[Storyline] Queen Seon Deok Episode 4.
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The Silk Road Cities Route
From Istanbul, Turkey to Yazd, Iran i.e. Constantinople (Turkey) to Aleppo (Syria) then Damascus (Syria) to Yazd (Iran);; From Yazd, Iran to Turpan, China i.e. Merv ( Turkmenistan) to Urumqi ( China) ; From Yazd, Iran to Kashi, China i.e. Herat (Afghanistan) to Kashi or Kasghar (China); From Kabul, Afghanistan to Arabian Sea port at Debal, Pakistan i.e. Kabul (Afghanistan) to Aden; The northern route along the Taklamakan Desert from Kashi, China to Anxi, China Lien Jien (ancient Roman settlement) to Turfan or Turpan (China) then Kuumul or Hami (China); The southern route along the Taklamakan desert from Kashi, China to Anxi, China i.e. Hotan or Khotan (China) which including Deok Man is now Dunhuang (China) to Miran (China) ; From Anxi, China to Xi’an, China i.e. Anxi (China) to Xian (China) that onwards to the east Korea passing through Pyeongyang & Gyeongju (capital of Silla) & Japan (Nara, Kyoto). There are extensive interconnected route taken through the time.
Background of in China circa 617- 668
This is to establish what is to come in history of the relation between Tang Dynasty of China & Silla Empire
In 618 the Tang Dynasty succeeded the Sui Dynasty. The Tang Dynasty, had capital at Chang’an (modern day Xi’an), the most populous city in the world at the time, is regarded by historians as a high point in Chinese civilization equal to or surpassing that of the earlier Han Dynasty. Known as well as a golden age of cosmopolitan culture. Its territory, acquired through the military campaigns of its early rulers, was greater than that of the Han period, and rivaled that of the later Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. The enormous Grand Canal of China, built during the previous Sui Dynasty, facilitated the rise of new urban settlements along its route as well as increased trade between mainland Chinese markets. The canal is to this day the longest in the world. In two censuses of the 7th and 8th centuries, the Tang records stated that the population (by number of registered households) was about 50 million people. However, even when the central government was breaking down and unable to compile an accurate census of the population in the 9th century, it is estimated that the population in that century had grown to the size of about 80 million people. With its large population base, the dynasty was able to raise professional and conscripted armies of hundreds of thousands of troops to contend with nomadic powers in dominating Inner Asia and the lucrative trade routes along the Silk Road. Various kingdoms and states paid tribute to the Tang court, while the Tang also conquered or subdued several regions which it indirectly controlled through a protectorate system. Besides political hegemony, the Tang also exerted a powerful cultural influence over neighboring states such as those in Korea (Silla) and Japan.
When Tang Dynasty was establish, King Gaozu, the 1st Tang emperor recognise King Jinpyeong & gave an honourific kingship title of Prince Lelang
Similarity between the Silla & Tang is that both of them had ruling Queens. Tang had their Empress Wu Ze Tian (reign from 690-705) & Silla Queen Seon Deok (reign 632-647) but didn’t ruled not in the same time frame & period historically. Although Tang Taizong; Tang 2nd Emperor (reign 626- 649) was alive during this era of Queen Seon Deok. Tang Taizong is consider not one of but the greatest Chinese Emperors in Chinese history. In 643, Silla’s Queen Seon Deok submitted a report claiming that her state was under heavy attack by Baekje, allied with Goguryeo. She requested aid from Tang. Emperor Taizong sent the official Xiangli Xuanjiang to Goguryeo to order both it and Baekje to stop attacking Silla. When Xiangli arrived in the Goguryeo capital Pyongyang, Yeon Gaesomun, who was attacking Silla at that time, returned to Pyongyang to meet with Xiangli, but refused to follow Emperor Taizong’s order. When Xiangli returned to Chang’an and reported this to Emperor Taizong, Emperor Taizong resolved to attack Goguryeo, stating Gaesomun murdered his king, tortured his officials, mistreated his people, and now has resisted my orders and attacked a neighbor state. I must attack him. The general Li Shiji was particularly supportive of the plan to attack Goguryeo, and Emperor Taizong decided to prepare for such a campaign. Silla & Tang will be force alliance on their military campaign against Goguryeo in 644 in the 1st Tang-Goguryeo Wars. This campaign was lead by the Emperor himself. This will be a step to proceed to become the Unified Silla. Goguryeo fell to the Tang not until 668 during the reign of Tang Taizhong’s son Tang Gaozong
Queen Seon Deok Episode 4
Deok Man on the street of Dunhuang looking at street entertainment, bending iron rod with their throat, juggling, fire throwing. Chil Sook finds her, having a fine time & grabs her. Chil Sook said that she promise him that she will introduce the merchants. Chil Sook reminds that they had a pact promise as Deok Man interest was on the side shows. Deok Man looks far then ask Chil Sook to follow her. Deok Man brings Chil Sook to Cartan trading post then calls to Cartan as he acknowledge her. Cartan looks at Chil Sook to ask whether he was the man that Deok man is going to introduce. Deok Man introduce Chil Sook to Cartan as he is from Gyerim & a Musa “warrior” then everybody look at Deok Man over her advertisement has gone too farfetched. Cartan asked how she can be suddenly so lack in conviction in her speech. Deok Man asked both the men to give a formal introduction
