Poison Genius Consort

Poison Genius Consort
《天才小毒妃》

Synopsis:

Easily cowed and bullied, she was the useless, ugly woman with no talent in medical skills. Supported by millions, he was Tianning’s most respected duke with the power to move all under Heaven. On their wedding day the bridal sedan was carried to the front doors, but the Duke of Qin’s gates were shut tight.

They told her, ‘Come back tomorrow.’

All alone, she walked step-by-step full of pride through the duke’s doors. Little could they imagine, this unattractive good-for-nothing was a beautiful, genius doctor of poisons!

After transmigrating to the past, poisons expert Han Yunxi finds herself on the verge of being married off to the country’s second most powerful man, the Duke of Qin. Her future life seems set–except her husband is an unfeeling ice block, her in-laws think she’s a eyesore, the empress dowager wants to use her for her own goals, and poison-related plots abound.

Alone, the intelligent (and sensible) Yunxi must carve her own space from the intricate web of court intrigue and the jianghu, relying on her words, wits, and wisdom to survive. Adapt when necessary, use force when required; to survive and thrive is the name of the game to a prosperous life.

No matter what, she’ll prove her right to live!


Background:

《天才小毒妃》 (Tiancai Xiao Dufei) Poison Genius Consort is a completed 1370 chapter Xiang5 web novel written by 芥沫 (Jie Mo) from February 2015 to January of 2017. It has since been adapted to a drama series called Legend of Yun Xi (芸汐传) starring SNH48’s Ju Jingyu (鞠婧祎), Zhang Zhe Han (张哲瀚), and Merxat (米热) in the lead roles.

English translations by Ruyi, with editing by Khuja and purple.angel135.


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*Please note that story arc names were created by the translator for ease of organization + reading, and do not exist in the original raws. 🙂

Chapters 1-75: Poison Trials of a New Wangfei
Chapter 1: Surprise, she’s getting married
Chapter 2: Shameful, come back tomorrow
Chapter 3: Not leaving, this sister’s no pushover
Chapter 4: Then let her keep waiting
Chapter 5: A familiar warning
Chapter 6: The auspicious hour’s arrived
Chapter 7: Whose beauty can cause the fall of a country?
Chapter 8: Into the nuptial chambers
Chapter 9: Mysterious man
Chapter 10: Take off your clothes
Chapter 11: Where do you want his lordship to go?
Chapter 12: A clever bribe
Chapter 13: A drop of red on the white handkerchief
Chapter 14: No confidence at heart
Chapter 15: Rather interesting, rather righteous
Chapter 16: Sending you off like a rushing river
Chapter 17: The close and intimate empress dowager
Chapter 18: Most respected man
Chapter 19: Formula for the antidote
Chapter 20: Urgent rescue
Chapter 21: The useless trash speaks for herself
Chapter 22: Counterattack, using needles on the acupoints
Chapter 23: Suspicions without evidence
Chapter 24: It takes backbone to ask for money
Chapter 25: Unexpectedly, the patient condition’s changed
Chapter 26: Humiliation, an aggressive lesson
Chapter 27: Unyielding before illegal punishment (1)
Chapter 28: Unyielding before illegal punishment (2)
Chapter 29: Relying on your warmth
Chapter 30: Giving you a chance to escape
Chapter 31: In for a penny, in for a pound
Chapter 32: Rescue effort, racing against time
Chapter 33: Savior, just wait obediently
Chapter 34: Anxious, awaiting the results
Chapter 35: Meting punishment, the fox exploits the tiger’s might
Chapter 36: Letting you have a good look
Chapter 37: A call, the young general remembers a kindness
Chapter 38: Grand Concubine Yi returns
Chapter 39: Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law’s big quarrel
Chapter 40: Vicious, she wants to kill
Chapter 41: Urgent business, her countermeasure
Chapter 42: Incomparably anxious, a life for a life
Chapter 43: Demanding medicine for treatment
Chapter 44: Vent your anger to your heart’s content
Chapter 45: Warmth of an angel’s wings
Chapter 46: Your lordship forbids you from being scared
Chapter 47: But I’m still really scared
Chapter 48: Because she wanted to wed you
Chapter 49: The white lotus suffers a defeat
Chapter 50: Emperor’s decree, a frightful thing
Chapter 51: Courage, going all out
Chapter 52: Strange illness, a pregnant man
Chapter 53: With certainty, he’s wrong
Chapter 54: Hope, a method for treatment
Chapter 55: The truth must be concealed
Chapter 56: Forceful, go with your lordship
Chapter 57: Snake fight, formidable strength
Chapter 58: A fall and his choice
Chapter 59: Rival-in-love, the white-robed female
Chapter 60: Unforeseen, senior brother and junior sister
Chapter 61: Competition between women
Chapter 62: A threat, Pill Fiend remembers a grudge
Chapter 63: The useless trash defies the natural order
Chapter 64: I won’t stop you from admitting defeat
Chapter 65: Obtained, meeting again in the future
Chapter 66: Anxious, the critical moment
Chapter 67: Disturbance, who’s the most certain one?
Chapter 68: Definite diagnosis, three generations’ death penalty
Chapter 69: Close questioning, is this it?
Chapter 70: Startled, to go so far as bribery
Chapter 71: Acrid encounter with a poisoned tongue
Chapter 72: Prosperity, buying popular support
Chapter 73: Saving a life, father and daughter negotiate
Chapter 74: The truth exceeds expectations (1)
Chapter 75: The truth exceeds expectations (2)

