Chapter 149 — Taotie Phantom
“After the three temples were demolished, the ground moved on the spot?” Bai Yunxi asked.
Chen Yan nodded and said, “Yes! The villagers probably guessed that it was the temple’s problem, but it is easy to dismantle this thing, but it is difficult to repair it.”
“The temple is demolished, and the ghosts in the lake will be restless. Someone was killed?” Ye Fan asked indifferently.
Chen Yan looked at Ye Fan, swallowed his saliva, and said with some difficulty: “Young Master Ye guessed it well, someone died.”
Ye Fan pursed his lips and said, “I guessed so.”
“There is a legend in Huai Village that if the ghosts in the lake want to be reincarnated, they have to pull someone down to replace them. That’s what happened to the children who drowned. The Soul Snatching Lake often fogs up, and once it fogs up, strange things will happen. However, as long as you stay away from the lake, it will be fine. However, two villagers were pulled down two days ago.” Chen Yan can be regarded as a person who has seen many big scenes and knows many secrets. But every time he hears these weird and chaotic things, he still feels a little horrified.
Bai Yunxi asked with some suspicion: “The adults were pulled down?”
Chen Yan nodded and said, “That’s right, it’s adults.”
Ye Fan blinked and secretly said: Before, the ghosts in the lake were not so capable! Should it have evolved? I don’t know what the situation is now.
“The higher-ups invited two celestial masters one after another. The first one went there, and he was scared away. The second one was more powerful and knowledgeable than the first one. The second one said that in the lake, he saw a ghost child with three heads and six arms, the ghost child was tortured and killed, the grievance was too heavy. He said he couldn’t solve it, and then left,” Chen Yan sighed.
“Three heads and six arms, have they become Nezha?” Ye Fan asked.
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan and asked unhappily, “Stop joking around, why is this happening?”
“There are several reasons for this. Ghosts can actually devour each other. When devouring, neither of them can kill the other, after indigestion, it will become like this.”
“The other situation is that the ghosts that are fused come from the same lineage, and they may fuse actively for self-protection. After the ghosts are fused, the ghost energy will become more solid, and the combat effectiveness will be improved.”
Chen Yan frowned and suddenly said, “The higher-ups sent a special team to investigate the infant drowning incident in Huai Village. Some villagers took the initiative to explain the matter in order to reduce the sentence, one of which was the drowning of a triplet, all baby girls.”
“There are too many grievances in the lake. Losing the temple’s suppression, I’m afraid something will happen,” Ye Fan said.
Chen Yan took a deep breath. Many people in Huai Village had lives on their hands, and many of them had already passed the prosecution period. If the investigation continued, I am afraid that half of the people in Huai Village would have to go to prison.
Chen Yan said with some melancholy: “I don’t know how many corpses there are at the bottom of the lake. Actually, there is nothing wrong with girls, I don’t know why these people do this.”
“What about the haunted house? What happened to the haunted house?” Ye Fan asked.
“The ancient house, I didn’t pay much attention.” Chen Yan looked at Ye Fan’s face and asked in confusion, “Is there a problem with the ancient house?”
Ye Fan nodded and said, “There is a problem.”
“Young Master Ye and Young Master Bai, if you have time, can you go and take a look again?” Chen Yan said.
Ye Fan nodded and said, “Okay!”
Ye Fan secretly said: The three temples were destroyed, and the evil thing suppressed by Huai Village might have escaped. Originally, Ye Fan planned to see the evil thing, but he just forgot about it.
Ye Fan and Bai Yunxi drove to Huai Village. There have been rumors in Huai Village for a while, and those who were a little able to move out moved out.
When Ye Fan and Bai Yunxi arrived at Huai Village, they went straight to the ancient house they visited before.
A few days ago, an earthquake caused many houses in Huai Village to be destroyed by the earthquake, and the ancient house was particularly damaged.
However, because the attention of the villagers was elsewhere, not many people noticed this house.
“Ah!” As soon as Bai Yunxi entered the house, he saw a small mountain-sized ferocious beast pouncing towards him, with its bloody and massive mouth open and its eyes filled with greed.
Bai Yunxi felt a huge pain in his body, as if his body was cut into two pieces.
“Break!” Ye Fan waved and threw out a talisman, catching the falling Bai Yunxi.
Bai Yunxi looked at Ye Fan in shock. Ye Fan looked at Bai Yunxi and said comfortingly, “It’s just a phantom, it’s already dead.”
Ye Fan lifted his head and looked at the Taotie’s phantom above his head.
The Taotie phantom looked at Bai Yunxi, who was scared and pale, and giggled.
Ye Fan did not expect that the one sealed under this ancient mansion would actually be a Taotie.
Taoties have a fierce reputation in the world of self-cultivation. This kind of monster is different from people who pay attention to ‘clear mind and few desires’. The way of Taotie’s cultivation is to eat and eat, and they never get full. The more they eat, the better their cultivation will be. What taoties are most afraid of is hunger, and prolonged hunger will make the taotie’s cultivation backwards.
One of the favorite foods of taoties are two-legged sheep, that is, humans.
