Mutated Tao – Chapter 25: Path in the Forests

Chapter 25: Path in the Forests


The longsword and the sacred text collided, giving off an extremely piercing collision sound. Everyone else within the vicinity subconsciously covered their ears and took a few steps back.

It couldnt even leave a mark. Isnt Chang Ming a swordsman? His sword cant even cut it however, this sword shouldnt be something ordinary. Li Huowang raised the sword and contemplated for a while. Then, he grabbed the hilt with both hands and swung it down heavily once again.

He gritted his teeth and hacked the sword several times before there were any changes in the situation. However, this change was not in the so-called sacred text, but the longsword in Li Huowangs hands.


The force of the impact caused the blade to break apart, ruining the sword.

He looked at the broken blade, feeling a little stunned. The weapon he had just come into possession of was gone just like that.

He looked around and took a few quick steps toward Chang Rens dead body, pulling out his sword. Thankfully theres a spare.

He sheathed the sword, and circled the sacred text, pondering what his next move should be.

He had planned to destroy this so-called sacred text, but from the looks of it, it was indeed worth something, and might even be a treasure of sorts.

Since he had made the decision not to give up on living, something so valuable couldnt be simply left behind like that.

No matter what, I have to take it out of here first. Then we might even be able to pawn it for some money if needed.

Li Huowang had completely abandoned the unrealistic hopes of using this thing to turn into an Immortal. He had seen the aftermath of those who had tried it before, and he did not wish to suffer the same fate.

While Li Huowang struggled to lift the stone tablet which was far heavier than he had imagined, he was still able to manage somehow.

After he wrapped the stone tablet in a cloth and placed it on his back, Li Huowang turned toward the others waiting outside, Lets get out of here.

They dumped the oil lamp inside Dan Yangzis smelly cave, setting it ablaze. The flames soon spread, igniting everything that was flammable, including the bodies of Chang Ming, Chang Ren, and Xuan Yuan.

The flames grew quite rapidly, and Li Huowang got to witness just how naturally combustible human corpses were.

As they walked back along the original path, they began to set fire to all the rooms. The blazing flames danced and came together. They burned anything and everything they could within the Zephyr Temple.

The thick smoke started to make them cough, and so they quickened their pace.

After three incense sticks worth of time, everyone was standing under the sunlight and silently watching the smoke billowing out of the Zephyr Temples entrance.

The heavy smoke rose upward, carrying with it all of the Zephyr Temples darkness and evil, and dispersing it all into the bright skies.

Li Huowang looked up and chuckled before turning toward the distant path in the forest. He gazed at it with a sword and a stone tablet hanging on his back. Lets go.

The rest of the group followed suit while carrying food. Unknowingly, Li Huowang had become their leader.

As they gradually approached the distant path in the forest, Li Huowang was no longer as gloomy.

This place seems special. Im quite looking forward to the people or the events that the future will bring.

The sunlight illuminated his face, and his mood brightened as he breathed in the fresh air.

Senior Li, please slow down my eyes hurt.

Li Huowang turned back to find that Bai Lingmiao was covering both of her eyes under the sunlight.

He walked over and held up her face to examine it. To his surprise, he could see the blood vessels behind her eyeballs through the center of her pupils. As her dark-red blood vessels were illuminated by light, it became slightly pink in color.

This should be some kind of defect?

He was not a medical expert, but he could at least guess at this. He recalled that elderly people suffering from albinism that helped with fortune-telling and massages were mostly blind.

It seemed that Bai Lingmiaos disease would cause her eyes to have some defects, and render them much weaker than that of the average person.

This wont do.

Li Huowang tore off a piece of cloth from his green Taoist robes, and then gently covered her eyes. From now on, cover your eyes in the daylight.

But I wont be able to see anything.

Its okay, Ill guide you. Li Huowang grabbed Bai Lingmiaos soft right hand before leading the rest toward the path in the forest.

While Bai Lingmiao stumbled initially, she soon began to run together with Li Huowang.


The old and wrinkled Lu Zuangyuan forcefully tapped his smoking pipe on the side of his theatrical trunk.

After tapping out all the black tobacco that was stuck within, he replaced it with some fresh tobacco from his smoking pouch, and lit it with his tinderbox.

He took a satisfying puff before turning in the direction that the horses were facing and asking, You skinny boy, are you done?

Almost! A youthful voice replied.

You lazy boy, why does it take so long for you to relieve yourself. Others might end up thinking that Im mistreating you by making you eat soil, Lu Zuangyuan smoked while grumbling discontentedly about his younger son.

He looked behind his carriage, at the entire troupe that was standing on the forest path. Aside from one horse-drawn carriage that carried costumes and musical instruments, there was his older son, and two distant nephews from the village. While their troupe was small, these were his hard-earned assets that he had spent years gathering.

It was this troupes work that allowed his entire family to eat well during these difficult times.

Dad, have some water and buns. Lu Juren passed some food and a gourd of water to his father.

Why are we eating when its not mealtime yet?! Do you think this food is free? Do you know just how much food costs now? Your daughter is already two years old, but why are you still acting like such an immature child?!

Despite the scolding, Lu Juren wasnt angry; he just smiled innocently while moving away, and passed the food back to his wife.

You got scolded again? You were just asking for it. Luo Juanhua placed the food back into the cart, and then playfully poked their baby daughter, who was sitting on the trunk.

Being scolded wont take any skin off my back. Ever since Mom passed away, Dads temper has just been like that.Gt latest ovel chpters on nv(e)lbj/n(.)c/m

Have you spoken to Dad about what I told you last night?

Lets bring it up again next time. There hasnt been a good chance, and he is tight on money right now. Lu Juren said as his face soured.

Tsk~ Is he so tight on money that he cannot even buy some fabric for his own granddaughters clothes? Shes always wearing these costumes.

Well, the costumes can also-

Ahh! Ahh! Ghost! A terrified shriek interrupted their conversation, at the same time causing the atmosphere around the troupe to stiffen.

Not long after, the others saw a half naked young boy shouting at the top of his lungs and dashing out from the forests, straight into Lu Zuangyuans embrace.

What ghost?! How can there be any ghosts in broad daylight?! Hurry and put on your pants!

Even though Lu Zuangyuan berated his own son, he still stepped before Lu Xiucai, shielding him. He gripped his smoking pipe tightly and looked warily toward the forest.

At that moment, some figures could be seen moving, and it seemed like some people were approaching them.

Chacha and Chars Thoughts

Sweet, we finally get to see the outside world! If you havent already, bookmark this novel folks!

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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