越姬 (Yue Ji)

越姬-林家成-南音

No of Episodes: 224

Author: 林家成 (Lin Jia Cheng)

Multiple Voices:  南音、 蜘蛛、 泡芙先生、 老实书生、 莫言鬼语 (Nán Yīn, Zhī Zhū, Pào Fú Xiān Shēng, Lǎo Shí Shū Shēng, Mò Yán Guǐ Yǔ)

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I found two more Lin Jia Cheng’s books on Ximalaya but went missing when I was about to start.  Luckily I found them on LRTS and Youtube.

Similar to Yu Shi Chun Chiu, the set-up of this story is in the autumn spring era in China where women were like goods being exchanged for land and favour.  ML has fallen in love with FL without realising.  After being scolded by his advisor, ML tried to control his feelings.  When ML2 (Yi Xin Jun) offered 2 cities to exchange for FL, he immediately agreed not knowing it was a mistake.  ML broke FL’s heart.  ML returned the two cities to Yi Xin Jun for his help to fight Chu Country.  When ML got the chance to win FL back, he offered 2 strategic cities to Yi Xin Jun.  ML tried to make amends on his mistake.  ML even arranged for FL to dress in red just like the day he gave her away.  This time, ML offered to make FL his wife instead of a concubine.  In this era, wife cannot be exchanged but concubine can.

Summary:

FL’s (Wei Luo) soul came from the modern world landed in the body of the Yue 4th Princess.  FL saw images of a massacre by Jing Ling Gong Zi who is the 4th Princess’ fiancé.  4th Princess died due to heart attack.  When FL woke up, she only saw mass of death bodies.

A man wearing white stopped by when he saw FL alone.  FL begged the man to bring her along or to send her home.  The man claimed he has an urgent matter to take care,  He gave FL a makeup guide on how to disguise her look, some money and a man’s clothing before he left.   FL mastered the makeup guide.  Instead of returning to Yue Country, she decided to go to Northwest.  FL was lucky to get shelter from the local villagers but her luck ran out when she bumped into a group of bandit.  FL gave up all her money to the bandit to save her own life.

When FL saw a group of performing troupe passed away, she asked for a job as a miscellaneous worker.   FL got accepted.  The troupe was escorted by a group of Swordsmen.  FL wanted to learn sword-fighting but because of her weak body, she got rejected.  FL met a man called Guo Yi who helped her a few times when she encountered difficulty.  FL also met another swordsman called Cheng Xi who wanted to make her his lover regardless of her sex.  FL watched the swordsmen practice during the day time and made herself a wooden sword to learn sword-fighting on her own at night.  FL used the breathing technique she learnt from yoga to regulate her breathing.  Very slowly, FL realised that her health has improved tremendously and it has helped her in her sword training.

The troupe went to Jin Country.  FL met Jing Ling Gong Zi again.  At first she worried Jing Ling might recognised her but she was confident of her own make-up skill.  FL has mastered her pretence as an ugly dark-skinned boy.  FL made friends with a handsome boy called Su and they became very close.  FL thought she can remained in low profile but got the attention of Jing Ling Gong Zi instead.  Jing Ling made FL his servant in his study room.

FL’s sword-fighting skill got better and better.  One day, FL saw Su got harassed by a few swordsmen trying to rape Su.  FL used her skill to overtake them and scolded Su for being careless and powerless to protect himself.  Su broke down and hugged FL.  Su promised he will be strong to protect himself and FL.

FL offended Jing Ling the next day in the study room.  FL went to look for Su and he was not there.  The next day, FL got arrested and thrown into prison.  FL saw the familiar faces from the troupe.  FL got to know that Guo Yi had tried to assassinate Qi Prince the night before.  FL almost got taken away by the vicious He Jiang Princess until Jing Ling appeared at the prison to save her.

FL went back to serve Jing Ling as his servant.  Jing Ling asked FL to undress him for his bath.  FL did half way and pretended to faint.  The servants came in to take FL away.  The next day, Jing Ling Gong Zi asked FL to attend a party.  During the party, FL heard about Qi Gong Zi took away a handsome boy from Jing Ling Palace.  FL suspected that the boy was Su.  They also talked about Jing Ling killing He Jiang Princess.

