The atmosphere is
unusually tense. Everyone is fleeing the town, which has become deserted. In the
inn, the keeper frantically informs the general (Linghu Chong) about the current
situation. Linghu Chong, still maintaining his calm composure, immediately sets
off to find out what exactly has happened.
entire Hengshan Sect has also arrived in the town. Sensing that something is
fishy, all are on alert. Just then, screams are heard. Following the source
of the screams, they venture gingerly. Priestess Dingyi kicks open the door.
Empty. No one inside. Shadows flick past. Instructing the rest to stay put,
Priestess Dingyi flew to the rooftop. No one there too. She goes back to the
room. However, all her disciples have disappeared! In a split of a second, a
group of masked men springs on her.
Linghu Chong, by
coincidence, locates the group of missing nuns who are unconscious. Still
in disguise, he does not reveal his true identity.
is still in the midst of the fight when another masked man joins in and he seems
to be on her side but under a condition. This guy is Lu Bai. Once again, he
tries to persuade Priestess Dingyi into assenting to a merger. Fuming, she reprimands
him for taking advantage of the present situation.
Linghu Chong deliberately
makes his way into the room. One of the masked men tries to block his acupoint,
but fails. Linghu Chong displays Xixin Dafa (The Absorbing Skill) and all the
masked men are scared off. Priestess Dingyi grows suspicious of Linghu Chong
but he simply brushes off her queries. Both of them return to the place where
all the nuns are but they have gone missing again.
In the forest,
Priestess Dingyi is putting on a ferocious fight with the masked men again.
Linghu Chong is galloping at full speed towards there. All other nuns have been
taken hostage. Tian Boguang and Yi Lin arrive shortly too. Yi Lin tries to fend
off the enemies, but her skills are limited and she is caught.
Once again displaying
the prowess of Xixin Dafa, LHC frightens off the adversaries. The Hengshan nuns
are still in the dark regarding his real identity. Tian Boguang then says. 'I think
this general's surname is not Wu. Should be Linghu instead."
At night, Lin Pingzhi
and Yue Lingshan sneak into the old mansion at Xiangyang Alley. Linghu Chong, who happens to be
in the vicinity, tails them secretly.
the windows, Linghu Chong sees Lin Pingzhi and Yue Lingshan searching frantically
for something. Lin Pingzhi murmurs, "I am sure it is here." Yue Lingshan
proceeds to search the Buddhist Sutras, which Lin Pingzhi claims he has already
looked in numerous times. Just then, Linghu Chong catches sight of 2 masked
men sneaking in too.
Inside, Lin Pingzhi
prays, looks up and he realizes there is an invisible tile up there. All of
a sudden, mists of smoke are seen. The picture (which is hanging on the wall)
is changing form. Elated, Lin Pingzhi exclaims, " I have found it! I have¡"
At this moment, the 2 masked men unexpectedly knock him off. One of them then
flew to the rooftop and smashes the luminous tile. A cassock then gently drops
down. It is none other than the widely coveted Pi Xie Swordplay Manual.
Linghu Chong fights
with them and in no time, gains the upper hand. Upon being defeated, both commit
suicide in the end, stubbornly refusing to reveal who sent them here. Linghu
Chong picks up the cassock and is looking around when suddenly, another man
dressed in black flew in. Catching Linghu Chong unaware, this anonymous man
attacks from his back, knocking him unconscious.
The next day, Linghu
Chong wakes up, only to find himself lying on a bed and being surrounded by
familiar figures, whom are Yue Buqun and his wife, Ning Zhongze. He then relates
the previous night incident to them.
Yue Lingshan rushes
into the room and announces that the members of Songshan Sect have arrived.
They insist that Linghu Chonghas killed 2 masters of Songshan. Yue Buqun is
furious while Linghu Chong is clueless, maintaining that he does not know they
belong to Songshan. Yue Buqun refuses to believe him and intends to kill him
(feeling he has disgraced Huashan Sect) but is stopped by Ning Zhongze.