Warlord Lord Conqueror (Sonny Chiba) adopts two talented youngsters to be his disciples -- and key instruments in his quest to take over the world. A decade later, the two -- Wind (Ekin Cheng) and Cloud (Aaron Kwok) -- are rivals for the affections of the Lord Conqueror's daughter Charity (Kristy Yang). During their duel, Charity is accidentally killed, and Cloud loses an arm. Muse (Shu Qi) takes care of Cloud, and her father gives Cloud his own arm for future fights. Meanwhile Lord Conqueror battles his arch nemesis, a warrior named Sword Saint, and turns against Cloud and Wind. Now it's a free-for-all battle between Lord Conquer, Sword Saint, Cloud, and Wind. And only one will emerge the victor!