This recap will basically cover episodes 9 to 19, because there’s not much things happening compared to the number of episodes.
(Recap 9/ 10/ 11/ 12/ 13/ 14/ 15/ 16/ 17/ 18/ 19)
Episodes 9 to 13:
Ping Jing finds out that Ping Zhang is an adopted son, and feels guilty of indirectly causing Qian Xue’s inability to conceive – Butler Zhou, who had followed their mother since young, didn’t want Ping Zhang to continue the family line as an adopted son.
Yuan Qi’s mother, Lady Yu, is revealed to have caused Lady Shu’s death during childbirth. She is threatened by Lord Moqi and Puyang Ying, and is killed off by them. They convince Yuan Qi to join their revenge.
Episode 14 of Nirvana in Fire 2 recap:
The Emperor is lenient on Yuan Qi, and lets him off owing to his ignorance of his mother’s evil deed. Yuan Qi is visited by Lord Moqi while he is mourning, who provokes him into joining forces with him. Lord Moqi also warns that even though Puyang Ying is now on their side, they never know what he thinks.
An internal report is delivered to the Chang Lin mansion about the Beiyan convoy, and Xiao Ting Sheng finds that the report being sent to the Chang Lin mansion, instead of the court, is uncanny. There is a man called Tuoba Yu who is part of the convoy, and ranks high on the Langya list. Puyang Ying hears similar news, and remarks that Beiyan is acting too quickly. He orders Duan to stay.
The Emperor orders Minister Xun to get Ping Zhang’s help in the convoy matter. The Emperor agrees with Ping Zhang’s suggestion for the Beiyan convoy to give horses to aid Great Liang’s army, and the horses to be taken care of by the Chang Lin barracks. Xiao Ting Sheng clocks the disapproving look on Minister Xun’s face.
Episodes 15 to 19 recap:
Most of Episodes 15 to 19 deal with the interactions of the two Chang Lin brothers with Tuoba Yu. Duan supposedly dies (he falls off a cliff) after pursuit from Commander Xun and Tuoba Yu.
It is revealed that in the past, Ping Zhang’s birth father and Yuan Qi’s father, the Marquis of Laiyang, had colluded in corruption. But Ping Zhang’s father caved in to his conscience, and saved the witnesses of their corruption. Ping Zhang’s father committed suicide, and the Marquis of Laiyang was sentenced to death.
Puyang Ying starts to transmit the plague disease that caused the fall of Yeqin.