The Exalted is an exclusive club of the world’s most influential powerbrokers and puppeteers, the secret rulers behind the governments of the largest empires and nations. For months they’ve had their eye on Anna, with the membership torn about inviting her in or taking her down a few notches. The queen of Arendelle knows that it’s a big world out there, but even she and Elsa might not be prepared for the sheer scale of the forces watching Arendelle.
You’re Invited. Meet the Membership.
Harrison and Katina
Of the four Exalted members, these two have it out for Arendelle! Will Harrison, a merchant prince of Virginia, and Katina Romanov, the Russian tsar’s daughter, are rapacious and violent world rulers who will do anything to expand their continental interests. They have vast militaries and economies at their disposal and won’t hesitate to leverage them against Queen Anna.
Imperious and impulsive, the fiery Princess Katina of twenty-four summers is the heir to Russia’s Romanov dynasty. She bears a grudge against Elsa for defeating her father’s elite Baltic Fleet during her reign. Katina hungers for proxy rule over the North Sea so as to seize strategic advantage over the Western European nations. She has nothing but contempt for the Diarchy of Arendelle, and plots to take over the entirety of northern Eurasia to secure Russia’s future.
Will is scion to a powerful First Family of the United States, the Harrisons of James River. He’s cool and calm, but also strategic and calculating. He grew up on the sprawling family plantation in Virginia, learning all the arts of a princely heir to one of his country’s most prestigious political dynasties. Initiated into the Exalted at twenty-one, Will became one of its driving members by thirty. He spent several years learning the China trade in Canton, where he came to follow Yixin devotedly. He is scornful of Anna, seeing her as unworthy of the Exalted’s attention.
Peony and Yixin
The more benevolent half of the Exalted, Peony Sinclair and her mentor, Yixin, command the destiny of millions and a third of the planet through the British Empire and the Qing Dynasty. Anna hopes to fulfil their plan for Arendelle as a light to the world while staying true to herself.
Yixin Aisin Gioro
The strangely ageless prince regent of the Great Qing Empire, Yixin is the distant and intimidating leader of the Exalted. His machinations are, directly and indirectly, behind many of Arendelle’s political developments, including Arendelle’s Most Favoured Nation status (gifted by the emperor to the royals on the night of Elsa’s birth) and Anna’s appointment of Vi as prime minister. Despite disagreements and tensions, he and Arendelle’s royal family have maintained good relations.
An equestrian socialite, Peony Sinclair has the world’s captains of industry and administrators of the British Empire wrapped around her finger. Of twenty-seven summers, she was born to missionary parents that abandoned her in Peking. Taken in by Yixin and given a Chinese first name, she initially served as the English teacher to his spies. Fiercely loyal to the Great Qing Empire, Sinclair is a diplomat-agent equally comfortable in Europe and Asia. She is tasked with monitoring Arendellian affairs and guiding Anna to global greatness.
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AN ANGEL ARRIVES
- ELSA’S COLUMN: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE QUEEN?
- “I’M HERE, WHAT DO YOU NEED?” KRISTOFF AND ANNA STRIKE BACK AT HARRISON
- DRAMATIC DAY IN PARLIAMENT AS MINISTERS CLASH OVER ANNA’S MILITARY REFORMS
- QUEEN ANNA ACCELERATES MILITARY REFORMS, MATTIAS AND KRISTOFF TO SPEARHEAD POLICIES
- FOR THE GRAND DUKES ONLY: PROFILE OF ANNA, QUEEN OF ARENDELLE
- EXCLUSIVE: ANNA, COLISA, AND MARI IN NEW INTERVIEW ON POLITICS, THE WORLD, AND EACH OTHER
- ANNA’S COLUMN: BE FEARLESS AND READY
- DESTINATION: ARENDELLE, LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MISSION SAINT PETERSBURG
- ARENDELLE’S DELEGATION IN SAINT PETERSBURG FOR TALKS WITH RUSSIA, PART THREE
- ARENDELLE’S DELEGATION IN SAINT PETERSBURG FOR TALKS WITH RUSSIA, PART TWO
- SECRET FILES: THE GRAND DUKES OF IMPERIAL RUSSIA
- ARENDELLE’S DELEGATION IN SAINT PETERSBURG FOR TALKS WITH RUSSIA, PART ONE
- THE GREAT GAME OVER ARENDELLE: GLORY TO THE TSAR!
