Great Magician Telucci was very satisfied when he left the Stantine Duchy.
Although he had joined the magic research facility, as one of the five Great Magicians of the Lampuri Kingdom, his actions were paid attention to by everyone and he couldn’t do what he wanted.
Joining the magic research facility would influence many things, so he had to return to the Lampuri Kingdom to take care of these things before he could join the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
There were many things to consider, Xu Yi didn’t plan on having him be the same as Great Magician Camilla. He didn’t want him to move to the Stantine Duchy and wanted him to work for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in the Lampuri Kingdom.
Xu Yi even proposed setting up a research facility that belonged only to Great Magician Telucci, that way he could stay in Anvilmar City and he wouldn’t even need to move.
But this was rejected by Great Magician Telucci.
Because for Great Magician Telucci, since he decided to join the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, he couldn’t just do it on the surface. He should work for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for real and make contributions.
So after discussing this, Great Magician Telucci decided to enter the magic research facility branch at the Falling Rain Valley, becoming the key researcher there.
Because of the attention Great Magician Telucci gave to Caraska Island, the first research project he took after joining was the Magic Boat.
When he heard from Xu Yi that the transport capacity could break ten thousand tons, Great Magician Telucci was filled with enthusiasm towards the Magic Boats. He instantly surpassed Great Magician Camilla who was very interested in the Magic Boats before.
As for the development plan Xu Yi gave for Caraska Island, Great Magician Telucci gave his approval. He was even more determined on joining the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Not long after sending Great Magician Telucci off, there was another guest that arrived at Xu Yi’s manor on the cliff.
It was Anklo who he hadn’t seen in a while.
When he saw Anklo in the reception room, Xu yi found that Anklo had greatly changed compared to when he saw him last.
Not only did his skin become darker and thicker, he was also much thinner and his build had changed quite a bit. There was a very notable change that had appeared in the aura around him.
The past Anklo had a sharp feel to him, letting people see the astuteness in his eyes, understanding that he wasn’t a simple person.
Moreover, Anklo had been filled with ideals at that time. He worked hard for his goal and he was always in high spirits.
However, the current Anklo had suddenly become very calm, there wasn’t a sharpness to him at all.
Looking at him, people would ignore his existence and couldn’t see his talents at all.
But after Xu Yi seriously looked him over, he found that whether it was in expression or aura, the current Anklo was much deeper than before. Perhaps it could be said that he was deeper and no one dared to show him any contempt.
What surprised Xu Yi more was that when he approached, he could smell the faint scent of blood on him. It made people feel that there was a dangerous feeling to him.
But it only lasted in Xu Yi’s heart for a second before he calmed down.
No matter who it was, if they experienced the same environment as Anklo for a year, they would change as much as he did.
Thinking of this, Xu Yi revealed a smile and carried over the wine that Liz had already prepared.
“How is it? After not seeing each other for a year, have you been well?”
Anklo took the wine and revealed a faint smile, as the serious expression on his face relaxed a bit.
“Still good, at least everything is under my control.”
“Is that so? That is good.” Xu Yi nodded and sipped his wine before falling silent.
He didn’t speak and Anklo didn’t speak either. The two of them just drank their wine in silence.
When they finished the bottle of wine, seeing that Xu Yi didn’t say a thing, Anklo finally couldn’t take it anymore and asked, “Chairman Xu, I think…..you should know why I came this time.”
Xu Yi put down the wine and gave a slight nod to him.
“You want more weapons?”
“It’s no problem giving you more weapons, but Anklo……” Xu Yi paused before knitting his brows and continuing, “Last time you bought weapons from our company, there were a total of three hundred and sixty thousand gold coins that were unsettled for. If I keep supplying you…..I can’t say anything to the others in the company.”
Anklo already expected Xu Yi to bring this up, so he wasn’t surprised. He said with a nod, “Yes, I understand, but chairman Xu, this was an investment for you to begin with, right? Based on the results, your investments have been very successful. At least that is proven by how you can sit here and drink wine with me.”
