Magic Industry Empire - Volume 5 Chapter 25




Hearing this voice that came from the height of his waist, Xu Yi looked down in surprise to see a cute little human girl looking at him, with a face that was filled with curiosity.

“This…..” Xu Yi’s eyes opened wide. He could instantly tell that this wasn’t a little human girl, but rather…...

“Halfling! My god, it’s actually a halfling!”

Xu Yi was stunned. He leaned down to be at the same level as the little girl and carefully looked over her to make sure that he wasn’t wrong.

This lifeform looked the same as a little human girl, but there were differences that she had from little human girls. The main difference was that she had the same sharp ears that were a bit smaller than the elves.

Then with her small stature, as well as her big and beautiful eyes, this was definitely the halflings that were described in the texts.

That’s right, this was a halfling!

But didn’t the halflings disappear from the continent long ago?

According to the texts, more than two thousand years ago, the halflings had completely vanished from the Sines Continent.

The elves had revealed some traces during these two thousand years and there were elf tribes that made contact with humans regularly like the Moon Shadow Tribe.

But as for the halflings, during these two thousand years, there wasn’t a single trace of them. There wasn’t even a single rumour about them.

The final conclusion in all the texts and everyone’s decision was that the halflings had already completely disappeared from the continent.

Or perhaps it was like the rumours had said, they had gone to the other continent deep in the sea. But on the Sines Continent, there were indeed no traces of the halflings left.

But now, in front of Xu Yi, there was a living halfling!

Xu Yi looked at the cute female halfling in front of him and he couldn’t help reaching out to touch her face.

Feeling the smooth touch, it confirmed that this wasn’t an illusion.

“God! Human, you actually touched a girl’s face this casually! You must be some human who isn’t a gentleman!” The halfling girl shouted in a loud voice.

Xu Yi immediately felt awkward before quickly saying with a smile, “Sorry, I just…..just couldn’t believe that this was real. Didn’t the halflings already disappear from the Sines Continent? You….Why are you here? Moreover, why are you with the Azshara Tribe?”

“Hey, human, first, I have a name. I am called Lumi. Second, although our halfling tribe has decided to leave the Sines Continent two thousand years ago, not all halflings were willing to leave, like our Tana Family who stayed.”

After saying this, the halfling girl called Lumi lowered her head and looked sad.

“But I am the only one left of the Tana Family, the rest are all dead……”

Xu Yi looked at the female halfling who was like a little girl and didn’t know how to comfort her.

Although the halflings looked like little kids on the surface, their lifespans surpassed that of humans, being comparable to the elves.

This girl might look like a ten year old human girl, but her real age might be one or two hundred years.

Thinking of this, Xu Yi suddenly thought of another question.

“Lumi, you said that your halfling race decided to leave the Sines Continent, which means that they did what the legends said and went to the other continent deep across the sea?”

Lumi shook her little head, “I don’t know. As for there being another continent other than the Sines Continent, that was just what the elders of the tribe speculated. The elders said that we don’t live on a flat land and it was likely we lived on a large sphere. So the Sines Continent wasn’t the only continent in this world and there might be another continent on the other side of the endless seas. But the elders weren’t certain about this continent at all……”

Xu Yi’s eyes popped wide open and his hands grabbed Lumi’s shoulder as he shook her.

“You mean to say…..the halfings didn’t disappear? They went to the other continent?”

Lumi was dizzy after being shaken by Xu Yi and only recovered after a while, nodding in a daze.

“Yes, but I’m not certain……”

“Great!” Xu Yi excitedly stood up. He went around in a few circles and he couldn’t control the smile on his face, “Great! The halflings didn’t really disappear and still exist in this world. The other continent isn’t anything, I even have seafaring vessels now, so I’ll find them eventually!”

Seeing Xu Yi walk around, Lumi looked up in a daze. Elder Undine and elder Lisanya on the side were also surprised.

Although the halflings were considered rare, it wouldn’t be enough for Xu Yi to be this excited after receiving news on the halflings, right?”

Xu Yi turned several times before finally calming down. He took back his smile and leaned down to be even with Lumi, seriously asking, “Lumi, do you know the direction your clansmen left the Sines Continent from? Or to be more accurate, do you know which harbour they left from?”

