[Storyline] Queen Seon Deok Episode 9.
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Hwa Rang Nine Virtues. In-Humanity, Oui-Justice, Yea-Courtesy, Ji-Wisdom, Shin-Trust, Seon-Goodness, Deok-Virtue, Jung-Loyalty & Yong-Courage
Queen Seon Deok Episode 9
After some years later, Yonghwa Hyangdo doing their running practice, although Deok Man comes in last but the least she is not far behind, she goes for a dip in the water through. Deok Man, King Jinpyeong’s daughter later Queen Seon Deok. The men asked Deok Man to come over to takes rest & catches her breaths as she sits down & telling that she wouldn’t have been the last “man” in. The Yonghwa Hyangdo are introduce, there is Sa Ryeol who tell that she is forever going to be last. Anyhow thinking of the thought that they had to take such a person to war is something that is of not wishful thinking. The others like Guk San Heun & Dae Pung doesn’t think that Deok Man is doing badly that she has improve tremendously since she put forward her best effort in doing this task. Shi Ryeol asked them not to side Deok Man, it is enough that they are being bullied by other elite Hwa Rang cadres. Shi Ryeol said that they shouldn’t accept Deok Man into their cadre. Go Do said what is the matter, since he too is doing fine at being Hwa Rang. Joo Bang said that he doesn’t even old enough to have facial hair, what does Sa Ryeol understand. Joo Bang boast that when he didn’t have facial hair, he was swift & quick like whishing of the wind then again now looking at his face, he had put it sincerely hard work at the task that he now had this kind of face that had aged so much. Joo Bang put on a wrinkle & gum mouth face & tells it how, what, when why, can’t even give comments out. Deok Man said to Joo Bang (Deok Man now addresses Joo Bang as Hyung Nim & no longer Ajusshi) that he is not correct in saying that. It is because he thinks & takes all his effort to avoid Kim Yu Shin to play truant to laze away. Then he use to much of brain matter for it that why he aged so much. Joo Bang hushes Deok Man as other has a good laugh. Sa Ryeol said there is one Abbot who laze around, then there is a big man warrior who is as timid like a mouse, there is one who will never able to make any achievement whatsoever then forever need to strap it on. Guk San Hyeun asked what is “strap it on” Dae Pung said that mean the sand bag. It already be called Deok Man’s sobriquet nickname ‘”strap it on” Joo Bang defense Deok Man & said that there had to be a last before there is the first. Deok Man had offer sportsmanship so that they wouldn’t be the last. If she doesn’t sacrifice herself to be the last, there must be one of you will have to be last. Joo Bang asked them who want to be last
Kim Yu Shin comes down to tell that they are wasting time on their practices of battle formation. Yonghwa Hyangdo got up to send greeting. Kim Yu Shin asked them why they are chatting. Kim Yu Shin asked to hasten with practice immediately. Then Kim Yu Shin stops Deok Man with his wooden sword & asked her to add her sand bags. Deok Man said yes she will “strap it on” & strap it on reluctantly & complains. Kim Yu Shin walks away
In the night, Kim Yu Shin teaches his Yonghwa Hyangdo, the art of scutum shield array formation called the Phalanx formation but in this drama they do it in a circular formation; one of the defensive formation dated from the warring states in China whilst the Ancient Greek especially Macedonia uses the frame formation which is seen as an offensive formation. The Romans are also verse in this formation. We must be reminded that this is the era of the Byzantium Roman Empire. Anyone who seen Alexander the Great starring Colin Farrell, there is a great battle scene of the Battle of Gaugamela where the Phalanx formation in use to its ultimate although it was more a Calvary tactical war. Someone in this drama must had taken great extend to give technical adviser on Ancient warfare. Kim Yu Shin tells his Hwa Rang that when enemies surround in number, this is a form of defence is to be in a circular formation, moreover everyone must be in unison that they must breath as one unison unit in order for survival. Kim Yu Shin asked whether his Hwa Rang understand the concepts & asked to begin practice
The Phalanx formation uses a physical pushing match. This innovation was precipitated by their desire to minimize their losses from weaponry. The opposing sides would collide, possibly shivering many of the spears of the front row. The battle would then rely on the valour of the men in the front line; whilst those in the rear maintained forward pressure on the front ranks with their shields. When in combat, the whole formation would consistently press forward trying to break the enemy formation; thus when two phalanx formations engaged, the struggle essentially became a pushing match. The Phalanx formation had to trust their neighbours to protect them, and be willing to protect their neighbour; a phalanx was thus only as strong as its weakest elements. The effectiveness of the phalanx therefore depended upon how well the unit could maintain this formation while in combat, and how well they could stand their ground, especially when engaged against another phalanx. For this reason, the formation was deliberately organized to group friends and family closely together, thus providing a psychological incentive to support one’s fellows, and a disincentive through shame to panic or attempt to flee. The more disciplined and courageous the army the more likely it was to win the engagement
“Now of those, who dare, abiding one beside another, to advance to the close fray, and the foremost champions, fewer die, and they save the people in the rear; but in men that fear, all excellence is lost. No one could ever in words go through those several ills, which befall a man, if he has been actuated by cowardice. For ’tis grievous to wound in the rear the back of a flying man in hostile war. Shameful too is a corpse lying low in the dust, wounded behind in the back by the point of a spear.” [Tyrtaeus: The War Songs of Tyrtaeus]
Then they begins that Scutum Shield array, Silla warfare formation. Circular formation is call when all the group of the unit is retreat to a circular formation (Won Jae). There will always be Captain in each phalanx formation to give the command & the unit reacted to the command like machinery. Kim Yu Shin gives command for Jeon Jung Gyeok (frontal attack push) then Jwa Sam Gak (Right 3 paces angle formation) then back to Circular formation (Won Jae). As the formation is panting, Kim Yu Shin asked them to concentrate more as their coordination is not in unison. Then Kim Yu Shin asked them to redo it again then Sam Gak (left 3 paces angle formation) but Deok Man trips on her sand bag strap & had the whole formation fall like dominoes. Kim Yu Shin asked whether they want to bring injurious harm to their colleague as they expose their formation to the enemy. As they pick themselves up & give full concentration, Kim Yu Shin drills them again with Jwa Sam Gak
These are battle formation dated from the Warring states. The Circle – a formation reformed into a ring, with the epic protected within it. A highly defensive formation. Divide forces equally into a circular formation suitable for flat land defense Circular Round Formation characteristics & Nature) as defensive Military Formation with distinguishing features in distribute the forces evenly in a circle, suitable for defense on level grounds.
The Square formation or the Carpenter’s square formation) – made up of several rows of Qu formation (20 men deep by 10 men across, total 200), with the epic is in the middle of the rear row. Not necessarily a true square, can be rectangular. A favourite tactic was to place stronger formation on the flanks, and then lure the enemy to attack the centre and be outflanked. Upper Carpenter’s Square’s Formation is an offensive Military Formation with the distinguished features that allows the centre to have fewer troops whose purpose was to create illusion of strength; the perimeter must be strong in order to break through the enemy.
