วันเสาร์ที่ 24 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2553

[Episode Summary] Queen Seon Deok (善德女王/ 선덕여왕) - Ep.7




[Storyline] Queen Seon Deok Episode 7.
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Cheon Myeong gets up & finds Deok Man missing then while shouting for her, Deok Man called out to her not to scream & yell. Cheon Myeong goes over the ridge to find Deok Man dangling just by holding a patch of grass. Deok Man asked her to go look for her knapsack &b looks inside. Cheon Myeong finds it & rummage finds a rope. Deok Man asked to pass it down to her. Cheon Myeong asked Deok Man to hold tight while she pulls her with all her might but Cheon Myeong is slipping by the sheer weight & gravity. Deok Man seeing that it is risky asked Cheon Myeong to stand back but Cheon Myeong refuse. Deok Man if the soil erodes further, Deok Man ask Cheon Myeong to save herself as she has done enough then it will bring both of them to their death. Cheon Myeong still insist that it was all because of her that they are in this predicament & she will not give up on Deok Man. Cheon Myeong can’t see herself saving her own life & abandoning Deok Man for the sake of hers. Cheon Myeong shouts that she doesn’t want to because she wants to help Deok man just this once. She wants to save Deok Man, she will try as she said she can’t do it & asked her to hang on. Cheon Myeong struggles to bring Deok Man up & loses her shoe in the process, her hands already bloody blister as the strained tension of the rope is felt. Deok Man left go of the rope & fell to the waterfall below. Cheon Myeong shouts for Deok man who landed in the water. Meanwhile Deok Man struggles to find the surface then asked her mother whether this is the end for her, it had been many times that her mother had saved her, will this look like the end for her. Deok Man recalls that her mother asked her that she must survive no matter what as she sank into the desert quick sand, then how So Hwa stab Chil Sook then gave her mouth to mouth resuscitation as an infant. Deok Man asked her mother to save her this once again. Then asked Deok Man sank deeper & lost consciousness.

So Hwa giving Deok Man mouth to mouth resuscitation as Deok Man regurgitate out water & So Hwa asking her whether she is alright. Deok man is her semi consciousness sees So Hwa beside her as she raise her hands to touches So Hwa’s face as she calls out for So Hwa to find that it was Cheon Myeong calling out to her to asked if she is alright, has she regain consciousness. Deok man gets up & surprise to find Cheon Myeong with her then made an assessment by any chance that Cheon Myeong jump over the ridge as well. Cheon Myeong nods. Deok Man embrace Cheon Myeong for saving her life. Both sister hug each other happy that they are alive as they find solace in each other

Bo Jing leads his team to Yeo Rae temple to attempt to assassinate Moon Noh. Bo Jong reminds his assassin that it is Moon Noh that they are after, his skills in none in comparison, so discreet is their greatest allied for them in their cause. Bo Jong orders his assassin to conceal their faces

Deok Man & Cheon Myeong build themselves a fire as they warm themselves Deok Man finds that Cheon Myeong’s had had blistered. Deok man takes Cheon Myeong’s hand & touches it where Cheon Myeong had instant reaction of pain. Deok Man gives Cheon Myeong her outer coat but Cheon Myeong said that she is fine. Deok Man apologise for leaving her behind at the camp. Cheon Myeong smiles then curiously asked why did Deok Man returned to the camp. Deok Man said he saw the rain & thought she was short change, so came back to boast about. Cheon Myeong asked that Deok Man really knew that it will rain. Deok man said that she think it is due to strong faith. Cheon Myeong asked faith in what. Deok man answer the faith in her mother. Deok Man always feels that her late mother was somehow protecting her. Cheon Myeong asked Deok Man is looking for Moon Noh & asked Deok Man why she desperately needs to find Moon Noh. Deok Man said that she needs to inform Moon Noh about her mother demise & also asked him who is the identity of the man who tried to killed her& also ask him who she really is as well. Cheon Myeong asked whether Moon Noh know of that. Deok Man is sure that watching how her mother reacted to his name, Moon Noh must know something for sure.

Cheon Myeong asked Deok Man to come with her, Deok man asked where are they to go. Cheon Myeong said to meet with Moon Noh, she too have something she must ask Moon Noh herself. Deok man surprise that Cheon Myeong really know where Moon Noh is. Cheon Myeong nods in affirmative & tells Deok Man that he is at Yeo Rae Temple in Sang San. Deok Man said that Cheon Myeong is something that nobody seems to know where his whereabouts were. Cheon Myeong remarked that Deok Man just accuse her just now for a person was a good-for-nothing. Deok man said that they are quite meticulous beings, aren’t they not. Cheon Myeong laughs but anyhow when Cheon Myeong looks at Deok Man, she is always acting like a wench. Cheon Myeong said that Deok man is still dirty as Cheon Myeong tries to clean Deok Man’s face she notice that Deok Man had the same identical birth mark as hers behind her ears. Cheon Myeong show her birth mark to Deok Man. Deok Man said that it is exactly identical. Cheon Myeong mentioned that her father also have an identical one too. Deok Man tells that Cheon Myeong & her must have really been destined to meet. Cheon Myeong takes a closer look as Deok man set off to Yeo Rae Temple. Cheon Myeong just stood there dumfounded on Deok man’s remark of destined to meet as Deok man hurries her along

Bo Jong & his assassin storm Yeo Rae temple like ninjas. They started to slay any monk that come along with curiousity. Then they enters the chamber as the monk cries who they are & get slay by the assassin of all the monks residing there. Monk gave some resistance in fighting with their staff. Bo Jong ends their resistance. Meanwhile Deok Man & Cheon Myeong hand in hand finds their way to Yeo Rae Temple, as they are happy reading the entrance sign. Deok Man tells that this is the place where Moon Noh is. Cheon Myeong invites her to enter. The assassin search but can’t find Moon Noh whereabouts anywhere. As both sister enters they find they are confronted by the assassin who quickly draw swords at them. Bo Jong could recognise & surprise at Cheon Myeong’s presence at the temple. Deok Man kicks the shin of one of the assassin & Cheon Myeong tells Deok Man to make a run for it. Bo Jong order to catch them

Deok Man asked where is Moon Noh but Cheon Myeong she has no knowledge & asked Deok Man to just run for their life then asked question later. Then they make a run follow in pursuit by Bo Jing & his assassin. While running, both girls can really sprint, Cheon Myeong slip & Deok Man asked whether she is hurt. Cheon Myeong picks herself up then hides among the bushes. Assassin lost the sight of then as Bo Jong tells them that they will not have gone far & must find them no matter what it takes. Bo Jong for a moment had his mask off & Cheon Myeong surprise that it is Bo Jong. Bo Jong has close resemblance to Mi Shil. This fact has been confirms by herself before. Assassin finds them after searching & asked them to come out then an arrow shot the assassin. Bo Jong asked who they are. It is Im Jong & his Hwa Rang sends by Kim Yong Chu to Yeo Rae temple to look for Cheon Myeong. As both Im Jong & his men battle it out with Bo Jong & his band of assassin

