Sinopsis dan video klip Drama Asia (Korea)- The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 43 & 44/ Synopsis and video clips of The Great Queen Seon Deok of Episode 43 & 44
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Country of origin South Korea South Korea
No. of episodes 62
Deokman (later known as Queen Seon Deok) was born as a twin but was abandoned as a baby. She was later brought back to the Silla palace, where she joined forces with her twin sister Princess Cheonmyeng to oppose Mi-shil, who wanted to seize power. Mi-shil devised sinister plans to have the two Silla princesses exiled from the kingdom, and in a secretive battle, Princess Chonmyong was assassinated by Mi-shil. However, Princess Deokman shrewdly enlisted the help of General Kim Yusin and eliminated her archenemy Mi-shil. She became the first female ruler of the Silla kingdom.
Video clips of OST The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕) - 아이유(IU) - 바람꽃 Wind Flower
- Lee Yo Won as Deokman/Queen Seondeok
- Nam Ji Hyun as young Deokman
- Ko Hyeon-jeong as Lady Misil
- Park Ye-Jin as Princess Cheonmyeong
- Shin Se Kyung as young Princess Cheonmyeong
- Uhm Tae Woong as Kim Yushin
- Lee Hyun Woo as young Kim Yushin
- Kim Nam Gil as Bidam
- Park Ji Bin as young Bidam
- Yu Seung-ho as Kim Chunchu
- Lee Seung-hyo as Alcheon
- Jo Min Ki as King Jinpyeong (Deokman's Father)
- Yoon Yoo Sun as Lady Maya (Deokman's Mother, Kim Jinpyeong's wife)
- Park Soo Jin as young Lady Maya
- Seo Young Hee as So Hwa
Sinopsis Drama Asia (Korea)
The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 43
Tayang: 8-Jan-2010 16:30 WIB
Dugaan Putri Deokman (Lee Yo-won) tidak salah. Di saat yang sama, Mishil (Go Hyeon-jeong) muncul untuk melerai Sejong (Dok Go-young) dan Seolwon (Jun Noh-min) bahwa dirinya tidak akan lagi menggunakan orang lain untuk memuluskan langkahnya menuju tahta kerajaan Shilla.
Dengan wajah yakin, Mishil menyebut dirinya siap menjadi penguasa Shilla yang baru. Setelah mengatakan hal yang mengejutkan tersebut, Mishil berlutut sambil memohon supaya Sejong dan Seolwon mau membantunya. Rasa kaget juga dirasakan Misaeng (Jung Woong-in) yang notabene adalah adik Mishil sendiri, ia sama sekali tidak menyangka sang kakak berani mengambil langkah berani.
Di kediamannya, Putri Deokman mulai menyusun strategi bersama Yushin (Uhm Tae-woong) dan Bidam (Kim Nam-gil). Sang putri sadar bahwa lawan mereka kali ini bukan orang sembarangan, meskipun ada kemungkinan bahwa niat Mishil tersebut bakal membuat kaum bangsawan yang semula mendukung sang pemegang segel kerajaan bakal terpecah.
Untungnya, Putri Deokman sudah mempersiapkan strategi khusus. Kepada Raja Jinpyeong (Jo Min-ki), sang putri mengusulkan supaya diadakan pengubahan aturan pajak yang baru. Begitu dijelaskan apa yang menjadi alasan, Raja Jinpyeong yang ditemani oleh Kim Yongchun (Do Yi-sung) dan Kim Seohyeon (Ju Sung-mo) tidak bisa menyembunyikan keterkejutannya.
Begitu mendapat persetujuan, Putri Deokman langsung bergerak cepat. Dengan bantuan Bidam dan Yeomjong, ia mampu mengumpulkan data para bangsawan secara lengkap mulai dari luas tanah yang dimiliki, kepada siapa mereka memihak, hingga hubungan kekerabatan. Hal yang sama juga tengah dilakukan oleh kubu Mishil, mereka berusaha memastikan bahwa bangsawan yang mempunyai pengaruh besar masih tetap setia.
Saat ditanya tentang Chunchu (Yoo Seung-ho), Mishil hanya tersenyum. Pembalasan yang dilakukan Mishil terhadap sang pangeran ternyata sangat telak, dengan enteng wanita itu mengaku bahwa dirinyalah yang membuat Chunchu kehilangan kakek (Raja Jinji), ayah (Kim Yongsu), dan ibu (Putri Cheonmyeong). Ucapan tersebut mampu membuat tubuh Chunchu bergetar, dan sadar kalau ia tidak mampu menghadapi Mishil sendirian.
Ketika secara tidak sengaja bertemu Putri Deokman, Chunchu masih menunjukkan kesombongan seolah dirinya tidak butuh bantuan sang bibi. Namun, penuturan Putri Deokman yang sekaligus mengajaknya untuk bekerja sama membuat Chunchu tidak bisa berkelit lagi.
Chunchu membuktikan ke arah mana dirinya berpihak ketika muncul di tengah rapat Putri Deokman dan para bawahannya sambil menyampaikan analisis mendalam yang membuat kagum semua yang hadir. Saat bicara berdua, Chunchu tidak bisa lagi menyembunyikan kesedihan yang dirasakannya setelah tahu kalau keluarganya dibunuh oleh Mishil. Sadar betapa perihnya hati sang keponakan, Putri Deokman langsung memeluk Chunchu.
Kehadiran Chunchu benar-benar membuat kubu Putri Deokman semakin kuat, mereka telah berhasil menyusun peraturan pajak yang baru dan berniat untuk menyampaikannya di rapat kabinet. Kali ini, yang diajukan adalah penyesuaian dimana besarnya pajak yang harus dibayar adalah berdasarkan luas tanah yang dimiliki.
Seperti yang bisa ditebak, usulan tersebut sukses membuat bangsawan yang memiliki luas tanah terbatas mulai goyah. Dukungan juga didapat dari rakyat, yang berkat provokasi Jukbang langsung menyuarakan dukungan terhadap Putri Deokman. Hal sebaliknya dirasakan oleh para bangsawan kaya-raya, reaksi paling keras dilontarkan oleh Hajong (Kim Jung-hyun).
Namun kubu Mishil tidak bodoh, mereka sadar bahwa usulan pajak yang baru diciptakan Putri Deokman untuk memecah-belah dukungan terhadap kubu mereka. Yang paling terasa adalah para pentolan kelompok hwarang, dimana salah seorang diantaranya mulai beralih ke kubu Putri Deokman sementara yang lainnya mendatangi Sejong untuk meminta pria itu mempertimbangkan usulan pajak yang baru.
Angin segar mulai dirasakan kubu Deokman ketika salah seorang jendral berpengaruh Jujin meminta waktu untuk bertemu. Siapa sangka, Mishil tidak kalah cerdik. Ia meminta Sejong dan para anggota dewan kabinet yang mendukung dirinya untuk menyetujui usulan pajak yang baru. Selain itu, ia juga menyuruh para bawahannya untuk melakukan pendekatan langsung pada para bangsawan yang memiliki pengaruh besar.
Rapat dewan akhirnya digelar dengan disaksikan oleh penduduk Shilla, dan kubu Mishil bergerak cepat. Karena keputusan rapat baru bisa dilaksanakan bila semua anggota dewan setuju, dengan sengaja para anggota yang mendukung Mishil menyisakan satu suara tidak setuju sehingga mereka mampu lolos dari strategi Putri Deokman yang hendak membuka keborokan para anggota.
Sadar kalau strateginya dimentahkan, Putri Deokman berdiri dan mengajukan usul baru : penentuan keputusan tidak lagi berdasarkan suara bulat melainkan atas dasar mayoritas. Bisa dibayangkan, reaksi beragam langsung muncul terhadap permintaan tersebut. Pasalnya, suara bulat di rapat dewan adalah salah satu tradisi Shilla yang paling tua.
Sinopsis The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43
Kim Chun Chu tidak percaya justru ini yang terjadi. Deok Man juga salah mengartikan Mi Shil. Kim Chun Chu berkata Mi Shil bukan Seongol dan bukan keluarga Raja. Tapi Deok Man mengingatkan bahwa Chun Chu pernah menyinggung kelemahan sistem Golpumjedo. Kim Chun Chu bertanya apa Mi shil punya hak untuk naik takhta. Deok Man berkata bahwa Mi Shil selama ini diakui atau tidak berperan besar dalam memeimpin Silla.
Kim Chun Chu : Apa kita akan membiarkan ini terjadi, mengapa kita tidak memberikannya saja pada Mi shil.
Deok Man : Tidak..Mi Shil mungkin memang ahli. Tapi kemudian tidak ada kemajuan di Silla. Bagaimanapun, Mi Shil tidak dapat mengabaikan latar belakangnya sebagai bangsawan. Tapi saat aku naik takhta, aku akan menancapkan akarku semakin dalam dan jauh. Akarku adalah rakyat negri ini. Aku mungkin kurang jika dibanding dengan Mi Shil tapi itu alasannya mengapa aku ingin naik takhta. Mengapa kau dan aku, atas nama keluarga Raja, Hwarang Yu Shin atas nama kekuatan Gaya, dan kekuatan daerah Hwarang Al Cheon, harus bersatu sebagai kesatuan. Inilah mengapa aku mengulurkan tanganku padamu. Sekarang..pilihannya terserah kau yang memutuskan.
Ha jong tanya apa maksud ibunya. Mi Shil sekali lagi menegaskan bahwa untuk Raja Jinji, Pangeran Baek Jeong, Se Jong, atau bahkan Kim Chun Chu, dia tidak akan mempromosikan siapapun naik takhta kecuali memberikannya pada dirinya sendiri. Mi Shil berlutut di depan mereka semua dan memohon dengan tulus untuk membantunya meraih takhta.
Kim Chun Chu merenung dan mencerna semua yang diungkapkan Deok Man. Al Cheon bertanya pada Deok Man apa keinginan Mi Shil adalah meraih takhta. Deok Man berkata dari yang ia lihat dan pikirkan. Kim Yu Shin bertanya mengenai Kim Chun Chu. Deok Man percaya Kim Chun Chu adalah anak muda yang cerdas dengan pemikiran kritis dan daya analisa tinggi dan percaya bahwa Chun Chu bijaksana untuk memutuskan sesuatu. Deok Man tanya Bidam bagaimana ia mengenal Yeom Jong. Bi Dam : Yeom Jong beberapa kali membantu guruku untuk berbagai urusan.
Deok Man tanya apa Chun Chu kenal dengan Yeom Jong saat ia kembali ke Silla, Bi Dam berkata sebelum ia kenal dengan Yeom Jong keduanya sudah saling kenal di Cina. Bi Dam berkata bahwa Yeom Jong tahu potensi Kim Chun Chu. Deok Man tanya apa yang dilakukan Yeom Jong untuk Moon Noh. Bi Dam berkata bahwa Yeom Jong memiliki jaringan yang memberikan informasi dan intelijen dari Goguryeo, Baekje dan Cina dan Yeom Jong mengenal bangsawan dari negeri itu. Deok Man tanya apa Yeom Jong bisa dipercaya. Bi Dam mengangkat bahunya, Yeom Jong adalah pedagang. Bi Dam berkata selama urusannya menguntungkan dirinya, mereka bisa mempercayai Yeom Jong. Deok Man tanya mengenai eisiensi Yeom Jong. Bi Dam meyakinkannya, Yeom Jong sangat bagus kalau tidak gurunya tidak akan memakainya. Deok Man melihat ketajaman dalam Yeom Jong saat Yu Shin tanya pendapatnya. Al Cheon berkata bahwa Deok Man harus mengatakan pada mereka tentang Mi Shil.
Deok Man berkata pada kubunya, bahwa ia dan Kim Chun Chu telah menyebabkan Mi Shil menyadari sesuatu dan ia ingin menguasai takhta juga. Kim Yu Shin berkata apa itu mengenai sistem Golpumjedo atau masalah gender. Deok Man membenarkan, bahwa sampai sekarang Mi Shil belum memproklamirkan diri, tapi angin perubahan sedang melanda Silla saat ini. Al Cheon berkata jadi Mi Shil akan maju sebagai calon Penguasa. Deok Man berkata jika itu mengenai jasa baik, dia memiliki dukungan dari sentimen publik lebih dari yang lain.
Menurut Yu Shin, meskipun Mi Shil sudah tidak dianggap setengah dewa dan kehilangan posisi di kuil, tapi pengaruhnya masih kuat di dewan menteri. Deok Man berkata sampai sekarang Mi Shil masih mendominasi administrasi. Bi Dam berkata bahwa yang paling penting adalah bahwa Mi Shil tidak melepaskan mimpinya, jadi jika takdir menghalanginya menjadi Permaisuri, ia akan menjadi...Deok Man menyambung kalimat Bi Dam : Ratu.
Al Cheon berkata tidak ada yang membuatnya heran tapi ia juga cukup bisa dicontoh. Kim Yu Shin berkata saat Deok Man memproklamirkan diri sebagai Ratu, dan membunyikan "alarm" Mi Shil. Deok MAn berkata jika Mi Shil memang memimpikan menjadi Ratu, maka tidak akan membuatnya terbeban dan terganggu. Deok Man berkata masalahnya keputusan Mi Shil naik takhta adalah saat Kim Chun Chu yang menciptakan konflik untuk memecah belah pihak Mi Shil dan gagal, Mi shil sudah melangkah ke depan dan menyatukan Se Jong dan Seol Won Rang yang hampir berperang.
Mi Saeng kaget ketika tahu dari Se Jong dan Seol Won Rang bahwa Mi Shil berniat menjadi Ratu. Seol Won berkata ia sudah bersama Mi Shil sejak pertama ia memiliki mimpi. Seol Won berkata bahwa latar belakangnya menjadi pemicu kekuatan sejak awal tapi sejak ia berdiri disamping Mi Shil selama ini, ia tahu bahwa mimpi mereka menjadi satu dan mimpi Mi Shil adalah mimpinya. Ha Jong masih ragu. Se Jong berkata Mi Shil benar2 jahat bagaimana ia bisa menginginkan dirinya lebih kuat dari mereka. Se jong berkata bagaimana mereka dapat memanggil diri mereka pria. Se Jong menghela nafas, ia akan mengikuti keinginan Mi shil.
Bi Dam tanya apa ada kemungkinan akan terjadi kudeta, Kim Yu Shin dan Al Cheon bertanya2 dan mereka yakin Mi shil bisa saja melakukannya. Deok Man berkata tidak mungkin. Kim Yu Shin berkata Mi Shil penah melakukannya saat Raja Jinji berkuasa. Deok Man berkata bahwa Yi Sabu, Geo Chilbu, No Ribu, bahkan Moon Noh semua dimenangkan oleh Mi Shil, dan ia melakukannya tanpa ada darah tercurah. Yu Shin menambahkan saat pengerahan prajurit, ia tetap dibenarkan. Deok Man berkata bukan hanya itu, Mi Shil menggunakan semua jasa2nya untuk mempengaruhi orang2 disekitarnya untuk mendapat dukungan.
Seol Won berkata keuntungan terbesar Mi Shil bahwa ia tidak pernah kehilangan penilaian mengenai banyak masalah. Ha Jong tanya apa Mi Shil akan memanfaatkan sidang dewan istana untuk mencalonkan diri sebagai Ratu. Mi Saeng berkata Putri Deok Man telah melakukannya, mengapa Mi Shil tidak bisa melakukannya juga. Jika ditanya siapa yang berhak menjadi Ratu, nama kakaknya pasti yang pertama disebut oleh rakyat. Ha Jong masih meragukannya.Semua bangsawan mengikutinya karena Mi Shil bukan keluarga Raja dan bagaimana kalau para bangsawan itu tidak mendukungnya. Mi Saeng bertanya apa Mi Shil akan melakukan hal yang sama ketika ia menurunkan Raja Jinji dalam mengatasi Raja Jinpyeong.
Se Jong berkata waktu itu mereka dibenarkan karena tindakan Raja Jinji yang semena-mena dan membuat rakyat menderita. Seol Won membenarkan, bahwa Raja yang sekarang tidak seperti itu. Lalu Mi Saeng menyarankan metode yang dilakukan kepada Raja Jinheung yaitu dengan pembunuhan dan mengubah wasiatnya. Seol Won berkata itu mungkin karena mereka adalah orang lingkar dalam Raja Jinheung lalu Ha Jong berkata apa yang akan mereka lakukan untuk menyukseskan ini. Mi Saeng berkata melalui dewan istana dimana Mi Shil akan dapat melancarkan rencananya. Seol Won juga memiliki pikiran yang sama. Tapi Ha jong berkata apa pendapat para bangsawan.
