Original Synopsis: I’ll be retired starting from today. But what should I do? I don’t have any skills, and I don’t have the brains to do business. My only strength is being invincible. What a pain…
Note: The word for “retire” here means to remove oneself from the pugilistic world’s affairs, not retire from a job due to injury, old age, etc. They aren’t interchangeable terms.
Synopsis: Ming Feizhen, once an unrivalled fighter, suddenly decides to call it quits in the pugilistic world one day, turning to the life of a recluse. Years later, he hides his identity and seeks employment as a constable at Liu Shan Men for a man has to eat – or so he claims – reasoning it’s the ideal job because of the pay, benefits and reputed easy-going job. At the same time, he has thrust himself back into a world of deceit layered in deceit, camaraderie, double-crossing and turbulence.
The story follows Ming Feizhen as he tries to move on from the past whilst dealing with demons from his past. Meanwhile, storms and darkness start to encroach on the political scene of the imperial court under Emperor Yuansheng’s reign. The long, ongoing silent wars in the pugilistic world, martial world and imperial court begin to surface, threatening to implode and engulf the Central Plain in turmoil once again.
One plots. One adapts it. One plays it.
I will continue to add more profiles to the list as we go along.
Ming Feizhen (明非真): Our main protagonist that’s afraid of his Shiyi, Ming Suwen because of her beauty, which stirs his perverted urges. He’s OP and likes beautiful women. He’s also an orphan, and therefore adopted the surname of the sect that raised him. Despite being strong, his appearance makes him appear to be a weakling. Due to the secret manuals he learnt from as a child, his technique repertoire consist of only high level skills.
Ming Suwen (明素问): Our main heroine, who is Ming Feizhen’s ‘Young Shiyi’, despite them being close in terms of their age gap, and is also what he refers to her as. She is the younger cousin of Mount Daluo’s leader, whom also trained her. She is known to be one of the strongest fighters and an eccentric.
Shen Yiren (沈伊人): The vice-captain of Liu Shan Men, and one of the most beautiful female warriors around. Beautiful as she may be she is well-known for being rude and stuck up.
Liu Yuan (柳元): The son of a prestigious family in Nanjing. He’s gay (as in gay-gay), and likes Su Xiao but was harshly rejected. He’s arrogant and condescending, but also a yandere-type-guy and doesn’t hesitate to kiss the asses of his superiors. His martial arts skills are more for show than practical usage.
Su Xiao (苏晓): The son of another supposed prestigious family. Thus far, it has been hinted that he’s got a way with words and is interested in Tang Ye. Ming Feizhen’s evaluation of his martial arts skills can be summed up in one word, ‘crap’. Feizhen has also noted that his appearance resembles that of a girl very closely.
Ming Huayu (明化语): Ming Feizhen’s shifu and current patriarch of Mount Daluo.
Zha Pi (Which translates to Scum): The son of Cha Yuan, former member of Lanjun Zhukong, whom they came across in the Peach Village and Ming Feizhen scared with his martial prowess.
These realms will be updated as we go. They are not ordered until the ranking of the realms is explained.
Note: These realms are different to the realms/layers type of tiers in Xuanhuan stories. You don’t level up to these levels. They’re reached through comprehension and training. They don’t refine your body or anything of the sort. Such feats are achieved via specific training protocols.
Mount Daluo （大罗山)
Stirring Dreams Rainy Peak（惊梦雨天峰）
Vast Sea Submerged Pearl Hall（数海沉珠阁）
Liu Shan Men （六扇门）
Wuying Hall (武英殿）- Lit. Martial Hero Hall
Zhaixing Hall (摘星阁) – Lit. Star Plucking Hall
Directorate of Imperial Observatory（饮天监）
Hall of Supreme Harmony（金銮殿）
The Big Four
Beihai’s Clear Mirror Palace
Demon Realm Sky Palace
Jiangnan’s Luo Sword Manor
Techniques Usable By All
内视之术 (Internal Vision Technique) – A technique where one peers inside their own body.
Taolu – Also known as “form”. It is a collection of techniques and moves performed in a set sequence. Practicing taolu serves multiple purposes including but not limited to physical attributes development and hiding techniques/moves from people trying to lean one’s style. Practical combat techniques are derived from a taolu and sometimes transformed for practical purposes, resulting in somewhat different looking execution.
Official Artwork Collection
Ming Feizhen Ming Suwen/The Demoness Shen Yiren Su Xiao Bai Lian/General Manager Bai Hong Jiu/Hong Shiba/Second Brother (Ming Feizhen's) - 1st Rank on Hidden Wyrms Ranking
Volume 1 – Martial King’s Retired Life
Volume 2 – Pear Pear Pear!!!
Volume 3 – Six Dragons Will Seal The Nation
Volume 4 – Fuma Leaves the Capital (Part 1)
Volume 5 – Fuma Leaves the Capital (Part 2)
Volume 6 – Liu Shan Men and the Three Departments
Volume 7 – Yuansheng Personally Visits Jiangnan
Volume 7.5 – Same World, Different Year
Volume 8 – Dragon Phoenix Inn
Volume 9 – Luo Sword Soul Refinement. Forbidden Blade – Deity Slayer.
Ming Suwen/The Demoness Shen Yiren Su Xiao Bai Lian/General Manager Bai Hong Jiu/Hong Shiba/Second Brother (Ming Feizhen's) - 1st Rank on Hidden Wyrms Ranking
Shen Yiren Su Xiao Bai Lian/General Manager Bai Hong Jiu/Hong Shiba/Second Brother (Ming Feizhen's) - 1st Rank on Hidden Wyrms Ranking