Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 32 - Episode #2.32 - full transcript

Ruan Ying tries to convince Qin Ling Shuo to listen to his military strategy. Ping Jing entrusts an important task to Yuan Qi.

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

[Episode 32]

Hu Song, do you wish to return to Great Liang?

That is my home. Why wouldn't I want to?

Then this time, you return with me.

No. I can do more yet.

If one day I can return,

I only wish it to be from our Chang Lin army's final battle of victory.

A Chang Lin with you men --

is truly a great fortune of our Great Liang.

General, let's go.



Let's go.

I've known you for a few years.

We were once friends too.

In the end, we became rivals.

It's been almost twenty years of you and I fighting and competing.

If I say this has nothing to do with suspicions between us.

I think even you wouldn't believe it.

Of course that's the case.

Prince, our imperial army is indeed well versed in battle.

However, Great Liang's Chang Lin is also not a rival that you can defeat easily with one or two battles.

To dispatch the entire command southbound. Have you really not given any thoughts to the outcome?

Lord Ruan!

I've never had any intention to belittle Chang Lin's power.

It seems you've set your mind that you've got them this time.



So you won't change your mind no matter what.

Lord Ruan, you are no longer the military commander now.

There is no cause for me to discuss military affairs with you.

I've set my mind and I shall never change it.

But His Majesty has already suggested --

His Majesty only agreed to let you come see me, at best.

If His Majesty has truly decided against the dispatch of army, you would've just had to come and make the announcement.

Why would there be a need for your to toil your way in persuasion here?

Prince!

At this point, there is no need to talk more.

Come!

Sir.

Escort the guest out.

Yes, Sir.

May you grant me a bit more patience.

Allow me to say my final word.

Winning and losing are common happenings for armymen.

If this battle cannot be succeeded, may you not --

May you not, due to the boastful words before your expedition, keep you from your stubborn proceeding instead of returning.

I, Ruan Ying, swear to Heaven here.

As long as you bring the boys back, even if you lose,

I will never throw rocks into a well.

And say even half an unfavorable word.

I have yet to leave for battle.

And you already mention failure?

Lord Ruan, could you not aspire for something good?

Stop there. Where are you headed?

I am asking you here.

Don't let them get away!

General! Hurry and leave!

Leave!

Lin Xi. I've troubled you greatly.

Can Lanya Court truly calculate the precise solar eclipse?

If the tower master isn't confident, surely he wouldn't tell me.

So you want to use this change in sky to set a trap for Qin Ling Shuo?

Based on his preparation for battle, the timing is perfect.

Since his two hundred thousand imperial army dares to attack our Great Liang territory.

Then this time, I shall never let them return easily.

The way you speak now is resembling more and more like your big brother.

Pingjing. You clearly know this isn't something you can evade forever.

Why aren't you willing to talk about it with me?

This matter, could we discuss it after we're back in Ganzhou?

At any time. At any place. As long as you wish to speak about it.

I will listen no matter what.

Gather all our men in Great Yu to spread the news.

To say that Prince Kang's force is cruel and too greedy for war.

To say that the swallowing of the sun during the day is an omen.

If this sign shows and he is still unwilling to repent and change,

the Heavens will surely punish Great Yu. Got that?

Got it. With these pictures, even if someone's illiterate,

they can get the gist.

Remember this. Your task is to spread it wide without the source of it traceable.

The crucial areas are the capital and Pan City.

My ultimate goal is to plant in Qin Ling Shuo's mind,

as well as in the entire imperial army camp, this seed of doubt.

Be assured, General.

General. If the result of rumors becomes too great and Qin Ling Shuo feels too pressed,

and he really frightens to a retreat, what do we do then?

Wars are never great and us Chang Lin aren't greedy for war.

If he will really retreat as is, that is actually not a bad thing.

But with Ruan Ying's trip this time, that actually helped us.

With his grandiose talk to his mortal enemy from the court, he is no longer in a position to retreat.

He won't change.

Come in.

Miss.

You are here.

It's chilly at night. This blanket was hunted by Second Young Master last autumn outside the city.

There's not one fur better than this one in entire Ganzhou.

He told me to bring it for you.

Nothing is complete in this border town.