Dispersed Formation – increasing the distance between individual Qu in a square, so as to mislead the enemy or divide his forces.
Close Formation – decreasing the distance between individual formation a square, for strength in close-quarter fighting.
The Awls (zhui) Offensive Military Formation – A wedge triangle with one point facing forward, a highly offensive formation. It is also known in later history as the Male Formation (pin). The Awls (Zhui) Formation characteristics as an offensive Military Formation with distinguishing features that the front is pointed and sharp to penetrate enemy formation and divide their forces; the flanks and rear are strong and solid, able to surround and destroy the enemy.
The Wild-Goose-Flight Formation – A V-formation with two wings for enveloping the enemy and the HQ in the middle. Or an inverted-V for a defensive formation that can quickly be converted to offensive wedge. The V-formation can also be modified into a flattened U known as the Basket Formation or Female Formation, for luring enemy wedges into the centre and then enveloping them. Wild Goose Formation it natured as both offensive & defensive Military Formation, arrow shows the direction of defense. It distinguishing features is it opens in the middle and have both flanks advance to envelope the enemy, proceeded by the rear to launch the devastating strike.
Winnow Basket Formation with Characteristics & Nature of both combining Offensive and Defensive Military Formation with distinguishing features seen as a transformation of the Wild Goose Formation.
I don’t think this drama will has the budget to see this drama tactics, you should see the movie Hero or Ref Cliff 1 & 2 for those military tactician
In the night, Deok Man practices her archery skill but misses the target as she had to think of the calculation of her shot. Kim Yu Shin watches her. Then she takes a 2nd shot & strike bull eyes & was overjoyed. Kim Yu Shin asked why she is not sleeping & what is she up to. Kim Yu Shin said when it time to sleep, she must sleep, that is why she can’t keep up with other Nang Do in physical strength. Deok Man also knows that each time he sees her, he will feel torturous that his whole body is uncomfortable. Deok Man said she has her reason that she need to stay on here, so she asked Kim Yu Shin to be in tolerance with her. Kim Yu Shin asked her to go back to sleep. Deok Man asked whether they will participate in this time “Bi Jae” (Bi Jae – competition to test skills & art). Deok Man said that they can’t endure anymore of the other youth elite corps constant bullying & harassment. Deok Man said that the archery skill are quite good that she too can participate in that event. Kim Yu Shin just walked away. Deok Man shout that they must participate. Deok Man still reading up & burning midnight oil on finer point of archery as they rest are snoring away. Kim Yu Shin watching her in the distance
Hwa Rang Archery. The Hwa Rang Bow is a traditional bow that is beautiful, compact and powerful, then this bow is for you. This 48″ bow is made mostly of natural materials. When braced, it looks exactly like the Korean horn bow; it is very hard to tell them apart. When shot, it performs almost exactly like a horn bow. Koreans use what some people might call the “Mongolian Draw or release,” which uses the thumb and index finger to draw the string. This is different from the more familiar “Mediterranean Draw,” which uses the first three fingers. A device (similar in use, but not in appearance, to a finger tab) is used, called a Ghak Jee in Korean, to hold the string. It is a teardrop-shaped thumb ring. It was traditionally made from ox horn, It also uses thumb & the index finger to shoot using the so-called ‘Mongolian Release’, it is best to use a thumb ring. These rings are made of horn. The bow can be strung like any re-curve; Koreans use the step-through method. As the bow is centre-strung, it is an ambidextrous bow; one bow for either right- or left-handed people and can be used with either the three-fingered draw or thumb ring draw. It is very rugged; with that aspect, along with its compact size and power, it makes an ideal hunting bow. The ancient Koreans were known for their accuracy, speed, and versatility with bows and arrows and Korean modifications of the Chinese crossbow which was much more advanced than the crossbows used in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Kim Yu Shin asked them to carry a bale of grain as to the weight of a injure colleague as the Yonghwa Hyangdo carry the bale as they run. Joo Bang bale is carry by Go Do. Deok Man carrying her with 2 sand bag straps in her ankles. Joo Bang asked when in time of war where there is any colleagues to speak off. Everybody lives to its own. Go Do asked why is he carrying 2 bales. Joo Bang slaps Go Do’s head, there is no colleagues in the battlefield but there are siblings. If by chance I am hurt, aren’t you going to carry me away, then who else will do it, Joo bang turns around & asked whether Deok Man concurred. Go Do tells that Deok Man is tired, he will help her carry her load. Deok Man said she is having it hard & don’t asked to talk to her. Joo Bang asked Deok Man if she is having it hard, just follow how he shouts…1 & 2. Go Do stops Joo Bang, then Joo Bang uses Go Do’s heat like drums with his count. Then Seok Bum & his Hwa Rang comes by harassing Deok Man. Seok Bum said it is hard enough that she had to strap sand bags, now she had change to carry bale of grain. Deok Man stares at Seok Bum. Seok Bum tells how dare a mere Nang Do stares at a Jingol Hwa Rang at his eyes. Yonghwa Hyangdo comes to his aide when they see her being harass by Seok Bum. Joo Bang asked if she is alright & almost into a fist fight.
