I apologize for the delay of the recaps! I know the drama is nearing its end, and I will try to do the recaps soon. I cannot guarantee that it’ll be on a timely manner, but I can assure you that I will not drop this recap!
After being kicked by Nie Ming Jue, Meng Yao bids farewell to Nie Huai Sang, Wei Wu Xian, and Jiang Cheng who were standing outside the room. Nie Huai Sang is confused and asks why he has to go, but Meng Yao keeps quiet and quickly leaves after paying his respects to the three of them.
After Meng Yao leaves, Nie Huai Sang barges into the room and asks his brother what happened and why he drove Meng Yao out. Nie Meng Jue refuses to answer Nie Huai Sang and berates him for having no manners. He then asks Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng what they plan on doing afterwards. Wei Wu Xian expresses his concern over the Gusu Lan Sect and Lan Wang Ji since Wen Xu was sent there. However, when Jiang Cheng comments on about if the Qishan Wen Sect send someone to Yunmeng Jiang, Wei Wu Xian then realizes that they must return home. And the two then decide that they will return to Yunmeng Jiang first.
Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng return to Yunmeng Jiang where they are warmly greeted by the people there. They stop by a stall to talk to a vendor where they find out that smaller clans have been escaping to Yunmeng Jiang to seek shelter. They both then quickly return to meet with Jiang Feng Mian.
When they both return to Yunmeng Jiang Sect, Wei Wu Xin and Jiang Cheng kneel while they wait for Jiang Feng Mian. Jiang Cheng asks Wei Wu Xian if they’ll get punished, to which Wei Wu Xian answers that they’ll surely get punished. Jiang Cheng then scolds Wei Wu Xian for always getting them in trouble and Wei Wu Xian answers that he’ll take the punishment for both of them. Their conversation is cut short when Jiang Feng Mian enters. Both Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng admit their mistakes in front of Jiang Feng Mian. However, instead of punishing them, Jiang Feng Mian asks them if they encountered any dangers or are hurt. Jiang Cheng and Wei Wu Xian are caught surprised by his question. And before Jiang Cheng can reveal to his father about what happened, Jiang Yan Li comes in. Jiang Feng Mian then tells them to go eat first.
As the Jiang family are eating, Jiang Cheng asks where his mother is and Jiang Feng Mian hesitantly answers that she is resting. However, Yu Zi Yuan angrily enters and yells at Jiang Feng Mian for letting Jiang Cheng go to the Qishan Wen Clan’s lecture. Jiang Cheng and Wei Wu Xian are confused and Jiang Feng Mian clarifies that they received a message from the Qishan Wen Sect to send their heir to the lecture. Yu Zi Yuan is furious that Jiang Cheng is forced to go because he is the heir to the Yunmeng Jiang Sect and scolds Jiang Feng Mian that while Wei Wu Xian has a choice to chose to go or not, her son has no choice. Wei Wu Xian offers to go, but he gets insult by Yu Zi Yuan. She continues to yell at Jiang Feng Mian for favoring Wei Wu Xian since he is the son of the woman he loves. Jiang Cheng tries to intersect and speak for Wei Wu Xian, but he is immediately shot down by Yu Zi Yuan. She becomes angrier because both her son and husband always speak up for Wei Wu Xian, and quickly leaves he table.
As he is on his way to Gusu Lan, Lan Wang Ji is ambushed by Wen Zhu Liu and Wen Chao. Wen Chao demands Lan Wang Ji to give them the Yin Iron, but Lan Wang Ji refuses. Wen Chao tries to attack Lan Wang Ji, but Lan Wang Ji immediately escapes.
Meanwhile, in Gusu Lan, Wen Xu has arrived with his men and they attack the Gusu Lan Sect.
To deal with Wen Xu, Lan Xi Chan begs Lan Qi Ren to leave with the Gusu Lan Sect’s ancient books. However, Lan Qi Ren disagrees and says he will stay and Li Xi Chen should leave. Lan Xi Chen uses his authority as the leader of the Gusu Lan Sect to try to get Lan Qi Ren leave. However, Lan Qi Ren says that it is because Lan Xi Chen is the leader of the Gusu Lan Sect that he is the one who has to leave. He says that as long as Lan Xi Chen is alive then the Gusu Lan Sect will never be eliminated.
