Book 8: Chapter 62: True stance
Emperor Candra looked at the document on the table in front of him and was silent.
This document only had a single piece of information, but it was placed above all the other reports. This meant that out of all the things that he had to take care of today, this was the most important.
But this thick report of over ten thousand words was only describing a single matter.
Xu Yi was coming back.
“This fellow……why couldnt he stay on the Magic Cloud Continent and not come back Or rather…..why couldnt he just die on the Magic Cloud Continent” Emperor Candra revealed a bitter smile.
Actually, for him, he always had complicated thoughts about Xu Yi as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman.
If it was purely from the stance of the Candra Empire, he should thank Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce he represented.
FIrst, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had brought the agricultural magic machines, as well as opening cooperation with the elves, obtaining the fertilizer that they never shared with any other races.
With the help of these two things, the current Candra Empires grain yield had greatly increased. Compared to thirty years ago when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wasnt here, it had increased by over ten times.
This wild grain yield made it so that the Candra Empire didnt need to worry about any famines. The empire had become much more stable and there was no need to worry about riots because of disaster victims.
Even if there was a large famine, the Candra Empire wouldnt have a problem with the grain reserves that they saved each year.
If this was the past, that was something that was unimaginable.
Of course, there were even more things that were unimaginable in the past.
Among them that Emperor Candra cared about wasnt just the grain yield, but also the change in transportation.
The Candra Empire was a very big empire.
From the empires north to the south, it spanned over four thousand kilometers.
Even with the quickest horse and it ran without resting, it would take at least three days in theory to cross from the furthermost northern point to the furthermost southern point.
But in reality, because of the problem of manpower and horsepower, as well as the hindrances of the road, it would take at least half a month to travel this distance.
This made it so that if anything happened anywhere in the empire, it would take at least several days before it was reported to the emperor. This greatly influenced the control and influence the emperor had over the Candra Empire.
In the current Candra Empire, with countless roads filling it, there was a road network that connected every city and every village in the empire.
Then with the Frestech Chamber of Commerces new form of transportation, the Magic Cars, it would only take a day or two to go anywhere in the empire.
Even ignoring all the conveniences this brought the citizens, just because the army that controlled the central region could reach any part of the empire in just one or two days, it greatly increased the emperors control over the empire.
Thinking about it, if you dared to rebel, then it would only take the empires army a day or two to reach you.
With this kind of threat, how could there still be a noble that risked death to rebel
Then again, the current Candra Empire was developing their various magic machine industries. Because of the Frestech Chamber of Commerces cooperation and many magic machine industry related companies depending on the empires government, the government was able to have great influence over the empires internal magic machine industry.
If the nobles wanted to participate in the magic machine industry, they had to be close with the empires government to obtain better opportunities and development chances.
Participating in the magic machine industry yielded profits that far surpassed the profits that they could gain from their lands previously, so how could the nobles be dumb enough to rebel
Other than these two things, the one that Emperor Candra liked the most out of the changes the Frestech Chamber of Commerce brought was the magic communication network.
After the magic communication network was laid down in the entire empire, he was able to learn about anything that happened in the empire at any moment. Moreover, through the Magic Illusions, he could grasp everything that happened in any matter.
Just this was much better than sitting in the palace and waiting several days for a report. It also gave him the sense of joy of ruling over this large empire.
To put it more directly, for the past Emperor Candra, he knew that he was the noble emperor of the Candra Empire, but his status made it very hard for him to contact all the parts of this giant empire. Even if he sat on the throne, it didnt really feel like he was the ruler.
But now, with the large network of roads, the convenient method of traveling, and the even more convenient magic communication network the Frestech Chamber of Commerce brought, he felt a rich feeling of governing the empire. He was able to truly feel the feeling of being the emperor.
Based on this perspective, he naturally had to thank the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and Xu Yi who brought all this to him.
But from another angle, as the Candra Empires emperor, he absolutely hated Xu Yi.
