Characters / Aveyond

The cast of the Aveyond and associated tropes.

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    Debuts in Ahriman's Prophecy 

Talia Maurva

The main character of Ahriman's Prophecy. A young girl with red hair who lives with her grandmother in a rural village, Talia dreams of becoming a herbalist, but is sent to become a magick wielder in the mainland instead to save the world from Ahriman.
  • White Magic: Talia learns healing spells if she joins the Priestess Guild, which she canonically does by Aveyond 1.

Devin Perry/Pendragon

Talia's village friend, a blue-haired blacksmith boy who is a year older than her. He was tasked with escorting Talia to the mainland.
  • Demoted to Extra: He was one of the main protagonists in Ahriman's Prophecy, but barely has any speaking roles in its sequel.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Devin is known for his noble qualities, and he was the only one willing to escort Talia to the mainland, when his fellow blacksmiths refused to do so.
  • Warrior Prince: Later marries princess Alicia Pendragon and becomes the successor of the throne of Thais.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is blue, presumably to contrast Talia's red.

Alicia Pendragon

The blond-haired crown princess of Thais, who is surprisingly adept with the sword.
  • Badass Princess: Despite being a princess, she is actually a capable fighter.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: She is a possible love interest for Devin in Ahriman's Prophecy, and by Aveyond 1, also the Canon one.
  • Optional Party Member: If the player doesn't help Ella of Candar to attend the royal ball, the prince would (somewhat reluctantly) court her instead, and she would be stuck as Candar's queen.
  • Posthumous Character: By Aveyond 1 due to being killed as the daevas started attacking the isles.
  • Rebellious Princess: She despises her Princess duties and would eagerly join the heroes' quest in Ahriman's Prophecy to escape the palace life.

Jack

A black-haired young street urchin who lives as a thief who joins the party. He makes another appearance in Aveyond 2 after being freed from a curse that turned him to stone.
  • The Artful Dodger: Jack can count as this seeing how he's a thief in the street and he enjoys it. Even though he's physically weak, he can hold up on his own as being street smart and is an expert at picking locks.
  • Gentleman Thief: Despite being a wanted thief, he's rather polite and addresses Talia as "M'lady". Later subverted as he grows increasingly mouthier and just calls all the others "fools". His bratty attitude is even worse when he re-appears in Aveyond 2
  • Optional Party Member: In both appearances. In Ahriman's prophecy, you can kill him or turn him into the authorities, or recruit him. In Aveyond 2, he's been turned to stone, and you don't have to free him. In both games though, it'd be pretty stupid not to recruit him, as he's the only one who can open locked treasure chests.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He's been turned to stone for 200 years, and by the time he was freed in Aveyond 2, he's 214.

Frederick Le Mew

A shapeshifter lizard from Animalville.

Haddan Halbardk

A dwarf mercenary.

    Debuts in Aveyond: Rhen's Quest 

Rhen Darzon/Pendragon

The main character of Aveyond 1, Rhen lived most of her life as an unassuming village girl with purple hair who was taken from her normal life when she found an unconscious priestess and was later kidnapped by a slave trader after being mistaken as said priestess. Later, she discovered that she has sword singing abilities, and would be destined to wield the Sword of Shadows and destroy Ahriman.
  • Action Girl: She's a sword singer who is adept in both magic and swordfighting.
  • Braids of Action: Wears her hair in braids, and kicks ass all the way.
  • Chosen One: The oracle chose her to wield the Sword of Shadows, the only sword capable of defeating Ahriman for good.
  • Farmer's Daughter: Raised in a small village called Clearwater, where she'd spend her days chasing sheep and picking flowers. Subverted when it was revealed that her "father" was actually a former knight of Thais, and was tasked to raise his king's daughter as his own.
  • Lightning Bruiser The enchanted swords she gets over time have powerful magic attacks, sometimes affecting the entire enemy party, and each enchanted sword she gets is more powerful than the last.
  • Made a Slave: Ahriman sent a slave trader to capture and enslave Talia, but the trader mistakenly took Rhen because the latter was wearing Talia's priestess ring. She then spent about three months as the Tenobors' slave, before her sword singing gift was discovered by the Shadwood academy officials.
  • Magic Knight: Her class, Sword Singer, is one that is able to draw magic from bladed weapons.
  • Rags to Royalty: Later revealed to be the daughter of Alicia and Devin Pendragon, and the heir to the throne of Thais. She can choose to reject that fate, canonically, she does claim her title.

