Episode 7 What is it?
Your Highness. This is the crown prince’s carriage. Please move aside. Let go of me! Why did you stop? Crown Prince, it’s Prince Li. Do you need me to
teach you what to do? I got this, Your Highness. In Northern Realm,
besides the emperor’s carriage, carriage of the Eastern Palace
should pass first. This is the crown prince’s carriage. Commoners should
move aside immediately. Who are you calling commoners? Hold tight. Somebody! -He’s a lunatic!
-Crown prince. Let’s go! -Your Highness.
-Your Highness. -Your Highness.
-Choose a good horse from your barn… -and send it to the capital’s Yamen.
-Yes, Your Highness. It’s already late and
your clothes are still wet. Stay in my manor to
dry your clothes first. -Your Highness.
-Lead this lady inside to rest. Yes, Your Highness. This way please.You are in my thoughts for so long
without you knowing about it.Who is going to talk about
this love between us first?Luckily, I am attentive to myself.That’s why I let you
turn back the time.The western wind is preventing you
to accept the spring here.But I’m still waiting
under the rain with you.Although the future is unpredictable,I’ll do my best to create
a story together with you.Your Highness, Miss Man Yao is here. Have a seat. Thank you for letting me
stay here yesterday. I feel the unease that I had
stayed here for a night. So, I’m here to bid my farewell. You want to leave? Yesterday night, I used my horse to
ram into the crown prince’s carriage. And the crown prince saw that
you were riding with me. Although the crown prince
can do nothing to me, it’s easy for him to arrest you
for ramming into him… and interrogate you in his manor. If you don’t believe me,
you can walk out of this manor. I think the spies from
the Easter Palace… will be very glad to arrest you and
bring you to him for interrogation. You are the one who
rammed into him, not me. If he’s a reasonable person, he won’t try to take advantage of you
in the prison of the Minister of Justice. I can’t stay long in your manor. There are many things that await me
in Moon Embrace Teahouse. Before you came back to Zhongshan, your teahouse is
doing fine on it’s own. But now that you are back, it seems like they can’t do
without you for even a second. Can you help me once more? I’m helping you… by keeping you here. But if I don’t go back, I’m afraid that they’ll make
troubles in the teahouse. That’s an easy solution for that. Guards! -Your Highness.
Bring a few people along to keep a
close eye on Moon Embrace Teahouse. If someone dares to make troubles, -teach them a lesson.
-Yes, your Highness. I’ll go together with them. Thank you, Your Highness.
Farewell. Don’t go yet. -Your Highness.
-I sent them to protect the teahouse. But I didn’t say that you can leave. But… Wu You, actually, there are ways for you to know
whether Man Yao likes you or not. What are they? I can use the drugging mist to test her. This is too unrefined. For women, they say one thing
and mean another. We need to use both
hard and soft tactics. If she wants to leave, make her stay. If she wants to stay, make her leave. If she wants to go east,
make her go west. If she wants to say something,
silence her. Until the end when she listens to you, It’ll mean that she has given you
her heart. Understand? I thought that you are
not interested in women. But I remember that
in the teahouse back then, you were the one who… That day, I didn’t
mean to ram into you. But I can’t help it,
not with the situation back then. I did not do it on purpose. If you have any doubts about me, you can just say it out. No point to force me to stay here. If a woman is too stupid, makes me bored. If she is too smart, makes me feel feared. Although that’s not your intention, you have already captured my heart. Your Highness,
about the Clearwater River… I’ll report it later. Your Highness, you have
more important things to do. I shall take a leave first. For me, there is
nothing more important… than you.I think of you when the moon is full,Follow me.
Let me bring you to a place.You who came to a strange land
to build our lands together.I think of you
when night has fallen…and when the fog has parted.My yearning for you has
turned you into my reason.You are my happiness,
my worries and…This place looks like
it’s newly built. Why did you… bring me here? What do you think about
the designs here? I just know that all the things
in here are very expensive. I know nothing about designs. They just decorated it with
rare and beautiful things. I’m just asking you
whether or not you like it. You have good taste. I think this place is very nice. Since you like it, from now on, this place will
be called Man Yin Chamber… and will be given to you.
