Lanke Chapter 5

An Anomaly

In the past, Ji Yuan had read a few transmigration novels. And just like many readers, Ji Yuan longed to be transmigrated to be the protagonist of the story, going on adventures and having fortuitous encounters.

But after he had the taste of transmigration, he had became especially worried and disturbed.

From a reader’s perspective, reading this kind of work was exhilarating and fun. Once he’s actually experienced it, the first thing he would think was not his joy and his luck . But the unknown danger he could face, from disease to nature to his bad luck.

This could be a backwater world where medicine and technology had little development, this made Ji Yuan fell into a disorder.

In this world where he knows nothing about, he could meet some extraordinary threats. He was fine with encountering a ferocious beast, but encountering  monsters was simply too terrifying.

He just happened to spend a few minutes watching Go, but somehow more than half a month had passed. Ji Yuan couldn’t believe that the world he transmigrated to truly does not have ghosts and demons.

What’s worse was that Ji Yuan was now a waste. His health was weaker than a normal person. He simply had no means to defend himself and even a mouse could bite him to death.

The only consolation was that although he couldn’t move from head to toe, his sense of touch was still here. If he was truly paralyzed, then he wouldn’t feel any part of his body.

Ji Yuan was now in a panic, although these strangers do not have a bad heart, he didn’t know if they’re kind enough to bring him with them and would help him look for a doctor.

Letting Ji Yuan stay alone deep in the forest, not to mention being immobilized, even if he was strong and robust, he would not even dare to move.

This was not the year 2019. This time period has a lot of dangerous animals in the mountains, and the unique situation of a chessboard makes it difficult for him to say about the monsters of this world.

Reality can not be like anime where monsters can be dumb and cute. The majority of the monsters from ancient tales eat humans.

If it wasn’t for the fact that he couldn’t speak, he would definitely ask for help.

  …

Zhang Shilin fed a bowl of warm water to the beggar in front of him, who was unconscious even though his lips sometimes twitched. He shook his head and gently laid the beggar down.

“Brother Shilin, how is the beggar? Should we take him with us when we leave?”

Zhang Shilin sighed and shook his head.

“He’s very weak. He probably won’t live much longer, and I am afraid he won’t be able to make it…”

Zhang Shilin didn’t say anything more and everyone understood what he meant.

Ba-dump.

Not far from the back of the statue, Ji Yuan’s heart grew cold.

The rain continued to fall, the merchants were chatting and resting, and the topic of the conversation was just no different than the modern-day chatting with friends. There was not only gossip but also which women are good-looking along with some dirty jokes mixing in.

Ji Yuan could roughly guess what these people do for a living based on their conversation. Though this was too obvious, this kind of traveling merchants were similar to the backpackers from his childhood memory, just one carried their wares to different places to make money.

Ji Yuan was in a state of sadness, inadvertently listening to the beat of the rain coming in contact with the temple, calming his heart.

These people called him a beggar, does this mean that his soul possessed a beggar in this world?

Did he die when the search-and-rescue team found him?

That’s right, he didn’t eat or drink for more than half a month. He should have died……

Mom and Dad would grieved when they hear this. Grandpa and grandma were at that age now. If they knew……

Ji Yuan’s thoughts ran wild, and at the corner of his eyes, tears streamed down his dirty face .

He didn’t know whether it was because being immobilized didn’t consume energy, Ji Yuan didn’t feel hungry.

It was not clear how long had passed since the rain gradually stopped. This made Ji Yuan’s heart sink immediately. He still remembered that the merchants wanted to leave immediately after the rain stopped.

“Brother Shilin, the rain seems to have stopped!”

This was the voice of the young man called Wang Dong.

“Yes, but it’s getting dark soon. It’s too dangerous to walk in the rain. Let’s spend the night at the temple.”

Zhang Shilin’s voice rang out.

Ji Yuan was slightly stunned. It turned out that it was already getting dark. At this moment, he was a little glad that the rain had stopped late enough so that at least these people would not leave him alone tonight.

When the rain stopped, the merchants went out and collected some wet wood for the evening, which they dried it by the fire to make sure there was enough to burn for the evening.

And Ji Yuan seems to be forgotten by everyone, as no one came to check on him in the night.

He actually had hoped that Zhang Shilin or anyone would come to change the cloth on his forehead or feed him some water. It’s not that he truly needed these, rather it was an indication that they wouldn’t leave him behind.

The reality was harsh, he was not their relative nor friend. He was just a dying beggar, that’s all.

He would have been saved if this were the modern time.

“Ho, there are so many people in this dilapidated temple, I have no need to be scared now!!!”

An unfamiliar yet delighted voice suddenly sounded at the entrance of the temple, drawing Zhang Shilin and others to turn to look at the direction, and causing some of the merchants to stood up.

At the entrance was a man dressed in a long gown and had a bookish appearance. He seemed very happy to encounter people in the temple.

“It’s a pleasure to find you guys! I came here to play with my friends during the day. It rained so heavily that my friend and I were separated. I had no choice but to find a place to take shelter. Now that the rain stopped, I tried to find my way back but the sky got dark. Just when I thought I was done for, fortunately I saw light from this direction!”

The visitor walked in as he spoke.

“Even if you are bandits, I am not afraid to part with my money as long as I don’t have to stay here alone. Rather I would like to follow along when you guys leave the mountain!!”

Looking at the jittery scholar, Zhang Shilin and others started to loosen up, it was just an unlucky scholar.

“You can come over to the fire and we’re not bandits!”

“Ha ha ha ha, you scholars are so free, running to the mountain just to play! Can you get scholarly achievement by that?”

“Never, never, never. Let you guys see a joke. “

The scholar was somewhat restrained, but everyone could see the state of peace in his heart, so the merchants joined in and laughed.

In the whole mountain temple, only one person felt something was wrong.

His back felt cold, his scalp felt numb, and his whole body was covered in goosebumps.

It wasn’t until Zhang Shilin and others talked to the scholar that Jiyuan discovered there was an extra person in the temple.

He unexpectedly did not discover how this so-called scholar went in the mountain temple. He couldn’t hear the scholar’s footsteps from beginning to end.

There’s something wrong with this scholar!!

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Lan Ke Qi Yuan

Lan Ke Qi Yuan

烂柯棋缘
Status: Ongoing Type: Author: Released: 2019 Native Language: Chinese
A rotten ax's handle beside the chess game, empty seats between the towering trees, His desired triggered him to place a stone down at the center, and unbeknownst, eons had passed. When he woke up, Ji Yuan found himself as a semi-blind beggar in a dilapidated temple. Armed with only a sword and his wits, he will established himself in this danger-filled world. "

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