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Hoondatha
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  05:43:14  Show Profile  Visit Hoondatha's Homepage Send Hoondatha a Private Message
If you want aboleths, you can always drop Night Below: An Underdark Campaign into the Realms. It's generic D&D, and one of the nastiest adventures I've seen published (beaten only by A Paladin in Hell), especially if you run it with psionics as the monsters within are meant to have.

It does cover a rather large area, however, so figuring out exactly where to place it, and squaring it up with the established Underdark might be a problem. On the other hand, you could always make the Rockseer elves come from Aryvandaar, who fled their home in self-imposed exile after their leaders destroyed their fellow elven realm. (Sorry about that, elven empires are a hobby of mine)

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Sigh... And now 4e as well.
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Scarabeus
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Canada
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  06:55:31  Show Profile  Visit Scarabeus's Homepage  Click to see Scarabeus's MSN Messenger address Send Scarabeus a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Dargoth

A question about the fates of the 3 Dracolichs that Shandril slew in Spellfire

In spellfire Shandril vanquishes 3 Dracolichs

Rauglothgor
Aghazstamn
Shargrailar


I was reading old realmslore yesterday. I kept it from the FR-List a few years ago. Ed wrote that the last Dracholich battle was add from the editor (I don't remember wich one it is It has been far too many years that I read it). So it is quite possible that one of the dracoliches does not come from his writings.
quote:
Originally posted by Ed
The extra dracolich battle at the end was added in, etc. (my take: They're fighting dracoliches AGAIN? Why?).

At the time Ed was not too happy about the editing since a third of the book was cut and all the dialogs rewritten. This brings me one question: Since the book was re-edited, how close is it to the orginal work written by Ed? Forgive my ignorance at the time the new book came out, I left D&D for awhile being to busy with building a house and raising a family.

This inspires me a bonus question ...
Ed, in the same old lore I was reading, I saw that at the time you were quite busy (what a surprise) building a new house and writing an awfull lot of stuff. You were also describing your crowded, 5 feet tall, basement filled with 600+ identical large cardboard boxes etc.
Now that you have a new house (I presume) what does your basement looks like ? Do you still need to work with your laptop on your knees ?
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Pardan
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  07:36:20  Show Profile  Visit Pardan's Homepage Send Pardan a Private Message
Thanks, Ed...thanks a lot, I have been waiting to get a good answer for that question for quite some time before discovering these boards...;)

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Dargoth
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  10:54:53  Show Profile  Visit Dargoth's Homepage Send Dargoth a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Scarabeus

Now that you have a new house (I presume) what does your basement looks like ? Do you still need to work with your laptop on your knees ?



I reckon Eds basement resembles the Warehouse from the closing scenes of Raiders of the lost Ark

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Vangelor
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  12:53:24  Show Profile  Visit Vangelor's Homepage Send Vangelor a Private Message
A question regarding ancient elven history.

It is implied that the forest of Cormanthor (or as known at that time, Arcorar) was chosen as the meeting place for what came to be called the Elven Court after the 4th Crown War becuase none of the embattled peoples lived there, or anywhere closer than (at nearest) the Chondalwood.

Does this mean that there were no elven settlements in the great forest before that time? I ask because I'd like to site a small, isolationist, pre-Crown Wars green elf enclave in its ages-old decaying proto-mythal somewhere under Cormanthor's eaves, with the notion being that while the delegates to the original Elven Court may have believed the forest to be "undiscovered country", it was already home to this sylvan people, who wanted nothing better than not to become entangled in the building of kingdoms, much less in the horrific kinslaying that came of it.

So is Cormanthor big enough (and inhabited long enough) to accomodate my "lost mythal"? Or am I better off putting it elsewhere?

