Portcullis - close up

A Portcullis in the closed position.

Portcullis - closed

A Portcullis barring the way to a Checkpoint.

Portcullis - puzzle

A Portcullis puzzle.

Not to be confused with the Gate.

The Portcullis is an obstacle that is sometimes encountered in the game.

The Portcullis is a vertical obstacle usually found in walls and often leads to a new area to be explored. They come in different sizes and are made of strong metal bars. Portcullises can be raised to open them or some will be lowered to open them to gain passage. There is usually but not always, a Lever or Pressure Switch somewhere nearby that has to be activated to open the Portcullis.

There is a certain type of Portcullis that is always part of a trap. There will be two or more Portcullises that suddenly come down trapping the heroes in a locked room or enclosure. The heroes will then have to defeat some Skeletons, the Big Skeleton or some other Enemies before the Portcullises are opened and the heroes can exit the trap.

  • All three heroes, the Knight, the Thief and the Wizard can use the Lever or Pressure Switch to open most Portcullises.

For a list of other types of obstacle see: Hazards

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