Kemudian Deok Man menjawab, para bangsawan akan terbagi kesetiaannya. Yu Shin berkata jadi kemungkinan para bangsawan yang dulu mendukung Mi Shil akan berbalik meninggalkannya. Al Cheon berkata itu mungkin saja karena tak seorang bangsawan pun yang mau kalau Mi Shil jadi Penguasa. Bi Dam berkata kalau begitu Putri Deok Man akan diuntungkan. Deok Man yakin sepertinya itu yang akan terjadi. Keputusan Mi shil akan menandai kejatuhannya karena kekuatannya mungkin akan menjadi kelemahannya dan ia akan jatuh. Bi Dam merenung pada kata kelemahannya. Deok Man tanya apa Yu shin sudah melakukan instruksinya. Kim Yu Shin berkata ada kecemasan dalam persiapannya, dan ia tanya apa Deok Man akan menyiapkan penjelasannya. Deok Man berkata waktunya sudah tepat tapi ada sedikit dalam prosedurnya yang harus dicermati dan memerlukan persiapan.
Raja bertanya mengenai masalah perubahan pajak yang ia dengar dari Kim Yong chun bahwa Deok Man sedang menghitung dan mengajukan perubahan perhitungan pajak untuk meningkatkan kemandirian pertanian, Putri Deok Man membenarkan. Raja mengatakan para bangsawan mungkin tidak setuju dengan proposalnya. Deok Man tahu dan para bangsawan mungkin tidak akan setuju dan proposalnya mungkin akan diperdebatkan selama bertahun2 antara keluarga Raja dan kaum bangsawan untuk menyadari dan memetik buahnya.
Kim Seo Hyeon tanya apa tujuan Deok Man mengajukan amandemen ini. Pertama, Keluarga Raja harus menunjukkan pada rakyat bahwa mereka melakukan ini untuk rakyat. Kedua, Deok Man menebak Mi Shil akan mengajukan diri menjadi Penguasa. Semua terkejut. Kim Seo Hyeon berkata jadi bukan lagi mengajukan Kim Chun Chu, melainkan dirinya sendiri. Deok Man membenarkan. Raja shock dengan kabar itu, Deok Man menambahkan oleh sebab itu ini adalah alasan utama dari amandemen mengenai aturan perpajakan yang baru untuk melumpuhkan kekuatan politik Mi Shil dan sekutunya dan itu akan terjadi.
Deok Man keluar dengan menyamar untuk masalah pajak. Seo Ji sedang mengatur pendaftaran tanah Silla dan minta stafnya tidak melakukan kesalahan dan tidak kehilangan satu detil kecilpun. Deok Man mengunjungi Seo Ji. Wyol Ya tanya bagaimana perkembangan masalahnya. Al Cheon berkata Raja sudah memberikan ijinnya. Wyol Ya merasa lega. Deok Man tanya dimana Bi Dam, Wyol Ya berkata Bi Dam ada di ruangan samping ia sedang memeriksa silsilah para bangsawan. Deok Man menemui Bi Dam dan tanya perkembangannya.
Bi Dam berkata ia sudah mengamankan catatan silsilah para bangsawan dari Yeom Jong dan jumlahnya ribuan. Deok Man ingin tahu bukan hanya kepemilikan tanah, tapi juga ikatan, koneksi, dan sekutu mereka. Bahkan hubungan mereka dengan Baekje dan Goguryeo harus dicatat. Bi Dam berkata ia sedang melakukannya. Deok Man berkata ini tidak dibatasi hanya para bangsawan tapi orang2 disekitarnya harus juga diperiksa. Bi Dam meyakinkan Deok Man ia sedang mengerjakan masalah ini dan akan mengurusnya. Deok Man berkata semua ini harus dilakukan dengan rahasia. Deok Man minta tolong agar Al Cheon dan Yu Shin memperhatikan pengobatan dan makanan Raja Jinpyeong. Al Cheon bertanya mengapa dan Kim Yu Shin menyimpulkan kecurigaan mereka siapa tahu Mi shil melakukan sesuatu dan mereka harus mencegahnya. Kim yu Shin mengerti dan akan melakukannya.
Seol Won dan kubu Mi Shil juga melakukan pemeriksaan silsilah para bangsawan. Ha Jong tanya apa mereka perlu bertemu satu persatu dengan mereka. Seol Won berkata mereka harus melakukannya. Dan mencari tahu pandangan dan berdiri diantara Mi Shil dan Putri Deok Man. Mi Saeng berkata bahwa sebagian bangsawan tinggal di Hwang Kyeong (rumah yang berdekatan, contoh di kompleks Bukchon Hanok Village di Seoul) yang memiliki sekitar 2000 rumah sudah ada 35.
Ha Jong melihat dari semuanya ada 25 yang sudah menjadi sekutu. Mi Saeng memeriksa lagi ada sekitar 200 bangsawan yang memiliki 300 rumah dan 450 bangsawan yang memiliki 100 rumah. Dan selain itu masih ada 200 lagi, jumlahnya terlalu banyak tapi dalam pandangan mereka bangsawan itu tidak akan banyak bersuara. Seol Won berkata para bangsawan ini mungkin akan memberikan pasukannya untuk Mi Shil. Ha jOng berkata ini bukan masalah dan Ha Jong menghitung anaknya yang dapat dinikahkan dengan 8 orang sebagai sekutu dan tanya berapa anak Mi saeng yang dapat ditambahkan. Mi Saeng berpikir sejenak dan Ha Jong berkata pamannya benar2 pintar tapi ia tidak tahu berapa anaknya yang belum menikah. (Tirza: kalo ngga salah Dae Nam Bo msh single yah..hmm..). Mi saeng berkata tidak semudah itu.
Ha jong berkata sangat bijaksana jika mereka memberikan kesempatan pada anak Mi Saeng untuk menikah dengan para bangsawan, itu solusinya. Seol Won setuju itu adalah solusi terbaik untuk menjadikan mereka sekutu. Ha Jong heran bahwa pemikirannya diakui. Mi Saeng berkata lihatlah betapa bahagianya Ha Jong bahwa akhirnya kepandaiannya diakui.
Mi shil merenung kemudian bertanya pada Chil Sook apa pendapatnya. Biarpun ia adalah orang yang mendengar niatnya pertama kali, Chil Sook tidak menunjukkan sedikit reaksipun. Chil Sook berkata ia adalah pengikut Mi Shil dan ia tidak punya keluarga atau kekayaan untuk dicemaskan dan apapun yang ingin dicapai Mi Shil akan menjadi tujuannya. Mi Shil sembari mendengar ia merasa Chil sook membencinya. Chil Sook menyangkalnya. Mi Shil berkata bahkan biarpun Chil sook membencinya itu tidak membantu. Karena dirinya banyak orang menderita tapi ia tahu Chil Sook akan tetap setia mengikutinya sampai akhir. Mi shil percaya ini belum terlambat dan jika ia sudah memikirkan ini selama satu dekade lalu.
Seol Won masuk dan menyerahkan dokumen. Seol won berkata untuk memulainya, mereka akan melihat reaksi para bangsawan dalam kegiatan mereka. Mi Shil mengerti dan memuji seol won sudah melakukan yang baik dalam keputusannya. Mi Shil berkata ia tidak akan punya waktu untuk bersaing tapi tetap ini akan bermanfaat untuk mereka, ia minta Seol Won melanjutkan pemeriksaan. Seol Won tanya bagaimana dengan Kim Chun Chu. Mi shil tersenyum.
Yeom jong menjelaskan pada Chun Chu tentang perubahan penghitungan pajak dan amandemen yang diajukan Putri Deok man. Ia sedang mengumpulkan informasi dari kaum bangsawan dan tuan tanah. Kim Chun Chu berkata bibinya mencoba membayangi langkahnya. Yeom Jong tidak mengerti dan Kim Chun Chu berkata bukan apa2. Kim Chun Chu menanyakan kegiatan Seol Won dan Se Jong, Yeom Jong lapor tidak ada yang aneh dan Mi shil? Yeom Jong berkata tidak ada apa2. Kim Chun Chu kemudian pergi dengan tergesa. Yeom jong merasa ia tidak pernah bisa menebak Kim chun Chu. Chun Chu menuju suatu tempat.
Bo Jong berkata bahwa ibunya minta mereka melaksanakan rencanyanya. Se Jong membenarkan. Dae Nam Bo datang dan berkata Kim Chun Chu ada disini. Mi saeng : Suruh ia masuk. Kim Chun Chu masuk dan Mi Saeng memberi salam dengan resmi. Kim Chun Chu memberi salam dan berkata mereka semua berkumpul di sini. Bo Jong berkata mereka mencari Kim Chun Chu. Se jong berkata tidak peduli betapa muda dan naif Kim chun Chu, ia adalah cucu Raja. Ia harus mengadakan upacara pernikahan dengan resmi. Mi Saeng berkata mereka harus mengadakan upacara ini dalam perayaan keluarga mereka.
Kim Chun Chu ingin tahu dimana Mi Shil. Ia ingin bertemu Mi shil. Kim Chun Chu bertemu Mi shil dan Chil Sook memberi hormat. Mi shil mengucapkan selamat atas pernikahan Kim Chun Chu. Mi Shil berkata betapa bahagianya Putri cheon Myeong jika ia tahu putranya sudah menikah. Mi Shil berkata ia dan Kim Chun Chu memiliki hal yang sama bahwa mereka berbagi sejarah bersama kakeknya Raja Jinji yang sudah diturunkan, ayahnya Kim Yong Su dan ibunya putri Cheon Myeong dan Mi shil mendekat dan memeluk Chun Chu serta berbisik di telinganya : "Akulah yang membunuh mereka semua dan tanya mengapa bisa demikian, ini karena kesombongan darah keturunan raja dalam mereka dan mereka berusaha membunuhnya yang membuat dasar konflik."
Mi Shil minta agar Chun Chu tidak mengulangi kebodohan mereka. Karena ia sudah memberikan jiwa dan raganya sepanjang hidupnya untuk menjadi Permaisuri yang ia tutupi dengan strategi dan ide. Mi Shil berkata jika Chun Chu takut dengannya maka chun Chu harus memihaknya dan jika ia kesini untuk balas dendam, maka Kim Chun Chu harus melawan dan menaklukkan Mi Shil seperti Putri Deok Man. Karena hanya ada 2 hal yang dapat dilakukan Kim Chun Chu. Ia berkata pada Chun Chu, pertaruhkan nyawamu untuk melawanku atau ia hanya akan hancur dan mati. Kim Chun Chu kaget Mi shil baru saja memberinya satu pelajaran mengenai hidup.
Kim Chun Chu pergi dan ia tahu apa yang akan dilakukannya. Deok Man duduk di kuil Putri Cheon Myeong. Chun Chu masuk dan ia melihat Deok Man berdoa, ia akan pergi tapi Deok Man memanggilnya dan ia senang melihat Chun Chu. Kim Chun Chu berbalik dan memberi salam. Ia akan pergi. Deok MAn berdiri dan tanya mengapa ia pergi begitu cepat. Kim Chun Chu tanya apa ia orang yang mencoba menyebarkan perpecahan dan membayangi langkah Chun Chu. Deok Man mengaku ia mempelajarinya dari Kim Chun Chu dan juga Mi shil. Deok Man berkata melumpuhkan musuh tanpa merusak adalah prinsip kebajikan. Kim Chun Chu bertanya-tanya siapa yang akan menang akhirnya. Kim Chun Chu pergi dan Deok MAn minta Chun Chu membantunya. Chun Chu tanya apa Deok Man mencoba agar ia membatalkan keputusannya. Bukan, tapi kau pernah tanya apa tujuanku datang ke Seorabeol.
Deok Man berkata, ia datang bukan hanya untuk Mi shil, tapi juga untuk Raja Jinpyeong dan negeri mereka yang menggelikan ini akan menjadi korban dari kemarahannya dan ia berkata pada Chun Chu bahwa ia tidak bisa lagi mempercayai seorangpun di dunia ini bahkan tidak Raja Jinpyeong, atau Ratu Maya atau bahkan Kim Yu Shin dan tidak seorangpun akan percaya dengan hatinya dan ini yang ada dalam hatinya sekarang.
Deok Man berkata bahwa kesombongan dan dendam menguasai jiwanya, pikirannya terperangkap oleh semua korban balas dendamnya dan sama dengan Kim Chun Chu juga memiliki perasaan dan pikiran itu. Deok MAn berkata bagaimanapun ia tidak bisa seperti itu, jika ia tidak percaya seorangpun maka tidak ada yang bisa ia mulai. Deok Man mengundang Kim Chun Chu untuk memulainya bersama. Kim Chun Chu tersenyum.
Kim Yu Shin dan So Hwa pergi ke klinik istana. Kim Yu Shin mengumumkan bahwa mulai hari ini So Hwa, pengasuh Putri Deok MAn akan mengawasi obat yang akan diminum Raja Jinpyeong. So Hwa berkata pada staf klinik mereka harus mencatat obat yang dimakan oleh Raja. Semua mematuhinya. Kim Yu Shin berkata bahwa So Hwa akan mengawasi obat Raja. Ratu setuju bahwa So Hwa yang akan mengawasinya, Kim Yu Shin minta ibunya mengawasi makanan Raja. Putri Man Myeong menyanggupinya.
Kim Yu Shin mengingatkan bahwa Putri Man Myeong jangan hanya mengawasi bahan mentah tapi juga setiap produk yang dikonsumsi Raja. Putri Man Myeong meyakinkan Yu shin. Kim Yu Shin berkata, sebelum makanan atau obat disajikan untuk Raja, mereka harus mencicipinya dulu, keduanya menyanggupinya.
Kim Yu Shin mengingatkan So Hwa bahwa tugasnya mengawasi pengobatan untuk Raja. Kim Seo Hyeon berkata ia sudah mengerahkan lebih banyak pengawal untuk sebagai keamanan istana. Ratu Maya berterima kasih pada Yu Shin dan Deok Man atas ketelitian mereka. Kim Yu Shin menemui Deok Man dan ia melapor kalau Bi Dam dan Al Cheon sudah pergi untuk melakukan tugas mereka. Kim Yu Shin yang akan menemaninya keluar. Yu Shin melihat Deok Man tidak terlalu baik, Deok Man berkata ia berbicara dengan Chun Chu. Kim Yu Shin minta Deok MAn sabar menunggu jawaban Chun Chu. Deok Man bersama Bi Dam, Al Cheon, Yu Shin dan Wyol Ya (atau lain kali kusingkat Deok Man F4 aja ya..), memisahkan dokumen2. Deok Man bertanya mengenai Bangsawan Ugwang, Bi Dam mencari dan lapor bahwa ia adalah gubernur Gyeonseong (skr kota Pocheon, propinsi Gyeonggi) dan ia adalah kakak ipar Bangsawan Doyong dan ia memiliki 3400 sok tanah. (1 seok = 15 m persegi)
Al Cheon berkata menurut penemuan mereka, bangsawan yang memiliki 3000 seok tanah paling banyak. Wyol Ya tanya apa mereka akan membatasi pada 3000 seok sebagai standarnya. Deok Man berkata mereka mungkin tidak mengerti. Tanah 3000 seok tidak cukup dan mungkin tidak. Yu Shin tanya mengapa. Kim Chun Chu masuk ke ruangan dan berkata dengan menetapkan batas, tidak mungkin membuat perpecahan yang ingin mereka lakukan antara bangsawan. Semua heran dengan kedatangan Chun Chu Yang tiba2, Kim Chun Chu menambahkan, jumlah bangsawan yang memiliki tanah memang banyak tapi bangsawan dengan pangkat Gubernur lebih rendah dari 6. Kim Chun Chu merasa bahwa mereka harus mendapat dukungan dari bangsawan dengan tingkat ini, tapi mereka juga harus menciptakan batas apakah bangsawan itu akan melawan atau netral. Bukankah ini alasan yang mereka perlukan untuk mengamankan pengaruh sesegera mungkin demi Putri Deok Man. Deok Man tersenyum, Kim Chun Chu sudah membagikan pemikirannya pada mereka. Kim Chun Chu siap menyambut tangan deok Man.