Thats right, Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce he represented created this earth shaking change to the Candra Empire and allowed him to be called the greatest emperor in history by countless people, but Emperor Candra felt that his power was greatly lacking compared to before.
The reason was very simple, it was because there was a Frestech Chamber of Commerce suppressing them from above.
Yes, the Candra Empire and the Marlow Empire were the two strongest empires on the continent. It wasnt even an exaggeration for the Candra Empire to be considered a bit stronger than the Marlow Empire, being called the strongest country on the continent.
But because of the existence of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, whether it was the Candra Empire or the Marlow Empire, they had to worry about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce no matter what they wanted to do.
If the two empires wanted to do something, but the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didnt agree, the two empires had to follow the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and give up in the end.
There were even many times where the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didnt even need to make things clear. The two empires had to consider the possible stance the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would take when they did things.
This feeling wasnt good.
As the noble emperor of the Candra Empire, Emperor Candra had to consider many things before making compromises over certain things.
But that was based on a culmination of benefits and it was a decision that he made.
But when facing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, there was only worry or even……fear.
Even if Emperor Candra never admitted it, he was very clear on this matter in his heart.
In the war against the Frestech Chamber of Commerce allied with the Rudson Kingdom eleven years ago, there was a mark that couldnt be erased left in his heart.
The power of the Frestech Chamber of Commerces military magic machines had made the two empires unable to resist at all at that time.
Especially the terrifying attack the Frestech Chamber of Commerce used at the end to destroy a mountain. It had crushed all their fighting spirit and made countless people unable to imagine being a match for the Frestech Chamber of Commerces guards when discussing them.
So Emperor Candra had to endure, had to worry, and had to respect and even listen to Xu Yis words.
This was simply a form of shame for a powerful emperor like him!
Now eleven years had passed since that battlefield that had destroyed everyones fighting spirits.
In these eleven years, the Candra Empire had been cooperating with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, wildly developing their own magic machine industry. With the help of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and their own efforts, it could be said that they had built a complete magic machine industry.
In secret, the Candra Empire had also wildly researched military magic machines and already had some results.
According to the results of the army headquarters, the military magic machines that the Candra Empire had now wasnt weaker than the military magic machines the Frestech Chamber of Commerce demonstrated eleven years ago.
But no one had thought that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would stagnate over the past eleven years. So Emperor Candra had been careful and waited for his opportunity.
Last year, that opportunity finally came.
The time limit of the «Continent Peace Convention» was ten years and when the ten year time limit came, this fellow Xu Yi who single handedly formed the «Continent Peace Convention» had left the Sines Continent!
Without Xu Yi there, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had lost their heads. After Emperor Candra carefully considered it, he decided to take action.
Attacking the Mana Magic Kingdom was just a probe and a gamble for him.
He wanted to see the Frestech Chamber of Commerces real stance towards the Mana Magic Kingdom and wanted to gamble on what kind of response they would have if the Candra Empire started a war.
Facts proved that his gamble was correct.
Since the war with the Mana Magic Kingdom started last year, almost a year had passed.
During this year, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce only sent aid to the citizens caught in the war and had never taken a stance on the war itself.
This reaction in the eyes of Emperor Candra and many people in the empire was without a doubt a bright signal.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce really couldnt control the situation of the entire Sines Continent.
If they even went a step further, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce might actually be afraid
In fact, the Frestech Chamber of Commerces power could no longer suppress all the countries of the continent and couldnt suppress the two empires anymore So they didnt meddle in the war of the Candra Empire
If this was true, didnt that mean that the Candra Empire would have hope of becoming the most powerful empire that ruled the Sines Continent
However, Emperor Candra still wasnt able to make a decision.
He was still waiting for the Frestech Chamber of Commerces true stance.
With Xu Yi as the chairman not there, it was impossible for the Frestech Chamber of Commerces actions to represent their true stance.
Now that Xu Yi was back, what kind of reaction would he have-