Cast of characters for The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir. Minor spoilers up to most recently translated chapter on Patreon.
Last updated August 2018
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