In the Cultivation Continent, there was once a fierce taotie that ate more than ten Nascent Soul cultivators in a row, causing several sects to lose their Nascent Soul ancestors. It created chaos in the Cultivation Continent, and finally attracted the cultivators to destroy them.
In the Cultivation Continent, cultivators talk about big taoties. In this world, this taotie phantom is all skin and bones, probably starved to death.
Taotie looked at Bai Yunxi and giggled, “Cultivator? I didn’t expect there are still cultivators now, you’re a little timid ah!”
Seeing that the beast spirit in front of him was teasing him, Bai Yunxi couldn’t help but frown.
“Your soul is not stable,” Ye Fan said with a frown.
Taotie nodded and said with a bit of disappointment: “Yes! It’s been more than two thousand years. I haven’t eaten for more than two thousand years, and my soul is about to scatter.”
Ye Fan sighed. Although the lifespan of beasts is long, they also can’t live without food and drink. The body of the taotie has long since decayed, leaving only a wisp of soul. Even if it is the mysterious bird, they also can not resist the long river of time.
“Who sealed you here?” Ye Fan asked curiously.
Taotie’s soul fluctuated violently, and after a while, it spat out three words, “My old man.”
Ye Fan’s eyes widened in surprise. He thought it was an ancient power, but he didn’t expect it to be its father.
“Why did he seal you?” Ye Fan said in confusion.
“I bit Bai Ze’s leg!”
Ye Fan said inexplicably: “Why did you bite him? You brothers are not on good terms?”
“Too hungry, I didn’t have anything to eat. I just bit it when I saw it. He had to put his leg to my mouth, of course I had to bite it. The taste of that leg was really good.” Taotie licked its lips, and its face showed a bit of nostalgia.
Taoties are not picky, but they can still tell whether the food is delicious or not. Of course, the dragon bloodline is certainly much more delicious and nourishing than that of ordinary birds and beasts.
“It’s too bad. After the world changed, there were fewer and fewer things to eat. That guy Bai Ze is really bad. I ate one of his legs, he could still grow it back! But he actually let my old man seal me for three hundred years. That sanctimonious hypocrite, a belly full of bad water, but those ignorant two-legged sheeps still think this guy is an auspicious beast,” Taotie said unhappily.
“Seal you for three hundred years? Your father agreed?” Ye Fan asked.
Even for a long-lived beast like taoties, the punishment of being sealed for three hundred years is still a bit heavy. After all, when this taotie was sealed, its cultivation was not high.
“They all think that I eat too much, and they have long wanted to find an excuse to deal with me. They are not good things,” Taotie said.
Ye Fan: “…”
“Three hundred years? But it’s been more than two thousand years,” Bai Yunxi said.
Taotie nodded and said, “I already knew that they were all gone. After I was sealed for a hundred years, I couldn’t feel the breath of my old man anymore. There was no existence in this world that could kill my father. They should have evacuated, the Mysterious Bird Clan also evacuated, everyone left, only me was left, or maybe they thought I ate too much and didn’t want me,” a look of confusion flashed across Taotie’s face.
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Ye Fan frowned and said, “It’s not good for you to eat too much, there’s no more food!”
Taotie nodded and said, “Yeah! Now in this world, there is nothing that has spiritual energy to be found. If there is nothing to eat, it is better to die.”
Bai Yunxi “…”
Ye Fan blinked and said, “You got what you wanted, you are indeed dead.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”
Taotie looked at Ye Fan and said with some suspicion, “Your soul, it’s very special! It doesn’t look like it’s from this world, you’re from another world.”
Ye Fan smiled and said, “Yes!”
“You’re out of luck, to actually land in such a place,” Taotie said gloatingly.
“When I build my foundation, I’ll find a way to leave.”
“Building a foundation? Falling into this ghost place, you still want to build a foundation? You will die of old age here, just like those stupid two-legged sheeps,” Taotie said viciously.
“Do you know how to leave? Your father, which path did he take back then?” Ye Fan said without anger or annoyance.
“I won’t tell you.” Taotie phantom looked at Ye Fan viciously.
Ye Fan took out the ghost flag and said indifferently, “Then I’ll ask you later.”
Taotie looked at Ye Fan and roared, “What do you want to do?!”
Ye Fan held the ghost flag and waved towards the Taotie phantom, who was full of anger: “You damn two-legged sheep, you dare to collect me!”
Ye Fan looked at Taotie and said, “Yes! You look very weak now, I can’t miss such a rare opportunity!”
“You daring two-legged sheep, I’m going to eat you!”
Bai Yunxi saw that the nine halos of light hit the ghostly Taotie. Ye Fan smiled brightly, and said, “You forgot, I’m a nine-colored divine soul, your soul body can’t hurt me.”
“I’m going to eat you, like the two-legged sheeps I used to eat.”
Ye Fan scolded it as an idiot, and chased the taotie phantom, running around all over the haunted house.
The Taotie phantom scolded and scurried everywhere. The speed of the taotie was extremely fast, but it seemed that it was trapped in the house and could not escape.
Ye Fan ran around and chased for a long time before he put the Taotie phantom into the ghost flag.
Ye Fan put away the ghost flag, and said happily: “It’s really good luck! I actually received a taotie spirit, the quality of my ghost flag can be improved a lot.”
Bai Yunxi: “…”