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If you have a Dungeon Key, drop down into the hole on the left, defeat the enemy below and use the Dungeon Key and an offering of Dracula's blood to obtain 2,000 experience points. Otherwise, climb the wall to the right, and make your way to the left until you reach the corridor.
Head down the hallway and drop to the ground below. To the far left is a fallen knight. Examine him to obtain another Soldier's Diary entry. Head through the doorway at the end of the room, and across the bridge just beyond to initiate another cut-scene.
Exit the elevator and proceed forward into the next area. Go up the stairs and over the rubble, then to the left and down the next set of stairs. Take a right at the end of the hallway and drop down to the area below. Continue through the circular opening, then drop down into the next area.
Access the circle in the middle of the room, then you must solve the Mirror of Fate puzzle. Take the piece in the upper right corner and rotate it until the black portion of the piece is on the left side, then move it to the left side of the mirror, near the bottom. Grab the piece in the lower left corner and rotate it until the black portion is in the upper right corner of the piece, then place it to the right of the previously placed piece.
Take the piece in the upper left corner and rotate it until the black side is on the right, then place it above the piece you just set down. Finally, rotate the last piece so that the small black portion is in the upper right corner, then move it into the last remaining spot.
Head through the newly opened door, jump up to the chain above and make your way across the pit. Move the camera around to the side and slightly above Dracula so you can see the flame spouts clearly. The flame spouts spark just before they shoot flame, so keep a close eye on them.
The first flame spout fires on and off at a steady pace. Simply pass by immediately after a burst of flame. The second spout fires off two consecutive bursts before pausing. Wait for the second burst, then cross. The third spout shoots off three consecutive bursts, then pauses before shooting a singular burst. It's best to wait until the triple burst before crossing. The last spout fires off four consecutive bursts before pausing. Wait until the fourth burst, then move past.
Drop down when you reach the other side, then head toward the next room for a brief cut-scene. The next obstacle requires Dracula to use Shadow Daggers to hit the platforms just ahead of the Lieutenant, while dodging fireballs shot from across the pit. The position of Dracula determines which platforms are extended and where the fireball is aimed.
Stand to the left of the Lieutenant and shoot a dagger at the first platform on the right that pops up. Wait for the fireball, then move to the right to avoid it. When the platform to the left of the Lieutenant appears, shoot it with a dagger. Move to the right, then shoot the platform just ahead of the Lieutenant, then immediately move back to the left side. Once the Lieutenant jumps, move to the right again, then shoot the next platform ahead of the Lieutenant and move back to the le