五王争妃 (Wu Wang Zheng Fei)

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No of Episodes: 254

Author:  Not Known

Multiple Voices: 悠然梦 + others (Yōu Rán Mèng)

Audiobook

Comment: 

I was reluctant to start this story because it is very lengthy.  I checked the ending first before I even started.

This story really depicts 红颜祸水 (Hóng Yán Huò Shuǐ).   This Chinese idiom means “dangerous beauties who will incur misfortunes” or  “beautiful woman that will bring on disaster”.

There are many male suitors in this story until I got confused.  FL loves all of them and all of them loves her.

I stopped listening when I reached episode 108.  It was 6 months later that I went back to finish the story.   I stopped again for 2 weeks before I managed to finish the story at last.  This is a sign that this story is not to my liking.

It is actually a time travel story but unlike other time travel story, it was only revealed in the middle part of the story.

Summary:

FL (An Lou Wei) is a princess from the An country.  One day, Xia Je, a prince from the Xia country came to steal the Tu Bei map that can tell the future and was discovered by the palace guard in FL’s bedroom.  The An Emperor made a deal with Xia Je that the book will be given to him when Xia Je marries FL.  FL followed Xia Je back to his country.  Xia Je became the next emperor after his father passed away.  But, he did not make FL his consort.  Xia Je married Su Consort and she often bullied FL.  ML had non-consensual sex with FL.  FL got pregnant and she was ignored by Xia Je.  FL ran away after she gave birth to a prince.  FL loves Xia Je but she lost all hopes to continue her life in the palace.

6 years later…

FL became Tian Ji Zhi (TJZ)’s student and she no longer remembered her past.  When the Yi Emperor (Yi Zhi Li Se) asked TJZ to be his strategist, TJZ offered FL instead.  YZLS has dual personalities.   One of them appeared during a full moon and has a violent personality.  At first this person did not like FL but later on, he became FL’s best friend. FL named him Suan Ni.

FL met Tuan Wei, the strategist to the Rong Heng (Rong Emperor) on the way to the An Country.  Tuan Wei is also her disciple brother.   Before FL became TJZ’s disciple, Tuan Wei already left TJZ.  FL often heard complaints from TJZ about Tuan Wei.  When FL got a chance to kill Tuan Wei, she did not do it.   FL saved Tuan Wei instead.  YZLS was not happy with FL.

FL accidentally met her son (Guo Guo).  GG was abused by Su Consort and ran away with his maid (Xiao He) to the An Country.  When he saw FL, he immediately hanged on to her, crying for mommy.  FL went to An Ming (current An Emperor & FL’s brother) to ask him to keep GG safe.

Rong Heng and YZLS have been fighting with each other for many years.  Rong Heng was poisoned by YZLS before.  FL unintentionally helped Rong Heng to force YZLS to give the antidote to Rong Heng. Once again, YZLS was disappointed with FL but since he needed her, he fed FL a poisonous pill to control her.  Rong Heng also realised the intelligence of FL assisting YZLS was a threat to him. Hence he ordered FL to be killed.

FL met Bai Ze, a paid killer from Wu Zhi Sect.  This Wu Zhi Sect belongs to Rong Heng.  Bai Ze failed his mission and became friends with FL instead.

When Xia Je saw FL, he insisted that FL is GG’s mother.  FL followed Xia Je and GG back to Xia country.  On the way, they met with TJZ disguised by Tuan Wei.  Tuan Wei spin a story that FL was the real An Princess.  Tuan Wei wanted to keep FL away from YZLS meanwhile he can become a spy at the Yi Kingdom replacing FL as YZLS’s strategist.

When Xia Je got back to Xia country, he started to clean up his government and got rid of all his consorts and concubines.  Xia Je no longer needed them to stabilise his kingdom.  Xia Je confessed his love to FL.  FL has also fallen in love with Xia Je.

FL left after she received messages from TJZ  to go Yi Country.  FL attacked by YZLS’s soldiers.  Suan Ni sent Zhi Yun General to help FL when he got to know YZLS’s plan to kill FL.  FL disguised herself as an ugly and fat man and changed her name to An Wei to sneak into Yi Country.  FL became a counsellor to YZLS.

Zhi Yun asked FL whether she received the antidote prescription and FL said no otherwise she would not be coming to Yi Country.  FL found out that Tuan Wei disguised himself as TJZ.   FL also found out that YZLS locked himself in a vault during the full moon period to prevent Suan Ni from giving opposing instruction. FL made a pact with YZLS.  She will help him to prevent his uncle from revolting and RH from attacking him.  In return, he cannot restrict Suan Ni from appearing every full moon.