FL confessed to Jing Ling about her makeup skill and explained her reluctance to become playboy to the noblemen hence she tried to keep a low profile when she first met him.  FL did not tell Jing Ling that she is a girl.   FL noticed Jing Ling was not angry with her after her confession.  FL asked Jing Ling to give her a promotion claiming she can read, write and count.

Once again Jing Ling asked FL to serve him while he takes his bath.  FL told Jing Ling that she is not interested in man.  Jing Ling got offended but did not say anything.  Jing Ling then asked 4 virgins girl to come in to help him in his bath.  Jing Ling then said since FL has no interest in man, he asked a servant to bring in a bed for FL to have sex with the virgins.  FL retorted and chased the girls out of the bathroom.  Jing Ling clapped his hands and walked closer to FL.  FL almost fell down but held by Jing Ling.  FL once again said she is not interested in man and said she is only 13 years old and too young to have sex.   They got interrupted when the assassins came to kill ML.  FL blocked an attack for ML and used her wooden sword to fight back.

The assassins came from Qin country.  ML retaliated and announced war against Qin Country.  FL felt relieved knowing ML will be busy with the war with Qin Country.  FL has a relaxing time when ML was not in the residence.  FL spent most of her time training her sword-fighting on her own.

Two and half years passed by…

FL grew into a pretty girl.  Jing Ling Gong Zi returned to Xin Tian city after he won the war.  ML pretended not to recognise FL when he saw her.  FL got a promotion.  Chu Country sent another Yue Princess to ML as wife but got rejected.  FL finally understood ML’s anger to get rid of the previous Yue Princess.  ML did not like to be forced to take a wife arranged by Chu Emperor.

13th Princess tried to find trouble with FL but luckily FL managed to avoid it.  FL confessed her gender to ML and changed her makeup. This time she looks like a handsome youth.  ML suspected that she was still disguising her look and called for an expert to confirm.  The Expert was not able to tell hence told ML that her looks is genuine.  ML looks disappointed.

It is a youth festival where the women and men can openly express their admiration and love for each other.   ML instructed FL to block girls coming towards him.  When they stepped out of the residence, lots of girls already waited there.  FL stand in front of ML and claimed there is an assassination.  They went back again and came out wearing a veil to disguise themselves.  FL and ML really met an assassination attempt from Chu country on ML’s life.

When FL got back to the Jing Ling residence, she got punished instead.  ML purposely use the excuse to take away her servant identity to make her his concubine.  FL rejected the offer and preferred to downgrade herself as slave.  ML got so angry and agreed at last.

But FL’s status got re-instated after one day.  FL met Jian Jiu.   Jian Jiu came from a sect who is famous for their make-up skill.  When ML heard about FL and Jian Jiu, he suspected FL has not truly shown him, her face.  Jian Jiu claimed his disciple brother asked him to search for FL for the past 3 years.  Jian Jiu’s disciple brother was the man who saved FL after the massacre and gave her the makeup book.  At last, FL has no choice but to take off her makeup to show her true face to ML.  ML surprised when he saw FL.   ML could not help himself from making FL his woman.

ML spent many days making love to FL.  ML’s advisor, Yau Gong scolded ML for putting too much attention and time on FL.  ML controlled himself after that.

ML asked FL to attend a party.  During the party, everyone was curious about FL when they saw her beauty.  One of the guests asked ML whether FL is his wife.  ML denied and said FL is his newly acquired concubine.    FL was sad when she heard that even though she has already expected that answer.  Yi Xin Jun from the Qi country asked ML to give FL to him and in exchange he will give ML 2 cities.  FL’s heart broke when ML agreed to the exchange.  FL immediately took off her red dress, folded it and gave it to ML.  FL said they are now stranger to each other.  FL walked towards Yi Xin Jun to ask him to give her a dress.  Yi Xin Jun took over his robe and gave to FL.  The guests criticised FL’s lack of loyalty when she turned to Yi Xin Jun for comfort.  Yi Xin Jun told everyone that FL was his benefactor a few years ago and he has no regret giving up 2 cities to have FL by his side.  FL surprised to find out that Yi Xin Jun was Su.  FL was also shocked when she saw another guest in the party.  The newly arrived guest was Gao Yi who now introduced himself as Gong Zi Yi from Qi country.