Kim Chun Chu tanya apa Deok MAn siap menerimanya dengan semua kesalahan dan kepahitan yang ada dalam hatinya. Deok Man berkata bukan hanya Kim chun Chu saja, tapi semua orang yang bergabung dengannya. Dengan kepahitan, mimpi, dan harapan..dia harus bisa merangkul mereka semua dan ini akan menjadi dasarnya. Jika Kim Chun Chu merasa naungan Deok MAn terlalu kecil untuk mimpinya, maka Kim Chun Chu bebas kapan saja untuk pergi.
Kim Chun Chu memandang Deok Man dan bertanya apa ia dapat mengalahkan Mi Shil dan Kim Chun Chu menangis karena teringat ibunya dan ia bertanya apa Deok MAn juga mengucurkan air mata sebanyak dirinya untuk ibunya. Deok MAn memeluk Kim Chun Chu yang menangis. Kim Chun Chu bergabung dalam rapat. Kim Yu Shin berkata mereka akan menentukan batas pada 5000 seok sebagai standar. Deok MAn melihat ke arah Chun Chu. Chun Chu setuju. Wyol Ya berkata pasti begitu. Deok MAn tersenyum pada keponakannya. Bi Dam berkata sekarang tinggal mengumumkan perubahannya. Deok MAn berkata ia akan melaporkan pada dewan besok di istana.
Para Bangsawan mendengar mengenai perubahan perhitungan pajak yang menyebabkan kegaduhan dalam rapat dewan. Deok Man berkata semua tanah yang sudah dianugerahkan pada Raja Jinheung ...semua kepala daerah dan orang2nya sekarang ada di tangan kaum bangsawan dan tidak sesuai dengan harapan penguasa terdahulu, yang menginginkannya untuk memperluas wilayah dan sebagai hasilnya justru semakin memiskinkan rakyat dan menagih jumlah pajak yang sama adalah paktek yang kotor dan tidak jelas. Deok Man berkata dengan batas 5000 seok sebagai standar untuk menambah pajak dan untuk siapa saja yang memiliki tanah seluas 5000-7000 seok akan direkomendasikan 6 hal (1 hal = 1/10)
Lalu Deok Man mengumumkan perubahan, yang memiliki tanah 7000-9000 seok akan dikenakan 7 hal, 9000-12000 seok akan dikenakan 8 hal, semua bangsawan kaget bagaimana bisa begitu tinggi. Deok Man mengatakan mereka yang memiliki tanah dibawah 5000 seok, pajaknya akan dikurangi dari 5 hal menjadi 3 hal. Dan petani yang memiliki tanah 500-5000 seok akan dipungut 2 hal. Petani dengan tanah kurang dari 500 seok akan membayar 1 hal. Mi Saeng berkata apa ini artinya pajak untuk bangsawan tingkat rendah akan dikompensasi oleh bangsawan tingkat tinggi dengan memungut lebih besar. Deok Man membenarkan. Raja menyatakan bahwa perubahan pajak ini akan diajukan sebagai undang-undang. Raja menginginkan agar dewan istana segera meloloskan undang-undang ini. Para bangsawan ribut, sebagian senang dan sebagian lagi kesal. Deok Man tersenyum pada Mi Shil.
Joo Bang keliling kota dan mengumumkan pada masyarakat mengenai perubahan peraturan pemungutan pajak. Rakyat senang sekali karena ada pengurangan pajak untuk mereka yang memiliki tanah sedikit. Joo Bang berkata Putri sedang berusaha agar RUU ini bisa segera disahkan oleh dewan istana. Rakyat meragukan apa mereka mau karena kebanyakan anggota dewan adalah bangsawan. Yang lain berkata disahkan atau tidak ini memberikan mereka sedikit kelegaan untuk memperbaiki kehidupan mereka, dan betapa senangnya mereka karena Putri Deok MAn memberikan jalan keluar dari penderitaan mereka dan membuat mereka berharap untuk masa depan dan yang lain merayakan RUU Deok Man yang dipimpin Joo Bang. Orang2 itu berkata Joo Bang dan yang lain datang dari istana itu berarti mereka bertanggung jawab melindungi Putri.
Joo Bang sambil makan berkata memang begitu. Orang2 meminta mereka melayani dan melindungi Putri Deok MAn. Joo Bang meyakinkan orang2 bahwa mereka akan melakukannya. Go Do sangat senang dengan impian sebagai pengawal istana, itu adalah keputusan terbaiknya. Guk San Heun dan Dae Pung juga setuju. San Tak datang dan seperti biasa saling mengolok dengan Joo Bang.
Mi Saeng kesal karena para bangsawan jadi kacau. Bangsawan yang rendah tingkatannya bersorak sorai, tetapi sebaliknya bangsawan tingkat tinggi kesal. Ha Jong tanya apa ia sudah gila mengajukan undang-undang seperti itu. Seol Won berkata, tidak. Ia menciptakan pemisahan diantara para bangsawan. Seol Won berkata mereka harus memikirkan ini lebih jauh, apakah RUU ini akan memecah bangsawan tingkat rendah dan tinggi. Mi Saeng berkata ini persis seperti saat Kim Chun Chu menikahi Bo Ryang yang membuat Se Jong dan Seol Won Rang hampir bertikai. Seol Won membenarkan, Putri ingin mencoba memecah bangsawan. Seol Won berkata Putri Deok Man sudah bertambah bijak seiring berjalannya waktu.
Bo Jong dan para kapten Hwarang merasa tidak puas dengan perlakuan ini. Tapi yang lain berkata UU itu cukup adil, karena yang tanahnya banyak juga harus membayar banyak, sebaliknya yang sedikit mambayar sedikit. Seok Bum bahkan juga diuntungkan dari UU ini tapi perubahan pajak bukan topik diskusi kilahnya. Bo Jong sudah melihat perpecahan dalam tubuh Hwarang.
Beberapa bertanya pada Ho Jae, Ho Jae tidak tahu hasil dari masalah ini. Ho Jae juga berharap RUU ini segera disahkan tapi ia ragu apa dewan istana akan meloloskannya. Ho Jae bertanya pada Wyol Ya apa pendapat Putri dan Wyol Ya menjawab bahwa Putri sangat yakin dengan ini. Ho JAe berkata ayahnya datang ke seorabeol dan berharap dapat bertemu Se Jong. Phil Dan mereka akan ikut. Im Jong berkata ia harus menemui Kim Yong chun juga. Ho Jae pergi, Wyol Ya juga mau pergi tapi ia ditahan oleh Phil Dan. Phil Dan ingin berbicara dengan Wyol Ya.
Ho Jae menemui Se Jong dan mengatakan bahwa mereka mendukung RUU perubahan penghitungan pajak Putri Deok MAn. Se jong kaget. Ha jong kesal, mereka pasti sudah gila. Phil Dan berkata bahwa ayahnya minta ia menyatakan keinginannya pada Se Jong mengenai masalah ini. Semua bangsawan yang lain juga berkata mereka memberikan dukungan pada Se Jong sejak lama, Jika Se jong menolak RUU ini makan mereka akan kehilangan dukungan dari semua bangsawan yang hadir. Ho JAe berkata ini adalah permintaannya yang tulus.
Kim Yong Chu berkata pertentangan kedua kelas bangsawan mulai terlihat. Raja berkata RUU ini terlihat mungkin dan langsung tapi perdebatan sudah mulai terdengar di koridor dewan istana. Raja berkata Deok Man tidak berharap RUU nya diloloskan pada dewan istana. Ratu bertanya lalu apa, Kim Yong Chun berkata itu tidak akan lolos karena ada 8 suara melawan 2 suara milik mereka. Tapi jika RUU ini ditolak maka akan terdengar suara menderita dari bangsawan tingkat rendah. Raja berkata latihan ini akan menunjukkan dan memutuskan siapa yang melawan reformasi. Ratu menambahkan juga akan menunjukkan pada bangsa ini seperti apa Dewan istana itu.
Kim Yu Shin menemui Wyol Ya dan Phil Dan. Kata Wyol Ya, Phil Dan ingin bertemu Yu Shin. Phil Dan berkata ia memiliki surat dari ayahnya untuk Putri Deok Man, ia menyerahkan surat itu pada Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin melapor pada Putri, bahwa bangsawan yang lebih rendah mulai bereaksi pada RUU, Al Cheon juga berkata ayahnya juga sudah mengirim surat dan berkata ia akan menghadiri rapat dewan istana. Deok Man senang ini terjadi. Kemudian Yu Shin ingat ia membawa surat dari ayah Phil Dan. Deok Man membacanya dan ia berkata Bangsawan Jujin ayah Phil Dan ingin bertemu dengannya.
Al Cheon berkata jika Jujin bergabung, ia adalah sekutu terbaik karena ia memiliki 5000 prajurit elit dan terletak paling dekat dengan Seorabeol. Yu Shin menambahkan ada peningkatan jumlah bangsawan yang ingin bepartisipasi dalam RUU mereka dan menunjukkan minat yang besar. Deok Man tersenyum bahwa RUU-nya mulai berdampak.
Mi Shil duduk dan kesal dengan RUu yang diajukan Deok Man. Mi Saeng mengeluh dan Ha Jong berkata bangsawan tingkat rendah mulai membuat keributan dengan masalah ini, Se Jong setuju mereka sudah jelas2 memperlihatkan oposisi pada kubu mereka. Semua dengan senang hati dan bahkan menekan sidang dewan istana untuk meloloskan RUU itu sebagai UU. Mi Shil tersenyum, Deok Man benar2 ahli dan tahu bagaimana beradaptasi dengan situasi dan mengambil kesempatan saat jalan sudah mengarah padanya. Mi Shil tanya apa Seol Won sudah bertemu dengan para bangsawan yang ia sebutkan. Seol Won sudah bertemu mereka, tapi pandangan mereka sudah mulai bergeser. Ha jOng berkata jika demikian, maka dukungan para bangsawan pada mereka akan lenyap.
Mi Shil diam saja dan Ha Jong memohon agar ibunya menjawab. Mi Shil berkata jika ini berlanjut maka mereka akan menjadi pengacau dan sasaran dari kemarahan dan ketidakpuasan. Mi Shil setuju bahwa mereka tidak boleh membiarkan ini terjadi dan tidak perlu membuat keresahan dalam kubu mereka dan minta dewan untuk mengesahkan RUU itu. Mi Saeng heran bahwa kakaknya meminta mereka menyetujuinya. Se Jong dan HA Jong tanya apa alasannya. Mi Shil memberi tanda agar mereka menyampaikan suratnya, Se Jong harus memberikan surat pada Seol Bu, Seol Won ke Jinju, Mi Saeng ke Bangsawan Shim Bo dan Ha Jong untuk Bangsawan Sung Shin. Mereka harus memberikan surat Mi Shil pada setiap orang secara pribadi bertemu mereka dan harus memberikan jawaban besok. "Ayo tunggu apa lagi.."
Deok Man melihat semua persiapan sidang dan berkata besok adalah harinya. Kemudian keesokannya sidang dimulai. Semua anggota dewan memberi hormat padanya. Deok Man masuk dan melirik Mi Shil, yang menghormat padanya. Se Jong membuka sidang dengan agenda untuk memutuskan RUU perubahan perhitungan pajak. Dan mereka akan melakukan debat dan mengambil keputusan. Se Jong minta mereka memberikan keputusan tanpa keraguan dan penundaan. Ia meminta para Bangsawan memberikan suara setuju atau tidak untuk RUU ini. Lalu para bangsawan mengambil keputusan mereka. Suaranya 9 setuju dan 1 menolak. Kim Seo Hyeon heran, Al Cheon merasa ini aneh bahwa semua anggota dewan memberikan suara setuju sebanyak 9 (mayoritas) dan mencium ada yang tidak beres. Kim Yu Shin berkata Mi shil mencoba menghindari menciptakan keresahan di kalangan bangsawan dengan menyetujui RUU. Deok Man melihat Mi Shil, ia tidak berharap hasilnya seperti ini.
Deok Man berdiri dan mengumumkan dia juga punya proposal yang lain. Se Jong mengingatkan tidak ada debat lebih jauh lagi saat suara sudah diambil dan hasilnya sudah diumumkan sesuai dengan tradisi dewan istana. Deok Man berkata ia tidak mendebat tapi mengusulkan. Deok Man berkata bahwa ia mengusulkan agar keputusan diambil berdasar suara terbanyak dan bukan dengan suara bulat dewan istana. Se Jong berkata ini adalah tradisi yang sudah lama dan tanya apa Deok Man ingin mengubah inti dari akar negara mereka. Deok Man berkata di Silla dewan istana masih menggunakan sistem pengambilan suara berdasarkan suara bulat dimana yang lainnya. Hanya dalam dewan istana yang menggunakan suara bulat, dan jika ada proposal yang tidak disetujui Sangdaedeung, maka tidak akan lolos sebagai hukun dan ini bukan hanya memperlambat kemajuan negara, tapi hanya terlihat untuk melindungi kepentingan bangsawan tingkat atas yang duduk dalam dewan. Deok Man mengusulkan untuk mengganti sistem pemungutan suara dimana para bangsawan yang duduk sebagai saksi memberikan suara mereka untuk membuat perubahan sistem pemungutan suara dalam dewan istana.
Bangsawan mulai berkata Deok Man benar dalam proposalnya dan Mi saeng dan Se JOng tampak tidak tenang dan gempar.
Deok MAn duduk dan tersenyum bahwa dia akan mendapatkan hasil yang menjanjikan. Mi shil dan Deok Man saling memandang satu sama lain. Deok Man tersenyum pada Mi Shil.