“Un, I admit it.” Xu Yi said with a nod, “But I could have still achieved this without you, I could have even gotten better results. Moreover, our company doesn’t lack trouble coming here, so tell me, are there advantages in continuing to invest in you?”
“Of course!” Anklo puffed out his chest and confidently said, “Because I am different from the other lords of the duchy, as long as I become the master of this duchy, I will use all my power to cooperate with your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, allowing the magic machine industry become the most important industry in our Stantine Duchy! Other than me, there is no one else like this. Even your Lampuri Kingdom king isn’t like this!”
Hearing Anklo mention the Lampuri Kingdom’s king, Xu Yi couldn’t help revealing a bitter smile.
“Alright, I admit that your words are very reasonable, but Anklo, you are just a small Viscount and your territory isn’t even as big as our Frestech Farm, how can I believe that you will become the ruler of this duchy?”
“As long as you keep supporting me and give me enough weapons, I can guarantee this will become a fact!” Anklo gave a cold laugh of disdain, “The lords of the duchy only have fat on their brains, their armies are only a flock of sheep, how could they stop me?”
“Un…...I do approve of this. You’ve fought with more than ten large and small lords just this year and you’ve always won, this battle strength is indeed shocking.” Xu Yi praised with a nod.
“That means that as long as you keep supporting me, you won’t even need to guess the result.”
Xu Yi fell silent for a bit before nodding, “Alright, to be honest, I already made a decision when I came to see you. I can keep supporting you, but Anklo, not seeing any returns on my investment doesn’t make sense, you should understand this.”
Anklo smiled and took out a stack of thick papers for Xu Yi.
Xu Yi looked at it and found that they were contracts for two more iron mines and four Magic Crystal mines, the ones that would receive them was the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
“Six mines? That’s quite a lot.” Xu Yi reached out to flick these contracts before looking at Anklo, saying with a faint smile, “If my memory isn’t wrong, these six mines aren’t controlled by you, so how can you give them to my company?”
“They aren’t controlled by me new, that doesn’t mean they won’t be in the future.” Anklo revealed a faint smile, “As long as chairman Xu agrees to my request, I can guarantee that in the next half a year, these six contracts will slowly come into effect.”
“Oh? Is that so?” Xu Yi looked over the six contracts before slowly nodding, “Alright, deal.”
Anklo immediately broke out in laughter, “Alright, I knew that chairman Xu is a wise person, you really are straightforward. Then based on the old rules, I’ll send people tomorrow to collect the goods. Other than that…..Chairman Xu, I heard that you’ve developed some new military magic machines?”
Xu Yi shook his head and casually said, “No comment.”
Anklo looked at Xu Yi for a while before suddenly smiling.
“Alright, then let’s leave it like this. If chairman Xu is willing to discuss with me in the future, I would be happy to listen.”
Anklo stood up after saying this and gave Xu Yi a bow before leaving.
Xu Yi didn’t want to keep him, but when he went to the door, he suddenly said, “Anklo, I’ve heard…..in the south of the duchy, there are many people calling you a traitor?”
Anklo trembled and stopped for a while before turning. His face was as calm as water as he said with a cold snort, “They are just dogs howling after being defeated, it’s not worth paying attention to.”
“Oh? Is that so?”
Anklo was silent for a bit before suddenly giving a sigh and saying in a low voice, “Perhaps many people will call me this, but how many people of this country can really consider this place a country? The Stantine Duchy? He…..has this so-called duchy ever existed?”
Seeing the bitter look on Anklo’s face and thinking of the sadness Anklo showed before, Xu Yi gave a sigh in his heart, but he didn’t do anything to comfort him.
“Alright, it’s fine if I’m a traitor, but compared to the trash that suppresses most people in the country, it is better to overthrow them and come up with a new method. As long as I can help the people of this country live their true lives, what does a few insults count for?”
Seeing Anklo disappear into the night outside the manor, Xu Yi shook his head and gave a sigh.
Someone like Anklo had appeared many times on earth, they were called revolutionaries most of the time.
On the Sines Continent, with Xu Yi’s understanding of the history of the continent, he was the first.
There were good and bad results for revolutionaries on earth, but as for Anklo?
Xu Yi didn’t feel optimistic.