Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 3 - Episode #2.3 - full transcript

Now that an investigation is under way, those responsible for the sinking of the supply ships must make sure that nothing leads back to them.

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

[Episode 3]

[ Xiao Yuanshi, Crown Prince of Great Liang ]

[Xun Shi, Empress of Great Liang]

Yuanshi, how do you feel today?

I am a bit hungry.

- Relay this now.
- Yes.

The illness of the Crown Prince improved so quickly.

It was all thanks to High Priest Puyang for praying over him and calming his spirit.
[ Puyang Ying, High Priest of Great Liang]

The illness of Crown Prince was caused by a mixture of his seasonal sickness and evil spirits.

The Imperial doctors cure the disease, while I drive the evil spirits away.



The two methods are helping each other; hence, the treatment worked.

High Priest has always been this humble. You never claim a merit as being just your own.

You have praised me too much.

The Prince of Chang Lin is already on his way back here.

No matter how things will progress,

who will head the handling of this matter?

You and the Ministry of War cannot meddle in this matter anymore.

Hope that at this time, the people that we sent

will be able to clean the matter in Datong Prefecture very well.

As for the other matter, it won't benefit us to overthink about them.

Minister Xun and Minister Song.

Minister Song's complexion is quite dark. There is a slight sign of the weakening of your luck.

The inauspicious wind seems to be coming from the north. Is your house doing well lately?

What did you say?



In our life, it is just common for our luck to have ups and downs.

The Minister need not panic.

I'm taking my leave.

This Puyang Ying... even though he has the title of High Priest,

he is still just a sorcerer from the Baishen Sect.

Yet he is being this arrogant.

Okay already. Although our country is not like the southern state of Chu

wherein the whole country practices the Baishen religion,

we also don't prohibit it.

After Her Highness the Empress summoned him into the palace,

the breathing illness and physique of the Crown Prince improved.

We cannot say that he didn't have any merits.

[Datong Prefecture]

Personal Assistant Qin, the Imperial envoys from the capital have already set out to come here,

yet you still personally came here at this time.

Isn't that unsuitable?

It is very clear that Minister Song is your teacher.

Why must I still avoid any suspicion?

The most urgent thing now is to make the sinking of the boats
[Duan Tongzhou, private assistant of Grand Secretary Song Fu]

look like an accident.

We cannot let anyone find any evidence.

Tell me honestly, have you already cleaned it all up?

Speak.

At the time, there coincidentally was a small passenger boat behind the ships.
[ Zhang - Magistrate of Datong Prefecture]

There were a few doctors from Qi Feng Hall on the boat

and they were able to save a lot of people from the water.

I know that since the matter has already lost control, I must not let anyone live.

That's why I immediately sent men to clean up the mess.

- But...
- But what?

Although they were able to sink the passenger ship in the end,

there were still three doctors from Qi Feng Hall

who was able to take away the Captain of one of the ships with them

and have escaped.

Escaped? Still haven't found them?

I am currently meticulously searching the whole city.

I've also sent men to monitor the pharmacy in the city owned by the Ji Feng Hall.

As long as there are any movements, we surely will know about it.

Monitor?

You clearly know that it was Ji Feng Hall who saved the person,

so why didn't you enter and search?

Ji Feng Hall is a medical facility. They treat and save people, and have a good reputation.

This matter also cannot be publicized. Without any reasons, how can I search them?

We can't care about that much anymore.

No matter what reason you use, immediately search them.

Your Highness, are you also going to interfere with such an unimportant matter?

If those people are telling the truth,
[Xiao Yuanqi, Prince Laiyang of Great Liang]

then this is not just an unimportant matter.

As a relative of the Imperial family, since I came across this matter already,

how can I not interfere?

Your Highness!

Greetings to Your Highness.

Leader Qian, you have worked hard.

Leader Qian, you are...

Catching criminals.

Do you have any wanted posters?

They're just some habitual criminals.

Oh... habitual criminals.

Then Leader Qian, you may go back to your work.

Your Highness.

- Your Highness.
- Your Highness.

