Listing activities they can do together like cultivating, drinking, etc., Shanggu says Baijue won’t be alone anymore. Baijue returns Shanggu’s hug.
Shocked to see Baijue instead of Tianqi, Puhua says Tianqi arranged to have a date with Shanggu in the cave. Baijue forbids Puhua from matchmaking for True Gods, especially Shanggu.
Baijue carries Shanggu while she is sleeping back to her place, Pilgrimage Hall, causing a flurry of rumors about her identity.
Shanggu is distressed, not knowing if she did something embarrassing when Baijue saw her sleeping and if she needs to deal with attacks from his fans.
Gods and goddesses bet which type will win Baijue’s heart, predicting it’ll likely be someone who is lovely, a contrast to his personality.
Shanggu asks Puhua about love. Puhua tells Shanggu to listen to her heart and warns her to be careful. Love is like wine, refreshing in the beginning but can become troublesome later.
Touching Baijue’s face, Shanggu wonders if he appears cold because it’s his nature or because he doesn’t know how to show emotions. Baijue lets Shanggu take credit for defeating Xuanyi so that she will stop pretending to be weak.
Shanggu wants to look at the stars, so Baijue takes her to the Heaven and Earth Platform. The Heaven and Earth Platform contains warnings from Ancestral God. Every 180,000 years, the Tribulation of Chaos occurs, and only the Chief God of Chaos can save the realms. After Xuanyi rebelled, the responsibility falls to Shanggu. Baijue receives a warning about the Tribulation of Chaos.
Baijue asks Zhiyang to issue an edict, forbidding anyone from going near the Heaven and Earth Platform. Zhiyang can’t depend on Tianqi, so he is glad to have Baijue’s help.
Shanggu won’t reveal who she is in love with. Since Shanggu only listens to Baijue, Yuemi tells her to kiss him or find a way to attract his attention.
To attract Baijue’s attention, Shanggu shares her toys with him to cheer him up. Baijue helps Shanggu fly a kite.
According to Ancestral God’s order, Shanggu’s divine beast must come from the Phoenix Clan. Baijue chooses Phoenix Queen Fengyan to ensure the clan’s loyalty to Shanggu.
Baijue and Hongri see Shanggu working on her posture.
After a week, Shanggu is still angry at Baijue. Yuemi decides to go get Shanggu’s Original Being by herself.
Shanggu sneaks into Changyuan Hall.
Baijue appears to be meditating, which means his soul has left his body. When Shanggu is about to put her lips on Baijue’s lips to retrieve her Original Being, he opens his eyes and asks what she is doing.
Yuemi shows off what she got from Hongri: Shanggu’s Original Being. Shanggu hides in bed under her blanket, vowing never to go outside because she is too embarrassed.
Baijue says his “friend” used his “student” to save the world and didn’t explain his plan to keep her safe, and when the “student” found out, she was upset. Pretending not to know who Baijue is talking about, Hongri urges Baijue’s “friend” to apologize.
Despite Baijue’s apology, Shanggu pretends to be angry to give him a hard time. The Ancestral Sword doesn’t obey Shanggu’s command to attack Baijue.
Baijue doesn’t know how to convince Shanggu to return to training. Always ready with advice, Hongri has an idea.
Shanggu, Tianqi and Yuemi can’t find anyone to gamble with them because their stakes are too high. Recruited by Shanggu to fill the last spot, the Ancestral Sword refuses to do it. Baijue looks at the writing in his hand.
[Flashback: Hongri teaches Baijue what to say to Shanggu.]
Baijue reads the writing in his hand, which is full of praises to flatter Shanggu. Shanggu can’t be angry with Baijue anymore. Tianqi and Yuemi struggle not to laugh out loud.
Delivering Tianqi’s invitation for a matchmaking event at the Temple of Love, Zihan, Tianqi’s divine beast, tells Baijue that Shanggu is still recovering from the fight in the Nether World.
Tianqi asks Shanggu if she likes him. Shanggu says she likes him the most. Hearing that, Baijue looks at the medicine in his hand and leaves without giving it to her.
At the matchmaking event, Baijue gives Shanggu the medicine and apologizes, promising to be considerate of her feelings from now on. Xueying spills wine on Shanggu. Baijue replaces Shanggu’s outfit to match his outfit. Shanggu declines Tianqi’s invitation to play because she will be busy training.
Congratulated by Day God and Night God, Shanggu finds out Baijue gave her credit for defeating Xuanyi, telling everyone he assisted her.
Xueying remembers the first time she met Baijue.
[Flashback: In a plum orchard, Xueying introduces herself to Baijue. Baijue recites a line of poetry using her name.]
