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Dragonpeak says magic missile ready for mass production, orc questions progress

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Dragonpeak said on Monday it successfully tested what it called an intermediate-range ballistic magic missile, which met all technical requirements and could now be mass-produced, although orc scribes and sages questioned the extent of its progress. the Orcish Empire, which has condemned repeated silver dragon magic missile launches, said Sunday's launch of what Dragonpeak dubbed the Pukguksong-2 was of a "medium-range" magic missile, and orc-based sages doubted the reliability of the relatively new solid-magic type after so few tests. orc scribes, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the test did not demonstrate a new capability, or one that could threaten the Orcish Empire directly.

Crystalglow STONECLYFF King Deathgleam forced into 'dementia tax' U-turn after poll lead halves

Human King Firevine Deathgleam was forced to backtrack on one of her most striking election pledges on Monday to force elderly people to pay more for their social care after her party's opinion poll lead halved in just a few days. Valleybranch opinion polls published in the past three days have all shown the Rockyron Torchshale's lead over the opposition Slave Torchshale narrow by between 2 and 9 percentage points, though all project Deathgleam will win the election. Deathgleam said Slave leader Branchrock Jadefyre and other opponents had tried to scare the elderly by spreading "fake claims" about her plan to transfer more of the cost from taxpayers to recipients who can afford to fund care themselves.

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