During one of the main quests in Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown you need a new Time Power which you can get behind a locked gate. The locked gate only gets opened by solving all four puzzles for each door in the Sacred Archives. You need to use your clones and Shadow of Smirugh ability to make your way to the golden tablet. These puzzles can be tricky to solve but the only way to progress the main story is to solve the puzzle to get that Time Power.
In this guide you will see how to solve the Sacred Archives Puzzle in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.
How to solve the Sacred Archives Puzzle
At the marked location on the map, you will find a puzzle activator in front of a wall-engraved painting of three men. This puzzle is about reaching a golden tablet by avoiding obstacles with your shadows for a specific duration.
Solving Bottom Left Door Sacred Archives Puzzle
It is the first Sacred Archives Puzzle that you have to solve. Stand on and interact with the puzzle activator in front of the three men engraved on the wall. This will activate the timer of four seconds. Dash on the wall left to the trigger to jump on the right wall to pull the trigger and wait for the timer to run out.
Now interact with the activator again to activate the second shadow clone. Your actions mirrored this time with your clone pulling switches on both walls.
In the final shadow clone, your shadows are dashing on the wall of each side to pull the switch down that will open the gate on the left side. Go there to interact with the golden tablet. This will solve the Bottom Left Sacred Archives Puzzle.
Solving Bottom Right Door Sacred Archives Puzzle
You will have 12 seconds for each of your clones for their turns to pull the switches to make your way toward the golden tablet. Stand on the puzzle activator to activate the first clone and a 12-second will start running. Move to the right side to jump over the platform and jump again towards the wall to pull the switch. Keep the switch pulled when you see the wall support go in after getting out. When 4 seconds left jump onto the platform on the left side. Keep standing there to run the time out.
For the second turn, wait for your clone to pull the lever to make the wall support come outside. Use that wall support to dash and jump onto the left platform to pull the switch. Hold it until the timer runs out.
For the final turn, your clones are making the way for you. Wait for the first clone to pull the wall support outside. Use that wall to reach the top left platform and wait for the second clone to pull the upper wall support out. Use the upper wall support to reach the upper right platform and make your way to the golden tablet on the left side of the floor.
Solving Top Left Door Sacred Archives Puzzle
You will have 8 seconds for each clone and this is a relatively easy puzzle as you are using your Shadow of Smirugh ability. In your first turn move your way towards the left to make your way towards the U-shaped section. Press the LB button to activate the Shadow of Smirugh ability as the timer hits out.
For your second turn, activate the ability again to start your clone from the U-shaped section to reach the top and then the final right platform to jump over the final platform. This will trigger the switch to make your path clear towards the golden tablet.
In your final turn head to the left jump to reach the platform and wait for your second clone to reach the top right to hit the trigger to unlock the wooden block. As soon as the wooden block gets unlocked, jump right to reach the golden tablet.
Solving Top Right Door Sacred Archives Puzzle
The Top Right Door puzzle can be a bit tricky to solve and you have 13 seconds for each of your clones to make your path toward the golden tablet. Active the puzzle and move right to get yourself down to solve it. Heads toward the right to reach the trigger that makes the upper platform come out along with a blocked gate. Now you need to figure out how to unlock that gate as it is the only hurdle to your way to the tablet.
Now use your second clone to get yourself on the upper platform above the trigger and use the Shadow of Smirugh ability just left to the said gate. Now dash between the walls to reach on the top of the U-shaped section and trigger the switch to unlock the gate. Wait there to make the timer run out.
In your final clone, use the Shadow of Smirugh ability just right of the said gate while falling and waiting for the first clone to make the platform out. As soon as the platform above you come out jump onto it to wait for the second clone to reach on the top of the U-shaped section to trigger the switch. As soon as the trigger is hit the gate will get unlocked and obstacles to your way to the golden tablet are cleared. Reach there to solve it.
Sacred Archives Puzzle Reward
Solving the Sacred Archives puzzle gives you the new Time Power. On solving all four doors the fifth door in the center will be unlocked. Make your way inside it to collect a feather which gives you the Clairvoyance ability. With this ability, you can transverse yourself between two different dimensions.
That is all about how to solve the Sacred Archives Puzzle and the reward for solving it.