The story begins with a regular 18 year old named Jason Pierce. This man had been out of High School for 6 months and plans to move out of his hometown of Salem, Oregon where he has grown up most of his life, he wants to become an adventurer just like his favorite person on the Travel channel. He's seen his role model travel all over the country looking for lost civilizations and the hidden secrets of human history buried within the mass of time and decay. The game takes place in December 2003. The game starts when Jason decides to get out of his house to look for abandoned places to talk about on his website because he wants to have personal experience before hand when he goes to college. He starts off by going to the abandoned manor of the mayor of the town 13 years ago.