Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 23 - Episode #2.23 - full transcript

The tattoo makes it easier to ferret out Guru's accomplices. Old Hall Master Li explains the significance of the tattoo.

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

[Episode 23]

I've followed the Wei brothers for a long time,

they have never discovered me.

Yet Puyang Ying knows very clearly that I'm indecisive.

So for the past twenty years,

I have no one

whom I really know.

Young Prince, what are you talking about?

I didn't.

I didn't--

Ancient supplementary...

[Ancient Supplementary]

Ancient Supplementary?

I finally found it.

It's right beneath my eyes. Why didn't I see it before?

Ping Zhang-ge!

Ping Zhang-ge!

Ancient Supplementary. I finally found it.

- There's really such a book?
- Huh?

I meant it's been really hard on you.

It just so happen that I have some questions to ask Old Master LI, let's go together.

Let's go.

It took me a long time to find this. So tiring.

- Xi'er.
- Teacher.

Where is the new batch of Bai Yin herb delivered by the Medical Bureau?

It's in the storehouse at the back. I'll get it.

Old Master LI, where's Lin Xi?

She's at the back getting some medicine.

Second Young Master, I have something to tell you.

Can you come over, please?

Old Master LI, please pass her this when she's out.

It's the tattoo of those death warriors, which I've told her before.

Sister Yun, what's going on?

Didn't you say before that the High Priest of Qian Tian Court,

Puyang Ying is the mastermind behind this epidemic?

That's right. Why?

I saw him.

You saw Puyang Ying?

In the capital?

It's at Nanming street, where the authorities are giving out food.

I saw him among the crowd. I didn't dare to go near. I can bring you there.


Teacher, the herbs are here.

Xi'er, Second Young Master was here.

He left you a drawing of the tattoo of the death warriors for you to have a look.

Death warriors?

Have you seen Sister Yun?

She was outside just now. She asked Second Young Master to go out with her.

Oh no.

Quick, they are distributing food.

Sister Yun, the food distribution centre is right in front, right?

Yes, right in front.

Are you the lady from Ji Feng Hall? Why did you do this?

I'm alright.

Ye Ling.

Second Young Master! Are you alright?

- I'm alright. Just a small wound.
- Let me bandage it for you.

No need. Why did you rush over?

I saw the drawing you left me. I saw it before.

What's that?

Sister Yun knew that if Pingjing shows me the drawing,

I would know that you have this tattoo.

Do you think that if you don't do it now, you would never have the chance?

You came to Ji Feng Hall ten over years ago.

Looks like your target is not Second Young Master. Who was your original target?

Is it Old Master LI or me?

As a disciple of Ye Ling, we can differentiate right from wrong.

I'm indebted to the doctors. I will not hurt you.

Yelingzi again.

That Wei Wuliang mentioned that he's a Yelingzi before he died.

What's a Yelingzi?

Your Imperial Highness.

You have a better appetite now and have more energy.

But the Imperial Doctor had said that you can't overtire yourself.

You have walked for the duration of a meal.

You should rest now and have some snacks.

I know.

Your Imperial Highness.

I'm alright.

The wound is not deep. Be careful not to let it come in contact with water. Remember to change your dressing.

This is a good dagger.

No matter what identity you have before,

since you are a member of Ji Feng Hall for so many years,

you should know what's right and wrong, what's evil and good.

Why didn't you turn hack and change for the good?

As long as I'm a Yelingzi,

I should pledge allegiance to my king forever, and obey Sect Leader.

As to what's right and wrong, what's evil and good, it's not up to me to know and to think about.

The record about Mozhen flower in this book is rather detailed.

But a chapter is missing from this book.

So I still don't understand

why would it be tattooed on these people.

What significance does it have?

It's not that complicated.

Back then, though Ye Qin is a vassal state of Great Liang,

but the imperial system is vastly different from ours.

Since the first king of Ye Qin, there's a separate building within the palace in the capital.

It's known as Yeling Study Palace.

Unless you have extraordinary talents and are selected from thousands of children,

you can never enter through the doors of Yeling Study Palace.

Every 7 years, the imperial court of Yeqin

would select fifty children age 7 and above, who have great talents and abilities.

whether they are boys or girls, the Mozhen flower would be tattooed on them.

They would enter Yeling Study Palace

and be taught literary and martial arts by the Sect Leader and deputy leaders.

Only one Mozhen flower would be tattooed on them when they first enter the Study Palace.

Once they reach 14 years old, the Sect Leader himself will conduct an assessment.

After several rounds of stringent tests,

only about 2 percent would pass the tests and be allowed to stay.

Another Mozhen flower would be tattooed on them.

It would be the same as this. Two flowers on one stalk.

So those with two flowers on a stalk

is a Yelingzi.

They have to be trained for another 4 years after becoming a Yelingzi,

after that they would be assigned guards of the royal family.

They enjoyed high status in Yeqin.

How about those who weren't selected?

They would go back to where they come from.

But the selection criteria to enter the Study Palace is already very stringent

so even if they can't be a Yelingzi,

with their talents and abilities, they would still be successful.

