In the 6th year of the reign of EMPEROR QIANLONG (Nie Yuan), to find the truth of her elder sister’s death, young lady WEI YINGLUO (Wu Jin Yan) becomes a lady-in-waiting in the Forbidden City. Through investigation, it’s confirmed that her sister’s death is connected to ridiculous PRINCE HONGZHOU (Hong Yao), so she vows to seek justice. EMPRESS FUCA (Qin Lan) is a respected and virtuous person. Not wanting YINGLUO to take the wrong path in life, she spares no effort in showing her warmth and support. With her guidance, YINGLUO continues to grow and become strong and righteous, and even sets aside her hatred to really start living. Unfortunately, the death of the Empress causes YINGLUO to misunderstand QIANLONG. The initial hostility between them eventually transforms into mutual understanding and support. Courageous, quick-witted and broad-minded, YINGLUO manages to solve many problems, and is thus promoted to NOBLE CONSORT LING, assisting QIANLONG in his reign of the empire’s golden age. Before her death, YINGLUO tells QIANLONG about the late EMPRESS FUCA’s last wish, which was for YINGLUO to stay beside him and help him become a capable ruler. QIANLONG finally realizes FUCA’s good intentions. In the 60th year of QIANLONG’s reign, WEI YINGLUO’s son PRINCE JIAQING YONGYAN is installed as the Crown Prince, whose birth mother ROYAL NOBLE CONSORT LINGYI is posthumously honored as EMPRESS XIAOYI. Eventually, YINGLUO has dedicated her whole life to fulfilling her promise to EMPRESS FUCA.