Thursday, December 10, 2009

Episode 58 - The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) synopsis & video clips including OST 아이유(IU) - 바람꽃 (Wind Flower)

Sinopsis dan video klip Drama Asia (Korea)- The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 58/ Synopsis and video clips of The Great Queen Seon Deok of Episode 58 (without subtitle)

Title: Queen Seon Duk
Format: Drama
historical drama


Yowon Lee
Hyeonjeong Ko
Yejin Park
Taewoong Uhm
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


Extended Cast

Synopsis/Summary of The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58

Silla archers shoot fleeting of fire arrow projectile towards them & taking the Baekje army as Gyebaek sees his army being shot down by the arrows. Kim Yu Shin & his army surrounds Gyebaek as he sound his command

Kim Yu Shin: Baekje army!…….Wipe them all

Silla army roars & attacks. The commandant recognise Kim Yu Shin Gyebaek is caught surprise that how could Kim Yu Shin is in Silla camp. The Silla army slaughter the invading Baekje army that has been surrounded. Gyebaek orders that they will break away & escape to North east then retreat to Noksangol. Gyebaek rides away as he met with the reconnaissance team to say that it is fortunate there is no ambushed in front. One of the commandants said confidently that even if they have archers, they will never able to shot that range then after finishing the sentence the said commandant got shot by an fire arrow as the fire arrow projectile from a far distance & Gyebaek’s men suffer casualty from the arrow fired. The commandant said where on earth are the arrow coming from as they order to take cover

Seo Jin instructing his Gwoljangno garrison to set their formation to aim & shoot as they fire at Gyebaek’s men & create confusion what is happening here. The commandant shouts that the arrow are coming from that direction as Gyebaek wonder how can they reach the distance. Then the commandant shouts that Kim Yu Shin has caught up with Baekje army on horseback as Kim Yu Shin sound the order to attack & charge as Gyebaek’s men charge to engage with Silla army. Wyol ya sounds to his men to attack & charge forward as Silla cuts the flank of the Baekje army

Bi Dam goes to see Queen Seon Deok with his proposal as Silla cuts down Gyebaek’s army. Im Jong comes to gives support as Kim Yu Shin’s army slaughter the Baekje army. Kim Yu Shin notice Gyebaek & commands to have a man to man duel with Gyebaek. Gyebaek & Kim Yu Sin confront each other wielding swords & clashes until the blade was snap. Gyebaek took his crimson helmet off to reveal his face to Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin charge.

Queen Seon Deok reads Bi Dam proposal & asked what is this. The proposal reads that if Queen Seon Deok were to pass, Bi Dam will leaves politics & look after her memorial for the rest of his life n tonsure. Bi Dam said it is exactly what it is read, Bi Dam hands Queen Seon Deok 2 of his promissory contract to Queen Seon Deok that he personally wrote & each of them to hold a copy. If so that Queen Seok unable to do so, he will reveal the content to the courts in due course. Bi Dam tells that it give him comfort that Queen Seon Deok shows concern about them matter & on the contrary he is glad to hear this from her. Bi Dam can’t consider this as a contract as for him, it doesn’t burden him at all to fulfil that contract. Bi Dam said that if Silla is without Queen Deok Man, it becomes no significant to him to serve in politics or for Silla. Queen Seon Deok looks rather blank at BI Dam

Kim Yu Shin & Gyebaek has resorted to hand to hand combat as they are equally match. Gyebaek picks up his swords to shout Love live Baekje. Meanwhile Bi Dam pledging to stake his life to adhere the contend on his promissory contract. Kim Yu Shin on the battlefield shouts for the glory of Great Silla as Bi Dam sounds the same pledge for the glory of Great Silla. Meanwhile Kim Yu Shin & Gyebaek fights it out stroke for stroke. Go Do shouts that there is smoke over there. Guk San Heun shouts that Lord Jujin has succeeded. Gyebaek notice the smoke as Kim Yu Shin tells Gyebaek that it the flame that is devouring Baekje grain reserves. Kim Yu Shin said that he want Gyebaek to withdraw back to Iseo Gun but however he will not send Gyebaek alive to Iseo Gun & will allow Gyebaek to live or if he does, Gyebaek will becomes Silla more dread enemy foe. Gyebaek said that he also have the same concurring thought that he will not let Kim Yu Shin to survive & he will not leave or retreat until Kim Yu Shin is dead in his hand

Yoon Chung is informed that the grain reserve has been sent on fire. The soldier inform that the storage in Byeoksagol & Yihwajae has both been sent on fire. Then another soldier comes running to report that it is now a massacre that the Silla army has penetrated to their lines & is heading towards them. Kim Yu Shin & Gyebaek still fighting hand & teeth then the horn blows for retreat. The commandant informs Gyebaek that the horn has signal them to retreat. Gyebaek tries to leave but Kim Yu Shin holds him back & tell that Gyebaek must not leave this place alive. The commandant keeping Kim Yu Shin busy as they beg Gyebaek to sound the retreat order as the soldier are being slaughter by the onslaught. Gyebaek orders the retreat of his men as his men retreats. Kim Yu Shin asked to pursue & not a single one must be spare with their lives. Go Do advises again it as their own camp might be threaten if they pursue them. Kim Yu Shin has to admit that this is fact. Gyebaek give one last stare at Kim Yu Shin that this is not the last time they will see each other

Bi Dam chaired in his 1st cabinet meeting telling that they will use the fortress of Angang, Yeong Cheon & Eui Gok as the defences stronghold & transfer surrounding garrison to these fortress also both Sangju & Gangju commands will be under Seorabeol as Kim Yong Chun reads through the document that if they proceed with it, they will focus the defensive lines on the fortress. Queen Seon Deok asked about Kim Seo Hyeon & Kim Chun Chu effort in the request to asked for military support of Goguryeo

Cheon Byeong is military support

Kim Seo Hyeon said that he will head to Yul Bo Hyeon to discuss this with Kim Chun Chu. Bi Dam said that in a short while, they will be expecting the Tang emissary to their shores as they will arrive at Dang Hang fortress. Bi Dam orders Mi Saeng to arrange any preparation to anticipate their arrival to Silla. Mi Saeng acknowledge. Mi Saeng doesn’t look optimistic. Al Cheon comes running to tell Queen Seon Deok that Kim Yu Shin has push back the Baekje army & has regain Iseo Gun & Chu Hwa Gun from them. Mi Saeng is relief to hear the fine news that they are rest assured. Kim Yong Chun congratulate Queen Seon Deok that this is a relief for them. Bi Dam asked about what is going on to Daeya fortress. Al Cheon said that they are still not at Daeya fortress but already be camp on the east front waiting to siege the enemy’s defence lines. Queen Seon Deok is glad that it is as it should. Kim Yong Chun said that there are some regret over Daeya fortress but the overall from this ordeal they had fare pretty well

In Yul Bo Hyeon shelter reside, Joo bang informs Kim Chun Chu of the news about Kim Yu Shin pushing back the Baekje army that he is happy that Kim Yu Shin really save the nation. Joo Bang confirms that Queen Seon Deok command his return to Seorabeol & should be on his way as they speak. Kim Chun Chu said that Kim Yu Shin has accomplished a great feat of achievement. Joo Bang said that Queen Seon Deok was accurate to has said that Yu Shin army needs Kim Yu Shin to lead Yu Shin’s army

