Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 1 - Episode #2.1 - full transcript

Xiao Ping Jing is worried about his brother as conflict brews at the northern frontier.

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[Nirvana in Fire 2: The Wind Blows in Chang Lin]

[Episode 1]

[Prince Xiao Pingzhang, eldest son of the Prince of Chang Lin, Xiao Tingsheng, of the Liang Empire]

[Dong Qing, Chang Lin Army Deputy Commander Xiao; Pingzhang's personal guard]

Your Highness, the scout report came back.

There are no reinforcements coming from any direction.

We have been out of supplies for ten days already.

You insist on staying here to toil.

However, I fear once the enemy comes to attack again,

we will be hard-pressed to defend against them.

We still have a chance now.



I plead for Your Highness to withdraw our army from the Southern Gate.

With our Chang Lin Army banner, how can we fear and flee from battle?

Gan Province's defensive line is of great importance, of course,

but you are the heir to the Prince of Chang Lin's manor!

Should you meet with misfortune, the elderly Prince --

Since my body is on the battlefield,

I am no different from others.

If things were to advance to that level in truth...

my royal father fortunately still has my second brother, Pingjing.

[Chang Lin Army]

[Three months prior]

Fifty-eight, fifty-nine...

Sixty, sixty-one...

Sixty-two, sixty-three...



Sixty-four.

Sixty-five.

Sixty-six.

Sixty-seven.

Sixty-eight, sixty-nine.

Seventy, seventy-one?

Old Master, bad news! Big Brother Pingjing has drowned!
(T/N: relationship is "sect brother," not by blood)

Old Master, bad news! Big Brother Pingjing has drowned!

Big Brother Pingjing.

I'm the little Han Lake's "Divine Dragon." Could I drown so easily?

Big Brother Pingjing, did you find it?

Here, take a look.

By the way, Brother Pingjing, why did Old Master punish you to come and fetch the Han crystal rock from the lake today?

Did you do something wrong again?

What mistake could I have made? I only gave him a piece of advice with the best intentions.

I don't believe it. What good advice would you have?

[Prince Xiao Pingjing, Langya Court Disciple, second son of Xiao Tingsheng, the Prince of Chang Lin]

I told him to eat more radishes,

so that he can stand up and break wind.

[Langya Court, on Mount Langya]

Xiao Pingzhang, from Chang Lin Mansion.

Please come with me.

A few days ago, Your Highness sent someone to ask our court a question.

Here is the answer.

Old Court Master is truly willing

to just tell me directly an answer I dearly wish for?

Langya Court's business has always been to provide answers and help with solving concerns.

If we post a price, we will naturally provide the answer.

Whether it is to Your Highness or to others, it's all the same.

By your order, Court Master, I've already delivered to the young prince of Chang Lin the answer he wishes to have.

[Lin Jiu, Langya Court's Young Master]

I, as your disciple, do not understand.

Is it appropriate to tell him everything?

Since he has already started to ask questions, he will find out sooner or later.

Just that...

at this time...

At this time?

It can't be that he feels this northern border...?

So he took a detour on purpose to come here?

Appearance springs from the heart,
[Lin Chen, Langya Court's Old Master]

but perception turns with the soul.

The battle at the northern border,

it is full of grim potential.

Go and summon that child named Pingjing.

Those two brothers have not seen each other in quite a while.

Yes.

As if punishing you to retrieve the crystal rock wasn't enough, you have to pick three heads off the star cactus as well?

Is the Old Master truly that angry?

On account of him being so elderly,

let's endure it.

That's the "return" call.

The Old Master is actually not angry anymore and summons me back.

Let's go.

Older Brother!

Older Brother!

I thought the Old Master was playing with me again, but you really came!

What's wrong? Does he usually always give you a hard time?

It's nothing. I always give him a hard time.

- Older Brother, how long will you be staying? I'm going to clean your room.
- No need.

I'm leaving soon.

Didn't you just arrive?

Father made a judgment that there may be a war on the northern border soon.

So he ordered me to hurry to Ganzhou to secure the path of the Zuolu Army. (Zuolu - Left Path )

I rode at full speed last night.

That's how I reduced half of the time necessary to reach Langya Hall.

Of course, I can't stay long.

Older Brother, you had a tough journey on the way here. Can't you even stay for a night?

Could it be that you rushed here to see me?

I don't know why either.

There are some words that I want to tell you personally before I leave for the northern border.

Older Brother, you want me to go back again?

Father has agreed that...

Father agreed to let you come to Mount Langya to learn skills.

It doesn't mean that you won't be going back

and can do whatever you want to do.

Pingjing, you will be twenty-one years old soon.

After another year, His Majesty will definitely remind Royal Father about your engagement again.

If you want to create a family, you must first have achievements in your career.

You can be unfettered for some time, but you cannot be like that for a lifetime.

In the future, the great responsibility of the Prince of Chang Lin's Mansion...

About the great responsibility of the Prince of Chang Lin's Mansion...