Synopsis/summary of The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 43
Deok Man: So from now you need to take my hands, as far as it is Mi Shil, I will take care of matter with her
Kim Chun Chu can’t believe that this is happening that Deok Man is also badly mistaken with her supposition on Mi Shil or that Mi Shil must be bonkers to attempt this. Kim Chun Chu tells that Mi Shil is neither a Seonggol or a member of kin to the immediate Royal Family. Deok Man reminds Kim Chun about his exclamation that the Golpumjedo is a defunct system & barbarous crude as Deok Man tell him that Kim Chun Chu has no right of position to declare that remark. Then Kim Chun enquire that does Mi Shil had the right of position to be Queen Regnant & sovereign over them. Deok Man tells Mi Shil all this time has carried the burden of responsibility of Silla’s domain on her shoulders even though it doesn’t seems to be in context of punctilious & laudable way or not but there is no denial that Mi Shil warrant the respect on how she led the domain of Silla under her umbrella of protectorate. Kim Chun Chu chided that
Kim Chun Chu: Are we going to say that we are to allow in acknowledging this from happening, why don’t we just handed this to her on a platter just as so
Deok Man: No….Mi Shil may be a virtuoso in manner. But then this is Silla political malignant tumour that hindering the progress of your nation. For no matter what, Mi Shil will never be able to omit her noble heritage roots. However, once I ascend the throne, I will foment my roots even deeper & further. My so called roots shall be the people of this nation. I might be lacking in access & Mi Shil’s acuity but that is the reason why I want that throne, & why you and I, on behalf of the royals family, Yu Shin Rang’s Gaya forces & Al Cheon Rang’s provincial strength of forces, must all unite as a single entity. This is why I extended my hand to you. Now… the choice is up to you to decide
Ha Jong asked his mother to repeat her remark that she really going to proceed to personally see to this that it will be expedited. Mi Shil confirm once again as affirmative that for King Jinji, Prince Baek Jeong (later King Jinpyeong), Se Jong or even Kim Chun Chu, she will no longer promote anyone as a candidate for the throne as monarch but to expedite this for herself. Mi Shil kneels before her faction in earnest plea to asked of them to assist her in her quest to gain the throne
Kim Chun Chu is left to ponder & digest over what events is unfolding & Deok Man’s suggestion of alliance. Deok Man leaves Kim Chun Chu as Al Cheon greets her to ask whether Mi Shil’s true intent is to gain the throne. Deok Man said that it is from what her insight to the matter & her acumen perspicacity. Kim Yu Shin asked about Kim Chun Chu’s approach on the matter. Deok Man believes that Kim Chun Chu is a conspicuous & bright young man with an analytical mind set & trust that he is wise to conclude a decision. Deok Man asked Bi Dam on how did Bi Dam got acquaintance with Yeom Jong. Bi Dam said that Yeom Jong has provided service of assistance to his teacher on several occasions
And he acquainted himself with. Deok Man asked whether Kim Chun Chu acquaintance with Yeom Jong starts from when Kim Chun Chu returns to Silla but Bi Dam tells that before he was acquainted with Yeom Jong both of their acquaintance goes back to when they were in China. BI Dam tells that Yeom Jong knew of Kim Chun Chu’s potential. Deok Man question what service did Yeom Jong provided for his teacher Moon Noh. Bi Dam tells that Yeom Jong has aggregation of networking that supplies information & intelligence on Goguryeo, Baekje & China & even when it is of Silla that Yeom Jong has au courant with the nobility of these kingdoms. Deok Man asked Bi Dam if Yeom Jong is reliable. Bi Dam shrug off his shoulder that Yeom Jong is the expected merchant that he would be. Bi Dam said that as long as the matter comes in benefits for him, they can trust Yeom Jong to deliver the goods. Deok Man asked about his efficiency as Bi Dam assures her that Yeom Jong is excellent in his field of practise or else his teacher Moon Noh wouldn’t have rely & render Yeom Jong’s services. Deok Man shows keenness in Yeom Jong as Kim Yu Shin asked what is Deok Man thinks about the matter. Al Cheon concurs that Deok Man must firstly tell them about Mi Shil
Deok Man tells her faction that haphazardly & careless that it may be that Kim Chun Chu & her has allow Mi Shil to be give an escape route over her torment. Kim Yu Shin said if it is the Golpumjedo or the gender issue. Deok Man affirm that until as of now, Mi Shil will not had proclaim her own candidacy, but a new wind of change of era is now is sweltering Shilla as of this moment. Al Cheon said that therefore Mi Shil will advocate her own candidacy as Monarch. Deok Man confirms that when it comes to meritorious service, she has the admirable in favour of public sentiments on her side that surpass anyone
Jeok Gong is meritorious service
Chung Man is admirable & commendable
Kim Yu Shin said that even though Mi Shil has no longer seems as having the power of divinity & lost her celestial position but her control still presides in court. Deok Man said that as still as now Mi Shil overwhelmingly predominate under her umbrella of administration. BI Dam said that the important fact is that Mi Shil doesn’t relinquish her dreams, so, should fate were to elude & prohibit her from becoming Queen Consort, she would rather…as Deok Man finished the sentence that Mi Shil will become a Monarch herself
Al Cheon said that there is nothing beyond their imagination but she is quite the exemplar. Kim Yu Shin said that how taken in by consternation when Deok Man proclaim that she will succeed the throne as Queen Regnant & for a female like Mi Shil the alarm may proof beyond words. Deok Man said that if Mi Shil would have dreamt of being Sovereign then this matter wouldn’t have cause burden & a bother to them. Deok Man tells that Mi Shil decision to take a firm standing & seize on this turning point will rendered Kim Chun Chu’s tentative to create conflict of discord & strife is deem futile that she has step forward & united the unity of Se Jong & Seol Won Rang that was on the verge of taking arms & do battle with each other
Yi Jeon Jae – a ploy dissension to create conflict & strife & discord
Mi Saeng is shock to have found out the truth from Se Jong & Seol Won Rang that Mi Shil’s intent to be Monarch & asked for their confirmation to the statement. Seol Won Rang said that he has been with Mi Shil on the very 1st day that she dream & aspire. Seol Won Rang said that his lack of true background was a resentment that led to be a stimulus force from the beginning but however as he stands by Mi Shil for a period of time, he founds that their aspiration becomes as one & hence Mi Shil’s aspiration is his to be reckon. Ha Jong has his doubts that even no matter if she is the chosen one, but it may not come easy. Se Jong comments that Mi Shil is truly a bad person that how could Mi Shil instil in men to desire to possess her be more powerful than their own wish to gain the throne. Se Jong tells that how could they called themselves as men. Seol Won Rang said that this is because it is an impossible fancy. Se Jong laughs as he agrees that this is indeed correct. Se Jong sighs that he will adhere to Mi Shil’s wishes. Mi Saeng said that anyhow his sister is magnum opus as a character. Ha Jong said that this is a well know fact among everybody but then he question if this is possible to achieve
Bi Dam question that will there is a attempted to stage a coup d’Etat as Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon query on the high chances that Mi Shil may stage one. Deok Man said that Mi Shil will never do so. Kim Yu Shin said that Mi Shil has work on just cause for her action & in regards to considering what has happened during King Jinji’s depose from the throne. Deok Man relay that Yi Sabu, Geo Chil Bu, No Ri Bu, even Moon Noh was all win over by her persuade & she did so by not shedding a single drop of blood. Kim Yu Shin adds that when deployment of soldiers, the her most bone fide reason of cause is deem necessary & justifiable. Deok Man said that rather than that Mi Shil uses all her merits of service to set to influence & muster the approbation that has rested upon her to gain a faster conviction for support
Seol Won Rang said that Mi Shil greatest advantage in strength is that she has never losing sight of justify & righteous cause. Se Jong concurs. Seol Won Rang adds that she did make this matter as her crucial point, even on this occasion. Ha Jong asked whether Mi Shil will use the Hwa Baek to gain the candidacy seat to the throne. Mi Saeng adds that Princess Deok Man has proclaim her right to succeed the throne why can’t her sister Mi Shil do the same & if it is too early to mentioned that if perceive as Queen Regnant, her sister will be the 1st to come to mind of the people. Ha Jong still have his doubts that Mi Shil had said this herself that the nobility has follow Mi Shil’s faction is due to the fact that she is not royalty & may never know what the reaction may be if she comes out to be the intent Sovereign. Mi Saeng asked whether Mi Shil will be thinking in the lines of how they depose King Jinji for the same manner of handling for King Jin Pyeong’s deposition.
Se Jong said that they are being justified by King Jinji’s anarchy that gave the people grievances & has the reason to do so. Seol Won Rang concurs that the present King doesn’t bolster for this action for that reason. Then Mi Saeng suggests that they could use the same method of way with King Jinheung by murder & altering his final testimonial will. Se Jong warns his son to be caution with what he is uttering. Seol Won Rang said that this could have be made possible as they were close aides to King Jinheung as his inner circle confidantes then Ha Jong brushes on how are they going to go about accomplish this impossible feat. Mi Saeng said they has to take this offensive in a head on collision. Se Jong asked of the suggestion on a frontal offensive as Mi Saeng said that it is through the Hwa Baek Council that Mi Shil will be most appropriate & befitting to expedite her plans, this is seem as the most probable cause of action to take that route. Seol Won Rang concurs with Mi Saeng as he too has the same wave of thought but then Ha Jong has brought out an important point on how will the nobility react to the matter
Deok Man then replies that the nobility will have discord among themselves over loyalty. Kim Yu Shin said that this will meant that the many people who are in her faction as she was then the auxiliary power will soon abandon her side. Al Cheon agrees that this is most certainly will happened, as no nobles in the nobility will wants Mi Shil as their sovereign. Bi Dam adds that in rather than Mi Shil, Princess Deok Man will deem favourable as a candidate. Deok Man confirmed that this will likely happened & it is the reason on the contrary that it may comes to great benefits for them in do good if Mi Shil were proceed her sovereign path. Mi Shil new founded determination will presage her folly that awaits her as her show in strength may be the weak link to her character that bound to be expose & thus she will falter by it. Bi Dam ponder on the weak link as Deok Man asked Kim Yu Shin about the propaedeutic instruction that she asked for is progressing well & believe that it is doing well. Kim Yu Shin said that there is qualm over the preparation as he asked whether Deok Man is going to set to execution the propaedeutic in motion immediately. Deok Man confirm that the timing is right but however there is a slight change in procedure that needs a careful precision & devise in preparation & expedite it with great accuracy
King Jin Pyeong asked on the matter about a tax reform A taxation reform that he has heard from Kim Yong Chun that Deok Man has been tabling & proposing a taxation reforms to increase the influence of self-sufficient agriculture practices as Deok Man confirm that she is proposing to do so as King Jin Pyeong express that the nobility might not agree to her proposal. Deok Man knows that the nobility might disapprove on the matter & that this proposal may need decades of debating between the Royal Family & the nobility class to able to realise & bear fruits of success. Kim Seo Hyeon asked what is the purpose of Deok Man making amendments to the pending matter at hand. Deok Man said that the Royal Family must firstly seen to show precisely to their people that they are doing this for their sake as King Jin Pyeong asked what is the 2nd reason behind this. Deok Man said that she has made a guess that Mi Shil might be trying to seize the throne for herself. Kim Yong Chun is surprise by Deok Man’s remark. Kim Seo Hyeon is just as surprise that Mi Shil is no longer pursuing in pushing Kim Chun Chu candidacy but to succeed to become the Monarch herself. as Deok Man confirms that it is so. King Jin Pyeong is shock as Deok Man adds that hence that this is a sole reason of the amendment of the current taxation law in having reforms in order to isolate Mi Shil’s political alliance & coalition & that it will happened.
Deok Man goes out incognito over the taxation reform. Seo Ji is organising the Shilla land registration of deed & title & asked his staff to be not to miss out any slightest details & thoroughly goes through the documents diligently
Jang Jeok Volume 4 is Shilla land register
Deok Man pays a visit to Seo Ji as Seo Ji announces to his staff to pay greeting to Princess Deok Man. Deok Man asked the staff to carry on with their work as they were. Seo Ji asked his staff to return back to their work at once. Wyol Ya asked how did the matter go. Al Cheon tells that the King Jin Pyeong has given his consent. Wyol Ya said that it is a relief as Deok Man asked where is Bi Dam. Wyol Ya said that Bi Dam is looking through the nobility genealogy records in the adjourning room. Deok Man said she will enter into the room as Bi Dam greets her as she asked about his progress on the matter.
Bi Dam said that to begin with, Bi Dam has secure the genealogy records of the nobility class from Yeom Jong that ranges about a thousand. Deok Man said that she needs to know not only land entitlement & possessions, but also their conjugal ties, connections and alliances, even their relationship with Baekje & Goguryeo must be collected as information. Bi Dam said that this is what is in progress. Deok Man said that this does not restrict to the nobility but the people who hold office or affluent or have influential authority in the provinces, or anyone intimately connected with nobility that in concern should be thoroughly investigated. Bui Dam assures Deok Man that he is on the matter & taking care of it. Deok Man tells that before this is made publically all matter in regards must be done in utmost secrecy & stealth at all times. Al Cheon acknowledge as Deok Man said that she knows that they are already preoccupied with matter at hands but she needs to asked for their assistance on another matter to instruct & to make sure that King Jin Pyeong’s medication & meal are given in separate occasion. Al Cheon asked why as Kim Yu Shin concluded as Deok Man affirms their suspicion that it is a precaution in case Mi Shil takes her stand & they need to anticipate all possibilities in standpoint. Kim Yu Shin understands & will do so
Seol Won Rang & Mi Shil’s faction is doing their own set of checking on the nobility class genealogy records. Ha Jong asked whether they really need to personally meet with every single one of them. Seol Won Rang said that they must do so & finds out their view point & standing between Mi Shil & Princess Deok Man. Se Jong asked are they going to verify that is for or against them or sitting on the fence when Mi Shil reveal her own proclamation to the throne. Seol Won Rang said that they must have the exact & clear picture & be aware of the matter. Mi Saeng said that midst of the nobility stay in Hwang Kyeong & the nobility clans are holds over 2000 household (Ho) is already 35 in numbers
Hwang Kyeong is adjourning residential neighbourhood of mostly royalty & nobility. An example of this can be seen in Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul & it is within the vicinity of the Royal Palaces. It is from the Joseon Dynasty period
Ho is a series of household representatives, comprising several ga (residence apartments or mansion)
Ha Jong looking through the records that there is about 25 out of 35 that is ever willing allies as Mi Saeng runs through the nobility records that there are 200 nobility clans which own 300 ho & 450 nobility clans that have about a 100 ho & then beside them, the provincial nobility & the land owners & also, around 200 nobility clans as Mi Saeng speculate that the numbers are too massive but in their perspective, they don’t make have much of a voice. Seol Won Rang defer that in some situation that may arise, these nobility stance on the matter are taken to account & may be suddenly becomes important. Seol Won Rang tells that these nobility may render their military assistance for Mi Shil’s cause that they must have the approval of majority of the nobility class. Ha Jong then tells that this is not a problem as Ha Jong calculates the children he has that can be married off with 8 as alliance & counts in Mi Saeng’s children that may add to the quota & asked how many single children he has. Mi Saeng takes a while to think as Ha Jong said that his uncle is so good with figures but he doesn’t even know the number of his children that is still single. Mi Saeng said that in his position it is not that simple
Ha Jong said that it is wise that they should give an opportunity to have Mi Saeng children be married off to the nobility as the best solution. Seol Won Rang said that it is the best solution to create a strong alliance. Ha Jong is all surprise that his judgement is being comprehensive & taken in viewpoint that his mother even notice his intelligent. Mi Saeng said that how happy Ha Jong is that he has some intelligent to be reckon
Mi Shil ponders then asked Chil Sook what are his thoughts on this matter, even though he was the first person to learn of her intentions, that Chil Sook didn’t show the slightest reaction to her intent. Chil Sook said that he is follower of Mi Shil & he has no family kin to cherish or any asset to have to worry about & whatever Mi Shil wants to achieve will become his own legacy that he will leave behind. Mi Shil while listening to Chil Sook sounds like he is having rancour against her. Chil Sook denies that it is not so. Mi Shil said that even if Chil Sook has rancour for her, it can’t be help. Mi Shil said that it is because of her ties & kinship that everyone else has suffer but she knows that Chil Sook will still loyally follow her until the very end. Mi Shil believe that this is not already too late & if she were to have given thought of this a decade (10 years) ago
Seol Won Rang comes to greet Mi Shil & hands her a document & tells her that to begin they will observe that reaction of the nobility in their activities. Mi Shil understands & praise that Seol Won Rang has done well in his decision making. Mi Shil said that she doesn’t have the time to waste in futile contest but still this may come to be of some benefits to them in other cause of reasons & asked Seol Won Rang to carry on with observation. Seol Won Rang then asked what is Mi Shil’s intention on Kim Chun Chu as Mi Shil smiles
Yeom Jong explains to Kim Chun Chu on Deok Man’s taxation reforms & amendment as Princess Deok Man is gathering intelligence & information on the nobility & landed owners. Kim Chun Chu ponders on Deok Man taxation reforms. Kim Chun Chu said that his Aunt is trying to shadow his footsteps. Yeom Jong didn’t understand Kim Chun Chu trying to imply in his remarks. Kim Chun Chu just brush it off as nothing. Kim Chun Chu then asked Yeom Jong about the activities of Seol Won Rang & Se Jong. Yeom Jong report that there is nothing abnormal as Kim Chun Chu enquire about Mi Shil as Yeom Jong has nothing to report. Kim Chun Chu then leaves in a haste after some ponder as Yeom Jong asked where he is going in such haste exit. Yeom Jong tells himself that he can never able to figure Kim Chun Chu as a person. Kim Chun Chu is heading somewhere.
Bo Jong said that his mother has asked that they proceed as plan. Se Jong acknowledge the matter. Dae Nam Bo announce himself to them as Mi Saeng asked what being his son here. Dae Nam Bo tells them that Kim Chun Chu is here. Mi Saeng asked to let Kim Chun Chu in. As Kim Chun Chu comes in, Mi Saeng greets Kim Chun Chu cordially merry as Kim Chun Chu send his greeting on their well being & they have all gathered in one place. Bo Jong said that they have been looking for Kim Chun Chu. Se Jong said that no matter how young & naive Kim Chun Chu is to have hasten his marriage, he is still the present King’s grandson & suggest that Kim Chun Chu hold his official marriage ceremony at Bo Seok Jeon in grandeur that befits his status as Mi Saeng concurs that they should accord this propitious ceremony in their family celebration that call for jubilation as Ha Jong adds that it goes without saying that Kim Chun Chu proclaim himself to become the Bu Gun & the nobility are befuddled to react to anything.
