At age 17, he broke into the Nascent Profound Realm. At 23, he achieved the True Profound Realm.
Xiao Ying met Yun Qinghong when Yun Qinhong was being hunted down by the assassins sent by Mighty Heavenly Sword Region and Sun Moon Divine Hall. Xiao Ying became sworn brothers with Yun Qinghong and later saved him by providing clothing, food, medicine, and maps of the area. He also swapped his own son with Yun Qinghong's son so that his sworn brother's bloodline will survive.
Xiao Ying also saved the life of Xia Clan's daughter, Xia Qingyue using most of his profound strength. He an Xia Hongyi became sworn brothers and Xia Hongyi promised his daughter will marry Xiao Ying's son.
In a twist of fate, Xuanyuan Wendao who was pursuing Yun Qinghong found out about Xiao Ying knowing Yun Qinghong. Xiao Ying was killed by Xuanyuan Wentian but he refused to reveal the whereabouts of Yun Qinghong.
His wife’s heart broke in grief for the loss of her love and went to meet him soon after.