Shi Die was invited by Jin Qing to raid a ruin of an Ancient Cultivator. Her assistance was solicited to break protection and illusion formations. When she arrived at the ruins, she met an Early-Core Formation stage Han Li. As a condition for her participation, she called "first dibs" on any treasures found. Despite being a formation expert, she needed to defer to Han Li who was recruited as a backup formation expert. She was amazed at his proficiency with formations.Together with Han Li, she removed the protection and illusion formations guarding the ruins.
Raiding the Ruins
After raiding the ruins, Shi Die was assaulted by a Demon Serpent while attempting to acquire a rare treasure. The demon serpent left her face scarred. However, the situation progressively worsened as the Core Formation cultivators in the group barely defended against congealed Yang Birds.