That night, Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng meet with Jiang Feng Mian. They two are about to reveal to him about the Yin Iron, but Jiang Feng Mian stops them and tells them he already knows everything. The both of them are surprised that he knows and realize that was he didn’t punish them earlier. Wei Wu Xian then says he’s worried about the Gusu Lan Sect and Jiang Feng Mian tells him that Lan Xi Chen already sent a letter to him to let him know that the Qishan Wen Clan will probably invade them due to the Yin Iron. He tells Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng to be careful when they are at Qishan Wen. Wei Wu Xian assures Jiang Feng Mian that he will not let Wen Chao and the Qishan Wen Clan bully him and Jiang Cheng.
At Gusu Lan, Wen Xu and Lan Qi Ren face off against each other. When Lan Qi Ren gets injured from Wen Xu, Lan Wang Ji arrives in time to fight off against Wen Xu. He uses his zither to distract Wen Xu and the Qishan Wen Sect’s disciples as he and the other Gusu Lan Sect’s disciples run to the Cold Springs to hide. However, while they hide in the Cold Springs, Wen Xu has captured a few Gusu Lan disciples and threatens to kill them if they do not come out of hiding.
Unable to stand the innocent disciples being killed one by one, Lan Wang Ji decides to go out alone. Lan Qi Ren tries to stop him, but Lan Wang Ji counters with Lan Yi’s last words to him when he and Wei Wu Xian were at the Cold Springs, which was to keep their conscience clear.
Lan Wang Ji arrives before Wen Xu can kill the last disciple. Wen Xu demands the Yin Iron and Lan Wang Ji says they need to retreat from Gusu Lan and that he will go with them. Satisfied with his answer, Wen Xu commands his men to retreat. But before they leave, he orders one of his man to break one of Lan Wang Ji’s legs.
In Yunmeng Jiang, Jiang Cheng and Wei Wu Xian are practicing their archery skills. With the Yunmeng Jiang Sect’s junior disciples cheering them on, they take turns trying to hit a kite flying in the air. Jiang Cheng goes first and fails. He then asks Wei Wu Xian if he can hit the kite since it’s so far away. Wei Wu Xian takes a go at it and easily hits the kite. They both then discuss that if it’ll be this easy to take down the Qishan Wen Clan once they arrive there. Jiang Cheng seems worried about what’s to come, Wei Wu Xian reassures him that nothing is impossible, quoting what Jiang Feng Mian had taught them.
At Qishan Wen, Wen Ruo Han punishes a disciple in front of Wen Qing using the soulless corpses he created from the Yin Iron. He warns Wen Qing that if she disobeys him again it will be Wen Ning that will be the next victim.
As Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng are about to depart to Qishan Wen, Jiang Yan Li makes sure to give them enough food and medicine they need to keep them safe. However, she ends up giving too much to the boys and Jiang Feng Mian has to remind her that Wei Wu Xian and Jiang Cheng are old enough to think for themselves. He then tells the boys they must keep their conscience clear and reminds them to not make any rash decisions.
When they arrive Qishan Wen, Wei Wu Xian get suspicious when he doesn’t see anyone from the Gusu Lan Sect. Jiang Cheng tells him to stop being nosy and that it must mean that Lan Wang Ji must be in hiding since he has the Yin Iron. However, Wei Wu Xian can’t help but feel that something is weird. Jiang Cheng then tells him to stop worrying about Lan Wang Ji and to worry about himself first. Before the two can continue their conversation, Wen Chao appears and Lan Wang Ji also appears shortly after and is being escorting by Qishan Wen Sect’s disciples. Wei Wu Xian tries to talk to Lan Wang Ji, but he ignores him and focuses on Wen Chao.
As the disciples from various sects gather together at the Qishan Wen Sect, Wen Chao orders all of them to hand over their swords before entering. Many of the disciples refuse to do so, but Wen Chao threatens those who refuse. Wei Wu Xian is the first to hand over his sword and Jiang Cheng and Lan Wang Ji reluctantly follow.
