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Tanglewood Shield  
 

MAGIC ITEM LORE ITEM PLACEABLE
Slot: SECONDARY
Charges: Unlimited
AC: 25
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +10 WIS: +14 AGI: +10
Effect: Ensnare (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 4.0) at Level 35
WT: 5.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: RNG DRU
Race: HUM ELF HEF HFL DRK
Slot 1, Type 7 (General: Group)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Shield
Light:Stein of Tears
Stackable:No
Tribute:13300
Lucy Entry By:Tiana
Updated By:Bamsefar_AB
Source:Live
Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008
Scars of Velious Required: Yes


Average Price: 45,500pp Pricing Data...
Rarity: Uncommon
Level to Attain: 55

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nice
# Jan 29 2005 at 2:58 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
got one for my 39 druid, very nice, dosn't save that much mana mostly just the spell slot, casting time is only 4 seconds which isn't that bad, great item, spent 10k although i proably could have waited to get it cheaper i was lazy and wanted it badly once i saw it
inv
# Apr 04 2004 at 4:48 PM Rating: Default
clickable from inv for other classes?
RE: inv
# Jan 07 2006 at 3:16 AM Rating: Good
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nope, just killed Wuoshi today, (am a beastlord)and he droped shield, not clickable from inv :(
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Ranger
# Apr 02 2004 at 10:58 PM Rating: Decent
5 posts
i am a ranger but i looking for this so long i see 14k in bazaar today, but i don't have that money :(
Got ONe
# Mar 02 2004 at 10:43 PM Rating: Decent
47 posts
Just bought one from someone in POK...Kane BAyle..7k..1k more than lastone for a guildie.
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Bazaar camping
# Feb 19 2004 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
14 posts
Was sitting in Bazaar and saw it for 2k =). Being a beastlord, can't use it (screenshot is correct, only ranger and druid) but have a nice gift for druid friend, that's for sure. Suprised me seeing as bazaar prices seem only to be going higher and higher... makes me dizzy at times. Only other one on market at the times was 10k, FYI.

(Mith Marr server by the way)

Edited, Thu Feb 19 03:33:32 2004
Useable at 35
# Jan 22 2004 at 8:31 AM Rating: Decent
8 posts
Had this on my druid since 31, finaly was able to use it at 35...messed up snared myself :P Big time mana saver worth every copper :)
RE: Useable at 35
# Apr 16 2004 at 3:10 AM Rating: Default
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I have this shield, and to be honest it's not actually that useful.

It doesn't really save much mana as ensnare only takes 35 and this takes much longer to cast (7 secs I think). In theory you could regain almost 35 mana by medding the extra tick (although in practice it won't be that simple...).

I thought it would be good to save the spell slot, but I find myself usually having ensnare memorised anyway when soloing, because if the first one is resisted I normally want to get the second one off quickly.

Now that my wis it at it's cap, and my disease and poison resists are lagging a bit, I am strongly tempted to swap this for a swamp spider mandible, and hopefully end up with some extra cash.
RE: Useable at 35
# May 19 2004 at 12:00 PM Rating: Default
I use the Swamp Spider Mandible atm for the mana and (admittedly) the look. Even though Ensnare is only 35 mana, that can mean a lot when you find yourself in a rough spot with too many mobs. Being able to clicky Ensnare to keep them behind you is a great asset.

If I happen to get this as a drop, I will gladly use it ... but would I pay 13k for it? Not unless I win the EQ lotto and have extra money after upgrading other items. Don't look for the WIS add if you are maxxed, but 25 AC and 15 AGI may save yer **** as well... All IMHO of course, hehehe

BTW: I use the Elder Spiritist's Gauntlets for my rough spots, even though at 64 most mobs resist it Smiley: grin

EDIT: Also think about this as a twinkie item ... at level 35 +15 WIS and a clicky snare saving you valuable mana from your little 1k or so pool would be grand!

Edited, Wed May 19 13:00:58 2004
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Nice for Aggro Kiting
# Jan 06 2004 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
8 posts
I have read quite a few of the comments here, and one missing use that I can think of is aggro kiting. I for one often kite, as its hard for me to find a group most times, so I am used to kiting. Aggro kiting basically is one person kiting a mob while keeping aggro from the people chasing the mob attacking. With this shield I was able to keep aggro from a chain casting 56 wizard, a hasted rogue backstabbing total between 400 and 900 per shot without crit, and a 58 beastlord plus pet. Best part about this? It was mana free, and let me switch ensare with another dot.

I bought this shield on Vazaelle for a mere 3k, was a very lucky buy as they rarely are seen in the bazaar and usually are listed at about 14-16k. I for one am very happy with it, and will never sell.
whats it look like ?
# Dec 01 2003 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
12 posts
anyone have a link of someone wearing this ? would love to see what it looks like
RE: whats it look like ?
# Dec 24 2003 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
1 post
Looks like the graphic shown.

