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Third Branch of He Family
Chu Lian (楚琏)
Other names: Sixth Miss (六小姐), Sixth Miss Chu (楚六), Chu Liu (楚六), Third Young Madam (三奶奶), Honoured Lady Jinyi (锦宜乡君)
Our foodie protagonist, great at cooking.
Other names: He Sanlang (贺三郎) , He Sanlang the Fair (贺家玉三郎), Zixiang (子翔), Captain He (贺校尉)
The male lead and Chu Lian’s husband. Left for the army five days after getting married. Currently a captain in the northern border troops.
Senior Servant Gui (桂嬷嬷)
Other names: Gui-momo
A senior servant under Chu Lian, Chu Lian’s former nursemaid. Practically raised Chu Lian. Has a kind and loving nature and wishes the best for Chu Lian.
A personal maidservant under Chu Lian. Has served Chu Lian in the Ying Estate and was transferred over to the Jing’an Estate when Chu Lian married into House Jing’an. A kind, loyal and capable servant.
A personal maidservant under Chu Lian. Has served Chu Lian in the Ying Estate and was transferred over to the Jing’an Estate when Chu Lian married into House Jing’an. Has a letter from Xiao Bojian in her hands, addressed to Chu Lian. Seems to have designs on He Changdi.
A personal maidservant under Chu Lian. Was bought by Chu Lian’s stepmother to serve as part of Chu Lian’s dowry. Not as loyal as Xiyan and Fuyan, who were raised in the Ying Estate.
A personal maidservant under Chu Lian. Was bought by Chu Lian’s stepmother to serve as part of Chu Lian’s dowry. Not as loyal as Xiyan and Fuyan, who were raised in the Ying Estate. Had great ambitions and chose to leave Chu Lian to serve Old Duke Zheng as a cook. Tried to climb into Heir Zheng’s bed and was tortured by Duchess Zheng. Tried to return to the Jing’an Estate, but ultimately died outside the walls of the estate.
A menial servant in Songtao Court who was promoted to a second-class maidservant after Mingyan’s departure.
Senior Servant Zhong (钟嬷嬷)
A senior servant who used to be a second-tier maidservant under Countess Jing’an. Was promoted to become He Changdi’s nursemaid and raised him as her own as Countess Jing’an was too sickly. Has been sent by He Changdi to keep an eye on Chu Lian while he is away in the army.
A first-class maidservant who knows martial arts. Older sister of Wenlan. Has been sent by He Changdi to keep an eye on Chu Lian while he is away in the army. After living with Chu Lian for a while, she has been completely bought over by Chu Lian’s cooking. Was promoted from second-class after Mingyan’s departure. Followed Chu Lian to the northern border.
A second-class maidservant who knows martial arts. Younger sister of Wenqing. Has been sent by He Changdi to keep an eye on Chu Lian while he is away in the army. After living with Chu Lian for a while, she has been completely bought over by Chu Lian’s cooking. Followed Chu Lian to the northern border.
The He Family of House Jing’an
-Matriarch He’s two daughters? (mentioned ch 4)
Other titles: Madam Liu, Peiwen
First appearance: Chapter 5
Senior Servant Liu/Xiangyun
Senior Servant Zhou
He Changqi/He Dalang
He Changjue/He Erlang
Duchess Ying (mentioned ch 5)
Second Master of the House of Duke Ying (Chu Lian’s father)
Third Madam of the House of Duke Ying (mentioned ch 6; Chu Lian’s mother)
Miss Su/Fifth Miss
Miss Yuan/Eighth Miss (鸢姐儿)
Miss Fu/Ninth Miss
Xiao Wujing/Xiao Bojian
Marquis of Fu’an (mentioned ch 3)
Head Physician Liu (mentioned ch 17)
Consort Jian (mentioned ch 25)
Imperial Duke Lu/Great General Qian (钱大将军)
First appearance: Chapter 25
Imperial Princess Leyao
Imperial Concubine Wei
Duchess of House Zheng
Duke of House Zheng
Zheng Tiancheng/Heir Zheng
Imperial Consort De
Heir Dingyuan (mentioned ch 39)
Feudal Princess Anmin
Royal Princess Duanjia
Zou Yuanqin (Fifth Miss of House Dingyuan)
Yang Ge (mentioned ch 43)
Prince Wei (mentioned ch 43)
Wei No. 7
Wei No. 1
He Lin (mentioned ch 29)
Left Military Guard
Duke of Lu/General Qian
Great Doctor Miao
Imperial Hanlin Academy (mentioned ch 25)
Jiaqing Hall (mentioned ch 13; possibly title for Xiao Bojian instead of a place?)
Jiangnan (mentioned ch 34)
Zhuque Main Street