During the 4th century, war broke out between the feudal Northern Wei dynasty and Southern Liang dynasties, leading Liang’s General Lin Xie to take his only child, the 19 year old Lin Shu, to battle. Unexpectedly, Lin Xie was framed by a political rival, causing the unjust deaths of seventy thousand Chiyan army soldiers, just after they drove off the hostile Wei forces.
After barely escaping with his life, Lin Shu establishes the Jiangzuo Alliance with the help of Langya Hall and makes a name for himself as Mei Changsu, chief of the pugilist world. Under the alias of Su Zhe, he returns to the capital of Liang 12 years on to overturn the injustices imposed on the Chiyan Army and secretly assist his friend the unfavoured Prince Xiao Jingyan in his battle for the throne. (source dramawiki)
Hu Ge as Mei Changsu/ Su Zhe/ Lin Shu***
***I will be alternating between these names where I see appropriate
Liu Tao as Princess Nihuang of Yunnan
Wang Kai as Xiao Jingyan, Prince of Jing
Victor Huang as Xiao Jinghuan, Prince of Yu
Chen Long as Meng Zhi, Commander General of the Imperial Guard
Liu Min Tao as Consort Jing
Ding Yong Dai as Emperor of Liang
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