Read Story: SEASON 1 EPISODE 53
And just like that, the month of May had finally come to an end.
May was a very fulfilling month to Landon. He had successfully made heavy machines, oil and also rubber…
Finally, he felt like he was going somewhere with his mission..
Today was the first day of June.
Although Santa didn’t come personally, he had still sent his Subordinates to bring 4,619 people to Baymard.
Again, there were 254 children between ages 0-14, and 413 people who volunteered to be soldiers. There were also 16 senior citizens amongst the group.
Now, Landon was left with 3,936 able workers.
He then selected 536 people out of the group, and appointed them as cooks.
They were to be added, to all cooking sectors within Baymard. From the school to the industries, army,castle… in short, everywhere within Baymard.
Landon also sent 900 workers to the construction industry, 1500 to the Alchemy/Chemical industry, and another 1000 to the Food industry.
Landon received money for his mineral ores, and also bought more planting seeds.
Landon made 419,000 gold coins from Santa’s Subordinates, minus the cost for the slaves and the seeds.
This time Landon was happy with the seeds he got.
There were cocoa beans and sugarcane seeds among the bags… Great… soon he would be able to make chocolate and granulated sugar.
Now, it was time to make spices, seasonings, cooking oil and vinegar.
Out of the 1,000 workers given to the food industry, Landon allocated:
•Department 1 (Working on the farms): 300
•Department 2 (Storage +Distribution): 100
•Department 3 (Spice making): 200
•Department 4 (Cooking oil): 200
•Department 5 (Vinegar): 200
For the 3 new departments, Lyore appointed 3 farmers from department 1 as the supervisors.
Today, Landon had decided to start making various kinds of spices.
Landon had the workers tie their hair with rubber bands and hair wraps. As well as wear gloves, safety shoes, mouth & nose masks, eye goggles and clean aprons.
They started by cutting the peppers, garlics, gingers, onions, turmeric and so on, into tiny pieces.
When they were done, they opened up the kiln and filled all 20 layers, with 13 trays of the all cut pieces in each layer.
A kiln was just a giant industrial oven.
Since there were over 5 Kilns available, Landon asked the workers to continue cutting, until they fill the other kilns.
“Your highness, so one batch would take 2 days to dry on low heat?” Lyore asked while looking at all the papers that Landon had given him.
They showed the detailed procedures for making different spices. As well as how to mix and create the seasonings, vinegar and cooking oil.
“Correct…. You and the workers would have to continue the process, 3 days later… As well as creating different seasonings, vinegar and cooking oil… If you come accross any issues, you can always look for me.”
“Rest assured hour highness, it shall be done” Lyore said while nodding his head proudly.
“I trust your capabilities” Landon said with a smile.
Lyore pursed his lips and looked at Landon eagerly.
“Your highness, I just have one question” Lyore said.
Landon was also curious as to what could have brought about the immediate change to his personality.
“Chief Lyore… you can ask me anything… No matter what it is…” Landon said with a reassuring smile.
“Do you know how to build a house made entirely of food?”
Landon was taken aback and didn’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Actually, Lyore was a simple man.
At the age of 7, he had always been dedicated to helping his father out in the farms. He would always dream of building huts made of corn, bread, honey and other delicacies. He even dreamt about using wine as his daily water supply.
He was a farmer… and all he really thought about was how to make food grow and taste better… If he ever built a house of food, he could die happily.
Landon looked at his enlivened overseer and sighed.
Landon could literally see the happiness and rainbows all over him.
Why were all his overseers like this?
He smiled and shook his head… Better like this than greedy
He too couldn’t wait to finally season his food.
The food in this era was disgusting to Landon. No spices.. nothing.. except pepper, some vegetable leaves and salt.
Cooking oil was also super expensive, so people usually boiled or roasted food over large fires.. It looked like a witche’s concoction.
It was terrible… No ketchup, no mayonnaise, no dressings, no seasonings… what kind of life was this!!
Plus he really missed burgers, fries and a well grilled and seasoned juicy stake… As well as pizza….
Just thinking about it made him salivate.
‘What a sad life’, he thought.
