Mutated Tao – Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips

Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips

I cant let Dan Yangzi come out again.

This was the conclusion Li Huowang arrived at after carefully pondering the series of events that followed each of Dan Yangzis appearances.

Li Huowang noticed a clear pattern when comparing Dan Yangzis first appearance when Li Huowang encountered the God of Happiness, his second appearance when Li Huowang was dealing with the Buddhas, and his third appearance from today.

The first time, he could vaguely hear Dan Yangzis voice.

The second time, he could clearly see his appearance.

And now, during the third time, not only could he interact with Dan Yangzi, but Dan Yangzi could also use his killing intent to control Li Huowangs emotions, and even cause him to not be able to recognize some common words.

No matter what Dan Yangzi had become, his influence on Li Huowang was growing stronger with each appearance.DiiScver w storis on no//e()/lbin(.)com

One thing was clearDan Yangzi had never been kind-hearted. Everything he had done was in order to seize Li Huowangs body. While Li Huowang might not die under his protection, it probably would not take long before Li Huowang turned into him completely.

Li Huowang absolutely could not accept that situationhe would rather die than turn into the person he hated the most.

At that moment, a pair of fair-skinned hands stretched out and gently held his right hand.

Frowning, he looked up to see that pair of pink eyes filled with concern and gently shook his head. He did not explain anything.

Then, Li Huowang picked up the Huayan Sutra, opened it to a random page, and scanned it briefly.

This book is useless.

Once Li Huowang came to this conclusion, he casually tossed the Huayan Sutra back into the wooden box.

After looking through its contents, Li Huowang recalled that back in the Righteous Monastery, this was the book recited by different monksthis was just a widely circulated scripture that was probably available in any random bookstore. By comparison, the gold jewelry and the silver pieces were definitely more valuable.

When Li Huowang looked toward all the valuables once again, he saw Puppy and the others excitedly pulling the box full of valuables out of the house. But it could be seen that it was quite laborious; after all, the valuables were made of metal.

Dont take the silver pieces. Just take the gold accessories. All that gold will be enough to cover our expenses on the journey, advised Li Huowang.

Hearing this, Puppy jumped up anxiously. Senior Li! These are silver pieces! Shiny silver pieces!

Li Huowang kicked the heavy box with his foot, then said, Do you know just how heavy these silver pieces are? We still need to take the boat. If the boat capsizes, do you plan to swim with all these silver pieces? All this gold will be enough to feed us for a lifetime. Dont be too greedy and lets hurry.

But Puppy was still reluctant, and started to stuff silver ingots into his clothes. Then at least let me take some. This silver will be enough to buy a few wives and cows.

Li Huowang could not be bothered with him. He just took all the gold then turned around to leave with the others.

Meanwhile, Puppy tried to catch up to them but started panting after taking just a few steps. As he saw the rest of them get further and further away, he stamped his foot in frustration, and hastily threw away some of the silver ingots before once again trying to catch up to them.

Just as Li Huowang stepped out of the warehouse and was about to bring the others outside, he paused, then walked toward the kitchen.

Not long after, he emerged again, this time carrying their two fallen brethrens bodies in his hands.

Go to the village and find a few jars. When we go out, cremate them and collect their ashes. Even if we cant bring them back to their families alive, we should at least return their remains, instructed Li Huowang.

Yes, Senior Li, replied one of the guiding drug ingredients.

Just as they were about to move to find jars, a beam of blood-red light streaked from the side, whistling toward them.

Dodge! Li Huowang immediately tensed up and instinctively flung himself backward.

The beam of red light streaked past his chest and easily cut the two dead bodies in half.

Seeing this, Li Huowang was drenched in cold sweat. If it hadnt been for their bodies, he would have been the one cut in half.

Find cover! There are still others inside the stockade! shouted Li Huowang.

At the same time, Li Huowang took out the bell with one hand, held his sword in his other hand, and cautiously peeked his head out from behind a large vat. He noticed some blood-stained white fragments in the distance.

What was it that just attacked us?

He soon received the answer to that question.

Dull footsteps sounded, and a person slowly walked out from the shadows.

Xiaoman threw a piece of glowing stone at the new arrivals feet, illuminating his face. They all recognized this person; he was the boat captain from earlier.

This guys not dead?!

This was the only thought going through everyones minds, including Li Huowangs.

Meanwhile, blood was flowing out of Yuan Ers mouth as he held a peculiar and reddened bamboo slip in one hand and a black iron plier in the other.

When Li Huowang saw Yuan Er bleeding from the mouth, he immediately realized what those white things were.

Come out! Come out! Taoist! You also have your moments of weakness, huh! shouted Yuan Er.

Yuan Ers eyes were bloodshot as he reached the pliers into his mouth, clamped down onto his incisor before yanking it out.

Then, he moved his bloody mouth and chanted something toward the blood-red bamboo slip. As he did that, the tooth was rapidly enveloped by a bloody mist before shooting into a room beside him like a shooting star.

Xiaomans cries rang out from within, making Li Huowangs heart skip a beat.

