Sun San Niang and Song Yin Zhang, two of Zhao Pan Er’s closest pals, are also teahouse owners in Qiantang. She refuses to accept her fate and decides to go to the Capital of Bian Jing in pursuit of the truth after she learns that her fiancé abandoned her for another lady of a high ranking officer after becoming an official there. She runs into both of her greatest friends on the way there, whose lives she saves, and they follow her on.
Gu Qian Fan is a commander of the prestigious “Living Devil” Capital squadron. He must uncover the truth about a sinister plot involving the imperial court after being set up by the very individuals to whom he vows fealty. Zhao Pan Er and he initially don’t agree on anything, but as they work together to advance their individual aims, he becomes intrigued by this astute businesswoman.