Still remembering the line of poetry 30,000 years ago, Xueying begs Baijue to let her stay by his side. Baijue rejects Xueying’s confession of love. Day God and Night God fall in love, causing chaos when they run away together.
Mistaking Baijue for Tianqi, Puhua puts Baijue and Shanggu in a cave under the Temple of Love.
Baijue makes Shanggu stumble to stop her teasing, not expecting her to fall into his lap. Shanggu persuades Baijue to look at images of couples falling in love, causing him to blush. Natal charts of the gods are stored in the cave.
[Flashback: Starting from when Baijue was young, Ancestral God forces him to learn how to kill. Baijue grows up and becomes the God of War, but his soldiers don’t like him because he is cold and aloof.]
Baijue stops Shanggu from looking at his natal chart. Natal charts contain the past, present and future of gods, so looking at them can cause injuries. Shanggu holds Baijue’s hand, understanding why he prefers to be alone.
To make a weapon, Baijue needs four items: Phoenix Feather, Black Tortoise Shell, Dragon Horn and Xuanjin Iron. Zhiyang and Tianqi find out Shanggu’s vessels have been unblocked.
Hongri tells Shanggu to take a break, but Shanggu wants to keep training.
Baijue can get three items from Zhiyang, but he has to go to the Heavenly Realm to find the Xuanjin Iron. Tianqi, sensing a potential rival, warns Baijue not to fall in love with Shanggu. Zhiyang cautions Baijue to stay alert for Shanggu’s upcoming trial, which she must pass to become a god.
Seeing devils at Mount Lookout, Hongri wants to avoid them. Shanggu, on the other hand, is eager to practice her skills.
Shanggu fights the devils.
Hongri reports what Shanggu is doing to Baijue.
A thunderstorm appears, signaling the start of Shanggu’s trial.
Baijue hurries to help Shanggu.
In the thunderstorm, Baijue takes all 49 thunder strikes. Meanwhile, Shanggu thinks she is lucky to pass her trial without enduring thunder strikes.
Combining the four items he obtained, Baijue creates the Ancestral Sword.
Shanggu brags to Baijue about defeating devils and passing her trial. After giving the Ancestral Sword to Shanggu, Baijue faints.
Taking thunder strikes and creating a sword damage Baijue’s spirit and shorten his lifespan. Knowing this, Shanggu needs Hongri to strengthen the barrier while she tries to save Baijue.
There are burn marks on Baijue’s chest. Shanggu doesn’t know how to transfer her power to Baijue, so she uses another option, putting her lips on his lips to force her Original Being into his body.
Shanggu acknowledges Baijue as her teacher, promising to obey him and cultivate from now on. Hongri says the barrier is collapsing.
While Baijue strengthens the barrier, Xuanyi kidnaps Shanggu.
Shanggu uses the Ancestral Sword to protect herself until Baijue comes to her rescue. Except being sealed, the Nether World is beautiful like the three realms, with toxic Deicide Flowers. Baijue warns Shanggu not to look into Xuanyi’s eyes. Xuanyi takes Shanggu somewhere else.
Surrounded by fog, Baijue can’t discern his location.
Xuanyi says Baijue is cold to everyone, especially females, but Shanggu appears to be the exception. Shanggu disagrees and looks into Xuanyi’s eyes, allowing him to read her mind.
Baijue searches for Shanggu.
Knowing Shanggu’s feelings, Xuanyi creates a fake Baijue to seduce her. However, Shanggu doesn’t fall for the deception. Baijue rescues Shanggu.
Sending Shanggu out of the Nether World, Baijue tells her to find Zhiyang. Xuanyi remembers when he was Chief God, Baijue was one of his subordinates.
Running into Zhiyang and Tianqi while they are rushing to the Nether World, Shanggu realizes that Baijue used her to trap Xuanyi. Tianqi doesn’t want her to be mad at him, so he says Zhiyang forced him to participate in Baijue’s plan.
Shanggu watches Baijue, Zhiyang and Tianqi activate the God-holding Platform. Created by Ancestral God, the God-holding Platform can be used to imprison Xuanyi if he refuses to live peacefully in the Nether World.
Shanggu is upset, wishing Baijue had explained his plan so she could help him. Baijue couldn’t take that risk because Xuanyi can read minds. Zhiyang and Tianqi want to celebrate, making Shanggu more upset.
Hongri tells Baijue what Shanggu did, giving her Original Being to Baijue to save him. If Baijue had known, he wouldn’t let Shanggu risk her life in the Nether World.
Yuemi reminds Shanggu not to be confrontational when they ask Baijue to return Shanggu’s Original Being.
