City Lord Kamado rode his personal horse carriage away from the Falling Star Manor and Seveni came out of a small building close to the garden.
When she came to Xu Yi’s side, she watched the horse carriage leave the manor and Seveni slightly knit her brows as she gave a sigh.
“He’s actually riding a horse carriage. How can people believe that he is supporting the development of the magic machine industry, supporting your Frestech Chamber of Commerce?”
Xu Yi looked at Seveni in surprise.
“What you pay attention to really is strange…...But as for this, everyone in Banta City including me was already aware of this. Although this Lord City Lord seems like he supports us on the surface, the things he’s done are all aimed at the magic machine industry. Or to be more accurate, it’s all aimed at our Frestech Chamber of Commerce.”
Seveni thought for a bit before asking, “For the cooperation between your company and the kingdom’s magic research department, what are the specifics?”
Xu Yi gave a cold laugh, “The Lord City Lord represented King Eric to make this request. There are a bunch of conditions, but there are also many benefits for us. To summarize it, they want our company to give all technology related to magic machines to the magic research department.”
“Give everything?” Seveni’s eyes opened wide in shock, “Big brother…..is he crazy?”
Xu Yi gave a shrug, “I don’t know about this, but during this time, City Lord Kamado has looked for me on this matter many times, with his tone becoming more serious each time. You heard his words just now, the Lord City Lord could already be considered threatening me. If I still don’t choose to obey…..your highness, what do you think…..will be the fate waiting for me and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?”
Seveni was silent for a long time as her expression gradually became serious.
“No! I can’t let big brother do this! He is not only breaking the fundamental rules of the kingdom, he is also damaging your company’s trusts in the kingdom which will have a great impact on the prestige of the royal family. I will definitely discuss this issue with big brother when I get back, I can’t let him make this mistake!”
Xu Yi looked at the rare indignant look on Seveni’s face and shook his head.
“No, Seveni, it’s best if you don’t do this. When you announced that you would give up the throne, you had already lost this right. If you want to do this, it will create suspicion in King Eric and this isn’t good for you.”
“Then what do I do? Could it be that you’re planning on accepting?” Seveni looked at Xu Yi with knit brows before suddenly shaking her head, “No, Xu Yi, I know you, you aren’t someone to suffer easily. So you’re choosing to gradually move the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and your family to the Stantine Duchy, you’re planning to give up on the Lampuri Kingdom, right?”
Xu Yi smiled, neither admitting it or denying it.
“Then your highness…..Now that you know this, do you still want to try convincing me?”
Seveni fell silent again.
After a while, she shook her head with a bitter smile.
“I don’t know…..Let me give it a try first, if big brother listens to me and corrects his mistakes, then there’s still hope, right?”
Xu Yi gave a sigh in his heart and was too lazy to try to convince Seveni.
Although Seveni came from the royal family, she had always seemed naive to Xu Yi.
If Eric listened to her on correcting his mistakes, how could they have reached this point?
Actually, in the end, there are many things that King Eric planned to do. To Xu Yi, he was just a pitiful puppet that is being controlled by the large nobles of the kingdom.
After hearing the conversation between Xu Yi and City Lord Kamado, seeing the situation in Banta City wasn’t as good as it seemed on the surface, there wasn’t a single bit of the good mood Seveni had when she arrived left.
She lost interest in playing in Banta City and after having lunch, she drove off from Banta City. Xu Yi gave her the silver white Magic Sedan that didn’t seem that outstanding and she left Banta City in it.
Based on the direction she was leaving in, she shouldn’t have given up and was heading to Anvilmar City.
Xu Yi was certain that there was no use in her meeting with King Eric, but he didn’t want to stop her.
He would let Seveni do her best, even if it had no meaning.
After sending Seveni off, Xu Yi quickly went back to his busy state.
It wasn’t as easy to relocate the Frestech Chamber of Commerce like when Baron Belil first arrived.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce only had two small factories then and also two production lines. They just had to move some magic machines and the relocation was finished.
