Volume 4 Chapter 101 Steal people from the Lampuri Kingdom
Xu Yis eyes moved away from the letter in his hand with a bit of perfume on it to fall onto the face of the envoy.
"Please tell her highness for me that it is impossible to transfer the military magic machine technology, or at least its impossible right now."
The envoy had a very disappointed look on his face.
"That really is a pity. Chairman Xu, the duke and her highness have promised that as long as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce can transfer a portion of the military magic machine technology to us, our Drake Duchy would give her highness Seveni great support as per chairman Xus request. Moreover, our Drake Duchy would also help your Frestech Chamber of Commerce open up new markets, as well as sell your Frestech Chamber of Commerces products to other countries. This is a very excellent condition, you just need to exchange some technology, so why does chairman Xu not agree?"
"The timing isnt right." Xu Yi shook his head, "But her highness shouldnt be too disappointed. Although its not possible to transfer the military magic machine technology to the Drake Duchy now, I can agree with her highness proposal. We will shift our Frestech Chamber of Commerces technical personnel in Sowell City to the Drake Duchy and create a magic machine production base in the Drake Duchy."
The envoys eyes lit up, "Really?"
"Thats right." Xu Yi nodded, "Other than the military magic machines, our company will establish a series of magic machine companies in the Drake Duchy. We will strive to create a complete production base in the Drake Duchy. Of course, this still requires the agreement of your country."
"No problem! No problem!" The envoy kept nodding, "The duke and her highness will definitely agree with chairman Xus proposal."
"Thats good." Xu Yi revealed a faint smile.
After sending off the Drake Duchy envoy, Kennard who had been listening on the side couldnt help saying to Xu Yi with a frown, "Sir chairman, we have no way to influence the Drake Duchy right now. If we really build factories in the Drake Duchy, if the Drake Duchy wants to steal the technology, we cant stop them at all."
"If they are this short sighted, then just let them do it." Xu Yi said with a smile, "Using some technology that is about to be replaced to see if they are worth cooperating with, I feel that this is quite worth it."
Kennard couldnt help rolling his eyes.
The "technology that would be replaced" that Xu Yi mentioned were treasures in the eyes of countless people. There were people that wanted it even if they were beaten to the point of death.
For example, the Sack Kingdom that always coveted the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom that was in deep cooperation with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, and the lords of the Stantine Duchy.
"Right, speaking of the demand for the military magic machine technology, Lord Wein has been making the same proposal to us during this time. Sir chairman, how do you plan on answering him?" Kennard asked.
Xu Yi lips curled and he revealed a taunting smile.
"You really think that if I give the technology to him, he could really make a functional military magic machine factory?"
Kennard shook his head, "I dont think so. Other than the technology, one requires a good system and technical personnel. Lord Wein doesnt even have a single skilled worker, so even if he has the technology, he might not even be able to produce the simplest Magic Repeating Crossbow."
After pausing, Kennard asked, "Then that means, you are planning to transfer the technology to Lord Wein?"
"No, we must be impartial to our partners. Since were not planning on transferring the technology to the Drake Duchy, then naturally we cant give it to Lord Wein." Xu Yi shook his head, "Just tell Lord Wein that his territory is connected to ours, its easy to buy from our company. We can promise him that we will give him priority."
Kennard knit hit brows, "Sir chairman, you said that we need to treat our partners impartially, but now youre giving Lord Wein priority, this might not be good…Not to mention our other partners, even in the Stantine Duchy, you have always given priority to Count Anklo."
Xu Yi looked at him and wanted to laugh.
"I say, Kennard, you are from the Emma Family and have spent quite a bit of time with the Walmart Chamber of Commerce. You have been at our Frestech Chamber of Commerce for a long time, could it be that you dont know about a bit of secret preferential treatment?"
Kennard could only roll his eyes again.
Xu Yi was speaking so righteously earlier and was saying that they needed to treat everyone fairly, so he followed that mentality, but he never thought that Xu Yi would suddenly change his style.
