This series is base on a very famous historical period: at the end of the Qin Dynasty. There were many rivals during that period, who are fighting for the throne. Among them, two good friends Lau Bong (Adam Cheung) and Hong Yue (Kong Wah) are the most popular ones
Kong Wah has a lot of ambition, he wants to take over Qin Dynasty. But, he ends up committing suicide at the Wujang River. In contrast, Adam Cheung was only a low-class guy, who has no political ambition. Ironically, Adam conquers the country. Their different endings suggest that personality determines one's success, rather than the times or fate.
Kong Wah has many good helpers, including Father Fan Tsang (Law Lok Lam) and his cousin Hong Chong (Wong Chak Fung), but Kong Wah's arrogance drives them away one by one. On the other hand, Adam makes good use of his helpers. Many good warriors and intelligent politicians, like Hon Shun (Wayne Lai), Cheung Leung (Ram Tseung), Chan Ping (Gilbert Lam), Siu Ho (Lo Chun Shun) and Fan Fai (Ai Wei), who are willing to devote their life to Adam.
There is always a woman behind a hero, Adam's wife Lui Chi (Maggie Cheung) helps him immensely. Maggie has lots desire for fame. Similarly, Kong Wah has a beautiful woman Yue Kei (Melissa Ng), but she brings lots trouble for Kong Wah.