♪ I chase stars and the Moon ♪ ♪ My horse neighs in the snowstorm ♪ ♪ I hold up my sword ♪ ♪ Cut off my hairs along with my sorrow ♪ ♪ The world is vast ♪ ♪ In this life of mine ♪ ♪ I have taken both paths of love and hate ♪ ♪ A lone wild goose flies in the clouds ♪ ♪ The sky in the background is glaring ♪ ♪ The heaven and the earth are all in my heart ♪ ♪ A jug of liquor and a spark are enough for me ♪ ♪ Tomorrow will be a good day full of all kinds of feelings ♪ ♪ Like the cloud in the wind ♪ ♪ There’s nobody I can share my life with ♪ ♪ Sometimes I owe others and sometimes they own me ♪ ♪ It’s merely a dream ♪ ♪ Tomorrow will be a good day that flies by ♪ ♪ I’ll still be tender like yesterday ♪ ♪ Running toward that rainbow ♪ ♪ And hug you ♪ ♪ Come in to the outdoor teahouse for a cup of tea ♪ ♪ My brothers all like things spicy ♪ ♪ Hustling and bustling ♪ ♪ Mahjong is of course a must ♪ ♪ Some stubborn kid does not listen to advice ♪ ♪ He gets up in midnight to sweep the courtyard ♪ ♪ Oh my dear liquor jar ♪ ♪ Fill up my cup ♪ ♪ And let’s drink ♪ = Overlord = = Episode 1 = After Rebellion of An and Shi, Tang Dynasty, there were political instability and regional division among warlords Silver City located in Jiannan Dao was immune to wars for its perilous passes Considering the rich natural resources in Central Sichuan, Silver City thus became a Mecca for silk and satin trade Diversified forces gathered here and turned it into a melting pot = Wanhua = Wanhua was the dividing line = Wanhua = between Southern City and Northern City = Northern City Southern City = There’re continuous battles between = Northern City Southern City = the upper class and the lower class Southern City had an enormous gathering of vulgarians and refugees and thus was a place for the lower class Longzhu Gang and Snake Gang were the two leading gangs here They had fought for leadership for years Therefore, both gangs agreed to have a gamble at Wanhua to redefine their territories and appease disputes on the second day of the second lunar month Great! Great! Great! Come on, let’s go and see what’s going on at Wanhua I almost forgot today’s the Dragon Headraising Day It is said Longzhu Gang has a new leader I guess they will certainly make a big deal in the gamble today Really? Let’s hurry there and have a look Go Let’s go = Wanhua = You see, all the members of the Snake Gang have arrived Where is the new leader then? Don’t underestimate our new leader She really has great power If you don’t trust it, just wait and see how the Snake Gang will be defeated Our new gang leader used to be just a small branch leader But she was handpicked by our late leader as his successor She won over the support of most gang members in just a few months Even our conceited Second Master Lyu is completely submissive to her What a great leader she is! Really marvelous! Great leader? Fatty, = Longzhu Gang Second Master Lyu = I think you really have a glib tongue these days You’re flattering me Monkey, let’s go It is time to see the real power of the Snake Gang Go Second Master is here Go, go. Hurry up The gamble will start soon. Hurry up It will start soon Silence, everybody Everybody Today’s the Dragon Headraising Day Our Longzhu Gang has invited all of you to watch a gamble at Wanhua All the foods and beverages here are on us Yes, yes, yes!
