Spoiler: “Manhwa run down 2” [i forgot to mention this in the last spoiler, but this first point is prior to the tea party. Basically how people view her] People begin talking about her. Calling her “the princess of bats” because of her hair colour. There are also a lot of rumours surrounding her, some about how evil she is, how she oppressed her “brother” and trying to take away his position, how she “stole” Nicola’s position to come here, how she stole Nicola’s teddy bear, how she oppressors and controls her family, how she raised taxes and lived extravagantly. Anyways, after the tea party and being humiliated by our MC, the fourth concubine is fuming. Seething at the ears. She basically goes on a tangent in her head about how she’s shared dinner with the emperor many times, so MC getting that attention is nothing. She refuses to accept MC as empress and decides she’s going to take mc out of the palace So fourth concubine begins to plot, she finds paint cans and sends a letter to MC to call her to the courtyard where she ends up splashing our MC with white paint. Mc obviously knew this was a trick but still went anyways. Fourth thinks she’s outdone herself and made a mockery of mc…. When in reality MC used this opportunity to wash out the black dye in her hair. And surprise surprise HER HAIRS PLATINUM BLONDE. What’s frustrating about this situation is the ML saw her get drenched in white paint and did nothing. Mc rocks up late to her lunch date with the emperor, he’s all like “she’s late” (like no shit, you watched her get doused in white paint. Paint isn’t that easy to wash away asshole)… anyways, mc rocks up and she’s repping her brand new hair colour. ML is flabbergasted, shocked. I’m fact everyone is shocked. During the lunch mc basically provides ML with some information but not all of it, because then she’s at an advantage. ML uses it and basically says something along the lines of “we’ll see if it’s true” or smt. Everyone finds out about MCs hair being blonde and guess who’s having a cry about it? That’s right, the 4th. She’s basically like “how dare you” blah blah.