FL noted that Yi Xin Jun and Gao Yi were opponents in Qi Country.  FL also noticed that Yi Xin Jun’s journey has not been easy.  Yi Xin Jun became the Qi Emperor’s lover to slowly climb the social ladder to where he is today.

FL followed Yi Xin Jun back to Qi country.  It was only peaceful for a few months.  Chu Emperor heard about FL, he wanted her for himself.  It was an excuse to start a war with Qi Country.  FL suggested an idea where she pretended to die and disguise herself with another personality.  When Gong Zi Yi heard about death of FL, he did not believe it.  Gong Zi Yi went to see Yi Xin Jun and saw a servant who he knows is FL.

ML heard about FL’s death from a visitor.  He got so shocked and went berserk.  The next day, after he thought the matters thoroughly, he believed that it was only a plot to lie to Chu Emperor.  ML instructed his spy to send detailed reports in Qi Country and Chu Country to him.

ML predicted that Chu Country is going to start a war with Jin Country.  He gave back the two cities to Yi Xin Jun in return for his help to fight Chu Country.  ML asked his servant Wen Gong to abduct FL.  Wen Gong failed in this first attempt.  FL’s fighting skill has improved a lot.  ML then instructed another swordsman to help Wen Gong to abduct FL again.  Jian Jiu went to see FL.  FL asked Jian Jiu to protect her for 3 months from ML’s swordsmen.  FL never expected that she would get abducted by Chu swordsman instead.

The war started with Chu Country.  Chu Emperor took FL to the battle wanting to humiliate his opponent.  But he made a mistake.  FL turned the situation around and held Chu Emperor hostage.   FL escaped and joined Yi Xin Jun.   The Chu Emperor felt so humiliated that he killed himself.  His son Chu 5th Prince took over the lead.  FL joined the battle and made a name for herself.

The war lasted for half a year.   Chu Country lost.  FL and Yi Xin Jun travelled back to Qi country.  They stopped at Wo city.  That night, after a bath, FL put on a red gown.  FL thought it was Yi Xin Jun who wanted to wear the red gown but it was actually arranged by ML.  When FL went to dining hall and saw ML there with Yi Xin Jun.  ML told Yi Xin Jun that the Qi Emperor had passed away 5 days ago and Yi Xin Jun is now in a difficult position.  ML offered Yi Xin Jun 2 strategic cities in exchange for FL.  FL knows this is an extremely tempting offer and asked Yi Xin Jun to think carefully.  Yi Xin Jun rejected the offer.  ML told Yi Xin Jun that he is giving him 3 months to think about it.  ML added that he will marry FL as his main wife.

FL overheard the argument between Yi Xin Jun and his advisors.  The advisors advised Yi Xin Jun to agree to the offer.  FL understood Yi Xin Jun’s difficulty and responsibility towards to his followers.  Hence, when the advisors came to see FL, she agreed to the exchange.

After Qi Emperor passed away, his youngest son took over the throne. When FL ready to leave, she went to see Yi Xin Jun for the last time.  Yi Xin Jun lost lots of weight and cried in front of FL.  FL did not argue when the servant dress her up to attend a banquet.  ML arrived.  ML gave the land title to Yi Xin Jun’s advisor.  When ML and FL about to leave, an assassin appeared to kill FL.  ML blocked an attack and got injured.  FL also block the stab for ML and got injured.

