But facts proved that Gaza was completely overthinking things.
The thing Xu Yi wanted from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was not just something that they could afford, it was even…...Chairman Gaza felt that it was so simple that he doubted that he had misheard.
Because Xu Yi only wanted some ores and magic materials that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce needed from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
These ores and magic materials that Xu Yi wanted were very simple things. Although it wasn’t as commonly found and not valuable like the Magic Crystals, it wasn’t considered a rare resource in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom either, so it could easily be traded.
By trading these resources, Xu Yi promised Gaza that he could provide some household magic machine technology to the Huayue Chamber of Commerce, letting them master some methods of constructing household magic machines.
In order to ensure that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could take root in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom that was five thousand kilometers away, they were planning to build a cement factory and a small scale steel mill to ensure that the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom could establish a preliminary magic machine industry.
Also because of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom’s limited geography, there were few places in the kingdom where they could farm, so food had always been a problem for them. Xu Yi had agreed to Gaza that they could ship large amounts of food from the Stantine Duchy, helping them solve this most important problem.
Before this, the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom had basically imported grains from the Candra Empire to solve their basic needs.
But it was very expensive to import grains from the Candra Empire. Take wheat for instance, it cost at least thirty four gold coins per ton and it would be at thirty eight gold coins at a peak.
Although the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was made of thirteen companies, as well as spending quite a bit of money for the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom through other business channels to buy scarce resources like wood and herbs, just in terms of food last year, they had spent one million three hundred and seventy thousand gold coins. It took up more than one fourth of the entire kingdom’s budget.
According to the agreement that Xu Yi had reached with Gaza temporarily, the price of the food from the Stantine Duchy would be much cheaper than from the Candra Empire.
For the same wheat, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce only charged twenty eight gold coins per ton. It was actually six gold coins lower than that of the Candra Empire.
Adding in the other lowered prices for food, with it all, if the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom switched to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to import their food, they could save at least three hundred thousand gold coins per year.
Gaza didn’t even consider it as he immediately agreed to this arrangement with Xu Yi.
But he was also very doubtful. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be transporting food from the Stantine Duchy that was over five thousand kilometers away, but their prices were much lower than the neighbouring Candra Empire. If they counted in the transport fees, wouldn’t they be suffering a great loss?
However, Xu YI didn’t explain his reasons to Gaza, he just promised that there would be no problem in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce transporting food over. It would definitely be able to pass the various considerations of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
Gaza still had his suspicions, but he didn’t say anything else.
Anyway, the food deal wasn’t an important part of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom’s cooperation with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
If the Frestech Chamber of commerce didn’t have any problems transporting the goods, the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom would save quite a bit from this which was a good thing.
Then again, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had no reason to lie about this, it wasn’t good for anyone.
Gaza believed that Xu Yi definitely wouldn’t do something as brainless as this.
Xu Yi and Gaza had just met, which could only be considered very limited contact.
But the most pressing matter for Gaza or for the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was to build a suitable harbour as soon as possible.
Otherwise, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s large transport Magic Ships couldn’t dock. It would be very hard for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to have contact with the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, so naturally they wouldn’t be able to cooperate.
As for the idea that Gaza had before to build a road from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom to the Rudson Kingdom, finally connecting to the Rudson Kingdom’s road network, allowing them to connect to the Stantine Duchy, there was no way of realizing this currently, so they could only put it aside for now.
After they finished their discussions, Xu Yi did a one week inspection of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom under Gaza’s invitation.
The Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was a bit bigger than the Stantine Duchy, but it couldn’t compare to the Lampuri Kingdom or the Rudson Kingdom. It was considered a small country on the Sines Continent, so it was easy to perform a preliminary inspection.
This was Xu Yi’s first time here, so he didn’t inspect that deeply. He just rode around in the Magic Airship, roughly wandering around in the skies above the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, getting a basic understanding of the environment in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
After this inspection, the evaluation Xu Yi had for the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom was raised by a bit.
This increase didn’t come from the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom’s environment. Rather after going around and seeing that there were rainforests and swamps all over the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, Xu Yi’s evaluation had actually dropped.
The reason his appraisal of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom increased was because of the thirteen companies that controlled it which the Huayue Chamber of Commerce represented.
Although these thirteen companies controlled the general situation in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, they were more like merchants which made it easier for Xu Yi to talk to them. He didn’t have to waste energy talking to them like the nobles in the Lampuri Kingdom or the Rudson Kingdom.
Both sides were very practical in their discussion and almost didn’t waste any words, making it very efficient. In just a single week, they had determined the details for many of their business deals.
Moreover, in just a few days, the Huayue Chamber of Commerce and three other companies working together had already picked a spot for a harbour, while also preparing materials and workers.
Xu Yi couldn’t stop praising this efficiency.
Of course, the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom didn’t have cement, concrete, or steel bars, or the construction technology of the Amrit Chamber of Commerce, so they could only build the most traditional form of a harbour on the Sines Continent. They couldn’t build a stable harbour like the Amrit Chamber of Commerce had done in the Stantine Duchy or the Black Rice Wasteland.
Xu Yi didn’t really care about this, it was enough as long as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s large transport Magic Ships could dock.
As for what happened after, they could slowly consider it.
A week passed very quickly and Xu Yi eventually finished his short inspection of the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom.
When the Magic Airship carrying Xu Yi and the staff of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce slowly rose into the air, causing the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom representatives to turn into small dots on the ground, Evita beside Xu Yi suddenly slightly knit her brows. She looked at Xu Yi and hesitated to speak.
“What is it? Just speak if you want to, what are you holding back for?” Xu Yi said with a smile.
Evita was silent for a bit before softly saying, “Sir chairman, actually I’ve always been curious, why do you insist on working with the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom? This place is very far from our base and even if we have the Magic Airship, it takes several days to come here. Even if we use the large transport Magic Ships, it would take at least a month for a round trip on the sea. I feel that with the distance of this cooperation, it isn’t very convenient.”
“Un, I also feel it’s too far and not very convenient.” Xu Yi gave a nod.
Evita was surprised, “Then why did you…..”
Xu Yi spread his hands, “Because I need to open more markets. Don’t you think that if our company’s eyes are only stuck on a few surrounding small countries, our prospects aren’t broad?”
Evita knit her brows even more.
“But if you want to open more markets, I think that the Candra Empire is the better choice. Moreover, didn’t you already have this idea? Why are you giving up?”
“Who says I’m giving up?” Xu Yi asked back, “Investing in the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom doesn’t go against opening the Candra Empire market, they can be done at the same time.
“But you had the guard fleet attack the Candra Empire’s fleet, won’t you completely offend the Candra Empire’s fleet like this?”
Xu Yi gave a shrug, “This isn’t anything, this is just a sign for the Candra Empire.”
“Sigh?” Evita had a puzzled look, “What sign?”
Xu Yi smiled without replying.
Of course it was to tell the Candra Empire that their fleet had already fallen, it couldn’t even take a single blow from the newly developed Magic Ships of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
If the Candra Empire’s side was smart enough, of course they could see the message Xu Yi wanted to send through this small conflict.
Then the next thing they should do and would do would be obvious.
Xu Yi looked out the window of the Magic Airship in the northwest direction where the Candra Empire was with a bit of expectation in his heart.
This giant and ancient empire, they should give him a response that he was satisfied with.