Jiang Cheng arrives and fights Wen Ning but the latter manages to escape. Jiang Cheng then confronts Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian as he still doubts this “Mo Xuanyu”. He ultimately leaves with Jin Ling. Before they leave, Wei WuXian destroys the zombie array at the mountain so it will stop collecting resentful energy and trapping people, something Lan Wangji, despite his cultivation level, is unable to do. Nothing further is found on the mountain so they leave to continue investigating. They meet the crazy woman again and find a pile of dead bodies with sword marks from Shuanghua. Lan Wangji explains the sword belongs to a talented cultivator named Xiao Xingchen. The arm goes out of control again and escapes from the Cloud Recesses. After this news reaches Lan Wangji and Wei Wuxian, they uses the Compass of Evil — linked with the head from earlier — to find the arm; and the two go to Qinghe. Jiang Cheng also sets off to the same place. In Qinghe, Wei Wuxian bumps into a merchant selling portraits of the Yiling Patriarch. While Wei Wuxian argues with him about how ugly he is drawn, Jin Ling comes and kicks the merchant, stating that he hates anyone who mentions Wei Wuxian’s name. Wei Wuxian and Jin Ling quarrels a little and Jin Ling calls his dog Fairy over. Scared, Wei Wuxian runs back to Lan Wangji. Jin Ling walks away with Fairy and the two goes to Xinglu Ridge. On the way, Wei Wuxian hears the dog barking again and Lan Wangji asks why he is scared of dog, leading Wei Wuxian to remember the time he gets taken in by Jiang Fengmian.