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12th Oct '16 5:33:08 PM Pysiewicz
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* BonusBoss: Himself and his crew. It's probably the most tough confrontation in entire game.

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* BonusBoss: Himself and his crew. It's probably the most tough ''the'' toughest confrontation in entire game.
12th Oct '16 5:26:49 PM Pysiewicz
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* BonusBoss: Himself and his crew.

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* BonusBoss: Himself and his crew. It's probably the most tough confrontation in entire game.



* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: He went from already ruthless and cruel pirate to the stuff from nightmarish SeaStories under the influence of Bangellian Scourge



* ForTheEvulz: Why he [[spoiler: defiled Halcyon's altar]].

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* ForTheEvulz: Why he [[spoiler: defiled Halcyon's altar]].
altar]]. It backfired spectacularly in his face, as he [[spoiler: ended up as a cursed wraith and can't reach Afterlife until atoning for his sins]].


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* [[spoiler:PayEvilUntoEvil: Killing him is treated as a ''good'' thing by game morality meter]].


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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler: He stopped killing, reformed, atoned and paid for all the evil he did. Thing is, Thorndop didn't kill all his enemies and left some of them alive, with monumental grudge against him]].


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* ShoutOut: He's [[Film/{{Unforgiven}} William Munny]], but rather than finding love, he found god.
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: [[spoiler: Turns out, if you are a cold-blooded killer and gunslinger, better be sure to kill everyone and their dog, or they will come after you with a vengeance]].
12th Oct '16 4:56:38 PM Pysiewicz
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* CrutchCharacter

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* CrutchCharacterCrutchCharacter: He starts with healing spell, some fighting abilities and minor lockpicking. Due to the game design, even if you go direcly for technology, his spells still remain useful early on.



* {{Jerkass}}: Before he found religion [[spoiler:and even moreso if the main character takes the evil path.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Before he found religion [[spoiler:and even moreso if the main character takes the evil path.]]path]].



* TheAlcoholic

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* TheAlcoholicTheAlcoholic: Fortunately, a fully functional and jolly one. Or it's just the amount of alcohol it takes to knock this guy down.



* GentleGiant: very polite and soft-spoken, especially for someone who's permanently drunk.
* LightningBruiser

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* GentleGiant: very Very polite and soft-spoken, especially for someone who's permanently drunk.
* LightningBruiserLightningBruiser: Since he's a half ogre and a dedicated melee fighter, he quickly ranks up Dexterity, Strength and Constitution to maximum.



* BadassBookworm
* HalfHumanHybrid: She's a half-elf. Not that it's rare in this world, but most of your followers are pureblood.
* HealingHerb
* TheMedic

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* BadassBookworm
BadassBookworm: She's perfectly capable of standing her ground in combat, while in the same time being highly-trained physician.
* HalfHumanHybrid: She's a half-elf. Not that it's rare in this world, but most almost all of your followers are pureblood.
* HealingHerb
HealingHerb: Her build focus first and foremost on improving both Herbology discipline and Healing skill.
* TheMedicTheMedic: The only technological one from all followers.



* ScienceHero

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* ScienceHeroScienceHero: She dedicated her life to study of medicine to improve the life of people around her.



* [[spoiler: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning. His lost clan turns out to be the legendary Iron Clan. He restores it and is proclaimed chief. And later, if Loghaire doesn't return, even the king of all dwarves.]]

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* [[spoiler: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning. AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: His lost clan turns out to be the legendary Iron Clan. He restores it and is proclaimed chief. And later, if Loghaire doesn't return, even the king of all dwarves.]]



* HaveIMentionedIAmADwarfToday: [[spoiler:Because he's overcompensating due to not knowing anything about his roots.]]

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* HaveIMentionedIAmADwarfToday: [[spoiler:Because [[spoiler: Because he's overcompensating due to not knowing anything about his roots.]]



* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler: Has orcish sthrenth and vitality, but also the appearance. In the world where FantasticRacism flourishes.]]

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* ArbitraryEquipmentRestriction: He can't wear any other armour than barbarian one. It's hand-waved in-story, as he [[spoiler: wants to keep the masquerade going to save any further disgrace to his family]]. After all, he's an orc, but managing his gear can be a hassle.
* BlessedWithSuck: [[spoiler: Has orcish sthrenth strrength and vitality, but also the appearance. In the world where FantasticRacism flourishes.]]



* GeniusBruiser: By orcish standards. [[spoiler:Above-average by human standards.]]

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* GeniusBruiser: By orcish standards. [[spoiler:Above-average [[spoiler:And still above-average by human standards.]]



