The Great Continent of Combat Qi is a place where the strong rule over the weak. Xiao Yan, a once up and coming genius of the Xiao Sect, suddenly lost all his talent at the tender age of 11. Now a 15-year-old boy, Xiao Yan is scorned by the very people who previously looked up to him, and is on the verge of being kicked out of his clan. To make matters worse, his fiancee, Na Lan Yan Ran, asks for an annulment of their engagement. Xiao Yan makes a solemn vow to himself, a vow to be "trash" no more and to obtain the strength to become the master of his own fate. An intricate tale of hope and despair, Doupo Cangqiong chronicles the story of a fallen prodigy who sets off on a perilous journey to obtain power, and ascend to the peak of Cultivation.