ML worried and yet happy when he saw FL got injured because of him.  FL was indifferent and said she was only repaying what he did for her.   FL and ML got treated by a witch doctor.  FL fascinated how the witch doctor could transfer their injury to the dogs.  The next day, Yi Xin Jun went to see FL after he heard she got injured.  Yi Xin Jun cried and begged for forgiveness.  Yi Xin Jun said he will return to his Feng Di and he will not marry in future.  FL asked Yi Xin Jun to let go of the past.  FL said both of them were orphans in this chaotic world who came together to comfort each other.  FL said it was already very lucky they are still alive.

Gong Zi Yi came to see FL to tell her that his offer still stands.  Gong Zi Yi gave FL a piece a jade previously in Qi Country as a signal of protection if she ever leaves Yi Xin Jun.  The jade was kept by Yi Xin Jun.  After Gong Zi Yi left, Qin crown prince, Yan came to see FL to offer her protection if she ever need a place to go to in future.  FL surprised to hear two offers in one day.

19th Qi Princess and two noblewomen came to see FL.  They called FL sisters.  FL got to know that they were part of her dowry as gifts from Qi Country.  These girls will become ML’s concubines.  FL left in anger after hearing that.

FL quarreled with ML.  FL insisted that she will not share her husband.  ML cannot get it why FL is so persistent when it is a common practice for everyone.  ML got angry and refused to agree to FL’s demand.  That night, FL refused to share her room with ML.  ML had a feeling that FL may leave him hence instructed his servant to watch FL’s every move.

ML and FL left Qi Country to go back to Jin Country.  FL was guarded all the time and she did not want ML to go back on his words on the land exchange hence she decided to leave after they enter the Jin country.  Jian Jiu came and this time FL was willing to leave with him.

Jian Jiu brought FL back to Yue country.  FL met Yin Yun, the man who saved her 4 years ago.  Yin Yun took FL to Yue Palace for a tour.  They met three swordsmen there.  They recognised FL and advised Yin Yun to keep his distance away from FL otherwise he will face attack from Chu and Jin.  FL realised how much trouble she will bring to Yin Yun and wanted to leave.  Yin Yun would not allow FL to leave and said he will take care of the matter.

FL followed Yin Yun to attend the Zhu Ji Conference in Chu Country.  FL did not put on the make up to disguise her look.  She wanted to go as herself and faced whatever obstacles that comes along.  They fell in a trap set by the Chu Swordsmen seeking revenge for the death of their Emperor.  ML came to rescue FL.

ML and FL created  trouble in Chu country.  Two Chu princesses fell in love with ML and wanted to be his wives.  ML killed the 6th Princess because he did not like to be controlled.  The 10th Princess got sacrificed by her own family to use as an excuse to kill FL.  ML used his hidden resources in Chu Country to escape with FL.

When ML and FL entered Jin Country border, they received news that ML’s father, the Jin Emperor has terminated ML’s position as Crown Prince.  FL suggested to ML to announce to the world that he will not return to Xin Tian Di.  After this announcement, the Chu Country and Qin Country started to target Jin Country.  The Emperor and the noblemen realised they made a mistake and begged ML to return to Jin Country to take control.  ML took over the Jin throne from his father.

ML begged FL to forgive him for what he did before.  FL told ML that he broke her heart when he sold her off and then bought her back.  FL said no matter what she does not want to share her husband with other women.  FL explained her reason to ML. FL confessed that she has tried to forget him but she was not able to but that does not mean she will stay on to see him with other women.

The first day FL took over ML’s household, she got rid of all his concubines.  One of the officer asked FL to re-consider her decision.  FL did not change her mind.  The officer went to tell ML.  ML asked the officer to do as told by FL.  The officer got a shock.  Wei Gong came to see ML.  ML said it is a test by FL to see how he would react.  ML confessed that he could not let FL go and it will not have any meaning if he conquers the world and has all the women if FL is not by his side.   ML was upset that FL did not let him sleep with her ever since they reconciled.

