descending along the southern wall across from you. As you reach the bottom, be wary of the small pitfall on the left. Turning right will bring you to a room with a portal to Dungeons, where you'll continue your quest.

In the southeast corner of the portal room, there is a narrow staircase leading upwards. At the dead end, shoot the wall in front of you and it will open to the library. This provides a shortcut between the Dungeons portal and the rest of the level if needed.

Bugs

There is a script on this map that requires a very specific condition to activate that the player can accidentally render impossible to meet. The script must activate to allow further progress in the game.

In the room behind the Axe Door is a throne that four Chaos Serpents will teleport on to. The aforementioned script checks every few seconds that exactly three remain and lowers walls when the condition is met. However, it is possible for the player to reduce their number below three in those few seconds. In this case the script will never activate and the player will become permanently stuck.

If this should happen, use the "casper" cheat code and go through the walls on either side of the room, killing the Dark Bishops inside both hidden rooms. This will trigger the back wall to lower, revealing the second Heresiarch's lair. The Heresiarch may not be responsive, but attacking him will wake him up, and the game can proceed from there.

This bug was fixed in the version of the script included in the Version 1.1 WADfile.

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