The Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t do anything.
Even when faced with everyone’s questioning, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce did their own thing without caring about the outside world.
Although they were affected by the war, which caused the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s sales to go down, they weren’t affected as much by the war like everyone on the continent. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s products were still welcomed in countless countries and areas, so the Frestech Chamber of Commerce earned large profits just like before.
Even in areas affected by the war, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines were still sold.
Although for most companies, it was almost impossible to maintain normal sales in areas affected by the war.
For the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it wasn’t that hard.
On one hand, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s fame on the Sines Continent surpassed all other companies.
Wherever the Frestech Chamber of Commerce appeared, very few people would have ideas of stealing from them.
On the other hand, with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s powerful guards, there weren’t anyone that succeeded even if they had this idea.
So in those places affected by the war, people anticipated the arrival of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s caravan.
Because as long as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce appeared, it meant that the region would become peaceful.
Even the armies of the two empires silently acknowledged this.
As for the local forces that rebelled, they didn’t have the courage to provoke the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
With such a large rallying point, there were even more and more civilians and displaced nobles that gathered around the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Other than most of them being normal people, there were also many people who were high level magic research staff or workers that had core techniques.
These people were the talents that the newspapers had mentioned before.
Compared to normal people, before the war happened, these people were all important people in companies, factories, or regional governments. They enjoyed superior living conditions, so naturally they couldn’t handle the effects of the war.
When they gathered around the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they were naturally enticed by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. They gradually started working with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and some even chose to join them.
There was no other reason, it was because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could guarantee their and their family’s safety during this time.
So even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t do anything, there were still countless refugees that flooded the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s safe zones. A portion of them headed to the Magic Cloud Continent to escape the Sines Continent.
Based on this, the accusations of many newspapers that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was stealing talents from the Candra Empire and other places couldn’t be considered baseless.
But even so, what could they do?
Whether it was the Candra Empire or the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom that fought the eastern alliance, they couldn’t do anything about this.
Especially the Candra Empire. With the Frestech Chamber of Commerce not supporting them, there was only misfortune that came one after another.
In year 4329, the Marlow Empire launched a full out attack on the Candra Empire. They sent out an army of over two hundred thousand that attacked in three different directions, invading the Candra Empire at the same time.
The Candra Empire was facing their internal strife while dealing with the Marlow Empire’s attack, so they couldn’t handle it anymore.
With the full attack of the Marlow Empire, the Candra Empire couldn’t hold on and was repelled.
In just two months, the Candra Empire’s northern border had fallen.
With the threat of the Marlow Empire, the provinces in the northern Candra Empire were either seized by the Marlow Empire or declared their independence from the Candra Empire to join the Marlow Empire.
In half a year, the Marlow Empire’s armies had already completely occupied the Candra Empire’s northern territories and their armies approached Wimbledon City.
The Candra Empire’s royal guards and army had been fighting for a long time, suffering defeats again and again.
Emperor Candra knew that the situation was bad, so he took a group of loyal ministers with him to flee Wimbledon City in a Magic Airship.
The Marlow Empire’s army took Wimbledon City and seized the Candra Empire’s royal palace.
Hence, the Candra Empire’s capital had fallen. Out of the thirty seven provinces under them, thirteen surrendered to the Marlow Empire, sixteen announced their independence, and eight of them were seized by the organization in charge of the worker riots and no longer followed the Candra Empire royal family’s leadership.
At this point, although the Marlow Empire hadn’t formally announced it, the Candra Empire had already been destroyed.
Freya looked at Emperor Candra in front of him who was in luxurious clothes and had a serious look, but looked quite weary and distressed and gave a sigh in her heart.
The Candra Empire that had been considered the strongest country on the Sines Continent with over a thousand years of history had actually fallen in just a single year, this no doubt made people feel emotional.
When Freya last saw Emperor Candra, he still had an arrogant look like he ruled everything. He had gone from an emperor that held millions of lives to an emperor that had been exiled.
