The Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom’s representative stayed in the Stantine Duchy for half a month.
During this time, not only did he inspect the Stantine Duchy, he had also come into contact with many companies of the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the surrounding countries.
In just half a month, there were sixteen companies of the surrounding countries that decided to invest in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom and there were over thirty companies that expressed their interest.
This result was enough to satisfy the delegate from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, signifying a rich harvest from this trip.
Of course, everyone understood that if it wasn’t for the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s transport fleet, enabling them to transport goods five thousand kilometers away, there was no chance for this cooperation.
It should be said that this cooperation was very beneficial for both sides.
Because it was too far away, so they had never had any exchanges before. Through this contact, both sides realized that the other side had many resources that they wanted.
If this cooperation went smoothly, both sides would gain large benefits from this.
For example, the Stnatine Duchy had large amounts of high end rain forest lumber. Or because the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was filled with swamps, they had many rare vegetation that could be used as material for rare medicines and magic ingredients. They also had many rare animals that also had the same high value.
It was because of the various special products that the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom delegate brought that made the various companies decide to cooperate with them.
Of all the different deals, what everyone cared about was of course the deal between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
According to the news from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom’s delegate, the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom had already finished the two large scale Magic Ship harbours. This meant that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could easily send large amounts of goods and the related people to the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
So in half a month, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had also reached many deals with the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
According to the contracts, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would first invest in a steel mill, a fertilizer factory, and an agricultural magic machine workshop in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom to help them solve the food problem which was the most urgent thing for them.
Then the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would build a small household magic machine factory in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
But this production base wouldn’t belong to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce alone, it would be jointly invested in by seventeen other smaller household magic machine companies of the Lampuri Kingdom.
Among them, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was only providing the name. They only would not be involved in the production, even the Frestech Brand magic machines would be rarely sold.
This approach was actually like giving up the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom market to the other companies.
And accordingly, these seventeen household magic machine companies promised the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to strictly follow their various standards for household magic machines.
Other than this, the seventeen companies had also promised that they would help the Amrit Chamber of Commerce with building roads and other buildings in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, helping change the buildings of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
This was the main reason why the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had given up the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom market they opened.
It was very simple, they didn’t have enough people.
Even if quite a few of the slaves of the nobles of the Lampuri Kingdom landed in the hands of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for the steel making technology, there was a limit to the nobles of the Lampuri Kingdom. The nobles that were willing to exchange with slaves were limited, so other than getting a large amount of slaves in the beginning, they received less and less and it would only decrease in the future.
This caused the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s manpower growth to stagnate again and forced Xu Yi to give up this plan that required a large amount of manpower.
He was planning on building a complete Frestech Chamber of Commerce base in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, striving to grasp the entire market. Then with this base, they would expand the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s influence in the entire southeast corner of the Sines Continent.
But the lack of manpower limited his ideas. He had no choice but to let the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom market go, cooperating with the other magic machine companies to build this base together.
In Xu Yi’s heart right now, the lack of people has already become his biggest problem.
He had many projects for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but he was limited by the number of people that he had which made him always feel a sense of helplessness.
The Stantine Duchy was only a small country in the end, there were only less than a million people in the country in total. There were less than four hundred thousand people that made up the available workforce.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce couldn’t take all four hundred thousand people since there was still work that had to be done.
Adding in the education level of the workforce in the Stantine Duchy wasn’t high, the overall quality of the workers recruited were lower than the Lampuri Kingdom and the Rudson Kingdom, so it wasn't’ much help to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce already had over a hundred and fifty thousand workers, less than half of them came from the Stantine Duchy. A half of them came from the Lampuri Kingdom, a small part came from the Rudson Kingdom, and the rest of them were all other race workers.
It was impossible to increase the population of the Stantine Duchy, so in order to increase the useful workforce, Xu Yi copied what he did before. He built the same vocational skills school that he had built in Banta City here in the Stantine Duchy.
Different from the Banta City vocational skills school, the one in the Stantine Duchy was completely free. The only requirement was that they had to work for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce after graduating.
This condition wasn’t a restriction for most people, rather it was an enticement because entering the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was something that people yearned for.
So after the vocational skills school was set up, not only did countless people of the Stantine Duchy sign up, even many people of the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the further Drake Duchy, the Mirando Duchy, and the Norton Duchy had all come to sign up.
In the first registration of the vocational skills school, there were over thirty thousand people who registered.
In just two to three years, when they all graduated, they could greatly help with the lack of people for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
But before this, Xu Yi still felt a headache over the lack of workers.
But at this time, there was something unexpected that helped Xu Yi see a bit of hope.
The Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom delegate had been in the Stantine Duchy for half a month before leaving with the transport fleet. They left with the representatives of the various companies, as well as a large amount of building materials, returning to the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
After they left, Xu Yi immediately ordered the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards to attack the Crusch Kingdom.
Like Hart said, this so-called Crusch Kingdom was just a large group of pirates who were banded together. It was a completely different thing from a real kingdom.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s attack on the Crusch Kingdom was just fighting a bunch of pirates.
As for the strength of these pirates…...
Perhaps they were a bit stronger than the pirates that Leslie had run into in the seas of the Rudson Kingdom and the Candra Empire, but when facing the powerful guard fleet of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they were nothing.
Xu Yi wasn’t worried about the battle at all because he knew that with the strong firepower of the various military magic machines the guard fleet had, it was impossible for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet to meet a worthy enemy on the endless seas.
Facts had proved this.
From the beginning, there were only reports of victory from the frontlines.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s second guard fleet led by Hart swept all obstacles on the sea and easily crushed all the naval forces of that Crusch Kingdom.
In the report Xu Yi received, other than the change in the number of ships sunk each day, there were only reports of the guard fleet’s victory.
In less than twenty days, the second guard fleet led by Hart had gone through every island in the Crusch Kingdom’s territory and hadn’t encountered any true problems.
In this, all the boats under the Crusch Kingdom couldn’t even touch the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet.
Twenty days later, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s second guard fleet mounted an attack on the Crusch Kingdom’s capital island of Crusch Island without any resistance. They had easily captured the royal palace on Crusch Island and captured the king of the Crusch Kingdom alive.
Xu Yi wasn’t surprised by this. The only thing he cared about was why the Crusch Kingdom sought their own death, suddenly attacking the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet.
But from the report that Hart sent back, there was one piece of news that caught his attention.
The Crusch Kingdom’s king had said that the Crusch Kingdom was a group of slaves that couldn’t take being tortured by their lord, so they had fled out to sea.
Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had captured them, as long as Xu Yi was willing to spare the lives of the citizens, they were willing to return to being slaves under Xu Yi.