800 years ago, Xie Lian was a pure-blooded and noble Crown Prince, a well-regarded child of Heaven with unlimited potential. But after his ascension to a Martial God with thousands of followers, his fate took a sharp turn downhill. Demoted, he fell all the way to rock bottom. 800 years later, he ascended once more, with no worshippers and no incense burned in his name. On the way back from collecting scraps he found a mysterious youngster and took him home. This youth turned out to be the infamous Ghost King known throughout the Three Realms, who could change his appearance as he wished—Hua Cheng.