Musa is Warrior, a similar to Samurai in Japan
Cartan & Chil Sook introduces themselves to each other. Cartan give him a Roman embrace Chil Sook to ask him that he will need his service then slides down to Chil Sook with pinching butt
When in Italy, you are warn that Italian had the tendency to pinch someone else butt to a total stranger. I think recently the High court of Italy has rules them as illegal. When I was in Italy, i didn’t get my butt pinch. Although it seen disrespectful with a flavour of sexual harassment but a softly & playful to your i.e. spouse will be for “better relationship”
Chil Sook immediate taken aback & asked what is going on. Deok Man laughs that in Cartan’s country, it is a formal greeting. Deok Man asked Cartan how is Chil Sook. Cartan said that Chil Sook is really muscular & well built with great strength. Cartan said that he definitely will able to use Chil Sook’s services. Deok Man said that she never recommend people wrongly. Then the Egyptian merchant anxious with their tea supply was waiting for her…then stop his conversation as passing guards passes by. The Egyptian had his worried over the increase in guards patrolling & the atmosphere is not favourable to them, then whisper where are the good to Deok Man. Deok man asked them to come follow her. Cartan asked Chil Sook to come along. Behind then a platoon of guards comes & order a search everywhere for the tea
Deok Man takes them to her lodging inn backyard. Then show them a stack of mud brick & asked them if they are surprise on what they see. Cartan asked that this is the tea. Deok Man shows a sample of the brick tea & calls it tea bar. Cartan said they look like gold bars. Egyptian said that it camouflage like real mud brick. Indian merchant said that the deceit is excellent. Deok Man tells how the tea are keep & store in the brick. Cartan asked how are they going to drink this. Deok Man pinches a portion off to reveal the tea leaves. The merchant are happy then when suddenly the guards came & surround them. The Captain of the guard said that someone had reported to them that in this place there is some illegal tea business transaction that is about to take place. Cartan approaches the Captain to say that it is impossible that they are trading tea. Captain refuses to hear Cartan’s explanation. Captain said that the buyer Chen Da Ren (Da Rent is an honourific address for His Excellency) has already been remand & confess that he has sold tea to them. Captain order the premises be search thoroughly for illegal contraband tea. Guards ransacked the lodging inn for the tea & send panic in the inn
So Hwa is shock with the presence of the guard at her lodging inn. Captain outside with the merchant guarding them as Deok Man has an idea as she bring out her burning glass then tries to light the fire in the hay that is covering the bricks. Guard ransacking & searching for the contraband. It is funny that the guards goes & search the tea in all cupboards & pots & pans.
Deok man managed to start a fire. Captain looks at Deok Man acting suspiciously tries to approach her but is block by the merchant on purpose. Guards come out & back to said that they couldn’t find any tea inside on the premises. Captain refuse to believe that there isn’t any tea to be found & asked whether they have thoroughly search the place properly. The guard told their Captain that they had search thoroughly & confirm there is no tea. Then the Captain leaves after saying that is must be a false alarm as Deok Man is relief. The captain realise that the place that was not search is where the merchant & Deok Man are standing. Cartan tries to block the Captain as a misunderstanding, but Captain takes no need & asked them to move aside. Captain asked what is behind Deok Man. Then suddenly the fire ignite to flames. So Hwa seeing the fire was traumatise & went onto an anxiety attack. Deok Man sees her mother & goes to her aide as So Hwa is having pathological fears and anxieties
So Hwa who is timid must have suffer PTSD (Post traumatic Stress Disorder) from the fire 15 years ago
Captain asked them all to be taken back to the Feudal lord Yang. Guards apprehended So Hwa & Deok Man. In the Castle of the Feudal Lord Yang, they are locked up as So Hwa is still suffering from the after affects & breathing problems. Deok Man call out on the passing guard & begs him if he could get them a physician to look at her mother. The passing guard said they are already on the journey to their death with no return, what the use of having a physician to look into them & ignore Deok Man request as Deok Man scream for begging please to get a physician for her mother. Deok Man goes to see Deok Man, while Cartan tries & continues to get call for a physician for Deok Man. Cartan asked why So Hwa suddenly change for the worst after seeing the fire. Deok Man said that when she was an infant, there was a big fire, her mother has suffer smoke inhalation & thus damage her lungs. Cartan asked Deok Man how about her, was she alright from that ordeal. Deok Man said that it has left side effects, although it is seldom gets an attack but when she sees fire then she will have the reoccurrences. Chil Sook looks at So Hwa. Deok Man continues to shout for a physician
