volcanic age. the story begins with the death of joo seo cheon at the age of 77 as the unrestrained royal elder of mount hua sect. after his death, he travels back in time when he was only an 8-year-old disciple who had recently joined the sect, still living with his master. a year later, at the age of 9, he began his independent training outside the supervision of his master. finally, out of constant supervision, joo seo cheon is starting to use the improved version of plum blossom qi art, which had not been developed for another 66 years.