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Wei Ying

(named Mo XuanYu after transmigration)

Common name: WuXian (fourth on the list of young masters)

Title: YiLing Patriarch

Name meanings: Wei—contains the character for “ghost”; Ying— “infant”; WuXian— “no envies”; YiLing—the place Yiling, where Luanzang Hill is

Height: 186 cm (180 cm after transmigration)

Sword: Suibian (the Chinese characters “Sui Bian”, meaning “whatever”, are engraved on the sword)

Tools: Stygian Tiger Seal (of which half was destroyed prior to the siege at Luanzang Hill), Compass of Evil, spirit-attraction flag

Lan Zhan

Common name: WangJi (second on the list of young masters)

Title: HanGuang-Jun (“Two Jades of Lan” with his brother Lan XiChen)

Name meanings: Lan— “blue”; Zhan—an adjective often used to describe an azure shade of blue; WangJi—a Daoist phrase, meaning “to not seek fame or wealth, forget about worldly matters, and be at peace with the world”; HanGuang— “to hold light”

Height: 188 cm

Sword: Bichen (meaning “to avoid dust/worldly matters”)

Guqin: Wangji

YunmengJiang Sect

Motto: to attempt the impossible

Residence: Lotus Pier, Yunmeng

Motif: the nine-petal lotus

Jiang Cheng

Common name: WanYin (fifth on the list of young masters)

Name meanings: Jiang— “river”; Cheng— “clear”, “transparent”; WanYin— Wan means “night”, while Yin means “to chant”

Height: 185 cm

Sword: Sandu (a Buddhist phrase that refers to the root of all turmoil—greed, anger, and ignorance)

Ring: Zidian (“purple lightning”); it can turn into a whip that emits purple lightning, able to separate the soul and body of a person who had seized someone else’s body

Jiang FengMian

(Jiang Cheng’s father and past sect leader; he was old friends with Wei WuXian’s parents)

Name meanings: FengMian—Feng means “maple”, while Mian means “to sleep”

Yu ZiYuan

(Jiang Cheng’s mother)

Name meanings: Yu—”to worry”; ZiYuan—”purple kite-bird”

Jiang YanLi

(Jiang Cheng’s older sister, Wei WuXian’s shijie)

Name meanings: YanLi—”to dislike separation”

GusuLan Sect

Motto: be righteous

Founder: Lan An (born in a temple; became a musician afterward)

Residence: The Cloud Recesses, Gusu

Motif: flowing clouds

Lan Huan

Common name: XiChen (first on the list of young masters)

Title: ZeWu-Jun

Name meanings: Huan—“to dissipate”; XiChen—”A chancellor of the morning sun”

Height: 188 cm

Sword: Shuoyue (“new moon”)

Xiao: Liebing (“fractured ice”)

Lan SiZhui

(mature disciple with polite manners)

Name meanings: SiZhui—”to recollect and long for”

Height: 172 cm

Lan JingYi

(less mature disciple with less polite manners)

Name meanings: JingYi—Jing means “scenery”, while Yi can mean either “appearance”, “etiquette”, or “gift”

Height: 168 cm

Lan QiRen

(the pedantic, stubborn, strict teacher who brings up excellent students)

Name meanings: QiRen—Qi means “to open, to start”, while Ren means “kindness”

LanlingJin Sect

Residence: Koi Tower, Lanling

Motif: the white peony Sparks Amidst Snow

(Disciples of the Jin Clan have vermilion marks on their forehead)

Jin GuangYao

(Leader of the LanlingJin Sect)

Title: LianFang-Zun

Name meanings: Jin—”golden”; GuangYao—Guang means “light”, while Yao means “a radiant piece of jade”; LianFang—”to hide fragrance”

Height: 170 cm

Jin Ling

(son of Jin ZiXuan and Jiang YanLi)

Name meanings: Ling—”to rise above”

Height: 172 cm

Jin ZiXuan

(Ranked third on the list of young masters)

Name meanings: Zi—a common character found in many names; Xuan—”a tall pavilion”

Height: 185 cm

Jin GuangShan

(past sect leader, rumored to have died “in bed”)

Name meanings: GuangShan—Guang means “light”, while Shan means “kindness”

Mo XuanYu

(illegitimate son of Jin GuangShan, sacrificed his body to Wei WuXian)

Name meanings: XuanYu—Xuan means “mysterious”, while Yu means “feathers”

Qin Su

(Wife of Jin GuangYao)

Name meanings: Su—”sincerity”

QishanWen Sect

Founder: Wen Mao (the first to focus on expanding the clan instead of the sect)

Wen Ning

Alternative name: Ghost General

Name meanings: Wen—”lukewarm”; Ning—”peace”

Height: 183 cm

Wen RuoHan

(Past leader of the Wen Sect)

