American ex-soldier RONSON (Dolph Lundgren) has fallen on hard times. He
has been reduced to brutal illegal prizefights in the dingy backstreets
of a city in Inner Mongolia in an attempt to pay off his debts.
Things go from bad to worse after Ronson is caught in the act and
arrested. The judge offers Ronson a choice: pay off all his debts in a
month or return to jail. While Ronson is busy debating his limited
options, he encounters the alluring ANIKA (Yu Nan), whom he follows down
an alley only to be attacked by three thugs. After successfully beating
off his attackers, he learns that the fight has been an elaborate
audition for Anika’s stepfather CHAMBERS, a wealthy New York art
collector. Chambers offers Ronson enough money to settle all his debts if he will
guide an expedition composed of Chambers (William Shriver), Anika,
several of Chambers’ men and archeologist ANG SHAW into the rugged
mountains of Mongolia. With the help of a secret map, Chambers hopes to
locate a fabled temple, said to contain a priceless jeweled Buddhist
tapestry known as The Tangka of God Ochirvaani.. Said to possess great
spiritual … perhaps even supernatural powers, the Tangka is protected by
a deadly curse. The rugged terrain and hardships of the journey do not deter Ronson and
company from their quest, nor do the fierce battles with rival Tangka
seekers ZHUKOV and his band of mercenaries. At last the expedition
locates the cave containing the sacred temple.
Action-superstar Dolph Lundgren propels this hard-hitting adventure as a guide hired to lead a band of treasure hunters to locate a priceless Buddhist artifact. Owing large sums of money to the Mongolian mob, Xander Ronson (Lundgren), an ex-Special Forces officer,
agrees to lead an obsessed fortune hunter and his men on
his dangerous quest for a legendary relic Tangka Tapestry.
But great dangers await, not only from a gang of ruthless
Russian mercenaries bent on stealing the fabled treasure,
but also a deadly curse said to protect the incredibly
valuable relic from tomb raiders in this pulse-pounding
martial arts-powered action-thriller.