Mutated Tao – Chapter 87: Forest

Chapter 87: Forest

Sun Baolu listened to Puppy as he took out a playing card from his hand and played it. I saw Senior Li go to the village blacksmith. It seemed like he was preparing something. Right, Puppy, didnt Senior Li ask you to gather some information? And youre out here playing cards? Arent you afraid that hell scold you when he returns?

What Puppy?! Call me Cao Cao! said Puppy as he played a card. This small village isnt all that big, so theres no need to go through so much trouble. Moreover, I brought back those two kids to question them, and finished it quickly. The village elders all told us that there are man-eating worms in the woods to the west and advised us not to go there.

You guys want to go there? You shouldnt You really shouldnt Ten years ago, my mom saw flying worms circling the skies in that area! The host, who had been observing their card game, interjected.

Ah, dont worry! Senior Li is very powerful. With him around, those worms or whatnot wont even be able to approach us. Ah, hold on, who just played this card? Hahaha, I won. Alright, all the eggs in your noodles will belong to me, said Puppy.

Come take a look; Senior Li is back, said one of the guiding drug ingredients.

As soon as they heard those words, the others turned around to see Li Huowang carrying a large leather bag while walking into the courtyard.

Surrounded by the group of curious guiding drug ingredients, Li Huowang placed the leather bag on the table and opened it in front of them. Inside, there were rows of neatly arranged items. These were brand-new weapons custom-made for him.

There was a pair of large black pliers, sharp awls, small fingernail-sized shovels, and long barbed needles. These strange-looking objects were unsettling to even look at.

At that moment, Puppy picked up a spoon with very sharp edges and played with it. Senior Li, what are these items for? Rather than weapons, they seem more like torture tools. For example, this. It cant kill people, but it would definitely be able to gouge out someones eyes-

Puppy abruptly stopped, scared by his own words. He immediately thought of the events that occurred on the island made of reeds. That person had used pliers to pull out his own teeth and burst his own eyes.

At that moment, Li Huowang reached out to retrieve the object in Puppys hand as he asked, Hows the information gathering?

It its done. There are said to be man-eating worms there. The people around here avoid going there. The worms are also very quiet and never come out. Fear was clearly visible in Puppys eyes as he looked at the objects on the table.

Meanwhile, Li Huowang picked up a small shovel and gestured a few times with it toward his fingernail. Then, he placed the items on his back and said, Lets go.

Its already noon. Why dont we rest the night before going? suggested Sun Baolu.

However, this suggestion was met with an ice glare from Li Huowang. I said lets go!

Soon, the wheels of the carriage started to turn and roll toward the forests infested with man-eating creatures.

As the moon rose up, Li Huowang and his group finally arrived at their destination.

There was an extremely dense bamboo forest before them, and fireflies could be seen twinkling in and out of sight. A small path winded through, making it look like a snake that had burrowed into the bamboo forest. The weeds on the path suggested that it hadnt been used in a long time.

Li Huowang didnt rush in recklessly. According to Abbess Jingxin, the Eighteenth Lunar was an evil being that had multiple forms. Nobody knew what form it had right now or what kind of threat it would pose to them.

He stood at the edge of the forest and spent some time observing in silence.

Time passed slowly, and everything appeared to be normal inside the forestall the creatures within remained unchanged, and Li Huowang even saw some rats gnawing on the bamboo.

It was only at dawn that Li Huowang ceased his observation.

As he ate the noodles in his bowl, Li Huowang told the others, "From the looks of it, the periphery is fine. We will enter the forest after this meal. Once we are inside, dont do anything else. There's only one thing all of you need to do: if and I mean, if"

His expression turned serious as he paused. If my behavior turns abnormal, then keep an eye on me, and don't let me wander around."

Yes, the reason Li Huowang had brought them along this time was this.

As the effects of the Black Taisui were gradually wearing off, Li Huowang felt his surroundings becoming more and more unreal, and he felt like he might be engulfed in hallucinations at any moment.

He needed them to accompany him inside, just in case.

Upon hearing this unusual request, the others exchanged glances and nodded.Ne/w novel chaptrs are published on no/vel(/bin(.)co/m

Even if my behavior turns abnormal, it shouldnt be for a long period of time. Itll be fine once Im back to normal, continued Li Huowang.

Once he finished speaking, he drank a mouthful of soup. At that moment, a delicate white hand reached over and plucked at his hair, causing him to feel pain in his scalp.

What are you doing? Li Huowang was displeased with the owner of the hand, Bai Lingmiao.

"My mother once said that white hair has to be plucked. If you leave them be, more white hair will grow on your head," replied Bai Lingmiao.

Hearing this, Li Huowang hastened the pace at which he devoured his noodles.

Meanwhile, Bai Lingmiao sat down cross-legged beside him and reached out toward the red bamboo slip on Li Huowangs back. "Senior Li, youve been carrying this thing all this time"

However, Li Huowang suddenly stood up before she could touch it. He finished the soup in one gulp and tossed the bowl into the empty pot. "Let's go into the forest."

Everyone was well-fed, and they followed Li Huowang down the small path. Despite it being early morning, once they stepped into the forest, the surroundings turned dark. The dense bamboo thicket acted as a barrier that tightly blocked out the sunlight coming from above.

Thus, they took out the dark-green glowing stones, using them to brighten their surroundings.

However, when this green-colored light illuminated the bamboo forest, it caused the green bamboo around them to take on a sickly hue, making the onlookers feel unsettled.

Amidst the swaying of the bamboo trees, there seemed to be something hiding in the depths of the dense bamboo forest, watching them.

Li Huowang strained his eyes to make out what it was but could not see anything. Right as he was about to turn around, he felt a prickling sensation on his back.

Is this the power of the Eighteenth Lunar? Is it watching me from within the forest? What form has it taken??

The others could also feel that strange sensation.

The only sounds that could be heard around them were that of shoes stepping on the weeds. Nobody said anything, the atmosphere growing tense.

Senior Li do you feel like the bamboo above is growing closer to us? said one of the guiding drug ingredients.

Hearing this, everyone slowly looked up. The surrounding bamboo trees were completely bent, with their sickly-colored tips pointing directly at them.

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

I feel like the MC is changing little by little...

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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