Shi Yan was a Spirit General from the Artifact Spirit Tribe.
Divine Blood Edit
After a member of the Artifact Spirit Tribe managed to steal a vial of Divine Blood and run away to humans, Spirits chased him to the Setting Sun Tomb. Shi Yan was a part of a group led by Profound Spirit Xu Tian.
When they were looking for the Chaotic Valley at the tomb, they met Han Li, who appeared to be only a high-grade body refinement warrior. As Shi Yan wanted to possess him, Xu Tian was suprised by Han Li's power to resist.  Once Shi Yan entered Han Li's body and tried to devour his spiritual sense, dormant Great Yin Trueflame devoured him instead absorbing his soul and memories. Xu Tian didn't notice that. Then they proceeded to the Chaotic Valley and Han Li, who pretended to be Shi Yan, followed orders to infiltrate humans.