Volume 2 Chapter 69 Rem and Cimirots fates
After the reports of the major newspapers of the Gelert Chamber of Commerces product announcement quickly spread through Banta City and the surrounding cities.
Almost in a single night, the Gelert Chamber of Commerce became a plague that everyone denounced.
The magic machines produced by the Gelert Chamber of Commerce lost all their sales and they were treated like plagues that people avoided.
Of course, sales were already no longer important to the Gelert Chamber of Commerce.
This was because after their product announcement, the Gelert Chamber of Commerce announced that they were shutting down and the chairman Cimirot had already gone into hiding.
Everyone knew that Cimirot and his Gelert Chamber of Commerce were thieves and liars, so there was no chance to stand up again.
Moreover as for the Gelert Chamber of Commerces and Cimirots actions in the past month, everyone treated it like a little clowns dance and found it funny.
Thinking of how the Gelert Chamber of Commerce said that they would surpass the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, people turned their nose at them.
But after this matter happened, the Frestech Chamber of Commerces position in everyones hearts was stabilized and raised.
Now everyone believed that while the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wasnt strong, not being the biggest company in Banta City or a first class company of the Lampuri Kingdom, in the magic machine domain, there were no companies or people that could compare to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
As well, people began putting more importance to the Frestech Brand of magic machines.
After this matter, the Frestech Chamber of Commerces magic machines had increased sales volume. Even though it was August and summer was about to pass, the Frestech Brand Magic Fan, Magic Air Conditioner, and Magic Refrigerator that mainly relied on summer to sell well went on a strong rebound, once again reaching another peak.
In the end of the month report, Xu Yi was surprised to find that the Frestech Chamber of Commerces sales this month wasnt just not lower than Julys, rather it had even increased.
This was a pleasant surprise.
Xu Yi had done this thing to deal with the people behind Cimirot, using this to cause losses for them. Attacking the other side was to give them a warning, not to think that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was something they could take advantage of.
Not only did he accomplish his initial goal of making Cimirot suffer a strict punishment and the people behind him suffering large losses from investing in the Gelert Chamber of Commerce, he had also gained profits from this. This was really like killing two birds with one stone.
So Xu Yi was quite happy during this time.
Only when he saw the emotionless Wella, he couldnt keep his good mood.
Xu Yi looked into Wellas eyes and without turning away, he looked at her for a while before finally giving a sigh. He slowly gave a determined shake of his head, No, Wella, I cant promise you. Rems crime is too much this time, if I were to let him go because of you, then how could I face the other researchers? How could I face all the workers of our Frestech Chamber of Commerce? Perhaps I should be a bit more direct with you, I dont want to let him off.
Wella wasnt surprised with Xu Yis response. Her brows raised a bit before her face calmed and she said, Why? Ive heard Evita say that havent you been in cahoots with her for a long time? If it wasnt like this, Rem wouldnt havent been able to take the research from the research facility that easily. To be honest, its because you allowed it that he made such a big mistake.
No, youre wrong. Xu Yi shook his head, Although Evita and I did guide him afterwards, Wella, if Rem didnt have this idea, would we have put on this play? Then again, according to Cimirots confessions, Rem already had bad intentions when he entered the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. If I didnt accidentally find his intentions, our company would have suffered a large loss this time.
Wella was silent and the room fell into silence.
Xu Yi looked at the complicated emotions on Wellas face and couldnt help saying with a sigh, Wella, youve already split with Rem, so why are you still thinking about him? You were someone who was never willing to ask for help from others, but now youve asked me twice for him. Could it be that at this time, you think that hes still worth you doing this for him?
Wella couldnt keep the calm expression on her face any longer and she looked a bit depressed as she said in a low voice, He was after all once the closest person to me, I…Its hard to completely give up on him.
Xu Yi had a bitter laugh inside. He felt that while Wella seemed like a cold person on the surface, she was actually quite warm on the inside.
Clearly it was Wella who felt that Rems character wasnt suitable to her so she chose to split up with Rem, but she was still willing to lower her proud head for him.
Although Xu Yi praised Wella for this, it didnt mean that he agreed to it.
Sorry, Wella, I cant do anything for you on this. Rem did something wrong and he has to be punished for it. He is already an adult, he cant be allowed to make mistakes like a child. Xu Yi said with a serious expression.
Wella looked at Xu Yi again, but Xu Yi looked right at her without avoiding her gaze.
Seeing the firm expression on Xu Yis face, Wella knew that she couldnt change his thoughts. She could only let her head droop as she gave a soft nod.
Alright, I understand.
Seeing that Wella was about to leave, Xu Yi thought about it before secretly giving a sigh and calling out to stop her.