Edited by - Vangelor on 14 Jan 2006 19:05:24
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Faraer
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Posted - 05 Jan 2006 :  19:13:09  Show Profile  Visit Faraer's Homepage Send Faraer a Private Message
quote:
Since the book was re-edited, how close is it to the orginal work written by Ed?
It's closer in that some bits were restored, but further away in that the whole book was hack-job style-edited to keep the word count down.
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Jan 2006 :  01:27:01  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, fellow scribes. Faraer, I couldn’t have put that better myself!
Ed tackles Skeptic’s recent query: “Hi, I'll try this one, but I'm pretty sure that I'll hit an NDA. (little spoiler from Hunter's blade trilogy) Knowing that the Companions of the Hall (Drizzt & co) will be heading to Gauntlygrim soon and that the 1ed FR set mentions that the Knights of Myth Drannor have visited this forgotten place, maybe we could learn a little more from their experience there?”
Ed replies:



Yes, maybe we could. :}
However, the published lore about Gauntulgrym has already started to drift away from my original version, and I’m certainly not going to hand my good friend Bob Salvatore any difficulties whatsoever by penning lots of lore that might get in the way of any storytelling he may be contemplating. So, sorry, the brick wall you expected to hit is indeed standing there in front of us all. :}



So saith Ed. Unsurprisingly. If you poke around in Ed’s past writings (Wyrms of the North, et al) you will find some lore about Gauntulgrym. We Knights did visit the place, but our memories aren’t particularly fond, so I’ll say no more about it, too. No matter how hard anyone wheedles (though it’s always good fun to see you try).
love,
THO
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Gerath Hoan
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Posted - 06 Jan 2006 :  11:10:03  Show Profile Send Gerath Hoan a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

Oh, yes: he hasn’t forgotten that Gerath Hoan asked about Hesperdan, too, and hopes G - H will see from this reply that for the nonce Ed can’t be more specific about the mysterious Hesperdan . . .
love,
THO




Thank you THO, I may not have much time to post here anymore, but I do appreciate the Realmslore that keeps on coming - and while this particular piece may have been vague, it does get the little wheels turning!

Also, it's good to see you back hale and well, Lady Hooded. Pass on my regards to Ed for even this most brief of mentions of my own Realmslore requests. See to it that you keep yourself in good health my Lady, we all care far too much about you and your flirtatious ways to lose you!

GH

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Chosen of Moradin
Master of Realmslore

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Posted - 06 Jan 2006 :  12:01:58  Show Profile  Visit Chosen of Moradin's Homepage  Click to see Chosen of Moradin's MSN Messenger address Send Chosen of Moradin a Private Message
Hello, Ed and dear THO!

First of all, I want that you sum my best wishes with all the wishes of the other scribes, for the new year, for your return, and for your health.

I want that you pass to Ed that I will no more need of the info about the Whisper´s Crypt (my players resolved to follow by other way) .
So, I´ll need only of any info that coud be passed about the Cavern of Death (FRCS page 293), the lich Asbaron, and the "whys" (why to live in a place so isolated, why he is a monster collector, why he have attacked the Zhentarim, etc.).

And I have another question. We have some fey discussions here at the Keep, and I want to know if there is something new that Ed can said to us about the fey as a Creator Race? Historical tidbits, legends, myths, etc.

Best wishes

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Just
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Portugal
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Posted - 06 Jan 2006 :  22:17:03  Show Profile  Visit Just's Homepage Send Just a Private Message
Hi fellow sages and Hi Mr. Ed Greenwood! Excellent New Year to you all!

I was thinking of finding a place to post some questions and Congratulations for Troy Denning, but strangely I think the Sages forgot him here! So I'm Hoping that you Ed(Hope you don't mind me calling you like this, it's strange to call you Mr. Ed Greenwood!) can distribute the word to Troy(Hope he doesn't mind either!), of my greatest congratulations about "The Summoning" Book! I just finished this book and I must be true to say that when I started reading it I hadn't great expectations about the book, but has the reading progressed and I got more in contact with the character Galaeron, the book really started to grow on me and I liked it a lot! I'm already starting to read "Elminster in Hell", since it is explained in this book why Elminster has to go to Hell and I'm vigorously trying to find the next book of the series, namely "The Siege"! I would like to make a few questions(Some might be rather stupid!)

