Rebirth of the Malicious Empress of Military Lineage: Chapter 231 (Part 4)

Chapter 231: Return Of An Old Friend (Part 4)

Now Xie Jing Xing’s identity was known to Fu Xiu Yi and naturally he knew about Shen Miao’s identity. Upon mentioning of Shen Miao, Fu Xiu Yi’s face became uglier. In his entire life, he was used to hold all matters in his hands. However it was only Shen Miao’s matter that went wrong. He had initially thought to use the love Shen Miao had for him to bring the Shen family over but there was a setback with Shen Miao and the Shen family was not controlled, making hime going through one big circle. Now the Shen family went against him and made his head ached. In addition to these, Shen Miao gave up on him and in a turn found someone who looked even better and it was as if she was slapping Fu Xiu Yi’s face in front of the entire world.Fu Xiu Yi was extremely angry about it. Now hearing Ye Mei bringing it up, it was poking at his injuries.

“I had originally thought that Rui WangFei just had a little luck and was born a little better thus she could be able to become a Prince Consort and live an envious life. Now it seemed that she is smarter than I had originally thought. Perhaps she had long known that by staying beside Your Majesty’s side, no matter if she is loyal or not to Your Majesty, at the end, the result would be the same. And that would be not even having a good death.” Ye Mei said.

“Impudent!” Fu Xiu Yi said.

“I have lost to Your Majesty.” Ye Mei said, “Your Majesty was still in love with me not too long ago but could now make me become like this. One odviously know how precious one’s appearance is but made one feel so grieved as to one wish one were dead. But Your Majesty, let me tell you that you are not better off than me. You have pushed all your wrongdoing onto me but do you think that you would have a good ending?”

Fu Xiu Yi’s expression became bluish green, no matter who was it was cursed like this, no one would be happy. Moreover now he was extremely adversed towards Ye Mei and the hatred was as deep in one’s bone. For Ye Mei to anger him at this time, it made him even angrier.

“You would not have a good ending as you are not their opponent. The fact that Shen Miao did not choose you but chose Xie Jing Xing had proven that in her eyes, you are not worth a hundredth of Xie Jing Xing. So take a look, now even though I do not have anything and ended up as a prisoner, your ending would not be any better than me. You will also lose. The thirteen mounts of You Zhou was just a start and after that you will keep on being defeated. This Ming Qi empire would collapse in your hands and at that time, you are just a Monarch of a fallen nation! I will hereby wish you that your troop would fall like mountains falling and your Fu family’s dynasty would end in your hands and would not appear in hundreds of lifetimes!”

Fu Xiu Yi stared at her coldly, “Are you finished? Zhen had already given you your last chance.”

Ye Mei gave a long sigh and no longer speak.

There was an air of hatred stuck in her heart as she had never hated someone like this before. Fu Xiu Yi ruined her appearance and she knew that there was no hope of turning things around for her thus she poured out all her anger and hatred before she died. However after that pleasure she woke up. She had forgotten what kind of person Fu Xiu Yi was…

However it was already too late to regret it. Moreover Fu Xiu Yi was never a person who gave another a chance to regret. That year he did not lose anything due to Pei Lang but he treated him like that. Now because of Ye Mei, he lost thirteen mounts of You Zhou and after hearing Ye Mei cursing him like this, Fu Xiu Yi would definitely not let her die that easily.

He said, “Since you care about your appearance that much, Zhen would help accomplish it.”

He said to the jailor beside, “Cut off her four limbs and make a Beauty Basin. Place her in the East of the city for thousands of people to appreciate.”

“Great Liang’s spy that has such talents for singing and dancing. Zhen would fulfill you and make you a plaything to bring others joy and let you have a good life.” After he finished speaking, he turned around and strode away, not caring of the heart-rending cries behind.

Beauty Basin. That was a plaything for the nobles of the previous dynasty. One would choose a beauty to rear at home and they would be squatting at the corner of the room. If the master wanted to spit or dump the discarded tea, they would pinch the beauty chin and let the beauty’s mouth swallow everything down. It was like a living spittoon.

This was treating a person as an animal, actually even worse than an animal. Because it was too cruel, these kind of beauty would generally not live long thus the previous dynasty’s Emperor and Empress abolished it.

