Xu Yi didn’t know about what happened on the border of the Rudson Kingdom and the Candra Empire, but after fall came, the Rudson Kingdom suddenly ordered a large amount of military magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce which made him a bit vigilant.
Although the Rudson Kingdom had always ordered a large amount of military magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, hoping that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could share the same amount of military magic machines with them as they did with the Lampuri Kingdom, they did hold back and didn’t make any requests that went over the bottom line.
But this time, not only did the Rudson Kingdom increase their demand for military magic machines, they went from the few Magic Bazookas and Magic Repeating Crossbows before to requesting large amounts of Magic Cannons and other high end military magic machines.
Moreover, in order to make sure the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would fulfill this order, the Rudson Kingdom sent a delegate that had given three conditions the Frestech Chamber of Commerce couldn’t deny.
The first was completely opening up the local mineral market in the Rudson Kingdom to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. There would be no limits to the mineral resources of the Rudson Kingdom towards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Second, they allowed the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to directly invest in mines in the Rudson Kingdom, giving them a certain degree of control over these mines.
Third, they would reduce the various tariffs the Rudson Kingdom had on the various Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines. They would also set up a tariff free zone near the Azshara Tribe at the border between the Stantine Duchy and the Rudson Kingdom. The magic machine products of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce sold here would be exempt from paying tariffs.
It had to be said, these three conditions had quite a few benefits for the Frestech Chamber Commerce, so Xu Yi couldn’t help being moved.
But before agreeing to this, Xu Yi had to confirm something.
“The Rudson Kingdom is trying to build up their military. Seveni, are you certain that they won’t plan on declaring war on your Lampuri Kingdom?” Xu Yi knitted his brows as he asked Seveni who was sitting in front of him, sipping some fruit juice.
“I’m not 100% certain.” Seveni put down the juice and thought about it before shaking her head, “But I don’t think the Rudson Kingdom is building up their military because they want to declare war on us because there are no benefits for them. Last month, our two countries signed many deals in terms of agriculture and magic machines. If they wanted to declare war on us, why would they waste all this effort?”
“Un, I also feel that unless the Rudson Kingdom has gone crazy, they wouldn’t declare war on you. But they are suddenly giving us such surprising conditions, it really does make me feel a bit unsettled.” Xu Yi said in a thoughtful voice, “Seveni, based on your perspective, what do you think they are doing? I don’t believe that they would give such great benefits to our company for no reason.”
Seveni revealed a faint smile, “Xu YI, you are only worried that the Rudson Kingdom would declare war on our Lampuri Kingdom. Have you ever thought that our Lampuri Kingdom would declare war on the Rudson Kingdom?”
Xu Yi was stunned, “How could that be possible? Unless you’re crazy.”
“I’m not crazy, so this is impossible. But Xu, if you were King Teruc, knowing that there’s a country that is at the same level as you, but has a more powerful military, wouldn’t you feel unsettled?”
Xu Yi had a thought, “You mean…...The Rudson Kingdom is only trying to catch up in terms of military magic machines with your Lampuri Kingdom?”
“It should be this.” Seveni turned to look to the southeast and continued with a smile, “With a dangerous fellow beside you, wouldn’t that make anyone unsettled?”
Xu Yi couldn’t help shaking his head, “I really don’t know what these kings are thinning. If you really are that rich, why don’t you use it to improve the lives of your citizens? I am clearly willing to cooperate in terms of household magic machines, but King Teruc is never willing to make this decision. Now he paid such a large price for some military magic machines.”
“You actually know the reason don’t you? You’re just not willing to admit it.” Seveni said with a smile, “Even if you have something good, without enough strength to protect it, it’s like a bag of gold coins in the hands of a child, it will be dangerous.”
Xu Yi gave a sigh, “Alright, I understand this logic, but I don’t want to admit it. Forget it, I won’t care about what King Teruc is thinking. Seveni, what do you think?”
“Is what I think that important?” Seveni tilted her head to look at Xu Yi, acting a bit naughty.
It was probably only in front of Xu Yi that the queen of the Lampuri Kingdom would act like a little girl like this.
