Sunday, August 18, 2019

Introduction to the Vandal



Long ago, a Muse named Irnin infused paint with Aether, ushering in a new way to fight. With the support of Lady Siel, he worked to recruit the first Vandals. Having mostly disappeared after the Cataclysm, they are emerging from the shadows and working to teach fellow Daevas the way of the Vandal.

The Muse’s second sub-class is coming with Aion: Mark of the Vandal. The Vandal is eccentric class that uses Aether-infused paint as an offensive means to fight. Every fight becomes a show and a masterpiece of color.

Overview

The Vandal is a DPS-focused class, wielding paint-slinging Chromablasters as their weapons and utilizing physical stat-based cloth armor for defense. The Vandal is a mid-range damage dealer with a few never-before-seen tricks up their sleeve – be it avoiding certain death or channeling paint attacks for extended periods of time on enemies. The Vandal is more than just style though, as Vandals can use a colorful array of abilities to assist themselves and fellow Daevas in battle.

Equipment

The uniqueness of the Vandal also extends to the gear that it uses. While the Vandal equips a Chromablaster in each hand, it’s actually a 2-handed weapon and not individual weapons like the Gunslinger or Assassin. Because of this you’ll need to find a second weapon for Armsfusion to get the most out of your weapon.

Martial Cloth is a unique type of cloth armor that Vandals will utilize. Because they’re a physical-based cloth wearing class, you’ll need to be careful when acquiring new cloth gear to ensure it doesn’t have magical stats. Acquiring new gear will be the same as other classes. That means finding them through instances and quests, or purchasing them from merchants for various currency. Similar to other physical stat classes, you’ll want to prioritize Accuracy, Critical Chance, and Attack for your Manastones.

Playstyle

The playstyle of the Vandal is similar to other quick damage dealing classes such as the Assassin and Gunslinger, while offering some utility for themselves and their group. Being a mid-range damage dealer, Vandals will find themselves between the front line and the back line during boss fights. However, the Vandal also has the ability to switch their approach and be very mobile when needed. Damage is the Vandal’s highest priority.

Unique Abilities

The Vandal brings in some unique abilities not seen with other classes. Here just a dab of what they bring to the easel.


Ability Name

Ability Effect


Target Sketching

Causes target to receive extra damage for 10 seconds.


Resurrection Chroma

Prevents the character from dying one time for 10 minutes.


Chromatic Freedom

Fires a beam of paint that petrifies target.


There’s plenty more to be discovered in Aion: Mark of the Vandal. Don’t forget to log in an create a new Vandal class character when the update launches on August 21 to receive a FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack.
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Aion: Mark of the Vandal Arrives August 21



From out of the shadows comes the powerful Vandal class! With the new Aion: Mark of the Vandal update, players can now create a new Vandal class character and experience their mysteriously potent skills that have been hidden away for centuries. Prepare to expand your adventures into the dangerous new zone of Demaha to bring order to the chaos undermining the Stellin Development Laboratory.

Vandal

Aion’s newest class is a master of paint and a little mischievous too. As the second Muse subclass, Vandals thrive on self-expression. Wielding a magical Chromablaster to paint their enemies in every color, Vandals are experts in ranged offense. Don’t leave the Vandal out of the party, because this team player also has some helpful buffs for everybody. Stay tuned for an in-depth preview on this new class.

Check out the video here:



New Zone - Demaha

Demaha, once prosperous under Dragon Lord Apsu, and decimated under Tiamat, is once again becoming a land of opportunity. Stellin Industries, a new mysterious group of Shugos who possess new technology and a lust for Demaha’s resources, have settled and are working to return the land to its former glory.

Demaha is a new max-level zone, and both factions will have access to it. This new area is inhabited by fierce new enemies and offers many new ways to engage in battle.

