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Gold and Bones




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Gold and Bones is the twenty-first chapter of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Plot synopsisEdit

Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan move through the deserted catacombs and arrive in an open cavern beneath the graveyard. Gabriel Roman is inspecting the El Dorado statue, which stands beneath a large hole in the ground above. To his right, Atoq Navarro is holding Elena Fisher at gunpoint. As Nate and Sully enter, they are ambushed from behind by two of Navarro's mercenaries. Roman turns to greet them, and orders them to drop their weapons. As they do, Roman tells them he will be "with them momentarily," and turns back to the statue.

As he admires its craftsmanship, Navarro tells him that the real treasure of El Dorado is inside. Roman opens the "statue," which is now revealed to be a sarcophagus. Inside, he finds human remains. Before he can turn to Navarro for an explanation, he falls victim to El Dorado's "curse," an airborne virus that within seconds causes him to lose all reason and become aggressive like the descendants. As he runs to attack Navarro, Navarro shoots him in the head. Navarro orders his men to airlift the statue out of the cavern, and they lower it into a net which is being suspended by a helicopter.

As Nate tries to reason with him, Navarro reveals his true motive: money. Having known about the virus all along, he used Roman's resources to get him to the island. Now, with Roman dead, he plans to sell the virus "to the right buyer." As he leaves the cavern with Elena, the descendants begin to swarm in. Nate and Sully take the opportunity to overpower two of the mercenaries, taking their weapons in the process. Nate sets off after Navarro, while Sully remains in the cavern providing covering fire for him. Nate manages to grab the net that holds the statue beneath the helicopter as it takes off. As they fly off the island, Nate is spotted by a mercenary who radios Navarro on the helicopter. Navarro orders one of his men, Dillon, to shoot Drake. As Dillon fires out through the open door, Elena kicks him out of the helicopter. He continues shooting as he falls, and accidentally hits the pilot, Javier.

With Javier dead, the helicopter plummets toward Navarro's boat. Nate drops off the statue and lands at one end of the boat, while the helicopter crashes at the other, hanging precariously over the edge. With Elena unconscious, Navarro climbs out of the wreck and orders his men to kill Drake. 



  • Goof: In gameplay, if one goes up to Roman's corpse, his body is positioned differently and there's no blood on his head.

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