Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 2 - Episode #2.2 - full transcript

The Changlin Army tries to figure out what Great Yu might be planning.

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

[Episode 2]

[Old Master Li, Head of Ji Feng Hall]

Go faster.

Giddy up.

Miss Lin.

Regarding Pingzhang's condition, will he survive?

Whether he can or not, will depend on tonight.

It has been tough for you, Miss. I'll be here to watch over him.

Please take a rest.

Tonight is very critical for your son. It's better that I keep watch over him.

Thank you for your hard work, Miss Lin.

Sister Ying, change it again.

Your Highness.

The young Prince...


It's the same injury Lin Shen had that year.

Yes, it's the same injury.

[Lin Shen, Chang Lin Army, Xiao Tingsheng's god-brother]

We didn't manage to save Lin Shen back then,

but it was not your fault.

If I don't have faith in your medical skills, who else can I trust?

Lin Xi is my most talented disciple.

Compared to my own skills then, she is much better than I.

Master, his fever has gone down.

How is my older brother?

His current condition is stable.

That means he's alright. He will recover soon, right?

I don't know.

What do you mean, you don't know?

You are a physician. As long as you are dedicated, how could you not know?

Everyone has a huge misunderstanding of physicians. They think we are gods.

If we don't manage to save someone, that must be because we didn't do our best.

There is a rumor that the Second Young Master of the Chang Lin Mansion is receiving his education at Langya Court.

I thought that was something extraordinary, but after meeting you today,

you are just so-so.

Your Highness, please relax.

What happened twenty years ago won't repeat itself.

The gods will bless the Great Liang Empire. It's heaven's will.

I thank Old Master Li.

Royal Father.

Old Master.

Royal Father.

How did you think of rushing back?

The sinking of the ships in Datong Prefecture destroyed all the reinforcements from the Zuolu Army. (Zuolu - Left Path)

The war at Ganzhou lasted for almost twenty days. This is not normal.

It clearly shows that Great Yu will not stop until they conquer Ganzhou.

As for Older Brother, his supplies were running out.

The reinforcements are further away now. Thus, Ganzhou will be in danger.

- What's the use, even if you are here?
- I...

Old Master.

Fine, I still have lots of military matters to take care of.

Stay here and keep your older brother company.


The left, right, and rear defenses have been stabilized.

The army of Great Yu has withdrawn from Meil Long.

The front line of Ganzhou has suffered great damage.

Although we were able to stop the southward advance of Great Yu, we were unable to harm their main commander.

For the next few years, I'm afraid the northern border will face hidden danger.

As per Your Highness' instructions, we are taking extra precautions and will not relax.

Great Yu impetuously went southward but got blocked off.

For the moment,

there will not be any major movements.

Order Ning Canzan to make an Imperial report.

Use the fastest courier to report on the situation of the northern border to His Majesty.




Is this the first time you have met the second son of Chang Lin Mansion?

Is he what you imagined him to be?

I don't care about what kind of person he is.

I have never even thought about him.

That is not what I meant.

I just feel that... you...

Let him take this medicine.

Have a good rest. Don't move.

Miss Lin.

That day, I--

Miss, please come and take a look.

Sister Ying, bring the fuxi tonic here.

Yes, I'll go now.

Miss Lin, what I said the other day was very disrespectful. I have offended you.

My father has also lectured me.

My brother's injury has gotten better. It's all due to your divine hands.

I'm really very grateful.

I heard from my father that Old Master Li was a physician with the Chang Lin army.

Have you heard him talk about the past?

Second Young Master, you are blocking the light.


- He only needs to take the medicine once a day.
- Yes.

I brought this medicine from Mount Langya.

See if you can use this.

It's not usable.

Not usable?

What kind of a physician are you? This is the Chu Yu pill from Mount Langya. (T/N restorative)

- Do you know what's in this--
- This is a tonic for recuperation.

You can take your time and consume it.

I should consume this?

Hey brat, how can you talk this way?

Dong Qing...


Bring me the military report.


Royal Father!

Lie down.

Your injury is very serious. You have been lying down for two days.

You were unconscious for two days before you woke up.

Regarding this,

don't look at it. It takes up energy.

Royal Father, the military powers were mobilized by Tongguan of Great Yu this time.