Lars Tenobor

A young green-haired noble who looks down on commoners, and was the master of Rhen when she was a slave. He is a skilled mage apprentice.
  • Casting a Shadow: His powers upon joining the Necromancer's Guild.
  • Character Development: Lars started as a mean-spirited bully, but becomes nicer as the game progresses. Rhen herself notes how much he has changed and was surprised to hear him point out how, after the party mistakenly donated a golden-egg-laying goose to the village of Dirkon, the poor villagers would probably need the goose more than they do.
  • Child Mage: He is about the same age as Rhen, and later grows to be one of the best mages in the series.
  • Platonic Life Partners: One of the alternate endings have both Lars and Rhen return to Shadwood Academy together to become teachers. Their relationship is described as platonic. Maybe.
  • Playing with Fire: His powers upon joining the Annihilator's Guild can be both this and Dishing Out Dirt.
  • Ship Tease: Some of his interactions with Rhen may count. He is usually the one who gets concerned over Rhen's safety when she tries to do something dangerous, gets visibly annoyed by Dameon's flirtations of her, compliments her when she wore a dress for the first time, and, in an optional dialogue he can have in the Sedona manor, he mentions how he would like Rhen if the circumstances were different.
  • Spoiled Brat: He was initially portrayed as a spoiled Jerkass who abuses his power, mistreats slaves for fun, and forcibly joins Rhen's party to hog the spotlight and generally annoy her further.
  • The Red Mage: Most of his spells are offensive, but he can learn some basic healing spells when he graduated from Shadwood.

Elinidana'ter'Lithir de Armaiti

White-haired female demon summoner who joins Rhen and Lars on their quest, while aiming for her own quest of getting another husband to add on to her stash of three.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Her dark skin denotes her Veldt heritage, and her white hair probably adds mysticism to her role as a summoner.
  • In-Series Nickname: She's usually just called "Elini".
  • Mystical White Hair: Being a summoner, she is one of the most powerful characters in-game, and her white hair helps exemplify that.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Pirate John's rejection of her when she tries to put the moves on him. Not that it stopped her.
  • Overly Long Name: Invokes this in her introduction, where she tells the party to call her "Elini".
  • Summon Magic: She can summon the souls of the demons she has defeated, including the daevas.
  • Whip It Good: Her Weapon of Choice, matching her dominatrix persona.

Dameon Maurva/Pendragon

Talia's son. He is the current Sun Priest who, in the beginning of the game, was lured by Ahriman's promises of power. He hates his mother for killing his father, who similarly had been corrupted by Ahriman's darkness.
  • Bald of Evil: He's a corrupted Sun Priest who serves under Ahriman, and is the only Druid (or party member, for that matter) shown in the games who doesn't have hair.
  • Becoming the Mask: He starts flirting with Rhen so that he can convince her to defect to Ahriman's side later on, but eventually falls in love with her for real.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Rhen uses fairy dust on him, Dameon finally realizes how evil Ahriman actually is, and will fight alongside the heroes for good.
  • Light 'em Up: Being a Sun Priest, his powers involves light magic.
  • Love Interest: Ends up marrying Rhen in the canon ending.
  • The Mole: He works under Ahriman, and initially joined the party to seduce Rhen into joining the dark side.
  • White Mage: Most of his spells are healing, buff or debuff spells.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's stated to be the same age as Rhen (i.e. 16 years old), but with his beard and baldness, he looks like someone in their mid-30s at least.

