Book 8: Chapter 11: Committing murder in broad daylight
That afternoon, young Duke Windsors official arrived at the New Moon Chamber of Commerces branch in Dollar City, proposing the Lord Dukes request for the Magic Surveillance System in person.
The New Moon Chamber of Commerce attached great importance to this and immediately designed a set of Magic Surveillance System as per the young Duke Windsors request. They said that since this was the Lord Dukes request, the New moon Chamber of Commerce could give the young Duke Windsor preferential treatment, by letting them use this first set for a free trial, which was basically giving this set to the young Duke Windsor for free.
The official was very satisfied and expressed gratitude on behalf of the young Duke Windsor. He also tactfully mentioned the new Magic Illusion Drama that his wife loved and immediately received a free set of Magic Illusion Discs that contained this drama for free, as well as the latest small Magic Illusion Projector. Only then did he leave.
When he went out the door, the New Moon Chamber of Commerces Dollar City branch manager immediately contacted the New Moon Chamber of Commerces headquarters two thousand and three hundred kilometers away.
With the magic communication network that covered all of the southwest corners countries and the two empires, although they were over two thousand and three hundred kilometers away, they could still instantly contact each other. They could even use the Magic Illusion technology with the magic communication system to have a face to face meeting, which naturally made things quick and convenient.
The Dollar City branch manager repeated the request that came from the southern provinces Governor Manor and the New Moon Chamber of Commerces headquarters moved immediately.
The next day, an order for a Magic Surveillance System that met all the requirements was sent to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Frestech Chamber of Commerces magic research facilitys Magic Illusion department started the research immediately.
At the same time, the New Moon Chamber of Commerces staff in Dollar City went to the area set by the Governor Manor for the test to start their onsite inspections.
Two days later, the detailed data was passed to the New Moon Chamber of Commerces headquarters and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce magic research facility.
Four days later, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce magic research facilitys Magic Illusion department had finished all their research.
A week later, the corresponding first set of Magic Surveillance System equipment was made by the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
As per the requests of the New Moon Chamber of Commerce, this equipment wasnt sent by land transportation like normal products, rather they sent it by the Frestech Chamber of Commerces special air transport through a Magic Airship. It arrived at the Magic Airships landing base outside of Dollar City that very night. Then in the afternoon, it was rushed to the New Moon Chamber of Commerce headquarters engineers who had arrived that afternoon by Magic Airship.
After that night, which was the morning of the eighth day after the young Duke Windsor had made his request, the New Moon Chamber of Commerces staff were already setting up this equipment in Dollar City.
As soon as noon passed, the young Duke Windsor who had received the news came to the control room for the final test.
“Lord Duke, look, this is the real time image of the current situation at the Dollar City west gate.” The New Moon Chamber of Commerce engineer responsible for this pointed at the illusion in front of them and explained to the young Duke Windsor, “Through this real time image, we can observe everything that is happening in the region that is being monitored. Even if we miss something, theres still this thing……”
He pointed at a black box that was on the side.
“This will store the Magic Illusions that are caught for a day. If theres anything that you missed during this day, you can play this recording through any Magic Illusion Projector, finding out anything that happened a day ago.”
“Its that amazing” The young Duke Windsor looked at the normal looking black box and stroked his chin in a thoughtful manner, “Un……this is a very good function. Even if I send people to guard this place, they cant be vigilant all the time, so there will be some mistakes. With this recording function, it will be much more convenient. But I still have a question……”
“Lord Duke, please ask.”
“This thing can only record for a day, isnt this time a bit too short What if I want to investigate something that happened two days ago or several days ago, wouldnt it be useless” The young Duke Windsor asked.
“This……” The New Moon Chamber of Commerce engineer revealed an awkward look, “Lord Duke, this is the current technological limit. We dont have a way to make an illusion module that will store more than thirty hours of data, so to be cautious, weve set it for a day, which is twenty four hours.”
“Its like this……That means it cant be longer”
“It isnt that it cant be longer.” A person on the side suddenly cut in.
This person was the engineer from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in charge of technical support. Now that the question asked was a question about the Magic Illusion technology, naturally it was his turn.
