Poison Genius Consort

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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 Chinese web novel written by 芥沫 (Jie Mo) from February 2015 to January of 2017.

English translations by Ruyi, with editing by Khuja. 


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*Please note that story arcs were created by the translator.

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:
Chapter 116:
Chapter 117:
Chapter 118:
Chapter 119:
Chapter 120:

Chapters 141-189: Pressures from the Imperial House

Chapters 190-221: A Collection of Domestic Disputes

Chapter 222-285: Troubles and Trials of Medical City

Chapter 286-347: When the Ice Melts, Spring Will Come

  • 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! ^-^