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Kromrif Bones
# Mar 23 2014 at 6:17 PM Rating: Decent
We were hunting the Frost Giants at the fort, and one of these spawned and the only thing it dropped was Kromrif Bones which I noticed wasn't posted on here so now you all know! :)
Has also dropped:
# Sep 27 2005 at 9:46 PM Rating: Decent
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At least, for me (on faction runs with guildies) a Velium Rapier every thirty or so kills on a constant basis.
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Words of Endurance
# May 27 2005 at 1:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Not like it matters, but one dropped a words of endurance!
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Also Drops Frost Ring
# Apr 27 2004 at 5:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I just killed an Elite in Iceclad, one of the bridge guards, & looted a Ring of Frost from it. I see someone else has posted this, but it's not been updated, so, just a little confirmation =)
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In GD these are Dark Blue to my 55 Druid
# Jul 02 2003 at 5:53 PM Rating: Decent
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Found behind the Ice Giant fort. Root holds most of the times but not too difficult for a 55 Druid to solo.
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frost giant scout beard
# Apr 01 2003 at 5:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Oddly, I had a "frost giant scout beard" drop off a Frost Giant Elite in Iceclad this morning. It is a Magic/Lore/No Drop item, reads "ALL/ALL" and weights .5 ... anyone have a clue what this thing is for?

Thanks!
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RE: frost giant scout beard
# May 02 2003 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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Well I found out what the "frost giant scout beard" is used for. It is used in "The Mighty Snowfang Hero" quest. The results of the quest is :

Icy Totem of Protection
LORE ITEM MAGIC ITEM NO DROP
AC: +8 Wis: +5 Cold Resist: +5 HP: +20
Weight: 0.5
Classes: Shaman Druid Cleric Beastlord
Races: All Races
Inventory Slot: Secondary Melee

Information on the quest can be found here:

http://everquest.allakhazam.com/db/quest.html?quest=930

Hope this helps!
Faellaseth Pillywiggins
Halfling Druid, Saryrn
Faction?
# Feb 27 2003 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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It says there are no faction hits with these giants in Iceclad Ocean, above. They in fact do have faction hits like the others giants, FYI. At least it says they do when i kill em. :P
Poison Works Well
# Feb 23 2003 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Just FYI...

As a level 37 shaman, I fought 3 of these things in GD with a good group of guildies and didnt find these things too bad. Every one of the spells I cast stuck which included Tagars Insects and Envenomed Breath (DoT).

Although the pets took a beating, we got agrod by 1 just as we were killing the first and still managed to beat it. Lotta mana used up with heals but the Slows (Tagars) definately helps and seems to stick well.

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HPs
# Jan 20 2003 at 9:22 AM Rating: Decent
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According to my log parser, the Elites in GD have about 7.5k hp. Our 3 man group of 54sk (me), 49dru and 46rng was able to do a combination of fearkiting and standard tanking to kill them off. The druid would cast ensnare and i would fear it 1 or 2 times, while i and the ranger was whacking the poor sod down.

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Edited, Mon Jan 20 08:55:12 2003
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Soloing Frosties
# Oct 14 2002 at 9:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I soloed a Frost Giant Elite that conned yellow to me on the Iceclad side of the Great Span. I played it safe and LOHd when I got near 1 bub cause he started hitting hard, and ended up with 3/4 HP intact. Used root and healing and to some effect. Was wielding a Massive Dragonclaw Shard. The other Giant at front of bridge was red and didn't react to my pull of the yellow via root. Although he resisted root, with SoW I had plenty of time to get near top of span for the fight. It was kind of epic going toe to toe with a giant atop the span ;)

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My 51 Druid
# Sep 10 2002 at 3:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Quading: First I go round up 3 Bezerkers and 1 elite. hit them with Lighting Blast untill the Bezerkers are dead. Then you should have about 50m left (my wis 200) Root and drop immolate and Drifting Death. and med... once those have dropped I snare, Immolate and use my ES Vambraces to finish him off, Im back to 80m time again for another quad...
Info
# Sep 06 2002 at 10:47 AM Rating: Decent
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This message is concerning the pair that guard the bridge from IC to EW...

Two things:

One: This mob in IC dropped a Ring of Frost (INT +3, Mana +10, LORE) I mention it due to it not being on the list above.

Two: I have yet to see one of these elites as an even at either 44 or 45, so, I can safely say that the IC elites are lower than 44...