How about that?
Are for us to waste it.Rather than having no worries
and having a dull life,I rather pursue you.Even though the flower
might wilt and I might fail,At least I had tried my best.-Brother Wu You.
-Princess Zhao Yun, His Highness is busy with his duty. What kind of duty is this? Zhao Yun, who let you in? Brother Wu You, I’m here to thank you. The son of Prince Qing He has asked
my uncle for my hands. Princess Rong Le has
humiliated him in public last time. So, he wants a revenge. My uncle almost agreed
to his proposal. I heard that luckily you managed
to break off that marriage in public. Or else, I would have
to marry that pervert. No need to marry that kind of person. I know. In this world,
only you treat me the best. Another person is Princess Rong Le. Who is this woman? How can
you bring her to your manor? You are already engaged
to Princess Rong Le. No need to meddle
with my affairs. Leng Yan. -Bring her back to her manor.
-Please come with me, Princess. Brother Wu You. How can you do that? What should we do? Brother Xiao, you are back! Princess Rong Le didn’t come back
last night and no news from her. Has something happened to her? I’ll search for the princess. Are you sure that the princess
didn’t come back at all last night? That’s right. The princess
didn’t come back at all. Both of us has waited
for a whole night. That right. Both of us slept
in the princess’s room… and never left the place. Your Highness. That day, we were disturbed when
were playing chess in the teahouse. Today, how about we give our best… and play a few rounds of chess again? Alright. It’s no fun to just play chess. How about we make a bet. What bet? If I lose,
I’ll fulfill one request of yours. If you lose, you have to let me go. What’s so bad about my manor? Why do you want to leave
this place again and again? This manor is fantastic. But I’m just a commoner. It’s not convenient for me
to stay here for long. You are so sure that you will win? Your Highness, Prince Chen is here. He has insisted to see you. Pardon me. Wu You. Wu Yu, what are you doing? I heard that you already examined
this body yesterday night. You must have known that
he’s Deputy Minster Ma. And he’s the right-hand man
of Yu Shi Hai. But why will he appear on the ship… and why will there be a shipwreck? Wu You, you already know about it
since the beginning, right? What are you trying to say? Deputy Minister Ma is the main
witness for this rank-selling case. This ship is full of
other innocent people. Yu Shi Hai has sacrificed so many
just to kill Deputy Minister Ma. Do you have evidence?
Deputy Minister Zhang
was killed in a fire in his house. Deputy Minister Cui met a sudden death
with foam at the mouth. And together with
this shipwreck incident. Those officers who died in these
seemingly real accidents… are all interconnected with
this rank-selling case. Wu You, this is no accident.
This is murder. Since you already know, you shouldn’t
come and make a ruckus here. Wu You, you saw how Sir Zhao died
in that teahouse with your own eyes. Now, you are the only one
who can solve this case? But you chose to remain aloof. I get you, Wu You. Please uphold justice for
these innocent people. Justice? Justice again. Do you think that you can solve all
problems by getting rid of Yu Shi Hai? This rank-selling business
has been here for so long. But nobody ever brought it up.
Do you know why? If we dig deep into it,
how many will turn out clean? I don’t care how many
will turn out clean. Have you forgotten? When Chief Minister Qin
was still alive, he said that… if there’s anybody who could continue
his aspiration, it would be you. Fine. If you don’t want
to take care of it, then I’ll take care of it myself.
After all, I have a letter. I don’t believe that
they can get out scot-free. What is it? Even you are mad at me? When Qin’s family was slaughtered, how many in the court… had stood up to him? And how many of them had
hit him while he was down? My mother passed away and the
transformation was put to a stop. So, of course the court is
doomed to be unstable… and rotten to the core. Even if one has great power, it would be hopeless. -Leng Yan.
-Yes, Your Highness. Find somebody to keep an eye on him. If something happens to him,
report to me immediately. Yes, Your Highness. Prince Chen! -Get lost!
-Your Highness, you can’t come in. Zong Zheng Wu Yu, let go of me! Don’t you know that it’s a capital crime
to barge into the Eastern Palace? Selling ranks and titles
and killing in cold blood… are the real capital crimes here! You! Every case that is recorded
in this letter… is your doings! I’ll report this to our father.
