|Publisher||Ta Kung Pao|
|Publication date||23 May 1966 - 14 March 1968|
|Preceded by||Longfeng Baochai Yuan|
|Literal meaning||Sword of Wisdom, Demon in the Heart|
Huijian Xinmo is a wuxia novel by Liang Yusheng. It was first serialised between 23 May 1966 and 14 March 1968 in the Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao. The novel is the final part of a trilogy, and is preceded by Datang Youxia Zhuan and Longfeng Baochai Yuan. The title of the novel comes from a Buddhist saying, Hui Hui Jian, Zhan Xin Mo (揮慧劍，斬心魔), which means "brandish the sword of wisdom and slay the demon in one's heart".
Decades have passed since the battle on Mount Feihu in Datang Youxia Zhuan, where Wang Yanyu killed Dou Lingkan and his four brothers, putting an end to the Dou clan's influence in the jianghu (pugilists' community). Unknown to everyone, Dou Yuan, an orphan of the Dou clan, has survived and spent the past 30 years training in martial arts to avenge his clan. Dou Yuan kills Wang Yanyu and her husband Zhan Yuanxiu. Before dying, Wang Yanyu tells her son Zhan Bocheng to join Chu Sui (who used to be second-in-command to her father Wang Botong), and forbids him from seeking revenge and informing Tie Mole (leader of the pugilists' community) about their deaths. As Dou Lingkan was Tie Mole's godfather, things will become more complicated for Tie if he gets involved.
When Chu Sui sees Zhan Bocheng, he immediately takes a liking to the boy and plans to marry his granddaughter Chu Baoling to Zhan Bocheng. However, Chu Baoling is already in love with Liu Mang, a young youxia. Liu Mang and his father are plotting to take a hoard of treasure left behind by Wang Botong to finance their outlaw activities, but Chu Sui sees them as robbers, and this results in a fight between both sides. Dou Yuan takes advantage of the conflict, and Chu Sui dies after sustaining serious injuries. Zhan Bocheng escapes with the help of Tie Mole's children (Tie Zheng and Tie Ning) and Dou Yuan is driven away. Tie Mole gains control of the treasure and uses it to finance the outlaws' activities. Meanwhile Dou Yuan becomes more ambitious and plots to dominate the jianghu by allying himself with jianghu lowlifes, the government, and other tribes. With backing from Uyghur nobles and Tian Chengsi, Dou Yuan moves to stir up conflict in the pugilists' community.
Zhan Bocheng, Tie Zheng and Tie Ning encounter trouble while escorting the treasure but are saved by Hua Zongdai and his daughter. At the same time, Nan Jiyun's children also join in the fray against the villains. Dou Yuan makes bigger plans to control the Yangtze River and dominate the jianghu. Under the leadership of Kongkong'er, the young heroes battle against Dou Yuan and his allies, eventually defeating them. Around that time, the heroes receive news that Chu Pingyuan and Yuwen Hongni of Shituo Kingdom are under attack by the Uyghurs, so they travel to Shituo and assist them in driving away the invaders. The Uyghurs enlist the help of Sikong Tu and his men to fight the heroes, and a battle between the forces of good and evil break out. Dou Yuan is eventually defeated and crippled by Zhan Bocheng and Chu Baoling, preventing him from using martial arts to do evil again, while Sikong Tu is slain by Tie Mole.
- Zhan Bocheng (展伯承) is Zhan Yuanxiu and Wang Yanyu's son.
- Tie Ning (鐵凝) is Tie Mole and Han Zhifen's daughter, and Xin Zhigu's disciple.
- Chu Baoling (褚葆齡) is Chu Sui's granddaughter.
- Liu Mang (劉芒) is Liu Zhen's son.
- Tie Zheng (鐵錚) is Tie Mole and Han Zhifen's son, and Kongkong'er's disciple.
- Tie Mole (鐵摩勒) is the leader of the pugilists' community and one of the "Three Great Swordsmen" (三大劍客).
- Duan Keye (段克邪) is Duan Guizhang's son and Kongkong'er's junior, and one of the "Three Great Swordsmen".
- Shi Ruomei (史若梅), previously known as Xue Hongxian (薛紅線), is Duan Keye's wife.
- Kongkong'er (空空兒) is one of the "Three Great Swordsmen" and a highly skilled thief.
- Xin Zhigu (辛芷姑), nicknamed "Heartless Sword" (無情劍), is Kongkong'er's wife.
- Du Baiying (杜百英), nicknamed "Golden Sword, Green Bag" (金劍青囊), is Tie Mole's ally.
- Chu Sui (褚遂) is Wang Botong's deputy.
- Chu Pingyuan (楚平原) is the prince consort of Shituo Kingdom (師陀國).
- Yuwen Hongni (宇文虹霓) is the queen of Shituo Kingdom and Chu Pingyuan's wife.
- Han Zhifen (韓芷芬) is Tie Mole's wife.