Leiffe
55 Preserver,
Mith Marr
Level to use
# Oct 05 2003 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
What's the level that you can click this shield and it actually work?
BST
# Mar 14 2003 at 12:04 AM Rating: Default
No it is not BST usable
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beasties
# Mar 11 2003 at 8:21 AM Rating: Default
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Is this really usable by beasties? If so this would make beasties unstoppable :-) Considering beasties don't get any time of snare/root.
#sullonguy, Posted: Jan 20 2003 at 3:06 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) lodi is easier to kill than this dragon and lodi sheld = 1000x better then this pos... no resists on a sheild is just sick, 14wis... who cares, no mana/hp... ewwww, if i want to not have to mem snare i just swap in my earing of woven bark for the length time it takes to rclick the snare.
RE: just imo
# Jan 24 2003 at 12:35 AM Rating: Decent
42 posts
The lodi shield is really nice, I have one. But I put it in my back slot because it is one of the best in the game for that slot for a druid. I'd much rather use the tanglewood shield in my secondary. Yah, resists would be nice, but i'll take what i can get....
works well in PvP
# Jan 07 2003 at 1:36 AM Rating: Decent
12 posts
i use this shield with elder vambs on sullen zek, really freaks people out, when i cast root, then click on this, then cast my dot, then click on elder vambs, looks like i dont have a cast delay. get 4 spells off in about 20 seconds, kicks major ****=)
Re: Dang! That's nice!
# Jan 06 2003 at 1:49 PM Rating: Default
5 posts
I just got this is shield on my druid and i want to know what ES Vambracers are and where to get them. THIS SHIELD KICKS MAJOR A$$!!!
RE: Re: Dang! That's nice!
# Feb 20 2003 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Elder Spiritualist Vambraces are arm slot, mana free (right click) Drones of Doom. Druid only. Drop in KC which is located in the middle of DL. Got mine while fighting in Right Court Yard, (RCY) but don't remember what droped them. Got some AC, no other stats though.
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RE: Re: Dang! That's nice!
# Mar 06 2003 at 11:23 AM Rating: Default
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Rowyl's Vambraces of Nature are better than the ones dropped in KC as I recall. My druid has that and loves it.
is just ok
# Dec 17 2002 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
7 posts
This shield is nice - but nowhere near worth 10k

Get an earing of woven bark (1k max on Brell server) and a CC shield (maybe 2k) and you get the same affect for a lot less price - and no big difference in mana. I know, i know - earing only has snare - not ensare - but if you group (as i do a lot) the duration of snare always outlasts the life of the mob we wackin anyway.

Shield is not bad - but don't pay an arm and a leg for it

Penasi
Slackin Drood
Brell Serelis Servier
RE: is just ok
# Sep 02 2003 at 11:42 PM Rating: Default
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no you don't
the click on the earign is SNARE -last 3.5 minutes
This is ENSNARE - last 14 minutes
and best shield today under 10k i can thik of is Tae EW: 35 ac wis 8 mn 50 hp 50 tota lresists 49
Quaders
# Oct 26 2002 at 7:26 AM Rating: Default
5 posts
For quad kiting druids, 35 mana x 4 adds up to 117 mana, jk, actually 140 mana. I can see how this sheild would be nice. However looks are almost everything, and i like my CC shield. But, if i find one at a bargain i will snatch it up
So which is it?
# Sep 09 2002 at 3:17 AM Rating: Default
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It says Classes above are Beastlord, ranger, Druid. Then is lists the Classes which are all non Bestlord. then the screen shot is also listing No Beastlord.

As a beastlord I would love this since we dont get a root or snare at all. But Im sure its just my pipe dream :)

Edited, Mon Sep 9 04:04:58 2002
RE: So which is it?
# Sep 13 2002 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
11 posts
Just got this shield today. The picture is correct. Ranger and Druid only.

Khaldain
56 Druid
Aftermath of Darkness
Brell server
Proc..
# Aug 28 2002 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
When is this shields effect useable?
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Monty tells the group '%T Ensnared'
# Aug 20 2002 at 7:31 AM Rating: Good
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This is quite a useful shield. As others have pointed out, it can free up a spell slot and has some useful stat's, despite it's "newbie" kite shield look.

I "2-box" (multi-playing), usually a Monk and Druid, and initially had some questions about its' usefuleness and reliability. Well...

Ensnare lasts 8 minutes, compared to Snare's 2 minutes (ala Earring of Woven Bark, etc.), is a 1.75 second cast time, 2.25 recast time, and uses about 35 mana... the savings of mana from a Mana Preservation item is negligable, and the short cast-time renders Spell Haste focus items useless... THIS shield, however, has a 4.0 second cast time, and is ofcourse INSTANT recast!

