Mutated Tao – Chapter 77: Ba-Hui

Chapter 77: Ba-Hui

A tongue to turn the wheel of reincarnation! An eyelash for the boundless universe! Words cannot describe the intricacies of the realm! The sinister Heavens reveal what was hidden! My Master, the highest authority! Who dares disturb it?!

As the wooden bamboo slip used Yuan Ers human tongue to speak these words, everything around them started to distort. Everyone on the island felt their five senses undergo some sort of change simultaneously.

Sight, taste, smell, hearingthey all gradually morphed together into a novel sensation that went beyond ordinary human understanding.

Through this extraordinarily peculiar sensation, Li Huowang and the others transcended the boundaries of human perception.

In the deepest parts of the sky, within an unfathomable expanse of the dark abyss, there were countless realms that were even deeper and darker, their suns revolving. Something could be seen moving within.

At that moment, Li Huowang smelled a gaze being shot from that thing and felt a terrifying aura that made him shudder uncontrollably. He also saw a strange melody being produced when that thing moved even the slightest bit.

Boom~ Boom Boom~ Boom!

Though Li Huowang had a feeling that the thing was extremely far from himself, its melody was so entrancing and clear. He could not find a real-life equivalent of this melody. The only thing that even came close was the sound of thunder that had preceded the appearance of the God of Happiness.

But this thing was way stronger than the God of Happiness. By comparison, the God of Happiness was so weak that it was like comparing a grain of sand to a mountain.

This conclusion came to Li Huowang almost reflexively, as if he did not even need to understand his senses or what that thing was.

Should I attempt to commit suicide to let Dan Yangzi out? No! Dan Yangzi is nothing compared to this thing! The difference between them is too great!

Li Huowang was filled with despair when he thought up to this point.

An ordinary person had no ability to resist before that thing.

Just as Li Huowang had lost all hope and was waiting for his death, his five morphed and distorted senses inexplicably returned to normal.


Before Li Huowang could understand what was going on, he gathered his strength and decisively grabbed his sword before quickly dashing toward Yuan Er.

Presently, Yuan Er was completely blind in both eyes and was barely breathing. The only movement he made was a turn of his head before it was completely severed by Li Huowangs sword.

The moment Yuan Ers severed head landed on the ground, everything around them returned to normal.

Li Huowang stood there, panting with his sword in his hand. Still shaken, he was looking up at the dark sky.

It was gone now, almost as if everything from before had been an illusion.

But Li Huowang knew that it hadnt been an illusion; that thing truly existed.CHCk for ew stries on no/v/el/bin(.)c0m

He attempted to remember and piece together the things he had experienced and felt, but realized that he couldn't recall the sensation of that thing with his current senses.

Despite the fact that danger had passed, the island fell into an eerie silence.

Everyone was frozen in their spots, their eyes filled with fear. They too had seen the thing that Li Huowang saw. Their faces were deathly pale, and their bodies began to shake involuntarily. They all felt extremely coldas if an icy chill had gripped their hearts.

Thats it? Yuan Er gave his all just to try and scare us?

As he looked at the others who were unharmed, a trace of doubt arose within Li Huowangs heart. Oddly, the currently safe environment made him feel even more uneasy.

Li Huowang took a deep breath, then used his bloody sword to open the blood-red bamboo slip that had curled up. He found that the pieces of flesh inside it had all withered into black powder.

Li Huowang knelt down cautiously and began to examine the contents of the red bamboo slip.

The black words carved on the red bamboo slip were very small and seemed very strange. He had not seen these words before. But when he focused, he found that he could actually make out what they said.

"White pill... Precious dew... Swallow abdomen... Pluck bones..." muttered Li Huowang.

This was an extremely evil bamboo slip that recorded various methods of using extreme pain and other sacrifices to trade for something with an entity.

The easier methods involved inserting bamboo pieces under one's fingernails and prying them upward, using the leverage to pull out an entire fingernail.

One of the more severe methods involved chewing on a bunch of rusty iron shards and swallowing them.

As he read further, he saw that they even taught the reader how to sacrifice the flesh and bones of ones own blood relatives, using them to make transactions with some entities.

The more he read, the more gruesome and horrifying the methods grew; it was almost to the point that they went beyond Li Huowangs tolerance. By the time he finished reading half the bamboo slips contents, Li Huowang could not stop himself from vomiting.

All the pork from before was vomited. However, despite his deathly pale face, he endured his nausea, gritted his teeth, and continued reading.

He would not be at ease if he failed to find out what Yuan Er had been trying to do. After all, if he placed some sort of curse on them, there would be quite a lot of trouble.

He continued to read while suppressing his disgust before finally finding the method that Yuan Er had been trying to use.

It was the fourth-to-last method on the bamboo slip.

Yuan Er hadnt just been trying to scare us. He wanted to summon something over but failed.


That was the name of the thing that Yuan Er wanted to summon, and it was said to be the source of all types of suffering mentioned on this bamboo slip.

Yuan Er had failed in summoning ithe could not pay the price of summoning it.

As per the requirements written on the bamboo slip, it could be said that while his body was in extreme pain, his inner suffering was still not enough, even though his entire family had just died.

Summoning Ba-Hui required the utmost physical and mental agony.

Li Huowang turned around to glance at Yuan Ers head, which was missing eyes and teeth. It seemed that he had just recently learned about the usage of this bamboo slip and was not yet proficient with using it.

But this was normal. Each method on the bamboo slip would bring the user closer to death, and one would probably not be able to live long enough to become proficient in it.

Despite the immediate danger having passed, Li Huowang was still not at ease. He did not care where the bandits had obtained this disgusting bamboo slip. What made him more concerned was who had written it.

Could there be another sect similar to the Righteous Monastery?

Unlike the monks who practiced techniques related to the flesh and blood, could it be that this sect cultivates techniques related to the ultimate suffering?

But if they practiced such techniques according to the contents written on the bamboo slip, there probably wouldnt be many survivors left.

Unless their sect has some method to undergo all the suffering without dying.

Li Huowang began to wildly conjecture as he continued to look at the bamboo slip.

At this point, Li Huowang came to understand that despite his darkest suspicions about this place, he had still been too optimistic.

This place was much more dangerous than he had ever imagined. He already knew about unique existences like the Immortal families and the God of Happiness.

But todays experience was quite an eye-opener for him. He realized that there were some far more terrifying things out there.

Dazed, Li Huowang mumbled to himself. Ba-Hui

Chacha and Char's Thoughts

So basically sacrificing something to get something in return? Sounds like Full Metal Alchemist to me, except those powers seems like one time use only

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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