Vào cuối đời minh, Ngô Tam Quế dẫn quân Thanh vào thành, Lý Chí Thành bị cô lập tại Cửu Quan Sơn. Trong số bốn dũng sĩ thân cận của Lý Chí Thành thì có ba dũng sỉ vượt rào tìm cứu binh, còn lai Hồ dung si thì ơ lại bảo vệ Sẩm Vương, khi bao ngưởi trở về thì dã mất tung tích của Sầm Vương. Sau họ mới điều tra được Hồ dũng sỉ chửa kịp giai thích thi da bị hạ thủ... về sau, hàng loạt xâu xe xảy ra trong thế hệ sau của họ, đồng thời việc tìm kiếm kho tàng của nhả Minh cũng gây ra nhiều ân oán, tranh chấp, trong đó tran dãu của Hồ Nhất đao và miêu nhân phụng khien trời rung chuyên...
The last king of the Han dynasty and his four loyal guards bearing the name, Ho, Pham, Dien, and Mieu, were escaping from the invading Manchurians. The Pham, Mieu, and Dien went to fight while they assigned Ho to guard the king. The king then revealed that there was a hidden treasure in the snowy mountain. With this treasure, the Han dynasty had hopes to be restored again if they should fail this siege. He gave Ho a dagger and a map that revealed the location of the treasure. Ho took out his dagger and said, "I'm sorry my king, but this is the only way to save our lives." (Black Out)
After this, Ho gave the Manchurians the head of the king. He earned himself a high official rank. Years later, the three guards came back to seek revenge on the murder of their beloved king. They killed Ho. With his last breath, Ho told to them to visit an isolated temple and find a monk. He gave them the map and the sword.
When they arrived, a monk appeared to greet them. It was the king! The king explained that Ho devised a plan to kill someone else as a replacement for him. This was the only way to ensure the king's safety. The king, himself, admitted that becoming a monk had brought him peace so he did not want to fight anymore. After hearing this, the three guards felt terrible at what they had done; killing their sworn brother. Regretful and ashamed, they killed themselves. Since this news never reached their families of the Pham, Mieu and Dien, they always believed that the Ho's were the enemies. Thus, the three families always fought with the Ho's. The Pham later had no male successors so the three families left were the Ho's, Mieu's, and the Dien's. The three (generations after) that are introduced to this story are Ho Nhat Dao, Mieu Nhan Phung, and Dien Huy Nong.
The first part of the story focused on Ho Nhat Dao traveling to the mountains only to fall into the hole the treasure was buried. From there, he made a vow for his ancestors to protect the treasure with all cause. Later on, he met a woman name Tuyet who tried to steal the treasure. They fell in love and had a son named Ho Phi. However, this loving couple died before seeing their son grow up. Mieu Nhan Phung killed Ho Nhat Dao during a duel. Tuyet killed herself because she couldn't bare living without her husband. After their deaths, Dien Huy Nong planned to kill Ho Phi and to steal the treasure map. A servant of the Ho's rescued the baby and ran away. From there, Ho Phi grew up with the help of the servant. He learned his kung fu from the manual the father wrote behind. Searching and searching, Ho Phi never understood why his parents died because the servant refused to tell him.
Ray Leung as Hồ Nhất Đao
Jamie Chic as Tuyết
Patrick Tse as Miêu Nhân Phụng
Rebecca Chan as Lan
Kenneth Tong as Điền Huy Nông