Twenty-five centuries ago, a dying tribal elder drinks from a spring in a cavern in the heart of a mountain in Western Africa. The spring glows with a soft golden light. As the elder drinks, the water of the spring transforms the very essence of his being, and the mysteries which separate humanity from the divine are unlocked and bridged. He becomes the Firstborn of an ancient tradition hidden among the people and legends of the West African savanna.
In the wooded foothills of present-day Switzerland, three very old men- ancient men of the ancient tradition-prepare to confront the dark fulfillment of a prophecy foretold by the Firstborn. These three possess mental and physical abilities which seem limitless-abilities enabling them to perform miraculous works once thought to be the exclusive domain of the gods of human belief throughout the ages.
The dark one, the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy, is equally empowered- the unexpected product of medical science overreaching its intended result. However, this one does not wish to remain hidden. Through the miraculous signs and wonders which he can perform, he desires to draw thousands to himself as an object of boundless, cultish worship. He longs to be their dark messiah, and his cult of fear and death has already started to grow.
The three ancient Africans have been waiting centuries for this dark one to appear-the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy-and only they stand in his way. The grains of truth embodied in all mythology will find reality in this confrontation pitting supernatural good against supernatural evil.
The confrontation was prophesized, the outcome was not.