Book 8: Chapter 72: New standard
With the large number of information coming from the Candra Empire and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the news that the Alturias Array Design Chamber of Commerce famous in the Enzio Province assisting the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in developing a Magic Array that could stop magic signal overflow wasnt as noticed by others.
After all, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce always cooperated with many different companies and one more company wasnt that much.
Compared to this, what people cared about more was naturally the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Candra Empires interpretation of the Zidanru Town matter, even conflicting over it.
The Candra Empire insisted that the reason for the Zidanru Town matter was because of the Magic Air Conditioners special magic fluctuations as well as the long distance magic power supplying technology. But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce completely overturned this by stating that this was only the Candra Empires view and wasnt reliable.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce also accused the Candra Empire of hastily processing the Magic Air Conditioners and personnel related to this Zidanru Town incident, not letting others investigate this and find a more accurate result. They were unable to get a more accurate report and find out what really happened here.
In between the lines of the announcements from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, although they didnt directly state that this was a plot from the Candra Empire, as long as one followed this matter and read the reports from both sides, it was very easy for this feeling to appear.
Because the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had done their own experiments and took out an exhaustive amount of data, it told everyone what didnt make sense with this matter.
The Candra Empire side only insisted that their findings were correct, but didnt take out any supporting data at all. They also didnt give any answers to the questions from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so naturally people didnt find them credible.
Comparing the two sides, as time passed, the effects of the Zidanru Town incident gradually faded and the Frestech Chamber of Commerces spread of the magic power supply network in the Stantine Duchy had initial results. They had already folded over 70% of the Stantine Duchys citizens into the network, making it so that they didnt need to worry about buying Magic Crystals.
With such a large population using it, there wasnt a single fainting incident like the incident in Zidanru Town.
Like this, more and more people started doubting the Candra Empires investigation results. There were more and more people that were interested in the Frestech Chamber of Commerces magic power supply network.
According to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, based on the data from the Stantine Duchy, if a family had a full set of Frestech Brand household magic machines, they would have to spend three to five gold coins buying standardized Magic Crystals each month. Now with the new method of long distance magic power transfer, their monthly expenditure fell down to around one gold coin.
Although it was just saving a few gold coins, for the ordinary family, this was a noticeable reduction in expenditure.
So just with this, many citizens were looking forward to the spread of this technology.
When August came, eight months after the Zidanru Town incident, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that they had already signed cooperation agreements with seventh countries including the Marlow Empire, the Lampuri Kingdom, and the Rudson Kingdom. They would begin promoting the magic power supply network in these seventeen countries.
Once this announcement was made, it was equal to announcing that the Candra Empires accusations towards the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in Zidanru Town were shattered.
If the Candra Empires accusations were true, then were these seventeen countries fools Would they let their citizens fall into danger like this
After the Frestech Chamber of Commerce made this announcement, the Candra Empire fell into an awkward position.
In the past, when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that they were promoting a new technology, the first targets of cooperation were the two empires, the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the other other countries. They first promoted in these countries before promoting across the entire Sines Continent.
But this time, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had worked with only the Marlow Empire, the Lampuri Kingdom, the Rudson Kingdom, and the other kingdoms and had left out the Candra Empire.
Because of the Zidanru Town incident previously, the Candra Empire had launched a massive attack campaign on the long distance magic power supply networks, even calling them “network of murderers”. Of course, it was impossible for them to turn back on this decision and cooperate with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
So in the mass spread of technology this time, the Candra Empire could only watch on the side and couldnt participate.
At the same time, in order to completely promote the long distance magic power supply network, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the Magicians Guild, and the continent magic machine industry technology institution announced a new magic machine industry standard.
This standard stated that in order to cooperate with the long distance magic power supply network that would be spread across the continent, all magic machines would be modified to include an access port for this long distance magic power supply network. This would allow them to “access the network” or what the Frestech Chamber of Commerce called “joining the grid”.
The various magic machine companies of the continent responded to this new standard. For the Candra Empires companies that had shown their support for the Candra Empires parliament and magic machine industry department, they couldnt follow this new standard and naturally couldnt produce magic machines as per this new standard.
So in just two months, the Candra Empires magic machine companies all suffered large drops in sales.
Because these companies were involved in the Candra Empires magic machine industry, with their drop in sales, it naturally affected the Candra Empire itself.
The magic machine industry that had been developing strongly over the past ten years had been affected by this, with large numbers of magic machine industry companies shutting down.
There was even a wave of unemployment for the first time.
When the newspapers of the Candra Empire reported on this, everyone thought about the Mana Magic Kingdom in the past.
Because the Mana Magic Kingdom had offended the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had withdrawn from the Mana Magic Kingdom, creating widespread chaos and waves of unemployment.
Now that the Candra Empire had fractured from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce because of the Zidanru Town incident, although the Frestech Chamber of Commerce didnt announce that they were withdrawing from the Candra Empire like the Mana Magic Kingdom, just this small move from them was enough to cause unemployment in the Candra Empire.
People naturally wondered if the Candra Empire would be like the Mana Magic Kingdom, falling into upheaval and then being attacked by the other countries because of this.
One shouldnt look at the fact that the Marlow Empire and the Candra Empire allied together to resist the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Rudson Kingdom twelve years ago, before ten more years of peace and working together. The two empires were never true allies and it could be said that they were mortal enemies most of the time.
If the Candra Empire fell into chaos, the Marlow Empire definitely wouldnt mind taking a step forward.
Looking at it from another perspective, this showed the strong influence the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had on the Sines Continent.
If it was another company, if they were targeted by the Candra Empire like this, they would be forced to give up the Candra Empire market and might even be destroyed.
But the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had a strong attitude since the beginning. Although they did lose some of the Candra Empires market because of the Candra Empire parliament and magic machine industry departments policies, it didnt cause any decisive losses for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Rather, because the Candra Empire targeted the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the other countries and companies had lost faith in the Candra Empire and they were put in a tight position.
The Frestech Chamber of Commerce didnt send out their guards like twelve years ago and didnt even move a single soldier, but with just a few moves, they had greatly hurt the Candra Empire.
If the Frestech Chamber of Commerce really wanted to target the Candra Empire, they would be in an even worse position.
Of course, the Candra Empire was one of the two empires and they were much stronger than the Mana Magic Kingdom. Adding in the fact that they had developed their magic machine industry for ten years, it had already had a solid foundation.
Although they had suffered a large loss because of the Zidanru Town matter, the Candra Empire had a thick skin and wouldnt suffer like the Mana Magic Kingdom, falling into upheaval or even chaos.
Everyone thought that as long as the Candra Empire didnt target the Frestech Chamber of Commerce anymore, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wouldnt give up this large market in the Candra Empire.
In the end, a large company like the Frestech Chamber of Commerce wasnt that different from a country.
There were no grudges between countries, there were only benefits.
As long as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and the Candra Empire recognized that the other side could bring them benefits, what problems couldnt be solved
However, accidents would always happen in this world.
On October 17th, a day that was very normal and didnt have any meaning.
The Candra Empires northeast province garrison attacked one of the Frestech Chamber of Commerces Magic Crystal mine in the Candra Empires northeast province. They had a fierce exchange with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards defending the mine.
In the end, the northeast provinces garrison that was three times as large as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce guards were wiped out by their intense firepower.-