Around fifty thousand square kilometers, that was the territory the Frestech Chamber of Commerce base controlled on the Magic Cloud Continent. After calculating it, that was the maximum territory they could control.
With the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s current power on the Magic Cloud Continent, they could easily increase their territory by attacking the goblins.
But if they expanded their territory even more, it would be very easy for problems to occur and that wasn’t beneficial to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
So after Xu Yi considered it, he decided to stop their expansion and stabilize the territory they already controlled.
Other than building large amounts of roads, railroads, and guard stations all over this territory to make it easier to control, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce also recruited a large amount of manpower on the Magic Cloud Continent.
Before this, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already started recruiting the local elves, dwarves, halflings, and other other races.
But these other races were different from the other races of the Sines Continent that had already cooperated with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for decades. It was hard for the two sides to come together.
Compared to this, it was easier to use the local humans of the Magic Cloud Continent.
Even if these local humans had lower intelligence because of their backwards society, they weren’t that bad since they had the creativity and learning capacity that came naturally to humans.
For example, the Fire Dragon Tribe that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce discovered last year. They had recruited five hundred adults that had barely qualified for their jobs last year, but these people had adapted in a short period of time and there were outstanding talents like Ganmo that appeared.
If the same work was given to the local elves, it would take them several times longer to grasp.
After personally meeting the representatives of the Fire Dragon Tribe, Xu Yi decided to win over the local humans of the Magic Cloud Continent.
Although they couldn’t keep expanding, that didn’t stop the attacks of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards.
According to some information from the Fire Dragon Tribe, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards investigated privately a bit and found three more human tribes a bit further away.
Adding in the Fire Dragon Tribe, there were over ten thousand people.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce directly moved the three human tribes into the area they controlled. With the Fire Dragon Tribe, they gave them a piece of land and then sent specialists to teach them how to farm that land.
For the human tribes that had relied on hunting and harvesting just to get by previously, the farming for food that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce described was like a myth and almost no one believed them.
But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t just give them land, they also built them houses and provided them with safety. How could they refuse the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
So no matter what, they didn’t dare go against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s arrangements for them.
Just like what Ganmo had said to Xu Yi, their tribes were on the brink of elimination, so now that they could live peaceful lives, it was like a dream for them and how could they have other requests.
At the same time, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce obtained two thousand labourers from these ten thousand people to do basic jobs for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. This had allowed them to make great progress with the plan that they had come up with before.
Perhaps they were inspired by Xu Yi, the Amrit Chamber of Commerce also started recruiting manpower to work for their construction teams.
But there weren’t many workers to begin with and most of the workers were taken by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so there wasn’t much left for the Amrit Chamber of Commerce.
After several days of futile effort, it was unknown where chairman Cruise came up with the idea, but he sent out the guards under his company to catch three thousand goblins. Then he sent those goblins to their work sites to force the goblins to do the most simple jobs.
Although the goblins had decent physiques, their intelligence wasn’t that high, so they could only barely do the most simple jobs.
With the goblins joining them, the Amrit Chamber of Commerce’s construction projects greatly increased their speed. Every time that chairman Cruise saw Xu Yi, he would have a happy look that was also filled with pride.
“See, Xu Yi, I already told you that no matter how dumb the goblins are, they can still do the most simple work. The work of carrying the gravel, cleaning up the ground, and other simple jobs are all given to the goblins. The workers that I brought only need to do the technical work, so it’s much faster compared to before.”
Xu Yi shook his head, “If you catch all these goblins at once, aren’t you afraid of causing trouble?”
Chairman Cruise curled his lips, “What are you afraid of? These goblins are very timid and don’t dare to cause trouble if you scare them a bit. Moreover, I’ve left a fully armed group of guards at each work site, so they can’t do anything even if they want to.”
Xu Yi slightly knitted his brows.
He had actually thought about catching some goblins and throwing some of the easy physical labour to them.
But the specs of the goblins were too low and there was no room for improvement.
The goblins were not law abiding fellows and to stop them from rebelling, you had to arrange a lot of manpower to watch them. If you weighed it out, there weren’t that many benefits.
