It is a dark time for the monasteries on the Dark Continent. Where once there were thousands of applicants and Devotees of the Martial Arts, now there are only dilapidated temples and crumbling monasteries. During the past twenty years, most of the monks on the continent were slain, not by any specific entity or faction, but by inexperience, and a lack of ability required to face their much-more-powerful foes. The grand elders of the dozen or so temples that are left have called all the remaining practitioners back to the Zhao Shu Temple to engage in something spectacular. All who come will participate in a Martial Arts tournament like the world has not seen in a thousand years. Those who survive will be given some sort of great task, one that is unknown to all. But it is promised to be very dangerous, and very lucrative. Only the best will be accepted.