While fighting as a Knight Templar in the Holy Land, Steele discovers the Ark of the Covenant. Unwittingly he is cursed to an eternity of military servitude. Centuries later Steele is fighting in the French Foreign Legion at the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Amidst the horrors of war, he comes face to face with his nemesis Jean, a fanatical monk. Steele keeps the Ark’s location secret to prevent the Brotherhood from using its powers for evil purposes. Jean and the Brotherhood will stop at nothing to achieve their aim of world domination.