Magic Industry Empire - Volume 8 Chapter 38




With the large improvement of transportation and communication brought by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it was unknown how many times faster information transfer had become on the Sines Continent.

As soon as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced they were fully withdrawing from the Mana Magic Kingdom, the news had already spread all over the continent in just two days.

When everyone heard this news, their first reaction was shock and their second reaction was doubt.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce actually announced that they were fully withdrawing from a kingdom?

Why was this?

Since the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had been established, chairman Xu had declared that he wanted to develop the entire continent and he and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce he led had done that.

Especially in the most recent ten years. Although the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had a high position and strong prestige on the continent after defeating the two empires, Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce rarely meddled in other matters. They completely focused on developing the magic machine industry.

Therefore, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had cooperated with every country on the continent in terms of the magic machine industry in the past ten years. They kept sharing their new research results and allowed the other countries to develop smoothly.

If it wasn’t for this, it was impossible for the Sines Continent to have the same explosive growth in the past ten years.

But now, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was announcing they were withdrawing from the Mana Magic Kingdom?

Why were they doing this?

Could it be because of the wave of opposition against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in the Mana Magic Kingdom, so the Frestech Chamber of Commerce chose to retreat?

What a joke!

With the current position of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce on the continents, as well as their powerful influence and battle power, there wouldn’t be a problem even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wanted to destroy the Mana Magic Kingdom. How could they choose to retreat just because of opposition from some civilians?

This not only went against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s current position, but also went against chairman Xu’s personality.

It had to be known that in the history of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, as long as someone went against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, Xu Yi would choose to meet it head on with a strong response.

Not to mention that this time it was only the Mana Magic Kingdom’s citizens. The Mana Magic Kingdom’s government had never gone against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and had solved many public displays, showing that this was only the acts of the citizens. It shouldn’t affect the relationship between the Mana Magic Kingdom and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

Although no one believed the Mana Magic Kingdom’s government’s response, since they had shown this attitude, it meant that they were willing to cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

Of course, many people guessed that this internal wave of opposition in the Mana Magic Kingdom had angered Xu Yi, causing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to make this decision.

When the wave of opposition happened, Xu Yi had been attending the seventh continental magician conference in the Mana Magic Kingdom.

For such a strong wave of opposition to appear in the Mana Magic Kingdom at this time and for it to continue growing in strength, if someone said that people of power from the Mana Magic Kingdom weren’t involved, no one would believe it.

Many people even thought that the Mana Magic Kingdom’s government were the ones pulling the strings.

As for their goal, it was to gain the right to lead or some other goal in their cooperation with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce through the kingdom’s internal opposition.

But no matter what the goal was, it was clear that Xu Yi had seen through this. So he decisively announced that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be withdrawing from the Mana Magic Kingdom, while also showing his anger.

If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce really withdrew from the Mana Magic Kingdom, they would naturally lose many benefits from the Mana Magic Kingdom.

But compared to this, it was clear that the Mana Magic Kingdom’s government would suffer losses that were countless times bigger.

On the current Sines Continent, every country wanted to cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and receive help from them to develop their country’s magic machine industry.

Without the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it was impossible to develop it just by themselves.

If a country’s magic machine industry didn’t develop well, it meant that the country was falling behind on the current Sines Continent.

Even if the Mana Magic Kingdom was considered the third strongest country on the continent before, having a very powerful national strength, if they couldn’t keep up with the era, they would suffer in the end.

So when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced they were withdrawing from the Mana Magic Kingdom, many eyes focused on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

Everyone wanted to know how far the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was going to go.

No one believed that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would completely withdraw from the Mana Magic Kingdom since not only did it go against Xu Yi’s declaration of “fully developing the continent’s magic machine industry”, it would mean the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would lose the giant Mana Magic Kingdom market and would suffer heavy losses.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s announcement was just a threat to the Mana Magic Kingdom.

But…..what happened next had surprised everyone.

