The 13th Warrior takes place during the 10th century in Arabia and Scandinavia. Antonio Banderas stars as the honorable Ahmad ibn Fadlan, an Arab emissary who has been exiled from his homeland. He comes into contact with some Viking warriors. The Norsemen want to recruit Ahmad ibn Fadlan to fight some mysterious beings that have been killing and eating their people. While observing and eating dinner with them, Ahmad is disgusted by their ways of life. Ahmad ibn Fadlan later see’s the horrors that these savage and mysterious entities commit. With renewed vigilance and seeing the honor that his comrades display in battle, Ahmad joins them in their quest to take down these monstrosities.