The story is set during the Ming dynasty. Female police officer Yuan Jin Xia (Tan Song Yun) receives the order to help the fierce embroidered uniform guard (imperial secret police) Lu Yi (Allen Ren) solve a case in Yangzhou. The two can’t seem to get along at first, but through the hardships they have to endure together, they learn to rely on each other. When they finally become lovers, however, the ill-fated story of their families is brought to light.
The story begins in the Northern Qi Kingdom. The prime minister Gu Qing Hong (Zhang Xiao Long) schemes to murder his wife Miao Qian Qian (Wang Li Kun), the daughter of an aristocratic family, together with her whole family. However, the Emperor of the Southern Liang Kingdom (Allen Ting)’s younger brother Xiao Feng Qing (Joe Cheng), who’s actually a half-alien, rescues Qian Qian. Qian Qian from then on lives under the name Nie Wu Shuang and enters the palace of the Liang Kingdom. A love triangle between Wu Shuang and the Xiao brothers ensues. But behind Wu Shuang’s necklace lies a huge secret: twenty years ago, a fairy came down to earth after war on the Phoenix Star broke out and she was pursued. There she saw a little girl, Qian Qian, who was about to drown. She then gave her the “Heavenly Tear”, a stone with a huge power: whoever owns it will be able to unify the country. A demon who’s half-human half-machine and hides in the Qi Kingdom is after the stone.
In order to find her missing father, the young maiden Gu Hai Tang (Li Yi Tong) comes to Kunyang and starts working at the Lang family’s rouge manufacture. There she always bickers with the Lang family’s second son Yue Xuan (Deng Lun) until they become friends. However, Yue Xuan’s older brother Yue Ming (Ying Hao Ming) takes a liking to Hai Tang and the Lang family therefore tries to trick her into marriage with him. When Hai Tang learns that she was married to the wrong person, she starts to hate Yue Xuan for deceiving her. She then promises the Lang family to treat Yue Ming’s disfigured face when they let her divorce in return. Yue Xuan is ashamed of his actions and finally faces his true feelings. He pursues Hai Tang again and the two develop a love and hate relationship. But after Yue Ming fully recovers, his love turns to hate and he snatches away the operating rights for the manufacture and even tries to break up his brother and Hai Tang. At the same time, Hai Tang’s father’s true identity and the reason for his disappearance as well as the truth behind Yue Xuan’s hardships in life are revealed. Will Hai Tang and Yue Xuan be able to overcome everything and develop a healthy relationship?
Set in the seaside town Chang Le of the prosperous Tang with a developed shipbuilding industry, the drama tells the story of a human girl Lu Li who disguises herself as a male, hoping to make her mark in the shipyard and realize her dreams. The merman Wu Ju Lan also arrives at the shipyard with a hidden motive. The two grow to know and love each other. As their romance progresses, the plots and conspiracies behind them also surface. Lu Li is torn between kinship and love. Finally, the two resolve hatred with love and merman and man eventually live in harmony.
Ye Xiao Tian (Joe Xu) is working as a prison guard at the Ministry of Justice of the Ming dynasty. Upon receiving a testament, he leaves the capital and travels to Huguang province. Due to a freak combination of factors, he ends up pretending to be a government official, but takes his “position” seriously and fights for justice, gaining the love of the people.
The drama is set towards the end of the Shang dynasty when Di Xin (Bao Jian Feng), the king of Shang, achieved extraordinary things and brought the Shang dynasty to its peak. At this time, the capital of Shang is moved to Zhaoge. There, the son of Ji Chang, the king of Zhou, Ji Fa (Zhang Zhe Han) is voluntarily hold hostage instead of his older brother. While in Zhaoge, Ji Fa diligently studies and practices martial arts. Furthermore, he sympathizes with the people, whose living circumstances are getting worse and worse after Di Xin’s expiditons, and tries to help everywhere. In the end, he will turn over the country and become the first king of the Zhou dynasty.
Meng Fu Yao (Yang Mi), a woman born from a divine lotus petal. She journeys through the five continents towards the heavens in search of a secret order and to reveal a conspiracy originating from the heavens. In the process, she falls in love with the crown prince Zhang Sun Wu Ji (Ethan Ruan).