In the commotion, Deok Man asked Cheon Myeong to leave but Bo Jong sees them running off & gives chase. Im Jong sees Bo Jong in pursue follow as well. While running Cheong Myeong falls again & Bo Jong prepare to shot them with an arrow as Cheon Myeong catches the glimpse of it, Bo Jong shot the arrow miss Cheon Myeong although it graze her arm as she fell tumbling as Deok man shouts no but Bo Jong already had his sword across Deok man’s neck. Im Jong comes & set up an arrow to asked Bo Jong to stop & shoot an arrow at him as he about to strike at Deok man, shot him as he fall he brings Deok man together with him in tumble

News get to King Jinpyeong that Cheon Myeong is missing, reported by Kim Yong Chu. King Jinpyeong is shocked that Cheon Myeong is missing & disappeared near Yeo Rae temple. Kim Yong Chu affirms it. King Jinpyeong demands what has happened & how could Cheon Myeong be anywhere near Yeo Rae temple. Kim Yong Chu reports she went there… to meet Lord Moon Noh. King Jinpyeong is more surprise

Meanwhile the other camp that Mi Shil & Seol Won Rang gets the news that Bo Jong is reported by Seok Bum as missing then in addition that Princess Cheon Myeong was seen at the Yeo Rae Temple. Mi Saeng asked what on earth is happening down here, how can Cheon Myeong appears at Yeo Rae Temple & Im Jong led his Hwa Rang section platoon to attack Bo Jong. Seol Won rang is anxious about his son’s safety as asked Mi Shil for some solution

Mi Shil had the title of Se Ju – she is the keeper of the seals of the royal household or the lady chamberlain or Chief of staff

Se Jong asked for them to ascertain the situation, since it involves both Princess Cheon Myeong &

Bo Jong missing from the same area…Mi Shil asked 2 question from Seok Bum who is reporting, by any chance did Princess Cheon Myeong see Bo Jong’s face

Seok Bum is the leader of Cheon Ryeong In Do; one of the Seorabeol’s 10 elite youth Hwa Rang regiment

Seok Bum report that Bo Jong was in mask disguise, but I cannot be sure or certain of the fact. The next question; Mi Shil want to know how much knowledge does the King know about this incident. Meanwhile King Jinpyeong is brief that the assailant was hit by arrows and fell off a ravine & asked who is responsible for this. Kim Yong Chu assures the King that they are looking for the culprits as they speak. King Jinpyeong is angry that Kim Yong Chu was trying to scheme behind his back that had lead t this mishaps. King Jinpyeong reminds Kim Yong Chu the location of Yeo Rae Temple is in Manno County…& is where Ha Jong & his soldiers are being despatched to evade the upheaval & Kim Yong Chu has send Princess Cheon Myeong to the epic centre of the battle field. Kim Yong Chu apologise for his miscalculation & said that he will personally head to Manno County at once to look for Cheon Myeong.

King Jinpyeong tell him that he will personally embark to Manno county himself to save his daughter. Eul Jae is surprise that Cheon Myeong is missing. King Jinpyeong insist he will go there for himself to look for his daughter. Eul Jae advice that is not wise for king Jinpyeong to leave the palace unattended, not only that Manno County borders with Baekje but is rampant by the disorder from brigands & whatever miscreants have fomented. King Jinpyeong asked Eul Jae that is he telling that King Jinpyeong as a father who just lost his daughter had to sit here quietly stand by & witness as happening unfold before him. Eul Jae still thinks it is not wise.

King Jinpyeong is noted in history that he had great fondness for his daughters

Mi Shil comes hurried to say that she will accompanies in escort the King to Manno County. This is a grave situation & needs attending, so Mi Shil suggest that the palace should be under the Minister of Se Jong & Eul Jae & the king should be rest assures to leave in good hands of the Ministers. Mi Shil had already all preparation for the journey to escort the King Jinpyeong & they can depart as soon as possible. Kim Yong Chu & King Jinpyeong are surprise on Mi Shil sudden interest in Cheon Myeong’s disappearance

Deok man gets up in the bank after falling off from the ravine then finds an injured Bo Jong next to her. He is unconscious. Deok man recalls Cheon Myeong’s fall but assures that Cheon Myeong must had survive & is alive for sure. Deok Man goes to unmasked the unconscious Bo Jong. Bo Jong makes some mumbles & Deok man goes to check his vitals like to see if he is breathing

Meanwhile Kim Yu Shin & his Hwa Rang out at the stream as one of the Hwa Rang claim that the perpetrator is Jook bang for certain. They had found out & learned he is a notorious con artist at the Manno County market. Kim Yu Shin said that he had lost his belt ornament to him & worries how is he going to explain to his father on the matter & to face my father again. One of the Kim Yu Shin’s Hwa rang spots Cheon Myeong lying at the bank of the stream. Kim Yu Shin tries to call Cheon Myeong to regain her consciousness. Kim Yun Shin notice her gazed wound on her arm & asked his Hwa Rang to carry her for medical attention. Hwa rang search Cheon Myeong’s body to find identification but ends up discovery Kim Yu Shin pickpocket belt ornament on Cheon Myeong. Kim Yu Shin is surprise

In Manno Fortress, Kim Seo Hyeon (Kim Yu shin’s father) the Governor of Manno County pays greetings to King Jinpyeong. Kin Jinpyeong concern on how the progress of the search for Cheon Myeong is going on. Kim Seo Hyeon reports that he has sent party to search the whole of Sang San then extended the radius Ga Jam Fortress, also there is additional reinforcement soldiers from In Hol district that will be joining forces with then

Ga Jam is located the Gwesan-gun in Cheong Chung Do

Mi Shil comments that Kim Seo Hyeon is really impudence until it pierces the skies. Mi Shil tries to put charges on Kim Su Hyeon for his lack of virtue & duties as the Governor of this region that had created this grave upheaval, & it is because of that insurrection insurgents rebellion that the Princess had come to harm & may had suffer injuries as well. Kim Seo Hyeon said however there is no sustainable evidence to confirm it was the insurgents’ doing…..so, they can’t aid blame upon them. Mi Shil asked as the Governor Manno County, Kim Seo Hyeon should acknowledge his inadequacy responsibility & should

implored the King’s. Mi Shil suggests that the they should sent the main central guards to subjugate the insurgents. Ha Jong concurs. Ha Jong said that he had to lead Seorabeol’s troops into this god forsaken place & endure the most harrowing of difficulties. Mi Shil reiterates that what if they should fail to find the princess Cheon Myeong or should anything befall upon her, will Kim Seo Hyeon bear & answer for all his misdeeds. King Jinpyeong worries for Kim Seo Hyeon

Ha Jong then laughing & praising his mother that she had frightened Kim Seo Hyeon into turning pale white. Mi Shil get down to business to asked Seol Won Rang to find a suitable candidate amongst thir pool of people to take over as Governor of Manno County.