Yul Bo Hyeon is formerly Ulsan

Kim Yu Shin & his army rides into Seorabeol in triumphant & victory rally by cheers from the crowd although Kim Yu Shin look weather battered the least they are proud. Kim Yu Shin announce his arrival to Queen Seon Deok with Wyol Ya as he greets Queen Seon Deok that he has return to the capital after accomplish Queen Seon Deok’s decree. Queen Seon Deok tells that there is no meritorious service can be compared with Supreme Commander Yu Shin’s feats in saving this nation. Queen Seon Deok confer the lands of Eui Gok to Kim Yu Shin as his reward. Kim Yu Shin accept with gratitude. Queen Seon Deok also confer Wyol as Vice Minister of the Ministry of Military Affairs to support Kim Yu Shin in strengthening Silla military might. Wyol Ya thanked Queen Seon Deok with gratitude. Queen Seon Deok tells her court that this time for the basis of Unification of the 3 kingdom is to appease the domestic peace in Silla to advance into their grand aspiration & also to focus her reign in making people self sufficient & to own lands that they can be proud of & will cherish in agriculture that it is one of the reason that she has often abridge the Ministry of Military affairs proposals to improve the army that is indeed correct. On the contrary that Baekje after King Seong’s passing that focus immensely on improving their military capabilities therefore her folly that has create the recent turmoil is her fault but however Queen Seon Deok’s said judgement is firm that in times of war, it is the country who enjoy domestic stability will triumph in the end. Queen Seon Deok said that although it may be some delay but if they were to focus their efforts on strengthening their current defense abilities & capabilities, it is in no time that they will soon surpass Baekje in military fortification therefore the aspiration mission that has remain so dormant for years will soon rejuvenate to begin process from herewith Silla will turn her action on military & all resource will be channel to the Military with the increase on of armoury & weaponry production & decrease in agriculture tool. Queen Seon Deok decree that the forces formerly under Sangdaedeung Bi Dam will be transfer to the command of Ministry of Military Affairs as special units. The court is caught surprise over Queen Seon Deok’s suggestion. Lord Jujin tells the forces are now under Bi Dam command & undergoing training. Lord Sueulbu said that it may not be too late to transfer the forces to Ministry of Military Affairs if war should break out. Ho Jae concurs that it is correct that in moment of emergency, the garrison can….Bi Dam step in to say that Seorabeol is facing as this moment of grave emergency & at risk of danger as they speak

Bi Dam turns to Queen Seon Deok that he will transfer the garrison under his command to Ministry of Military affairs that will further reorganise the military. Queen Seon Deok said that the last things she want to decree is that she will proceed to hold a Royal marital ties soon. Kim Yong Chun asked that to hold the Royal martial ties & whom may the person be. Queen Seon Deok replies to Bi Dam. Kim Yong Chun is really shell shock as Kim Seo Hyeon has seen Queen Seon Deok firm judgment in making both Kim Yu Shin & Bi Dam as her people. Princess Man Myeong agrees that this is true, but they can’t deny the fact that they are worried that her Royal marriage might bring disturbance & complication to the line of succession to the throne

Jo Bang can’t believe that of all people, Queen Seon Deok wants to married would be Bi Dam that he finds really odd & strange. Joo Bang asked Kim Chun Chu whether Queen Seon Deok has ever brought this subject up to Kim Chun Chu that Queen Seon Deok will commit herself to such a marriage. Joo bang looking Kim Chun Chu so blankly doesn’t seem that she hasn’t mentioned to him. Joo Bang asked Kim Chun Chu to rest assure that Queen Seon Deok has something up her sleeves. Kim Chun Chu said that he know she certainly would have a plan but that very plan is working him to great anxiety

Ha Jong telling that Queen Seon Deok will married Bi Dam hence she will take his forces from Bi Dam. Mi Saeng said that anyhow, Queen Seon Deok is never a person who gives things without something in return, he is a great merchant in battering a transaction. Yeom Jong said it is correct that she doesn’t go against the principle of righteous or justice for that matter. Bo Jong queries whether it is a profit or a lost on their side, there is no certainty. Ha Jong said that it is a shame that if Seol Won Rang was alive, he would have explain to them with some clarity so they all can easy comprehend. Mi Saeng said no matter what, the fact that with the Royal marriage were to occur, Bi Dam’s influences will be more than Kim Yu Shin. Yeom Jong agrees that it will happened

Kim Yu Shin goes to see Queen Seon Deok to convey his congratulations of her coming marriage. Queen Seon Deok notice that he doesn’t look disappointed. Kim Yu Shin said that he is indeed disappointed. Queen Seon Deok asked perhaps Kim Yu Shin is concern whether Bi Dam will gain more political influences. Kim Yu Shin said that he is indeed concern. Queen Seon Deok said but yet Kim Yu Shin congratulate her on her coming marriage. Kim Yu Shin said that she at lease need somewhere where she can seek some solace in, Kim Yu Shin apologise & he indeed apologise that he couldn’t make that place for her to do so. Kim Yu Shin said that Queen Seon Deok for his sake personally & sole without anybody went to negotiate with Bo Gya Hoe, in return he may never able to do the same for her in return & in this he apologise

Kim Yu Shin meets with Bi Dam. Bi Dam said that Queen Seon Deok still have entrusting believe in Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin tells that Bi Dam is the person that Queen Seon Deok will finds console & solace with. Kim Yu Shin said that Bi Dam must devote himself to Queen Seon Deok hence that his devotion must never bring harm or sadness to Queen Seon Deok, is he clear on that matter as Bi Dam passes, Kim Yu Shin turns around & congratulate Bi Dam on his marriage to Queen Seon Deok

Bi Dam goes to Yeom Jong’s place to look at the chest that kept the Topography map of the Three Kingdoms as he look through the book & reads Volume 2 of the maps which Moon Noh compiled in his travels. Bi Dam tells his teacher in the very end, everything has to fall into their rightful place as intend. This beautiful legacy that is to last forever, Bi Dam will let go of this dreams as Bi Dam collects the topography map of the 3 kingdom. Bi Dam tells that he has founds his own dreams that surpasses this legacy that is even larger, the most beautiful legacy. Bi Dam takes the volume of topography maps & packed it up & leaves

Kim Chun Chu is given to see Bi Dam promissory note by Queen Seon Deok as he reads that the day of Queen Seon Deok passing from the palace, it is the day that BI Dam will relinquish all his authority that he has been conferred & join Queen Seon Deok to her journey. Kim Chun Chu asked Queen Seon Deok whether this was really hand written by Bi Dam. Queen Seon Deok confirm that it is his writing & asked Kim Chun Chu still doesn’t believe in authenticity of this contract as Kim Chun Chu looks at the signed which is Sangdaedeung Bi Dam. Kim Chun Chu said he is not, that he knows from the content that he wrote this with heartfelt sincerity & moreover Queen Seon Deok is not the person who would be the kind of person who easily coax but however people will changed therefore Bu Dam has posses his own sphere of faction of political influence. Kim Chun Chu asked Queen Seok Deok that she is really aware of the fact that politics can’t be move or stir with individual’s ability of whim & notion. After the Royal Marriage, Bi Dam’s political influence will rise & finally a time may come that even if wishes to have it stop, he may not able to do so on his own merits, then what effect does this promissory contract will taken to be accounted for therefore what if he doesn’t abide to his promissory contract & breaks the contract, what will that be…..

