Nirvana in Fire (2015–…): Season 2, Episode 41 - Episode #2.41 - full transcript

Yuan Qi convinces the emperor to let him go see Ping Jing on the emperor's behalf.

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

[Episode 41]

General Di going to Donghu this time to take office will surely have all things going your way

and not disappoint His Majesty.

Thank you, Sir, in coming to send me off.

Please relay to Senior Grand Secretary that I will forever remember and be grateful to his support in my promotion.

Brother Xun, do you plan to directly return to the capital after going down the mountain?

I already missed Anru's wedding, so there's no need to rush anymore.

I have an agreement with Master Ji of Hongshan Sect last year.

I plan to visit him first and then return to the capital.

It's enough that I'm able to return before new year.

You have been away for a long time for this journey of yours.

It is indeed time to spend new year at home.

What did Imperial Son say?

Next month, the Prince of Chang Lin will be changing attire and going out of mourning.

I feel that I should send someone to ask.

Does Imperial Mother want to prepare any gifts?

How is there still any Prince of Chang Lin now?

General of Huaihua got stripped off his military duties because of his crimes. The northern border army's banner was changed.

But the prince title of the House of Chang Lin was conferred by the imperial clan.

That was not touched, right?

Also, a son inheriting his father's title is a rule.

Does Imperial Mother not understand which Prince of Chang Lin I am referring to right now?

What Your Majesty said is right.

I will inform the Ministry of Rites now

to act according to the regulations.

I initially thought

that I will never hear the words 'Chang Lin' again.

The House of Chang Lin has long left the political stage.

His Majesty is just doing these for old time's sake

and treating them with respect. Just let him be.

Your Lady Majesty, do not worry.

Chang Lin surely do not have any intentions to revolt.

Disbanding the Chang Lin Army before

was just to protect against a subject growing stronger than his master.

There was really no intentions to target Xiao Pingjing.

I seemed to have only seen you wear the double-headed phoenix hair pin

gifted by Her Majesty Empress Dowager once.

Do you not want that style?

I am not really going out to see any guest or go to any big event,

why must I wear such heavy item?

That is right too.

You are a Lady from the House of Xun.

How would a mealy two-headed phoenix hair pin catch your attention?

You should not say it that way too.

If I needed to wear it, I would wear it.

It is just that in ordinary days, I am quite lazy to do it.

About that,

I remembered a rumor that I once heard.

What rumor?

I heard that when the eldest Lady of the House of Xun was a month old,

there were a lot of fortune tellers who went to your manor to look at you.

All said that you have a noble character

and will surely be an imperial consort in the future.

No such thing. Those are just made up rumors.

I am just casually chatting with you. Why are you being serious?

Moreover, if not because your family background, character, and beauty is all outstanding,

how can there be such rumors?

You should just laugh at these layman rumors. No need to treat them seriously.

No matter what rumors husband heard before,

what are your thoughts now?

I really have never thought of

entering the palace and becoming some imperial consort.

I understand what you mean.

It will be the twelfth month of the year soon.

The Ministry of Rites said that the officials and soldiers coming to the capital to receive their rewards will be arriving soon.


The soldiers have achieved merits and indeed should be rewarded.


I understand what Your Majesty is worried about.

The three territories that Northern Donghai took, although are quite remotely far,

they are still our Great Liang's territories.

We cannot forget about them just because the situation has now slight stabilized.

You are the top meritorious subject of the battle with Donghai.

That is why, I called you today to ask you

how long must we wait before we reclaim them?

What Minister Xun explained to Your Majesty were indeed the matters that we should urgently do for now.

Although Donghai is smaller and weaker than us, they are good in water battles.

The three territories that they took are separated by the natural border Huaishui (Huai Waters) and is floating outside.

The topography is a bit different. It is not a battle that we can be victorious just by doing all means of

pressuring them by their borders.

What you mean then is...

Actually, the battles in the front lines of the eastern borders have never stopped.

May Your Majesty believe that the warriors at the eastern borders will not stop summoning up their courage and energy

to reclaim the territories for the government.

If the imperial court cannot come up with any good strategy,

should we invite Prince of Chang Lin to come and help us in planning?

Although Prince of Chang Lin is valiant and experienced in battles,

the northern and eastern borders are still of different topography.

Moreover, I fear that he might not be interested in it.

Your Majesty, may I ask for your permission

to visit Prince of Chang Lin in your behalf?

Counting the days, I have not seen Pingjing for 2 years already.

Whether in terms of affection or reasons, I should visit him.

That is for the best. I have already prepared by gifts.

Have to trouble Prince Laiyang then.

I am greatly honored.


After travelling for several days,

we finally have a bed today.

