Usually (or is it Always?), Jin Yong's novels end with notable character doing something.
How can we ELOCify the endings to our likings?
Here are some opportunities that I see:
Original Ending - Returning to Dali, Duan Yu and Wang Yuyan encounter a mentally deformed Murong Fu; Duan Yu realizes that Murong Fu has finally achieved his goal, at least in his mentally deformed mind.
ELOC ending #1 - Returning to Dali, Duan Yu overhears a conversation about trying to kill Qiao Feng. Duan Yu follows them to their home. When they turn into an intersection, suddenly several miserable shrieks are heard. Duan Yu rush to the scene, only to find all 7 men dead. Their bodies have been slashed with a "jin" character. On one person's corpse is a shiny yellow note. It reads: "The 7 brothers of Guanxi Qi family (**) intended to seek your big brother for revenge; I have taken care of the situation to repay my debt to Brother Qiao. In the years to come, me and my descendants will ensure the safety and reputation of Brother Qiao's legacy. Hold me to my words." -- Sincerely yours, The Zhuo Clan.
Duan Yu cannot fathom who this Zhuo Clan is yet, but judging by the accuracy and speed of its 7 Single-Stance Executions in half blink of an eye, he knows that his big brother's remains will be safe as long as the Zhuo Clan exists.
** These are the brothers of Guanxi Qi brother #6 FAST SABRE Qi Liu, who was unintentionally half-killed by Qiao Feng