The heavens frowned upon Hong Wu from the moment of her birth. Due to a freak accident, Hong Wu is both orphaned and horribly disfigured in her infancy. Doomed to a life of servitude in a brothel where she wasn't even wanted as a sex worker, a visit from a strange man clad in black changes the fate of this unwanted wretch. Entering the world of cultivation, Hong Wu starts to immerse herself in a world of conflict and deceit. Struggling to find her place in this new realm, Hong Wu will make allies and enemies while attempting to survive her new surroundings.