The entire Sines Continent’s attention was focused on Xu Yi who had left for a year. Countless people guessed that there would be a change with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and even more people were waiting for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to meddle in the war between the Candra Empire and the Mana Magic Kingdom. There were also many people waiting to see what kind of shocking military magic machines the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would take out this time.
However……Xu Yi disappointed everyone.
A year later, Xu Yi who had come back from the Magic Cloud Continent didn’t hide himself. He took his Magic Airship and landed in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s main base, appearing in front of everyone like he was announcing that he was back.
When countless people were waiting for his shocking decision, Xu Yi didn’t make any special moves at all. It was like a year ago before he left the Sines Continent, he took care of some business in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. It was as if nothing had changed because of his year-long absence.
Alright, it was wrong to say that there weren’t any changes at all.
After Xu Yi came back, it was as if he wasn’t interested in the general affairs of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Countless things that he did before had turned down and gave them all to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Glarus.
Even the internal affairs of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was something he rarely meddled with.
If people didn’t often see him in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s main base, they would have thought that he left as soon as he came back.
What about the changes with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
It was the same as before. The Frestech Chamber of Commerce followed their plan, doing their business and not making any special changes.
Of course, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was already a super first class company on the continent that was second to none. Not only did they have businesses in many industries, they had close cooperations with various countries and companies.
So even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t make any special moves, the business that they handled was related to every part of the Sines Continent.
Every action of this giant would involve the lives of most people on the continent, or even their destinies.
Countless people were expectant or worried that after Xu Yi came back, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would change. However, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce remained the same, as if they wouldn’t change their steps.
The only difference was that two months after Xu Yi came back, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce started recruiting workers to head to the Magic Cloud Continent.
According to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s official channel, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce needed many workers and talented people who were willing to go to the Magic Cloud Continent to develop this new continent.
So the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was willing to offer a high salary and similarly good benefits to attract these talents.
But for the people of the Sines Continent, even if transportation had become more convenient, going a thousand kilometers away from their hometown wasn’t anything. For them to go to another continent that was over ten thousand kilometers away was something that they were worried about.
So even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce gave very good conditions, there weren’t that many people willing to accept them.
Or it was more accurate to say there weren’t that many “talents” that were willing to go.
It had to be known that on the current Sines Continent, as long as they were a talented person in the magic machine industry, they would be invited by the large companies or countries. It was easy to obtain a good job with good pay, so there was no need to take the risk of going to a continent ten thousand kilometers away.
Even if it was a normal person without any skills, with the magic machine industry developing on the Sines Continent, there was no need to go that far to find a good job, so naturally they wouldn’t take this risk.
So two to three months after the Frestech Chamber of Commerce made this announcement, the reaction they got wasn’t that good. There were a total of less than a thousand people recruited, which was countless times lower than the lowest goal of twenty thousand people.
But three months later, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that they had recruited three thousand workers that had greatly increased the progress of their recruitment.
Moreover, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that there were many people who were responding to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s recruitment, planning to head to the Magic Cloud Continent.
This sudden change was naturally a surprise for everyone.
There were some newspapers that even questioned this. Could it be that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was releasing false information because they couldn’t recruit anyone, so they were trying to tempt people into following the trend?
But many newspapers were asking another question.
Where did the people that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce suddenly recruit come from?
“Xu Yi, is this intentional?” Seveni waved the «Banta Times» in her hand as she questioned Xu Yi in the illusion with a serious look.
“Oh? What is intentional?” Xu Yi tilted his head and revealed a confused look.
Seveni gave a sigh. She thought that if they were meeting in real life, she would have slapped the «Banta Times» down in front of Xu Yi and loudly questioned him.
The «Banta Times» headline was using such a large font, it was impossible that Xu Yi couldn’t see it.
For him to act like this, it was clear that he didn’t want to give Seveni a real answer.
However, Seveni had to ask since this was very important to the Lampuri Kingdom’s future decision.
“The «Banta Times» says that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announcing their withdrawal from the Mana Magic Kingdom and your leaving the Sines Continent was just to give the Candra Empire space. It was to let them dare declare war on the Mana Magic Kingdom. Is it like this?”