Older Brother, don't we still have you?

Chang Lin is a military mansion,

responsible for protecting the country.

I can't possibly always shoulder the responsibility on your behalf.

It's hard to tell whether I can keep doing this.

If I don't explain further, you will understand that as well.

Think carefully about this.

Once the northern border is stabilized, no matter what the circumstances are, you need to go back to Nanjing.

Older Brother!

Will the war situation on the northern border be very dangerous?

Of course, it won't be easy,

but Father and I have already done an overall analysis. There is a chance of victory.

My Big Brother has never lost. This definitely won't be an exception.

Right?

You are a smooth talker. It's useless to keep saying these words to me.

Once I'm free, don't even think of running away.

[Nanjing City]

Summarizing all these military reports,

the movements of Great Yu on the northern border are indeed unusual.

What does Imperial Brother think?

To reply to His Majesty's question,

for the past several years, Great Yu has suffered successive droughts.

Add to this the infestations of locusts and the occurrence of hailstorms,

their harvests and domestic animal herds have dwindled.

Now they are gathering huge amounts of grains
[ Xiao Tingsheng, Prince of Chang Lin of the Great Liang Empire ]

and storing them on the border.
(T/N: Location says they are "military rations"

They obviously have intentions to attack us.
[Emperor of Great Liang]

I think that we must make preparations now.
[Xun Baishui, Senior Grand Secretary, head of the cabinet ]

May Your Majesty immediately order the transfer of the army on the western border to the north,

to become the reinforcements for the northern border troops. I will submit the detailed plans later.

Hope Your Majesty will allow it and confer to me the military seal to mobilize the troops.

Your Majesty.

What the old Prince said is indeed reasonable. But thinking about it more carefully,
[Song Fu, Grand Secretary]

these signs are not that clear and are just guesses.

Moreover, Great Yu currently has internal and external strife, its government is very unstable.

Little movements may not really be worthy of being worried about.

The people of Great Yu have always been very cunning.

Military matters can't be evaluated using the usual parameters. The more the government is unstable and its citizens in turmoil,

the more it's possible they'll focus their resources on building their military power and have public sentiments shift the blame to others.

Grand Secretary Song, it can't be that you don't know this logic.

While the flames of war has not yet been lit, why must we hurry to use the military seal?

Since you already sent your heir to personally attend to the Northern Border Garrison, I'm sure that nothing bad will happen.

Shouldn't we first observe how this situation will progress?

The military situation is like a game of "go."

If you wait until after your opponent has placed his move before thinking of a countermeasure,

you will surely lose the advantage.

Even if that is the case, the armaments of the Chang Lin Army are more than enough.

- No need to immediately--
- My subjects, stop arguing.

Regarding the government and the military of the northern border, I trust Imperial Brother's judgment.

Issue the Commander's Seal.

Yes.

His Majesty's orders, bring the military seal here!

His Majesty's orders, bring the military seal here!

I will let you handle the safety of the northern border, Imperial Brother.

Thank you, Your Majesty.

[Nanjing]

Before dispatching the troops,

the whole court was against the old Prince mobilizing the army.

But at that time, the Senior Grand Secretary didn't say a word.

What's the use of worrying?

As long as the Lord of Chang Lin opens his mouth,

whether it's justifiable or too far-fetched,

ultimately, His Majesty will still issue the military command to him.

Whether I say anything or not, does it matter?

Now that our Great Liang has enough national strength,

you think that the whole imperial court greatly opposing the army mobilization by the old prince

is just worrying about him making a fuss over a small issue,

and wasting our empire's human and food resources?

What we should be worried about is this habit of His Majesty's.

What is worrisome about the present situation

is not only the favoritism of His Majesty,

but will His Majesty really live a hundred years?

The Crown Prince is only ten years old.

As loyal servants, we help our ruler to prepare for the bad times.

With the Senior Grand Secretary being like this, always just sighing and speaking empty words, what's the use?

What do you mean?

You should know very well,

the task of mobilizing the army,

His Majesty has already issued the decree

to let me handle it.

The Prince of Chang Lin's reputation is magnificent. I believe that

Lord Song is helpless, too.

Big Brother!

Senior Brother, is there any news from the northern border?

If you want to know about the north, I have news of Northern Yan.

Do you want it?

You clearly know which region I'm asking about!

Although this pavilion is in the mortal world, it is also outside it.

When the people of Langya observe the matters in this world, it's like looking at the flowing water of a stream.

We all know that it will flow day and night, but we will also just let it flow day and night.

I know you are the best disciple of Old Master,

but don't learn from him and keep talking nonsense.

Old Master.

Datong Prefecture...
[The three military ships of the Zuolu Army in Datong Prefecture accidentally sank.]

People's hearts are so deep.

Sometimes, you are unable to trust yourself.

Sometimes, you are unable to trust others.

Eventually, it will still come to this state.

Deliver this to your Senior Brother.

