It follows the adventures of the older generation of the Candle in the Tomb series as two forces join hands in a dangerous expedition. During the Republican era, the warlords were entangled in warfare and the people were destitute. Chen Yulou (Pan Yueming) is the leader of Xieling. He collaborates with warlord Luo Laowai (Cao Weiyu) to probe the secrets of an ancient tomb. In the journey, he meets Zhe Gushao (Vengo Gao), the Banshan Daoren. The Banshan cannot be enticed by money because they are only driven by one thing - the search for the dust bead that can destroy the curse on their tribe. In order to be the first ones to enter the Yuan Dynasty tomb, the clans of Xieling and Banshan form an alliance.