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Trinity is an organization first featured in Tomb Raider (2013), returning in the Dark Horse Comics, in Volume 2, Secrets and Lies, and in Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider (2013)

Trinity is first mentioned in the GPS Secrets set of Documents in TOMB RAIDER.

Apparently Trinity was also interested in the mystery that surrounds the island of Yamatai. The organization had sent an operative to Yamatai in order to acquire the Star Phenomenon. It is not know what exactly the Star Phenomenon is.

The motives of Trinity are uncertain, as well as the organization's purpose and further details of it, e.g. who are its members, who is their leader.

Mentions of the Trinity

  • The very first time "Trinity" is mentioned in-game is at Shantytown during the No One Left Behind level. As Lara is searching to find a way into the Solarii fortress after the death of Grim, Conrad Roth is helping her by sniping off enemies with his rifle. A radio signal is heard, with a lot of static:
Rescue chopper N888RC responding to SOS, inbound from freighter Trinity.
In-game dialogue[1]
As Conrad Roth tries to respond, there's no answer other than static and interference.
Was there some other person... or group... interested in this island? I don't have time to make sense of this now.
The complete contents of the document do not give much details on what Trinity is and what their intentions are:
Command to Operative

Trinity is concerned.


Acquisition of Star Phenomenon unacceptable.


Sabotage of Axis operation imperative.

Unknown: Mysterious Orders[2]
  • The final and the most revealing mention of the Trinity is on the Unknown: Failed Mission document. Lara has figured out that Trinity is an organization, but their task still remains unknown.
That name again... Trinity. Some kind of organization. But who are they? And how do they know about this island?
The contents of the document also refer to Mathias, and how he was close to acquire the Star Phenomenon, which is also of interest of Trinity:
I was sent here to investigate a new threat to Trinity's interests on this island. When I arrived, I discovered Mathias and his Solarii Cult. I believed then that Mathias could never acquire the Star Phenomenon, but I was wrong. I should have killed him when I had a chance, but now it's too late.

I've been compromised and mortally wounded, my mission incomplete. My time is short.

If you've deciphered the numbers and found this stash, then you must be my replacement. Kill Mathias! He's close to reawakening the enemy that has long lain dormant. This cannot be allowed to happen.
Unknown: Failed Mission[3]


As Mathias's primary objective was to resurrect Himiko, the Sun Queen, we can assume that she is the "enemy that long lay dormant" and that the Star Phenomenon is the means to do it, but from the game we can get no confirmation of this. When Himiko failed to possess Sam the phenomenon dissipated and presumably is lost.

Tomb Raider Comics

In the second story arc of the Tomb Raider Comics by Dark Horse, told in Volume 2, Secrets and Lies, Trinity plays a vital role.


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In Rise of the Tomb Raider

In Rise of the Tomb Raider's storyline, Trinity has covered up the events that happened on Yamatai. They follow Lara first to Syria and later to Siberia in the search for the Divine Source. This legendary artefact, presumably hidden in the lost city of Kitezh by an immortal Prophet, is said to grant immortality.

In the course of the game Lara finds out that her stepmother Ana has been a Trinity operative all along and that she was placed in her household to spy on Lord Croft's research. It turns out that he, too, knew of Trinity and their intentions to use the Source to bring about a new world order.

The Remnant, the descendants of the people of Kitezh, who have been protecting the Source for generations, also know a lot of details about Trinity. It is revealed that the Order of the Knights of Trinity were the ones who drove the Prophet and his followers from the Byzantine Empire around 970-980 AD. Their roots my even be older that that. They represent the Church in the West[4], as it was called by the Prophet's followers. Their precise connection to the church of Rome and the Pope is unknown, though.

Trinity has a lot of resources at their disposal. Not only do they send a private army, supplemented by hired hands and mercenaries to Siberia to deal wit the Remnant, the also seem to have operatives in every important area of the world.

Known Members of Trinity



Unknown Affiliation

His name is shortly visible on a business card attached to a map of Yucatan in the end credits of Rise of the Tomb Raider. He seems to be at least involved with the Vatican, but whether he is Trinity remains to be seen.

See Also

The first document that mentions the Trinity
The second documents that mentions the Trinity


  1. tombraidergirl's video walkthrough on No One Left Behind, at 02:08. Retrieved on Aug 12th 2013.
  2. Inventory
  3. Inventory
  4. Exile from the Prophet's Arrival set of Documents
  5. Voices of Invasion set of documents.
  6. The Prophet's Trail set of documents.
  7. The Hunter set of documents.