 

Chapters 76-140: A Hidden Threat, A Troublesome Clan
Chapter 76: A peerless young lord
Chapter 77: Guilty conscience, why is wangfei hiding?
Chapter 78: Bet with huge stakes
Chapter 79: The clues must be accurate
Chapter 80: Han Family’s presumptuous young master
Chapter 81: Storehouse key, grab it if you have the guts
Chapter 82: Stay strong, well done!
Chapter 83: Impressive might, different degrees of punishment (1)
Chapter 84: Impressive might, different degrees of punishment (2)
Chapter 85: The low-profile Madame Li
Chapter 86: Status of the storehouse
Chapter 87: Your lordship will take care of the snake poison
Chapter 88: Drinking tea, each with her own thoughts
Chapter 89: Madame Li’s many secrets
Chapter 90: Tea leaves, results of the investigation
Chapter 91: A chance encounter, a glib tongue
Chapter 92: Oath, I’ll protect you when I grow up
Chapter 93: Demanding with ample reason
Chapter 94: Forced to answer, Madame Li speaks up
Chapter 95: Unforeseen, surprise appearance of snake venom
Chapter 96: A promise, ten days later
Chapter 97: There’s matters to attend to, there really are
Chapter 98: Living in fortune without knowing fortune
Chapter 99: Hold it, let’s make a deal
Chapter 100: Domineering, one of his people
Chapter 101: Unmasking the secret, expert behind the scenes
Chapter 102: Interrogation, fiendish tactics
Chapter 103: Unexpectedly, she’s the one in most danger
Chapter 104: Night visit, life hanging by a thread
Chapter 105: Tea shop, another clue appears
Chapter 106: Close questioning, locking onto the target
Chapter 107: An extremely comfortable technique
Chapter 108: Most likely suspect
Chapter 109: Shared hopes
Chapter 110: The assassin exceeds all expectations
Chapter 111: Poison Human, a fierce foe
Chapter 112: Terrified, to confess or not confess
Chapter 113: Fortune amidst misfortune
Chapter 114: Vigil, waiting for what?
Chapter 115: His name is Gu Qishao
Chapter 116: Lair, late by one step
Chapter 117: You didn’t disappoint your lordship
Chapter 118: Unforeseen, the master appears
Chapter 119: Your daddy doesn’t like the looks of you
Chapter 120: Danger, a thousand pounds hangs by a thread
Chapter 121: Disappointment, so that’s how it is
Chapter 122: Piqued, the wangfei pardons
Chapter 123: Feeding medicine, on the edge of losing control
Chapter 124: Going back, an unfortunate turn of events
Chapter 125: Havoc at the Duke of Qin’s estate
Chapter 126: Argument, who wins the counter?
Chapter 127: Confrontation, everyone gathers
Chapter 128: Intense, the true situation
Chapter 129: A choice at the critical moment
Chapter 130: No mercy for a bad end
Chapter 131: Behind the scenes, just one step short
Chapter 132: Lofty words, rectifying her name
Chapter 133: Unreconciled, publicizing the bet
Chapter 134: Conviction, putting one’s all into the fight
Chapter 135: Anxiety, is there poison?
Chapter 136: Look quickly, something’s happened
Chapter 137: His Highness Duke of Qin personally appears
Chapter 138: Attacked
Chapter 139: Asking for help, I’ll play you a round
Chapter 140: Heart moved, accepting you

 