Name meanings: RuoHan—Ruo means “as though”, while Han means “coldness”

QingheNie Sect

Motif: the head of a beast

Nie MingJue

Title: ChiFeng-Zun (eldest one of the sworn brothers)

Name meanings: MingJue—”a bright, penannular jade”; ChiFeng—”a crimson blade”

Saber: Baxia (“to be under forceful power”)

Height: 191 cm

Nie HuaiSang

(the cowardly second young master)

Name meanings: HuaiSang—Huai means “to hold”, while Sang refers to “mulberry leaves”

Height: 172 cm

Yicheng Arc

Xue Yang

Height: 180 cm

Sword: Jiangzai (“to bring down disasters”)

Xiao XingChen

Name meanings: Xiao—”dawn”; XingChen—”star-dust”

Height: 185 cm

Sword: Shuanghua (“floral frost” or “the brilliance of frost”)

Song Lan

Common name: ZiChen

Name meanings: Lan—”mist”; ZiChen—Zi a common character found in many names, while Chen means “a precious stone”

Sword: Fuxue (“to brush away snow”)


Name meanings: Qing—”bamboo”


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November 24, 2020 3:29 pm

It’s been only 18 days since I asked if I should read the GDC again but can’t hold myself anymore from reading it again for the 3rd time😶 I just love WangWain a lot that I can’t let it go. This is the first BL I’m madly obsessed in😏

December 11, 2020 10:11 am

I fell in love with every thing….which ever things were missing in the episodes….I got clear answers of my confusion and questions…

January 11, 2021 6:51 am

I just want to thank the translators! I wouldn’t have been able to read this if it wasn’t for your hard work! Thanks a million. I discovered this after watching The Untamed on Netflix, which was a great adaptation of this book. They did great considering the censorship rules they had to comply with. My first BL story! I love Wangxian! Love the music, the actors and the cinematography of the series. Love the books extras that explained things the series didn’t!

January 26, 2021 10:51 pm

Reading this again.🥰🥰

January 26, 2021 10:53 pm

2021.. who else with me.. read this novel again ang again

January 30, 2021 4:55 am

LWJ gave the name sizhui, what if it’s because sizhui reminds him of WWX that’s why it’s meaning is “to long for”

February 1, 2021 5:34 pm

So how old was weiying before and after rebirth.

Pure love
Pure love
February 10, 2021 11:26 am

I have been living, sleeping, eating and breating ‘The Untamed’ eversince I discovered it by accident over two months ago. I have been watching the show and reading this translated novel back to back, again and again and it feels up my heart everytime. I’m so inlove with it and can’t move on. I need help!!!!!!!

April 4, 2021 9:17 am

“less mature disciple with less polite manners” LMAO

April 7, 2021 1:33 pm

Am back to reading this for the tenth time!!

April 19, 2021 7:04 pm

Omg thi sis my first time reading. Apparently its going to put us through a lot of pain?

Random Person
Random Person
June 21, 2021 7:39 am

SiZui means to recollect and long for?? Lan Zhan is the one who gave him that name. Is it because he misses Wei Ying???? :O

July 18, 2021 1:58 pm

i watched the show before i read this! and honestly, it feels refreshing to know the meanings of their names. if it werent for the show, i might not remember the names stated here. i couldnt let go of the show, so i came here 😂

August 5, 2021 8:19 am

Reading it for the 2nd time, I can’t express how much I love this novel, literally one of my favorite things in the world.

Nicole Ann
Nicole Ann
August 20, 2021 9:44 pm

Thanks a lot! I’m currently reading the manga at Wecomics lol and decided to read the novel because i was too tempted Haha. Then i guess I’ll watch the live action.

December 27, 2021 7:17 pm

First time reading this

February 20, 2022 11:01 am

Ahhm, I’m still hesitating whether to read it now or later. Because I can’t forget the live-action (Untamed) of this. Well, the actors played well. But of course, there will always be a difference between the actors’ interpretation and the book characters. And I know I have preconceived ideas… urghhh…. why did I watch Untamed first ?!

March 29, 2022 1:18 am

Ahhhh I’m reading this for the second time now and I am excited!!!

March 29, 2022 1:31 am

I am reading this the second time I am so excited!!

April 11, 2022 2:46 pm

Ya an pasado como dos años desde que leei esta novela, haci que hoy después de dos años me la volveré a leer ❤️‍🔥

Alisa D'souza
Alisa D'souza
August 25, 2022 11:46 pm

1st time reading this after watching the drama (the untamed) & the anime and reading the manhua

January 24, 2023 5:28 am

I’ve watched the dongua and read the manhua. Can’t wait for clarity

Ftr (not really)


24/01/2023 Tuesday

Official LMW release!

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