Xu Yi was a bit confused as he looked at Count Will.
What had happened that would cause this Count Will who had always been friendly to him to become this cold, even demanding that he give an explanation?
Taking the document, Xu Yi found that it was a report from the Lampuri Kingdom’s royal army intelligence department.
The contents weren’t complex. It just stated that in a secret place near the Sack Kingdom’s capital of Nordham City, there was a certain regiment that was armed with Magic Repeating Crossbows.
Based on the design, they were exactly the same as the ones that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce produced.
Moreover, according to information from the Sack Kingdom’s royal army, they were also developing Magic Bazookas and other military magic machines, which required more vigilance.
After he read this document, Xu Yi was silent for a bit before asking Count Will, “Lord Count, what explanation do you need me to give you?”
Count Will knit his brows as his face sunk.
“Chairman Xu, are you acting? Only your Frestech Chamber of Commerce can develop military magic machines, but the Sack Kingdom has been equipped with Magic Repeating Crossbows, as well as developing Magic Bazookas and other military magic machines. This is clearly related to your company.”
Xu Yi gave a laugh and asked back, “Lord Count, what status are you asking this question from?”
Count Will was stunned before saying with a bit of anger, “Chairman Xu, what does this mean? The Sack Kingdom is our Lampuri Kingdom’s enemy and your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s enemy. Now that there is this serious problem, is it a problem for me to ask you for an explanation?”
Xu Yi looked at him with a faint smile before shaking his head, “Lord Count, I hope that you understand one thing. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce is the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Lampuri Kingdom is the Lampuri Kingdom. Although we’ve had a good cooperation between us and I’m happy to continue supporting the Lampuri Kingdom, this does not mean that our Frestech Chamber of Commerce will always be with the Lampuri Kingdom. It also does not mean that we will follow how the Lampuri Kingdom wishes to handle matters.”
Count Will never expected Xu Yi’s words to be this strong and he was shocked. He looked at Xu Yi with wide eyes for a bit and only after a while, he said with a look of disbelief, “Chairman Xu, you…..What do you mean by this?”
“I should be the one asking you this?” The smile on Xu Yi’s face disappeared as his expression turned cold, “Lord Count, we’ve had a good cooperation, but now that you’ve received this information that hasn’t been confirmed and you’ve come here to question me, as well as showing this attitude of not trusting me, I am very confused. If this is your personal behaviour, I can still barely accept this, but if it is the wish of her majesty to question me, I can only say that I am very disappointed.
“You…..” Count Will knit his brows and wanted to get angry, but suddenly remembered something and his expression changed.
Xu Yi watched as the expression on his face changed several times before revealing a slight look of panic. He just gave a soft snort and threw the document on the desk before leaving the room.
He came back to his personal viewing stand and found that the race was about to begin. Xu Yi casually sat down in his spot and patiently waited for the race to start.
After a while, there was a rush of footsteps before behind him as a person came up to him.
Xu Yi looked at Count Will who had a complex look and pointed at the seat beside him.
“Sit and talk.”
Count Will hesitated a bit before nodding and sitting down.
There had been several other important people from Banta City invited to watch this race, but after Count Will sat down, his subordinates asked the others to move away from the two of them.
Suddenly, there was a ten meter space that was created between the two of them and the others.
In this noisy place, there was no need to worry about others hearing their conversation.
Count Will still wasn’t assured, but after seeing Xu Yi’s expression, he didn’t say anything else.
After hesitating for a bit, he finally cleared his throat and said in a low voice, “Chairman Xu, I have to apologize for my attitude just now. Moreover, I must clarify that that was only my personal behaviour, her majesty didn’t know anything about this.”
“Oh? Is that so? Then how did that document end up in your hands?” Xu Yi casually asked.
Seeing that Xu Yi didn’t have a smile, Count Will couldn’t help wiping his forehead as he quickly explained, “Chairman Xu, you should know that Banta City also has a military magic machine research department, so the army headquarters gave me this report in hopes of having me ensure that nothing had gone wrong from our side. I was also confused and blamed you and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, I hope chairman Xu can forgive me.”
Xu Yi just gave a non committal nod.
He was not that surprised by Count Will’s large change in attitude.
Because as long as Count Will wasn’t an idiot, he could easily understand that for the current Lampuri Kingdom, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could be considered an indispensable, very important, and decisive partner.
It wasn’t exaggerated to say that the Lampuri Kingdom’s strength was controlled by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
In this situation, what Count Will needed to do the most was properly win over Xu Yi and try his best not to offend him.
