Banishing Gate

Banishing Gate

Banishing Gates are large doors in the Garlaige Citadel that require four people standing on pressure-plates or a Key ItemPouch of weighted stones to open. There are three Banishing Gates, each one deeper in the citadel than the last.

Methods to Open Gates[edit]

Key Item (Recommended)[edit]

The gates can be opened simply by clicking them after you obtain a Key ItemPouch of weighted stones by clicking a ??? at (G-8) on the first map of the citadel.

Weighted Switches (The hard way)[edit]

One person needs to be standing on each of the four switches that are located near the gate. When a person stands on a switch, it sinks down a bit. Once everyone is on their switches, a message appears: "The first/second/third Banishing Gate begins to open."

You have about 15 seconds to get through the open gate before it closes. As long as you start to run towards the door as soon as you see the 'open' message, you should have no problem making it through. It will say "The first/second/third Banishing Gate begins to close" when it's about to shut.

Bypassing the Gates: The complicated way[edit]

With the release of Wings of the Goddess expansion, players can bypass the banishing gates without gathering four people or using a key item.

Gates 1 and 3[edit]

You are now behind banishing gates one and three.

Gate 2[edit]

Gate Locations[edit]

First Gate[edit]

Location: (I-9) on the first map.
Switches: The four switches are immediately outside the door.

Second Gate[edit]

Second/Third Banishing Gate Switches

Location: (H-9) on the second map.
Switches: In the rooms along the hall near the gate:

  • Two are to the east in the rooms farthest from the gate:
    • One in the north room
    • One in the south room
  • The other two are to the west in the far rooms
    • One in the north room
    • One in the south room

Third Gate[edit]

Location: (H-6) on the second map.
Switches: In the rooms along the hall to the west of the gate:

  • Two are in the farthest rooms to the west
    • One in the north room
    • One in the south room
  • The other two are in the two rooms nearest the Gate (the easternmost rooms, but still west of the gate):
    • One in the north room
    • One in the south room
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