When the illusion faded, Xu Yi’s form gradually disappeared from in front of Raymond.
Raymond just stood there with his head down, silently thinking about something.
After a while, he was woken up by the footsteps that came from behind him.
When he looked up, he saw the familiar face of his mother.
“Lady mother, why didn’t you personally meet chairman Xu? Could it be……that you really did something that made him angry?” Raymond couldn’t help asking the question that had been in his heart.
“Perhaps……” Seveni’s eyes looked at where the illusion had been and she gave a sigh, “But whether it is for me or the Lampuri Kingdom, this matter is very important, so it can be considered something that has to be done.”
“What is this thing?” Raymond knitted his brows.
Seveni took a deep look at Raymond.
“Raymond, chairman Xu asked if you were prepared to start handling government affairs, I want to ask you know, are you prepared to offer everything that you have for the Lampuri Kingdom?”
Raymond threw out his chest and said without any fear, “Of course! I can offer everything to the kingdom at any moment!”
“Very good.” Seveni gave a nod, “Then I want to ask you, what is required the most for the Lampuri Kingdom to become truly powerful?”
“This……” Raymond was surprised.
This question was a bit too big that he didn’t know how to reply.
After thinking for a bit, he hesitantly said, “I think that it should be……unity and hard work. As long as the people of the kingdom come together and work hard, we can increase our nation’s strength and the kingdom will naturally become stronger.”
“I’m not asking you for a social political answer, I’m asking you for something more concrete.” Seveni shook her head.
“Something more concrete?” Raymond’s expression became one of serious thought.
After a while, his expression suddenly changed. He looked up at Seveni and replied with a confident smile, “I know! It’s power! Lady mother, you often taught me that whether it’s people or a country, they have to have enough power to be considered strong.”
“That’s right.” Seveni revealed a faint smile, “A country needs power more than a normal person. If they don’t have enough power, a country can only wait for its destruction.”
Raymond had a confused look.
“Lady mother, but what is this power you speak of? Based on the situation of the current Sines Continent, with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, which country would be destroyed? The Frestech Chamber of Commerce wouldn’t allow it?”
“What if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wasn’t there?” Seveni asked, “Or rather, what if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s power could no longer suppress the other countries?”
Raymond fell silent.
He had already pondered this when he started studying the politics of the continent.
But in all these years the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had always controlled the situation of the continent, making the countries no dare go against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, while also making people unknowingly neglect this point.
“The Frestech Chamber of Commerce being able to have their current position and make the two empires not dare go against them is because they have the power to surpass everyone. This power is manifested in those military magic machines.” Seveni then said, “If one day the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s military magic machines can no longer suppress the other countries, then the situation of the continent will instantly change.”
Raymond thought about it before turning to Seveni with a look of shock to ask, “Lady mother, could it be that the thing uncle Xu mentioned earlier is that you’re secretly studying the military magic machines?”
Seveni was silent for a few seconds before finally giving a very slow nod.
“That’s right, the country has been researching military magic machines. Don’t be surprised, this has been happening over the years and it isn’t just our Lampuri Kingdom. I’m certain that in the two empires and all the countries that have some ability, they are all secretly conducting research.”
“But……But the «Continent Peace Convention» clearly states that all countries are forbidden from researching military magic machines.” Raymond said in an anxious voice, “It’s no wonder uncle Xu is angry, you’ve been hiding the truth from him all this time!”
Seveni revealed a smile, “You think that he doesn’t know about this?”
Raymond was stunned, “He knows? Then why is he angry?”
Seveni looked at where the illusion had been, as if she could still see Xu Yi.
“Perhaps it’s like he said, we touched his bottom line……”
Raymond had a confused look.
After all, he was still young and even if he had been trained by Seveni since he was young, it was hard for him to have the “tacit understanding” that important people had.
“Alright, you don’t need to care about this. Raymond, you’re about to become an adult soon and you have to truly take care of the kingdom’s affairs. You told chairman Xu that you were ready, then let me see whether you’re truly ready or not, alright?”
