Mutated Tao – Chapter 79: Market

Chapter 79: Market

From now on, youll be called Gao Zhijian, Li Huowang said to Simpleton, who was carrying a wooden rod.


Li Huowang reached out to press down on Simpletons thick finger that was pointing at his own chest. Dont go I anymore. Remember, youre no longer Simpleton. This is your new name. Gao Zhijian. Got it? Arent you literate? Break off a tree branch and write it on the floor until you memorize it.

Oh Simpleton, who had no say in picking his own name, dejectedly turned toward the forest and walked over.

On the other hand, Li Huowang sighed as he looked at that towering figure walking away.

Whatever it is, since I previously said that I will give him a name, then I have to deliver. Let this be his gift for coming back from deaths door.

In fact, Li Huowang had wanted to give Simpleton a name for a long time. After all, calling someone a simpleton and ordering him around like a fool sounded quite bad. It was only that he had not thought of a suitable name until now.

Simpleton was a little lacking in terms of intelligence, so Li Huowang had decided to give him the name, Gao Zhi in the hopes that the fellow could find some intelligence from his name. Meanwhile, Jian represented Li Huowangs expectations of him persevering through the difficulties in his difficult life.

Senior Li! Senior Li! Can you give me a name too? While it doesnt sound good for him to be called Simpleton, Puppy isnt much better either, asked Puppy.

Frowning, Li Huowang turned to look at the shifty-eyed youth beside him. While he is somewhat slow, are you as well? Youre already so mature, but you still cant pick a name for yourself?

Li Huowang turned back toward the bonfire, but Puppy persistently followed behind him. Ah, Senior Li, youre literate, so the name you come up with will definitely be better than whatever a cattle-herder like me would be able to come up with. Im not greedy; just giving me a reputable-sounding name will do. Of course, the greater, the better.

Li Huowang chuckled, Ke ke you want a reputable name? Can you handle Cao Cao?

It was evident that Puppy did not understand Li Huowangs meaning, and excitedly clapped his hands together, leaping with joy. Alright! Cao Cao is a good name; it sounds quite festive! From now on, Ill be called Cao Cao!

Puppy did not wait for Li Huowang to continue, and dashed back toward the crowd, excitedly announcing his new name.

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Witnessing this comical scene, Li Huowang could only shake his head silently.

Li Huowang looked up to see the gradually brightening skies. He said, Stop dawdling around, and lets set off. Our aim is to reach the town today. When we get there, well have a good meal. Havent you guys had your fill of these wild vegetables these past few days?

His words made all of them feel invigorated, and they eagerly swallowed their saliva.

Their dry rations and donkey cart had all drowned in the lake. While they had a lot of gold, there was nobody to buy rations from in these remote areas.

Without rations, they could only survive by eating wild vegetables like the old monk from back then. There were quite a few times when the vegetables were not enough for them to even feel full. Due to this, the guiding drug ingredients had become noticeably skinnier. And so, as soon as they heard that they would get proper food, they started moving with renewed vigor. Under the allure of getting to fill their stomachs, they covered a distance which would normally take half a day in just four hours.

A bustling little town sat at the foot of a large mountain peak shrouded within clouds. To a certain extent, it was even a little overly busy. Li Huowangs group went in but could barely find a place to stand.

Li Huowang turned around slightly, sidestepping a shoulder pole, and then quickly raised his right foot to avoid stepping on the chicken droppings on the ground before pressing on toward the sounds of peddling in the distance.

Is this place really so good? Why are there so many people here?

There were many people squatting down on the narrow stone-paved road, both buyers and sellers haggling in loud voices. People were selling things like hand-woven baskets, wild game from the mountains, home-grown vegetables, chickens, dogs, and even tree saplings.

The buyers and sellers were conversing so loudly that Li Huowang felt as though a thousand flies were buzzing around him.

Senior Li, I, Cao Cao, know the reason! Its the first day of the month, so theres a larger crowd today since everyone from the nearby villages is gathering here, Puppy explained.

Li Huowang nodded. He had forgotten that the people here often gathered at such large markets on the first and fifteenth day of each month, facilitating trade.

Li Huowang suddenly had an urge as he looked at the bustling crowdhe wanted to ring the bronze bell and see how many Wandering Gods there were in this large market.

However, this was just a passing thought. He was not a kid anymore, and he had much more pressing matters to attend to.

Li Huowang gradually moved his gaze from the dense crowd and looked toward the buildings in the distance. Finally, his gaze settled on the towering mountain peak up ahead.

That was Henghua Mountain. The Nunnery at the top of that mountain was Li Huowangs destination. There, he may perhaps be able to get rid of Dan Yangzi, who was gradually eroding away his body.

Li Huowang was just about to set off but saw that the others had stopped before a stall. They were staring intently at the objects displayed. Even the drool hanging from Simpletons mouth seemed to be hanging longer.

Whats this? Li Huowang walked over and tapped on the golden-brown round biscuit.

Senior Li, this is Guokui, a type of flatbread. It can be eaten, said Bai Lingmiao as she tried her best to stop drooling but still failed.

Seeing their eager looks, Li Huowang felt a pang of sadness. At the end of the day, these people were a pitiful and unfortunate group.

Li Huowang took out some of the gold jewelry from Simpletons bag and used his sharp sword to quickly divide it into small pieces the size of golden beans.

Buy! Go and buy whatever you want. We have money now, so buy anything you like from this market! said Li Huowang as he placed the golden beans in the hands of everyone besides Gao Zhijian.

In an instant, everyones faces became flushed with excitement.

Meanwhile, he watched the nouveau-riche guiding drug ingredients rush to the stalls and buy all sorts of things that they could or couldnt use.

Then, Li Huowang turned to Gao Jianzhi who was munching on the flatbread, and said, Follow me. Since we have money now, we should make some upgrades.

Soon after, there were two brand-new horse carriages beside them. The horses were tall, healthy, and very intelligent. Once he gently tugged on their reins, the horses would follow steadily without struggling or trying to go in other directions. This was completely different from those two old and sickly donkeys they had before.

When the others finished making their purchases and gathered around the carts, Li Huowang noticed that their clothes and shoes had all been replaced by new items. At the same time, they were carrying all sorts of food and treats; even Bai Lingmiao was no exception.

Everyone had extremely joyous expressions on their faces, and one could easily imagine just how happy they were.

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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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