In the year of our Lord nineteen-ought-eight, JM Guillen was part of a secret government expedition to explore Antarctica in the hopes that it would be possible to establish a base there. As a brilliant and respected scientist, he was quite excited about being one of the first humans to set foot on this foreboding continent.
He gathered all of his finest scienc-tician equipment, prepared to do some fine science-ing.
BUT WHO WOULD HAVE EXPECTED THAT ANTARCTICA WAS RULED BY ANGRY-BUT-SENTIENT DINOSAURS?
These creatures, classified as “Sauro-sapiens,” had mastered the entire Terra Australis Incognita. Three hundred million years of evolution had left them basically the same, except they had thumbs now. Also psionic powers. With these gifts, they had crafted an advanced civilization.
The Sauro-sapiens used vents that stretched deep into the Hollow Earth to remain warm. There they worshiped shadows which dwelt behind the stars and created their own empire, distant from mammalian affairs.
BUT NOW THAT HUMANS HAD DISCOVERED THEIR EXISTENCE, THE "APE-KIN" HAD TO BE RITUALLY SLAUGHTERED!
As his party was devoured by shamanic triceratops (which apparently are carnivores now), JM Guillen escaped by befriending a hyper intelligent velociraptor by the name of “Rupert.” Rupert was a master of drunken Kung Fu, and led our hero deep into the ruins of the hollow Earth. There they found hieroglyphics that showed forbidden lore that no living being had ever grasped.
Soon, the two spent their days in long, intricate rites evoking the Names of Things Which Dwelt Beneath. They learned of the curves and angles of time, and beheld lost vistas upon worlds which had long been forgotten.
RUPERT LEARNED ABOUT PIZZA.
Half a year later, the two crawled out of a cave in the Tierra Del Fuego archipelago, both of them changed forever. JM Guillen's days of science-ing were gone, for he had been broken in the depths.
Now they knew things that could not be forgotten, and that wisdom came with a dark and terrible price. Yet they understood their responsibility. Together, they swore to use the ancient knowledge they had discovered for the good of mankind.
Later, they changed their minds and turned to horrific evil.