The beginning of LEGEND OF THE CONDOR HEROES (i.e. Yau Chui Gei's first meeting with Gwok Siu Teen and Yeung Teet Sum at Ox Village) obviously post-dates such events as Central Divinity Wong Chung Yeung's affair with Ancient Tomb Sect founder Lam Chiu Ying, the first Mt. Hua Sword Tournament, the affair in Dali with South Emperor Deun Chi Hing, Chow Bak Tung, Ying Goo, and Kau Cheen Yan, and the theft of the 9 Yum Jen Ging by Chan Yeun Fung and Mui Chiu Fung...but by how much time? How many years passed between each of those events at the beginning of LOCH? It couldn't have been very many years.