Altar Sieges

Scattered throughout Demaha are Altars to the old Dragon Lord, Apsu. Protected by his worshipers many centuries later, Stellin Industries has requested Daevas to reclaim these altars so the company can push forward the development of the area. Every day at 8:00 p.m. server time, you’ll be able to siege the Altars. Conquering the Apmaha Head Priest will claim the Altar for the faction and Legion with the highest contribution, helping turn the tide of battle in your favor.

Stellusia

Seated at the center of Demaha is Stellusia, the main base of Stellin Industries. This neutral area is the main hub of the Demaha region, and offers merchants and quests for Daevas from both Asmodians and Elyos.

New Instance - Stellin Development Lab

The Stellin Development Lab is a new instance for level 80 Daevas. Stellin Industries had an incident causing mutated creatures to escape their confinement. You and a group of other Daevas will need to clear out the creatures and help with the malfunctioning security systems.

Tier 2 Equipment

If you are looking to gear up your brand-new Vandal character, now is the best time with the introduction of Tier 2 equipment. The time is now to start phasing out your current gear set and replacing them with the more powerful Tier 2 equipment. If you’ve already got Tier 1 equipment on your character, you’ll be able to upgrade some of it to Tier 2 to make them even more powerful.

Lugbug’s Missions

Lugbug’s been hard at work since his days in the Abyss. He’s put together a list of daily and weekly missions all Daevas can participate in. You’ll find all the missions in a new menu, and each mission completed grants a reward. These missions range from killing opposing faction members, defeating various monsters, and more. If you finish a specific amount each day and each week you’ll receive even more rewards.

FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack Reward

To celebrate the launch of Aion: Mark of the Vandal, we’re offering a FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack to eligible players who log in to the game when the update goes live on August 21 until midnight on August 28. The free reward will be distributed to players on August 30 The Vandal’s Gear Pack includes the following items:
  • Irnin's Armor Skin Set
  • 5x [Event] Berdin's Lucky Star
  • 5x [Event] Legendary Transformation Potion Selection Box

To be eligible for a Vandal’s Gear Pack:
  • You must have a character that is level 30 or higher on your account
  • You must create a new Vandal character before the deadline on August 28
  • Your NCSOFT Account must have been created prior to August 21

This is just a preview of what’s in Aion: Mark of the Vandal launching on August 21. Be sure to log in from August 21 to August 28 to be eligible to receive your FREE Vandal’s Gear Pack and stay tuned for more details!
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Monday, August 5, 2019

New Store Items For August


Featured Costumes

If you thought the heat was dying down, think again. August is still HOT, and we’ve got plenty of summer-themed costumes on the way--including some back-to-school outfits!

Available August 2 through August 16


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Cute Swim Hat

160


Cute Swimsuit

160


Summer Sunglasses

160


Rattan Hat

320


Leopard Bikini

640


Deepsea Diving Suit

640


Deepsea Diving Helmet

320







Available August 16 to August 30


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Vintage School Clothes

640


Ebony Glasses

160


School Cap

320


Fancy School Cap

320


Eli's Uniform (female only)

640


Eli's Hairstyle (female only)

320





Available August 30 to September 13


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Butterfly Gem Outfit

640


Small Butterfly Wings

320


Elroco Hat

320


Alrion Hat

320


Abex Hat

320


Five-Star School Uniform

640


Summer Sun Uniform

640


Sunblossom Hairpin

320


Summer Sunglasses

320


Dashing Uniform

640


Dashing Uniform Headpiece

320





Starter Pack

Available August 7 to August 21
Available once per account

Pick up the Starter Pack to jump start your adventure--great for new and returning players!


Starter Pack

Black Cloud Coin


Prestige Pass - 7 Days

400


Transformation Contract (62 Types) (x15)


Transparent Transformation Scroll (x100)


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone (x15)


Ancient PvP Enchantment Store (x15)





Whether you decide its back to school or back to the beach, there’s plenty of great cosmetic and items to be found this August!
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Aion Screenshots


I wanted to share with you some awesome screenshots a friend of mine did in Aion.

