Far away in Ancient Egypt, Jackal and Ibis are brought before the Cat Pharaoh to be punished for stealing from the town market. In a merciful moment, the Pharaoh decides to give the two friends one last chance: they must journey up the River Nile to the temple of Karnak and bring back something that has been taken from her - a beautiful and precious Jewel Fish.
But she has a warning for the two:
'Do not take anything else while you are in Karnak. And know that the Jewel Fish is magical. Be sure it does not get wet.'