A family on vacation in Alaska experienced an earthquake. They fell through a crack in some ice into an ancient underground city. There a Khushtaka (a mythical Alaskan Otter man) “blessed” them with the ability to read every language, but only when looking at it with their own eyes. They then form The Rahtio Foundation. Their goal is to protect the people from monsters coming from the porous earth, as well as built a new repository of knowledge, including collecting reports, letters, and accounts of what we might call the supernatural.