Do you need anything else?

Dr. Du, this is not my first time in the frontiers.

I've forgotten.

I heard it was during the Southern Gan battle that year that you met Second Master for the first time.

It was right here in this Ganzhou city.

Miss, since you're staying here this time,

does it mean there will be turmoil soon?

As a physician, I will do my best to help.

There is no need to worry too much.

Yes.

Sir, the matter --

Requires more --

Chang Lin Army Seal

I need to write a letter to Royal Father.

I don't want to see anyone now.

Yes.

Father --

this letter --

All of a sudden it'll be autumn soon.

Your health --

Fortunately at Lanya --

Yuan Qi, why are you here?

I believe General Huaihua, you need a messenger to deliver a letter to the capital.

As you know, no one is more suitable than me.

Alright.

To Royal Father

This is Jinling capital. If I didn't work for you, Marquis,

I would've probably never had the opportunity all my life to come to Jinling.

You Grace, we don't know the way to your manor.

We'll go to Chang Lin Manor first.

Yes.

This foolish Yuanqi, bowing to the Uncle's health.

Get on up now.

Since you were little, you were raised under tender care.

Training at the army camp. Can you get used to it?

Yuanqi is a fool without any talent.

But I do feel that my mind has gotten very peaceful.

You rushed here from Ganzhou.

Is there troubling changes at the northern border?

You've traveled far and hard. You must be tired.

Go back and rest up well. I won't keep you here.

Yes. If there's anything to assign to me, summon me any time.

Alright.

I am leaving then.

Grand Prince. Your dinner is prepared.

Laiyang Marquis Mansion

It's a relief that you old-timers are keeping the mansion tidy.

I haven't been here for almost two years and this place is still liveable.

Thank you, Young Prince.

Starting today, no one in this manor

will refer to me with the word "Young."

Yes, Prince.

Prince, where are you going this late in the day?

Prince.

Remember this. Unless I tell you,

whether I'm going out at night,

when will I return,

you don't know anything. Understand?

I understand.

You're the house manager of this Laiyang Marquis Manor.

Something even you don't know. If I find out outsiders know.

What is your guess that what might happen?

I don't dare. I don't dare.

Go and rest up early.

Yes, sir.

Grand Prince. According to Second Master's letter,

he is very confident he can crack that imperial army.

What more is there to worry for you?

We are still in a national mourning for the late king. But in accordance to Pingjing's words,

there will be a war for sure.

But in terms of courtesy and rites --

it is a hurdle to some amount.

I hadn't thought of that. We haven't finished our national mourning yet.

Army movements at the border is indeed s taboo.

Defense is one thing,

Bring about an annihilation of Great Yu's main force.

It's a big war of mobilizing various forces no matter what.

The court is full of calculating people. If someone lays a blame.

Claiming that Second Master is easily engaging in battle during the National Mourning ---

Grand Prince. Forgive me for saying these undevoted words.

Empress Dowager is someone who is not sensible.

You are assisting the young Emperor in the court and it's already a very difficult position for you.

If we add to that --

In my humble opinion, it's best that you respond with a letter to Second Master to persuade him.

To be utmost vigilance. Stability is priority.

Master.

Come in.

Master, the Marquis of Laiyang is here to visit.

Who?

The Marquis of Laiyang.

Xiao Yuang Qi?

Yes.

What's he doing here so late?

Isn't he in Ganzhou with Xiao Pingjing for two years?

The moment he's back, he's here to see me.

Show him to my study.

Uncle Yuan.

Do you still remember when the later Emperor conferred me the title of Prince,

why did he bestow these two words, Chang Lin as the title?

I've always thought it's to follow the name of Chang Lin Army.

The elders had taught me

the responsibility of Chang Lin

is not in power, not in riches,

it's not even in being diplomatic or save oneself and live in peace.

The responsibility of Chang Lin

is in protecting the border and ensuring the citizens live a peaceful life.

But Old Prince...

Uncle Yuan, you are a military person too.

You should know that by exterminating the main forces of Da Yu's royal army

can bring about much peace to the northern borders.

Ten years.

Ten years. The soldiers of the northern borders

can spill much lesser blood, the commoners at the northern borders

can live a much more peaceful life.

