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by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty
Replies: 3
Views: 16

Re: Session 4 - 19 Jan 2021 Being Knotty

Hazen wrote:It was Rocky who told us that when someone comes through the portal from the other side, it swirls Indigo. Thus the portal seems to be one-way at a time and the color indicates the direction.

Correct.
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Leveling Emphasis and DM Prefs
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Re: Leveling Emphasis and DM Prefs

In Invisible Sun, there are three "rewards" which allow you to advance your character. These are your "XP." But, you don't "level up" with particular amounts of any; you decide what aspect of your character you want to advance. Acumen: You gain this by "experiencin...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

You are expecting other characters to react to your character and your suggestions as if that is exactly what they must do. They must do no such thing. Think harder. When I propose this or that scheme, PCs (and NPCs) respond in character - and I watch their words and actions and draw conclusions ab...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Notes from 01/07/21 - Duchery #1 of 3 - A/M

Man, did I ever screw up.
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

IIf the character is cool to an idea for character reasons, it should be so across the board. We are, after all, supposed to be role playing. So which is it: "we need to coalesce into more of a party" - by accepting a "hook", regardless of whether our character in "cool to ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

I prefer we not go overboard (pun intended). I am sorry for inconveniencing you. I had a (moderate) interaction with the DM, in which I realized that my life had just changed in mysterious ways, and then the DM went back to the main group, announced that my ship had sailed, and proceeded for the re...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Food for Thought
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Food for Thought

Must all “hooks” be applicable to all PCs? Do you believe that a "hook" must be delivered only by the DM, through an NPC, or is it OK for a fellow PC to come up with something and try to motivate other PCs to work with them on it? I found something significant to work on. I role-played, de...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Game Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Game Mechanics

Correct. Otherwise we'd just have to go through all the calculations again only to arrive at the same result.
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Travel Log 12/21/20

Slight correction: "Morena warned Wutryn about drinking the Captain’s wine, recommending water instead."

Morena did not "recommend water". Morena said that the wine was unsafe and to avoid it, to which Wutryn stated that as a sea creature, she never drank wine anyway, only water.
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/21/20
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Travel Log 12/21/20

Quite a session! Good account, to my eye.
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Notes from 12/17/20 - Join the Army!

Amaroth spoke of Fuma by name because he feared that if he invented a name for him, Fuma would interrupt and correct him. The Honorable Fuma is not the most Deceptive knife in the drawer. Or is it hammer in the bag? :)
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Travel Log 12/1/20

Without getting up, Wutryn read the mind of the rat and got complete and utter devotion to Roger. FWIW, according to the rules as written, the spell doesn't work like that... Detect Thoughts ... For the duration, you can read the thoughts of certain creatures. When you cast the spell and as your ac...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: Travel Log 12/1/20
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: Travel Log 12/1/20

Morena's whistle summoned an otter. Bastia's whistle summoned a squirrel - which she took to the galley, where she cut its throat and it disappeared. Wutryn's whistle - handed over to Bastia - summoned a platypus. I do not believe that either Atmohs or Ursa used a whistle; feel free to correct, with...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Invisible Sun
Topic: Session 2 - 10 Dec 2020 Dark Curious
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Session 2 - 10 Dec 2020 Dark Curious

The Path of Suns: 1 Silver 2 Green 3 Blue 4 Indigo 5 Grey 6 Pale 7 Red 8 Gold 9 Invisible 10 (NIghtside of Gold) 11 (Nightside of Red) 12 (NIghtside of Pale) 13 (Nightside of Grey) 14 (Nightside of Indigo) 15 (Nightside of Blue) 16 (Nightside of Green) 17 (NIghtside of Silver) The Dark (or The Void)...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: D&D Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: D&D Beyond

A VTT is a "Virtual Table Top". Beyond 20 is telling you that you are not connected to a Roll20 )or other VTT it supports) session yet. For the purpose of browsing char sheets, I imagine you can just ignore that. For the purpose of playing in a real session with Lady Nessy as the DM, perha...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Conundrums II
Topic: D&D Beyond
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: D&D Beyond

Workaround: For each item you are keeping in the Bag of Holding, click on the item on the char sheet. You are given the option to "Customize" the item there. Strangely, I see no way to do that while "Adding" the items. You can change the name - "Ursa's Axe of Slashing"....
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