Landon sat across mother Kim, Lucy, Grace and Beri’s mother Winnie and 6 other teachers.
Since mother Winnie already knew Mathematics like addition and subtraction, she volunteered to teach alongside with mother Kim.
During May, she tagged along Mother Kim and learned how the students were being taught in Baymard.
He had also given her a mathematics textbook and guidelines on how to test and teach the students effectively.
Today, she had her first class. She and Mother Kim both taught Math 2 in separate classes.
The other 6 teachers who came with Mother Winnie in May, also began teaching as well.
The first 2 teachers taught Pyron 1 (language class), the other 2 taught Math 1, while the rest taught Math 2.
Landon wanted to know their feedback from their first day of teaching. So he held a teacher conference meeting to discuss about the possible issues they might have faced today.
“Your highness, the timetable method is truly genius… On my first day, there was already a girl who could say the entire 2 timestable off by heart.” One said.
“I agree… I this way, they should learn faster”.
The conversations went on and everyone raised their opinions and points… Mother Winnie and the girls also gave their take on the matter.
Once the meeting was over, the 6 teachers left, leaving only Landon, Grace, Lucy, Mother Kim and Mother Winnie in the room.
“Aunty Winnie, did you like your first day?” Landon asked cheekily.
Winnie looked at the little cheeky brat and pinched his nose. In her eyes, Landon was still a baby. (naturally, he’s just 15 years old)
“Of course I did silly…. It was so exciting….. and that chalkboard method was great as well…
People right at the back of the class could see what I was doing…. teaching is really exhilarating…. There was even this one student who came late, and tried to sneak into the class….you should have seen the look on his face when I caught him..” Winnie replied excitedly.
“Hahaha” everyone laughed.
“Sister, I also faced some of them as well… The students are really funny sometimes.” Mother Kim as she started recalling another funny incident in her class.
“Aunty Winnie, come on..tell us in detail what happened”..Lucy said while anxiously waiting for the story.
“Yeah yeah aunty.. tell us..”.. Grace added.
Landon smiled as he watched and listened to Winnie’s hilarious narration.
As he looked at all the women laughing and sharing their stories, he truly felt blessed. From an orphan to a man with a loving family.. Now he understood what Drake meant.
Started from the Bottom, now we’re here.
Currently, Baymard had a lot of heavy construction machines available.
With 6,000 workers making these machines on a daily basis, Baymard presently had 388 different machines ready for use.
Atleast for now, Landon was satisfied with the number they had made.
And as time went on, this number would surely increase by an even larger amount.
For construction and Mining , Baymard had:
•14 Track-Type Bulldozers
•43 Excavators Types (including Trenchers)
•40 Loading Trucks (dump trucks)
•14 Road Graders
•37 Pipelayer Vehicles (Drain layer)
•29 Road Pavers
•8 Slipform Pavers
•8 Lift Cables
•7 Street Sweepers
•3 Reach Stackers
•6 Tunnel Boring Machines
For Wood cutting:
•12 Feller Buncher’s
•7 Wheel forwarders
And finally, for Agriculture, Baymard had :
•15 Farm Trucks
•4 Agricultural Roller machines
•9 Manure Spreaders
•3 Grain trucks
•8 Farm loaders
•4 Telescopic handlers
Landon had created the farming machines because, he didn’t want the workers to be out on the fields by winter time.
Back on earth, Farmers would use tractors and other machines to harvest and roll the soil, during winter.
The farmland in Baymard was too big and wide to cover up. It was bigger than most plantations back on earth.
During winter, he wanted the workers to sit in the machines and work.
He couldn’t afford for them to go out in that weather and start picking up food or fruits with their hands… That was just wrong.
That’s why he made harvesters, planters and so…. Some of those machines could work on, up to 24 farm beds in one sweep.
The same thought process went for the miners.
Now that he had built these heavy machines, they could use the excavators and other machines, to dig out the ores from the mines.
He couldn’t possibly allow them to continue using pickaxes during the winter.
And some of these equipment’s could be shared with other departments.. like excavators, which is used for digging.
Some of these machines could also be used by both, the food and construction industry.
The Chemistry/Alchemy industry, also needed trucks, loaders and so on to move their products and chemicals from place to place.
