After modern-day agent Chu Qiao sacrificed her life for her country, she was mysteriously taken back in time to the Xia Dynasty. She was a human target to be hunted by aristocrats for their entertainment. Luckily, she managed to survive as she was spared by the Prince of Yan Bei, Yan Xun. She then was brought as a slave into the Zhuge household, which was politically influential. Witnessing her elder siblings' tragic deaths one after the other, she swore to escape from this hellhole with her younger sisters and exact revenge on the Zhuge family. Chu Qiao's wittiness and intelligence was quickly noticed by Zhuge Yue and Yan Xun, who competed for her affection in their own ways. When Yan Xun's entire family was massacred, Chu Qiao stood by him through his darkest times, and helped him take back his freedom. During the difficult time, they developed a deep bond, and Chu Qiao also became recognized as one of the most well-loved and respected generals at the time.
However, having gone through the pain of losing his family, Yan Xun's personality changed entirely. He was hell-bent on annihilating the Xia Empire to exact his revenge. Although he was an exemplary strategist, he disregarded the lives of his people, and killed his meritorious subjects, which utterly disappointed Chu Qiao. Zhuge Yue, now known as the King of Qinghai, was sent by the Xia Empire to stop Yan Xun in his bloodthirsty quest for revenge. One was her comrade whom she had stuck by since she was young, but had been led astray. The other was her sworn enemy by blood, but had always fancied her and protected her behind the scenes. Who would she choose? How could Chu Qiao continue to uproot the old monarchy system, and establish a world of equality and peace which she had always desired? Troubled by the complex emotions of love, regret, affection, and loyalty, how could she overcome her hesitations?