Mutated Tao – Chapter 48: Escape

Chapter 48: Escape


The wooden door slowly creaked open as Li Huowang observed the outside through the small crack. It was already evening, and it was very quiet outside. With the exception of a monk sweeping the floor some distance away, there was nothing unusual.

However, Li Huowang had already seen through the reality of the Righteous Monastery. To him, this was not a peaceful scene in the slightest.

All of this is fake! They cant fool me! Since they are trying so hard to keep me here, they probably want me to go through their Great Fast of my own volition!

Just then, a thought flashed through his mind.

Wait, why are they doing all of this? Im just a normal human. Since they are so strong, they could just force me to do what they wish. Why go through all this trouble?

He didnt have an answer yet, but he didnt need it now. What he needed right now was to escape this place as soon as possible.Vissit novelbin(.)c.m for updates

The monks of the Righteous Monastery havent noticed anything strange about me just yet. I need to use this chance.

Even though there was no one else outside, Li Huowang did not try to escape just yet. He waited patiently. Time slowly passed as Li Huowangs palms started sweating.


The heavy sound of a bell rang across the entire Righteous Monastery, causing Li Huowang to jump a little. He had learned that this bell being rung meant that it was 5 pm, which was the dinner time for the monks.

At that moment, Li Huowang opened the door and walked out calmly, following the monks toward the canteen. After all, it would be completely reasonable for him to appear there as he had been eating with the monks all this time.

Compared to the place he was currently living in, the canteen was quite a bit closer to the hall where the normal devotees came to pray. Since the opponent made use of illusion spells, it must mean that they do not want the normal devotees and people to see their dark side.

Along the way, Li Huowang noticed that many of the monks were silently staring at him and whispering to each other. It seemed that they were still discussing what had happened earlier. Their eyes, as they looked toward him, were filled with hostility, curiosity, and even jest.

But Li Huowang knew that all this was fake; they were all just putting up an act!

They must have the same goal as Xin Hui! No one here is a good person. They are all trying to harm me!

Li Huowang was certain about this.

He soon arrived at the canteen and saw a sea of bald heads. However, he didnt run away and instead followed them and walked inside. He took a wooden bowl and got his meal before sitting down on the stool and calmly eating the vegetarian meal in front of him. Todays meal consisted of yam soup, stir-fried konjac with fried tofu, stir-fried vegetables, as well as potato and squash stew. While there was no meat, the taste was indeed excellent.

Even so, after the entire incident earlier, Li Huowang no longer had much of an appetite. However, in order to fool them and avoid suspicion, he still didnt dare to make any strange movements and just continued eating his food.


At that moment, a hand suddenly patted his shoulder, scaring Li Huowang.

Little Taoist! You are here too? Why did you run away earlier? asked Monk.

Hearing the familiar voice, Li Huowang turned around with food still in his mouth. Sure enough, it was the old monk smiling at him while showing off his missing front tooth.

He had met Monk by chance while traveling. If it werent for him pulling Li Huowang to see those statues, then Li Huowang mightve still been clueless about the situation.

Monk took his plate of food and sat beside Li Huowang. Lets eat together.

Li Huowang glanced at the other monks and saw that there was nothing suspicious going on. He continued chewing as he said, Sure.

Little Taoist, where are the rest of the people from your group? Why not ask them to come and stay with you? The food here is free. They dont have to stay at the inn anymore, Monk talked quite loudly, oblivious to the entire situation.

On the other hand, Li Huowang, who was anxiously trying to escape, couldnt be bothered to talk to him. He ate at the same speed as usual and burped before walking out of the canteen.

Soon, he was once again on the brick road, and this time, Monk was chasing after him.

Hey, dont go just yet. Lets talk for a bit. Im so bored here, said Monk.

As he licked the scraps of food stuck in his teeth, Li Huowang looked at him irritably. Dont follow me and go to bed.

What? Its still too early to go to bed. Let me tell you something Monk said in a whining tone. However, Monk couldnt even finish what he was about to say when he saw Li Huowangs face turn sour.

At that moment, Li Huowang whispered to Monk aggressively, Go! Run away from this place as soon as possible! This monastery is an extremely dangerous place!

The very next second, Li Huowang ran as fast as he could toward the main hall.

The monks around them all noticed that Li Huowang was running away, but Li Huowang just ignored all of them.

He ran faster and faster, his heart beating at a rapid pace, and his attention raised to the limit, searching for traces of that old man Xin Hui.

100 feet! 50 feet! 10 feet!!!

When Li Huowang escaped through the side door and entered the main hall, his surroundings suddenly exploded with soundthe sound of footsteps, conversations, and the wooden fish, all entered his ears. He had returned to the main hall where everyone was burning incense sticks and praying to the Buddha. In fact, there were so many people that he was pushed slightly toward the side.

Standing in the crowd, Li Huowang was stunned as he looked at their oblivious faces.

At that moment, he suddenly realized something and turned back to look at the side door.

No one was therenot one person had chased him.

At the same time, none of the monks turned to look toward Li Huowang, be it the monks who were greeting the devotees or the monks who were divining fortunes.

To Li Huowang, all of this seemed completely normal. Way too normal.

Unless All of it really had been my illusion? Those filthy things were just a figment of my imagination?

But Li Huowang dismissed that thought quite soon, shaking his head as he ran out of the Monastery.

He couldnt risk it. Not in the slightest!

It was surprisingly easy for him to walk out of the monastery, almost just as easy as it had been to enter.

With his speed, he soon arrived at the inn. When he returned, the guiding drug ingredients and the assistants who hadnt seen him in quite a while crowded around him.

Senior Li, why are you back? Have you finished the business you had with the monastery? asked one of them.

No time to talk! Pack your stuff now! We need to leave, now! said Li Huowang.

Alright, let me go and contact troupe leader Lu, said another one of the guiding drug ingredients.

No. We are not waiting for them. We need to leave right now! Quick! shouted Li Huowang.

Senior Li, where are we going? Bai Lingmiao asked.

We are leaving this kingdom! replied Li Huowang.

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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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