The Immortal's Poison - chapter-10
Wen Leyang yelled in shock as he quickly smeared some green powder on
Xiaoyi’s nostrils, followed by pushing a nullifying pill into her
mouth. This pill had been the ancestral secret of the Wen to nullify
hundreds of poisons, known as the Pill of a Hundred Antidote but it has
rarely been used in the past decade.
The stench emitted by those weird bodies in the house was too much for an
ordinary girl to withstand. The toxic odor had possibly leaked out from
when he opened and shut the door earlier on. Wen Leyang and the people
from the Death Trademark were, of course, immune to this toxin but
Xiaoyi, who had never soaked in the medicinal potion and practiced the
Art of Poison, could not handle the stench even if she only had a small
whiff of it. Fortunately, she was not seriously poisoned.
Xiaoyi felt a cooling sensation from her nose, all the way to her heart
and lungs. She shuddered as nausea and dizziness that she experienced
earlier on had disappeared totally. She looked at Wen Leyang admirably,
“That pill of yours tastes horrible!”
Pushing a carrot into her hands, Wen Leyang went, “Take a few bites to
get the bitterness out of your mouth.”
Wen Xiaoyi happily stuffed her mouth with the carrot, taking a bite with
her straight, white teeth, “What was the horrendous smell earlier? What
happened to have alarmed Grandpa?”
There were glimpses of gossip in her bright shining eyes that clearly
spelled out the gossiping nature of women regardless of age.
Wen Leyang briefly explained the situation in the house to Xiaoyi,
including how he was given the Red Jade Box. He then concluded, “I wonder
if those bodies are the people of the Death Trademark. Those heads must
be really heavy, else they wouldn’t have needed two persons to carry
them. It would be better for you to stay away from the main house unless
you want to taste the antidote pill again. Fourth Grandpa didn’t
instruct me on what to do with those bodies and I can’t handle them
alone. What is the matter? If you don’t feel like eating that, give it
back to me.” With that, he took the remaining half of the carrot away
Not paying attention to him at all, Wen Xiaoyi frowned in her own deep
thought, “If they use a spell called The Green Headed Widow, then the
victim’s body will be drained, left only with the hairless skull and a
green scalp. However, the body will feel unusually heavy with a head
weighing up to hundreds of pounds. It’s the sorcery of the Seven
Wen Leyang was shocked by this information as Wen Bucao and the Miao were
of the same clan and origin, with both ferocious families standing strong
for over two thousand years. If this really was the work of the Miao,
whether it was Fourth Grandpa, the Death Trademark or the Wen, they were
up against a really strong opponent this time around.
Wen Xiaoyi, on the other hand, was coolly ignorant. Staring at his tensed
face, she giggled, “Don’t be afraid, Wen Leyang. The surroundings of
the Red Leaves Forest, as well as the mountain, were all planted with
traps personally designed by Grandpa, whoever that messes around the Nine
Peaks Mountain is as good as courting death!”
Follow current novels on lig_h_tnov_elworld.com Wen Leyang shook his head
with a wry smile and felt placated, there was no need to overthink on
this at the present moment, he would only be worrying for nothing while
munching on the carrot. He loitered around the Red Leaves Forest for a
little while to get used to the feeling as the master of The Birth, Life,
Sickness, and Death Place. Apart from Wen Xiaoyi who followed behind him
diligently, no one else cared about him as usual. This young man
eventually went back to the Birth Trademark awkwardly and carried on with
There was nothing in the woods that required his attention while the
others continued with their daily activities of being the living dead.
Two days later, Wen Leyang finally forgot about being the master of the
square. As for the others, they never seemed to remember at all. It was
the end of summer and the sky was getting dark earlier and earlier. Not
too long ago there was a sunset glow at eight o’clock and now shortly
after seven o’clock, the mountain was already covered in deep darkness.
Shortly after dinner, Wen Leyang let out a burp and took out a carrot.
Resting lazily in a rattan chair, he was about to take a bite out of it
when the two guys that were raised by beasts jumped up all of a sudden.
Startled, Wen Leyang lowered his carrot and went, “Do you guys want some
Wen Xiaoyi also put down her chopsticks and admonished the two, “Old
Wolf, Yuan! Sit down and eat!”
Both of them ignored Xiaoyi utterly, with Old Wolf carefully sniffing the
air again and again while the grayish eyes of Yuan contracted into a
sparkly thin line, scanning the surroundings in high alert.