Although I put the classification as Governor but Kim Seo Hyeon is more like a Sheriff of a county, like the Sheriff of Nottingham although the term is associated with Western movies of the old west that carry a colt revolver



Ha Jong asked whether they are planning to remove Kim Seo Hyeon from his office post. Mi Shil said that they can’t leave Kim Seo Hyeon being entrusted a importance county like Manno. This is their opportunity to as such……Seol Won Rang then interrupts to ask Ha Jong may be excuse & leave the room for a private moment with Mi Shil. Ha Jong is surprise at the request that he has to get out. Seol Won Rang said that he has something private that needs to something to confer with Mi Shil. Ha Jong asked his mother whether he should leave as requested as Mi Shil asked him to leave them in private. Ha Jong leaves with displeasure then Seol Won Rang asked Mi Shil isn’t she not concerned about Bo Jong’s welfare. Mi Shil coldly answer is there any mother who wouldn’t be concerned about her son. Mi Shil assures Seol Won Rang that they can obviously openly announce that he is missing so she ordered Seok Bum to secretly go searching for him.

Deok man pounding medicine for Bo Jong’s wound as she tries to dress the wound. Deok Man tells the unconscious Bo Jong that he can’t die as he needs to tell his identity & what & he had done & where is Moon Noh, Bo Jong must tell her. Meanwhile the unconscious Cheon Myeong recalls the incident at yeo Rae temple where she finds that Bo Jong has the same eyes as Mi Shil who told her to run away from her destiny as the Gaeyang’s keeper & abandoned her trifling delusions & run far away from her destined fate. Recalls Kim Yong Su dies by arrow. Cheon Myeong wakes up from her nightmare & find herself being tied up although her wounds are taken care of. Cheon Myeong calls for attention & the door opens. Kim Yu Shin looks & approaches her. Kim Yu Shin asked she has regain consciousness & Cheon Myeong wants to know who he is & asked to untie her. Kim Yu Shin said he found his belt ornament among her clothes. Cheon Myeong doesn’t have knowledge of it as it doesn’t belong to her. Kim Yu Shin said of course it doesn’t belong to her since the thing was stolen from him & searching for it. Cheon Myeong was surprise. Kim Yu Shin asked how she came about carrying this on her clothes



Cheon Myeong has no knowledge. Cheon Myeong looking of Kim Yu Shin upbringing & manner knows he had come from a gentry lineage & why he is being so rude to her. Cheon Myeong orders Kim Yu Shin to untie her. Kim Yu Shin demands if she doesn’t explain this & how it came about, he shall let the authorities deal with you. Cheon Myeong shouts at Kin Yu Shil for being insolent. Kim Yu Shin tells Cheon Myeong that How vivacious in temper for a mere thief. Kim Yu Shin doubt whether she is indeed a religious Buddhist nun & which temple is she attached a lodge with. Cheon Myeong asked that Kim Yu Shin bring her to Governor Kim Seo Hyeon in Manno County. The Governor can confirm her identity. Kim Yu Shin asked for Cheon Myeong’s name & who she is. Cheon Myeong will reveal to him when he brings her to see Governor Kim Seo Hyeon. Kim Yun Shin is angry that Cheon Myeong can mentioned his father’s name in vain. Cheon Myeong as they is not time to waste on squabbles. Kim Yu Shin said it is of course but only once their practice session is complete, he will take to the local authorities. Kim Yu Shin practices until 1,000 the started on 1001 as Cheon Myeong demands how much longer is he going to carry on practice, then Kim Yu Shin carry on until almost 9,925. Cheon Myeong by now looking exhausted in waiting then Kim Yu Shin pause as Cheon Myeong is happy that all is over when Kim Yu Shin counts again from 1

Cheon Myeong demands what he is trying to do, didn’t he almost hit that apparatus almost 10,000. Kim Yu Shin said that that final moment his resolve abandoned my heart. Cheon Myeong asked Kim Yu Shin who is ever going to look through find out about your heart; it was easily enough to have carry on & reached his goal of 10,000. Kim Yu Shin said whether or not anyone will knows does not concern me but however it is because that he is fully aware of it. Cheon Myeong asked this is how he leads this so called the kind of leadership skill that he employed to lead his your fellow elite youth Hwa Rang. Cheon Myeong criticize that Kim Yu Shin is likely neither perceive in having good insight or just being seen as dexterous. He might demean himself exalted flair in this set up of meagre outfit, but is due to his clan must be
of unremarkable lineage. If he had ambition to aspire to be Seorabeol’s Hwa Rang, Cheon Myeong said that Kim Yu Shin can’t accomplish half of what the Seorabeol Hwa Rang easily could but since he is their leader, he must show them something, so what he had chose is righteousness and honesty, is that all she see him doing. Kim Yu Shin doesn’t have an answer & Cheon Myeong guess that she is correct. Kim Yu Shin must be only excuse that unintelligent mind of his…could scheme to impress his fellow Hwa Rang.

Kim Yu Shin said that he know of no evasion of excuses but merely trying to live in sincerity. Then Cheon Myeong recalls that she said the exactly same sentence to Mi Shil that she knows no evasion of excuses. Cheon Myeong repeats the same answer Mi Shil gave to her that those sincerity doesn’t concern her & engage in all the subterfuges as she may wish & what will that able to possibly change. Cheon Myeong said that Kim Yu Shin shall remain nothing but a Hwa Rang in this meagre outfit, even you call this sincerity, but what could possibly change. Kim Yu Shin answer her that everything will it is because living in sincerity shall at least change his life, the least he will change & then the rest shall change as well. Kim Yu Shin said that is what …he believe. Kim Yu Shin continues with his count of hits. Cheon Myeong sat down as the stubborn Kim Yu Shin practise his hits

Meanwhile Bo Jong turns for the worst, having a running fever & vomiting blood as his wound turn sceptic. Deok man tells Bo Jong that he can’t died just yet, then she went out to get medical attention from a physician but was chase away as Deok man begs him this once to help her. The physician said it is Deok man’s problem that he can do house call in this late of the night without being paid a penny. Deok Man said she will pay him later & shout that someone is dying here but the physician had none of it & rake it as whatsoever & asked Deok man to leave his clinic then Deok man notice Joo Bang as he about to pick pocket someone’s pocket & caught his in the act. Joo Bang asked looks who we have here & asked whether she enjoy meeting with Moon Noh. Deok Man said that she didn’t see Moon Noh & demands her ornament back as he has con her with direction to Moon Noh. Joo Bang said that they were just kidding around & jesting with her, & nothing more. Deok Man said it is just a jest then start shouting that she found a swindler & shouts that Joo Bang is a swindler

