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*This is the updated Pinterest board that includes how each character will look in the official anime:


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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May 26, 2020 8:27 pm

I really enjoyed reading the book. It helped me piece some of the missing parts of the TV drama together. Although, I know that things are censored and people can interrupt things the way they want. I do believe that the ending of the extra chapters of the book would have made a better ending to the drama. After being separated for so long why would they part to meet again. I would love to read more about their bromance.

May 29, 2020 7:10 am

just wanted to say that Wen Ning also has a common name, Wen Qiong Lin.

iit would also be better if Wen Qing was on the list.

June 15, 2020 2:30 pm

One of my fav novels here💜

June 15, 2020 11:26 pm

How does the list of young masters work? I mean, how are they ranked? What kind of people make the list? etc etc.. 🤔

June 27, 2020 11:47 pm

Wei Ying’s spiritual tool, Chenqin, has been forgotten. Sorry, I forgot the spelling!


Here for the fourth time but this is the first time I’ve visited this particular chapter….I kinda always skipped to the prologue.

I gotta say





July 19, 2020 12:58 am

Hello, I’m going to start my journey on reading the novel. Wish me the best! 😄❤

July 19, 2020 7:10 am

describing JingYi as the less mature and less polite really sends haha

July 26, 2020 4:41 am

Ok….I’m gonna start reading it….wish me luck

July 28, 2020 2:51 pm

When I read this novel the 1st time, I didn’t pay attention to the meaning of the names. Now I read it for the 2nd time, I understand why they have such names. The author is very creative

July 31, 2020 1:33 am

I missed this chapter before. The toughest part of my first reading of this novel was characters’ names; I would get confused as to who was who, so this is a handy reference to refer back to. I am taking more time with this reading to better absorb the author’s meanings and the footnotes that clarify speech and traditions. This translation still appears to be the go-to site for those of us coming to this via The Untamed and unfamiliar with Chinese tradition and history, so I thank and congratulate all those who have put so much time and effort… Read more »

July 31, 2020 4:03 pm

From the prior chapter, “In the Cloud Recesses, there was a cold spring with a lot of miraculous effects, for the male cultivators to use. It was said to be able to calm down one’s heart, clear one’s mind, quench one’s fire, and so on.” … It just occurred to me that may be why Lan Zhan went to the cold spring. He just found Wei Ying after 13 years, he needed to clear his mind (amongst other things).

August 1, 2020 5:04 am

So excited to read this! skkssk

August 25, 2020 2:11 am

Great thing it didn’t mention lan shizui’s birth name*-* so ppl who haven’t watch the drama will not feel anxious while reading :>)

Mzhang lee
Mzhang lee
August 29, 2020 11:14 pm

This is best drama i ever seen i was watching lots of chinese drama,korean drama,indian drama,turkish drama etc..but this is different there is something is this drama..the whole actor is play their role very nice..the story is specless..thts y i came to read thei novel story also bcz aftr watch the untamed i feel not satisfied jst want knw complete story..about wangxian…Lanzhan n weiying the heart theifer of their fans 😂😂😂 yibo n Xiao zhan..iam totally obssesed in this drama in Lanzhan n weiying..Thnkq to share this nice story…iam very to read this..

September 1, 2020 4:23 pm

May The Gods bless you!!! Thank you for the translation, hope you get approval to the original writer to translate it officially.. May prosperity find you 😘😘

September 8, 2020 3:15 pm

I watched the TV drama first because it was what caught my attention initially. I was so moved by the story and reading this character cheat sheet just made me tear up even more. The meaning behind their names make more sense now…

September 11, 2020 4:55 pm

Did wei wing’s face changed after being reborn? If not, why can’t anybody recognise him?

September 15, 2020 1:39 pm

Can we have more details of how the characters relate to the main characters?
I got kind of confused with the names after a bit…

tanya de
tanya de
October 10, 2020 7:50 pm

I miss Wen Yuan in this guide

October 23, 2020 2:44 am

YanLi—”to dislike separation”

I cry…

October 27, 2020 3:33 am

What’s the ranking for??? The best looking???

Elwen of the Hidden Valley
Elwen of the Hidden Valley
November 2, 2020 8:32 am

So good to be able to read the story, after watching the TV show. It was obviously a great deal of hard work and I appreciate it.

November 6, 2020 7:00 pm

Just got a little question, it was not to long ago I finished the second time, but here I am again for the third time. SO SHOULD I READ IT AGAIN NOW OR WAIT A BIT LONGER AND COME BACK TO IT???? 🤔🤔🤔
Please help before ALL my brain cells dies😅

November 8, 2020 4:06 pm

Love this novel. Read it 4 times now and watched The Untamed about the same amount of times. I think watching the tv show helped me with the characters’ names. Liked the parts where Lan Zhan drinks wish there was more of these actions in tv show. Love the part on the bridge where he picks him up in his arms because Wu Xian won’t let him carry he on his back.

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