Upcoming series Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber the ninth , the most morally grey and political of the Condor Trilogy, released an artsy set of new posters and some concept art in anticipation of its release sometimes soon. The series stars Zeng Shunxi, Chen Yuqi, and Zhu Xudan.
The story begins with the prophecy that whoever wields the Dragon Slaying Saber and Heavenly Sword will rule the world. Zhang Wuji (Zeng Sunxi)’s parents Zhang Cuishan (Li Dongxue) and Yin Susu commit suicide after refusing to reveal the location of the blade, which is currently in the possession of his godfather Xie Xun (Hei Zi).
Some years later, Zhang Wuji finds himself in an isolated valley, and masters a set of powerful inner energy skills. He becomes the leader of the unorthodox Ming Cult, and later supports the rebellions against the Mongol-led Yuan Dynasty. Aside from Mongol princess Zhao Min (Chen Yuqi), Zhang Wuji also becomes romantically entangled with the Emei Sect’s Zhou Zhiruo (Zhu Xudan), Persian cult leader / living sacrifice Xiaozhao and his cousin Yin Li / Zhu’er.