The series premiere garnered CSM Nationwide ratings of 0.88% and CSM52 Cities ratings of 0.84%, which are not quite enough to rival primetime shows or even match the numbers of the previous Fighter of the Destiny, but it still succeeds in beating out competition to place in first during its time slot. To top it off, online broadcasts have accumulated 400 million views within twelve hours of its release.
She keeps hearing a woman calling for Chu Qiao, a name that she doesn’t recognize as her own. She flashes back to a man taking her in as a child and giving her the name Jing Xiao Liu (which stands for Little Six). We catch glimpses of a violent past further back in time when the child was on the run chased by people screaming bloody murder and implying that she killed her own mother. We see her again as an adult, her face covered behind a veil before the impending fall.
In the present, she is inside one of many cages holding servant girls captive. A young girl befriends her and asks for her name and she introduces herself as Jing Xiao Liu. They arrive at the destination only to find it unsettling when they are provided with clean garments to change into.
The scene shifts to that of five men racing down a busy street on galloping horses, all of them surrounded by an air of nobility. Yuan Song (Niu Jun Feng) shakes his head that they could have caused an accident with the stunt they pulled and Yuwen Huai (Alan Wang Yanlin) agrees, suggesting that they take the party elsewhere in order to play a game that is intense and exciting complete with anguished screaming.
Meanwhile, the games begin and it is a slaughterhouse. Yan Xun and Yuan Song take it upon themselves to save as many as they can, rescuing Xiao Liu and her friend in the process. Yan Xun seems to have taken a particular interest in Xiao Liu and he saves her again and again.
Xiao Liu also catch the eye of Yuwen Huai who is amused to find prey that can put up a fight. He aims an arrow straight for her but Yan Xun shoots it down and declares that no one should dare touch her. Realizing the attempt on her life, Xiao Liu glares in the direction of the podium (I swear, all that is left is a bow and arrow and she’s Katniss).