Te'ijal Ravenfoot

A red-haired vampire who has sadistic tendencies. In the first game, she agrees to give aid to the party in exchange for sunscreen that would allow her to explore the world during day times. In the third game, she plays a much more centre role as she resists her brother Gyendal's plans to rule the world.
  • Ascended Extra: She's just an additional muscle in the first game, but becomes a central character in the third game.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: She agrees to help Rhen and co. in return for the sunscreen, promising not to feed on them during their travels. Galahad doesn't get the honors, however.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: She steals Galahad's soul, forces him to marry her, then turns him into a vampire against his will. But the whole thing is played for laughs, and could even be viewed as a form of ironic retribution to Galahad's Fantastic Racism and Holier Than Thou attitude.
  • Noble Demon: Though she considers humans inferior and her prey, she joins the party and helps save the world, opposing every other vampire and her own brother at times.
  • Optional Party Member: If you don't pick the sunscreen, you can't recruit her. You do need her though, so best get that sunscreen

Galahad Teomes

A paladin serving the King of Sedona, who hates evil.
  • Death Seeker: He's an "incomplete" vampire because he refuses to drink human blood to complete his transformation. By the third series, he's been stuck in this half-state for about 200 hundred years, and he would rather die than become a full monster.
  • Flat-Earth Atheist: He refuses to belief in magic, even when Lars almost burned him with his magic during a conversation in the Sedona manor.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Parodied in the first game, where he tries to act noble and gentlemanly towards Rhen, and constantly interferes with her action because she's a lady. Rhen, who is a bona fide Action Girl, is more annoyed than flattered at his behaviour.
  • Noble Bigot: He is certainly well-intentioned, but his incapability to accept that Te'ijal, a vampire, could be anything more than an evil demon.
  • Optional Party Member: But if you allow him into your party, you get additional riches and a boost for Te'ijal's defense.

Pirate John

A pirate who was thrown into prison because he refused to marry a Veldtian woman. He was recruited by the party for his dragon-riding skills, which was required to access the isles of Thais.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: He hates Veldtian women because of their Amazonian culture. At least till Elini pours a bottle of love potion on his head

Mad Marge

An overweight barmaid who is in love with Pirate John.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She's in love with Pirate John, but only managed to repulse him.
  • Optional Party Member: For 2000 gold, she can be hired. Of course, this is not necessary, as at this point the party should be powerful enough to face most enemy encounters with ease.
  • The Load: Despite requiring the party to fork in cash to recruit her, she's not a particularly good fighter. In fact, she arguably has the poorest stats among all the party member.

    Debuts in Aveyond: Ean's Quest 

Ean Okho

The main character, a brown-haired young elf who sets out to the Land of Man to find his best friend Iya.
  • Determinator: He's willing to travel to a completely different world from his own to find his best friend, even though he doesn't know if he could ever return home.
  • Nice Guy: Probably the nicest protagonists introduced to the series so far. He's kind, polite, and avoids conflicts whenever necessary.
  • Official Couple: If they gain enough attraction points, he would marry Iya.
  • The Power of Love: His love for Iya is the reason why the Snow Queen can't take his memories of her.
  • Shapeshifting: He can collect magical figurines to transform into various creatures.
  • Supporting Protagonist: Although he is the focus character of the second game, his name being in the title and everything, he is not The Chosen One. Iya is.

Iya Tiki

Ean's best friend. Iya comes from a family of Singers, but have frequently failed her Singing test. Distraught by her most recent failure, she accepts the Snow Queen's offer to be her daughter, unaware that the queen plans to use her as sacrifice to freeze the entire world into an icy wasteland.
  • Brainwashed: After being kidnapped by the Snow Queen, she was brainwashed to forget her past life and become the Queen's adoptive daughter, until Ean manages to restore her memories.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her powers if she chooses to join the Necromancers' Guild.
  • Chosen One: Her singer powers is apparently the only one that could stop the Snow Queen's plan of freezing the world.
  • Exotic Weapon Supremacy: She uses Spheres as her Weapon of Choice. Of course, these spheres gives her access to some of the strongest spells in the game.
  • Light 'em Up: Her powers if she chooses to join the Enchanters' Guild and gain the Daydream Sphere. Also the spells she can gain from the Phoenix Sphere.
  • Official Couple: If they gain enough attraction points, she would marry Ean.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She wears a beautifully crafted dress during her time as the Snow Princess. She wears an even more extravagant one if she marries Ean in Elfwood.