The government officers are meticulously searching the area. They claim to be looking for some habitual criminals.

They have surrounded this area.

I know that Your Highness is also aware that their reason of looking for some criminals is false.

They really wanted to capture us.

Silencing people in the middle of the night.

I never believed such things before.

But right now...

We three are just normal doctors. We initially thought that we just coincidentally came across a shipwreck.

We tried our best to save a few people while on the river.

If not for people chasing and trying to kill us afterward,

who would have thought that behind all these events...

Among the people that you saved, was he the only one left?

- Yes.
- Yes.

If not for Your Highness coincidentally passing by and being willing to help us,

- I fear that we wouldn't have been able to escape to this place.
- Yes.

You all do not need worry. After all, I do still have some position.

I am in the midst of my tour and just happened to pass by here. I am totally an outsider.

Also, nobody is taking notice of this house, so nothing bad will happen.

Thank you, Your Highness.

Your Highness, you can't really hide them here forever, right?

What this brother said is very right.

With such a crime, how can we let them cover it up?

We must think of a way to escape and report it.

Although I am an idle man in the capital,

I do also know

that for matters like this, the water behind it must be very deep.

As you were able to luckily escape Datong Prefecture, then for the next step,

who will you report it to, so as to ensure that nothing wrong will happen?

The regional government?

The military office?

Or the capital?

Take care.

Thank you.

Customer, what do you think about this?

Stop!

The officials of the Prefecture are here to capture a criminal. All of you, just stay where you are!

Whether it's in the front or the back of the shop, as long as you see a person, detain them all!

Yes!

Stay to the side. Don't move.

Move back. Move back.

[ Ji Feng Hall ]

Come on.

Miss Lin,

I admit that I offended you before.

But I already apologized. You don't need to keep following me.

From the Ganzhou Military Garrison up to here, you've been traveling behind me.

You are not planning to tell me that this is all just a coincidence, right?

Say, you are not planning to follow me up to Datong Prefecture, right?

That night when there was a shipwreck on the river section near Datong Prefecture,

other than the three military supply ships sinking,

there was also one passenger boat that got overturned.

There were five Ji Feng Hall doctors on that boat.

Two died, and three are missing.

Second Young Master has a reason for going to Datong prefecture.

Our Ji Feng Hall also has one.

S-Sorry... I really did not know of such things.

Miss Lin, I was just joking earlier. I did not really think that you were following me.

Good morning.

Let us go. We must travel again.

Did you not say you were going to the area where the ships sank? Why did you follow me into the city?

I wanted to go to the shipwreck site and find some clues, but there is also no hurry to do it now.

I will be more at ease if I see you return to Ji Feng Hall first.

That is Ji Feng Hall up ahead.

Brother, I heard that the doctors in this clinic are very good. I especially came to have a consultation.

How come it is closed?

You are so unlucky. You came a day late.

Yesterday, there was a murderer who was escaping from the officers.

He just so happened to have escaped into the clinic.

The local soldiers went in to capture him and they fought inside, causing a big mess in the place.

Just wait for a little while more. They surely must clean up for a few days, before they can reopen again.

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

The guards at the city gates are searching people and something like this happened to your Ji Feng Hall.

Looks like the two of us passing by here was the right decision.

Let us go.

Miss Lin.

Sister Yun.

Miss Lin, you are finally here.

There is someone in here.

I know.

Your Highness, you saw that the government officers have searched all the restaurants and inns here.

They will search our manor sooner or later.

It is really not a good idea to keep hiding them like this.

Even if the sinking of the military supply ships was just an accident,

the capital will surely send people to verify it. Moreover,

this matter has so many suspicious aspects. People coming here to investigate it will happen sooner or later.

Don't rush. Let us wait a little while longer.

Your Highness, it is just that the travel distance here from the capital is so far.

What if the envoys don't arrive in time and others discover them first?

Your Highness, what about your safety?

Even if they discover them in the end, can they really do anything to me?

Your Highness!

Your Highness, we are really grateful for your chivalrous act.

If, in the future, you indeed get your back pushed against a wall, we will surely leave first.

