533 AD. The last Vandal ruler consults an ancient oracle on how to defeat the invading Byzantine army. It tells the king that a high priestess cast a curse after a sacred scroll was stolen, and to lift the curse, the scroll must be returned to its rightful home…Present Day. At an archaeological dig, Sam and Remi Fargo uncover vital clues pointing to the scrolls whereabouts. But when a shipment of supplies intended for their charitable foundation's school is stolen, they have to go to Nigeria and deliver the new supplies themselves. They soon run afoul of a band of robbers though that takes Remi and several students hostage, and there are signs that the kidnapping is related to the missing scroll.