Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky
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|Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar Of Sky|
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar Of Sky promotional poster
|Genre||Fantasy, adventure, romance, wuxia, costume drama|
|Directed by||Li Guoli/Lee Kwok Lap|
|Voices of||Yang Menglu, Sun Ye, Hu Ge|
|Opening theme||Yiwen Tianhuang (一吻天荒) performed by Hu Ge|
|Ending theme||Zheyang Ailiao (這樣愛了) performed by Jeanie Zhang|
|Country of origin||China|
|No. of episodes||35|
|Production company(s)||Chinese Entertainment Shanghai|
|Original channel||Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS)|
|Original release||July 6, 2012|
|Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar of Sky|
Xuan-Yuan Sword: Scar Of Sky is a Chinese television series adapted from Xuan-Yuan Sword, a series of role-playing video games developed by Taiwanese company Softstar Entertainment Inc. The television series is produced by Chinese Entertainment Shanghai and stars Hu Ge, Cecilia Liu, Tiffany Tang, Jiang Jingfu, Guli Nazha, Lin Gengxin and Ma Tianyu. The series is aired in China on Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) on July 6, 2012 and running for 35 episodes.
In 619AD, Emperor Yang of Sui of the Sui Dynasty rules China with an iron fist. During such periods of unrest, legends foretold of a Red Star that would open the Mark of the Heavens and bring the apocalypse. To combat the opening of the Mark, a scion of royalty would be born and seal it with the Xuan-Yuan Sword.
The happy-go-lucky Chen Jingchou, last prince of the fallen Chen Dynasty, is burdened with the avenging and resurrection of his realm, but he merely wishes a happy life. His long suffering attendant, Chen Fu, who accompanies him on his travels discovers that the fastest way to restoring the empire is to gather five mysterious artifacts, which will grant the wielder untold power. Under Chen Fu's relentless encouragement, Chen begins the quest to gather these artifacts. However, his quest forces him to face Yuwen Tuo, a golden armored and masked warrior who single-handedly destroyed the Chen's armies at the age of 10 while wielding the legendary Xuan-Yuan Sword.
Yuwen Tuo, outwardly a ruthless warrior, is also the last prince of the fallen Northern Zhou Dynasty. At the fall of his dynasty, Yuwen's father was killed in battle and his mother taken hostage in the Sui palace. To save his mother, Yuwen chose the unorthodox path of joining the Sui Dynasty and becoming a feared assassin for the regime that destroyed his kingdom. His only hope lay in the same five mysterious artifacts that Chen sought. Their quests brought them together and in a twist of fate, the two who would be enemies become friends. Their quest also introduces them to Taba Yu'er, princess of a desert tribe, Dugu Ningke, Yu Xiaoxue, the daughter of the goddess Nüwa, who would grow to love Yuwen Tuo.
After many trials and tribulations, the artifacts are gathered but Yuwen betrays Chen and sacrifices the love that had grown between him and Xiaoxue, by stealing the artifacts. In a twist, the truth behind the artifacts is revealed. Dugu, who appeared to be the niece of Emperor Yang, was in actuality the daughter of the Demon Lord who had been sent to spy on those who would gather the artifacts. Yuwen, believing that the artifacts would save his mother, had in fact been acting according to the Demon Lord's plot to use the artifacts to open the Mark of the Heavens.
Having been betrayed by his friend, Chen Jingchou succumbs to hatred and, falling under the Demon Lord's sway, sets forth to kill Yuwen to avenge his betrayal and Yu'er's death. However, to save their world, the two eventually put aside their vendettas and seal the Mark of the Heavens.