But when it comes to the Lanling Jin Sect, Jin Zi Xuan adamantly refuses to hand over his sword. Wen Chao gets angered by his actions and orders him to be thrown in jail, but Mian Mian intercedes on Jin Zi Xuan’s behalf. She apologizes to Wen Chao and reminds Jin Zi Xuan about what Jin Guang Shan told them before coming there. Jin Zi Xuan then angrily hands over his sword.
After collected all the swords, Wen Chao then tells the disciples that their first assignment is to memorize a book containing all the Qishan Wen Sect’s rules and accomplishments since its foundation. He adds on that he will ask each of them to recite it every morning, midday, and dusk until their days at the Qishan Wen Sect are over. Jiang Cheng thinks Wen Chao is being ridiculous and seriously asks Wei Wu Xian if he is planning on doing it. But Wei Wu Xian ignores Jiang Cheng’s question and happily shouts to Wen Chao that he will do it.
Meanwhile, Wen Qing and Wen Ning are talking privately and Wen Ning asks his sister if Wei Wu Xian came. Wen Qing remembers Weu Ruo Han’s threat towards her and she tells Wen Ning that he is not allowed to be friends with Wei Wu Xian. She reminds him that they and Wei Wu Xian are on different sides and walk different paths and they cannot be allowed to mix with each other. Wen Ning tries to defend Wei Wu Xian by telling her that he is a good person and saved his life, but Wen Qing doesn’t back down and scolds her brother even more.
In Jiang Cheng and Wei Wu Xian’s room, Wei Wu Xian is reciting the book that Wen Chao told them to remember. He comments on one of the rules that state that any disciple who commits evil deeds will be beheaded because he finds it ironic. He then bluntly states that if that’s so, then all of the disciples from the Qishan Wen Sect would have to all be beheaded. However, before he can continue to read, he suddenly remembers about Lan Wang Ji and finds it strange that he was the only one from the Gusu Lan Sect to come. He then immediately leaves the room to look for Lan Wang Ji. However, when he tries to leave the room, the Qishan Wen Sect’s disciples, who are guarding the room, refuses to let him leave and pushes him back into the room.
The next morning, Wen Chao calls out Lan Wang Ji, Jin Zi Xuan, and Wei Wu Xian to recite from the book. Lan Wang Ji and Jin Zi Xuan both refuse to recite and Wei Wu Xian is the only one who volunteers to do it. However, instead of reciting the rules of the Qishan Wen Sect, he purposely recites the rules from the Gusu Lan Sect. This angers Wen Chao and he punishes Wei Wu Xian along with Lan Wang Ji and Jin Zi Xuan to work in the vegetables field.
While working in the vegetables field, Wei Wu Xian tries to get Lan Wang Ji to talk to him, but he refuses to say anything and avoids him. Wei Wu Xian asks Lan Wang Ji if something bad happened to the Gusu Lan Sect, but Lan Wang Ji still refuses to talk.
Their conversation is cut short when Wen Chao appears. He and Wei Wu Xian argues and he admits that the Qishan Wen Clan did attack the Gusu Lan Sect. This angers Wei Wu Xian and he tries to fight back, but Wen Chao and his subordinates subdue him. Lan Wang Ji tries to intervene, but Wen Chao also strikes at him. He then orders Wei Wu Xian to be taken to the dungeon.
Wen Ning is watching from afar and worries about Wei Wu Xian. However, Wen Qing appears and reminds him what she said to him earlier. She repeats her words that Wen Ning cannot intervene in Wei Wu Xian’s matters and tells him to stay away from him.
In the dungeons, Wen Chao forces Wei Wu Xian into a room with a beast who resembles a dog. Wei Wu Xian is immediately fearful and runs out trembling. Wen Chao takes notice of this and continues to throw insults at Wei Wu Xian for being scared of a dog. He then pushes him back into the room and locks the door. Locked inside the room with the beast, Wei Wu Xian continuously bangs on the door and yells at Wen Chao to open, but Wen Chao just stands on the other side laughing.