We have no reason to bring trouble to Your Highness.

Doctor Cheng,

as a member of the Imperial family, I was able to live a luxurious life,

I then must also bear my responsibility as a citizen of this state.

Encountering a huge matter like this that will endanger our borders,

is it not something that I should meddle with?

I do not know where your words of bringing trouble to me come from.

I said the wrong words earlier. May Your Highness forgive me.

Your Highness, when we were about to leave the capital,

Grand Madam especially instructed me...

Uncle Tai, are you like my mother,

who feels that I only know to leisurely spend my time and unable to do anything else?

No, no, no. I don't mean it that way.

Moreover, it is already too late to say such things.

I am already involved in this matter.

Now that the matter has come to this, rather than just sitting and waiting to be killed,

why not actively attack?

Your Highness,

what are you planning to do?

Based on your narrative, the one who led people to search the clinic was Leader Qian from the Datong Prefecture Office.

He immediately detained everyone. But after searching, he didn't find anything. Am I right?

Right.

It is very clear that Leader Qian knows that the people he is searching for

are those missing doctors of your clinic.

But since they are still searching for them,

it means that we did not come too late.

Sister Yun, go and prepare a room for our guest.

Yes.

With the weather being this good, the moon surely will be bright tonight.

It is quite a good time to visit the Prefecture office.

Are you suspecting that the Prefecture Magistrate is involved in this matter?

Although it is not only the Magistrate Zhang that can mobilize

the Level Five troop leaders,

just looking at the situation upon entering Datong Prefecture,

with there being so many checkpoints and searches every so many steps,

I do not believe that the Magistrate does not know anything.

How about it? A bright moon and a clear night sky is a rare event.

Miss Lin, why don't we admire the moon together tonight?

I'm not going.

Why?

Today is the first night of the month. How can there be any bright moon? (Lunar calendar is in sync with the moon phases, thus predictable by date)

You go by yourself.

Did these people already escape from Datong Prefecture?

Impossible!

The first thing I did that night was put all the borders on lock-down.

I heard that the surviving ship captain even injured his leg.

If they tried to leave Datong Prefecture, I would have already caught them.

There is only one possibility then.

That is they secretly infiltrated back into the city and are waiting for the situation to calm down.

These people did not even go back to the Ji Feng Hall Pharmacy.

It shows that they are very careful,

plus the fact that they are locals.

In such a huge city, if they want to hide without worries,

it will indeed be hard to find them.

It was initially agreed that the responsibility in this matter

of the military supplies transport would be placed on the transportation officials.

Even if it happens in my territory, as long as we make them believe that it was an accident,

the punishment that I will suffer will not be that grave.

Once this matter has been forgotten, Teacher will try to promote me.

But what about now? Don't talk about promotion,

if we are unable to solve this matter, our lives are in danger!

Magistrate, there are only some witnesses that have escaped right now.

There is still a lot of leeway in resolving this matter.

Right now, you are already panicking.

Isn't it too early for that?

What if those people---

There is an assassin! There is an assassin!

Catch the assassin!

Who are you?

Hurry and leave.

Those were good martial arts skills.

Private Assistant, that was...

People from the capital would not be able to arrive here that fast.

It must be people from the northern border.

The northern border?

Were you hurt? Let me see.

I am fine.

Although I indeed underestimated the enemy a little,

this assistant surely is not an ordinary one.

His palm just swept past me and didn't really hit me,

so how come this clothing looks as if it got burned?

Ghost like and without shadows...

Dark Fire of the Netherworld.

- Duan Tongzhou?
- Duan Tongzhou!

That's right.

It must be him. He is fourth in the Langya rankings.

Duan Tongzhou, whose background no one knows.

Is there really no one who knows his background? Even the Langya Court does not know?

There are so many people in this world. How can Langya Court know everything about everyone?

A highly-skilled martial artist like Duan Tongzhou cannot also be hired by simple people.

It shows that the shady plot behind all these events

is deeper than I have initially thought.

We do not know which ministers and nobility from the capital will get discovered as being a part of this.

Who is out there?

