Xu Yi was surprised, “There’s actually this many?”
Hart said with a bitter smile, “Yes, I never thought that the fellows on that side would be crazy. There were many people who wanted to take the equipment that we were wearing.”
Xu Yi was a bit speechless.
This time the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had sent their guards to the Black Rice Wasteland to purge the beastmen, while also letting them test the new military magic machines.
At first there was no interest when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards moved alone. But when they worked with Seveni’s guards and the guards of the other companies, through fighting together many times, countless people were shocked by the battle strength of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards. They were interested in the military magic machines that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards used.
At first only the Amrit Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Cruise asked Xu Yi to buy some military magic machines for his company’s guards, but then as they worked together more and more, the Armani Chamber of Commerce, the Renekton Chamber of Commerce, and the other companies that moved to the Black Rice Wasteland requested military magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
When the guards of these companies were equipped with military magic machines and they found their battle strength clearly increased, the military magic machines became more popular and more orders came in.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had their profits impacted from shifting out of the Lampuri Kingdom half a year ago, but now that because they opened the market for military magic machines, their gross profits actually surpassed last year.
Just in the last month, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s gross profits surpassed one million gold coins.
For the household magic machines, although it increased a bit compared to before, reaching four hundred thousand gold coins, it was still lacking compared to the same time last year.
Other than this, the production magic machine department’s profits had increased from selling Magic Sedans and large transport Magic Cars, surpassing three hundred thousand gold coins.
As for the remaining three hundred thousand in profits, that came from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s arms department that had been created for less than a year.
Most of it came from selling military magic machines to the guards of the other large companies.
This time when Hart led the two hundred guards to the Black Rice Wasteland, he had brought the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s newest military magic machine with the hope of trying to promote it.
Although Xu Yi was confident that the other companies would be very interested in this, he never would have thought that Hart would be bringing back a large stack of orders.
Opening up the bag, he found that there were a total of thirty seven orders inside.
Other than the companies that had moved to the Black Rice Wasteland, there were some companies that were still in the Lampuri Kingdom.
“Did you tell them that if they wanted to buy it from inside the Lampuri Kingdom, because of the tariffs, it would be more expensive?” Xu Yi asked Hart.
“I said it, but the people sent by those companies said that price wasn’t an issue, they just wanted the goods.” Hart replied.
Xu Yi took the thirteen orders from the Lampuri Kingdom and laughed.
“Hart, tell me…..of these companies, how many have large nobles behind them?”
Hart revealed a grin, “Sir chairman, I’m afraid you’re wrong. In my opinion, you should be asking how many companies don’t have nobles behind them.”
“Un, you’re right.” Xu Yi looked through each order before shaking his head with a simple, “Forget it, we don’t care what kind of lord nobles are behind them, we just need to know that they’ll give us money. Hart, did you explain to them how the orders will go?”
“I told them.” Hart nodded, “They will send people to the Black Rice Wasteland to take our goods, exchanging money for the goods. We don’t need to care about anything that happens next.”
“Very good, it seems like these lord nobles aren’t willing to attract attention which suits me.” Xu Yi fell into thought for a bit before saying to Hart, “Since the other side wants to buy, then we have nothing we’re not willing to sell. Give Kennard these orders later, he will take care of it.”
Hart nodded. After hesitating a bit, he reached into his chest and took out a letter for Xu Yi.
Xu Yi was a bit confused since there weren’t any clear markings on this letter. When he opened it, he found that it was a letter from the current Lampuri Kingdom’s western army commander Varian Lantis.
Xu Yi had only met this commander Lantis once through Seveni’s introduction, but why was he now writing a letter and having Hart bring it over, acting all mysterious?
Opening the letter, Xu Yi understood.
There were no pleasantries in this letter. This letter only had a single meaning, it was that the western army wanted to buy military magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
After he finished reading the letter, Xu Yi deeply knit his brows, “Although I heard that armies in the royal army have the right to govern themselves, they still have to receive approval from the royal army, right? Commander Lantis is buying these military magic machines from our company, has he obtained the approval of the royal army?”
“I’m not too clear, but the person commander Lantis sent said that I don’t need to care about the internal problems of the Lampuri Kingdom. If the western army could solve their armament problem, the royal army would be happy and definitely wouldn’t oppose it.” Hart said.