Jiang Cheng tries to leave his room to search for Wei Wu Xian, but the guards stop him. Wen Qing arrives and gets the guards to leave. They both then ask each other about Wei Wu Xian’s whereabouts. Realizing that Jiang Cheng doesn’t know here Wei Wu Xian is, Wen Qing thinks something bad happened to him and quickly leaves.
In the dungeon, Wei Wu Xian continuously gets attacked by the beast and is heavily injured. However, the beast suddenly falls and faints before it can continue to attack him. He realizes it to be Wen Qing’s needles that caused the beast to faint. Wen Ning then appears and gives medicine to him. Wei Wu Xian asks Wen Ning if he and Wen Qing are alright and Wen Ning tells him that Wen Qing was heavily reprimanded by Wen Ruo Han. He doesn’t know what happened between them, but he knows that Wen Qing has been acting weird since the incident. Wei Wu Xian guesses that Wen Ruo Han must’ve threatened her for helping him and Lan Wang Ji. Wen Ning then reveals to Wei Wu Xian about what happened to the Gusu Lan Sect and Lan Wang Ji’s broken leg, to which makes Wei Wu Xian furious.
Later on, Wen Chao comes to check up on Wei Wu Xian. Before he enters the room, Wei Wu Xian quickly removes Wen Qing’s needles so that Wen Chao doesn’t notice them. Upon entering the room, Wen Chao is surprised to see that Wei Wu Xian is still alive, but he decides to set him free since they will both have more time fight off against each other later on.
Wei Wu Xian meets up with Jiang Cheng and the other disciples. Despite his injuries, he pretends he is fine. Jiang Cheng asks him what happened to him, but Wei Wu Xian shrugs it off and says he’s fine. He then asks Nie Huai Sang for food since he was locked up for a day and didn’t anything, but he doesn’t have any. Jiang Cheng offers his steam bun instead.
Wen Chao and Wen Qing both arrive. Wen Chao announces to the disciples about what happened with the the Gusu Lan Sect and adds on that the Qinghe Nie Sect is currently being dealt with. Nie Huai Sang immediately becomes fearful and asks for his brother’s whereabouts, but Wen Chao declines to answer. He then goes onto announce that the Lanling Jin Sect has been cooperative and will not be attacked, but he is not too sure about the Yunmeng Jiang Sect. He mocks Jiang Feng Mian for being a coward and this infuriates Jiang Cheng. However, before he can fight back, Wei Wu Xian stops him.
Afterwards, Wen Qing confronts Wen Ning about helping Wei Wu Xian when he was in the dungeons. Wen Ning continues to defend Wei Wu Xian and doesn’t understand why his sister is against him helping Wei Wu Xian. He tells Wen Qing that he is just going by what she taught since he was young, which is to always repay kindness. However, Wen Qing pleads with him again to stay away from Wei Wu Xian.
Meanwhile, Wei Wu Xian and the rest of the disciples are all reciting the Qishan Wen Sect’s rules out loud as Wen Chao listens. However, a report comes in that there is an unusual occurrence happening at Mt. Muxi due to a strange beast. However, instead of reporting it to Wen Ruo Han, Wen Chao decides to use the disciples as bait instead.
At Mt. Muxi, the disciples are all searching for the beast. Wei Wu Xian notices Lan Wang Ji wandering around with his injured leg and wants to help him, but Jiang Cheng stops him. He warns Wei Wu Xian for helping Lan Wang Ji as he fears that Wen Chao will attack the Yunmeng Jiang Sect if he goes to help him. However, Wei Wu Xian is worried about Lan Wang Ji and tells Jiang Cheng that his leg injury must’ve worsened with everything that has been happening. Jiang Cheng is still hesitant about him helping Lan Wang Ji, but Wei Wu Xian decides to do it anyway. Wei Wu Xian quickly walks up to Lan Wang Ji and asks him about his leg. Lan Wang Ji quickly replies that he is fine, but Wei Wu Xian doesn’t back down and offers to carry him on his back.