This trip to the Candra Empire was considered a gain for the companies of the Lampuri Kingdom.
Not only did they sell out all the cargo that they had brought to Canberra City, the representatives of the various companies had even signed agreements with the Candra Empire’s southwest province’s Governor Manor.
According to the plan, these companies would search for a suitable location in the southwest province over the next half a year before preparing to invest in various factories.
This was the Lampuri Kingdom and the Candra Empire’s first cooperation in terms of the magic machine industry. If it went smoothly, Duke Megudo had expressed on behalf of the Candra Empire that they would deepen this cooperation. They would bring in more magic machine companies from the Lampuri Kingdom and could even cooperate on other aspects.
This was the result that both the Lampuri Kingdom side and Candra Empire side wanted to see.
The Candra Empire hoped that by introducing the magic machine industry, they would be able to understand this new industry, as well as achieve their goal of grasping the production methods of the military magic machines.
For the Lampuri Kingdom, entering the giant Candra Empire market was something they dreamed of.
The Lampuri Kingdom had developed over many years and their domestic market was close to being saturated, so they needed a new place to grow.
If they could open up the markets of the Candra Empire and the Marlow Empire at this time, it would bring benefits to the Lampuri Kingdom that were hard to imagine.
As for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce Xu Yi represented, the benefits that they seemingly gained from this trip wasn’t that big.
Because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce belonged to the Stantine Duchy in name, they couldn’t be considered one of the companies in the cooperation between the Lampuri Kingdom and the Candra Empire. Xu Yi couldn’t enjoy the reduced tariffs that the Candra Empire gave to the Lampuri Kingdom, as well as the other benefits that they had offered…...
To be honest, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was only building a Magic Car factory with his highness Frank. Moreover, this Magic Car factory would be in his highness Frank’s name and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would only be providing assistance.
On the other hand, although they sold sixteen types of military magic machines to his highness Frank’s personal guards, there weren’t that many units ordered. This entire order only barely added up to six hundred thousand gold coins.
Compared to the order the Marlow Empire made that added up to three million and eight hundred thousand gold coins, this was definitely much smaller.
But Xu Yi and his highness Frank were both clear that this was just the first attempt at cooperation between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Candra Empire, there would be many places to work together on in the future.
Perhaps the Candra Empire was confident that they could study the production methods of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but Xu Yi wasn’t worried.
Moreover, compared to the military magic machines, Xu Yi cared more about the household magic machines side that was developing well because of the cooperation between the Lampuri Kingdom and the Candra Empire.
Although the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t belong to the Lampuri Kingdom and didn’t receive preferential treatment, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s household magic machines had the best quality and the best performance. It was also normal that their price would be higher than the other brands.
For example, in Wimbledon City, the most popular Magic Air Conditioner. The other brands of Magic Air Conditioners that came from the Lampuri Kingdom had an average cost of twenty five gold coins and the Frestech Brand that came through ambassador Hakanin, they had a cost of at least forty gold coins. However, there was no lack of demand for them among the nobles of Wimbledon City.
Just based on this, he had to admit that the nobles of Wimbledon City had good eyes.
Therefore, Xu Yi wasn’t worried at all.
Anyway, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had limited production capacity, so their supply was always lower than their demand. If there was a huge market that suddenly appeared, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t be able to digest it.
The development plan that Xu Yi had for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was to develop steadily. They would increase their production capacity while also increasing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s core forces.
These core forces weren't just developing more technology, but also included the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards.
After coming back from the Candra Empire, Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce fell into a period of silence.
Of course, this period of silence didn’t mean that nothing was done. Rather they were following the plan, so Xu Yi didn’t need to put in too much effort to manage them.
Currently the Frestech Chamber of Commerce has four main directions of development.
The first was to introduce the household magic machines into the Candra Empire and the Marlow Empire. At the same time, they would bring more magic machine companies into the two empires and popularize the use of household magic machines.
The second was based on the first point, which was to make the people of the two empires accept the new concept of magic machines, spreading the use of magic machines.
This concept spread further in the Marlow Empire than in the Candra Empire because of Marquis Southgate. The Marlow Empire was already using the agricultural magic machines and they were reclaiming small patches of farmland.
Marquis Southgate and the other nobles that experienced this didn’t let this chance escape. The Marlow Empire’s department of commerce made a large order for agricultural magic machines to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, as well as talking to the Cantona Chamber of Commerce, hoping that they would help the Marlow Empire reclaim more land.
If everything went as expected, in the next few years, the Cantona Chamber of Commerce’s focus would be on the Marlow Empire.
The third was to expand the controlling area of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
This was very difficult to do on the Sines Continent because the land had been carved out by the various countries. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce could only take land if they declared war on other countries.
With the current power of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, this was naturally impossible.
So Xu Yi’s goal was the sea.
Not only the sea of the Stantine Duchy, they would control the southern seas of the Sines Continent.
Xu Yi wanted to control most of the island on the endless seas and establish bases on them before linking them up with magic signal towers, then controlling them with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet.
Currently the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was only a fifth of the way done with this.
To this point, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce controlled over a hundred islands and half of them were in the sea area of the Stantine Duchy.
On the southern seas, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce only controlled less than fifty scattered islands. They only barely controlled them with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guard fleet, they couldn’t fully control them.
Xu Yi planned to invest no less than ten million gold coins over the next five years to strengthen this control.
The final point which was the most important one was the strengthen the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards had continued to develop with Xu Yi’s massive funding over the years. Now they had a total of eight thousand members which included humans, elves, dwarves, and beastmen, all equipped with the latest military magic machines of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Although they hadn’t experienced much actual combat, whether it was the military representatives of the Lampuri Kingdom or the Rudson Kingdom, they didn’t hesitate to say that although they only had eight thousand troops, their battle strength was equal to an army of fifty thousand from their countries.
As for the traditional armies of the continent…...there was no comparison.
However, Xu Yi still felt it was far from enough.
Therefore the one and a half million gold coins the Frestech Chamber of Commerce invested in the guards each year was doubled, reaching three million gold coins per year.
This decision was opposed by the high level members of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce because they felt that the current power of the guards was already enough, there was no need to expand it even further.
However, Xu Yi wanted the guards to not only be able to defend the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s main base and even the entire Stantine Duchy, but also to attack when it was necessary.
So even if the high level members opposed this, Xu Yi used his authority as the chairman to forcefully pass this decision.
Actually, the high level members couldn’t be blamed. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce investing one and a half million was already a bit too much.
It had to be known that in the surrounding countries, even facing the threat of the Candra Empire, the Rudson Kingdom who increased their military budget only had a budget of two million gold coins this year.
As for the Lampuri Kingdom whose military budget had increased as their economy became better, it was only around one and a half million gold coins a year.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was only a company, but they were giving more funding to their guards than these two kingdoms which was just unbelievable.
Now Xu Yi wanted to increase it even more which was simply insane for other people.
But Xu Yi did many things that people thought were crazy, so one more didn’t make people feel that surprised.
Only people still couldn’t understand it.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was only a company in the end and not a country, what did they want to do investing all this money into their guards?
In the beginning of September, there was a conflict on the southwest border of the Sack Kingdom that seemed to indirectly answer the question in everyone’s hearts.