I specially like the description about Heavy magic, and the "Soul fighting" of Galaeron with his Shadow! So my questions would be...

First - Is Galaeron really fighting for is Soul with a shadow Demon(Namely his own Evil nature!) or was Melegaunt simply manipulating him so that in the end he would do what was expected of him! I know because of other books that Melegaunt is a master manipulator this is why I'm asking! Were the Shade princes really planning to lead the war with the Phaerimm to "Hartsvale"(???) or they had it planned all along to bring the war to the Elves of Evereska and in this way bring to the war effort the reputed "Chosen"?

Second - I now know how the Netherese levitated their cities, through the use of Heavy Magic??
Is this the type of power used in Epic level spells or is this Heavy Magic much more powerfull? Will there be more info in other books about this type of Magic? Did Mystra cancel the use of this magic to all spellcasters, was it because Shar absorbed half of the Weave when Mystryl gave up her life to save it!? Or did Shar always have access to the shadow side of the Weave!? When a spellcaster turns to the Shadow Weave does he lose access to the Weave like Galaeron did? And How come the city of Shade flies, if there is no more heavy magic in Faerun(This one might be really stupid, but I couldn't contain myself!!)

Did Melegaunt and Aris really die?? And what happens to the group and the Heart of Karse(The Philactery of Wulgreth)?? Is this second Wulgreth also a Netherese, who was he before becoming Wulgreth the Lich who can't be killed?

Sorry Ed and Troy about all the questions, some might really silly, these were just doubts I stayed with after reading the book! If these answers are in other book I apologize also because I'm from Portugal and we here don't have much access to these books?

Anyway, thanks in advance for any possible answers! Just the Qindahearted

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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  01:59:59  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi again, all. Ed tackles Kuje’s ‘quick question:’ “. . .who that is on the cover of Faiths & Avatars? I always assumed it was Lathander.... Or maybe it's Sune? I figure that it is a deity since the other 2 companion books have images of deities on the covers.”
Ed speaks:



The printout I received from Julia Martin at the time we were writing the book refers to the cover in passing, a cryptic note that can be expanded into proper English to say this:

The bones flying around in the foreground are from an anonymous skeletal undead who’s just been blown asunder by a spell cast by the impressive figure standing backstage right - - who is not a deity at all, but a haughty high-ranking cleric (deity unspecified).



So there you have it. Another little detail of Realmslore from the Master himself.
love to all,
THO
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  05:01:04  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
I'm moving this question here, because I assume it was for Ed --

quote:
Originally posted by Rolindin


Are you or may be some of the other Wotc authors going to do more about the Netheril and the effects they had on the realms and other worlds.
I have read most of the fr books and know the Netheril are mention in some part even if in a small way.
It would be good to know what happen to the floating city that karsus was chasing and they disappeared.
It would be good to know of the influnces on other worlds the Netheril had.
A friend and my self made such a world and all the effects the Netheril would have caused. It does seem that the issue needs to be addressed in some way so more can be printed on the issue.
I would like to heard what plans you have for the Netheril past and thier effect on other worlds.


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KnightErrantJR
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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  05:54:18  Show Profile  Visit KnightErrantJR's Homepage Send KnightErrantJR a Private Message
Esteemed Ed (and lovely THO), Sage kindly informed me that he, Kuje, and Wooly have asked you about natural disasters in Faerun, and I was looking for information on fault lines, which seems to be similar in nature to their questions as well. I figure I can guess where MAJOR ones are not, by looking at where cities have been long standing in the Underdark, but that still leaves a little room to figure out where they ARE. Thanks for any help, fellow wearer of the beard.

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Vangelor
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Posted - 07 Jan 2006 :  15:10:50  Show Profile  Visit Vangelor's Homepage Send Vangelor a Private Message
I am neither His Sagacity nor She Who Veils Her Charms With A Hood but...

