However, we get into the realms of wuxia fantasy as following the movements in a kung fu manual provides written instructions.
When Zhuge fulfills the promise and returns the medallion to the Emperor for destruction, he is allowed to reopen the Constabulary and informally resume the fight against the corrupt Prime Minister Cai Jing.
In the end, the constabulary is able to protect the villagers, so drawing the lines of battle more clearly with corrupt officialdom.
There’s then a particularly weak story element about a plague of zombies, the only real benefit being to encourage the formation of closer bonds between the constables and the women who are “obviously” intended to become their partners.
Believing him to be dead, Ruo-Fei, his daughter, takes his place and, through blind luck, wins the first round fight.
We start with Zhuge kicking his heels for ten years.
On their way to the capital to petition the Emperor to reopen the Divine Constabulary, they see an assassin kill the leader of one of the pugilist sects.
A second murder by the same assassin follows in the capital.
By coincidence, the daughter of the clan leader is the love interest for Cold Blood.
The plans of the corrupt Cai Jing, played with over-the-top evil enthusiasm by Lau Kong then more clearly come into view with a faintly weird story about weapons that can effectively decapitate their victims, while paid agitators ferment yet more trouble between the clans.