In the early 1600's, the Manchurians took over the sovereignty of China and established the Qing Dynasty. With many pro-nationalist revolts occurring, the newly set-up government immediately imposed a ban on the study and practice of the Martial Arts. Fire-wind, a military offical from the previous dynasty, ravages and ranges across North-western China with his next goal to attack the final frontier - the intransigent and hold-out town known as the Martial Village.
Fu Qingzhu, a retired executioner from the previous dynasty, feels a moral obligation to try and put a stop to this brutality and decides to save Martial Village. He convinces two young people from the village to travel with him to Mount Heaven in order to seek help from Master Shadow-Glow, a hermit who is a master of swords and leads a group of disciples with unimaginable swordsmanship. Master Shadow-Glow agrees to help, and orders four of his best disciples to go. Representing heroism and goodess at its finest, they come to be known as the SEVEN SWORDS and their heroic journey begins.[from VCD cover]