Volume 5 Chapter 122 Easy to bully
At the beginning of June, in the Stantine Duchy, the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the surrounding countries, there was a wave of reports about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce that appeared in these newspapers.
These reports werent only about the various magic machines that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce produced, many of them were about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
There were various kinds of reports. Some were news, some were an introduction to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, and some were simply stories about the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Most normal people knew about these things, but few people had details about them.
For example, when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was founded, when vice chairman Heinz first met Xu Yi and how they decided to make the Frestech Chamber of Commerce…..Other than people who were there, almost no one knew about these details.
But this time, in the many newspapers, there were detailed reports.
The normal people all welcomed this kind of gossip report.
Not to mention that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was the company people cared about the most in the surrounding countries.
So as long as the various newspapers reported on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, their sales would soar. There were even many newspapers who ignored some facts and began making their own details, adding in some exaggerations that people didnt know about.
But no matter what the content was, the general direction was that there was no newspaper that published a negative report on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Of course, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already been around for seven years since its rise. What they did was obvious to all, so there was no negative news that existed.
Anyway, there were countless people that had better lives now because of the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. They went from not being able to feed themselves to enjoy the conveniences of the countless magic machines.
With this foundation, the positive reports naturally obtained approval much more easily.
So after seeing those reports, whether it was those who understood the Frestech Chamber of Commerce before or those that didnt, they all had some understanding of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce now.
Other than these gossip reports, there were also some reports that focused on the technical aspects.
In these technical reports, they focused on examining the various aspects of the magic machine industry that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had single handedly created.
In these reports, they already used the magic machine industry as a noun and even separated the various kinds of magic machines.
They were separated even more finely than the five broad categories the Frestech Chamber of Commerce used.
For example, just among household magic machines, they were separated into kitchen magic machines, bathroom magic machines, etc……
When separating these magic machines into divisions, these newspapers also published some technical aspects. They analyzed the various magic machines with various precise data and basic magic machine knowledge.
If one put together the information of all these articles, they would find that this magic machine industry was a complete system. They could also find the most foundational magic machine theory.
There were many people who cared about these articles and those who didnt who became interested in these articles. At this time, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that they would invest in a publishing company, which would have the main business of publishing articles on magic machine technology.
These technology publications were «Frestech Magic Machine Industry Weekly» and the «Magic Industry Theory Monthly».
The «Frestech Magic Machine Industry Weekly» was a weekly publication that would report on some things about the magic machine industry. It would not only involve the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, it would report on any magic machine industry related matter.
As for the «Magic Industry Theory Monthly», it was a monthly publication that would specialize in magic machine theory.
According to the news the Frestech Chamber of Commerce released, this «Magic Industry Theory Monthly» would mainly have articles written by Frestech Chamber of Commerce researchers. At the same time, it would also welcome articles one magic machine theory that others had to contribute.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was planning on turning the «Magic Industry Theory Monthly» into the most specialized magic machine theory publication. Not only would it discuss basic theory, it would also debate the magic machine industrial system.
Just this single piece of news was enough to create a giant stir.
If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce really did this, it meant that the «Magic Industry Theory Monthly» would be something that all the other magic machine companies cared about and would be the most important source of magic machine theory.
For many magic machine companies, they only bought the technology for some magic machines from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and then built them based on their specifications. They were actually quite weak when it came to the technology they actually possessed.
This was the most important reason why it was hard for them to catch the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was willing to share knowledge on the magic machines, allowing them to study this, there was a chance of improving their own technology.
With enough time, they might really catch the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
While feeling overjoyed, everyone was also confused why the Frestech Chamber of Commerce did this.
If it was said that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce always transferred their technology easily, making everyone feel that Xu Yi was a wastrel, now that they made this «Magic Industry Theory Monthly», giving away the most important magic machine theory, this wasnt just described with the simple word of wastrel.
To many people, Xu Yi seemed like his brain was damaged by doing this!
