Upon their return to England after their last adventure in 1933 the O'Connells settled back down in London. Alex O'Connell returned to his studies, Evelyn became the Head Curator of the British Museum's Ancient Egypt and Sudan department, and Rick decided to enjoy this time off from fighting the undead. Although it was assumed that peace had returned, it came to an end when Ardeth Bey walked upon the O'Connell manor's doorstep in 1934. It was Rick who opened the door that evening and much to his dismay, he received unfavorable knowledge as the bearer of bad news entered his household. As Ardeth told the legend of the Karawan Amulets, two powerful amulets that were capable of leading the world to its undoing, Rick knew his assumptions were right.
The legend told began in ancient Egypt when Pharaoh Seti I requested a powerful amulet to be created by the Egyptian Goddess Hathor; it was not only to ensure his own protection but his family's as well. Hathor accepted Seti's request and offered the Khaldun Amulet, a ka necklace with the powers of immortality and invincibility. Seti accepted Hathor's offering and kept it with him at all times.
When the God Set witnessed this take place he decided to create the Setesh Amulet, a Was scepter with the power to travel through time. Requiring nothing in return, Set ordered a servant to present it to the pharaoh who eventually accepted his offering. But as word spread about the amulets throughout the ancient world, armies formed and traveled to Egypt to capture them. Not realizing that Set's intentions had been changed, Seti activated the Setesh Amulet and both amulets transported themselves to the year 1934, approximately one year after the defeat of Mathayus the Scorpion King.
Another tale was told as Ardeth revealed information regarding Imhotep's priests whose descendants were still alive today as an enemy Bedouin clan known as the Djed. Both clans were unaware that the Djed High Chieftain was the reincarnation of Pharaoh Seti I under a new persona; and as he recalled little information on his past life at the time, the Djed High Chieftain managed to successfully locate the Khaldun Amulet at Hamunaptra. He then managed to retrieve the copy of the Book of the Dead along with recovering Imhotep and Anck-su-namun's moved corpses and he'd resurrect them both successfully.
Unknowingly to the Djed High Chieftain, a Djed councilor spoke secretly with the two mummies and said that not only was the chieftain the reincarnation of Pharaoh Seti I, but he was also unaware of their treason - he then advised them to act as his once faithful courtiers. Subsequently after, the chieftain handed Anck-su-namun the Khaldun Amulet so that she couldn't be harmed.
With the O'Connells on the move and the Djed after the Setesh Amulet, the journey has yet to be written, let alone the destination. What becomes of this tale is left up to you as you decide your fate, your side, along with the fate of the world!