Connecting to the Lifer Family and getting advertisement in the Anvilmar Times, these were just two important things out of all the countless things that Xu Yi had to do on his trip to Anvilmar City this time.
After talking to Hannas, Xu Yi immediately went to three other places. He met the Walmart Chamber of Commerces chairman Colmar Rundst, Great Magician Eisenkel and president Eren who he already had meetings set up with.
When he dragged his tired body back to Count Seans residence, the sky was already completely black.
Housekeeper Lahm who had been waiting for Xu Yi saw him come in and warmly went forward to welcome him.
Although Count Sean was no longer the Banta City City Lord, this residence was still retained by him and served as the temporary residence for Banta Citys people on business in Anvilmar City.
Xu Yi lived here the past few times he was in Anvilmar City and this time wasnt an exception.
Because of Count Seans many urgings, Housekeeper Lahm had always been respectful when seeing Xu Yi, not daring to neglect him.
Seeing Housekeeper Lahm having a servant prepare the bath water, Xu Yi had the idea of buying a house in Anvilmar City.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce would definitely open more businesses in Anvilmar City, he would be coming to Anvilmar City more and more. It wasnt convenient to keep living here, it was always better to own a place of his own.
Although it wasnt easy to buy a residence in Anvilmar City, with his connection to Hannas and the fact that he was willing to spend, it wouldnt be that difficult.
But thinking about how he spent close to five hundred thousand in just a single day, Xu Yi couldnt help revealing a bitter smile.
In this expenditure, three hundred and fifty thousand had gone to the Lifer Family, a hundred thousand had been paid for advertisement, which were all investments that didnt bring benefits in the short term.
Only the five thousand and seven hundred spent on Arch Magus Thornes notes might be used very soon.
Xu Yi looked over the notes and confirmed that the contents were the same as rumoured. It recorded some of Arch Magus Thornes later work, which included his research into Magic Airships.
This would be useful to Evitas research. If it wasnt for other magicians not paying attention to this, it was impossible for Xu Yi to buy this incomparably precious book of notes for only five thousand and seven hundred.
After organizing the content of the notes in his mind, Xu Yi closed the book. When he was planning to return to his bedroom, he suddenly noticed someone swaying as they walked up behind him.
Xu Yi took a look and that this unsteady fellow was actually Alex.
"Alex, where did you go? Why are you getting back this late?" Xu Yi looked at Alex who was clearly drunk and he could smell the scent of alcohol on him, so he couldnt help knitting his brows.
Alex looked up and saw Xu Yi, instantly being scared. His drunkenness mostly disappeared and he forced himself to stand straight, as he said with a laugh, "This..I went out..to see a friend to discuss some things, thats why Im so late. Chairman, when did you get here?"
"Friend? Discuss some things?" Xu Yi didnt reply to Alexs answer. He looked at the alcohol and smeared vomit on his boy, as well as the well made golden necklace on his neck and amethyst bracelet at his wrist that were made of precious materials that were clearly not cheap. He couldnt help revealing a cold look.
"Un..he..he..they wanted to buy some of our companys Magic Freezers, so we were discussing the price." Alex wiped the sweat from his forehead as he replied.
"Oh? What was the final price?" Xu Yi asked.
Alex wiped his sweat away before hesitantly replying, "Its..its alright. They agreed to a price of twenty eight gold coins."
"Oh? This isnt bad." Xu Yi nodded, "Although its a bit off of our standard pricing of thirty gold coins, if they buy enough, it can be accepted."
"Right, right, right, they bought many units, so I gave them a few benefits." Alex kept nodding, "Chairman, didnt you say that I..could act according to the situation..and adjust the price?"
"Thats right, I said that before. Its your right as the branch manager, so its not a problem." Xu Yi nodded. After pausing, he asked, "But Alex, since I bumped into you, I want to ask you something."
"Ah? Chairman, please ask."
"Before I came to Anvilmar City, I talked to your uncle Heinz and discussed calling you back to Banta City"
"Ah? How could that be! I dont want to go back!" Before Xu Yi finished, Alex quickly waved his hand and loudly said, "I dont want to go back to a small place like Banta City. Im living well in Anvilmar City, is there a need to call me back?"
Xu Yi calmly watched the anxious Alex and after he stopped, he continued, "I didnt finish yet. Although it was Heinzs suggestion, I didnt agree yet. I came here this time to ask your opinion since you are Heinzs nephew. If something happens to you, Heinz will care about you, so he hopes that you can make your decision."
