In this recent time, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s frequency in developing new products gradually increased, so they needed more and more kinds of Magic Arrays.
Even if the magic research facility’s staff increased, Evita’s school mates were at the same level of magic as Evita and Akali, so they couldn’t meet the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s requirements.
So compared to before, the Camilla Magic Tower received more and more research projects.
Accordingly, the Camilla Magic Tower received more and more funding from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
In just half a year, Xu Yi had already given the Camilla Magic Tower over three thousand gold coins in research funds.
Just based on this, it surpassed the Magic Tower’s income from all of last year.
With enough funds, Great Magician Camilla finally realized the benefits of having money and he realized something important. While helping the Frestech Chamber of Commerce develop magic machines, most of the time he was studying Magic Arrays which still belonged to the field of magic. Not only did this not delay his important magic research, but because of Xu Yi’s requirements towards Magic Arrays, Great Magician Camilla came to many new understandings and developed new knowledge towards magic. This without a doubt had increased Great Magician Camilla’s level of magic.
Being able to earn money and raise the level of his magic, Great Magician Camilla no longer rejected participating in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s research. Rather he became more positive and whenever he saw Xu Yi, he would take the initiative to question him.
“Hey, kid, do you have a new project this time?”
As long as it was someone who had been in contact with Xu Yi for a while, they would unknowingly learn a few new terms from him. Even Great Magician Camilla was not an exception.
Xu Yi shook his head, “Not right now, but your excellency Great Magician, I want to ask you, has there been any progress with the miniature Magic Array that I’ve asked you about last time? Our company needs this technology right now, so if you have had any success, we can use it in many different kinds of magic machines.”
Great Magician Camilla knit his brows, “There is progress, but…..we can’t achieve the results you want.”
Xu Yi was surprised, “There’s progress? It’s good that there’s progress. Come, your excellency Great Magician, what is the specific progress you’ve made?”
“Actually it isn’t that much progress. I just picked a few Magic Arrays to make smaller and have succeeded a few times. The smallest ones were no more than ten centimeters and the largest one is no more than twenty centimeters, but it’s far from the one centimeters that you mentioned……” Great Magician Camilla knit his brows, “Xu Yi, this really is too difficult. You are also a magician and might even have a stronger understanding of Magic Arrays than me, so you should be clear that there is a high requirement for drawing Magic Arrays. Not mentioning making the Magic Array smaller, when it starts, the array lines will tremble intensely with magic power. It is hard to make the Magic Array keep its form, not to mention that you want it to be as strong as a large Magic Array, this is simply impossible.”
Xu Yi said with a laugh, “If it wasn’t difficult, how could we have your excellency personally do this? Isn’t it because you are a powerful magician, I wouldn’t let the others research this.”
Great Magician Camilla glared at Xu Yi, “There’s no use in flattering me, this research is too difficult, I don’t know when I’ll finish it if I do it alone. Didn’t you make some agreement with Great Magician Eisenkel last time? If you’re in a rush, why don’t you have him help with the research? He isn’t just a Great Magician with the same level of magic as me, he has more connections and knows quite a few powerful magicians. If he joins in, I feel this research will be finished much faster.”
“Great Magician Eisenkel…..” Xu Yi hesitated a bit, not voicing the concern in his heart. Rather he asked, “Speaking of him, I suddenly thought of something. Last time he came, didn’t he say that the Magicians Guild is currently discussing the magic patent? Now it’s been this long, what were the results?”
Great Magician Camilla gave a cold snort, “It’s a real pity, but the efficiency of the guild’s leaders is worse than you imagined. They’ve already discussed it for several months and the results haven’t come, I really can’t keep watching. But the good news is that the last guild periodic began to discuss the matter of the patent. Based on this trend, the guild should have made their decision to pass this. As for specifically when they’ll pass it, I don’t know.”
“It’s good that it can pass, that way we can boldly conduct our research and not have to worry that our hard to obtain results will be taken by others.” Xu Yi said with a satisfied nod.
Great Magician Camilla looked at Xu Yi and suddenly asked, “Kid, when you say ‘others’, are you talking about Great Magician Eisenkel?”
Xu Yi laughed without denying or confirming it.
