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Arden Claims Military Standing Down

In a bombastic statement in which he called the Imperium a "paper tiger," the ambassador for the Federation of Arden stated that their military forces had successfully completed their exercises and would be returning to their regular stations.

He added that the Federation was amused by the disproportionate response of the Imperium to their routine maneuvers, and that it showed that the Imperium Admirals knew their forces could not stand against the heroes of the Federation.  Clearly, he said, the Imperium was frightened of the sleeping dragon on their border, and in addition the Zhodani were too afraid of Federation reprisals to support the Imperium.

An Imperial Navy spokesman stated that Imperial forces would remain on alert until they had their own confirmation of the end of the crisis.