Now Fu Xiu Yi brought out this already abolished method and used it on Ye Mei. A beauty basin without four limbs was the most inferior of all as they would have lost their beauty.

Commoners would be afraid of such strange things and would definitely come to scold and slam it. This was even more tomenting to Ye Mei than death as she had always regard her appearance more important than life. As for her who always wanted to climb up, she was even lower than the civilians that she looked down upon that she was not even considered ‘human’. Fu Xiu Yi really knew her well.

Thus dealing with her would be beating a snake seven Cun (1 Cun = 1 Inch), aiming for its heart.

The once famous Mei Furen who was respected in the Imperial Court and Inner Palace was ruined like this. Her appearance, abandonment and demised was just too fast and what remained was her reputation of a beauty and being Great Liang’s spy.

But what about Fu Xiu Yi?

Ye Mei’s curse had been fulfilled.

Even though he had pushed all faults to Ye Mei, everyone under Heavens looked at him like one was looking at a joke. As a Monarch, one had a spy beside but did not discover her due to the beautiful appearance and at the end lost the thirteen mounts of You Zhou. The reputation of ‘fatuous ruler’ gradually spread among the commoners.

The commoners did not see the process and they only look at the results.

Fu Xiu Yi had become a complete joke, from the beginning to end. The worst was that just like everyone predicted, from when Great Liang obtained the thirteen mounts of You Zhou, they became more courageous and kept on winning. Ming Qi kept on retreating and continuously lost, like the previous victories were just a dream. Great Liang’s strength was indeed just too fearsome.

When it rains, it poured. At this time, Qin country started to gradually take up the route of self preservation. It seemed that they had the intention to surrender to Great Liang and currently Great Liang’s spearhead was now aimed at Ming Qi, making Fu Xiu Yi’s head beaten and brow schorched.

It was thoroughly awful.


The situation of the war was always changing.

Great Liang had gained the thirteen mounts of You Zhou and using the thirteen mounts of You Zhou as the base, they started to counterattack. They chose not to confront the Qin country but started with Ming Qi.

The Qin country had chosen to protect themselves when Great Liang launched an offensive attack against Ming Qi and even sent messenger to try to negotiate, willing to compensate instead. Qin counter was weaker in terms of military affairs and dragging the war for so long had emptied the Qin country’s treasury and the taxation for the commoners made them start to be chaotic.

The Qin country was aware of the seriousness of it. Compared to the collapse of a country, compensating through land naturally did not matter.

For Qin country to pick such a time to flip, it was not a good thin for Ming Qi. However irregardless of Fu Xiu Yi’s soft or hard approaches, Qin country did not pay any attention to it.

This naturally had to be credited to Xie Jing Xing. First he drew a big biscuit for Qin country and let the Qin Emperor think that Great Liang did not have the extra energy to deal with Qin country and currently only wanted to take Ming Qi down. Xie Jing Xing did it seamlessly.

It was necessary to break them apart and this method was played well.

Great Liang’s troops quickly fought all the way to Ming Qi’s Ding capital.

And in Wei Yang Palace in Long Ye, Empress Xian De instructed the palace made to pour wine.

This was a ‘palace banquet’ but there were no hundreds of civil and military offices, no consorts of the Inner Palace. There was only Shen Miao, Luo Tan, Emperor Yong Le and Empress Xian De. Empress Xian De said, “Tak this as a family banquet and consider it that a celebration for Jing Xin’s accomplishment.”

Once Xie Jing Xing take Ding capital down, it would be considered as setting the dust for Ming Qi. Naturally Xie Jing Xing would not let Qin country off. To remove the weeds, one had to eliminate the roots thus getting it done once and for all was the best policy. Without Ming Qi to support Qin country, it was like an arrow at the end of its flight. Xie Jing Xing had dragged the battle for so long and only used strength now because this was the moment.

It would not be long before this long and cruel war end. At that time, the four seas would be stabilise, there would be peace under Heavens and it would be truly the realisation of everyone’s wishes.

“Youngest Biao Sister, drink this.” Luo Tan placed the plum juice in front of Shen Miao and looked at Shen Miao’s small abdomen and said, “The Imperial Physican had said that that it would be time for birth in two months. One do not know it would be a little nephew or little niece.”