Joo Bang shut her mouth up & drag her away. Go Do appease the situation as just a joke & playing around & asked them to carry on with their trading. Joo bang asked what is Deok Man trying to do now. Joo Bang asked her to shut her mouth up. Deok man begs for her gold ornament back. Joo Bang said they are brimming with debts, think they would still have that. Goo Do asked Joo Bang to leave as they are people after them. Joo Bang tells that do Deok Man even realize whom they are dealing with, while she still have the chance; get going, before Joo bang threatened to feed her to the ravens. Deok Man said she can’t as she needs her gold ornament back. Joo Bang pushes her away. Deok Man said she must find a physician there is someone who is going to die, Go Do & Joo bang turn around as Deok Man begs for them to return her gold ornament

Joo bag asked whether someone got hurt. Joo Bang went to look Bo Jang where he sterilise the knife in coals to extract the arrow head out as he sizzles through the skin to bring it out. Deok Man asked if Joo Bang does he even know what he is doing there. Joo Bang tells that his temple name might be Joo Bang but before he took holy order in the secular world his name was Hwa Ta



Hwa Ta is Korean for Hua Tuo, renowned Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220AD) physician. Hua Tuo is a famous physician of the Han Dynasty who is so widely respected that his name and image adorn numerous products e.g., as a brand name for acupuncture needles and for medicated plasters and a set of frequently used acupuncture points called Hua Tuo’s Jiaji, lining (jia) & spine (Ji ). He is known for the early Qi gong exercise set known as the frolics of the five animals, in which one imitates the actions of tigers, deer, bears, apes, and birds; these practices were later incorporated into various health promoting martial arts practices, such as taijiquan. His name is always mentioned in relation to surgery, as he was considered the first surgeon of China, and one of the last famous surgeons of ancient China. He has been compared, in this regard, to Jivaka of India, a celebrated physician in India, who lived at the time of Buddha (about 500 B.C.) and was renowned for surgery, but had no significant successors until the modern era when surgery was reintroduced by Western doctors. Legends of Hua Tuo’s work are mentioned in historical novels, such as Romance of the Three Kingdoms and Taiping’s Comprehensive Anthology of Stories. It was a tradition in the past that when a patient had recovered due to the efforts of a competent physician, the family would present a congratulatory board to the doctor inscribed with the words: A reincarnate Hua Tuo.

Joo bang throw the bloody arrow head at Deok Man as scary thing. Deok Man said to give her a break if he is Hwa Ta then she can be Pyeongjak

Pyeongjak is Korean name for Bian Que, legendary pioneer of Chinese medicine from 5th Century BC Bian Que, also named Qin Yue Ren, lived in Bohai the present Renqiu City, Hebei Province during the Spring and Autumn and the Warring States Period (BC476-221). He was accomplished in curing all diseases, which made him a famous doctor of the period and an outstanding representative of Pre-Qin medicine. Owing to his magic hand in restoring people’s health comparable to the legendary doctor Bian Que, the later generations then honoured him the same title. Bian Que had an open mind and was curious and assiduous in studying medical skills at a young age. He put his experience in medical treatment into practice for common people and practiced medicine around the states to free people from illness and suffering. His skilled diagnosis and remedies were recorded in Records of the Grand Historian. He was a master in many fields, including medicine, surgery, gynaecology, paediatrics and ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology, with his treatment methods ranging from stone-needle acupuncture, acupuncture and moxibustion, massage, decoction to heat-ironing with Chinese medicine. Bian Que’s medical viewpoints and treatment skills served as a proof that the medical science during the Spring and Autumn (BC 722-481) & the Warring States Period was growing mature onto a progressive track free from the bondage of witchcraft and theology. Moreover, Bian Que also contributed a lot to the emergence of the unique pulse-taking diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Go Do said that this true, Joo Bang is best in the world for 3 things; Medicine, running away…Jo Bang throws the bloody cloth at Go Do to shut him up for saying nuisance. Joo Bang asked Deok man not to just sit there, & go prepare the medicine tonic. Go Do throws the packet of medicine at Deok Man as Deok Man obeys the self proclaim Physician Hwa Ta Orrishin. Joo Bang while looking through the wound finds that Jo bang has a nice ring on his finger. Jo Bang comes out while Deok Man brewing the tonic outside as Joo bang tells her that it happened because of the arrow head’s poison had reacting with his flesh, but he managed to removed all the poison, so he will soon regain his conscious. Go Do said if it wasn’t for Joo Bang’s skill Jo Bang would already be roaming the netherworld, does she. Deok man sneer at the statement. Joo Bang said that they had done what they are supposed to. Deok Man said that Joo Bang paying patronage for a mere few bruises. Jo Bang said that that is more than made up payment for the gold ornament. Deok man agree to the barter. Joo Bang leaves & Go Do leave words that the medicine are expensive & need careful handling in brewing. Joo Bang hits Go Do’s head to asked him to get along. Deok man then finds Joo Bang acting suspiciously then realise that they might had stolen something from Bo Jong. Deok Man goes to check on Bo Jong to find that his ring is missing. Deok Man knew this would happen & shout to return the ring

Joo Bang & Go Do running from Deok Man finally evaded her annoying pursuit. Go Do wants to know what they had got from Bo Jong while Joo Bang wants to catch a breather. Then the market everybody spread the news that Whomever can find the princess…will be generously rewarded. They’re paying in silver taels, so they are rushing to go & see. Joo Bang & Go Do follows the crowd. Im Jong explained the description of Princess Cheon Myeong & asked the crowd to listen well that anyone volunteering to join

the search for the Princess…shall be rewarded with a gobbet of silver. Go Do amaze by the reward. Im Jong continues that anybody is skilled in tracking & well verse in the topography of the region should gather & enlist their names & take their payment.

Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chu is oversees the distribution. Kim Seo Hyeon said he fear for the Princess’ safety & welfare that she may has suffer difficulties than he is worried about his own safety. Kim Yong Chu said that the search parties had now escalated in a grander scale of search that it is most certain that she will be found. Kim Seo Hyeon said she must be found no matter what it may be. Go Do asked to joined for the search but Jo Bang think that the payment is to meagre. Joo Bang showed the ring that He had stolen from Bo Jong, that Joo Bang said that in his 10 years of Buddhist life he had never come across before have he seen a ring gleaming with such splendour. Joo bang estimates that it should fetch the price at least get 1 or 2 taels of gold for this. Joo Bang asked Go Do to come along & Go Do asked where are they heading to. Joo Bang slaps his head of course to go & sell the ring, he knows of a place

Seok Bum is out to search for Bo Jong & asked his men to that they must be particularly be caution & not be conspicuous & be detected by anyone. Joo Bang & Go Do over hear Seok Bum talking as he reminds them & repeat the description of Bo Jong who went missing Yeo Rae Temple in Sang San. He is aged fifteen, wearing black garments, approximately six “cheok” tall, with thick eyebrows. He might have suffered external wounds, so caution must be take care, whoever finds his whereabouts is rewarded with 30 nyang of gold

“Cheok” is actually measurement of “feet” it makes Bo Jong about 180cm

He might have suffered external wounds,

Crowd mumbles that it is worth 30 nyang in reward. Seok Bum said no matter who finds any find any clue must report back to us immediately. Jo bang asked to leave, but Go Do said that they are suppose to sell the ring but Joo Bang has a better plan that this is going to be 30 nyang in gold. GO Do said what are they going to look for that person now to get the reward. Joo Bang asked Go Do to use that brain of his over the matter at hand. Joo Bang describes aged fifteen, black garments….6 feet “cheok” tall. Thick eyebrows. & asked Go Do who comes to mind. Go Do realise is that person who Deok Man had save & the proximity not to mentioned that it is near Yeo Rae Temple in Sang San…Joo Bang is convince that that is the person that Deok Man is nursing. Joo Bang leaves for Deok Man

King Jinpyeong is upset over the result that they could you fail to find any clue on Cheon Myeong whereabouts. Kim Yong Chu reports that they not only despatched all soldier in the county, but also had employed volunteers to help the search from amongst the people. Kim Seo Hyeon said that he also requested reinforcements, from Gwan Mun Hyeon (District) so…Mi Shil reiterate that how are they going to expect to find that Princess with such meagre resources. Mi Shil trying to show Kim Seo Hyeon incompetent in handling matters. Mi Shil said that there are 500 soldier from the Central Guard that is already making its way here. Seol Won Rang added that in addition to Gwan Mun Hyeon District, he also requested reinforcements from Sang Nak County and Su Ju Hyeon (District)

Gwan Mun Hyeon is the present Mung Yeong

Sang Nak County is the present Sangju city in Gyeongsangbuk Do. Sangju’s nickname is “Sam Baek” (“Three White Things”), representing three agricultural products in which it abounds: rice, silkworm cocoons, and dried persimmons. Sangju has played an important role in much of Korean history. It first emerges after the Silla conquest of the area, in which minor states such as Goryeong Gaya (in Hamchang-eup) and Sabeol-guk (in Sabeol-myeon) were subjugated. The dates at which these conquests occurred are open to dispute, but it is apparent that the area was under firm Silla control by 505, and probably for some time before then. Under Silla, the fortress of Sangju was one of the nine ju, or provincial administrative units, into which the portions of the kingdom near Gyeongju were divided. It played a critical role in regulating traffic along the east-west transit route which connected the Han River valley in the west (which Silla acquired in 553) with Gyeongju area. It would have been the first major city that Buddhist missionaries from Goguryeo would have reached when travelling down from Haneuljae Pass in the 6th century

Su Ju Hyeon district is the present Yecheon also a county in Gyeongsangbuk do. It is located at the northern end of the Silla Dynasty & name Su Ju then was rrenamed as Yecheon-gun with Yeongan (Pungsan), Anin, Gayu (Sanyang) and Eunjeong (Sang Ri, Ha Ri) it was subordinated in 757 (during the 16th year of King Gyeong Deok, of Silla Dynasty). It also has a lot of temples built during the Silla period Yong Mun Sa Temple, Myeong Bong Sa temple & Bo Mun Sa temple. Bo Mun Sa temple is the one of the oldest temple today. It also had a famous scholar who studied here, Daesan Jeong Yak Yong architect of Hwaseong Fortress

Mi Shil asked Kim Seo Hyeon to step aside & let them handle the matter. Mi Shil suggests that they allow the search to be assign to Ha Jong to conduct. Ha Jong whisper that this search needs his leadership skills. Seol Won Rang displeased with his remark. Mi Shil said they will reform the present soldiers’ composition, & expand the search from Sang San to Mount Tae Yang if need be.

Kim Yu Shin bring Cheon Myeong to hand over to local authorities as Cheon Myeong tell them she is just a woman who is able to kill, or find a way to escape from them & asked them to release her bondage. Kim Yu Shin said that it is common practice that caught thieves must be gag & bound. Cheon Myeong said that when they see the Governor she make sure he pay for this. Kim Yu Shin turns around & stare at Cheon Myeong & asked if she doesn’t keep silence, he is force to use drastic measure to see that it is done

Then at the market square, King Jinpyeong personal eunuch gathered the crowd to listen to him as he explained Princess Cheon Myeong last seen description, where she went missing near Sang San & she is wearing Buddhist Nun’s robes. If anyone finds her will be rewarded with 20 nyang in gold from the King. The eunuch asked them to hasten the find for the princess as the crowd astonish by the size of the rewards given. Eunuch leaves as the crowd reads the notice board. They comment that the reward money is 20 nyang gold & personally given by the King, if the find the Princess then their lives will change for the better. One of them said if he put his own daughter in Nun’s robes, will she looks like the description

Kim Yu Shin comes & shouts what is all this commotion about as the crowd pave a path for Kim Yu Shin t read the board. Cheon Myeong is surprise that the description on the board is her. Kim Yu Shin is surprise that the princess is missing that it will be terrible…for his father must be grave concerned. One of the Hwa rang reads that she is 5 & the half cheok tall, went missing near the river banks of Sang San & the last seen was wearing Buddhist nun’s robes…then they realise that the person they have caught is Princess Cheon Myeong. Kim Yu Shin looks thoroughly at her as Cheon Myeong know very well that her identity is known & now has the upper hand that Kim Yu Shin had been insolent towards her, then politely asked Cheon Myeong….

Kim Yu Shil: Are you… by any chance…

Cheon Myeong: What?

Kim Yu Shin: That princess…Your Highness

Cheon Myeong smirks so to say so it seems so.

Cheon Myeong: Oh?

Cheon Myeong comes running to see King Jinpyeong as King Jinpyeong is glad to see his daughter return safely. Mi Shil is shock that it meant their plans are foil to usurp Kim Seo Hyeon . Kim Jinpyeong comes & embraces his daughter that she had come back safely. Cheon Myeong apologise that she had made her father suffer in great distress on the their 1st encounter after a year of absence & seek his forgiveness. King Jinpyeong fondly scolds his daughter “You wretched little wench” as he embrace her daughter in longing. Mi Shil in her mock charade tells how glad she is that bringing Cheon Myeong back in safety & health, they must be forever be grateful to the heavenly gods. Cheon Myeong looks at the Mi Shil’s fake mask. Seol Won Rang adds congratulations for the return of Cheon Myeong. Ha Jong extend his Congratulations.