Feudal lord Yang is Yang Jae Hu, it is similar to the title of Duke
Feudal Lord Yang with his famous “death” pieces in his hand. Feudal lord Yang is upset that the tea supply has been burnt. Captain affirm. Feudal lord Yang will personally interrogate & judge them. All the merchant is brought to before Feudal Lord Yang. So Hwa condition is getting worst. Then feudal lors Yang arrives to judge. Feudal Lord Yang order to be executed. Captain orders that the merchant to be execute as they mount them on the execution contraption. Cartan & the Indian merchant were the 1st to be mounted. The Captain tells the Feudal lord Yang that all is set. As Feudal lord Yang about to give the order. Deok Man shout his to wait. Deok Man hands So Hwa to the care of the Egyptian merchant. Deok Man goes before Feudal Lord Yang to say that she was the person who did it. Guards asked what Deok Man was doing & force her to kneel before Feudal Lord Yang. Deok Man asks that just to execute her alone. Cartan asked what is Deok Man doing confessing that this is not the time to be heroic & stormed it like that. Deok Man said that it was the truth that she was the one who did this. Deok Man said that it is her who did this like the brick, set it to blaze, it is all her doing. As Deok Man was speaking Mandarin, Feudal Lord Yang couldn’t understand her artless speech. Then Cartan spoke Cantonese. A remarkable linguist, his Cantonese is understandable. Cartan said that Deok Man was just a child who didn’t understand the rules of life, so she is here trying to be barge in to be a hero & asked clemency from Feudal Lord Yang. Deok Man understand said that she was the person who did it & the merchant are all innocent, by this time, Deok Man already in panic & revert to her Korean language in her rambles. Worst for Feudal Lord Yang to understand & he demands Cartan to translate her speech for him. Cartan hesitates but Feudal Lord Yang insist that Cartan translate for him & why is he stalling
Cartan then translate that Deok Man said that this is all her doing, the brick & the rest, so you only can execute her. Feudal Lord Yang is curious why she want to admit to everything. Cartan translate & asked why she wanted to admit that. Deok Man said honestly….. Cartan stop her & asked Deok Man not to be too frank about it. Feudal Lord Yang tells Cartan only concentrate on being the translator for her. Deok Man said that it is senseless. Feudal Lord Yang demands translation. Cartan translate that Feudal Lord Yang’s order is senseless without any comprehension reason. Feudal Lord Yang is upset that he doesn’t have any comprehension reason
Deok Man: Yes, the merchants here has travels here then that they has made a journey of 12 months to get here but suddenly you issue orders to forbid trading & makes it law. This is preposterous in senseless that these merchant here has wasted 2 years of their time & this had comes to nothing & up in smoke. In this trade they have taken this perilous journey in their crossing the desert order to reach here, isn’t that so? This merchant comes here, it is not only for just tea for their trading, but you allow them to return home empty handed…wouldn’t that be…really….
Feudal lord Yang: Now where did I do anything wrong?
Cartan translate for Deok Man but adds that Deok Man to asked for clemency from Feudal lord Yang & not add fuel into his rage
Deok Man: Don’t heed & listen to his people’s voices & grievances, is a ruler not fit to qualify to rule
Cartan: Deok Man?
Feudal lord Yang: Translate!!!!
Cartan: Don’t heed & listen to his people’s voices & grievances, is a ruler not fit to qualify to rule
Feudal lord Yang: Who say that?
Cartan: He said who say that?
Deok Man: That was written in the books that I had read. I think that if a ruler let his people to suffer is a not a benevolent & great ruler. This will be able to be a tyrant & rule in tyranny of his armies to intimidate his people to succumb. It will never be go down his history as a hero
Feudal lord Yang is in rage as he approach Deok Man from his seat, then squat next to her then show her his famous 2 pieces as he hands it out to Deok Man
Feudal lord Yang: Choose one! If you choose “life” I will let go & give amnesty to everybody here including you but however if you were to choose “death” everybody here all will be executed. What say you then?
Deok Man looks at Cartan for translation
Cartan: He asked you to choose one. If you choose “life” you will live, if it is “death” it will be death
Feudal lord Yang: Look at you urchin (“dou teng”), how daring you are to be in front of me debates the theory of being a ruler? Let me see how much ability you have & how much luck at your side in this. How true is your destiny is depicted in those books’ pages you have read had mentioned? This whether it will able to open you a passage to your survival…choose…Hurry!!!!…Wait are you waiting for….choose!!!!!
Feudal lord Yang uses “dou teng” (Cantonese). It is actually means sprout of the bean shoot or a person that don’t have the maturity or a very young child
Cartan: He asked you to choose quickly
Feudal lord Yang: Hmmm!
Deok Man: Let me see this first, it could be both are crave “death”, then what?