Bo Jong comes to ask what is going on here. Seok Bum greets Bo Jong & Al Cheon. Seok Bum Hwa Rang said that these mere Nang Do dare to stare Seok Bum in the eye. Bo Jong said that is enough since they have never enters “Bi Jae” asked them what kind of formation they called themselves. Al Cheon said that they just have to challenge any one of them. Bo Jong & Al Cheon walks away. Seok Bum’s Hwa Rang then throw Deok Man bale of grain at her taking her down. Yonghwa Hyang Do are upset that they are being bullied again by the other Hwa Rang. Deok Man said that Kim Yu Shin must enter them in this time Bi Jae as they are already up to boiling point in taking jabs from other elite youth cadre
King Jinpyeong is shocked that Sok Ham Seong is being breach storm & capture. The General Yeo Gil Cheon of the Fortress reports that Baekje had come as ordinary & without good intention that looks offensive. These few days they is no movement & though they would have retreating but there is no sign of that possibility
Sok Ham Seong is currently Gyeongnam province, Ham Yeong County
Ha Jong tells the General Yeo Gil Cheon that he is giving himself excuses. It is always the excuses of a defeat General would had said & asked him to shut his mouth. Ha Jong asked for the King’s permission for military backing to lead an expedition. Ha Jong promises that he will able to clean out the Baekje from Sok Ham Seong & its surrounding borders. Mi Shil concurs that they need to act quickly to appease the conflict at their borders that Baekje army had slowly encroached without hesitation. King Jinpyeong asked that this expedition should they allow Kim Seo Hyeon to lead. Eul Jae concurs that Kim Seo Hyeon has not had any war experience to test them out since his official appointment & should at least give them this opportunity to prove themselves. Se Jong strongly opposed. Seol Won Rang join in the rally as Kim Seo Hyeon has not gain credible & respect of military support among the ranks, it will not be easily for him to lead an expedition. Mi Saeng said that they wasn’t any evidence of Kim Seo Hyeon to be seen in their recent battle in Sang Nak Gun. Se Jong reiterated that moreover Sok Ham fortress is a prominent military strategic importance. Then other Minister agree that if Sok Ham Seong is not retaken that it will be dire risk & threat for Silla. Mi Shil will take that majority view & allow Ha Jong to lead the expedition to retake the fortress (Wow what a democracy, it is also when the majority is your own cronies)
Mi Saeng said that Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yu Shin are now sharing the same fate like father like son. Ha Jong asked what so great that they are practices aggressively extensively on the brink of nirvana. Both of them can only know just how to practice. Se Jong said that it is the habitual habit of the people from that Gaya confederacy. Se Jong asked whether there is other movement. Seol Won Rang conforms that aren’t any to be reckon. Mi Saeng said that his sister looks rather preoccupied with such type stern & grim challenges that she look extremely worried & anxious. Mi Saeng comments that Mi Shil is getting old. Mi Shil said with some concern that Ha Jong must win this war. Ha Jong assures his mother that the Baekje General he will be meeting is name Ku Bae (same phonetics with the meaning as 9 defeats). Ha Jong said with the name like that, how is he going to win this war. Ha Jong laughs at the Baekje General’s name, but Mi Shil doesn’t join her son jovial jokes as she senses something amiss about this expedition. Mi Shil tells Seol Won Rang that they need to have a thorough preparation before setting off for the expedition. Mi Shil said that because of the Dano Bi Jae preparation,(competition held of 5 month of the 5 day of the lunar calendar) she will have to leave from the palace. Mi Shil leaves as Mi Saeng slaps his nephew who is still laughing that he finds the Baekje General name funny
Cheon Myeong looks at the entries for the Dano Bi Jae. She then asked that Yonghwa Hyangdo is still not participating in this time’s competition. Hu Jae affirm it that the participant are the 10 elite Seorabeol Hwa Rang & addition Yonghwa Ji Do & Su Il Hwa Do is included. Bo Jong claim that it too soon for Yonghwa Hyang Do to enter the Bi Jae
Cheon Myeong, King Jinpyeong’s eldest daughter, Deok Man’s older twin sister.
Deok Man is upset that they are not going to participant at the Bi Jae yet again. It already been so many years. They only been practice every day but yet they don’t enter the competition. Then Yonghwa Hyangdo insist on Kim Yu Shin that they will have to enter in this time Bi Jae. They wish to enter & set foot on the grounds of the Dano Bi Jae. Kim Yu Shin said that they still not up to par & long way to the standards & asked them to continue practising. Deok Man asked whether Kim Yu Shin that he is afraid that he might lose. So he is avoiding the issue because it will bring him shame. But it is seems so as they is nothing left to our pride & honour to be ashamed of. They are just an elite cadre had never enter a Bi Jae, & that they only retained half of the regimental colours, this is what Yonghwa Hyangdo is all there is about it
Deok Man leaves & meets with the other Seorabeol Hwa Rang cadre captain, each of them have a girl in their arm. As Deok man pass them, one of them Hwa Rang Deok Chung comment that Deok Man that it is amazing that Deok Man looks prettier than the girl in his arms. Seok Bum said that Deok Man is the worst cadet in the worst Seorabeol Hwa Rang Cadre. Baek Yui said that Deok Man is pretty but her skill is lacking somewhat, is he by any chance a girl himself. Seok Bum didn’t thought of that as the fact but coming to think of it there might be that possibility
Deok Chung is Cadre Captain of Yi Hwa Jeong Do, one of the 10 Seorabeol Hwa Rang
Baek Yui is Cadre Captain of Dong Baek Mae Do, one of the 10 Seorabeol Hwa Rang
Seok Bum signals his Hwa Rang to strip Deok Man to inspect her genitals to determine her gender. Deok Man struggles to free herself as Seok Bum asked his men to hold her tight as he takes out her belt. Seok Bum tries to undo her pants but she managed to break free. Deok Man tries to defend herself but Seok Bum Hwa rang caught her. Shi Ryeol & Dae Pung sees Deok Man being bullied. Shi Ryeol couldn’t stand it & goes to save Deok Man. Dae Pung goes back to the Yonghwa Hyangdo to tell that Deok Man is being bullied
Go Do massaging Joo Bang as Joo bang tells him to be soft as treat his body like he would do with a woman. Dae Pung comes in to inform that Deok Man is now being bullied by Cheon Ryeong Ing Do’s Hwa Rang. Joo Bang & the other got outrage & goes to see to it. Go Do went to lie in bed where Joo bang comes back to collect him after kicking his butt out of bed. By the Kim Yu Shin comes it was all out brawl with his Hwa Rang as they get battered. Bo Jong just stands there & watch
Hu Jae is angry over the incident that they should had this kind of unfortunate incident prior before Bi Jae. Kim Yu Shin said that Cheon Ryeong Ing Do instigated & provoke the fight. Bo Jong asked if Yonghwa Hyang do is being insulted then Kim Yu Shin should deliver a warrant for duel challenge (Jin Seong Bi Jae) to Cheon Ryeong Ing Do’s Seok Bum to the death you. Hu Jae said that if Kim Yu Shin issue a Jin Seong Bi Jae then there is no Hwa Rang will go against that warrant issue & the receiver can’t refuse, that is the law of Hwa Rang. Bo Jong asked Kim Yu Shin to say his peace, if the honour of the Hwa Rang is provoke, would it be admirable that he should defend that honour that was tarnished & insulted by someone else. Hu Jae asked if Yonghwa Hyangdo issue a warrant challenge, none of them will oppose. Hu Jae asked what Kim Yu Shin is going to do. Seok Bum said that if anyway that he has insulted Yonghwa Hyangdo then he should issue the warrant for a duel, they as Cheon Ryeong Ing Do will not refuse & evade the warrant. Hu Hae asked what Kim Yu Shin decision is whether he is will issue the warrant or not for Bi Jae
Kim Yu Shin asked to Deok Man to come forward to receive her punishment. Kim Yu Shin asked she should know what she had done wrong. Deok Man takes her punishment as Kim Yu Shin whack her back, as she takes it. Kim Yu Shin asked her to lift her back up. Sa Ryeol asked Kim Yu Shin to stop. Sa Ryeol said that he doesn’t favour Deok Man but yet he doesn’t see what Deok Man has done wrong to be given this punishment. It is Cheon Ryeong Ing Do who 1st instigated & insulted Deok Man prior. Those people were trying to strip her off his clothes in front of everybody. Even if they are insulted, do they need to kow tow to them who are the instigators who are the offenders? Kim Yu Shin said that if they want to demand satisfaction to redeem their honour had been insulted then they “must throw down his gauntlet” & seek the field of honour in Jin Seong Bi Jae as this is the law of Hwa Rang. Kim Yu Shin said that it is a warrant Jin Seong Bi Jae with Cheon Ryeong In Do, do they all want that to happened. I would think that this duel challenge will offence to the death, in which case there would be no satisfaction until the other party was mortally wounded. Sa Ryeol sat down.
