There was a chill that filled Zeberto’s heart that made his scalp start to tingle.
Some locals causing trouble wasn’t scary since as long as they made demands, it meant that there was room to negotiate.
But once someone died, it was a completely different matter.
The Drow Race had always been famous for being anti foreigners and now that there was a murder at this mine, with the murder weapon being the Magic Repeating Crossbow of the guard, it meant that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had killed someone first!
In this situation, there was no need to guess how the Drow Race would react!
As expected, once that sharp voice called out, the crowd that had been silent started seething. The restrained looks that countless people had was now being replaced with looks of rage.
“Kill those foreign b*stards!”
“Kill them all!”
The people who had been thrown into a frenzy lost all reasoning. Although the fifty guards stood at the entrance with the Magic Repeating Crossbows, they didn’t dare shoot them at all. So when the thousand people charged forward, they didn’t even stop them for a second as the flood of people broke through the blockade, charging into the minds.
“That fellow over there is the one in charge of the mines, kill him!”
There was a voice that came from the crowd and the flood of people who were like headless flies turned to look in Zeberto and Aback’s direction. After pausing for a second, they charged over at them.
Aback’s face turned pale before he pulled on Zeberto.
Zeberto was pulled back by Aback by two steps before he came to his senses and threw off Aback’s hand as he roared out, “You are in charge of this mine, how can you run now!”
Aback looked at Zeberto with a surprised look before anxiously saying, “Do you think that you can talk to those lunatics? First run! At worst we can just have the guards reclaim the mine, so let’s leave now! If we don’t leave, we won’t make it in time!”
Zeberto angrily threw off Aback’s hand again.
“As staff of the company, we’re letting down the trust of the company if we run now!”
Zeberto ignored Aback shouting at him and headed in the direction of the crowd charging over.
While walking, he raised his hand and shouted, “Everyone, please calm down! I am…..”
There were several crossbow bolts that flew out from an unknown direction. One of them pierced Zeberto’s neck and forced down the rest of his words.
Zeberto held his neck with a look of shock as he fell to the ground.
Before the chill of the winter of year 3802 passed, a piece of shocking news spread across the Sines Continent that made the continent even colder.
In mid March, a Frestech Chamber of Commerce mine in the northwest of the Drow Race Kingdom had a clash between the Drow Race and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
This wasn’t just a normal clash.
In this clash, three local Drow Race had died, ten were heavily injured, and more than a hundred people had light injuries, so it could be considered quite serious.
However, compared to the loss of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the loss of the local Drow Race wasn’t considered anything.
In the conflict, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s mine had been seized by the Drow Race and all the mining equipment had been damaged to varying degrees. The direct and indirect financial loss was over ten thousand gold coins.
But compared to this financial loss, the serious loss was their loss of personnel.
In this conflict, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s staff had been attacked by the Drow Race. It caused more than ten Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff to be killed on the spot and forty other Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff had been injured to varying degrees, as well as going missing afterwards.
The most serious casualty was the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s ore transport team leader in the Wales Duchy and the surrounding area, as well as the inspector of the mines in that area, Zeberto.
This was the highest ranking Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff that had died in this conflict and the highest ranking staff from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce that had died in twenty years.
When this matter happened, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce gave a statement that strictly condemned the local Drow Race clansmen and issued a serious warning to the Drow Race Kingdom.
At the same time, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards situated near Drow City immediately mobilized. They were to sort out the matter on site, while also trying to save the forty Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff.
When the Frestech Chamber of Commerce released this news, everyone’s first reaction was that the Drow Race Kingdom was dead.
During the riots several years ago, because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had suffered heavy losses, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce sent out their guards without hesitation and took over the Drow Race Kingdom.
Now that this had happened in the Drow Race Kingdom, it was giving the Frestech Chamber of Commerce a good excuse to tighten their control over the Drow Race Kingdom.
If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wanted, they could even eliminate the Drow Race Kingdom.
With the battle power of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards, no one doubted that they could do this.
However, what happened next came as a surprise for everyone.
After the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s announcement and warning to the Drow Race Kingdom, the Candra Empire made a statement in their official newspaper.
In this statement, the Candra Empire stated that during the bloody Namco Mine conflict, it wasn’t the Drow Race that made a move first. It was the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s local mind guards that had killed someone first which had caused the riot. It should be the Frestech Chamber of Commerce that took responsibility for this matter.
Moreover, the person that was killed wasn’t a Drow Race clansman, but rather someone from the Candra Empire!
When the Candra Empire made this statement, everyone was shocked.
Everyone wasn’t shocked by the Candra Empire’s so-called “truth of the matter”, but rather they were shocked by the Candra Empire making this statement.
Although this conflict was serious, it was between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Drow Race Kingdom.
With the ability of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the previous riots in the Drow Race Kingdom, no one thought that the Drow Race Kingdom would be able to resist the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. They would bow their heads and let the Frestech Chamber of Commerce handle this matter.
But now that the Candra Empire was jumping it and stated that the first person killed was from the Candra Empire, what did this mean?
Could it be……that the Candra Empire wanted to meddle in this matter. Even……clashing with the Frestefch Chamber of Commerce?
If this matter was just between the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Drow Race Kingdom, it didn’t matter who made a move first since the Drow Race Kingdom couldn’t resist the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
But if that person was from the Candra Empire and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce killed them first, it would give the Candra Empire a good excuse to cut in.
Moreover, the Candra Empire had really cut in which was unexpected, which shocked people.
Properly speaking, there was no problem with the Candra Empire doing this.
The Candra Empire’s people had been killed by the guard of a company, so as their homeland, they should come in and verify the truth.
But in reality, the Candra Empire had been working closely with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and their relationship was almost inseparable, with the Candra Empire even making concessions to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Everyone thought that even if the first one killed was from the Candra Empire, they wouldn’t do anything.
Even if the Candra Empire had some opinions, they would discuss this with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in secret and reach an agreement. It was enough for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to pay some compensation for this matter.
But the Candra Empire had made this matter public, even accusing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce of distorting the facts. They weren’t giving the Frestech Chamber of Commerce any face at all.
Could it be……there was a fissure in the cooperation between the Candra Empire and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
On the 2nd of April, half a month after the Namco Mine matter, the Candra Empire announced that they would be sending an investigation team into the Drow Race Kingdom to investigate the details of this conflict.
Just a day ago, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s guards near Drow City had sent out a team of five hundred people to Namco Mine. They would be investigating this matter, while also taking back the mine that was being controlled by the Drow Race.
At the same time, the Drow Race Kingdom’s government gave a statement that they would work with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Candra Empire to investigate this matter.
The Drow Race Kingdom’s government stated that they were willing to help the Frestech Chamber of Commerce find the truth, while also doing all they can to guarantee the safety of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff.
But if the results of the investigation were as the Candra Empire stated, with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce being at fault, the Drow Race Kingdom would raise a serious complaint to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for the justice of the local Drow Race.
The Drow Race Kingdom’s official announcement drew all kinds of doubt from the outside world.
Since the Drow Race Kingdom’s riots several years ago and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had suppressed it, although the Drow Race Kingdom wasn’t destroyed, they had been completely suppressed by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. They hadn’t dared to make a single sound in the several years since then.
However, at this important moment, the Drow Race Kingdom’s government had suddenly stood up and claimed that they wanted justice for the Drow Race from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce…..
Who gave them this courage?
Was it the Candra Empire?
With these questions in mind, the entire Sines Continent started focusing on the small Namco Mines.