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The Mystic Nine

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The Mystic Nine

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  • Title: 老九门 / Lao Jiu Men
  • English title: The Mystic Nine
  • Also known as: Old Nine Gates
  • Genre: Mystery, war, action, suspense
  • Episodes: 48
  • Viewership ratings: Peak = 1.213%, Average = 0.580% [1]
  • Broadcast network: Dragon TV, iQiyi
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Jul-04 to 2016-Oct-17
  • Air time: Monday to Tuesday
  • Original soundtrack: The Mystic Nine OST
  • Related TV shows: see Dao Mu Bi Ji

Synopsis[edit]

The drama is a prequel to The Lost Tomb in which the story focuses on the exploits of the nine grave robbing families in the 1933. With the help of his friends Fortune Teller Qi Tiezhui and Opera Singer Er Yuehong, General Zhang Qishan entered into a strange mine to discover a mysterious ancient tomb. After many untold dangers, he uncovered a Japanese plot to kill the residents of Changsha city. The men banded together to stop the Japanese's plot, thereby saving their city.

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Main Cast
The leader and 1st master of the Mystic Nine and a defense commander for the city of Changsha. He was known by everyone as Lord Buddha, the grandson of Zhang Ruitong (the previous generation Zhang Qiling). He has a strong military influence and the people's trust. Became leader after a rumor spread all over Changsha of him teleporting a Golden Buddha over to his manor in one night.
The 2nd master of the Mystic Nine. An expert at tomb raiding due to his family background, but chooses to become an opera singer due to his passion. He specializes in metal pellets and martial arts just like Zhang Qishan. He loves Ya Tou dearly.
The mistress of Crescent Hotel (新月饭店). Zhang Qishan's love interest and later wife.
The 8th master of the Mystic Nine. Saved by Zhang Qishan after he was captured by the Japanese bandits. He is not an expert in martial arts, but specializes in fortune-telling and divination. Although he is a fortune teller, he never believes in ghosts and gods.
Er Yuehong's wife. She and Yuehong knew each other from young till adult, he saved her from being sold as a slave then they got married. She has a mysterious sickness that Yuehong tries to desperately cure. Her real name is unknown.
The 4th master of the Mystic Nine who is known for his cruel ways. He specializes in metal pellets and the flying guillotine. He is the disciple of Er Yuehong and works at his residence. He likes Ya Tou.
Supporting Cast
Zhang Qishan's right-handed man. He is loyal and obedient and is placed to protect everyone else when his commander is not around.
Zhang Qishan's political opponent. A greedy and jealous commander who gets his hands bloody just for what he wants. Dies by the hand of the Mysterious Zhang family after getting his hands on the stone found in the mines.
Lu Jianxun's right-handed man. He does all of Commander Lu's dirty work.
The main antagonist. A mysterious man that has a lot of knowledge about the Mystic Nine.
A Japanese Soldier that works for at the American Commerce with the main antagonist. Though she falls prey to her own ambitions and doesn't quite listen to her boss.
The 9th master of the Mystic Nine. Jie Lianhua's father and Jie Yuchen's grandfather. He was Zhang Qishan and Er Yuehong's good friend. He specializes in strategy and planning ahead before an enemy strikes. He has connections with Japanese Departments and Trade networks. He also has some medical knowledge.
The only female member and 7th master of the Mystic Nine, also Huo Xiu Xiu's grandmother. She was raised as head of the household at age 15, specializes in seduction and carries blades behind her hair. She loves Er Yuehong and is willing to give up everything for him. She also loves Wu Lao Gou, but he was married to Jiuye's cousin. However, she harbors a hate towards Zhang Qishan which causes her to work with the Japanese to get rid of him. In The Lost Tomb series, she died in the Zhangjia ancient building, and her body was brought back by Wu Xie to confirm the death. But Huo Jinxi's ending in the drama is temporarily unclear.
Yin Xinyue's cousin. A doctor who studies in Western medicine, also works at Changsha city hospital. She was mistaken by Er Yuehong to be Ya Tou. Therefore, triggering her to fall for Er Yuehong as his love interest. She healed Zhang Qi Shan and Er Yuehong's injuries after they return from the mine expedition.
The 6th master of the Mystic Nine. Only one among the nine families who has a thug origin. He is a very low-key person, and even Wu Lao Gou doesn't have a deep relationship with him, only knows that he was once a 'swordsman' in Shaanxi."
The 5th master of the Mystic Nine, also Wu Xie's grandfather. He has hellhounds that are vicious and scary. He was generous, kind, and loved to make friends. Jie Jiuye introduced his cousin to Wu Lao Gou, and Wu Lao Gou fell in love with her when he first saw her, they were married soon afterwards. He has three sons: Wu Yiqiong, Wu Erbai, and Wu Sansheng.
The 3rd master of the Mystic Nine. His real name is unknown. He was injured in the tomb by his companion and sealed in the tomb during a tomb robbery. After the escape, only half of his life was left. Since then, he has been extremely suspicious. He has a better relationship with Jie Jiuye and Wu Laogou. There is speculation that Li Sidi in The Lost Tomb is his descendants, but it has not been accurately stated.
A woman who works at the Changsha city tavern.
A woman who works at the Changsha city tavern, along with Xiao Hong.
Yin Xinyue's fiance. He was in hostile with Zhang Qishan after the latter stole his invitation to enter the auction held at Crescent hotel. After learning Zhang Qishan's purpose, he convinced Yin Xinyue to believe in his words, but she considered him as a trickster. Later Qiu Dekao invited him to work together to get revenge against Zhang Qishan, but he was accidentaly killed on the train.
The descendant of the former emperor of Qing dynasty imperial family. The specific identity of him is unknown. He meet Zhang Qishan at the auction for the first time. The two met again after the city of Changsha was invaded by Lu Jianxun. He also helped Zhang Qishan and others to stay in his residence for a while.
Yin Xinyue's right-hand woman in the Hotel. She has the unique gift to listen to all conversations in the building.
Zhang Qishan's house maid. She was often seen with Yin Xinyue.
Er Yuehong's house maid. She always took care of Ya Tou when the second lord was not at his residence.
Zhang Qishan's house maid.
Two beautiful twins that have the ability to lure and seduce men for their riches. Returned the favor to 8th master after he helped them find their missing jewelry.
He was murdered and lured by a trap sent by Lu Jianxun. Later was killed by Chen Pi A Si with the Flying Guillotine that flew through the window.
People trapped in the mines
He was blinded by the Japanese soldier when he worked in the mines. Also one of the only survivors left after that. He was protected by Er Yuehong's great uncle when working at the mines. He was trapped in the mines for a long time, awaiting to send a message to Er Yuehong. However, he passed away from the Hair Disease after trying to escape with everyone else.
People in Bai Qiao & Hei Zu Village
A little fatty man. He befriends Lieutenant Zhang Rishan and 8th master when they arrive at Baiqiao village. Knows a lot of the information around town.
Lieutenant Zhang Rishan and 8th master meet him on their way to Bai Qiao. Then they worked at his residence while finding information about Zhang Qishan's whereabouts.
Leader of the Hei Zu. He was collaborated with Chen Pi A Si and the Japanese to plan the killings of residents of Changsha. But their plan was discovered by Zhang Qishan and lieutenant Zhang Rishan. He was killed shortly afterwards.
Guest Appearance