Kim Yu Shin said they had to be up for laundry duty for all the cadre corps for a month. Kim Yu Shin said they had to be patient to buy time to gain strength. Kim Yu Shin is telling his cadre that they are opting for a sit & wait predator to buy them time. It is the same tactics that Cheon Myeong has opted to contend with Mi Shil as Mi Shil is very much older. We must remember she is 15 years older than King Jinpyeong & one day she will by nature croak or kick the bucket.
Deok Man stands up that they will accept the challenge of the duel. Deok Man asked that they will accept it & see who will come out as victors. Sa Ryeol agrees with Deok Man that they should accept their duel rather than washing their laundry. Then the Yonghwa Hyangdo Nang Do starts to agree one after another to accept the challenge of the duel. Kim Yu Shin said if think are done in quick temper in undue hasten or lack deliberation or caution quick temper will conjure their demise. They must wait patiently for the right time to come. Kim Yong Shin said they must be rationale in where to advance & when to pull back. Deok Man don’t care whether it is Jin Seong Bi Jae or Dano Bi Jae, what is it to Yonghwa Hyangdo. In these past years that they had been jumped on, bullied, battered & been treated more or less like dogs. Deok Man said that he might be showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind & too sincere for dissimulation to buy time but none of them aren’t; they are just petty resentfulness or vindictiveness. Deok Man lecture Kim Yu Shin that a Nang Do who can’t comprehend the soul can never be a Hwa Rang.
Kim Yu Shin said that it is all her fault that this had happened. Kim Yu Shin asked how much must he drive & drilled this principle through until her death on the soul of being a Nang Do, or is she going to cause the demise of her all colleagues due to her pride. Deok Man looks at her colleagues. Deok Man said that Kim Yu Shin is correct, everybody doesn’t need to die. It is her fault, she will deal with it. Deok man walks away
In the quarters, Yonghwa Hyangdo are nursing their bruises. Joo Bang said that Kim Yu Shin is correct. The Jin Seong Bi Jae, it will be their early demise for us in that duel. Then they told of their skills that they can’t run up a mountain at east, shot bird in flight with arrow. As for Go Do, putting on weight is a sill in itself. Go Do said that he had the strength & might to carry a few bale of grain. Joo Bang said that he doesn’t possess great strength that is a known fact but then his heart is as timid as a mouse then he runs away from fights. Joo Bang said that they all did their best with bruises as evidence. But Joo Bang asked whether the other Seorabeol are actually playing games with us with our skills but actually in fact the other Seorabeol Hwa Rang are asking for their demise. Joo Bang asked them to be serious for once. Go Do said but the least they need to give this a try. Joo Bang said that this try will bring their death, what is there in trying, it will be the end. Go Do asked aren’t Joo Bang angry that this is always happening to them. Joo Bang said that he has a rare incurable disease that he can’t get angry when the going is tough; he finds that his heart is more tranquil when the going is hard for him. Joo Bang asked them all to calm down peacefully & rest. Then Go Do asked where had Deok Man gone to
Deok Man still goes to see Cheon Myeong in their midnight rendezvous. Cheon Myeong dress in disguise in her Buddhist nun’s robes as she did the same when she met Deok Man, concealing from Deok Man that she is the Princess. Meanwhile Deok Man concealing her gender from everybody. Cheon Myeong finds Deok Man troubled & asked her what is wronged & what had happened to her face. Deok Man said that it is because of Cheon Myeong’s fault. Cheon Myeong Buddhist’s name is Ji Eun. Cheon Myeong doesn’t understand what is had to do with her. Deok Man said that whenever the times are tough & difficult, the mentioned of that moon Noh will soon return that Deok Man will have to wait a little while longer. Cheon Myeong said that it was her sake, Deok man was planning to stay on as Nang do to investigate about Chil Sook. Deok Man said no matter what, Moon Noh doesn’t seem to be coming back. Cheon Myeong said that she barely escape from the temple Abbess’s eyes, Deok Man just keep on scolding her. Deok Man said that she must be really a nuisance in her temple. Cheon Myeong asked whether she was punished by Kim Yu Shin that why she is angry. Cheon Myeong asked how Deok Man sees Kim Yu Shin. Deok Man think that he is mean a really mean person.
Then Deok man change the subject whether Cheon Myeong had found anything. Cheon Myeong said that Moon Noh & Chil Sook disappear around the same time. But no one know where Chil Sook when to, or whether he is alive or dead, there is no word. Cheon Myeong said that his memorial was done after his 3rd year he went missing but no one is sure whether he is dead. Deok Man thinking hard. Someone sneak to Hwa Rang where the flags are hoist.