These are awesome, especially the last one! It's such a beautiful game.
 




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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New Store Items In July



Summer is officially here! To kick off the summer with a splash, we’re putting some new and returning costumes into the Black Cloud Marketplace, and some mounts as well. We’ll also be adding Luna Materials as a permanent item in the store.

Featured Costumes

Show off your Swimsuit body with these hot costumes below, just remember to wait 30 minutes after eating before you dive in.

Available July 5 through July 19


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Hot Swimsuit

640


Diving Helmet/Summer Headwrap

160


Beach Hat

160


Hot Shades

160


Inked Up Swimsuit

640


Goggles

160


Mariner's Swimwear

640


Leopard Swimsuit

640





Available July 19 to August 2


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Waverider's Shades

160


Waverider's Spirit

640


Cool Swim Hat

160


Cool Swimsuit

640


Vibrant Swimsuit

640


Vibrant Swimming Cap

160


Summer Flower

160


Aquablue Sunhat

160


Aquablue Swimsuit

640


Swim Class

640



Available July 24 to September 6


Set

Items

Black Cloud Coin


Sea Feast Armor Skin Set

Shoulderplates

640


Gauntlets


Breastplate


Greaves


Sabatons


Mounts & More

These mounts will be permanently available, with the exception of the Seakissed Aetherboard.

Available July 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Lustrous Skymane Box

1,600


Sleek Hovercycle Chest

1,600


Zedas' Wings Skin

1,200





Available July 17 to September 6




Items

Black Cloud Coin


[Emotion Card] Bluebird Bob

400


Seakissed Aetherboard Box

1,600



Kick off your Summer party the right way with these costumes and mounts, which won’t be around forever! And don’t forget to always use your sunscreen.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

AIONstrategies.com for all news AION-related



AION is a game that’s meant for some of the most hardcore players out there. Being one of the lesser known subscription-based RPGs in the world, it makes a lot of sense that only hardcore players are going to play it. It doesn’t have a huge player base like WoW but it still has a lot of players to keep it running even today, many years after its initial launch.

 And even though it has been released such a long time ago, it still gets cool updates, so there’s always a reason to go back to it even if you stopped playing. If you need to catch up on the latest happenings in AION, then perhaps AIONstrategies.com is a great place for you.

You might not even be aware some of the things that are happening with the game, even if you’re regular on it. There are always some updates to be seen and revisited as well as some things that you might have missed while you were checking out some of the latest skins and features. 

Other than the news, AIONstrategies.com also has plenty of strategies for how you can play the game so that you can take your AION knowledge and gameplay to the next level. Even if you’re completely new to the game, AIONstrategies.com has got your back covered. 

You’ll love checking out all the latest news reports that you can see on this blog site. In fact, there’s a high chance that this website alone will get you to play the game in the first place. It’s not like the game is being advertised at all, so there’s a good chance that you’re going to come in contact with it for the first time through AIONstrategies.com or similar websites. 

This one has been tried and tested though, so it’s the first draft pick for the website that you need to visit if you intend to get yourself started on your AION journey. 

But all of this is only meant for you if you’re looking for some hardcore RPG gameplay in AION. There are plenty of other games that you can check out, and some of them aren’t even that brutal as far as the gameplay is concerned. In the age of mobile gaming, there are many games out there that are much easier to play when you’re on the go. And of course, there are even games which have a completely different purpose than what you’re used to. 

Perhaps you’re looking to have some fun with your games in a way that you haven’t thus far. It’s pretty obvious that what’s being implied here is that you can also use your video games for adult purposes, so to say. So, if you’re looking for adult sex games online, then there’s really only one place that you can visit.

 Check out all of those amazing adult games and see whether or not some of them manage to keep your attention while playing.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

New Store Items In June



Pirates costumes, beautifully ornate, Breezy housing items and more are what you’ll find coming to the Black Cloud Marketplace this June. Take a look below for all the details!

