Mutated Tao – Chapter 14: Ally

Chapter 14: Ally

He had just swallowed the pill when Li Huowang felt a burning sensation from his dantian. The burning sensation intensified with each moment to the point that he almost puked.

Xuan Yang, go back and rest. This pill is quite potent. It will take some time for you to absorb it completely.

Yes, Master.

He staggered back to his room and hurled a bit. However, nothing but water came out; the pill had already been absorbed by him.

Soon, the sound of bones cracking filled the air as his joints dislocated and his body contorted.

The burning sensation coming from his dantian spread out toward his limbs. His entire body was burning, almost as if he was wearing a sweater in summer.

The heat from his body was making him nauseous. He laid down on his bed and saw the ceiling shifting in his vision. He remembered how everyone in the Preparation Room looked at him fearfully, as well as how he had now become an accomplice of Dan Yangzi. He had done what he despised toward the other weak disciples.

While Dan Yangzi was illiterate, he was no fool. In front of absolute power, nothing else mattered.

Im going to kill him! I swear that Im going to kill him!

Li Huowang howled within his heart.

In his delirious state, he grabbed the edge of the stone bed with his right hand. When he swore that he would kill Dan Yangzi, his right arms veins bulged.


The stone bed cracked under his strong grip.Nnw n0vel chapters are published on n0v/e/(lb)i(n.)co/m

Li Huowang was surprised at the sound. He looked at his hand and then at the piece of rock that he broke. He quickly realized that this was the power of the pill!

It wasnt just his strength. There were other changes to his body as well. He felt that his eyes could see even further than before. It was as if the pill had removed all the impurities within his body.

But when he remembered how he had obtained this strength, he felt sick.

Senior Li, are you alright? Bai Lingmiao carefully peeked in from the entrance.

Li Huowang stared at her with a conflicted look on his face, not knowing what he should tell her.

Bai Lingmiao stepped into the room. Senior Li, please dont be mad at yourself. All of us know that you could have done nothing more in those circumstances. If Master If Master calls for me again, you dont have to bother finding someone else after all, everyone here will eventually die.

Li Huowang didnt want to hear this right now. He stared at her bleeding head and took out one of the pills he had refined before. Eat this, it will stop your bleeding.

Bai Lingmiao stared at the pils in Li Huowangs hand and shook her head in fear. No, I cannot eat pills. I must never eat pills!

Li Huowang chuckled and threw the pill onto the ground. Yeah, theres a certain amount of poison in it. In the end, its not some miraculous medicine.

Bai Lingmiao bit her lips and asked Li Huowang a question she had on her mind. Senior Li, do you intend to fight back against Master?

Li Huowangs face paled and he immediately ran toward the door and closed it.

Its alright. Master cant hear us now. Master utilizes the Wandering Gods to help him patrol the caves. Everytime there is a procession, the Wandering Gods must return to the procession.

What are the Wandering Gods? Li Huowang asked. This was the first time he had heard of them.

They are as their name implies. You cant see or touch them. Ive heard my grandpa say that only those proficient in Taoism can command them.

Oh? Li Huowang immediately remembered this information. It was quite crucial for him.

When is the procession?

Bai Lingmiao was puzzled by his question. On the first and fifteenth day of each month in the lunar calendar. Senior Li, didnt you know this? Did your parents not take you to the procession?

Li Huowang shook his head. In his memories, or at least in what he thought were his real memories, he lived in the city and didnt attend any such event, since they were only seen in the countryside.

Senior Li, lets get back to business. Do you wish to fight against Master?

His face froze a moment before he said. Yes! I want to tear him apart!

Bai Lingmiao nodded and sighed. Then let me help you. I might be able to do something!

Li Huowang stared at her. He saw conviction within her eyes. It seemed that Bai Lingmiao was not as weak as he had thought.

Alright, you will be the first one to help me, Li Huowang agreed. He really needed an ally.

Li Huowang thought about their circumstances and told her, We still dont have enough people. Go to the Preparation Room and see if any of them are unsatisfied with Master.

Maybe some of the people in the cave might not want to fight against Dan Yangzi, but those in the Preparation Room were already doomed to begin with. Some of them wouldnt want to go down without a fight.

Bai Lingmiao nodded and left.

Li Huowang sat down and took out the jade pendant. He thought about the disciples who failed to escape.

Xuan Yang Was this how you gathered everyone too? I hope I dont suffer the same fate as you.

After taking some time to gather his thoughts, he started to focus his attention on Zephyr Temple. He started to properly take care of the Preparation Room, regardless of whether he had to deal with humans or items.

Dan Yangzi naturally rewarded such a hardworking disciple. He taught him various basic pill recipes, treating Li Huowang the same as a direct disciple.

The basic pills were not very potent, allowing Li Huowang to only treat some minor injuries and flu.

Additionally, the pills contained a certain amount of poison. If he ate too many of them, it would cause some side effects instead. He wasnt sure if this applied to all the pills in this world or only Dan Yangzis pills.

There was one more rule. He couldnt consume two different types of pills at the same time as it could lead to unforeseen circumstances.

Rather than becoming something akin to a folk doctor, it was more apt to say that he was someone who could use poison.

But the pills were not really that important. What was more important was gaining Dan Yangzis trust and building a strong relationship with Dan Yangzi.

There were even times when Li Huowang was told to help Dan Yangzi refine pills.

Then, Dan Yangzi took in one of the young assistants as an official disciple, and so Li Huowang was no longer the most junior disciple. He had become a part of Zephyr Temple.

After spending some time with his Master, Li Huowang confirmed that Dan Yangzi was indeed illiterate. He even hated those who could read and write.

He would never allow his disciples to be better than him, which was also why he sought after disciples that were illiterate.

After confirming this, Li Huowang was suspicious of what Dan Yangzi told him previously.

Master had said that the method to becoming an Immortal was given to him by Taishang Laojun himself, recorded within a sacred text. He even said that if Taishang Laojun told him that he could become an Immortal, then he would become an Immortal. Since he and the other disciples are illiterate, how could they have known the contents of the sacred text? Who told them about it?

Chacha and Chars Thoughts

Umm... Im pretty sure everyone hates Dan Yangzi. No need to ask if they are unsatisfied

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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