* HulkSpeak [[spoiler:until you goad him into blowing his cover... or are just dumb enough that he doesn't bother to pretend.]]
* InterfaceSpoiler: [[spoiler:Moving the cursor over him reveals the crossed pistols icon of a human character in the status window.]]

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* HulkSpeak [[spoiler:until HulkSpeak: [[spoiler: Until you goad him into blowing his cover... or are just dumb enough that he doesn't bother to pretend.]]
pretend]].
* InterfaceSpoiler: [[spoiler:Moving [[spoiler: Moving the cursor over him reveals the crossed pistols icon of a human character in the status window.]]window]].



* SpotOfTea: Gar likes Earl Grey, as it is the tea of smart people. He is quite SeriousBusiness about it too, [[spoiler:considering he'll blow his cover if you ([[FelonyMisdemeanor shock and horror]]) try to convince him that green tea is better.]]

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* SpotOfTea: Gar likes Earl Grey, as it is the tea of smart people. He is quite SeriousBusiness about it too, [[spoiler:considering [[spoiler: considering he'll blow his cover if you ([[FelonyMisdemeanor shock and horror]]) try to convince him that green tea is better.]]
better]].



* BadassPreacher

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* BadassPreacherBadassPreacher: Not just some low-ranking preacher, but the head of a church.



* ChasteHero: One of the interpretations why he's one of few characters not affected by Beauty score.



* MyCountryRightOrWrong: He's still loyal to Cumbria.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: He's still loyal to Cumbria. Even if he's not welcomed there anymore.



* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit: Unlike Dante or Jormund, [[GoodBadBugs who are simply bugged]], the dog was always intended as not counting to the party limit to further emphasis his loyalty to player's character.



* LargeHam: His voice actor apparently had a lot of fun with all the lines.



* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Perriman Smythe, who absolutely hates necomancers for both personal and philosophical reasons. Which prompts Geoffrey to boast his profession right in Smythe's face. Expert of Persuasion is required to even try to get those two stick together



* [[spoiler:TheMole:eventually he will try to assassinate you if didn't became friendly with Molochean Hand.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheMole:eventually [[spoiler:TheMole:Eventually he will try to assassinate you if player didn't became friendly with Molochean Hand.Hand and revealed TheConspiracy.]]



* ScienceHero: knows gunsmithing and chemistry.
* StealthExpert: eventually.
* TheGunslinger: though he knows melee too.
* DeathGlare: his avatar is portrayed this way.
* BadassInANiceSuit: and a top hat!

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* ScienceHero: knows Knows gunsmithing and chemistry.
* StealthExpert: eventually.
Eventually.
* TheGunslinger: though Though he knows melee too.
* DeathGlare: his His avatar is portrayed this way.
* BadassInANiceSuit: and And a top hat!



* SquareRaceRoundClass

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* SquareRaceRoundClassSquareRaceRoundClass: He's dwarven ''mage'' and really comptetent at that. Sadly, he still operates under the standard penalty all dwarves have, making his spells cost double.



* AncestralWeapon: his "Ancestral Sword." Sadly, it is now [[spoiler: in the hands of Bane of Kree, beyond the PointOfNoReturn]].

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* AncestralWeapon: his His "Ancestral Sword." Sadly, it is now [[spoiler: in the hands of Bane of Kree, beyond the PointOfNoReturn]].



A Bedokaan.

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A Bedokaan.
Bedokaan recruited when dealing with poachers stationed nearby his village. It takes a considerable effort to first persuade the chief of his tribe not all "warm-bloods" are the same greedy bastards [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman killing and skinning Bedokaans for pelts]] and then there is Waramon himself. Being a cold-blooded lizard who spent his entire life as a hunter in wilderness, he can at times provide a really unique insight on world around him, especially after leaving his native forest. He's also a great fighter, picked by the chief precisely because of his combat prowess.

* ArbitraryEquipmentRestriction: Averted. Bedokaan biology and strature is considerably different from other humanoid races of Arcanum, to the point it justifies why he can't wear armour, but hats are fine.
* BadassNative: Not counting the dog, he's by far the best combat-oriented follower in the game, with self-earned Mastery in Melee and really good statistics. He also becomes expert archer, making him very flexible.
* GoodPaysBetter: He can be only recruited after stopping a feud between elves and Bedokaans and finding the real culprits. If player decides to just save the elf held captive by the lizards, chances are Waramon will end up killed in the process.
* LizardFolk
* NoSell: His ''bare skin'' has better Armor Class than certain high-end armours.
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Justified. He's a member of different ''biological class'' than every other race presented in the game. Beauty score doesn't affect him.
* TheSavageIndian: He starts as one and the entire point of his recruitment is to show his tribe they can coexist with outside world.



* BerserkButton: Perriman is strongly prejudiced against Black Necromancy and will not tolerate being in one party with Geoffrey.

