Candidates have already begun meeting with advisors and supporters. Garbers and fusers across Halagh are being taken over for production of banners and various other publicity tools, and the demand for lichen inks is increasing as Soches write and rewrite their speeches.
"Elections are great for business," remarks local lichen farmer Hal'hannah. "So much bustle and activity, it really livens things up!"
Official rallying and campaigning is expected to begin next month.