Lumi shook her head, “I don’t know where exactly, but according to the elders’ speculations, the other continent should be to the west, so the clansmen all went into the western sea.”

“To the west?” Xu Yi turned to look in the west. He thought, wasn’t it just right to set off from the Frestech Harbour in the Stantine Duchy? Then he thought of another problem, “Lumi, you just said that your elders speculated that we didn’t live on flat land, but rather a very large ball, what was their basis for this?”

Lumi knit her small brows to think for a while before shaking her head again.

“I don’t know……”

Based on Lumi’s reaction, she wasn’t clear on certain things within the halfling race.

But that was right thinking about it.

It had already been two thousand years since the halflings left the Sines Continent and Lumi should only be around one or two hundred years old, so it was normal that she didn’t know this.

“Speaking of this…..Human, why are you this excited to see me?” Lumi suddenly asked, “Is it because I’m a halfling?”

Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “You can say it like that. But not just because you’re a halfling, it’s more because of your halfling race’s knowledge on magic machines. Do you know what I mean?”

Lumi’s eyes lit up, “Of course I do. Human, you are the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman, right? The company that made all those strange magic machines, right?”

“Right, have you heard of me?” Xu Yi asked back with a smile.

“Of course, if it wasn’t for the magic machines of your Frestech Chamber of Commerce, how could I have asked Undine to bring you here?” Lumi nodded, “Hey, human, I’ve inspected the strange magic machines that your Frestech Chamber of Commerce makes and I think that they are very unique. There are even aspects of the research that aren’t worse than our halflings’ magic machines.”

“Only not worse?” Xu Yi couldn’t help smiling, thinking that this halfling was rather confident.

The magic machines that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce made were all products formed when he combined his mechanical engineering knowledge from earth with the magic knowledge of the Sines Continent, but Lumi’s appraisal of them wasn’t that high.

It was like Lumi could see what Xu Yi was thinking and giggled.

“Human, did you invent the magic machines of your Frestech Chamber of Commerce?”

Xu Yi gave a shrug, “Most of the work goes to our company’s researchers, I just give them the idea.”

“The idea is the most important.” Lumi suddenly reached out to dig in her chest for a blueprint which she gave Xu Yi, “On account of the magic machines you invented, I can let you see this blueprint.”

“Blueprint?” Xu Yi was confused when he took it. When he opened it, he found that it was a blueprint that had several standard mechanisms drawn on it.

Looking it over, Xu Yi immediately realized something.

“This seems to be the blueprint of a Magic Airship?”

“Un!” Lumi gave a strong nod and even tiptoed to pat Xu Yi’s shoulder. She said in a voice filled with praise, “You really do have talent for magic machines, I wasn’t wrong about you.”

Xu Yi was speechless when he heard this. He shook his head and was too lazy to care about the proud Lumi as he looked down at the blueprint in his hands.

Looking carefully at it, he found that the Magic Airship on the blueprint was very different from the one that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce made.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Airship mainly focused on the machine side and the only magic side was the power supply.

But the Magic Airship on this blueprint was focused on the magic side. The mechanical side of this blueprint was just a single frame.

As for the power supply of this Magic Airship, it depended purely on the magic.

That way the Magic Airship could be made with a simpler design since everything was done with magic.

But in comparison, this Magic Airship required a large amount of magic which made the magic consumption much higher.

Only in terms of explosive power and maneuverability was it stronger than the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic ship, but because of the fine details in building it and the high cost of the Magic Array, it would cost too much to make it. So it was hard to mass produce this like the Magic Airships of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

Moreover, because of the high consumption, if it was used on a daily basis, it was far less economical than the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Airship, as well as being less accepted by the people.

Xu Yi looked at it for a while and wasn’t in a rush to ask Lumi questions. After thinking about it, he asked, “Hey, Lumi, what do you want to do in letting me see this blueprint?”

Lumi looked at Xu Yi’s eyes that were on the same level and she revealed a cute smile.

“Human, because of your respect for me, I have decided to cooperate with your Frestech Chamber of Commerce and make magic machines together!”