Heavenly Curse - Chapter 23

Published at 10th of August 2019 09:05:53 PM
Chapter 23

Late at night!

In the small courtyard, there was a torchlight that illuminated a small passage .

At that moment, there was a forty year-old middle-aged Taoist priest in the courtyard . He seemed extremely proud and happy about himself . He didn’t need to pretend anymore .

The middle-aged Taoist priest’s name was Xugui . He didn’t have a dignified appearance, but he didn’t have an evil appearance either . Despite such an appearance, he had actually murdered, robbed, and bullied good people in the past .

The ghost he was raising at the moment was a woman he had murdered in a small clan . He had her submit to him, and she was now used as an assistant .

This wasn’t his first time, as he had tried it a few times before . However, he had only succeeded once . He had heard about the issues in the Su Clan and sent his female ghost to check it out .

After he saw Nian Nuer, Xugui became overjoyed . She still had her mental abilities and also had a strong personality . In his eyes, she would be the perfect ghost helper and could later become a ghost king .

Even if a ghost king wasn’t enough for him to rule over the world, he would at least be able to obtain anything he wanted: money, beautiful women, and anything else . He would no longer need to abide by the common rules of the world .

Xugui was initially a scholar with lofty ideals, but he had never put in the effort . He always wanted to seize every chance to gain by trickery . But because he repeatedly failed, he realized his mistakes and repented . However, that didn’t stop him . He studyied hard and spent the wealth of his family to buy some Taoist techniques .

The Taoist technique allowed the user to control ghosts . Oddly enough, Xugui wasn’t a good student, but he was a talented priest . In a few years, he mastered the technique and easily understood how to control ghosts .

However, even though he understood Taoism really well, he didn’t change and continued hurting people . His evil ways gave him riches, but it also made him much more ambitious, which made him want to capture more ghosts .

The female ghost he had was extremely strong, but unfortunately, his ghost capturing technique had injured her, causing her to lose most of her mental abilities, limiting her full potential . Luckily, he had found Nian Nuer .

Back then, he decided he had to capture Nian Nuer no matter what . He didn’t care about anything else when he wanted something . Even if everybody in the Su Clan tried to stop him at the same time, he didn’t care .

However, the Su Clan had powerful guards, and destroying them would not be easy . Therefore, after his female ghost had failed a few times, he thought of plotting against them .

The plan he created was perfect . It only required time, and if it worked, everything Xugui did would have been worth it .

At the beginning, he didn’t show up himself since he didn’t want the Su Clan to doubt him . He initially wanted to wait until the Su Clan felt helpless before he would come as a savior . Unfortunately, he never thought that Mu Yi would show up . Besides, Mu Yi didn’t seem to be a Taoist priest who liked to swindle and bluff .

Indeed, Mu Yi had removed most of the evil Qi from the old woman’s body .

When Xugui realized that, he had been startled but also felt very happy . Luckily, Mu Yi didn’t solve the whole problem . Otherwise, his plans would have been ruined .

Zheng Zicong had told him about Mu Yi, so he knew that Mu Yi wasn’t old and lived in Funiu Mountain .

When Xugui heard that, an idea occurred to him . He had been traveling the world for a long time and had obtained one technique, and it was the only technique he relied on . Naturally, he wanted more and better techniques, and Mu Yi seemed to be the perfect target .

Mu Yi was young, yet he was already so strong . It definitely meant that he had great techniques . Therefore, he would find Mu Yi and steal his techniques after capturing Nian Nuer .

Xugui smiled in an evil way while thinking about it . If he hadn’t been in the Su Clan in the middle of the night, he would have burst into laughter .

He was in a great mood . He had never felt like this, not even the first time he had been to a brothel, the first time he killed someone, or the first time he had captured a ghost .

Behind Xugui, a silhouette whose face could barely be seen appeared . Even though she couldn’t be compared to Su Yingying, she was still beautiful . She was wearing white clothes, but her face was completely motionless .

After a long time, Xugui tried to calm down and walked to the bamboo forest . Because of his ghost controlling technique, his perception of the ghostly world was very acute . He could sense that yin Qi was thick in the bamboo forest .

He could also see that there was something special about the bamboo forest, and while the bamboo trees looked perfectly green, they looked cold and gloomy .

“Come out . How long do you think you can hide?” Xugui said loudly while looking at the tree .

However, nothing happened when he said that . There was only the rustling sound of leaves and the crackling sound of the bamboo trunks in the wind .

“Hmph! You think you can hide?” Xugui said . He groaned in a cold tone and said without turning around, “Go inside and bring her out . ”

After that, the female ghost moved to the bamboo trees and entered the forest .

After a short time, evil Qi burst out in waves . Xugui remained calm though . Even though he thought that Nian Nuer was strong, he didn’t take risks either . He just had to be vigilant because he didn’t want to die .

Besides, even though the female ghost couldn’t compete with Nian Nuer, making Nian Nuer come out wouldn’t be a problem .

As expected, after a few minutes, the trees oscillated, and two silhouettes appeared . It was Nian Nuer and her mother .

Xugui’s eyes flashed unconsciously, and he started rubbing his hands happily .