Royal Incan Artifact Association (RIAA)
The year is 1901, in Europe the Victorian Era has reached its nadir. Around the world, technology and industry are launching the European powers to new heights. In this age of renewed imperialism and exploration, the science of archeology has risen to the forefront of European society. Between Heinrich Schliemann at Hissarlik, Arthur Evans at Knossos, and the countless other expeditions worldwide, the world waits with bated breath for the next discovery of ancient riches. That is where this committee comes in. You represent the top archeologists, investors and scholars of RIAA, the Royal Incan Artifact Association. RIAA’s mission is simple, to excavate Incan ruins for Queen and Country, for scholarship and research, and of course for fame and fortune. Your current target is Choquequirao, an Incan city buried deep in the mountains of Peru and rumored to contain a trove of artifacts and treasure. Unfortunately, things have gone less than smoothly. Your team of explorers has vanished in mysterious circumstances, there are rumors of rival explorers closing in on the city, and funding is running dangerously low. It is up to this committee to navigate these issues and decide how RIAA will proceed. Wealth and glory are there for those able to take them, and this committee must make sure that it is RIAA who does. Good luck and Godspeed!