History NightmareFuel / Warhammer40000

25th May '17 5:56:52 PM thatmadork
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** With that, adding on the FridgeHorror implication that a frighteningly substantial number of loyalist Astartes are in fact Alpha Legion operatives just keeping up a facade, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Even the Inquisition itself has been compromised by the Alpha Legion.
25th May '17 9:40:25 AM AzorAhai
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** For some visual aid; here's a darker (and, it could be said, Imperial) view of [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kurguz_the_Marauder.jpg the Orks]].

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** For some visual aid; here's a darker (and, it could be said, Imperial) view of [[http://warhammer40k.wikia.com/wiki/File:Kurguz_the_Marauder.[[http://arcadesushi.com/550/files/2016/10/Orks.jpg the Orks]].
9th May '17 10:16:45 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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*** The person who made Emperor's Children such freaks? Fabius Bile. It's he who gave them these pleasure cenres. So, aside from Laeran vorruption, he effectively doomed his Legion to Chaos. But it's nothing new.

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*** The person who made Emperor's Children such freaks? Fabius Bile. It's he who gave them these pleasure cenres. centres. So, aside from Laeran vorruption, corruption, he effectively doomed his Legion to Chaos. But it's nothing new.
6th May '17 1:16:23 AM spydre
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* Now that you've grasped the living nightmare that is life in in the Imperium, imagine being an alien in the Imperium's way. The Imperium preaches xenocidal hatred as a matter of principle, and will utterly exterminate any alien race it can, whether or not it might pose a threat. So let's say you're an alien, living on your own little planet, which, likely, is your entire universe. Your scientific understanding might barely equal that of the Greeks and Romans; you might not even be ''aware'' of space, let alone the threats it could contain. Then, suddenly, the sky is torn apart by fire, and the clouds begin to seethe. Your largest cities and greatest monuments are blown to dust in an instant by hammers of light from beyond heaven. Your mountains ring with thunder and your rivers rear like serpents as your world is hit with shock after shock. And then, for the crime of mere survival, you must face the next wave; a horde of hideously-armoured, beweaponed creatures that may look utterly unlike you or anything you've seen, marching methodically across the ashes of your culture, seeking you out, hunting you down, determined to kill you, your family, your friends, and everyone you know, simply because you are not them. And they will not stop until they do, even if it takes thousands of years.

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* Now that you've grasped the living nightmare that is life in in ''in'' the Imperium, imagine being an alien in the Imperium's way. The Imperium preaches xenocidal hatred as a matter of principle, and will utterly exterminate any alien race it can, whether or not it might pose a threat. So let's say you're an alien, living on your own little planet, which, likely, is your entire universe. Your scientific understanding might barely equal that of the Greeks and Romans; you might not even be ''aware'' of space, let alone the threats it could contain. Then, suddenly, the sky is torn apart by fire, and the clouds begin to seethe. Your largest cities and greatest monuments are blown to dust in an instant by hammers of light from beyond heaven. Your mountains ring with thunder and your rivers rear like serpents as your world is hit with shock after shock. And then, for the crime of mere survival, you must face the next wave; a horde of hideously-armoured, beweaponed creatures that may look utterly unlike you or anything you've seen, marching methodically across the ashes of your culture, seeking you out, hunting you down, determined to kill you, your family, your friends, and everyone you know, simply because you are not them. And they will not stop until they do, even if it takes thousands of years.
2nd May '17 1:30:02 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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*** Want an idea of just how incomprehensibly gigantic the entire Tyranid Fleet is? Just check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8 this video]][[note]]Yes it's non-canon, but Games Workshop being what it is, it's probably not far from the truth[[/note]]. The entire film is portrayed in a FilmNoir style, and its title refers to a certain [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth story by H. P. Lovecraft]]. Our hero is captured by a Genestealer cult, then makes psychic contact with the Hive Mind--and realizes that not only are the Tyranids coming, but their numbers are so great that their fleet is ''bigger than the galaxy itself''. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes Mad From the Revelation!]]

