Russell had a calm look as he left the navy headquarters.
He looked up to see the sky that was covered in thick clouds and gave a deep sigh before shaking his head with a helpless look in his eyes.
No matter how passionate and serious he was about this matter, chief Isler never agreed to his ideas.
As for the final proposal, chief Isler had said that it was absurd without any courtesy!
“Absurd? Perhaps……” Russell gave a bitter laugh, thinking that chief Isler’s reaction wasn’t strange at all.
If anyone else heard Russell’s idea of decommissioning all the ships of the navy and then changing them for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard ships, they would also feel it was absurd.
The Candra Empire’s royal fleet wasn’t as important as the army, but it had been six hundred years since it was established. There were currently four fleets and there were over two thousand ships with over ten thousand soldiers.
To suddenly decommission all these ships was like a fantasy, it was something that was impossible.
Of course, Russell was also clear on the fact that this was impossible, so his real suggestion was to decommission a part of the navy and then use what could be spared from the budget to buy guard ships, creating a new fleet.
But this idea still didn’t receive the approval of chief Isler.
“Reduce a portion? Alright, which portion?”
Chief Isler’s question made Russell speechless.
As the vice chief of staff, Russell understood more than most people about the situation of the navy.
He knew that although the navy had four fleets under them, the four fleets all had factions in them. The powers of the empire were mixed and if he were to move against any faction, it would be equal to declaring war on them.
Right, reduce which portion?
This seemed simple, but it was actually very hard.
Not to mention that Russell was only the vice chief of staff, not the navy’s commander in chief or the army’s commander in chief. There was no possibility of easily making this decision.
The only one who could do this was the aloof emperor.
But the only threat in the mind of the emperor was the Marlow Empire, the navy wasn’t important to him at all.
For him to make this proposal, the emperor might first completely get rid of the navy.
In the end, since the navy was established, they had never brought any benefits to the empire. This led most people in the kingdom to not attach any importance to the navy.
This situation hadn’t improved in the six hundred years. Russell also didn’t make any improvements in the twenty years that he served.
He could imagine that in the future, there wouldn’t be any improvements still.
Russell felt helpless about this situation, so he couldn’t find a single reason to convince chief Isler with and could only silently leave.
“The only comfort is that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce is only a small company in the Stantine Duchy, they can’t really pose any threat to our empire’s navy……”
Russell comforted himself in his heart, but he still felt a bit unsettled.
When he inspected the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in the Stantine Duchy, even if he left in just a few days, he had seen many countless amazing things there.
In the depth of Russell’s heart, there was a thought that seemed like a joke.
This Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it was like they came from another world.
They could make all those magic machines, it didn’t seem like goods that belonged on the continent.
When he saw those normal magic machines in the Stantien Duchy, his feelings weren’t that deep, but after seeing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s large Magic Ships and the incomparable battle strength they had, these feelings became deeper and deeper, making him feel more and more anxious.
He kept feeling that if this Frestech Chamber of Commerce could keep developing like this, they might…..become a threat to the entire Candra Empire.
When this thought appeared in Russell’s mind, he couldn’t help laughing at himself.
The Candra Empire was one of the two empires on the continent, they were a colossus that couldn’t be resisted.
Not to mention a small company like the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in the Stantine Duchy, even the entire Stantine Duchy wouldn’t enter the Candra Empire’s eyes.
The anxiety that he felt towards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce should be considered anxiety towards the magic machines they produced.
Thinking of this, Russell waved his hand at his personal horse carriage driver who had been silently waiting on the side, “Martin, do you know where the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines are sold in the city? Bring me to take a look.”
Martin was stunned.
Sir Russell had finally come back to Wimbledon City from the naval base, it was fine for him to go report to the chief of staff first, but why did he want to see the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines?
“This…...Sir, which kind do you want to see?” Martin thought about it before asking.
“Un? What kind? There are many kinds?” When he asked this, Russell reacted.
When he visited the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, he had seen many kinds of strange magic machines. Since the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines entered Wimbledon City, there should also be many kinds.
“Un, there’s the Magic Lamp that produces light, the Magic Stove that can be used to cook, the Magic Rice Cooker that can cook rice, and the Magic Kettle that can heat up water…..”
Martin began describing them to Russell one by one.
The reason why he knew all these magic machines was because he also wanted to buy some for his family.
He heard people say that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines were very convenient, they made life much easier.
He was only a horse carriage driver, but sir Russell wasn’t stingy with him. Adding in the fact that many people wanted to contact sir Russell through him, giving him quite a bit, he didn’t need to worry about the prices of the magic machines.
“Alright, bring me to take a look.” Russell waved his hand and cut Martin off.
“Un, sir, please.”
Martin reached his hand out to help Russell into the horse carriage before suddenly hesitating to say, “Sir…..Actually, I have a suggestion…..”
“What suggestion?” Russell looked at him with a bit of surprise.
“I feel…...that you should also buy a Magic Sedan?” Martin looked at Russell with a hopeful look.
“Magic Sedan?” Russell was surprised. He quickly remembered that when he went to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, ambassador Hakanin had brought him there in that strange looking Magic Sedan.
“Yes, the Magic Sedan is much more comfortable than the horse carriage and not only is it faster, it is also very safe. A couple days ago, the Magic Sedan of Baron Soto and the horse carriage of Count Sain hit each other in the city. Can you guess what happened? Count Sain’s horse carriage was shattered to pieces and Baron Soto’s Magic Sedan only had a single bump, but the people inside weren’t injured at all. The day after the crash, Count Sain bought three Magic Sedans for his family and said that he would never go out in a horse carriage again. Other than that……”
Hearing Martin talk about the stories that had happened in Wimbledon City over the past few days while also describing the benefits of the Magic Sedan, Russell began considering the situation of when he went with ambassador Hakanin to inspect the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Although he was surprised by the various strange things he saw, what shocked him the most was riding in the Magic Airship before seeing Xu Yi.
The Magic Sedan was already surprising enough, but compared to the Magic Airship, it was like heaven and hell.
If possible, he would want to have a Magic Airship.
But it was a pity that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce hadn’t produced them in bulk yet, so his hope couldn’t be fulfilled.
“Alright, then go buy one.” Russell suddenly gave a nod and cut Martin off.
“......It really was incredibly fast, I couldn’t see it clearly at all….Un? Sir, you’ve decided to buy it?”
“Un, since you feel it’s convenient, then just buy one. But when did the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Sedan start selling in Wimbledon City? Wasn’t there only household magic machines being sold before?” Russell asked.
“Sir, you haven’t been back in several months, so you don’t know. Three months ago, there was a shop that opened in Wimbledon City that specializes in selling Magic Sedans from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Do you see the Magic Sedans all over Wimbledon City, they all came from this shop.” After saying this, Martin looked around and came closer to say in a lower voice, “I’ve heard that the boss came from the Lampuri Kingdom and he seems to have a special relationship with Prince Frank……”
“Oh?” Russell slightly knit his brows. Prince Frank seemed to have contacted the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in private before, could it be that this shop meant that Prince Frank and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce were working together?
He didn’t know that the cooperation between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and Prince Frank had long ended.
The boss of this shop was Baron Belil. He opened this shop with his own relationship with Prince Frank.
But on the surface, other than it selling the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Sedans, it wasn’t related to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce at all.
Russell thought about it before nodding to Martin.
“Alright, let’s take a look at this shop first.”
Seeing Russell agree, Martin immediately revealed a look of joy. He cracked the whip on the butt of the horse and the horse carriage headed out of the navy headquarters.