Volume 1 Chapter 25 Experimental machine
In the blink of an eye, they entered August and the middle of summer.
The weather became even hotter and once the sun came out, the Magic Fan factory was the same as a steamer. After a while, every one of the thirty students were covered in sweat.
Even with a Magic Fan turning in every corner of the factory, it couldn’t let them cool down.
“Sir vice chairman, can you convince sir chairman to install a large scale Frost Array in this place.” Orin wiped his forehead covered in beads of sweat, as he couldn’t help complaining to Heinz beside him.
He came from a noble family and had a better family circumstance since he was young, so he had never suffered like this before.
“Orin, you really are a child of a noble family. Do you know how much a large scale Frost Array costs to install?” Without waiting for Heinz to respond, a student refuted him with a cold snort, “We only make a few gold coins each month and even if we add all thirty of us together, we can barely afford the consumption for a large scale Frost Array each month. Do you think sir chairman will install one for us?”
“I know that, but we still have to put up some resistance.” Orin didn’t care about the insulting tone of the student at all. Since he received a special reward from Xu Yi for modifying the Magic Array, Orin’s heart had been filled with joy the entire time and he became much more open.
“Ke, everyone does not need to worry, I’ll report this matter to the chairman when I get back and I will try my best to convince him to install a large scale Frost Array. I believe that chairman has seen everyone’s hard work and will definitely think of a way to solve this.” Seeing everyone’s back covered in sweat, Heinz quickly comforted them.
With how hot the Magic Fans were selling, the Magic Fan factory earned over a hundred gold coins each day. Like this, it wasn’t unacceptable for them to install a large scale Magic Array.
After all, these students were the core part of producing Magic Fans and now that it was too hot, it would greatly affect their productivity. As the manager of this factory, Heinz had no choice but to consider this problem.
The students didn’t reveal expressions that were too excited towards Heinz’s response, even Orin laughed while shaking his head, looking like he didn’t believe him.
The student said was right. Laying a large scale Frost Array costs too much and from the perspective of a merchant, they would not easily arrange this kind of thing for their workers.
At least they had never heard of a company that arranged such a luxurious thing for their factory.
Of course, they thought this, but when they saw Xu Yi appear in the factory, there was a bit of hope in those students.
But Xu Yi’s reply immediately shattered their hopes.
“Laying a large scale Frost Array? That isn’t possible, it costs too much. There is no need for that at all.” Xu Yi shook his head, answering in a very firm voice.
The students looked at each other and gave sighs before silently returning to their work.
“Sir chairman, I thought that you were different from other merchants, but now I can see that you are no different from them.” Orin was too disappointed and he couldn’t help complaining.
Xu Yi laughed while waving his hand and saying, “You don’t need to be in a rush to be disappointed. Although I said that a large scale Frost Array is too wasteful, that does not mean that I can’t solve your problems.”
The students curiously looked over at Xu Yi again. They thought that the weather is so hot, if you don’t lay down a large scale Frost Array, how could you solve the problem?
Xu Yi pointed at the rectangular iron box he just brought in and signaled for Heinz to install this box on the wall of the workshop with him. Then he casually threw a Magic Crystal into the hole on the side.
Seeing Xu Yi’s action, the eyes of the students lit up.
Could it be that Xu Yi made another new piece of magic machinery?
“Sir chairman, what is this thing?” Orin couldn’t help asking.
“Don’t rush, you’ll know in a bit.” Xu Yi finished his preparations before pressing the switch at the bottom of the strange box.
With a soft sound, the iron box lit up with a faint cream coloured light before it released a faint blue glow along with that light, as wu, wu sounds came from the iron box.
There were several strange openings on the bottom of the box and outside it were strips of cloth. At first everyone couldn’t tell what it was, but after a while, everyone found that these strips of cloth were slightly moving, clearly being blown by wind coming out of the opening.
Seeing this scene, the students became disappointed again.
“Sir chairman, isn’t this just an altered Magic Fan? What use does it have?”
“That’s right, we have so many Magic Fans around us, but just blowing wind won’t cool us down that much.”
“That’s right, you should still lay a large scale Frost Array for us. Otherwise, we’ll die from the heat.”
