Mutated Tao – Chapter 22: Exit

Chapter 22: Exit

In the Pill Refining Room of the Zephyr Temple, Li Huowang sat there, covered in Dan Yangzis blood, too stunned to react.

Were those three pills so powerful? Did we make pills or explosives?

After a long while, he got up from the ground and touched his face. Then, he bent down and began to examine Dan Yangzis scattered remains.

After some time, he was not able to see a single piece of moving flesh. Even Dan Yangzis bronze bell had been dented. Li Huowang finally breathed a sigh of relief; Dan Yangzi had been well and truly killed by him.

But now that hes dead, what should I do next?

Li Huowang stood on the spot, unsure of what he should do next.

He had thought he would be very happy after he managed to avenge himself. But when this moment really arrived, he found himself at a loss.

All the planning these past few days had revolved around killing Dan Yangzi. However, he hadnt imagined that he himself would survive.

Now that Dan Yangzi was dead, Bai Lingmiao was safe. He had achieved everything that he had promised to do.

What should I do next?

Just as he was contemplating this issue, the door to the Pill Refining Room was suddenly opened. Chang Ming and Chang Ren stepped in warily, each holding a sword.

They looked around and did not see Dan Yangzi, then turned their vigilant gaze toward the blood-soaked Li Huowang. Hey! Where are you from, demon? Speak, wheres our Master?

Master? Youre currently stepping on him. Besides, Im Xuan Yang, my two dear Seniors.

This reply made Chang Ming and Chang Ren subconsciously look down and raise their feet to see internal organs scattered around them, causing their pupils to shrink intensely.

Li Huowang looked around, then picked up half of Dan Yangzis face. Look, he really is dead.

He died because of me.

Logically, he should have died a long time ago for killing people so indiscriminately, but thats not why I killed him. I did it for personal revenge.

Just as Li Huowang was about to explain his reasons to the duo before him, Chang Ming and Chang Ren exchanged glances. Without a single word, they sheathed their swords and dashed out of the door.

Hey, wait for me to finish explaining before you leave. Li Huowang shouted, feeling exasperated.

When there was no response even after shouting at them for a while, Li Huowang smiled bitterly. He clutched his stomach, which was still aching ever so slightly, and walked toward the door.

Baldys dead! Hes dead! Everyone can go out now! You can all go home!! Li Huowang shook that dented bronze bell vigorously and shouted loudly.

It was the first day of the New Year. The piercing clanging sound from the bell did not attract any Wandering Gods, but did attract the young assistants and the guiding drug ingredients.

When they saw that half-face clutched in Li Huowangs hand, they were overjoyed and kowtowed on the ground.

Meanwhile, Li Huowang slowly walked through the entire cave system. He wanted to bring this piece of news to everyone within the Zephyr Temple.Diisscover nw chaptrs n n0e(l)bi(.)com

More and more people joined his ranks, shouting alongside him, Baldy is dead! He is dead! We can go home!

At this point, Li Huowang felt someone reach out and try to support him. He turned around to see that it was Bai Lingmiao who was shedding tears of joy.

Li Huowang smiled toward her, then happily displayed Dan Yangzis half-face. Baldy is dead! You can all go home to celebrate the new year! You can all go home!

Hey! Senior Li! You can go home too! We can all go home!

Li Huowangs face froze for a moment, but then he continued to wave the bronze bell with all his strength and hollered with all his might, Dan Yangzi is dead! Come out! You can all go home now!

But not everyone in Zephyr Temple was elated by the news. Just as Li Huowang walked close to Dan Yangzis residence, he heard the clinging sound of metal from afar.

Li Huowang led the crowd over. Outside Dan Yangzis dirty residence, he saw Xuan Yuan standing in confrontation with Chang Ming and Chang Ren. Both sides had drawn their weapons, and the atmosphere was very tense.

Li Huowang saw the so-called sacred text that was circled in black lines and copper coins, and he naturally realized what they were fighting over.

Junior Xuan Yang! Come quickly! Lets join forces to kill these two accomplices of Dan Yangzi! Then we can share this sacred text that gives the method to attain Immortality! Xuan Yuan urged Li Huowang. He no longer had an amicable look on his face.

Meanwhile, Chang Ming took a step forward and pointed his longsword directly at Li Huowang, who was standing at the entrance. Get lost if you dont want to die! Master taught you the path of pill refining! In this situation, do you think you would be able to handle both of us who are trained in the path of swordsmanship?

Seeing the scene unfolding in front of him, Li Huowang sighed helplessly. That is not some sacred text granting the secret of Immortality. There are only ancient scriptures written on there. Whatever I said earlier was fabricated by me to deceive Baldy. Dont believe Baldys nonsense; he was full of lies, pretending as if Taishang Laojun personally gave that sacred text to him. Given his personality, its likely that he stole or looted it from someone. Seniors, lets go.

However, Chang Ming and Chang Ren just held black talismans between their fingers and swiped them against their blades. An eerie wind suddenly started blowing through the room.

Junior Xuan Yang, if you dont wish to get involved, then cut your nonsense and get lost, Chang Ming and Chang Ren raised their swords and said in unison.

At that moment, Li Huowang felt Bai Lingmiao timidly tug at his Taoist robes.

Then, Seniors, you guys can continue. Well meet again if fate allows. Li Huowang put his hands together and bid farewell to both parties before bringing everyone else toward the entrance of Zephyr Temple.

The moment Li Huowang closed the gate, rumbling sounds rang out from within.

Within the black passageways of the cave system, a group of people were excitedly and emotionally returning home. Each of them held an oil-lamp with trembling hands.

The tunnel was quite unfamiliar and rugged, and some parts even required ropes to climb. Li Huowang did not recall ever being here before.

Even so, he clearly knew that this was the Zephyr Temples exit; he could see the hands of the people around him trembling more and more violently.

After walking for a period of about two incense sticks, they could see a vague light in the distance. When the people saw that light, their pace became even more disorderly, and some of them even started sprinting.

As they ran, the light in the distance became larger and larger until it filled everyones vision.

After exiting the tunnel, almost everyone squinted and shielded their eyes. After having lived in the cave system for so long, the outside world was simply too bright for them.

They were finally able to see the scenery outside the Zephyr Temple once their eyes gradually adapted to the brightness.

The distant skies had flowing clouds, while the faraway mountains had green forests. Everything appeared pure and beautiful, almost as though they were viewing an ink painting.

Right at that moment, the first rays of the New Years morning sunlight peeked through, shining upon their faces.

Li Huowang squinted at the sunrise and mumbled to himself, Did I spend a whole night with Baldy in the Pill Refining Room? Even the sun is out now. The weather is pretty good today.

Suddenly, someone beside him moved. It was a child with tears streaming down his face. He single-mindedly dashed toward the small road leading toward the forests.

This started a chain reaction as more and more people ran toward that direction. They wanted to get as far away from this terrible place as possible.

In just a while, there were only seven or eight people from the Preparation Room left, all of them looking toward Li Huowang.

Senior Li, we should leave as well. Bai Lingmiao was smiling very happily, with tear stains still on her face.

Hold on for a moment. Li Huowang said before pulling out some paper notes from his pockets and passing them to Bai Lingmiao. These are the last words and the addresses of the guiding drug ingredients who had to die. When you guys go out, find some messengers along the way and pass them along.

For a moment, Bai Lingmiao was at a loss as she held onto those paper notes, frozen on the spot.

Then, Li Huowang once again smiled toward the remaining people before turning around with the oil lamp in his hand, and walking back into the darkness of the Zephyr Temple, all alone.

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Woohoo! Dan Yangzi is dead!!

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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