About 2500 years ago a giant bolt of fire came falling down from the skies above...
Strange beings emerged from the wreckage.
Local inhabitants of this desolate mountain region came to worship these beings
as gods and and built shrines and temples to honor these beings.
The Denboche cult was born.
Lara Croft, daughter of Lord Hensingly Croft, was raised to be an aristocrat from birth.
After attending finishing school at the age of 21, Lara's marriage into wealth had
seemed assured, but on her way home from a skiing trip her chartered plane had crashed deep
in the heart of the Himalayas. The only survivor, Lara learned how to depend on her wits to
stay alive in hostile conditions a world away from her sheltered upbringing. Two
weeks later when she walked into the village of Tokakeriby her experiences had had a
profound effect on her...
(This second quote is from the booklet of Tomb Raider 1. (c))
This adventure is my interpretation of what happened during those two weeks.
Based on that experience Lara Croft would become much more adept at climbing a residential dumbwaiter shaft than living a comfortable life of privilege in her father's extravagant mansion.