Ring ring ring!

The clanging sound of the bell rang out, and two Wandering Gods appeared as they flew straight toward Yuan Er while staying close to the ground.

Pah! Yuan Er once again spat out a large mouthful of blood toward the ground and raised the pliers in his hand. However, this time, he did not try to yank out his teeth; instead, he stabbed it straight into his one remaining eye.

With a pop, his eyeball burst, and a strange light started to envelope the surroundings, causing the two Wandering Gods to fall to the ground. It was almost as if they were stuck to the ground.

Die! All of you, die! After hollering loudly, Yuan Er took out a small knife from his waist and stabbed it into his own throat. Despite the extreme pain causing his entire body to shudder, he mutilated himself, cutting off pieces of his own flesh.

At that moment, the bell rang out once again, causing a dozen Wandering Gods to converge from all directions as they sped toward Yuan Er.

However, when Yuan Er placed the pieces of his sliced-up flesh onto the bamboo slip in his hand, all the Wandering Gods around them vanished.

At the same time, when Yuan Ers sliced-up flesh was rolled up within the bamboo slip, that inanimate object suddenly came to life.

Then, the bamboo slip began to speak in a duck-like voice using Yuan Ers tongue and vocal cords as its own.

When this strange duck-like voice rang out, there was a sudden change in the surroundings.

A tongue to turn the wheel of reincarnation! An eyelash for the boundless universe! Words cannot describe the intricacies of the realm! The sinister Heavens reveal what was hidden! My Master, the highest authority! Who dares disturb it?!

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

Uh oh. Something big is coming. Everytime they start chanting some eldritch horror just pops out from nowhere

Chapter end

Chapter 1: The Master
Chapter 2: Li Huowang
Chapter 3: Jade Pendant
Chapter 4: Black Cauldron
Chapter 5: Pills
Chapter 6: Worth
Chapter 7: Zephyr Temple
Chapter 8: Rewriting the Script
Chapter 9: Black Taisui
Chapter 10: Steamed Buns
Chapter 11: Xuan Yuan
Chapter 12: Pill Recipe
Chapter 13: Refining Pills
Chapter 14: Ally
Chapter 15: Zheng Kun
Chapter 16: Head
Chapter 17: Found It!
Chapter 18: The Method To Become An Immortal?
Chapter 19: Superstitious
Chapter 20: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 21: Attaining Immortality
Chapter 22: Exit
Chapter 23: Home
Chapter 24: Plunder
Chapter 25: Path in the Forests
Chapter 26: Frightening
Chapter 27: Evil
Chapter 28: Lu Family
Chapter 29: Stage
Chapter 30: Performance
Chapter 31: A Wandering God
Chapter 32: Hu’s Family Ancestral Hall
Chapter 33: Continue The Performance!
Chapter 34: The God of Happiness
Chapter 35: Confused
Chapter 36: Donkey Cart
Chapter 37: The Nine Classes
Chapter 38: Jianye Town
Chapter 39: Wild
Chapter 40: Midnight
Chapter 41: Monk
Chapter 42: Monastery
Chapter 43: Buddha
Chapter 44: Righteous Monastery
Chapter 45: Buddha Statue
Chapter 46: Xin Hui
Chapter 47: Placing the Incense Sticks
Chapter 48: Escape
Chapter 49: Strayed One
Chapter 50: Buddha
Chapter 51: Negotiation
Chapter 52: Dan Yangzi
Chapter 53: Ponder
Chapter 54: Wandering God
Chapter 55: Healed
Chapter 56: Beyond the Border
Chapter 57: Shaman
Chapter 58: Li Zhi
Chapter 59: Chosen Apprentice
Chapter 60: Shaman
Chapter 61: Second Deity
Chapter 62: Night Visit
Chapter 63: Red Veil
Chapter 64: Drum
Chapter 65: Let’s See How You Beat The Drum Now!
Chapter 66: A Virtuous Person
Chapter 67: Parcel
Chapter 68: Festival
Chapter 69: Meal
Chapter 70: Lake
Chapter 71: Water Bandits
Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village
Chapter 73: Murder
Chapter 74: Death
Chapter 75: Warehouse
Chapter 76: Bamboo Slips
Chapter 77: Ba-Hui
Chapter 78: The Aftermath
Chapter 79: Market
Chapter 80: Nun
Chapter 81: The Benevolent Nunnery
Chapter 82: Abbess Jingxin
Chapter 83: Strayed One
Chapter 84: Sense of Doubt and Confusion
Chapter 85: Descent
Chapter 86: Departure
Chapter 87: Forest
Chapter 88: Rules
Chapter 89: Wu Family
Chapter 90: Girl
Chapter 91: Li Huowang
Chapter 94: Bewilderment
Chapter 92: The Eighteenth Lunar
Chapter 93: Red
Chapter 96: Ba-Hui’s Descent
Chapter 98: Backtrack
Chapter 95: Pain
Chapter 97: Doctor Li
Chapter 99: Night Visit
Chapter 100: Yang Xiaohai
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