Chapters 141-190: Pressures from the Imperial House
Chapter 141: Han Yunxi gets taken advantaged of
Chapter 142: Stifled, not to one’s liking
Chapter 143: A chance encounter, brushing past
Chapter 144: The chronically-ill Imperial Physician
Chapter 145: Opportune, formidable
Chapter 146: On this matter, the emperor reaches a compromise
Chapter 147: Keeping silent, no one asks
Chapter 148: Marriage talks are so suffocating
Chapter 149: Secret, carefree spirits
Chapter 150: This wangfei is just that outrageous
Chapter 151: Drinking contest, no end of trouble
Chapter 152: The rules are set, the stakes are huge
Chapter 153: Time’s up, the winners and losers decided
Chapter 154: Dirty tactics
Chapter 155: Wrath, meeting a plot with a plot
Chapter 156: The flavor of suffering in silence
Chapter 157: The rice is cooked
Chapter 158: Keeping silent, she’s self-aware
Chapter 159: A show of strength, you asked for it
Chapter 160: Entanglements, his stance
Chapter 161: No chance to make concessions
Chapter 162: New Year’s Eve, shielding shortcomings at the family banquet
Chapter 163: Frightened, this is a corpse
Chapter 164: Poisoned, it has to be you
Chapter 165: Cruel torture, hanging by a hair
Chapter 166: The Duke of Qin’s heavy price
Chapter 167: Acting out, the domineering Duke of Qin
Chapter 168: What’s happened to you, Empress?
Chapter 169: Because your lordship does as he pleases
Chapter 170: Misfortune, what a beastly bully
Chapter 171: Refusing the decree, all because of you
Chapter 172: Pestilence, popular anxiety
Chapter 173: A threat he’ll understand
Chapter 174: Eager, I’m here to save you
Chapter 175: Mufei, I’ve returned
Chapter 176: Peeping, a guilty conscience
Chapter 177: Very convenient, very fishy
Chapter 178: Medicine City, splitting up
Chapter 179: Restricted area, terrifying poison
Chapter 180: Bewildered, he’s not poisoned
Chapter 181: Identity, so it was him
Chapter 182: Oddity, safely in storage
Chapter 183: Mockery finally fails
Chapter 184: Misfortune, the Han family’s difficulties
Chapter 185: Doubts, but so what?
Chapter 186: Argument, overreaching oneself
Chapter 187: Wrath, investigate to the end
Chapter 188: Who did it better?
Chapter 189: Hatred, it’s all because of you
Chapter 190: Surprisingly, he’s returned

 

Chapters 191-221: He Judges, She Acts, But the Jury's Out Between Them

 

Chapter 222-286: Complications & Capers at Medical City


Chapter 222: Chronic complaint, sixth-rank doctor
Chapter 223: This is authoritative might
Chapter 224: Your presence brings light to my humble dwelling at the justice courts
Chapter 225: The actual motive is to protect
Chapter 226: Unexpected situation
Chapter 227: Favored protection, overthinking things
Chapter 228: Abnormal kidnapping
Chapter 229: Truth, just who is he?
Chapter 230: Silence, is he taking liberties with her?
Chapter 231: Sweet nothings, so not domineering
Chapter 232: Sickness, substitution
Chapter 233: Staying behind, what business have you tonight?
Chapter 234: The unreliable Qishao
Chapter 235: Chaos, the real and fake crown prince
Chapter 236: Sticking to one’s guns, a pessimistic situation
Chapter 237: Antidote, heheheh
Chapter 238: Han Yunxi sheds her morals
Chapter 239: Does your husband know?
Chapter 240: Suddenly, I miss you so much
Chapter 241: A hopeless answer
Chapter 242: She has the right to be provocative
Chapter 243: Do you two plan on eloping?
Chapter 244: Tomorrow night, I’ll take you with me
Chapter 245: The final hope appears
Chapter 246: Just who’s leading the way?
Chapter 247: Settling accounts, killing without pardon
Chapter 248: Tang Li’s suspicions
Chapter 249: This old fellow would sure like to die
Chapter 250: Protection from the Shadow Clan
Chapter 251: Anxious, promptly sitting down
Chapter 252: A married couple’s show of affection
Chapter 253: He admits it
Chapter 254: Going together without prior consultation
Chapter 255: Someone got there first
Chapter 256: Someone disappeared
Chapter 257: Never would have thought
Chapter 258: Strange, a detour around them
Chapter 259: Not unless I’m dead
Chapter 260: Yunxi, hurry and go
Chapter 261: A chowhound appears
Chapter 262: Receiving without refusing the offer
Chapter 263: Midnight, who’s arrived?
Chapter 264: His lordship is willing to lose face
Chapter 265: He’d probably kill you
Chapter 266: Cross at the sight of her
Chapter 267: Too embarrassing
Chapter 268: The real bully
Chapter 269: Balancing sides, to say or not to say
Chapter 270: Doing your best to help is a must
Chapter 271: She’s domineering, too
Chapter 272: The thing that disappointed Qishao
Chapter 273: Meeting a gentleman upon his return
Chapter 274: Lil Thing’s secret
Chapter 275: It’s just a little something extra
Chapter 276: Kill her if she’s useless
Chapter 277: I’ll walk in the front with you
Chapter 278: The expert won’t let her say
Chapter 279: One vs. one
Chapter 280: So you know that I have cares, too
Chapter 281: Pay the price for fooling around
Chapter 282: Little Genius Pet
Chapter 283: Asking him outright
Chapter 284: Before irresolution
Chapter 285: Forcibly kept, regardless of yes or no
Chapter 286: Tianxin, Mu Xin

