# of episodes: 55
Chinese name: 青云志
Short summary: The story follows Zhang Xiaofan (Li Yifeng) and BiYao (Zhao LiYing) as they go on journeys to search for sacred books that hold the keys to releasing the Demon Best. Zhang Xiaofan is from Qinyun (noble sect) while BiYao is the daughter of the Ghost King (evil sect). As they go thru these journeys and face life and death situations, Biyao eventually fell in love with Xiaofan and sacrifice herself to save him.
Other characters include: Lin Jingyu (Cheng Yi) – d Xiaofan childhood friend from the same village. Lu Xueqi (Yang Zi) – She is from the same clan as Xiaofan. Zeng Shushu (Qin Junjie) – Xiaofan’s friend from the same sect. Tian Ling’er (Tang Yixin) – daughter of Xiaofan’s teacher whom he liked at first.
I’m going to start off by recapping the first 16 episodes of this drama. It is just going to be a brief summary of what has happened so far.
Episode 1-2 set up the story line with the massacre of Xiaofan and Jingyu’s village. During that time Xiaofan was also given a blood pearl (a powerful artifact from the demon clan). After the death of everyone, they got taken in by Qinyun but under different teacher.
6 years later, Xiaofan grew up to be your slower than average disciple with very limited magic. (Poor guy. All he did in the beginning is cook and chop wood/bamboo trees)
The story got more interesting when Biyao showed up in her mysterious cloak. She was trying to buy Xiaofan’s herbal medicine with fake silver but he found out and started chasing her down.
She, of course, got away
Back at Qingyun, Xiaofan and Ling’Er was attacked by some demonic aura and the blood pearl merged with the torch and saved them. That torch became his “special” weapon.
Later, Ling’Er was kidnapped by the demon clan called LianXueTang (Blood pond?) to lure out the owner of the blood pearl. Qingyun sent a bunch of disciples to rescue her, among them are Jingyu and XueQi. Xiaofan and Shushu also followed along.
On their way, they got attacked by those red leaves (a trap of the place)
Biyao flew in for the rescue!! Though her real motive is actually to kill the boss of the clan, NianLaoDa because he killed her mom when she was young.
Xiaofan and Jingyu snuck into the lair to rescue Ling’Er and kill the boss while XueQi and Shushu went to rescue other hostages.
They killed NianLaoDa (the boss) and rescued Ling’Er. Biyao and them separated. Xiaofan and them went back to Qingyun.
The end of episode 7 reveals Biyao’s childhood story where her mom and her got chased down by NianLaoDa. They hid out in a cave for days waiting for her dad to come and rescue them. However, her mom didn’t survive. At that time when Biyao was most vulnerable, a little boy threw a bun down for her. That little boy was Xiaofan but for now she thought it was Jingyu.
Back at Qingyun, a competition was held among all the disciples. And Xiaofan miraculously won with the help of his weapon and became one of the top 4 along with Jingyu, Xueqi, and Shushu.
After the competition,, Xiaofan and Shushu decided to go YuDu city to visit Shushu’s grandfather. Traveling via a flying fish..!
At YuDu city, we meet Qin Wuyan – the head guard of the city and Jing PingEr -head of the Silk Embroidery workshop who used to be a disciple of the Tian Yan clan (demon sect).
Xiafan followed a suspicious girl and found out that it was Biyao! yay!
Xueqi and Jingyu also finally got to YuDu city and now the whole crew is complete!
The crew had some fun time in YuDu city putting on a play about a love story between good and evil sect.
Later, Xiaofan stumbled upon the lair of WanDuMen (Thousand Poison Sect) on the outskirt of the city and got captured.
Biyao and Jingyu went to save him. Jingyu lured off most of WanDuMen disciples away while Biyao went inside to look for Xiaofan.
She found him and they escaped. But they were being pursued by the sect’s poisonous bugs and its disciple. During the fight, Biyao and Xiaofan got knocked down and fell off the cliff.
Chexmixing: For me this drama has a very typical story line. Nothing special so far. If you want a drama with a unique story line then I would not recommend watching this one. However, if you are a fan of the main leads Li Yifeng and/or Zhao Liying and you have time on your hand, then it could be a refreshing. Overall I think ZLY portrayed the character really well (but then again..I could be bias =D). But I think she really lights up the scenes with her sassy personality. As for the on-screen chemistry between her and Xiaofan.. I’m not sensing any. For me, Xiaofan always look sleepy/tired/confused. However, I do like parts where she teases him and he can’t/doesn’t retaliate. I think it’s cute. Xueqi hasn’t had much screen time so far so I don’t know how to feel about her yet. Jingyu’s character is a little stiff for me but you can see him changing as he interacts more with Biyao in the later episode so that could be interesting . I’ll continue watching it just because but I heard ZLY dies so I’m not sure if I’ll finish or not… we’ll see….
Behind the scenes videos/pics