Linghu Chong proceeds
to the outer hall to meet the Songshan members. Lu Bai is among the confronters.
Linghu Chong begins by cheekily throwing sarcastic comments at them. They are
angered. In order not to implicate Huashan Sect, Linghu Chong asks to settle their
personal feud outside. Moreover, he has already been expelled from Huashan thus
his actions have nothing to do with this sect anymore.
Outside the manor,
Linghu Chong meets the Hengshan nuns. When Songshan members attack Linghu Chong,
all the nuns go to his rescue instantly by setting up the Seven Star Formation
to fend off them. Priestess Dingyi then remarks to Lu Bai, "I am afraid
your skills can't be compared to General Wu." Lu Bai is shocked. The truth
dawns on him. "So he is¡.." Linghu Chong then imitates
the mannerisms and accent of the general again. Within moments, Lu Bai suffers
a defeat at the hands of Linghu Chong. Just as he turns his target to Priestess
Dingyi, Linghu Chong uses Xixin Dafa to make him retreat. Being a sore loser,
Lu Bai publicly accuses Linghu Chong of mastering this evil skill and being
in cahoots with Sun Moon Sect. Yue Buqun questions Linghu Chong, and in an antagonistic
manner, declares publicly, that he (LHC) is now the open enemy of Huashan Sect.
Priestess Dingyi speaks up for Linghu Chong, that he is a true hero, unlike
the hypocritical Huashan Sect.
Lao Denuo (the
second disciple of Huashan) bad-mouths Linghu Chong too. To everyone's surprise, a book,
unexpectedly, falls off his clothes. It is the long lost Zixia Manual, which
Yue Buqun has wrongfully accused Linghu Chong of stealing ages ago. Now, the
truth is finally out. Just then, news arrive that Ren Yingying has caught Yi
Lin. Linghu Chong reassures Priestess Dingyi, that given his understanding of
Ren Yingying, she definitely would not harm Yi Lin. Lao Denuo seizes the chance
In the room, Yue
Lingshan pours out to Lin Pingzhi, that her mind is now in a whirl with all
these recent bizarre happenings, and wonder why. Lin Pingzhi answers, "Pi
Xie Swordplay Manual."
Unable to get to
sleep, Lin Pingzhi wakes up again. Just then, a man dressed in black flew in,
seriously injures him and is going to give him the fatal blow, when noises are
heard from outside. He instantly escapes.
At Songshan, Zuo
Lengchan chides his followers for being incompetent. From Lao Denuo's reports,
he learns that there has been an attempt on Lin Pingzhi's life. Lao Denuo is
actually a spy sent by Songshan Sect to infiltrate into Huashan years ago. Zuo
Lengchan then warns Lu Bai, that by tomorrow, if the Hengshan Sect is still
not wiped out, then it will be his head that rolls.
Lin Pingzhi has
just regained consciousness. When asked by Yue Lingshan who was the killer,
Lin Pingzhi stares at Yue Buqun apprehensively and says, "It looks like
Shi¡.." Then he stops short. "Its Da Shi Xiong."
Yue Lingshan furiously storms off to confront Linghu Chong. When all have left
the room, Yue Buqun walks over to Lin Pingzhi and asks, "You are sure you
didn't see the person who intend to take your life clearly? Is he really Linghu
Chong?" Lin Pingzhi nods.
While on his way
to look for Yi Lin, Linghu Chong meets Tian Boguang. In the middle of conversing
on the dangers that might possibly strike Hengshan Sect, Yue Lingshan is seen
galloping all the way here. Without a word first, she simply brandishes her
sword at Linghu Chong, then questioning him on his motive of killing Lin Pingzhi.
She firmly disbelieves his claim to innocence. They have a duel and Linghu Chong
returns the dagger (supposedly love token) to her. He leaves.
Hengshan Sect has
been under ambush in the forest. Linghu Chong and Tian Boguang unhesitatingly,
speed to the scene. Verbally from 'Ji Bei San Xiong', Priestess Dingyi confirms
that it is indeed Songshan Sect who has masterminded this intended extermination
of Hengshan Sect. After successfully battling the enemies, Priestess Dingyi
rushes to inform and warn Yue Buqun of Zuo Lengchan's evil scheme. Yue Buqun
don't really take her words seriously but Ning Zhongze begs to differ. Before
leaving, Priestess Dingyi once again puts in a few good words for Linghu Chong.
It is raining torrentially
in the bamboo forest. A mysterious figure, clad in a straw coat over him and
holding an umbrella, has hung the stolen cassock (Pi Xie Swordplay Manual)
on 2 bamboo poles. Written in the opening sentence on the
cassock are, " To master this skill, the first step is self-castration."
Shocked, this mysterious figure uncontrollably takes a few backward steps. Trembling.
Murmuring these few words repeatedly. Then finally laughing hysterically. The
thunderous and frightening laughter echoes through the forest. Shivers are sent
down the spines of Hengshan nuns who immediately go on alert.
One by one, they
are killed. A dart hits Priestess Dingyi. Bleeding profusely, she glimpses her
assailant. "Its you. Why?" She faints. Linghu Chong and Tian Boguang arrive.
Dead bodies are lying everywhere. They find Priestess Dingyi, by the tree, seriously
injured. Before she breathes her last, she passes on the leadership of Hengshan
Sect to Linghu Chong.
Inside a cave in an unknown place, Ren Yingying, in a semi-conscious state calls
out for Linghu Chong. Yi Lin feeds the weak Ren Yingying with water, taking
care of her.
Linghu Chong, together
with the remaining surviving Hengshan members and Tian Boguang, try to investigate
the deaths, based on the weapons used. Linghu Chong deduces that the killer
must be someone whom Priestess Dingyi knows personally for if not, with her
skills, she could have dodged the last dart that claims her life. Only a familiar
person could have put her off her guard.