Let’s see how you deny it! Give that to me! -Guards! Are all of you useless?
-Your Highness. Let go of me, you scoundrel. You want to report me
with this useless paper? How dare you come here
to threaten me with this? How dare you destroy
the evidence in the palace? Evidence? Well then. Today, I’ll take this evidence… and bring you along
to face our father. Let’s see what you can do to me. Listen to me carefully. Prince Chen barged into
the Eastern Palace… to assassinate the crown prince. According to the law, I have to
send him to the Supreme Court.
If anything else other than
this message is spread out, -kill the one who spreads it.
-Yes, Your Highness! How dare you, you scoundrel! How dare you, you scoundrel! Evidence? Your Highness. This is the third round. Looks like you are
going to lose again. According to our bet, you have to let me go. When did I agree to your bet? Your Highness,
this is already a foregone conclusion. -You are going back on your words?
-What if I do? In chess, you don’t regret
the steps you took. There will always be
a winner and a loser. If you are so scared about losing, from now on, I wouldn’t dare to play chess
with you again. Are you threatening me? I don’t dare to. Actually, you are not a person
who cares about winning or losing. Or else, you won’t take care of
Princess Zhao Yun who has a family. Looks like you are not thinking
about the chess or the bet. What are you trying to say? If I play chess with you
and brood after I lost, I wouldn’t have the heart
to improve my skills. So, I’ll just keep on losing
to you after that. But if I focus on
improving my skills… and trudge forward, even if I lose to you again
in the end, at least I had tried my best. Try your best. Trudge forward. Looks like you are good
in comforting a person. If I don’t know how to
twist my words around, how can I do business? So, in your opinion, how should I go forward? Although the art of chess… is focusing on that
three-steps-ahead theory, the one step that you
have to take now… is the most important one. You want me to take on
the rank-selling case. If you don’t take this step, more innocent people are going
to be dragged into this, right? Your Highness.
Something bad had happened. There is news saying that
Prince Chen tried to… assassinate the crown prince. And Yu Shi Hai has sued him for murder
and slandering the crown prince. Now, he’s already in prison
waiting for his trial. The prisoner, Qin Yong is here. Prisoner Qin Yong… is a traitor to the country. He and
his whole family will be executed. Those officers who died in these
seemingly real accidents… are all interconnected with
this rank-selling case. This is no accident.
This is murder. My mother’s dying wish
won’t protect you forever. This will be the last chance
I give you. Although the art of chess… is focusing on that
three-steps-ahead theory, the one step that you
have to take now… is the most important one. If you don’t take this step, more innocent people are going
to be dragged into this, right? I have lived long enough. I never thought that I’ll be able
to see Prince Li in the court. Prince Li is young but capable
and he’s brilliant.
He even secured the three states in
the south. He’s at his prime. The war with Wei is starting soon.
Now that Prince Li is here, I think there will be
changes in the court. That’s right. Arrival of His Majesty. Long live the Emperor! You may rise. Thank you, Your Majesty. In today’s morning court, we will
discuss Prince Chen’s case. What do you have to say? Please voice out. Your Majesty. About the murder of Deputy
Minister Ma, we have proof that… the sunken ship is made by the
Ministry of Public Works… that is under Prince Chen. From the remnants of the ship
that were scooped out, we found the names of the
shipbuilders and their supervisor. Prince Chen thought that
the evidence was destroyed. So, he took out a false letter
in palace ground… to accuse the crown prince and me. Your Majesty. Let’s put the death
of Deputy Minister Ma aside first. The letter is about rank-selling.