The next morning, Hu Jae shouted for the Yonghwa Hyangdo. Yonghwa Hyangdo comes out to greet them. Hu Jae said that yesterday that Cheon Ryeong Ing Do’s regimental flag was tarnished. Seok Bum accused it was them who deface his cadre’s flag. Seok Bum said their flag staff was broken & their flag trampled & excrete on. Kim Yu Shin said what evidence to suggest that it was their doing. Seok Man throw the head band of Yonghwa Hyangdo at Kim Yu Shin said that this belongs to them. It was picks up at the scene. Everybody look at Deok Man as Deok Man claim that she didn’t do it. It is the fact that Deok Man went to see Cheon Myeong, so it will be her alibi but the others knew that she was missing from the quarters at the time. Hu Jae said that to the Hwa Rang the flag represent their face & soul. All this conspicuous flagrant will be deal with in Jin Seong Bi Jae. Hu Jae had been insulted & warrant Yonghwa Hyangdo a duel & there have to accepts it that is the law of Hwa Rang & they can’t refuse. Hu Jae asked whether Cheon Ryeong Ing Do in warrant the issue of a due to Yonghwa Hyangdo in which the reply from Seok Bum is affirm. Seok Bum said that his cadre Cheon Ryeong Ing Do doesn’t want to be in the same atmosphere as Yonghwa Hyangdo. Hu Jae confirmed & inform that Jin Seong Ji Bae is now issue between Cheon Ryeong In Do & Yonghwa Hyangdo, the challenge is to the death, in which case there would be no satisfaction until the other party was mortally wounded. Hu Jae as per accords to tradition, the duel will be done at the grounds of Hwa Rang, 1st thing in the morning. Hu Jae said that all should take note & comprehend the matter. Hu Jae & other Hwa Rang leaves. Kim Yu Shin can only stare at Deok Man
Mi Shil & Cheon Myeong knows from Bo Jong that there is a warrant of Jin Seong Bi Jae. Cheon Myeong asked how can Yonghwa Hyang possible to do such flagrant acts. Bo Jong said that the grievances of the quarrels started from last night, it seems that one of the Yonghwa Hyang Do’s cadet member can’t holds no longer tolerate, so took drastic action. Mi Shil knows that this duel will always ends up with a few deaths that can’t be avoided. Bo Jong said that this is the matter of the Hwa Rang cadre corps & there is no right to interfere or intercede in that affair. Cheon Myeong looks concern when Mi Saeng comes shouting & tell they have a problem. Mi Shil presence is requested on the throne room
Kim Yong Chu reports to the Court that the Baekje army after they had taken Sok Ham fortress they had now encroached to attack & laid siege to Yong Nam fortress at this moment. King Jinpyeong jumps up from his chair. Ha Jong & his army was hold back & out flank at Mi Yeong Won, so he barely escaped & is in full retreat. King Jinpyeong is angry & asked didn’t Ha Jong bring 10,000 soldier with him. Kim Yong Chu said that Baekje army is now in high morale that is really strange, it seems in the army, the Baekje King Buyeo Jang (30th Baekje King Mu 600-641) is leading in the midst. King Jinpyeong is shock as Eul Jae said that they need to do something to answer to these forces. Eul Jae said that Yong Nam Seong is the main path to Jang Ji County then Dae Sang Gun which in the end….Mi Shil comes in & said that they have to act quickly. King Jinpyeong asked how would she want him to do. Mi Shil suggest that Seol Won Rang personally takes the army to meet the invading forces. Ha Jong would not able to sustained an army that is lead by King Buyeo Jang. Mi Shil asked that military authority to be given to Seol Won Rang to lead. King Jinpyeong sat down to think
Meanwhile Cheon Myeong expresses concern that Kim Yu Shin had accept the Jin Seong Bi Jae. Kim Yu Shin said they don’t have the right to refuse, since Jin Seong Bi Jae is a forum to settle all insult & dispute amongst in Hwa Rang. Cheon Myeong asked Kim Yu Shin is it really true that someone in his cadre had acted conspicuously on the matter. Kim Yu Shin said it seems so as Seok Bum had evidence to proof otherwise. Cheon Myeong asked the identity of the perpetrator. Kim Yu Shin said that last night Deok Man was bullied & gang by the other Seorabeol Hwa Rang but that is not important now. Cheon Myeong said it wouldn’t have been Deok Man who had done this. Kim Yu Shin asked how would she have that knowledge. Cheon Myeong hesitate to give Kim Yu Shin the answer. Cheon Myeong changes the subject on how are they going to face the challenge with Cheon Ryeong Ing Do. Kim Yu Shin said there is no other method but to confront it straight on. Cheon Myeong will tried to reverse the ruling & prevent the duel. Cheon Myeong will use her authority as a Princess to stop this from happening. Kim Yu Shin said she can’t do that. Kim Yu Shin said if Cheon Myeong intercedes that his Yonghwa Hyangdo cadre will not have the pride to lift their head or face anyone in Seorabeol.
Joo Bang explained about confronting the term & condition of Jin Seong Bi Jae. Then Go Do asked what will happened to the loser. Jo Bang surely the losing side will be dead by now. Gu Sang Hun asked whether it was Deok Man who did it, since she was not seen last night. Dae Pung asked what he is getting at. Sa Ryeol doesn’t want to die because of Deok Man, she was to begin with a thief. Dae Pung said she isn’t. Deok Man said that it was not her who did it. Guk San Heon asked that where was she last night then. Deok Man couldn’t give him an answer. Sa Ryeol still mumbles Deok Man as thief then Deok Man attacks him to shut him up with his accusation. The other are trying to split them up as Deok man wringing Sa Ryeol. Then Kim Yu Shin comes to look at them as they disperse at his sight. Kim Yu Shin tells his cadre on their advantages & uses their ability to the fullest. Dae Pung is swift & quick although he is short. Sa Yeol can weak but he can concentrate & focus. If he prolong he will died, so he had to strike first like lightning. Go Do has the strength that is compare to no one in Seorabeol. Kim Yu Shin said not to have fear just treat this Bi Jae like a hunting exercise. Joo Bang is witty & quick in thinking, so he needs to avoid an honest challenge. Guk San Hun is asked not to get anxious & excited or it will be his death. He must at all time stay calm
Kim Yu Shin said that there is a saying Yuk Cham Gol Dan. Break the enemy’s bones in order to give them flesh. Cheon Ryeong Ing Do will perceive us as weak, so their guard will be taken off. Kim Yu Shin asked his cadre to understand this point. Deok Man then asked what she is suppose to do. Kim Yu Shin asked Deok Man to stand behind him at all times. Deok man said she will not do so as she wants to be the 1st in line, just need Kim Yu Shin to teach her how to fight with the sword. Kim Yu Shin said that she would not win no matter how hard she tries, she will not able to do anything about it. Deok man said that he is indeed mean. Deok Man said that he is really cruel by telling her to stand at his back that Kim Yu Shin is asking her to watch all his colleague fall before her eyes while she stand by Kim Yu Shin’s back. Deok Man said she will not do so. Deok Man swear she will be the 1st in line & die if she must. Kim Yu Shin said that no one is going to die here
Cheon Myeong & Deok Man in their midnight rendezvous. Cheon Myeong asked Deok Man to run away from this, isn’t it for the sake of finding Moon Noh that she became a Nang Do. Cheon Myeong asked that Deok Man there is no reason to do so as doesn’t need to gamble her life away for a Jin Seong Bi Jae. Deok Man said that she was the cause that had lead to this situation. Cheon Myeong tries hard to dissuade Deok Man but Deok Man said that she is now a Nang Do for Moon Noh’s sake. Cheon Myeong leaves as Deok Man ponder on their “last night”
Go Do crying in his sleep then tries to wake up Joo Bang & asked how he can sleep in the time like this, tomorrow they had to confront the Jin Seong Bi Jae. Joo Bang wakes up & tells that when morning break they will absconded from here. This is the appropriate time they need to leave. Go Do feels relief & then went back to bed. The next morning Kim Yu Shin while marching with the Yonghwa Hyangdo finds Joo Bang & Go Do missing but then arrived late. Kim Yu Shin asked them to go. Go Do is reprimanded that he didn’t wakes up Joo Bang so that why they didn’t managed to run away The poor actor that is portraying had to take such constant slaps from Joo Bang practically every time they are on screen. Kim Yu Shin enters has seen the “war” flag being put up that there is a declaration of war & al Hwa Rang must put on their arms. Kim Yong Chu comes & reads the royal decree to Hwa Rang the asked the Hwa Rang before him to listen with attention. Baekje is now had trample their horse in their land & is aiming their swords at us & now encroaching close to Seorabeol. This had put us in danger & situation is bleak. This is a decree that all Hwa Rang had to go to battle in the name of the nation’s safety with the Hwa Rang virtues of valour & wisdom & courage that the nation was established by King Jin Heung, the must decree to defend this nation
The situation now it looks like grim for Yonghwa Hyangdo, jump out of the frying pan & into the fire, with the Hwa Rang virtues of valour & wisdom & courage that was established by King Jin Heung. Seol Won Rang said that Sok ham fortress is mounted with Baekje forces. King Jinpyeong asked what are their plan of defense for this Baekje offensive. Seol Won Rang said that they has established the line of defense at Ji Bum Cheon Hyeon then added more reinforcement in Gu Ryeong Gun & Seong Mi San Seong but it is still hard to ascertain their movement
Jin Bum Cheon Hyeon presently Gyeongbuk (Gyeongsangnamdo) San Cheong County
Gu Ryeong Gun presently Jeonbuk (Jeollabukdo) Namwon City is a city in Jeollabukdo is about 45 minutes from the provincial capital of Jeonju, which is three hours away from Seoul.
