“Even if this universe is truly nothing more than a brutal, bloody, shadowy forest, we Cultivators will burn all that we have just to give off a single weak flickering spark in the darkness!
No matter how weak each spark is, how short-lived, how small… As long as the sparks flow unabated, then one day one of those sparks will light some tinder, and that tinder shall light some fallen branches, and those branches shall set ablaze each and every last tree of the forest!
In the end, even the smallest sparks will eventually set the shadowy forest ablaze, and illuminate the whole world!”
In another world where cultivation is possible, around 40000 years later our protagonist Li Yao who makes his living collecting scrap metal has a fortuitous encounter with the soul of a titan powerhouse from the ancient past.
40,000 Cultivation Era Preamble