How do I start...? Okay. This is Lara Croft - an archeologist from The Endurance, shipwrecked on an island in the Dragons Triangle - east of Japan.
This place is incredible. I've seen wrecks here that could date back centuries. We weren't the first and I know we're not alone. Something isn't right about this place.
If I don't get off this island, maybe someone will eventually find this.
The thing about nightmares is sooner or later, you wake up. But there's no waking up from this place. Which means I am really here, I'm really doing these things. No, don't think about it Lara. Not now. It won't help.
I don't know what's happened to the rest of the crew. I hope they are okay. They have to be. They have to be. I don't know what the hell is going on here, all that matters is that Roth finds a way to get us home.
Prepare for the worstEdit
Thank god for Roth's training. All those treks, all those climbs... It's as if he was preparing me for something like this all along.
It's clear that there are people living here. And that they are organized. They're killing and recruiting. But why? It's like some kind of cult. But a cult of what? What do they want? What are they looking for?
I can't get it out of my head. A storm that came out of nowhere. Out of a clear sky, and brought down a plane. It's not rational. You know it's not rational Lara. There must be some explanation I... I just don't know what it is yet.
Just when I thought things couldn't get worse. What are those things in the monastery? They were dressed like the Stormguard. And the sounds they made, almost... inhuman. Shit. Just listen to yourself Lara. You sound like Dad.
It's like they're the remnants of some lost civilization. Okay. Now I really sound like Dad. All I know is that they killed those men and I have a feeling they wouldn't hesitate to kill me too.
But I can't think about this now. Sam's in trouble and I've got to get her back. She is counting on me.
Madness. That's what this place is. Mathias think Himiko's spirit is keeping us here. That is not possible... It's not possible. But he is so beyond crazy that maybe he's come right back around to some kind of sane.
The helicopter isn't our way off. You know that Lara - in your gut. I have to warn the others. If we board it, we're dead.
Don't think. Don't feelEdit
"Tears won't bring me back, girl." That's what Roth would've said. I just can't believe that he's gone. No more stories about my parents. No more mountains climbs. God, I wish they'd killed me instead.
But they didn't. I'm here. I'm alive and I am certain that no boat or plane is going to get us off this island. At least not yet. I know the answer is something to do with Himiko in that monastery. I have to do something. I have to stop this.
If I'm going to get to the ritual chamber in the monastery, we need to fix that boat. I don't know how I am going to convince the others to take it inland, rather than off this island. But I have to find a way. Reyes won't be easy. She wants to get back to her daughter and she is in pain over Roth. We all are.
I still don't know exactly why Mathias wanted Sam in the first place. But that doesn't matter now. She is back with us, she is safe.
The prayer I found on that general talked about a soul trapped in a decaying body being the cause of the storms. I know he was talking about the last Sun Queen. But I don't understand what Himiko has to do with this. She was the first queen. Somehow Mathias think Sam is connected and that can't be good. Damn you Whitman. You'll do anything for a story.
I know the answer is inside that chamber, but getting to it won't be easy. The stormguard are devoted to guarding it. I know I have to do this. But I am so scared of what I'm going to find in there.
I used to be so certain of the truth. But after what I have seen... What I have done. I don't know what to believe in anymore.
This island has taken everything from me. I'm going to make sure that I take as much in return. All it's secrets. It owes me that. I have to find answers. I need to understand.