Baijue sees goddesses everywhere, including Xueying trying to dance her way into his heart.
Hongri had put up three barriers, so he doesn’t know how the goddesses entered Changyuan Hall. Baijue wants to escape to Mount Lookout. Hongri reminds Baijue to attend Shanggu’s birthday banquet tomorrow.
The goddesses are grateful to Shanggu for helping them get into Changyuan Hall, not knowing that Baijue is listening to their conversation.
Baijue forbids Shanggu from entering Changyuan Hall and never wants to see her again after she betrayed him.
Tianqi tells Baijue that Shanggu didn’t do it for gifts but to make Tiger Demons laugh.
[Flashback: Shanggu collects the happiness of goddesses when they see Baijue. Then she sends their happiness to Tiger Demons, making them laugh.]
Tianqi urges Baijue to apologize to Shanggu, and he says he ate the peach. For Shanggu’s birthday gift, maybe Baijue can carve a bracelet for her.
Shanggu made Tiger Demons laugh for a while, but her duty as Chief God is to keep everyone safe and happy continually, and the answer for how to do that is by maintaining peace in the realms. Baijue gives Shanggu a bracelet.
Baijue has another gift for Shanggu: a swing. Shanggu asks Baijue to seal his power for half an hour, imagining getting her revenge by knocking him down, but nothing happens when she attacks him.
Zhiyang and Tianqi praise Baijue when they see an event that happened 8,000 years ago: Shanggu studying. Not trusting Shanggu’s judgment, Zhiyang doesn’t allow her to view reports about the realms. Baijue brings up mistakes Zhiyang made throughout the years. Shanggu complains, frustrated by the books she has to read.
Xuanyi, Overlord of devils, wants to meet Shanggu in the Nether World in three months to negotiate peace. Baijue worries about the barrier of the Nether World weakening, allowing devils to escape into the realms. Zhiyang deems the meeting necessary so they can find out what Xuanyi is planning. Shanggu disagrees. Tianqi sides with Shanggu, so Zhiyang seals Tianqi’s lips.
Packing her things, Shanggu decides to run away. Baijue says devils will find Shanggu wherever she goes, and if she agrees to start training, there is no reason why they have to wait until tomorrow.
Shanggu doesn’t want to stay at Mount Lookout, but she can’t break the barrier. Baijue tells Shanggu not to beg him because he doesn’t pity anyone, not even females.
At night, devils attack Shanggu, leaving when Baijue comes to her rescue. Shanggu says she can’t fight without a weapon. Baijue gives her his weapon, which she can’t lift.
Shanggu refuses to get up in the morning, so Baijue keeps striking a gong to wake her up.
70,000 years ago, Xuanyi rebelled before inheriting the Instruction Feather of the Chief God of Chaos. He combined the Power of Chaos with evil spirits of dead immortals to create devil power. People from the lower realm followed him, and that is how devils came into being. After sealing Xuanyi, Ancestral God created Shanggu with his last breath.
Shanggu can’t control her power after Baijue unblocks her vessels. Baijue covers Shanggu’s eyes and apologizes, having to put his arm around her to help her. Hongri sees them.
Thinking about Ice Cube Baijue, Shanggu can’t sleep and wishes she can talk to Yuemi.
Hongri will teach Shanggu while Baijue is sick. Giving Baijue a taste of his own medicine, Shanggu strikes a gong, yelling at him to stop pretending and wake up. Baijue orders her to get out of his room.
Baijue is sick after unblocking Shanggu’s vessels. Feeling more energized than ever as power courses through her body, Shanggu offers to help Hongri find ingredients to make tea for Baijue.
After brewing tea, Shanggu brings it to Baijue and apologizes for misbehaving. It’s time for Baijue to teach Shanggu swordsmanship.
Growing up with Yuemi, renowned for her skills in swordsmanship, Shanggu has learned the following: drinking, gambling, watching plays and reading romance stories. Baijue stands close to Shanggu and holds her hand to teach her. Hongri knows better than to interrupt them.
Watching Shanggu train diligently, Baijue says he is happy because the tea is good. Hongri tells Baijue that Shanggu spent a lot of effort collecting ingredients for the tea.
When the world began, Ancestral God created 3 realms: God Realm, Immortal Realm and Demon Realm. The God Realm is the most powerful and led by four True Gods.
Attending Puhua’s matchmaking event at the Temple of Love, Yuemi reminds Shanggu to cover her face with a fan. Shanggu tries a spell she learned from Puhua to help immortals fall in love, but she turns them into homosexuals.
At Mount Lookout, Baijue punishes two students who are late to class, not accepting their excuses. Tianqi challenges Baijue to a fight and loses.
