After they finished their discussions with the Rudson Kingdom, Xu Yi and Kennard left the Rudson Kingdom together.
Kennard was scheduled to go inspect the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s factories at Ampriston Town in the Mirando Duchy and Xu Yi followed his schedule, entering the Lampuri Kingdom.
It had been half a year since he left Banta City and Xu Yi couldn’t help feeling emotional now that he was back.
Although on the surface, Banta City hadn’t changed much from when he had last been here, Xu Yi felt emotional because it hadn’t changed.
Thinking of when he and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce were in Banta City, it would change with each passing day. If one was gone for half a year, everything would have changed already.
But now that Xu Yi had been gone for half a year, Banta City hadn’t changed at all. It showed that Banta City had fallen into a rut and hadn’t developed at all in the past half a year.
This city that was filled with vigor over the past few years had suddenly become deathly silent.
Looking at the Falling Rain Road that was filled with cracks from not being maintained, Xu Yi couldn’t help shaking his head.
This road had been the most important road for Banta City in the past few years, it was even called the “road of wealth” for the people of Banta City. There were many horse carriages and Magic Cars that raced across this road at any point during the day, with countless pedestrians walking along it as well.
But now, Xu Yi stood by the side of the road for ten minutes and there were only three horse carriages that ran past. Two of them were clearly old styled passenger horse carriages and there was only one horse carriage with cargo.
Looking to the far west of the road where the Falling Rain Valley was, Xu Yi turned back to the east to see the small dot that was Banta City and he couldn’t help shaking his head.
No matter how close he was with the city before, now that he had already separated from this city, how this city developed wasn’t related to him. He didn’t have the ability or the rights to manage it.
No matter how the Lampuri Kingdom changed Banta City, the result would be borne by Banta City and the Lampuri Kingdom. Xu Yi didn’t need to care.
But to Xu Yi, there were some people he had to care about, which were the students of Baron Rickto Magic Academy.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had set up a special fund there three years ago, which was used to help pay the fees of the students to help them continue their education.
After three years now, there were two batches of students that had already graduated and most of them were working for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Right now, most of the magicians that were in charge of drawing the Magic Arrays inside the magic machines were mostly students from the Baron Rickto Magic Academy.
Now that three years had passed, there were students who received the fund who were graduating now. Xu Yi came back to Banta City just to meet those students.
The past two batches of students who graduated were normal students. They weren’t that different from the other magicians who were recruited by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
But the ones that graduated this year were taught by Xu Yi since the beginning. While learning about magic, they also studied mechanical engineering theory, unifying these two different kinds of knowledge during the three years.
In these three years, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had also given these students the chance to get real experience. That way before they even graduated, they already had the chance to have base knowledge on magic machines.
This kind of magician was truly important to Xu Yi. A magic engineer that had knowledge on both magic and machines…..they were on the waiting list.
If they could work for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for several years, Xu Yi believed that it wouldn’t take long before he could really train some useful magic engineers.
Xu Yi entered Baron Rickto Magic Academy very smoothly.
Baron Rickto Magic Academy had obtained funds from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce over these years. Even in the year that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had left the Lampuri Kingdom, there wasn’t a lack of funds. So in any case, the Baron Rickto Magic Academy had always supported Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce wanted to sow the seeds they planted and the Baron Rickto Magic Academy was happy, they didn’t reject this at all.
The students were more excited, it could even be said that they couldn’t wait.
When the accepted the three year fund from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, no matter what feeling they had in the beginning, they had all decided on entering the Frestech Chamber of Commerce after graduating.
Moreover, they had learned a large amount of magic and magic mechanical engineering knowledge during these three years, which made them realize that the most suitable work for them was working with magic machines.
When it came to magic machines, was there another company on the entire continent that could match the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had good wages, treatment, and benefits, it was the dream of many to be able to work for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Now they could directly enter the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, there wasn’t a single student that wanted to reject this.
So almost all the students who had accepted the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s fund welcomed Xu Yi when he came.
During one’s graduation, one would always feel emotional and there would be some girls who would break out in tears when thinking of their classmates. However, the Baron Rickto Magic Academy graduation this year was a scene of joy, it was different from before.
However…..this happy scene was completely disrupted by the Banta City guards who had rushed in with full armour.