Xu Yi was silent for a bit before shaking his head.
“The «Banta Times» is thinking too much. Why would I do this? What benefits are there for me and our Frestech Chamber of Commerce?”
I can’t see any benefits, that is why I’m confused!
Seveni angrily roared out in her heart, but she maintained a calm look as she asked, “Benefit? For example, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce taking many workers and talents from the Mana Magic Kingdom’s magic machine industry and sending them to the Magic Cloud Continent. Is that considered a benefit?”
Xu Yi stroked his chin before nodding with a faint smile.
“This is a benefit, but it was just a coincidence. After all, I can’t just incite the Candra Empire to declare war on the Mana Magic Kingdom. Then again, I’ve always wanted the Sines Continent to be at peace, don’t you know that?”
Seveni kept staring at Xu Yi in the illusion and tried to find his true intentions from the smile on his face.
“Do you really want this?”
Xu Yi’s smile slowly disappeared before his expression became serious.
After looking at Seveni for a while, he said in a deep voice, “Seveni, you shouldn’t be asking me this question. You should be asking the leaders of the various countries, including you.”
Seveni’s heart trembled and there was a bit of panic that flashed in her eyes. She instantly calmed down and shook her head with a bit of a forced smile, “I don’t understand what you mean.”
“Is that so?” Xu Yi revealed a meaningful smile and didn’t ask anything else. After a pause, he continued, “If you contacted me because of the guesses in the «Banta Times», I can only tell you that I’m not interested in thinking that much about those conspiracy plots. But I can admit that I did expect the Candra Empire to declare war on the Mana Magic Kingdom.”
Seveni’s eyes opened wide, “Why? Since you knew about this, why didn’t you stop it ahead of time?”
“Why would I stop it?” Xu Yi asked back, “Does the Sines Continent belong to me alone? Will the people of the continent obey my words? Not mentioning anything else, would you ignore the Lampuri Kingdom and listen to me? Your majesty Seveni?”
Hearing the chill in Xu Yi’s voice, Seveni fell silent as the forced smile on her face became bitter.
In the five months that Xu Yi had returned to the Sines Continent, she had invited Xu Yi many times. She hoped that Xu Yi would come to Anvilar City to discuss some important matters with her, but Xu Yi had rejected her every time.
Although Xu Yi said that he wanted to spend more time with his family, Seveni knew that Xu Yi was alienating her.
She had known Xu Yi for over thirty years and they had always been close partners. She had only settled the Lampuri Kingdom’s civil war because of the support of Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, allowing her to take the throne.
Properly speaking, Xu Yi was her benefactor and even had a close personal relationship with her.
But now there was a fissure that had appeared between the two.
Seveni knew what this fissure was. The reason was that the Lampuri Kingdom was secretly developing military magic machines.
Xu Yi always opposed the countries of the continent investing funds and manpower into researching military magic machines because he felt that this was a waste of manpower and resources. So he even forced the countries of the continent to sign the «Continent Peace Convention» and the «Magicians Peace Convention», taking a strong stance to force peace on the continent for eleven years.
But Seveni as his closest partner had actually gone against his ideas and secretly developed military magic machines, so of course he would be angry.
Seveni understood Xu Yi’s anger, but she couldn’t do anything.
After all, she was the queen of the Lampuri Kingdom and had to consider the entire Lampuri Kingdom.
Xu Yi didn’t want development of military magic machines on the continent, but if the Lampuri Kingdom didn’t develop it, would the other countries not develop it?
If the Lampuri Kingdom really did this, after a few years, the Lampuri Kingdom would have fallen behind if they noticed that the other countries had done research in secret all along. This was very dangerous for the Lampuri Kingdom.
She could of course look for support from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and guarantee the Lampuri Kingdom’s power.
But what if she wasn’t there anymore?
Or even if Xu Yi wasn’t there anymore?
Who could guarantee that the Lampuri Kingdom would maintain a good relationship with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Relying on other people wasn’t reliable. The most reliable thing would always be oneself.