Mutated Tao – Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village

Chapter 72: Dragon Gate Village

What What is that?

As he gazed into those eyes, Li Huowang suddenly felt his thoughts turn slower as his surroundings grew bizarrerather than drowning in the water, he felt as though he was floating in the sky.

Meanwhile, the mud at the bottom of the lake shifted, turning the water even murkier. As the mud rose up, the dark figure with its seven shifting eyes moved as well.

By the time the mud enveloped Li Huowang completely, he saw a decaying maw that was even larger than a mountain. Within that maw, there were an uncountable number of hooks and tentacles.Gt latest ovel chpters on nv(e)lbj/n(.)c/m

No not like this.

Li Huowang used all his strength to unsheathe his sword.

Just as he was about to slit his own neck, the tentacles wrapped around him and the hooks dug into Li Huowangs flesh, dragging him into the bloody maw.

Meanwhile, Yuan Er looked at the bubbling lake as well as the drowning passengers while standing on the small boat before nervously glancing at the old man he was supporting with his arms.

Great-grandfather, lets go home. Given that we had help from the Lord of the River, they are as good as dead, said Yuan Er.

The old man stared coldly at him before shaking him off. Return to our village!

Hearing the anger within his voice, Yuan Er started panicking, but there was nothing he could do. Immediately, he placed two fingers into his mouth and blew the whistle to signal a retreat.

The small boats quickly retreated into the dense field of reeds.

The entire field of reeds was quite massive, forming a natural maze. But given that the Yuan familys people grew up here, they were very familiar with the area.

After taking quite a few twists and turns through the field of reeds, the boats finally docked at a small island made from reeds being woven together. This was the Yuan familys home.

The island was made entirely using reeds, including the small huts built on top of it.

Yuan Er had long since gotten used to the incredible view of this place, and wasnt really affected by it. Instead, he was worried about something else.

When he saw his great-grandfather getting down from the boat with his walking stick and entering one of the huts without a word, Yuan Er could only clench his teeth and follow him inside.

The other members of the Yuan family saw what was happening and quietly followed them as well. The atmosphere was somewhat heavy.

The huts here appeared small from the outside but were surprisingly spacious on the inside; there was even a place dedicated to rear pigs and ducks inside them.

Yuan Er followed his great-grandfather into a large hall with massive fish bones serving as supporting pillars.

Candles lit up the room. In the middle of the hall was a beautiful ink painting depicting a carp swimming up a waterfall. Below the painting were five memorial tablets.

This was the Yuan familys ancestral hall.

Kneel down to the River Lord and to our ancestors! shouted the old man.

Yuan Ers expression was serious as his knees buckled and he immediately kneeled down, kowtowing to the memorial tablets three times. Currently, he was not the arrogant captain of the boat, but a simple youngster awaiting punishment from his elders after committing a serious error.

The old man circled him a few times before lifting his cane and whacking it hard on Yuan Ers back and head.

Under the immense force, Yuan Ers head was soon bleeding as bruises appeared all over his body. However, despite the pain, Yuan Er just clenched his teeth hard, not daring to move.

Only after he saw that the old man was tired did Yuan Er make a move. The old man was panting while leaning on his cane. Yuan Er kowtowed to him. Great-grandfather, I have committed a grave error.

What did you do wrong? asked the old man while glaring at him angrily.

I was too careless. I did not probe their true strength before springing the trap. Because of that, I failed to realize that there was someone strong in there, causing tens of brothers as well as the nephew and niece to die because of me. replied Yuan Er.

Hmph! So you do know what you did wrong! The old mans anger dissipated a little.

Yuan Er struggled for a bit before he said reluctantly, I already said the code word meant to probe who the Taoist was, but that brat did not give the appropriate reply!


Suddenly, the old mans cane was shoved inside Yuan Ers left eye, destroying it.

AAAAAH! Yuan Er held the left side of his face in pain as he rolled on the ground. But he recovered soon enough before continuing to kneel and kowtow toward the old man.

Looking at the youth in front of him, the old man sighed, his face filled with worry.

Junior, dont think that you are suddenly above the Heavens and the Earth when you only conducted a successful raid a few times. While it may seem like we do not have any worries or troubles, it's not easy to do this job for very long. We have to observe carefully and act swiftly! Originally, I had wanted you to take on the mantle and continue our family work. But to think that not only did you make such a big mistake, you are even blaming others for your mistakes. Im afraid that I may no longer trust you with this important job, said the old man.

Yuan Er panicked when he heard that. Disregarding his pain, he pleaded, Great-grandfather! Im sorry! I really regret my mistake! I wont make the same kind of mistake ever again! If I make such a mistake again, then I will personally squish my other eye and blind myself! I promise!

You think you could pay for the lives of tens of people with just a single one of your eyeballs? Stop dreaming! shouted the old man. Then, the old man waved his hands.

There were many people spectating the entire scene from outside the hut, and two of them walked in with a plate as soon as the old man waved his hand. The plate was filled with various bizarre white fish bones.

You need to be punished for making a mistake. There are rules that everyone below the Heavens must follow, and the Yuan family is no exception. If you can endure and successfully undergo the trial of leaping through the Dragons Gate, then this matter will be forgiven and you can inherit the household. If you cant, then I will make sure to give you a proper burial, said the old man.

Staring at the bizarre fish bones, Yuan Er started trembling. However, all his desire to escape dispersed when he saw his great-grandfather standing beside him.

The curved bones slowly pierced his skin and tore through his flesh before finally coming into contact with his bones.

Just as Yuan Er clenched his teeth and prepared himself to endure the torture, someone shouted in front of the door. Great-grandfather! Something is happening! Come, quick! The water in the lake is turning red!

When everyone reached the edge of the island, they were shocked by the scene in front of them.

The lake water had been dyed a dark crimson color while a bizarre stench filled the air.

At that moment, all the villagers looked at the lynchpin of the village, the great-grandfather.

Meanwhile, the old mans expression changed quite quickly as he waved his right hand. Light up the incense!

Soon, the incense and the sacrifices were ready. A group of people kneeled near the shore of the lake and kowtowed continuously toward the now crimson lake.

Seeing that the color of the lake was not reverting to its original color, the old man steeled his heart as he turned around and walked toward a group of ladies holding their babies.

The babies were wearing new clothes while their hair had been tied into cones with red strings.

The old man took a brush and dipped it in cinnabar before lightly using the brush to make a small red dot on two of the babies.

The two babies were unaware of what was happening and laughed.

The old man gently patted their heads and took a deep breath. He closed his eyes; he couldnt bear to see what was about to happen next.

Go, he said.

Hearing this, two men took the babies that werent even three years old from the sobbing ladies and walked to the shore of the lake. Just as they reached the shore and were about to drop the babies into the water, they suddenly stopped.

Hmm? The old man squinted as he stared at the crimson lake water. Something was coming up.

Then, under everyones shocked eyes, a completely soaked Taoist walked onto the shore with his head hung low. Something was stuck in his neck.

The old man took a closer look and saw that there was a sword tied to Li Huowangs neck with a piece of reed!

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

Bloody hell MC coming out from the lake like the Doom Slayer.

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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