During excavations in an old Templar church in Luz, France, Adam Venture finds a scroll that seems to provide the exact locations of the 4 rivers described in Genesis. A major discovery, since Eden is rumored to be located at the point where these biblical streams cross.
Soon after his discovery, Adam is approached by a large company, called Clairvaux Inc. They are willing to fund an expedition to search for Eden, mainly because they believe there are large amounts of gold located there. And so it comes to pass that they set out on a journey of a lifetime.