Qin Keqing 秦可卿
Married into the Ning branch of the Jia house, Qin Keqing is generally known as Qin Shi (Lady Qin). She was adopted from an orphanage and grew up to be an extremely attractive woman. Early in the novel, she contracts an incurable disease and dies when she is in her twenties. When she died she appeared in a dream to Wang Xifeng, warned her of the inevitable fall of the Jia house, and outlined measures for Xifeng to take to protect the Jias from irrecoverable ruin.