Originally Posted by Kurenai86
Yes, that is EXACTLY what I thought as well! When Bao Niang mentions that Tai Gu Cheng is right at the center of Wu Yue, and then Hua Shen states that they will use it as a "base," I immediately thought that this would work like an RPG game, much like Chinese Paladin, where the party travels throughout Wu Yue and can return to TGC as their "base."
Also, it is indeed very confusing with regards to the relationship between Yu Di, Huang Di, Hua Shen, Mo Di, and Shen Nong. It seems like none of them even knew the others, save for Yu Di and Hua Shen ...
... even though in a video interview posted on CCTV's website with the director, Wen Qing (who plays Hua Shen), and Guo Kai Min (who plays Yu Di), the actors state that:
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Yu Di, Huang Di, Hua Shen, Mo Di, and Shen Nong are all children of Nü Wa and Fu Xi (except that Yan Di is their half-sibling)
So I'm just waiting for Fu Xi and Nü Wa to finally appear in the series, I'm sure that there must be some sort of backstory/flashback to explain the true histories of the characters.
Something that I did just realize is that Shen Nong is not the main character in the story at all. Vincent Jiao is the male lead, but in the end credits, Wen Qing's name is credited FIRST, before Jiao En Jun's, meaning Hua Shen (Bai Hua Xian) is actually the main protagonist of the series. Which actually makes sense when you think about it ... in the episodes I've seen already, Yan Di has been absent from at least two episodes entirely, whereas Hua Shen has been in every single one. Meaning the story is actually told from Hua Shen's perspective, with Shen Nong as a secondary character. Oh well.
Also something I should mention is that Wu Yue is also significant in Bao Lian Deng, especially BLD QZ. When Liu Yan Chang first sets foot at Hua Shan, he mentions that he is traveling through Wu Yue. Hua Shan is of course one of the Five Mountains and is where San Sheng Mu resides, and where her temple/shrine is located. So Wu Yue is where San Sheng Mu and Liu Yan Chang conceived and birthed Chen Xiang, and also where Yang Jian imprisoned his sister as well, of course.