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Ice Fantasy ~Chinese Drama~

Ice Fantasy (Chinese: 幻城; pinyin: Huànchéng) is a 2016 Chinese epic fantasy television drama based on Guo Jing Ming's bestselling novel, City of Fantasy. It was directed by Ju Jue Liang, and stars Feng Shaofeng, Victoria Song, Ma Tianyu, and Zhang Meng. The drama was produced by Shanghai Youhug Media and is broadcast on Hunan Satellite Television Diamond independent broadcast theater.


Synopsis

Drama Version

When the second prince of the fire tribe, Xin Jue (Jiang Chao), was mysteriously killed during his visit to the Ice Tribe for Ka Suo's coming-of-age ceremony, the Fire King Huo Yi (Hu Bing) finally has an excuse to start the second war between the Fire Tribe and Ice Tribe. With their parents captured and older siblings killed, the two remaining Ice Princes Ka Suo (Feng Shaofeng) and Ying Kong Shi (Ma Tianyu) escape to the mortal world and seek help from realm guardian Li Luo (Victoria Song) to help obtain ice crystals from six tribes.

After the Fire Tribe was defeated with the Deicide Sword, Ka Suo reluctantly battles his brother for the throne, but he wants nothing more than the freedom to be with his lover Li Luo. Ying Kong Shi does everything in his power to take the throne away from Ka Suo, while Yan Da (Zhang Meng), the Fire Princess, is willing to give up everything for Shi. Then, Ka Suo's loved ones all die off one by one under the conspiracies of Yuan Ji (Yan Yikuan) and Lian Ji (Kim Hee-sun), and he is determined to find the legendary "veiled lotus". A war between the Ice and Fire Tribe commences again, with Li Tian Jin joining the Fire Tribe to get his revenge on Ka Suo.

Novel version

The story is set a hundred years after a war between the Empire of Snow (Ice Tribe) and the Fire Tribe, where the Ice Tribe was defeated, leaving Prince Ka Suo and his younger half-brother Ying Kong Shi the only royal heirs and immortal ice illusionists left in the Ice Tribe. Conflict ensues after Ka Suo reluctantly ascends to the throne as his lover, Li Luo, and his brother go missing.

Ka Suo also accidentally discovers an evil presence lurking in the Ice Tribe's holy shrine. He and his companions enter the mysterious shrine, and defeated the head of the shrine, Yuan Ji, who was actually the mermaid concubine Lian Ji, only to find out that all the chaos was triggered by her. Ka Suo also experiences hardships in trying to find his lover and brother, not knowing that his brother has lost all of his memories and has become the Fire Prince under his mother's command. A war between the two tribes commences once again, with the two brothers pitted against each other.

Cast

Main Cast

Feng Shaofeng as King Ka Suo 
As the oldest out of the remaining ice princes, Ka Suo is entitled to the throne. However, after falling in love and losing his first love, Li Luo, he longs for freedom, but is bound by his responsibility as part of the royal family for his kingdom. He is forced to assume the throne to oversee reconstruction efforts for the Ice Tribe after the war.

Victoria Song as Queen Li Jing/Li Luo 
Li Luo is born with lowly civilian status, but with her brave and resolute attitude, she quickly becomes a powerful warrior (ice tribe sorceress in the book) and envoy for the Guards. She meets Ka Suo and the two fall in love. She was accidentally stabbed with the Deicide sword by Lan Shang while saving Ying Kong Shi. After that she was sealed in ice and placed at the bottom of the Infinity Ocean. She is later brought back to life by the veiled lotus.

Ma Tianyu as Ying Kong Shi / Li Tian Jin  
Ying Kong Shi is the younger half-brother of Ka Suo, who wants to replace him as king of the Ice Tribe to set his brother free. He is silent, cold and mysterious in nature. Li Tian Jin is the reincarnation of Ying Kong Shi and is also the Fire Tribe's new ally who wants to get revenge on Ka Suo. In several episodes, younger Ying Kong Shi is played by child actor Bian Cheng.

Zhang Meng as Yan Da 
Yan Da is the only daughter and a favorite child of the Fire Tribe royal family. Known for her unruly ways, stubbornness, and strong nature. She is actually kindhearted and sacrifices herself for Ying Kong Shi, against her father's wishes.

Madina Memet (Mai Di Na) as Lan Shang 
The noble mermaid princess who is known for her beauty and loved by many. However, she only has eyes for Ka Suo.

