The report from the Magic Cloud Continent arrived in Xu Yi’s hands twenty days later.
Xu Yi didn’t have any opinions on the countermeasures the high level members of this branch had come up with.
The Magic Cloud Continent and the Sines Continent were separated by ten thousand kilometers, it would take at least a month for both sides to contact each other. Even if Xu Yi wanted to modify the decisions of the branch, it would be delayed by a month, so he couldn’t keep up with the developments on that side.
So unless there was a clear and serious mistake with the plans of the branch, Xu Yi wouldn’t send an order from ten thousand kilometers away.
Not to mention that although the plan of the branch was a bit passive, they didn’t know enough about the Magic Cloud Continent, so being discreet like this wasn’t a problem at all.
As for team leader Reinhold’s suggestion of attacking the goblins, Xu Yi rejected it.
Whether it is from the accounts of the dragons, the elves, or the halflings, it was clear that goblins far surpassed the other races on the Magic Cloud Continent, so they were an enemy that was very hard to deal with.
Without being prepared to provoke the other side, they were just looking for trouble.
But since the goblins had appeared less than a few dozen kilometers away from the base, then with the characteristic of the goblins of expanding wildly, they would soon discover the location of the branch. It was inevitable that there would be conflict, so there wasn’t much time to prepare to outpost.
Thinking of this, Xu Yi took his pen to sign his name on the resource request application from the branch and gave it to Cindy beside him.
“Take this to the logistics department and have them take care of it first.”
Cindy looked at the report and knitted her brows. After hesitating a bit, she said in a low voice, “Sir chairman, there was already opposition from the logistics department last time. They said that the resource requests of the Magic Cloud Continent branch were getting bigger and bigger, so the pressure on them is also getting bigger……”
“Oh?” Xu Yi looked at Cindy, “Did they tell you this directly?”
“Un.” Cindy gave a nod.
“Got it.” Xu Yi paused for a bit before waving his hand, “Take this to them and tell them that the construction of the base on the Magic Cloud Continent is for the future development of our company, so they have to endure even if there is pressure.”
Watching Cindy turn to leave, Xu Yi leaned back and knitted his brows as he fell into thought.
It was no wonder the people of the logistics department felt that there was a lot of pressure. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had started sending personnel and goods to build the outpost on the Magic Cloud Continent for less than two years, but the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already invested thirty million gold coins in resources.
Compared to the resources, the more important thing was personnel.
It was fine for the other departments, but in order to guarantee the safe construction of the Magic Cloud Continent base, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had sent six thousand guards.
Just these guards had a value that was hard to measure. Then adding in the various military magic machines as well as the refills they received, the cost was astronomical.
Moreover, because they had sent six thousand guards to the Magic Cloud Continent, to fill the gap on the Sines Continent side, they had to train another group of guards.
In the past half a year, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already invested over ten million gold coins in this.
The newly trained guards were clearly not as strong as the old guards that had been sent out, so the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s military strength on the Sines Continent had dropped compared to before.
But the Sines Continent wasn’t stable right now and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce needed to widen their sphere of influence, so they needed more military strength.
So the investment in the guards would continue to increase.
According to the plan, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in the next two to three years would expect to invest over twenty million gold coins in the guards.
With this, because of the Magic Cloud Continent base, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would need to pay at least thirty million gold coins a year on average. Naturally this would make the logistics department that was now in charge of logistics for the entire company feel a great amount of pressure.
This situation was only until the base could be self sufficient and the situation would improve as it started producing products, but it would take at least several years based on the current situation of the base.
So for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, these few years were the most important years and they couldn’t make any mistakes.
Xu Yi thought for a while before standing up to come to the map of the Sines Continent on the wall, slowly looking it over.
Although there was a lot of pressure on the logistics department right now, for the current Frestech Chamber of Commerce, thirty million gold coins a year was not something that they couldn’t withstand. After all, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already earned a shocking one hundred and fifty million gold coins in net profits last year.
Putting aside their other investments, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce also had giant profits, so putting out thirty million gold coins a year to invest into the new base wasn’t a big problem.
But that was on the premise that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could keep developing smoothly. This would guarantee that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would have higher profits compared to all the other companies of the continent.
In a normal situation, this wasn’t a problem at all.
Through the drive and influence of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, almost all the countries of the Sines Continent started investing desperately into the magic machine industry, but they were far from being able to compare to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. So their developing the magic machine industry was just creating a market for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
With this foundation, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s sales were currently soaring.
However, because of the drop in profit margins, their profits didn’t soar along with their sales and could only be considered steadily growing.
The main reason for this was that the countries of the continent were starting to restrict the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, trying to suppress their quick growth.
The Jino Union and the Valley Association was one example of companies targeting the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
It was a good thing that Xu Yi was already prepared for this. More than ten years ago, he didn’t care what price he paid, but he did everything he could to get mineral resources and he had gained quite a bit because the other countries didn’t care at that time.
Although the current mineral resources the Frestech Chamber of Commerce controlled couldn’t compare to the Jino Union or the Valley Association, there was no need for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce if they used it for themselves for a hundred years.
The most important thing was that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s smelting technology far surpassed the two large organizations, so that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s steel mills and non-ferrous metal smelting factories occupied the majority of the market. The two large organizations had no choice but to cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, taking out a portion of their mineral resources for the Frestech Mineral Chamber of Commerce to smelt.
Like this, the two large mineral organizations couldn’t completely stop the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so the effect on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was close to zero. Rather, it let the magic machine companies that needed these steel and non-ferrous metal alloys recognize the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s technological superiority, increasing the profits of the Frestech Mineral Chamber of Commerce.
However, Xu Yi was clear that all of this was temporary.
The major countries of the continent still had scruples with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so while their technology still couldn’t compare, they would try to cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and wouldn’t limit them as much.
But once their technology became bette and their dependence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce dropped, they would use every method they could to limit the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
“Hei, it’s no wonder grandfather and Still keep saying that I’m suffering the consequences of my own actions.” Xu Yi shook his head and gave a sigh.
He always dreamed about developing a complete industrial system on the Sines Continent, so he had always spread his technology to other countries and companies.
But once the other countries and companies improved their technology, their dependence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would naturally decrease.
Even swallowing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce after their technology surpassed the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was a normal thing.
So this was a difficult choice. If he wanted to quickly develop the magic machine industry, Xu Yi had to share the technology that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce monopolized so that everyone could develop together.
But the more he shared, the more the other powers would catch up to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the more troubles the Frestech Chamber of Commerce faced.
How to control the sharing of technology was something that was very hard for Xu Yi to determine.
If he wasn’t careful, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be forced into a passive position.
Of course, there was one thing that he could confirm. It was that Xu Yi had to firmly keep the military magic machine technology.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce could cause the other countries to have scruples because they had the absolute superiority when it came to military magic machines, making the other nations worry about the military might of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce lost their advantage, Xu Yi was certain that the first thing the other countries would do would be to carve up the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
So Xu Yi had always been careful when other countries and powers asked them to share the military magic machine technology. He had strictly followed the cooperation plan that he had set out before, not allowing himself to cross any borders.
But…..when a special party asked for the transfer of the military magic machine technology, Xu Yi hesitated.