The "7" Swords
Master Shadow-Glow leaves behind the mundane affairs of the world
and goes hermit among the peaks of Mount Heaven. After spending
several decades in the mountains, he became a great master of
sword-casting and successfully casts seven precious swords. They
are: The Unlearnt, The Dragon, The Transience, The Deity, The
Heavenís Fall, The Celestial Beam, and The Star-Chasers. The seven
swords represent the seven states of period and mind that Master
Shadow-Glow experienced on Mount Heaven. Each one of them bears a
Qingzhu The Unlearnt
The Unlearnt sword is stark black, long, and flexible, allowing
for endless changes, making its movements totally unpredictable. One
needs strategy when using it. The sword has its own special aura and
it does not kill easily. The user must have wisdom and intension.
One can feel its existence very strongly and the wind it raises can
injure people, as if it were an air gun. Should there be dust or
raindrop in the atmosphere, the Unlearnt Sword would be even more
Zhaonan The Dragon
Made of gold and copper, The Dragon has a soft and supple tip
which can be flexed. The handle is sphere-shaped, capable of
changing the direction of the sword at will and thus rendering the
weaponís flexibility. The sword is so sharp and powerful that a
strong shock would be generated when it cuts apart other swords. The
reacting force is absorbed by a small ball whirling inside the
handle.The sound of The Dragon hitting another sword can shatter a
third sword in the vicinity. Even if the Dragon Sword is only
unsheathed, the frequency of the drawing sound can shake the sword
out of the opponentís hand. While the sound of the sword serves as
an alarm to alert people that it is coming, enemies would tremble
upon hearing it.
Yunchong The Transience
Cast from a stony meteorite, The Transience feels like bronze
and the surface is uneven with tiny grains that can reflect light.
With the kite-shaped reflective steel beads on the body, a rainbow
halo can be seen when the sword is swayed. Although it is an
extremely blunt sword, The Transience Sword is able to resist the
sharpest weapon in the world. A defensive weapon of the highest
grade, it can restrain The Dragon. As long as there is a glimpse of
light, The Transience will shine. In the glare, before the enemy can
clearly see the whereabouts of its tip, the sword would have already
arrived and cannot be evaded.
Zhiban The Deity
A huge sword used to open up mountains; it represents a new
life, simplicity and perseverance with fierce offensive power.
Although the sword embodies the anger of the swordsman, it is full
of vibrant vitality. If it is to be compared with The Dragon, the
two swords actually represent two extremes. Despite its ultimate
sharpness, the Dragon Sword would have to strike three times before
it can sever the thickest section of The Deity.
Yuanyin The Heavenís Fall
on Mount Heaven for six years, Master Shadow-glow practices
austerity by casting swords. He has cast over a thousand swords with
different styles and functions. However, when these swords are
compared with The Deity, they are inferior in both shape and spirit.
One day, as usual, Master Shadow-glow watches the clouds and
mountains from afar. Out of the blue, a stream of clouds plunged
down like a waterfall, drawing a frozen line across the sky. Master
Shadow-glow is suddenly enlightened with the fact that The Deity is
too primitive and is thus restrained in both shape and spirit. In a
bid to break the confines of The Deity, Master Shadow-glow melts a
hundred swords to cast The Heavenís Fall.
The Celestial Beam
Being the brightest one among the seven swords, The Celestial
Beam becomes brighter and shinier in the course of fighting. It is
an offensive weapon comprising a pair of long and short swords. The
user would try to get as close as possible to the enemy and applies
the twin swords alternately or simultaneously. The extent of the
sword movement is large and, by shifting its center of gravity
constantly, the swordís position can be changed at an incredible
Longzi The Star-Chasers
It is a sword used by both hands. A fringe made of steel wires
is attached to the handle. At the end of the steel wires are small
meteor-like iron beads. The sword is used to attack and resist, the
fringe is also used to attack and resist. The Star-Chasers can be
thrown out and retrieved and is normally girded in front of the
Master Shadow-glow tailor-made the Star-Chasers for Xin Longzi. As
Xin is a man without restraint, the meteors are designed to contain
him. When he fights in a normal manner, the meteors can help him.
But when he gets crazy, the meteors will hit him and his frenzy can
be checked. In the Bowei battle, Xin goes so far that he is
constantly hit by the meteors. He soon learns to duck the blows and
discovers that the meteors can actually help him. When he withdraws
the sword, two meteors can enmesh the arm of an enemy.