Though they would be successful, yet after losing what they have gotten it in the first place,

they would still be unsatisfied and unhappy.

Older brother.

You have been diligent and training hard

you must have made some mistakes in the assessment.

Let's beg the Sect Leader to give you another chance.

Forget it. There has never been such an exception before.

Our parents will be very happy you can be a Yelingzi.

Before the epidemic happened, a batch of Yelingzi had been ordained.

It's a pity the royal family has all died,

with no family and no country, these children

can only wander and live in different places, like the rest of the survivors.

Though their plight is rather pitiful,

it's a great fortune to have survived such an epidemic.

With their talents, they should have been able to find a living.

Why did they do such vicious things?

Though our king has died,

we still have a great vengeance. Since Sect Leader has orders,

as a Yelingzi, how can we live such an ignoble life and not seek revenge for my king?

Your Sect Leader has died from the illness 25 years ago.

I was there when he passed away. How could there be orders from him?

Sect Leader is wise beyond knowledge.

He would have given his order to someone.

The Sect Leader I know is a very knowledgeable person, reasonable and sensible.

He is surely not a stubborn and paranoid person.

Even if he has passed down any golden order,

he would not have left such a ridiculous order to revenge.

It's because of Great Liang's order to seal the borders

that's why my country perished.

You can have all the excuses in the world,

but you can not change the facts.

In his last words, Sect Leader

said there isn't any country which could stay prosperous forever,

since the heavens doesn't have pity on us, then we shouldn't force it.

He gave me this order to me, it's just for memory sake.

Since we no longer have any king to follow,

We just need to live on. There is no need to hate.

The fact that our king didn't survive the epidemic and the royal line perished,

is all because Great Liang has cut off our means of survival.

how can you as a Yelingzi said we should't seek revenge?

My parents have passed away, I know you are as sad as me.

But to put the blame on Great Liang, it's groundless

and futile. Those in Yeling Study Palace have been scattered.

Before the king and Sect Leader passed away, they had no desire to seek revenge.

I won't disobey them.

All the more, I won't use this golden order to call back anyone.

Brother, why don't you forget such a thought.

and accept the realities.

Sect Leader, you said though I have great talent and ability,

I have character flaws.

So I'm not fit to be a Yelingzi.

But so many years have passed,

the one who seek revenge for you and who will think of you,

I am the only one!

May I ask you

if you know where did the survivors of Yeling Study Palace

go to after that?

After the epidemic, the population is very low

the year after that is famine.

Many have run off to other places, the whole country is like a dead city.

It's only until 3 years later, Yeqin is officially declared as a province of Great Liang,

then people started to gradually return.

After such a great disaster,

Puyang Yang still was able to call back so many Yelingzi and had them obey him,

I believe he really has the golden order of the Study Palace.

From Puyang Ying's actions,

this person is crazy and paranoid.

The Sect Leader back then was wise and gentle,

I can't figure out why

he would pass the golden order to such a person.

I think we can't find the answer to this question anymore.

What I'm worried is whether are there other Yelingzi in the capital.

This is what your brother wants me to help you find. I've searched for it for many days.

The thing that Brother wants you to help me find?

Right, this is for me.

It's finally been found. Thank you, Sister-in-law.

Old Master, the Royal Physician Commander is here, waiting at the outer hall.

Minister Tang? Alright.

It must be for a good news. Will you permit me to hear it too?

After you, Prince.

Old Master.

You're here too, Prince.

What might bring your visit here, Minister Tang?

Old Master, our royal medicine bureau has spent days patrolling

and made inquiries about each district's disease status.

We can be sure that the current disease status

is under control.

Minister Tang, do you mean, the ban in the capital can be lifted?

Prince, the royal medicine house has already announced to the inner court

and we are just awaiting the final approval.

The disease did not apread outside the area, while the damage within the city is severe.

But nevertheless, it is quarantined.

The Crown Prince's health is improving well.

It's all a blessing from Heaven.

Thanks to His Majesty's fortune.

Speaking of the Crown Prince,

I have a question that I've been wanting to ask you.

I recollect there is a record in the old files and Minister Tang, you've mentioned it as well before.

That this plaque was not easily contracted by the childnre and the youth in Yeling City at the time.

Not just then but this time in the capital, it was the same phenomenon.

If that's the case, and His Highness the Crown Prince is barely eleven years old and under meticulous care to boot,

with so many people in the Eastern Palace, how is it

that the first to contract the illness is he and from where?

The Crown Prince was the first to contract the illness in the palace?


What happened?

A woman. I actually didn't think about the palace maids.

When the Wei brothers died by your hands,

I already didn't mind any danger and informed her.

Right now, like me, she already know that you have discovered the mozhen flower.

Since she cannot hide her identity anymore,

she will make her move if given the slightest chance.

Second Young Master is far outside of the palace walls and you just realized it now,

It's too late.

Elder Brother, I remembered.

The Eastern Palace. One of the senior palace maids by the side of the His Imperial Highness.

Let's hurry and go!

It is enough for me to take care of him. You all are already tired. Leave and rest now.


Her Lady Majesty has already gave orders that His Imperial Highness must have people around him while he sleeps.