It really was laughable when one thought about it.
The Candra Empire always had a neutral attitude towards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, cooperating with them, but also holding their little plans. It made the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s plans not go as smoothly in the Candra Empire, so the two sides had never been close.
After Freya took over the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, she had been unhappy with the Candra Empire many times because she received reports that the Candra Empire wouldn’t work with them. She had even considered rejecting cooperation with the Candra Empire.
But now, the Candra Empire had become like this. The Emperor Candra in front of her had nowhere else to go and could only run to the Stantine Duchy, running to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s main base.
The first thing he said was that he hoped the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would help him.
“Chairman Freya, if your Frestech Chamber of Commerce is willing to help our country reclaim our lost land, after our country recovers, I will give your Frestech Chamber of Commerce the best treatment in the empire. I guarantee that your Frestech Chamber of Commerce will receive benefits that will satisfy you in the empire.”
At this time, Emperor Candra knew that everything else was useless. The only thing that could move the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was benefits.
Freya shook her head, “Your majesty, even if the Marlow Empire takes everything, our company can still work with the Marlow Empire and receive enough benefits. Why would we take such a large risk to help you restore your country?”
Emperor Candra’s expression changed slightly.
If anyone had dared to use such a tone in front of him before, even if it was the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman, he wouldn’t have been courteous.
But now, he could only endure and smile along with her.
“Chairman Freya, I think that you should know that if the Marlow Empire completely occupies our Candra Empire and stabilizes the situation, the Marlow Empire will become the most powerful country on the Sines Continent. There won’t be any country that can threaten them, even your Frestech Chamber of Commerce can’t do anything. When that time comes, do you think……your Frestech Chamber of Commerce will be able to obtain anything if you cooperate with the Marlow Empire? The Marlow Empire might even take it a step further and occupy the Stantine Duchy, right?”
“Is this a threat?” Freya revealed a smile, “Your majesty, I think that you don’t understand your position right now. To be honest, you have no power to discuss any conditions. Is the power in your hand even worth mentioning?”
This time, Emperor Candra’s expression really changed.
Freya’s words had hit his sore spot.
Half a year ago, he thought that with his Candra Empire’s army of hundreds of thousands, even if there was some internal strife in the empire, it wasn’t worth mentioning. It would just take some time to solve.
But he never thought that in just half a year, everything that he had would disappear.
Even the most loyal fifty thousand royal guards had already been destroyed in the final war with the Marlow Empire.
When he fled Wimbledon City in the Magic Airship, he had also given up the final bit of power that he had.
The current him, other than the title of Emperor Candra, only had two hundred loyal guards and some loyal ministers who weren't of any use at all. He really didn’t have anything else.
Compared to this, although Freya in front of him was only a company’s chairman, no one know how many guards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had, no one knew what kind of military magic machines the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had, and no one knew the true power of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
With such a large difference in power between the two of them, how could he be qualified to raise conditions in front of Freya?
After thinking this through, Emperor Candra let go of his pride and restraint as the emperor. After a bit of silence, he said in a deep voice, “Chairman Freya, since you chose to meet me, that means that I still have some value to you, right? So I think that there’s still room to cooperate. Tell me, what are the conditions for you to help me?”
Freya revealed a faint smile and spread her hands, making a gesture for Emperor Candra to look around.
“Your majesty, how much do you know about the Stantine Duchy?”
Emperor Candra was surprised.
When people mentioned the Stantine Duchy, they would first think of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and not care about the Stantine Duchy itself. When it came to the Stantine Duchy, there was no other impression other than the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Although he was the noble emperor with a view greater than normal people, when Freya suddenly asked this, he didn’t know how to respond.
“Your meaning is……”
“I’m talking about the political system of the Stantine Duchy, does your majesty know of it?”
Emperor Candra thought about it before his eyes shrunk and he guessed what Freya was thinking.
“The national assembly?”