Featured Costumes

It’s a pirate’s life out in the Aterian waters. Celebrate an upcoming event with these pirate-themed cosmetics and weapons. Later in the month you’ll find additional costumes as well.

Available June 7 through June 21


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Pirate Captain's Clothes

640


Pirate Captain's Eyepatch

320


Pirate Captain's Tricorn

320


Pirate Crew's Clothes

640


Pirate's Bandana

320


Pirate Crew's Eyepatch

320


Shiver Me Topsails

320


Shiver Me Timbers

640





Available June 12 through July 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Pirate's Skullspike

480


Pirate's Brutalizer

480


Pirate's Treasure Map

480


Pirate's Flintlock

480


Pirate's Spiker

480


Pirate's Jewel

480


Pirate's Cutlass

480


Pirate's Figurehead

480


Pirate's Lute

480


Pirate's Marlinspike

480


Pirate's Deck-Blade

480


Pirate's Mast-Hewer

480


Pirate's Long Nine

480


Pirate's Helmguard

480







Available June 21 through July 5


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Ornate Butterfly Outfit

640


Ornate Butterfly Hat

320


Ornate Butterfly Wing Feather

1,200


Lightning God's Raiment

640


Lightning God's Satgat

160


Rebellion's Raiment

640


Rebellion's Halo

320





Housing Items

Catch the oceanside breeze, soak in the sun, and live the ocean front life with the Breezy housing items!

Available May 1


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Breezy Window

240


Breezy Wallpaper

360


Breezy Tea Set

160


Breezy Square Table

160


Breezy Square Rug

160


Breezy Sofa

360


Breezy Table

160


Breezy Pie

160


Breezy Lantern

160


Breezy Kitchen Sink

1,000


Breezy Kitchen Drawer

1,000


Breezy Floor Lamp

160


Breezy Floor

360


Breezy Cupboard

240


Breezy Chair

360


Breezy Bed

360






Mark the dates! These items won’t be around forever so don’t miss out while they’re available.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

New Store Items In May



Flowers aren’t the only thing you’ll find this month. Coming to the store are delightful costumes, wings, and motion cards! There’s a lot to be found throughout the month.

Featured Costumes

Grab these new and returning costumes to celebrate the warming weather.

Available May 10 through May 24


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Bolero Topper

320


Bolero Garb

640


Bolero Accessory

320


Bolero Attire

640


Little Slugger's Uniform

640


Little Slugger's Cap

320


Springbloom Uniform

640


Poka-Dot Ribbon (Female only)

160


Spectacles

160


[NEW] Spring Straw Hat

320





Available May 24 through June 7


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Steampunk Costume

640


Steampunk Engine

320


Steampunk Hat

320


Cogwheel Couture

640


Cogwheel Cap

320


[NEW] Fairy Dress

640


[NEW] Fairy Epaulette

320


[NEW] Fairy Hairpin

320





Motion Cards

Find the right motion to express exactly how you feel.

Available May 1


Items

Black Cloud Coin


[NEW] [Motion Card] Parasol Twirl

480


[Emotion Card] Flirt

480


[Emotion Card] Forbidden Dance

480


[Emotion Card] Pop Legend

480


[Emotion Card] Hip Hop

480


[Emotion Card] Aion Boogie

480


[Emotion Card] Dance Party Bundle

960





Available May 29


Items

Black Cloud Coin


[Emotion Card] Diving

320


[Emotion Card] Bluebird Bob

400


[Emotion Card] Shy Proposal

160


[Emotion Card] Kiss

160


[Emotion Card] Hug Me

240




Wings

Impress those below and above you while you soar the skies.