The resist rates are identical to the Druid-cast variety... around one in 30 or so, despite it's "parsed" resistance of Magic +25 (supposedly, rather high- but *we* know better!).

The Tanglewood Shield's cast-time EQUALS that of the cast/recast of the SPELL, AND it has the identical resist rate of the spell! Not many right-clickable items exist in EQ which have a cast-time which is equal to the cast/recast of a given spell!

Players rely on right-click effects to conserve mana, normally, but all-too-often- a *bad pull* or *add/repop* drives us oom, or close to it... and when you're oom, yer OOM! This shield, like the Clerics' Velious quest Leg Plates, has saved many a LOM and/or OOM group, by ensnaring that last fleeing MOB.

For a grouping Druid, this is (imho) about the best tradable shield in the game. Maybe Solo Druids or purists would scoff at the 4-second cast time and lack of HP and mana, and that the effect is only secondary to the Druid's epic Effect "Nature's Wrath"- and one could even poke fun of its' "plain jane" looks, but I have to say, it was always on my list of "dream gear"- and having paid only 10k for it, it is thankfully now in the "dream come true" category.

Enjoy and Beware.

Edited, Tue Aug 20 08:50:28 2002
Mana Free Snare
# Aug 12 2002 at 11:46 AM Rating: Good
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Here's my take on the benefit of mana free snare. Sure it's only 35 mana, but it has other uses.

First, you get a free spell slot. Always nice to be able to expand your repertiore (sp?).

Second, clickable items don't have a recast time. Nor are they affected by recast time. So you can use this item JUST after casting a spell without having to wait for your spell gems to refresh. I've been known, in XP groups to Root with my Warden Symbol, Dot, snare, Dot in quick succession. by timing my spells appropriately.
WTT
# Jun 08 2002 at 12:07 AM Rating: Default
10 posts
WTT hero cloak for this on the nameless surver give me a tell in game


Terial Timberlands
52 druid
Tunare
STG
Nice shield
# Dec 17 2001 at 9:05 AM Rating: Decent
4 posts
I just got one of these. Paid 10kpp for it and it is worth every copper.

All I can say is this thing is incredible.



Alliey <Revolution>
Heirophant
The Tribunal
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# Dec 02 2001 at 2:35 PM Rating: Good
2 posts
I just got one of these bad boys in a trade. 2k, black ice sleeves, black ice legs, and a CC shield. i think i came out a winner. i tried this for the first time and it rocks. So what if ensnare is only 35mana? that's 35mana you save for other more important things. The stats are incredible. i mean 14wis? that freed up some slots so i can get resist gear and stay well above 200wis. The only drawback, and it's a small one, is that it looks just like an average shield. it's a wolf in sheeps clothing.
Updated Stats
# Nov 05 2001 at 10:56 PM Rating: Decent
13 posts
Stats are now: 25ac +10str +14wis +10agi, Ensare
Ensnare effect mainly good in groups
# Sep 16 2001 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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i personally like this for overall stats i'm almost always encumbered and am also in need of AGI and AC cuz well druids don't get much in that department. 14 wis on it is also pretty awesome. As far as ppl going nuts on the ensnare effect i just don't see why, ensnare is 35 mana, i cast my 75 mana root if I even have a speck of mana. I think the average for druids at lvl 55(appx lvl u'd get this) for mana would be 2700 mana or so. I'd definitely use to originally snare for pull or be in a group but as far as using several times on a mob that is giving you trouble snaring or not having ensnare memmed. All and all if I had a desision between a sarnark battle shield and this I would definitely take this.
look what is the look on this shield
# Aug 15 2001 at 4:26 AM Rating: Decent
29 posts
does this look like the little gold and black rectangle shield i see everyone with?
RE: look what is the look on this shield
# Aug 15 2001 at 8:18 PM Rating: Decent
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You're thinking of sarnak battleshield...everyone has one of them (except of course me)
Wuoshi
# Aug 10 2001 at 7:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Correct me if I am wrong, Ill get yelled at for not doing the research but isnt Woushi a "nice dragon"? tunare friendly? IF so why is this bow ranger/druid? sorta like killing tunare's pet bear for a weapon that only her followers can use
RE: Wuoshi
# Aug 13 2001 at 11:34 AM Rating: Decent
Nope. Wuoshi is on CoV faction, not Tunare.
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RE: Wuoshi
# Aug 13 2001 at 11:06 AM Rating: Default
Well, I don't know. But if that IS true, wouldn't it make sense for Wushi to own this item. It's along the same lines as Druids who are not supposed to kill animals, but can only wear leather. Luckily this item is tradable for the true role-player so you don't HAVE TO go kill him to get it.
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#ziku, Posted: Aug 19 2002 at 1:18 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) dont be an idiot.
#seppeli, Posted: Aug 09 2001 at 4:30 AM, Rating: Unrated, (Expand Post) THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!THIS IS A MONK ITEM !!!!v
#Dakthar, Posted: Aug 10 2001 at 12:42 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) This aint a monk OR shaman item, cause its ranger and druid only. :) Maybe yo ucould look before you post? Just an idea..
#Awea, Posted: Aug 10 2001 at 12:15 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) no d00d, this is so a shaman item. lok at that l33t wiz man! woooooah!
Hehe
# Aug 08 2001 at 3:39 PM Rating: Excellent
The casting time is roughly 2.5 seconds, so slightly longer then a normal "Ensnare" spell. But the best part about this shield is that it free's up a spell slot! :)
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Another way to make us grp friendly
# Aug 08 2001 at 1:44 PM Rating: Decent
This shield is another addition to the "make us group friendly realm". Combining the Epic, Velious quest bracer/ES Vambraces, Tanglewood shield and any of the effect Bp's allows us to be group friendly. There are a great deal of combo's out there that allow us to group up and be effective. I can do over 2k in damage, snare and still have mana for healing/nuking. Hope all of you out there use these tools to enjoy grouping as well as solo'n.


