Five thousand years ago, a fierce warrior known as the Scorpion King led a great army on a campaign to conquer the known world.

After a vicious campaign which lasted seven long years, the Scorpion King and his army were defeated and driven deep into the sacred desert of Ahm Shere. One by one, they slowly perished under the scorching sun until only the great warrior and his wife were left alive. His wife collapsed soon after and the Scorpion King carried her until he could go no further.

Near death, the Scorpion King made a pact with the dark god Anubis that if Anubis would spare his life and his wife's and let him conquer his enemies, he would give him their souls.

Anubis accepted his offer and spared their lives. Anubis gave the Scorpion King command of his army, and like an evil flood, they washed away all that lay before them.

When his task was done, Anubis took his wife and then forced the Scorpion King to serve him for all time. His army was returned to the sand from whence they came, where they wait, silently, to be awakened once again.