And it spoke of great implication. We have to do a thorough investigation
to be sure of the culprit. Before this, Sir Ma and
Prince Chen had fought over… a girl from a public house. Madam Qin from House of Fragrance
has personally told us about it. Now, he used a letter
to accuse me and Sir Yu… that we are involved
in a rank-selling case. I think he just wants to offend me. Wu You. What do think about this? The shipwreck case is widely
connected to many things. We can’t just make a hasty conclusion. As for the rank-selling case, whether
or not it’s a false accusation, I’ll personally investigate about it. Please ask the Ministry of Justice
to hold on for now. I’ll bring the truth to light
in a week’s time. Your Majesty, Prince Chen and
Prince Li are very close. I’m afraid that others
won’t be convinced… if he’s the one who
takes on this case. Your Majesty,
pardon me for interrupting. Since Prince Li has
promised us seven days, we’ll do it the military way. After even days, if he can procure
the witnesses and evidence, we’ll put them to trial
as per usual… for both the ship wreck
and rank-selling case. If he has nothing,
Prince Li will have to be caned, his salaries deducted and
his rank lowered. How about that? Fair enough. We’ll do as General Fu has said. Prince Chen.
Someone is here to see you. I don’t want to see anybody at all! Brother Wu Yu, it’s me. Why did you come here? How can a delicate princess like you
come down to the prison? Are you alright? This place is dark and damp. Did you eat and sleep well? Did they do anything to you? It’s alright. After all, I’m still a prince. Although I’m not
my father’s favourite, they can’t do anything to me… as long as I’m not guiltily charged. -I already told you many times…
to think before you act. Don’t be affected by
your temper and act rashly. But you never listen. You know how’s the
crown prince is like, right? He’s petty and he seeks revenge for
a small thing. Why do you provoke him? Now, in order to save you,
Brother Wu You… had made a deal in the Great Hall
to solve the case in seven days. You are just worried about
your Brother Wu You. Don’t cry. It’s my fault. Don’t cry. Stop crying, I beg you. Princess Zhao Yun. It’s late already.
You should leave now. If crown prince and Sir Yu
find out about this, I’ll be dead. Alright. Stop crying. Don’t worry. I’ll go and beg
the empress now. I’ll beg her to talk the emperor and
crown prince into letting you out. Promise me, don’t cry anymore. Alright. You have to take care of yourself. You still haven’t found the person
that I had asked you too? This person is very cunning. At first, we already have his trace. But when we reach there, he has already left. I’ll send more people to look for him. No need. The more people there are, the easier it is for an information
to be leaked. Send a message to Minister Wu.
He’ll be in charge of this. We have to find
this person’s hiding spot. -Yes, Your Highness.
-You may leave. Your Highness. You are still here. How’s Prince Chen? Looks like you are
quite worried about him. Prince Chen is very straightforward
and he hates evil. Now, he is framed by others
and is sent into prison. I feel bad for him. He is too reckless and he never
thinks about the consequences. It’s time for him to
learn his lessons. If you really think that, you wouldn’t have gone
to the court to accept this case. Before, you never take part
in the state affairs… and yet people had already
sent assassins to murder you. Now, you went into the court
and accepted this case. There will be more
assassinations for sure. Please be careful, Your Highness. Are you worried about me? Before this, you always acted so cold. So, I thought that you are
a heartless man. But from the looks of it now, by lending a helping hand
to Princess Zhao Yun… and taking on a case for Prince Chen, I can see that you
have a cold exterior… but with a warm heart inside. I respect you. That’s why
I worry about your safety. If you think so, why do you
always think about leaving? I’m different from you. -I have my own mission.
-What is your mission? My mission is of course about
expanding my business. I want to open my teahouse
in every country. You are quite ambitious. This is just the ambition
of a merchant. It’s incomparable to you who have to
care for the people in this nation.
I don’t have many people around me. I’m just doing my best
to protect them. The people in this nation… has nothing to do with me. You might say that… but that might not be what you think. Why do you say that? I know a little about Lady Yun
and Chief Minister Qin… when they were still alive.
And they have my deep respect. I don’t need to guess… whose memorial tablet this is for. It has been more than 20 years. But you still remember the departed. I can see that you
have never forgotten… about your elders’ unfulfilled wishes. If other people speak about this, I will not give them
a chance to continue. You know that I bring no ill will. You have a clear view
on the shipwreck case. I can see that you have always
paid attention to public affairs. That’s why you let Prince Chen
make a scene in the Eastern Palace. Because everything
is under your control. Looks like I have
underestimated you once again. I’m sure that… you have already read that letter. I found that in the
Moon Embrace Teahouse. Of course, I need to take a look
to make sure that… it won’t bring me any harm. You have a really… good pair of eyes. I didn’t look with my eyes. I look with my heart. Only by using heart, can you see the intentions of others. Then can you see
my intentions toward you?I miss you but I can only
gaze at you in silence.You are keeping me out with your care.