As long as there is a bed, we must have a good sleep. If we want to enter the capital by the 12th month of the year,

we still have to travel fast for several days. Brother Tan.

- Go and get something to eat.
- Okay.

It is all General's fault.

You just have to wait for those military reports and dragged it until the last day before leaving the camp.

It is going to the capital to receive our rewards and you did not even put any importance to it.

And in the end, you were also not able to get those military reports.

What are you rushing about?

I have calculated the time. We will not miss the day of receiving the rewards.

General's merits this time is ranked in front.

The Ministry of Rites has already sent a letter saying that His Majesty wants to see you in private.

As your assistant generals and bodyguards, we also get to share with your fame and blessings.

I do not care if this will boost my face (reputation), for anyway, I already have a huge face.

But to be able to come along and stroll around the capital

is still not bad.

You are so talkative.

I am going to sleep.

I already told the butler that we are going to tour the Chenxiang Lake on the day after tomorrow.

I told him to send some more men and clean up the surroundings.


Husband, you came home early today.

Quickly go prepare lunch.

- Yes.
- No need.

I received imperial orders to immediately set out to Langya Court.

What matter is that urgent?

His Majesty wants me to visit XIao Pingjing.

I will go prepare your travel necessities then.

No need. He Cheng has already prepared them.

We initially agreed to go to Chenxiang Lake together.

You have official matters to do and it is also visiting an old friend.

I still am able to understand what should be the priority.

The scenery in Chenxiang Lake is the best at this time.

It will be such a pity if you miss it.

How about this, still go to Chenxiang Lake the day after tomorrow.

When I get down from Langya Court, I will fetch you in our Chenxiang villa.

What do you think?

That is the best indeed.

It is settled then.

I still have some things

to instruct the servants. I will get going then.


Looks like my activities here in the capital must be rushed.

Prince is going to Langya Court?

Chang Lin...

The Chang Lin that will not go away.

It is fine too. I really want to see this Chang Lin Second Young Master already.

Do you still need anything?

Madam Qi sent words that she will be arriving soon.

Did we not have an agreement with them to not contact us if there are no urgent or important matters?

What does Marquis Mozi want now?

She said that it is only to extend greetings for the year is about to end.

Marquis Mozi will extend greetings to me for no reasons at all?

Once she entered the borders, settle her someplace first and let her wait.

I will see her once I return.


Take care of the manor these next few days.

Let no mishaps happen anymore.

Prince, do not worry.

General, we privately are saying that everything is good about you

except one thing.

Which aspect?

You like to think too much.

In war, of course, all kinds of situation is possible.

Other than you, there are no one else who find the battle with Donghai strange.

What I am thinking now is not that.

What are you thinking about now?!

We are the lead generals of the eastern border troops. Our three territories are still in the hands of the enemies.

Should we not think about it?

No...this, you can think about.

But after a great battle, you should let the government take a breather, right?

The government surely will not easily give up the three regions east of Huaishuei.

Latest will be by next year's autumn, we surely will have another battle with them.

Do not even say next year's autumn,

I fear that by now, Donghai has already established a strong hold on these regions.

Right now, I...

[Hundred Herbs Latest Edition]

You have the ability to save people and a benevolent heart.

You really are stronger than me.

You cannot compare it that way. Is it not the most admirable aspect in this world

is that everyone is different and everyone has their own talent?

Since I was fortunate to be here today, let me be the first reader then.

You do not really understand it. At most, you can only comment if the drawings I did are very similar or not.

You do not want me to be the first to read it? Then who else can it be?

Since Master is far from here, it can only be Old Court Master then.

[Prince Laiyang Manor]

I forgot to bring my handwarmer. Just forget it.

We cannot. We prepared it for you because we were afraid you will get cold.

Prince's Consort, pleas wait for a while. I will get in now.

Pei'er, I placed it on the table.

I got it.

Miss Pei'er, we are done moving all the boxes.

Prince's Consort forgot her handwarmer.

Why must you choose a time to get in? If anyone notices it, we will get in big trouble!

Commander He, do not worry. I know this place quite well.

Where is Prince?

Prince is not someone you can see just because you want to.

When we were planning the war at the eastern borders together, this was not the attitude that was given to us.

The deputy minister of the Ministry of War, a level 4 government official,

betrayed us by leaking military secrets causing the eastern border troops to be defeated and the ten border regions to suffer misery.

Too bad...this precious Black Crystal Sword...

Did we not agree to not mention about the Donghai battle again?

Why did you come? Hurry and say it.

King sent me to extend greetings to Prince and to offer another deal.

Who is it?

Madam, let us go.

Pei'er, why are you panicking?


Where is the item that I told you to get?

Get what?

