Contemplating how to deal with ambitious family members, Emperor Wai Long Sun of T'u Lung eats rice from the enchanted bowls fashioned by potter Jo He Ting, which grant clear thought. However, they do not protect against poison, and he dies. His cousin, Wai Chu Doang becomes the fifth emperor. Exploiting the oath of loyalty, he raises large and strong armies as a defense against the baronial clans and against Shou Lung. His habit of using harsh, military solutions to resolve domestic issues leads to his reign being named "The Law of Fists".