”Jin, I guess if you ’re reading this letter, then I ’m already dead. ”

Xie Jin gripped the letter tightly as its words hit him.
He continued to pack up the furniture and other odds and ends that were left behind in the almost-empty house of his grandfather, Xie Ming, who had passed on recently.

The lawyer who was handling the inheritance of his only caretaker had given Jin a key to open his grandfather ’s safe.
Jin ’s mother had given birth to him when both she and her partner were in their late teens, but unfortunately, they were brutally murdered by a rogue, psychopathic cultivator.

That ’s right.
In today ’s world, anyone could become a cultivator so long as they had the potential.
Those with sufficient cultivation could run at high speeds that rivalled modern-day transportation systems or even fly.
That said, public transport was still available for both commoners and cultivators anyway.

However, that did not mean that commoners (those who were without cultivation, or who had not yet awakened their abilities) were at a disadvantage against modern-day cultivators.

In the interest of keeping safety and order, the top ten most supreme cultivators during the golden age of cultivation had convened and acted on their collective wisdom, thus drastically changing the laws of nature.
As a consequence, all babies that were born after that change had their Dantian chi point solidified, and all humans — cultivated or otherwise — could never truly be killed.

This meant that if someone (whether commoner or cultivator) was accused wrongly, or killed due to collateral damage from another cultivator ’s fight, they could be resurrected.
However, the cost of resurrection was prohibitive, and not only because of the money involved in doing so.

There were rituals that needed to be done, expensive but obtainable materials that were required for the resurrection process, and experts that had to be hired as well for the after-resurrection care.
The hospitals and rescue services would not resurrect someone unless the person killed was cleared by the court as innocent.

Hence, the law was strict and the penalties against cultivators who had committed a felony were extremely harsh.
With an entire eco-cycle being developed around this new law of nature, commoners and cultivators alike could progress better together.
This subsequently brought upon the age of innovation and modified science, which made life easier for everyone.

However, that did not mean cultivators were not allowed to fight; rather, they now fought at their own risk.
As long as duel pacts were initiated properly and the parties had settled the arrangements for resurrection rituals, the government would not accuse them of murder.

Duels used to require a third party witness.
Thanks to the advent of modern technology and the numerous security cameras in place, all that cultivators needed to do now were merely to apply online via a phone app.

Unfortunately for Jin ’s parents, a psychopathic cultivator had, through an old defunct cult, found a way to circumvent the law of nature and managed to destroy their Dantian permanently — eliminating all possibility of resurrection.
They were the first and last victims as Jin ’s grandfather, Ming, was a two-star General, and on that score, the police and military cultivators mercilessly hunted the rogue cultivator down with extreme prejudice.
The case was later labelled highly classified in order to keep the public unaware of the existence of a method that could destroy the Dantian.

The paternal side of Jin ’s family did not approve of the actions of their son, and would neither acknowledge his existence nor partake in any responsibilities concerning him.
Ming, being the prideful general that he was, could not care any less for pity or what Jin ’s paternal side thought of him, and he took on the full responsibility of bringing up his grandson.

In order to take care of Jin, Ming stepped down from his long military service and opted to live a humble life with his grandson.
Jin ’s grandmother passed away at a young age, and so his grandfather was the only relative who took care of him.
Ming knew that his daughter and his son in law-to-be were deeply in love and that they had been determined to make amends for that moment of recklessness.

”Jin, you are now 23 years of age.
I want you to understand that no matter how highly cultivated one can be, it is impossible to beat the Grim Reaper a

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