Several years ago, the emperor secretly ordered the hero Li Hui to form a mountain stronghold consisting of bandits in order to keep the pugilist world under control. His daughter, Li Jin Rong, leads the stronghold after Li Hui’s death and gives birth to Zhou Fei after marrying scholar Zhou Yi Tang. Zhou Fei’s attempts at escaping have always ended in failure, though Li Jin Rong allows her daughter to go and experience the world outside after her 16th birthday. She meets Xie Yun again after he saves her from drowning during her first escape attempt, and they embark on an adventurous journey through wulin together.
Bandits ambush the village where Zhou Fei and Li Sheng are staying. The bandits are suspected to be from the Huo Family Fort. Li Sheng takes matter into his own hands, but Zhou Fei follows after him. They get separated and Zhou Fei falls into a hidden dungeon, where she meets Xie Yun again.
Zhou Fei is known for her good martial arts skills in the 48 Mountain Strongholds. However, her mother, the chief, is especially strict with her. Her cousin, Li Sheng, feels competitive and inferior to her. A trespasser happens to save them both when they try crossing the infamous Ximo River's Weaving Formation, unaware that it is a trap set by the river's guardian. Indebted to Xie Yun, Zhou Fei decides to let him escape.
General Wu Fei is captured by Disha Mountain Pavilion, so Chen Fei is sent to help his children escape. Xie Yun helps them when he sees Disha men searching for them. After Zhou Fei's father leaves, she spends all of her time at Ximo River, trying to break through the Weaving Formation. The day of the Xiushan Hall's examination also arrives. Zhou Fei is determined to pass the examination when her mother says her father has sent her a message in his letter, but she will only tell her if she passes the examination.
Zhou Fei sneaks into the Black Dungeon on Mount Sixiang to save her fellow disciples. Unexpectedly, she also finds Xie Yun there. With his map of the dungeon, Fei goes around trying to find the antidote to save everyone. Fei runs into the chief of the Disha unknowingly and leaves a very good impression. When the Disha comes attacking, Zhou Fei and Xie Yun manage to get everyone out in time before the Black Dungeon explodes. However, Master Vermilion Bird is right on their heels.
Zhou Fei meets Duan Jiu Niang and discovers she was once in love with her grandfather, Li Zheng. Claiming to be Zhou Fei's grandmother, Jiu Niang insists on passing on her Withering Hands to Zhou Fei. Bouncing back and forth on her memories and the current situation, a troubled Jiu Niang projects her power into Zhou Fei. Zhou Fei passes out from the massive flow of energy within her body. In the meantime, Li Sheng runs into his father's murderer.Watch Now:Amazon
After Madam Ni Chang gives Zhou Fei a blade originally meant for her grandfather, she and the Yuyi Troupe disappear without a word. Mr. Ma finally tracks down Zhou Fei and leads the way back to the 48 Mountain Strongholds. As they get close to the strongholds, they realize Yang Jin has been tailing them the whole way. Kou Dan shows Yu Lao a letter from Mingfeng Tower's old enemies, who seemingly want to make peace with them. Kou Dan voices her desire to revive Mingfeng Tower, but Yu Lao advises against doing anything about the letter.
Kou Dan betrays the 48 Mountain Strongholds and leads Gu Tian Xian to attack them. However, Zhou Fei, Xie Yun, and the elders intercept them. Before they get into a fight, Li Sheng comes up with a brilliant hoax and deters them. Having safeguarded the strongholds, they are now cut off from the supplies as Chunhui Town is overtaken by Yu Wen Zhi's armed forces. With the Disha, Mingfeng Tower, and Yu Wen Zhi's personal army against them, Zhou Fei comes up with a plan.
Ying He Cong brings Li Yan and Yang Jin to the Rising Cloud Ravine to find the Zhuming Grass needed for Xie Yun's antidote. However, the herb is located inside the forest filled with deadly miasma. Meanwhile, Hu Tian Ying also arrives at the Rising Cloud Ravine, thinking Zhou Fei is there to find the herb herself. She takes over Little Medicine Valley and keeps everyone hostage. The trio are forced to step up and take on the vicious Disha master in order to save Little Medicine Valley.
Qiu Tian Jin sets fire to the Huarong Lodge in an attempt to steal the token they're after. Luckily, Zhou Fei and Chu Chu are out when the fire occurred. The Disha still isn't able to find the token in the remnants of the fire, so they are certain that the Wu family children have escaped. Zhou Fei and Chu Chu hide in the city to avoid getting captured by the Disha. Xie Yun finds out about the fire and is anxious to know whether Zhou Fei is safe or not.
The Disha carries out a public execution as a guise to lure out their targets, but things go awry as Xie Yun recognizes the person to be Chen Fei. Upon searching Zi Chen's hiding place, Xie Yun pretends to be a peasant to keep his identity a secret while continuing with his investigation. Meanwhile, Zhou Fei meets Duan Jiu Niang who claims to be her grandmother.
Zhou Fei is tortured by the clashing energies within her. She opens the scroll given to her by Reverend Chong Xiao and discovers a secret that might help her. Meanwhile, Xie Yun is in a race with the Disha to find Zhou Fei and Wu Chu Chu.Watch Now:Amazon
Zhou Fei is punished for letting Xie Yun escape. The two meet again and Xie Yun reveals that he must deliver a message to Lord Gan Tang, Zhou Fei's father. He plays a song to lure out Lord Gan Tang, who then accepts the Anping Tally, signaling his agreement. Zhou Fei tries to stop her father from leaving.Watch Now:Amazon
Zhou Fei and Xie Yun are both at the same inn, but Zhou Fei now knows of Xie Yun's true identity. She's mad at him for lying to her, but Chu Chu manages to convince her that he has a good reason for doing so. Xie Yun takes the blame for Yin Pei's actions in drawing Master Azure Dragon to the inn. Everyone in the inn is in danger and Xie Yun decides to talk to Ji Yun Chen about their secret passage. Master Azure Dragon shows up to capture Yin Pei but to no avail.
