bbjx; a list of stuff showing how close 4/13 were historically and ruo xi (or any other woman) never even had a chance (from reading articles/history books/watching 雍正王朝 at 4am) because their relationship was just so ugh, that i wanna throw myself off a cliff.
- after yongzheng ascended throne, the ‘yin’ in in all his brothers names had to be changed to ‘yun’ to avoid the taboo in having the same sounding name as the reigning emperor. only 13th’s name was kept the same.
- 13th prince yinxiang designed his brother’s robes, armor, the emperor’s bed, the sedan, glasses, snuff bottle,glasses, official stamp, you name it. He also knew the emperor’s exact size/measurement for clothing.
- 4/13 were often sent out to survey the lakes/rivers and were always walking within each other’s shadows. In Kangxi’s later years, 13th prince no longer accompanied his father and 4th brother, but they wrote poems back and forth to each other. (32 poems to be exact)