When first approached Professor Hardback says:
- "Oh, a visitor to Whiseman Reef! Pleased to make your acquaintance."
- Two options appear for the player to choose: "I'm looking for Dr. Cornelius!" and "I need your finest academic, and I need them now!"
If the player chooses the first option Professor Hardback will say:
- "Oh dear, I'm afraid Dr. Cornelius is away on a dig."
- "I believe he should still be on Archeon Temple Ruins should you wish to pay him a visit."