The peaceful development of the island base didn’t continue. There was a sudden change three days after Narvil’s transport fleet had arrived.
“Sir Leslie, there is a Candra Empire royal fleet that is ten kilometers northwest of us. Based on the direction, they should be heading towards us.”
Hearing the report of his subordinate, Leslie considered this, but he didn’t do anything. He had all the ships of the guard fleet prepare for battle while calmly waiting for the arrival of the Candra Empire’s royal fleet.
This was a situation they already expected.
They were moving in the southern seas of the Candra Empire and after all these days, the Candra Empire still hadn’t received this news and reacted, it meant that their royal fleet wasn’t worth worrying about.
Facts proved that although their reaction was slow, they did react as expected.
For the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, to build a base on the sea, they would definitely have to face the Candra Empire’s navy.
The guard fleet could run, but the island couldn’t run.
After half an hour, the fleet with the Candra Empire’s flags appeared to the northwest.
When he saw this fleet, the stone in Leslie’s heart had fallen down.
This fleet only had thirty ships and there were only two Thunderclap Grade Giant Warships. Compared to the third fleet that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet had met when they first arrived, it was a large difference.
The Candra Empire’s fleet had only come after receiving the news and had a certain understanding of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet, so they only sent these few ships. Unless the commander was an idiot, they definitely wouldn’t start a conflict with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet.
As expected, when Leslie let them approach, the Candra Empire’s royal fleet stopped a thousand meters away from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet. They only had the Thunderclap Ships continue forward.
This Thunderclap Ship approached while waving flags from the mast.
Although these flags had different meanings on the seas, there were some that were universal.
For example, the flag of the Thunderclap Ship had a very simple meaning. It was that they wanted to show friendship and had no intentions of fighting.
Leslie put down his telescope and ordered his own ship to go forward.
The two ships came beside each other on the sea and they went parallel to face each other.
Leslie came to the side and looked at the other side. He saw a middle aged man in an officer uniform of the Candra Empire’s royal fleet walk up.
The two looked at each other and Leslie saw that this middle aged had a gentle smile, not showing any signs of hostility which made him calm down even more.
“If I’m not wrong, you should be the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet commander sir Leslie, right?”
There was only twenty meters between the two ships, so this middle aged man only needed to slightly raise his voice and Leslie could hear him.
Leslie was a bit surprised, he never thought that the other side would know who he was with a single glance.
It could be seen that the other side was prepared, he definitely investigated the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet before.
“Yes, I am Leslie. May I ask which lord from the Candra Empire’s royal fleet this is?”
The middle aged man revealed a faint smile, “I am Remito Russell, I think that sir Leslie should have heard my name from chairman Xu.”
Leslie couldn’t help relaxing.
He had heard Xu Yi mention this name before.
Remito Russell was the vice chief of staff of the Candra Empire’s royal fleet, he was a true elite of the Candra Empire’s navy. He was much higher compared to the third fleet’s commander from before.
Leslie never would have thought that such an important person would come all the way out from the Candra Empire.
“Sir Russell, it is an honour to meet you. Sir chairman had mentioned your name to me before and expressed that you are a good friend of our Frestech Chamber of Commerce. He wanted me to send his regards if I had the chance to meet you.”
Russell slightly narrowed his eyes as a thought provoking smile appeared on his lips.
Xu Yi wanted Leslie to represent him in sending his regards?
Could it be that he already knew that he would be coming to see the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet?
“He, he, chairman Xu is too polite. When I went to your Frestech Chamber of Commerce to meet chairman Xu, I had a good discussion with him. I am very interested in your Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet. I’ve heard that your guard fleet was quite active here, so I couldn’t stop the curiosity in my heart from coming here to take a look. Sir Leslie, do you think that my appearance here is too sudden?”
Leslie gave a laugh, “Of course not. Being able to receive the attention of sir Russell is my honour. Sir Russell, if you’re really interested, how about you come back to the island in front of us and I’ll let you see what we have?”
Russell was surprised, he never thought that Leslie would take the initiative to invite him back.
