During the Datong era of the Southern Liang Dynasty, Northern Wei sent troops southward and General Lin Xie took his only child, the 17 year old Lin Shu to the battlefield. Unexpectedly, Lin Xie was framed by a political rival, causing the unjust deaths of seventy thousand Chi Yan army soldiers, just after they drove off the hostile Wei forces. Fortunately, Lin Shu was rescued by a loyal subordinate, although he barely escaped with his life.
During the chaotic Northern and Southern Dynasties, the northern frontier of the Liang Dynasty is protected by the powerful Changlin Army led by Xiao Tingsheng and Xiao Pingzhang. During an expedition, Senior Grand Secretary Xun Baishui cuts off supplies to the front line, and Xiao Pingzhang is severely wounded. His younger brother Xiao Pingjing leaves Langya Hall in order to get to the bottom of the conspiracy.