• Title: 洪武三十二 Literal meaning Hongwu 32 • Cantonese/Mandarin title: Hong Wu San Shi Er • English title: Relic of an Emissary • Genre: Historical fiction, Crime thriller, Wuxia • Episodes: 30 • Broadcast network: TVB • Broadcast period: 2011 • Air time: Monday to Friday
The drama is in Cantonese The subs are in English
Relic of an Emissary is a 2011 Hong Kong historical fiction television drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). It is set to premiere on 4 April 2011 on Hong Kong's TVB Jade and TVB HD Jade channels, slating to air five days a week for 30 episodes. Wong Wai-sing, who produced TVB's The Academy trilogy series, serves as the drama's executive producer. The drama is loosely based on the Jingnan campaign of the Ming Dynasty, a coup d'état that erupted during the brief four-year reign of the Jianwen Emperor. The Chinese title of the drama literally means "Hongwu 32", the thirty second year of Hongwu.
The story takes place during Cheng Wo's younger years, several years before his voyages. When the Kin-man Emperor ascended to the thrown in 1399, he changed the era name to "Kin-man First Year" (建文元年). After Chu Tai usurped the throne in 1402, he purged all of Kin-man's supporters and ordered all documents that recorded the era name "Kin-man First Year" to be changed to "Hung-mo Year 32" (洪武三十二年) in order to establish himself as the legitimate successor of the Hung-mo Emperor, the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The story begins with the sons of the Hung-mo Emperor returning to the capital city as a show of filial piety to their father, who has fallen extremely ill. Secretly, the princes are harboring intentions to succeed the throne. As a result, chaos surrounds the kingdom, and a chain of conspiracies and schemes begin occurring in the city...
While pursuing a mission, Kamyi Wai agent Ngo Siu-fung loses his memory in an accident. As he begins to slowly piece back memories of his past, he realizes that he was once a vicious, unreasonable, and merciless Kamyi Wai commander. He decides to start anew and change his ways of style, but his colleagues are unable to see past Siu-fung's history of cruelty, and they continue to treat him unfairly. Fortunately for Siu-fung, he saves Chu Wan-man, grandson of the emperor, who has dressed himself in plain clothes to observe the commoners of the city. The two become good friends and Wan-man appoints Siu-fung as his personal bodyguard.
The emperor dies, his posthumous edict robbed, and the kingdom is left with no heir. The princes all desire the throne, leaving the kingdom unprotected from future attacks. Impatient, Wan-man orders Siu-fung to find the edict as soon as possible to stabilize the chaotic situation. The powerful and intelligent fourth prince Chu Tai, titled the Prince of Yin, also sends his most trusted adviser Ma Sam-bo to investigate the case. Fighting to retrieve the edict, Siu-fung and Sam-bo undergo a battle of wits and skill. They start an ambiguous friendship – though they see each other as equals, they are unable to work together because their loyalties lie elsewhere.
The edict is retrieved and Wan-man ascends to the throne, crowned as the Kin-man Emperor. Soon after his coronation, mysterious cases begin to occur around the kingdom. Someone with an ulterior motive is intentionally framing Tai of starting a coup. Though Tai is later proven to be innocent, Wan-man becomes really cautious of him. Aware that the new emperor has intentions in killing him, Tai raises an army to overthrow him. Under the slogan of "clearing the court and pacifying national disaster" (清君側、靖國難), Tai starts a coup d'état, that is later known to be called the Jingnan campaign.
Joe Ma Michael Tse Sammul Chan Kate Tsui Elanne Kong Joel Chan General:-
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Format : AC-3 Codec ID : 2000 Duration : 43mn 32s Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : L R Language : Chinese