Shen Miao’s eyes hang down and her lips widen, “Very quiet, most likely a female.”

“That may not be true.” Empress Xian De said, “There are also sons that are quiet and daughters that are naughty. But when Jing Xin returns and discover that he had become a Father, one do not know how much ruckus he will cause.”

When Shen Miao thought abt that scene, her head did not ache. If Xie Jing Xing knew that she had hid it from him for so long, he would throw a tantrum.

But… One would take a step at a time.

Just as they were chatting, Emperor Yong Le walked in from outside.

Shen Miao did not see much of Emperor Yong Le and most likely Emperor Yong Le still did not like her as his attitude towards her was not good. However lately because of the child in her womb, he had warmed up to her a lot. Perhaps it was also Empress Xian De’s persuasion that he would instruct others to send over any good medication when he gets it.

Luo Tan was somewhat afraid of Emperor Yong Le and immediately sat up in alarm.

Four people were sitting at the table eating. Luo Tan was in a somewhat predicament but Shen Miao was alright. Emperor Yong Le had a cold expression and it was Empress Xian De that was the happiest. She said, “This time Jing Xin had achieve a big meritorious deed. When he return in triumph, one have to celebrate it well. From BenGong’s view point, just give WangFei a title of ‘Gao Ming’. Their Prince residence is not short of anything so it is good to have a ‘Gao Ming’ title.”

Emperor Yong Le paused and made an “En” sound.

Empress Xian De asked, “Don’t you think it is good?”

Shen Miao, “…”

How could this be answered? If one said “yes”, Emperor Yong Le would obviously not be happy. If one said “no” then wouldn’t it be like slapping Empress Xian De’s face in front of everyone? These Emperor and Empress were indeed interesting to give her such a question to answer. Shen Miao smiled and said, “About all these, it is better to talk about it when His Highness returns.”

“That is also true.” Empress Xian De nodded her head, “Perhaps he has other ideas.” She then looked at Luo Tan, “About Young Lady Luo’s side, when Gao Yang returns, is it good for BenGong bestow a marriage for you both?”

Luo Tan almost choked on the cakes in her mouth. If it was others, she would have gone back but she was facing the Empress and could only look at Shen Miao pitifully.

Shen Miao suppressed her laughter, “Your Ladyship, these are not in a rush. It is better to wait for Gentleman Gao to return. Perhaps Gentleman Gao has other plans.”

When Luo Tan heard Shen Miao helping her speak, she felt relief but she felt strange after Shen Miao finished. What were those words? It seemed that Gao Yang was not attracted to her. She was a young lady that was like a flower and jade, she was also a Young Lady of the Luo family of Xiao Chun City… That was wrong. Why was there a need to compare? She did not have any intention towards this side of matters.

Emperor Yong Le looked at Empress Xian De and said deeply, “Eat.”

Empress Xian De started blaming, “Already mention that it is a family banquet so it should be carefree. Why so serious?”

Ever since Xie Jing Xing started reporting frequently, all the high ranking officials in the imperial court were settled down, seeming to see clearly the ambitions and methods of the young Emperor. Even though there are only two brothers in the Xie family, but neither brother were kind hearted. One was good at balancing the courts, one was good at expanding the frontier. As for the hearts that were filled with awe, it made the court much quieter.

Even the memorandums criticizing Emperor Yong Le having no descendant were only a few.

Empress Xian De had a rare quiet day and there were some subtle changes with her feelings of Emperor Yong Le. It seemed that the formally Emperor and Empress that treated one another as honoured guests had started becoming a pair of ordinary couple. Emperor Yong Le was a very principled person and he would always be rule abiding towards his treatment to Empress Xian De. These days, Empress Xian De would occasionally make some willful actions and Emperor Yong Le would go along with her. Although it was not intimate, it was rare.

It was always said that the observer saw things the clearest. Shen Miao felt that Emperor Yong Le was very affectionate to the Empress. It was like everything was headed towards the correct direction and upon Xie Jing Xing’s return, perhaps for a long period of time, one would be this fortunate.

49 responses

    • Although I have never heard of this particular punishment I do know of several other historically accurate punishments that are as bad or worse. Unfortunately.