Rye Zoyle

A young green-haired hunter who likes to adventure.
  • Archer Archetype: Being a hunter, he's very a resourceful fellow and supplies the initial necessities for Ean and Iya.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: How his interaction with Emma plays out. He once made a bet with her and wagers that the loser must obey 5 of the winner's command. Emma still gets the better of him even if he won the bet.
  • Official Couple: With Emma.

Emma Willow

A maid who wishes to become a swords master.
  • Action Girl: After going to Shadwood academy, she can join the party to serve as a swordswoman.
  • Blood Knight: Though it's mostly out of really not wanting to be a maid.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She starts out as being a household maid, but wants to become something much more, hence her desire to learn the sword instead.
  • Official Couple: With Rye.
  • Optional Party Member: You don't actually have to fulfill her desire to become a swords master.
  • Training from Hell: From what we can tell - how did she get so good in a few months?

Ava "One Eye"

An infamous pirate who turns out to be a woman.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Ava is known as a harsh and ruthless pirate captain who will not stand to any nonsense from anyone. Gavin manages to soften her up with his chivalry, however.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Her codename is "Rip", and the heroes assume that she was male when they heard about it. When she reveals herself as "Rip", Rye exclaims in surprise, "But you're a woman!"
  • Pirate Eyepatch: Hence her nickname "One Eye".
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: We never see Ava do anything illegal over the course of the game. In fact, she's one of Uthar's best correspondence, and is the one who knocks some common sense and humility into Nicholas.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has purple hair.

Nicholas Pendragon

The younger brother of King Uthar, and the second in line to the Thais throne. Sent by his brother to grow up.
  • Character Development: If you keep him around, he becomes a bit nicer by the end.
  • Spoiled Brat: He's very snobbish, stuck up and tends to look down on commoners.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: You can either have Nick or Gavin at any one moment because they hate each other too much to be in the same party. Unless you download the patch which allows you to have both.
  • White Mage: He's the token healer of the party, and his white magic is a direct contrast to Gavin.

Gavin Morven

A warlock from Bogwood.
  • Black Mage: As a warlock, he mostly learns dark magic, such as curses, poison, and the like.
  • The Casanova: He's a very unabashed flirt, and pretty much all the witches in Bogwood are in love with him.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Ava, who regards his advances with cold reproach. It took him offering one of his eyes to replace her missing one to finally win some affection from her.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Despite his reputation as the resident casanova in Bogwood, he falls in love with Ava.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: You can either have Gavin or Nick at any one moment because they hate each other too much to be in the same party. Unless you download the patch which allows you to have both.

    Debuts in Aveyond: Orbs of Magic Series 

Mel

A black-haired thief girl who was hired by Gyendal to steal an ancient orb. After realizing that this job was more than just a high-priced bounty, she was sent by Te'ijal to Thais to be trained as a spy.
  • Anti-Hero: Mel starts out as a shameless thief who didn't particularly care about helping others. And later becomes a pretty shameless spy too, but becomes much MUCH nicer at the end.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Mel is a very unladylike thief who sports a short bob hairstyle.
  • Embarrassing Last Name: She refused to be known as Lady Darkthtop, and insists that she's just "Mel".
  • Fragile Speedster: Being a thief, she's very agile, but otherwise have low attack, defense and health points.
  • Last Minute Hookup: If Edward doesn't marry her, Mel would mention, almost as a throwaway line, in the ending narration about hooking up with a descendant of Lars, who doesn't actually appear in the game. Oh, and according to Word of God, this is actually the Canon ending.
  • Only One Name: Was raised in an orphanage and is simply known as "Mel". Later subverted when her true heritage is revealed.
  • Tsundere: She's really harsh with Edward due to her general distrust against nobles, but accepts his friendship and can be sweet to him at times.

