Cast of characters for The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir. Minor spoilers up to most recently translated chapter on Patreon.
Marquis Moyu's household
Old Madame Ning
Other names: Marchioness Pingnan
Personal servants: Shouwu and Danggui
Live at: main courtyard
Misc information: mother of Ning Yuxuan, husband is deceased, first rank lady
Other names: Marquis Moyu
Personal servant: Guibai
Lives at: western courtyard
Misc information: the original novel's male lead & 21 years old at the start of the novel
Wives and concubines are listed in the order they entered the household.
Nie Sangyu ("NSY")
Personal servant: Muxu (16-17 at the start of the novel). Gets 2 more servant girls later: Gancao and Dengxin
Lives at: confinement courtyard at the start of the novel. Moves to Feiwan Courtyard (eastern part of the residence) later.
Rank: Concubine at the start of the novel. She had been Ning Yuxuan's main wife for the past 6 years
Misc information: 20 years old at the start of the novel
Personal servant: Songlan
Lives at: Jiyue Couryard
Rank: Honored Concubine
Misc information: Used to manage the inner courtyards' expenses before Ning Yuxuan's marriage to Wen Wan
Personal servant: Danzhu
Lives at: Xuesong Couryard
Rank: Honored Concubine
Misc information: Known to be kind and have poor health. Doesn't wear makeup. Her older brother is close friends with Ning Yuxuan.
Personal servant: Chunpi
Lives at: ??
Misc information: ??
Personal servant: Banxia
Lives at: Feiyu Couryard
Misc information: She was given to Ning Yuxuan by the crown prince. She and the Original! Nie Sangyu always argued when they saw each other
Personal servant: Tanxiang
Lives at: Qiangwei Courtyard
Rank: Main wife
Misc information: the original novel's female lead
Personal servant: Dinxiang
Lives at: Qiushui Courtyard
Misc information: She was given to Ning Yuxuan by the crown prince in chapter 106.
Names are listed in order that the characters were introduced in the story.
Name: Nie Xiangyuan
Relationship to NSY: Father
Misc information: Nie Clan patriarch. Third-rank general
Name: Nie Qingyun
Relationship to NSY: Older half brother
Name: Noble Consort Nie
Childhood nickname: Ninglu
Relationship to NSY: Aunt
Personal servant girl: Pengshu
Name: Nie Xiangtian
Relationship to NSY: Uncle
Name: Chen Suqin
Relationship to NYS: Maternal aunt as well as stepmother.
Misc information: Nie Qingyun's mother. Promoted to the position of main wife after her older sister, Nie Sangyu's mother, died.
Name: Chen Suxin
Relationship to NYS: Mother
Misc information: Nie Xiangyun's original main wife. Died while giving birth to Nie Sangyu.
Listed by birth order
First prince (and also crown prince )
Name: Zhao Zhe
Princess consort: Shen Youqing
Personal servant: Taxue
Name: Zhao Jue
Mother: Noble Consort Nie
Name: Miss Shui
Relationship to NSY: Shopkeeper and partner to NSY's cold cream and rouge store.
Name: Luo Qianqian
Relationship to NSY: friendly acquaintance from Tonghao Poetry Association
Misc: Married to Prince Huainan’s heir, Zhao Kaifeng
Name: Li Zixiu
Other name: Doctor Li
Misc info: Likes Muxu, has a sickly mother, helped Ji Man/Nie Sangyu pawn off her jewelry at the beginning of the novel
Name: Ning Huaiwen
Other name: Marquis Jingwen
Relationship: Ning Yuxuan's father's young brother
Name: Ning Mingjie
Relationship: Ning Huaiwan's son/Ning Yuxuan's older cousin
Misc info: Supporting male lead
Name: Ning Errong
Relationship: Ning Huaiwan's s daughter/Ning Yuxuan's younger cousin
Personal servant: Baizhi
Misc info: Nie Sangyu's best friend