      • I’d be excited if FXY regretted deeply about his loss of SM. If he could end up like Ye Mei, it’s a happy ending for me 😈😈😈😈😈

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      • Guess he really did…
        A clever woman to be his ‘thing’, more importantly, I thing he’s regretting the part when SM’s thoroughly smitten by him the most…

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  1. My heart hurts when I think about the empress and emperor future, how I wish they had a happy ending and admit their love to each other. But I’m excited for XJX reaction when finding out that Miao Miao hide her pregnancy from him 😏 thank you for your hard work love ❤️


  2. I’m so sad that this novel is ending soon..
    this was my first rebirth novel that I had read and it’s a good one a really good one… Ah I’m gonna miss this


  3. i definitely hate Mei Furen completely as a person within the novel but I also respect her as a strong female villain and as the only person Shen Miao really feared, so it’s a little difficult to read about her being humiliated and dehumanized in such a way. like, i don’t like her as the woman who destroyed Shen Miao’s life, but i definitely respected her hustle; she wanted to be queen and didn’t let anyone stop her. i think she’s one of the best lady villains from any of the light novels i’ve read.

    Mei Furen won in the last lifetime and Shen Miao won in this one. i don’t know how i would’ve like Mei Furen’s death to play out i just wish it gave some respect to her character as the one person in this entire novel who really made Shen Miao flinch.

    i understand that these kinds of novels are all revenge fantasy and many people might disagree with my opinion but i can’t never bring myself to hate a really great female villain because in another one of these stories Mei Furen could’ve just as easily been the protagonist, just another woman in this dangerous world trying to climb a ladder that’s built for men.

    thank you for the speedy translation!!!


  4. Degradation never my thing..
    There’s death flag..
    it’s seems emperor gonna 😱😱

    thanks for the chapter


  5. Would you consider me heartless if I said that Ye Mei deserved what she got. She owed Shen Miao, Fu Ming and her sister’s life in the previous lifetime. Blood should be paid by blood

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    • Nope. Not at all. I even think what she got is not enough. What SM feel even more terrible than her because she lost everything in half of her lifetime. Lost her loves one, one by one be it her family and children, in the hand man that she loved, how painful it be.
      Well she get her revenge and now a new family, I think its the best 🙂

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    • I guess, if it indeed happened in history, it won’t arouse anyone’s pity…
      As the strong dominates over the weak, it’s a battle for survival…
      And creeper YM chose the wrong tree to climb… While sucking up nutrients, she didn’t seem to notice it’s thorns…


  6. Fu Xi Yu’s evilness and cruelty has no depths. No wonder Shen Miao wants revenge on him so much. She is truly lucky to have a second chance in life.


    • Truly lucky, she knew of his cruelty but at least she didn’t suffer the full extent. It may sound morbid but at least he murdered her, killed her quickly and not torture her out of spite. But I quess her torture from him was more emotional since he killed her two children and destroyed her family in the last life

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      • SM had her own mental/psychological/emotional torture… For years (5), she was lowered to be a slave in another country, only to go back home with her own children being all formal to her, and her own husband indifferent with a new beauty in his arms… Then, suffering another bout of scheming and inner fighting with this new woman… Again, dealing with the continuous death of her own family, watching her own children die one-by-one, then finally, her ‘distant’ family entering the harem… Guess FXY killing her wasn’t that of a big deal to her as she’s exhausted and full of hatred towards him, so~
        She’s supposed to be a pampered young miss, being the pearl of her family, then marrying to a good family…

        But hey, the palace is a place where a little white rabbit can transform into a rabid dog, robbing her innocence and forcing her to grow up faster…
        With all these blows continuously hitting her, she still needs to hold on for the sake of her children… Really glad for her second Life, she, in the least, had her share of fresh air…


  7. The day she fled to that Fu Xiu Yi for “safety” is the day she dug her own grave. She wanted to seduce the most powerful man in the kingdom, so she chose the weakest kingdom. She had dreams of ruling over the harem and Shen Miao was gracious enough to grant her a period of sweetness. She lived out all her dreams, and now she has woken up. The same happened in the last life as well, it’s just this time the dream ended sooner.