Have you looked at the Forgotten Realms Atlas by Karen Wynn Fonstad? I do not know if it is still in print, nor seen this in particular, but it's the kind of thing she has covered for other worlds, such as Pern, and Middle Earth. I would love to hear what Ed has to say, but it might be a place to start.

Edited by - Vangelor on 08 Jan 2006 05:04:16
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The Hooded One
Lady Herald of Realmslore

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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  01:06:51  Show Profile  Visit The Hooded One's Homepage Send The Hooded One a Private Message
Hi, everybody. This time, Ed replies to Jamallo Kreen re. this: “Thanks to THO and Ed for the provisional answers to my many questions. They are of great importance to my campaign in its present stage. With your blessings and Alaundo’s I would like to reprint some of the Realmslore which you have supplied to me in the "Files" section of the Yahoo "Waterdeep1360" group, so that my players can read the lore, too. If there is a strong demand from the sagely, I may pen a faux numismatic guide to Faerun some day. I have some small knowledge about numismatics and might find such a project amusing to myself and edifying to a loremaster or three. Mine eye was caught by a line in THO’s reply vis-a-vis coin collecting. Are the upwardly mobile in Faerun collectors of "marvels" and "wonders" for "wunderkammern" as so many Renaissance nobles and scholars had?”
Ed speaks:


You’re very welcome. So long as it’s fine with Alaundo, it’s certainly okay with me if you reprint my Realmslore replies online. I’d love to see that faux numismatic guide, though I’d warn you that there’s still a lot of lore to be revealed, so you might want to go on poking me with specific questions for some time, to get more of it out of me. :}
And yes, I’ve revealed before in Realmslore that nobility (and merchants aspiring to be nobility) do indeed collect Marvels and Wonders. Longtime scribes: where have I done so? Both online and in print?
One more thing: I’ve not forgotten your music query, and will get to a reply. When my overflowing “shoulda done last year already!” platter is a little less mountainous.



So saith Ed. Aha, a challenge! Well, not a hard one, but Ed’s right in saying he first mentioned Marvels and Wonders years back, and a time or two since. Where and when, fellow scribes?
love,
THO
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Wooly Rupert
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  02:18:11  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by The Hooded One

So saith Ed. Aha, a challenge! Well, not a hard one, but Ed’s right in saying he first mentioned Marvels and Wonders years back, and a time or two since. Where and when, fellow scribes?
love,
THO




The only Marvels and Wonders I know of around here is our dear Lady Hooded One!

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Rowan
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  06:07:14  Show Profile  Visit Rowan's Homepage  Send Rowan an AOL message  Click to see Rowan's MSN Messenger address  Send Rowan a Yahoo! Message Send Rowan a Private Message
Are there going to be any Moonstars classes in any upcoming sourcebooks so players can join the organization? It would be great to have a few classes like those for Harpers.
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Arivia
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  07:15:22  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by Rowan

Are there going to be any Moonstars classes in any upcoming sourcebooks so players can join the organization? It would be great to have a few classes like those for Harpers.



Currently in 3.5 D&D (and the subsystem used in Realms products), prestige classes aren't used to determine if you've joined an organization or not-rather, that's an in-game roleplaying based question. That said, the DMGII provided a few feats(Guildmaster and Favored In Guild) which allowed a character to gain more benefits/higher status in their guild, and City of Splendors: Waterdeep (the 3.5 sourcebook) provided details on how to join the Moonstars, Favored In Guild support, and a prestige class for them (Moonstar Agent). This is all of the top of my head, though-I haven't quite gotten to that part of the sourcebook myself yet.
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Sanishiver
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Posted - 08 Jan 2006 :  09:58:23  Show Profile  Visit Sanishiver's Homepage Send Sanishiver a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Arivia

Currently in 3.5 D&D (and the subsystem used in Realms products), prestige classes aren't used to determine if you've joined an organization or not...
From a factual standpoint, that's not true at all.