Half to sixty percent of them.

They were focused on attacking me on the left line of our defense.

Royal Father, don't you find that strange?


Ganzhou... you have the elite army defending it.

Thus, it shouldn't be the place to focus an attack. But Great Yu was adamant about doing that.

It seems like they knew very well that

your supplies had been cut off.

But regarding the sinking of our boats...

How did the enemy find out?

It's more important for you to get well. I will handle this.

Don't think too much about this.

Royal Father, it seems like

you want to talk about other matters with me today.


I heard from Pingjing that before you left for Ganzhou,

you went to Langya Court first.

Is that so?

Royal Father.

I asked a question

and this... is the answer from Langya Pavilion.

Royal Father, take a look.

I don't need to look at this especially when you are the focal point.

After you had read this,

what were your thoughts?

After coming down from Langya Court,

I was very confused.

But I didn't have time to think about it in detail

until that day, when I was shot by the two arrows.

When I thought I would never be able to see you, Pingjing, and Xiao Xue again,

everything became clear.

Everything was clearer than before.

Whatever happened in the past was no longer important.

I'm more aware of...

what's in your heart now.

Thinking about when you both were young,

your temperaments were totally different.

Pingjing is careless and free, without a fear in the world.

The previous Emperor and His Majesty both like him more,

but in my heart, you know that I favor you more.


I know you favor Older Brother more,

but you didn't have to wait for me to say it again.

It has been many years and you are still afraid that I don't know who you favor?

Compare yourself with your older brother.

Tell me if I'm wrong in favoring him?

Royal Father, you are busy with the military affairs.

Since Pingjing is here, he can keep me company.


Pingzhang, the issue regarding the Datong Prefecture is not that urgent. Your health is more important.

About the military report,

don't read it again.


I took a peek at the report that Royal Father instructed to be delivered to the capital.

Other than the situation on the northern border, he also raised suspicions about the shipwrecks.

He requested His Majesty to send an envoy to investigate them.


Since Royal Father has made this arrangement, I don't have to worry then.

Do you think this is all finished after reporting to the capital?

Older Brother, are you serious?

If I'm not, what are you thinking of doing?

I don't want to listen to these minor details right now! Explain first what happened to Pingzhang.

What injuries did this child have?

What did the military doctor say?

How come you didn't report these details to me!

Your Majesty.

May Your Majesty please not worry.

With Your Majesty's blessings and protection, the Chang Lin Imperial Brother and his heir will be alright.

It's just that right now, the boy suffered some external injuries and it's still inconvenient for him to move around.

Based on the report of my Imperial Brother, in the left region of Ganzhou,

a whole month of supplies got cut off.

Again, what's going on?

Your Majesty.

The river channel in the area of Datong Prefecture is very narrow and the water current is very rapid.

That night, there suddenly was a torrential rain and strong winds.

Hence... our ships accidentally sank.

Did the officials who were tasked to deliver the military supplies return?

The officials were all killed during the shipwreck.

Have you investigated it already?

Did the local officials of Datong Prefecture file a case and investigate it thoroughly?

Were there any Imperial reports sent here to the capital?

Were there any!

Your Majesty, after the ships sank,

the local officials of Datong Prefecture got busy gathering supplies to make up for those that sank,

that's why...they didn't have time to send it.

So the involved officials are dead and there was no one in Datong Prefecture that investigated it

and you haven't even left the walls of the capital!

Song Fu, how then did you conclude that these were all just accidents?

Your Majesty, I was in error with my comments. Hope Your Majesty can forgive me.

These past two years, my health has slowly worsened.

I indeed am not that strict in supervising government matters.

And now that such things have happened, I actually feel that I have wronged my Imperial Brother Chang Lin.

Your Majesty,

these matters are all our fault. May Your Majesty calm your anger.

May Your Majesty calm your anger.

[Ganzhou Government Office]

I haven't seen you, Brother Li, for so many years. Never thought that

we would reunite here in Ganzhou.

I've long thought of...

long thought of inviting you to reminisce about our past.

It's just that I have been too busy and was unable to make time for it.

I also came from the military.

For Your Highness to have idle time like today is already not that easy.


When a person has already become old,

he will frequently want to talk about past things.

Come, Brother Li, please have a drink.

Great tea.

