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The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune is the second level in Marathon 2: Durandal. It is the second level of Lh'owon, the first chapter of the game.

Synopsis

You have been teleported here from Waterloo Waterpark. Once you have cleared out the enemies in the first room proceed outside and turn right, this leads down a hallway to a terminal with a message from Durandal. He explains the Pfhor must have found Tycho, giving them information on Durandal's plan, and they would have been on Lh'owon long before you arrived. Durandal also says that the Pfhor returned and destroyed the colony on Tau Ceti three months after you left.

Durandal then sends you exploring, telling you to find another computer to leave from. If you come back to the terminal, he tells you that he led the Pfhor to Tau Ceti, because he wanted freedom, and says that he is directly responsible for the deaths of all twenty-four thousand colonists. He then insists that he actually saved humanity, because he warned Earth of the impending attack, and that all of Earth's population would have been enslaved.

After you have read the terminal go back up the stairs at the other end of the hallway, once you have made your way through the sewage tunnels you will come out onto the roof, don't forget to run around a lot in these rooftop areas as there are hidden ammo caches around which only appear as you go near them. As you head towards the second terminal, remember to save at the terminal to your left, and watch out for the drone ambush.

The second terminal is another message from Durandal, who tells you that his S'pht are mass-producing copies of the weapons you brought from Tau Ceti: your pistol, the assault rifle, and the Zeus Class Fusion Pistol. From there you are teleported to Charon Doesn't Make Change.

Secrets

  • In the room to the south of the room where the exit terminal is located, there is a secret door in the 3rd from the left column on the north wall, behind which there are some baddies and the fusion pistol.
  • Behind the middle column on the west wall of the same flooded room, there is a switch that will open a door in the back of the secret room. Following this passage will lead you to a place where two Pfhor continually battle a pair of the tougher F'lickta, but there's an invisible wall that prevents you from getting in on the action.

Enemies Pfhorproject1

  • Pfhor Minor
  • Pfhor Major
  • Pfhor Projectile Minor
  • F'lickta Sewage
  • Drone Minor
  • Drone Major
  • Drone Big Minor

Terminals TychoiscoolbeansTRANSWHAT

  • jon3//12-a Phce<194-973-2356>
  • djm2//12-c Phce<192-971-2351>

Sources

Marathon 2: Durandal - Level 2: The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune

Levels

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