Yeom Jong is surprise that Bi Dam came. The guards told Yeom Jong that Bi Dam enter the room & took something from this room away but the guards doesn’t want item was it . Yeom Jing understands & excuse the guard. Yeom Jong ponder then he realise that Bi Dam must have taken the topography maps of the 3 kingdom. Yeom Jong goes to the chest only to find that the contents has been emptied. Yeom Jong asked himself why suddenly did Bi Dam takes the Topography map of the 3 kingdom away then asked himself perhaps Bi Dam might…..

Queen Seon Deok said that what Kim Chun Chu assessment on the matter is accurate. Individual Whims & notion with political faction can’t be associates. It is the same with Kim Yu Shin & Bo Gya Hoe. Queen Seon Deok gives Kim Chun Chu an envelope as Kim Chun Chu takes it from her & asked what is it. Kim Chun Chu takes the letter out from the envelope & reads. It is Queen Seon Deok written decree that once her passing & if Bi Dam doesn’t conform to the promissory contract then she gave Kim Chun Chu permission to kill Bi Dam. Kim Chun Chu is shock reading the content. Queen Seon Deok said that if Bi Dam doesn’t abide to the promissory contract, Kim Chun Chu has the honour to terminate Bi Dam’s life. Kim Chun Chu looks at Queen Seon Deok as Queen Seon Deok explains that she is now influence by her own emotion sentiment & may hinder her wiser & better judgement & she may change her mindset therefore she convey to Kim Chun Chu with this will testimonial for Kim Chun Chu to expedite it accordingly after her passing & also she asked for Kim Chun Chu’s understanding that Queen Seon Deok wishes to have Bi Dam to be steadfast by her side but there are despites, that is why there are these contingency prepared

Bi Dam goes to see Kim Yu Shin & hands the topography map of the 3 kingdom to Kim Yu shin as Kim Yu Shin opens the package he looks through & asked how Bi Dam acquired such a valuable assets. Kim Yu Shin asked whether Guk Seon Moon Noh prepare & left this behinds. Bi Dam said that his teacher has thoughts that he may has the opportunity to unify the 3 kingdom during his lifetime, so it became his lifetime vocation. Kim Yu Shin queries why did BI dam bring these volumes to him instead. Bi Dam said that this is a bribe, to guarantee that Kim Yu Shin can be depended on in the future. Bi Dam hopes that Kim Yu Shin will learn & well verse with the contents & the information in these volume & makes this as this his base of foundation. Kim Yu Shin said no matter if Bi Dam came with other motive in minds, Kim Yu Shin will accept this bribe with his thankful gratitude. Kim Yu Shin busy browsing the material as Bi dam asked himself whether Kim Yu Shin can’t become the knight in the chess board of history as he will never be therefore that is why his teacher Moon Noh has said that the owner of this volumes should be Kim Yu Shin. Kim Yu Shin really thanked Bi Dam for his contribution of the volumes

Yeom Jong is upset that he goes searching for Bi Dam then Yeom Jong sees a chest & tries to open the locked chest then tries to finds something to break the lock but unable to, in his frustration , he managed to break the locked, as he rummage through the content of the chest, he finds Bi Dam’s promissory contract to Queen Seon Deok in the chest & reads it & he is shocked. San Tak goes to disturb Mi Saeng to wake up from his slumber that he has something important to discuss with him & needs to see him urgently. The half sleepy Mi Saeng asked what on earth that is so important that San Tak needs to common. Does he know that Mi Saeng has to go & escort the Tang emissary in Dang Hang fortress, 1st thing in the morning. San Tak is aware but Yeom Jong said that Mi Saeng must meet with him at once, Mi Saeng asked Yeom Jong want to see him now. San Tak affirms as Mi Saeng queries on the word “must”. Yeom Jong called up Bi Dam faction to an emergency meeting in the late hours as everyone wonder what is going on that is so important to be woken up this wee hours. Mi Saeng said that he needs to set off tomorrow early…Yeom Jong comes in to asked if everybody is present. Lord Jujin said what is such a commotion & let them on the matter to asked them to come. Yeom Jong said that there is an important fact…because that the very next morning there is a need to leave for Dang Hang fortress. Mi Saeng asked what godly matter is it. Yeom Jong tells that Bi Dam & Queen Seon Deok Royal marriage is bound by a secret promissory contract. Ha Jong & Lord Sueulbu surprise that there is a secret promissory contract that exist as Mi Saeng, Lord Jujin, Ha Jong & Ho Jae are surprise that there is a secret promissory contract

Joo Bang with Kim Chun Chu saying that Queen Seon Deok made well prepare contingency plans for unforeseen should happens, there should be nothing to worth worry about. Whatever it is said, after the Royal Marriage with Bi Dam, all the nobilities private garrison will transfer under her commands, this is no simple matter to achieve that Queen Seon Deok is magnificent to conjured this stratagem. Kim Chun Chu said that if it was to relinquish the private garrison for the sake of military reformation to engage in a Royal Marriage, on the contrary that it will not bring any concerns for him. Joo bang doesn’t understands. Kim Chun Chu explains that Queen Seon Deok & Bi Dam has mutual sentiment feeling for each other. Joo bang said that Queen Seon Deok is also human that she share human sentiment like everybody, she can’t always devote or donate her all to politics & the nation. Kim Chun Chu asked whether a Sovereign is free to do so. Kim Chun Chu said that the subject, the people even Silla will able to allow Queen Seon Deok to be with Bi Dam just as they are as they wished. Kim Chun Chu said that Queen Seon Deok & Bi Dam has engaged themselves in a very dangerous liaison

Lord Sueulbu is angry as he reads Bi Dam’s secret promissory contract with Queen Seon Deok as Mi Saeng takes to reads as Lord Sueulbu asked that BI Dam can able to do such a thing to them. Lord Jujin said that if this should happened then they will surely lose their command of the private garrison to Queen Seon Deok. Ha Jong said that he could smell something odd about the whole matter. Queen Seon Deok said that this was scheme form the very start. Mi Saeng sighs that BI Dam completely fell for queen Seon Deok’s deceptive ploys, Hwang Yun asked that they can’t just sit idle & let this happened. Ha Jong concurs that they must not let this happened that goes without saying that this is utter nonsense. Lord Sueulbu said they will verify form Bi Dam that this is confirmed truth then they will voice their protest to him from their perspectives as the other agree & concurs

Yeom Jong said that they can’t as this is something they never able to bring up. Yeom Jong asked do they know or understand the character of what Bi Dam is. Ha Jong agrees that the fact that Bi Dam did this promissory contract in secret that shows that them that Bi Dam doesn’t have priorities for them. Yeom Jong concurs do they think it will be beneficial if they voice, would they think that Bi Dam will void or go against his secret promissory contract or even to give up the Royal marriage, that of course he will not & never will do. Ho Jae asked what are they supposed to do now. Lord Jujin said that it leave them with no alternative that BI Dam must join forces with them in a common goal. Yeom Jong agrees that if Bi Dam deviate from our common & mutual goal then they will have to take charge of matter at hand to properly drive him back to the right path. Bi Dam’s faction nods in agreement. Mi Saeng said that he has a plan that is worth a try