Moments later, the two who were raised by the beasts wailed and howled at
the same time before dashing out of the house like a fierce and malicious
“Xiaoyi, stay in the house and don’t come out!” With that, Wen Leyang
stretched out his legs and ran out of the house, following behind the two
The chaotic howling of beasts and the cawing of crows were heard from all
around, surrounding the mountain from the ridge to the foot in tumultuous
noise as though something had stirred up and alarmed all the birds and
Follow current novels on lig_h_tnov_elworld.com A terrifying roar that
sounded almost as loud as an autumn thunder broke the air from afar,
subduing all the howling of the beasts and shook the hundreds of
thousands of trees in the mountain, with the rustling sound of the leaves
reverberating through the sky!
The two beast men were frightened by the roar and ran with their clothes
fluttering in the air, looking like two bats out of hell. Yuan clambered
up his usual tree in the blink of an eye and hid behind the leaves, not
daring to move an inch. Old Wolf streaked into his small house and buried
his head deep in the hay, revealing only his butt. Wen Leyang almost
coughed out a stream of blood upon seeing the situation, not knowing to
which of them he should direct his blood at.
Xiaoyi was not behaving as well as she followed them out of the house.
Listening to the turmoil, Xiaoyi flushed and clutched tightly onto Wen
Leyang’s arm, “Are there enemies nearby?”
Wen Leyang covered Xiaoyi protectively with his back and smiled bitterly,
“How could this be the enemy? It sounded more like a monster patrolling
There was no sign of any movement from the rest of the people in the
square. All of them were safely inside their houses and not one dared to
stick their head out.
Taking a few deep breaths to calm himself down, Wen Leyang yelled loudly,
“Everybody out! Fourth Grandpa had said this earlier! When he’s not
around, I call the shots!”
“Hear ye!” Xiaoyi did her best to support Wen Leyang.
Finally, the others stepped out from the houses and looked him with their
dull eyes, expressionless as usual. Despite the alarming situation, one
would have expected them to have a reaction that befits the ambiance.
Not wasting any more effort, Wen Leyang went straight to the point, “The
situation is exceptionally strange, and everybody should patrol the woods
together with me to prevent the enemy…”
He was interrupted before he could finish his sentence by one of the old
folk from the Life Trademark who said with a wavering voice, “I watch
over the bodies in the daytime and at night, I only sleep.”
Follow current novels on lig_h_tnov_elworld.com The old folk was Wen
Shulin, an old man in the Life Trademark who dealt with corpses all day
long until he began to resemble one himself. If he lay down by the
roadside, he would definitely be given a burial by any kind-hearted
The others also voiced out their opinions.
“I’m only in charge of the cleanliness of the house.”
“I’m only in charge of copying the prescriptions.”
“I’m only in charge of rearranging the books.”
Wen Leyang was furious and a grinned fiercely, staring with hard eyes at
this sullen group of uncaring people who’ve clearly stated that it was
none of their business. “Fourth Grandpa has left the Forest. The Place of
Birth, Life, Sickness, and Death is the most important place for the Wen
clan. We can never allow a stranger to simply enter this place! Although
the surrounding woods had been personally laid with poisonous traps by
Shrugging his shoulders, Wen Shulin elaborated, “It’s not that we
don’t care, we just have no abilities as we’re all normal people.”
Wen Xiaoyi tugged on his clothes a few times, “They’re like me, not
knowing the Art of Poison and Martial Art, only the people from the Death
Trademark know Martial Art.”
Though Wen Leyang was still learning about things related to The Place of
Birth, Life, Sickness, and Death, he was being patient and had never
asked about the others in the square. He had assumed Xiaoyi would share
that information with him eventually. But he would never have guessed
that the old people, whom he assumed to have great talents, were in fact
just ordinary people after all.
Follow current novels on lig_h_tnov_elworld.com Dumbfounded, Wen Leyang
asked, “What if we were attacked?”
All eyes and fingers pointed towards Wen Leyang simultaneously, “Then you
Deciding on the best course of action, Wen Leyang instructed them to put
out the lamps, plunging the square into pitch blackness. The sky was also
covered by thick, dark clouds which turned the clear starry night into
Not long later, a glimmer of green light could be seen rising up slowly
from the south. It floated in the air leisurely before gliding towards
the Red Leaves Forest.