This chapter opens with a flashback to five years ago, when nightowl was still a bandit in the city of Nanyang. The flashback reveals that nightowl is still a powerful jellyfish smuggler, and that he has been using his position as a prince as an excuse to sell jellyfish to women in the brothels of the city. Nightowl is a teenager, and he taught him an important lesson: "you can never leave, stop there, so long. . you can never, never, don't kill him" . This is a reference to the fact that the main force of the army was on a mission to attack arms trafficking in the port of wanxi. The narrator then tells us that the two men are trying to find a way to get rid of nightowl.