But the current Frestech Chamber of Commerce had over five hundred people just in the magic research facility and the magic machine development center alone, it was at a giant scale.
It had been a month since Xu Yi made the decision to move and they had just passed the halfway line.
As for the thirty seven factories the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had in the Falling Rain Valley, to move them all wasn’t just a difficult problem, it was basically impossible.
Xu Yi drove his Magic Sedan to the Falling Rain Valley and when he stopped, he was surrounded by many workers in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s uniform.
“Aren’t you all on the clock? What are you doing here?” When Xu Yi got out, he was surrounded by workers, so he asked them this with knit brows.
The workers looked at each other and after hesitating for a while, a young woman who looked to be around thirty wearing the uniform of the bicycle factory asked in a loud voice, “Sir chairman, can you tell us the truth? Is our Frestech Chamber of Commerce closing down?”
“Yes, sir chairman, are we really closing down? It was hard enough for me to enter our company, if it really closes, where would we go to find jobs?”
“Sir chairman, please don’t close the company. Our family depends on my wages here to survive, if I lose this job, our entire family might not be able to feed ourselves.”
“Right, right, there’s been many companies related to magic machines that have closed down recently. My little brother already lost his job and if I lose my job, our family will be finished.”
“Sir chairman, is this true? Ah?”
Seeing the hopeful and uncertain looks around him, Xu Yi knit his brows and reprimanded, “Who told you that our Frestech Chamber of Commerce is closing? Nonsense!”
“Then why did the magic research facility and the magic development center move out? I’ve heard that the steel mill and the magic machine workshop will be moving away too soon.” It was the young woman who asked in a loud voice again.
“Right, I also heard that several household magic machine workshops were closed.”
Xu Yi raised his hand and cut everyone off. He looked around and said with a serious look, “I’m seriously telling everyone now that our Frestech Chamber of Commerce isn’t a small company, of course it can’t close when we want. Also, I want to tell everyone that our company’s current profit situation is good. Un…..In short we are able to earn plenty of money. Haven’t you seen that our orders haven’t decreased, but rather increased?”
“But I’ve heard people say that making magic machines means owing money and we owe more the more we make.”
Xu Yi rolled his eyes at the person who said this, “If it was true, I would have announced it already. Why would I continue doing this if we were earning money and why would I take more orders?”
“Right, right, sir chairman is more intelligent than us, how could he do something as losing money?”
“Ha, ha, that’s right, we were just thinking too much.”
Looking at the workers who were in better moods, Xu Yi didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
These normal workers really changed quickly.
Of course, strictly speaking, he didn’t lie to them.
“Alright, everyone should go back to work. The company is just making some changes based on the long term, it doesn’t mean the company is closing. You can be assured, even if all the other Banta City companies closed, our Frestech Chamber of Commerce won’t. How about it? Are you confident now?”
The workers looked at each other before cheering.
“Good, then you can scatter.”
Xu Yi waved his hand. The workers looked at each other before scattering while laughing.
Xu Yi who had experienced this small event quickly walked into the CEO office and slapped down on Kennard’s desk.
“Investigate this, find out who is spreading these rumours.” Xu Yi said in a deep voice.
Kennard looked at Xu yi and said in a low voice, “Sir chairman, perhaps…..these aren’t rumours. Could it be that you aren’t doing this with thoughts of closing down?”
Xu Yi looked at Kennard with a serious look.
“I’ve said it before, the magic research facility and the magic machine development center moving was just consideration for the long term, it isn’t related to anything else. Our Frestech Chamber of Commerce worked hard to put down foundations in Banta City, how could I give it up so easily?”
Kennard shook his head, “Sir chairman, you aren’t willing to tell me the truth?”
“This is the truth.” Xu Yi said with a serious look, “People want to suck our blood, so let them suck. As long as we don’t die, then I will let them keep sucking. I want to see who can’t take it anymore first.”
Kennard looked at Xu Yi in a daze with a look of disbelief.
Was sir chairman…..declaring war?