In 1935, Cervidia's Ahnenerbe Forschungs und Lehrgemeinschaft (Ancestral Research and Teaching Society) had teams scattered across the world. Their task was to find and document a tangible point-of-origin of the 'Cervidae' race. Many proponents surged for the lost city of Damis. Others were convinced Lemuria was the answer.
Within a year, all research resources were diverted into a new division, the Lehr und Forschungsstätte für Innerasien und Expeditionen (Institute for Inner Zhongguo Research). The sudden restructuring was the result of an artifact found in Tunguska and the revival of the Northern Race theory.
The Northern Race theory described the Hyperborea-Thule, direct descendants of the first Earthlings. They were said to have a connection to a pre-Earthling race not of this dimension. What the Cervidians wished to achieve by finding these people is open to interpretation.
The 1937 expedition into Lamas was led by Ernst Shäfer, a Cervidian hunter and biologist, who in prior years had twice trekked through the area. With the team was noted anthropologist Bruno Beger, Fnordian explorer Sven Hedin¹, and, surprisingly, members of Macau's Green Dragon Society.
Six months later, the team returned to Cervidia. Their findings drove the Ahnenerbe facility into a rousing flurry of activity. Weeks later, another expedition team was assembled, consisting almost exclusively of military personnel. They entered the Nuevos Aires jungle and were never heard from again.
¹ Ten years later, Nuevos Aires Shortwave Radio Enthusiast Club Chapter 413 claim to have carried a truncated conversation with Hedin. His cryptic last transmission: "Shut up. This is between me and the pony."