After the announcement was made, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t hesitate at all as they started carrying out this announcement.

First, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s branches all over the Mana Magic Kingdom were closed and then the factories shut down or were sold.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s businesses were top class in the Mana Magic Kingdom, so the factories and stores were quickly sold. Then the large number of Frestech Chamber of Commerce staff in the Mana Magic Kingdom were transferred out.

After that, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce stopped all cooperation with the Mana Magic Kingdom.

They either withdrew completely or left what they controlled to other companies. In short, they cleanly pulled out, without leaving a single thing.

Normally speaking, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already infiltrated every part of the Mana Magic Kingdom and were related to many different things. If they wanted to pull out, it should have been a very difficult matter.

But it was as if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already planned for this and prepared everything. Their withdrawal was very methodical and progressed at a speed that no one had imagined.

Even though it wouldn’t be that easy for such a large company to completely pull out. If they really wanted to fully leave, it would take at least a year or two.

But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s actions had already shown everyone their stance.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was indeed fully pulling out of the Mana Magic Kingdom. It wasn’t a joke or an empty threat.

Other than the Mana Magic Kingdom, everyone on the continent lost their voice.

Why was the Frestech Chamber of Commerce doing this?

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“Father, why are you doing this?” Freya shook the pile of newspapers in her hand and slightly knitted her brows as she asked Xu Yi in a confused voice, “Why are you being so decisive this time?”

“Is it decisive?” Xu Yi asked back with a smile, “Since the Mana Magic Kingdom’s citizens don’t welcome our company and want our company to leave, then we might as well follow their wishes.”

Freya snappily looked at Xu Yi, “Father, can you stop joking? I don’t believe that you would act like a child like this.”

“You think that I can’t do it?” Xu Yi raised a brow, “You should ask your mother and let her tell you if I’ve acted childish before.”

Freya was surprised. After thinking about it, she shook her head, “I don’t believe it. Even if you act like a child in front of mother, that is only playing with mother. I don’t believe that you would do the same with an important matter of the company.”

“He, you are quite confident in me.”

Xu Yi revealed a smile and took the newspapers from Freya’s hand. He took out a few to look at before throwing it to the side.

“It seems like no one understands my true intentions. Very good.”

Hearing Xu Yi’s words with hidden meanings, Freya’s eyes lit up. She quickly came over and said with a grin, “Father, you really have a deeper meaning to this, right? Tell me, why are you doing this? I’ve thought about it for several days and I can’t find any benefits to our company.”

“If it’s benefits to our company……Perhaps the only one that can be found is pulling out the manpower we had in the Mana Magic Kingdom and sending it elsewhere.” Xu Yi said with a relaxed look.

“What kind of benefit is that?” Freya had a look of disbelief, “Compared to the losses we have suffered in the Mana Magic Kingdom, is this worth mentioning? Then again, most of the people were unwilling to leave the Mana Magic Kingdom and directly left our company. The loss of personnel this time alone is already very serious, alright?”

“Un, it is like that. So I decided that in the short term, there are no benefits to our company.”

Freya knitted her brows even more.

“What about the long term benefits?”

Xu Yi didn’t answer as he asked, “Freya, have you ever thought about why I had you expose the Candra Empire developing military magic machines in secret, but why I never followed up on that?”

Freya was surprised. She tilted her head to think before hesitantly saying, “I’ve thought about it and I thought that it should be intentional. Or rather…..you were tolerating them.”

“Right, your guess is correct.”

“Then I’m even more confused.” Freya looked at Xu Yi with a bit of confusion, “Didn’t you always say that a stable environment was best for the development of the magic machine industry? So you wanted the Sines Continent to maintain its peace? Why are you now……”

“The Sines Continent has had ten years of peace, but that was based on the deterrent of our Frestech Chamber of Commerce. But Freya, do you think that our Frestech Chamber of Commerce can maintain this deterrent and make all the countries of the continent obedient forever?”