"Alright, sir chairman, I understand what to do." Kennard helplessly said, "But sir chairman, I must also remind you, with our companys current production capacity, if we give priority to Count Anklo and Lord Wein, as well as meeting her highness Sevenis needs, we might not be able to supply the needs of the other lords and the Rudson Kingdom with our remaining supplies. Im afraid the others will be dissatisfied."
"Dissatisfied?" Xu Yi gave a cold snort, "They can be dissatisfied if they want, they can not buy if they have the skills."
Kennard laughed. Sir chairman normally seemed modest, but once he became unreasonable, he was more overbearing than anyone.
But although Xu Yis words were overbearing, the Frestech Chamber of Commerces problem of not having enough production capacity was there and couldnt be avoided.
This problem had existed since the beginning of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, Xu Yi had always been trying to find a way to solve it.
But the magic machine industry growing from nothing wasnt easy. Whether it was developing the technology, building the production line, or even training the most basic workers, it all required a large amount of time.
Although with Xu Yis focus, the Frestech Chamber of commerce had already created an initial perfect magic machine industrial system, whether it was developing technology or having the most basic workers, they were far from being enough to satisfy their needs.
Not to mention that because of the large advertising of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the surrounding countries all had increasing demand for magic machines and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce couldnt keep up their supplies with this demand.
This problem was very serious from the household magic machine side and the military magic machine gave them even more of a headache.
The two discussed this issue for a bit before Kennard suggested, "Sir chairman, how about we recruit some more people from the Lampuri Kingdom?"
"That isnt realistic." Xu Yi knit his brows, "The Lampuri Kingdom is on guard against us, so we have no way of sending propaganda into the Lampuri Kingdom. Moreover, there arent that many people who are willing to leave their homes to come work for our Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
"Its different from before." Kennard shook his head, "The situation in the kingdom is tense and Duke Stagg doesnt have the time or energy to care about us. And the normal citizens in the kingdom are already worried about the situation, so if they can leave the Lampuri Kingdom and find a safe and comfortable job at our company, it would be of great attraction to many people."
"Un..This is a bit reasonable." Xu Yi thought about it before nodding, "Since its like this, we can consider recruiting some more workers from the Lampuri Kingdom. The most ideal situation is stealing all technical personnel from the ten companies."
Kennard revealed a faint smile, "Sir chairman, I think that our Emma Family can help with that."
Xu Yi looked at Kennard in surprise.
Although Kennard came from the Emma Family, after being together for this long, he would rarely mention the matters of the Emma Family.
For him to suddenly mention it, the Emma Family definitely took the initiative to have Kennard mention this.
Other than deepening the Emma Familys relationship with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the more important reason was because the Emma Family also supported her highness Seveni.
Now that the situation in the Lampuri Kingdom was this tense, the large and small nobles, as well as the merchants had begun showing their stand.
The Emma Family supported her highness Seveni before, but because her highness Seveni gave up on the throne, they couldnt do anything.
Now that Seveni was publicly condemning Duke Stagg and raised doubts of Prince Williams right of inheritance, showing her desire to take the throne, the people who supported Seveni before came out and supported her once again.
Thinking of this, Xu Yi gave a simple nod to Kennard, "Good, Ill leave this matter to you."
Kennard revealed a smile. When he wanted to say something else, there were footsteps that came from the door.
The two turned over in surprise and heard knocks coming from the door.
The door was opened and the Frestech Chamber of Commerces human guard leader Hart came in.
After giving Xu Yi and Kennard a bow, Hart said in a deep voice, "Sir chairman, weve caught some people who ran away from Lord Weins territory. How should we take care of them?"
Xu Yi and Kennard looked at each other in surprise.
"They secretly escaped Lord Weins territory? Our territories are close, it’s very normal for them to come to our territory, so why is it called secretly escaping? Why did you catch them? Just let them go back." Kennard couldnt help asking.
Its different." Hart shook his head, "These fellows werent just visiting, they were planning on settling in our territory."
Xu Yi and Kennard looked at each other and they could see the surprise in each others eyes.