Tianmen refuses to
succumb to pressure. A man, appearing out of nowhere, enters the hall and reprimands
him. Displeased with this intruder for interfering with the internal affairs of
Taishan Sect, Tianmen starts sparring with him. Both end up dead in the end. Supporters
of Tianmen suspect that it's Zuo Lengchan who has got this man in to create trouble.
Zuo Lengchan denies. Yu Ji Zi, the official leader of Taishan now, pledges his
fullest support to Songshan Sect.
Pingzhi is on his way to Songshan Sect.
3 out of the 5
sects have agreed to the merger. Zuo Lengchan falsely claims that the late Priestess
Dingyi of Northern Hengshan Sect has been all for the merger. At this moment,
Tao Gu Liu Xian enter and make things difficult for Zuo Lengchan by mischievously
distorting Priestess Dingyi's last words, that were, they themselves (Tao Gu
Liu Xian) are the ones who are supposed to assume leadership. Most of the guests
Zuo Lengchan openly
expresses displeasure at how Linghu Chong allows his followers to misbehave.
Linghu Chong calmly refutes, by saying that this has always been the personality
of Tao Gu Liu Xian. He then further asserts that no matter what, Hengshan and
Huashan shall always stay on the same line. Yue Buqun unexpectedly consents
to the merger as he feels it's beneficial. He justifies by citing that the past
incident on the internal conflict within Huashan, and the chaos in the pugilistic
world, are all due to disunity. This shocks Linghu Chong. Knowing that Linghu
Chong has always wanted to rejoin Huashan, Yue Buqun tells him that this is
the best opportunity to fulfill his wish. Linghu Chong is now in a fix, as he
cannot dishonour his words (regarding supporting Huashan in whatever decision
it makes). Tao Gu Liu Xian, with their usual banterings, 'help' him by claiming
that Linghu Chong's words are not adequate to decide the fate of Hengshan.
Zuo Lengchan reminds
Linghu Chong of what he has promised and that he can't go back on his word.
To Linghu Chong, every wish of Yue Buqun is his command, thus he will follow
suit. Yue Buqun promises to assist him in seeking out the real killer of Priestess
Zuo Lengchan announces
that from now on, Eastern Taishan, Southern Hengshan, Western Huashan, Northern
Hengshan and Central Songshan shall cease to exist, and will be replaced by
a single name, Five Ranger Sect.
Tao Gu Liu Xian
make fun of Lu Bai's mistake in still addressing Linghu Chong as Chief Linghu,
that he plans to elect Linghu Chong as the new leader. This flusters Lu Bai.
Everyone has differing
views as to who should be the new leader. Tao Gu Liu Xian suggest duels as the
solution. Yu Ji Zi accepts the challenge. From Tao Gu Liu Xian, it is learnt
that Yu Ji Zi has supposedly received some benefits (3000 taels of gold and
4 beauties) from 'someone'. Just as they are sparring, Zuo Lengchan suddenly
flews out of his seat, and chops off Yu Ji Zi 's leg with a swift movement of
his sword. Linghu Chong wants to speak up but is stopped by Monk Bujie.
Just then, Linghu
Chong notices the presence of the disguised Ren Yingying in the crowd. She subtlety
signals him not to approach her upon seeing him intending to do so.
Linghu Chong proposes
to let Yue Buqun be the new leader who suggests the best way is to pit skills.
Zuo Lengchan orders all of them to proceed for the matches at Fengshan Tai.
The first match
is between Yu Yin Zi and Yue Lingshan who declares to Zuo Lengchan that unless
Songshan can use the skills of the remaining 4 sects to defeat them, or else
Huashan will never bow to him. Meanwhile, Lin Pingzhi has arrived.
Yue Lingshan surprises
everyone by using the own skills of Taishan to defeat its 2 elders. Similarly,
she then defeats Mo Da of Southern Hengshan by using their skills too. Linghu
Chong is the next to accept the challenge. Both go all the way out to win. However,
the display of Chongling Swordplay (which they used to practice together) causes
Linghu Chong to lose his concentration. Being distracted, he allows himself
to take a stab from Yue Lingshan. He openly declares that Yue Lingshan is the
winner. Just then, Yue Lingshan sees Lin Pingzhi and is elated. Linghu Chong
assures (through expression) Ren Yingying that his injury is nothing serious.
Before the final
duel between Yue Buqun and Zuo Lengchan, Yue Buqun reiterates that no matter
what is the outcome, no one is to seek revenge on the winning party as this
would damage the cordial relations amongst all. The final duel, which shall
determine the ultimate leader, commences. At the critical moment, Lu Bai joins
in but is instantly killed. After an intense duel, eventually, Yue Buqun wins
by first blinding Zuo Lengchan, and then ends his life with some fatal blows.
It dawns on Linghu Chong and Ren Yingying that Yue Buqun has mastered a portion
of Kuihua Baodian. (Pi Xie Swordplay)
Ning Zhongze finally
understands Yue Buqun's real ambitions, and is upset.