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* BerserkButton: Perriman is strongly prejudiced against Black Necromancy and [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers will not tolerate being in one party with Geoffrey.Geoffrey]]. The fact Geoffrey finds [[EvilIsCool being necromancer]] ''[[EvilIsCool fun]]'' only makes it harder. Expert of Persuasion is required to even try get those two together.



* NiceGuy: He's one of few [=NPC=]'s who will join a dumb player.

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* NiceGuy: He's one of few [=NPC=]'s who will join a dumb player. And he won't snark or get angry about it, ever.



* WizardingSchool: graduated from Tulla, a sort of Wizarding Oxford. No, he won't tell you where [[HiddenElfVillage it is located]] until you come there yourself, that's the rules.

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* WizardingSchool: graduated Graduated from Tulla, a sort of Wizarding Oxford. No, he won't tell you where [[HiddenElfVillage it is located]] until you come there yourself, that's the rules.



A halfling adventurer whom you meet near the entrance to Vendigrothian Wastes. He has a full thief skillset but unfortunately is too low-level to be of any use.

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A halfling adventurer whom you meet near the entrance to Vendigrothian Wastes. He has a full thief skillset but unfortunately is too low-level to be of any use.
use at this point of the game.



* CrutchCharacter: Should player decide to infiltrate Vendigroth ruins the sneaky way, but lacking skills for it.



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn, though only technically, as she really isn't as evil as her character sheet can tell. She must have had it before meeting the PC.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn, though HeelFaceTurn: Though only technically, as she really isn't as evil as her character sheet can tell. She must have had it before meeting the PC.]]



%%* MysticalWaif

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%%* MysticalWaif* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Raven. It takes Master of Persuasion (earned for ''successfully conducting diplomatic mission between two kingdoms'') to make the ladies stop hissing at each other.
* MysticalWaif: She's a quite powerful seer and can help with minor quests by giving clues if asked.



* BombThrowingAnarchists: Inverted. He's a demolition expert hired to put ''order'' in the Boil. And by "order" it means getting both criminal families wiped out.



* GadgeteerGenius: Can build devices from the electrical college.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Can build devices from the electrical and explosives college.



* ThrowDownTheBomblet: well, he knows how to make bombs and how to throw them.
* ProfessionalKiller: hired to kill leaders of The Boil's gangs.
* StealthExpert: eventually.
* MasterOfUnlocking: eventually.

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* ThrowDownTheBomblet: well, Well, he knows how to make bombs and how to throw them.
* ProfessionalKiller: hired Hired to kill leaders of The Boil's gangs.
* StealthExpert: eventually.
Eventually.
* MasterOfUnlocking: eventually.
Eventually.



* ArcherArchetype

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* ArcherArchetypeArcherArchetype: Amusingly, while the game projects her as such, she falls flat when compared with Waramon, who is much more stoic, focused, [[ColdSniper detatched from killing]] and is a better archer anyway. It takes a very specific set of gear to make her truly shine.



* TheChick

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* TheChickTheChick: Completely averted. She's by far the most competent female fighter you can have in the party. And she's a good mage, too.



* MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers: With Z'an Al'urin. It takes Master of Persuasion (earned for ''successfully conducting diplomatic mission between two kingdoms'') to make the ladies stop hissing at each other.



* SquishyWizard

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* SquishyWizard
SquishyWizard: At least on lower levels.



* FamedInStory: He's Allan Quatermain of the setting.



* GreatWhiteHunter
* LargeHam

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* GreatWhiteHunter
GreatWhiteHunter: The reason why he joins your quest to stop an evil sorcerer from causing TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt? You are going to visit Thanatos island, and he always wanted to hunt there.
* LargeHam ICallItVera: His elephant gun is named "Old Mary"
* LargeHam



* TheExile

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* TheExileTheExile: By ''his own admission''.



* TheGoodKing

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* TheGoodKingTheGoodKing: He was one and depending on how you play the events of the game, he might return - or utterly fail - as such again.



* SadisticChoice: He was presented with one which turns out to be pivotal to the events of the game: [[spoiler:Should he strip the BMC of their honor by allowing the elves to punish them for allowing technology to spread amongst humans, or antagonize the elves and risk plunging Arcanum into a war it might never recover from? He chose the former, and exiled himself from the dwarves to ponder his shame.]]

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* SadisticChoice: He was presented with one which turns out to be pivotal to the events of the game: [[spoiler:Should he strip the BMC of their honor by allowing the elves to punish them for allowing technology to spread amongst humans, or antagonize the elves and risk plunging Arcanum into a war it might never recover from? He chose the former, and exiled himself from the dwarves to ponder his shame.]]shame]].



