Way back 500 years, prominent bell smiths and molders are commanded by the Celestial August and Yung-Lo to make a bell with a sound reaching 100 Li. The creation was lead by Kouan-Yu and within the two trials of casting a bell, it still can’t mold gold, silver, brass, and iron.
Yes master, I will do my best to finish the bell
I'm giving you a last chance to make that bell.
In the first failure that the Son of Heaven heard of, he felt anger but didn’t let out a word. Though, when he knew that they still failed the second time, his anger grew, and threatened Kouan-Yu with a letter telling him of a consequence of death if they wouldn’t be successful in casting the bell.
Give this to your father!!!
Ko-Ngai, the daughter of Kouan-Yu bearing a beautiful heart, saw the letter but she kept it to herself. Thinking of helping her father, she traded her jewelry and gold to afford an astrologer.
If you didn't finish the bell and you failed again, this time I will kill you.
I need to help my father, I don't want to lose mg father.
In her meeting with the astrologer, the latter informed her that there’s no way gold and brass would meet in wedlock, that silver and iron would only be together in the presence of flesh from a maiden melted in a crucible and the blood of a virgin must be mixed in the metal fusion.
For the sake of my father, I'm very sorry Akiko.
Following what the astrologer advised her, she pushed her bestfriend in the crucible for the third attempt. Though Kouan-Yu felt sorrow about what happened, orders of the Celestial August and Yung-Lo are final and irrevocable.
No!! sweetie no plss don't do that!!!
Ko-Ngai bring her friend in the crucible
But in spite of all these things, the command of the Celestialand August had to be obeyed, and the work of the mouldersto be finished, hopeless as the result might be. Yet the glow ofthe metal seemed purer and whiter than before; and there wasno sign of the beautiful body that had been entombed therein. Kong- Ngai and her father lived happily for a long time.