Although we are together…You are a very closed off person. I think I can only see the things… that you chose to let me see. Usually, you are very careful with
words and you are good at pretending. But you said so much today. Are you trying to tell me that… it’ll be dangerous for me
to be too close to you? And so, I should send you
back immediately? You think too much, Your Highness. I just feel that… if a person is too good in pretending, he’ll live a very exhaustive life. In this life, if there’s no one
who understand you, won’t you feel very lonely?For you, I am willing to suffer.I want to ward off
the coldness for you.As long as I can be with you,I’m willing to choose the cold.Lian Xin. Clean it carefully.
Don’t spoil it. Lian Xin. Lian Xin! Yes, Sister Ling Yue. Sir, do you have news about the princess? I already know where she is. -She will be back soon.
-That’s great. -I’ll go and make some preparations.
-Me too. Lian Xin. Thank you, Brother Xiao. Please enjoy your meal. Where is His Highness? He’s still in discussion
with Sir Leng.
I don’t want to eat
these oily foods today. Please prepare some porridge
and some dishes for me. Alright. Come out. Are you alright, Princess? I’m fine. What about you?
How did you get in? I had been waiting
for a chance to come in. I saw some carriages
coming without being checked. So, I followed the last carriage
to come inside. Why did nobody check the carriages? I think they carry the secret files
from the palace. Only Prince Li can open it. Princess, I’ll find a way
to bring you out. No need. Since Prince Li kept me here, I can use this chance to
get some information. Since you are here, help me out. Your Highness. ” Lin’s Village outside of
the northern suburb. ” -Send someone to get him.
-Yes, Your Highness. Wait. Leng Yan, take a look at this. Do you still remember that… when Chief Minister Qin
was still here, he used to bring in talented people
from all over the place… -to work for our nation, right?
-Yes, I do. The Chief Minister didn’t care
about their family backgrounds. So, many people from the poor
had become the officers in the court. Something was mentioned here. Sixteen years ago, Li Zhi Yuan was
appointed as a third-rank officer. He is a high-ranking talent. Based on what I know,
most of the high-ranking talents… from that period were
hired as assistants… to join in with the writing of
The Book of Mountains and Rivers.The Book of Mountains and Rivers.So, not only Li Zhi Yuan… has the evidence about
crown prince selling the ranks, it’s very possible that… he has the clue about my
teacher’s case sixteen years ago. -Search the roof for an intruder!
-Roger that! Your Highness. Nobody is outside.The Book of Mountains and Rivers.-Who is it?
-It’s me. Come in. It’s so late. What is it? I saw that you are still awake. So, I brought a
calming incense for you. Thank you for your care,
Your Highness. Rest well. Princess, we already have
a clue about the book. What is out next step? Princess, you can’t waver.
You have to be determined. Please remember that you are
Princess Rong Le of Western Qi. Just focus on hiding yourself well. Go back the same way
when they send out the secret files. Do not reveal your identity. I have my own plans for
The Book of Mountains and Rivers. Need not worry about it. Yes, Princess. Scoundrel! How can you let
Li Zhi Yuan escape? He’s just a helpless scholar. Where can he run? Li Zhi Yuan is very secretive. We couldn’t find him although
I had sent out many to do so. If we can’t find him, I’m sure that
Prince Li can’t find him too. As long as he stays hidden, Prince Li can do nothing against us.
Idiot! This man knows too many
of our secrets. Now that Prince Li has
known that he’s still alive, he must be killed. We can’t let Prince Li
get to him first. Now, His Majesty’s trust
is already wavering. If we are exposed for selling ranks, crown prince will be in deep trouble.
Understand? Sir Yu. If this man lives and the worst comes
to worst, I’ll just lose some money. But for Yu family, you are the one who
will be in deep trouble. Yes, Your Highness. Sir, Li Zhi Yuan’s house
is already empty. These are the ones left. Where is Li Zhi Yuan?