Emperor Huiwen of Qin , aka "Ying Si", the son of Duke Xiao of Qin , aka "Qin Xiao Gong", he spent his life on conquered the states of Yiqu on north, Shu and Ba on the west; Hangu Pass on the East and Shang Yu on the southern district, he established the foundation for the future of Qin State . Ying Si passed away when he was young because of a illness, his wife Queen Dowager Xuan , aka "Mi Yue " was left behind. She took her ancestor relics "Sword of Qin Mugong " heading to the tomb of Qin MuGong, an emperor during Spring and Autumn Period Qin , expressed her love to Ying Si:
My Lord, My Husband, this is my greatest gift in my life to have you as my husband; your love and kindness, I don't know how can I return these all to you. And now, you are far away from me, your death makes me lost, but I have to stay strong to teach your son, our son, to be a king full of wisdom like you.I wish I am with you in the heaven, just like the pass, we both stand beside each other.
Even though the death of Ying Si was eliminated her miss and expression, she stayed strong and raised their son Emperor Zhaoxiang of Qin , aka "Ying Ji " be an enlightened lord. Mi Yue would watch the last sceneery of Qin State together with Ying Si who suffering underworld punishment with his tongue and nose had already been cut-of which made him unable to speak anymore.
The art concept derive from The Book of Songs, written during Spring and Autumn Period(770-403 BC) and the Warring States Period(402-221BC). The theme surrounds three poetries on Qin State—“The Reeds and Rushes”, “Yellow Birds”, and “No Clothes”—and a chorus. It is written in the style of seal script which was the literary style during that time. The totem is in the design of bronze vessels, symbolizing the greedy beasts Tao-Tie and Qiong-Qi; while misty clouds wavering around the lotus emphasize the softness of the character.
shows the emotions of searching and yearning in relationships—husband and wife, lovers, ruler and his ministers, wisdom seeking. All have frustration and helplessness while facing barriers that lie between one another. All three verses of poem are written at the side of the foundation.
mourns the death of Qin MuGong, an emperor during Spring and Autumn Period, and three wise ministers. It mourns that justice seems to be blinded. One verse of the poem is written on the sword.
is a war poem dedicated to Shen BaoXu from Qin AiGong, an emperor during Spring and Autumn Period. Qin was touched when Shen plead to reclaim homeland who wept for seven days and seven nights. The first verse of the poem is written at the sleeve of the character.
Chorus is edited from a novel, Da Qin Di Guo, in which Mi Yue spoke to her son on the weight of being an emperor. The chorus is written on the fingers of Emperor Hui.