“Of course it’s important. If the Rudson Kingdom’s military strength increases, it will affect your Lampuri Kingdom. So this time I came to see you to hear your thoughts on this matter.” Xu Yi said with a serious look.
“My thoughts…...It doesn’t matter.” Seveni replied with a relaxed look, “Anyway, anyway, even if your company agrees to the Rudson Kingdom’s request, their military magic machines wouldn’t be above or below our Lampuri Kingdom’s, right? Since that’s the case, they won’t pose any threat to us. For our two countries, the best situation is if our strength is around the same and neither one of us is stronger, that way there are more benefits to cooperating.”
Xu Yi nodded, showing he understood.
In the end, it was all about balance.
Whether it was the Lampuri Kingdom or the Rudson Kingdom, if one of the countries was much stronger, bad things would happen because of the imbalance.
But these two countries weren’t the Marlow Empire or the Candra Empire, so they wouldn’t only consider the threat of each other without caring about anything else.
The Rudson Kingdom had the giant Candra Empire to their side, so it was impossible for them not to care.
Buying a large amount of military magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce this time is mainly to protect themselves.
But the order was too sudden and the conditions they gave were too good, so Xu Yi was a bit doubtful.
But for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the Rudson Kingdom’s conditions were not something they could resist. Xu Yi had also learned the stance of the Lampuri Kingdom who were their biggest partners from Seveni, so there was no need to worry. Xu Yi decided to accept the Rudson Kingdom’s order and give them all new military magic machines.
Of course, while giving the Rudson Kingdom benefits, he couldn’t let the Lampuri Kingdom suffer.
Xu Yi took out a document for Seveni.
“My trip this time, other than asking about the stance of your Lampuri Kingdom, was to also tell you some good news.” Xu Yi said with a smile.
“What good news?” Seveni was surprised as she took this document.
“You’ll know once you see this.”
Seveni opened the document and immediately sat up in surprise.
“The Magic Airships are finally being mass produced? That’s great!” Seveni quickly looked over the document before slightly knitting her brows, “This year you can give…..five ships? Isn’t that too little?”
Seeing Seveni look of complaint, Xu Yi spread his hands in surrender with a bitter smile.
“Don’t look at me, I can’t do anything. The production capacity is only this high and I have to provide them to the guards first. Being able to put aside five for you this year was already quite hard.”
Seveni looked at Xu Yi with an aggrieved look, “Don’t forget that you promised to give us one hundred Magic Airships back then, I signed the agreement without any hesitation. Now that all these years have passed, you’ve only given me five……”
Xu Yi had the same bitter smile, “You have to understand that things that can fly in the air aren’t something that are completely safe, how could I give them away so easily? To develop this thing, our researchers haven’t taken a long vacation in all these years, so you should understand their hard work.”
Seveni suddenly revealed a smile, “The one who should understand the hard work of your chief Evita isn’t me, shouldn’t it be you as the sir chairman?”
Xu Yi ignored her teasing and pointed at the document.
“Sign it if you don’t have any problems. Send some people to our company next month to take the Magic Airship and to take some basic training. Otherwise, even if I give you this thing, you won’t be able to use it.”
“Understood, great chairman Xu.” Seveni revealed a faint smile and didn’t hesitate to sign her name on the contract. Then she took out a piece of paper which she handed to Xu Yi and suddenly said, “Right, Xu Yi, although I don’t believe the Rudson Kingdom would act hostile towards us, but it’s good to be careful, so shouldn’t we take some precautions?”
“For example, you can sell us some higher grade military magic machines? I’ve heard that your company has recently invented some Magic Tanks, can you sell us a few?”
“Impossible.” Xu Yi immediately denied this, “The Magic Tanks are still being developed, they can’t be sold at all. It’ll take at least three years before they can go into mass production.”
“Then how about some Magic Rockets and some Magic Artillery……”
“That is also impossible, I’m not planning on selling those to others for now.”
Seveni couldn’t help glaring at Xu Yi, “That means that you are only planning on sending me five Magic Airships?”
Xu Yi laughed before taking out another document for Seveni.
“Don’t just focus on the military magic machines. Here, I don’t believe that you won’t be interested in this.”
Seveni doubtfully took the document before her eyes lit up.