Volume 1 Chapter 96 Old classmate
Xu Yi turned around in a surprised manner and found three people who were around twenty years old standing beside him. The one who called out was a young man with a head of light red hair.
After being surprised for a bit, Xu Yi also revealed a look of pleasant surprise. He punched the young man with light red hair on the shoulder, “Erwin, it’s actually you! Why are you here?”
The youth called Erwin gave a laugh before strongly hugging Xu Yi. His lips curled as he said, “Aren’t you speaking nonsense? Participating in the Magicians Guild’s certification exam, which magician would miss this? Look, didn’t you come in the end?”
After saying this, Erwin looked over Xu Yi and had a surprised look, “Yi? Xu Yi, looking at your current appearance, you seem like you have some money? No wonder you came to the certification exam, you always said that you didn’t have money before.”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “It’s alright.”
This Erwin was a classmate from the Senkaiser School and they lived in the same dorm. Although Xu Yi was older than the others in his dorm, they were all still young people and it was easy for him to get along with them. Adding in the fact that Xu Yi was more mature than them, had more knowledge, and had high talent in magic, he became the big brother for these people.
Thinking about his other roommates, Xu Yi looked at the two youths behind Erwin before asking, “After graduating, have you been in contact with Roy and the others?”
Erwin shrugged his shoulders, “We all drifted apart after graduation, we can’t contact each other even if we wanted to. If it wasn’t because I bumped into you today, I wouldn’t even know what you were doing. That’s right, what are you doing right now? Did you find a good job? It’s been just a few months and you already have enough to participate in the certification exam.”
Xu Yi smiled without responding before looking at the other two youths, “You’re not going to introduce me to your new friends?”
“Oh, I almost forgot.” Erwin patted his head before pointing at the tall and buff youth with a righteous face and saying, “These two are my adventurer comrades. He is Rooney.” Then he pointed at the thin and somewhat short youth to the right, “This is Bob. Hey, Rooney, Bob, this is my classmate from the Senkaiser School, his name is a bit strange, he’s Xu Yi. But he’s a good person and was a good friend when we were back in school.”
Rooney and Bob shook hands with Xu Yi while Xu Yi looked at their chest. He found that Rooney’s magician badge was the same as Cesar and Bob’s magician badge only had a single ripple, showing that he was the lowest Primary Grade Magician.
Erwin was the same as Xu Yi, he didn’t have a badge on his chest to represent his rank at all.
Seeing Xu Yi’s eyes fall onto their chests, Rooney and Bob also looked at Xu Yi’s chest. Seeing no badge at all, they couldn’t help revealing surprised looks.
Erwin keenly noticed this point and quickly explained, “Hey, you two, don’t look down on Xu Yi. Don’t think that he’s bad because he doesn’t have a badge, his talent is actually really good, he was already almost a Grade Three Magician when we were back in school. Whenever we called him to participate in the exam, he always said he had no money and rejected us.”
“No money?” Rooney and Bob’s eyes looking at Xu Yi filled with even more surprise. Rooney couldn’t help asking, “Erwin, the students of your Senkaiser School wouldn’t all be the same right? All unwilling to participate in the Magicians Guild’s exam?”
“Hey, don’t compare me to Xu Yi. He had no money and I couldn’t pass, it’s completely different, alright?” Erwin corrected him.
Xu Yi patted his shoulder, “Alright, no matter what the past was, since you came this time, you just need to pass. Erwin, I think that with how you are now, you should have confidence in passing the Second Grade Magician exam, right?”
“Pretty much, there should be no problem.” Erwin confidently replied. After saying this, he looked at Xu Yi, “Don’t just talk about me, you were called a rare magic genius back in school by the teachers. After not seeing each other for half a year, your strength should have increased quite a bit, right? Tell me, are you planning on passing the Fourth Grade Magician exam this time?”
Hearing Erwin’s attention, although it caught Rooney and Bob’s attention, they weren’t that surprised.
Xu Yi looked to be several years older than them, so it was normal that his magic power was stronger than theirs.
“Un, pretty much.” Xu Yi very casually nodded, “This is not important. Erwin, why did you become an adventurer? Don’t you think that it is very dangerous?”
Erwin gave a sigh, “So what if it’s dangerous? I’m not a fellow with incredibly good talent like you, being able to quickly become a high level magician and not having to worry about food or board. If I become an adventurer, what do you think I can? With my bit of magic, I’m not even qualified to be an assistant to a Great Magician.”
Rooney and Bob on the side revealed depressed looks, it was obvious they faced the same problems as Erwin.