Available May 15


Items

Black Cloud Coin


White Wings

800


Black Wings

800


Blitzbolt Wings Skin

1200


[NEW] Beritra’s Phantom Wings Skin

1,200


[NEW] Yume's Faerie Feather

1,200





Some of these items won’t be around forever so be sure to double check the availability dates. If you want new goods to make an impression on your fellow Daevas, get ‘em while they’re hot!
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Server Consolidation – May 2019



To offer a better in-game experience for our players, we will be consolidating the Ereshkigal server into the already existing Katalam server on May 22. Players on Katalam (and Danaria) will not be impacted by this consolidation, however, players coming from Ereshkigal will need to be aware of a number of very important things that could affect your character (including your character name legion name and housing status), which you can read in our FAQ.

Between now and May 15, players on Ereshkigal will be able to transfer for free to either Katalam or Danaria. Transfers between Katalam and Danaria will be limited during this period to reduce impacts to faction balance.

In the meantime, we’ll be running additional server boosts for players who remain on Ereshkigal until the server consolidation on May 22.

From April 24 until the maintenance of May 22, players on the Ereshkigal server will have the following boosts:

  • +400% XP
  • +200% Drop
  • +200% Crafting
  • +200% AP

A survey can also be claimed on Ereshkigal only (one per account). The survey includes:

  • 50x Transformation Contract (62 Types)
  • 1x Ancient Transformation Contract (18 Types)
  • 1x 30-day Prestige Pass
  • 1x Daevanion Skill Box (10 Types)
  • 10x Legendary PvE Enchantment Stones
  • 10x Legendary PvP Enchantment Stones
  • 3x Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stones
  • 3x Ultimate PvP Enchantment Stones
  • 5x Stigma Enchantment Stones
  • 250,000,000 Kinah
  • 250 Gold Ingots
  • 4,000 Luna
If you have any questions about the server consolidation, please visit our Official FAQ on the forums.



Thank you!
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New Store Items In April



Spring has sprung in Atreia and new cosmetics are on their way for the month of April. Pay tribute to Hiss Holiness Rainbow Snake, hop around in the Harehood outfit, or ride with style with new mounts. There’s lots to be found for the month of April.
Featured Costumes

These new and returning costumes will help usher in the new season just right.

Available April 3


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Rainbow Big Wig*

160


Rainbow Snake Costume

640


Spotted Snake Costume

640


Turquoise Snake Costume

640

*Rainbow Big Wig available only during the Rainbow Snake event.



Available April 12 through April 26


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Harehood

640


Fluffy Rabbit Shield

320


Moon Rabbit's Picnic

640


Moon Rabbit's Picnic Hat

320


Burlesque Bunny

640


Burlesque Headband

320


Warm Rabbit Down

640


Classic Gray Rabbit Costume

320


Cute Rabbit Costume

320


Lovely Pink Rabbit Costume

320






Available April 26 through May 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Retro Checkered Outfit

640


Retro Checkered Flat Cap (female only)

320


Red Checkered Beret

320


Backpack

320


Feline Hood

640


Singer's Comfort Outfit

640


Singer's Comfort Hairpin

320


Bear Ear Headband

160




Mounts

Choose from a selection of new mounts and ride with pride.

Available April 17


Items

Black Cloud Coin


Boxed Bunny Hat Tabby

2,000


Flying Pagati

2,000


Cirruspeed

2,000


Ruddytail Heorn

2,000


Flying Crestlich

1,200


Palomeno Heorn

1,200



Hair Change Tickets

New hairdo, who dis?

Available April 10


Items

Black Cloud Coin

Restrictions


Layered Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For male only


Wavy Two-Tone Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Wavy Pigtails Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Long and Straight Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only


Ponytail and Ribbon Hair Change Ticket Box

320

For female only



Mark the dates! Some of these new items won’t be available forever. Grab them while they’re hot.
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Aion: Ereshkigal's Wrath Arrives March 27



Daevas, you’ve witnessed the havoc Ereshkigal has unleashed onto the world. From near complete ruin, we have rebuilt our homes and our strength. Another Jotun relic of the past has surfaced, and we must prevent Ereshkigal from getting her hands on it by any means necessary. We will prevail!





