Volume 2 Chapter 66 Gelert Chamber of Commerce
A half a month after Wella’s talk with Xu Yi, a company called “Gelert” had appeared in Banta City.
This company’s products were different from other companies. They were the same as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, specializing in making magic machines.
In the beginning, the people of Banta City and the large companies didn’t pay much attention to this Gelert Chamber of Commerce. This was because since the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, a company that wanted to rely on magic machines like the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to earn money wasn’t that strange.
Before this, there were many different large companies of Banta City with the same thoughts, but after that Business Union conference last time where Xu Yi crushed the ideas of the different companies, there wasn’t another company that had thoughts of trying to compete with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in terms of magic machines.
Although the Magic Fans selling in other cities had let these companies see a bit of hope and allowed some companies to invest in magic machine research again, there wasn’t another company that thought that they could suppress the Frestech Chamber of Commerce in terms of magic machines.
However after this Gelert Chamber of Commerce had just been established in Banta City, they had put a large banner up at the shop they had set up in the city.
“Gelert magic machines, they’ll give you more enjoyment than the Frestech Brand magic machines.”
When they saw this banner, the people of Banta City had all scoffed at it, treating it as a joke.
The «Banta Times» had even run a report on it, studying the authenticity of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s banner.
But everyone knew that with the «Banta Times’» relationship with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the so called pretentious analysis report was actually just to ridicule the Gelert Chamber of Commerce.
But when the Gelert Chamber of Commerce began selling Gelert Brand magic machines produced by them, everyone was shocked to find that not only did the Gelert Chamber of Commerce have many kinds of magic machines, the quality of these weren’t worse than the Frestech Brand.
This shocked everyone in Banta City and several of the surrounding cities.
Before this, although many companies had studied the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines to produce their own brand of magic machines, in the end, the quality and abilities of the magic machines were far lacking compared to the Frestech Brand.
Based on this, there were many companies that couldn’t compete with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. This was the main reason for why they were forced to transport their magic machines to more remote parts of the Lampuri Kingdom to sell.
However not only did this Gelert Chamber of Commerce use the same materials as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, so there was no difference with the Frestech Brand in terms of material properties, their craftsmanship also wasn’t lacking. It made their magic machines just a bit worse in terms of quality due to some minor details, but if one wasn’t picky, it wasn’t that much of a problem.
What surprised people more was that the Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines weren’t worse than the Frestech Brand magic machines. It was even better than the Frestech Brand when it came to the Magic Fans and the Automatic Magic Rice Cooker!
So the Gelert Chamber of Commerce attracted everyone’s attention.
Everyone felt that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had met a real powerful opponent this time.
But with the appearance of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce never gave their opinion. The reporters of Banta City and the surrounding cities had tried to interview Xu Yi about the Gelert Chamber of Commerce, but Xu Yi’s response had been indifferent.
No matter which reporter it was, Xu Yi always indicated that he and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce welcomed the appearance of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce. He even hoped that in Banta City and the Lampuri Kingdom, there would be more companies that had the same ability and interest in magic machines. As long as this happened, they could promote the status of magic machines across the Sines Continent.
The Gelert Chamber of Commerce hadn’t made any formal responses towards Xu Yi’s response.
But half a month after the Gelert Chamber of Commerce was set up, they suddenly sent invitations to all the reporters of Banta City and the surrounding cities. They welcomed everyone to come to a product announcement for the Gelert Chamber of Commerce.
On the invitation, the Gelert Chamber of Commerce would be releasing a new kind of magic machine that even the Frestech Chamber of Commerce hadn’t developed yet.
The reporters that received these invitations reacted as this was the dream talk of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce.
Until now, of the companies that dabbled in magic machines, there hadn’t been a single company that had said such arrogant words.
The response after this was that this was a good piece of news.
If the Gelert Chamber of Commerce couldn’t release a new magic machine at this product announcement, they would be shamed in front of everyone.
Of course this was a small possibility.
Since the Gelert Chamber of Commerce dared to invite all these reporters, it meant that they had confidence in their products. Otherwise they wouldn’t take the risk of holding this product announcement that could ruin their company’s future.
If the Gelert Chamber of Commerce could really release a new magic machine that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce hadn’t developed, that would be even bigger news.
