From the back cover:
The celestial minister of ceremonies boils water
And brews the Immortal Emperor's tea
By Western Reckoning, it is the Year 325 C.E.
But it's not the West.
Welcome to the Land of the Gods—an Ancient China of Fantasy that Never Was.
Called Shen Zhou by the people who live there, it is a world of magic and mystery,
war-torn, full of struggle and fight.
Between these covers you will discover this vast country.
The water trembles
Horse-head demons look up from Hell and howl
It is the Time of Chaos.
An Unrighteous Emperor rules the largest of the Sixteen States.
The Five Tribes have made homes for themselves in Shen Zhou.
There is no true peace, only the calm before the next storm.
Only Brave heroes can bring order to the troubled land—
or send it spiraling further into the darkness, where the Void hungrily waits.
Gibbons shriek from slender trees
Herons take flight
You are the Land's Salvation.
You are a Hero of the Wulin—the Martial Arts World.
You have Kung Fu at your command—skills with which you can perform marvels.
You have your friends at your side.
You seek your Destiny in this land of Wuxia Fantasty—a Destiny that can only be ensured
by finding the fabled Weapons of the Gods.
The earth shivers and the heavens shake
Your legend begins.