Complete strangers keep attacking Luk and won't tell him why. He subdues them and demands to know who sent them. Their dying answer is always "Wan". Exhausted from fighting off one too many would-be assassins, Luk collapses, and is nursed back to health by Hoi, a rude but kind-hearted and virtuous rice farmer.
The village where they live has been targetted for a mining venture, and a local capitalist wants to buy the farmers out. When most refuse to sell, he sends in the thugs to "persuade" them. Hoi and Luk argue about who should sort things out, after Hoi's son is kidnapped by the miners. Luk goes alone, as it will help him in his goal of revenge against a mysterious man who kidnapped his sister.