. If the latter, then I would think he would need Levitate to not fall after passing through an exterior wall, which would depend on concentration; he could presumably therefore not also have Greater Invisibility up. Unless, of course, he has some sort of innate ability. He has innate Spider Climb....
by Brianna Sollandry
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

I omitted the "a vampire takes radiant damage at the begininng of each round it starts in sunlight". However, I also did not play all of Strahd's Legendary Action's correctly: three times per round, in reaction to another character's action, he can move at his speed without provoking an at...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

Here is the official Sage Advice answer from WotC on why there is no "delay" action in 5e: Can you delay your turn and take it later in the round? Nope. When it’s your turn, either you do something or you don’t. If you don’t want to do anything, consider taking the Dodge action so that you...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

Morpheus commented that Strahd didn't seem too affected by sunlight. Somebody else commented that radiant damage didn't seem to be too worrisome. Here are the details about how those are supposed to work: Vampires (and vampire spawn) regenerate at the start of their turn. 1) They do not regenerate i...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

I suspected you forgot that Esmeralda attacking a turned bride would un-turn her. Mistakes happen - especially in the heat of battle. Morpheus did it deliberately - although that was more in character. I'm not asking for a do-over - although Cat might want one! Oh, right. I forgot that attacking wo...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: TPK
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: TPK

Well, we're heading toward a TPK, and it's annoying that one of the primary reasons is that the party can't move as a group in 5E. The time-honored D&D tradition of group movement, and thus allowing mutual protection, is not possible under these rules. I was struggling to understand this, since...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: Lovecraft inspired advertising
Replies: 1
Views: 1348

Lovecraft inspired advertising

The Necronomicon Do you want to be a nicer person? Are you looking for inspiration to do good things? Well keep looking. But if you're into opening up terrifying vistas of reality then the Esoteric Order of the Old Ones and Cthulhu Cultists want to help. Contact us today to find out how. Elder Sign...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Fools Who Follow
Replies: 1
Views: 723

The Fools Who Follow

A One-Page RPG: An ancient prophecy foretold the coming of the Chosen One, who would vanquish the Dark Lord and restore peace to the land. What it failed to predict was that the Chosen One is a vain and lazy imbecile, with no interest in pursuing his destiny (unless it leads him into a tavern or bro...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 07/16/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 909

Notes from 07/16/2020

Calder rolls Skill - Arcana (INT+Prof): (d20+1+4) : [3 + 1 + 4] = 8 Brandt rolls Skill: History: (d20+1+4) : [7 + 1 + 4] = 12 Kili rolls Skill - History: (d20+2+4) : [5 + 2 + 4] = 11 Cat rolls Skill: History (+3): (d20+3) : [17 + 3] = 20 Strahd rolls 10d20: (10d20) : [7 + 17 + 6 + 20 + 4 + 4 + 8 + 4...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: KoLmafia
Topic: Familiar Arena Parameters
Replies: 49
Views: 35915

Re: Familiar Arena Parameters

Results for Melodramedary after 12 trials using 74 turns: Contest XP[1] XP[2] XP[3] Original Rank Derived Rank Cage Match 26 38 45 0 3 Scavenger Hunt 26 38 43 0 3 Obstacle Course 0 0 0 0 0 Hide and Seek 0 0 0 0 0
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Re: Downtime Options in the Recovering Dwarven Fortress

Amaroth will spend his time studying Dwarven with an eye (ear) to the structure of poems and songs. Rhyme? Alliteration? Kennings? He will also bug each of his fellow party members to learn all he can of their feats and adventures, shared and individual. Based on that, he will write two songs: one c...
by Brianna Sollandry
Sat May 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 04/30/2020 - The Trouble With Mercy
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Notes from 04/30/2020 - The Trouble With Mercy

Which was intended to be the chance for you to realize that you meant "interpreted", but, no: when you read your account last game, you repeated "interrupted". Wow. Just, wow. I am completely unable to comprehend how anybody would see Amaroth's behavior as "interrupting"...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu May 14, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 04/30/2020 - The Trouble With Mercy
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Notes from 04/30/2020 - The Trouble With Mercy

MercyDrake wrote:I wouldn’t have been able to answer her but Amaroth interrupted so I talked common to him, and continued in common to her. Thankfully she accepted that.

