The metal doors slowly opened and the first thing Russell saw was the faint smile on Xu Yi’s face.
“Sir Russell, I really am happy being able to see you again.” Xu Yi came forward with his smile, also taking the time to give a nod to ambassador Hakanin on the side.
Russell calmed himself and came out of the Magic Elevator, reaching a hand out to Xu Yi with a smile.
“Chairman Xu, I am also very happy to see you again. Last time, because it was our first meeting, we couldn’t talk too deeply so I hope that we can have a proper talk this time.”
“Oh?” Xu Yi narrowed his eyes before nodding with a smile, “Sir Russell, if you’re willing to have a proper talk with me, I naturally welcome that. But I wonder, are the people behind you also prepared?”
Seeing Xu Yi be this direct, Russell no longer wanted to waste words. He said with a nod, “Since I’m here this time, of course they are prepared. Chairman Xu, I think that you’ll be very satisfied with our talks this time.”
“That really is great.” Xu Yi gave a happy smile before shaking Russell’s hand even harder, “Being able to have a friendly talk with the honoured navy of the Candra Empire, I really couldn’t wish for more.”
After exchanging greetings, Xu Yi led Russell and ambassador Hakanin to the table that had been prepared.
After the three had lunch, Kennard appeared at the right time and ambassador Hakanin gave his farewells before leaving with Kennard.
Every time he came here, he would order a batch of new household magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
As the household magic machines became more and more popular in Wimbledon City, ambassador Hakanin had been increasing the amount of his order each time.
Last time his household magic machine order reached over eight hundred thousand gold coins. This time, according to the plan in his heart, he would be ordering at least a million gold coins worth of cargo.
If it was said that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had only found ambassador Hakanin at first as a channel to open the Candra Empire with, he had now become an important partner of theirs.
After working with ambassador Hakanin all these times, Xu Yi found that although ambassador Hakanin himself was normal, when it came to his integrity for business, he was considered a pretty good partner.
So with his instructions, the cooperation between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and ambassador Hakanin became closer and closer.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce not only provided ambassador Hakanin with more and more household magic machines, they also gave him various preferential treatment. Xu Yi even considered giving ambassador Hakanin more methods of cooperation.
For example, the various agricultural magic machines that the Sack Kingdom desperately wanted from Xu Yi. He would have him promote the Frestech Brand agricultural magic machines in the Candra Empire.
To realize this thought, ambassador Hakanin was actually a very good medium.
After ambassador Hakanin left, Xu Yi had all the service staff leave until there was only Xu Yi and Russell left in this room.
The two were silent for a bit before Xu Yi said, “Sir Russell, you came alone this time, so how can I believe that you can represent the Candra Empire’s navy?”
Russell wasn’t surprised by Xu Yi’s question, he just said with a smile, “Chairman Xu, don’t you think this question is meaningless? Other than the royal fleet, I think that it’s impossible for others to be interested in your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet. As for me…...although I am very interested, I clearly can’t afford it.”
Xu Yi shook his head, “No, sir Russell, other than the noble Candra Empire’s royal fleet, there are actually quite a few people who have shown interest in the guard ship.”
“Is that so?” Russell clearly didn’t believe this, “I don’t think that other than our Candra Empire’s royal fleet, there is another power that needs this kind of guard ship.”
“That might not be so.” Xu Yi refuted, “For example, the Marlow Empire’s navy…...they would definitely be interested in this guard ship.”
Russell narrowed his eyes to look at Xu Yi and after a while, his expression became calm and he let out a sigh before shaking his head, “Alright, chairman Xu, time is precious, I think that neither of us wants to waste time on this kind of meaningless conversation. I am clearly stating that I am representing our Candra Empire’s royal fleet in hopes of buying some guard ships from your Frestech Chamber of Commerce.”
Xu Yi also revealed a smile, “If you’re sincere in buying it, naturally I welcome you. May I ask, sir Russell, how many are you planning on purchasing? I have to say first that our company’s production capacity is limited, so if your noble self’s request is too high, we might not be able to meet it in a short period of time.”