The late emperor was benevolent the whole of his life,

if he was still alive, he would not stick to the laws and etiquette,

limit Pingjing like this and miss...

Miss this rare chance of protecting the border and the citizens living a peaceful life.

That's right.

Minister Xun.

Young Prince, you are a rare visitor.

Please sit.

Before I'm here, I thought Minister would be anxious.

Yet when I see you now, you are so calm.

It is no wonder that you hold the title of Grand Secretary for many years.

Anxious? Why would I be anxious?

Jinling City looks stable and peaceful on the surface.

In truth, there are many undercurrents, just waiting to be exposed.

Isn't this enough to make Minister anxious?

Young Prince, your words are too cryptic.

I don't understand what you're saying.

In the Imperial Court, he's obeying the late emperor's orders to take charge of court matters, everyone listens to him.

In the borders, he has hundred thousands of soldiers at his beck and call.

His Majesty, of course, cannot comprehend this situation.

But in your heart, I'm sure

you know this very well, more than others.

Young Prince, you too contemplate about such things?

As a member of the royal faimily, I have to be loyal to His Majesty.

Am I not supposed to think about such things?

This is within your responsibility.

But you think too much.

Currently, the imperial court matters are plain-sailing, the so-called assisting the king in court matters,

it it just informing the Old Prince on the surface.

He doesn't meddle much.

Moreover, he is in the capital.

How is he able to command the army which is thousand miles away at the border?

The reason why you are still calm

is not because the army at the border is too far away,

but it is because Xiao Pingjing is too young.

His prestige is way much lower

as compared to his father and brother.

But if this Huaihua General suddenly

make such a meritorious contribution that can't be surpassed in this generation?

I will take my leave now.

Young Prince, please stay.

You are working with Xiao Pingjing in Ganzhou.

You must know some inside details.

You telling me this news,

can I infer from this that you have the intention of pledging allegiance?

Pledging allegiance?

I'm in the royal family. I have a title and position.

I have also some military contribution.

I'm not sure why do you say I'm pledging allegiance?

As a subject, it's right that I serve and am loyal to His Majesty.

But other than His Majesty. I have no intention of finding myself another lord.

What you meant is

you telling me the news

is that you are displeased with the father and son are controlling the imperial court

and manipulating military authority?

You don't have to exaggerate.

I didn't say Old Prince is controlling the imperial court.

I also didn't think that Xiao Pingjing is manipulating military authority.

Then what do you mean?

Because of the late emperor.

The late emperor dotes on the second young master of Chang Lin the most.

No matter what trouble he got himself into,

the late emperor

would defend him without thinking.

But right now, the country is still in mourning, the late emperor's spirit is still not at peace,

all he thinks of is his military contribution and the prestige of Chang Lin army.

Rites are important in our country's nation mourning.

In his eyes, the love and kindness of the late emperor

are nothing.

What saddens my heart and makes me feel displeased is this.

Were you jealous of Xiao Pingjing before?

You don't have to

add in the word "before".

I take my leave.

It rained heavily last night. The fragrance of Osmanthus

seemed to be stronger than before.

Your Highness Empress Dowager, you are right.

Second Prince is growing up well.

Look at how firm the face is.

Thank you, Your Highness Empress Dowager.

My mother concubine also praised me that I'm growing up healthily. That year when there was the epidemic in the capital,

I was completely fine.

From the look of it, the second Prince is much more fortunate than His Majesty.

He speaks nonsense. Please forgive him, Your Highness Express Dowager.

Whether the child is sensible or not, it depends how the adult teaches him.

I've decreed that no one is to mention,

to mention what happened in the capital that year.

It seems like my words are like a puff of wind passing you ear. (T/N: a matter of no concern)

I don't dare to do that.

I don't dare to go against your decree, Your Highness Empress Dowager.

I really did not mention a single word of it.

Please forgive us, Your Highness Empress Dowager.

- Your Highness Empress Dowager, the Grand Secretary is seeking an audience.
- Please forgive us, Your Highness Empress Dowager.

Alright.

Don't put on such an act.

Bring your second prince and teach him well.

Lady Anru, this is what goes on in the palace.

No one would dare to belittle you if you're standing at the highest place.

