In the 18th century, the Manchurian Ch'ings are intent on closing the Shaolin temple, where Hong Zhi-Guan is a leader. Kow Ching Chung, once Hong's friend, leads the troops against the temple. Hong must go into hiding. By chance, Hong rescues Feng Shi-Yu, a young and clever fighter, from a jealous neighbor; an alliance builds between Hong and the younger man. To find Hong, Kow sends a spy into Feng's household, a young woman named Moon. Feng falls in love with her, but is she only faking love for him? Hong, Feng, and Feng's family are on a collision course with the ambitious Kow. Blood will flow.