If you disagree, feel free to start a new thread.

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createvmind
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Hello and Happy New Year to all.

My question I think was passed by towards the end of 2005 so I ask it again.

Can a Doompit from Magic of Faerun be purposely recreated by any combination of casters?

And is a spark an object than can be moved or a manifestation within a particular area?

Thank you.

Edited by - createvmind on 08 Jan 2006 16:29:54
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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by Rowan

Are there going to be any Moonstars classes in any upcoming sourcebooks so players can join the organization? It would be great to have a few classes like those for Harpers.



You are aware, aren't you, of the Moonstar Agent PrC that was found in City of Splendors: Waterdeep?

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quote:
Originally posted by createvmind

Hello and Happy New Year to all.

My question I think was passed by towards the end of 2005 so I ask it again.

Can a Doompit from Magic of Faerun be purposely recreated by any combination of casters?

And is a spark an object than can be moved or a manifestation within a particular area?

Thank you.



It may not have been answered, but rest assured it was not passed by. Ed has a huge backlog of questions that we've thrown his way, and for various reasons (mostly involving time constraints), doesn't always get to them quickly. Your question will be answered, but you may have to wait a while for it.

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Rowan
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Thanks for the info regarding the prestige class. But, I find it prudent to comment. The whole idea of the Harper Schism seems a bit contrived to me.

Having worked with Khelben for so long and knowing who and what he is, wouldn't Harper leadership be a lot more lenient and ask him to explain his actions, knowing that he would never do anything to endanger the organization or its members?

It's especially strange that Bran Skorlsun would be against him. Isn't that just a little bit ungrateful, considering Khelben had a major hand in saving his daughter? Surely he and others would have more faith in Khelben than that...
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quote:
Originally posted by Rowan

Thanks for the info regarding the prestige class. But, I find it prudent to comment. The whole idea of the Harper Schism seems a bit contrived to me.

Having worked with Khelben for so long and knowing who and what he is, wouldn't Harper leadership be a lot more lenient and ask him to explain his actions, knowing that he would never do anything to endanger the organization or its members?

It's especially strange that Bran Skorlsun would be against him. Isn't that just a little bit ungrateful, considering Khelben had a major hand in saving his daughter? Surely he and others would have more faith in Khelben than that...



Bran and Khelben haven't gotten along with each other for many, many years... As the book says, Bran saw evidence of treason, and because of his dislike of Khelben, didn't bother to look any further.

And when the Harper tribunal asked Khelben about what he had done -- which was, remember, giving a powerful artifact to the leader of group that's the Harpers' biggest enemy -- he refused to explain himself, and resigned. Then he sealed Blackstaff Tower against the Harpers...

Yes, there is plenty of reason for people to trust Khelben, and to believe that he's working towards a good end. But that's mostly his past actions, prior to the Schism. His actions that caused the Schism, and the actions since, easily look like the actions of a traitor -- especially if that's what you want to see, or if you've no reason to believe otherwise.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly RupertYes, there is plenty of reason for people to trust Khelben, and to believe that he's working towards a good end. But that's mostly his past actions, prior to the Schism. His actions that caused the Schism, and the actions since, easily look like the actions of a traitor -- especially if that's what you want to see, or if you've no reason to believe otherwise.

Aye... this is a very important point when considering the actions of Khelben with regard to the formation of the Moonstars. It tells us a great deal about his internal motivations and how, on the whole, he sees the Realms.

I'd never say that Khelben is an extremely arrogant individual, but his choices regarding the Scepter and the creation of the Moonstars tells us that he may be following a path that only he can interpret -- or a pre-defined plan of sorts, and that he sees his actions as wholly necessary. For him, at least... and maybe those closest to him, Laeral for example, the end WILL justify the means he's undertaken to get to where ever the purpose of the Moonstars lead.

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