碧血寫春秋

明帝昏庸,外憂內患益重。邊關守帥鍾于君一門忠烈,長子孝全文武兼擅。他既懷疑國丈私通西遼,正等候孿生弟孝義探偵敵情。元帥誤會孝全懦弱畏戰,即強令他領兵出征。孝義得密報敵軍將暗算孝全,隨即趕往軍營救兄長。孝全力戰遼軍不敵,更誤中埋伏,幸得眾人及時趕到解圍。然國丈向明帝進讒言加罪孝全,並召他立即回京,若不從即軍法處置。正值眾人徬徨之際,國丈持金牌至,要脅孝全立即起程,否則全家治罪抄斬。孝全唯有回京面聖,惜昏君誤信讒言,罷免其官職。其父鍾于君亦錯中奸臣圈套,以為兒子妄動干戈,激怒西遼入侵中原。于君怒極舉刀欲斬孝全,時國丈亦至,於府中宣詔處死孝全。孝義雖手執國丈通敵書函趕回,惜其兄已慘死國丈手下。孝義立時提刀擊斃奸臣。



Death of a Loyal Warrior

The incompetence of the emperor of the Ming Dynasty causes domestic troubles and aggravates external threats. The family of General Zhong Yujun, who is guarding the frontier, is loyal to the country. His elder son, Xiaoquan, is skilled in both civil and military affairs. Suspecting the emperor’s father-in-law of having secret dealings with Xiliao, Xiaoquan waits for his twin brother Xiaoyi to find out the truth through spying on him. Thinking that Xiaoquan is too cowardly to fight, the general orders him to lead the troops to the battlefield. Tipped off about an ambush against XiaoquanXiaoyi hastens to his brother's rescue. Despite his best efforts, Xiaoquan is defeated, and further encounters an ambush. Fortunately, the dispatch arrives in time to rescue him.

 

The emperor’s father-in-law speaks ill of Xiaoquan, so the emperor orders him to return to the capital immediately or be court-martialed. The emperor’s father-in-law arrives with a gold plate that signifies the emperor’s order and threatens to put Xiaoquan’s entire family to death unless he returns. At his audience with the incompetent emperor, Xiaoquan loses his post because of the father-in-law’s slander. His father, also fooled by the rumour that his son’s recklessness is the cause of the invasion, raises his sabre toXiaoquan. The emperor’s father-in-law comes with an order from the emperor to execute Xiaoquan. Although Xiaoyi has finally secured evidence of the father-in-law’s treachery, it is too late—his brother has been executed. Xiaoyi kills the culprit with his sabre to avenge his brother's death.