“We can put the standard illusion modules into a storage box to form a small module group that will enhance the storage capacity, increasing the recording time.”
“Can it increase to ten…..No, ten days might be a bit too long. A week, how about a week” The young Duke Windsor asked.
“Theres no problem on the technology side.” The Frestech Chamber of Commerce engineer replied with a nod, “But Lord Duke, each increase of the standard illusion module will double the specifications of the technology. Naturally that will also increase the cost, so……”
The young Duke Windsor turned to the official in charge of this.
“How much does this set of equipment cost in total”
“The New Moon Chamber of Commerces current price is twenty four hundred gold coins per set.”
The young Duke Windsor knitted his brows, “It really isnt cheap. Then if we increase the recording time to a week How much more will it cost”
Everyone turned to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce engineer.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce engineer looked at the person from the New Moon Chamber of Commerce. After thinking about it, they said, “We havent tested this before, but it should increase the construction cost by at least 40%.”
“Then itll be over three thousand gold coins per set” The young Duke Windsor took a cold breath before asking, “If we wanted to use this thing to monitor the entire city, how many sets would we need”
“We cant give an accurate estimate now, but based on the area of Dollar City, it should be around one hundred to one hundred and fifty sets.”
“This means a total of three hundred thousand or even four hundred thousand” The young Duke Windsor couldnt help revealing a pained look before turning to the Dollar City City Lord Count Apla beside him.
Count Aplas heart bled, but he still had a righteous look on his face.
“Lord Count, in order to increase the safety of Dollar CIty and to maintain its prosperity and stability, this price is worth it!”
“Is that so” The young Duke Windsor narrowed his eyes as he asked this.
Count Apla didnt immediately reply. He turned his head to look at the clear Magic Illusion of Dollar Citys west gate and hesitated a bit.
Of course he knew how helpful it would be to Dollar City if this thing was installed.
But to let him take out hundreds of thousands of gold coins from Dollar Citys finances, he really couldnt help feeling pain.
After hesitating a bit, he turned to the person from the New Moon Chamber of Commerce.
“This…..Can we discuss the price……”
An official from Dollar Citys City Lord Manor called out, cutting Count Apla off.
Count Apla glared at him with a dissatisfied look and when he wanted to reprimand him, he saw that everyones gaze was on the Magic Illusion, so he also turned to look.
As soon as he looked at it, his eyes popped out before he revealed a shocked look.
The Magic Illusion was clearly showing that in a remote corner to the left of the west gate, a short young man was slowly pulling a dagger out of the waist of another man.
This was clearly a serious case of assault!
While Count Apla was in a daze, the young Duke Windsor had already reacted and angrily glared at Count Apla.
“What are you watching for Youre still not catching this fellow for me!”
Count Apla trembled before finally reacting and he gave orders to the two guards behind him.
“Quickly catch that fellow! If you cant even catch him after seeing his face, dont come back to me!”
The two guards quickly ran off.
Everyones eyes were on the Magic Illusion, looking at the face of the young man who had injured the other person.
It clearly wasnt this young mans first time since he didnt have a panicked look. After he cleaned the blade on the clothes of the person he stabbed, he put it into his chest and walked off.
However, before he could even take a few steps, the two guards led some city guards from the west gate to surround him.
When he was surrounded by all these people, naturally he couldnt resist and was quickly detained.
Seeing the young man being caught, Count Apla let out a sigh of relief before giving a cold snort, “Such boldness! In broad daylight, he dares murder someone on the streets! See how I take care of him later!”
In front of the Lord Governor and the representatives from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the New Moon Chamber of Commerce, there was such an evil deed that had been committed in Dollar City. It really made him as the City Lord feel ashamed.
It could be imagined what kind of fate the young man would face.
“Lord City Lord, what were you saying before” The person from the New Moon Chamber of Commerce suddenly asked this with a smile.
Count Apla carefully looked at the young Duke Windsor before revealing a righteous look once again.
“Its nothing. I just wanted to ask, how long will it take for this Magic Surveillance System to be set up in Dollar City”-