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Endurance Officers refer to special collectible Documents found in Tomb Raider. Each document is a piece of a journal or letter, usually from Officer member of the Endurance.

There are seven total Endurance Officer Documents in the game.

Whitman: Don't Leave MeEdit

Darling, think! Think before filing those papers. I’ve sunk the last of my fortune into this expedition. But it’s all going to come back tenfold. If you divorce me now, you won’t see a penny of it.

You’ve been with me since I was nothing. You know what I’m capable of achieving. I haven’t lose my touch, I’m just at a low point right now, don’t you see? I’m on to something here. Lara, you remember her. My young protégée… she has real data to back up her theories, but she doesn't have my savvy. It’s going to be my name on the discovery and my face in front of the cameras. If this all pans out, the show will be huge!

If you want to leave me then, I promise I won’t fight you. But please… just wait on it. I can’t have this kind of publicity muddling my image. Please!

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

A letter from Whitman’s notebook. He’s such a self-serving man. I can’t believe I used to admire him!

Reyes: Dear RothEdit

Baby, I don’t even know how to begin this, so I’m just gonna come right out with it. Alisha is yours. Maybe you’ve known it all along, but since I signed back on board the Endurance, I just can’t keep the truth from you any longer.

You’ve got to understand, I never meant to cut you out of her life. But I know you, Roth. I know how you live and what you want. Staying in one place and raising a kid is not on your agenda. Maybe I screwed up. Maybe I should have let you make a choice. But I made it for you. For what I thought was best.

After the expedition, when the time is right, let’s talk about the future. Take some time to think about what you want, okay?

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

A handwritten letter from Reyes. I can’t believe this. Roth’s a father. Has he always known?

Reyes: Dear AlishaEdit

Alisha, honey, I didn’t want to write this, but if I don’t do it now, I might not have another chance. Your mama got herself into some trouble… and… I might have to be gone for a very long time. I don’t know when or if you’ll ever read this, but I want you to know I fought for you. Everything I did in my life was for you – all the time away, all the money I saved, all the sacrifices. I’m sorry for everything you’re gonna have to go through without me.

If I don’t make it back, find Conrad Roth. You’ve never met him, but he’s the best man I’ve ever known. And he’s your father. You have his eyes.

You’re the light of my life and I love you more than anything.

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

It’s my fault we’re in this mess. I have to make it right. I’ve got to find a way to get us out of here.

Whitman: My Great DiscoveryEdit

This island is more than I could have hoped for. Of course, these islanders are absolutely insane, and those poor people from the Endurance… So tragic. But honestly, it adds to the drama! Not only is this the mythical land of Yamatai, but the shipwrecks… and the modern day cultists. It warrants at least two documentaries. Maybe even a series!

Good lord, this place is going to ignite the world’s imagination! And I’m going to be right in the center of it all. Such a huge relief… all my chips were on this one number. I just need to be careful now. This situation could spin out of control on a dime. Once I have this Mathias fellow’s ear, I can convince him that there’s much to gain in cooperating.

I mean, he can’t honestly believe the things he preaches to these men, right? They’re just lost and confused. I’ll help to bring them all back to civilization. The sponsors are going to line up fro this exclusive! The story is huge!

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

Whitman has lost his mind. His obsession with fame and fortune has consumed him.

Roth: An ApologyEdit

Lara, I’m sorry. I got you into this mess. I made a promise to your father. The last time I saw him, I swore I would look after you, keep you out of trouble. And what did I do? I put you right in the thick of it. Now you’re the one looking after me.

You know, you’re just like your father. He was smarter, wiser, and stronger than anyone I knew. And he never gave up, no matter how tough things got. I worry about you, but I know if there’s anyone who can survive this place, it’s Lara Croft.

Whatever happens, I want you to know that I loved you like the daughter I never had. I’m proud of you.

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

Roth, I can’t believe you’re gone. Thank you for everything you taught me. You were the father I needed.

Reyes: About LaraEdit

Roth, I know you want me to ease off Lara. But I’m hard on her for a reason.

This big expensive ship and all its people are heading into uncharted, dangerous waters based on her theories. Lara need to understand the weight of that responsibility. I know it was your call, but sometimes I think you forget that she isn’t actually your daughter. No one else could get away with steering the Endurance into Dragon’s Triangle without at least some hard evidence. So you tell me – what convinced you?

She’s smart, I’ll give her that. And I admit the expedition has potential. But big ideas and grand plans will only get us so far. You know as well as I do, nothing like this ever goes according to plan. Lara’s green – if the shit hits the fan and she screws up, someone’s gonna get hurt. Maybe it’ll all play out fine. But until we’re sailing home safe and sound with a pile of riches, I’m not giving that girl any slack.

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

Reyes was right. I was a fool and people did get hurt. But I’m going to do whatever it takes to get them home.

Whitman: Crossing the LineEdit

Well, it had to be done. Lara left me no choice. If I thought she could play the game, I might have let her in on my plan. But she doesn’t have the grit for this business. She isn’t ruthless enough. And this discovery has to be mine. I’ve crossed the line. It won’t look good, so… as unfortunate as it may be, she can’t make it off this island. None of them can.

And whatever happens with Sam… it just makes this whole story all the more newsworthy. I don’t think Mathias or his Solarii can be reasoned with, so I’ll need to slip away as soon as this ritual is completed. I’ll make the perfect sole survivor, returning with the authorities, the cameras… and an appropriately convincing expression of sorrow.

Lara's ThoughtsEdit

Whitman, you foolish man. In the end, your ambition got the better of you.

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