More questions were asked by another individual. They were both good questions like always. This was the reason why she wanted to do the Public forum in the first place. People could ask the tough questions and they would get answers to the best of her ability. Naturally she was going to select her words carefully as to avoid saying things that weren’t supposed to be said at the time. She breathed out a sigh and answered carefully. “Yes the New Lunar Republic has attacked but that was purely out of us not being prepared. We would attack their stronghold but their defenses are a lot stronger than ours. To attack the place would cause unnecessary casualties. If you want to talk more about military strategies talk to Shining Armor. He is currently in the crowd and would accept your questions. As for the other question—when you have an individual who only wants darkness and disharmony in the world and doesn’t take no for an answer it is hard to get any sort of negotiation points. Maybe in the future we will try something like that. For now we are stuck the way we are. Thank you for your questions.” Celestia pulled away from the microphone so that she could wait for another person or more questions to be asked.
Shining took a deep breath and rose from his seat; choosing to project his voice as opposed to using a microphone to make a statement.
“Further to the point about strategy,” he called out in response to the question. “As I’m sure you can understand, we do not and will not make a habit of sharing our strategy for the field, so as to protect our people on the frontlines. What I can say is that we are making encouraging progress on all fronts.”
He then turned around to the Princess, prepared to ask her a question. “Now, to my question. You mentioned the attack here before, and I’m sure you can understand that simply being prepared is not enough. What is being done at the grassroots to curb any unease and indeed distress amongst our people?”