Available only in a second playthrough - New Game Plus
Endgame DAMASCUS superweapons are found here, and a full set of HAGANE Hoplite armor, if one counts the four rooms of the Third Iron Maiden.
The Second Iron Maiden itself is composed, roughly speaking, of two parts. The first is a connected avenue of rooms which each appear to have four exits, but for all practical purposes only have two, and for the purposes of completing the game have only one: the south door. Keep going South, from The Eunic's Lot to The Spider.
And then there are a series of small "island" rooms, which in terms of normal space, are separated from all other rooms. Go through an exit of an island room, and you will teleport to another island; try to go back through the same door, and you will end up somewhere else. Snowfly Forest is similar in this respect, but it at least can be mapped in its entirety as a contiguous whole-each one of the Second Iron Maiden rooms has to be mapped separately, with every one of the four exits labelled.
GameFaqs hosts a beautiful map of this dungeon crafted by thico_ . But read the map carefully-aesthetic design considerations prompted its creator to put some of the rooms close to others, even though they do not directly connect. Also, in case of confusion, read "right" on the map as being "east", rather than being to Ashley's right as he enters the room (which, admittedly, is apparent when the rest of the "up" and "down" directions are considered).
Critical path Edit
Required to complete the game
The Eunics' Lot Edit
Ordeal By Fire Edit
The Oven at Neisse Edit
The Mind Burns Edit
The Rack Edit
The Saw Edit
The Cold's Bridle Edit
The Shin-Vice Edit
- The reward here, the first time through, is the Azalea Sigil from the Ogre Zombie. It drops nothing else, and the Death drops nothing. The Death's Head casts Thunderbolt, Fire Storm, Gravity and Acid Flow; its Body, Recharge 50 MP. The Azalea Sigil opens up a similar combat with the same two types of enemies in the Time Trials (North door of Wiping Blood from Blades)
The Spider Edit
The last room in the avenue. Again, go south, to the first of the "islands", or if desired, first visit Lead Sprinkler room to the East and/or Squassation room to the West.
Lead Sprinkler Edit
Lich, Shrieker. Paralysis panel. Chest with three Mana Potions and HAGANE Hoplite Helm
Lich, Shrieker x 2. Traps: Poison Panel, Terra Thrust. Chest with HAGANE Hoplite Shield, three Cure Potions
The Strappado Edit
Game completion only: Go east to Tablillas
Map completion: First go South to Tongue Slicer
Tormentum Insomniae Edit
Map Completion Edit
Tongue Slicer Edit
Ordeal By Water Edit
Go North to Tablillas