Master Yes, yes, yes! Stop it! Master Yes, yes, yes Second Master Lyu, where is your new gang leader? = Qiyan, Master of Snake Gang = Was she scared = Qiyan, Master of Snake Gang = and fled last night? Qiyan, just wait and see the good part of the show Has the master sobered up? She’s still in a coma – Go and wake her up – Yes = Longzhu Gang = = Liquor = = Longzhu Gang Xiaoqin = Look, Xiaoqin, Master is coming Look there Bros, give a hand and carry our master onto the sedan Give a hand, give a hand Third Master Qiao really deserves his reputation as Divine Turtle of Liquor = Guesthouse = He drank ten full jars of liquor So what? Our master defeated him completely Right Brother Gengzi, tell Second Master Lyu – Master and I will arrive soon – Okay – Lift the sedan – Go Hurry up! Go Northern City had an enormous gathering of high-ranking officials, celebrities and rich merchants It was a place of the upper class The Silver City was famous for silk and satin and was the destination of all merchants Xinsilu was the most powerful and determined the local economy The Xinsilu Fashion Show today determines if our master can retain the championship of silk stores Cheer up, guys! = Li Qingliu, Master of Xinsilu = Qingliu! Qingliu! = Xinsilu = Master, please Qingliu! Look at me, Qingliu! Qingliu! Qingliu! = Xinsilu Fashion Show = Qingliu! = Yan Bin, Steward of Xinsilu = Lift the sedan Li Qingliu! Li Qingliu! Don’t leave! = Huasha Silk = = Huasha Silk = Baozi! Newly cooked baozi! Still warm! Hurry up Excuse me, excuse me Come take a look Hurry up. Walk faster Hurry up. Go Xiaoqin Wait, Master is going to vomit Master, are you OK? Brother! Please, make way for me Brother? Are you blind? Uncle! Who are you calling uncle? I am still young. Do I look like an uncle? Go ahead Come on, come here No Here! Come! Go Ugly woman! You are the ugly one! You will certainly pay for it today I will pay for it? Xiaoqin – Xiaoqin – You occupied the road first – Yan Bin – How dare you blame me! – Why is it so noisy? – I occupied the road? We arrived here first Can you be reasonable? Master, how about having breakfast first? Let me deal with her first Welcome, Master Li This is our newly baked pastry = Longxiang Bakery = Why set firecrackers in the daytime?
It’s Dragon Headraising Day today We need to rehearse it in advance What a rooster you are indeed! How dare you make fun of me! Stop making troubles Let’s go Ready to lift the sedan = Long Aoyi, Master of Longzhu Gang = Come here, Third Master Qiao, drink on Third Master Qiao, drink on What a drunken beggar you are! Don’t talk so much rubbish Cheers This cup is running away by itself Get down if you wake up How dare you hide the liquor from me Let me drink it You are a girl Please behave yourself Third Master Qiao, why did you suddenly become handsome? Let me have a look – What a cruel bastard! – What’s up with her? Master! Go way, there is nothing interesting here Go away! Where is Third Master Qiao? Did he kick me just now? Isn’t he drunk already? Come on You will pay for it Watch out Here they are All the top priorities of the Southern City and Northern City are being done today Will there be any mistake? Please be positive The battle is at the outer pavilion and the silk show is at the inner pavilion They don’t interfere with each other and we collect money from both sides So beautiful So beautiful Thanks for your patronage at our Xinsilu’s Gold Thread Fashion Show today In the box in my hand, is the Gold Thread of our Xinsilu Our Xinsilu’s Gold Thread is unique in the market for its exquisite skills and great value = Du Xiaoxian, Manager of Xinsilu = = Du Xiaoxian, Manager of Xinsilu = Master Li of Xinsilu will personally display the gold-thread clothes to you all soon Let’s wait and see Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Are you okay, Master? Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Here Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Is such a young girl the new master of Longzhu Gang? She is so short Are you playing a joke? Just a joke Do you think I am short? It must be high enough this way Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Sorry for it I am Long Aoyi As you all know, in the Southern City, Longzhu Gang and Snake Gang haven’t interfered with each other Longzhu Gang is in charge of drink, food, magic and opera while Snake Gang is in charge of theft, gambling and tobacco As there have been frequent misunderstandings these days, we must deal with them directly today How do you think about it? Good! Good! Good! Qingliu, how handsome!