Seong Mi San Seong presently Jeonbuk (Jeollabukdo) Im Sil county. It is in the region of Honam. Imsil is a county in Jeollabukdo approximately 30 minutes south of Jeonju by car or bus, where purely domestic Korean cheese was first produced. Imsil County encompasses several important towns, mountains, and natural areas. Imsil cheese is the unusual mission legacy of a Catholic priest from Belgium who took the Korean name of Ji Junghwan. He arrived in the farming village of Imsil, in the mid-1950s, when the economy was still shattered from the Korean war. He started a farmers’ milk cooperative. This cooperative eventually became the Imsil Cheese Factory, which exists today and produces high quality cheese and yogurt for the Korean markets
King Jinpyeong is angry that there is the high possibility that Jin Bum Cheon Hyeon will be taken as well. Se Ju asked about Daeya fortress. Se Ju said that Daeyaseong might be at risk. Eul Jae reaffirm that if Daeyaseong falls then the next will be Seorabeol
Daeyaseong (fortress) is presently Gyeongnam Hapcheon County. The history kingdom of Gaya was destroyed by Isabu and Sadahma, the generals of Silla Kingdom in the 23rd year of the 24th King Jinheung (562), Hapcheon couty was reverted to Silla. Silla has advanced into the south western part of the newly occupied Hapcheon and established Daeyaju (Dayryangju) in order to defend against the attack by Baekje. It has also installed Dodokbu to establish Daeyaseong, a powerful strategic point. Afterwards, Silla unified the three states, thus the wandering people of Baekje have all yielded themselves to Silla. As a result, Daeyaseong lost its importance as a strategic location for advancement into south western part. Consequently, Hapcheon became degraded from ‘Ju’ into ‘Gun’ in December of the 16th year of ruling by the 35th king of Silla, Gyeongdeok (757), thus renamed as Gangyang-gun. The unification of three states was originated from the death of Kim Pum-Seok (son-in-law of King Taejong Muyeol, Kim, Chun-Chu), the lord of Daeyaseong in the course of fighting against Baekje. Even to this day, the monument of Hwarang from Hapcheon area who had died a glorious death on the battlefield is standing tall on the side of Hwang River. The temple Haeinsa temple one of the 3 principle temple in Korea, Chungryangsa temple & Yeonhosa temple located here
Mi Shil said that Seol Won Rang must lead the army to confront this nemesis. Before Seol Won Rang goes to deployment, Mi Shil send Hu Jae, Bo Jong & Im Jong to do a terrestrial reconnaissance on the Baekje enemy forces. King Jinpyeong decree that Seol Won Rang will take Silla army to meet with Baekje. Seol Won Rang acknowledged the decree. Mi Shil asked Princess Cheon Myeong to order the deployment Hwa Rang to act as Seol Won Rang’s army rear guard. Princess Cheon Myeong will do so. King Jinpyeong said they must prevent the advancement of Baekje’s army & to retaken Sok Ham fortress at all cost
Meanwhile leaving Hwa Rang grounds Go Do asked the cadre whether this is consider good new or bad news that they wouldn’t be a Jin Seong Bi Jae but Sa Ryeol said they are setting off to war. They must be careful of their nose as the enemies are famous in talking by scalping of noses for spoils of war instead of heads. Go Do said he hear it was the ears. Joo Bang add to more gory to say that the corpses in the battlefields are without facial anatomy like eyes, ears & nose. Deok Man asked it is true about the nose & ears what with the eyes. Joo Bang said that the eyes will be peck by the crows having a feast at it, the scare them & Sa Ryeol fall to the ground with fright. It doesn’t matter that they all will be dead, anyhow they would have to risk their life in duelling in Jin Seong Bi Jae, what is so fearful in dying in wars. Joo Bang admire that Sa Ryeol is so brave. Deok Man concurs that even without the war, they are risking their lives
Cheon Myeong in the Hwa Rang counsel asked Ho Jae, Bo Jong & Im Jong to be terrestrial reconnaissance on Baekje’s army for Seol Won Rang’s army. Now they are like Silla commandos. Cheon Myeong combines the auxiliary youth cadre into the 10 main Seorabeol elite cadre. Yong Hwa Ji Do to Seok Bum Cheon Ryeon Ing Do, Geum Hwa Ji Do into Pil Dan Hyeon Mu Ji Do then Cheon Myeong puts Kim Yu Shin’s Yonghwa Hyangdo into Al Cheon’s Bi Cheon Ji Do. Al Cheon is not please with the incorporation of Kim Yu Shin’s cadre. Cheon Myeong sees to it that both cadres will work together outstandingly as to adhere to Al Cheon’s command without condition. Kim Yu Shin obeys. Cheon Myeong express her anxiety. As the cadre leaves with their orders. Seok Bum said that they are going to set off to war with threat to their lives, what are they supposed to do with standards like Yonghwa Hyang do. Al Cheon tells Kim Yu Shin when Bi Cheon Ji Do gives an instruction it will not falter or retreat. He doesn’t wish to gain a bad reputation with Yonghwa Hyangdo incorporation to their cadre. Kim Yu Shin assures that his Yonghwa Hyangdo wouldn’t be stumbling blocks for them. Al Cheon asked Yonghwa Hyangdo is now under his cadre command, so he needs to show his appropriate respect. Cheon Myeong comes out to see Kim Yu Shin as she call out to him
Cheon Myeong has a private word with Kim Yu Shin as she tells this is his maiden set off to war. Kim Yu Shin it is for himself & also for his cadre. Cheon Myeong asked whether he is frightened of that. Kim Yu Shin said that everybody have to experience the 1st time in battle, without fear, one can’t be Hwa Rang. Cheon Myeong assumed it will be that. But Cheon Myeong asked will other cadre in his Yonghwa Hyangdo have the same perspectives as he does. Deok Man asked does he know why he had asked Deok man to stay in his cadre & be by her side. Cheon Myeong tells Kim Yu Shin that Deok Man is a person that triumphs all fears, even if she doesn’t able to win but however she will not give up or abandon her determination. Deok Man also passes that determination to others. Meanwhile she may seem lacking in somewhat, in the midst of the battlefield, that child will be strength, if she was to survive this war, she will return even stronger. Cheon Myeong asked to guarantee that Deok Man must come back alive, then also for Kim Yu Shin & his Nang Do of Yonghwa Hyangdo as well, to survive & return from this war stronger & take them to be by her side as strength. Kim Yu Shin promised her. Kim Yu Shin leaves & bids farewell to Cheon Myeong.
