In 1834, Charles Darwin commissioned Paul Caulfield and his fellow sailors to travel around the world to collect samples and specimens for him. The sailors soon left London in the HMS Beagle. During the journey, the sailors became bored of eating vegetable broth and made a pact to search for meat. For now, they would abandon the task they had been given. On arrival at Antarctica, the five men travel to the island in a smaller boat. They discover the tracks of a wolf and venture into some caves leading into the lost city of Tinnos, a Polynesian settlement. There, they make a discovery. Four strangely carved artefacts. The sailors take these artefacts thinking about the money that they might be worth back in England. Paul gloats, commenting that there are only four artefacts and Stephen never picked one up quick enough. Suddenly, the creature that they were tracking appears and jumps on Paul, sending him to the ground. The wolf bites into Paul's neck. Smythe, Henderson and Jonson flee back into the tunnel but Stephen stays to carry Paul's dying body. Smythe and the others beckon Stephen to hurry before the wolf comes back. As Stephen makes his way to where his colleagues are waiting on an ice bridge, the bridge collapses sending the sailors sliding through a tunnel and crashing through to the outdoors. Paul is dead. The four sailors bury his body and vow not to tell Darwin the truth about Paul's fate, or else they would be back on the strange island to hunt down the canine creature. The sailors leave, continuing their sample collecting across the world.
In 1998, a team of scientists from Rock Technology (RX-Tech) were on site in Antarctica when they made several interestings discoveries. Unknown material originating from a meteorite, evidence of a Polynesian settlement and the grave of Paul Caulfield. With this grave, Dr. Mark Willard was able to track down the diary of Paul's colleague, Stephen Barr.