A battle ensues between Zhou Fei, Master Azure Dragon, and Ji Yun Chen. Yin Pei finally takes his revenge. Later, Zhou Fei faints from the energies acting up inside her and Xie Yun rushes to bring her to Hengyang. At the same time, the Disha is also heading towards Hengyang to carry out their plans.
Fei brings back the Fire Lotus in time and Xie Yun's worse symptoms are relieved. However, afraid that she might not bear to leave him, Fei embarks on her journey in search of more herbs without visiting Xie Yun. While Fei sets out first to ask her father about the Sea-to-sky, Xie Yun recalls his days traveling outside Penglai in his coma. Having been raised by his mentors, an innocent Xie Yun starts making his living as Millennium Sorrow on the streets.
Li Yan and Yang Jin manage to hold on to the Zhuming Grass. Just when they finally meet up with Li Sheng and Chu Chu, the Disha appear. The girls run while the boys stay to stall for some time. Li Sheng fires a signal to Fei to ask for help and she arrives just in time. Everyone gets away safely while Fei hurries off to Penglai with the life-saving grass for Xie Yun. Fei arrives in Penglai when Xie Yun is still awake but barely. Before he falls into a coma again, he has prepared some small gifts for Fei.
Chief Li makes plans to hand over her duties in the strongholds before attacking Shen Tian Shu. However, both Zhou Fei and Li Sheng find her recent actions too odd and confront her just when she is leaving the strongholds. Zhou Fei successfully defeats her mother and stops her from her dangerous mission. Just then, a painting is missing from the Elders Hall and an intruder sneaks into Chief Li's room.
Pitiful Clam poisons Li Jin Rong and flees with the five Sea-to-sky tokens. Zhou Fei hurries off to chase after her but gets poisoned. Li Sheng also leads a group of men down the mountain to face the enemy. Shen Tian Shu arrives in Hanshui Town to meet up with Pitiful Clam and unexpectedly runs into Li Yan. Li Yan mistakes him for a regular civilian and offers to help him hide from the Disha. Shen Tian Shu uses this opportunity to get close to her when he suspects her knowing something about the Sea-to-sky map.
Master Azure Dragon continues searching for Zhou Fei and the others while they hide in the secret passage. When they realize Master Azure Dragon has discovered their whereabouts, Xie Yun urges everyone to leave. However, Ji Yun Chen asks Zhou Fei to stay and kill Master Azure Dragon with him. It's a race against time as Ji Yun Chen tries to prepare Zhou Fei to battle against Master Azure Dragon before their enemies reach them.
Xie Yun and Zhou Fei stay in Hengyang, while Chu Chu makes her way back to the strongholds. Almost spotted by the Disha, Chu Chu is saved by Li Sheng. As these two head to the strongholds, General Wen rushes to inform Zhou Fei's father of the Disha's arrival in Hengyang. Xie Yun frantically searches for Madam Ni Chang as she's the only person who can save Zhou Fei. Following some clues, Xie Yun finally locates Yuyi Troupe and takes Zhou Fei there. However, Disha's Shen Tian Shu arrives just when Madam Ni Chang is about to treat Zhou Fei.Watch Now:Amazon
As part of his plot to vanquish the 48 Mountain Strongholds, Yu Wen Zhi locks civilians up and also orders Shen Tian Shu to attack the Strongholds again. With a battle looming ahead, the elders and disciples of the 48 Mountain Strongholds prepare the mountains for defense. Meanwhile, Zhou Fei leads a team down the mountains to capture Yu Wen Zhi and save the imprisoned civilians.
Zhou Fei sets out to find Xie Yun and heads to Lingling when she gets a notice that he has headed there. Huo Lian Tao is coincidentally holding a Demon Slaying Assembly there, so martial artists all over the nation are in the city to attend. Zhou Fei meets Zhu Chen from Xingnan Sect, who is also attending the assembly. Seeing that Huo Lian Tao's invitation is carved with the water ripple pattern, she suspects the assembly has something to do with the Sea-to-sky token.
Zhou Fei finally regains her optimistic self after realizing that Xie Yun still has a chance to survive. Having defeated Chu Tian Yu, Xie Yun now hangs by a thread. Zhou Fei sets out in search of the Fire Lotus so that Xie Yun can stay alive. However, Shen Tian Shu has sent Lu Tian Kuang after Fei. He believes she still has the Shendu Seal on her.
Li Yan, Yang Jin, and Ying He Cong run into Liu You Liang, who happens to be the one guarding the Sea-to-sky. The Disha are after him for the map that leads to the Sea-to-sky. As the Disha are about to catch up to them, Liu You Liang shows Li Yan the map and tells her to memorize it. Zhou Fei goes to a snow mountain to find the Fire Lotus that will help save Xie Yun, but just as she gets to the peak, Master Vermilion Bird and Snow Wolf get in her way.Watch Now:Amazon
After witnessing the fight between Shen Tian Shu and Mu Xiao Qiao, Zhou Fei is disheartened by her own lack of skill. She, Xie Yun, and Chen Fei continue on to Huarong. Upon arriving, they have an altercation with the magistrate's son. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, Shen Tian Shu and Qiu Tian Jin also arrive in Huarong.