The heir of the Qingyang tribe from the Northern continent, Lü Gui Chen (Liu Hao Ran), is sent to the Eastern continent to be held as a hostage. There he gets to know Ji Ye (Chen Ruo Xuan), who is only half royality and doesn’t receive any love from his father, as well as Yu Ran (Lareina Song), the refuge seeking princess of the Bird tribe. The three youths support each other through all hardships that come their way, which results in a deep friendship.
The current emperor at the time neglects his duties and spends his time playing and frolicking with the ladies. He also has a habit of hunting foxes late at night. With their declining population and innocent deaths rising, the enraged Fox Clan wages a war against the royal family. They reserve a special pearl that boosts power and beauty to the consumer, which is stolen by a pair of sisters (Hu Bing Qing, Chen Yao) and split between them. They enter the palace as dancers to fulfill the mission of killing the emperor. But before the sisters could kill the emperor, he’s abruptly assassinated, and the throne goes to Li Han (Vic Zhou).
The young gifted painter Gu Ye Bai (Chen Ruo Xuan) is affected by a mental disease, to him, the world has lost all its colors. While preparing for an international arts competition, an accident happens that makes him worried a lot. At this time, he gets to know the cute and amiable sunshine Lu You Yan (An Yue Xi). She will help him heal his mind and fight for his dream of becoming a recognized painter.
Beyond Light Years revolves around a computing major named Li Yu Chen (Chen Ruo Xuan) who is adept at solving problems using probability. He is extremely intelligent, kind-hearted and helpful but he comes off a bit uncaring and cold. He meets Xia Xiao Ci (Xu Jiao), a cheerful girl from an ordinary family and they start out with an immediate dislike for each other.