The master of the liu mansion is surprised to find that the master and his men have been working very hard. He tells the men that they have removed the curse on the family and that the cultivation of jin has gone up. The master asks if they are robbing him, and the men reply that they are not. He then tells the master that the price of food has risen, and that if he had known earlier, he would have left the mansion after eating more meals. The taoist tells him that he is not a Buddhist cultivator, but a monk. He says that the world is full of demons and that holding a sword is his duty. He also tells the man that he can treat him to another meal if he is still not full. The manager of the mansion is shocked to learn that the girl is about to marry an emperor deity. The liu family has been offering the tribute to the deity every year since the girl was born, and she has been selling herself to support her family. The butler tells the manager that he heard that there were strange lights around the emperor's temple when it was dark, and there was a beggar who had gone missing after spending the night there.