In the six realms, there is god, demon, immortal, spirit, mortal, ghost.
In the mortal world, there is a Tian Yan Mountain. On the Mountain, there is a soul splitting cliff. On the soul splitting cliff, there is a small soil mound. On the soil mound, there is a tree. On this tree, there is a… glossy ganoderma (basically, a mushroom that grows on trees).
It just had a bit of godly consciousness, it was dry, shrivelled, and scared. Every day when it saw humans, it anxiously closed its eyes and silently chanted: Don’t cook me to make soup, don’t cook me to make soup…
“What an ugly mushroom,” Someone furrowed his brow and walked away.
This caused the small ganodema to be a laughing stock among the other creatures on Soul Spitting Cliff. Until one day, a wash of white light fell from the sky. It caused her to save 500 years of cultivation and immediately took human form – she became a baby and was carried away.
“How can there be a baby on the Soul Splitting Cliff?” Someone asked finding it strange but could not find any answer. The ugly mushroom can no longer be seen. He laughed, “You shall be called Gu Xiao Mo (taking Mo from mushroom)”.
Gu Xiao Mo? Little Mushroom?
Darn! Even after one big transformation, she was still a dry shrivelled mushroom.
The synopsis is largely modelled after the prologue, but there’s an extra bit:
It turns out that he and her were both monsters. Under this big sky, it is afraid that there is no space to hold them.
What is spirit, what is demon, what is immortal, what is mortal?
After expending all their efforts and everything they had, all the two monsters wanted was to gain some warmth from each other.
For love and justice! Little Mushroom! Transform!