Hu was born during the Difficult Dao Era in the Cleansing Incense Ancient Sect. At some point he became the first disciple of Elder Cao and later on was promoted and became one of the Sect's Protectors.
Cao Xiong sent Sectional Leader Zhou to cause trouble at the Cleansing Jade Peak to provoke Li Qiye. Li Qiye defeated Sectional Leader Zhou, but Zhou summoned a law enforcement team that "coincidentally" patrolled nearby. This law enforcement team was formed from the Cao Xiong's supporters and was led by his disciples, Protector Hu and Leng Shizhi. They immediately framed Li Qiye in many crimes and used it as an excuse to attack him.
Li Qiye didn't bother to argue with them and instead attacked them. He instantly defeated Leng Shizhi and killed three Sectional Leaders. Protector Hu tried to stop his rampage, but was intercepted by Tu Bu Yu. Tu Bu Yu used the War God Formula to seriously injure Protector Hu and Li Qiye used this opportunity to finish him off.