New Rumbles in Parliament as Queen Unleashes Military Reforms

By Mikael, political affairs correspondent

ARENDELLE: The kingdom’s political and civic circles are embroiled in fierce debate about one of Queen Anna’s most decisive but controversial moves yet: a series of radical military reforms.

Yesterday’s reforms, critics say, cast Arendelle as a rising but increasingly aggressive military power with the potential to not just intimidate, but menace, its north European neighbors.

The reforms indicate a striking emphasis on expansion and what the government calls RRR, or “rapid required responsiveness.” Critics charge this to be a mouthy euphemism for potential aggressive action should the queen see fit.

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Anna recommissions Warship Muspelheim as Arendelle prepares for Countess’s Return

“Mistress of the Night,” by hanna.digiart (@HDigiart)

By Jeanne, reporter for The Arendelle Guardian

ARENDELLE – In her most dramatic move yet, the queen unveiled Arendelle’s most powerful warship at a sober military ceremony with Mattias in the morning. The recommissioning of Muspelheim comes as rumours swirl amongst Arendelle’s political circles about the impending return of Anna’s prime minister, the noblewoman Vi, from London.

At the ceremony, Anna formally conferred responsibility of the ship on Hilde, who doubles as both General Mattias’ second-in-command and Vi’s bodyguard-cum-lieutenant.

“It’s an indication of how far we’ve come, for me to pass Muspelheim back into the hands of her original owners,” she told the press. “I do this with clear eyes and an enthusiastic heart. I have no regrets.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Anna Proposes Inquiry into Mundilfari Assets and Holdings

By Erickson, reporter for The AG

Her Majesty has submitted a demand to the Great Assembly, Arendelle’s parliament, for an urgent inquiry into possible military assets held by Countess Viola Mundilfari, leader of the Mundilfari clan and owner of the Snow Herald newspaper.

In an interview with The Sunday Guardian, The Arendelle Guardian’s weekend edition, Anna expressed her horror at how a private citizen, no matter their social status or hereditary noble title, possessed enough resources to construct Muspelheim, a highly advanced, modern battleship whose firepower surpassed the entire Arendellian navy’s.

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Anna’s Column: Know Thy Enemy, Know Thyself

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By HM Queen Anna

Dear citizen – or you might be a visitor from elsewhere, passing through Arendelle – how are you?

I’ve been in a pensive mood lately. You can’t see me as I write this, but I look and feel exhausted, with big dark rings under my eyes.

It’s been weird since I confiscated and decommissioned Muspelheim. I expected the Countess to rage and try to exact revenge somehow, but not only has she backed off, but our correspondence has grown more frequent, our words more tender and understanding. The mood isn’t one of raring-to-go rivals, but somewhat reluctant combatants.

The Snow Herald continues to wrangle with this paper (which has my column), over the kingdom’s direction. Vi’s supporters in parliament and commerce are still too strong for my liking. I’m furious with Vi for hurting Maren, and Maren’s eager to have a rematch with her. But apart from the tragic loss of several of Mattias’ men and Vi’s Runic Knights, things are pretty much the same here after the Battle of the Fjord.

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