“But that’s the problem.” Xu Yi shook his head, “The Lampuri Kingdom transferring this right is because the royal army doesn’t have enough money, so they can’t provide enough equipment to all the armies in the kingdom. If the western army wants to arm themselves, that is a good idea, but where does their money come from?”
“The person commander Lantis sent told me to pass on some words. Commander Lantis said that if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wants to develop on the Black Rice Wasteland, they can’t forget the assistance of the western army. If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce helps the western army solve their armament issue, the western army would return this favour.”
“Oh?” Xu Yi looked at Hart with a strange expression, “Should this be considered a threat or a sincere request to cooperate?”
“I don’t know.” Hart shook his head, “But there’s no doubt of the western army’s influence on the Black Rice Wasteland. The beastmen acted this honestly on the Black Rice Wasteland for all these years, the western army played a large role. If our company earns the support of the western army, it would be much more convenient for us to develop on the Black Rice Wasteland.”
“Un…..I believe that’s correct, but the problem is…..how do we cooperate?” Xu Yi knit his brows as he looked at the letter in his hand. After thinking for a bit, he said, “Alright, I’ll write a reply to commander Lantis first and you can help me bring it to him. No matter what, there’s no harm in building a relationship first.”
“Yes, I also think so.” Hart nodded to show he agreed.
After reading through the orders, Xu Yi had Hart report to Kennard, but first he asked a very important question.
“How are the personal Magic Bazookas?”
Hearing this question, Hart was filled with excitement.
“It’s very useful!” Hart said in an exaggerated tone, “Sir chairman, do you know that when we took these things out, the other companies didn’t understand and thought that they seemed crude, hard to use, and weak. They felt strange that we would waste all that time to develop this trash.”
“And then?” Xu Yi asked with a smile.
“Then when some blind beastmen attacked us, those fellows were dumbfounded.” Hart laughed, “You didn’t see it, but I carried the Magic Bazooka and shot out a single shell, then over a hundred beastmen were blown up. The remaining beastmen were all too afraid to fight back, so they were killed by a single round of shots. This was the easiest fight that I’ve ever won, it could be said that I didn’t do anything at all.”
Xu Yi wasn’t that happy, rather he asked in a surprised voice, “You used a round of rockets for just a hundred beastmen? I say, Hart, do you know how much each rocket costs?”
Seeing the expression on Xu Yi’s face, Hart knew that this was bad. After thinking about it, he awkwardly scratched his head, “This….Sir chairman, didn’t you say that this is our first time using it, so we had to create a shocking effect to make them want to buy it? When we shot that round of rockets, more than a hundred beastmen were blown up, so it created a very shocking scene. Look, there’s all these orders, there are many of them that want to buy the Magic Bazooka.”
Xu Yi rolled his eyes, “These things had just been developed, so they are far from being close to being mass produced. We can only look at these orders and can’t take out the goods at all. As for your single round, our company used an entire week to make the rockets that you used. Moreover, each rocket costs eight to ten gold coins to make, so how many gold coins did your single round cost?”
Hart’s expression became ugly.
“This…..We had one hundred and we shot fifty of them, so we spent…..four hundred to five hundred gold coins.”
After calculating the gold coins he wasted, Hart’s expression became more ugly.
“This…..Sir chairman, I didn’t think that much then…..I’m sorry, because of my mistake, I made the company suffer this big loss. You can take this out of my wages……”
Hart wanted to say that it should be taken out of his wages, but he suddenly remembered that although his yearly wage and benefits were high, they didn’t reach four hundred gold coins.
If it really was deducted, he would be working for free this year.
“Alright, stop wasting words.” Xu Yi waved his hand, “Our company can take several hundred gold coins and I don’t care. However, I don’t want you to have a habit for wasting resources like this. You can clearly take care of a hundred beastmen with just a few rockets, yet you shot off fifty of them at once. This is just too wasteful.”
“Yes, yes, yes, sir chairman is correct, I will definitely remember this.” Hart kept nodding.
Xu Yi didn’t keep pursuing the topic and just asked a few things, taking the combat notes of the Magic Bazookas from Hart before leaving the guard base.
When he came out, he headed towards the sea. Xu Yi headed towards the newly built Frestech Chamber of Commerce magic research facility.
When he came in, he bumped into Great Magician Camilla who was coming out.
Seeing Xu Yi, Great Magician Camilla’s eyes lit up. He dug around in his chest and took out something.
“Hey, kid, I’ll give you a fun little thing.”