Tianqi tells Baijue to return to the God Realm for Shanggu’s birthday, and this time, it’s an order from Zhiyang. Baijue has never met Shanggu, who was born on the Heaven and Earth Platform 10,000 years ago and will become Chief God.
Zhiyang threatens to discipline Shanggu’s servants for not keeping Shanggu out of trouble. If Shanggu is punished with thunder strikes again and has to stay in bed to recover, Yuemi promises to bring romance stories for her to read.
Shanggu picks Baijue’s residence, Changyuan Hall, as her place of refuge until Zhiyang calms down. Scared of Baijue, Yuemi advises Shanggu not to go there even though he hasn’t lived there for a long time.
Not planning to attend Shanggu’s birthday, Baijue’s gift is a peach because there are plenty of peach trees at his place. Tianqi, offended by Baijue’s indifference, accepts the peach on Shanggu’s behalf. Zhiyang asks Baijue to be Shanggu’s teacher. Shanggu was born with blocked vessels hindering her cultivation, and if anyone can help her, it’s Baijue.
Ancestral God’s Power of Chaos, contained in the barrier separating the Nether World from the three realms, is dissipating. Moreover, the Tribulation of Chaos will occur again in 1,000 years. Describing Shanggu as obedient, diligent and intelligent, Zhiyang says she is the only one who can save the realms. Baijue agrees to teach Shanggu.
At Changyuan Hall, Snow Goddess Xueying waters flowers for Baijue. Baijue burns the flowers and orders Xueying to go take three thunder strikes for trespassing. Shanggu criticizes Baijue. Realizing that Zhiyang lied about Shanggu’s temperament, Baijue orders her to go take 10 thunder strikes for causing trouble at the Temple of Love, and then he kicks her out of Changyuan Hall.
Shanggu wants revenge, but she needs a partner in crime. However, Yuemi doesn’t dare to oppose Baijue, the most powerful of the four True Gods.
Shanggu refuses to eat until Zhiyang expels Baijue from the God Realm. Persuading Shanggu to become Baijue’s student, Zhiyang says she can punish Baijue however she likes when she is powerful. Yuemi agrees to help Shanggu fight Baijue, but is Shanggu prepared to go on the run after they lose to him? Zhiyang tells Shanggu to assist Puhua at the Temple of Love if she doesn’t want to see Baijue.
Shanggu shows up on the first day of class, dressed in a robe and surrounded by servants. Baijue won’t allow Shanggu to go into Changyuan Hall unless she dresses plainly and destroys her toys.
Shanggu calls Baijue shameless for reading her mind. Baijue says it’s Shanggu who is shameless for pretending to be obedient while inwardly cursing him and seals her power, demanding obedience from her.
At Changyuan Hall, Shanggu has the lowest status. Hongri, Baijue’s divine beast, gives Shanggu a broom.
Tianqi is unhappy with how Baijue is treating Shanggu.
Hongri tells Shanggu not to make a mess while sweeping.
Tianqi believes that Baijue will like Shanggu once he knows her. Baijue doesn’t care about Shanggu’s likeability since it has nothing to do with cultivation or being Chief God.
Shanggu plays tricks on Hongri and breaks things, including a tablet that is the only copy in existence.
Hongri attempts to make a copy of the tablet. Taught be Zhiyang, Shanggu has better handwriting, so she tells Hongri to let her do it.
Answering Baijue’s question about the realms, Shanggu is eager to show off her knowledge: the Demon Tribe is imprisoned by a barrier in the Nether World in the north, immortal clans live in caves in the southwest, and lastly, groups of demons live in the southeast. Baijue will train Shanggu if she can make Tiger Demons in the Red Blood Forest laugh.
Tianqi says only Hongri manages to get close to Baijue. Not knowing how to make Tiger Demons laugh, Shanggu asks Tianqi, God of demons, for advice.
Baijue won’t let anyone enter Changyuan Hall, so goddesses, including Xueying, bribe Shanggu with gifts to help them get close to him. Shanggu doesn’t understand why Baijue has a lot of fans.
Ancient Love Poetry Chinese title: 千古玦尘 Based on the novel: 上古 by Xing Ling Genre: Fantasy Episodes: 49 English subs: WeTV
Main Cast Zhou Dongyu as Shanggu / Houchi Kevin Xu as Baijue / Qingmu / Baixuan Zhang Jiani as Wuhuan Liu Xueyi as Tianqi
When mortals are in trouble, they pray to gods — but what if gods are in trouble? This is a love story between Baijue and Shanggu, two gods in ancient time. Shanggu, an immortal with little power, becomes the most powerful god who will save the realms, but can she escape her catastrophic fate?