Cartan: She said she doesn’t know whether both of the pieces are crave with “death”, so she want to have a look at the pieces
Feudal lord Yang: This is your destiny & gate, quickly choose
Then So Hwa in her anxiety mumbles His Majesty that she is sorry. Chil Sook hears her. Chil Sook now know who she is. Deok Man choose one
Feudal lord Yang: Open it up & see…open up…
But without revealing it, she swallow the piece.
Feudal lord Yang: What is she doing?
Guards tries to extract it from her mouth but it is gone
Deok Man: Now we shall see the pieces it your Feudal lord’s hand. It is “death’ is left in your hand, then I have swallow the “life”. If it is “life” in yours then I have eaten “death”…So please let us see
Cartan: She said to let her see if it is “life” or “death”
Deok Man: So please let us see…. So please let us see
Feudal lord Yang: Opens to reveal that the piece he has is “death”
Cartan: The piece that is left is “death”. Deok Man had chose “life” we lived
Merchants are happy that they are saved. Deok Man kneels to asked for forgiveness to all of them because it was her fault. Feudal lord Yang asked why did she swallows the piece. Deok Man said she didn’t know, she just want to survive, she begs the lives for her mother & the merchants
Feudal lord Yang: Don’t you fear me?
Deok Man: Of course I am frightened
Feudal lord Yang: This is because you are not smart & ignorance but you have the dexterity courage & talent that you don’t fear or comprehend & storm what is the difference between standards. But you are great that you have divine send of the heavens that don’t daunt you. A man of honour will honour this promise to you, & spare you your life …..let them… all go
Feudal lord Yang walks away. Guards releases the bounded merchants. Deok Man is relief. Now should Deok Man takes some laxative to perch out that piece then from her anus. Deok Man goes to her mother to see whether she is still alright. Chil Sook looks at the distance. So Hwa said she is fine as they embrace each other
In Gyeongju Seorabeol (Silla Royal Palace). King Jinpyeong with his Ministers. Ministers are against his order & begs him to retrieve his order as it is seen impossible. Se Jong is against putting Kim Yong Su as the heir apparent to his throne since King Jinpyeong don’t have any male heir to ascend the throne after him. King Jinpyeong said that he is the son of his uncle King Jinji & the husband to his daughter Princess Cheon Myeong. King Jinpyeong gives an example when Park Yu reign from year AD 4-24, son of Hyeokgeose abdicate the throne in favour of his son in law. Se Jong said that since King Jinji was over thrown, Kim Yong Su is not fit & forfeited his right to be King for the sake of his father’s sin & it is the law of the land that he shall not be able to qualify being King & argues on it. The Minister earnestly asked King Jinpyeong to retract his order
Kim Yong Su was the eldest son of Silla’s 25th ruler, King Jinji. When King Jinji was overthrown, all his family royalty from his line were deemed unfit to rule over the kingdom. This fate was brought down upon Kim Yong Su & later his son Kim Choon Chu. However, he was one of the few remaining Seonggol (royal blood line or Sang réal – royal blood in Old French). He married Princess Cheon Myeong, and since she was too was a Seonggol being the daughter of King Jinpyeong as well, although it also technically 1st cousins; their child, Kim Choon Chu, automatically became Seonggol. In order to survive, he had to demotes himself a jingol (one parent of royal blood but the other not in which is nobility but not royal), the rank that was right below Seonggol. Therefore, he lost his chance of succession in line to the throne to become King, and so did his child, Kim Choon Chu. But has all, no one can denied that his bloodline that he holds is pure even whatever circumstances showed that he is truly a blue blood. However, when all the Seonggol were dead or none to be reckon, somebody with the royal blood in the jingol rank had to succeed the throne. However, Kim Yu Shin supported Kim Choon Chu right to the throne. As a result, Kim Chun Chu succeeded the throne & becomes King Taejong Muyeol
Then Mi Shil comes to the palace & tells that Hwa Rang during the Dano festival had set up a “Bi Jae” for the King to come with his presence is appreciated
Bi Jae is Hwa Rang display their skills.
