Friday Update on Emperor Ashoka 11th February 2022

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Friday Update on Emperor Ashoka 11th February 2022

Kaurvaki cries alone. I have been continuously trying yet I am failing. What is it that I am missing out? She notices Ashoka and Acharya Devrath running. She calls out for Ashoka but hides upon noticing the soldiers. She drops her neckpiece as she collides with a man. She begins to walk away when he calls out her name. You are Jagannath’s daughter, right? She stops in her tracks.

Ashoka asks Acharya why he dint say anything if he knew his truth. Why were you in disguise? Acharya Devrath says I wanted to know how a man like Chanakya could trust a kid like you who lost the royal coin! I have heard so much about you but you seem to be the person who calls troubles upon himself. You think from your heart. Ashoka asks him why he risked his life to save him then. Acharya Devrath says you have a pure heart. Come, I want to show you something. You will get all your answers here.

Ashoka follows Acharya Devrath to a place. A lot of people are there. They are the ones who rebelled against Kichak. They lost the moment when Samrat Bindu forgave Kichak and gave him another chance to rule on Takshshila. Ashoka reasons that his father did not know it. The people complain that Bindu never came to check on them. This was the proud point of Magadh but no one came to see how the people are living. Ashoka apologzies to them from his father’s behalf. I accept the injustice done to you. I assure you! They ask him what his assurance will do.

My own son had to kill his own brother so Kichak could trust him. This kid was born here. Can you promise to get him a happy and free life? No! Words wont suffice to change the truth. Don’t give us false assurances. If we trust again and lose our everything then nothing will be left. He knows it is hard for them to trust them. I will make you believe on my words through my deeds. Kichak will be punished. He will have to repay for all his misdeeds. You will get justice. Acharya Devrath asks him how that will happen. The world thinks of you to be dead! You lost that royal coin. You don’t know how it can be misused.

Kichak shows the royal coin to Veerayan. This is the ultimate way to take down Magadh completely. This is how Chanakya manipulated things and made Chandragupta Maurya gain the throne. He was very shrewd. He got the royal coin from Amatya Raakshas. He turned it in use for Maurya’s. It became a problem for the Nand’s. Now the history will repeat itself. A soldier tries to inch closer to the box in which the royal coin is kept. Other soldiers shoot him dead.

Acharya Devrath fears the history repeating itself. If it reaches Kichak then everything will be finished!

Nayak hurts himself using the hunter. Kichak holds its end so as to stop him. Nayak apologizes to him. I failed in my promise to you. I don’t want to live with this guilt. Kichak says only I have the right to decide who will live or die here. I will punish you to end your guilt. You will leave for Hindu-Kush tonight itself and bring the main person to me! Nayak says this will end Magadh’s reign in Takshshila. Kichak asks him if he will obey him or not. Recall the oath of your ancestors! Nayak agrees to do the task. Kichak is sure no one can defeat him till he has a person like Nayak with him, who can do anything for him!

Acharya Devrath shares that Hindu-Kush is very important for them and united India. Samrat bindu has made sure no one can attack us because of the same. As far as I know Kichak, he open the doors for Unani’s.

Kichak wants to attack on Patliputra along with the help of Unani’s so he can rule over Magadh in total. Only Kichak will rule then!

Acharya Devrath points out that Magadh will fall if Kichak succeeds. Ashoka refuses to let any of it happen. I will end Kichak’s tortures. People don’t buy his stories. A lot of people like you have come and gone!

Kichak is glad that Ashoka fooled him thrice. He is not weak. I will have to give him a good death. If I am right then I will be so happy to see him dying before my eyes. He will come to take it! His sister points out that that cannot happen.

A lady says the arrangements have been made such that no one can enter inside Kichak’s palace.

Kichak tells his sister one person succeeded in reaching him earlier too! A flashback is shown. A guy walks inside Kichak’s court the soldiers surround him at the end. I will wait for the time when I will give a similar end to Ashoka!