Cheon Myeong holding a jade piece as her palace maid asked her why she didn’t pass this to Kim Yu Shin as intended since she had gone to pray in the temple for his safe return. Cheon Myeong had suddenly had fear that overcome her, she gave a jade piece like this once to her husband before he set off to war. Palace maid realise what happened after that. Cheon Myeong said her husband never return to her, therefore she is frightened. Deok Man said that this matter turn out for the better. Joo Bang said how could that be, they avoided Jin Seong Bi Jae but ended up setting off to war instead. Deok man said that they will be more harass from them if they come back from the war. The whole Yonghwa Hyangdo agrees in chorus. Kim Yu Shin is the same, each time they go on training & will said as Deok man mimics Kim Yu Shin style of speech, do you wish to die even before you shoot an arrow; do you wish to get all your comrades in arms killed; if you can’t carry your bale of grain how will you able to carried your injured comrades back. Kim Yu Shin comes in as Deok Man continues to mimics him, if you are outnumber form a circular formation, do you want to all die. Go Do comment that Deok Man is really great in imitating Kim Yu Shin. Deok man said that Kim Yu Shin is younger than her but his forehead already had deep set wrinkle lines each time he say that it is going to be the death of them & this will killed us, Deok man said that they will have to proof to him otherwise that they prove themselves for Kim Yu Shin & other 10 Seorabeol Hwa Rang what they are made of. Yonghwa Hyangdo rally on Deok Man morale booster. Deok man said what it is so difficult as they just need to fight exactly like they had trained every day then just survive & return back. Joo Bang asked whether that is true. Then if she return & Kim Yu Shin dare to asked her to strap another sand bag, then she will claw his wrinkle face of his, Deok Man notice Kim Yu Shin standing at the door as she calls his name as they got up to attention & greet Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin confirmed that they had to do what they had trained & all will come back alive. Kim Yu Shin asked them to rest well for today. Deok man is relief but wonder why the atmosphere is so grim today
Joo Bang said that Kim Yu Shin is also had his fear going out to war, then Joo Bang mimics Kim Yu Shin’s speech. Joo Bang said that they are already resting, he didn’t had to come to their quarters to repeat it again. Meanwhile Mi Shil goes to meet with Seol Won Rang about his strategy to push back Baekje. Seol Won Rang gave the topography of Sok Ham Seong as difficult terrain so it is hard to penetrate. If they use the surrounding area of mountain ridges then when attack it will be difficult to retreat. Mi Shil discuss if they use Gahye Seong then the march will be taxing & difficult due to its length to travel. Seol Won Rang predicts it is a hard battle to engage. Mi Shil said that it is not like Seol Won Rang to sound less optimistic. Mi Shil said that war are fought it all had to come down with people. If people waver then soldier morale will sense it too then the nation will falter. Mi Shil said he over step her boundaries but her insights that she is giving her comments for the best interest of Silla. Seol Won Rang said that it is a good insight adversaries to ponder upon
Gahye Seong is the present Gyeongnam (Gyeongsangnamdo) Geochang County. It is known as other name Geoyeol & Geota in the early period of Silla, Arim & Jaechang among others. It gain its present name 16th year of the Silla ruler King Gyeong Deok in year AD 757. Yangpyongdong Seokjoyeoereipsang (Standing stone Buddha of Yangpyeongdong in Geochang). The stone image of Buddha, located at Geummyangsa, Yangpyong-ri, Geochang-eup is the big figure, and 5 meters high. Originally, the temple called “Geumyangsa” or “Nohyesa” was located in the vicinity of this statue. The irregularity of body is faithfully expressed in the stone image of Buddha, but face is relatively large compared to the body, and we can recognize the schematism trend from cloth wrinkle. So, it is presumed as a work of the latter period of 8th. The plump face is regular featured, but the expression is rather stiff and the curly hair is shaped like a distinct “Nabal” Three lines (Samdo) are vivid on the neck, and large garment of silk is stuck to the body, so that the line of chest, waist, and both legs are distinct. Left hand is held to the stomach and pointing the index finger with a straight second finger at the chest level, and right hand is lowered, and it is characteristic that thumb and the second finger are holding the hem of the clothing. The lower breath of pedestal (Asana) is 155cm, and On the fore parts, round stone, named “Angryunsuk” is 135cm wide, on the fore part and 25cm high. Around the stone Buddha, each section is arranged. In the 4 edges, squared props of pillar are installed, and they are connected with a long and large stone. Generally, the shape of this shows scattered feature of figuration, out of refined and balanced beauty, but it represents the mode of latter period of Silla.
Midnight rendezvous with the sisters. Deok man informs that she is setting out to war tomorrow
Deok Man: Yah! I am setting off to war tomorrow
Cheon Myeong: Are you going off to play? If you are setting off to war, you should be more serious & fortitude about it?
Deok Man: Will anything change if I am fortitude ? If I am fortitude will that make me avoid arrows flying at me? Do you think Baekje will spare me if I am fortuitude?
Cheon Myeong: Aigoo!
Deok Man tells that Cheon Myeong not to worry, she had survives all the Nang do training that Kim Yu Shin had set up. Cheon Myeong asked Deok Man that Kim Yu Shin is such a pest to her. Deok Man said that Cheon Myeong has hear all Deok Man grievances until now about him. Kim Yu Shin picks on her every day
Deok Man: Wait a moment, is it by chance that….he is taking a liking to me? Why does he only pick on me?
Cheon Myeong: What?
Deok Man; No, let us that a look at this, he only pick on me in training but when it came to Jin Seong Bi Jae, he asked me to stand behind him & asked me not to join the fight
Cheon Myeong: This goes without saying & nonsense, Kim Yu Shin likes man?
Deok Man: Oh?
