Goddess of the Luo River
- ScreenwriterTong Tik-sang
Cho Chik (Cao Zhi) and Yan Fuk (Zhen Mi) are in love. However, Cho Cho (Cao Cao) wants to make Chik his successor, so he chooses Chan Tak-chu (Chen Dezhu) to be Chik’s wife. He further marries Fuk to Cho Pei (Cao Pi). Fuk falls into Pei’s trap by asking Chik to meet her in private. As a result, Chik is exiled to Linzi.
After Cho has died, Pei becomes the king. He begins to purge his brothers to secure his rule. Pei forces Fuk to write to urge Chik to return with the excuse that the Queen Dowager misses him. On the Copper Bird Terrace, Pei orders Chik to compose a poem within ten steps, and will kill him if he fails. Chik accomplishes in seven steps with Fuk’s encouragement. After hacking a foot off a tripod cauldron to illustrate to Pei the importance of his brothers, Fuk drowns herself into the Luo River. Mourning her by the River, Chik dreams of Fuk ascending to the heaven and becomes the Goddess of the Luo River.