By accusing Xu Yi like this, if Xu Yi really was offended, it would affect the cooperation between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Lampuri Kingdom. Count Will might become a criminal of the Lampuri Kingdom.
Xu Yi believed that Seveni was unrelated to Count Will’s attitude and questioning. That was because whether it was Seveni’s relationship with him or Seveni’s intelligence, she wouldn’t do something stupid like this.
Rather Count Will’s reaction was too intense that people found it a bit strange.
Xu Yi never spoke, but Count Will felt a strong pressure on him.
But as the one who started this, he had to think of a way to salvage this situation and the question in his heart had to be clarified. After carefully thinking about it, he carefully asked, “Then chairman Xu, do you think…..the matter in this report…..How much of it is possible?”
Xu Yi secretly gave a sigh. He pretended to think before replying, “It should be very possible since Magic Repeating Crossbows aren’t that difficult. After fighting with your Lampuri Kingdom’s northern army many times and suffering many losses, they should start their own research on this thing. Making a Magic Repeating Crossbow that looks the same isn’t something that is that hard.”
“But there’s also research on the Magic Bazookas and other military magic machines……”
“There should be research and it isn’t just the Sack Kingdom, I believe the Rudson Kingdom should have some research with this. Even the Mirando Duchy and the Drake Duchy should be secretly researching this. As for your Lampuri Kingdom…..your progress shouldn’t be weaker than theirs.”
“No, no, no, our Lampuri Kingdom has only conducted some simple research on the military magic machine technology that your Frestech Chamber of Commerce gave us before, we’re still far from being able to develop Magic Bazookas and other complicated military magic machines on our own.” Count Will kept waving his hands as he denied this.
Xu Yi revealed a smile and was too lazy to argue with him as he continued, “You definitely have done research, but you shouldn’t have made any progress. If you could develop it, that is a completely different matter. So I believe that the Sack Kingdom is conducting research, but as for their progress, I think that you shouldn’t be too worried for now.”
“This……” Count Will looked at Xu Yi and hesitated to speak.
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile and shook his head, “It’s impossible that our Frestech Chamber of Commerce would give military magic machine technology to others on our own accord. Even your Lampuri Kingdom isn’t allowed, so there’s no need to mention the Sack Kingdom.”
Count Will immediately let out a sigh of relief. Finally he revealed a smile and he gave a strong nod, “I believe that chairman Xu will treat us as your best partner.”
“Of course.” Xu Yi nodded with a faint smile before continuing, “Speaking of cooperation, I had a matter I wanted to talk to you about. Our company is planning to open a new lathe machine factory in Banta City. According to our cooperation model, I need you to find someone suitable for this cooperation. How about it? Are there any problems?”
“No problem! Of course there’s no problem!” Count Will immediately became spirited. After thinking about it, he asked, “Chairman Xu, investing in a lathe factory in Banta City, does that mean your Frestech Chamber of Commerce will be building a production magic machine factory in Banta City?”
Xu Yi gave a nod, “That is possible.”
It was no wonder Count Will was excited.
According to the cooperation model between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Lampuri Kingdom, when both sides invested in a factory together, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce side was mainly in charge of the technology.
That way, the Lampuri Kingdom had a great chance of gaining some related technology through this cooperation.
Before this, the Lampuri Kingdom had gained quite a bit in terms of household magic machine technology from this method of cooperation. It quickly and greatly increased the level of technology in the hands of the Lampuri Kingdom’s household magic machine companies, allowing the magic machine industry in the Lampuri Kingdom to experience great growth.
In the past two years, other than the Frestech Brand household magic machines selling in the surrounding countries, the other Lampuri Kingdom brands had also been selling quite well. It had earned quite a bit of money for the Lampuri Kingdom.
Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was planning to build a production magic machine factory in Banta City, it meant that the Lampuri Kingdom might be able to obtain production magic machine technology from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce soon.
If this became reality, it would increase the level of technology in the Lampuri Kingdom again.
Suddenly obtaining this promise from Xu Yi, Count Will’s heart was naturally filled with joy.
The anger and suspicion that he felt towards Xu Yi from the report just now had instantly disappeared.
“Chairman Xu, thank you for your great support for our Lampuri Kingdom and I hope that we can maintain this good cooperation forever.” Count Will took the initiative to reach out both hands to tightly hold Xu Yi’s hand as he said with an excited look, “As for my mistake just now, I would like to deeply apologize and hope that chairman Xu won’t put this in your heart.”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile. This method of carrot and stick really was tested through the ages, it could be used in all kinds of different scenarios.