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Disclaimer: Terms and concepts used in this story are based on loose research done by an amateur.

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Bin Concubine: The most senior rank of concubine in the royal consort.

Eomeoni: A formal way of addressing a mother.

Hanyang: Capital of Joseon, now named as Seoul.

Joseon: The name of Korea back in the Joseon era.

Oppa: Brother, or a term for a woman to address an older man whom she is close to.

Samsin halmeoni: The Grandmother Samsin; the triple goddess of childbirth and fate in Korean mythology.

Sanggung: One of the highest rank of palace ladies (or maids) in the palace.

Unni: Sister, or a term for a woman to address an older woman whom she is close to.

Umma: An informal way of addressing a mother.

Yang energy: Yin and yang is a Chinese philosophical concept that describes opposite but interconnected forces. Yang energy is often associated with masculinity.

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