Bo Seok Jeon is state ceremonial hall in Gyeongju
Kim Chun Chu wants to know where is Mi Shil & that he wants to seek audience with her. Kim Chun Chu goes to see Mi Shil as Chil Sook greets him as he asked to see Mi Shil & Chil Sook let him through. Mi Shil stand up to greet Kim Chun Chu as Kim Chun acknowledge her greeting. Mi Shil congratulate Kim Chun Chu on his marriage during her absence. Kim Chun Chu trying to read Mi Shil as Mi Shil tells that how happy Princess Cheon Myeong would have been if she has heard about her son’s marriage. Mi Shil said while pondering on the matter, Mi Shil said that she & Kim Chun Chu has something in common that they share a long history together that his grandfather the depose King Jinji, his father Kim Yong Su & his mother Princess Cheon Myeong as Mi Shil approach Kim Chun Chu & hugs him then whisper to Kim Chun Chu’s ear to tell that she is the one who kill all of them & asked why could that be, as he explain that this is because with the haughty arrogance of their royal bloodline that is within them & theirs attempt to subdue her that form the fundamental nature of conflict & she asked Kim Chun Chu not to repeat the same folly with all his stratagems with mind games as she has devoted her body & soul of her whole life to become Queen Consort that she is covered with scheme & ideas. Mi Shil tells that if Kim Chun Chu fears Mi Shil then he should hold onto her & if he is here to seek revenge then devote his all to defeat & conquer her like Princess Deok Man as there are only 2 ways that Kim Chun Chu will able to contend with her as she asked Kim Chun Chu to gamble his life to fight with her or else he will just perish & dies. Kim Chun Chu is overwhelm as Mi Shil gave him the lesson of life
Kim Chun Chu leaves as he knows what is going to do. Deok Man sitting in Princess Cheon Myeong memorial shrine as Kim Chun Chu enters as he sees Deok man praying leaves but Deok Man calls on him as she is happy to see him. Kim Chun Chu turns & greets Deok Man & leaves as Deok Man stood up & asked why he is leaving so soon & approach him. Kim Chun Chu asked whether she is the person trying to spread discord this time around & trying to shadow his footsteps. Deok Man concurs that she has learn that from Kim Chun Chu & also from Mi Shil as well. Deok man tells that isolating the adversary without undermining the principles of virtues. Kim Chun Chu wonder & curious who will triumph as winner in the end. As Kim Chun Chu leaves, Deok Man voice that Kim Chun Chu to help her & it must come from him. Kim Chun Chu asked whether Deok Man is currently asking him t hasten his decision making. Deok Man said she is not but reminds that Kim Chun Chu asked her once before what is the purpose of her coming to Seorabeol & in which what feeling of sentiment has brought him here. Deok man gives her answer that she came not only for Mi Shil, but also King Jin Pyeong & this ridicule nation of theirs will be victim of her rage in vengeance & she tells Kim Chun Chu that she no longer will give her trust to anyone in this world whereby it will not be King Jin Pyeong or Queen Maya or even Kim Yu Shin & no one will be render with her heart to & this is what lies in her heart as of now
Deok man said that arrogance & spite covered her soul, her mind captured by all the victims of her impending vengeance as with the same with Kim Chun Chu having those thought & feelings. Deok Man said however it didn’t work for her for if she didn’t trust no one there is nothing of substance that she could begin with. Deok Man invites Kim Chun Chu to start together…
Deok Man: Come, we will start this together….together the both of us
Kim Chun Chu smiles as the portrait of Princess Cheon Myeong oversees them
Kim Yu Shin & So Hwa goes to the Royal Dispensary to announce that from here with So Hwa the Princess’ nanny will be sole in charge of King Jinpyeong’s medication intakes as So Hwa tell the Royal Dispensary staff that they need to make records of the medication given. Kim Yu Shin adds that So Hwa will be looking after the responsibility of administrating the medication personally to the King. The staff acknowledged. Kim Yu Shin informs the Queen & his parents that So Hwa will be in charge of the Royal Dispensary as Queen Maya show her approval that So Hwa will be looking after the King’s medication needs & asked his mother to look after the King’s meals. Princess Man Myeong acknowledged her task.
Yak Jeon is the Royal Dispensary
Yuk Jeon is the meat storage or the raw ingredient
Kim Yu Shin reminds that Princess Man Myeong must not only control all raw ingredients used by the royal cuisine, but any and all local produce that is offered to His Majesty must be thoroughly scrutinise. Princess Man Myeong assures her son’s concern. Kim Yu Shin tell them that before the meal or medication is serve to the King, they must 1st have a taste before serving as both the ladies acknowledge the task that is given as food taster
Ki Mi – is to taste the food as food taster. A food taster is a person that takes food & drink to be served to someone else to confirm whether that it is safe to eat and does not contain toxin or poison. The person to whom the food is going to be served is usually an important person, like an emperor or monarch or anyone that could possibly be under threat of assassination or harm. Food tasters have several functions, the safety of the food may be determined by observing whether or not the food taster subsequently becomes ill but note, however, that food tasting would not be effective against slow-acting poisons that take a long time to show any visible symptoms. The food taster may also be responsible for the preparation and serving of food. The hope is that tasters will be diligent in preventing poison from being introduced into food, in order to safeguard their own lives. In the event that the target e.g. Emperor, monarch or King should fall ill or die, the similar illness or death of the taster provides evidence of deliberate poisoning
Kim Yu Shin reminds So Hwa on her task of managing the King’s medication as So Hwa affirms Kim Yu Shin. Kim Seo Hyeon said that he has deploy more of his men to act as Royal Security. Queen Maya is assures that she thanked Deok Man & Kim Yu Shin for their meticulous caution in preparation for the unforeseen. Kim Yu Shin greets Deok Man in her incognito walkabout as Kim Yu Shin inform that Bi Dam & Al Cheon has already left for other assignments & he will do the honour to escort her in her tour, then finds that Deok Man doesn’t look all too well. Deok Man said that last night she met with Kim Chun Chu & tells that convincing him will be labourious on his mind set. Kim Yu Shin asked her to be patient to wait for his answer. Deok Man with Bi Dam, Al Cheon, Kim Yu Shin & Wyol Ya sorting through then compiled documents. Deok Man enquire about Lord Ugwang as Bi Dam look through & inform her that he is the governor of Gyeonseong County & he is Lord Doyong’s brother-in-law, & he own 3,400 sok of land
Gyeonseong County is now the city of Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province
Seok is the measurement that is also known as Dan. It is about 1 seok = 15 sq meters2
Al Cheon tells that according to their findings, that the nobles with at least 3,000 seok land are in the highest majority & Wyol Ya asked Deok Man, are they going to set their bench mark at 3,000 seok as their standard, how would Deok Man rate it as. Deok Man tells them that they seems to fail to understand the purpose of this exercise is all about & the goal they need to achieve. Deok Man said that 3,000 seok is not sufficient & may not. Kim Yu Shin asked the reason why. Kim Chun Chu then steps in to the room to tell them that by setting that bench mark, it will be impossible to create the discord that they intent among the nobility. Everyone is surprise at Kim Chun Chu sudden presence as Kim Chun Chu adds that it is the majority of the nobility own that amount of lands is the highest but however the nobles with government rank lower than six, or hold provincial powers make up the base of the majority. Kim Chun Chu believe that this rank of nobles they must gain the support as soon as possible but then they should create the benchmark that they may want to decipher the nobles that is for, against or neutral to stir the discord among the nobility but also wasn’t this the reason that they need to secure the influence as soon as possible in their favour for princess Deok Man. Deok Man smiles that Kim Chun Chu gave some view point of his insight to them & Kim Chun Chu acknowledge that he is ready to accept Deok Man’s hand
Deok Man has a private moment with Kim Chun Chu. Kim Chun Chu asked Deok Man that whether she is ready to accept Kim Chun Chu with all his faults & aspect within him even it is down to his insults of blame & bitterness that is within his heart. Deok Man tells him that it is not only just Kim Chun Chu that would not be the same but for everyone who joined her cause. With bitterness, aspiration & hope…she will & must embrace them all & thus this will be the fundamental foundation of her legacy. Deok Man said that this is what she must do to become something that can embraces off the vice & virtues of these people under her umbrella. If the umbrella prove too small to hold Kim Chun Chu’s aspiration then she asked Kim Chun Chu to set off & break free at anytime he wishes
Kim Chun Chu turns to Deok Man with earnestly & asked if Deok Man will able to defeat Mi Shil as he breaks down in tears for the lost of his mother Princess Cheon Myeong as he asked whether Deok Man has shed as many tears as he did for his mother as Deok Man comfort her crying nephew like an Aunt would as she pat to pacify the weeping Kim Chun Chu for his pain as Kim Chun Chu accepts & embrace his Aunt’s comfort. Kim Chun Chu joins the table as Kim Yu Shin finds that they will set the bench mark at 5,000 seok as standard as Deok Man looks at Kim Chun Chu who concurs that the benchmark will be set at 5,000 as accurate & it will be set as the standard. Wyol Ya said that it will be so as Deok Man smiles at her nephew contribution. Bi Dam said that all that is left is to announce the reforms. Deok Man said that she will table it at the courts tomorrow at the palace
The nobility get to hear about the tabling of the tax reform as it cause a stir at court as King Jin Pyeong announce the reform to the nobles. Deok Man tells the nobles that the land entitlement that King Jinheung bestowed to…all the subjugated chieftains & their people are in the majority of it has now in the hands of the nobility & hence goes against the wishes of their former Sovereign rulers, who advocated for this as the emblem of our territorial expansion, & with this as a result further impoverishing the nation & its people & therefore by asking for the same amount of tax levies is ill practice & absurd. Deok Man said that with the bench mark of 5,000 seok as standard to add tax levies & to anyone owning lands that is between 5,000-7,000 seok of land it will be recommended 6 hal
1 hal is the measurement of 1/10
Then Deok Man reads her reforms that to anyone who owns land 7,000-9,000. it will be 7 hal & from 9,000-12,000 seok of land it will be 8 hal, the nobles i9n court are getting frenzy on the new taxation law as Deok Man reads on to anyone possessing land that is over 12,000 seok will be a collection of tax of 9 hal. Ha Jong is shock at the taxation of 8 hal & asked how can they raise the tax so high suddenly as Deok Man reads further that those who own land that is less than 5,000 seok there levy will be decrease from 5 hal to 3 hal then farmer who own lands of 500-5,000 seok will be just 2 hal, while farmer with less than 500 seok they need to pay a tax of 1 hal. Mi Saeng asked whether this imply that taxation are exempted to those lower class nobles that are to be compensate by the upper class nobles by higher levy. Deok Man conform as affirmative. Then King Jin Pyeong proclaim that this taxation reform will take with immediate effect as law & so he recommend that the Hwa Baek council will see that this law is passed & be effective. The nobles debates in frenzy over the matter that has been table by Deok Man that some party are troubles the other are in jubilation. Deok Man smiles at Mi Shil
Jo Bang as the town crier telling the population citizen the new taxation reforms formulation & explaining that the owner who had land less than 500 seok will only be taxed 1 hal as the other chorus the tax rates then subsequent from between 500 and 5,000 seok is 2 hal & emphasis that it is all they need to pay. The people in the crowd is glad to heard such news & asked if it is really so that they now need to just pay 1 hal in tax. Joo Bang advertise that it is Princess Deok Man that has propose this tax reforms & if it pass as law in Hwa Baek Council as the crowd doubt if that is possible, & that the council is made up of Nobles & this reform is surely doesn’t justify benefit or profit to them, so will they pass this as law & they have never seen such event happening in their entire lives & still it was Princess Deok Man who propose, will the Hwa Baek council dare to say otherwise. The other said that no matter what it may be, it give them some relief to improve their life & how glad this would be that Princess Deok Man had given them consolation from their misery & makes them hope for the future as other cheers in jubilation on Deok Man proposal for her population encourage & orchestra by Joo Bang. Joo Bang & other gets a treat feast from the common folks. The common folks said that Joo Bang & other cadres comes from the Department of Imperial Guards that means they are in charge of protecting Princess Deok Man
Si Wi Bu is the Department of Imperial Guards, similar to the household guards
Joo Bang said while eating that they can be said there are such personnel. The common folks said that they are giving this treat so that Joo Bang & the other can serve & protect Princess Deok Man on their behalf for their benefits. Joo Bang assures them that they will do so. Go Do is so happy that becoming an Imperial Guard was their best decision that they has made as Go Do looks at the lavish given before them as Guk San Heun & Dae Pung concurs in agreement. Joo Bang tells them that they are really a sorry bunch of people that they are taken over by a bottle of liquor. Sa Tak comes in to add insult to wounds over they accepting treat for a mere bottle of liquor. Joo Bang then reprimand San Tak to say what nonsense is he babbling about as the treat is given is for them as Imperial Guard & chase San Tak away but San Tak said that if they has paid for their food then looking at them growing wrinkles & there is nothing to show but being a midget as San Tak scream an order for some ddeok and more meat & the meat must come from the neck area that is something most tasty. Joo Bang said that San Tak looks how infuriate on the sight of meat as San Tak help himself to Joo Bang’s free meal 7 Joo Bang asked San Tak to sing for his supper as he obliged a song about “My father caught it, my mother dries it out, it’s the squid I’m about to eat!”…as Joo Bang adds lyrics to the song….”The squid whose eyes blink is here for us…”
These folk songs was one of the bases that King Se Jong uses in his quest to create the Korean Hangeul with the tonation & phoentics
Mi Saeng is upset that the nobility is stir into turmoil as the lower class nobles are celebrating Princess Deok Man in longevity that she has propose reforms on the land tax & Ha Jong asked if she is insane to propose such laws & then asked whether she is turning her back on the nobility by venture adversary. Seol Won Rang said that she is not but what she is doing is creating discord among the nobility. Ha Jong surprise that Deok Man is going to cause dissension. Seol Won Rang explains that they need to think about it further that isn’t this proposal will be certain to create discord with the lower & upper class nobility by setting prejudice. Mi Saeng examined that it will be just like the example of Kim Chun Chu marriage with Bo Ryang that has ended created discord between Se Jong & Seol Won Rang. Seol Won Rang confirm that this is what Princess Deok Man is trying to achieve by setting discord among the nobility & Se Jong said it is most certain that some faction of the nobility will she be able exert influence on or control over by this action& when this happened then this faction nobility will be joining under Deok Man’s cause will emerge from her influence. Seol Won Rang said that Princess Deok Man has grow in wisdom as the days passes by
Bo Jong with other Hwa Rang cadre captain voicing their dissatisfaction over the unfair treatment by the reforms as other concurs as they asked how could Deok Man propose such reforms so recklessly. Bo Jong said that Deok Man must be plague to act impetuous that it seems like a compulsion that is within her to conjure such action. Then other Captains said that the reform only asked that levy be accord appropriately by those who own more land as unjustifiable as they seem to be a fair barter. The other voice that do some of them concurs with Deok Man’s table reforms, while other asked whether they approve of her reforms as the Captain cadre who is in favour said that it seem like a rational & fair exchange in her reforms as a matter in principle then he forwards the argument to Seok Bum who agrees in principle that it may benefit him but the reforms is currently not the topic of discussion. Other concurs that Deok Man’s absolutism on the matter is the issue of debate that all the rich nobility will have to compensate for the lower class nobles & asked if this doesn’t consider tyranny. Then the Captain who is in favour tell that the rich nobility has enjoys their perks for so long all this while as the other argues why the Captain who is favour sold to Deok Man’s reforms. Bo Jong already seem some of the discord among the Hwa Rang captains over the view points
Other set of Hwa Rang captain asking the opinion from Ho Jae about what is about to happened if this reforms become law. Ho Jae doesn’t know the outcome to the matter. They are asking from him as he is now on the Department of Taxation & he should have inside information
Chu Bu is Department of Tax or Finance
Ho Jae is in favour that he hope this reform will be pass as law but as for the Hwa Baek Council he has his doubt whether they will pass & Ho Jae asked from Wyol Ya what Princess Deok Man views on the matter as Wyol Ya replies that Deok Man has the utmost & from confidence in the matter. Im Jong said that they give the opportunity for the medium & lower nobility to voice their say in the matter. Ho Jae said that his father is coming to the Seorabeol to personally participate in the Hwa Baek Council & asked Ho Jae to arrange an appointment with Se Jong. Then Phil Dan said that they would like to join in as Im Jong said that he will meet with Kim Yong Chun as well. Ho Jae leaves as Wyol Ya leaves as well but is stop by Phil Dan as he wants to have a private word with Wyol Ya
Ho Jae goes to see Se Jong as he is surprise what Ho Jae has mentioned as Ho Jae repeats that they are here to voice their unanimous support & approval for Deok Man’s tax reforms. Ha Jong is upset that they must be out of their minds & in the right frame of mind now to suggest such petition. Phil Dan said that his father has asked him to convey his wishes to Se Jong over the matter. Then other nobles also voice that they has render support to Se Jong for a long time as Ha Jong asked what are trying to imply by saying this if Se Jong oppose to the reform then they will lose the support of the nobles present. Ho Jae said that this is their earnest request & petition as Ha Jong murmurs earnest or it is plain blackmail
Kim Yong Chu said that the latent enmity between lesser and more powerful nobles is on the rise. King Jinpyeong said that this reform is seen as possible & direct in its proposal hence voices of discord & debates are already heard at the corridors of the Hwa Baek Council. Kim Seo Hyeon said that what Princess Deok Man is trying to create is now materialising with favourable results. Princess Man Myeong said even should they receive the lesser nobles majority in support her proposal, will the Hwa Baek Council pass the table tax reform proposal as law. King Jin Pyeong said that Deok Man didn’t propose this tax reform to have them pass in Hwa Baek council as Queen Maya what is it them. Kim Yong Chun said that it will not be pass as there is 8 votes against their 2 of Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun that agrees with a yes vote. But if the reform are not pass then receive voice of grievances from the lesser. King Jinpyeong said that this exercise will show & determine clearly who is for or against the reforms. Queen Maya adds that this also will show the nation what substance is Hwa Baek Council is truly made. King Jinpyeong concurs.