Great Magician Camilla gave a sigh and said with a look of pity, “Ai, actually I have always supported the ideas of the guild that everyone’s research should be shared. If every magician could do this, the magic level of our Sines Continent wouldn’t have fallen down this much, even being far worse than during the race wars thousands of years ago.”
Xu Yi shook his head, “Your excellency Great Magician, this is just your one sided wish, but there is no real value in this. The Magicians Guild can have this slogan because the organization needs it, but for each magician to believe in such selfless words, it’s basically impossible.”
Great Magician Camilla unwillingly gave a slow nod, “Actually, I know this, but I’m just not willing to accept it. Now that I’ve seen your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s development, I suddenly realize that what you said before was right. People are just selfish, if there are no benefits for themself, they wouldn’t be willing to put in effort to do something. Look, your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines bring benefits to many people, so not only in Banta City, but even the surrounding city have many people who want to join this business. I think that not long after, the entire Lampuri Kingdom will join this business. When that time comes, there will be many magicians studying magic machines and I believe that the miniature Magic Array that you need will be easily developed.”
Xu Yi shook his head, “According to normal logic, that is right, but first I’m not willing to wait that long. Second, if it isn’t our Frestech Chamber of Commerce that develops it, then it has a completely different meaning. So your excellency Great Magician, I ask you to try a bit harder.”
Great Magician Camilla said with a bitter smile, “I’m not an Arch Magus, not to mention that it isn’t even easy for an Arch Magus to solve this miniature Magic Array problem.”
Xu Yi thought for a bit before taking out a blueprint from his chest.
“If you can’t solve all the problems, then I ask you to solve the miniaturization of this Magic Array first.”
Great Magician Camilla looked over the paper and his brows jumped up as he said in surprise, “This is the Eighth Grade Magic Array, the Cyclone Spell. You actually want to use such a powerful Magic Array in your magic machines? What kind of terrifying magic machine are you planning to make?”
Xu Yi shook his head with a smile, “It’s not as terrifying as you think. It’s just that this new magic machine requires a lot of power and I feel that even this Cyclone Spell might not be enough. But we have just started studying it and we can’t suddenly use that powerful of a Magic Array, right? Your excellency Great Magician, do you think it is possible to limit this Magic Array to less than five centimeters?”
“Five centimeters?” Great Magician Camilla looked over the paper for a while before nodding, “It should be fine if it’s five centimeters. But the Cyclone Spell is a large scale spell, so if you limit it to a small Magic Array, its power will be decreased. No matter how I study it, it’s impossible to keep its original power.”
“It’s fine as long as it’s half.” Xu Yi kept nodding, “Not to mention that I’m prepared to use the magic gradation technology with this Magic Array to limit its power anyway.”
“Alright, since it’s like this, then there’s no problem.” Great Magician Camilla thought for a bit, “Give me a month. I think with the experience from before, as long as it's just this Magic Array, it shouldn’t be that much of a problem.”
“Just one month?” Xu Yi was pleasantly surprised and he couldn’t help smiling as he said, “Your excellency Great Magician, your magic power is truly strong, even more than I imagined. My respect to you flows more than the waters of a river and…..”
“Alright, stop flattering me.” Great Magician Camilla snappily cut Xu Yi off, “If you have this much free time, you might as well go accompany Still. That girl complained to me last night that you’re always too busy and you never have time to spend with her.”
Xu Yi was stunned, “Still really said that?”
Great Magician Camilla glared at him, “Do you think that I’m lying? Let me tell you, kid, our Still being able to like you is your luck. If you don’t cherish it and she’s cheated away by some other fellow, I won’t let you off.”
Xu Yi scratched his head, “Your excellency Great Magician, according to your words…..are you praising Still? Or settling on me?”
Great Magician Camilla angrily stared at Xu Yi, “What do you care so much for? If I want you to be with Still, you just have to listen to me!”
Xu Yi stood at attention and gave Great Magician Camilla a military salute from earth, “Reporting to your excellency Great Magician, I will definitely accomplish this task!”
Great Magician Camilla didn’t even want to look at Xu Yi anymore, but he smiled from Xu Yi's strange actions. In the end, he could only wave his hands, telling Xu Yi to scram.
Xu Yi chuckled as he strolled out of Great Magician Camilla’s personal laboratory, heading down the Magic Tower to find Still.