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Murti's Original Angel of Darkness Development Notes
The following scanned images represent Murti's original hand-drawn notes created during the early development phase of The Angel of Darkness.
All signatures handwritten by Eric Loren (voice of Kurtis Trent).
Kurtis Trent's Journal
Murti Schofield originally created Kurtis Trent's Journal as part of the Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony project.
"Throughout his wide ranging travels, Kurtis has always, like any true rock n’ roll adventurer, kept a journal – a field record of the challenges he has tackled, the wildly diverse locations he has travelled in, the enigmas he has solved (or tried to), and the characters he has encountered, fought, or put down. These ragged and beaten-up journals record key information from many of Kurtis’ travels and adventures.
The Journal is not a narrative. It is not even chronological. It does not explain things or tell a story, except by inference.
Instead, Kurtis’ scribbled notes, sketches and observations cover an eclectic range of extraordinary subjects. It is an apparently disorganised accumulation of aides memoire and cryptic musings on what they might possibly mean. To the unaccustomed eye, it may appear as a jumble of unconnected images and data that only highlight questions rather than provide answers. But there most definitely is order… of a kind.
Sometimes there are entries lifted or copied from his father Konstantin’s inherited journal, or even, on occasion, from his grandfather Gerhardt’s journal.
The journals themselves are battered and scuffed with pasted-in maps, illustrations, scraps of vellum, sketches, hand-drawn schematics, wax rubbings, pencilled images, codes, glyphs, photos, symbols, cuttings, tracings, and all the untidy jottings of many years’ investigations and study.
The wrap-around leather cord loops through a silver concho disc and carries a small replica of a Baetyl training stone carved from bone. The disk is a keepsake from tribal Navajo links on his mother’s side. The Baetyl is a token from his early Lux Veritatis training days.
Of course, the Journal will only contain notes on items up to and immediately prior to events in the AOD timeline.
Many of the story elements touched on in the Journal are dealt with more fully in documents and articles dealing with the massive amount of background detail to AoD, and will be available online by the time the K Journals are on release."
Derby TR26 Original Pages
Murti Schofield created these three original pages of sketches at the request of Chris Carpineti/Raidercast. The original drawings were prizes for a raffle held at Derby's TR26 event in October 2022. The sketches, like the Kurtis Trent journal, contain symbols and clues that reference people, events, and places across the Angel of Darkness story.