Kim Yu Shin goes to see Wyol Ya & Phil Dan to asked what is the matter as Wyol Ya said that Phil Dan wishes to see Kim Yu Shin. Phil Dan tells that the has a letter from his father for Princess Deok Man as he hands his father letter to Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin informs Deok Man that the lesser nobles are reacting to the reforms as Al Cheon also affirms that his own father has sent a letter saying that he will attend the Hwa Baek Council. Deok Man is glad that it is happening. Then Kim Yu Shin remember that he has a letter from Phil Dan’s father to Deok Man as he hands the letter to Deok Man to read as she reads it & Kim Yu Shin enquire on the contend. Deok Man tells them that Lord Jujin seeks to have an audience with her
Lord Jujin is Phil Dan’s father & the commander who commands the nearest garrison of army in Seorabeol
Al Cheon tells that if it be Jujin then he will be the best ally of support for their cause since he also own lands that is less than 5,000 seok & moreover he commands 5,000 elite & finest garrison of soldier nearest to Seorabeol. Kim Yu Shin adds that there are a increase number of nobles who are keen to participate in their reform & are in significant has express interest & favours. Deok Man smiles that her reforms are taking off
Mi Shil sat with he upset faction over Deok Man’s reforms. Mi Saeng complains to her sister that she is going to stand aside in standpoint as ha Jong mentioned that the lesser nobles are creating a stir over the matter. Se Jong agrees that they had express explicitly showing their opposition towards them & many are in favour & pressure that the Hwa Baek Council to pass this reforms as law. Mi Shil smiles that Deok Man is really expert in know how to adapt to situation & seize the opportunity when a path is already directed to her. Mi Shil asked Seol Won Rang if he has met with the nobles that Mi Shil has mentioned as Seol Won Rang replies that he has met all of them but their view point might have shifted camps as they speak. Ha Jong asked his mother that if this is let to take its course then their support from the nobility will be vanished. Mi Shil remain silent as Ha Jong begs his mother to give him an answer. Mi Saeng adds that if this current course were to continue then they become the perpetrator & target of the angers & dissatisfaction. Mi Shil agrees that they can’t have this happened & there is no need to create resentment among their faction & asked the Hwa Baek council to vote in favour of the reforms. Mi Saeng is surprise that his sister has asked them to vote in favour. Se Jong & Ha Jong asked for the reason. Mi Shil gave her people the assign of being postman for her letter. Seol Bu for Se Jong, Jinju for Seol Won Rang, Shim Bo for Mi Saeng & Ha Jong for Sung Shin, they need to convey her letter to them personally meet with them & must bring their replies at the hours of Chuk
Chuk Si is the hours of the Ox, it is from between 1 to 3 am.
Mi Shil asked why are her people still sitting there idle & asked them to hasten with their assigned duties
Deok Man oversees the preparation of the Hwa Baek council & tells Deok Man that tomorrow is the day. Then the next day the Hwa Baek council commence as Deok man enter the council & announce her arrival by asking the council to pay greeting to her. Deok man comes & have a glance look around as Mi Shil stands up to greet her. Deok Man takes her seat. Se Jong presides the Hwa Baek Council over Deok Man tax reform as they table at this session of Hwa Baek council & that they now going to debate on the issue & put it into a vote & tell them to puts their vote without any hesitation of delay & asked the nobles of the Hwa Baek to put their right votes to for or against the reforms. Then the nobles put in their “in favour” vote. Then the votes as 9 votes in favour & 1 vote against as the practice that this reform will be pass as law with the unanimous votes. Kim Seo Hyeon shakes his head in dismay. Al Cheon finds it unusual that they Hwa Baek Council will vote in favour for 9 votes & withholding the last & smell something amiss. Kim Yu Shin said that Mi Shil is trying to avoid creating resentment in the nobility by voting in favour. Deok Man looks at Mi Shil as it is not the result she was hoping for
Hwa Baek Council goes on the system that it needs a unanimous votes to pass the proposal as law & not the majority votes
Deok Man stands up & announce she has yet another a proposal. Se Jong reminds that there is no further debates when the vote has been cast & result is announce is their practice in Hwa Baek tradition. Deok Man said that she is not debating but proposing. Deok Man said that she propose to the vote be cast in favours of the majority votes rather than unanimous at Hwa Baek Council. Se Jong tells that it is a long standing tradition & asked if Deok Man wants to change the core of their nation’s roots. Deok Man argues that in Silla that Hwa Baek council still uses a system of unanimous vote where else the rest of governing body. It is only in the Hwa Baek council that uses the unanimous votes & if there is any proposal that meets with Daedeungs’ disapproval it will always ends up not passing it as law & not only does this hinder the nation’s progress in development, but it is seen as just an expedient to protect the upper nobles class’ interests that is sitting at the council. Deok Man propose to change the voting system where the nobles sitting to witness the council voice their approval to makes amendments to the voting system at Hwa Baek & roar that Deok Man is correct in her proposal comes from the population among the crowd as well as Mi Saeng & Se Jong looks at the uproar & commotion
Deok Man sits down & smiles that she has set out to gain a promising results. Mi Shil & Deok Man looks at each other as Deok Man smiles check mate to her.
Synopsis/summary of The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 44
Deok Man argues that in Silla that Hwa Baek council still uses a system of unanimous vote where else the rest of governing body. It is only in the Hwa Baek council that uses the unanimous votes & if there is any proposal that meets with Daedeungs’ disapproval it will always ends up not passing it as law & not only does this hinder the nation’s progress in development, but it is seen as just an expedient to protect the upper nobles class’ special interests that is sitting at the council. Deok Man propose to change the voting system where the nobles sitting to witness the council voice their approval to makes amendments to the voting system at Hwa Baek & roar that Deok Man is correct in her proposal comes from the population among the crowd as well as Mi Saeng & Se Jong looks at the uproar & commotion. Deok Man sits down & smiles that she has set out to gain a promising results. Mi Shil & Deok Man looks at each other as Deok Man smiles check mate to her
Bi Dam question the casted votes of 9 against 1. Yeom Jong explains that it is 9 votes in favour & one vote against the motion but however Hwa Baek Council runs on the unanimous voting system in its passing of laws with by common consent from all members of the Hwa Baek Council therefore the law has been refuse & denied. Kim Chun Chu is surprise that those who voted among them in favour were Se Jong, Mi Saeng, Ha Jong…. Yeom Jong confirms the matter as fact. Bi Dam said that this is indeed Mi Shil as been predicted that she did anticipate the matter & orchestrated this behind the screen. Kim Chun Chu said that Mi Shil’s faction doesn’t want to see this tax reform pass but didn’t want to be seen that their outright opposition to the reform therefore doing shadow play behind the screen. Yeom Jong said that however that Princess Deok Man has proposed to change the Haw Baek council’s unanimous vote system to vote of the a majority, proposal which is being debates at this very moment. Bi Dam query on the majority in votes. Yeom Jong doubts that this will certainly not pass. Yeom said that they can’t pass this reform through unanimous vote on the reform, how could a voting system of the majority of votes & would something like that ever pass through as law. Kim Chun Chu said that this may not pass but this is seen as not a bad stratagem to venture into. Bi Dam asked why in that as Kim Chun Chu adds that there is still the a large number of disappointing nobles who wish to have the reform pass to be content with & Bi Dam said that therefore they must use this opportunity to stir up their grievances of dismay as Yeom Jong thinks it is a brilliant idea. Kim Chun Chu nods that this grievances of dismay must be forwarded to the Hwa Baek council to solve. Bi Dam said that the Hwa Baek council is a bunch of useless & redundant lot & will seen as obsolete. Kim Chun Chu said that they must seize on this feeling of grievances of dismay to make sure that they all think that the Hwa Baek is now deem obsolete & redundant
Se Jong preside to go for another casting of votes then the Hwa Baek council votes to have 8 against & 2 in favour as Se Jong makes the announcement that the votes is 8 against & 2 in favour in according to Princess Deok Man’s suggestion of the change of voting system therefore the reform has been denied. Mi Shil smiles as Deok Man tells Mi Shil in her thought that does she think that this is a triumph for her t gain an upper hand. Mi Shil turns to Deok Man telling her in a thought that she is just requite
The lesser nobles coming out of the Hwa Baek council upset that it will so favourable to them if the reform were pass as they express disappointment that it was voted out 9 to 1 being so close, then a 2nd nobles tell that they didn’t have high expectations on the matter, none whatsoever & there is no way that this reform will be pass, then a 3rd nobles asked why the 2nd nobles made his journey all the way to Seorabeol & asked that he did by any chance have expectation that the reform would have been pass that brought him here as 2nd nobles brushes it off. The 3rd nobles said that Hwa Baek Council nobles own a large substantial amount of law, to begin with there is no way that they would pass such reforms that is against their favour. The 2nd nobles confess that from the start that he knew there is no slightest expectation but it has confirmed the fact that once again they can’t really change on their status if the Hwa Baek council continues to adopt with the system of unanimous votes & this nation will never change for better or progress . Then Mi Shil comes to greet the lesser nobles as they pay her the greetings
Deok Chung & Hwang Yun are having a debate over the land that their families own. Deok Chung asked what is Phil Dan implying as Phil Dan said that he is not making any reference to his family as Deok Chung asked whether it is seen as a crime to be owning a substantial among of land or property assets. Bae Yui trying to pacify them that Hwang Yun is not making that implication. Deok Chung said that the reason why certain families might be in possession of larger territorial in land is through their family hard earn efforts or because their meritorious service to the nation that they are granted them such benefits & question is that seen as a crime. Hwang Yun said that even a lesser nobles with little land ownership to their names has the same kind of allegiance to the state but however they is certain among of prejudice seen showing common goals or equality. Deok Chung said that it is clearly seen that all human are different in sense & asked whether they need to divided land right equally among the people. Seok Bum reprimand them to asked what is wrong with the both of them having petty arguments
King Jinpyeong asked that Kim Yong Chu is telling him that Deok Man was the person who propose to have the voting system at Hwa Baek change to conduct the voting in the majority. Kim Yong Chu said that Kim Seo Hyeon & him has voted in favour but the rest of the Hwa Baek council votes against the motion thus the reform was out voted & was denied. Queen Maya knew that it was an impossible feat to begin with as for the past 700 years the Hwa Baek system has adopted the system of having unanimous vote. Princess Man Myeong said that she is certain that Princess Deok Man knew as a fact that the reform will not be passed. Kim Seo Hyeon concurs that as the reform was denied the lesser nobles who was in participation has express disappointment that the reform was not pass just as Deok Man has anticipated the outcome would be. King Jinpyeong said that this tell them that Deok Man wants to prove & show that the Hwa Baek council is deem obsolete & redundant. Kim Yong Chun said that this is most likely what Deok Man is trying to achieve in this exercise. King Jinpyeong affirms that this is true that she has managed to achieve by showing that anything which would go against…upper class nobles will never seen to pass through the council then suddenly King Jinpyeong has a slight attack as Queen Maya asked her husband if he is alright & he should retire to his bedroom, but King Jinpyeong brushes it off that he is fine as he settles himself.
Deok Man & Mi Shil meet at the corridors. Mi Shil asked Deok man not to be chafed that this is just a mutual engagement of one barter for another. The proposal of majority vote is an astute move on her part. Deok Man affirms that even though any astute proposal may find it difficult to be pass through the former system. Mi Shil said that the unanimous voting system has be practice for 700 years at Hwa Baek council. Deok Man said that unanimous votes is now seem to be redundant & not adaptable to the current political environment for our nation. Hwa Baek council is now seen as deception for the upper class nobility to gain favourable special interest for themselves therefore that is because there will be no reform that they would be approved unanimously by them to pass it as law. Mi Shil said that this is the truth & still does Deok Man realise that the same unanimous votes will have some advantage to Deok Man & Deok Man doesn’t understand Mi Shil’s passing remark. Mi Shil said that if by chance the nobles were to propose that to bar you from politics & decision making. Mi Shil said that base on the system of majority there only need a vote of 6 votes to pass to enforce the proposal that will require to force Deok Man out of the political scene & will have to leave but however if it is still the unanimous vote then the votes from either Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun would have kept the proposal away from being enforce or pass with their against vote & Deok Man still can enjoy her political status. Deok Man said that it seems she can seen some advantage of great benefits for her. Mi Shil tells that statute & institutions are seen as always a deadly & precarious double edge sword & not only to their enemy but even those who wield & handle that weapon might be threaten with harm
Yul Ryeong is statute & institutions
Deok Man enquire whether by using statute & institutions to contend with the adversary would be seen as an unrighteous manner to conduct then Mi Shil answer Deok Man query only to realise where is Deok Man is leading Mi Shil with her line of questioning & laughs that
Mi Shil: Again…Almost…I almost blurt to you & showed you the path! How perspicacious in your sincerity can be that it almost caused me to once again & fall for that trap of yours.
