The greatest pinnacle of cultivation is comprehension of the dao. Through it, cultivators have been able to draw upon their insights into the fabric that forms all reality, manifesting the dao in the physical world. It is an eternal piece of knowledge, one that has existed for as long as the practice of cultivation.
But now, the immutable dao has changed. Masters find themselves unable to draw forth the powers that come from its comprehension.
In the preceding years, practitioners have struggled with their cultivation, and many have forever more had their cultivation crippled, or worse. As trouble stirs, tensions are rising within the Sects of the Immortal Lands. Taking advantage of the troubles plaguing the dao, cultivators throughout the Immortal Lands make their moves to seize control of power.
Li Xun has lived for three years on the run, after having been met with a devastating Qi Deviation in the course of his training. One chance encounter, however, sets his path back toward cultivation. Alongside his new mentor who possesses otherworldly knowledge and unique insights into cultivation, they seek to find the means to resolve the turmoil plaguing the cultivation world - for failure would have consequences beyond just their own world.