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*** Want an idea of just how incomprehensibly gigantic the entire Tyranid Fleet is? Just check out [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep_1k-lOto8 this video]][[note]]Yes it's non-canon, but Games Workshop being what it is, it's probably not far from the truth[[/note]]. The entire film is portrayed in a FilmNoir style, and its title refers to a certain [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth story by H. P. Lovecraft]]. Our hero is captured by a Genestealer cult, then makes psychic contact with the Hive Mind--and realizes that not only are the Tyranids coming, but their numbers are so great that their fleet is ''bigger ''much, much bigger than the galaxy itself''. No wonder he [[GoMadFromTheRevelation goes Mad From the Revelation!]]
30th Apr '17 8:22:19 AM CockroachCharlie
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* The Inquisition as a whole. Imagine being an Imperial citizen, in a discussion with a friend. You go on your way home, and then are kidnapped. You end up face-to-face with a '''very''' hostile man in a BadassLongcoat, who gives you an all manner of questions regarding your faith to the Imperium and the God-Emperor. You plead your innocence to no avail, and he orders you to be strung up and forced you into a series of progressively more nightmarish and agonizing tortures. If you confess, you are executed and branded as a heretic. If you don't, the torture continues until you either die outright or confess. But you don't know this. And either way, they will then round up your family, your friends, your work colleagues, and do the same to them, until they feel they have rooted out the source of the taint. And then [[EarthShatteringKaboom they blow up your planet]], [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]. Why? Because during that conversation, an Imperial acolyte in disguise overheard something you said and interpreted it as heresy. Oh, and not only is this somewhat justified to protect the Imperium, but they are ''openly and repeatedly praised'' for doing this, because they ''openly and repeatedly do it''. [[/folder]]

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* The Inquisition as a whole. Imagine being an Imperial citizen, in a discussion with a friend. You go on your way home, and then are kidnapped. You end up face-to-face with a '''very''' hostile man in a BadassLongcoat, who gives you an all manner of questions regarding your faith to the Imperium and the God-Emperor. You plead your innocence to no avail, and he orders you to be strung up and forced you into a series of progressively more nightmarish and agonizing tortures. If you confess, you are executed and branded as a heretic. If you don't, the torture continues until you either die outright or confess. But you don't know this. And either way, they will then round up your family, your friends, your work colleagues, and do the same to them, until they feel they have rooted out the source of the taint. And then [[EarthShatteringKaboom they blow up your planet]], [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill just to be sure]]. Why? Because during that conversation, an Imperial acolyte in disguise overheard something you said and interpreted it as heresy. Oh, and not only is this somewhat justified to protect the Imperium, but they are ''openly and repeatedly praised'' for doing this, because they ''openly and repeatedly do it''.
** This gets even more terrifying when you consider how necessary it actually is. It's been shown that even the most innocent talk with no thoughts of heresy can have a small nugget that gets the attention of a Chaos God, and it's all downhill from there if they decide to act on that nugget. This goes up to the nightmare fuel of the Chaos Gods as well in that you never know what you say or do might attract their attention.
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3rd Apr '17 2:42:30 PM fredhot16
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* The '''Eldar''', creepy beautiful aliens in thrall to the god of lust, which they created by accident after their galaxy-spanning empire became too hedonistic. Fortunately, most of the survivors are [[DefectorFromDecadence really sorry about it and have learned their lesson]], so they only kill people when it becomes necessary, as opposed to when it becomes fun. However, they also ritualistically cultivate [[SplitPersonality multiple personality disorder]] of a sort to keep from being traumatized in battle, so when they go to war, they're so driven by cold rage and bloodlust that they seem on the brink of sanity. They also use very, very nasty weapons. I say "most" because there's the creepier versions that are still all about the murder-orgies and largely consider the destruction of their empire and 99% of their species a slight inconvenience in that they now have to hide in a pocket dimension to get away from the thirsting maw of the god they created.

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* The '''Eldar''', creepy beautiful aliens in thrall to the god of lust, which they created by accident after their galaxy-spanning empire became too hedonistic. Fortunately, most of the survivors are [[DefectorFromDecadence really sorry about it and have learned their lesson]], so they only kill people when it becomes necessary, as opposed to when it becomes fun. However, they also ritualistically cultivate [[SplitPersonality multiple personality disorder]] of a sort to keep from being traumatized in battle, so when they go to war, they're so driven by cold rage and bloodlust blood lust that they seem on the brink of sanity. They also use very, very nasty weapons. I say "most" because there's the creepier versions that are still all about the murder-orgies and largely consider the destruction of their empire and 99% of their species a slight inconvenience in that they now have to hide in a pocket dimension to get away from the thirsting maw of the god they created.