 

Chapter 287-347: When the Ice Melts, Spring Will Come


Chapter 287: Wrath, reward offers all over
Chapter 288: The Long Clan’s prize for capture
Chapter 289: Lil Thing accomplishes great deeds
Chapter 290: Fine, I’ll wait until he comes
Chapter 291: Mute Granny’s tears
Chapter 292: Impending tempest
Chapter 293: Are you coming over, or does your lordship have to make a move?
Chapter 294: A cold duke can be warm hearted, too
Chapter 295: It’s enough if your lordship has you
Chapter 296: She’ll never be it
Chapter 297: Alarmed, the person’s disappeared
Chapter 298: I didn’t mean it
Chapter 299: Both treasures are wanted
Chapter 300: Where to move house?
Chapter 301: An ice-cold warning
Chapter 302: Overthinking things?
Chapter 303: His Highness Duke of Qin loses his temper
Chapter 304: Why investigate Gu Beiyue?
Chapter 305: Three women on one stage
Chapter 306: Actually, she saved her
Chapter 307: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (1)
Chapter 308: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (2)
Chapter 309: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (3)
Chapter 310: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (4)
Chapter 311: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (5)
Chapter 312: Empress Dowager’s birthday banquet (6)
Chapter 313: Respectable, winning without playing
Chapter 314: Monarch’s Word, the sound of the qin is like the sound of your voice
Chapter 315: You were sent to poison
Chapter 316: You can’t die, keep living
Chapter 317: Medical supplement, hard to tell true from false
Chapter 318: The purpose of the uncle’s visit
Chapter 319: The world is bigger than you think
Chapter 320: A good mama atones for her crime with good deeds
Chapter 321: Someone feels distress for her sake
Chapter 322: She can’t be helped
Chapter 323: Voyeurism, what does she want to see?
Chapter 324: Let this fellow have a kick
Chapter 325: Wouldn’t you profit then?
Chapter 326: Homicide, the empress dowager’s invitation
Chapter 327: The person that Emperor Tianhui fancies
Chapter 328: With regards to being biased
Chapter 329: No need for the original arrangements
Chapter 330: Still pleased and unrestrained?
Chapter 331: He laughed
Chapter 332: Warmth like an April spring breeze
Chapter 333: So many things she doesn’t know
Chapter 334: For the estate’s matters, you decide
Chapter 335: Distressed to the point of rage
Chapter 336: Asking you ‘til you’re speechless
Chapter 337: Unexpected appearance of the serpent fruit
Chapter 338: The pattern of a nightmare emerges
Chapter 339: Clever people may be victims of their own cleverness
Chapter 340: The disappointing final conclusion
Chapter 341: Truth of the beautiful medicine fan
Chapter 342: Beiyue, you’re the only one left
Chapter 343: What was the motive?
Chapter 344: A big disaster
Chapter 345: Truly unhappy
Chapter 346: I’m happy because you’re unhappy
Chapter 347: Your Highness, you took offense

