He also revealed he was performing experiments on Samantha.
The device then teleported him an exotic jungle, where he spent three weeks learning of the Vril energy force and worshiped by the natives, in which they built an altar in his name.
Now corrupted by the Dark Aether, Richtofen was gradually being driven insane by an obsession to find Agartha.
Richtofen returned to Der Riese with Dempsey, Nikolai, Takeo, and Samantha.
He places the test subjects (minus Samantha) into sleep, ready to be awakened whenever.
Afterwards, on January 23rd, 1940, he traveled back to the weapon factory Der Riese, Group 935's base at Breslau, Germany, where he started his plans to build a new base on the moon with Schuster and several other Group 935 scientists, all behind Maxis' back.
Around this time, he also renounced his involvement with the Illuminati.Richtofen documented the personality traits of his test subjects.Dempsey's "intellect seems low, but his will is strong." Takeo is "still staring at the floor, muttering what sounds like some kind of proverb over and over again." Nikolai has "recently begun responding to stimuli, but only after (injections of) a new serum made primarily from vodka." Richtofen notes that their minds were almost entirely broken, with no memory remaining of who they once were. He ordered Richtofen to do likewise so they may continue their work on the Matter Transference Device.His daughter Samantha was left in Richtofen's care.On July 15th, 1945, Richtofen traveled to the Siberian Facility to do further research on "live specimens." As her temporary guardian, he takes Samantha with him.When asked how he could abandon his obligation to the Order, he stated "Teddy was a liar." Maxis carrys on experimenting and documenting Element 115.