** The act itself tore a hole in realspace, an everpresent wound that ''never healed''. It's known as the Eye of Terror.

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** The act itself tore a hole in realspace, an everpresent ever-present wound that ''never healed''. It's known as the Eye of Terror.



* Even killing an Eldar will not remove it from this plane--as long as its spirit stone remains intact, it can be "repurposed" to further the Eldar's ends--the spirit stone is implanted into wraithbone, whether in a wraithguard or wraithlord (the Eldar's answer to a Dreadnought) or in the core of their craftworld. A wraithguard/lord's soul experiences life as a dream.

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* Even killing an Eldar will not remove it from this plane--as long as its spirit stone remains intact, it can be "repurposed" to further the Eldar's ends--the spirit stone is implanted into wraithbone, whether in a wraithguard or wraithlord (the Eldar's answer to a Dreadnought) or in the core of their craftworld.Craftworld. A wraithguard/lord's soul experiences life as a dream.



** It's been explicitly stated that they don't ''have'' to continue torturing others to survive. All they have to do is give up their depraved pleasures and take up the same discipline as their Craftworld and Exodite cousins, and Slaaneesh will lose hisher grip on their souls. In fact, every so often a Dark Eldar actually does this, and some even end up on the Craftworlds.

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** It's been explicitly stated that they don't ''have'' to continue torturing others to survive. All they have to do is give up their depraved pleasures and take up the same discipline as their Craftworld and Exodite cousins, and Slaaneesh will lose hisher his/her grip on their souls. In fact, every so often a Dark Eldar actually does this, and some even end up on the Craftworlds.



* Their weaponry flays off armour, clothing, ''skin'', ''bone'', ''organs'', ''one layer of molecules at a time''.

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* Their weaponry flays off armour, armor, clothing, ''skin'', ''bone'', ''organs'', ''one layer of molecules at a time''.



-->''Unknown artificial artefact. Unlabelled. Structure is analogous to human hand. Compositional tests confirm metal alloy exterior comprises unknown alloys f... "[[MadnessMantra The metal lives. The metal lives. The metal lives. THE METAL LIVES. THE METAL LIVES.]] '''[[MadnessMantra THE METAL LIVES THE METAL LIVES THE METAL LIVES]].'''"''

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-->''Unknown artificial artefact. Unlabelled.Unlabeled. Structure is analogous to human hand. Compositional tests confirm metal alloy exterior comprises unknown alloys f... "[[MadnessMantra The metal lives. The metal lives. The metal lives. THE METAL LIVES. THE METAL LIVES.]] '''[[MadnessMantra THE METAL LIVES THE METAL LIVES THE METAL LIVES]].'''"''



** The entry below describes how terrifying Space Hulks are for the Imperium. Even Space Marines are wary of them, especially after Blood Angels chapter was almost wiped entirely after boarding one. Orks? They love them. Great method of transportation and some entertainment included! What can possibly more fun than hunting down Genesteelers, Daemons and Chaos Space Marines? By orks standards, only crashing on the said space hulk on the planet below.

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** The entry below describes how terrifying Space Hulks are for the Imperium. Even Space Marines are wary of them, especially after Blood Angels chapter was almost wiped entirely after boarding one. Orks? They love them. Great method of transportation and some entertainment included! What can possibly more fun than hunting down Genesteelers, Genestealers, Daemons and Chaos Space Marines? By orks Orks standards, only crashing on the said space hulk on the planet below.



* How about the fact that once they've invaded, you can't get rid of the Orks wthout exterminating all other life on the planet. Once you kill an Ork, it releases spores, which settle in the wilderness and, eventually, grow up into new Orks. You can beat back an Ork WAAAGH!, have the Imperial Guard and Space Marines move on to the next theater of war, and then, when you least expect it, a green tide of feral Orks come pouring out of the wilderness.

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* How about the fact that once they've invaded, you can't get rid of the Orks wthout without exterminating all other life on the planet. Once you kill an Ork, it releases spores, which settle in the wilderness and, eventually, grow up into new Orks. You can beat back an Ork WAAAGH!, have the Imperial Guard and Space Marines move on to the next theater of war, and then, when you least expect it, a green tide of feral Orks come pouring out of the wilderness.



*** [[TheSiege He fucking reached and BESIEGED Terra itself]].

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*** [[TheSiege He fucking reached and BESIEGED Terra ''Terra'' itself]].