Edward Pendragon

The Crown Prince of Thais who secretly wants to be a chicken farmer. He follows Mel and Stella, partly because he wants to escape his princely duty, and partly because he's curious about what they are up to.
  • Arranged Marriage: If he fails to get enough attraction with any of the three girls, his parents would have him marry the Orc Princess, Belf.
  • Nice Guy: He's kind and friendly, and lacks the usual snobbishness of most nobles, which is how he won over Mel.
  • Rage Quit: Briefly left the party in anger when he realized that Mel an Stella had lied to him about what they're actually journeying for.
  • Warrior Prince: He's an expert swordsman despite being a member of royalty.

Stella

An amnesiac purple-haired dark-skinned girl whom Edward and Mel found in the ruins.
  • Mysterious Waif: An amnesiac young woman whose only memory was being chased by the Big Bad for unknown reasons.
  • Nice Girl: Stella is a demure, gentle healer who loves animals and treats everyone with kindness and respect.
  • White Magician Girl: She specializes in healing magic.
  • Winged Humanoid: Near the end of chapter 2, Stella is revealed to be a Naylithian — a race of butterfly-winged people. Her wings had been cut off before the events of the game, but she gains them back later on.

Lydia Rupert

A green-haired noble lady who wishes to marry Edward and become Queen.
  • Alpha Bitch: She's haughty and mean-spirited, but can also be very cunning and manipulative to get what she wants.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She's not really in love with Edward — just the position of power she would gain if she marries him. She's also the nastiest character in the character and actually reveals herself as a villain in the last two chapters.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: She appears to have softened up near the end of the second chapter, being more willing to offer her assistance in completing the quest. Unfortunately, this is just another of her ploy to get closer to Edward to steal his throne.

Ulf

A small orc who wields axes. He joins the party wishing to escape his fate as the runt in orcish society.

June

A young magician who specializes in trickster spells.

Yvette

A shapeshifter who can turn into different birds.

Nox

A creepy young girl who haunts Mel with cryptic statements at random intervals.

Uma

A mysterious girl with healing powers who tries to stop Nox from taunting Mel.

    Debuts in Aveyond: Shadow of the Mist 

Boyle Wolfbane the Horrible

Once upon a time, Boyle the Horrible was a feared Evil Overlord who came close to taking over the world, until he was defeated miserably by a group of heroes. He'd since retired and settled down in Bogwood, until a strange turn of events forced him to become a hero.

Ingrid

An... associate of Boyle's who also resides in Wyrmwood. She has placed a curse on Boyle to marry her and follows him on his quest to make sure he doesn't try to run away or get himself killed during the journey.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: She likes Boyle enough to curse him into marrying her, but Boyle for the most part wants nothing to do with her.
  • Baleful Polymorph: She can transform other characters into animals. Mostly frogs, but also snakes, bats, etc.
  • Evil Laugh: Cackles maniacally whenever she'd done or said something horrible. Or witnessed someone (especially Boyle) in trouble.
  • One-Hit Kill: Joining Lorelai's coven would gain her the Curse of Death spell, which allows Ingrid to instantly kill small monsters.
  • Wicked Witch: She's a villain like Boyle who retains her selfish cruelty for the entire game.

Myst

A mist wraith princess who is sent by her mother to look for her younger brother, Whisp.
  • Badass Princess: Her status as a princess isn't really emphasized, but she is the daughter of the Mist Queen, and she's a very powerful fighter besides.
  • Big Sister Instinct: The reason she embarked the journey is to rescue her younger brother from being sacrificed to Qetesh.
  • Deuteragonist: Although the main focus of the story is Boyle's journey to become a hero, the plot revolves around her quest to rescue her younger brother from being sacrificed to Qetesh.
  • The Gadfly: She may be sheltered and generally a nice person, but she's not that innocent and would frequently poke fun at Boyle's misfortune. Even Ingrid approves of her.
  • Glass Cannon: Myst is one of the best attackers in the game, but her HP and defense are low.
  • The Medic: She has a "Soothe" skill, which restores some % of HP for another party member.
  • Mystical Waif: She's a mist wraith, whose powers are needed by Qetesh to unleash his powers.
  • The Not-Love Interest: A young girl who serves as the protagonist's Call to Adventure and plays a significant role in his quest for redemption? In most other games, she would be one of Boyle's option love interests. But here... not only is there no possible option to marry the two, Myst outright states that unscrupulous people like Boyle repulses her.
  • Shapeshifting: Can transform into a white wolf.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Robin. First, she had established that she doesn't want to find a mate from among her own people, but also finds the men from the human world too selfish and repulsive for her taste. Then she encounters Robin, who impresses her with his innocence. When Robin was signed up as a Nightwatch, Myst would go alongside him when no one else did. In the epilogue, the two are shown having a picnic together and discussing about future adventures together.
  • Vague Age: When Boyle asked how old she was, Myst told him that she's 200. Then gets offended when Boyle believed her claim, demanding to know if he thinks she actually looks that old. Given how little we know about the mist wraiths (are they immortal? Do they get born as grown ups?), it's impossible to pin-point her actual age.