Mi Shil leaves
San Tak makes mockery on Joo Bang that Hwa Baek council has denied the reforms. Joo Bang tells San Tak to wake up that they are the true idiots. San Tak thinks that they are still in the state of denial after suffering a distress & shock from the rejected reforms & it upset them. Joo Bang asked San Tak how much land does his family owned. San Tak asked why the sudden curiousity about the matter. Joo Bang question San Tak when he has over 5,000 seok of land
1 seok is the measurement of the equivalent about 15 sq meters2
San Tak is taken by the question & tells that if the reform were to pass as law then his family would have a better quality of live Had this amendment been passed, & tells San Tak is a great dunce that he doesn’t even know that the reforms will bring him profits & benefits as other of the Yonghwa Hyangdo concurs that San Tak is a great ignorant fool as San Tak begins to have some reality set in as Joo Bang gave a slap at San Tak’s head to come wake some sense up on his head & leaves as Jo Bang tells that he couldn’t sense money even under his nose then Joo Bang leaves but return a moment to give San Tak another slap on his head as San Tak asked what is the propose of his slap as Joo Bang reminds to address him in honourific as Dae Nang Du & he deserve being hit & slap the confuse San Tak again & leaves. San Tak then finally realise that it should have been pass
Seok Bum & other Hwa Rang captain question that on second thought, the taxation reform was not such a bad proposal & asked Seok Bum if this is correct. But Seok Bum upset asked whether he wishes for the reform to have been pass. The Hwa Rang captain asked why Seok Bum raise his voice as Seok Bum said that what he is saying there is strange & nonsensical . The Hwa Rang captain relay the common sense & said that if the reforms has been pass then it will reap profit for their family with the least own lands & the same goes for them. Seok Bum said that does he realise that this is a stratagem instigated by Princess Deok Man to make Mi Shil’s faction sway in their allegiance to her. The Hwa Rang captain reminds that they both has incurred heavy lost on the previous price hike speculation crisis of the grain incident that it might be a pinch for the upper class nobles but it is certainly felt the pain in his family over the losses incurred frazzle in his family coffer & asked whether what he has said is unwarranted for. Seok Bum asked him to be caution with his utterance & reminds that the reason that they are in this position & have land to own is due to Mi Shil’s benevolence & tell him not to forget that gratitude. Seok Bum leaves
Ha Jong returns to Mi Shil telling that since Deok Man has return to Seorabeol there been a day without peace & tranquillity. Se Jong asked what is the matter or has something happened. Ha Jong said that the nobles who participate in the Hwa Baek council are stirring commotion of grievances. Mi Shil said that from the standpoint is understandable to their reaction. Ha Jong said that it is senseless that the system of unanimous voting has been 700 years practice of Hwa Baek council & why would Mi Shil seen in favour to abolish the practice all of the sudden. Mi Shil said that that is not it as in the end it must be abolished as in truth the Hwa Baek council will deem itself as obsolete & redundant if its continues to the present track of operating. Se Jong & Ha Jong is surprise that Mi Shil would declare Hwa Baek as redundant & what she is supposed to mean & imply. Mi Shil tells that if she achieve her grand aspiration dream & goal the 1st matter in her agenda is to abolish the Hwa Baek council but of course this is not a ripe time to do so as she assures Se Jong
Al Cheon is shock on what Kim Chun Chu has just say that he wants to do what to Hwa Baek council. Kim Chun Chu asked whether if it not the case that he has spoken too early or soon but in the end they should get rid of the concept of Hwa Baek council all together. Deok man smiles as Kim Chun Chu asked for a comment. Deok Man concurs that she has the same thought in mind. Al Cheon claims that Hwa Baek council is been with the nation practice for 700 years & but to have it abolished as yet. Deok Man tells Al Cheon that their path from here onwards will be burden by sudden ardour & furor therefore she does think that they should abolish the council themselves. Deok Man said that Silla needs a dose of hasten decision making & the ability to rapidly execute those change to makes them successful & worthy
Seol Win Rang brings a document for Mi Shil to read & tells she said that Seol Won Rang has stay all night to prepare this document. Seol Won Rang said that he couldn’t sleep a wink so he took time to come out with a stratagem plans & asked Mi Shil to read through what he has devise. Mi Shil opens & read it & looks satisfied then tells that it is indeed a cowardly & ignorable deceit in the planning as Seol Won Rang concurs that it is indeed so but Mi Shil said that it must certainly be more cowardly & ignorable & even cruel in extend in the deceit. Seol Won Rang agrees that he will go back to the drawing board & rethinks the concept again that suits Mi Shil’s requirement. Mi Shil burns the plans as she instructs that it is better to have the plans to be more ignoble & repulsive as possible & should be sufficient that if anyone who reads it will be taken aback in disgust by its rawness. Ha Jong asked what might that be. Se Jong asked whether it is tomorrow or the day after. Mi Shil tells that it will be tomorrow
Mi Saeng comes to see her sister & asked why his express looks so perturb. Mi Saeng asked Mi Shil whether his sister need to go through this scheme of hers. Mi Shil asked whether her brother is a little uneasy over the matter. Mi Saeng laughs that why would he be perturb in his mind but he feels that it is not going to go well with Mi Shil that he always believe that whatever disown her peers accord to her, he trust that the annals of history will commit Mi Shil to a luminous legacy but however what she is about to venture to do may dishonour everything that Mi Shil has accomplished so far as yet. Mi Shil conforms that this would certainly do so Mi Saeng said that the world will indeed fear & show contempt towards his sister but Mi Shil never have acted out of the boundary against principle. Mi Saeng reiterate that when it comes to what she is about to venture, he hardly thinks that it will be the best for her. Mi Shil stood up & tell her brother that she but once will do something that is out of the boundary against principals. Mi Shil mentioned Sadaham that she loves him that she was truly taken by his admiration for him that she wanted to abandon all things to be with him & elope but then it was against her principle & it was what motivate her that she must not repeat the same action again. Mi Saeng then asked why Mi Shil has to do this now of all the moment of time. Mi Shil tells that she now share the same feeling that she occurs in those moment in time that it is similar & same to those sentiment she has with Sadaham’s admiration. Mi Saeng question what is the exactly sentiment then. Mi Shil tells that this is enough for this Mi Shil to forsake her principle for her aspiration & should even failure be bestowed upon her, she will leave this world in great style of exit like a broken radiant & something to that extent
Deok Man is surprise on Phil Dan’s father & Hwang Yun’s father wants to see her as Kim Yu Shin explains that both of them own land that is less than 5,000 seok & they are entitle to become recipients of the tax reform that may bring benefit. Deok Man is glad to hear & asked where they are as she will see them at once. Deok Man goes to meet with Phil Dan’s father (Lord Jujin) & Hwang Yun’s father as she tell them she has heard from Kim Yu Shin & is over whelm with gratitude on both of their support on her reforms
Lord Jujin is Phil Dan’s father, & Sangju garrison’s commander
Jujin said that Deok Man’s praise is all too flattering as they should be the people that extend their gratefulness & gratitude towards Deok Man. Hwang Yun’s father adds that this need be mentioned as they can only be in awe at the concern Deok Man have shown towards the lesser nobility & their dire situation. Deok Man said that it is not that nobles like themselves must move to conduct reform in order to assist in the nation’s progress that has been so lacking & starve & furthermore the Hwa Baek must be deem redundant as Jujin nods in affirmative & Deok Man adds that it is only seen as an outlet for the upper class nobles to rank & maintain their supremacy status. Deok Man said that from now onwards she will really needs the support from Hwang Yun’s father & Jujin to expedite her reforms. Both of them gave acknowledgement for their loyal support to Deok Man. Deok Man smiles at Kim Yu Shin while Jujin looks rather suspicion at the gesture
Se Jong asked Jujin what did Deok Man said in their meeting. Jujin tells that Deok Man has asked for their support to reform the Hwa Baek council. Se Jong queries on her reform of Hwa Baek Council as Jujin affirms that Deok Man has said that Hwa Baek is just an outlet for the upper class nobles to rank & maintain their supremacy status. Se Jong asked Jujin that he must know by now that this is a stratagem devised by Princess Deok Man to set discord among the nobility. Se Jong petition to Jujin that he must be sway from his standpoint. Jujin said there is nothing for him to be sway about as he is gambling his life on the outcome. Se Jong said that he will not as he will given the responsibility of security of the capital with his garrison & how can this be seen as against the principle. Jujin said that he has put his trust in Se Jong
It is hard to see which side Jujin is siding or is it for his own personal political survival
Yeom Jong is meeting with someone & is awaiting for the arrival when a palanquin arrives only to reveal that it is Mi Shil who is sitting in it as Yeom Jong went on his knees, surprise at Mi Shil’s visit & pay his respect. Yeom Jong said that he is shock that Mi Shil have come to meet him personally as he was expecting Mi Saeng to have come. Mi Shil tell that this is their 1st meeting acquaintance but she has heard lots about Yeom Jong & it seems that Yeom Jong has render some valuable support for them. Yeom Jong said that is nothing that he has done to deserve praise that he merely convey to Mi Saeng about his story that he has learn from his travels. Mi Shil said this is why she hold high regards to Yeom Jong’s ability & experience & hope that this mutual respect with further continue. Yeom Jong tells Mi Shil that he can’t express how grateful to her such appraisal from Mi Shil as Yeom Jong asked if there is any further instructions that Mi Shil will like to give him. Mi Shil hears that Yeom Jong is close with Bi Dam. Mi Shil asked that Yeom Jong take Bi Dam with him & leave the capital on an excursion tomorrow & the next few days. Yeom Jong doesn’t understand Mi Shil’s instruction. Mi Shil throws some remuneration to Yeom Jong for his service as Mi Shil said just as she has said to find somewhere pleasant as a location up in the mountains, to enjoy fresh water and the gentle breeze, and then return. Yeom Jong then asked if should Bi Dam refuse to go then what he must do. Mi Shil then tell that Yeom Jong must do what he must & that he needs to drag Bi Dam to the mountain against his will. Yeom Jong is shock.
Seol Won Rang waiting outside Kim Yong Chun’s reside as Kim Yong Chun announce that there is someone a guest paying a visit. Kim Yong Chun comes out to his surprise t see Seol Won Rang in his residence & asked what is the purpose of his visit so late in the night. Seol Won Rang smiles & asked whether paying Kim Yong Chun a visit was a mistake but then still he is consider a guest & Kim Yong Chun allows Seol Won Rang to stand outside in the cold. Kim Yong Chun is suspicious about Seol Won Rang uninvited visit at this hour. Kim Yong Chun invites him in out of courtesy
Ha Jong having a drink with Kim Seo Hyeon as in laws that if it is politics, that is something his mother & Princess Deok Man who should worry & be concern. But as in laws they should instill any ill weary of sentiment with each other. Kim Seo Hyeon agrees as Ha Jong offers a cup of wine telling that Kim Seo Hyeon & them have been neglecting their ties as in law for too long & asked that they should frequently & freely retain good communication. Kim Seo Hyeon cordially said that they should indeed. Yeong Mo comes to serve beverage & acknowledge Ha Jong’s presence. Ha Jong asked his daughter to take a seat. Yeong Mo asked what is the purpose of his visit so late in the night. Ha Jong said that he wanted to meet with her father in law & of course her husband & asked her when is her due date & asked her what is going on with her as she look rather pale
Seol Won Rang has some substance in his hands as he drinks with Kim Yong Chun. Kim Yong Chun asked what is Seol Won Rang so concern about that he is paying Kim Yong Chun a late visit. Seol Won Rang said that Kim Chun Chu is Kim Yong Chun’s nephew & also his grandson in law. Kim Yong Chun asked what he is implying by directing his sentence to the matter. Seol Won Rang said that he is appreciative that the fact Kim Chun Chu & Seol Won Rang has become in laws but then it has put him is a rather awkward position. Kim Yong Chun asked if Seol Won Rang late visit is in regards to Se Jong. Seo, Won Rang confirm that even though he hold no selfish ambition & aspiration but then Se Jong has refuse to believe in Seol Won Rang otherwise. Seol Won Rang asked a direct question whether Kim Yong Chun harbour the fact that he is trying to put Kim Chun Chu to the path of the throne. Kim Yong Chun asked what is Seol Won Rang trying to mean by implying this. Seol Won Rang said that even though that it was not intent to happened but as he sees it that they are both riding on the same boat
Yeom Jong drags Bi Dam aside as he tells that they need to have a private talk as Bi Dam asked what is it that Yeom Jong wants as Yeom Jong hushes Bi Dam as Bi Dam asked what is going on as Yeom Jong said that this matter is really driving him crazy that claim that this will never work. Yeom Jong propose to Bi Dam to leave with him on an excursion or to keep drinking at the tavern. Bi Dam is confuse on Yeom Jong’s invitation on the excursion of travel or binge drinking. Bi Dam is suspicious over Yeom Jong jitters & show him the blade to asked whether he wishes to die or else he must start talking what is going on here. Yeom Jong said that it is just that he can’t think when he is sober without a drink & invites Bi Dam for a drink, just one drink
Meanwhile ha Jong adds some substance into Kin Seo Hyeon wine cup to doctored the drink as Kim Seo Hyeon step outside. Kim Seo Hyeon apologise for his absence as Ha Jong said it is alright as he praise that Kim Seo Hyeon has great alcohol tolerance & can handle his drinks as Ha Jong boast that he is famously renowned for his drinking capacity but then it seems tonight he has found a peer in Kim Seo Hyeon as he offer another toast to Kim Seo Hyeon to drink in which he has doctored. Kim Seo Hyeon takes up the offer as Ha Jong raise the toast for the future prosperity of their families. Kim Seo Hyeon drinks the doctored wine as ha Jong looks on at the corner of his eyes
Seok Bum is surprise that he did hear about it, but how can he possibly do it. Se Jong said that this is done for Mi Shil’s sake & for the welfare of this nation. Chil Sook tells that Seok Bum’s dexterity with sword is absolute without a doubt. Se Jong said that this is not the reason they are entrusting this task to him. Se Jong takes off his robes & asked to begin as Seok Bum hesitates as Se Jong asked what is he waiting for & asked him to commence
Seol Won Rang goes to see Mi Shil as she asked how did the meeting with Kim Yong Chun & asked if Seol Won Rang has done it. Seol Won Rang confirm that he has done so. Mi Shil asked whether he has brought that with him as Seol Won Rang takes a letter & said that he has brought it but asked what is the purpose that Mi Shil wants it. Mi Shil just asked the letter to be handed to her. Seol Won Rang said that he has always tried to accord Mi Shil with his comprehension on the matter & all this time he has done so but this action he just can’t simply comprehend what Mi Shil’s intention are as he can’t read her. Mi Shil said that the reason she has left that behind was to earn his trust & appease his anxiety. Seol Won Rang then asked why did she asked him to bring this letter only now. Mi Shil said that it is now use to appease her own anxiety. Seol Won Rang asked what is she trying to say there. Mi Shil said that whether this could end up in total failure for them. Seol Won Rang then said that this is for Bi Dam
Mi Shil is setting up her own contingency plan in due course if her attempts to the throne fails, the least her aspiration will be inherit by Bi Dam
Mi Shil tells that tonight may be the longest night for her just like it was then before at that fateful night as she takes the letter off Seol Won Rang who looks rather shock. I assume that it was the night they attempted to poison King Jinheung but he finally succumb to his illness of consumption
The next morning a cadre with a message coming to greet Princess Man Myeong to say that it is sums a summoning for an urgent Hwa Baek council meeting that he must convey this document directly to Kim Seo Hyeon as Princess Man Myeong tells the cadre that her husband is not awake from his sleep, after late night drinks with Ha Jong & the effect from Ha Jong doctored drinks, so she will receive the document on his behalf. The cadre was an acknowledgement of receipts in which Princess Man Myeong stamped it for him as the cadre hands the document to her
San Tak sees Se Jong to tell that he has Hwa Baek notice to Kim Yong Chun’s residence. Se Jong asked whether the document was handed directly to Kim Yong Chun but San Tak tells that he didn’t as Kim Yong Chun stupefied by alcohol from last night intoxication that he wishes to sleep it off & he only left the document to his household staff. Se Jong said that it is indeed & smiles then asked whether the acknowledgement of receipts as been stamped & San Tak affirms that he has done & has the receipt to Se Jong. Se Jong picks it up & take a closer look
Princess Man Myeong finds it difficult to wake her husband up as she hold the document in her hand. Seo Ji give Deok Man of a list of nobles who wish to support in their cause. Deok Man said that she has met Phil Dan’s father Lord Jujin that he seems to be in favour with their tax reform but she has express her reservation of doubt concerning him. Wyol Ya mentioned that Lord Jujin commands a garrison of elite soldiers in Sangju which is the close proximity to Seorabeol. Wyol Ya said that they must make sure that Lord Jujin join them in forces. Kim Chun Chu said that Lord Jujin may not be the upper class nobles but consider that he considering his long-standing relationship with Se Jong that they can’t be all for sure & it is too early to be determined. Deok Man said this is the reason why she will meet with Phil Dan as well then Deok Man instruct Wyol Ya to pay special attention to keep control of the security Bo Gya Hoe’s area
Princess Man Myeong has her suspicion on the document send & open to read it & finds it to be dire as she goes to called her husband. Meanwhile Kim Yong Chun wakes up from his stupor obviously had the same doctored wine by Seol Won Rang & goes to have a drink of water when he sees a document on his table & reads it & also shock by the contend. The contend is to propose that Deok Man be excommunicated from political affairs
It seems Bi Dam is also fed with the same doctored wine as he wakes up from the after affects of it to find him tied to a chair by Yeom Jong. Bi Dam struggles as the frighten Yeom Jong stand watch over him as Bi Dam asked what is this that he is all tied up what did he put drugs in the drinks that he pass out. Bi Dam asked whether Yeom Jong is out of his mind or does he wish to die. Yeom Jong asked Bi Dam to settle quietly as the whole incident is also driving him crazy. Bi Da demands Yeom Jong to release him from the knots. Yeom Jong asked Bo Dam to calm down as to let Yeom Jong thinks for a while on what course of action to take. Bi Dam can only hurl that Yeom Jong is really crazy to do have done this to him as Yeom Jong tries to calm the agitate Bi Dam as Bi Dam demands he comes closer to him so he could get at him
Kim Seo Hyeon is upset when he reads the documents as Princess Man Myeong tells that they will conduct a special meeting at Hwa Baek Council to excommunicate & expel Princess Deok Man from political & state affairs from any decision making. Kim Seo Hyeon said that with Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun in Hwa Baek why would they do this. Kim Seo Hyeon asked his official robes to be brought t him that he must hurry to the council. Princess Man Myeong goes to get it as Kim Seo Hyeon has a 2nd read
Dae Pung goes to see Deok Man & the rest to inform of the Hwa Baek meeting & its propose. Wyol Ya is surprise on what the Hwa Baek council is proposing to do. Dae Pung informs that Hwa Baek Council propose to excommunicate & expel Princess Deok Man from decision making in political & state affairs. Seo Ji asked how can this be happening. Dae Pung said that the Daedeungs are in the midst of gathering to discuss this motion as Dae Pung has observe. Wyol Ya said that however Haw Baek adopted the system of unanimous votes so as long as Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun is presence the propose will not be pass. Seo Ji said that it is correct but then how could this events is unfolding under their very eyes while Princess Deok Man is out of the palace vicinity. Kim Chun Chu finds that this events is strange & odd about the matter in regards to the Hwa Baek council
Se Jong goes to presides the Hwa Baek council & sees that Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun is absent from their seat & tell that it seems that the attendance is not full as yet. One of the Daedeung said that Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun is still absent. Ha Jong said that the time of the meeting has commence since the Sangdaedeung is here, so let they commence the meeting. One of the Daedeung said that the Hwa Baek Council must conduct in an unanimous vote system as Mi Saeng said that it is indeed that they need to conduct that voting system & who can said otherwise but the Daedeung tell how can they cast their votes without the presence of Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun to start. Se Jong said that there are 8 Daedeungs currently present in the Hwa Baek council, so it is sufficient to conduct the votes with the present number present. One of the Daedeung has his doubts that there is no such case in point in dealing with subsequent similar instances. The 2nd Daedeung said do they necessary need to postpone such an important decision making when just a few of their colleagues are absent or late. Ha Jong mentioned that the fact that they gave us confirmation that they acknowledge the receipt of the documents. Se Jong tells his Hwa Baek colleagues that from this meeting onwards, let them find a unanimous vote amongst the colleagues present here as now. Ha Jong concurs that they should indeed & concur & why should we delay the meeting for them who has bad time keeping. Mi Saeng said that there is no regulation to suggest or state the whole Hwa Baek Council members must be present but merely to state that it needs an unanimous vote is required for a motion to pass. Then the other colleagues agree to conduct with the present numbers as the Chief Eunuch who is witnessing the Council is shock that all the nobles in the Hwa Baek council has concur to cast their vote without all present & leave quietly. Se Jong then announce that they shall commence with the meeting
Chief Eunuch goes to whisper something to a palace maid. Kim Yu Shin is surprise that they are going to start the Hwa Baek Council with just 8 Daedeung present as Guk San Heun informs Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon as he tells that it is now in progress at Yeon Seon Gak. Al Cheon asked when they are proposing that Princess Deok Man be excommunication from deliberating in state & political affairs. Guk San Heun affirms it & asked what should the next action be. Al Cheon said that it doesn’t make any sense & how dare they commence the voting without Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun’s participation. Kim Yu Shin sense something a miss. Al Cheon asked Kim Yu Shin that he been told that Kim Seo Hyeon has spent late last night drinking in the company of Ha Jong & asked Kim Yu Shin to confirm the matter. Kim Yu Shin asked whether this was done deliberate so as to excuse them from participation & pass that motion with just only eight members present. Al Cheon tells that this is illegally done so sheepish that it is a punch below the belt & how can this people do such a things as they claim that they are from the Hwa Rang alumni display such dismaying behaviour. Kim Yu Shin asked where is Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun presently as of now.
Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun is running to the palace. Bi Dam asked that Mi Shil has request Yeom Jong to take him for an excursion of a 100 ri outside the proximity of the capital
Ri is equivalent to approximately 392.72 metres. In Korea, however, the ri currently in use is a unit taken from the Han li. It is being exactly one tenth of Japanese measurement of ri. In Aegukga, the national anthem of South Korea, it is sang as 3,000 Ri is mentioned per Korean peninsula, where 3000 Ri is roughly 1200 km, which is approximately the longitude span of Korean peninsula
Yeom Jong said that this is what he is telling that Mi Shil said to keep Bi Dam away from the capital until tomorrow or the next day will be sufficient. Bi Dam asked why didn’t they leave for excursion & he is now being tied to a chair & shout Yeom Jong for an answer & asked what is Yeom Jong scheming over there. Yeom Jong said that Bi Dam is here because he could not think up of any scheme & this should he not make any postulate decision. Bi Dam asked what postulate decision that Yeom Jong needs to make. Yeom Jong asked 1st & foremost, who is Bi Dam exactly that would incur to have Mi Shil to get excite & stir up with such great interest. Yeom Jong said that he might have spattered in this elicit kind of work once or twice but this is the 1st time that Mi Shil has come forwards personally to give instruction. Then 2ndly she mentioned about today & tomorrow, it is surely clear that something is about to happened & what will that be. Bi Dam realise that wouldn’t be perhaps that is really going to do that.
Bi Dam asked Yeom Jong to release him from his ropes. Yeom Jong said that he has told him that this is a simple matter to be reckon. Bi Dam demands that he does it as Yeom Jong almost hysteria said that this is driving him crazy as well that having Bi Dam all tied up is the likes of risking his life & if he should release Bi Dam to go means that Yeom Jong will be made an adversary in Mi Shil’s eyes. Bi Dam asked whether Yeom Jong wants to end his problems right now that he needs to release him. Yeom Jong goes to grab Bi Dam collar to asked Bi Dam to convince him otherwise why he should do so & becoming Mi Shil’s adversary will be worthwhile decision. Bi Dam looks at a very frightened Yeom Jong
Kim Seo Hyeon comes to the Yeol Seon Gak where the Hwa Baek Council is holding the meeting but it is enforce with guards as Kim Seo Hyeon demands that they move aside for him to pass as he needs to attend the Hwa Baek meeting, but the guard tighten their security in formation by banding together. Kim Seo Hyeon tries to push his way through but the guards refuse to move with their formation. Kim Yong Chun comes to asked what is the matter. Kim Seo Hyeon said that Kim Yong Chun is also late as the guards are blocking their path of entrance intentionally. Kim Yong Chun said that perhaps that they are keeping them at bay from entering Yeon Seok Gak so that they can conduct to vote the motion themselves without their participation. Kim Seo Hyeon said that it seems so & they must try to put a halt at this. Kim Yong Chun said how can they resort to this kind of illegal scheme & demand the guard to move aside to let them pass & gain entry as Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun tries with great effort to push their way through
Kim Yu Shin asked whether the men are gathers here as Al Cheon confirm it. Joo Bang asked whether this is true that Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun has doctored drink by Mi Shil faction so that they would stage the emergency meeting to pass a motion & shock that they resort to such behaviour. Go Do said that not to mentioned that they has commence the meeting with 8 Daedeungs & the Daedeung are acting & conducting like street goons, it doesn’t make any sense. Then Dae Pung & Guk San Heun comes running to Kim Yu Shin & informs that Kim Yong Chun & Kim Seo Hyeon had arrived at Yeol Seon Gak as Kim Yu Shin said is that so & tell that this is fine that they need not assign people to go but then they reports that Kim Yong Chun & Kim Seo Hyeon have been denied access to entry to Yeol Seon Gak to attend the meeting by the guards. Al Cheon said that they are guards & asked Kim Yu Shin then are they going to allow this to happened that they have to continue to stand aside & watch, is there any sense of justice under the heavens
Kim Yu Shin commands Jook Bang & Go Do to go & report the events to Princess Deok Man at once & awaits her order on the matter. Jook Bang & Go Do acknowledge the order & leaves. Then Kim Yu Shin order the Shi Wi Bu to come follow him as the Imperial guards acknowledge the order & as Al Cheon asked them to follow Kim Yu Shin
Shi Wi Bu is the Department of Imperial or Household Guards
Wyol Ya tells that aren’t they behaviour in conduct is despicable, how can they deny access of entry to Kim Yong Chun & Kim Seo Hyeon who are Daedeungs of the Hwa Baek council & to gain their unanimous vote that way over the motion among themselves. Deok Man said that she too can’t believe this then realise that it must be Mi Shil who is behind this & how could Mi Shil wither to being such extent degrade herself to stoop so low with a scheme like this that it is impossible to believe she will do it. Kim Chun Chu said that in the very end, this is only what Mi Shil can achieve that Princess Deok Man has overrated her ability. Seo Ji said that there is no time to be wasting her contemplating that they need to react & putting a stop to this & plug the problem. Kim Chun Chu said that it is all for the better for them on the contrary as Deok Man & Wyol Ya is not sure about Kim Chun Chu’s statement as he explains that with the propose tax reforms being played out the public emotional arousal & the support from the lesser nobles has been siding in favour of Princess Deok Man & in addition if they add an offensive deliberate insult against the manner of the proceeding is being conduct such as voting an unanimous vote without the full attendance of the Hwa Baek Daedeungs & voting with just 8 of the colleagues while to the extend of baring the remaining 2 Daedeungs with guards by prohibiting access of entry to the Hwa Baek council from, what will possibly happened on the outcome. Wyol Ya agrees that even if the motion is pass, this will conjure a great opposition in resistance for that motion to be set & will surpass beyond everyone’s imagination. Kim Chun Chu said that everyone has said that Mi Shil always stress the stand of righteousness of justice in her cause however Mi Shil is just an ordinary human like as a person just like everyone else that sentiments of anxiety & annoyance will come to play an influence like any other humans. Deok Man said that this can’t be that she trust that Mi Shil will not resort to stoop so low to do so that will harm her status & reputation that will led & cause her downfall
Se Jong reads the proposal that Princess Deok Man sold military ration without the Hwa Baek council’s prior consent, & thus jeopardise our nation’s security & defences & also that her unfairness in tax reforms has lead to discord among the nobility & create tension & all this is to render that the Hwa Baek council is deem obsolete & redundant & thus the treat to have the Hwa Baek council abolish was a stratagem being instigated by princess Deok Man, therefore the solution to the matter is to excommunicated & expel Princess Deok Man in all political & state affairs & the authority of decision making & she must only keep & restrict herself to the affairs of the Royal household. Se Jong now sees the Haw Baek council Daedeung to vote on the motion
Meanwhile Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun is still trying to push themselves through when Kim Yu Shin led the Hwa Rang cadre to Seol Yeon Gak as Al Cheon & his men draw their swords & the guards takes a step back as Al Cheon asked his men to apprehend them at once & drag them out of here. Al Cheon men acknowledge & charge at the formation guards. Bi Dam tells Yeom Jong that Princess Deok Man may be in risk of danger. Yeom Jong asked Bi Dam to explain why would she be in risk of danger. Bi Dam said that they have no time to waste on explanation. Bi Dam tells that he needs to go immediately, now in this present situation, it is none other than me who can solve this. He is the only one. Yeom Jong is surprise as Bi Dam tell that Kim Yu Shin, Al Cheon, Kim Chun Chu might all have been deceive by Mi Shill that he must go to them at once. Yeom still insist that Bi Dam needs to convince him otherwise would be the best bet & fastest as what is Mi Shil trying to do & what is his relationship with her. Bi Dam just asked Yeom Jong to release him quickly that he must go to them at once
Kim Yu Shin’s men are whacking the guards to the ground as they storm inches to the entrance of Yeol Seon Gak. Kim Yu Shin escort Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun to the door as Lord Jujin’s garrison is making their way to Seorabeol. Deok Man is then being inform that Lord Jujin’s Sangju garrison is heading towards the Seorabeol. Deok Man is surprise as she acknowledge the information given. Wyol Ya said that Lord Jujin doesn’t command a substantial number of soldiers in his garrison & why the sudden deployment of his soldiers. Deok Man is can’t believe that perhaps Lord Jujin is about to…..Seo Ji comes to give Deok Man a report as Wyol Ya asked what has happened. Seo Ji tells that Al Cheon & his imperial guards has gain access to Yeol San Gak by force. Deok Man & Kim Yong Chun has express shock over the incident. Deok Man said that this can’t happened as they must stop them at once as she goes back to the room
Bi Dam tells that Yeom Jong now understand what Mi Shil scheme is all about. Bi Dam said that she is staging a coup d’etat. Yeom Jong is shock as Bi Dam repeats that Mi Shil is staging a rebellion…revolt…uprising. Bi Dam has told them this will happened that Mi Shil night resort to stage a revolt but they didn’t believe Bi Dam & how can they be so stupid. Yeom Jong is in shock as Bi Dam said that he is most certain that anyone else that this is the gospel truth & demands Yeom Jong to release him. Yeom Jong stutters the words of revolt…insurrection…coup d’etat. Yeom Jong’s man comes in to report that the soldier from Sangju garrison is being deploy & heading towards Seorabeol. Yeom Jong realise that Bi Dam has made his assumption correctly & it is the truth. Bi Dam shouts to be release at once
Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun comes to the Hwa Baek just in time to cast their vote of against as ha Jong & Mi Saeng are shock. Se Jong turns to Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon to asked them to explain what is this commotion that how dare they enter this Hwa Baek council wielding swords. Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon realise that they have their weapon in their hands. Ha Jong stand & accuse them that they dare enter Yeol Seon Gak armed with weapon as this is now seen as high treason for Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon
Meanwhile Deok Man & Kim Chun Chu is rushing to return to the palace. Bo Jong informs his mother that Deok Man has just enter the palace. Mi Shil acknowledge & they shall let the games begin. Seol Won Rang & his soldier marches to Yeol Seon gak to take hold of the situation. Se Jong said that no armed palace attendant has ever entered these sacred walls of Yeol Seon Gak before, even for traitor Gil Seon didn’t goes against that ruling of Hwa Baek Council.
Gil Seon is 2nd century Silla Official who staged a failed coup, & escaped to Baekje
Mi Saeng said however how dare Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon wield their swords & force entry into Yeol Seon Gak. Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon return their blade to the sheath as al Cheon explains that the soldier were deny access for Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Yong Chun’s entry to Yeol Seon Gak. Ha Jong scold them if they by any chance see any of the soldiers having swords with them. Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon realise their mistake as Seol Won Rang comes to confront Al Cheon’s men as Seol Won Rang commands that this are traitors who violated Yeol Seon Gak by wielding their weapons & order to have them apprehended as both party draw arms against each other. Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon comes out & order that his men drop their weapons at once. The Daedeungs comes out from Yeol Seon Gak as Al Cheon asked him men to stand down & drop their weapons immediately. Kim Yu Shin assures Seol Won Rang that this is now seen as an escalation of confrontation & asked Seol Won Rang to ease the tension. Al Cheon asked his men to stand down. Deok Man & Kim Chun Chu still on their journey to hurry back to the palace as Kim Yu Shin said he will answer to the responsible if there is any wrongdoing on their part that amounted to this incident but they should appease this tense & deadlock situation first
Seol Won Rang asked how dare Kim Yu Shin speak in such noble gesture after what he has done by wielding weapon on Yeol Seon Gak. Kim Yu Shin said she will acknowledge any punishment that be set before him but however Seol Won Rang must stand down with him men together to allow all the Daedeungs been escort out of here safely. Al Cheon orders his men to stand down. Al Cheon men stand down by laying their swords on the ground as Seol Won Rang order his men to do the same. Seol Won Rang asked that all the Daedeung may leave the premises as Kim Yu Shin invites them to leave. Se Jong leads the Daedeung away from Yeol Seon Gak as one of the cadre from the roof top takes aim with a cross bow & shoot a soldier where Seok Bum draws his swords as they pick up their swords & went against each other in clashes with the Daedeung in the midst of the battle ground. Kim Yu Shin tries to shout for halt but no one is listening as Seol Won Rang asked his men to protect the Daedeungs from harm.
Seok Bum escorts Se Jong to follow him & he takes a dagger out of his belt then flashback that Chil Sook showing Seok Bum where to strike Se Jong in exactly on the right between the 8th & 9th rib but reminds however that the stab must not be deep. Seok Bum acknowledge what he must do. Seok Bum gives a stab at the exact spot as Se Jong collapse. Ha Jong calls at his father then shout that Sangdaedeung Se Jong has an attempted of his life & is down & someone has tried to assassinate Se Jong & he is hurt from being stabbed which stir the commotion further as Seok Bum shouts chaos.
Deok Man rushes back only to hear shouts that Se Jong has been stabbed & an attempted on his life. Deok Man wants a confirmation on what she has just heard….Kim Chun Chu tells her that they said that Se Jong has been stabbed. Meanwhile outside the walls of Serabeol. Lord Jujin tells his garrison that His Excellency the Sangdaedeung Se Jong has been stabbed in attempted for his life at Seorabeol & this is declare as a revolt in arms. Lord Jujin said they are called to put out this revolt from further happenings as he orders his garrison to march for the capital Seorabeol has their call of duty to the nation. Lord Jujin’s soldier marching in to Seorabeol. The story continues...
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43 Part 1
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43 Part 2
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43 Part 3
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The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43 Part 5
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 43 Part 6
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 1
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 2
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 3
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 4
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 5
The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 44 Part 6
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