Qingliu! Qingliu! Qingliu! It is a copy of the imperial clothing The technique of gold threading is different from the prior technique of gilding, outlining and weaving It takes forty-nine days to make the embroidered pattern of carp and pearl So beautiful! It seems there is no doubt about the champion of silk stores this year Next, Master Li will introduce it in details to you Get started. Winner of two games will be the final winner The one with more credits will win each game The winner has the right to get over one of the five businesses from the loser Let’s start the first game Master Long Please Baozi, the take-it-all, Longzhu Gang is the winner of Game 1 Great job! Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Wait a minute Small cup is for kids only Replace it with a liquor jar It relies on strength to play it in a jar Don’t play a trick with our master Go back if you aren’t qualified for it How can a small girl act as the master before having enough power for it? You… I think Qiyan’s idea is very interesting Anyone whose dice drops out of the jar will be the loser regardless of the points Master, we can’t lose this game Great! Great! – Master! – Master! Gold-thread clothes will bring… What’s happening? What happened? Xinsilu is going to suffer this time What’s going on? What an accident! You… You… What are you doing? What’s wrong? Let me down Let me down How dare you be so rude to me! You must pay for it You profiteer! I’ll let you pay! When I am down… Fish with Pearl. Pearl in Dragon A red carp that brews the fortune of the Tang Dynasty How creative it is! This is a stage specially designed by Master Li for you all It displays the gold-thread material that matches any fabric – Qingliu! – Great job! Our boss said in their state, cherry is only for the most distinguished We hope to order three thousand gold-thread apparels of limited edition from your store = Silver City = Stop! How dare you enter the city with a knife on you! = Zhao = = Li Zhao, Sixth son of the emperor = I am sorry. I beg your pardon! Let us through right away! Put me down, profiteer! Put me down, profiteer! Put me down, profiteer!
You were too carried away on stage Just wait and see I will punish you after I get down You finally know how to respect a girl You should have known it earlier Don’t get me wrong Put away the Persian carpet below If it is stained with blood, you must pay with your salary What a stupid guy you are! My blood is less valuable than the crappy carpet? Wait and see Yan Bin, go get some silver ingots to dismiss this drunkard What’s going on out there? So noisy Yan Bin said the two big gangs of the lower class are fighting fiercely for small money I didn’t expect the lower-class gangs could also enter Wanhua It is a shame for us It doesn’t matter The Snake Gang has always secretly controlled the supply of silk The setback this time will help to lower the price of silk I hope so Let’s sign the contract with the Persian merchant Let’s wait and see Master, are you okay? How talented you are! You managed to come back after hanging around As we agreed just now, you are the loser as your dice dropped out of the jar One to one, it is a draw The last game will be the break point Two masters, please put in your chips Qiyan Let’s place a greater chip on this game Show me what a big chip you prefer on it Just one business isn’t a big chip at all I would bet all the businesses of Longzhu Gang If you win, all the five businesses will be yours It is interesting Really interesting! But, what if you lose? If I lose, all the five businesses of the Snake Gang will be yours What do you mean? The silkworms in the box are local silkworms of Silver City They have much better quality than those distributed by the government A local silkworm farmer can make much more money a year and thus feed at least two more people But now, you just betray the silkworm farmers Qiyan, you have grown up in the Silver City You know mulberry and silkworm are the source of daily bread for our people It has nothing to do with you Listen, I don’t care about your businesses Give me the silkworm business if you lose Master, never do it It is related to silk supply to the upper society Shut up Bet with her Never regret = Northern Street of Silver City = Come on! Hurry up! It is said Longzhu Gang bet all its businesses for the game today Really? Do they still wish to make it a life-or-death game with the Snake Gang? You don’t understand it Longzhu Gang is doing it for the benefit of all silkworm farmers of Silver City They want to get back the local silkworm supply – controlled by the Snake Gang for years – Stop Really? Let’s hurry there and have a look Let’s go Wu Lin Why are people talking about the gangs? Why do they care about them so much? How does the gamble matter? = Wu Lin, Royal guard = Your Highness, let’s go and have a look? Listen, what should you call me outside Chang’an? Mr. Zhao Go Go to Wanhua Go Master, look at the man in black He is Executive Bai of Salt and Iron Bureau This corrupt official has taken away so many illegal gains via his taxing power Our merchants have to pay extra taxes for any output of silk Since Master Long is really a generous person, I must do my own part too I will add forty thousand taels of silver as chips for the last game Master Long, please follow
