This is an action packed movie. An ancient scroll is in the hands of a novice and everyone wants it.
An ancient scroll has been stolen from the Emperors library. It contains information on a martial arts technique that is legendary. Somehow, this scroll is delivered to a young swordsman who does not know what he has. He is suddenly at the deadly focus of attention of several groups.
The army wants the scroll for their soldiers. A martial arts school wants their pupils and alumni to be the best. A group of women who use snakes in their fighting techniques want the secret too.