Immortals 

Ice Tribe 

Shao Bing as the Ice King 
Gong Beibi as the Ice Queen 
Cheng Peipei as Feng Tian, Ice Tribe's most powerful illusionist. She is Ka Suo's grandmother and dotes on him.
Luo Jin as Shang Lie, Crown Prince
Zhang Ziwen as Zhu Gong, 1st Prince
Li Sheng as Qian Ying, 1st prince's wife.
He Xiang as Li Guang, 2nd Prince
Wang Yitong as Nan Xing, 3rd princess
Ou Xianru as Xue Mi, 4th princess
Dan Sihan as Xuan Ta, a loyal general of the Ice Tribe. He tried to stop Ying Kong Shi from abducting the throne but was killed by him.
Wang Yu as Ji Quan, Ka Suo's childhood playmate.
Mou Xing as Hua Xiao 
Lu Yong as Old Ice King

Immortal Beings of the Holy Ice Shrine 

Yan Yikuan as Yuan Ji, an invincible and supreme being. He created the chaos that ensue in the immortal world, including the assassination of Prince Xin Jue and the conflict between Ka Suo and Ying Kong Shi. He is also Ying Kong Shi's biological father and the last descendant of the Ice Flame Tribe.
Zhang Xinyi as Lotus Spirit 
Gong Zhengnan as Qing Ren
Sun Zujun as Qing Long 
Deng Sha as Xing Zhou 
Ju Laiti as Feng Huang, a skilled assassin.

Fire Tribe 

Hu Bing as Huo Yi, the Fire King. A power-hungry and cruel man who aims to become the ruler of the three realms.
Shu Yaxin as Shuo Gang, Crown Prince
Jiang Chao as Xin Jue, 2nd prince

Mermaid Tribe 

Kim Hee-sun as Lian Ji / Lotus, Ying Kong Shi's mother and Lan Shang's adoptive aunt. She was an adoptive child of the royal mermaid family and was in love with the Fire King, but was forced by the Mermaid Saint to marry the Ice King.
Shen Hairong as Mermaid Saint, Lan Shang's grandmother and Lian Ji's adoptive mother.

Spirits 

Spiritual Tribe 

Wang Yidan as Chi Lian, the former Queen of the Tribe. She left the tribe many years ago in search for the Sighing Wall. After disagreeing with Die Che, she was sacrificed to her butterflies.
Chen Xinyu as Chao Ya, the current Queen of the Tribe. She is engaged to Liao Jian, but was a former lover of Pian Feng.
Wu Diao as Die Che, the most powerful musician in the Spiritual Tribe. She serves Yuan Ji as the Holy Shrine's southern protector; and eventually dies under Ka Suo's team.
Fan Shiqi as Chi Mo, Die Chi's lover and a notorious criminal of the Ice Tribe, who was actually the Fire Tribe's descendant.

Eagle Tribe 

Zhang Yujian as Pian Feng, a chivalrous and capable guard who serves Chao Ya and loves her.

Bear Tribe 

Liu Dong Qin as Liao Jian, a fierce warrior and the Bear Clan king. He is engaged to Chao Ya.
Wang Tianye as Hei Feng, a tyrannical warrior that kidnapped Liao Jian and took over the Bear Tribe. The Fire Tribe agreed to let him marry Yan Da, but he was defeated by Ying Kong Shi.

Humans 

Guardians of the Realms 
Huang Haibing as Ke Tuo, the leader of the guardians who serves the Ice Tribe. He took Li Luo under his care when she was a child. He was later killed by Shuo Gang.
Huang De Yi as Qin Chu, Li Luo's admirer and best friend.
Qin Yong as Lu Zhao 
Choenyi Tsering (Qu Ni Ci Ren) as Yang Dan 

Dream Tribe 

Xu Ke as Xing Jiu, King of the Astrologers, a loyal and kind man who faithfully serves the Ice King. He loves his sister deeply.
Xu Jiao as Xing Gui, Princess of the Tribe and Xing Jiu's sister that was meant to die on her 100th birthday.
Tie Zheng as Xun Hao 
Gao Yuqing as Old Astrologer King 

Healer Tribe 

Wang Duo as Huang Tuo, King of the Healers, a kind and honest man who loves Luna.
Lu Zizhen as Luna, a capable warrior born of lowly status, but gradually attains high spiritual power and becomes an assassin.
Li Haohan as Huang Ang 
Peng Yang as Yue Zhao / Yue Leng 
Guo Xin as Qiu Tian Nian 





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