Wella, I cant promise you anything else, but I can at least promise you that Rem will be able to keep his most basic reputation.
Wellas calm as water eyes lit up and a smile finally appeared on her face before she gave a serious bow to Xu Yi.
Chairman, thank you.
This was Wellas first time being this respectful to Xu Yi.
Xu Yi waved his hand and Wella turned to leave.
Looking at the closed door, Xu Yi couldnt help giving another sigh.
This was because the business sector was less developed on the Sines Continent compared to earth, the countries of the Sines Continent didnt have the same business laws as earth.
Like this, even though Xu Yi had exposed Rem and Cimirots shameless acts and have given irrefutable evidence, because there were no related laws to this, he couldnt give them suitable punishment.
Although according to the customs of the Lampuri Kingdom and the Sines Continent, stealing the secrets of another company like this would result in revenge in secret from the company that was stolen from, Xu Yi didnt plan on doing this. This was because using this to deal with Cimirot and Rem had no meaning.
From Xu Yis point of view, punishing the two of them was a small matter, rather establishing related laws was the more important thing.
So after having a private discussion with Count Sean, Count Sean had caught Rem and Cimirot, sending them to the kingdoms business management department in Anvilmar City.
According to the rules of the business management department, these two were forbidden from working for any company and they werent allowed to do any business that surpassed a certain amount.
At the same time, because they were magicians, the two of them were also punished by the Magicians Guild.
The Magicians Guild not only took away their status as magicians, they also banned the two of them from participating in any Magicians Guild certification exams for the next twenty years.
Simply put, they were no longer magicians officially recognized by the Magicians Guild.
Although with the punishment of the business management department and the Magicians Guild, which was equal to eliminating their status, greatly affecting the rest of their lives, Xu Yi wasnt satisfied with this result.
This was because if they followed the business laws on earth, the behaviour of the two could be considered business espionage which was a criminal offense, which would be enough for them to be jailed.
But the Lampuri Kingdom didnt have these kinds of laws, so Xu Yi could only add more punishment based on the security contract that Rem signed.
This punishment was very strict. According to the contract, Rem had to pay a large amount of compensation for selling the Frestech Chamber of Commerces secrets and he could never participate in the magic machine industry for the rest of his life.
The latter wouldnt affect Rem too much, but the high compensation was not something that Rem could afford to pay because it reached a high fifty thousand. Rems current salary was around thirty gold coins a month, so this wasnt enough even if one considered all the money he made in his entire life.
As for this point, the kingdoms laws had added another rule.
If a persons debt was very high, surpassing the amount a person made last year by a hundred times, it meant that they wouldnt be able to pay it.
If one wasnt able to repay their debt, according to the laws of the kingdom, if a person couldnt prove within a year that they could pay it, then they would have to pay with all their possessions after a year.
If after all their possessions were repossessed and a person still couldnt pay the debt, according to the laws of the kingdom, the debtor could only pay with themselves and become the slave of the creditor.
Rem didnt have a stable income last year and even if it was calculated, it was no more than three hundred gold coins.
A hundred times that was only thirty thousand gold coins, it was still a full twenty thousand from the compensation of fifty thousand.
Rems family wasnt well off, so even if they sold everything, it was still impossible for him to pay this amount in a single year.
That meant that if nothing unexpected happened, in a year, Rem would become Xu Yis slave according to the laws of the kingdom!
Without a doubt, to Rem who used to be a magician with some status, this was an embarrassment that he couldnt accept.
So even if Wella had split up with him, she couldnt help begging Xu YI because of this.
Of course Xu Yi wasnt willing to let Rem off so easily, so after considering it, he promised Wella to leave Rem with his basic reputation.
As for how to keep it, that was up to Xu Yi.
Compared to Rem, Xu Yi wanted to punish Cimirot more.
Although Rem was despicable, if it wasnt for Cimirot manipulating him, he wouldnt have walked down this evil path. So if there was to be punishment, Cimirot was the main offender and should be punished more than Rem.
But there was no contract between Cimirot and Xu Yi, so he couldnt punish him with the kingdoms laws.
The punishment he received was only from the business management department and the Magicians Guild.
Compared to Rems punishment of possibly being turned into a slave, Cimirots public punishment was much lighter.
Of course, that was only the public punishment.
Actually when Cimirot was sent to Anvilmar City, he was taken by the northern army in the name of an emergency deployment, being sent to the northern battlefield.
Although he wouldnt be sent to the battlefield to die a death of unknown causes, Viscount Leslie had clearly said to Xu Yi that this honoured magician Cimirot would be warmly welcomed by the elite soldiers of the northern army.
In less than half a year, this excellency magicians pride and butt would be completely changed.