Raymond gave a silent nod, but his eyes were burning.
He had always longed for the aloof throne.
After ending the short call with Raymond, Xu Yi sat there for a bit before leaving his manor.
Ten minutes later, he arrived at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic research facility, stepping into the magic communication department.
When he walked through, he heard the noises coming from inside.
Looking over, he saw a bunch of young people in new clean white uniforms standing together, discussing something.
When Xu Yi came in, he immediately attracted everyone’s attention.
Everyone was stunned before there was a cheer and he was surrounded.
“My god, it’s chairman Xu!”
“Chairman Xu, I am your idol……Oh, no, that’s wrong, you are my idol! I really am too happy to see you!”
“Chairman Xu, why are you here? Could it be……”
Xu Yi was already used to this and dealt with it with a smile. Looking around, he caught Akali who was hiding in the crowd secretly laughing.
“What are you doing?” Xu Yi asked Akali.
“I’m just giving simple training to the new assistants.” Akali gave a shrug before replying with a smile, “At least I have to tell them where they are going or they might think that we’re selling them off.”
“Stop joking.” Xu Yi glared at her before looking at the excited people. Seeing their youthful and vibrant appearances, he felt the bit of gloominess that he had been affected by the call with Seveni disappear.
“They are the assistants you chose?” Xu Yi roughly counted them and knitted his brows, “Are these few people enough?”
“There’s no other way, time is short so we can’t recruit that many people. There are many people that want talented people, so it’s impossible for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce to get everyone. Moreover, my requests are very high and there aren’t many who can satisfy them. I’m already satisfied with being able to recruit this many.” Akali said in a helpless voice.
“Un……that’s right.” Xu Yi nodded, “Then have you set your schedule? When are you leaving?”
Akali glared at him, “What? I only came back for a few days and the sir chairman already wants to chase me away?”
Xu Yi rolled his eyes, “If you’re willing to stay and not run outside, I would be more willing than anyone. But are you willing?”
Akali waved her hand, “No, I don’t want to stay here all day looking at you and feeling sorry for myself, it’s too much. I’m used to running around after all these years and I’m not used to it if you make me stay in one place.”
“That seems about right.”
Seeing the two of them talking without shame in front of them, the group of assistants that Akali had recruited seemed like they had found a new continent and revealed excited looks.
A young girl suddenly asked in a loud voice, “Hey, chairman Xu, master Akali, are you…..Are you two like the rumours say and are actually lovers?”
Akai and Xu Yi looked at each other and couldn’t help smiling.
Akali took Xu Yi’s arm with a smile and made it look intimate.
“That’s right, what about it?”
Everyone became excited and the young boys even gave whistles, making it very lively.
“Alright, stop playing.” Xu Yi helplessly shook his head, but he didn’t push Akali away. He just said to everyone, “You all wait here, I have some things to discuss with Akali.”
Everyone gave a response that had a different meaning as they revealed ambiguous looks.
Xu Yi ignored them and indicated to Akali to follow him into an office.
When the door closed and confirming that there was no one in the office, Xu Yi’s smile disappeared and his expression became serious.
“Akali, the project this time, can you give me an accurate time estimate?”
Akali looked at Xu Yi with a bit of a confused look.
“Didn’t I say it before? Without going to the spot for a while, I can’t give you a clear estimate of the work, so I can’t give you a clear time estimate. Moreover, you should know what it’s like over there and it’s very likely that accidents will happen, which can affect the progress, so it’s hard to give an estimate.”
After saying this, Akali knitted her brows to ask, “You’re suddenly asking this……could it be that there’s a problem?”
“I don’t know if it’ll be a problem right now, but I have to give you a reminder. According to the latest news I received, including the two empires, there are many countries that are planning their deep sea voyages, so there will be other fleets entering the seas. They have set their eyes on the same area as we have, so you need to be more careful.”