Xia Je got to know that the antidote formula was fake and worried about FL, hence he travelled to the Yi Country with GG.  Xia Je disguised himself as FL’s housekeeper while waiting for her to complete her pact with YJLS.  At the same time, Bai Ze also appeared in Yi Country looking to kill Tuan Wei.

FL killed YZLS’s uncle to remove the threat to YZLS’s throne and also to help Suan Ni.  FL with the help of Bai Ze managed to overtake Tuan Wei and caught him.  Suan Ni suddenly appeared when he sensed that FL was in danger without even need to wait till there is a full moon.   When YZLS came back, he worried as Suan Ni can appear as and when he wants.

FL decided to go back to Xia Country with Xia Je.  But before FL left, Rong Heng has kidnapped Suan Ni.  Rong Heng wanted FL to release Tuan Wei in exchange for Suan Ni.  After Tuan Wei was released, he kidnapped GG to negotiate with FL for the Tu Bei map.  FL said she has no idea where was the Tu Bei map.  Tuan Wei told FL that she was given a medicine to erase her past.  If she wanted to save her son, he advised her to seek help from TJZ.

FL begged TJZ.  FL took the medicine and recovered her past memory.  FL also remembered her past life in the modern world.  FL was only 11 years old when she killed by her step sibling to prevent her from getting part of the inheritance.   FL’s soul went into the body An Princess when she was born.  FL also remembered how much she loves ML, the rape and how Su Consort bullied her.

After FL recovered her memory, she told Xia Je that she no longer wants to be his empress.  FL went to save GG.   6 years ago, FL’s father (the previous An Emperor) asked FL to memorise the Tu Bei Map before he destroyed the map.  After FL passed the map to Tuan Wei, he did not release FL and GG as promised.  Tuan Wei tried to kill them instead. Rong Heng appeared and out of desperation, FL passed GG to Rong Heng and said she will come back for him.   FL and Tuan Wei fight and both fell into the ravine.

Both FL and Tuan Wei survived the fall.  Tuan Wei got injured and did not kill FL as he needed FL to help him.  Both of them slowly walked towards the Liao Country.

After FL left, Xia Je recalled his past.  He was 22 years old when he first met FL.  He did not need the Tu Bei map but his father insisted that he brought it back.  He went to steal the map but discovered by FL’s guards.  In order to protect FL’s reputation, An Emperor made a deal with Xia Je.  Xia Je brought FL back to Xia country.   Xia Je thought it was a plot by An Emperor, hence he ignored FL when he got back to Xia country.  But he could stop himself from getting close to FL.  Xia Je’s dad also forced him to marry Su Consort to form an alliance to help him ascend to the throne successfully.  He has never touched Su Consort.  One day, Su Consort fed Xia Je, a snake poison and the antidote is to sleep with a virgin.  Instead of sleeping with Su Consort, Xia Je decided to sleep with FL instead.  When he heard that FL was pregnant and knowing that Su Consort will harm FL again, he purposely ignored FL to keep her safe.  He quietly ensured that abortion drug instructed by Su Consort replaced and all her food was specially arranged to help her pregnancy.  After FL went missing, in the first few years, he has told himself if he ever finds her, he will kill her or break her limbs.  On the fourth, five and sixth year, he said to himself that he will forgive everything that FL has done as long as she returns to him.  ML regretted that he never get the chance to explain all this to FL.  Once again, FL left him.

Tuan Wei was actually a prince from the Liao Country.  His uncle betrayed his father and took over as the new Liao Emperor.  The Liao soldier abused Tuan Wei, made him a beggar until TJZ rescued him.

Tian Zhi Suan  (TZS) the disciple brother of TJZ famous for his astrology reading using an abacus.   Many years ago, TZS predicted that Tuan Wei is going to cause a major war and wanted to kill him.  But TJZ stopped him.  TJZ believed that with the right help and proper guidance, Tuan Wei’s fate can be changed.   TZS appeared this time and critized that  FL is a “Huo Shui”.  TZS could not see the future life path of FL as the real An Princess supposed to die 21 years ago.

TJZ had put a spell on both Tuan Wei and FL to prevent them from killing each other. After the fall, they have no choice but to cooperate with each other.  They went through life and death situation when they were in the Liao Country.  Tuan Wei realised that he has fallen in love with FL.

Xia Je rushed to Liao Country once he received news that FL and Tuan Wei were there.  Xia Je was jealous and angry when he heard that Tuan Wei had kissed FL.  He set a trap to catch both of them.   When FL saw Xia Je, she refused to go back to him.  Tuan Wei helped FL to escape.

