(Luochuan military camp)
- Soldier: You've suffered a lot recently, Officer! Come out of here, already!
- Zhong Lizi: What happened? General Huo changed his mind about his previous decision, or he finally decided to punish me?
- Soldier: Not at all, actually... the Cloud Capital emissary arrived in Luochuan yesterday, bringing an imperial declaration of war, as well as a list of appointments...
- Cloud Capital Emissary: Receive order, Officer Zhong Lizi: Huo Qizhou refuses to engage or send help, and so has been relieved of duty. Officer Zhong Lizi will now be the general in charge of Luochuan's defenses!
- Zhong Lizi: So... I will be the General for now?! How is this possible...
- Cloud Capital Emissary: The Imperial Court has its reasons. You merit my praise, General Zhong. I only heard of Cloud City's fall after arriving in Luochuan... the war declaration came too late, it seems.
- Zhong Lizi: The person who failed to fulfill the ambition sighed deeply. The only wish is that the person will not disappoint oneself before death...
- Zhong Lizi: ...Please put your mind at ease, sir. I, Zhong Lizi, swear to the heavens that we won't let the Northern Army advance any further!
- This stage, like the other side stories, takes no stamina to run and drops no ingredients.