It is adapted from Sai Yukino's "The Story of Saiunkoku".
- Li YitongHong XiuliMain Role
- Joseph ZengZi LiuhuiMain Role
- Deng WeiCha ShuoxunSupport Role
- Dai LuwaLan ShisanjiSupport Role
- Riley WangZi JinglanSupport Role
- Deng XiaociLan LonglianSupport Role
- Zhai XiangyangSupport Role
- Tian JiaruiSupport Role
- Ou MideSupport Role
Born into the prestigious "Red" family, Hong Xiuli, despite being the eldest legitimate daughter, lived a life of poverty with her father, Hong Shaokai, and a mysterious man named Zi Jinglan, whom her father had taken in during his early years. Having experienced turmoil and understanding the suffering of the people, she, as a girl, couldn't participate in the imperial examination to become an official. Therefore, she pinned her dreams on her children and became a teacher in a private school.
The astute Prime Minister Xiao, with keen judgment, enticed Hong Xiuli with a high reward to enter the palace as a noble consort and help the current king, Zi Liuhui. Zi Liuhui pretended to be a weak ruler but was actually waiting for his exiled brother, Prince Qingyuan, to return and take the throne in his place.
However, after meeting Hong Xiuli, he was moved by her wisdom and dedication. He began to diligently handle state affairs and revised the laws to allow women to participate in the imperial examination.
Hong Xiuli excelled in the examination and became the first female official in the Kingdom of Caiyun. She was appointed as a provincial governor. With her efforts, wisdom, strength, and bravery, she quelled rebellions in various states, ushering in an unprecedented era of prosperity and also finding love along the way.