Of course, the advantage of using goblins for work was that goblins could be found all over the Magic Cloud Continent. They had terrifying numbers, so there was no worry that you would run out of manpower.
Chairman Cruise had only brought five hundred guards this time. If he had brought more people, Xu Yi was certain that he would have caught even more goblins.
“No matter what, be more careful.” Xu Yi warned chairman Cruise with a serious look, “These goblins don’t have a concept of loyalty and as long as you show any weakness, they will cause trouble. You should be careful so that nothing happens.”
“What is there to worry about?” Chairman Cruise laughed before patting Xu Yi’s shoulder, “Xu Yi, you weren’t like this before, you were even more radical than me. If it was the you from the past, without my saying anything, you would have already caught a bunch of goblins, right?”
Xu Yi shook his head. He thought that even if he was radical, he wouldn’t have done this.
Goblins didn’t work honestly and to make them behave, you could only use pressure.
Xu Yi wasn’t willing to waste the best guards of the company on this, so he hadn’t even considered using the goblins before.
After the two talked for a bit, chairman Cruise suddenly asked, “Right, Xu Yi, when are you planning on going back? I’ve already arranged everything here. If you don’t have any other plans, there’s no need for me to stay here any longer, so I was planning on going back next month. What about you?”
“Me……” Xu Yi looked around before giving a nod, “I don’t have any plans right now, but I’m not planning to go back immediately.”
Chairman Cruise was surprised, “Since you don’t have anything to do here, why aren’t you going back? What are you staying here for? If you leave the Sines Continent for this long, you aren’t worried about what will happen over there?”
“What is there for me to worry about?” Xu Yi gave a shrug with a relaxed look on his face, “Could it be that if I’m not there, people will look for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce for trouble?”
Chairman Cruise rolled his eyes, “Of course you don’t need to worry about that, but aren’t you worried that your company will make errors in judgement without you there?”
“I can’t possibly be there forever. For the company, this is a chance to accept a test. If they can do well, then I can enjoy the beauties of life in the future.”
“I don’t believe that you are that free.” Chairman Cruise gave a disdainful snort before having an idea, “Right, your ‘test’ should be for Freya, right? She’s almost twenty five years old, it’s about time for her to start preparing to take over for you.”
“No, I didn’t have this idea.” Xu Yi shook his head, “It would be good if Freya was willing to take over, but it’s fine if she’s not. I’ll listen to her. In fact……our Frestech Chamber of Commerce is already a stable large company, so even if I don’t do anything, it will still operate the same way. Moreover, I can say that as long as there isn’t a large problem with our company, then it will remain as powerful as it is now. Do you believe this?”
“Nonsense.” Chairman Cruise rolled his eyes, “It isn’t that you can’t see all the industries your company monopolizes. As long as the magic machine industry remains, your company will always be powerful.”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile.
Although chairman Cruise’s words were a bit of an exaggeration, they weren’t that far off from the truth.
The magic machine industry on the Sines Continent had been started by Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce far exceeded any company in terms of influence. Because of Xu Yi’s strong insistence, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce never weakened when it came to technology, they even became stronger and stronger as time passed.
The current Frestech Chamber of Commerce might not be the strongest in one aspect, but they far surpassed others in different aspects. When it all came together, there was no doubt that they were the strongest.
Moreover, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had a very reliable brand image on the Sines Continent. When everyone talked about the magic machine industry, they couldn’t avoid the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
So as long as the magic machine industry existed on the Sines Continent, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would always have a place to stand.
“I’m planning on leaving the Magic Cloud Continent next month, but I’m not going back to the Sines Continent. I’m going to another place to take care of some matters.”
Chairman Cruise was about to ask Xu Yi where he was going and what he was going to do, but there were urgent footsteps that came from outside.
The two turned with surprised looks as the door was thrown open. Bannett rushed in with a nervous look and handed a document to Xu Yi. He looked at chairman Cruise on the side and after a bit of hesitation, he said in a deep voice, “Sir chairman, there’s news from the Sines Continent. The Candra Empire has declared war on the Mana Magic Kingdom!”