Good thing I was there to "interrupt" you. :D
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 04/24/2020 - Escape and return to Castle Ravenloft
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Notes from 04/24/2020 - Escape and return to Castle Ravenloft

CAT: I am here Kili: short sword Cat->Brand Brianna recenters everyone's view Brandt rolls Skill: Investigation: (d20+1+0) : [6 + 1] = 7 Kili: ireena's (ancestor's?) picture Kili: ah, Tatyana Calder rolls Skill - Investigation (INT): (d20+1) : [19 + 1] = 20 Kili: Brand given the shaft Brandt rolls I...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Friendly Discussion
Topic: NPC Shopkeepers
Replies: 1
Views: 2113

NPC Shopkeepers

Me: Oh, wow, this shop has everything my heart desires! Spooky shopkeeper: Yes. I will warn you that every item comes with a price. Me: Yes. I know how shops work. Spooky shopkeeper: The price may be more than you expect to pay. Me: Yes. I know how US taxes work. Spooky shopkeeper (increasingly exas...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 04/16/2020 - Loot, Loot, Loot the Vault
Replies: 1
Views: 1524

Notes from 04/16/2020 - Loot, Loot, Loot the Vault

Fuma rolls Skill - Perception (WIS+2xProf): (d20+4+4+4) : [18 + 4 + 4 + 4] = 30 Sedon rolls Skill: Perception: (d20+0+4) : [19 + 4] = 23 Amaroth rolls Skill (Perception): (d20+1+2) : [19 + 1 + 2] = 22 Eclipse rolls Skill: Perception (+7): (d20+7) : [18 + 7] = 25 Mercy rolls Skill - Perception: (d20+...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 04/02/2020 - Demons Passing in te Night
Replies: 0
Views: 2922

Notes from 04/02/2020 - Demons Passing in te Night

Amaroth rolls Skill (Stealth): (d20+2+4) : [9 + 2 + 4] = 15 Amaroth rolls Skill (Insight): (d20+1+4) : [1 + 1 + 4] = 6 Sedon rolls Skill: Insight: (d20+0+4) : [11 + 4] = 15 Mercy: darkness fades within vault DM DrMcFlashPoint: Dumathoin Amaroth rolls Skill (Investigation): (d20+2+4) : [18 + 2 + 4] =...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Invisibility
Replies: 0
Views: 2920

Invisibility

Last session, Amaroth bestowed invisibility on both Sedon and himself. After we failed to disarm/unlock the door the first time, the stone golems stirred and we booked it. The DM ruled that they got an Attack of Opportunity at Amaroth - at disadvantage, since he was invisible. The ruling (presumably...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: KoLmafia
Topic: Familiar Arena Parameters
Replies: 49
Views: 35915

Re: Familiar Arena Parameters

Results for Piranha Plant after 12 trials using 144 turns: Cage Match 24 24 30 0 3 Scavenger Hunt 33 47 60 0 3 Obstacle Course 25 34 53 0 3 Hide and Seek 24 31 52 0 3
by Brianna Sollandry
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd
Replies: 10
Views: 4477

Re: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd

I believe that after Strahd attacks (physically) from invisibility, even greater invisibility, he provokes an attack of opportunity when he (presumably) withdraws. This would be at disadvantage. I looked at your thread. I saw nothing that suggested that. In fact, one person said the exact opposite:...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 3/19/2020 - Into the vault!
Replies: 0
Views: 3083

Notes from 3/19/2020 - Into the vault!

DM DrMcFlashPoint: Capt Beldrum Mercy: Story of the first thane Amaroth: Thane, Axe, Shield, Frost Giant Sedon rolls Skill: Perception: (d20+0+4) : [2 + 4] = 6 Sedon rolls Skill: Arcana: (d20+1+4) : [2 + 1 + 4] = 7 Fuma rolls Skill - Arcana (INT): (d20+0) : [7] = 7 Amaroth rolls Skill (Arcana): (d20...
by Brianna Sollandry
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd
Replies: 10
Views: 4477

Re: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd

(1) do we think the lair action is only available on that floor or is it throughout the castle. I'm betting on throughout. Castle Ravenloft is Strahd's "lair". You know the extra action that takes place at Initiative count 20 is a "Lair Action" because I told you. The action is ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

One last comment: your Tarokka deck reading from Madame Eva indicated you would encounter Strahd in a location of knowledge and lore. That would be the study. You walked in there with no preparation or scrying or divination or any warning whatsoever. Been there, done that. Henceforth, it is probably...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd
Replies: 10
Views: 4477

Strategy and Tactics vs. Strahd

Strahd was tough. He has a lot of powers - including Legendary Powers. I would say that I didn't hold back, except, reviewing them again, I pulled his punches a bit by not using his Legendary Actions each round. Many of his powers simply did not come into play since you didn't actually ever bring th...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

