Mutated Tao – Chapter 19: Superstitious

Chapter 19: Superstitious

Upon hearing Li Huowangs question, Bai Lingmiaos eyes widened. Yes, there are quite a few more stories that my grandfather has told me. He told me not to run out of the village; otherwise, I would be captured. He told me that the people outside the village are ruthless and would strip me of my skin, forcing me to wear flayed dog skin instead. After that, they would then use us to perform on the street and fool people into thinking that the dogs are smart and can listen to orders. He also told me that the children would never be able to grow after all that because the dog skin would be fused to their body.

Li Huowang shook his head. No, I meant stories that are used to scare children, something akin to the Wandering Gods.

Wandering Gods? Hmm Bai Lingmiao furrowed her brows as she tried to think back. My grandfather would tell me random stories from time to time, mostly about giant man-eating insects living within the hills. He didnt really tell me any stories similar to that of the story of the Wandering Gods.

Who told your grandfather about the story of the Wandering Gods?

Bai Lingmiaos eyes shone with innocence as she replied, It was his grandfather who told him. And, I will pass down the story to my grandchildren one day.

Li Huowang shook his head. From the looks of it, he might need to revise his plan a little.

Senior Li, I know of a story. A frail teenager suddenly spoke up.

His joints were twisted abnormally, with one shoulder being higher than the other. He was propping himself up against the wall. Even within the Preparation Room, he was one of the more abnormal ones.

Senior Li, my surname is Zhao. Im usually called Wu at home, but you can call me Zhao Wu.

Li Huowang was desperate for ideas, so he couldnt really care about who was talking. Sure, tell me about your stories.

Zhao Wu looked around and whispered to Li Huowang. You wanted something vile and evil, correct? Ive heard my elders tell stories of something known as Mountain Grandma.

Mountain Grandma? What do they look like? Li Huowang tried to recall if he had ever seen pictures of anything like it, but nothing came to mind. In fact, he had never even heard of the term before.

Shh! Senior Li, dont be too loud about it. This thing is very dangerous. Ive heard that the Mountain Grandma has very keen hearing. If you keep on talking about her, she will definitely come and find you.

Oh? Li Huowang was intrigued.

Ive heard my uncle say this before: the Mountain Grandma would appear in different forms in front of different people. Some would see her as a monster with long ears, while others would see her as an older family member that was long dead. But in all of the stories, one thing remained constant. Those who stayed with the Mountain Grandma for a certain period of time would transform into one too!

Li Huowang rubbed his chin, deep in thought. What a weird world we live in. There are so many crazy things in this world. Alright, this should do. Anything else?

Yeah! Theres something called the Companion Fish. Its also very vile.

Li Huowang learned many weird names from Zhao Wu. He decided that most of them would be the ingredients of the fake pills that he would use to kill Dan Yangzi.

Looks like you are quite knowledgeable. Thank you. I think all these will help me a lot, said Li Huowang.

If Li Huowang were to only list out poisonous ingredients, Dan Yangzi might discover his plot. But if he were to add in some of these ingredients that he might not even know about, the plan would be much more likely to succeed.

He needed to use ingredients that even Dan Yangzi might not know. The more ingredients like that there were, the more likely he would think that the pills would turn him into an Immortal.

Hearing Li Huowangs praises, Zhao Wu chuckled. Ive heard these from my uncle. He used to be a wanderer, so he traveled a lot and learned a lot about the world.

Alright. Thanks! Its almost time now, so I need to go back. All of you just need to wait for my news. Li Huowang took a deep breath and started walking back to his room.

He had just taken two steps when a giant blocked him. The man was at least 1.9m tall. III

Li Huowang recognized him. Everyone in the Preparation Room simply called him Simpleton. He was cross-eyed and drooling.

He wasnt really a simpleton; it was just that he had difficulty processing information and had a slower response rate. I I know some too!

Li Huowang sighed and patted his bald head before leaving.

The next day arrived.

Li Huowang was called to Dan Yangzis room early in the morning. Ive more or less mastered the Internal and External Heavenly Circulation technique. Now tell me the ingredients used to refine the pills.

Yes, Master. Li Huowang approached the stone tablet and once again began to inspect it. He tried to make his words as believable as possible. Hmm Take two hearts of the Mountain Grandma and extract their essence? Master, what is this?

Meanwhile, Dan Yangzi was pacing about in his room, his face full of uncertainty. Is that so? I need something this vile to become an Immortal?

Master, what is a Mountain Grandma?

Ignore it. Keep reading.VSit no(v)3lb/!n(.)cm for new ovl

One Companion Fish. Take its gills and soak it in 100g of Asadin

Li Huowang combined his own knowledge and Zhao Wus knowledge to come up with an extremely believable pill recipe. It had taken him all night to consolidate all the information.

After Li Huowang read the ingredients for the fake pill out loud, Dan Yangzi was surprisingly excited and kept on mumbling.

When Dan Yangzi finally compiled and analyzed the ingredients in his mind, he felt very shocked.

Yes Thats right. Asadin is a cold ingredient by nature, and so it would require something with a hot property like a Companion Fish to balance it out. This is amazing! And to think that we would need to use the hearts of Mountain Grandmas to refine a pill. Why did I not think of it before? Since humans can be refined into pills, then naturally evil beings such as these should be able to be used to refine pills too! Dan Yangzi started reasoning with himself as he tried to make sense of the ingredients.

Li Huowang realized that Dan Yangzi could be really smart at times, but downright stupid at other times. He never trusted anyone besides himself.

It all boiled down to superstitions. In a world without gods and demons, being superstitious would be seen as foolish, but even in a world filled with supernatural beings, being overly superstitious would still be foolish.

Just then, Dan Yangzi reached into his sleeves and pulled out a bronze handbell that had a dent. Li Huowang noticed that it was similar to the bells that were used to control zombies in the movies he had watched before.

Dan Yangzi shook the bell violently, and a screeching sound was heard.

The sound was so loud that it made Li Huowang feel like his head would split open from the pain. He barely had enough energy to close his ears and clench his teeth.

At the same time, he noticed that the bell had not only affected his hearing but also his sight.

Everything around him started to twist and turn, almost as if the entire world was being shaken.

What is this? What is Dan Yangzi doing? Did I make a mistake? Have I been found out?

Just as Li Huowang thought that he had failed, he saw the edges of everything around him start to twist and turn, before gathering in front of Dan Yangzi. The edges of the table, the edges of Dan Yangzis sleeves, and even the edges of the sacred text were gathering in front of Dan Yangzi.

He couldnt really see what that item was, but he was certain that it was made from the edges of everything, and that it was alive.

For a moment, Li Huowang thought that he was seeing illusions and shook his head. But then that thing split into two in front of Li Huowangs very own eyes.

Chacha and Chars Thoughts

Man, why is everyone bald in this universe

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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