But to the Stantine Duchys Count Marth, perhaps Xu Yis brain was damaged, but no matter what, he still felt afraid of Xu Yi.
As the lord with the territory closest to Xu Yis, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce came looking for him first when they wanted to build the magic signal tower.
Count Marth had very firmly and decisively rejected them.
The reason for this rejection was because someone had reminded him that the Frestech Chamber of Commerces magic signal towers were like the magic towers used two thousand years ago.
If he agreed to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and then his territory fell into their control, even he as the lord would only be able to listen to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Thinking of this terrifying consequence, Count Marth still firmly rejected the Frestech Chamber of Commerce even if it meant offending them.
He was still worried that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would act against him, but then he heard that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was rejected by all the lords they looked for.
This made him feel assured.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce had been in the Stantine Duchy for five years now and he was one of Xu Yis neighbours, so he understood the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and Xu Yi well enough.
Xu Yi was good in all aspects in his opinion. The only thing that wasnt considered an advantage was that as the Frestech Chamber of Commerces chairman and a noble, he was just too kind.
He was like the saint that everyone said he was. No matter how others treated him, he would give others plenty of benefits.
This meant that he rarely attacked other people.
Even the previous Count Wein, if he didnt try to attack and take over the Frestech Chamber of Commerce many times, Xu Yi might not have dealt him the final blow.
So Count Marth and the other lords of the Stantine Duchy all had the same thing, Xu Yi seemed easy to deal with and could even be considered…..easy to bully.
This fellow wouldnt really do anything to him, so what did he have to fear
Then again, even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce caused trouble to him, he might as well bring up the topic of the magic tower.
He believed with Xu Yis personality, he wouldnt force him and would give up.
Yes, Xu Yi was a soft egg in the eyes of many lords.
But this time, Count Marth found that he was completely mistaken.
After the Frestech Chamber of Commerce contacted the various lords and were rejected, all things had stopped like this had never happened.
Including Count Marth, all the lords thought that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be the same as before and forget this matter, letting everyone live peaceful lives.
But half a month later, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce suddenly asked Count Marth to cooperate on this magic signal tower again.
Count Marth rejected them without any hesitation.
Three days after this, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce suddenly stopped their cooperation with Count Marth.
Before this, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had built two plastic processing factories, one canned fruit factory, and two small component factories with Count Marth.
This was their third year of cooperation and Count Marth could earn over two hundred thousand gold coins a year from these factories.
But now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce suddenly stopped this cooperation, the factories couldnt operate anymore.
The plastic products and canned fruits were sold to other countries with the Frestech Chamber of Commerces transport network, but now that they had stopped cooperating, these products were stuck in the factories.
It was fine with the plastic products, but the canned fruit couldnt last long. If it lasted long, the quality would drop and it would be hard to sell.
As for the two small component factories, they mainly provided parts to the Frestech Chamber of Commerces factories. Now that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce cancelled all their orders, all the components just piled up there.
In just a single week since the Frestech Chamber of Commerce cancelled their cooperation, Count Marth found that his territory was already a mess.
The workers in the factories didnt have work, so their wages had greatly decreased.
This directly affected their lives.
They could still take it at first, but after a few days, the citizens that Count Marth ignored actually began causing riots!
Although Count Marth immediately sent out his guards to quell them, this created an even greater resistance.
In just a single week, all the factories under Count Marth had stopped and all the plantations went untended.
According to Count Marths estimates, in just a single week, he would be losing over ten thousand gold coins.
With each passing day, he would lose over a thousand gold coins.
Even if he had saved up quite a bit in his three years of cooperating with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, he couldnt last long like this.
What made him feel even more despair was that he couldnt find a way to solve it at all.
Count Marth realized that his dependence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had already reached such a degree.
To solve this problem, he had to beg the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to spare him.
After thinking this through, Count Marth finally realized how naive he was to look down on Xu Yi before.
Xu Yi didnt deal with him before because he didnt put him in his eyes at all.
But if Xu Yi really wanted to deal with him, he couldnt resist at all.-