View Full Version : Tomb Raider:Queen Of The Damned preview (story type thing)

29-07-03, 04:03
It's gonna be a Tomb Raider one obviously, and i still need some character development and more of a plot but i thought i'd give you guy's a Sneaky-Peaky of whats going on, BUT when i've finished it i'll be posting it here...so i won't leave you with just this first segment


The fire slowly flickered in the wind, the room was lit with a dark orange glow and silence filtered through the air.
Outside in the garden the trees violently blew in the wind with a ghastly screech.
Lara sat up in her bed and looked around at the emptiness of her life…all that was there were a 16th century fireplace and a half filled double bed.
She slowly got up, and walked to the balcony, her hands rested upon the glass, as she looked at her assault course.
A bolt of lightning lit up the sky, and flashbacks of a plane crash suddenly hit her, the screams of the other passengers echoed through her mind.
Lara quickly turned around to see Winston standing at the doorway of her bedroom
“Is everything ok Lara?” he calmly asked
“Yes Winston…Everything’s fine, just go back to sleep” Lara replied, her voice quivering. Winston slowly returned to his room.
Lara walked downstairs into the main hall; the wall lamps dimly lit the room, the carpet sank under Lara’s feet.
She walked towards a large wooden door, and placed her hand a small panel to the right, the door shot upwards, behind lay an arsenal of deadly weaponry, A shotgun, Uzi’s, Magnums all lay behind a glass case, above them all on a plaque lay her famous 9mm handguns, her holsters close beside.
“Glad I gave that up for good” Lara softly said to herself, her encounters with the Nephilim gave her the final decision on her life.
She shut the gun cupboard, for a final time, and began to walk to the swimming pool.
When she got there she realised that her whole house was a perfect reflection of her life, Dark, empty and lonely.
She took of her night gown and dove into the pool, the feeling of the cold water against her naked body made her feel free, she swam around for what seemed like an hour before deciding to climb out.
The water slowly dripped of her as she stood up and walked through the ballroom towards the kitchen.

[ 31. July 2003, 14:00: Message edited by: Genocide ]

29-07-03, 04:13

29-07-03, 04:19
Very good! I just hope you keep Lara's clothes on. lol http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif :D

29-07-03, 04:20
thats the only part where she'll be naked!

29-07-03, 04:24
Good read Genocide. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif I haven't finished AoD though...it appears the plane crash might be related to that but I don't want to know if it is! It's a great plot concept...but I hope Lara realizes that she wants to continue the quest...her calling!

29-07-03, 04:27
the plane crash refers to the text in the original Tomb Raider game!
the plot isn't fully worked out yet but i can tell you it will involve a city in the sky!! and the lost city of Jericho!

29-07-03, 04:39
oo!!! nice work http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

and Queen of the Damned is a good movie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

29-07-03, 16:58
Congrats, Geno. The tone is definitely dark, but it's a very interesting take. And it's a good read indeed. I would only quibble over Winston calling Lara, well... 'Lara' instead of his usual 'Ms Croft' ;)

29-07-03, 17:08
Excellent Genocide :cool:

29-07-03, 17:12
Hi Rommie http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

So... working hard? or hardly working? ;)

Three days to go... Aren't you thrilled by now? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 29. July 2003, 17:13: Message edited by: Kaminari ]

29-07-03, 17:41

Yes not long now, I still have to pack!!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif

30-07-03, 00:54
Nice one Geno! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

30-07-03, 01:09
Hello Genocide,
Nice work. You have put an interesting perspective Lara's true feelings. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

30-07-03, 01:30
A pleasure to read http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif .

31-07-03, 13:54
well, i got bored, and it came fom the top of my head, what i need now is to make it fit with my other ideas, won't be hard!!

31-07-03, 13:59
Go Gen! The best stories are those acquired through boredom. ;)