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Hwang Se Hyung was the father of Hwang Se Ryeon and the former Left State Councilor during King Jin Won's monarchy.


He had white hair that had black streaks, rolled to a bun with a red tie. He also had gray eyes and sported a mustache.


Yoon Yeon Lee once said that he was contented with the power he had as the Left State Councilor. Having a weaker power base than the chief state councilor, she perceived him as someone who would not attempt to control the king if given the chance.[1]


Fateful Encounter ArcEdit

One court session, King Jin Won asks the chief state councilor whether he knows "Nabi". Ja Gyeom replies whether he meant a butterfly, the meaning of nabi. Se Hyung enlightens him whether he rather meant Nabi, a young gisaeng from Yu Hyang Ru. Upon realizing his luck to find out she is a dong-gi, the king immediately goes out of the courtroom to find her.[2]

Bridal Selection ArcEdit

Following the eradication of the rebel army partly thanks to Se Hyung's efforts of enacting interrogations for caught rebels, the public's attention diverts to the king's bridal selection. Along with Yoo Dan Ah, his daughter Se Ryeon is chosen as a bridal candidate by Queen Mother Yoon Yeon Lee. After Hyun Bin is chosen as the third bridal candidate per King Jin Won's decree, the palace holds a banquet for them.

Se Hyung watches Ja Gyeom

Se Hyung looks at Ja Gyeom being praised from afar

At the gathering, he and another minister listen at the compliments thrown to Chief State Councilor Yoo Ja Gyeom. He becomes wary of this, but his fellow minister advises him not to worry, since the queen mother personally recommended his daughter as a bridal candidate and therefore stands a greater chance of being the king's bride. The minister also tells Se Hyung to divert his attention to Hyun Bin after the king personally chose her seemingly at the last minute, rather than worrying about the chief state councilor's daughter Dan Ah, who is infamously known to be quite sickly and scandalous.[3]


  1. Twelve Nights webtoon, chapter 45
  2. Twelve Nights webtoon, chapter 2
  3. Twelve Nights webtoon, chapter 46


Characters of Twelve Nights
Ga Guk
Royal Family Ahn YoungHyun BinJin HyulJin JeokJin WonUnnamed Baby PrinceUnnamed Baby PrincessYi HwiYi Sae GiYoon Yeon Lee
Ministers Hwang Se HyungKim Hak GyuSa Hwa HyeonSeo In Seon WooWi Ji HyunYi HaYoo Ja Gyeom
Bi Yeong Pal Mu Baek AhBaek JuBaek LinBaek RyungBaek SaHeuk Rang
Bi Yeong Ship Mu Baek HoBaek Yoo ShinGil Mu JinYi Ha
Deung Ha Bul Myung Baek HoCrimson MoonGil Mu JinNabiSeol HwaSeo In Seon WooWol Young HwaYi HwiYi Jeok
Yu Hyang Ru NabiWol Young HwaYi Jeok
Others ChungHwang Se RyeonHyunMa Mi SongNam Yang HeonSoriWoonYi Ha's WifeYoo Dan AhYoo Dan Ah's Mother
Seo Seo
Royal Family First PrinceFirst PrincessJang ReiJang Rok HaJang RyunSecond PrincessThree Wives of Jang RyunUnnamed Baby PrinceUnnamed Baby PrincessYeong Bi
Others Gwak Ji RyeonMeng Gyeom
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