Abe The Wizard Chapter 746 | ATW 746
Under Abel, Bernie closely examined the sketches from top to bottom one by one. Finally, he understood their purpose.
“Abel, can the dwarves use this system as well?” Bernie’s eyes suddenly began to sparkle.
If another person had shown Bernie this system, he would just copy it immediately without even asking. However, Abel had a very close relationship with the dwarfs. They could not just take something from him without paying something in exchange.
“Sure, Bernie, but you will need to help me make 2 of them first. I am desperate for them!” Abel agreed without thinking.
“Amazing Abel. This will help us a lot!” Bernie said with a laugh.
The dwarfs’ harvesting hasn’t been great either. The dwarfs and the elves were quite close, so major events would often affect both races simultaneously.
The headmasters of both races were beginning to doubt if a famine had started in the Holy Continent. Therefore, the dwarfs were also beginning to stock up their food inventory.
The dwarfs were unlike the others. Most prided themselves in forgery. Only a small minority of them were farmers.
Although the Earth dividing Mountain Range they were living in was quite a big area, there was not much harvestable soil. Therefore, the dwarfs had always been buying a big part of the food from the human or the elves.
If a famine had occurred in the Holy Continent, purchasing food would be very difficult. Therefore, they had to find a way to increase their own food production.
The Earth Dividing Mountain Range lacked water as it rarely rained throughout the year. Their crops would be much better if they were near a lake, but most of them had to rely on wells. Therefore watering crops required a large amount of manpower.
Abel’s sprinkling system could solve this problem and free up a lot of farming dwarfs. Although the investment was a little big, the dwarfs had never lacked forgery items.
“Bernie, do you know about the decrease in the harvest?” Abel asked when he saw the look on Bernie’s face.
“You know as well?” Bernie gazed back at him with eyes wide open.
Most humans did not know about this situation. The humans had the biggest population and the most amount of crops. Perhaps it was due to the separation of Mt Budapest, but the crops in the human world had not been affected yet.
Therefore, both the elves and the dwarfs did not share this information with the human mostly because the dwarfs wanted to use this opportunity to buy as much food from the human as possible.
But of course, the humans were different from the elves and dwarfs. They would have totally a totally different way of dealing with this situation when faced with it. First, those big nobles would begin holding back their food and use this opportunity to generate wealth. Which was another reason the elves and dwarfs did not want the human to know.
“Bernie. You know my status with the elves. Of course, I know about it!” Abel said with a smile.
“That makes sense. Just leave the sketch here. Give me 5 days. These metal pipes are a bit challenging to make!” Bernie nodded.
“Ok, I’ll call you in 5 days. How much will it cost?” Abel also nodded and asked.
“Abel, I want grandmaster wine and master wine. You know we will have a shortage of them as well!” Bernie added.
Abel knew what Bernie meant. Once the famine hit, the ingredients for wine would decrease. Who would have extra fruit to make wine when there wasn’t even enough to feed everyone.
“Ok, you can call Bartoli!” Abel said generously.
The 3 castle domains had become a crazy harvesting ground for crops. If they installed a sprinkling system, they would free up a lot of manpower. This would push the production potential of the soil even further.
Before leaving the Goff Family, Abel whispered to Bernie, “Bernie, if the Goff Family is running out of food. Call me!”
“Thank you. I’ll keep that in mind!” Bernie didn’t know the reason behind Abel’s words, but he knew his intentions. He guessed that maybe Abel already had many crops stocked up before the famine finally arrived in the Holy Continent. A promise like this showed that Abel was a true brother.
After a few days, Duke Albert’s birthday had arrived. Before the banquet, Abel teleported from the Orwell Palace to Angstrom City.
He first made a stop at the Alchemy Union to retrieve his large amount of ingredients. He had more than enough for all the potion formulas on him.
The most valuable ingredients were the ones used in the ‘dragon blood wall breaking potion,’ which he only received 10 portions. If he wanted to exchange more, he would need to wait even longer. Rarely anyone would make this potion, so normal inventories would not have many of its ingredients.
As for the ‘qi strengthening potion,’ ‘body strengthening potion, ‘bruise clearing potion,’ ‘poison clearing potion,’ ‘bone cleaning potion,’ ‘hundred turn potion,’ ‘wind proof potion’ and ‘solidify blue potion,’ he had gotten quite a large portion. All because he had been supplying lotions and conditioners to the alchemy union for so long without getting paid.
The price of his lotions and conditioner was constantly shooting up. Originally, the Alchemy Union meant to pay him in gold coins, but Abel had exchanged all of them into ingredients. This was how he ended up with so many ingredients.
Afterward, Abel left the Alchemy Union with a big smile on his face. In the next few days, the Alchemy Union would have a slight storage issue when it came to most of their potions.
But this would not concern Abel anyway. With the power of the Alchemy Union, they would be back on track in no time.
As soon as Abel exited the Alchemy Union, he saw Lady Carrie, so he quickly bowed and said, “Lady Carrie!”
“Master Bennett, I’m here to pick you up to the banquet under my mother and father’s command!” Lady Carrie gently bent her knees.
“Thank you so much, Lady Carrie!” Abel bowed again. He didn’t expect Grand Duke Edwina to be so caring.
His treatment was night and day compared to last time. Even though he was already a master Blacksmith back then, he was still treated like a poor fellow, fully under Grand Duke Edwina’s dominance.
Luckily he had a breakthrough in Alchemy later on and became a master alchemist by honor. This made Grand Duke Edwina look at him in a new light. Despite that, he still left the elves with a bit of dissatisfaction.
At this birthday party, the Grand Ducal Palace had sent Lady Carrie to personally pick him up. This signified that they were treating him like an extremely important figure.
Abel sat on the carriage. Lady Carrie was cold as always, but Abel could sense her kindness. She was just not the type to show much emotion.
When the carriage arrived at the Grand Ducal Palace, Abel jumped down. Steward Derek was waiting by the gate. He yelled, “The prestigious Master Alchemist baron Abel is here!”
Lady Carrie also walked down from the carriage. She nodded to Steward Derek and Derek quickly whispered something to another steward and walked next to Abel.
“Master Bennett, let me lead you!” Steward Derek said respectfully.
“Thanks. Should I give the present to Duke Albert first?” Abel said with a smile.
“You can give it to me. I’ll help you give it to my Master!” Steward Derek quickly replied.
Duke Albert wanted to appear in front of the elves with a new look, so he needed the Beauty potion from Abel. He had commanded Derek to ask even if Abel didn’t say anything.
Abel smiled and took out a bottle of beauty potion from his portal bracelet. This bottle was wrapped in a delicate box, making the whole thing look very presentable.
Steward Derek carefully held the box in his hand. He bowed and kept leading Abel into the hall. Afterward, he quickly disappeared with the box.