Thinking about how the three of us were in the past,

Oldest Brother Lu Yuan, me, and Third Brother Lin Shen.

The three of us going through life and death struggles together.

We all got saved by the Master from the Yeyou Palace.

We learned martial arts together. And we all joined the army together.

But in the end, the only one

that was able to survive all this was me.

Your Highness never owed this brotherhood anything.

At the very least, I still see that Second Young Master is still carrying the previously bestowed wedding token.

Pingjing, being a princely son of Chang Lin,

is destined to enter the battlefield.

The wife of then Third Younger Brother cannot accept the death of her husband

and refused to proceed with the arranged marriage.

She was unwilling to let her daughter marry a soldier.

I can understand what she was thinking then.

Third Younger Brother,

I know what you are thinking of.

Your sister-in-law (my wife) wrote me a letter today saying that she bore me a son.

He is only three months younger than your daughter.

If you are willing, let us marry them to each other.

I initially had this long-life lock made for my son.

Treat it as our betrothal gift.

Third Younger Brother, let us settle on this marriage.

But she shouldn't have...

she shouldn't have taken the child away without saying anything.

My heart is really...

I really feel guilty for being unable to fulfill my Third Younger Brother's last wishes.

Your Highness sent so many people to search for them.

If they were really out there wandering, how could you not have found them?

Since all traces were lost, I'm sure that someone found them a place and had them taken in.

They surely didn't suffer.

I hope so.

Hope that it is really as Brother Li said.

Although Your Highness wanted to fulfill your promise,

His Majesty surely would not be willing to require Second Young Master to stay single, right?

His Majesty has already agreed that Pingjing can wait for another year.

If there is still no news about them,

His Majesty... will then intervene.

How is he?

He's fine.

It was really hard to be able to hear those words from you.

Older Brother, it's not that I am a coward.

That nightmare I had was really very scary!

I didn't dare stop on my way here and caused three horses to collapse.

It wasn't easy for me to rush here, but the first thing I saw was you covered in blood.

I really couldn't take it.

That's why the words I said before might have been a bit harsh,

but they were not really intentional. So I hope you won't mind them too much, alright?

Older Brother, look, she is always frowning.

I also know that it was her that treated your wounds.

It was not right for me to offend her.

That's why, I already went to beg her numerous times, but she just won't pay attention to me.

This brat is really petty-minded.

Can you blame the young lady?

You don't know when to stop when you start talking.

If it was me, I would also feel annoyed.

Alright already.

Let us not talk about this anymore.

Older Brother, I have something serious to tell you.

Your Highness has already concluded that

the sinking of the ships in Datong Prefecture can't be an accident?

After being in the military for so many years, I have long disregarded my own life and death.

But the battle in Ganzhou, I fear, was so intense...

for another different reason.

Although in war, there will always be gains and losses,

secretly shooting a cold arrow is a shameless thing and unforgivable. (T/N treachery, stabbing one in the back)

Your Highness wants to fully investigate this matter?

If I don't,

how can I face those soldiers that have died?

You want to go to Datong Prefecture?

Everyone knows that a matter like this will be investigated by the higher authorities.

But when the Imperial envoy leaves the capital, although he will be intimidating and bearing awe-inspiring strength,

he might not be able to find the truth in the end.

If you are able to think of it, you think Royal Father will not?

No matter what His Majesty's plans are, our Northern Border Army will also send our own men to investigate.

But the critical part is who must be sent to investigate.

In secretly investigating, what's important is the word 'secret'. You surely can't be considered anymore.

The wounds on your body are too obvious. You surely can't go.

Although Royal Father has numerous elite soldiers under him,

in terms of solo-fighting and ability to adapt to circumstances, who would be better than I?

This matter concerns the six major bureaus of the government, a very complicated matter.

Pingjing is not a member of my army. Sending him to secretly investigate is most appropriate.

Your Highness is really at ease letting Second Young Master go alone?

Will he not bring any personal bodyguards?

If I let Pingjing bring some men from the northern border troops,

I fear that it will be hard for him to keep his cover.

Your Highness...

I actually have an idea.


Doesn't Royal Father always listen to you? Older Brother, just let me go.

Although I am not as steady as you, I have been to battles and traveled across the Jianghu. (T/N world of martial artists/pugilists)

No matter what shady deal happened in Datong Prefecture, I surely will be able to discover it!