*** [[HorrifyingTheHorror He was able to sicken the]] [[IndustrializedEvil frigging Iron Warriors]]: when they went to Prax they found that [[PeopleFarms the Orks had organized thousands of farms with BILLIONS of humans in there so pumped of shit they were devolved into the cattle they were being bred for]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards When you've got a bunch like the Iron Warriors saying]] "[[MercyKill It will be a mercykill]]", [[EvilerThanThou you know you've become a sick fuck of the highest order if other sick fucks are disgusted with you]]. And I remind you, this is the same legion that created the Daemonculaba.

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*** [[HorrifyingTheHorror He was able to sicken the]] [[IndustrializedEvil frigging Iron Warriors]]: when they went to Prax they found that [[PeopleFarms the Orks had organized thousands of farms with BILLIONS of humans in there so pumped of shit they were devolved into the cattle they were being bred for]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards When you've got a bunch like the Iron Warriors saying]] "[[MercyKill It will be a mercykill]]", [[EvilerThanThou you know you've become a sick fuck of the highest order if other sick fucks are disgusted with you]]. And I remind you, don't forget, this is the same legion that created the Daemonculaba.



*** [[HeroKiller He murderfucked the Ultramarines Chapter Master, the Crimson Fist's Chapter Master, crippled a Blood Angels captain]] and gave VULKAN of all people [[HopelessBossFight a tough fight]]. Normally any of the aforementioned before would have sufficed to kill him yet it was a hell of a battle for the four previously mentioned.

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*** [[HeroKiller He murderfucked murder-fucked the Ultramarines Chapter Master, the Crimson Fist's Chapter Master, crippled a Blood Angels captain]] and gave VULKAN of all people [[HopelessBossFight a tough fight]]. Normally any of the aforementioned before would have sufficed to kill him yet it was a hell of a battle for the four previously mentioned.



* To think the '''Tau''' are the closest thing to good guys! It's kind of a statement on the universe as a whole that the expansionist, genocidal, self-righteous, fascist maniacs, who in any other world would be considered raw evil, are part of the lesser evils just because of what's on the other side. Even when you take into account that ''Dawn of War'' hints at the Tau using concentration camps and sterilisation on human worlds they conquer. "Join us or we'll kill you" is a lot nicer then "die heretic/xenos scum", even if a no-answer leads to a plasma round to the face. The existance of the Tau is scary in itself. They are basically practical people, with practical solutions (they are fully aware technology is just that, not some hocus-pocus magic spell, are fully able to use AI without fear and have developed a form of plasma weaponry that doesn't fry you, something only the eons-old Eldar have done). However they have just barely begun to explore the galaxy, and it's hinted that they'll eventually lead themselves into extinction because of their Greater Good ideology. That's right, in the 41st millenium common sense will get you ''killed''.

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* To think the '''Tau''' are the closest thing to good guys! It's kind of a statement on the universe as a whole that the expansionist, genocidal, self-righteous, fascist maniacs, who in any other world would be considered raw evil, are part of the lesser evils just because of what's on the other side. Even when you take into account that ''Dawn of War'' hints at the Tau using concentration camps and sterilisation sterilization on human worlds they conquer. "Join us or we'll kill you" is a lot nicer then "die heretic/xenos scum", even if a no-answer leads to a plasma round to the face. The existance existence of the Tau is scary in itself. They are basically practical people, with practical solutions (they are fully aware technology is just that, not some hocus-pocus magic spell, are fully able to use AI without fear and have developed a form of plasma weaponry that doesn't fry you, something only the eons-old Eldar have done). However they have just barely begun to explore the galaxy, and it's hinted that they'll eventually lead themselves into extinction because of their Greater Good ideology. That's right, in the 41st millenium millennium common sense will get you ''killed''.



* Tau commanders will often fit themselves with bombs which [[TakingYouWithMe they will detonate if they are overwhelmed in melee and facing death]]. This practice is fortunately very rare [[PragmaticVillainy as good commanders are hard to replace]], but the fact that this is seen in their wider culture as "the greatest expression of devotion to the Greater Good one can demonstrate", it offers a chilling insight into the Tau philosophy. If there ever came a time when the Tau's way of life and existence were directly threatened, the Tau would probably try to throw waves of suicide bombers at the enemy lines in sheer desperation and fanatical fervour.