King Jinpyeong tell his daughter that they are came here to look & find her. Cheon Myeong bow in thanks. Cheon Myeong stares at Mi Shil & finds that the assailant that was after her had her eyes & confirmed her suspicious. Kim Yu Shin waiting outside the gate as the eunuch asked him to enter as his presence is wanted. Kim Yu Shin enters thinking to face the music after mistreating Cheon Myeong. Cheon Myeong had already changes to her princess attire. Kim Yu Shin kneels before the King & tells how foolish ineptitude had caused…but Kin Jinpyeong asked him what is your rank of Hwa Rang, & who are he. Kim Yu Shin mentioned his background as the first lord of Shinju, who repelled King Seong of Baekje during the Gwan San Fortress battle, General Kim Mu Ryeok was his grandfather & he is the 2nd descendant…King Jinpyeong makes the calculation that Kim Yu Shin is Lord Seo Hyeon’s son. Kim Seo Hyeon confirm that the person before him is indeed his son

Cheon Myeong looks at a rather frightened Kim Yu Shin. King Jinpyeong asked what is his name as Kim Yu Shin & introduce that he is the Hwa Rang in charge Yonghwa Hyangdo (Band of the Dragon Flower Tree Youth Corps). King Jinpyeong is pleased to see Kim Yu Shin & asked him to step forward as Kim Yu Shin step forward. Cheon Myeong notices that Bo Jong is not among the people present. King Jinpyeong thanked with his deepest gratitude of his efforts. Kim Yu Shin is shocked at the King’s praise. Cheon Myeong tells her father if it wasn’t for Kim Yu Shin, nobody will know what could had happened to her. Cheon Myeong shall forever owe him her life. Kim Yu Shin is shocked that he is now been declare as the person who rescue Cheon Myeong instead. King Jinpyeong said that not to mention the fact that King Jinpyeong is his older sister Princess Man Myeong’s son. The King Jinpyeong whelms in great happiness to have know the fact. King Jinpyeong asked Kim Yu Shin to raise any request at once if he have any, he will most pleased to grant it for him

Historically some said that Princess Man Myeong was King Jin Heung’s daughter or she was the daughter of King Jin Heung younger brother, in which makes her the Aunt to King Jinpyeong, but I assume they wanted to minimise that the complication of the family genealogy, so we don’t had to be bother with complex family history of the Silla household. It is the same treatment that Kim Yong Su & Kim Yong Chu is said to be cousin to Princess Cheon Myeong & not historically the cousin to King Jinpyeong

Kin Y u Shin tells the King that he doesn’t have the right to ask anything from the King. It is his stupidity s whims prohibited & failed him in recognizing the princess…Cheon Myeong interrupts that despite not knowing her identity, Kim Yu Shin self effortless rescued me from the claws of death. Kim Yu Shin is shocked as King Jinpyeong praise Kim Yu Shin as being openly rendering in judgement & have great insight. King Jinpyeong pass the praise to Kim Seo Hyeon that his son had made him proud. Kim Seo Hyeon thanked King Jinpyeong’s appraisal for his son.

Cheon Myeong has a request to ask from the King Jinpyeong. King Jinpyeong asked what it may be. Cheon Myeong said that Kim Yu Shin is effortlessly devout himself to practice…and preparing to serve for battle. Cheon Myeong reiterates that they has lost countless young Hwa Rang to wars, including her husband & she felt abased & humiliate to have hid & concealed her remorse & confined herself with the ground of a temple. Cheon Myeong stared at Mi Shil as she states her statement that from now onwards she never again will run away from her responsibility & she will return to the palace, & resume her position as proprietor of the Hwa Rang. Everybody is surprise at Cheon Myeong’s declaration. King Jinpyeong is most pleased with Cheon Myeong return to her rightful place. Cheon Myeong affirms it as Cheon Myeong request that to permits her to to enlist Kim Yu Shin as part of her Hwa Rang’s regiment, & accept Kim Seo Hyeon’s kinsmen to move to the capital Seorabeol. Cheon Myeong stares at Mi Shil then look at Kim Yu Shin

In the private meeting, Mi Shil is against the request. She is glad that seeing Cheon Myeong unhurt & her announcement that she has return to the palace, is indeed with jubilation news but however, accord Kim Seo Hyeon’s kinsmen the chance to live in the capital…is out of the question. Cheon Myeong insist that Mi Shil is trying to imply that she will not acknowledge & deprive her benefactor who had save her life merit of service. King Jinpyeong could see that her daughter showing definitive challenges at Mi Shil. Mi Shil tries to talk some sense that she could I ever dare to not said otherwise & she certainly acknowledge his merit of service. Mi Shil tries to justify her stand why she is oppose to it. Cheon Myeong know very well Kim Seo Hyeon had violated the Silla’s social customs & & moral principals by engaged in conjugal ties with Princess Man Myeong

Kim Seo Hyeon marrying Princess Man Myeong but he is from the royal household of Gaya, annexe by Silla but they hold aristocrat status in Silla society

Mi Shil reminds that Queen Sado had prohibited Kim Seo Hyeon from ever returning to the capital. Cheon Myeong also reminds that only concerns the matter pertaining to the royal household. Cheon Myeong has given her consent & Mi Shil has no need not interfere with the royal household matter as it is none of her concern even as Seju. Mi Shil tells that on the contrary as the position of Seju she strongly oppose Mi Shil said that should Governor Kim have promptly dealt with the insurgents, nothing would have happened in Yeo Rae Temple.




Queen Sado is King Jin Heung’s consort

Cheon Myeong tells that the incident at Yeo Rae Temple has nothing to do in relation with the insurgents. Mi Shil said that the remnants of the insurgents Lord Ha Jong was sent to take out in the expedition …committed the kills in Yeo Rae Temple, Mi Shil queries it has nothing to do with it. Cheon Myeong insist it is not so. Mi Shil probe on how Cheon Myeong may know. Cheon Myeong hesitant but then tells that she was in the midst that she was amongst the insurgents. Mi Shil asked whether she was

abducted by them. Cheon Myeong said she was not because they didn’t know her identity that she was a princess. Mi Shil said that this is something they cannot know with certainty in the fact. Cheon Myeong said that anyhow…these people are merely refugees suffering from a long prolong war,& trying maintaining a survival existence. Mi Shil tells that … insurgents are all just common people, at the beginning. But those so called common people will muster a few heedless excuses & refuse to pay their taxes then they abandoned their duties & take arms to rebel & eventually fight against the authorities. That is what insurgents do. In addition kidnapping a princess to all that, would a few kills at Yeo Rae Temple be too much a question. Cheon Myeong defend that it is not the truth that the insurgent were not responsible for what had happened at the temple. Mi Shil asked then who is responsible

Cheon Myeong recalls asking to speak to Kim Yong Chu in private. Cheon Myeong queries that she had been looking for some time that she only seen Seok Bum, but there is no trace of Bo Jong anywhere. Kim Yong Chu reports that in Mi Shil’s camp There are suspicious movements & activities, now that Cheon Myeong had brought the subject up that Seol won Rang’s men are looking for someone. Cheon Myeong guessed that by then it could it be Bo Jong whom they are looking for. Kim Yong Chu is surprise.