Dano festival is traditional celebration on the 5th day of the 5th month (lunar calendar). A festival well verse after Shin Yun Bok’s painting
Mi Saeng tell her sister that the King doesn’t have time to come to such festivals. Mi Shil pushes her rank through that as Se Ju (the keeper of royal seals) & Minister can’t come & barge in with deliberation. Mi Saeng shuts up. Se Jong tell Mi Shil that the King Jinpyeong wants to Kim Yong Su to succeed him. Mi Shil said that this is Dano Festival & the King should be confined to this stuffing deliberating about stale politics at the time of such festivity & asked them to disperse from the courts immediately. Mi Shil earnestly invites King Jinpyeong’s presence to Hwa Rang so as not to disheartened the people at Hwa Rang who took a year effort to prepare for this occasion. King Jinpyeong agrees to be present. King Jinpyeong is really cautious when it comes to dealing with Mi Shil. Mi Shil will await King Jinpyeong’s arrive
Mi Shil leaves as Mi Saeng chase after her sister about her behaviour she had inside just now. Mi Saeng is worried that Kim Yong Su was made Dae Deung (Minister) recently only 3-4 months & further to add with his marital ties with Princess Cheon Myeong that he will have a strong footing in the government. Se Jong reminds his sister that King Yong Su’s father, King Jinji was dethroned by them. If King Yong Su ever takes the throne, they will be swells by his waves of fury with vengeance for what they had done, it will be blood shed. Mi Saeng asked who will allow him to be King. Mi Saeng said that the King is not come to his sense after the death of his 3 sons, that he can be in state of coherent mind at the moment. Mi Shil reminds them it is Dano, so less bickering for the day
Hwa Rang is having their games. Boys playing a form of Cuju. It is originate from China but played in Korea, Japan & Vietnam. A popular sport for the army, the royal court & the upper class. The sport took an improvement during the Tang Dynasty with post & nets. Princess Cheon Myeong is watching the events & enjoying as one team scored & celebrate, the goalie is devastated for letting in goal in. Boy showing martial arts kata or poomse exercises. Mi Shil comes in as the people from Hwa Rang greeting Mi Shil with respect as their Wonhwa. Mi Shil asked them not to be too concern about her present & carry on with the events at hand
Wonhwa is the equivalent of a female Captain in Hwa Rang, that has the duties to bring up the young Hwa Rang like a mother or maternal teacher
Then Mi Shil goes to the Cuju & tells them about the finer points of their technique & game. Mi Shil come to the watching stand where Princess Cheon Myeong stood up to greet her. Mi Shil is surprise that Princess Cheon Myeong will come to organise this kind of occasion with such precision, Mi Shil was indeed surprise at her organisation talents. Princess Cheon Myeong said that she was just doing according to the advice Mi Shil gave her. Mi Shil invites her to sit. Mi Shil said that preparation for this events & those in the palace must had been busy for Princess Cheon Myeong. Princess Cheon Myeong doesn’t know what Mi Shil is implying. Mi Shil testing Princess Cheon Myeong that she should be borne a man so she will succeed the throne. Princess Cheon Myeong doesn’t know what Mi Shil is trying to hint. Mi Shil said she will be the next Shin Guk (refer to Silla the country) ruler. Princess Cheon Myeong asked where Mi Shil is leading this conversation to. Mi Shil said that she will be the next Queen. Princess Cheon Myeong is shock. Mi Shil tells that King Jinpyeong has proclaim Her husband Kim Yong Su as heir apparent, which makes her the next Queen. Princess Cheon Myeong has no knowledge of this matter. Princess Cheon Myeong will speak to her father in regards to this matter
Mi Shil said that Princess Cheon Myeong is really dauntingly frightening that able to scheme such a plan under that hidden smiles of her. (Isn’t that the true description of Mi Shil). Mi Shil asked with this auspicious Dano festival what scheme will she use. Mi Shil suggest that maybe Princess Cheon Myeong wants to seize control & take over Hwa Rang. Princess Cheon Myeong denies any plan of scheme on her behalf, she just try to bring out her sincerity in what she does. Mi Shil rebukes her sincerity. Mi Shil said in confidence that Princess Cheon Myeong can scheme all she likes, what is there she can change or alter the present course of events. Mi Shil warns that if Princess Cheon Myeong would want to makes enemies out of her, the she has to contend that Mi Shil will be force to follow her own course. Mi Shil gives quite a threat to Prince Cheon Myeong
Back at the Taklamakan desert. Cartan ask why Deok Man risk her life to save theirs. Deok Man said it is out of kindness. Cartan asked why Deok Man risk her life in stepping out to rescue the merchant & if she dies will the merchant be forever grateful to her. But he said the human are selfish & cruel. Deok Man said if she didn’t do it, they all would have died. Cartan said that it is important to keep to one’s life & don’t care to many on other people’s life or welfare. Deok Man play an importance that all of their life are just as important. Cartan said that it is not so simple as perceive. But Deok Man said those people will never answer in that tone. It may not be simple but those people will give encouragement to just do it. Cartan wonder what are “those people”. Deok Man said those people who are character the book that Cartan gives her tells of the stories of heroism. Cartan scolds her for being so naive. Cartan regret giving her those books to read. Books are books & reality are reality. So Hwa comes to serve & said that Cartan said it true & must reprimand & teach Deok Man properly with the ways of life. So Hwa hits Deok Man’s head
