The drama follows an ordinary scholar named Yang Ling (Jiang Jin Fu) on his way to become a royal highness of the Ming dynasty. On his wedding day, Yan Ling suddenly falls down and can’t get up anymore. While recovering from his illness, he looks at his new wife Han You Niang (Crystal Yuan) and realizes that he feels ashamed of being poor. He thus decides to sell his field and goes to take the imperial exam. When Yan Ling helps uncovering a murder mystery, he gains recognition from the county magistrate who lets him work as teacher, which allows Yang Ling to prove his worth. On the battlefield, he meets the crown prince Zhu Hou Zhao (Liu Rui Lin) who went undercover and they become partners and friends. Yang Ling will fight alongside Hou Zhao against conspiracies and eventually help him ascend the throne.
Li Zi Yu (Qiao Xin) is a simple, kind-hearted and righteous girl. She starts working at a public relationships company, but unfortunately meets a difficult boss. The boss Fan Shu Chen (Leon Zhang) is a talented hidden rich heir who is very hostile towards Zi Yu, making Zi Yu tremble with fear every day. What she doesn’t know is that company secrets have been leaked since the day she started working and Shu Chen is thus heavily suspecting her. But gradually, the two start to appreciate and admire each other. However, Shu Chen’s three best friends each have their theory on Zi Yu’s identity, making Shu Chen all confused. When Shu Chen’s rival Luo Zong Liang (Yao Yi Chen) appears, it becomes known that Zong Liang and Zi Yu have some sort of relationship which anew arouses suspicion that Zi Yu could be a spy sent by Zong Liang. What is the truth behind everything? And will Zi Yu and Shu Chen’s love-hate relationship have a happy end?
Sincere and lively Ru Ge (Dilraba Dilmurat) is the heir to the Flame Mountain Estate. The dust-covered events of nineteen years ago drew her into a whirlpool. There are three men in Ru Ge’s destiny – dark, aloof and arrogant Feng (Zhang Bin Bin), peaceful and gentle Yu (Liu Rui Lin), and peerlessly graceful and talented Xue (Vic Zhou). A soul-stirring story of love and hate begins.