Xu Yi looked over the three of them and thought that the problem he thought about earlier wasn’t baseless, it really did exist.
“Erwin, what if I told you that there is a work where you don’t have to face any danger and you have spare time to research magic, where the work itself is related to magic and can increase your magic power? Would you be willing to take it?” Xu Yi asked.
Erwin laughed, “Hei, Xu Yi, after not seeing each other for half a year, when did you learn to boast? How could there possibly be such a good job, you don’t need to tell such lies even if you’re trying to comfort me, right?”
The eyes of Rooney on the side twinkled ashe said, “The job you’re talking about, how much money can it give?”
Xu Yi raised one finger, “That depends on the situation, but it won’t be less than ten gold coins per month.”
“Ten gold coins per month? That is not much, but there is no danger and there is spare time, so the conditions are quite good.” Erwin rubbed his chin and looked very satisfied, “Hey, Xu Yi, this all sounds quite good, but aren’t you just playing a joke? Such a good job, can you give me it?”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile and gave a serious nod, “That’s right, I’ll give it to you.”
When the moon rose in the sky, Xu Yi leisurely walked back to the office.
The housekeeper had long prepared dinner, but it had already gone cold since Xu Yi came back so late. But thinking about how the Lord Count ordered him to give him special treatment, the housekeeper wanted to order the kitchen to prepare a new set, but that was stopped by Xu Yi.
When he was walking in the streets, Xu Yi had found a small roadside stall to take care of dinner, so naturally he didn’t need to eat again.
“Housekeeper Lahm, you don’t need to waste all this effort. It is very likely I’ll be eating outside most of the time during this period, so there won’t be many times when I eat here. You don’t need to specially leave a meal for me.” Xu Yi gave an order to the housekeeper.
Housekeeper Lahm thought about it before nodding in agreement.
Xu Yi had arrived here today with Viscount Leslie, so it seemed that other than having a special relation to the Lord Count, the other connections he had here weren’t normal.
“That’s right, chairman Xu, according to the Lord Count’s orders, the news of your arrival has already been reported to the agricultural department and the king’s special guards. If nothing unexpected happened, there should be a notice coming in two days. It’s best if you don’t go too far in the next few days. If you are going out, it’s best if you tell me where you’re going so it’s easier for me to find you.” Housekeeper Lahm then said.
“Alright, I’ll be careful.” Xu Yi was a bit helpless. There were no cell phones in this world, so it was truly hard to find someone.
After talking to Housekeeper Lahm, Xu Yi prepared to head to his room to rest.
While he was walking, Xu Yi remembered today’s experience and was quite satisfied.
After his preliminary inspection, he found that Anvilmar City really was a blank market. As long as Baron Hannas successfully set up the «Anvilmar Times» or the «Anvilmar Morning News», he could depend on this to easily take part of the market.
Compared to a small city like Banta City, Anvilmar had a larger market without a doubt. Just based on the people Xu Yi saw when he was walking around, he could tell that Anvilmar City had several times more people compared to Banta City.
The Magic Fan could sell ten thousand units in Banta City, so with a conservative estimate, it could sell over fifty thousand units in Anvilmar City.
Of course, Xu Yi had already decided to give out the basic manufacturing techniques for the Magic Fan, so there would be many competitors for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce next summer.
But Xu Yi was not worried at all. Just in terms of Magic Fans, there were many aspects where he could easily defeat the competitors.
Not to mention that this technology all came from him, which was equal to having the competitors’ lives in his hands. It was very easy for him to counterattack them if he wanted to.
Other than this, the success that satisfied Xu Yi was the most was that including Erwin, Rooney, and Bob, there was a total of eight magicians who were interested. They had a desire to come to Banta City to see the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.
Eight magicians perhaps weren’t that important, but Xu Yi was very happy to see a trend in them. It was that they were weak magicians who couldn’t advance like Erwin, so they were willing to take another path.
With the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, perhaps it will give these magicians a new path to work hard in.
“It was like this to begin with. It’s not like every magician can become powerful Great Magicians or Arch Magi, so what is bad about working for a living?” Thinking about the strange expressions Erwin’s group of three had when they heard he started a company and were producing magic machines, Xu Yi couldn’t help smiling.
Thinking about the magic machines, Xu Yi thought about the things in the storage room. He stopped moving and started heading towards the storage room.
Those things were related to the success or failure of this trip to Anvilmar City, there definitely couldn’t be any accidents that happened.
As soon as he saw the corner of the storage room, Xu Yi suddenly saw a spark appearing in the darkness. There was a roaring flame that suddenly exploded and instantly surrounded the entire storage room.