Egyptian Merchant comes & say that it is not true. Deok Man had well & he is forever gratitude to her for saving their lives. Indian Merchant also thanked her. Deok Man was pleased. Egyptian merchant said that Deok Man is really intelligent & witty. Deok Man concur with the praise. The merchant sat down. Cartan in the end praise for doing well. Cartan asked where did Chil Sook go as he notice he is not around. Cartan enquire how Chil Sook came to this parts of the area. Seon Deok gather the merchant ears to related the adventures of Chil Sook order to pursue So Hwa & the infant. Chil Sook comes from the East from Gye Rim that he was a master warrior. Chil Sook from the window looks down on the distance then draws the curtain. The merchant listen tentatively to her story telling. Meanwhile Chil Sook light a candle & goes ransacking & rummage So Hwa things. Then Deok Man talking about how Chil Soo goes to look for the baby in the cave after hearing the infant cries. Then when he reaches the cave, he couldn’t hear the baby cries anymore then Chil Sook search the caves until he found them. Cartan asked why did Chil Sook really wanted to find the maid & the infant. By now Soo Hwa already overhear the familiarity to the story. Deok Man doesn’t know the reason. Meanwhile Chil Sook goes searching. Deok Man continues the story where Chil Sook set fire to smoke them out & with added seasoning of suspense. Deok Man said that the fire set & the smoke form the fire didn’t make the infant cries
Chil Soo found a room as he search he found Deok Man;s baby clothes. So Hwa is shocked as she goes into a slight anxiety attack then asked Deok Man what story is she telling. Deok Man said that the maid was so silly maid without realising that she is jeopardising her own health that she kept the baby from suffering smoke inhalation by administrating mouth to mouth resuscitation
Chil Sook finds the baby clothes & pick it up recalls the clothing as 15 years ago he had hold Deok Man briefly. So Hwa then drag Deok Man to leave immediately as she now know who Chil Sook is. Then while searching further a letter with Moon Noh name on it. This conform it all for Chil Sook. Deok Man doesn’t understand why her mother is so anxious to flee from the place. Deok Man wants to know the reason but only get drag around by a panic freak So Hwa. So Hwa tells that if they don’t flee they will be dead for certain. Deok Man surprise how serious the indication might be that may cause their demise. As they enter their room, Chil Sook calls So Hwa by name. So Hwa collapse & falls in shock seeing Chil Sook had finally able to recognise her. Deok Man queries what is going on here. Chil Sook asked So Hwa whether Deok Man was the infant she was carrying with her. So Hwa denies that Deok man is hers. Chil Sook said that she had fled from Gye Rim to come all the way to this place. Chil Sook tells Deok Man had grown up remarkably well. Deok Man then realise that who she really is. Chil Sook affirms that she is the infant in his story & her mother is the maid. So Hwa tries to deny but is fruitless
Chil Sook tries to catch So Hwa but Deok Man goes to bite his arm to release her mother then pushes him away as they make their escape but So Hwa being clumsy as she is falls. Chil Sook was bother by the push as he approaches them like a stalker. Deok Man goes into the room & lock the door. Chil Sook force the door open. Deok man tries to ambush him but fell flat in the bid to do any damage. Chil Sook pick up Deok Man off the floor by the collar as So Hwa tries to make Chil Sook release Deok Man & then Chil Soo throw Deok Man on to the bed (how conveniently) as So Hwa continues to throw things at Chil Sook. Chil Sook draw his sword & goes for So Hwa. Deok tries to throw a flying dagger, but was successful block away by Chil Sook. Chil Sook goes to Deok Man grab her by the collar & throw her towards So Hwa on the floor. Chil Sook corner them & tells that it had been 15 years that he took in searching for them, now he will complete his mission & return to Gye Rim. Chil Sook takes a candle & go near So Hwa & said that So Hwa was the maid who carrying the infant out from the blazing fire
Deok Man notices a leather waterbag pouch of alcohol then recalls the Egyptian demonstrating how to flame throw. Deok Man takes the water bag & splatter on Chil Sook & ignite his clothes in flames. As Chil Sook tries to put out the fire, Deok man drag her mother to escape. So Hwa show the way. Chil Sook finally put out the fire from his body then goes to look for them. But then the alcohol keep pouring out from the water bag & now igniting the whole room on flames. So Hwa goes to pack a few things & the important things was Moon Noh’s letter. Deok Man could read the character on the letter. Deok Man lead her mother to the trap down on the bed to downstairs but So Hwa being clumsy, alerted Chil Sook to check it out, but Deok Man & So Hwa hiding close by (so close yet so far). Chil Sook leaves after finding nothing a miss. Deok Man they are leave just like that, she suggest to use the trap door again & jump down from upstairs to escape through the traps doors use by the magician. Chil Sook was still on the ground floor before leaving. So Hwa climb the ladder as usual her clumsiness get them found as Chil Sook get alerted his attention. Deok man hurries her mother up the ladder. As Deok Man scale the stairs, Chil Sook caught Deok Man’s leg as Deok man tries to kick him off to release the grip. Deok Man managed to free her leg & locks & latch the trap door as Chil Sook tries to bang the door open & demand they open it (fat hopes). Deok Man & her mother escapes. Then they try to open their room door & find a back draft & the room in flames. So Hwa goes on a panic attack.
