Chief staff officer Derank was thinking about this question as the Spirit Turtle Regiment retreated back into the Sack Kingdom. Then he was called back to the Sack Kingdom’s capital, Nordham City.
Although the Spirit Turtle Regiment had been defeated and were forced to retreat, they weren’t punished at all by the army headquarters.
The first reason was that the place that the Spirit Turtle Regiment built their fortifications on was in the land the Sack Kingdom had given the Moon Shadow Tribe. They were blocking off the Moon Shadow Tribe which already meant that they were in the wrong.
This time the Moon Shadow Tribe worked with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards to drive them out, at least there was no question in terms of justification. The Sack Kingdom couldn’t accuse this and naturally they couldn’t punish the Spirit Turtle Regiment because of this.
The second reason was the most important reason. It was that when the Sack Kingdom army headquarters had the Spirit Turtle Regiment stop the Moon Shadow Tribe, they didn’t have any hope that the Spirit Turtle Regiment would be able to resist the attack of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards.
In the southwest countries of the continent, there was already a consensus that they couldn’t fight against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards.
So the Spirit Turtle Regiment being defeated by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards was not something that should be punished, it was something that they had already expected.
The reason why the army headquarters summoned chief staff officer Derank was mainly to obtain first hand information from chief staff officer Derank on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards.
So after chief staff officer Derank was called back to Nordhamn City, other than making some military reports, most of the time he went to the military magic machine development center the army headquarters and magic research department had set upt together outside the city. He was to provide his frontline information and work with the development center.
Today was the fifth day after chief staff officer Derank had returned to Nordham City. He woke up early and after having breakfast, he took his horse carriage as usual to the military magic machine development center thirty kilometers northwest outside Nordham City.
This development center was in a giant valley between five mountains. The surrounding area was fenced off and it was heavily guarded.
Even if it was chief staff officer Derank, he had to go through many checkpoints before being allowed to enter.
But after truly entering this place, it was like being in another world.
Countless strange looking magic machines moved around the development center, which was hard for people to take it all in.
These magic machines were developed by the magicians of the military magic machine development center. They were inspired by the various magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and developed by them.
The most conspicuous thing was the four wheeled copied Magic Car, which was running around the base, moving very fast.
Based on the appearance, this copied Magic Car didn’t seem that different from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Car, which made chief staff officer Duran mistake it on the first day.
But in the following days, he was very clear that although this copied Magic Car seemed like it could run, it was only a support on four wheels. It couldn’t hold anything and was just an empty flower vase.
Moreover, the Magic Engine that was the core of this copied Magic Car was bought from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Even the most basic four wheels were bought from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
To put it simply, this copied Magic Car had all its components come from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the Sack Kingdom’s military magic machine development center had just accounted for the large parts of it. In fact, the iron work done on it couldn’t even compare.
Moreover, even if there was an iron plate, it was made from normally refined iron. This meant that the flexibility and the toughness of the iron couldn’t compare to the Magic Cars of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Then adding in the fact that the work of the blacksmiths weren’t as precise, there were only three or four out of ten finished works that could be assembled.
This caused the cost of production to soar and was even several times more expensive than buying a Magic Car from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
So while the military magic machine development center focused on some household magic machines at first, since there was a lack of funding from the kingdom’s finance department, they focused purely on developing military magic machines.
But even if they focused all their funding and manpower on the military magic machines, the results were as they wanted…...
When thinking of what he saw over the past few days at the military magic machine development center, chief staff officer Derank shook his head and gave a sigh deep down.
“Chief staff officer Derank, good morning. Great Magician Mayev is waiting for you.” A researcher in magician robes happened to pass by and greeted chief staff officer Derank.
“Un, good morning. I’ll go see him now.” Chief staff officer Derank replied before heading deeper into the base.
After entering a giant valley, chief staff officer Derank saw Great Magician Mayev who was in charge of this military magic machine development center.
Great Magician Mayev was one of the Sack Kingdom’s seven Great Magicians and was the vice principal of the royal family’s magic academy, but when he saw this military magic machine development center, he voluntarily moved over.
The copied Magic Car that chief staff officer Derank had seen was made by him.
Seeing chief staff officer Derank come over, Great Magician Mayev waved at him.
“Chief staff officer Derank, you can just in time. About the long range Magic Cannon that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards used that you mentioned yesterday, I have some questions for you.”
“Please ask.” Facing a respected Great Magician, even Derank was the Spirit Turtle Regiment’s chief staff officer, he was still very polite.
“You said yesterday that when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards attacked you, they were at least over two kilometers away. But after calculating it yesterday, I found that this isn’t realistic because based on the known magic, only a Forbidden Grade Spell would have this kind of attack range. But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards definitely couldn’t release a Forbidden Grade Spell, this is correct, right?”
“Of course.” Chief staff officer Derank gave a nod, “If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards could casually release Forbidden Spells, then the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t need to cause trouble for us because they could easily rule over the Sines Continent.”
“Chief staff officer Derank, this joke isn’t funny at all.” Great Magician Mayev slightly knitted his brows and shook his head before saying, “I’m certain that it isn’t a Forbidden Spell because the might was far lacking. Since it’s like this, there is only one possibility, which is that it follows the same principle as the Magic Trebuchet. It’s fired by some powerful Magic Cannon to use this attack, do you agree?”
“Un, it should be like this.” After chief staff officer Derank gave a nod, he still felt it was a bit strange, “Great Magician Mayev, didn’t we already confirm this a long time ago? Moreover, based on the information from the spy that we placed in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, this is the basic foundation of many military magic machines of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. For you to suddenly ask this……”
“I was just confirming it.” Great Magician Mayev said with a serious look, “Because this involves a very important question. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce could attack this far with the Magic Cannons and could accurately hit your fortifications, so why didn’t they attack you all who were hiding behind those fortifications?”
Chief staff officer Derank was a bit surprised. After thinking about it, he realized that there was this question.
When he had been attacked by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards, he never thought about this before. He only felt that ti was natural that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards would have such powerful military magic machines.
But now that he was reminded by Great Magician Mayev, he found that what the Frestech Chamber of Commerce did was actually quite shocking.
Forget about the range, how did the Frestech Chamber of Commerce control the area of their attacks to not accidentally cause any injuries?
It had to be known, even arrows would make mistakes. But when they were attacked before, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Cannon shots had landed halfway across the first fortifications that the Spirit Turtle Regiment had set, it didn’t reach the soldiers at all.
In the end, the fortifications that the Spirit Turtle Regiment had made for six months had been destroyed, but the Spirit Turtle Regiment didn’t have a single casualty from beginning to end.
Thinking about it now, it was even more terrifying than if the Spirit Turtle Regiment had been wiped out.
Because this meant that the power of the military magic machines the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already surpassed a level that people could imagine, it even surpassed the general knowledge of chief staff officer Derank.
Seeing the expression change on chief staff officer Derank’s face, Great Magician Mayev finally understood what he wanted to understand. After a bit of silence, he waved his hand at him.
Chief staff officer Derank followed him in a daze and the two of them entered a giant testing field in this valley.
There was a giant metallic pipe that was set in the middle of this field, which looked very imposing.
“This is the Magic Cannon that we’ve developed with the information that the army headquarters has provided, help us take a look at it and compare it to the experience of your regiment.” Great Magician Mayev said.
“Alright.” Chief staff officer Derank nodded in agreement.
However, when he looked at the Magic Cannon that did look powerful, but also very clumsy in the middle of the field, he didn’t have any expectations at all.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s Magic Cannons could even shoot fixed point attacks, could this Magic Cannon even have half of that might?