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The Survivor Timeline is the third game timeline within the Tomb Raider franchise.

Lara Croft Edit

Lara Sarcophagus Trap

Lara Croft is significantly different within this timeline, as opposed to her original counterparts. Lara's first adventure, was the search for the mythic kingdom of Yamatai, which results in a shipwreck, which takes the place of the plane crash from all the other timelines.

This event is life changing for Lara, which led to her transition from scared young woman to a master Survivalist, however this was just the first step in her journey to becoming the Tomb Raider.

She is portrayed by Camilla Luddington.

Media Edit

Games Edit

So far there are only two games within the timeline. Though a third was inadvertently confirmed to be in developement by Square Enix at E3 2015

Comics Edit

A comic book series was published by Dark Horse Comics to bridge the games.

Novel Edit

A novel set between Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider was released in 2014.

Chronology of Events Edit

300 BCE – 300 CE Edit

  • Yayoi period on Yamatai
  • A foreign ambassador visits Yamatai with the intention of spying on Queen Himiko and assessing her armies. He finds that Himiko has an unnatural hold over the populace. Near the end of his visit, he witnesses Himiko using her unnatural power first-hand. He resolves to leave Yamatai and urge his lord to not trifle with Himiko.
  • Several foreign realms attempt to conquer Yamatai, none succeed.

970 CE Edit

972 CE Edit

  • Decius is fully devoted to the Prophet, and recruits more followers from the upper class of Constantinople.[2]

977 CE Edit

  • The Prophet is chased from Constantinople by the Knights of the Order of Trinity.[3]

978 CE Edit

  • Rayne of Tarsus paints a Byzantine fresco depicting the massacre of the Prophet and his people.

979 CE Edit

  • Prophet and his people reached their new home, that will be known as Kitezh.[4]

c. 1185–1333 CE Edit

  • Kamakura period on Yamatai.
  • Civilization is present on Yamatai Island until sometime in this period, as many buildings on the island date from the Kamakura period, especially in the Mountain Village.
  • Himiko attempts to possess Hoshi at some point in this period. However, Hoshi kills herself during the ritual, trapping Himiko inside her corpse. The Stormguard General kills himself shortly afterwards, due to the belief that he failed Himiko.

1849 - 1855 CE  Edit

  • An oil painting depicting Sir Galahad kneeling in front of the Holy Grail comes into being.

1850 CE Edit

  • A wood engraving is created in this year depicting the Fountain of Youth.

1939 - 1945 CE Edit

  • World War II.

1941 CE Edit

December 7 Edit

  • American entry in World War II.

1942 - 1945 CE  Edit

  • The Japanese military occupies Yamatai. After several encounters with the Stormguard, the occupation force relocates to an old monastery. Due to Trinity operative's urging, the occupation force investigates a nearby tomb for the answer of the storms. The operative sabotages the Japanese occupants, causing the entire force to be wiped out by the Stormguard.

1950s CE Edit

1953 CE Edit

  • Richard Croft is born.

1960s CE Edit

1961 CE Edit

1968 - 1970 CE Edit

  • James Whitman is born.

1971 CE Edit

Joslin Reyes is born

1980s Edit

  • Conrad Roth served 2 Combat duties with the Royal Marines
  • Samantha's mother meets Samantha's father while working as a model in Los Angeles.

1980 CE Edit

  • Jonah Maiava is born.

1982 CE Edit

July Edit

  • Mathias crash lands in Yamatai.

September Edit

  • The other survivors from Mathias's plane crash die when they attempt to escape the island by sea.
  • Mathias decides to uncover Yamatai's secrets.

1988 CE Edit

  • Richard Croft receives doctor of archaeology degree from Oxford.

1989 CE Edit

1990 CE Edit

October 13 Edit

Mathias decides to form a group devoted to discovering the secrets of Yamatai.

1991 CE Edit

1992 CE Edit

1994 CE  Edit

October 24  Edit

  • Vladimir, Nikolai, and Dmitri are shipwrecked on Yamatai. They and their fellow crewmembers are approached by Mathias. Mathias offers to recruit the Russians; those that refused were executed.
  • The Solarii Brotherhood is formed.
  • Mathias decides to make laws for the Solarii.

1997 CE  Edit

January 21  Edit

  • Mathias migrates the Solarii inland to the Himiko's old palace.

1997 - 2011 CE  Edit

  • The Solarii occupy the palace, and build a small town around it.

2000s CE Edit

  • Conrad Roth and Angus Grimaldi go on a mission in Somalia.

2003 CE  Edit

  • Richard Croft is assassinated by Trinity by being shot in the head.

2004 CE  Edit

March 15  Edit

  • The London Observer prints a headline that ruins the Croft family's reputation.

2009 CE Edit

  • Sam meets Lara after starting university
  • Lara works as a Bar Person at the 9 Bells

Before 2013  Edit

  • A medieval ink drawing depicting the Prophets Sarcophagus is created

2013 CE  Edit

  • Sam and Lara finish their Education at University College London.