Kaurvaki asks the man how she should believe him that he is her father’s friend. He shows her something. Your father used to tell me everything about you and of this neckpiece. She wants to meet her father. He says I saw him last time heading to meet Kichak. The same man, who appeared in Kichak’s court, gives this to the guy. My daughter will trust you after seeing this. The man compliments Jagannath. He succeeded in breaking Kichak’s security. Flashback shows Kichak making Jagannathi his slave. You are from Kalinga so death means nothing to you. Slavery does, so you will be my slave. You will be the example for everyone. No one should dare go against me. Kaurvaki is glad to know her father is alive. I will find him at any cost. The man tells him that no one, who tried to get inside Kichak’s place survived except Jagannath. You cannot get all emotional and take a wrong step!

Ashoka says I promised my mother, and Acharya. You may not believe me. he touches the dirt. I vow to make the impossible possible. I will get you justice. I will make sure you all get freedom. The dream of freedom is still in your eyes. I will fulfil it for you! He touches the dirt on his head.

Acharya Devrath says you can enter Kichak’s palace through Takshshila Vishwavidyala. Acharya Chanakya had made a special tunnel that went from there directly to the palace. It is a maze where anyone can get lost. Only Acharya, I and another person know about it. it is impossible for me to enter inside. The other person will never help Maurya’s. You will have to find out the map of the underground tunnel from the Vishwavidyalaya.

Agnibahu asks Amatya why he wants to meet Kichak. Amatya points out that the sculptor is busy with their work. You can tell me when I can meet Mahanayak. I can find a particular date for the meeting by then. He gets restless as Agnibahu keeps giving no particular answers to him. Agnibahu points out that only his Swami decides who to meet and when. Amatya is losing patience. He gives more gold coins to Agnibahu. I have to reach Kichak as only he can end Maurya Vansh. I was wrong to depend on Agnibahu. I have to use my oldest enemy, Acharya Chanakya now!

Raj Vaid cries. I wish I could tell you (Madhvi) I had no other option. I could not stand against them. I wish I could make you understand. Sushim comes there. He gives him a bag full of coins. He stabs Raj Vaid when he is busy checking the bag. Sushim points out that his death will also be a secret like Chanakya’s now! He sets the grass o fire. No one can come between me and my throne! The same Daasi spots him outside Raj Vaid’s burning house. Sushim has covered his face with a shawl so she could not see him, but she is sure it was someone from the royal family!

Ashoka thinks how to find out that map of the secret tunnel. He notices Kaurvaki talking to her father’s friend. He requests her to stay at his place but she politely declines. I cannot put your life in risk. He is impressed by her. She is taken aback to see Ashoka standing behind her. Did he hear everything?

Amatya comes to a room where the books are kept. He too is looking for the map of the secret tunnel. That’s my last hope to reach Kichak.

Ashoka asks Kaurvaki about the man. Who was he? Why are you crying? She tells him to mind his business. He demands for an answer. She tells him off. Don’t follow me. He holds he rhand so as to stop him. I worry for you. I have started to feel responsible for your safety. She asks him who she is to him. He makes it clear to her that she is not special to him. She too is curious to know who saved him from the soldiers. I am not interfering. Only 2 people hide their identity in the world. One, who do wrong! Two, who try to rectify something that went wrong! I always believed you are in the second category. This is why I have always helped you, but it does not mean I have allowed you to interfere in my life. Amatya notices them there. Go inside.

Ashoka angrily recalls all the tortures that he has inflicted on the people of Takshshila as he makes his sculpture. He breaks something. The soldier warns him to work carefully. Ashoka stares angrily at him. The soldier asks him to look down. Ashoka looks down. I have to go to the book centre to find that map, but how! Kaurvaki comes there. He refuses to eat food. She tells him not to be angry with food because of her. They cutely bicker again. He asks her to divert the attention of the soldier. I too will help you similarly one day, without any questions asked! Karuvaki intentionally falls down. The soldier rushes to her side. Meanwhile, Ashoka manages to enter the room where all the books are kept. How to find that map here? I have studied Arthshastra many times but it contained no such clue. I should read it once again. Maybe I will find something. He sits down to read Arthshastra again. Acharya always signs on the last page. This does not have it. it means this isn’t the last page. Where is it? He finds the page hidden in the back of the book cover. He finds a map there. He notes it down on another piece of paper. He hides the map back under the book as he hears someone’s footsteps. He too hides behind a book shelf. Amatya searches for the map once again.