Detailed InformationBroadcasting company: SBS
Official Website : http://tv.sbs.co.kr/go/
Also known as: The Royal Princess of Ja Myung Go / The Story of Self Destruction
Genre : Historical, period, romance
TV Premiere: 2009-March-09 to 2009-Aug-25
Production : Screenwriter: Jung Sung Hee
Director: Lee Myung Woo
Main Casts : Jung Ryu Won as Princess Ja Myung, Lee Young Yoo as young Ja Myung, Park Min Young as Princess Nak-rang, Jung Kyung Ho as Prince Hodong.
Running Time per Episode : 40 mins
Total Episodes : 50 Eps
Legend has it that more than 2000 years ago, the Kingdom of Nangnang possessed a mystical Ja Myung Drum (Ja Myung Go) which will sound by itself when enemies invade. In reality, Ja Myung Go does not represent the drum but instead, is embodied by the King's daughter, Princess Ja Myung. Princess Ja Myung and Princess Nak-Rang are born on the same day and time to the same father but different mothers. It is predicted that one princess will become the nation's savior while the other will bring the entire nation down.
Using her family's powerful background, Princess Nak-Rang's mother successfully establishes her daughter as the savior princess while Princess Ja Myung, who is branded the princess of destruction, escapes death with the help of her mother and grows up among the common folk. When she learns of her true identity, Princess Ja Myung returns to her Kingdom, resulting in a new wave of internal politics and power struggles. Princess Ja Myung and Prince Hodong of the rival state of Goguryeo fall in love but fate has it that they cannot be together. Princess Nak-Rang, who is also in love with the Prince, willingly gives her nation up to him by destroying her Kingdom's mystical war drum. Princess Ja Myung, fighting to save her nation, finally pierces her sword towards her beloved Prince Hodong...