At the beginning of SENTIMENTAL SWORDSMAN, RUTHLESS SWORD, the ranking of martial artists (which paralleled the Bak Hiu Sang's Book of Weapons) went something like this:
1. Old Storyteller Sheun
2. Seung Gwoon Gum Hung
3. Lee Chum Foon
4. Ah Fei/Ging Mo Meng
5. Iron Sword Gwok Sung Yeung (?)
7. I think it was some guy with a whip
But over just a few days time, that entire scheme rewrote itself. By the end of the story, the ranking was:
1. Lee Chum Foon
2. Ah Fei
3. Ging Mo Meng
4. - 10. ???
The order of ranking had not changed for many, many years, and suddenly, was completely reordered in just a few days' time. Such a quick and drastic turnover of martial arts rankings in wulin were a rarity.