Mutated Tao – Chapter 558: Luck

Chapter 558: Luck

Ji Lin was fuming and pacing in the grand bed chamber. He was close to succeeding, but something had gone wrong.

After some time, he waved his large sleeves and exclaimed, Everyone gets out! I dont care what you do but find Princess Anping's head for me!

Yes, my Lord!

My Lord, please calm down. This wont take long. Anyone with eyes would know that luck is on your side. It would be bad if you got sick due to the stress.

Ji Lin calmed down a little after hearing that. Wait, what about Er Jiu from the Ao Jing Sect? Any news from him?

The guards saw him entering the city, but we cannot find him anywhere no matter what kind of divination we did.

Hmph! Hes too unpredictable to use. Nevermind then. I will just give him an official title without any real job in consideration of his contributions in the past.

Ji Lin then got ready for the morning meeting. While he was changing, he suddenly had a different idea. Rather than the hall, he walked towards the imperial temple.

This time he was alone. He entered the place and approached the coffin once more. With the sound of rumbling stones, the coffin lid slowly opened.

Hahaha! Good! You are indeed my son! The old emperor laughed as the golden chains binding him rattled.

My mother had decided to support the eldest prince, so I killed her! Ji Lin roared, interrupting the laughing emperor.

The princes and princesses wanted to betray me, so I killed them, too. Father, you told me that I have to kill even my own family to become someone great!

The old emperor in the coffin shuddered before speaking again. Ruthless. I knew I was right.

However, this wasn't what Ji Lin wanted to hear. He kicked the tributes in front of the coffin and exclaimed, WHY! Im going to be the emperor soon, so I want to know why! Why am I killing all of my siblings?! Ive told you that once I become the emperor, I will not tolerate my children killing each other! I will be emperor soon, so I want to know why I should tell them not to kill each other!

Hohoho. The old emperor laughed. Liner, why do you think all of the officials and ministers are obeying us? Do you really think that they obey us because we are grand?

Its because we are the emperor! Ji Lin replied.

You really think so? Do you think that we can obtain absolute loyalty from those preaching Confucianism or from the military just by using our name? They control everything here, including the palace guards! Do you know why they did not revolt and become emperors themselves?

Ji Lin didnt know what to answer. He had never thought of that before.

Because they don't dare to do so! They dared not let their own people kill each other, but wethe Ji familydare to do so! When the Qi Kingdom fell and the emperor's seat became empty, wethe Ji familykilled each other until only one of us remained. We were not a noble family, but there were still thousands of us. In order to become the emperor, weve killed our own mothers, grandchildren, grandparents, siblings, and even our own fathers! The sole remaining survivor from that bloodbath became the first emperor of the Liang Kingdom. Our family spanned thousands of generations, but we will always only have a single branch in our family tree. The cowards are only going to serve us!

Ji Lin stepped back from shock. He was visibly shaken by the answer he obtained.

But why?! Why us?! Why must the Ji family kill each other?

Because the heavens have selected us! We're the dragon's chosen ones! Only then can we shoulder the Great Liang's luck!

The old emperor roared. The dragon roar shook the coffin, and Ji Lins scale surfaced momentarily before fading.

After some time, the dragons roar stopped, and the old emperors tired voice could be heard. Since you will be ascending soon, let me tell you this: the world is not as peaceful as you think. In the past, humans were raised by the Witch clan. We lived just like how pigs are raised; we were fed nothing but feces. However, some of our ancestors refused to continue living as livestock and escaped. Unfortunately, escaping wasnt enough because they'd soon be caught. We needed to find a safe place to live. Luck was needed to sustain it. The Witch Clan was relentless. They will do everything they can to enter our space and capture us so that they can rear us like pigs again. Our ancestors came up with a plan. They robbed part of the luck in the Witch clan and used it to sustain our own safe lands. That ancestor was the first emperor.

Ji Lin stood still and was confused by what he was hearing.

Its fine even if you dont understand me. Just think about it upon your ascension. You have to remember that what I told you just now is the truth. If someone were to tell you something like Simings or Immortal Heaven, those are fake. They're used to fool people.

Ji Lin walked out of the place, stumbling as he walked up the stairs. He was lost in his own thoughts. The skies turned dark and became bright again, but he was still lost in his own thoughts.

If his father did not lie to him, that meant his descendants must do the same thing. They need to kill each other just like how he did.

His family had to put up so much just to shoulder the luck of the Liang Kingdom.

He didnt want to do it. He even thought about letting others do so.Gt latest ovel chpters on nv(e)lbj/n(.)c/m

But he had sacrificed so much. He had killed so much just to earn the right to ascend to the throne.

He paid his price. He killed everyone until he was the sole remaining survivor out of the nine siblings. He was this close to becoming the emperor. He would never let others take it just because his descendants had to kill each other next time too.

Ji Lin only snapped out of it once the old eunuch draped the dragon robe on his body. My Lord, lets go back and rest. You will only tire yourself out like this.

Ji Lin nodded and turned to his bed chamber while recalling what his father looked like. If even the dead can be brought back to life, does that mean my father is immortal?

Ji Lin sprawled out on his bed and started pondering over his next move.

Just then, footsteps echoed from the door.

What is it? Ji Lin asked with his eyes closed.

My Lord! We've found traces of Princess Anping on the outskirts of the city! And she's with Er Jiu!

What?! Ji Lin's eyes sprung wide open as he glared at the informant.

Its him! I treated him so well, but to think that he still ended up betraying me just because of one, single girl!

Pass down my orders! Capture Er Jiu and his entire family! Once you've captured him, skin him alive and feed his flesh to the dogs!

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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