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    • I really hope the ‘beauty basin’ didn’t exist in real life…I tried to do some research in internet but I didn’t find anything…I think the punishment was too gross for me. If I had to punish mei furen, I would certainly not have done this so I don’t agree with the ones who say she deserved it. I think that’s why the author let fxy and not shen miao to kill mei furen. If it was shen miao, she couldn’t have done this because of her MC statut. Ex husband is so nasty

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      • I don’t know. Human cruelty can go farther than what the history books usually tell. You can keep peace of mind by just believing that the author is that twisted, but I personally think that if this author thought up of this punishment, then it isn’t a particular stretch to say that someone from this type of time period thought of it as well and had the cruelty and means to put it into action.


      • Ye Mei’s death makes me think of what Empress Wu did to Consort Xiao and Empress Wang in the Tang Dynasty…

        Someone also mentioned Consort Qi of Emperor Gaozu…

        The palace people and people during the ancient times really know no limits to cruelty…


  8. Thank you for the chapter!

    Tbh, I don’t feel that bad for Ye Mei at all haha. If I recalled correctly, in an earlier chapter, Shen Miao said that Ye Mei would torture maids in the palace by feeding aphrosidiacs to the maid and an ox before having them do the deed in front of a crowd. (Something along those lines) She did so many evil things in her previous timeline, using and killing off so many innocent people. Well, you lie in the bed you made for yourself!

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  9. Beauty basin may only be a fiction but there was a “human swine”, there was also a punishment by cutting a piece of flesh a bit by a bit until death, I don’t think that those are less cruel.
    I just think that homo sapiens are not civilised as they always claimed… They are capable of being atrocious far more beyond every wild creatures on this earth. Homo sapiens are the kind with the most developed brain indeed, but that is also the thing that makes them become the worst animal ever.
    And frankly speaking, from ancient times till today there is not too much development made.
    We only have better technology and living standard but considering mindset, greed, egoism and cruelty…
    More than a half of human beings are still living in the Stone Age.
    Sorry to say, but this is a fact.

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    • Human swine, the one in LWY?
      Or was it Price Regent?
      But these punishments are indeed very- uhh– you know what I mean…
      Were these types of punishments still existing in today’s world?


      • human swine is not a fictional story, it’s part of a history. Just Google about Consort Qi of Emperor Gaozu. Does such punishment still exist in our present world… Well, it’s not necessarily to be exactly the same, right? That was never my point anyway. But to know whether human being are truly civilised or still barbaric you can just see it from the news around the world… We might stay in a rather save environment but there are still people in another corner of the world who suffer and perhaps think that death is better than living. What the US Secret force does to their prisoners in Guantanamo for example is not less cruel than this either. And the prisoners didn’t get a fair trial either.

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  10. Empress Xian De and Emperor Yong Le deserve some sweet moments.

    I do feel sorry for YM for having such a horrible ending. Didn’t the same thing happen to the FL in another C-novel, Ill-Fated Consort?


  11. Dios mio osea ya yo se que la mei furen es una desgraciada pero vaya que se pasan con esos castigos. pues yo quedé traumadeichosn


  12. Ye Mei’s end seemed very grim, even painful for me to fathom, but then again, thinking of all the things she had done, you reap what you sow. Murdering your own brother like that is pretty despicable…


  13. –Shen Miao gave up on him and in a turn found someone who looked even better…

    😏 at least he knows he can’t compare to XJX, not even a bit.

    Thank you for the chapter (ᗒᗜᗕ)՛̵̖ fufu


  14. Luo Tan always felt unnecessary. She just tagged along to the capitol, tagged along to another Great Liang. She has no skill besides blind loyalty, and I don’t think she’s die-hard BFFs with Shen Miao because she came to this empire “for Shen Miao” but only stays with Gao Yang. I just feel like she does dumb things like run away from home, yet all her foolishness is rewarded. She doesn’t even care about her family members. It’s something that triggers me when someone gets everything laid out for them despite doing nothing but dumb things. I’ve been holding this in since she got on the carriage to Great Liang because her side romance literally makes no sense


  15. Gao yang will have to kiss luo tan to make her get the message xD

    Also, I think something will happen with the emperor before xie jing xing returns


  16. I just hope the emperor will still be alive by the time XJX return and when SM already give birth to a son/daughter (。•́︿•̀。)


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