Chapter 348-388: Two Schemers are Better than One

Chapter 348: Wedding, big news
Chapter 349: Never going back
Chapter 350: Has popular feeling changed?
Chapter 351: Why wouldn’t she take revenge?
Chapter 352: Flaunting wealth ahead of the marriage
Chapter 353: Outwardly docile, inwardly devious
Chapter 354: A feeling of admiration surges like the river
Chapter 355: The Duke of Qin is the worst (1)
Chapter 356: The Duke of Qin is the worst (2)
Chapter 357: The Duke of Qin is the worst (3)
Chapter 358: This wangfei will remember
Chapter 359: Is there anything more tragic than this?
Chapter 360: Constantly protecting you
Chapter 361: Results bear fruit
Chapter 362: Concern for the chaos
Chapter 363: The most formidable man
Chapter 364: Gu Beiyue’s worries
Chapter 365: Long Feiye, I really miss you
Chapter 366: How about serving by your side?
Chapter 367: It’ll just be you for the future
Chapter 368: Not even going to the disaster area
Chapter 369: Black market, Yunxi’s brilliant scheme
Chapter 370: The first riot in black market history
Chapter 371: Who’s the one who can’t help it?
Chapter 372: Then let’s make a move
Chapter 373: I like that perfect cunning
Chapter 374: Hopeless, dragging Northern Li underwater
Chapter 375: Haggling, who’s the most ruthless one?
Chapter 376: Cut, cut, cut
Chapter 377: Reward, I want all of you
Chapter 378: His Highness Duke of Qin embezzles
Chapter 379: You can afford to cause a scourge with your lordship
Chapter 380: Crash…for your lordship
Chapter 381: Long Feiye’s methods
Chapter 382: Someone wants to trap His Highness Duke of Qin
Chapter 383: Time to give up the grain
Chapter 384: Are you finished pretending yet?
Chapter 385: Esteemed wangfei is powerful
Chapter 386: But he’s not willing
Chapter 387: Emperor Tianhui is so vexed
Chapter 388: Anyone can make mistakes, forgive them when you can

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  • Care

    This maybe a spoilerish question if answered– but does the duke thaw at all?? And does it happen real soon. I understand that she has to go through her own trials and tribulations but it just rubs me raw when the love interest (if it’s the duke) is over the top ice cold and super unfeeling. It makes him look super dumb. That if he’s this top dog of all dogs that he should naturally realize that he’s got a gem here. Hello. Sorry if you’ve all talked about this previously. I very much enjoy this story and it’s nice hat she has other men that treat her well. But when the main dude can’t even see her worth or even ask her if she’s alright?!?! I get that it’s beneath him because of his title or whatever’s, again makes him look sillier then the rest who have seen her once or twice and see what he doesn’t. It takes away from his godliness– but other then that the writing and translation are beautifully done.

    Yes I realize many stories have the unfeeling blockhead of a man. But to be uber high up and the best of the best should mean he sees/knows what’s true– that she ROCKS!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this story.

    • Ruyi

      Enjoy his iceblock-ness when you can. He spoils her silly in the future. ^-^ (Sorry, didn’t see this comment for ages!!)

  • 2amsilence

    I reaaally enjoy this novel, thank you for the translation Ruyi and Khuja!!

  • darekiddevil

    Is it just me or the description is almost exactly the same as “poisoning the word”?

    • Ruyi

      If you’re talking about transmigration and use of poisons, sure. It’s a popular trope for CN writers. There’s tooooons of novels with the same concept, but PGC and PTW have very different plotlines and worlds behind them, and their protagonists differ in personality as well. Don’t take my word for it though–go ahead and read it yourself. I enjoy both. ^-^

  • Kreld

    So the protagonist is a girl? pretty rare o: not that I’m trying to be sexist or anything lol

    • Ruyi

      Yep, there’s plenty of female protagonist novels if you find the right genre. 😉

      • WebNovelfan

        Hi
        Can you recommend some others that are translated/being translated
        With female protagonists
        Thankd

        • DKC (The Demonic King Chases His Wife) Moonbunnycafe (800+ chapters)

          DOP (Descent Of the Phoenix) Shiroyuki Translations (200+ chapters)

          GDBBM (Genius Doctor: Black Bellied Miss) Misty Cloud Translations (450+ chapters)

          PTW (Poisoning the World) Voltare Translations (160+ chapters)

          SE (Stunning Edge) Kakkokari Translations (100+ chapters) <— Have not read but has I decent number of chapters translated.

          These are ones I'm currently reading at least.
          I've basically looked through every female protagonist novel with a decent number of chapters out there.

          • WebNovelfan

            Thank you very much

          • Collins Sky

            Enchantress’s Amongst Alchemist radiant translation

        • Sindrea Light

          Demon Wang’s Favorite Golden Fei, To Be A Virtuous Wife, Chu Wang Fei, uhh… and I think the others that I read were already name

          Edit: Almost forgot, there’s also My Disciple Died Yet Again. Really good! I recommend that and Golden Fei the most.

          • WebNovelfan

            Thank you

  • Aquaren

    @ Ruyi
    Nice to meet you too. I’m glad that you’are translating the novel and I can translate it into Polish.

    • Ruyi

      Here’s to wishing you the best in the long, looong journey ahead! ^-^