The muscles on Russell’s face twitched. After pausing, he said in a slightly dejected voice, “I think that chairman Xu doesn’t need to worry about this. We only want a few guard ships to test them first and if they are satisfying, we can consider buying more guard ships.”
Xu Yi immediately revealed a smile, “I can guarantee that your noble self will be very satisfied with these guard ships.”
Russell wanted to refute this, but he found that he couldn’t find anything to refute this with.
He had already seen the combat power of the guard ships and had been completely subdued.
If it wasn’t like this, how could he take such a large risk as forcefully submitting the request and approving it in his name?
It should be known that he would be shouldering a large responsibility.
If this guard ship didn’t achieve the effects that he had reported, the consequences he would be facing would be serious.
“Alright, chairman Xu, then let’s return to the topic.” Russell continued, “Our side indeed wants to buy guard ships, but we have a big problem with your pricing of the guard ships. The price of two million gold coins per ship, we can’t accept this no matter what.”
Xu Yi asked back with a smile, “Then what is the acceptable price for your noble self?”
Russell reached out a palm. “We can accept it if it was five hundred thousand gold coins per ship.”
The smile on Xu Yi’s face froze. After his face twitched a few times, he slowly shook his head, “Impossible. Sir Russell, although it is inevitable that we bargain back and forth when making this transaction, don't you feel that this price is too excessive?”
“Then what is the lowest price that you can accept?” Russell asked back.
Xu Yi fell silent for a bit before reaching out a finger, “Seeing that this is our first time cooperating, I can give your noble self a discount. This time, each ship will be one hundred thousand gold coins cheaper, which is one million and nine hundred thousand gold coins per ship. What do you think?”
“Impossible. This price is just too high, we definitely cannot accept it. Five hundred thousand and we can throw in some more conditions, what does chairman Xu think?”
“I don’t think that there are any conditions you can give that will bridge the gap of one million and four hundred thousand gold coins per ship.” Xu Yi shook his head, “Sir Russell, I feel that both of us are hopeful for this deal, so I hope that your noble self can show some sincerity.”
“If the conditions are to help your Frestech Chamber of Commerce enter the Candra Empire?”
Xu Yi was surprised. He narrowed his eyes to look at Russell for a bit before slowly shaking his head, “I still have to ask sir Russell to clarify.”
Russell’s trip to the Stantine Duchy only lasted three days the first time, but this time he stayed much longer.
After staying in the Stantine Duchy for seven days, Russell was finally satisfied as he left with ambassador Hakanin.
When he left, Xu Yi represented the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to give a model of the Magic Ship to Russell as a gift.
This Magic Ship model was cast from a light alloy and although it was only a model, it was finely made and very firm.
Xu Yi had used a hammer to hit it in front of Russell twice, but there weren't any deformations on it at all.
Russell had happily accepted this gift because he knew that Xu Yi was giving him this gift, other than commemorating the deal between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Candra Empire’s navy, it was also using this model to display the high quality of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s steel.
Russell had seen this kind of iron thing before, but how firm and finely made it was was unique.
Russell believed that this level of steel making, other than the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, there wasn’t a second company on the Sines Continent that could match them.
Also when it came to making a model from this alloy, only the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could produce this.
This meant that even if the Candra Empire’s navy received the guard ships from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it would be hard for them to study them and grasp this technology for themselves.
From a personal perspective, Xu Yi’s gift for him was also a warning to Russell and the Candra Empire’s navy.
The guard ship could only be bought from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so if the Candra Empire navy wanted to use the guard ships, they could only cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Russell felt a bit of humiliation and anger in his heart at this.
But the facts were that he had no other choice.
Moreover, he was certain that with the high performance of the guard ships, those fellows who had disagreed without experiencing them first definitely wouldn’t be able to find another reason to object after experiencing them.
So the Candra Empire’s navy had to buy guard ships from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and cooperate with them.
As for feeling a bit of shame, Russell was certain that the navy could accept this kind of cooperation.
Moreover, Russell felt a bit of anticipation in his heart.
If they followed the plan that Xu Yi proposed, not only would the Frestech Chamber of Commerce accomplish their goal, the navy might earn quite a bit from this.
According to what Xu Yi said, this was considered a “win-win” scenario.