"TLBB is an in-house developed free MMORPG adapted from the popular Chinese novel named “Tian Long Ba Bu” by Jin Yong. TLBB provides a variety of exciting quests and in-game activities for game players to develop a personalized experience and foster virtual social relationships, which appeal to game players with diverse interests. Game players choose from nine classes of team-based identities with distinct skill sets and quests, and have the ability to engage in numerous virtual social activities, such as making friends, getting married, learning skills or completing other quests.
The game is set in ancient China during the time of the Song Dynasty in 960 AD. The story behind TLBB revolves around an elaborate saga of complex, troubled relationships among numerous characters from various kingdoms and sects during China’s Northern Song Dynasty. The warring empires involved in the story are those of Song, Liao, Dali, Western Xia, and Tubo. The struggles the characters experience within their combating factions affect the bonds between themselves and their families, societies, ethnic groups, and countries. As a result, strife and conflict abound, and each player will find himself/herself quickly pulled in to the fray, striving to evolve and leave his/her mark. Part of this evolution involves choosing one of the nine martial arts classes." Taken from http://tlbb.eu.changyou.com/gameguide/FAQ.shtml