Of course, I know that you are the most appropriate person. It's also fine with me to send you.

But you must promise me two conditions first.

Older Brother, please say them.

First, you learned martial arts from Langya Hall. There will only be a few people in this world who can harm you. (Hall - training sect)

But secretly investigating this alone, we don't know what can happen.

I hope that you don't forget that even though knowing the truth is important,

your safety should come first.


Second, our Great Liang puts laws above everything.

You can rely on luck or adaptive methods, but you must not lose your sense of propriety.

Once you are able to find the truth and evidence, the government will naturally give us justice.

Don't act upon the laws with your own hands because of a momentary anger.

I will abide by Older Brother's instructions,

I understand everything that you have said.

Brother Li is willing to let Miss Lin go with him so that they can take care of each other?

Don't worry. I might not be of help in some matters,

but I still do have some errand runners in Datong Prefecture.

If this is the case, I'm relieved.

Thank you then, Brother Li.

- Xi'er.
- Master.


Such an incident has occurred in the Datong Prefecture,

in one night, we from the Ji Feng Hall have lost five physicians.

I remembered that you want to live a safe and peaceful life?

But I'm tending to the young Prince's injuries.

I should take care of him from start to finish.


Thinking about the situation in Datong Prefecture, it's not that simple.

Physician Qi is not as calm as you when he tends to matters.

Thinking about it, you must go there before I can feel at ease.

I will do all in accordance with your instructions.

The perilous situation that befell Ganzhou this time all started with that river channel.

The Prince of Chang Lin will naturally have his men go investigate it.

If you encounter them, you must use all your efforts to help them.

Yes Master, I understand. This is what I should do.

Good, have an early rest.

I've lectured you so many times

because I'm hoping you'll finally take heed.

Your older brother said you are sincere in wanting to do this.

You must do a good job.

Royal Father, don't worry, the schemes were planned by men.

No matter how clever they were, there must be some flaws.

I will go. I won't disappoint you, Royal Father.

No matter who this thing points to,

no matter what identity he has or for what reasons,

having injured my older brother to this extent,

he shouldn't dream of leaving intact.

So, you little rascal, what you're saying

this has become the personal grudge of the Prince of Chang Lin's Manor?

The supplies got cut off. The front line was put in danger.

It's possible that someone is secretly helping them.

This is an important matter to the Imperial court, it must be investigated thoroughly.

I don't care about any grand sounding words.

To me, although this is a mound of official business...

it absolutely remains a private grudge.

Royal Father, why do you care so much?

He's followed Old Master Lin for so long,

of course he'll grow up like this.

But this little rascal is not totally wrong either.

No matter who did this,

I cannot let him escape unscathed.

His Majesty has already ordered a main envoy and an assistant

to set out in five days toward Datong Prefecture

to investigate the sinking of the military ships.

The Prince of Chang Lin's Manor has proposed to investigate it at the same time.

His Majesty has already allowed it.

Lord Song, you are a Minister of the Imperial court.

You're favored by His Majesty.

Why didn't you have any sense of this?

That Great Yu

would really send a huge army southward,

not just me

but even you also didn't think of that happening.

Even so, I just did a small manipulation.

At most, it would have delayed the supplies for a few days.

How come three ships sank and the river channel got blocked for half a month?

I'm not too clear about what happened either.

You are not clear?

The matter has come to this stage. Could it be an accident?

The Great Yu army mainly attacked only the Ganzhou province,

could it just be a coincidence?

I have been in the government for close to ten years.

I am heavily favored by His Majesty. I was able to bring my family wealth, splendor, and high status.

What benefit do I get from conniving with the enemy?

The tricks you've pulled on the supply ships,

who have you told?

Private Assistant Qin in my manor

was the one contacting the people in Datong Prefecture.

And the few men who usually do things for me.

Apart from them, no one else knows.

Of course... there is also you.

The people who know are already too many.

I didn't expect that

things would come to this state.

Right now, the northern border is not at peace and the Old Prince's heir is gravely injured.

Chang Lin Manor will still be unable to extend their hands to do anything.

As I see it, whatever you can clean up first,

you should clean it up well.

[ Inn ]

♫ 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 ♫