In 1340, Egyptian Templars fled to Karnak after stealing the Scepter of Aset from the reigning Sultan, Al-Nasir Muhammad. The next year, the Egyptian Assassin Numa Al'Khamsin and his apprentice Ali Al-Ghraib encountered the Templars at the temple complex.
Ali then started a fire for distraction, so that Numa was able to look for the Scepter of Aset unnoticed. However, the distraction was not effective and Numa became surrounded by Templars. While the Assassin engaged in battle with his enemies, Ali stole the ankh-shaped box containing the disassembled Scepter from the Templars. Ali and Numa then fled from Karnak, taking the artifact with them.