From LOCH Chapter 16 – The Nine Yin Manual:
"That Huang Shang had mastered the martial art, yet he still held an
office in the government," Zhou Botong continued. "There came a time
when suddenly there arose a religious movement in the kingdom; they
called themselves 'ming jiao' [Ming Cult] something. It was said that
this movement was originated from central Asia; a place called Persia.
The follower of this Ming Cult were: first – did not worship 'tai shang
lao jun' [translator note: I think he was a Taoist Deity]; second – did
not worship ancestor's spirit; third – did not worship Buddha; they only
worship old foreign devil. They did not eat meat nor drink wine; they
were vegetarians. The Emperor Hui Zong only believed in Taoism; so as
soon as he found out he issued an imperial decree assigning Huang Shang
to eradicate this devil cult. Unexpectedly there were many martial art
masters among the members of the cult. They were fearless of death and
fought Huang Shang and his troops, rendered them useless. After several
battles Huang Shang and his troops suffered big loss. Huang Shang was
indignant. He went out and challenged the Devil Cult's martial art
masters on one-to-one combat. He personally killed several 'fa wang'
[imperial priest – just like Jin Lun Fa Wang of RoCH and 'kings' of Ming
Cult in HSDS] and some envoys. Who would have known that the people he
killed were disciples of well-known Wulin characters, some were their
martial uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters; or their immediate families.
Of course these people were enraged and they came together to face him.
They scolded him as not handling the affairs according to the Wulin
custom. To which Huang Shang replied, 'I am a government officer, and am
not part of the Wulin world; what do I know about your Wulin custom?'
Those whom family or relative was killed argued, 'If you are not part of
the Wulin world, then how did you know martial art? Are you saying that
your master only taught you martial art, but did not tell you anything
about the Wulin custom?' Huang Shang replied, 'I don't have any master.'
Of course they did not believe him; so they were involved in heated
argument. What do you think happened?"
"They began to fight each other," Guo Jing said.
"Without question, wasn't it?" Zhou Botong said. "Huang Shang's martial
art was strange; none of his enemies had seen it. Because of this he
could kill some of them quite easily. However, his enemies were
numerous; he was also injured from the fight, so in desperation he ran
away. Those enemies of him then wiped his parents, wife and children
Listening to this part Guo Jing heaved a sigh. He thought that people
who practiced martial art would unavoidably kill others. This Huang
Shang was no different; if he did not practice martial art, he would not
experience such tragedy.
"That Huang Shang fellow had ran away to a deserted place and hid
himself there," Zhou Botong continued. "There he tried to remember his
enemies' martial art one by one. He painstakingly pondered on how to
defeat each and every one of them. He thought that as soon as he
succeeded in developing the martial art, he would go back and seek his
revenge. A long time passed; finally he was able to master the new
martial art. He was very happy; expecting that very soon he would be
able to avenge his family. Thereupon he left the mountain to seek his
enemies. But unexpectedly the people he was looking for had disappeared.
Can you guess what happened to them?"