Flyte Winterwind
Druid of the 57th season
Also...
# Aug 08 2001 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
With the upcoming Luclin spells for druids, we become even MORE group friendly. :) Group Skin like Nature and Group Camo. /cheer
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Gratz Me
# Aug 08 2001 at 9:31 AM Rating: Default
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I got one of this few days ago when my guild (Promethian Order) killed Wuoshi. It's a great item for group fighting, save a lot of mana when combined with ES Vambraces. Ensnare, Dot, or vise versa. Anyway, this item just looks great on me. Thanks PO for getting me this awesome shield.

Raiya -- the Treeslover of Vazaelle
53 Druid
Promethian Order
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Nice, but umm
# Aug 08 2001 at 3:57 AM Rating: Default
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How many rangers post 50 use a shield with MELEE OR CASTER stats, i know we could use resist shield, but umm for meleeing? Would be nice to just switch in hand to use, then remove for battle:)
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RE: Nice, but umm
# Aug 10 2001 at 2:04 AM Rating: Decent
16 posts
Pulling Gear ?
#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 08 2001 at 3:29 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Got one myself, love it and wont give it up until i get my epic and an orb of the infinite void
Image
# Aug 08 2001 at 1:53 AM Rating: Default
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Is there anywhere to view these items worn on this site?

-Sandortien
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RE: Image
# Feb 16 2002 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
Yes, go to the Fashion Tables under the Equipment menu.
RE: Image
# Sep 29 2001 at 2:54 PM Rating: Excellent
The graphic when worn looks exactly like the red shield icon in the picture above.
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#Anonymous, Posted: Aug 08 2001 at 1:14 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) One word........WOW!
sweet
# Aug 07 2001 at 10:25 PM Rating: Default
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Finally, first item I've seen for a druid and a rng. Bout time since rngs are druid/warrior hybrids. Awesome grafic verant! finally, being creative! Even tho I don't use a shield, this would rock. Personally tho, I wouldn't ever try to get it. If I somehow got it from a huge awesome raid, I'd give it to a druid. They use shields, most rngs don't cuz we get dual weild.
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RE: sweet
# Oct 19 2001 at 1:01 PM Rating: Excellent
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What do you mean MOST??? Have you ever seen a ranger post 17 with a shield (tradeskills aside). Druid only, if none there, give it to a ranger to get tradeskills up.
RE: sweet
# Aug 09 2001 at 1:24 PM Rating: Decent
Uhmm....bout time? Give me a break...this is a shield man. This just SCREAMS "Give me to a Druid!". The odds of rangers even being allowed to roll on this, much less even WANTING to roll on it...just wouldnt make sense.

Budre Palantir
53 Wood Elf Druid
Bertoxxulous
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Hmmm......
# Aug 07 2001 at 8:01 PM Rating: Default
Looks like I'm going to have to convince my guild leader to put together a a raid into the wakening lands.
Raid
# Aug 07 2001 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
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My guild got one of these on their raid in WL and I got myself one for free they killed Wuoshi twice and only one of these shield droped.
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Dang! That's nice!
# Aug 07 2001 at 6:38 PM Rating: Default
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Wow, that would save us Druids A LOT of mana. No snaring... Plus, we have ES Vambraces...The only mana we'll use is the mana for stackable DoTs... Wow! So nice!
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# Aug 07 2001 at 5:13 PM Rating: Good
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Very nice shield. I am already looking forward to tearing up my ToV and throw it in the fire! =)

Kaarl 45 Druid - E'ci
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