Bringing Calamity to the Nation (Huo Guo)

Bringing Calamity to the Nation (Huo Guo) 祸国

Using a thread to embroider, time can be weaved;

Using a heart to embroider, a nation can be weaved.

How can a palace, imprison a phoenix?

One’s life is decided by oneself and not by heaven!

On one great land, the world is split into four, Yan, Bi, Yi and Cheng.

Nation Bi’s Right Prime Minister’s daughter, who is of a dignified demeanour, virtuous and gentle, admires the son, Ji Ying of the Four Great Families. Yet when the two families were preparing for a marriage alliance, it was flagrantly wrecked by the King,  Zhao Yin, with one imperial edict, selecting her to enter the palace.

For the sake of her family, Jiang Chenyu had no other way but to accept the imperial edict and enter the palace.

However, she was not willing to become the Monarch’s consort and die of old age in the palace, so she volunteered herself and requested to become Zhao Yin’s strategist.

Zhao Yin, impressed by her courage, then sent her as an ambassador to Nation Cheng, under the pretext of celebrating King Cheng’s birthday to secretly steal classified information. Who would have thought that the rewrite of the volatile and tumultuous situation of the four countries’ history would have begun due to such a careless decision…

The gears of fate start to rotate: From a naive, pure and romantic girl, to a befitting Empress that rules the world; From a weak little girl who is at the mercy of others, to an all-powerful female Emperor of the generation… 

As calamity is brought to the nation, the world is overturned.

T/n: The female protagonist’s name comes from the phrase “chen yu luo yan”(which is part of a longer sentence), which was used to describe Xi Shi’s extraordinary beauty where it caused the fish to drown and the geese to fall. Xi Shi is one of Ancient China’s Four Beauties.

Here is my short review if you are interested.

Content List

First Arc: Entering the Palace

Second Arc: Going to (Nation) Cheng

6 thoughts on “Bringing Calamity to the Nation (Huo Guo)

  1. Hi! I would like to ask where you read the raws because when I searched it up the results, jjwxc show that this novel has 57 chapters.


    1. Ah yes, jjwxc was where I first read the raws too 😉 If I’m not wrong, jjwxc is the first online version of the novel and I think the published version doesn’t differ in the story either.

      The web version has 57 chapters (including side stories) but the chapters are slightly shorter. The source I’m using has 37 chapters but the chapters are longer T^T Anyway, I decided to follow the chapters from this publisher: 江苏凤凰文艺出版社

      Haha and you just reminded me, the novel has 37 chapters but that’s excluding the epilogue/grand finale(which is a must read! XD) and the side stories. Gonna update all of that now! 😀


  2. I’ve just found out about this novel today, and I’m hooked! Just when I feel like losing hope in historical novels, this one came in the nick of time. Thank you so much for translating this. You’re doing an amazing job!

    My heart is still broken over Chenyu’s unrequited love (I have a soft spot for Ji Ying type male characters), but more than that I’m greatly ancitipating how she will grow as a character. Admittedly, it wasn’t until she started to shed her innocent, harmless facade when she became an interesting character. Although I know there will be more tragedies awaiting her, I’m earnestly looking forward to how the story will unfold. 🙂

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