Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Sacred archives key - Sargon after defeating the Warden and getting the key.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Sacred Archives key location

Are you trying to get the Sacred Archives key to open eye doors in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown? Here’s where to find it. As you first walk into the Sacred Archives, you’ll notice many locked doors with a pressure plate next to them. Once you step on the plate, an eye will scan you. However, it will then show the symbol of a key with an ‘X’ on it, implying that you cannot pass without the right key. Let’s examine where to find that key and progress through this area’s puzzles.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Sacred archives key - Holy Scholarship key location map.

How to get the Sacred Archives key in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown

To get the Sacred Archives key (aka the Holy Scholarship key) in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, you must kill the Warden after finding Sargon’s special alternate reality power in the same area. This happens after exploring the Archives for a while, so you won’t be able to open the first doors that you’ll find.

You will need to progress the story until you reach the story quest ‘The Path to the Sand Prison’. For this quest, you’ll need to acquire two new Time Powers. The first one will be in the Sacred Archives (top-left side). Solve the puzzle with the four portals, and you’ll be able to switch between two realities. With the new power unlocked, head to the location shown above, and you’ll find the Warden miniboss. Defeat the Warden and any enemies there; once defeated, he will drop the Sacred Archives key.

As for the fight itself, defeating the Warden is fairly straightforward, as he doesn’t have much HP. Defeat all the enemies that he spawns while trying to hit him once or twice, and always stay on the move to avoid getting swarmed.

Now that you have the key, you are free to open any door you want in the Sacred Archives and fully reveal the secrets of this area. Thus, keep in mind that you unlock the key after completing the main story quest in the area. You can’t unlock it earlier.

To summarize, you can get the Sacred Archives key in PoP TLC by killing the Warden. You can fight the Warden only after completing the main story in this area and earning the alternate dimension Time Power. The key is the Holy Scholarship key and will allow you to unlock any door in the Sacred Archives. And that’s all! For more similar content, here’s how to get the Shockwave amulet and how to defeat Jahandar in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

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