Mi Shil insist to know who the person responsible for the massacre at Yeo Rae Temple or Cheon Myeong to give her the answer who is perpetrator. Cheon Myeong asked that she cannot seem to find Bo Jong’s whereabout. Mi Shil is taken aback slightly & asked what is Cheon Myeong implying. Cheon Myeong asked Mi Shil whereabout of Bo Jong. Mi Shil asked why the sudden curiousity in looking for Bo Jong. Mi Shil tells that he left on an excursion. Cheon Myeong queries to where Bo Jong has gone to. Mi Shil gave a quick answer of Sam Nyeon San Gun. & asked why is Cheon Myeong asking

Samnyeonsamgun is the presently Boeun County (Boeun-gun) is a county in Chungcheongbuk do. The famous Beopjusa temple is located here. Beopjusa one of Korea’s oldest and greatest Buddhist temples, founded in 553 C.E., has been active for more than 1400 years. The name of the temple means “Buddha stays here.” Situated on the slopes of Songnisan (‘renouncing the world’) mountain (within Songnisan National Park), at times during its history Beopjusa has been home to more than 3,000 monks. Since the eighth century, the temple has been designated as central temple for worship and teaching of the Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of the future who will return to save the world. In recent times, Beopjusa has become known for its 33-meter-tall gold statue of the Maitreya Buddha



Cheon Myeong thinks that… the man she saw at Yeo Rae Temple was Bo Jong. King Jinpyeong is surprise as Mi Shil cold repeats that Bo Jong is somewhat involved with the incident that happened at the temple & asked that what Cheon Myeong is implying. Mi Shil asked whether Cheon Myeong will take responsibility for such accusations. Cheon Myeong demands to summon Bo Jong to see if he indeed is at Samnyeonsamgun, it will only that a day by horse ride to reach the capital. If then Cheon Myeong said that her misunderstanding & mistake on her part would satisfied & disperse. Mi Shil confidently said she will certainly do that. Cheon Myeong gives Mi Shil until tomorrow to produce Bo Jong. Mi Shil said there is no question to that matter. Cheon Myeong warns that if Bo Jong should failed to appear from his summon. Mi Shil said that he will most certain make his appearance. Cheon Myeong said she is sure it will be done. Cheon Myeong now dares Mi Shil to produce Bo Jong to her

Mi Shil returns & tell that Cheon Myeong has threw down the challenge with criticism on their authority. Ha Jong is surprise that Cheon Myeong has done that. Mi Shil said there is no time to waste. Mi Shil said if her son, Bo Jong is to survive they must find him at all cost by tonight if need be spare no effort nor show any scruple & whatever it takes to find him. Mi Shil is upset over Cheon Myeong provoke to her authority

Joo Bang goes & see Bo Jong on a clearer look to meet the description as prescribe. Go Do describe his eyebrows are quite thick then he is wearing black cotton garments, Joo Bang said he must be around six cheok tall. Deok Man thinks that Joo bang & Go Do is a nice spectacle to be reckon with. Joo Bang asked where did Deok Man find him but Bo Jong coughs. Joo Bang drags Deok Man out & asked that she brought Bo Jong here from that valley in Sang San. Deok Man is more interest that have Bo Jong ring return from Joo Bang. Joo Bang said that that matter of the ring is not the problem now but they are talking about 30 gold nyang. Go Do said with that 30 gold nyang; that much money, they can get 30 of those rings, & pay all our debts. Deok Man doesn’t want to know about their scheme. Joo Bang said that everybody is looking for princess has cause an uproar riot, on the other hand someone had in stealth discreetly sent a team to find that Bo Jong. Go Do said that the princess is worth 20 nyang whilst that Bo Jong is worth 30 nyang



Deok Man ponders on the matter that the search is done in stealth & had sent a team to find him. Joo Bang advertise that Bo Jong is worth 30 nyang & more expensive than the princess. Go Do shouts had already told Deok Man many times that it is 30 nyang. Joo Bang slaps Go Do to keep his voice down as Bo Jong might hear them. Joo Bang split the rewards for 80/20 odd. Deok Man thought to herself about the stealth method of finding Bo Jong discreetly. Joo bang increase the odds 70/30 then Joo Bang increase to 60/40. Deok Man asked who will be looking for Bo Jong. Joo Bang said it is nothing that concern with them. Deok Man said that it is important to her, she needs to find out who send him to do that…Joo Bang wants to do know what did Bo Jong did. Deok Man said it is none for him to know. Deok Man asked that if they find out who then they can keep the whole 30 nyang reward. Joo Bang & Go Do asked whether it is true. Deok Man asked if they know who send Bo Jong. Go Do had no idea & asked if Joo bang knows. Joo Bang slaps his head to asked if Go Do had no idea what make he think that Joo Bang have any idea or clue. Deok Man thought of a plan for them to have the gold & she will have the information. Joo Bang asked how is it going to be done. Deok Man whisper her plans

Joo Bang & Go Dong goes to Seok Bum with the information of Bo Jong whereabouts finds out Is that true? Joo Bang plays hard to get that Seok Bum doesn’t have any trust in their information, so it is a pity & plan to take leave as Seok Bum asked them in desperation where is Bo Jong. Joo Bang fishes to asked why would he just trust their promises & tell them Bo Jong’s whereabouts. Go Do concurs that this information is worth 30 nyang (taels) in gold. Joo Bang asked that he must meet & see the gold, & who will reward us. Go Do also need verify whether there indeed really the 30 nyang. Seok Bum said that if this should this turn out to be a lie…Joo Bang takes Go Do’s hand & barter to sacrifice Go Do arm in as a collateral. Seok Bum wants them to pay with their lives.

