2,000 years ago, orphaned Artaban stumbles upon an ancient prophet who bids Artaban three gems and a mission to meet the New King. Artaban escapes a slave encampment and begins his journey. On that journey, he meets a talking camel called Kamal, who is far from impressed that Artaban is spreading kindness by giving the gems to people whose needs are far greater than his own. Despite the relentless chasing of the evil General Cerberus sent by King Herod, Artaban eventually arrives in Bethlehem, only to find the New King is gone and Artaban is left in despair. The Three Magi find him and tell him his acts of goodwill and altruism are the real virtues, and his good heart truly makes him The Fourth Magi.