I'll start a new thread for discussing strategy and tactics vs. Strahd. I have the following observations/conclusions regarding the session. Several people used Inspiration points. The DM decides when and if to reward characters a new inspiration point. The intended purpose is to reward role playing...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

That is almost certainly not 100% accurate, but it is what I was able to deduce from the gametable log. It took, literally, one minute for Strahd to leave four of you unconscious and the other three (somewhat) wounded. Both Brandt and Kili's shadows are now undead thralls of Strahd. You've actually ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Re: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

The party enters the bedroom and talks to the woman on the bed. Her name is Gertruda. She lived in the village of Barovia at the foot of the mountain and often gazed up at the castle. "How romantic!", she thought, and one day she slipped out of the house and made her way along the road to ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time
Replies: 8
Views: 4216

Notes from 03/09/2020 - Butt Kicking Time

Cat: Woman on bed has dropped a slipper off one foot. Cat graciously retrieves it for her and bows Cat: She puts slipper on and gets up an curtsies Cat: Cat introduces himself. Cat: They talk Kili: Gertruda Cat: She is Grutruda Ruthless DM: Gertruda Calder rolls Spell Attack: (d20+5+4) : [10 + 5 + 4...
by Brianna Sollandry
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 3/02/2020 - Going up in the castle
Replies: 0
Views: 3469

Notes from 3/02/2020 - Going up in the castle

Calder rolls Initiative: (d20+1) : [15 + 1] = 16 Cat: wer are on the balcony checking out the slumped characters Kili rolls Initiative: (d20+2) : [8 + 2] = 10 Brandt rolls Initiative: (d20+4) : [7 + 4] = 11 Cat rolls Initiative: (d20+5) : [2 + 5] = 7 Loaded macros from /Users/pld/Dropbox/Ravenloft/N...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 2/27/2020 Chapels and Thrones
Replies: 3
Views: 2590

Notes from 2/27/2020 Chapels and Thrones

Kili rolls Cure: Light: (d8+1+2) : [6 + 1 + 2] = 9 Cat: Ready or not, here we come! Brandt rolls Skill: Investigation: (d20+1+0) : [19 + 1] = 20 Kili rolls Skill - Investg: (d20+2) : [4 + 2] = 6 Kili: brand statue, caldor cloak, kili mace Brandt rolls Skill: Investigation: (d20+1+0) : [10 + 1] = 11 ...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/12 - Poison is as poison does
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Re: Notes from 2/12 - Poison is as poison does

Mercy, Eclipse, and Fuma all went down from poison. The last drow fighter came down and got right up next to Sedon before dying. Sedon had put up a Mirror Image for the first time ever, apparently. Still, the party came this close -> <- to all going unconscious and getting captured by the Drow. Appa...
by Brianna Sollandry
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Forgotten Realms
Topic: Notes from 2/12 - Poison is as poison does
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Notes from 2/12 - Poison is as poison does

Mercy rolls Initiative: (d20+2) : [14 + 2] = 16 Mercy rolls Skill - Survival: (d20+1+4) : [10 + 1 + 4] = 15 Mercy rolls Skill - Investg: (d20-1) : [8 - 1] = 7 Mercy rolls Skill - Survival: (d20+1+4) : [18 + 1 + 4] = 23 Mercy rolls Skill - Investg: (d20-1) : [11 - 1] = 10 Fuma rolls Skill - Investiga...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/30/20 - Storming the castle
Replies: 1
Views: 2079

Re: Notes from 1/30/20 - Storming the castle

KDVeincracker rolls d20: (d20) : [8] = 8 KDVeincracker rolls d20: (d20) : [8] = 8 KDVeincracker rolls d20: (d20) : [8] = 8 Cat: hello Morpheus: https://i.pinimg.com/474x/c4/d0/41/c4d0416be5e1e9f404239424fb8dcf02.jpg Morpheus: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8qMbIfKah2U/VvT5pap8feI/AAAAAAAAGXg/m0i79saou7I...
by Brianna Sollandry
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Ravenloft
Topic: Notes from 1/23/20 - Kili go smash!
Replies: 1
Views: 2007

Re: Notes from 1/23/20 - Kili go smash!

Kili the Kili: casts a divination
Flamin' DM: From the model, smash and grab, only you will cry over the broken shards.
Kili the Kili: protection from fire

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