The exact date is not available for the beginning of Tomb Raider's events. The day the Endurance launched will be used as Day 0 instead. Day 22 was indicated by the introduction as the beginning of the game's events.

Day -3  Edit

  • Whitman is told that his show, Whitman's World, is commissioned for a third season.
  • Whitman goes to the Endurance to meet the crew. Sam, Lara, Roth, and Grim are aboard.
  • Roth calls Reyes in to fix a technical issue in the engine room.

Day -2  Edit

  • Reyes arrives at the Endurance to fix the engine issue, and does so.
  • Thomas Whitman calls Whitman, telling him that funding for the third season of Whitman's World has been pulled.

Day -1  Edit

  • Whitman meets Sheila when he goes home. He finds her removing the home's contents.
  • Whitman takes several artifacts to be used for his third season to Mr. Hong.
  • The deal with Mr. Hong goes bad, and a henchman beats Whitman. Jonah comes to his rescue at Roth's request, shooting several of Mr. Hong's henchmen, as well as Mr. Hong himself.
  • Alex goes to the Endurance, looking for sanctuary for hacking into a government database.
  • Alex tries to help the Endurance crew get funding by hacking into gambling websites, but the attempt fails.

Day 0  Edit

  • Lara asks Sam to get her uncle to help fund the Endurance expedition. Sam's uncle accepts.
  • Sam becomes Whitman's camerawoman and begins filming the crew.
  • The Endurance is launched.

Day 21  Edit

  • Lara and Sam tell Reyes that Angus disapproves of the Yamatai expedition.

Day 22  Edit

  • Conrad Roth sends out an SOS before the Endurance is destroyed.
  • Tomb Raider (2013) begins.
  • The Endurance is shipwrecked by a storm at Yamatai. Many crew members survive, including Lara, Sam, Roth, Grim, Reyes, Jonah, Alex, and Dr. Whitman.
  • Lara is taken prisoner by a Yamatai resident.

Day 23  Edit

  • Lara is strung up inside her captor's cave, which she soon escaped.
  • Mathias meets Sam and Lara.
  • Sam is kidnapped by Mathias.
  • Lara is caught in a bear trap and is attacked by several wolves.
  • The Solarii tows in the remains of the Endurance.
  • Lara kills Vladimir when he tried to kill her - her first kill. Several other Solarii are reluctantly killed by Lara during her escape.
  • Roth is attacked by wolves. His leg is injured during the attack.

Day 24  Edit

  • Lara successfully sends out an SOS from an old World War II base. A search party hears her SOS, who has been looking for the Endurance crew since Roth sent the first SOS from the Endurance.
  • A rescue plane - co-piloted by Captain Jessup - arrives to Yamatai, but is brought down by Himiko's storm.
  • The rescue plane's pilot is killed by Solarii.
  • Jessup is taken prisoner by the Solarii.
  • Lara is captured by Solarii after a failed attempt to save Jessup. She escapes while avoiding theStormguard.
  • Angus Grimaldi falls to his death.
  • The fire ritual is performed, and Himiko finds Sam worthy.

Day 25  Edit

  • Conrad Roth dies defending Lara from a tomahawk thrown by Mathias.
  • The remaining Endurance survivors set up camp on a beach.
  • Whitman returns to the Endurance group.
  • Alex Weiss sacrifices himself to set off an explosion sinking half of the Endurance.
  • Whitman kidnaps Sam and brings her to Mathias during a Solarii attack on the Endurance survivor camp.

Day 26  Edit

  • Lara learns about Himiko's soul transfer.
  • Whitman is killed by the Stormguard.
  • Lara kills the Stormguard Stalker, the apparent leader of the Stormguard.
  • Mathias is killed by Lara, who shoots him off a roof.
  • Lara interrupts Himiko's soul transfer by stabbing her with a stick, rendering the Stormguard defunct.
  • Lara, Sam, Reyes, and Jonah are rescued from Yamatai by a cargo ship.
  • Tomb Raider (2013) ends.

Day 27  Edit

  • Surviving Solarii leave Yamatai.

c. Day 68  Edit

  • Lara and Sam have night terrors about Yamatai. Lara gives Sam a cookie to relax. Lara then gets a call from Jonah to go to Devil's Rest.

Day 69  Edit

  • Lara arrives in Devil's Nest, near the Grand Canyon. Lara enters Jonah's trailer, and a delirious Jonah points a gun at her. Lara's driver, Ray, listens to their conversation.
  • A rainstorm occurs near Jonah's trailer, causing a flood. Lara escapes the trailer, but Jonah's trailer explodes.
  • Lara rescues an unconscious Jonah from the trailer. After she pulls Jonah to safety, Ray tries to rob and murder the two. Ray is knocked off a cliff by Lara, causing his death.

