Li Qiye's first trial was a competition of willpower against Xu Hui in the Chaotic Heart Forest. After Li Qiye arrogantly claimed that he could easily walk through all 14 levels of the Chaotic Heart Forest, everyone thought that he was an ignorant idiot, so Xu Hui offered a bet to humiliate him. Xu Hui managed to reach the 7th level, which pleased Protector Hua, but what nobody could have imagined, is what Li Qiye was really capable of walking through all 14 levels, so Xu Hui lost the bet.
Protector Hua, accused Li Qiye of using some hidden treasures, to accomplish this task. Protector Mo protested that the Nine Saint Demon Gate does not set condition to not use items, but Li Qiye nonchalantly agreed for any check. When it was confirmed that Li Qiye did not use any treasure, Xu Hui had to undergo the humiliation that he had planned for Li Qiye and was so ashamed that he lost consciousness. Shaming his disciple was the same as slapping him on the face, so a great hatred for Li Qiye was born in Protector Hua's heart.
Li Qiye used the Serpent Punishing Stick to quickly defeat Xu Hui, Protector Hua was enraged and demanded Li Qiye to stop, but he instead killed Xu Hui and ordered Tetra-War Stone Protectors to kill Protector Hua.