Ts'ui Pen Timeline and Summary
- Ts'ui Pen renounces his position as Governor of Yunnan in order to write a novel and create a labyrinth.
- Ts'ui Pen secludes himself in the Pavilion of the Limpid Sun for thirteen years in order to pursue his scholarly interests.
- After thirteen years, Ts'ui Pen is assassinated by a stranger.
- The novel that Ts'ui Pen leaves behind is lengthy, confused, and nonsensical, and no one can find the labyrinth they thought he was building.