Cang Ming swoops in with his blood-red robe in Chapter 167!
We meet Bian Ying in Chapter 166!
Finally, Li Shen and company arrive in the Northern District in Chapter 165.
Li Shen and Gaoqin Jiuye have a heart-to-heart in Chapter 164.
Li Shen and Gaoqin Jiuye end up being trapped in a place that looks very much like the Northern District’s Great Hall in Chapter 163.