Pei'er, what is wrong with you? You have been clumsy lately.

You are not like this before.

Did something happen?

Madam, let us just quickly go.


Madam, you forgot your hand warmer.

Thank you, Commander He.

Pei'er, are you not going to hurry and thank Commander He?

Thank you, Commander He.

I dare not. Miss, you are being too courteous.

Okay. Let us go.

Steamed buns.

[Prince Laiyang Manor]

Come and look!


Lin Xi, you did not mind the hardships and traveled to different nations

to gather and successfully complete this medicinal encyclopedia.

Verifying its drawing, testing its medicinal effects, correcting errors.

In the end, you were able to complete this book.

It is really an impressive merit.

If this 'Hundred Herbs New Edition' becomes an important books among doctors,

your name will also be remembered for ages.

Thank you for Old Master's praises. But I do not plan to leave my name on this book.

You created this book. Why then do you not want to put your name on it?

Old Master knows that in the present era, there are biases against women.

If this book has my name on it, there will surely be a lot of crude people that will belittle it.

If it does not get passed on or given importance,

how can the initial intention of the writer be achieved?

What you mean is...

I boldly ask Old Master to put the name of Langya Court on it

to help the spreading of this book to the world.

But that way, will it not be unfair to you?

As a healer, I only wish to save people and not ask for undeserved reputation.

Lin Xi, have you thought about this? If the works of women cannot be known by the world,

how could the prejudice against them change?

What you two said are both reasonable.

The author will leave her name

and this book will also be passed on for generations.

Thank you, Old Master.

Pingjing! Pingjing!

Xiao Daozi, what is it?

Replying to Old Master, an envoy from Jinling has come.

Why are you being mysterious? Who came?

Prince Laiyang Xiao Yuanqi.

That I never expected.

When did he come?

He has already entered the mountain.

Okay. I know already.


I also never thought that Yuanqi will come.

Let us see him together.

Miss, we have arrive in Chenxiang Lake. You want to go down and take a look?

Let us go to the villa and rest first. I am tired.


Thank you Yuanqi for coming.

Is His Majesty doing well?

His Majesty is very healthy. Pingjing need not worry.

Prince, have a drink.

Miss Lin, with you two,

I am still Yuanqi. Calling me Prince is making us look as strangers.

Before coming up the mountain, I did not know that Miss Lin is also here.

Some time ago, I heard that you went to the southwestern regions.

I also just arrived not long ago. I wanted to ask Old Master to edit and publish a medicinal book for me.

That's why, I stayed for a few days.

If not because Lin Xi came up the mountain and told me things, there were a lot of happenings that I would not have known.

In several short months, you were able to successive reclaim 7 areas.

With such impressive war merits,

is it too late for me to congratulate now?

Stop mocking me.

Guarding the land and giving peace to the citizens is the duty of all Great Liang citizens.

Why talk about some impressive war merits?!

It is just...

Langya Court has always been well-informed.

I thought that you would have known about those battles way before.

That is my fault then.

Look at how idle life is here on the mountain.

I actually did not remember to go to the pigeon house and look at those grand world matters flying into there.

If you put it that way, I quite envy you.

People below the mountain cannot be as idle as you.

That is why,

I still do not have any plans to go down the mountain.

Is His Majesty planning to let me go back?

His Majesty has always respected your wish. He will not force you.

With the battle at the eastern borders, there are still territories that has not been reclaimed.

His Majesty must be worrying about it.

That is expected.

To tell you the truth,

I came today as requested by His Majesty

to discuss with you about the three regions of Huaidong.

After the battle with Donghai, the cabinet has gathered the different ministers numerous times to discuss it.

The generals of the eastern borders have also successively submitted strategies. Regarding the general battle plan for the eastern borders,

I'm estimating that it will come out by early next year. His Majesty was also comforted by that.

It is just that His Majesty still wants to hear your thoughts.

I am worried that...

You two just chat. I will take my leave.

Lin Xi,

you do not need to leave.

It is good that you all are discussing to come up with a bold strategy.

Since Lin Xi told me about this, I also went to look at several summary reports about the eastern border war.

I even wrote some of my thoughts on them.

His Majesty surely wants to hear your opinions.

If you want to send a letter to Jinling,

then, if it is alright with you, I can be the one to bring this letter to His Majesty.

I think that General of Huaihua must need a person to deliver the letter back to Jinling.

I believe that you also know that I am the best choice for it.

They are not really that much to comprise an essay, so why embarrass myself to His Majesty?

Moreover, you were able to fully grasp the battle with Donghai.

In terms of strategy and experiences,

no one can be more reliable than you.

Am I right?

Saying that I fully grasp it, I dare not admit it.

But I indeed was able to take back 7 regions.