Robin

A young stable boy who wishes to become a Paladin. The party kidnaps him (out of the belief that he is one) to undo a curse.
  • Born Lucky: Despite not really knowing how the game works, he's surprisingly good at playing two-card flip. That's presumably why Boyle entrusted his card deck to him.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: Boyle's influence seem to give him a newfound obsession with kidnapping people and challenging others to a two-card flip game.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Admires Boyle very much and tries his hardest to earn his friendship and respect. He also turns to Boyle first whenever he wants an advice on something.
  • Implied Love Interest: To Myst. He is very protective of her, and the first skill he learnt as a Paladin was to defend her from harm.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: He's a paladin who behaves honourably and fights with bravery.
  • Man Child: He's 19 years old, but is still a woefully innocent Momma's Boy who dreams of candy land.
  • Nice Guy: He's brave, courteous and punctual. His purity is the reason Myst is interested in him.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In one of his sidequests to become a stronger warrior, he had to defeat a demon in the Trials of Fire. His "fight" with the demon wasn't actually shown. We only see Phye take him to where the "demon" is, and get a notification that he's gone up a level up.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: He's naive and easily led on.

Hi'beru

The man found in Boyle's nightmares, Hi'beru is a beginner dream mage who have access to the dream world and help cure people of their nightmares. He asks to be given the chance to help Boyle in exchange for his own freedom after being captured by the people of Weeville.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Being a dreamer, Hi'beru is rather clueless on what is and is not acceptable, and often unwittingly irritates other people despite being a nice guy who means no harm. Ingrid can earn his attraction by talking nonsense to him.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow whenever he uses his powers, which disturbs the rest of the party.
  • Nice Guy: He's a well-meaning individual who tries to help the troubled people he comes across. Unfortunately, his lack of social graces often cause him to offend others instead.

Rowen

An elf mechanic from Delamere who left her family due to her cravings for adventure. She was cursed and enslaved by a Mystic who forced her to help run his fortune telling scam. After the party freed her from her curse, she in turn helped them obtain a ship for their travels.
  • Action Girl: She can learn to be a Sword Singer from the Elder Oak.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: She's an adventurous mechanic who uses various gadgets to attack the enemies. She's also the one who provided the party with their ship.
  • Made a Slave: When the party meets her, Rowen was serving as a slave to a fortune teller. According to her profile, she had been enslaved for 2 years.

Phye

A member of the ancient draconic race called the draaghar, who seeks vengeance against the demon Baal for enslaving his people.
  • The Blacksmith: He owns a forge in his house. He crafted his own sword and made Robin his strongest weapon.
  • Fiery Redhead: Being a draaghar race, he has a flaming red hair, and always gives the most excitable response when gaining attraction points with Ingrid.
  • Gentle Giant: He's big and intimidating, but he's otherwise really amicable and a good guy to be around.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: His eyes glow red after he draws power from slaying demons.
  • Last Minute Hookup: If he doesn't marry Ingrid, he would randomly hook-up with the bridge Harpy in Ulrock.
  • Sole Survivor: The only one of the draaghars who managed to escape Baal's enslavement.
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