Featured image art “Moon Deity,” by hanna.digiart (@HDigiart)
“What if you could protect Elsa and Arendelle forever?”
It’s the 19th Century. The war between Arendelle and Russia has ended. Anna’s leadership enters a new era as her kingdom rises to becoming a global power. In this new ongoing arc, The Arendelle Guardian’s story goes cosmic but also introspective, with Anna encountering her own mortality and what eternal life might mean for her as a queen and as Elsa’s sister.
Since time out of mind, the prince regent of China, Yixin, has waged a shadow war with his own mother, the mythic goddess of the Moon, Chang’e. Yixin’s power and agelessness is thanks to his status as a Moonborn, one among several of Chang’e’s children. When they were infants, Chang’e fed the Moonborn the fabled elixir of immortality, hoping that they would become exemplary leaders for humankind. But Yixin, eldest among the Moonborn, chafed at his mother’s plans and waged a cataclysmic war against her to possess her elixir. In desperation, Chang’e scattered the elixir’s fragments, rarer than rare, around the world, in secret sanctuaries that Yixin couldn’t find.
Five thousand years ago, Yixin formed the secret society of the Exalted, which was led by generations of wealthy and powerful sovereign leaders to hunt down the elixir. From Ramses to Caesar, from Elizabeth I to Tamerlane, all the way to the present gallery of Exalted members, he’s been disappointed… until the birth of Elsa in Arendelle reconfigured the elemental magic of the world and revealed the locations of Chang’e’s elixir.
Although Yixin failed to persuade Elsa to join the Exalted, Anna has willingly taken up his offer of leadership, swearing to ensure that Arendelle maintains its newfound power and her people are never threatened again.
A new generation of the Exalted is here, with Anna at its head.
But Arendelle’s queen faces a momentous decision for her own reign thanks to her allegiance to Lord Yixin: is immortality worth it?
Power, politics, and drama – join Anna as her journey goes galactic!
“I won’t live forever. But my love for Elsa will.”
Chang’e, Goddess of the Moon
The august Chang’e once thought that making humans immortal would be a good idea. It was a well-intentioned mistake that she’d regret for eternity.
With her ex-husband, Hou Yi the Divine Archer, she gave birth to a lineage of immortal Moonborn that was supposed to guide humanity. Then it all went pear-shaped after a messy divorce from her tyrannical spouse and their son Yixin’s rise to power. This foremost of the Moonborn grew so powerful and contemptuous of his mother that he rebelled, seeking her elixir of immortality for his own followers. Chang’e was forced to scatter it in secret sanctums around the world to hold off Yixin.
Yixin’s secret society of the Exalted has steered world history from the shadows, preparing for the day when the hunt for the elixir would begin anew. With the emergence of Anna and Elsa on the world stage, Yixin now renews his war against his mother, pitting Arendelle’s sister-queens against a goddess.
The most powerful being in The Arendelle Guardian’s world, Chang’e is an outer space deity who holds the secret of immortality. She’s extremely kind-hearted and caring, and casts a concerned eye over Anna and Elsa and the people of Arendelle. She’s remorseful over her mistake with the Moonborn and is determined that her son doesn’t find the elixir of life.