Yun Xuan Zhi, the right prime minister of Qi Chu Kingdom has three daughters: Yun Qian Meng, Yun Ruo Xue and Yun Yan. Yun Qian Meng is born from his official wife. The rumors are that she died three months after giving birth due to a weak body.
Yun Ruo Xue is born from Su Qing, the most favorite concubine of Yun Xuan Zhi. They were childhood lovers, but for power Yun Xuan Zhi married Yun Qian Meng’s mother. Su Qing hates Yun Qian Meng and she let her live in the poorest place of the mansion. She didn’t let Yun Qian Meng get new clothes, maids or affection. So basically Su Qing is the master of the house, even though she’s a servant. Every official occasion will also be attended by Yun Ruo Xue, the child of a concubine and not by Yun Qian Meng the child of the official wife. Su Qing has people all over he mansion and the housekeeper is also one of Su Qing’s people. Everyone treated Yun Qian Meng badly.
Yun Yan is also a child from a concubine, Liu Han Yu, Liu yiniang. She is also treated badly, but better than Yun Qian Meng, because Su Qing doesn’t bother with her. Yun Yan’s after all a servant.
Yun Qian Meng was rejected by Chen Wang and became the laughing stock of the world. But because she has the backing of the empress dowager no one dared to laugh in her face. After annulling the engagement, Yun Qian Meng began her battle with Su Qing. Everyone was surprised how such a weak person can change in just days. Su Qing let the cook cooks meals that are not even cooked for servants for Yun Qian Meng.
Beside that she wants to marry Yun Yan off to the son of the housekeeper. The son already has many wives and is famous for being a player who doesn’t work. Liu yiniang begged Su Qing but to no avail. At last resort she went to Yun Qian Meng. Yun Qian Meng used this and her meals to strip Su Qing from her power and installed Liu yiniang as the one in charge of the household. In order to say thank to Yun Qian Meng, Liu yiniang send some maids to Yun Qiang Meng since Yun Qian Meng only has one maid, Mu Chun. One of the maids is Mi mama. From Mi mama Yun Qian Meng got to know that her mother’s death is not as simple as it seems. All the people who were serving her mother died. Only one mama remained, but she is rumored to be crazy. Yun Qian Meng is set to find her.
On one of the battles that Su Qing lost, she was about to get kicked out of the house. But at the same time she was found out to be pregnant. Yun Xuan Zhi has always wanted a son, so Su Qing is forgiven.
Yun Xuan Zhi wanted Yun Qian Meng to go get his mother from their hometown. Yun Qian Meng knows that Su Qing will have many traps set for her, so she forced Yun Ruo Xue to go with her. Yun Xuan Zhi then decided that all three daughters need to go. Yuan Qian Meng knows that she won’t be safe, so she asked her uncle to send someone to protect her. What surprised her is that her uncle send his heir, her cousin to protect her. She was really moved by this.
One the way there they stopped by an inn. Su Qing planned for some man to enter Yun Qian Meng’s room and be caught. It’ll ruin Yun Qian Meng’s innocence. But at the end of the night, the one who gets caught was Yun Ruo Xue. Everyone must pledge silence.
After that they arrived at the home town. They haven’t ever saw their zumu, so their relationship isn’t that deep. Zumu was satisfied with Yun Qian Meng but dissatisfied with Yun Ruo Xue.
They stayed there a few nights and then returned to the capital. Zumu brought all her grandchildren from her second son with her to the capital. She wants to get in Yun Qian Meng’s good graces because Yun Qian Meng is the granddaughter of Fu Guo Gong Fu and the niece of the empress dowager. She thinks that if she is in Yun Qian Meng’s good graces, her other grandchildren’s future will be smoother.
Zumu hates Su Qing. Su Qing kicked zumu and her second son out of the house when she took charge of the house. Zumu and her second son was forced to go live at their hometown. Besides that, there’s also Yun Qian Meng’s mother’s dowry. Zumu wanted the dowry, but Su Qing was a step ahead of her.
When they are back to the capital, it was reported that the man who infiltrated in Yun Ruo Xue’s room died. She tried to frame Yun Qian Meng for sending a man to her room. But Yun Qian Meng outsmarted her. Yun Xuan Zhi was so mad at Yun Ruo Xue that she was punished to kneel at the shrine for three months. But during that time she just ate and slept at the shrine. Yun Qian Meng brought her father there to let him see.
The sixtieth birthday of Yun Qian Meng’s waizumu. Only Yun Qian Meng is allowed to go this year, but she can bring more people with her. Yun Qian Meng knows that Su Qing has her mother’s dowry and that Yun Ruo Xue really wants to go. So she used this against them. Su Qing needs to give all the dowry back before Yun Ruo Xue can go.