FL went to Rong Country to look for GG.  Once she got there, Rong Heng told her that Tuan Wei took away GG.  FL reunited with GG and Tuan Wei.  They joined by TJZ and TZS.  FL went back to the Rong Palace to take back her bangles but was retained by Rong Heng.  Rong Heng confessed that he loves her but rejected by FL.  RH agreed to return the bangles to her in exchange for a kiss.  RH took FL to a place outside the palace to show her an ice sculpture that he made for her.  RH was about to kiss FL but stop after he saw FL was not willing.  Rong Heng did not force FL to fulfil her part of the promise and released FL.  FL took the bangles and went back to meet with her master and son.  On the way, she met with a group of killers sent by Shen Wang.  Shen Wang is the big boss of all the 5 Emperors.

TJZ begged TZS to help FL.  TZS came out with an idea.  TZS suggested FL marries Rong Heng as their birth date matched each other.  By doing this, it will cut the harmful threats directed at FL and help Rong Heng to stabilise his position.  FL reluctantly agreed with the proposal.

Bai Ze was actually the biological son of the Empress Dowager.  When Rong Ze (Bai Ze) was young, he has a threatening disease.  A witch doctor said Rong Ze need to be treated using the blood from a Miau person.  Miau Country is too far from Rong Country, hence they used Rong Heng’s mother, who is a Miau Princess.  Rong Heng’s mother died due to excessively loss of blood.  The physician even took out her heart right after Rong Heng’s mother died.  She was not allowed to be buried in the royal mausoleum as her body was not considered completely intact.  On her funeral day, the carriage used to transport her remains broke down.  The servants claimed that they will go ask for help but none returned.  At last,  Rong Heng used a knife to dissect his own mother and carry it to the mountain to bury her himself.  A few years later, there was a fire in the palace.  Rong Ze went missing.  Rong Ze abducted by Rong Heng.  Rong Heng renamed Rong Ze to Bai Ze and made him a killing machine that will never say no to him.

Rong Heng hated Bai Ze because of his mother’s death.  He has planned for many years for Bai Ze to die in front of the Empress Dowager.  TZS has predicted that Bai Ze will face a life threatening event.  TJZ and TZS saved Bai Ze.  After Bai Ze recovered from his injury, he went back to the Palace to reunite with his parents. He was given a Wang Ye title.  Bai Ye was not happy living in the Palace.  He told FL that he wanted to run away.

The Liao Country has sent a princess to select a husband among the 5 Emperors.  Amu Princess picked Rong Heng but rejected by Rong Heng.  Amu challenged FL on a fight and the winner will become Rong Heng’ wife.  FL won the fight.  3 days before FL and Rong Heng’s wedding, Shen Wang sent an edict to give Amu Princess to Rong Heng.  Rong Heng was very angry and forced to accept the edict.  He asked Bai Ze to protect FL as he was planning to retaliate against Shen Wang.  Shen Wang sent soldiers to kill FL.  FL got blinded due to poison gas released by the soldier during her escape.

FL managed to reach An Country with Bai Ze’s help.  They met with Guo Guo in the middle of the way.  FL accidentally found the lost stone of her bangles in An Country.  With this stone, her power increased tremendously.   The bangles can grant her wishes.

News of Rong Heng revolting against Shen Wang reached FL.  FL asked both Rong Heng and YZLS to come to An Country.  FL was planning to convince both Rong Heng and YZLS to join forces with An Country to fight against Shen Wang.   Tuan Wei, TJZ and TZS also went to An Country.   Someone killed Amu Princess.  The Liao Wang used that as an excuse to attack Zhong Yuan.

Xia Je also came.  He representing Shen Wang to fight against FL’s alliance.  FL tried to persuade Xia Je but was not successful.  Xiao Je was jealous of FL’s relationship with Rong Heng.  On the day of the battle, FL could not use any of the traps that she set as Xia Je put GG in front.  When Xia Je thought that he has succeeded, Rong Heng attacked Xia Je from behind.  FL shocked as Rong Heng planned it without telling her.  Bai Ze saved GG from getting hurt.

FL realised that without any real power, none of the men will ever listen to her.  She decided to go see Shen Wang to get her eyes treated.  On the way, she met a group of Liao Soldier planning to attack An Country.

The soldiers that FL brought with her was not enough to block the Liao soldiers.  FL sent an urgent message to An Ming for help.  An Ming forwarded the message to Rong Heng and Xia Je.  Both Rong Heng and Xia Je decided to stop their fight temporarily and went to rescue FL.  Suddenly Li Ying (Li Emperor) appeared in FL’s camp with his soldiers claiming to help her.  FL found out that Li Ying was actually the real Shen Wang.

Xia Je, Rong Heng, An Ming, YZLS and Tuan Wei arrived.  Xia Je pulled FL aside and asked whether she was serious about killing him in the battle in An Country.  FL said no and Xia Je also said he has never intended to kill her too.   Rong Heng and Xia Je has a one to one fight.  Li Ying said to FL now you understand why I want to kill you.  FL was the root cause that caused instability in the ruling of the all the 5 Emperors.

