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Lair
Lairroom
Alex examining a corpse in one of the Lair's rooms
Location
Beneath the Church of the Holy Way

Floors
Basement only
Bosses
Curtis Ackers
Amnion
Appearances
Silent Hill: Homecoming

The Lair is a location in Silent Hill: Homecoming. This underground structure serves as the Order's apparent base of operations, where members gather, and where those who have been targeted as enemies of the cult are brought for punishment.

Its location isn't outright known, but it is implied to be located underneath the Church of the Holy Way in Central Silent Hill.

It is here that Alex Shepherd confronts many nameless members of the Order, Margaret Holloway, who is thought to have revived the Order, Curtis Ackers, and Amnion, the game's final boss.

Design

Underground

A map of the Lair.

The Lair is divided up into three, nearly indistinct sectors, the reason behind which is unknown. There appears to be no method to the floor plan, except to confuse those unfamiliar with the structure. As is typical, most rooms within the Lair are either locked or jammed shut. Those that can be entered are generally used as torture chambers. Duct work and boilers are abundant, and seepage drains are laid into most areas, indicating either severe leaking, or a close proximity to water. Profuse amounts of blood, the result of many of the Order's executions and torture methods, could also explain the drains.

Rooms found within each sector are numbered and each room is prefixed with its sector number followed by its room designation. For example, Room 301 would be Sector Three, Room 1. An oddity worth mentioning is that, as shown on the game map, rooms don't necessarily follow a numerical order.

Plot significance

TortureRoom

One of the Lair's torture rooms.

Due to the failure of Shepherd's Glen's 50-year cycle of ritual sacrifice, the town is suffering from a backlash instigated by the Order, which the Founders had "separated" themselves from long ago. Townsfolk had begun to go missing, and it's learned that their disappearances have been orchestrated by none other than the Order. Taken to the Lair, those who have been kidnapped are either persuaded to rejoin the central faith, tortured to the breaking point of doing so, or outright killed.

Alexlair

Alex exploring the Founder's Chamber, deep inside the Lair.

Located deep within the Lair are a pair of chambers. Both pertain to the pact that the founders of Shepherd's Glen established with their God. The first holds tablets inscribed with a declaration of intent on behalf of the families, each promising to sacrifice a child every 50 years. The second is the chamber where the sacrificed children are brought and, presumably, presented to God.

Trivia

  • Screams, as well as what sounds like a bell and clanking, can be heard while walking through the different halls of the Lair.
  • The overall appearance of the Lair has many similarities to the gore film Hostel, however the objective of the film's facility greatly differs from the one in the game.
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Characters
Main Characters
Alex Shepherd - Joshua Shepherd - Elle Holloway - James Wheeler - Margaret Holloway - Curtis Ackers
Other Characters
Adam Shepherd - Carol Doyle - Lillian Shepherd - Nora Holloway - Sam Bartlett - Joey Bartlett - Martin Fitch - Scarlet Fitch - Travis Grady - Order Soldier - Nash - Robbie the Rabbit
Families
Bartlett Family - Fitch Family - Holloway Family - Shepherd Family
Monsters
Amnion - Asphyxia - Bogeyman - Feral - Lurker - Needler - Nurse - Scarlet - Schism - Sepulcher - Siam - Smog - Swarm
Weapons
12 Gauge Shotgun - BlueSteel Shotgun - Chrome Hammer Pistol - Ceremonial Dagger - Circular Saw - Combat Knife - Crowbar - Fire Axe - Laser Pistol - M14 Assault Rifle - Mk 23 Handgun - Police Marksman Rifle - Pulaski Axe - Steel Pipe
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Boiler Room - Central Silent Hill - Church of the Holy Way - Dargento Cemetery - Dr. Fitch's Office - Grand Hotel - Hell Descent - Lair - Overlook Penitentiary - Rose Heights Cemetery - Salvage Yard - Sewers of Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd House - Shepherd's Glen - Shepherd's Glen Town Hall - Shepherd's Glen Police Station - Silent Hill Docks - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Offices - Toluca Lake Water and Power - Toluca River - Dog House
Terms
Bogeyman Knife - Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - Siren - The Order - Walkie Talkie - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Great Knife - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Items - Memos

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