Edited, Fri Sep 6 11:37:38 2002
RE: Info
# Oct 25 2003 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
I am a 40 Druid and the two con dark blue to me.
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DARK BLUE to Level 58
# Aug 14 2002 at 7:45 AM Rating: Default
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Hail all !

Friend of mine was a Level 58 Warrior (now 59). At 58, ALL Forst Giant Elites conned DARK BLUE to him. Sounds like a way to get to 60....
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What is a snowball for ?
# Jun 30 2002 at 9:06 AM Rating: Default
I looted a magic item (ranged) called a snowball. What on earth is it for ? Only found one in about 6 yellows of bridge Elites.

(btw, the level cap on those seems to be 36, I solo'd them the last 2 yellows of 36, and found 2 whites, and have found no whites in 4.5 bubbles of 37 so far)

(and how is a 36th wiz soloing these ? Koadic's Endless Intellect....no crack like the ultra-crack....)
RE: What is a snowball for ?
# Jan 10 2003 at 10:21 AM Rating: Decent
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i know a 36 lvl wizard can do it cuz my 34th lvl wizard is doing it. with out kei (although kei makes it really easy) i use okail's levity and sow. pull with the staff of temperal flux to lower fire resistance. run root, BoF, kite until mana is low, root med, when root breaks stand and root again. eventually (and it does take a long time) he'll go down. ive easily taken down yellows like this.
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big difference between the IC and GD ones
# Jun 23 2002 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:40 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 130 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 130 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite bashes YOU for 43 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 116 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 130 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 112 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 61 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite kicks YOU for 39 points of damage.
[Sun Jun 23 09:16:49 2002] A frost giant elite hits YOU for 102 points of damage.


This was from one of the elites in GD. They are about ten levels higher than the ones in IC and con me dark blue at 51. Be very careful with them.

Neromar
51 Heretic (necro)
RE: big difference between the IC and GD ones
# Jun 23 2002 at 1:06 PM Rating: Good
P.S. The reason most of the damage shows up in one second about 9 seconds after the first hit is because I started going LD when it hit me and didn't come back until 9 seconds later, upon which time I received all the damage messages for the past nice seconds together.

Neromar
51 Heretic (necro)
RE: big difference between the IC and GD ones
# Mar 21 2003 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
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As a 51 warrior with 980 buffed AC (only a 34 shammy as backup) the GD version of these guys were hitting me for max of 128. They also hit me 55 - 60 % of the time. Dk blue con, I was unable to land any spells with the shammy, including magic based slows/malo and disease based nuke/dot. Not for kids!
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RE: big difference between the IC and GD ones
# Aug 24 2003 at 5:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I would like to confirm that these are much larger than than the IC elites. As a 54 wizard i round up 4 of these with staff of temperate flux.
Atols Spectral shackles did not always get all 4...few resists. However using Pillar of Lightning to quad kite these (828 damage for 364 mana) i would use approximately 90-95% of my mana taking these down with an Itelligence of 221. Definately around 7.5-8k hps and hit hard when they get a chance.
#Yevun, Posted: Dec 06 2002 at 7:36 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) ummm and what is yer ac ohh ya about 400ish if that? hmm note taken =) with my warrior they did about 60-90dmg and missed some decetn exp resisted root alot and we kept getting adds on our chanter mezzing adds lol. was fun though
tough
# May 23 2002 at 8:21 AM Rating: Decent
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The version of these in GD is much harder to kill I tried to killing one as a 49 necro had best pet(hits for 55) cast cascading darkness vos aystole bod and fear it lived through all the dots plus i nuked it 3 times with ignite bones and it was still alive though just barely and my pet was able to finish it off, dropped a few pp yay!
Winds Of The Kromrif
# Jan 26 2002 at 6:50 PM Rating: Default
I've heard these bad daddies process a nasty aoe when you pull their fingers called Winds Of the Kromrif. Can anyone confirm this? It is said to be poisen based and read something like you double over in agony, Winds Of The Kromrif smother you. You turn green
RE: Winds Of The Kromrif
# Aug 25 2002 at 12:04 AM Rating: Default
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lemme guess, it only hits rogues because they are BEHIND the Giants? Tastes like chicken, I'll bet.
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RE: Winds Of The Kromrif
# Jul 19 2002 at 2:49 PM Rating: Default
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ROFLMAO
RE: Winds Of The Kromrif
# Mar 04 2002 at 9:47 PM Rating: Default
LOL
44 Wizard Snare Never Broke
# Jan 15 2002 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
Just solo'd one at the dragon bridge between ew and ic. The ones on ic side are a piece of cake but suck up the mana.

