Sam: Family Story

Samantha Nishimura

Tomb Raider

I can't believe we're actually on an expedition to find the homeland of my ancestors. Ever since I told Lara the story of Himiko years ago, she's been hunting for its location. I never really gave it much thought, that any of this could actually be real history.

My grandmother used to tell me the story like it was a memory...

Many thousands of years ago, Queen Himiko ruled the land of Yamatai. The sun rose at Himiko's command and she ruled everything its rays touched, from the mountains to the sea and beyond. But one day, Yamatai simply disappeared without a trace, forgotten in time.

Lara's Thoughts

It's Sam's story about the Sun Queen and Yamatai. But I don't think it's anything like she imagined.