Yes.

Senior Brother Jiu.

Did anyone see this?

The Old Master.

What did he say?

Datong Prefecture.

The three military ships of the Zuolu Army in Datong Prefecture

accidentally sank?

Where is Datong Prefecture?

[Datong Prefecture]

Left of the river.

[Ganzhou]

Ganzhou.

Older Brother...

Release it.

Old Master.

- He left the mountain?
- Yes.

This boy has always been unrestrained and carefree.

But if he has worries, will he still be carefree?

When did Pingjing leave the mountain?

He left just now.

Once he reaches there, frankly, he won't be able to do much either.

If Langya Court obtained this information,

Xiao Tingsheng would get the news even faster.

Speaking about military talent,

he has a bit of that person's style.

I believe his reaction will be that slow.

The crux of the matter

lies with Xiao Pingzhang now

and whether he can withstand until the end.

Your Highness!

[Prince of Chang Lin's Banner]

With the people of the Great Liang Empire behind me,

as the eldest son of Chang Lin, I won't retreat!

We will not retreat! We will not retreat!

Attack!

Attack!

[Ganzhou]

- Your Highness.
- Speak.

The arrow is too close to his heart.

The arrow must be removed immediately, but we are afraid...

we do not know what will happen next.

I understand.

- I need two people here!
- Okay.

Dong Qing? Dong Qing!

Second Young Master, what brings you here?

Where is my older brother?

The government residence. The Grand Prince is with him.

Royal Father? What is he doing here?

Dong Jing, what's wrong with my older brother?

Your Highness.

Hold on a bit longer.

The Young Master of Ji Feng Hall should be here soon.

Your Highness!

Your Highness!

Your Highness, this is the Young Mistress of Ji Feng Hall,

- Miss Lin Xi.
[Lin Xi, Doctor of Ji Feng Hall.]

Your Highness.

Your Highness, Old Master Li informed us that he will rush here

and should be here in the evening.

He will let Miss Lin handle this first. It can't be delayed.

He will arrive later.

Sister Ying, decoct three packets of medicine. Just pour water over it.

Prepare some water, fuxi powder, well salt, and henon bamboo juice. (T/N: Fuxi -medical remedy; henon - "giant grey bamboo")

Yes.

Sister Ying, apply acupuncture to stop the bleeding.

Yes.

Royal Father!

- Second Young Master.
- Pingjing?

O-Older Brother...

Sister Ying, pull out the arrow.

Miss Lin.

Miss Lin, it's not that I don't trust you.

Pulling out the arrow will thrust it two inches further into his bone.

Although the arrow is very close to his heart,

it did not affect his heart and lungs.

It was only a few hairbreadths away. He is very lucky.

But this is just my judgment. No matter what,

the priority is to remove the arrow.

What's most dangerous is that when the arrow is being removed, it will cause massive blood loss. If this...

This won't do! My older brother is seriously wounded!

How can we let this mere girl handle it?

Aren't there any other real military physicians here?

Pingjing.

Miss Lin,

how long can he hang on?

His condition is currently stable, but he has lost a lot of blood.

Does Your Highness prefer to wait for my master before we start the surgery?

No need, I will follow your judgment.

Royal Father!

But this my older brother...!

Even if this is not perfectly safe, we must not be rash...

How is it?

Why aren't you saying anything? My older brother's breathing is very shallow. Is it okay?

Would Your Highness please tell him to leave.

What?

You want me to leave?

You... wait outside.

Father!

Leave the room.

♫ The long, slow song rises like wind flowing through the corridors reaching the imposing, opulent and bright Imperial Hall ♫

♫ Memories of that certain year, when far-away borders blazed with fires of war, in vast fields of ice and snow ♫

♫ From this world, the many slanders pass through the vermilion gates, over the palace walls ♫

♫ Beneath iron armor, together with silken skirts and silver spears, hair grows hoary as though with early frost ♫

♫ Hoping for the day when we can sincerely join hands in a faraway place without a second thought ♫

♫ Fiery liquor consumed at the end of the world, at the limits of exhaustion, is a feast! ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ Discussions about their heroism led them to be questioned, and suffer dismal complaints around them, unable to clear their names ♫

♫ Good bows hoarded; likewise, so as not to injure, sigh against the way of heaven when stored indefinitely ♫

♫ Clouds of fear calm shameful waves, the night air stops their bickering by starlight ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ Discussions about their heroism led them to be questioned, and suffer dismal complaints around them, unable to clear their names ♫

♫ Good bows hoarded likewise so as not to injure, sigh against the way of heaven when stored indefinitely ♫

♫ Clouds of fear calm shameful waves, the night air stops their bickering by starlight ♫

♫ There is little intention to return the real men to the war in the north, though willing, they are not given free rein ♫

♫ Discussions about their heroism led them to be questioned, and suffer dismal complaints around them, unable to clear their names ♫

♫ Hoping for the whole world to remain at peace, quench the fires of war ♫