It is 1675, China. You are the guard of KangXi, emperor and great ruler of the mighty Qing Dynasty. In the great palace lies the most precious artefact of the kingdom, a blue-and-white porcelain vase. It is believed that the presence of it in the emperor's chamber will enables the Qing dynasty to last forever. One night, whilst on your guard, the vase disappears. The emperor is furious and blames you for its loss. He has ordered your execution to be carried out in the coming days.