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Special - Er Yue Hua Kai[edit]

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  • Title: 老九门番外之二月花开 / Lao Jiu Men Fan Wai Zhi Er Yue Hua Kai
  • English title: The Mystic Nine Side Story: Flowers Bloom in February
  • Also known as: A Guard over Ancient Treasure
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Oct-20
  • Theme song: Liang Bao Hou (凉薄侯) by Hu Yun Hao

Synopsis[edit]

Er Yue Hong accepted a Japanese commander's invitation to perform at the Japanese military base so that he could smuggle out ancient treasures from under the Japanese's watch.

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Special - Hu Gu Mei Hua[edit]

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  • Title: 老九门番外之虎骨梅花 / Lao Jiu Men Fan Wai Zhi Hu Gu Mei Hua
  • English title: The Mystic Nine Side Story: Tiger Bones Plum Blossom
  • Also known as: Murders in the Xie Mansion
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Nov-10

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When several staffs in the Xie household died under the strangest the circumstances, Xie Jiu Ye suspected an inside job. He asked lieutenant Zhang Rishan to assist him in his investigation.

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Special - Heng He Sha Shu[edit]

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  • Title: 老九门番外之恒河杀树 / Lao Jiu Men Fan Wai Zhi Heng He Sha Shu
  • English title: The Mystic Nine Side Story: Ganges Killing the Trees
  • Also known as: Escape from the Labyrinth
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Nov-24

Synopsis[edit]

Huo Xian Gu and others were trapped in a temple by a poisonous gas. The painting on the temple walls sparked a killing spree.

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Special - Si Tu Huang Kui[edit]

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  • Title: 老九门番外之四屠黄葵 / Lao Jiu Men Fan Wai Zhi Si Tu Huang Kui
  • English title: The Mystic Nine Side Story: Four Belongs to Abelmoschus
  • Also known as: A Contract Killing for Revenge
  • Broadcast period: 2016-Oct-20

Synopsis[edit]

Chen Pi A Si began his career as a hired killer. His first customer was a little boy who was hiring him to kill his family's murderer.

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Season 2[edit]

This TV drama has not been officially confirmed.
Information cannot be verified by TV network sources.
The Mystic Nine 2

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  • Title: 老九门2 / Lao Jiu Men 2
  • English title: The Mystic Nine 2
  • Also known as: Old Nine Gates 2
  • Genre: Mystery, war, action, adventure, supernatural, suspense

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Notes[edit]

  • In June 2017, it was revealed in an interview that "The Mystic Nine 2" is in the stage of preparation for shooting. And from the plot of the novel updated by Nan Pai San Shu, the development of the story still continues the previous plot.

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Trivia[edit]

  • The drama is a commercial success in China. It is one of the most watched Chinese dramas, with over 12 billion views in total.
  • The series placed first in television ratings and became the number one most searched and discussed topic online during its broadcast. The drama also set a record for the most online views garnered in a day.
  • Filming took place in Hengdian World Studios. The tombstone scenes were filmed in various parts of China such as Tiantai Mountain, Jietou Town and Hanshanhu at Tiantai County and Yongkang, Zhejiang province and in Manchuria.
  • Filming lasted 104 days from November 24, 2015 to March 7, 2016.
  • Nan Pai San Shu, who is the author of the source novel was heavily involved in the making of the drama as a producer and screenwriter.
  • It is the second collaboration between Zhao Li Ying and William Chan who play a couple again after The Legend of Zu.
  • Zhang Yi Xing had special lessons from a famous Chinese opera singer for the sake of his role as Er Yue Hong.
  • Following the series, a wax figure of William Chan was added to Madame Tussauds Shanghai in April 2017. Another wax figure of Zhang Yi Xing was added to Madame Tussauds Shanghai in October 2018.
  • The story occured in the range time between Battle of Changsha and Ultimate Conquest.

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