The last few months have seen peace and prosperity for the Kingdom of Vikesland. With the nation fully recovered from the spring flooding disaster, the whole royal family has partaken in winter holidays this new year. The King and Queen of Vikesland relaxed at their rented Villa in the small village of Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico. They enjoyed sunny hot weather the entire time they were there and enjoyed it with the Queens side of the family. King Christopher, taken with the area, was found perusing villas for sale.
King Christopher was heard saying this: “This place is perfect for a possible future acquisition of an embassy here in Mexico. This area is safe and friendly and a stones throw from the beach on the Bay of Banderas. I will be keeping a close eye on the real estate here and hope to acquire a villa here in the next couple of years.”
On the Kings side of the family, Prince Elgin once again flew to the Cayman islands where he stayed with his brother Greg, Duke of Cayman, and conducted diving exercises for the Vikesland navy. Prince Elgins experience as a woodsman came into play when he was requested to down a local rubber tree. The tree was taken down without incident and all parties involved had a good time.
Princess Evelyn and Princess Jolene flew south with family to the island nation of Jamaica to attend the wedding of the Kings cousin Kolita.
Recently in the new year, the King of Vikesland has been busy with his film and television producing career. He recently had a small TV series green lit for production by MTS television on demand.
On top of this, the King is producing and directing a feature film with the King of Calsahara this fall. The King has two more feature film projects in the works and will find himself busy for the next 2 years.
In December it was announced that the King may be attending the Polination conference in London, England this coming July. However with the latest developments in regarding the TV series, the King may not be able to attend due to scheduling conflicts. King Christopher had this to say: “While I am very happy with the recent developments in regards to my career as a producer, this may in fact conflict with my ability to attend the Polination conference in London. I will have to play things by ear and hopefully it works out that I can indeed get to that conference. I have been picking away at a micronational documentary for a very long time and find myself in the perfect position to get much needed interviews and video of intermicronational diplomacy and heads of state for it at this conference. I hope it all turns out.”
It is very possible that the MLF threat, at least for the time being, has been lessened significantly. It was reported last year that the MLF conducted a couple of different attacks on Vikesland soil. One of those incidents produced a very clear security camera picture of the individual that perpetrated the crimes. That individual has been arrested by Canadian law enforcement near the town of Ste. Rose Manitoba, Canada. The individual has pleaded guilty to break and enter, vandalism and trespassing charges. Sentencing is scheduled in February of this year. The individual, who is by Canadian and Vikeslandic law a minor, cannot have his name released to the public. Foreign Affairs Minister and Royal Secretariat of Vikesland released this statement. “I would like to say that the capture of this individual is a blow against those that would harm Vikesland and her citizens. It also sends a message that you will be caught if you violate our peaceful nation with criminal acts. On January 22nd, a citizen of Vikesland spotted the individual and recognized them from the security photo. They then called the R.C.M.P. while trailing the individual. The police showed up and took the individual into custody without incident.”
The citizen hero who recognized the individual was asked about the affair but declined to make any statement and wished to remain anonymous. She requested that her name not be released due to fears of retaliation by the accused friends and fellow MLF members. she did however say that she would do it again if need be and that she was doing her job as a citizen to keep her Micronational country safe. The current rumor is that the King will create an award for citizens that commit acts of heroism like she did.
This month the Vikesland K9 unit of the Vikesland Security force just acquired another dog. Shadow, an elk hound german sheppard cross was purchased by the department of the interior to replace the loss of Vikeslands greatest canine protector, Ceazar. Ceazar passed away in 2010 due to age and a genetic debilitating spine ailment. The K9 unit is now back up to full compliment with Toby and rookie Shadow on the job.