These equipments were for everyone, that’s also why he decided to use this month, to start driving lessons.
For the entire month of June, Landon had decided to make a schedule to teach 2 times a day.
Of course, they still had to attend their math and language classes daily… That’s why he made 2 sessions a day.
Plus, it wasn’t compulsory.. expect on their days off.
People could attend it once a week or twice a week if they liked.
Those who have evening shifts, can join any of the morning shift sessions. And vice versa, for those with morning schedules.
Those that have their off days, could come and spend an entire day learning and driving… It was really up to them.
Landon had decided to have 15 people for one session.. So in a day, he would be teaching 30 people.
He also decided that those who were proficient enough in driving, could come to class and teach new people as well.
This way, everyone would learn how to use the machines faster.
The overseers and the supervisors, would also join him in teaching the workers.
Landon didn’t want all the overseers and supervisors to be out at once, so he created a teaching schedule for them.
Basically, 9 people including himself, would teach the workers how to drive, on a daily basis.
So a day, the workers would have access to 18 driving classes.
Once the first trencher was made last month, Landon had been teaching the overseers and supervisors how to use the machines, designated for their departments.
To make things easier, Landon decided that each of the overseers and supervisors, would only teach those within their departments.
He couldn’t very well tell the alchemy supervisors, to teach the construction workers how to use a paver, could he?
As for him, he would teach all departments.
On day 1, he could teach the construction industry, Day 2 would be food industry.. and so on.
This way, he wouldn’t have to move up and down the place a lot.
If today was the day for teaching the food industry workers, Landon would take the machines to the farms for an entire day. He would spend time there, showing them how it’s done.
If he were teaching the construction workers, he would take them to a site, and show them how to use the machines fore digging and so on.
He also decided to give the mining and wood cutting departments separate days as well.
The same thought process went for the alchemy industry.
Today was his first driving lesson aimed at teaching the construction workers.
Randy was a slave that had come from Carona, a while back.
Ever since he came to Baymard, he had been so shocked and impressed by how many things they had built.
He now got a better understanding of what chemistry was about and now new how to properly measure lengths and other dimensions.
Last month, their new king had assisted them in creating this gigantic carriages… no! no! no! They were not carriages but heavy machines.
All the machines were painted yellow and had a name printed on them.
All the machines started with the name Baymard.
Today, he was going to take driving classes for the Baymard Bulldozer A23, or B-Bull A23 for short.
After Landon had explained the basic safety functions involved with the machine, he showed them what each panel, wheel gears and buttons did.
Now, it was time to drive.
Randy jumped in the large wheel, just like Landon did previously, and opened the clear see-through glass door.
Once he strapped his waist seat belt, and inserted the key and turned the ignition key beyond the on position.
A very low sound came from the interior of the car… Randy started getting really excited.
He remembered that Landon said that the engine would need time to start.
30 seconds later, he was good to go.
He looked out side his window and also saw all his driving classmates in their own bulldozers.
‘How exciting’, everyone thought.
He looked at his full fuel tank and nodded. His highness said that it was important to always make sure that it never went below 30% full.
There were 2 gear joysticks at each of his sides and one lever slightly at the back of his right gear. There were also a lot of buttons around him that had different labels on them.
All the machine cars were placed at a distance between each other. Landon had given them different areas to work on.
Landon had hoped that while they worked, they would get better at using the machines.
Randy used his right joystick to go forward gear.
‘Its moving… its moving’, he thought.
He quickly moved around a barrel and started pushing a pile of dirt that Landon had previously placed. Randy’s goal was to level the ground.
Randy was pumped up and ready to learn.
The lessons went on for a while, and finally, it was time for the show to end.
The workers didnt eant to leave and kept sighing helplessly.
Landon could understand their plight. This was their first time driving or even using such machines to dig and what not.
For them, this experience was the same as using sports cars or a Lamborghini.
Who wouldn’t want to atleast go for a test drive?
Randy looked at his machine, and decided that he would sign up for the next available class.
In his mind, he had already started calling the B-Bull A23 his baby.
‘Ahhh!!!… I must register for the next class… My baby, wait for me.’