My speculative look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider


If you watch the trailer, in the beginning, you do see a partial eclipse.


Image captured by Okh Eshivar Eclipse image from the Shadow of the Tomb Raider game teaser.

That said, the symbol chosen to display the title is also an eclipse. Okay, these are obvious sights. However, I noticed a theme developing. Keep in mind the following information is based on only my perspective and my guesses. It is not official news. I could be completely wrong.

Recently a new puzzle solving game premiered on the official Tomb Raider site. The game is known as Path of the Stars. You get a new puzzle every Monday to solve for another puzzle piece and a chance to try and figure out what the picture is. There are also prizes as I understand based on the big reveal in April.

One of the pieces appears to have part of an eclipse showing along with a very shadowy arm of Lara while she climbs a wall or something I haven’t determined as of yet.


All of these clues are based in Mesoamerica. I can’t help but speculate about the puzzle game title. “Path of the Stars” Could this be the big clue about the plot of the Shadow of the Tomb Raider? Why do I ask this?

The Maya were deeply into astronomy. They built structures based on the moon and planets. They built observatories. However, their knowledge was not as ours is and they believed that learning about the cosmos brought them closer to the gods. I have written about this recently concerning the Maya and eclipses. They combined astronomy with their legendary beliefs. Such as thinking the eclipse was because of a giant serpent eating the sun. However, do not underestimate them, for they were very intelligent about acracy in their astronomical studies. All of that aside. We know they were interested in the starry sky and the title “The Path of the Stars” coupled with an eclipse that connects the title “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” sounds like Lara may have to solve another Maya legend borne from the legend of their eclipse. Maybe we will get to see Natla emerge in all of this. Maybe this is where Lara will meet her, or something connected to her.

Maybe, as in a lot of Tomb Raider games, the legends are true and there will be a “star demon” known as the serpent that devours the sun from the Maya legend. Or we will understand where this legend came from. Maybe even a doomsday legend.

I was thinking about the tie in the other day and mentioned it about how Lara could be connected to an eclipse through the story, however, I have no idea if this is correct. I am only speculating, so do not think I am using inside information. Not at all. I will say, whatever the new game shows us, is going to be spectacular, for from what has been revealed so far truly is exciting. I am so ready to see the reveal in April!

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Student of Egyptology. Huge Tomb Raider fan. Little Croft is my nickname because i am a short version of Lara long braid and all. But I am me not her! LOL! Explorer. World Traveller. Writer. Languages. I enjoy web developing, meeting new friends, having a true blast in the Tomb Raider fan circle. I never get mad. I like to laugh. Have fun. Always learning. Family is an important factor in my life. I do not waste precious time being angry, catty, gossipy, hateful nor a troublemaker. If you are a mean, hateful person, I will just stop talking to you. *waves goodbye whilst smiling* Being nice is good. So, stop by and say hi if you drop in. I would love to hear from you!

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