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In 1240, the Mongols are pushing at the boundaries of Europe. Stephen of Crakow and Henry de Valois are sent to Genghis Khan to negotiate a peace, but Genghis' son Ogotai and his mistress Huluna want the war to continue, and they stop the two men from reaching the Khan. Stephen escapes and is rescued by Igor, the leader of a band of rebels, and his girl friend Amina. Stephen and Igor vie for Amina's love, but they are captured by Ogotai and forced to fight a duel. Igor is only wounded by Stephen, but Ogotai then murders him. Stephen is able to reach Genghis and arrange a peace settlement, which Henry tries to convey to the Slavic armies. He is intercepted, however, by Ogotai, who tortures him into making a false confession to the Khan of a plot against the Mongols. Stephen is also captured, but Henry sacrifices his life to free his companion. Stephen persuades Genghis of the truth and goes to tell his armies of the peace. Meanwhile, Huluna kills Genghis, and Ogotai becomes the new Khan. He marches the Mongols into battle, but they are beaten by Stephen, who leads them into quicksand; after the defeat, Ogotai kills himself. Stephen and Amina are reunited, and the new Khan withdraws his armies to Asia.