Resisted bonds of force twice but once it stuck he was toast. 5 x Conflgration for 3030 and one lightening shock to finish him off for another 404. He did pop back to his spawn point too btw.

My guess is that one was about 3200 hp.
Burned about 4 bars of mana.

Dropped 5pp oh well and never laid a hand on me.

Azzadar
44 Wizard on Torv
Elite
# Nov 27 2001 at 1:47 PM Rating: Default
I tried to solo one in GD. After taking it down below half health I ran to zone but it got nabbed when i was out of range by a friend hunting Scouts and elites at the fort. The only problems I would have with the thing are
1 Getting snare to stick
2 It is not that it has a HUGE amount of exp but the rate at which it regenerates. Running from it (towards EW)and leaving it on the west side of the fort it was at 1/4 of its life. By time my friend caught it on the east side of the fort it was barely over half health. It was slowed a bit by the snare but The next tiem I actually fought one I watched its health rise back up at about the same speed my mana does with clarity II
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Dude theese are easy
# Nov 19 2001 at 2:02 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a wizzy. I soloed one of theese at 39, bridge in Ic...it used all my mana but I rooted it medded bit one more nuke and it was dead... I mean ye it used a lot of mana but I didnt get hit once...and XP was decent tooo.

He dropped 4pp and a Velium SHortsword.
RE: Dude theese are easy
# Mar 26 2002 at 8:08 PM Rating: Default
I too hunted the frost giant elites in IC for a while. Just remember that the frost giant elites in the GD are a lot tougher than the ones in IC. The ones in the GD have a bunch more hp's and hit slightly harder too.
Soloing
# Oct 02 2001 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm a lvl 47 druid and I found a neat trick for soloing these guys. Drag them through a few coldain dwarves. Let them follow along for a bit , knocking the giants hp's down then back off before the do too much damage. The elites can do them in pretty quick and you get your giant back minus some hp.
Buffed
# Sep 05 2001 at 3:07 PM Rating: Default
They have been buffed lately, they have more HPs now!!! and hit harder!!! Seen hits as high as 140!!! and as much as 8K hps+!!!! do not and I mean DO NOT try to solo them, you will die!!!
RE: Buffed
# May 23 2002 at 5:29 AM Rating: Decent
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Don't solo these guys in Great Divide unless you have KEI,a T-staff, ES Vambs' or Lumi. OR can do some massive dmg fast and cheap!
Took one down and calculated he had over 8400HPs
Thank Karana for the 2 wolfs and 1 dwarf that helped me :)
RE: Buffed
# Sep 10 2001 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
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Solo'd one last night in GD. Using Root and Rot with ES Vambraces. Funny thing is that he was one of the 4 that I was quadding. (Doh! How did he get in there!) So at the end of the quad with this guy still attacking and I'm at 40% mana, I definitely needed those ES Vams.

49 Druid
easy for necros
# Aug 11 2001 at 5:00 PM Rating: Default
I solo the elites in GD at lvl 53 ( not bad exp). pull with your lvl 1 lifesucker, run to pet, cast darkness, cast splurt, fear, ebolt and ignite blood ( plague gets resisted half the time and thus a waste of mana). Jboots or sow potions are a must or the elite will pound you to death before you reach your pet. Always have shield of magi up and always use splurt after darkness ( the 110 from the ebolt will make elite agro on YOU and therefore a pain in the neck to get it off you ****).
RE: easy for necros
# Mar 04 2002 at 10:40 PM Rating: Decent
Playing as a 53rd necro myself, I'd advise you pull with splurt instead of your lvl 1 lifetap. Splurt takes a long time to be affective and has no agro. I always pull with splurt when soloing in skyfire or GD and my pet takes the mob off me easily everytime.

