Because of Xu Yi’s return, the Candra Empire slowed their attack on the Mana Magic Kingdom, even coming to a stop. The Mana Magic Kingdom didn’t take this chance to counterattack. Rather, it was almost as if both sides had tactfully chosen to stop the war.
However, everyone knew that whether it was the Candra Empire or the Mana Magic Kingdom, they were both waiting for Xu Yi’s response.
But Xu Yi had returned to the Sines Continent for half a year in the blink of an eye, but he had never expressed any views on the war between the two countries.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s official channel was the same as before, handling their own matters and not meddling with the war between the two countries.
This strange and peaceful situation lasted for a long time and when everyone thought that the Candra Empire might choose to negotiate a ceasefire because of their scruples about Xu Yi, the Candra Empire launched an even fiercer attack on the Mana Magic Kingdom. They occupied an even larger piece of territory from the Mana Magic Kingdom.
Countless people were shocked by the Candra Empire’s sudden action.
The Candra Empire doing this, were they not worried about angering Xu Yi and provoking a large response from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?
But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce still didn’t meddle in this as if it wasn’t related to them at all.
As for Xu Yi……he never appeared in public, so of course no one knew what he was really thinking.
So the Candra Empire kept increasing their offensive on the Mana Magic Kingdom. In just two months, the Mana Magic Kingdom couldn’t take it anymore and chose to surrender to the Candra Empire.
Of course, that didn’t mean that the Mana Magic Kingdom would cease to exist.
Even if the Candra Empire was much stronger than the Mana Magic Kingdom, to completely eliminate a large country like the Mana Magic Kingdom was almost impossible for them.
The Mana Magic Kingdom’s fate was just to accept the conditions of the Candra Empire before signing a ceasefire treaty.
No one knew the contents of the ceasefire treaty, but based on what the Candra Empire official channel released, they could tell that the Mana Magic Kingdom had paid a large price.
The most important condition was that the Mana Magic Kingdom had to allow the Candra Empire to put garrisons in thirteen cities of the Mana Magic Kingdom’s northwest territories.
This condition was equal to announcing that the Mana Magic Kingdom’s sovereignty had been greatly damaged.
Other than the garrisons, the various resources of the Mana Magic Kingdom had to be opened to the Candra Empire, so it was hard to calculate the price of this.
But what really surprised people was not the large price the Mana Magic Kingdom had to pay, but rather the Lampuri Kingdom’s name on the ceasefire treaty.
The Mana Magic Kingdom’s resources weren’t just opened to the Candra Empire, but also the Lampuri Kingdom.
When this piece of news was revealed, countless people were shocked by this.
Why would the Lampuri Kingdom take part in this?
Could it be that the Lampuri Kingdom was secretly working with the Candra Empire, playing a large role in the war against the Mana Magic Kingdom?
Otherwise, with how strong the Candra Empire was, how could they give a piece of this fat meat to the Lampuri Kingdom?
But what really shocked the people of the Sines Continent came after this.
After the Candra Empire and the Mana Magic Kingdom signed the ceasefire treaty, it announced that this year long war after eleven years of peace on the Sines Continent was finally over. However, it also created another large change on the Sines Continent.
In the middle of May of year 3816, the Candra Empire, the Marlow Empire, and the Lampuri Kingdom announced that since the «Continent Peace Convention» expired last year, in order keep peace on the Sines Continent to guarantee the “peaceful development” that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Xu had mentioned, they need to restart negotiations.
In the beginning of June, the three countries invited the representatives of over a hundred countries to the Candra Empire’s capital, Wimbledon City. They would participate in the “Continent Peace Summit” held by the Candra Empire, which would discuss the future of the Sines Continent.
After twenty six days of intense discussions, the «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty» proposed by the Candra Empire, the Marlow Empire, and the Lampuri Kingdom received the approval of most countries.
Out of the one hundred and seventeen representatives that came, twelve of them explicitly rejected this and twenty six of them expressed their neutrality. The remaining seventy nine representatives all signed this treaty.
Since the «Continent Peace Convention» and the «Magicians Peace Convention» that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce led twelve years ago, this was another treaty that was agreed upon by the entire Sines Continent.
The «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty» stated that in order to maintain the peace and development of the Sines Continent, powerful weapons like the military magic machines had to be limited.
So since the day the treaty was signed, no country could freely transfer military magic machines technology that was described in the treaty that they grasped. Moreover, when it came to studying military magic machines, they had to do it at a controlled pace and couldn’t outrun the others.
Once they did, the country that violated this treaty would be condemned and sanctioned by the other countries of this treaty.
Compared to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s «Continent Peace Convention» which didn’t allow any studying of military magic machines, this «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty» was without a doubt much more loose.
After all, this new treaty didn’t strictly limit each country from developing their own military magic machines and didn’t completely restrict transfer of military magic machine technology, so the terms were much looser.
Of course everyone understood that the ones who controlled this treaty were without a doubt the two empires, the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom that had the most military magic machine technology.
As for the other smaller countries, other than taking orders, how could they resist?
If they really resisted, their fate would be the same as the countries that didn’t sign the treaty.
As July came, the Candra Empire, the Marlow Empire, the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, the Nozdormu Business Union Kingdom, the Wales Duchy……and the other countries that signed the «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty» all announced sanctions against the twelve countries that didn’t sign the treaty. They stated that they would no longer engage in economic exchange with those twelve countries, limiting their people from entering those twelve countries, and limiting the people of those twelve countries from entering the other seventy nine countries.
When this news was spread, it immediately created a stir on the continent.
The various newpapers easily recognized a major issue with this matter when they reported on it.
The twelve countries that the seventy nine countries sanctioned were the twelve countries that didn’t sign the «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty» last month.
So everyone understood that this was clear retaliation against those twelve countries. It could be said that the seventy nine countries who signed the contract, or rather the two empires and the few powerful countries were demonstrating their might.
It was clear that the two empires, the Lampuri Kingdom, and the other countries wouldn’t let anyone oppose their treaty.
But through the analysis of certain newspapers, this action showed an even deeper meaning.
The two empires and the Lampuri Kingdom clearly wanted to use this treaty to set the rules of the game, forcing all the countries of the continent to play their game.
It was clear that the two empires, the Lampuri Kingdom, and the countries with a strong foundation in military magic machines didn’t want the other countries to catch up or even surpass them, so they wanted to use this treaty to limit the other countries.
Like this, the other countries couldn’t make progress in studying military magic machines and naturally wouldn’t be able to match their military might, so they wouldn’t be able to resist.
So if nothing unexpected happened, only the two empires and the other countries like the Lampuri Kingdom with powerful military magic machines would have military force. The other countries would have to listen to them.
If they didn’t want to listen?
Although the two empires, the Lampuri Kingdom, and the other countries had signed the «Limited Spreading of Military Magic Machine Treaty», they didn’t sign or renew the «Continent Peace Convention», so they had the right to start wars whenever they wanted.
Which country would be blind when facing them?
To be more direct, there were more than these twelve countries that opposed this treaty at the conference, but most of them chose to sign the treaty in the end. It was because they were afraid of the power that the two empires and other countries had.
But some people were doubtful.
The two empires and the Lampuri Kingdom were stirring up this storm, indicating that they wanted to take over the Sines Continent. Shouldn’t the Frestech Chamber of Commerce who had the most strength take a stand?
If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce opposed this treaty, wouldn’t it just be a piece of scrap paper?
However……when everyone turned their attention to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they found that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didn’t care at all since there was an even more important matter for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce approaching.
This matter was……Freya’s twenty fifth birthday.