Chil Sook hears So Hwa’s screams & comes upstairs & shouts So Hwa’s name. Deok man drag So Hwa to a safe corner & asked how she is. So Hwa ask her not to worry about her & force her to escape without her. Deok man gives So Hwa something to bite to keep her calm. Deok Man asked her mother to wait here for her as she will return to collect her. Deok Man goes to attract Chil Sook to come to her. Then Deok man finds the trap door latch as Chil Sook latches it from under. As she attempts to get the trap door opens, Chil Sook comes closer. So Hwa recalls how King Jinpyeong earnestly beg her to look after & protect her child as they is no one else to help his child except her. So Hwa pluck up the courage & see a sharp object. Deok Man tries to shoot a cross bow but Chil Sook was quick enough to have the door close. Chil Sook points her sword at Deok Man. Chil Sook that all ends here. They can now go back to Gye Rim. So Hwa comes in & see that Chil Sook has a sword in Deok Man’s neck, she rushes & stab Chil Sook with the sharp object . The place similar to where Moon Noh shot his arrow 15 years ago. Chill Sook collapse. So Hwa goes to collect stun Deok Man & leaves, Chil Sook grab Deok Man’s ankle but loses consciousness. So Hwa & Deok Man escapes
People trying to put out the fire. Cartan asked what has happened as Deok Man & So Hwa barely escapes the fire. So Hwa said they must escape but Deok Man said that the Merchants will protect them & stop Chil Sook, but So Hwa insist that she can’t have Chil Sook come near Deok Man. So Hwa drags Deok Man away. The inn has a series of explosion. Chil Sook regains consciousness & straddles out from the inferno inn. So Hwa goes to their Bactrian camel
The Bactrian or Asian camel has two humps in contrast to the single humped Dromedary camel.aka the Arabian camel. It large even toes ungulate with a dark brown, thick, long-haired coat and hard feet which enable it to traverse difficult rocky ground, native to the steppes of then North Eastern Asia. It is depicted in numerous ceramic figurines of the Tang Dynasty. The main laden loader animal of the silk road. Those are in the wild is on the endangered species list as the rest are domesticated
Deok Man is against So Hwa’s idea of escaping to the desert with So Hwa health condition. So Hwa insist on leaving & shouts at Deok Man to mount on the camel. Deok Man obeys. Deok Man puts So Hwa onto the camel. Deok Man leads the camel & flees into the night. Chil Sook loses consciousness & fall on the stairs as the merchant trying to put the fire out as Cartan & other merchant tries to call to Chil Sook to regain consciousness
In the afternoon sun, Deok Man’s camel finally gives up walking & sits down & So Hwa is get throw over. Deok Man goes to her mother as So Hwa insist that they need to proceed on their journey. Deok Man tries to get their camel up on its feet but the camel stubbornly refuses. Deok Man tries to keep So Hwa warm. Deok man ask to find some place for shelter for rest & protect from the weather elements. Deok Man support So Hwa to find shelter. After walking some distance, So Hwa can’t walk any further & collapse. Deok Man spots a cave & asked So Hwa to make it there. So Hwa she has been such a burden of load to Deok Man. Deok Man refuse to left So Hwa cry in the desert. They need to reserve their body fluid. Deok Man decided to piggyback So Hwa. So Hwa ask how can she carry her. Deok Man shouts that So Hwa is her burden of load & asked So Hwa to act like one & commands her to hurry to get on her back. So Hwa obeys as Deok Man carries her mother. Deok Man vows that she will protect So Hwa. So Hwa asked whether she is alright & Deok Man rebuke that all is fine as Deok Man carries her mother towards the cave
Taklamakan is class under a cold desert
Chil Sook regains consciousness as his eyes are bandage. Cartan said that Chil Sook eyes has been damage by the fire & may turn blind, Cartan advice rest for Chil Sook. Egyptian merchant asked what has happened, & the Indian merchant asked where is Deok Man & So Hwa as they are missing. Chil Sook takes the bandages off. Chil Sook said that he must find Deok Man, Cartan wants to know the reason as he can see that they are actually running away from Chil Sook. Cartan wants an explanation. Chil Sook said that it is a misunderstanding as he is her to bring Deok Man back to her father. Cartan is surprise about a father. Indian merchant want to know what Chil Sook said & the Egyptian merchant translate that Chil Sook knows Deok Man’s father. Chil Sook asked which direction they went, Cartan replied he has no knowledge but advice Chil Sook that he is no condition to venture outside. There is a desert sandstorm heading this way. It is too dangerous to go out & look for them
Chil Sook wants to know where they will be heading to. Cartan said they might head to Dunhuang but without the proper gear & equipment they might need to do the crossing, he worried they can’t reached Dunhuang. Chil Sook set off to look for them on horse back. Chil Sook must have GPS as he could navigate in the desert. In the cave, So Hwa asked Deok Man to go to Rome. Deok man asked her mother to rest, before nightfall she will go & get some water from the oasis. So Hwa say that Deok Man knows that So Hwa can’t make the journey in her present condition & asked her to go to Rome. Deok Man said that her mother doesn’t want to go to Rome. So Hwa asked Deok Man to go to Rome with Cartan. Deok Man asked why they need to go to Rome when she said they are Gye Rim people. So Hwa doesn’t allow her to go back to Gye Rim, no matter what. Deok Man asked why & what with Chil Sook. She wants to know what is going on here. Deok Man asked why they can’t go back to Gye Rim. So Hwa answer that her father wanted them to.