Queen Seon Deok is a night clothes but still with her work as Bi Dam comes in as Queen Seon Deok permits him to come in & only to finds she is still up & that he knew that she will be still at work. Queen Seon Deok said that there are some that she has finished with it. Bi Dam takes Queen Seon Deok to her bed, uncover the covers & tell that she should rest for the night. Queen Seon Deok goes to lied in her bed as BI Dam takes her cover to tuck her in. Bi Dam begs her to takes some sleep. Queen Seon Deok said that actually she haven’t been sleeping well. Queen Seon Deok sits up & asked whether they should converse with each other more casually or not. Bi Dam doesn’t mind. BI Dam asked why isn’t she been sleeping well. Queen Seon Deok doesn’t know that the moment she lies down, her heart palpitates really fast & fills with anxiety & uneasy. Bi Dam asked why is that. Queen Seon Deok said that she is restless that she may have negligent some matter or some way may have made mistakes or any that has gone awry, tears will shed & her heart palpitates really fast. Bi Dam asked her to come & lies down as he helps her to lied down & cover her then placing his hand on her chest & asked if it is still throbbing fast. Queen Seon Deok said it is not. Bi Dam tell her that until she fall asleep, he will remain at her side as he pats her chest to hush her to sleep

Queen Seon Deok said that when she was young, each time her heart throbs & beats when she goes to sleep. Bi Dam asked Queen Seon Deok back then whether it was something that worries at her. Queen Seon Deok said it was worries but expectations of what wonders tomorrow might bring that she could had interesting experience or what kind of people that she will get to meet or what the merchants might bring their fascinating cargo that it a joy to play or whichever Ajusshi about the happening in Gokturk Khaganate, then as Bi Dam pat her to sleep, Queen Seon Deok dozes off to sleep as Bi Dam leaves, Queen Seon Deok slumberly sleep off

Gokturks is or tujue in Chinese were a powerful nomadic confederation of medieval Inner Asia. The Gokturks Khaganate (AD552-747) rule a huge territories of Central Asia & took hold of the lucrative Silk Road during Queen Seon Deok time

Kim Chun Chu tell Queen Seon Deok that if Dang Hang Fortress is blocked of its access, it will bring an unpleasant & will badly effect to their trade route with Tang Dynasty. Kim Chun Chu said that they will use this status as a justify cause to asked Tang Dynasty for military backing. Bi Dam agrees that the Tang Dynasty wouldn’t want to see that they trading routes with Silla to be jeopardise & trade relations to suffer. Queen Seon Deok asked when the Tang emissary expect to arrive. Al Cheon reports that they should reach Dang Hang fortress by today

Dang Hang Fortress is Hwaseong in Gyeonggi do

In Dang Hang Fortress Administration Office. Mi Saeng brief the Tang Emissary on Bi Dam as Sangdaedeung. Mi Saeng affirms that if the Tang emissary were to accord them some slight support & backing to their faction that they can able to get the things that they wish for, Mi Saeng reminds that Tang emissary has knowledge to aware that Sangdaedeung is the actual political authority in Silla court & addition that he will be married to Queen Seon Deok. Tang emissary asked what is it then that they possibility able to do that. Mi Saeng said that this is their domestic affairs, so if Tang emissary to render support as Tang emissary said that the meaning to imply whatever they wish & wants, it will be made realise for them. Mi Saeng confirm as it is so. Tang emissary asked whether whatever verbal agreement that is said may have it in writing

Mun Su is a written agreement

Mi Saeng assures the Tang emissary that it is most certainly. Tang emissary nodding to his colleagues. Mi Saeng meets with Yeom Jong as he asked how did the meeting went. Mi Saeng said that the Tang emissary was a written agreement & it will be fine as Mi Saeng how are they going to proceed with this matter. Yeom Jong knows that this would indeed be as what the Tang emissary might expect to reacted & assures Mi Saeng not to be worried. Yeom Jong hands Mi Saeng an Ouseon that this is a plume fan that is made from raven feather as Mi Saeng asked what is in it. Yeom Jong said that it is perfect to relay secret messages & exchanging secret diplomatic findings. This is one of the method that Yeom Jong use for his intelligence gathering & it is fail proof that it was never once being detected. Mi Saeng agrees that they will use this method. Yeom Jong said that Mi Saeng can wrote the written agreement on Ouseon & give this to the Tang emissary, this will accomplish smoothly of their transaction. Mi Saeng asked Yeom Jong to write the agreement personally on the plume fan. Yeom Jong acknowledge Mi Saeng instruction

Ouseon is a raven plume fan

Tang emissary & his entourage set off for Seorabeol as they path their road for easy access. Mi Saeng tells the Tang emissary that they have come afar & it has been hard journey for them as they enter the palace while they smiling at each other after they has broker a written agreement as Mi Saeng invites them to the palace. The Tang emissary comes to seek audience with Queen Seon Deok & introduce himself as Tang emissary Su Ji Yan & pay his greeting & salutation. This time the Tang Dynasty spoke Gyerim& he didn’t have interpreters to translate but I am sure that Queen Seon Deok understand Chinese since he has resided there when she was young. Queen Seon Deok asked the Tang emissary that the distance from a far has been taxing on their well being. The Tang emissary express that it is an honour that Queen Seon Deok pays concern for their health. Queen eon Deok asked whether the Tang Emperor well being is fair. Tang emissary affirms that their emperor is well. Tang emissary asked that the gift from their emperor be confer to Queen Seon Deok, the Eunuch takes it from the Tang emissary & present before Queen Seon Deok. The Tang emissary tells Queen Seon Deok the last time Queen Seon Deok sent his a gift on the last envoy that the Tang Emperor wishes to return the courtesy of the Nasam with the Tang’s Gwa Hama

Namsam is Silla ginseng. Silla cultivate ginseng as early as the 5th century although ginseng trade was monopolise by Goguryeo

Gwa hama is Tang’s pony leather

Queen Seon Deok asked to convey her thanks to the Emperor & also the continuation of diplomatic ties between Silla & Tang Dynasty will flourish that she is indeed really jubilant in their ties. The Tang emissary concurs that the Tang emperor wishes that they diplomatic ties will further strengthen between the 2 nations. Queen Seon Deok said indeed it will be so. Tang emissary convey that their emperor has express regret for Silla most recent incident of the infiltration of Baekje. Queen Seon Deok said that the Tang emperor is concern about a nation of such distance, it looks like he is indeed a great compeer. Tang emissary agrees & therefore Tang emperor for the sake of wanting to further deepen their friendship ties with Silla has assign the emissary to Silla. Queen Seon Deok surprise what deepen of friendship ties is the tang emissary referring to & Queen Seon Deok asked them to explain their intention. The Tang emissary said that their emperor has quoted the reason why Silla is face with the threat of invading forces from its neighbours that it is because Silla has a Queen as a Sovereign & leading them to decry, therefore the Emperor have asked when he needs to send a Royal from the Imperial family to Silla to ascend as the new Sovereign & to send the Tang army for protectorate as this is what Tang emperor has convey through his emissary. The tang emissary said that he will give Queen Seon Deok time to think over the matter