NORTHULDRA, ARENDELLE, AND RUSSIA
- EXCLUSIVE: THE ROMANOV SHADOW FALLS OVER ARENDELLE
- EXCLUSIVE: ANNA PROMOTES HONEYMAREN TO HOME MINISTER, SEEKS TO BRIDGE DIFFERENCES WITH AMIRA
- ANNA’S COLUMN: MY FIGHT IS ALONGSIDE MY SISTER
- ARENDELLE AND THE QING: THREADS OF AGNARR AND IDUNA’S PAST
- CONFIDENTIAL: TO QUEEN ANNA, FROM GENERAL MATTIAS AND COMMANDER HILDE
- FROM PEONY SINCLAIR: BEWARE THE ILLUSIONS OF OVERWHELMING POWER
- ANNA FORMS ELITE DIPLOMATIC CORPS TO REACH OUT TO KATINA ROMANOV
- ELSA’S COLUMN: RUSSO-ARENDELLIAN RELATIONS – DUTY CALLS
- TRADE AND FINANCE: KRISTOFF JOINS SKAU-KROGH AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; TAKES OVER SUBSIDIARY ALL ARENDELLE TEA
THE GREAT GAME OVER ARENDELLE
- THE ARENDELLE ASSIGNMENT: ELSA AND ANNA’S LEGACY
- SPIRIT SHOWDOWN: MAREN AND AMIRA’S DESTINIES
- MICHAEL’S MUSINGS: FAMILY
- ANNA’S COLUMN: REALIGN, RESTRUCTURE, RECOVER!
- A DREAM OF FLOWERS
- ELSA’S COLUMN: ANNA, FOLLOW YOUR HEART
- ELSA VERSUS THE TSAR: 1840, THE BATTLE OF ODINLAND
A QUEEN’S DILEMMA
- BREAKING: QUEEN ANNA SURRENDERS HER TRADING PRIVILEGES TO MR. HARRISON
- A QUEEN COMES BACK STRONGER AND WISER
- MICHAEL’S MUSINGS: AN OPEN LETTER TO AMERICA’S SECRETARY OF STATE AND AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE
- ANNA’S COLUMN: MY CRISIS AND DESPAIR
- PEONY SINCLAIR TO YIXIN: THE STORY SO FAR
COUNTERSTRIKE WITH CHATHO
- COLISA, FELLOW GUARDIAN OF ARENDELLE
- ANNA AND COLISA’S COUNTERATTACK!
- COLISA’S VISIT TO ARENDELLE
- PRIDE OF ELSA, QUEEN ANNA’S NEW FLAGSHIP, COMMISSIONED AT ARENDELLE’S HARBOUR
- SHOW YOURSELF: QUEEN ANNA CONDEMNS SKAU-KROGH, ACCUSES HARRISON OF ECONOMIC IMPERIALISM AGAINST ARENDELLE
- GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY: SKAU-KROGH ATTACKS WESELTON
- EXCLUSIVE: VESTERAND OFFERS TO ALLY WITH QUEEN ANNA
- PEONY SINCLAIR’S GLOBAL CHESSBOARD
- THE BEHEMOTH STRIKES
- ANNA’S COLUMN: COME BACK TO ME, MARI OF VESTERLAND
- THE ENTENTE OF SMALL KINGDOMS
- ELSA’S COLUMN: OLD FRIENDS – UNITED!
- THE GRAND HOUSE OF MUNDILFARI, PART TWO
- THE GRAND HOUSE OF MUNDILFARI, PART ONE
- ANNA’S COLUMN: WE MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER
- KRISTOFF AND HARRISON: CORPORATE CLOAK AND DAGGER