- "The unflinching African sun has continued to plague our expedition, making it impossible to dig until dusk. How Professor Herbert managed to find the location in these vast plains of nothingness remains a mystery to me. "
- ―Daniel's diary, detailing his expedition in Algeria
Algeria is a country in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast, and a minor setting in Amnesia: The Dark Descent's storyline. The country itself is only mentioned in Daniel's diary entries in Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Algeria will also be featured as the main setting in the upcoming sequel Amnesia: Rebirth.
Algeria is, however, featured in one of the short stories in Remember - Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Back in 1839, Daniel took part in Herbert's expedition to Algeria, in order to uncover an ancient tomb, located in the country's deserts. They arrive in Algiers on May 14th. On the next day, Herbert meets up with his old friend, Faraj, and he receives a map from him that shows the way to the Tomb of Tin Hinan. Herbert and Daniel start making their way towards the tomb the next day.
On May 17th, Daniel became trapped inside the tomb after the stone slab collapsed behind him, sealing him inside. Though Daniel's body was heavy to carry, he managed to move on, and suddenly saw a faint blue shimmer, which was The Shadow's orb. After closing it in his hands, the enchanting light began to spark brightly and spirit him away. While having visions about "spiralling towers, endless deserts and impossible geometry", he eventually was freed by a few Arabs, awoke to several orb pieces clasped firmly in his hands. Since the incident, Herbert sent Daniel back to England, fearing he might risk the entire expedition.
After these events, Herbert, who had connections to Alexander of Brennenburg, had found a second orb which he retrieved. Hoping that it would reach Alexander, Herbert's expedition had gone terribly wrong, as the only survivor, known as Abdullah had been badly injured, and rambled deliriously about the expedition being attacked by something horrible, which was in fact, The Shadow.
In 1937, almost a century after the events of Amnesia: The Dark Descent the secrets of the Algerian deserts are disturbed once more. Tasi Trianon along with several other people are stranded as their plane - the Cassandra crashes during a private business flight, their plane crashing down somewhere between Salah and Kayes.
|The Dark Descent locations|
|Main campaign||Brennenburg Castle locations||Rainy Hall • Old Archives • Entrance Hall • Archives • Wine Cellar • Laboratory • Refinery • Cellar Archives • Archive Tunnels • Back Hall • Storage • Guest Room • Study • Machine Room • Elevator • Prison: Southern Block • Prison: Northern Block • Cistern Entrance • Control Room • Cistern • Morgue • Sewer • Nave • Chancel • Transept • Choir Entrance • Choir - Main Hall • Cells • Inner Sanctum • Orb Chamber|
|Other locations||London • Algeria • Altstadt • Tomb of Tin Hinan • Zimmermann Farm|
|Justine campaign||Cabinet of Perturbation||Cells • Library • Dungeon • Crypt|
|Other locations||Florbelle Estate|