Bastard! I didn’t expect him to cheat me He must have plotted it earlier and betted so much money against me Hurry back and see what valuables we have Hurry Master, you know what we have back All our valuables are evidently there If you can’t follow suit, Longzhu Gang will lose the last game What niggards you are! You aren’t qualified to be a gang You shouldn’t be called “Longzhu Gang”! You should be called “Zhugan Gang”! Yes, Zhugan Gang! Zhugan Gang! Master Long, may I join you? Isn’t that the master of Xinsilu? Yes, why is he here? Great to see you here, Master Li But the upper and lower societies have always been separate from each other So, what do you mean, Master Li? I am sorry for what I did in the inner pavilion just now No deal is clenched in a forced manner I didn’t expect Long Aoyi had been waiting for business here I am sorry. I don’t need it Just go away if you have nothing special I can give you a hand and help you win the game But, nobody will do a losing business If you win, I will share half of the business What a robber you are! What are you talking about in whispers? Profiteer! Don’t blackmail me I won’t flatter you. I can bear it myself Okay, bye If Master Long can’t follow suit, the gamble will end up with two to one The Snake Gang will be the final winner Come back I agree But listen, the business can be shared equally But I am the decision-maker on silkworm There is no other choice Yan Bin Miss Du Where is Qingliu? He has gone back first Tell Qingliu I am going back first Keep an eye on the delivery of gold thread tonight Yes Got it = Title Deed = = Title Deed = Five title deeds of Xinsilu = Title Deed = All are located in the Northern City, = Title Deed = with a covering area of two hundred Mu = Title Deed = What a big fortune it is! Exactly Five pieces! Five pieces of title deeds What a big fortune! = Title Deed = It is worth at least = Title Deed = some hundred thousand taels of silver Exactly Why is our richest man together with Master Long? I never heard about it That’s right Do you mean My chip is too big? Your Snake Gang can’t follow suit this time? How about… Just admitting defeat? Forget it Well, what I predicted has come true Qiyan is just a coward of discredit Everyone in the Silver City knows it The silkworm business is under the government’s strict control and the price is not high Now, I didn’t expect anyone to secretly sell silkworm eggs overseas and create a black market, resulting in that the silkworm farmers can’t even make a living It is a fraud against all our neighbors I can’t tolerate it I agree on all you said Moreover, you constructed private houses, ran casinos and tobacco houses, and did all the appealing things Appalling things Coward? Yes! You are just a coward! You flatter and play servant to the government I can never torture this gamble Tolerate this gamble Have I put it right? Almost That is okay What a despicable couple you are! Two against one, right? Let me tell you, I am never afraid of anything! Come on They showed no respect to me Give it to me Listen, give it to me or our silkworm business will be busted Hurry Give it to me
I use it as a chip against you = Silk Token = It finally appeared This token is equivalent to three years’ silk tax Only three families have it in the city It has the same value as your chip Get started But throwing dices isn’t exciting enough Let’s do something new Good I agree Why does Master Long have to change the way of gambling now? Master Long! Hey, man! Could you tell me their identities? You mustn’t be a native This is the master of Longzhu Gang Master Long! Master Long! Master Long! Boy, come here May I exchange this silver ingot with your bowl? Promise me Use this silver ingot to buy a piece of new clothes for each of your brothers and have a haircut It is the Dragon Headraising Day today As the dragon raises its head, you should too Thank you, sister You are welcome Qiyan, do you remember this? Let’s use this bowl for a gamble today What gamble can it be with the broken bowl of a beggar? Wrap it up in a piece of cloth and smash it Count the fragments and guess if it is an odd or even number Okay? Well… You were really heroic just now There is still time for you to admit defeat If you win, you will be sole owner of the lower classes in the Silver City Will you bet on it? Yes I will Start Even I guess it is even No We must take turns If I also bet on an even number, the gamble will just be invalid regardless of the result Whoever starts will be the first Don’t take me as a fool Fine It is at your convenience this time I bet on an odd number One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine We won! We won! We won! Nine fragments! Wonderful! We won! – Wait! – We won… I must count it personally Interesting, very interesting Wu Lin, go and check Master Long Also that person. Check them both Yes Master We won. We won. We won – Master Long! – We won! Master! Master Long! Even a child knows not to forget the origin You called it a broken bowl at first sight I know you have forgotten your origin In the drought over ten years ago, every family in the Silver City had a lotus bowl like this for begging Haven’t you used this bowl for begging? Look at it carefully with your eyes All lotus bowls have a lotus shape with nine petals A bowl with nine petals will most probably be broken into fragments of an odd number – The master has won! – Great! – Master Long! – Master Long has won! Come on, bros, = Silk Token = We must have a good drink today All right! We won! We won! = Title Deed = = Commercial Title Deed = Master, look at these! How could you use these as title deeds! You lost this game! What? Well, these are… How dare you conspire with a swindler to cheat me! Listen, my bros of the Snake Gang, let’s get to the fighting! Go get them Xiaoqin! Be careful, Your Highness!
