Lin Pingzhi and Yue
Lingshan are practicing their skills. Lin Pingzhi then suggests postponing the
wedding, giving the reason that he has not taken revenge yet. Yue Lingshan replies
sweetly that once they are married, she would still assist him in exacting revenge.
On the other hand,
Linghu Chong is monitoring Hengshan nuns practicing their skills. He gives them
pointers and they are amazed that he actually has such a powerful grasp of Hengshan
A shout, 'Chief
Linghu' is then heard. So Monk Buke Bujie has brought along wine to congratulate
him. News of Linghu Chong assuming leadership of Hengshan Sect has spread far
and wide. Tao Gu Liu Xian, Lan Fenghuang and others who have gone through the
ordeal with Linghu Chong at Shaolin Temple in the past, have all arrived too.
They reveal that it has been the Holy Maiden (Ren Yingying) who has broke the
news to them. Not long, there comes another group of visitors. They are the
representatives from Sun Moon Sect, sent here by order of Dongfang Bubai.
at Huashan, is the big day for Lin Pingzhi and Yue Lingshan. At the tradtitional
tea ceremony where both pay respects to their elders, Yue Buqun holds a 'can't
be bothered' attitude while Lin Pingzhi breaks out in cold sweat.
Messages have been
conveyed to Linghu Chong that Huashan, Taishan and Songshan are not sending
anyone to attend the ceremony and only Mo Da has sent a letter over. At this
moment, both Abbot Fangzheng and Priest Chongxu have arrived personally to extend
their congratulations to Linghu Chong.
The grand ceremony
commences in the main hall.
Suddenly, Lu Bai,
halts the ceremony, claiming that by the orders of Zuo Lengchan, Linghu Chong
is not to assume leadership as Hengshan Sect has never been governed by males.
Lu Bai raises the token flag of the 5 Range Sects to show his authority. Linghu
Chong retorts by saying rules, well, can be bent at times.
All of the heretic
members present suddenly rush out of the hall. The Holy Maiden has arrived.
Delighted, Linghu Chong personally goes out to receive her. Once again, Lu Bai
continues to make things difficult for Linghu Chong by claiming that he has
broken another rule, which is associating with the evil sect. Ren Yingying swiftly
uses one of her braids to snatch the token from Lu Bai and cleverly switches
the token flag with another. Lu Bai is angered.
from Yihe (one of the senior nuns) that there's no rule indicating that males
are not allowed to join the sect, Linghu Chong announces that all the heretic
members present are to become sect members. All cheer. Before Lu Bai exits,
he passes an order to Linghu Chong that is on the 15th, all 5 sects are to assemble
at Songshan to elect a leader.
Linghu Chong, Abbot
Fangzheng and Priest Chongxu have a long discussion, in which the contents include
the imminent merger, how the ambitious Songshan will gradually absorb one sect
after another, the history of Pi Xie Swordplay Manual (its just a portion of
Kuihua Baodian), how this is linked to Huashan Sect and also the feud between
the 'Jian' and 'Qi' factions of Huashan Sects years ago.
Both hope and believe
that with Linghu Chong's skills, he will be able to defeat Zuo Lengchan and
emerge as the leader. Only when he becomes leader, will peace prevail in the
Sun Moon Sect members
have surrounded the place. Their aim is to capture Linghu Chong. Ren Yingying
suddenly appears, and in her capacity as the Holy Maiden, she orders them to
retreat. After a fire ruse planned by Ren Yingying and then intense fighting,
the enemies are defeated.