Tang Dynasty adopted a Foreign policy by cementing diplomatic alliance & relationship by Royal marriage with political bride, it was seen to a cheaper prospect that sending armies to attack

Queen Seon Deok gets up from her seat as she calls for Al Cheon as Al Cheon acknowledge Queen Seon Deok as he enters the court that he asked if Queen Seon Deok call for him. Queen Seon Deok asked that the Tang emissary be confine to his quarters at Jowon Jeon. The court is surprise that Queen Seon Deok commands Kim Chun Chu that to convey to the Silla emissary in the Diplomatic Ministry in Tang China to confirm whether what the Tang emissary has convey are actually the quotes from Tang emperor or it is just fabricated devised tales from the Tang emissary. Kim Chun Chu acknowledge Queen Seon Deok’s instruction. The Tang emissary said that they are the emissary mission of the Tang Emperor, how can they be treated in such unpleasant manner. Queen Seon Deok said that if it is confirmed that it is quoted from the Tang Emperor then Queen Seon Deok will decree to stop all diplomatic relationship & end the trading ties with Tang Dynasty. Queen Seon Deok said that if this quotes are the Tang emissary conjure fabricated tales then he will be severely punish & the charge will be high treason. Queen Seon Deok commands Al Cheon that until the quotes are conformed & verify by their emissary in China, the Tang emissary & his entourage will be place in house arrest at Jowon jeon as Queen Seon Deok tells whether she is clear with her instructions. Al Cheon acknowledged & calls to takes the Tang emissary away. The Tang emissary is drag away from court for the insolence remarks as the Tang emissary shouting insults that he is being manhandled

Al Cheon brings the Tang emissary to Jowon Jeon as the Tang emissary demands to be release as they are emissary from the Imperial court of Tang Dynasty. Al Cheon orders that the Tang emissary be drag into their quarters as the Tang emissary & entourage protest. Tang emissary demands what are they trying to do. Al Cheon said to his men to secure all door & windows. Al Cheon leaves as the Tang emissary shouting how dare they mistreat the envoys of Imperial China & how dare the Silla Queen dare to provoke the Tang Emperor. Al Cheon & his Imperial household guards secures Jowon jeon

Jowon Jeon was established & built during Queen Jin Deok’s reign & used for diplomatic emissary mission from AD 806

Al Cheon instructs his men that no matter whatever rank or posting, no one will enter or leave this palace & asked whether his men are clear with the orders. The Household guardsmen acknowledge. In the Queen Seon Deok’s chamber, Mi Saeng said that their behaviour portray in court is insolence but Queen Seon Deok consider the matter more objectivity perspective on the large picture. Lord Sueulbu agrees that it common for emissary to convey acting as conversational partner to sound provoking & be arrogant. Lord Jujin reminds that the Tang emissary visit is for Silla to asked for military support from Tang Dynasty & if relationship & trade ties fails with Tang Dynasty then the war campaign with Baekje will weaken & be venerable. Queen Seon Deok said that she is indeed in the midst of handing the negotiation with them, one of the basic fundamental negotiating skills is reacting to threats with withdraw, then utilise that to gain one’s advantage then also contradicting their claims straight away, would also mean that they will be force to play by their rules on their court. One will never win in any of this arguments & when the confrontation itself is played & conducted by whom their opponent are then finally the result will come as doubts. Mi Saeng is worried that is not according to plan & the tang emissary look like there is a separate agenda & not to cordial trading ties

Kim Yong Chun queries about the doubt. Kim Chun Chu asked what is the possibility that they came to create such an uproar for Queen Seon Deok to incur her anger. Queen Seon Deok said when it comes to Diplomatic ties the fundamental cardinal rule is that they must never say anything more than what they need to convey, however, they has pick at & insulted Queen Seon Deok before her own court, therefore it seems that Tang Dynasty has a significant agenda that they require from Silla. This is why she wish first & foremost to learn what their intention to Silla is

Mi Saeng with Bi Dam’s faction that what Queen Seon Deok has said is correct. Mi Saeng said that they will request alliance from Silla to send military support when the belligerency with Goguryeo commence, therefore it will be truth in what the Tang emperor has quote. Lord Jujin said that Queen Seon Deok reads through the Tang emissary ploy. Mi Saeng confirms. Ha Jong said even so, she can’t place the Tang emissary under house arrest. Ha Jong agrees that they must finds a method of way immediately to have contact with the tang emissary. Mi Saeng said that it is was in the premises of the Ministry of Audit it could be worth to give a try but now they has to contend with Al Cheon. There is nothing can deter Al Cheon. Yeom Jong said that they can’t be sitting idle their time away that they must do something or anything of the facts

The late 6th and early 7th centuries, Goguryeo was often in conflict with the Sui and Tang Dynasties of China. Its relations with Baekje and Silla were complex and alternated between alliances and enmity. This may be starts of the Goguryeo-Tang War that lead to the Silla-Tang alliance

Al Cheon is surprise that Queen Seon Deok want him to accept Tang emissary bribes. Queen Seon Deok said that if the emissary resort to bribing his guards, accept the bribes but all of the messages needs to be brought in front of Queen Seon Deok to clarify before sending out. Kim Chun Chu concurs that the tang emissary might attempt to get contact of the Tang merchant residing in Silla. Queen Seon Deok tells that if they wish to see me in private, it will not be consented. If they can’t just seek casual audience then there must be a particular reason for the matter of purpose of the request. Queen Seon Deok said that they must learn their true intention of their visit to Silla is & know. Al Cheon said that what if they play the waiting game with them & they will see no end to the matter, then what they going to do next. Queen Seon Deok afraid that they may not even last 3 days, just think how confuse they must be for them & this will drive their anxiety. Kim Chun Chu adds that they can prolong this wait & will forece to reveal their true intention & motive of their visit

The emissary colleague handing the raven plume fan to the Tang emissary to asked what are they supposed to do now. Tang emissary said that Sangdaedeung faction will tried to make contact with them. The emissary colleagues looking at Queen Seon Deok disposition & resolve in appearance make it difficult to believe to see that the political power & control rest on Sangdaedeung. Tang emissary nods in affirmative. Emissary colleagues said that if they were to continues this course of action, he is worried that they can’t accomplish the Emperor decree to them that they can’t persuade or convinced Silla to send her military support. The Tang emissary said that they will wait a while & see. The tang emissary looking at the raven plume fan that Mi Saeng gave

Secure tight at Jowon jeon. Yeom Jong goes to look at the security of the area & it frustrated with the tight security at Jowon jeon. Bi Dam’s faction is getting really edgy & uneasy. Yeom Jong comes back & shakes his head that they is no way to make contact with the Tang emissary. In Jowon palace, the Tang emissary is pacing as they are getting impatient. Then the tang emissary take a peek at the corridor to finds it heavy patrol then calls to a sentry as Tang emissary bribe the sentry & asked the sentry he must send the raven plume fan to Sangdaedeung. Yeom Jong is upset that they just can’t sit here idle & then must let Bi Dam know. Ha Jong agrees that if they continues with this wait, there is no knowing what the emissary might react. Lord Sueulbu said that now it is time to make a choice. Lord Jujin said that they must force Bi Dam to come & sit on the same bandwagon with them & join forces & let them know that it is the general consensus