Deok Man blurt the name Moon Noh. Deok Man asked whether Gukseon Moon Noh is her father. So Hwa is surprise how Deok Man comes across the name. Deok Man notice the letter she carried with her has the name written on it. So Hwa said that Moon Noh is not her father. Deok Man do know that the dagger is from her father. Deok Man said that her father gave her this dagger & abandon both of them. Deok Man throws the dagger & said he doesn’t need it. So Hwa assures Deok Man that her father didn’t abandon them. Her father will never abandoned her, it is because she has to save her father. Deok Man said how can the world parents will do such an act, that there is no parents who will abandon their children to save themselves. It should be the parent who needs to sacrifice for their children just like what So Hwa did for her. Deok Man learns from Chil Sook’s story how So Hwa save her from smoke inhalation & the result damage her health. Deok Man now know why So Hwa get traumatise by fire with her anxiety attacks. A person that who is so timid for her sake can hold a knife to stab someone. Deok Man asked what did she do for So Hwa, she just open her big mouth to boast & say that she will protect her mother. Deok Man makes So Hwa worries for her & all she does is go out & create troubles & acting like a smart erlect
Now So Hwa tells her that Deok Man should go to Rome & leaves her alone, her mother thinks that Deok would leave her, Deok screams to So Hwa that she will do everything to save her mother. So Hwa opens her arms to embrace Deok Man as Deok Man goes to her & cries in her arms & So Hwa pacify the crying Deok Man. Chil Sook goes looking for So Hwa & Deok man at the desert, then finds their half dead camel on the sand & see foot tracks. Chil Sook manage to find the cave but after scouting & check up on the cave only to find it empty but there was the camp fire still burning. Then So Hwa runs pass then entrance of the cave. So Hwa runs as Chil Sook in pursuit. For a man who had a stab wound, he sure can run. (Great aerial shots, common now to use remote device like remote control helicopter with a mounted camera). After a while, Chil Sook feeling the effect of his wound then as he was about to catch up to So Hwa her clumsiness makes her trip but the ground gave way & makes Chil Sook falls lower, this aggravate his wound & he started to bleeding again. So Hwa takes a hike to run. Each time Chil Sook tries to catch up to her she eluded his grasp. So Hwa with breathing problem, while Chil Sook is straddling with his carried wound
Deok Man goes to an oasis to collect water as So Hwa runs to warn Deok Man to run away from here. Deok Man can only look at her mother as So Hwa runs towards her but tumble down on the way at the sand dune & then lands on the quicksand. Deok Man goes to save her mother but her hand grip is not enough to bring So Hwa up & decided with the rope around her mother as Deok Man desperately pull her mother up & tells So Hwa she will save her, but Deok Man is also slipping in the sand. Then So Hwa thinking it is futile to save her, throw up her package, then takes King Jinheung’s dagger to cut the rope away to release her. Deok Man tells So Hwa to stop. So Hwa asked to run away as So Hwa cuts the rope. Chil Sook comes from the horizon, So Hwa & Deok Man is shock to see him as he approaches them
Mi Shil: His Majesty claims he will proclaim Lord Yong Su as his heir apparent
Kim Yong Su: I shall accept His Majesty’s investiture on me, on my return from the military campaign.
Ha Jong: I shall go as well. I cannot bear to see Yong Su take all the credit!
Se Jong: Going there will only bring his death
Kim Yong Su: I shall destroy & vanquish Baekje and Mi Shil.
Princess Cheon Myeong: Lord Yong Su’s life is on the line. This is nothing but a scheme by Mi Shil
Princess Cheon Myeong: You must… You must survive!!!!!
Deok Man: Mother!
So Hwa: In the desert, you must not squander your tears
Seol Won Rang: Who is he?
Capture: Moon Noh
Cheon Myeong: If it is him, we might redeem control of the Hwa Rang from Mi Shil’s hands
Mi Shil: Are you trying to seize control of the Hwa Rang?
Cheon Myeong: I shall reinstate his position, and make him one of my people.
Mi Shil: You said….it is Moon Noh!!!!
Deok Man: Moon….Noh…. It could be my father’s name but I don’t know if it is
Jook Bang: Do you think that he is the kind of man that meets anybody?!
Deok Man: Do you know Moon Noh…Moon Noh?
............. End Episode. 4 ............