Tomb Raider II
The events of the game concern the mythical Dagger of Xian and Lara's attempts to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. The following characters appeared within the game:
- Lara Croft
- Marco Bartoli: The leader of the Fiamma Nera cult and the main villain of Tomb Raider II. Bartoli seeks the Seraph, a key that will lead him into the catacombs of the Barkhang Monastery in Tibet where the key to the Dagger of Xian lies. Towards the end of the game in China, Bartoli plunges the dagger into his heart and becomes a dragon, whom Lara must fight on the penultimate level: The Dragon's Lair.
- Gianni Bartoli: Father of Marco Bartoli, he's only mentioned in cutscenes and seen on a poster in the Opera house. He was the original owner of the Seraph sigil, but he lost the key and his life when the Barkhang monks tried to steal back the key but Gianni sunk his ocean liner along with all the monks and passengers: the Maria Doria.
- Brother Chan Barkhang: For generations, the sacred order of the Barkhang monks have kept the secrets of the dagger confined within their Tibetan monastery. The tombs beneath this ancient structure hold a keystone called the Talion. Marco Bartoli kidnapped Brother Chan Barkhang and sent his gang to Tibet in order to recover it. After telling Lara of the Talion, Brother Chan is shot dead by Bartoli. He appears in one of the Diving Area cutscenes.
- Cult members: Lara encounters many of these cult members who work for Marco Bartoli, and who seem to regard him with worshipful reverence. Her first encounter is with the cult member who ambushes her at the end of the first level set at the Great Wall of China. When Lara turns the tables on him, he commits suicide, just after revealing whom he works for. This information and an address obtained from a nearby computer send Lara to Venice in search of Bartoli. The cult members reappear in other cut scenes and as enemies to be fought on most of the levels, especially on the last level where they invade Lara's home.
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