Al Cheon hands a letter that there is a merchant from Fudong that Yang Daein while a certain Jiwen from the entourage asked for Hwang Yun & Al Cheon show the raven plume fan that to be pass to Bi Dam. Al Cheon passes the plume fan to Queen Seon Deok as she questioned this fan to Bi Dam. Al Cheon said it was meant to be a gift. Kim Yu Shin said it may be a bribe to convince Bi Dam to response to the matter. Al Cheon said that it seems to look rather priceless. Kim Chun Chu said that it is not as expensive as they think. Queen Seon Deok ask whether he has any knowledge in regards to this plume fan. Kim Yu Shin affirms that this is called Ouseon. It is made out of raven feathers. If they need to make plume feather from birds plume the common are usually from peacock plumes feather gongjakseon & baekuseon which are more expensive

Gongjakseon is peacock plume fan

Baekuseon is Stork plume fan

Queen Seon Deok looks at the plume fan as Kim Chun Chu realise perhaps it could be….Kim Chun Chu asked Queen Seon Deok to give plume fan to him to have a look. Queen Seon Deok give him the raven plume fan as Kim Chun Chu through inspect the plume fan

Bi dam is inform that his faction has done a secret agreement with the Tang emissary as Yeom Jong said that they has send signing on Bi Dam’s behalf. Bi Dam grabs Yeom Jong by the collar & asked whether he is out of his mind or else how could he had scheme such a stratagem. Lord Jujin said that they were force to scheme this stratagem is because of Bi Dam. Lord Sueulbu said that the person who betray them firstly is Bi Dam himself. Yeom Jong said that Bi Dam has conceal for them to has written a secret promissory contract to Queen Seon Deok

Kim Chun Chu Bi Dam smokes the raven plume fan as Kim YU Shin enquire that this fan can know how tell us the secret communications being relayed as a device. Kim Chun Chu confirms that he has only heard of it but can’t be certain but he remembers that once a Goguryeo emissary use this method to relay his message with a raven plume fan when he was in Wa country (Japan). Kim Chun Chu adds that the he had heard from the Sui merchant that a man of Baekje ancestry named Wang Jin had decoded the secret message as Queen Seon Deok that he did this with this method. Kim Chun Chu starts to trace the message on to the paper as they all look rather curious on what they will find then writing start to appear on the paper

Meanwhile Bi Dam faction forcing Bi Dam. Ho Jae said they has to conform as they were the people who lure in surrendering their private garrison to Bi Dam as Lord Jujin said out of trust as Ha Jong said but now Bi Dam writes a promissory contract to said that he will relinquish all political authority after Queen Seon Deok’s passing .Wang Yun asked wouldn’t it mean that they will lose their political foundation once Queen Seon Deok’s dies. Phil Dan said how can as a man of politics fail to take responsibility for his allies & faction. Bi Dam asked this is why they made the secret pact with the Tang emissary on his behalf. Bi Dam can’t control his faction that it has surpass his control

The secret message forms the raven plume fan reveal its message as Kim Yu Shin reads Tang emissary will preach for the impossibility of a female to rule on the throne then in return the Silla court to honour Tang Dynasty request of thirty thousand troops will be sent in support of our Goguryeo campaign. Kim Chun Chu takes the secret letter from Kim Yu Shin to see that it is signed

Tang Emissary Su Ji Yan & Silla Sangdaedeung, Bi Dam, Kim Chun Chu stutters to read Bi Dam’s name on the document. Queen Seon Deok is shock that it could be Bi Dam as Kim Yu Shin & Al Cheon is surprised

Meanwhile Bi Dam asked his faction that all the insolence displayed by the Tang emissary that Queen Seon Deok is not fit to rule was orchestrated by their scheme of deceptive stratagems. Yeom Jong confirms that they merely want Bi Dam on the same bandwagon with them as Mi Saeng adds that they take this opportunity & oust & remove Queen Seon Deok from power. Bi Dam is shocked. Lord Jujin agrees that isn’t his intention to be Sovereign as Yeom Jong said they had now crossed the point of no return. Bi Dam is constipated with rage.

Queen Seon Deok takes hold of the secret message from the raven plume fan & mutter Bi Dam’s name as the truth settle in for her as she utter how can Bi Dam…..

Synopsis/summary of The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 58

From the previous episode (Episode 57) - BaekJe's sneak attack on Silla is foiled by a Silla trap. Geybaek is shocked to see YuShin leading the Silla troops. He wonders what YuShin is doing here. Gyebaek orders a retreat.

Synopsis/summary of The Great Queen Seon Deok Episode 58

The retreating BaekJe soldiers regroup. They feel that there are no Silla archers stationed nearby and start to relax. They are attacked by Gaya archers led by WolYa and SeulJi. Silla and Gaya troops charge BaekJe.

At the Palace:

BiDam passes through carrying documents. He is content.

At the Battlefield:

BaekJe fights combined Silla/Gaya army. YuShin challenges Gyebaek and both their swords snap.

(Palace: DeokMan and BiDam)
DeokMan reads documents from BiDam.
DeokMan: What is the meaning of this?

BiDam: It is just as you've read. It is a vow from BiDam to carry out what is promised. You and I will each keep a copy. If you are unable to, then I will announce it to the public when the time comes. As promised in this letter, if your majesty passes away while I still live, then this BiDam will relinquish all my government offices and political power and turn my back on worldly affairs.

DeokMan: BiDam
BiDam: I am relieved that this is what causes you unease. In fact, it gives me pleasure. You need not even consider this a covenant. For BiDam, this is not a difficult matter. In a world without you, even this kingdom has no meaning to me. Then what significance would government office or political power have to me?

At the Battlefield:

YuShin and Gyebaek resort to bare fists. They are evenly matched. Gyebaek shouts "long live the great BaekJe"!

(Palace: BiDam and DeokMan)
BiDam: Prime minister BiDam vows on his life to keep this covenant. For your majesty's sake.
YuShin shouts: For the heavenly kingdom!

BiDam: For the sake of your majesty and your majesty's heavenly kingdom.
DeokMan: BiDam

At the Battlefield:
YuShin and Gyebaek still fight. GoDo notices smoke. Lord JuJin is successful. YuShin tells Geybaek that BaekJe food supplies are going up in smoke. He tells Gyebake it was a plan to force BaekJe to retreat. However, YuShin says it would be a mistake to let Gyebaek return alive. Gyebaek will become an incredible enemy of the heavenly kingdom. Gyebaek says he and YuShin are thinking the same thing. Gyebaek says he too cannot allow YuShin to return alive.

BaekJe HQ
BaekJe commander learns their food supplies are going up in smoke. A messenger says there is a sneak attack. Silla's army is attacking.

YuShin and Gyebaek still evenly matched. The BaekJe soldiers hear the call for retreat. YuShin tells Gyebaek he cannot return to BaekJe alive. Gyebake gives the order to retreat. YuShin gives the command to give chase but GoDo restrains him. It will put the main camp at risk.

Palace: DeokMan conference
BiDam comes up with plans to defend the capital. DeokMan asks the minister of arms whether they should request reinforcements from Tang. SeoHyeon says he will go to ChunChu and discuss the matter with him. BiDam says the Tang envoys will arrive at fort DangWhang. He asks the minister of rites (MiSaeng) to meet the envoys and broach the subject of reinforcements. AlCheon reports lord high general YuShin has defeated the army of BaekJe and recovered land around ISaGun and ChuHaGun. They are relieved. They have not recovered fort DaeYa but YuShin has made camp at the eastern ridge of the fort.

