Some excerpts from HSDS, 2nd edition:
When Kong Zhi challenged Zhang Sanfeng to a fight:Chapter 11
Loud applause broke out immediately among the visitors in the hall. As a pugilist with almost seventy years of fame, Zhang Sanfeng had outlived all the people whom he had once fought. Therefore, no one really knew how good his skills were, except for the legends that were widely-circulated in the martial arts circle. Furthermore, no one, except his seven disciples, had ever witnessed a display of his skills. But the impressive reputation of the Seven Warriors of Wudang was more than sufficient to indicate the extent of their master's accomplishments in the pugilistic arts. Thus, when the visitors heard Kong Zhi throwing a public challenge at Zhang Sanfeng, they became very excited. After all, if they could witness a duel between the top pugilists of that era, their trips would not be in vain.
After both Zhang Cuishan and Yin Susu were dead:
Despite the immensity of his sorrow and pain, little Wuji did not cry. Instead, he glared at Kong Wen and asked, "You killed my mother, did you not? Why did you kill my mother?" The double-tragedy that the boy had experienced in such a short time was too much even for someone of Kong Wen's stature. He was so shaken that he took a step backwards and answered, "No, not me. She ... she killed herself."
Kong Wen cleared his throat and said, "Mr Zhang, this turn of events ... er, umm, ... well, we really did not expect this to happen. Zhang-wuxia and his wife have both committed suicide, so the past can no longer be investigated. We will take our leave now." When he pressed his palms together in a gesture of farewell, Zhang Sanfeng responded with a cold bow and said, "Forgive us for not seeing you out." The monks of Shaolin stood up and left.
The other visitors found their earlier appetites for trouble fading fast, so they too took their leave from Zhang Sanfeng. Walking out, they thought: "Well, we have gotten ourselves into a big mess today. The Wudang Clan will certainly not allow this matter to pass by just like that. There is going to be no end to our troubles in the days to come."
The disciples of the E-mei Clan were the last guests to leave. ... ... Put off [by Ji Xiaofu's attempt to comfort Zhang Wuji by giving him a necklace], Jing Xuan said, "Sister Ji, why are you talking so much with the child? Let us go!"
After [Zhang Cuishan] committed suicide, members of renowned and upright organisations often spoke of the man in this manner: "He was an outstanding young warrior who took one wrong step and became involved with a heretical witch. As a result, he died in personal ruin and shame, and brought humiliation to the Wudang Clan."
So, did the orthdox sect leaders feel any remorse over CCS/YSS's suicides?
- Shaolin's Kong Wen was shaken. He did not expect the suicides to happen, so he did not really know how to respond to the situation in a graceful manner, other than to beat a hasty exit.
- The other visitors (who had been excited enough to applaud earlier, as if the proceedings were a sideshow or something) were more concerned about themselves, the mess they had gotten into and the endless troubles that they might face from Wudang in the days to come.
- E-mei were the last to leave, but all Jing Xuan said was a curt "Let us go!". There was no appreciation for what Ji Xiaofu was trying to do for Zhang Wuji. Neither was there any message of condolence whatsoever, which is almost a double-standard, considering the effort that E-mei had put into preparing a hand-embroidered "birthday robe" for Zhang Sanfeng.
- The members of renowned and upright organisations spoke about the double-suicides as judgemental third parties, without appearing to consider their roles in it.
Conclusion: The members of the orthodox sect did not appear to feel any remorse over the suicides, so their leaders probably felt the same as well. No remorse, not even from the shaken Kong Wen.