Hence, I agree that I am more or less experienced for it.

Then I'm sure that you already have a strategy to take back the remaining 3 Huaidong regions, right?

Taking back the 3 Huaidong regions

will happen sooner or later.

That's good then.

Looks like if I don't ask you, you don't plan to say it anymore.

Is your wife doing well?

Our wedding was a bit rushed.

That is why, it was not convenient to invite you to come at that time.

But being unable to inform you beforehand is indeed my negligence.

Hope Pingjing will not be mad at me for it.

Let me inform you something beforehand too, so you will not be mad at me in the future.

After all, after this year, my mourning period will end.

Did you not say that you do not want to...

Could it be that you and Miss Lin, you two...

That is right.

By spring, when Old Hall Master comes up here,

we plan to get married.


That is great!

You two have been separating and reuniting for so many years.

You two are finally getting married.

After leaving the government, after the Chang Lin Banner was removed,

only then did I realize that the life I have always wanted is like this.

Yuanqi, I am used to living away from politics and military matters.

Days like this is what is most suitable for me.

Hope you can relay it to His Majesty and I hope that he can understand.

Pingjing, are you not reconsidering it?

Yuanqi, the life here in Langya Mountain is really very suitable to me.

Although it is completely another world, everything still cannot escape it.

While on the mountain, I did not stop doing the matters that I should do.


send my greetings to His Majesty when you get back.

You take care too.

Take care.


The three regions in the eastern border is now different from before.

Do not be careless.

I understand.


Prince Laiyang has left?

Someone in Jinling does not want you to interfere in the Donghai matter.

This meaning is very clear to you, right?

The past Yuanqi

is not like this.

Humans change.

You are already not the past you.

He also can be not the past him.

He got forced to come here step by step.

He already did all that he can do.

With such a vast world, he cannot really bear all of it.

Pingjing is an intelligent person.

He surely understands all the reasons.

It is enough that his heart is magnanimous and his conscience is clear.

How come he still cannot put it down?

Although Pingjing's natural temperament is being carefree and at ease,

he is still from a family of generals.

There are things that are carved in one's bone.

Saying to put them down,

is not an easy thing.

Maybe because I am a cold person,

I am sorry but I cannot understand

what you are saying.

You are not cold.

Your heart just do not have any miscellaneous worries.

You see things clearer than us.

The weather is already so cold and you still open the windows?

Is it not you are even dizzy this morning?

Are you still dizzy?


let me ask you a question.

Ask away.

If you knew something that no one will believe if you say it,

and you might even lose your life because of it,

will you still say it?

No one will believe it and you might even lose your life for it, only a stupid person will talk.

Okay already. Do not overthink. Quickly go to sleep.

I found a few more books. Look at them.

Lin Xi,

why are you not asking me what my purpose is for finding these?

Do I still need to ask?

Local chronicles, annals of mountains and rivers,

maps of geomantic omens, and even travel notes.

As long as it is related with the three regions of Huaidong, you asked for it.

You want to know the real reason why Marquis Mozi and Donghai incited this war, right?

And one more thing.

You are suspecting Xiao Yuanqi?

Before, I just felt strongly that there is something fishy with the war with Donghai.

I never dared to think anything wrong with Xiao Yuanqi.

But he coming up the mountain this time...

Under the situation of him so successfully reclaiming the 7 regions of the eastern border,

how come he has to stop at Huaishui?

There must be something wrong in here.

May Prince's Consort forgive me.

Why are you this careless?

Pei'er, you entered the Xun manor when you were 12.

You were always by my side since.

What problem do you have that you cannot even tell me?

Prince's Consort, sorry.

Pei'er is indeed a bit clumsy lately.

She indeed should be punished.

It is just that because Donghai attacked our lands,

her brother's whole family died.

It might take some time before her emotions can placate.

Hope Prince's Consort can consider how Pei'er used to serve you whole-heartedly and spare her this time.

Pei'er, I am asking you today

not because I am mad or I want to punish you.

I just find it weird.

When the bad news arrived last year,

although you were a big distressed, you were able to control it.

It is unreasonable that when this matter has passed for such a long time, you started to become like this.

You are not only sad and grieving.

You are very afraid.

What really are you afraid of?

Must you really ask?

You are now living in the House of Prince Laiyang but still became this afraid.

Of course, I must ask.

But if I honestly say it,

I fear that you might not believe me.

If I am your Lady,

why would I not believe it?

I can only tell this matter to Lady.

Even Min'er cannot listen?

I do not know what the consequences are after I said it.

It is better for Min'er to not listen.

- Pei'er, come with me.
- Prince's Consort.
- Yes.

Wait outside.

♫ 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 ♫