JokBang tells ChunChu of YuShin's victory. YuShin is summoned to the palace so he is on his way by now. JokBang says her majesty was correct to say that the army could only be called the army of YuShin when it is led by YuShin.

YuShin marches victorious. YuShin and WolYa greet the queen.
YuShin: High General YuShin has returned after carrying out his orders.
DeokMan: Lord high general YuShin's accomplishment in rescuing the heavenly kingdom is unparalleled. You will receive a royal grant of farm land.
YuShin: I am overwhelmed by our majesty's grace.
DeokMan: To WolYa, I shall grant him a position in the armed forces. Assist YuShin and strengthen the army.
WolYa. I am overwhelmed by our majesty's grace.
DeokMan: Until now, We have always considered that the key to unification rested on safeguarding the livelihoods of Our subjects. Consequently, We have focused on increasing the number of farmers who owned their own land. It is true that because of this, We have marginalized the army's requests to increase the military power. On the other hand, the entire nation of BaekJe focused on increasing their military power. Therefore, We acknowledge that Our mistakes were responsible for this war. However, We are still confident in Our belief that the final victory in war comes to the side whose people have the most wealth. Even though it is late, if the heavenly kingdom now turns its attention on increasing its military power, we will easily overtake BaekJe. The heavenly kingdom's great task is now restarted. The heavenly kingdom is now placed on a war footing. The number of troops in the army will now be increased. The manufacture of farm implements is now reduced and the steel will be used to manufacture weapons. Furthermore, all the troops who were under the command of the prime minister are placed under the command of the department of arms where they will constitute a special division.

JuJin: Your majesty, those troops are already training under prime minister's command.

(Others say they can keep the troops under the prime minister and then move them should war erupt or there is a crisis)

BiDam: In Serabol, now is the time of crisis. Your majesty. All the troops under my command will be turned over to the department of arms to increase the troops strength, your majesty.
DeokMan: Finally. We have one finally announcement to make to your lordships. We intend to marry.
YongChun: Your majesty. When you speak of marriage, who....
DeokMan: It is lord BiDam.

YongChun, SeoHyeon, ManMyeong
YongChun is distraught. SeoHyeon says he sees the queens strong will to bind both BiDam and YuShin to her side. Manmyeong agrees, but she is concerned that the line of succession could be disturbed by her majesty's marriage.

JokBang, ChunChu
JokBang wonders why BiDam of all people. He asks whether there was a commitment from her majesty. JokBang says her majesty must have her reasons. It is precisely that reason that is causing ChunChu to worry.

MiSaeng, HaJong, BoJong, YeomJong
According to HaJong, the final conclusion is her majesty will marry BiDam now give me your troops. MiSaeng says her majesty does not just give. When she gives, she always asks for something in return. And her demands do not offend custom or etiquette. They cannot tell whether the gain is greater or the loss is greater. MiSaeng says if the marriage takes place, BiDam will have more power than YuShin.

DeokMan. YuShin calls
DeokMan: Lord YuShin.
YuShin: I give you my congratulations, your majesty.
DeokMan: And you do not feel disappointed?
YuShin: I do feel disappointed.
DeokMan: And you do not worry that power will congregate to BiDam?
YuSHin: I do worry.
DeokMan: And yet you congratulate me.
YuShin: Your majesty needs a place in which you can seek refuge. This is not something I can do for you. Even when you went to the Bogyahoe to rescue me, I could not do it for you. I apologize your majesty. I apologize.

YuShin encounters BiDam
BiDam: Her majesty still trusts you more.
YuShin: You are the one who must comfort and embrace her majesty. Do it well. Your affairs must not cause pain to her majesty. Do you understand? Congratulations.

BiDam walks the streets of Serabol
He takes Munno's geography. He says that things are now going to their proper place. He says he is now going to let go of his dream to gain fame that will last a thousand years. He has found something better.

DeokMan and ChunChu
ChunChu reads : The day her majesty leaves this world, I BiDam will relinquish all my offices and share my destiny with her majesty. He is told that BiDam composed it himself. ChunChu says BiDam was probably sincere when he composed it, but people change and BiDam has his own power base. As she already knows, political power cannot be shifted through personal will. After the marriage, BiDam's power will increase further, and in the end even his intentions and personal will cannot bend it. Then this covenant will hold no power, and if he does not keep his promise....

YJ is informed BiDam took something from the room. He realizes it is the geography.

ChunChu, DeokMan
DeokMan agrees with ChunChu. A person moves differently from a power base. Just like YuShin and Bogyahoe. She gives ChunChu a command. If BiDam does not keep his vow, kill him. She is worried that she might change her mind later, so she is giving him the order now. She also asks ChunChu to understand her feelings. She wants to keep BiDam by her side, even if she has to resort to these things.

BiDam, YuShin
BiDam gives the geography to YuSHin. Munno felt that his great task was to prepare for the unification. YuShin asks why BiDam is giving it to him. BiDam, unable to reply, lamely says it is a bribe, a bribe for YuShin's support in the future. YuShin says he gives BiDam his sincere thanks. BiDam thinks YuShin is a chess piece in the game of history, but he, BiDam will no longer be. That is why Munno said the proper owner of the book is YuShin. YuShin thanks him again.

Comes running to BiDams quarters. He rifles through BiDam's chest for the book and instead finds BiDam's covenant.

MiSaeng is awakened
MiSaeng is pissed off to be wakened at such an hour because he must leave for fort Dan Hang in the morning. He is told he is summoned. BiDam's allies and relations are gathered. YeomJong reveals that there is a secret covenant in the marriage between BiDam and and DeokMan.

ChunChu and JokBang
JokBang says if her majesty prepared things to that extent, there is no reason to worry. He says thanks to her majesty's marriage with BiDam, she was able to bring all the personal armies of the nobles under her control. This is no easy feat. ChunChu says if the marriage was intended to destroy the personal armies, he would not be so worried. He says it is rather that her majesty and BiDam are in love. JokBang says, her majesty is still human. ChunChu says is such a thing possible for a king? He asks whether people, their surroundings, the kingdom will leave them alone. He says the relation between her majesty and BiDam is very dangerous.

BiDam's faction
They are outraged at BiDam's vow. In the end, the only thing that happened was that they lost their personal armies to her majesty and gained nothing in return. MiSaeng says BiDam has been completely hoodwinked by her majesty. They cannot leave this matter alone. They decide they must protest the matter to BiDam. YeomJong says no. It is not something that can be solved through protest. BiDam will not give up her majesty, nor will he give up his vow. JuJin says they must force BiDam to share the same interest as them. YeomJong agrees. If BiDam strays, they must correct him. MiSaeng has thought of an idea. He intends to carry it out.

