Empires waged wars against empires, sects fought against sects, conflict intrigued between the rich and the poor, demons preyed near every corner of the world, and the struggled for supreme power continued to slash on the innocents.
In order to secure peace throughout the mortal realm, a powerful deity descended down from the Heavens with a life long mission to protect the weak and powerless from the threats of evil.
The deity was praised, loved, and worshipped for his good deeds throughout the four Kingdoms. He executed justice for the weak and spread kindness for the deserving but at the same time, he was despised for his benevolent acts and unconquerable power.
Having lived for his one and only mission for more than 900,000 years, the deity suddenly vanished from the eyes of the world that not a single breath of his existence could be found.
People called the deity,
Some say that he betrayed the people in the mortal realm by abandoning his everlasting quest and had returned, therefore mocked his image.
Nearly 500 years later, after Immortal Xin's disappearance, a common man from the Qi family rallied up a rebellion and dethroned the tyrannical and weak ruler, He Chen Yu. The common man was known as Qi Ming Hua, a man large in structure with quick wit and cleverness.
Qi Ming Hua sat himself upon the throne and fortified his position as Emperor of Hanyu Empire, executing administrators and officers with vile deceptions while implementing his own loyal men. Before long, his name soared throughout the Four Kingdoms shaking both Heaven and Earth as he slowly paved a prosperous path for his people. He was a courageous and righteous man, rumored to match Immortal Xin's undying virtue. And thus, he was seen as the kingdom's savior and received endless praises from his people.
After strengthening his military power and alliances, Qi Ming Hua declared war against the Shuxi Empire, a long time nemesis which posed a threat to the Hanyu Empire. This declaration marked another tragedy for the people as war approaches, controversies lurked in the Imperial Palace, and evil misdoings prowled around the world.
Near the Easteren borders of the Hanyu Empire, resided a town isolated by thick wilderness known as Qian. Despite isolation, Qian was a beautiful town filled with greenery and a population of 20,000 people. Due to being near the Hanyu's border, Qian became a successful trading route that attracted many merchants and travelers. Qian was famous for its diversity of products and lavish goods from all over the borders.
Regardless of Qian's wealth and beauty, Qian had a dark history of unjustified homicides and suicidal rates that many overlooked.
From deep within the streets of Qian, there was an incredible increase in beggars and homeless that made up more than half of its population. The rich were a proud and haughty people that neglected those of no class and ranks. Boastfully, they believed the saying that those who are unfortunate in their present life had caused a great sin in their past life and that being poor was a way to atone of their sins.
Thus, survival was extremely difficult because the poor had no choice but to convert into thieves and criminals for the sake of their loved ones.
As vain as the rich were, the poor were no different. With no choice, they leeched off each other and fought against themselves for their own personal gain.
What can be worse than a beggar living off others' empathy when there was no such emotion in Qian.
There was a little girl among the countless beggars who had it worse than everyone. She was malnourished that one could see the hollow ends of her cheeks with her cheekbones popping out. Her clothes were ragged enough to cover her tiny, limp body. Her hair wasn't anything like hair but a mess of grease, undesirable to the touch.
That was her fate...
People called her, "Cursed One" or "Evil Child".
From the moment of her birth, her mother died and the rest of her family history died along with her mother. The girl was born with nothing, having nothing, not even a name, but an ominous black birthmark on her forehead that came in the shape of Death - a black sun with seven rays.
It was said that being born with such a hideous birthmark was a sin to heaven and earth and the person who bore it would soon be doomed to die a very terrible death. Misfortunes followed the girl everywhere that she goes, even being near her will cause one to suffer from a loss.
Rumors say that if a butcher goes too close to the girl, he would accidentally cut off his own hand during meat preparation. If a trader, then he would lose all his products to a scam.
As a result, the pitiful girl was shunned and despised by the rich and the poor alike.
There was a saying that one reap what one sow, therefore, no one dared to do harm to the little dreadful soul that wandered the streets of Qian.
They feared the mark of Death .
Hundreds and thousands of miles across from Qian lies the Capital, Hanyu, where another girl was born. Liken unto her, this girl also bore a birthmark on her forehead but unlike her, this girl was born with the birthmark of Life - a beautiful golden sun with seven rays. This birthmark was foretold to be a gift bestowed to the Imperial family from the Heavens. She was blessed in the Empress' womb as the only daughter of Qi Ming Hua, Emperor of Hanyu Empire, having everything in the world brought to her feet. To compensate the gods for the gift of Life, the Emperor built a magnificent temple for a place of worship and held a grand ceremony which lasted five long years.
They called her, "Blessed Child" and "Beloved of the Gods."
Rumors said that if a farmer goes near the girl, his fields would be watered by the Heavens and his harvest would be tenfolds. If a fishman then he would encounter a graveyard of fresh fish just laying around for him to bag.