In this chapter, Ren tells us that he wants to learn the art of imperial sword fighting. He explains that the art involves using the shadow ghost qi step, which is a technique that uses energy from the body to create an aura. Ren also explains that those who have reached the "qi-refinement realm" can use magical arrays, such as the lightning array and the eight trigrams array, as well as the layout of flags, which are based on the frequency and location of the elements in heaven and earth. Ren wonders how many years it will take for people without innate talent to reach the realm of qi refining. He says that he knows that his spiritual roots are bad, but he doesn't want them to get in the way of everyone else's. He tells Ren about his grandmaster, who was the strongest man in his generation, but when Ren was a teenager he was even stronger. Ren says that the story of Ren's grandmaster spread throughout the class, and that it is time to strike Earth for the next thirteen hundred and sixteen years.