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* Tau commanders will often fit themselves with bombs which [[TakingYouWithMe they will detonate if they are overwhelmed in melee and facing death]]. This practice is fortunately very rare [[PragmaticVillainy as good commanders are hard to replace]], but the fact that this is seen in their wider culture as "the greatest expression of devotion to the Greater Good one can demonstrate", it offers a chilling insight into the Tau philosophy. If there ever came a time when the Tau's way of life and existence were directly threatened, the Tau would probably try to throw waves of suicide bombers at the enemy lines in sheer desperation and fanatical fervour.fervor.



* The [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Hrud#.UK7auYVlkgI Hrud]]. Just the appearance of these xenos alone is enough to be nightmare inducing, and that's not even mentioning the time warping field they produce that ages everything around them.

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* The [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Hrud#.UK7auYVlkgI Hrud]]. Just the appearance of these xenos Xenos alone is enough to be nightmare inducing, and that's not even mentioning the time warping field they produce that ages everything around them.
3rd Apr '17 2:27:26 PM RappaR
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*** Yet if you make a deal, since we are talking about Chaos, you will regret it. FOREVER.
2nd Apr '17 4:00:18 AM GloriousMongoose
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** And with army addition, the true Star Gods are back. All the C'tan shards of the same Star God feel each other and will do anything within their power to reunite and merge. The transcendent C'tan is such conglomerate consisting of hundreds normal shards. It is fully capable to go toe to toe with most powerful Greater Demons and regained most of its personality and intelligence as a Star God. Necrons keep them in what is essentially a Monolith sized Tesseract Labyrinth and yet this thing barely keeps them in check. While somehow Necrons are able to control Transcedent C'tan Shard on the battlefield for a short duration they only use them under the direst of occasions due to risk that they might escape. Yet some of them roam free seeking to revive the old self and bring vengeance on all who oppose them. It is believed that the Nightbringer on Pavonis, Deceiver on Uralan and the Dragon of Mars are the largest shards conglomerates yet encountered.

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** And with army addition, the true Star Gods are back. All the C'tan shards of the same Star God feel each other and will do anything within their power to reunite and merge. The transcendent C'tan is such conglomerate consisting of hundreds normal shards. It is fully capable to go toe to toe with most powerful Greater Demons and regained most of its personality and intelligence as a Star God. Necrons keep them in what is essentially a Monolith sized Tesseract Labyrinth and yet this thing barely keeps them in check. While somehow Necrons are able to control Transcedent C'tan Shard on the battlefield for a short duration they only use them under the direst of occasions due to risk that they might escape. Yet some of them roam free seeking to revive the old self and bring vengeance on all who oppose them. It is believed that the Nightbringer on Pavonis, Pavonis and Deceiver on Uralan and the Dragon of Mars are the largest shards conglomerates yet encountered. encountered...Even worse the two most powerful and nightmarish C'tan are still whole and one of them is sleeping in the heart of the Imperium...
* Some elaboration: the Void Dragon was shot with MULTIPLE blackstone fortresses, weapons designed to kill his kind, and all they did was force him into hibernation meaning he survived the sharding of his species and the Outsider, a being so nightmarish that men would kill themselves rather than fight it. A being so monstrous that it devoured so many of its own kind that their swirling personalities drove it insane and unlike his more powerful brother the Void Dragon, the outsiders prison is only self imposed.
15th Mar '17 5:30:34 PM TroperBeDoper
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*** It should be noted that the Lasgun is many time stated to be able to completely destoy a slab of cement with a single shot. By modern standards, it would be the equivalent of shooting with an automatic, recoil-less, 50. anti-armor rifle with unlimited ammunition. By W40K standards, it is little better than a flashlight. Let me state this again : One of the weakest, puniest, most easily mass-produced weapons of the Imperium which can be used as expendable hand-grenades by imperial guardsmen in times of need, could destroy a modern battle tank in a single shot. This gives you some insight into the sheer strength, toughness and resilience of what these common men have to face doesn't it?

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*** It should be noted that the Lasgun is many time stated to be able to completely destoy a slab of cement with a single shot. By modern standards, it would be the equivalent of shooting with an automatic, recoil-less, 50. anti-armor rifle with unlimited ammunition. By W40K [=W40K=] standards, it is little better than a flashlight. Let me state this again : One of the weakest, puniest, most easily mass-produced weapons of the Imperium which can be used as expendable hand-grenades by imperial guardsmen in times of need, could destroy a modern battle tank in a single shot. This gives you some insight into the sheer strength, toughness and resilience of what these common men have to face doesn't it?
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