The capital has already lifted up the city closure. His Majesty will be coming back in a few days.

For the ceremonies to ward off disasters and to pay respect to the dead, your Ministry of Rites and the Ministry of Ceremonies

should prepare for it beforehand and have your plan read by His Majesty.

Yes, I will go to the Ministry of Rites now.

What is going on?

You are looking like that.

Senior Grand Secretary,

Capital Governor Li Gu who died in the Celestial Prison was a disciple of yours.

The judicial commissioner heading the Celestial Prison is a clan member of ours.

Uncle, you think I will believe

that Li Gu committed suicide for fear of punishment?

- Is Crown Prince sleeping?
- He has just slept. It is not proper to wake him up.

Then you two just stay here and serve him.

After 2 hours, when it is time for His Imperial Highness to drink his medicine, Her Lady Majesty will personally come here.


I can be sure that I was

too slow-witted and negligent.

I disappointed Pingzhang's trust.

- Brother Xun!
- What has happened?!

The Eastern Palace...Puyang Ying has an underling in the Easter Palace!

Your Imperial Highness!

Are you alright?! Don't be afraid!

We children of Yeling

were intially

like you.

We had a kingdom, a home.

Pingzhang, it was really quite perilous today.

Seeing these sons of Yeling, you feel hate,

pity, and frightened by them.

If a person develops obsessions,

he will look at everyone else in this world with hatred and grudges.

- Pingjing, what's wrong?
- What's wrong?

I'm fine. Maybe, I just had some lingering fear.

Informing Respected Sect Leader, Jinling City has already lifted the closure of the city.

Did you try contacting them?

Replying to Respected Sect Leader, I've already sent men to do it.

- It is just...
- What?

Auntie Yun and Senior Palace Maid Xing in the palace, both can't be contacted.

It is also very quite in the Eastern Palace and Chang Lin Manor.

It does not look like that something bad has happened.

From the looks of it, we can only use the xuanchi snake for treatment now.

Respected Sect Leader, please take care of yourself.

If the Eastern Palace is quiet, it means that nothing happened.

For Chang Lin Manor...we cannot be sure.

Those who are inflicted with the frost bone poison will only show evident symptoms after 3 days.

Send someone to monitor. I think Auntie Yun will not fail.




The gallbladder of the xuanchi snake is not curable.

Even if you know what the antidote is,

it's too late to save him.

What is she saying? Save whom?

Chief Sir, Auntie Yun has been captured already.

However, she succeeded.

I know.

Wu Bing, Wu Liang. They were both captured.

And they've committed suicide.

I will set up an altar to help them go beyond. Where they will go is a place more beautiful than here.

To be able to offer our ultimate for you, Sir,

it is a great fortune of our Yeling heirs.

And my great honor as well.



What are you doing?

I thought of it all night and I don't believe Yun Jie would say those things for no reason.

To think a Yeling was able to sneak into the Eastern Palace! Her Highness the Empress must be beyond frightened.

The entire palace and the royal forbidden army is running a full investigation right now.

The tattoo pattern has been shown to the inner court as well with a command for the six ministries to run their own inquiry.

Puyang Ying is still on the run, so this is the extent we can do.

By the way, I left homework for you before my departure.

With the busy chaos since I've been back, I haven't had the chance to test you.

You probably got lazy and didn't do it.

Master, look at this... is it...

Frost bone.

This is frost bone poison.

Besides those places we just talked about,

Huizhou and Feishan, these two places are clearly deficient in maneuvering power and it will be difficult for them to respond.

Royal Father will adjust by priority.

The last is the Ningzhou matter.

You studied well.

What's the matter?

I feel a little dizzy. Maybe it's because I've been worrying too much.

The ban on the capital was lifted and with the sudden relaxing, I just need a rest and will be fine.

You don't have a fever but you seem chillier than normal.

We will stop our talk on the northern border today.

Your face really doesn't look good.

Go take a rest now. I'll wake you up when it's dinnertime.

Your sister-in-law is cooking tonight.

Second Young Master. Are you alright?

I'm fine. I just started to feel ill yesterday and it's worse today.

Let me ask for the doctor.

It's not necessary. Thanks.

You go do your thing.

Second Young Master. Let me assist you to your room.

It's alright. I'm fine.

You go ahead.


Second Young Master.

Second Young Master!

Come! Come now!

Don't move him.

Don't move.

Loosen it.

Help him to the room.

Come, someone come help.

Your preparation is finally complete. After today's therapy, you will be restored.

My disciple. Let me ask you again.

Are you prepared to help your teacher with the treatment?

To be able to be a small service to you, Teacher, your disciple is happy to die.

Indeed, you do not disappoint my great aspirations of you.


Old Master.

Miss Lin.

Old Master.

Frost bone poison is lethal in how it chills the heart pulse.

Xi'er and I used needles just now to control the poison from spreading.

If it is stable, then that is good.

What materials do you need to prescribe medication?
I can get them right away.

I am really sorry.

Second Young Master has been poisoned for three days already and the poison is materialized.

There is no cure.

No cure?

♫ 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 ♫