After thinking about it, he didn’t hold back and nodded to have Leslie lead the way. Then he had the Thunderclap Ship that he was on follow Leslie’s ship to the island in front.
It was just a few days, other than a few simple huts, there wasn’t anything else that was built on the island.
But when Russell asked about it, Leslie very confidently told Russell about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s development plan for this island.
“Sir Russell, please look, our company will first build a harbour here, so that our guard fleet can come here to dock and recover. At the same time, it will also facilitate the transport of our company’s goods.”
“Un, if you want to do anything on an island, a harbour is necessary. But sir Leslie, with the scale of your Frestech Chamber of Commerce guard fleet, this harbour might be too small.” Russell said with a nod.
Leslie looked at Russell and found that there wasn’t any change in his expression, just like he was having a normal conversation.
This made him a bit confused.
This was the southern Candra Empire sea, for a large empire like the Candra Empire, they had always treated this place as their garden.
Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was here and took over this island, with the attitude of the Candra Empire, they should have chased out the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
But this Russell didn’t seem like he was planning on doing this at all, rather he was tacitly approving of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s actions.
Thinking of this, Leslie couldn’t help admiring him.
It was no wonder Xu Yi was bold enough to develop on this island, could it be that he had reached a deal in secret when he met with Russell last time?
But if that was the case, why didn’t he tell him first?
There weren’t many things on this island, so naturally there wasn’t much to see. In less than half an hour, Russell had finished his tour of the island and finished listening to Leslie’s explanation.
But Russell naturally wouldn’t leave just like that. After talking to Leslie for a bit, he turned to the followers that came with him and they moved away.
Leslie understood and he also nodded to the subordinates by him.
When they all left, Russell looked at Leslie again. After a pause, he said with a serious look, “Sir Leslie, we’re all smart people, so I won’t waste words. I came this time to get some help from your Frestech Chamber of Commerce guard fleet.”
“Help?” Leslie was surprised, “Sir Russell, please explain. If there is anything our guard fleet can help with, we will do our best.”
Russell nodded before continuing, “According to the various information we received, you Frestech Chamber of Commerce is very strong when fighting on the seas. Right now, our royal fleet…..ke, has met a bit of a problem that we need some help with. If you’re willing to help us, I can represent the royal fleet to give your Frestech Chamber of Commerce autonomy on these seas. For example, I will treat it as I don’t know a thing, do you understand what I mean?”
Leslie took a deep look at Russell and didn’t rush to reply.
He didn’t believe that the Candra Empire’s royal fleet would meet a problem that they couldn’t solve and would come looking for help from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet.
Even if the guard fleet was very strong, with the power of the Candra Empire’s royal fleet, what problem couldn’t they solve on these seas?
But Russell wanted the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet’s help and even gave such a tempting condition, it really was a bit surprising.
After seriously considering it, Leslie thought about the words that Xu Yi had mentioned in his letter and made his decision.
“Sir Russell, may I ask what kind of help you need?” Leslie asked.
“Eh…..According to our newest information, there are quite a few new pirate groups in these seas, which is said to have come from the east. Our royal fleet has had some…..troubles recently, it’s a bit troublesome to deal with these pirates and it’s hard to clear them all out, so we need to borrow some help from your Frestech Chamber of Commerce guard fleet. According to what I know, your guard fleet has spared no effort in dealing with pirates, so I think that we have a chance to cooperate on this matter.” Russell explained.
“Cooperating to clear out pirates?” Leslie was a bit surprised, but he relaxed after thinking about it.
This was more like it. If it wasn’t cooperating to fight pirates, why would the powerful Candra Empire royal fleet cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guard fleet?
After thinking about it, Leslie said with a nod, “Alright, sir Russell, I represent the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guard fleet to accept your proposal to fight the pirates together. We will put in our contribution to reclaiming the peace of these seas.”
Russell nodded with a faint smile. His eyes turned to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce ships that had silver glows on the sea and something flashed in his eyes. It was unknown what he was thinking about.