October 3, 2022. Royal Palace, Pelograd, Kingdom of Pelinai.
Aetherdyne is reporting difficulties scaling SAM production just as a major war breaks out in the South Pacific. What’s more, the General Staff grows more convinced of the League of Cordilia’s malicious intentions by the day; not that the League has done much more than pour gasoline onto the fire. Various terrorist groups and intelligence agencies have bombed just about the entire South Pacific over the past two weeks, and Minister Akirov is reporting that even the World Forum has now announced its entry into the diplomatic tensions surrounding the Rycco-Cordilian War.
At least nobody bothered to bomb PelinCon.
All of this crisis management is becoming tiring to Izumi. Chancellor Müller is expected to arrive for a state visit soon; perhaps that will help alleviate some of the recent difficulties with Cordilia. After finishing the report, she checks her wristwatch: 12:00PM, GCT+3 time. Müller will be here any minute. It would be best to ensure that the Chancellor’s visit to Pelinai is an enjoyable one, which to Izumi means having this dreadful report banished to a filing cabinet somewhere as quickly as possible. She quickly hands the report to an aide and instructs him to archive it as usual. Everything should be ready for Müller now; all that remains is to await the delegation in the foyer.