The film tells the story of Shen Lian, a Jinyi imperial guard, who is caught up in a conspiracy in the seventh year of the Tianqi reign of the Ming Dynasty, and works with a young girl named Bei Zhai and his colleague Pei Lun to discover the truth in order to prove his innocence.
- Chang ChenShen LianMain Role
- Yang MiBei ZhaiMain Role
- Zhang YiLu WenzhaoMain Role
- Lei JiayinPei LunMain Role
- Xin ZhileiDing BaiyingMain Role
- Shih-Chieh KingWei ZhongxianMain Role
- Liu DuanduanZhu YoujianMain Role
- Li YuanDing ChongMain Role
- Wu XiaoliangDing TaiSupport Role
- Li HongtaoXu XianchunSupport Role
In the seventh year of the Tianqi reign of the Ming Dynasty, Shen Lian, a member of the Jinyiwei imperial secret police in Beizhen, kills his colleague Ling Yunkai to save the painter Bei Zhai during a mission to eliminate a group of rebels.
Afterward, Shen Lian must evade suspicion and investigation from Lu Wenzhao and Pei Lun, while also being blackmailed by a mysterious woman to investigate the truth behind the Jinyiwei's history.
Amidst the chaos of the times, Shen Lian and Bei Zhai become entangled in a dangerous love affair, and a larger conspiracy looms in the background.
In the struggle for survival during the late Ming dynasty, Shen Lian faces new challenges, and the bonds of love and brotherhood may prove to be even more dangerous.