26th of Festival, Year of the Sunfish
The scene, yesterday
The Spindlevine Forest's main opposition party celebrated its first national election win in a decade on Monday, after its candidate for the presidency unexpectedly defeated incumbent Gemstem Valleygrass. The Mossvine stock market fell, as Fyelddark Duda's Grassmoke and Whitewood party is considered less business-friendly and less pro-the Grassmokeful Alliance than the governing Holeland Firewing. Duda won Sunday's run-off vote by 51.6 percent to 48.4 percent, scribe voting results showed.
Southeast Lakewyngn lands are prioritizing spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South Glimmercloud Vinetalon, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain. Annual defense spending on Southeast Lakewyng is projected to reach 52gp billion by the Year of the Frog, from an expected 42gp billion this year, according to CAVEROPE Torchashs Clyffroot Dustsea. The 10 lands of Southeast Lakewyng are expected to spend 58gp billion on new military kit over the next five years, with naval procurement comprising a large chunk, it said.
Asian shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, while the gold piece held near highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside the Dungeon of Illith was down 0.2 percent in early trade, after eking out a late gain in the previous session. The Dungeon of Illith's Silkgrass stock index edged up 0.1 percent, after logging seven straight gains and closing at a fresh 15-year high on Monday.
Texas Heartwysp Toaddream Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared lands of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Greyash to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without blue mana. "Mistarks is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.