Day 72  Edit

  • Lara visits Trinity College in Dublin.
  • Lara presents two artifacts Jonah gave her to Professor Cahalane. He finds the antefix to have a prophecy inscribed upon it and the idol to be a representation of a makara.
  • The Solarii capture Alisha in order to force Lara and Reyes to return their gold pieces.
  • Lara visits Reyes at the Spire of Hope. She presents her dragon artifact to Lara, claiming all the Endurance survivors have their own artifact. A Solarii, Matsu, approaches them.
  • The Solarii brings Alisha to Lara and Reyes to force them to hand over their gold pieces. Matsu gives the order to shoot Alisha, but Danny shoots at the Solarii. Reyes, Lara, and Alisha escape in the confusion.
  • Cahalane is killed by Solarii.
  • Sam is taken captive by the Solarii.
  • Lara hits a Solarii with a guitar. She takes his gun and tries to evade the Solarii.
  • Lara is nearly killed by a Solarii, but Reyes knocks him out. Lara tells Reyes that they must return to Yamatai.

Day 73  Edit

  • Jonah wakes up and agrees with Lara to return to Yamatai.
  • Lara goes back to Trinity College, finding Cahalane dead.

Day 74  Edit

  • Lara, Reyes, and Jonah go to Japan and board the Jerung, with the intention of using it to return to Yamatai.

Day 75  Edit

  • The ship catches fire, and the Captain is killed by invaders led by Danny. Lara, Reyes, and Jonah escape to Yamatai.
  • Lara brings the known artifacts the Solarii want, and threatens to throw them into the sea if the Solarii do not return Sam.
  • Lara discovers that Sam is being held at the island's monastery by a wounded Solarii.
  • Lara returns to the Endurance and falls into the water. She relearns that she took Alex's pocket watch in order to return it to his sister.
  • Danny saves Lara from drowning and brings her to his camp.
  • Solarii attack Danny's camp and Danny and Lara are taken prisoner.
  • Matsu attempts to do a ritual to resurrect Mathias by killing Lara. Jonah and Reyes prevent the ritual from occurring, and Sam stabs Matsu.
  • Mathias is apparently resurrected in Matsu's body, but he and the remaining Solarii are killed.

Day 76  Edit

  • Danny attempts to kill Lara to prevent Mathias from ever being resurrected.
  • Danny shoots Lara in the shoulder, and Danny is killed by a grenade.

c. Day 78  Edit

  • Approximate day Lara returns to London.

c. Day 85  Edit

  • Lara sees a hallucination of Alex's corpse, telling her that his sister is in danger. Lara, in terror, falls off a cliff, but is saved from death by Reyes.
  • Mr. Femon is murdered by a Trinity agent when searching for Kaz Weiss.

Day 86  Edit

  • Lara goes to Pripyat, Ukraine to search for Kaz. She evades a Ukrainian checkpoint while entering.
  • Kaz finds Lara and returns Alex's ring. Kaz's friend, Viktor, arrives and threatens to shoot Lara due to thinking she works for Trinity.
  • Lara disarms Viktor and threatens to kill him. Kaz tells everyone to lower their weapons, and defuses the standoff.
  • Mr. Cruz throws a box containing Femon's prosthetic to Kaz, confirming his death.
  • Mr. Cruz points a gun a Lara and Kaz, asking them about others who know about Trinity. Kaz's dogs rout Mr. Cruz into the woods.
  • Lara is stabbed in a fight with Mr. Cruz. She gets a gun, shoots Mr. Cruz, and passes out.
  • Lara is taken to Viktor's house to heal.

Day 87  Edit

  • Viktor's house is destroyed by a Trinity helicopter co-piloted by Mr. Cruz, causing Viktor and Kirill to die.
  • Lara and Varvavra - Viktor's mother - hide in an underground bunker to outlast the Trinity attack.
  • Lara leaves the bunker to kill several Trinity soldiers. Kaz helps Lara kill one of the soldiers.
  • Lara dresses as one of the soldiers to approach the helicopter. When Mr. Cruz recognizes her, he orders the pilot to fire. However, Lara shoots first, killing the pilot and nearly killing Mr. Cruz. Lara offers to let Kaz live in her apartment.

c. Day 94  Edit

  • Mr. Cruz is sent to a hospital. An agent arrives to speak to Mr. Cruz. Mr. Cruz tells him that Kaz still needs to be assassinated, and Lara is a killer.
  • Lara is working on a play with Jonah and Andrea. Andrea walks out due to Lara's poor acting abilities.
  • Lara and Andrea are mugged. Lara beats the muggers, and Andrea leaves due to fear of Lara's enjoyment of the fighting.
  • Mr. Ramile is told that his cancer is aggressive by his doctor.
  • The beaten muggers plot revenge on Lara, but are killed by Mr. Ramile.
  • Mr. Cruz leaves the hospital.
  • Lara vomits into a toilet at the theatre.
  • Lara enters a subway and narrowly avoids being hit by a subway train.
  • Mr. Cruz is electrocuted to death.
  • Mr. Ramile is killed by a subway train, in an act of suicide after attempting to recruit Lara as his protege.


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