Kapetapek is an island country located somewhere in the Pacific. It has been closed to all outsiders until the Great Fire Festival Race that leads racers through the heart of a volcano in the center of the island. The country appears to be a mix between a rich Middle Eastern country and a South American Aztec society. The king refuses to open the borders saying they don't want strangers in their land. Other countries then accuse him of conducting secret weapons research. Prince Kabala has been the leader of the country in the past and has now mysteriously disappeared.