[WARNING: SUGGESTIVE THEMES, BLOOD, GORE, & HORROR]
Under the order of the Emperor, Li Ruo, a ship trading envoy goes to Japan to find a particular elixir. He meets a crafty and cunning pirate, Cen Changying, again on the way back to Quanzhou. Their identities as a government official and pirate may put them against each other, but their fates are tied to each other due to a special bond. They’ll protect each other as they embark on a fantastical journey at sea, while dealing with hallucinatory situations. Chang’an is still so far away, will the ship be able to reach its shores?