Mutated Tao – Chapter 80: Nun

Chapter 80: Nun

Li Huowang shook his head, declining the white-frosted persimmon biscuit placed before him. Dont eat too much right now; otherwise, when we go to the inn and have a proper meal, you might not have any space left for it.

However, Li Huowangs reminder did not slow them down.

No problem. I can still eat more after finishing these, said one of the guiding drug ingredients.

Thats right! We will still eat even if were stuffed! Being hungry is very uncomfortable. Ah, Senior Li, arent you hungry? said another one of the guiding drug ingredients.Read latest ovls at nv/e/l/bi(.)com

Li Huowang just silently smiled and continued to lead the horse forward. There was an inn not too far ahead.

Senior Li, would you like to try these clothes I bought for you? asked Bai Lingmiao.

Li Huowang shook his head again, Forget it. Ive grown accustomed to wearing these Taoist robes while just having to change the inner layers. Also, you should cover your eyes up, or youll start to feel pain soon.

The two horse carts squeezed through the dense crowd for a long time before finally arriving at the inn.

Once there, Puppy excitedly raised the gold beans in his hand and rushed in. Waiter! Prepare the best private room for Lord Cao Cao! Also, bring me braised pork! Only fatty meat, no lean meat! Four large bowls!

Li Huowang walked in and pushed him aside, then looked at the townspeople who were eating away and chatting. Then, he told the approaching waiter, No need for a private room; well eat in the main hall. I like the liveliness.

Senior Li, we have money now. Why are we eating in the main hall? Its noisy and- protested Puppy.

However, the jumpy Puppy wilted like an eggplant as soon as Li Huowang glared at him.

They sat down at a wooden table, and Li Huowang started listening in on the surrounding conversations.

Be careful of people making things hard for you. Your grandmother is really saying these things behind your back, said a man.

If you ask me, others not respecting your boundaries calls for a fight! Our kingdom of Si Qi has never feared anyone in battle. Though Ive retired from the military, Ill report back without question if orders are sent for me to come back! said another.

Kekeke, Zi Qi, forgive me for being late. My wife nagged me for a bit. As a punishment, Ill down three cups first, said another.

Ah! Look there, that Taoist looks quite strange. His robes are red said another man, pointing at Li Huowang.

Li Huowang did not hear any information he wanted to hear while waiting for the food to be served. Based on his understanding, this town was quite close to the Nunnery, and there should be some form of influence on the people nearby, be it good or bad.

However, from what he saw, the presence and influence of the Nunnery were quite low among the townspeople.

Since this approach did not work, Li Huowang began to think of other ideas to gather the information he needed.

Twin Dragons Chasing the Pearl~ Three Suns Prosperity~ Fish Leaping over Dragon Gate~ All the dishes are here~ Esteemed guests, please enjoy! said the waiter, carrying in all their dishes.

Just as the waiter had finished placing the dishes and was about to leave, Li Huowang grabbed his arm and stopped him.

Oh, Taoist, you can see how busy it is in this inn, Im very sor the waiter tried to quickly apologize and leave.

However, before the waiter could even finish his sentence, Li Huowang stuffed a golden bean into his hand.

Do you know about the Henghua Mountain over there? asked Li Huowang.

Yes! the waiter replied happily.

Theres a Nunnery at the top of that mountain. I have heard that their incense is very prosperous? Is their Bodhisattva very efficacious? questioned Li Huowang.

A look of bewilderment crept onto the waiters face. Prosperous incense? But the Benevolent Nunnerys incense isnt even as popular as the local deity.

Eh? Li Huowang looked toward Xiaoman; this was different from what she had told him before.

My neighbor said that they were very popular, Xiaoman said, putting down her chopsticks in embarrassment.

Ah, then your neighbor must be bragging. The Benevolent Nunnerys Bodhisattva has even started to gather dust. Even if they have an incense burning, it must be haunted there, said the waiter. Taoist, Im not wrong. After all, a widow from the village my elder sisters nephew lives at went to become a nun at Benevolent Nunnery.

This got Li Huowang interested. Oh? Why did she become a nun there? Are there any requirements?

Hearing this question, the waiter looked around hesitantly.

Li Huowang passed another golden bean into his hand, leading the waiter to lean in and answer in a low voice.

Her husband died, the rest of her family lived far away, and she couldnt bear any sons. Thus, she was deemed useless by the people of her village and had no other options. Otherwise, nobody would willingly become a nun, explained the waiter.

Oh So its like that. Li Huowang nodded thoughtfully.

From the information he had gathered so far, these nuns should be quite normal and not too different from what Li Zhi had said before his death.

Then do you know why the nuns there need to wear black clothes? Li Huowang asked as he took out yet another golden bean.

Ah, those arent supposed to be black clothes. The nuns are supposed to wear blue robes. But I dont know if its because they have no wells up the mountain, or because they dont take baths or because they dont change clothes, their robes turn black over time, explained the waiter. His face was filled with disgust at this point.

Some time back, a few nuns came down to sell some pigs, and I saw one of them rub her neck. Guess what?! She rubbed out a black mudball about the size of a jujube! continued the waiter.

The others nearby had uncomfortable looks on their faces as they placed down their chopsticks.


At that moment, a palm smacked the back of the waiters head.

There are guests eating here! What are you talking about?! Are you trying to ruin the reputation of my Penglai Inn? asked the innkeeper.

Innkeeper, that was not my intention! I only answered this Taoists questions! defended the waiter.

The fat innkeeper apologized and led the waiter away.

Meanwhile, Li Huowang picked up his chopsticks and began to eat.

Senior Li, we can help you if you want to ask something, Puppy said as he picked up a fatty piece of meat and placed it into his mouth.

Alright, dont go around frightening the people with your speckled face. Baolu, when youre done, go to the town and try to gather some information about the Benevolent Nunnery, said Li Huowang.

Amongst the guiding drug ingredients, this was the only man who was adept in swimming and also had a completely normal appearance, at least on the outside.

Sun Baolu had always maintained a low profile. Hearing Li Huowangs command, while he was momentarily surprised, he quickly nodded in silence.

Li Huowang glanced at him, and then continued to eat his meal. Having a normal outer appearance did not mean that he was normal. This man, Sun Baolu, had never taken off his clothes when they went to sleep and would always avoid people when going to the bathroom, be it male or female.

His clothes definitely hid the reason behind why Dan Yangzi chose him as a guiding drug ingredient.

But Li Huowang did not wish to pry. Similarly, he did not want others to discuss his mental state and hysteria.

Li Huowang decided to stay at this inn for some time.

Meanwhile, he sent some of the assistants and Baolu to gather information about the Benevolent Nunnery.

Li Huowang did not want a repeat of the events that occurred back at the Righteous Monastery. This time, he had even told Baolu to make a trip up the mountain.

After some time, Li Huowang reluctantly concluded that these nuns should not pose too much of a threat to himself. The most common adjectives used by the townsfolk about the nuns were dirty, lazy, and fat.

If I dont return the next day, then you guys should leave this place immediately. Got it? Li Huowang was standing at the mountain path as he instructed the rest of the guiding drug ingredients.

Senior Li, lets go there together, suggested one of them.

Go there together? To become a burden? Do you think this is just an outing? reprimanded Li Huowang. However, he regretted his harsh words as soon as he said them. Even so, he did not explain anything to them. He just turned around and started heading up the mountain alone.

As she watched his figure gradually grow distant, Bai Lingmiao bit her lips. Tears welled up in her eyes as she seemed to want to say something. But in the end, she did not speak.

Meanwhile, Li Huowang vanished up the mountain path.

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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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