Joo Bang & Go Do meets with Seol Won Rang as Seok Bum announce that they are the people. Seol Won Rang warns Joo Bang & Go Do should they lied to him then Joo Bang introduce Bo Jong’s clothes in which caught Seol Won Rang by surprise. Joo Bang informs that Bo Jong is seriously injured. Seol Won Rang anxious to know how serious are the wounds. Go Do said they had both a lot of medicinal herbs & had used to save Bo Jong….that were quite expensive, as Joo Bang nods in confirmation. Seol Won Rang anxiously asked whereabouts of Bo Jong

Joo Bang said that it’s not like they are here asking for a gold nyang….. but, since they too have their own reasons…. Seol Won Rang asked them not to be worried & asked the whereabouts of Bo Jong. Joo Bang asked to let them see the gold first & foremost as they had promise to live up to their part of their bargained as Joo Bang wants to see the gold. Go Do said he too first show them the gold. Seok Bum showed them the chest of gold. Joo Bang & Go Do are happy as Seol Won Rang asked Bo Jong whereabouts

Meanwhile King Jinpyeong learns from Cheon Myeong that in Yeo Rae Temple’s assailant was indeed really Bojong. Cheon Myeong said she can’t be say with certainty, at first watching Mi Shil initial reaction to the news it confirm her suspicion that it was indeed Bo Jong. Cheon Myeong said even if it was indeed Bo Jong that she had seen; there is no way she have the evidence proof the incident at the temple was of his doing. But the moment she asked Mi Shil to summoned Bo Jong before her, Mi Shil at once express anxiety to the matter. The Mi Shil she had come to know…would never express anxiety show over petty matter like this. King Jinpyeong said that she has send her son to do such a grave mission &

there was shocked to hear that her son was seriously hurt during the process. It is obviously a natural reaction. Cheon Myeong affirms it. Kim Yong Chu reported that Im Jong shot an arrow at someone donning a mask when he saved Cheon Myeong. Kim Yong Chu is most certain that the person in question is Bo Jong. Cheon Myeong said that it is obvious…Bo Jong will not be able to

make an appearance by tomorrow.

King Jinpyeong asked Cheon Myeong is she really planning to be Mi Shil’s contender as she is destined that is why she went all out to meet with Moon Noh. Cheon Myeong said that before she has to distinguish between the matter she had to do or must she not, she wish foremost to give a try everything with her power to do something. King Jinpyeong is worried & concern that it is Mi Shil that they had to contended with, he is concern that she might end up like Kim Yong Su. Cheon Myeong resign that she is fully aware that it may end up as such but, they can never know, whether she really the destined to as the contender for Mi Shil’s authority & power might, or if that is not the case, whether there is someone who will be the destined contender will come & help them through this perilous journey or should it not be even that, whether Mi Shil, one day, will one day may drop dead due to natural causes. Yes everybody live to grown old become sick & dies, this is the Buddhist’s teaching of cycles of life “Sheng Lao Bing Shi”

Cheon Myeong in her heart to asked Deok Man that she must stay to be alive. Deok Man recalls her plan

That she will look after Bo Jong so bring that people to the forest near the fortress by the hour of the “ja” ‘ (rat). Deok Man leaves the hut but Bo Jong already regain consciousness

Hour of the Ja (rat) is between 11pm-1am

Seol Won Rang are lead to the forest by Joo Bang & Go Do’s information. Mi Shil is also accompanied in the find. Joo bang counting their odds with the plucking of the leaves, they will or damned they will not. Go Do asked whether they have the location correct as he get slaps by Joo Bang then Seol Won Rang comes. Joo Bang calls out to them. Joo Bang comments that …there is quite a number of people had come. Deok Man looking at the distance. Then the men path a path for Mi Shil to approached & asked are they the men as Seol Won Rang affirms it. Mi Shil reveal herself as Deok Man had a look at her from the distance & wonder who she is



Preview

Joo Bang: Mi Shil! Mi Shil Run away and do not look anyone in the face

Mi Shil: Princess Cheon Myeong has hereby been reinstated as the Hwa Rang’s keeper & proprietor

Bo Jong: Seorabeol’s ten elite Hwa Rang shall never accept you within our ranks

Deok Man: Are you trying to quarrel with us?!

Mi Shil: A son?!

Mi Shil: Is that not fruit of the same prophecy?! …..Then, did he….find out?!

Mi Shil: That is the person over there!

Deok Man: Where is Moon Noh?…..Tell me where.

Mi Shil: That will only happen when the Yonghwa Hyang Do (Dragon Flower Tree youth corps) vanquish them.

Deok Man: Return my father & my older brother back to me

Joo Bang: Spare me… Spare my life!

Mi Shil: You know…that he told no lies, but there was something eerily perturbing & disturbing about him

Comment

There is a book that I had read many years ago while sourcing information of the Tang Dynasty for a project; called Sources of Korean Tradition Volume 1 –From Early times through the 16th Century. It is quite a good read bearing in mind that some of it is mythical sounding. There is a chapter on the 3 prophesies of Queen Seon Deok. It is from the Samguk Yusa. Queen Seon Deok made 3 prophesies.

The first is when Emperor Taizong (627-649) sends a painting of peonies in 3 different colours, purple, red & white then together with seedlings. Queen Seon Deok view the painting & said “These flower are probably the variety that has no fragrant in it. Queen Seon Deok then asked the seek to be germinate in the palace gardens, then from where the flower bloomed until it withered, it was just as she has predict (there is no fragrant perspire from it)

The 2nd was during the winter months where many frogs had gather Jade Gate (Okmun) Pond at Yeong Myo Monastery & was croaking 3 to 4 days. The people think it is really strange & asked the Queen about it. The Queen immediately order the highest honourary title nobles, to muster 2,000 elite soldiers & despatch them to the western region, saying that they must find & search for a place Yogun (Woman Root valley), there they will discover the enemies encroaching to whom they must take them by ambushed & killed. Upon receiving their orders the 2 nobles lead each 1,000 soldiers at the Western region beneath Mount Bu they found 500 Baekje soldiers hiding in Yogun valley & the Nobles did as told capture & killed the Baekje soldier

The 3rd was when the Queen was still in good health, & confine with her Courtiers “As I will die in such a day, month & year, please bury in Doricheon. She said that this is the 2nd day of the 6 Buddhist heavens of desire & in turn has 33 sub heavens. The Courtiers not knowing where the location was, Queen Seon Deok tells them it is South of the Wolf mountain. When the date came, the Queen as she predicted dies, & her Courtiers buried her south of Wolf Mountain. 10 years later King Munmu (661-681) constructed 4 Deva Kings – the heavenly guards of 4 directions hence the guardian of the state in Buddhism above the heavens of the 4 heavenly guardians are the heavens 33 Devas (Trayastrimasa). This indicate the Great Queen’s spiritual holiness

Once a Minister asked the Queen about the flower & the frog prophesies. For the flower she replied that the painting didn’t have butterflies in them hence she knew there will be no fragrance. This was just the Tang Emperor teasing me that I have no husband. As for 2nd prophesy about the frogs is having the appearance of being angry indicating enemy troops at bay. The Jade Gate (Okmun) is the female representation female genitals of the Yogun Valley. Women carry the yin element which is represented by the colour white. White stands for the direction of the West. Therefore she knew that the enemy is in the West. When a male genitals enter a female genital, it will certainly die that is it will lose all erection, hence the easy defeat of the enemy. This was Queen Seon Deok divine wisdom recorded in the book. Queen Seon Deok reign for 16 years




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