The story is set in the Ming Dynasty during the reign of the Jiajing Emperor. General Qi Jiguang enlists the help of Shaolin Monastery's warrior monks to defend China from the wokou (Japanese pirates) and other invaders.
Stars: Sammo Hung, Cui Lin
Directors: Raymond Lee
Court officers who advocated peace prevailed, and they prepared to hold a Sacrifice Sea Ceremony for lifting the sea ban. Abbot Xiaoshan was invited to attend the ceremony, Yuemin made use of this chance to go back his hometown in Huizhou.
Under the cliff was a deep lake, Yuekon, as a monk, had to save Shouze. When Yuekon and Shouze climbed out of the lake, they saw Feng Yu furious and tried to kill Yuekon. Until Big Foot Monk used his subdue demons sticks, Feng Yu stopped his action.
General Yu led Yuekong and Yuemin to Qi Jiguang’s military camp. Soldiers urged Yuemin and Qi Jiguang to have a competition. Yuemin’s fist and skill was stronger than Qi Jiguang, but he was too kind to avoid Qi Jiguang’s attack.
There were conflicts between Yuemin and Qi Jiguang. To avenge, Yuemin released Qi’s war horses and caused chaos. Qi Jiguang decided to behead Yuemin, but general Yu tried to persuade Qi Jiguang releasing Yuemin.
Soldiers started to run away because soldiers’ pay and food were confiscated by Wanbiao. Qi Jiguang was quite angry but couldn’t do anything. General Yu diverted soldiers’ pay and food from other places and temporarily solved the problem.
Li Ruolan handed Qi’s military plan to pirates, and then pirates attacked Ningbo right away. Meanwhile, Yuemin received his parents’ news, he left for there at once. However, he got expelled by his father after he saw his parents.
Wanbiao caught up Qi Jiguang by an excuse of his losing battle. Yuemin felt devastated and went to one heart inn again. Li Ruolan helped Yuemin rebuild his confidence. To save Qi Jiguang, general Yu offended Wanbiao.
Haiqing told Qi Jiguang all the things about Li Ruolan. Qi Jiguang found out some news about Li Ruolan’s father Li Zhongchen. Fifteen years ago, Li Zhongchen disappeared with money which was used for against pirates. After investigation, Qi Jiguang found some evidences to prove that his father wa...
Shouze’s father was feudal lord in Japan. Feng Yu accompanied Shouze to Ming was not only protect her but complete the orders of Shouze’s father. The Ming dynasty could help Shouze’s father unite Japan, and he could help the Ming dynasty solve the pirates’ crisis.
Mao Haifeng brought Li Ruolan to Liebiao Mountain. Li Ruolan saw his father, but his father refused to admit Ruolan was his daughter. On Liebiao Mountain, there was a new head of pirate “Sasaki”, who replaced the dead Miyamoto.
Qi Jiguang lacked of an accurate sail map, so he decided to survey in person. Mao Haifeng set up a trap. He let Li Ruolan escape Liebiao Mountain with her father. Then Haifeng stalked on them and tried to uncover his secrets.
As Li Ruolan had contradictory feelings and met dilemma, Yuemin helped her gain confidence. Then Li Ruolan stayed up late for drawing the sail map and gave it to Qi Jiguang. With Li Ruolan’s help, Qi Jiguang made a plan and quickly launched a sea war.
Suffering from distress, Yuemin admitted the truth. Wang Zhi was so happy and he brought Yuemin back to his home in Huizhou. Yuemin felt the warmth of family after many years. Hu Zhongxian was assigned as the new governor in Jiejiang.
The Big Foot Monk fell into the trap, and got hit by Sasaki and Feng Yu. And died of Wang Zhi’s fatal thorn. Yuemin never thought that his birth father would make use of him to stab his master who brought up him for fifteen years.