On March 27, Aion: Ereshkigal’s Wrath will introduce new instances, new Daevanion skills and other skill adjustments, new transformations, GP competitive seasons and much more. Stay tuned for an in-depth look at the forthcoming update next week as you prepare for the final battle against the dreaded Queen of Ice.
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Sunday, March 17, 2019

All Dolled Up 2019



The Nesting Doll brothers are back! Grab a miniaturized version of the Nesting Doll Brothers and open it to see how far you can get. Players who can reach +10 with their Nesting Dolls will be able to get the most wonderous rewards from the event. The event will begin after maintenance is complete on March 13.

How To Participate


Part One: First Nesting Doll Brother

For Daevas level 76 or higher, talk to the First Nesting Doll Brother (found in the capital cities or Lakrum) each day to receive two +1 Nesting Dolls. Prestige Pass holders can also get one Nesting Doll for every 30 minutes that you are logged in (up to a maximum of six Dolls per day, per account).

Open each Nesting Doll for a chance to reveal another Nesting Doll of a higher level. At +10, opening the Nesting Doll will reveal an [Event] Magic Paint and [Event] White Nesting Doll. Combine it to create a [Event] Magic Nesting Doll.

If a +7, +8 or +9 Nesting Doll fails to reveal the next doll, the player will receive either a Nesting Doll's Gratitude, Nesting Doll’s Luck or Nesting Doll’s Boon each of which will contain a random reward as well as an [Event] Broken Nesting Doll.

Additionally, you’ll be able to find Magic Paint, and +1 Nesting Dolls available on the Black Cloud Marketplace! There’s even a special daily bundle containing five +1 Nesting Dolls for only 20 Black Cloud Coin.



Part Two: Second Nesting Doll Brother

If you collect 10 [Event] Broken Nesting Doll pieces, the Second Nesting Doll Brother will be more than happy to trade your broken pieces for one +1 Nesting Doll. [Event] Broken Nesting Doll can only be acquired when your Nesting Doll explodes before +10.


Part Three: Youngest Nesting Doll Brother
The Youngest Nesting Doll Brother still has a lot to learn from his older brothers, so in the meantime he offers an [Event] Youngest Nesting Doll's Bundle for interested Daevas. You can pick up this bundle daily. Open the bundle to receive one [Event] Dye Bundle and one random buff scroll. Various types of buff scrolls can be acquired.
Instances

You can earn additional +1 Nesting Dolls for the whole party by defeating bosses from the following instances


Infernal Drakenspire depths


Primeth’s Forge


Mirash Sanctum


Cradle of Eternity


Frozen Monolith


Bastion of Souls
Rewards

Below are the list of rewards you can earn from the event:

[Event] Magic Nesting Doll


Item

Quantity


Berdin's Lucky Star 10


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

3


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

5


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

2


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

1


Ultimate PvE Enchantment Stone

1


Skystrike Armor

1


Skystrike Epaulettes

1


Skystrike Visor

1


Heavy Stigma Box

1


Legendary Daevanion Skill Box

1


Borunerk's Coin

5


Lucky Kinah Chest

1


Ancient Transformation Contract

1


Transparent Transformation Scroll

25





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Luck


Item

Quantity


Transparent Transformation Contract

10


Transparent Transformation Contract

20


Ancient PvE Enchantment Stone

3


Abyssal Star

1


Plastic Surgery Ticket

1


Berdin's Lucky Star

3


Stigma Sack

1


Legendary PvE Enchantment Stone

1


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Gratitude


Item

Quantity


Transformation Scroll

5


Transformation Scroll

10


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1





[Event] Nesting Doll’s Boon


Item

Quantity


Transformation Scroll

10


Transformation Scroll

20


[Event] Broken Nesting Doll

1


All Dolled Up is here until March 27! Find out what’s hidden inside the nesting dolls before it’s too late.
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