When the Wise Men of the ancient Magi see a new star in the heavens, they understand it's significance. They then set out on a journey to find the promised Prince. But one of the Magi is unexpectedly delayed in his travels and misses his rendezvous with his brethren. So it is that Artaban and his small companion Jerboa begin a lifetime quest to find the promised Messiah. A pilgrimage in which the fourth Wise Man discovers that there are some kinds of failure that are far better than success..