* WarriorPoet: You need to know the Dwarven philosophy behind the Stone and the Shape (which Loghaire is intimately familiar with) to have him join you.

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* WarriorPoet: You need to know the Dwarven philosophy behind the Stone and the Shape (which Loghaire is intimately familiar with) to have him join you. Or convince him to [[spoiler: return to the throne]].
6th Oct '16 2:32:42 AM Skargoth
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:He spent the last 2000 years imprisoned in a magical shell, as punishment for attempting to destroy Kerghan when he was first banished to the Void.]]
6th Oct '16 2:29:34 AM Skargoth
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* AGodAmI: You may become this at the end of the patched game if [[spoiler: you sides with Kerghan until the very last moment and then declare godhood when he demands to know the reason for the betrayal]].
4th Oct '16 11:12:49 PM Skargoth
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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: [[spoiler: the conclusion of his story about the prince who was framed up and inmprisoned on the island.]]

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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:The conclusion of his story about the prince who was framed up and inmprisoned imprisoned on the island.]]
4th Oct '16 11:11:36 PM Skargoth
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An old man who lives in a distant house in the middle of Isle of Despair and clearly has more in his past than he's willing to tell. [[spoiler: He's the elder brother of King Praetor of Cumbria and the rightful heir to the throne who was overthrown and exiled to TheAlcatraz.]]

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An old man who lives in a distant house in the middle of Isle of Despair and clearly has more in his past than he's willing to tell. [[spoiler: He's the elder brother of King Praetor of Cumbria and the rightful heir to the throne who was overthrown and exiled to TheAlcatraz.the [[TheAlcatraz Isle of Despair]].]]



* [[spoiler: TheGoodKing: Unlike his brother, he is willing to embrace both magic and technology in a way similar to Caladon. After his return, the dying country started to rise to its former glory]].
* [[spoiler: RightfulKingReturns]]: With a little help of the Living One.
* [[spoiler: TheWisePrince]]: What he used to be.

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* [[spoiler: TheGoodKing: [[spoiler:TheGoodKing: Unlike his brother, he is willing to embrace both magic and technology in a way similar to Caladon. After his return, the dying country started to rise to its former glory]].
glory.]]
* [[spoiler: RightfulKingReturns]]: [[spoiler:RightfulKingReturns: With a little help of the Living One.
One.]]
* [[spoiler: TheWisePrince]]: [[spoiler:TheWisePrince: What he used to be.
be.]]
4th Oct '16 10:55:24 PM Skargoth
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[[folder:The Living One]]p

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[[folder:The Living One]]p
One]]



[[spoiler:* BeardnessProtectionProgram: He ''shaved his precious dwarven beard'' to pose as a gnome. This works especially well because nobody in the world can believe that any dwarf would willingly do such a thing.]]

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[[spoiler:* BeardnessProtectionProgram: * [[spoiler:BeardnessProtectionProgram: He ''shaved his precious dwarven beard'' to pose as a gnome. This works especially well because nobody in the world can believe that any dwarf would willingly do such a thing.]]
4th Oct '16 10:54:51 PM Skargoth
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[[folder:The Living One]]

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[[folder:The Living One]]
One]]p



* BeardnessProtectionProgram: He ''shaved his precious dwarven beard'' to pose as a gnome. This works especially well because nobody in the world can believe that any dwarf would willingly do such a thing.

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* [[spoiler:* BeardnessProtectionProgram: He ''shaved his precious dwarven beard'' to pose as a gnome. This works especially well because nobody in the world can believe that any dwarf would willingly do such a thing.]]
4th Oct '16 10:54:22 PM Skargoth
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[[folder:Stennar Rock Cutter aka "Preston Radcliffe"]]

A dying gnome - [[spoiler:actually a dwarf posing as one]] - whom you find in the burning wreckage of the IFS Zephyr shortly after waking up. Before dying, he gives you a ring and pleads you to tell it's owner that he escaped from mysterious evil ready to destroy everything, thus setting the whole plot in motion.

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[[folder:Stennar Rock Cutter aka "Preston Radcliffe"]]

[[folder:Preston Radcliffe]]

A dying gnome - [[spoiler:actually a dwarf posing as one]] - whom you find in the burning wreckage of the IFS Zephyr shortly after waking up. Before dying, he gives you a ring and pleads you to tell it's its owner that he escaped from mysterious evil ready to destroy everything, thus setting the whole plot in motion.
motion. [[spoiler:He is actually a dwarf posing as a gnome and his real name is Stennar Rock Cutter.]]



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Though shooting down the whole zepelline to kill just one guy was a little over the top...

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Though shooting down the whole zepelline zeppelin to kill just one guy was a little over the top...
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