The covert operative known as Father Christmas has provided support to the nascent rebellion against the Narnian government, intelligence officials confirmed this morning.
At a rendezvous with three enemy combatants and their Beaver guides, Father Christmas supplied them with weapons, communications equipment, and medical supplies. The three invaders consist of a boy aged 13 and two girls aged 12 and 8, according to a fourth member of their party who defected to the Queen's palace. The four children belong to the radical group Sons of Adam. They are believed to be en route to join forces with another rebel leader whose name has not been released due to security concerns.
A tree nymph, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Narnia Times she further overheard the spy conspiring with the Beavers to improve their fortifications and industrial capabilities. She says he also "bragged to them about his spy skills and said that 'Locks and bolts make no difference to me'!"
Father Christmas is known to conduct operations internationally under several aliases, including Santa Claus and Kris Kringle. In other worlds his activities are generally confined to propaganda, espionage, and bribery. In Narnia, however, the extent of his antigovernment activities led to his banishment by Her Majesty to ensure the safety of the kingdom. "The Queen was right to banish him, as shown by his eagerness to aid and abet the enemies of Narnia," Chief of Police Maugrim told the Times.
Anyone having information on the whereabouts of Father Christmas or the three juvenile insurgents is encouraged to report immediately to authorities. "Don't even think about helping them," says Maugrim, "or the consequences will be petrifying."