The concubine is a pretty face on the outside but a Rat on the inside. She acts dumb (and for sure is one to me lol but never underestimate rats like her). She is very selfish and wants to be an empress but acts frugal and humble. She has yet to do any work as queen other than networking and showing everyone the emperor favors her. She is like that itch (Rashta) from the remarried empress lol I think she got reincarnated into this novel She always tries to embarrass the empress ei saying that the empress wears too many expensive clothes, or she calls the emperor by his first name in front of people. lol But the emperor set her straight unlike the dumbass Sovieshu from the remarried empress. He basically said he can afford to give the empress whatever dress NO matter the luxury because she is HIS ONLY empress. PERODT He tells her(concubine) it's ok to be humble but she should not act like she is not privileged. something about noblesse obliges. (ps that was at a royal dinner with guests......) 'the inferred responsibility of privileged people to act with generosity and nobility toward those less privileged.' Also, the concubines' ever excuse is "I just come here" (she come from another dimension the holy priest said). Especially when she is in trouble "i just came here and i don't know the norms/etiquette yet. the empress tells her it's already been half a year she needs to learn or is she unwilling or just dumb lolll. So the empress gives her goes to the concubine's room and dumbs all her work there and basically says get that shit done. Now our empress can go and be a wicked woman bahhahaaha I agree he is emperor but there are always noble factions who want to overthrow the emperor. I think he has a lot of enemies and wants to take them out but I honestly don't know LOL I have a feeling it has something to do with the holy temple... So now the empress is enjoying her leisurely unemployment life the palace went to shit. Aisha(concubine) tried to get out of doing work by saying the Emporer said she doesn't have to do anything. the empress looked at her like the rat she is and said "do you not know that the emperor rules everything BUT the inner workings of the palace. everything I say goes" so she gave her the work and as we expected the rat did not do shit. everyone came to beg the empress to do the work again but she said that the queen's job, leave. People talked trash but quickly came begging again realizing what a treasure their empress is for taking good care of the contraction, welfare, messengers, payroll and so on they went to the emperor and begged him to persuade the empress. He came with his tail tucked and said that he won't ask for her to forgive him for his insensitivity and unfairness. he asked her a favor that she do SOME of the work and that he would make sure the rat does her share properly. The empress was pleased because she expected him to order her to do work and she felt bad for the innocent people who are going without because of that rat. She also found it to be a good time because now everyone knows her value compared to that rat. She tells the emperor they need to write a contract and he said ok but what's the punishment for not following the contract. she says 'divorce'. he said ok there is no way he will break that treaty. LOL she tells him he can bring in a better empress why is he being complicated, he doesn't answer her and leaves. She ends up thinking he is a tyrant but worth of his title as emperor because at once he got five teacher to teach the rat about the inner palace and her work. she studies 10 HOURs a day.