Ji Ning is the protagonist of Desolate Era books.
He is the son of Ji Ishwin (Ji Yichuan) and Yuchi Snow and is a human cultivator from the Ji clan, he has two spirit beasts a Whitewater hound called White and an azure skysnake called Qing Qing. He is the Dao Companion of Yu Wei and the father of Ji Brightmoon.
He is currently a disciple of the Black-White College and Mount Innerheart, the current master of the Starseizing Manor, the sixth general (as well as Sentinel) of Fogstone, a palace lord of Vastheaven Palace, a citizen of Brightshore Kingdom, a member of the Dao Alliance, and the Palace Lord of the Twelve Palaces' Sword Palace.
He is a triple refiner, training in Fiendgod Body Refining, Ki Refining, and heart force with both of his bodies being a Daolord whose soul is slowly disipating.
Originally born on earth, where his father on Earth was a leading researcher in a bioscience program while his mother was an ordinary teacher. However he lived his entire life suffering from an unnamed illness that bound him to his bed and prevented him from any strenuous physical exertion. He would feel exhausted just by walking half an hour.
In spite of his disease, he doesn't become bitter and instead acquires knowledge through books and the internet. In order to find value in his life, he asks for 100,000 Chinese dollar from his parents and with the money he displays considerable intelligence and manages to earn a large sum of money through online business. However, before dying, he handed out all of his money to the poor and sick children throughout the country. His reasoning being to change the destiny of those countless poor, sick children! Later he dies at the age of 18 while walking in the streets outside of the hospital with his parents, succumbing to his sickly constitution.