Rejected by Mongolian Prince Lhawang Dorji, Princess Zhaohua sets out to make him fall in love with her. Imperial guard Fuk'anggan plots revenge.
Fuk'anggan becomes Zhaohua's confidant and conspires with Princess Siwan, who schemes to earn Lhawang Dorji's goodwill.
Princess Siwan sets a deadly trap for Zhaohua, who accepts punishment for a crime she did not commit. Wei Yingluo pays Princess Siwan a visit.
Wei Yingluo warns Zhaohua about Fuk'anggan's baffling romantic gesture. Fuk'anggan reveals to Zhaohua his vendetta against Wei Yingluo.
Wei Yingluo makes a shocking revelation about Fuk'anggan's family. Zhaohua's whereabouts remain unknown, and a dark presence haunts the palace.
Fuk'anggan's and Princess Siwan's lives hang by a thread as Zhaohua confronts a demon within -- but nothing is what it seems.