Xu Yi smiled without explaining anything.
After a while, Heinz and the other students suddenly realized something strange.
“Yi? This isn’t right, why is this wind so cold?”
“That’s right, it’s so strange. It’s clearly so hot, so why is the wind being blown out cold?”
“That’s true, it’s so cold! This is great! It’ll be much more comfortable later!”
“Ha, ha, so comfortable! This thing is almost comparable to a large scale Frost Array!”
The students enjoyed the cool breeze coming from this strange iron box for a while before they couldn’t help curiously asking Xu Yi.
“Sir chairman, just what is this thing?”
“That’s right, why is the wind being blown out so cold?”
“It would be great if the Magic Fans were like this. Everyone wouldn’t need to install large scale Frost Arrays.”
“This thing…..” Xu Yi stretched out his words. He obtained the appetite of the students, but he kept them hanging, “I won’t tell you for now.”
“It can’t be, right? Sir chairman, you’re kidding with us, right?”
“That’s right, why do you need to intentionally keep us hungry? At least you can tell us what’s the name of this thing, right?”
“Hei, it isn’t that I’m not willing to tell you, rather this thing hasn’t been completed yet. I have only made an experimental model and I’m letting you use it first. One, I’m positively changing your work environment and two, I’m giving you all a task, which is to observe the running conditions off this magic machinery. No matter what problems or changes occur with it, you have to record it all. I need to collect some experimental data and then make some changes to it, do you understand?”
“It’s like this, we will definitely finish this task!”
“That’s right! Be assured sir chairman, since it has let me be much cooler, I will definitely treat it as a treasure!”
“No, no, no, I don’t want you to use it like a treasure, rather be rough with it. How rough you can be is how rough you should treat it. This is because I need to record its reactions to many different special circumstances to test its performance. The time, let’s just set it for three days for now. In three days, I’ll collect the data from you all. If everything goes smoothly, this thing will enter production. At that time, I’ll install a few of them here for you all and I promise you won’t feel the heat.”
“Sir chairman, you really are a good person!”
“No, a good boss!”
Seeing the cheering of the students, Xu Yi revealed a smile. He turned to Heinz and said in a small voice, “Heinz, I’ll be heading out in the next few days. The matters on this side will depend on you.”
“Going out? Where?” Heinz asked in a surprised voice.
Xu Yi’s gaze drifted into the distance, “I’m going to the dwarven village Master Lanus came from. Master Lanus said that it would be fast, only taking a day, so I’m estimating it at three days. But if something happens to delay me, you are here to help me take care of things. Also I need you to take a trip to Great Magician Camilla’s Magic Tower for me and tell Great Magician Camila that I will be taking two days off.”
Heinz asked in a curious voice, “What are you doing suddenly going to the dwarven tribe?”
“Remember what I told you last time? I’ve always been dissatisfied with the works of the blacksmiths in Banta City and the only one qualified is Master Lanus. But Master Lanus is alone, so he can’t meet my needs at all. I’ve thought about it seriously and discussed this with Master Lanus, deciding to head to the dwarven tribe. If I can recruit a few dwarves to leave their tribes, it will be very helpful to my plan later on.”
“Although dwarven artisans are a bit better than human artisans, is there a need for this? Look at those Magic Fan outer casings made by human blacksmiths in the city, I don’t see any problem with them at all.”
“He, he, Heinz, this isn’t me being picky, rather your standards are too low. Can it be that you haven’t noticed that although the Magic Fan outer casings look pretty good, there are always small differences in its appearance? These differences can create large or small differences in the appearance of the Magic Fans we’ve produced. You shouldn’t look down on these small differences. You can’t see it now, but when our factory wants to start line work, these small differences could be fatal.”
“Line work?” Heinz couldn’t help being astonished by the several new words that came out of Xu Yi’s mouth as he became dazed again, “What is that?”
“I’ll explain this to you when the time is right, you just need to focus a bit more. This is the must standard for all products, it must be uniform and have no discrepancies at all.
Seeing how serious Xu Yi was, Heinz could only nod in agreement.
“Alright, I’m setting off. I hope that when I return, I’ll be able to bring back a group of dwarven artisans.”