There were so many large and small companies that had been interested in magic machines, but not a single one had been able to develop a new magic machine. Other than proving that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was far ahead in terms of the magic machine domain, it also proved that magic machines were a very hard thing to grasp.
If this Gelert Chamber of Commerce that appeared out of nowhere could do this, they would certainly leave a profound impression in everyone’s minds.
Not to mention that what the reporters noticed was that on the back of the invitation, it actually pointed out that the Gelert Chamber of Commerce had invited the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s chairman Xu Yi.
Although the invitation was very polite, hoping that Xu Yi as the forerunner of the magic machine domain could come point out some faults with the Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s new magic machine and give some suggestion, all the reporters knew that this was a clear challenge to Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce!
Would…...Xu Yi really come?
This was a very normal day, but to many people of Banta City, it wasn’t that normal of a day.
This was because this was the day of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s product announcement.
Cimirot was standing on the stage, looking down at the reporters from all the various large newspapers and all the Banta City residents who were curious about their company, feeling very smug.
He had prepared himself for a long time, finally he had the chance to defeat the Frestech Chamber of Commerce and Xu Yi in front of him.
Although it was impossible to rely on just this to defeat the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, as long as everything went smoothly, with the power of the people behind him, Xu Yi and the Frestech Chamber of Commerce would be pushed into an abyss without a chance to stand up again.
“When that time comes, I want to see what kind of pitiful expression that fellow Xu Yi has.” Cimirot had a cruel smile on his face, as he couldn’t stop himself from thinking of Xu Yi’s pitiful appearance after the Frestech Chamber of Commerce went bankrupt.
In the beginning, Cimirot’s hatred towards Xu Yi was just because Still and Xu Yi were very close.
But as time passed, his current hatred for Xu Yi was mainly because of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. Then there were his many times failing with magic machines, which caused his heart to bleed again and again.
After accumulating for a long time, he had forgotten his original intention of catching Still’s eyes and it turned into pure hatred for Xu Yi.
After patiently waiting, he found that Xu Yi still had not appeared even though the product announcement was about to begin. Cimirot couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed.
He really wanted to use the magic machine that they had developed from the research Rem stole from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to deal a large blow to Xu Yi in front of everyone. He never thought that Xu Yi would actually not come.
“Coward! Weakling!” Cimirot cursed in his heart before calming his mind and announcing the start of the product announcement.
After giving a short introduction, he introduced himself as the current chairman of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce. Cimirot didn’t waste any more time as he gave an introduction of the Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s magic machines and then he had people bring up the product that everyone came for.
Seeing the two people carrying a box that wasn’t even as big as Cimirot’s head, everyone under the stage gave a disappointed sigh.
“Chairman Cimirot, this small thing, could it be that this is the new magic machine you mentioned? Isn’t this a bit too small?” A reporter couldn’t help saying.
“That’s right, this small thing, it can’t be that powerful even if it is new.” Another reporter added.
Seeing the people under the stage discussing this, Cimirot said with a faint smile, “You’re wrong. To magic machines, size doesn’t mean anything. Rather the smaller the magic machine, the more advanced the technology needed to make it. Think about it, Magic Arrays are very big, but to put these large Magic Arrays into a small magic machine and having these magic machines display amazing uses, it requires very complex technology to accomplish. So you can’t look down on it because it’s small. Actually our Gelert Chamber of Commerce’s new magic machine has a technology that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce has never used before, it is an era defining product!”
Hearing Cimirot’s excited speech, the people under the stage didn’t look excited, rather they looked doubtful.
In the end, the Gelert Chamber of Commerce didn’t have precedents like the Frestech Chamber of Commerce that allowed people to believe in them.
If it was Xu Yi that said this, the people under the stage would look forward to seeing this magic machine that could be considered era defining.
But if this unknown Cimirot was the one saying it…...they would wait and see first.
Seeing that the people under the stage didn’t seem excited, Cimirot couldn’t help feeling a bit annoyed.
These fellows, could it be that they don’t believe me?
Cimirot gave a soft snort and decided not to squabble with these people. Turning around, he opened the box and took out the new magic machine he had taken a long time to complete, shocking everyone under the stage.
But at this time, there was a commotion that came from the entrance of the hall.
“Chairman Xu is here!”
“Look, it’s chairman Xu!”
With these shocked cries, a familiar figure that had appeared countless times in Cimirot’s mind had slowly walked into the hall.
Of course it was Xu Yi.