- Dugu Yu (獨孤宇), nicknamed "Iron Fan Scholar" (鐵扇書生), is the sworn brother of Liu Zhen and Xiahou Ying.
- Dugu Ying (獨孤瑩) is Dugu Yu's younger sister and Lü Hongchun's wife.
- Liu Zhen (劉振) is Liu Mang's father and sworn brother of Dugu Yu and Xiahou Ying.
- Long Chengxiang (龍成香) is Xin Zhigu's eldest disciple and Mu Kang's wife.
- Long Chengfang (龍成芳) is Long Chengxiang's younger sister.
- Nan Xialei (南夏雷) is Nan Jiyun's eldest son.
- Nan Chunlei (南春雷) is Nan Jiyun's second son.
- Nan Qiulei (南秋雷) is Nan Jiyun's daughter and third child.
- Nan Donglei (南冬雷) is Nan Jiyun's third son and fourth child.
- Mu An (穆安) is a wealthy man from Puyi (蒲邑).
- Mu Kang (穆康) is Mu An's son.
- Hua Zongdai (華宗岱), nicknamed "Brush Sweeps a Thousand Troops" (筆掃千軍).
- Hua Jianhong (華劍虹) is Hua Zongdai's daughter.
- Fang Pifu (方辟符) is Bu Anqi's disciple.
- Nie Yinniang (聶隱娘) is Fang Pifu's wife.
- Lü Hongchun (呂鴻春), nicknamed "Divine Archer" (神箭手).
- Lü Hongqiu (呂鴻秋), nicknamed "Golden Bell Heroine" (金鈴女俠), is Lü Hongchun's younger sister and Dugu Yu's wife.
- Xiahou Ying (夏侯英) is the sworn brother of Liu Zhen and Dugu Yu, and an outlaw leader.
- Zhou Tong (周同) is the leader of the Haihe Gang (海河幫) in Yangzhou.
- Xin Tianxiong (辛天雄) was previously the leader of the outlaw band at Golden Rooster Ridge (金雞嶺), and now an ally of Tie Mole.
- Gai Tianhao (蓋天豪) was previously Mou Shijie's follower, and now Tie Mole's ally.
- Gai Tianxian (蓋天仙) is Gai Tianhao's younger sister and Zhuomulun's wife.
- Dong Zhao (董釗), nicknamed "Iron Arm, Golden Saber" (鐵臂金刀), is a respectable elderly pugilist.
- Shi Gandang (石敢當) is the deputy leader of the Haihe Gang.
- Zou Sheng (鄒勝) is Zhou Tong's friend, and master of the small island near the mouth of the Yangtze River.
- Cheng Dewei (程德威) is a famous martial artist from Shandong.
- Gan Quan (甘泉) is Han Zhan's junior.
- Xiahou Yong (夏侯勇) is a distant nephew of Xiahou Ying.
- Chen Fenghao (陳鳳豪) is Chen Yuangui's son.
- Chen Fengying (陳鳳英) is Chen Fenghao's younger sister.
- Wuhuo (烏獲), Muli (木里), Geshi (葛什) and Hake (哈克) are the four best warriors in Shituo Kingdom.
- Haohan (浩罕) is a hunter in Shituo Kingdom who later became Kongkong'er's disciple.
- Sumu (蘇木) is a resistance leader.
- Badawei (巴大維) is the best fighter among the Uyghurs.
- Quli (曲離) is formerly the best fighter among the Uyghurs. He is now the deputy commander of the Uyghur army.
- Huankong Shangren (幻空上人) is the abbot of Ekeqin Temple (鄂克沁寺) in Qinghai.
- Quying (曲英) is Quli's younger sister.
- Wang Tai (王泰) is the leader of the Beggars' Sect branch in Youzhou (幽州).
- Qin Guanhai (秦觀海) is Nan Qiulei's senior.
- Xiangbei (香貝) is a local tribal leader's daughter and Yuwen Hongni's friend.
- Caifeng (彩鳳) is Nie Yinniang's maid.
- Dou Yuan (竇元) is Dou Lingfu's youngest son.
- Shuai Wanxiong (帥萬雄) is the leader of Black Tiger Fort (黑虎寨).
- Bu Choutian (卜仇天) is a bandit.
- Ban Biao (班彪) is a bandit from Leopard Ridge (豹子崗), and one of the "Two Spears Three Sabers Double Leopards" (兩槍三刀雙豹子).
- Ban Chong (班沖) is Ban Biao's younger brother, and one of the "Two Spears Three Sabers Double Leopards".
- Tian Yue (田悅) is Tian Chengsi's son.
- Yuchi Jun (尉遲俊) is Yuchi Bei's nephew.
- Beigong Heng (北宮橫) is Sikong Tu's second disciple.
- Shi Gong (石攻)
- Shi Cuo (石錯) is Shi Gong's younger brother.
- Sikong Tu (司空圖), nicknamed "Old Devil of the Snowy Mountain" (雪山老怪), is the most powerful in martial arts among all the antagonists.
- Sikong Meng (司空猛) is Sikong Tu's son.