Lady Anru, please learn this.

You are young.You haven't been back in a long time,

you should spend time with your friends and have fun.

If I have anything, I will send someone to tell you. You don't have to come by and visit everyday.

Yes.

Great tea.

Uncle, I have something

which I couldn't make a decision. I would like to ask you for advice.

Speak, my child.

One needs to know his limitations. I have gone through training in the army for two years,

I have no problems with following military orders and fighting at the frontline.

But if I have to command over a group of soldiers, I don't feel competent in doing that.

Sometimes I even feel that I shouldn't be awarded military achievements.

When Pingjing was back the last time,

he said you did very well in organising military and food supplies,

this is also considered military contribution.

Then do you think I should still stay in Ganzhou?

All these concern your future.

You should make the decision yourself.

But if you want to return to the capital and have a position in the Ministry of War,

I will still support you.

Honestly speaking, regarding the various responsibilities and matters in the Ministry of War,

I had asked advice from the some old generals.

I knew very well that my knowledge is limited.

I can understand some. But some I still don't understand.

What is it that you have questions about, I can answer them.

Yes.

What did you say Xiao Pingjing is going to do? Does he still hold His Majesty and the late emperor in regard?

Please be calm, Your Highness.

Brother, you are always so slow. I really can't do anything about you.

Since you have news now,

why aren't you reporting it to His Majesty directly?

What can I report?

It's some words that Xiao Yuanqi told me personally.

Nothing has happened yet.

It'd be too late when something happens!

Things are not that simple.

Why did Xiao Pingjing have to write a letter back?

I think he wants the Old Prince

to give him a hand here in the capital.

Your Highness, don't be anxious yet.

We can discuss after we see what actions they would take.

This Xiao Yuanqi is a son of a sinned subject. Is he reliable?

We have to be cautious towards him.

But honestly speaking,

the fact that we can draw him from Xiao Pingjing to our side,

he is still useful to us.

- The location of Da Yu.
- Here.

Old Prince, it's time to light the candles.

I know.

I have troubled you for so long unknowingly.

Yuanqi.

Uncle.

As members of the royal family, from the beginning of education

to being independent and having our own manor,

the books and principles learnt

are about the same.

Yet, the end result is as variable as the different character of the nine sons of dragon.

So the late emperor and I never believe that the character of the son will follow after the father.

Yes.

What your parents did

would surely affect your circumstances and future.

But what you believe,

what you place importance on and what kind of person you want to be,

only you can be in control. Do you understand, my child?

Uncle, circumstances, whether it's favourable or unfavourable, it would affect one's personality.

If one's personality changes, will one's heart and conscience change?

My child, think about your royal grandfather,

before he was the Crown Prince, how was his circumstances like?

If you think that the world is harsh and cold,

that's because you have not truly experienced hell.

If one's heart is kind,

even if he returns back from the fiery hell, his pure heart

will still live in eternity.

I will remember bear in mind

your words in my heart.

Your Highness, don't worry.

Though Lady Anru is having a high fever, the imperial physician had said

so long as she takes the medicine according to prescription, she'd be alright.

How would she recuperate in peace here?

If she hasn't recovered by tomorrow, instruct some responsible ones

to send her back. She can return here after she's well.

Yes.

Lady Anru is soft-hearted. Such a small scare and she can't take it.

We were young and naive like her,

and we have to grow up slowly.

Mother, I'm sorry.

I shouldn't have wavered.

Why is it that I can't help but wavered

every time I go to Chang Lin Manor?

Those words that he said

only Xiao Pingzhang would believe them.

But the end result?

Everything is gone when one dies. It's not worth it.

Your Highness the Marquis.

Someone is here to visit?

Yes.

Is it Senior Grand Secretary, Minister Xun?

Yes.

I know.

♫ 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 ♫

♫ Luminous cherry trees, deep-rooted with long and slender frames, still sport magnificent flowers ♫

♫ Unexpected torrential rain and heavy wind, what does it matter? ♫

♫ Between the trees, the moon brightly guards peak after jagged peak ♫

♫ Banners tremble, drums roar, a ribbon of a thousand horsemen ride back up the ridge to settle the score ♫

♫ 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 ♫

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