Cheon Myeong: Look at it, it is not that Kim Yu Shin is a girl, he is a man, how can he able to like you?
Deok Man: Ah! That is correct, isn’t it?….I am a man, isn’t it?
Cheon Myeong smiles
Deok Man: But…however I do indeed look like a girl
Cheon Myeong: How can you be a woman when you are only physically weak? The 10 Seorabeol Hwa Rang looks more girly than you
Deok Man: Are you sure?…I always thought I was pretty
Cheon Myeong become more somber
Cheon Myeong: You must return back…you do have a reason to live on….
Deok Man: Of course
The next day setting off to war as Mi Shil & Princess Cheon Myeong send off the Hwa Rang to battle. Hwa Rang kneel in greeting to the Princess. Mi Shil said that Hwa Rang is the soul of the Silla Nation. It is the health of our scared & heavenly kingdom. Everybody must fight & come back in victory & elevated Hwa Rang’s fame & glory. Seok Bum comes up & hail longevity to Silla as everybody cheers in hails. Kim Yu Shin & Yonghwa Hyangdo has their doubts
Yonghwa Hyangdo are assign to the make shift Silla infirmary for the dead & wounded. Deok Man & the rest of the Yonghwa Hyang sees the casualties of war & the smell of death. Hu Jae, Bo Jong & Im Jong comes back from their reconnaissance scout & tell Seol Won Rang about the enemy stronghold that everywhere they went, there were full of Baekje’s presence. Ha Jong concurs that there is a some spy up in the heaven looking down on their moves. Seol Won Rang asked what is the situation in Sok Ham Seong. Bo Jong said that all battery army of Yu Pyeong Hyeon had are advancing. There are about 2000 camps sites. Seol Won Rang said that there must be estimate 200,000 soldier. Then Seol Won Rang asked about the situation in Ah Mak Seong, there is currently no movement. Seol Won Rang understand the situation & leaves
Yu Pyeong Hyeon is presently Jeonbuk (Jeollabukdo) Jangsu County
Ah Mak Seong presently Namwon City’s district
Seol Won Rang calls on all the Hwa Rang cadre captains for a counsel. Seol Won Rang runs through the strategic plans. Sok Ham Seong west gate General Eum Hwa & Eum Sang together with Yi Hwa Jeong Do. If the western gate is attack, they will able to open the gates to the fortress. As for the South gate Gu Ryeol with Cheon Si Hwon Do & Hyeon Mu Ji Do will attack the fortress from that direction. The mountain terrain is sloppy & high, & the gust is strong there, the must use incendiary devices for attack. Ha Jong looks less interested in the strategic battle plans. Where else Baek Hu Bi Do & Dong Baek Mae Do will secure that path leading to the Western & Southern gates at the moment that Baekje army start to flee from the siege from thermal weapon fire attacks, they need to destroy them. Il Wyol Seong Do & Hu Guk Seon Do will follow Seol Won Rang to attack the east gates. When the incendiary attack, they will laid siege to them & surprise them. There is a saying, a war without fire is like a sausages without Mustard by Jean Juvénal des Ursins. Seol Won Rang said that the siege to retake Sok Ham fortress will be a costly to casualties of lives. Seol Won Rang reiterated that no matter what the cost is, they must retake Sok Ham fortress at all cost. Kim Seo Hyeon asked about what his army deployment is. Seol Won Rang delegates Kim Seo Hyeon & Yeo Gil Cheon together with Cheon Ryeong Ing Do & Bi Cheon Ji Do to safeguard their present position on guard duty. Yeo Gil Cheon the former guardian of Sok Ham fortress asked to let him go to the battle front to fight so he can reimburse his last misdeeds, but Seol Won Rang said that he can’t do anything with whatever remains in his army. Kim Seo Hyeon said that his army had been training hard to war, Kim Seo Hyeon asked Seol Won Rang to give an opportunity to prove themselves in battle. Al Cheon said that they also want to prove themselves in battle in the siege of Sok Ham fortress. Seol Won Rang said that they can’t disobey military orders & asking are they trying to go against a directive order
Seol Won Rang asked where is Kim Yu Shin. Meanwhile Yonghwa Hyangdo goes to their barracks, they have to share with Bi Cheon Ji Do cadre but was not reception was really unwelcoming for them. Joo Bang pushes Dae Pung to the front as they asked what is the matter with them. Bi Cheon Ji Do makes way for them in the barrack. Deok Man comments what is wrong with them looking so serious. One of the Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet said that it is because of their fault. Deok Man asked what is had to do with her. Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet said that because she soiled with excretion to Cheon Ryeol Ing Do’s flag & then run away. Bi Cheon Ji Do’s other cadets laughed. Deok Man said that it is not her doing, don’t try to rub this matter in on her. Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet, it is her indeed as she did it so discreetly without any honour & Yonghwa Hyangdo doesn’t admit it was their doing. Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet asked his other cadet comrades will there able to fight side by side with people like them in a war. Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet asked his comrades to be weary since they wouldn’t know what may happened to them in the night in the company of Yonghwa Hyangdo & tells if Deok Man wants to excrete to do it outside in the latrine, don’t take her excretion on someone else’s face. Deok Man goes & attacks that ill mouth Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet. All out fist brawl started. Deok Man goes & bites the Bi Cheon Ji Do’s cadet arm after being pushes around by him. Some of them resort to childish tactics finds it kindergarten school ground tactics
Joo Bang & Go Do looks like Duey & Huey. Al Cheon comes in to stop them. Al Cheon tells his cadre to use their energy when fighting with the enemy. Kim Yu Shin comes to asked what has happened. Kim Yu Shin asked what has happened, Deok Man said that they started the fight first. Kim Seo Hyeon comes in & query then follow by Seol Won Rang coming in to asked for Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin apologise for the fight. Seol Won Rang said that he will follow him to the siege of Sok Ham Fortress with him. Al Cheon claims that Yonghwa Hyangdo is under his command of Bi Cheon Ji Do. If his Bi Cheon Ji So is delegated to stay here, why Kim Yu Shin & his Yonghwa Hyangdo can leave with Seol Won Rang for the siege of Sok Ham fortress. Seol Won Rang said that he only wants Kim Yu Shin & the rest of Yonghwa Hyangdo will stay where they are at present as ordered. Deok Man looks at Kim Yu Shin
Yonghwa Hyangdo finds themselves in the midst of battle. Mi Shil & Seol Won Rang plans the scheme to make Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yu Shin folly in battle & ends them in their demise. Deok man had her 1st kill in battle. Circular formation is activate with Deok man as the leader of the formation Deok Man is down injured
I like the twins’ midnight rendezvous with each other as confidante. Cheon Myeong still in disguise as a Buddhist Nun while Deok Man incognito as a man. Kim Yu Shin must be wondering why Cheon Myeong earnest concern for Deok Man’s welfare that he had to guarantee Deok Man safety from the war although she did her reason
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