Yuanqi?

Leader Qian.

Private Assistant Qin.

Did any suspicious people arrive in the city

this morning?

After the shipwreck, we have been searching day and night and have not found any suspicious people.

But there was actually one noble.

Noble?

Which noble?

Prince Laiyang.

Is he the son of Prince Laiyang, the younger brother of His Majesty that died quite young, his name being Xiao Yuanqi?

Yes, it is him. He was touring and passed by here.

I even bumped into him by the city gates this morning.

When did he arrive?

Half a month ago.

Half a month ago?

Yes, I remember.

When he entered the city, we didn't do a thorough check on him.

He is, after all, an Imperial relative. Our men couldn't dare offending him.

That is strange then.

Do not know what magnificent scenery is here in Datong Prefecture

that is worthy of this young prince staying so long.

Private Assistant Qin, what you mean is...

How about this?

Once it is daybreak, gather your men and let us give this Young Prince a visit.

Greetings to Your Highness.

Leader Qian, I do not know what is here in my house

that's worthy of you gathering such a huge formation.

The Prefecture Magistrate heard that you got abducted, so he especially sent us here to save you.

Seeing that Your Highness is safe and sound, I am at ease then.

Full of lies!

Who told you that I got abducted!

I am just following orders. Hope Your Highness will forgive me.

Capture all the criminals inside the house!

Be very careful. Do not let the criminals harm the Young Prince!

Yes!

Check there. Look for secret rooms or tunnels.

Leader Qian, we found nothing.

Look there.

Leader Qian, nothing at all.

What?

We've searched the whole place. Found nothing at all.

I understand.

Go now.

Your Highness, we have received a false tip and recklessly disturbed you. Hope Your Highness will forgive us.

Let us go!

This Pingjing...

Close the door.

Greetings to Your Highness.

Greetings, Young Prince and Second Young Master,

Miss Lin.

Where is the ship captain?

We have asked him numerous times, but he insisted that he will only talk once you arrive.

What did you say? You did not find any of them?

Private Assistant Qin!

This matter has already lost control to this level.

Not only is my life in danger, the life of Minister Song is also in danger.

You should try thinking of a way, right?

Things have already reached this state. So many kind-hearted people lost their lives just to save you.

If you still want to live, tell me everything that you know, starting now.

Hurry and say it.

This is the Second Young Master of the House of Chang Lin. Right now, only he can save you.

I work for Military Transportation. I have worked there for so many years and have always been very meticulous.

But a few days ago, something happened in my family. My son owed a huge gambling debt.

Leader Qian came to me.

He said...

Are you seeing this clearly? This money is enough to save your son

and to take your family to a place where you can comfortably live for the rest of your life.

In the convoy of three supply ships, your ship will be in front. Once you pass the Tiger Fjord,

immediately slow down, move south, and turn your ship sideways.

This... doing that will cause the three ships to collide with each other.

That's right, I actually want the ships to run aground.

This...

The supplies being transported in these ships are military supplies.

Why are we doing this?

Some high government official in the capital is playing at underhanded politics. Why must you care so much?

The Magistrate is also backing us in this matter. Nothing to be afraid of.

A high official in the capital?

Looks like behind all of these events, there is a person of a higher status that's masterminding them.

Based on what he said,

I more or less can understand now why Duan Tongzhou got involved in this matter.

These past days, while in hiding, I have given it a lot of thought.

There must have been something else on the ships that was tinkered with. The three ships collided with each other

and the situation quickly got out of control. I personally saw how the two ships behind me capsized.

Our boat was unable to last for long.

At the time, there was wind and rain, and we were in such a place.

If not for the passenger boat of the doctors coincidentally passing by,

I fear that not even half of us would have survived.

What a pity we were able to rescue them for just a short while. We were able to pull up seven or eight people.

We were thinking of hurrying to the next dock.

But never thought that when it was just about daybreak, we got stopped by the people that were chasing us.

With your testimonies, I reckon that it will be hard for the people from the Datong Prefecture Office to deny their involvement in this.

If we are able to find material evidence,

that would be even better.

