The Sorcerous Sword Index is a collection of 35 magical swords wielding otherworldly powers, many of which have the potential to bring ruin to the human realm. Shang Bu Huan has fled his homeland of Xi You with the index in order to keep it from falling into the wrong hands... but trouble has a way of finding him.
The Princess of Cruelty Xie Yingluo has managed to make off with a pair of blades from the Sorcerous Sword Index, and now she plots to use them and her mastery over poison to seize the rest from Shang Bu Huan.
Shang Bu Huan is stricken by the Princess of Cruelty's poison, leaving him and Lang Wu Yao on the run. Between the toxic temptress' attack and the and the ruthless pursuit of magistrate Xiao Kuang Juan, their quest to protect the Sorcerous Sword Index might be impossible... without some help.
Lin Xue Ya and Shang Bu Huan are reunited, while the fugitive hunter Xiao Kuáng Juan approaches the Princess of Cruelty with an offer she can't refuse.
With his health recovered, Shang Bu Huan takes a stand against the poisonous Xie Yīngluo and the treacherous Xiao Kuang Juan.
With his health recovered, Shang Bu Huan takes a stand against the poisonous Xie Yingluo and the treacherous Xiao Kuang Juan.
Xie Yīngluo has been bested, beaten, betrayed, and brutalized, and at this point she has nothing to lose. What will happen when the cornered scorpion is presented with a means of turning her doomed luck around?