Journalist Samantha Bloodworth travels to a base located at the famous Ohio Range near Discovery Ridge, to cover the work being done by paleontologist Dr. Randall Tikken. While visiting the base, along with her her colleague and friend Dr. Zalmas, Sam discovers that Dr. Tikken has discovered something near Discovery ridge that mysteriously he refuses to talk with her about. Late at night, Sam sees Dr. Tikken, along with Dr. Zalmas, headed for the base of the ridge and Sam follows them to see if she can learn what this secret discovery is. She is accompanied by one of Tikken s students, Haruka Snow Yukimara and together, they confront Tikken and Zalmas, wanting to know why they are out at the ridge so late at night. Tikken decides that Sam needs to know what this discovery is so she can report the finding to the world. Tikken reveals a cavern that had created at the base of the ridge about 10,000 years ago. Inside, he shows them carvings in the wall and an authentic pottery shard at least that old, and proclaims that, this is evidence that the survivors of Atlantis were here. The finding is indeed odd, and the shard has been authenticated, however, Tikken s doctoral student and assistant Mamie Johanssen goes too far to prevent the find being released to the world. Her fear is this is somehow a fake, and, it will ruin Tikken s professional reputation along with hers by nature of her association with him.