Chapter 483: Cement
Robb placed the stone near the crystal ball’s level and said, “look at this stone carefully. It’s not a natural big stone, but a man-made stone.”
“Oh?” the queen only had time to “Oh”. Before she could say anything, two middle-aged women’s heads popped out from both sides of the camera. They roared anxiously, “what’s the use of it? It’s still a stone! There are stones all over the mountains, and you can get as many as you want. Why do you have to make stones? What’s the use of it?”
“Shut up,” said Robb.
“I won’t…” the two women wanted to continue talking.
Robb suddenly said, “if you don’t shut up, I’ll beat your son.”
The two women immediately covered their mouths, not daring to say a word.
Robb then asked the queen, “what do you want to say?”
It was obvious that the queen was thinking about something. Her expression was as someone confused at first, because normally, the first thing she thought about was the use of the stones, and then she would come to a conclusion that stones were useless.
However, the queen had dealt with Robb for a long time. She was very clear that Robb would not waste his time to do something useless. Since he thought this thing was good, then it must be good.
“Is this stone very hard?” the woman asked. “Is it the kind of indestructible stone?”
“No, it’s not!” Robb smiled and said, “its hardness can only be said to be average, not bad. It can block knives, spears and arrows, but it may not be as hard as some natural rocks.”
What’s the use of it?
The five words circled in the Queen’s mind, but after all, she was a woman with extraordinary insight. After a short thought, she immediately thought of something. A bulb lit up on her forehead.
She looked at the square cement in Robb’s hand, and immediately thought of something and said. “The shape?”
“Bingo!” Robb gave her a thumbs up and said, “Miss queen, you are quick to react and think.”
Without Robb’s further explanation, the Queen’s mind flashed and she instantly thought of the right use of cement. “If I understood correctly, when we build solid defensive works in the future, we don’t need to move and cut big stones, but can directly make them with cement?”
The queen continued, “if the city wall is made of cement, it can be made into a whole, not many big stones. In this way, it will be more solid.”
“That’s right,” Robb said with a smile. “Besides, this is a stone made by ourselves, not a natural stone. In other words, when we make a stone, we can also add something else in it to improve its strength, such as steel.”
Hearing this, the queen had completely understood what was going on. “It’s made of reinforced steel and concrete. Such a building is many times stronger than current buildings. Even if it is hit by enemies, it may not collapse. Because the reinforced steel will hold the stone made of cement and prevent them from falling down.”
Robb clapped his hands and said, “Miss queen, you are so smart. No matter what you think, you always think about fighting first.”
The queen ignored his complaint, because she was really shocked by the greatness of cement now. She quickly said to Robb, “give them back to me!”
“What? Give them back?”
“Give them back to me!” the queen pointed at the two young men hiding behind Robb and said, “give these two alchemists back to me.”
“Wow, how can you do this to me?” Robb said, “you want to take away the talent I have cultivated hard?”
The queen snorted, “their mothers are with me. It’s natural for me to look for them.”
Robb said, “you were so weird just now that you seemed to have nothing to do with it.”
“Ah? I didn’t hear what you said clearly.”
The woman was going to play tricks again, but Robb didn’t care. Since the two young men had already developed the formula, they only needed to leave the formula and go anywhere they liked. The following work would be handed over to the craftsman.
Robb turned around and said to the two young men, “now that your research is over, it’s time for you to go back. I taught you the idea of studying cement, so you should share your research results with me before you go back. Is that okay?”
The two young men, of course, had no objection. They were very grateful to Robb for his idea of the novel thing called “cement”, and he also told them that the materials they would use at the beginning were limestone and volcanic ash. Otherwise, they would not have succeeded in studying it.
The two of them made a big salute and said, “we will record the formula and method for the cement on paper in detail and give them to you.”
Robb smiled and said, “well, I hope you can have a pleasant cooperation. I wish you can rely on cement to earn fame, wealth, status and revive your family after you return to Bright Road.”
The two young men bowed again, and then said to the crystal ball, “mother, we’ll go back to Bright Road early tomorrow morning.”
The two middle-aged women heard the Queen’s words just now and now they understood that their son had developed something extraordinary. As a mother, how could they not be happy at this time? They were so happy that they could not even close their mouths. They quickly said, “my good son, come back quickly. Ah, most of the guards are back. Can only our two bodyguards protect your safety?”
Robb was at a loss whether to cry or to laugh. “Miss queen, in my opinion, this time, we will especially allow the two young men to pass through the transmission portal and return to Bright Road. It will be much safer.”
The queen was eager to get the cement, so she certainly wouldn’t refuse this proposal. She immediately agreed, “okay!”
So the matter was settled.
Robb then looked at the crystal ball with a smile and said, “Miss queen, have you realized something?”
“Your talent can only play a greater role in my hands,” Robb said with a smile. “What do you think? Should we consider throwing the royal magicians, alchemists, and item magic producers to Westwind town and follow me, and then going back with new technology?”
The queen asked, “you want to steal my people?”
“No, no, No. I don’t want anyone.” Robb said, “look, I have returned these two young men to you, so that you can get both skills and people. I didn’t deduct anything, but sent you something instead.”
The Queen’s heart skipped a beat at his words. But out of caution, she couldn’t help but ask, “I’m curious. What is your intention of guiding my people to study such a technique? What benefits can you get from it?”
Robb put on a gentle smile and said, “I just want a better life. That’s all. I have a lot of things I want, many toys I want to play, and I like the people around me to smile. And these things can’t be done all by myself.”
The queen thought for a while and said, “I will think about your suggestion carefully.”