A story revolving around a palace maid with a plucky attitude, street smarts, and a good heart as she maneuvers the dangers in the palace to become a concubine of Emperor Qian Long.
During the 6th year of the Qian Long's reign, Wei Ying Luo finds her way to the Forbidden City as a palace maid to investigate the truth behind her older sister's death. She vows to exact justice after learning that Hong Zhou is connected to the case. The kind and gentle Empress Xiao Xian Chun worries that Wei Ying Luo would tread on a path of no return, so she does everything in her power to help Ying Luo and to be her pillar of support. Under the Empress' guidance, Ying Luo becomes a female official and starts to let go of her hatred. However, the Empress dies an untimely death. Misunderstandings arise between Ying Luo and Emperor Qian Long yet they eventually learn to see eye to eye and to find comfort in each other inside the palace that is full of intrigue and conspiracy.
건륭 6년. 한 소녀가 언니의 죽음에 대한 진상을 알기 위해 자금성으로 들어가 궁녀가 되고, 궁정에서 발생하는 각종 어려움을 헤쳐 나가고 이후 건륭 성세에 일조하는 귀비가 되는 이야기
Serie ambientada en China bajo el mando del emperador Qianlong (1735-1796) de la dinastía Qing. Wei Yingluo entra en la Ciudad Prohibida como sirvienta con el objetivo de esclarecer las causas de la muerte de su hermana mayor, que fue asesinada dentro de los muros del palacio imperial. Mientras investiga el suceso logra ir escalando rangos en la complicada jerarquía del recinto, forjando alianzas pero sobre todo granjeándose enemigas.