Explore the local Mysteries is a Side Mission in Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This walkthrough shows how to complete this Quest.
Region: Mission of San Juan
Quest Giver: Guillermo
Requirement: Unlocked after talking to Abby’s friend (1st mission step in San Juan)
Reward: “Skull” Collectible (a decorated skull that increases your Mam language proficiency)
Quest Location – Explore the local Mysteries
Right after arrival in San Juan and talking to Abby’s friend, talk to Guillermo standing next to her to start this mission.
Objective – Investigate the cemetery / Convince children to move / Find the hidden treasure / Return to woman
Guillermo wants you to search for his friend Isabela who went missing recently. Last time she has been seen at the cemetery, so Lara starts her investigation there. Talk to the old woman there, which will tell you about Isabela destroying the cross next to her and the children who disturb her from repairing it.
Talk to the children, which will tell you about their treasure hunt and their will not to leave before finding it. After telling Lara the riddle on where to find the treasure, the children will wait for you to find it. It is located behind the cemetery’s well. Get it and return to children.
After receiving the treasure, the kids will move on and Lara will repair the cross with the old lady.
Objective – Examine the cross / Follow the path of crosses / Investigate the final cross
It turns out, Lara has to follow the golden crosses in order to find the hidden crypt Isabela was looking for. Follow the crosses all around the town, out of town, up to the final cross located near San Juan’s crypt entrance, which you probably wondered how to enter.
The last cross will have a switch, which will open a new path. The path is the entrance to the crypt Isabela was searching for.
Objective – Find Isabela / Speak to Isabela / Exit the ruins / Return to Guillermo
Follow the path inside the crypt to find injured Isabela. Lara makes her way out again, through a small passageway across of Isabelas location and goes back to Guillermo in order to get Isabela out of her misery.
Objective – Talk to Manu
Once you return to Guillermo, he will tell you about Manu, who is the source of all the mysterious stories about San Juan. Visit Manu, who is sitting at the main market place of San Juan and talk to him. Turns out the man turned blind and Lara wants to help him through explaining to him what she saw, so he can experience the thrill of treasure hunt once again. He tells Lara about a hidden challenge tomb.
Find the entrance to the tomb / Examine the stele / Return to Manu
For the tomb, we recommend you check out our Challenge Tomb Guide. It will show you how to get there and how to finish the the tomb in question, called “Thirsty Gods”: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Challenge Tombs Walkthrough.
Here’s the location:
When you’ve finished the tomb (interacted with the stele at the end), return to Manu and tell him of your adventure.