The new Gong tells of a new love story set in the times of Yongzheng. Lian Er asked her father to let her into the palace so that she could meet the seventeenth prince, Yun Li. The two fall in love and originally plan to marry.
But, when Yun Li’s teacher, Alinga, lands in trouble, Yun Li has no choice but to marry Alinga’s daughter to save him. A heartbroken Lian Erdoes her best to protect herself in the palace, desperately dreaming of being able to leave the palace and live an ordinary life. She did not expect to become a piece in a power play used by those with power and betrayed by a girl she had once thought of as a sister.
Alliances are made, debts are formed, and just as Lian Er is about to go under, she accidentally attracts the fancy of Yongzheng and becomes one of his consorts. Suddenly, everything becomes so complicated – if she stops now, she will be hurt; but she fears losing herself if she continues. She chooses to believe in the light and trust that her perseverance will see her through this storm.