It’s here! It’s finally here! Tribes and Empires: Storm of Prophecy, also known as the drama with the best trailers ever, is going to premiere tonight at 8pm (CN time) on streaming sites Tencent, iQiyi and Youku.
The entire story is set in Novoland, a fantasy world comprising of mortals (who either live in the prosperous Eastern Land or the nomadic Eight Tribes), dwarves (河洛), the winged people (羽), spirits (魅), titans (夸父) and merfolk (鲛).
The 80 episode drama will revolve around the friendship between a half-spirit half-human prince with a cursed fate (Huang Xuan), a general’s son (Shawn Dou) who is fated to become emperor and the heir of a nomadic tribe (Zhou Yiwei) who wants to rise up against the ruling dynasty.
BTS and character specials (playlist):
More behind-the-scenes: Costumes & styling | Art & music
An ending spoiler for those who’ve read the original (highlight to reveal)
[ According to author Jin Hezai, who has watched the entire drama, Tribes and Empires will end with the Muru family being exiled and Muyun Sheng ascending the throne before escaping the palace to look for Panxi. If commercially successful, there will probably be a sequel that will take its story from the second half of the novel.]
Muyun Clan (royal family & nobles):
Panxi (Janice Man), a spirit who resides in a magical pearl, and Muyun Sheng’s true love
Ambitious Empress Nanku (Jiang Qinqin) and her niece Nanku Yueli (Wan Qian):
Muru Clan (has a strong military presence – serves the royal family):
Muru Hanjiang’s love interest, and later Muyun Sheng’s consort, Su Yuning (Xu Lu):
Shuofeng and Helan clans (notice how the tribes have different emblems):
Shuofeng Heye’s love interests: Muyun Yanshang (Zhang Jianing), Jin Zhuhai (Reyizha), Helan Tieduo (Wang Sisi)
Is open ending the new trend now? Sheesh. First PA and now this.
Are they confident they can get back the whole cast though? Esp when Huang Xuan and Shawn Dou are such busy people.
I think it’s because the book series was never finished. It’s like Game of Thrones except the scriptwriters don’t know what happens and are too lazy to make up the rest of plot.
Wait what 80 episodes and only half the novel? I mean I know the novel doesn’t exactly give an ending but…
I just want to know if Xu Lu’s character really becomes the consort of Muyun Sheng ….
Consort Muru Hangjiang. Pretty obvious from foreshadowing actually.