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Bo Ya Cuts the Strings (백아절현, Baegajeolhyeon) is chapter 42 of the Twelve Nights webtoon.


Rei and Rok Ha are reunited. Rok Ha intends to stir civil war in Ga Guk by using the rebel army (which also explains him acting as the Crimson Moon and attempting to assassinate Jin Won) and he wants Rei to be by his side when he is coronated as the next ruler of Seo Seo. He tries to persuade Rei to go back to Seo Seo with him, but she is persistent in declining him, claiming Ga Guk to be her newfound home. Due for pregnancy, Rei's water breaks and, before giving birth to her child, bids Rok Ha goodbye.

At night, Dan Ah writes a farewell letter to Nabi and orders her nanny to send it to Yu Hyang Ru in secret. Unfortunately, her father catches her nanny and learns of Dan Ah's plans to elope with another man. He locks her in her room and strictly forbids her to leave before she enters the palace. He also tells her that her man shall pay for planning to elope with her. Meanwhile, Hwi and the others set out to steal the medicine they need for plague victims before meeting with a business partner at Yu Hyang Ru.

At Hyun Bin's quarters, she finally gives birth. A background about Seo Seo and Rei's past are shown afterwards.



  • The chapter's Korean title "백아절현" can be considered as the Chinese equivalent of "伯牙绝弦" (Bó Yá jué xián). Bo Ya was a Chinese musician who played the qin, and his story reflects the Chinese ideal of friendship.[1] The chapter's title, hence, may reflect putting an end to a friendship.


  1. Bo Ya on Wikipedia


Chapters of Twelve Nights
Prelude Chapter 0Chapter 0.1Chapter 0.2
Part 1:
Flower Slippers
Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 17Chapter 18Chapter 19Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Reviews
Part 2:
The Sorrow Behind the Mask
Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27Chapter 28Chapter 29Chapter 30Chapter 31Chapter 32Chapter 33Chapter 34Chapter 35Chapter 36Chapter 37Chapter 38Chapter 39Chapter 40Chapter 41Chapter 42Chapter 43Chapter 44Final
Part 3:
Bound by Fate
Chapter 45Chapter 46Chapter 47Chapter 48Chapter 49Chapter 50Chapter 51Chapter 52Chapter 53Chapter 54Chapter 55Chapter 56Chapter 57Chapter 58Chapter 59Chapter 60Chapter 61Chapter 62Chapter 63Chapter 64Chapter 65Chapter 66Chapter 67Chapter 68Chapter 69Chapter 70Chapter 71Chapter 72Chapter 73Chapter 74Chapter 75Chapter 76Chapter 77Chapter 78Chapter 79Chapter 80Chapter 81Chapter 82Chapter 83Chapter 84Chapter 85Chapter 86Chapter 87Chapter 88Chapter 89FinalReview