Catch that dude! Let’s go, Your Highness! – Let’s go! – Don’t run away! Stop, you profiteer! There is no escape for you Stop there! How dare you take away my properties! Return the silver ingots and silkworm eggs Let go Give them back to me I didn’t expect the rich guy of Xinsilu would steal such little money in such a despicable way Shame on you! I just want one single article Nothing for you You owe me this time It is a draw now Let go. Let go You let go = Liquor = I heard a sound here just now Go and search Follow me Master My liquor will be wasted What a pity! Mater Qi Please, it is my private cellar under here Nobody knows it. There is nobody in it Listen, I will send you some jars of liquor later Let’s go. I will be waiting for you – Okay – Let’s go Mind your steps, Master Qi = Du’s Mansion = = Du’s Mansion = Your Highness! I apologize for not having received you well = Du Changfeng, Commissioner of Jiannan Dao = Your Highness, please Do you know why I have come to the Silver City as Envoy of Salt and Iron Bureau? I heard the tax corruptions had worsened continuously in Jiannan Dao recently Your Highness is well informed You have visited the Silver City as Envoy of Salt and Iron Bureau from the Central Government I will certainly be at your full service You sound like a loyal official, Mr. Du But I saw officials of the Silver City gambling publicly with tokens at Wanhua today It is really out of expectation Your Highness! There must be some misunderstandings I will check strictly with Your Highness Never mind I am tired today I have asked my daughter to arrange for your accommodation She is a careful and good-tempered girl Please ask for her assistance during your stay in the Silver City Thanks for your consideration, Mr. Du Your Highness, please You… There is no escape for you I won this game against Qiyan The chips are certainly mine You wouldn’t have won it without me Yes, you really made your contributions
But… Frankly, I may look so honored as the gang master outside But I have many brothers and sisters to feed back home I have been making daily breads since my childhood I get up early and go to bed late I am always hungry I also have to sell bean curd I have no parents I am just a young girl It is never easy for me to work with a gang of men day in and day out Actually, I have something else to tell you I have a crush on you ♪ I embarked on the journey when I was young ♪ ♪ Now I have experienced everything and I’m still alone ♪ ♪ I ever lost myself and complained ♪ ♪ Nobody knows what I have experienced ♪ ♪ Clear up the mist and warm the loner ♪ ♪ You are smiling like before in Spring breeze ♪ ♪ Time blurs the pain of separation ♪ ♪ I’d like to be with you for the rest of my life ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the desert ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the misty Spring rain ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the secular world ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the mountains and roads ♪ ♪ Let’s watch ever-changing clouds ♪ ♪ Let’s watch blooming and withering flowers ♪ ♪ Let’s watch people missing each other ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the boundless sea ♪ ♪ Clear up the mist and warm the loner ♪ ♪ You are smiling like before in Spring breeze ♪ ♪ Time blurs the pain of separation ♪ ♪ I’d like to be with you for the rest of my life ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the desert ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the misty Spring rain ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the secular world ♪ ♪ Let’s watch the boundless sea ♪ ♪ Sparks are still shining in your eyes ♪ ♪ I look forward to the day we get together ♪