"In short, I dont want to return to Banta City. Ive already been in Anvilmar City for two years, Im used to living here. If you want me to return, I definitely wont be able to adapt!" Alex said in a loud voice.
"Youre certain?" Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, "Alex, youre used to working hard all day here? Or are you used to a life of debauchery here?"
Alex was stunned. Seeing the fake smile on Xu Yis face, his body trembled as he lowered his head, avoiding Xu Yis gaze.
"Chair..sir chairman, I..I dont know what you mean."
"You dont? Forget it then." Xu Yi shook his head as a look of regret flashed in his eyes, "In short, you have two days to think. Before I leave Anvilmar City, I hope that you can make a decision."
Xu Yi paused before giving a sigh and saying in a sincere voice, "Alex, Ill say it again, Heinz is an old partner who created this company with me. You are his dearest nephew, although Im not much older than you, I have treated you as a junior. So I dont care what youve done wrong, Heinz and I will give you a chance to make up for it."
Alex was silent for a bit before looking up at Xu Yi, "Sir chairman, I dont understand what you mean? What have I done wrong? Please tell me directly, I can change."
"Change?" Seeing the expression on Alexs face, Xu Yi smiled and waved his hand, "Alright, treat it like I said nothing. Its late, go get some sleep."
Alex gave Xu Yi a bow before turning to leave.
Watching him disappear into the night, Xu Yi revealed a bitter smile.
"Heinz, I hope that you wont blame me for not taking care of an old partner."
It was different from two years ago, this years Magicians Guild certification exam finally went as scheduled.
When the time came, Anvilmar City was like before, being filled with magicians from all over.
Compared to past years, there were more magicians that came to participate. Anvilmar City was completely filled with people wearing magician robes, as if turning Anvilmar City into a city of magicians.
If one paid attention, one would find that there were more high grade magicians that came to the exam this year.
Because it was hard to rank up as high grade magicians before, magicians that didnt have assurance in passing the exam wouldnt come to take it.
But there were many high grade magicians that came last year also came this year.
This was a very strange phenomenon because in just a single year, most magicians over Grade Five wouldnt be able to increase their magic level in this short period of time.
What did they come to the exam for?
"You dont know this? Didnt you read the Anvilmar Times? The Frestech Chamber of Commerce in Banta City made a new rule, the magicians that want to work for them must have a certification from the Magicians Guild that was issued in the past two years. This proves that they have the corresponding level of magic power."
In a small tavern across the Sheldon Inn, a group of people were talking. The one who said this was a middle aged fat man of this group.
"Impossible. This Frestech Chamber of Commerce is this arrogant?" Hearing what the fat man said, the surrounding people revealed looks of disbelief, "Magicians are noble people, being willing to work at a company is already thinking highly of them, but now they want these noble magicians to use certifications to prove their strength? Could it be that the magician masters dont think this is shameful?"
"Che." The fat man laughed, "In front of wages of several dozen gold coins to a hundred gold coins, what is nobility? What is dignity? What are they? Can you eat them?"
Everyone was stunned.
"Wages of several dozen gold coins to a hundred gold coins? That much?"
"Thats right, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce has too much money? They give any magician a wage of up to a hundred gold coins? If they hire several hundred magicians, wouldnt that be several tens of thousands of gold coins a month?"
"Tens of thousands?" The fat man raised his head, looking as proud as if he was the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman himself, "Youre looking down on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Let me tell you, I have a friend who works at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce who told me that the wages they pay to their employees is already over a hundred thousand gold coins a month!"
Everyone broke out in an uproar.
For these normal people, a hundred thousand gold coins was a sky high number.
And now, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was paying over a hundred thousand to their employees each month, this really was hard to imagine.
"What? You dont believe it?" The fat man pointed at the Sheldon Inn in front of the tavern, "Let me tell you, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce magicians that came for the exam, do you know where they are living?"
Everyone looked at the splendid building in front of them. Although they could look at it, they normally didnt get to visit the Sheldon Inn.
"It cant be, theyre living at the Sheldon Inn?"
"Hei, hei, you guessed it. My friend said"
The fat man was about to talk about his "friend" when he found that there was a noise from the corner. After a while, over ten iron box like monsters slowly drove around the corner and stopped in front of the Sheldon Inn.