“What are you doing here?” Seeing that there was the Banta City’s guard captain Chopin leading them, the Baron Rickto Magic Academy’s dean Fording was shocked.
Just what had happened for the city guards to personally come?
However Chopin ignored Fording’s words and turned around to see Xu Yi who was surrounded by students. With a wave of his hand, the city guards behind him pushed aside the students and surrounded Xu Yi.
Seeing the weary city guards who were hostile, everyone was stunned.
Xu Yi was even more confused as he looked at Chopin in surprise and asked, “Commander Chopin, what are you doing? Could it be that I’ve committed a crime?”
Although the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was forced out of the Lampuri Kingdom before, that was just an issue with the magic machine industry management department and they couldn’t find any faults with Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Not to mention that the Lampuri Kingdom wasn’t willing to make this a big deal, so Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had left the Lampuri Kingdom peacefully.
On the side of the Lampuri Kingdom government, Xu Yi was still a citizen and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was a Lampuri Kingdom company.
Xu Yi could come back to the Lampuri Kingdom at will. He had come back several times before and there were no problems.
Why did something happen today?”
Chopin had a serious look as he loudly said, “Xu Yi, I urge you not to resist and give up. Otherwise, I have the right to execute you on the spot!”
“Execute me?” Xu Yi couldn’t help laughing as he looked at the surrounding guards before shaking his head, “I say, commander Chopin, you should know my magic power, don’t you find it funny saying something like this?”
Chopin also understood this, so he looked nervous. After pausing, he shouted, “Xu Yi, I’m warning you, even if your magic is strong, you are one person and can’t fight the entire Lampuri Kingdom. If you’re smart, you would surrender now and you might be able to keep your life. If you dare resist, don’t blame me for showing no mercy!”
Xu Yi gave a shrug as he looked at the various teachers, students, and faculty members and he found that they were as confused as he was.
“I say…..Commander Chopin, you say you want to capture me, you should tell me what my crime is, right? Can you just catch someone without a reason?”
Chopin’s face sunk, “Xu Yi, your crime is the heaviest of treason! It was considered a serious crime, but his majesty has pardoned you from death. As long as you come with us to see his majesty, you can keep your life.”
As soon as the voice fell, the surrounding people fell into an uproar.
When did Xu Yi commit treason?
Xu Yi was even more confused.
“Did I commit treason? To which country?”
“You will know your charges when you see his majesty. Right now you just need to give up without a fight.” Chopin said in a strict voice, “I’m warning you now, don’t fight back, otherwise you will be charged with the crime of treason and an arrest warrant will be issued across the kingdom. Your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s remaining businesses will be confiscated by the kingdom’s parliament, so I urge you to think this through.”
Xu Yi gave a cold laugh in his mind.
In the end, those fellows in the Lampuri Kingdom wanted to take away the spark of industry that he had left, they didn’t want to leave anything for him.
But then he also felt a bit strange.
The Lampuri Kingdom had been bad towards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but they never fully cut off their relationship.
Even a few months ago, the government had been quite kind to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
There were even two cities that wanted to invest in factories with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
All these signs showed that they wanted to rebuild relationships with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Xu Yi had thought that Eric had changed his attitude, which caused these changes.
But now it seemed like this charge of “treason” was to push Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce onto the path of death in the Lampuri Kingdom.
Could it be that King Eric’s attitude suddenly changed?
Chopin didn’t give Xu Yi time to think. As soon as his voice fell, he waved his hand and the guards surrounding Xu Yi came forward.
Seeing this, it was clear they wanted to catch him.
Xu Yi knit his brows and quickly gathered his magic to make his move.
It was impossible for him to let the city guards catch him, he wasn’t certain of King Eric’s attitude.
He could still retreat here, but if he really went to Anvilmar City, there were enough people there to keep him there.
But there was another issue.
The Lampuri Kingdom clearly knew the magic power he had, but they sent a single trivial city guard to catch him, this was clearly an impossible mission.
What was the Lampuri Kingdom thinking?
Could it be that they wanted to force him out of the Lampuri Kingdom?
When countless thoughts filled Xu Yi’s mind, there was suddenly the sound of horse hooves from outside the academy.
After a while, a neat row of cavalry charged through the gates of the school.
Seeing the face of the leader, Xu Yi was stunned.
“It can’t be? Why is she here?”