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 Rise of Phoenixes is set in an alternate world, where ancient China is ruled by the Tiansheng dynasty. Ning Yi (Chen Kun), the sixth prince, hides his calculating personality behind a facade of playfulness. Meanwhile, he meets Feng Zhiwei (Ni Ni), a court official who is in fact a woman. Feng Zhiwei was the illegitimate daughter of a noble clan, who got banished from her family after being wrongfully accused of a crime. She soon discovers that she is the only surviving royalty of a fallen dynasty, and seeks vengeance, even if she has to betray her loved ones.