FL noticed that ML did not argue with her for what she did to his concubines.   FL relented at last and slept with ML when he approached her again.  When the official got to know that FL wanted ML to banish his harem, they argued and debated with FL.   they criticised FL everytime they saw her.  FL got tired and upset that ML did not stand up to stop them.  One day, while ML and FL went out, they bumped into a scholar who claimed that he regretted to come to Jin country after he heard how much the Emperor dotted on FL and even willing to dismiss his harem for one woman.  ML asked FL whether she can give up this one time just for him and FL replied no.

FL met Yue Emperor during a dinner event.  Yue Emperor recognised FL.  The Yue Emperor claimed FL has mark on her body that can easily be verified.  ML looks turn dark because he had accused Chu Emperor killing his fiancée/wife before.  ML has always suspicious of FL’s identity but he never asked.  One important thing that kept lingering in his mind was he led the massacre a few years ago and he saw the Yue Princess died of heart attack.  FL saw ML became uneasy and denied that she is Yue Princess.  FL claimed she lost her memories.  After the inspection by the female attendant on her body, FL has no other choice but to accept her identity as Yue Princess.

That night, ML waited for FL to come to him to tell him her story but he waited for a long time.  FL hesitated to tell ML that her soul came from the modern world.  If ML asked about her past, she has nothing to tell him.  At last, FL went to see ML.  When FL did not say anything, ML got disappointed and ask FL to leave his room.  The next day, the servant came with a land title for FL.  FL thought ML no longer wanted her hence gave her a piece of land for her credit in helping to ascend the throne.

FL left the palace but turned back again.  FL thought since she will be alone in this world, it will be great if she has a child with ML to accompany her.  FL went back to see ML and make love with him.  The next day, FL left.  When FL reached her destination, she did not enter the city.  Instead, she went towards the south to look for Yin Yun.  Yin Yun welcome FL to stay on.  But Jian Jiu disagreed.  Jian Jiu told FL that Yin Yun has fallen in love with her and it would not be fair to Yin Yun since she was still in love with ML.  FL asked Jian Jiu to find another place for her to stay.

FL sneaked into the Yue Palace and threatened the life of a consort to tell her the story of the 4th Yue Princess.  The consort said 4th Yue Princess is not the biological child of the emperor.  The 4th Yue Princess mother forced to marry the Emperor and ran away with a palace guard.  When the Emperor found the Princess mother, she already gave birth to a girl.  The palace guard got killed.  The princess mother begged the Emperor to accept her child before she killed herself.

The news of FL in Yue country got sold to the Chu Emperor.  The Chu Emperor send 4 swordsmen to kill FL.  Even though FL’s martial arts has improved tremendously, it was with difficulty that she killed all the 4 swordsmen.  FL got stabbed a few times.  As FL walked towards the river she looks towards the direction of the Jin country.  FL apologised to her unborn baby and dropped into the river.

When ML heard about FL’s death, he vomited blood and fainted.  ML just wanted to cool off for a short while with FL and never expect to hear that he no longer will see FL.  ML instructed his staff to look for FL or her remains.  ML did not want to live on.   His advisors and officers got extremely worried.  They understood at last how important FL was to ML.

FL got saved by a Chu swordsman who idolised her.  While FL was recuperating in a remote village, a villager saw her beauty.  The villager told a bunch of human trafficker from Zhong San country about her beauty.  They abducted FL and brought her to Zhong San.  FL threatened the Zhong San Emperor when he wanted to rape FL.  They stopped when they saw FL could fight them.  But actually, FL has not recovered at all.

When the Jin swordsmen heard that FL in Zhong San needed protection, they came to help her.  The Chu swordsmen came to kill her but failed.  The Chu Emperor even sent his soldiers to Zhong San to kill FL.  Luckily ML arrived in time to save FL.

ML brought FL back to Jin Country.  FL and ML made up.  As FL recuperating, ML get prepared to start a war with Zhong San for what they did to FL.  FL found out she was pregnant.

ML started war with Chu country.  ML got injured.  FL took over the lead and fight with the Chu.  All the Jin Generals and Officers started to respect for what she did for the Jin.

FL gave birth to a son.  ML agreed when FL asked him to have her as his only wife.  Later, FL gave birth to another 2 sons and a daughter.

 

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