Tomb Raider 2 Artifacts
'Dagger of Xian' : Ancient Chinese artifact. 'He who plunges the dagger deep into his heart will gain the power of the dragon.'
Believed to have once been used by an unnamed tyrannical emperor before its seizure by Tibetan warrior monks. Subsequently restored to a legendary resting-place within The Great Wall. Also coveted by the Fiama Nera, fanatical cult worshipping its mythical powers.
An Encyclopedia of Ancient Chinese Mythology. Liau Tjang Mygano
Legend has it that when you drive the Dagger of Xian into your heart, you acquire the power of the dragon. Literally.
In Ancient China, the Emperor was the holder of this power and with his army alongside him, he was a force to be reckoned with. Thus empowered, he staked claim to the vast lands that are China.
His final battle however ended in defeat. While people fell into submission all around him, the Warrior monks of Tibet would not relend and courageously fought against his evil. Knowing the power of the dagger, they succeeded in removing it from the Dragon Emperor's heart, reducing him and his army to carnage. The dagger was returned to its resting places within The Great Wall and safely locked up for all time...
Now three parties hold the dagger close to their heart. And all for entirely different reasons. Lara Croft, forever the adventurer, is one of these. On her travels, she will encounter the other two...