Rong Heng and Xia Je has a one to one fight.  Li Ying said to FL now you understand why I want to kill you.  FL caused instability in the ruling of the all the 5 Emperors.  After hearing that, FL walked towards the two that were fighting.  She stopped Rong Heng and Rong Heng thought FL sided with Xia Je.  FL also pushed Xia Je away after she realised that her action has hurt Rong Heng.  When Rong Heng was about to shoot an arrow at Xia Je, FL used her hair pin to stab Rong Heng.  It was all out in the open.  Everyone can see that FL’s heart lies with Xia Je.  Rong Heng walked away but then he turned back when he saw Xia Je was hugging FL.  He walked towards FL despite Xia Je pointing his sword at him.  Rong Heng insisted on walking towards FL even when the sword penetrated into his body.  FL yelled for help but none came to help Rong Heng.  Tuan Wei said it was waste of time as Rong Heng wished to die in front of FL to make her remember him forever.

FL used the power from her bangles to save Rong Heng.  After that, FL slept for a very long time.  When FL woke up, it was already one month later.  Liao Emperor has launched another attack at Zhong Yuan.   This time, he sent 5 teams to attack at different locations.  FL commented that the war instigated by Shen Wang.  Rong Heng has also figured out that Li Ying is the real Shen Wang.

FL wanted to lead her own team to attack the Liao soldiers.  Initially, the men disagreed but after FL explained to Xia Je her reason, Xia Je supported her decision.  Tuan Wei volunteered to go with FL.  The Liao Emperor personally led a team.  The consort that went with him stabbed him in the back.  Then suddenly, everything changed.  Tuan Wei jumped over and started to take command of the Liao soldier.  FL realised that all of this planned by Tuan Wei from the start.  FL begged Tuan Wei not to leave but ignored by him.  Tuan Wei went back to the Liao country.

FL received a secret message to ask her to leave quickly.  FL met YZLS on the way.  YZLS was a spy of Shen Wang.  Shen Wang instructed YZLS to bring FL to the capital to meet him.  Suan Ni suddenly appeared once he knew that YZLS was going to harm FL.  Suan Ni stabbed himself to prevent YZLS from catching FL.  YZLS died.  FL tried to use her power bangle and managed to talk with Suan Ni one last time before she fainted.

When FL woke up,  she was back at Tian Zhi Gu with her master.  FL noticed that Suan Ni soul has gone into a wolf.  FL also met Li Ying, the twin brother to Shen Wang.  Li Ying and Xia Je were close friends.  Li Ying shared a bit of what Xia Je used to tell him about FL.

Zhi Yun General came asking for FL’s help to stabilise the ruling in the Yi country after the death of YZLS.  FL refused but when she looked at Suan Ni, she was wondering whether the fate of the Yi Country will affect Suan Ni, hence she agreed.  Li Ying left at the same time as FL.  Li Ying planned to kill Shen Wang on his own.  When TJZ heard about Li Ying’s intention, he has also decided to go settle the problem with Tuan Wei once and for all.

TJZ killed by Tuan Wei. FL heard a rumour in Yi country that both Xia Je and Rong Heng have died in the hand of Shen Wang.  FL decided to attack Shen Du, the capital. When FL got into Shen Du, Rong Heng told her that Xia Je trapped in the palace by Shen Wang.  Li Ying also appeared during this time to help them.  FL, Rong Heng and Suan Ni went to rescue Xia Je.  They did not escape on time to avoid the flooding set by Li Ying.   They carried away by the flood.

It was an awkward time for FL, Rong Heng and Xia Je being together.  FL only realised how much she loves Xia Je when she saw he drowning.

The Liao attacked again.  An Ming died.  Rong Heng sacrificed himself as a tool to create a spell to counterattack Tuan Wei.  Tuan Wei fell into the ravine but his body was not found.  TZS saved Tuan Wei because of a promise that he made to TJZ.

After the war ended, FL has not happy as too many people that she care has perished.

FL used her magic bangles to travel to the past to persuade Tuan Wei from attacking Zhong Yuan.  Tuan Wei appeared at the very last moment to join FL to time travel to the past.

A lot of things are fated.  FL played a part in the existence of Suan Ni in YZLS’s life. When FL saw Rong Heng, she teased him that she is his future wife.  That was why Rong Heng was so adamant of winning FL’s heart later in his life.  Based on Tuan Wei’s advice, FL  appeared at different stages of Tuan Wei’s  life hoping that it could be the turning point.  FL was successful at last and when she woke up again, all the people who matter to her were alive.

 

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