DeokMan in Jammies
BiDam visits.
BiDam: I knew you would be sitting here like this.
DeokMan: I still have some reading to finish.
(BiDam takes her by the hand and takes her to her bed)
BiDam: Your majesty, you must rest.
(BiDam tucks her in)
BiDam: Please get some sleep.
DeokMan: To tell you the truth, I cannot sleep. By the way, do you dislike my using the familiar tone? Should I use the respectful tone?
BiDam: No indeed. But why is it you cannot sleep?
DeokMan: I do not know. Whenever I lie down, my heart contracts and races.
BiDam: Why?
DeokMan: I am anxious, and I feel there is something left unfinished. And I feel I am doing something wrong, and tears come to my eyes, and my heart races.
BiDam: Please lie down. (holding her hand and placing the other hand on her heart) Is your heart still racing?
DeokMan: No.
BiDam: Your majesty, I shall remain like this until you sleep.
DeokMan: When I was young, when I went to bed my heart always raced.
BiDam: Were you anxious even then?
DeokMan: No. Then, I wondered what adventures I would have the next day; which interesting people I would encounter; what fun things the merchants would bring; I must ask the merchant who arrived yesterday what kind of place DolGul is.....

(BiDam pats her to sleep and leaves)

Palace in the morning
ChunChu says if fort TangWhan is blocked, the trade with Tang will be affected. They must use this as an excuse to seek military assistance from Tang. They are anticipating the Tang envoys to arrive at fort DangHang today.

fort DangHang
MiSaeng tells the envoys if they can assist his faction, he will help them gain what they desire. MiSaeng is willing to put what they have just discussed on paper.

YeomJong, MiSaeng
MiSaeng tells YeomJong the Tang envoys desire a written contract. YeomJong is pleased. He gives MiSaeng a fan made of crow's feathers. It is the best for giving and receiving secret letters. If they can exchange secret contracts with the envoys, all will go as they desire.

Tang Envoys arrive in Serabol

Reception at Palace
Tang envoy greet DeokMan. They bring a gift from the emperor of Tang as thanks for her gift of Ginseng and ponies. They say the emperor is greatly worried about BaekJe's attacks. DeokMan thanks the emperor for his friendship. After signaling MiSaeng, the envoys say the emperor sent them in person to carry out his feelings of amity. DeokMan is puzzled and asks them to explain. The envoy says the reason Silla is suffering from enemy excursions is because they are ruled by a woman so their enemies are holding them in contempt. Thus the emperor has suggested that he send a relative to become their king, and also send troops to guard him. Would she consider debating....

Silla court is outraged

DeokMan calls AlCheon. She orders him to detain the envoys in the JoWon Jeon. She then asks ChunChu to send an envoy to the Tang court to verify the Tang envoys words.

When the envoy protests that he is an envoy from the emperor of Tang, DeokMan says if that is indeed the message from the emperor, she will sever all diplomatic ties with Tang. If the message is a fabrication, she will consider them traitors. She orders AlCheon to hold the entire envoy team until the words are verified.

The envoys are lead out.

JoWon Jeon
The indignant envoys are lead into detention. AlCheon says do not let anyone enter, regardless of their rank.

BiDam's faction say they cannot treat envoys like this, especially since Silla is in need of military assistance from Tang. DeokMan says she has already started negotiations with Tang. She says the first principle of negotiation is to be cool towards threats and to turn the tables on them. The second principle is to not argue over the opponents claims. The third is doubt. In diplomacy, you do not say unnecessary things. But in this case, they taunted and insulted her in front of her subjects. They want something big from Silla. She needs to find out why they did it. MiSaeng acknowledges that DeokMan is correct.

BiDam's factions
MiSaeng reveals that the envoys from Tang wanted Silla's military assistance during Tang's war with GoGuryo. That is also why the emperor of Tang taunted her. JuJin is incredulous and asked whether her majesty was able to see through that ploy. MiSaeng confirms it. The others are blown away. HaJong and BoJong are stilled stunned at her treatment of foreign envoys, and say they must still try to re-establish contact with the envoys. MiSaeng says if it were the department of arms or the department of audit, he might try something. But they are guarded by her majesty's guards. Nothing is going to work on AlCheon.

AlCheon, DeokMan, ChunChu
AlCheon is told to accept bribes. He is shocked. DeokMan says if the envoys try to bribe AlCheon's guards to send out messages, the guards should just accept the bribes and bring the messages to her instead. ChunChu says that is because the envoys will try to contact the Tang merchants living in Silla. DeokMan says they should not listen to the Tang requests to see the queen. But if they have a specific request, to pay attention. DeokMan needs to know what request the envoys had wanted from Silla. AlCheon is worried what if the envoys decide to wait it out? DeokMan gives them three days before they crack. The envoys right now are completely at a loss over what happened to them.

First one wonders what they should do now. The second one says the prime minister would probably try to contact them first. The first one then says given the authority of the queen, he doubts the prime minister holds the real power. He is worried they might not be able to carry out the emperor's orders to bring back promise of military reinforcements.

He is advised to wait.

Prison at night
YeomJong looking in

BiDam's faction
YeomJong returns to report. YeomJong shakes his head. Contact is impossible.

Inside prison
Envoys bribe Silla guard. Gives him the crow fan and asks him to deliver it to the prime minister.

BiDam's faction
YeomJong says they must confess to lord BiDam. HaJong agrees, saying they can no longer predict how the envoys will react now. JuJin says since the plot was designed to bring BiDam over to them, it might not be such a bad idea to let him know.

DeokMan, YuShin, AlCheon, ChunChu
AlChwon hands over the envoy's letter to DeokMan, saying they were meant for various merchants. He then hands over the fan saying it was meant for the prime minister. It was a gift. YuShin wonders whether it is a bribe for BiDam. ChunChu says it is not a very expensive item. A fan made of peacock or stork feathers is worth more. He realizes something and asks to examine the fan.

BiDam and his faction
BiDam is informed by his faction that they had come to a secret agreement with the envoys in his name. He is outraged and calls them all crazy. JuJin says the prime minister drove them to this. He is the first one to betray them. YeomJong reminds BiDam of his secret covenant with her majesty.

ChunChu holds the feathers over a steaming bowl. He says he heard from a Sui merchant that a Goguryo spy had attempted to smuggle a message to Wei but that they had been detected by a BaekJe person. When he presses the feathers on a white sheet, words appear.

HoJe tells BiDam, they are the ones who had been betrayed. They handed over their private troops because they trusted lord BiDam. But he now intends to withdraw from politics when DeokMan passes away. In that case, once DeokMan passes away, they will lose the foundation of their power. How can a politician be so careless towards his supporters? BiDam is still outraged that they came to a secret treaty with the Tang in his name.

YuShin reads "Tang envoys will announce the impossibility of a woman king to the Silla court, and in return Silla will provide 30000 soldiers as reinforcement should Tang go to war with GoGuryo." ChunChu reads "Tang envoy.... Silla prime minister BiDam"

DeokMan: BiDam

BiDam asks whether the Tang envoy's taunting of her majesty was their doing, YeomJong confirms it. They wanted firstly to bring BiDam back on their side, and second to force her majesty to step down. JuJin reminds BiDam that he originally wanted to be king. YeomJong says what has happened now cannot be undone.

DeokMan: BiDam. BiDam. BiDam will....

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The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 video clips

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 1 with English subtitles

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 2 with English subtitles

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 3 with English susbtitles

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 4 with English subtitles

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 5 with English subtitles

The Great Queen Seon Deok ( Queen Seon Duk (선덕여왕)) Episode 58 Part 6 with English subtitles

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