But I heard that one ship cannot be pulled up to the surface at all.

The other two were pulled up, but they are too damaged.

I fear that it will be hard to find any material evidence.

You are saying, that the ships that were pulled up are still around?

Right.

Magistrate, you don't need worry. Even if we are unable to find him,

that is only losing one witness.

We still have room to refute his claims.

His Majesty is a very merciful person

and is very rigorous in handling matters.

As long as the House of Chang Lin is unable to present any material evidence,

this might not really end up as being a losing game.

Hope what you are saying will become true.

Regarding material evidence, may Minister Song be at ease.

Last time, when the regional office sent people to supervise the raising of the ships,

I was worried that I would get interrogated, so I had already meticulously cleaned up beforehand.

There are no traces of any paper communications that were left behind.

What did you say?

I said... no paper traces were left behind.

What raising of the sunken ships?

They were sitting well enough submerged in the river, so why must you pull them up?

It was not me who wanted to pull them up!

Even though such a huge matter happened in my territory,

the regional office must still interfere.

My superior sent people to supervise the raising of the ships. How then could I block it?

- Prepare my horse.
- Yes.

Looks like someone from the Prefecture Office noticed this matter. We are still one step late.

You are saying, that he directly went there and burned everything?

Yes.

We did not do anything at all.

Magistrate, do not worry.

I arrived there in time. I have already taken care of it.

W-What did you backtrack and take care of? What else had to be taken care of?

You are a smart person.

Do you still not understand what is happening here?

Our initial agreement was

to arrange an accident to these supply ships and delay the transport for a few days.

It is just that they met with a thunderstorm that night,

so we lost control and the matter ended up this way!

Could it be that what I thought was wrong?

Could it be that Minister Song planned from the beginning to make it this grave?

Magistrate, we are already ants walking on one rope.
(T/N : in this together with no place to turn back)

What is the use of you still saying 'we initially agreed to this', and 'the plan was supposed to be that'

at this moment?

Magistrate!

This magistrate is really weird.

He placed the ships by the riverbank for so long and did not do anything about it.

How come he suddenly remembered to take care of it?

Who cares what his reason was? Anyway, the ships are now so burned that nothing is left.

Wait a minute.

It seems that not everything was lost. There is still one ship submerged in the river.

When you two left, I already asked around. The water near the sunken ship is very turbulent.

Plus it will be winter soon. The water is too cold.

Even the best diver will not easily agree to give it a try.

Miss Lin, Yuanqi,

do you two know that I have a code name on Langya Mountain and what it means?

I do not know.

Do you two know of the Ice Crystal in the Langya Lake?

You two do not know how many times have I touched that thing.

That is why I am quite famous on Langya Mountain.

People call me, "Little Divine Dragon of the Cold Lake".

Why are you laughing?

I will not laugh anymore. Where is your tail?

Little Divine Dragon?

Did she laugh earlier?

You laughed? I thought you did not even know how to laugh.

Magistrate, is there really any use in sending your Madam and Young Master away?

In this world, every land is under the Emperor.

I also know that doing this might not be of any use.

I am just doing it to get some peace.

You must carefully think about the location of the sunken ship. You must not mark the wrong location.

This location,

I will never forget it again.

[ Map of the river and the shipwreck site, showing location of the missing third ship ]

Pingjing currently is in Datong Prefecture. What could be his situation now?

Although there is someone from Ji Feng Hall helping him,

his strength (in manpower) is still too thin.

He's to secretly investigate, not battle it out.

Painful, right?

With Pingjing going alone to Datong Prefecture, there is also an advantage to traveling with only a few people.

Moreover, this boy's way of doing things and manner of thinking is very different from ours.

He has a more of a jianghu air about him.
(T/N the world of martial artists and pugilists)

Of course, I believe that Pingjing surely has a way to get the evidence.

But what happens after he gets it?

The travel from Datong Prefecture to the capital is very long.

Will the people involved

not think of a plan?

Should we also make this move of ours now?

This place is already not far from the Shanliu Military Camp of Qizhou.

♫ 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 ♫