Because Artyom rescued Pavel, he promises to get Artyom as close as possible to his objective, the Polis.
But first they need to reach the Theater, and the only available path is through the catacombs.
Given the fact that Torchlight is slightly longer than the previous chapters and it also lacks a good lighting, players should use the collectables guide below to find Artyom’s hidden diary pages in the first playthrough.
Chapter 7 Description
THROUGH THE DARKNESS
“I dragged Pavel out of the noose, and he says he’s going to take me as close to Polis as possible. Then I’ll contact the Order and report on everything that has happened.
The path to the legendary Theater lies through the catacombs. I’ve never been here before, and without my new friend I’d probably be completely lost. I hope he knows the way.”
Diary Page #1
Follow Pavel until you find an elevator. When the elevator stops, you reach another tunnel. In this tunnel you eventually find a train car that is blocking the path. Pavel gives you a boost to climb the car, and after you help him you are attacked by a spider.
Once you get back on your feet, look down, on your right side, to find the first Metro Last Light Torchlight Diary Page (the eighth Note).
“The tunnels and stations of the Metro are but a part of the subterranean construction projects carried out in the long ages of Moscow’s history. The Dukes would build secret passages and hideouts, the tsars would construct catacombs and reliquaries – and even then, centuries ago they would routinely stumble upon even older passages created in times immemorial, and perhaps even not by humans…
Nobody really knows what’s there around the Metro stations, above them or below them. There are no maps, for the cartographers never come back from their expeditions… And those strange, nightmarish creatures inhabiting the catacombs – were they really born of radiation?
Could they have always lived there?
Perhaps they would just avoid men before, but now, feeling that our end is near, that we’re no longer the masters of the Earth, they got braver and now approach us closer and closer to finally jump us and feed on use while we’re still warm?”
Diary Page #2
Next, stick closely to Pavel until you reach a door with an electric lock. Pavel tells you to find the fusebox, so follow the waypoint to find a locked door that leads to a room with a red light (where the fusebox is).
From this point, head right, and then around the corner to your left to discover an alcove (this is exactly around the corner, if you head further in the room you eventually reach the area behind the locked door and the fusebox).
Next to a dead body in the alcove is the second Metro Last Light Diary Page in Torchlight.
“Pavel was captured in the vicinity of the Gardens, just like me. I wonder, what could he have been doing out there? What the hell were all of them doing out there? I think I’ll hit him with that question – later.
Right now we just need to stay alive and break out of the Reich borders.”
After you disable the electric lock, you only need to get through the door to start the next chapter named Echoes.