- Tailuo (泰洛) is one of the four best fighters among the Uyghurs.
- Qiubida (丘必大) is the third best fighter among the Uyghurs.
- Sha Tieshan (沙鐵山) is the leader of the Soul Chasing Sect (追魂幫).
- Qiu Ao (仇敖) and Bao Tai (鮑泰) are Sha Tieshan's deputies.
- Ximen Wang (西門旺) is Sikong Tu's eldest disciple.
- Zuocihua (左刺花) is a commander of the Uyghur army.
- Tuoba Chi (拓跋赤) is commander-in-chief of the Uyghur army.
- Tuoba Yuan (拓跋元) is Tuoba Chi's son.
- Tuoba Xiong (拓跋雄) is Tuoba Chi's nephew.
- Jina (吉納) is the pretender king of Shituo Kingdom.
- Chewei (車衛) is a vanguard commander of the Uyghur army.
- Yixin (乙辛) is one of the four best fighters among the Uyghurs.
- Wujiu (無咎) is a Tibetan martial artist.
- Wuwang (無妄) is a Tibetan martial artist and Wujiu's junior.
- Zhou Baoyang (周寶陽) is Wang Dian's chief bodyguard, and a highly skilled archer.
Characters mentioned by name
- Zhan Yuanxiu (展元修) is Zhan Bocheng's father.
- Wang Yanyu (王燕羽) is Zhan Yuanxiu's wife and Zhan Bocheng's mother.
- Duan Guizhang (段珪璋)
- Dou Lingkan (竇令侃) is the leader of the pugilists' community 30 years ago and Tie Mole's godfather.
- Tie Kunlun (鐵崑崙) is Tie Mole's father.
- Wang Botong (王伯通) is the leader of the pugilists' community 30 years ago and Zhan Bocheng's maternal grandfather.
- Wang Longke (王龍客) is Wang Botong's son.
- Zhuanlun Fawang (轉輪法王) is Wang Longke's teacher.
- Abbess Miaohui (妙慧神尼) is Wang Yanyu's teacher.
- Jingjing'er (精精兒) is Kongkong'er's junior.
- Dou Xianniang (竇線娘) is Duan Guizhang's wife and younger sister of the five Dou brothers.
- Nan Jiyun (南霽雲)
- Zhan Feilong (展飛龍) is Zhan Bocheng's grandfather.
- Qin Xiang (秦襄) is a commander of the Imperial Guards, a Dragon Cavalry Commandant (龍騎都尉), and descendant of Qin Qiong.
- Shi Chaoying (史朝英) is Shi Siming's daughter and Mou Shijie's wife. She is also Xin Zhigu's disciple.
- Yuchi Bei (尉遲北) is a Dragon Cavalry Commandant, a deputy commander of the Imperial Guards (羽林軍), and descendant of Yuchi Gong.
- Xue Song (薛嵩) is the jiedushi of Luzhou (潞洲) and Shi Ruomei's adoptive father.
- Nie Feng (聶鋒) is a master swordsman, Xue Song's cousin and Nie Yinniang's father.
- Bu Anqi (卜安期), better known by his pseudonym "Mirror Polishing Old Man" (磨鏡老人), is Tie Mole's teacher.
- Lingjiu Shangren (靈鷲上人) is the master of the Mount Ling Sect (靈山派).
- Xia Lingshuang (夏凌霜) is Nan Jiyun's wife.
- Reverend Beidu (杯渡禪師) is the abbot of Shaolin Monastery.
- Mou Shijie (牟世傑) is a former leader of the pugilists' community.
- Zhuomulun (卓木倫) is a prince of the Xi tribe (奚族).
- Zhang Xun (張巡) is the governor of Suiyang who died in the Battle of Suiyang.
- Yang Mulao (羊牧勞), nicknamed "Seven Steps Chasing Soul" (七步追魂), is Sha Tieshan's master who was murdered Tie Kunlun. He is slain by Tie Mole.
- Zanglingzi (藏靈子) is the teacher of Kongkong'er, Jingjing'er and Duan Keye.
- Li Yuanxing (李元興) is the jiedushi of Yangzhou.
- Dou Lingfu (竇令符) is one of the five Dou brothers and Dou Yuan's father.
- Han Zhan (韓湛) is a master of dianxue techniques and Tie Mole's father-in-law.
- Mou Canglang (牟滄浪) is the master of Fusang Island (扶桑島).
- Chen Yuangui (陳元貴) is a villager in Shituo Kingdom.
- Zhang Liuxian (章留仙) is the jiedushi of Youzhou.
- Wang Dian (王典) is the jiedushi of Fanyang (范陽).
- Zheng Zhenguo (鄭鎮國) is the great grandmaster of Qin Guanhai and Nan Qiulei.
- Tian Chengsi (田承嗣) is the jiedushi of Weibo (魏博).
- Huanmie (幻滅) is the abbot of Ekeqin Temple.
- Huanji (幻寂) is Huanmie's junior.
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