Kelendros
53rd necromancer
Iceclad Bridge Elites
# May 25 2001 at 12:55 PM Rating: Default
Im a level 40 druid took 1 of these out but took all my mana and about 10min. XP not that good, neither was loot. The 1 thing weired was that mine ported to its spawn spot, not sure if this was a bug but Iwas really ****** when after 8 min it dissapeared on me. Fortunately I foud his almost dead, snared body back where I got him from and was able to finnish him off.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Dec 14 2001 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone know what the NO DROP beard is for? Coldain shawl takes the regular one, right?
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#perrish, Posted: Dec 14 2001 at 6:48 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Sorry for the double post. Rating it awful to get rid of second one.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Dec 14 2001 at 6:47 PM Rating: Decent
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The iceclad bridge elites are an easy kill for a 42 necro. I pull with dark, send pet and fear, put on scourge and VoS, usually tap once and renew fear once, for a total mana cost of 839 on the kill. That's if there are no resists. I get one resist about as often as not, two over the course of a fight fairly often, and fear often has to be renewed an extra time, for a total cost around 1100 mana.
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RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Jun 13 2001 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
I have also noted this popping back to the spawn point. I was rooting and rotting them, and when they were at sufficiently low HPs (to where they would turn and run but couldn't) they would pop back to the bridge. I had one below this point and he didn't return to the spawn point until the root I had on it wore off. Its VERY annoying.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Jun 30 2002 at 9:03 AM Rating: Default
I've noticed though that sometimes at least, if you are close to them when they start running, they won't warp. It seems they mostly warp if you don't realize you've started them running, and you move out of a certain range from them.

Just to be on the safe side, I kite them in circles and try to arrange to be heading back to the bridge when they're at about 25% hp.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# May 27 2001 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
Decent xp, easy for 39 or above PATIENT druid to solo...also drops ring of frost occasionally , +3 int + 10 mana ring, as well as frozen mantle on occasion. But melee, beware..these guys hit hard. Partnered with a level 50 pally and it took more mana to heal him than it would have to solo the elite.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Nov 09 2001 at 10:21 AM Rating: Good
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You can still kite with a melee partner. Just have your pally friend run after the giant whacking it from behind NOT taunting, and using a slow 2h weapon (for reduced taunt factor), while you keep aggro on yourself by dotting and blowing up the giant and running away. Kinda like pet kiting.
RE: Iceclad Bridge Elites
# Jan 24 2002 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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ROFL... I feel the same way about meat shields! ...Just kidding. The ones that don't think they should loot every kill are alright.

I like helping a druid kite; Turn off pet taunt. Druid pulls, snares, and nukes to get a good agro on. I debuff, sick pet, DOT and nuke, while druid kites in a large circle around me, while my pet wacks the things in the back of the head... single reds very easy for Druid/Nec combo outside.

We're 30 and 32nd and doing this in EW, but we have not had the guts to try a giant yet. I think it would be close, but we would run OOM before done.

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Blue to me at 40
# May 04 2001 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
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So far these guys have all been blue to me. From what I understand they are a true under-con. However, I am able to take both of them out solo as a Level 40 enchanter via Charm. So I am sure with a little bit of work you other classes should NOT need a full group of 30-42's to kill these MOB's. A little bit of planning and strategy and just about any class should be able to solo them. PS: they make great pets especially when hasted as I can kill 4 Frost Giant Scouts plus a Dire wolf or two with just one of these guys before I am oom and my pet is near dead. -GL to all
RE: Blue to me at 40
# May 13 2001 at 1:33 PM Rating: Default
=P not any class, all you all warriors out there will get smacked by these boys- 42 pally friend (now 51) had to LoH and still zone
Casters though, have fun (in fact my friend found he could if he medded before the fight for a root/heal, although it took him almost 8 minutes to finally kill the dang thing)
I'm a 40 mage and I can solo one easy... downtime is a pain, I loose a pet per fight and usually have to whack it to death with my torch (I've had my best sucess w/ fire pets) but resistances are really low. 3/4 a blue bub per kill at 39, 7gp-6pp loot, haven't gotten any other loot yet, but it's still a nice exchange for 52cp of malachite. Mages use lev rings and bolts. Fire and earth work best, although root can be very counter-productive in some fights. 4-5 333damage bolts+ pet, so I'd guess around 2k hp's at least

Note: this is for the IceClad giants only, do not try to solo the GD giants at level 40
Giant Elites on Iceclad
# Mar 28 2001 at 7:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Two Frost Giant Elites guard the bridge (zone) that leads to the Eastern Wastes. They are far enough apart that they could be pulled singly without the need for harmony etc. Spawn time was roughly 13 minutes. They were green and blue to a level 44, but all gave exp (guessing lvl 32-34). I was pulling to the sides of the bridge and was not aggroed by any wandering mobs so it seems like a relatively safe place to fight. Dropped up to 5p, velium weapons (rarely) and Frost Giant Scout Beard (Lore, magic, no drop).

Taeil Innoruuk
Incredible HP
# Feb 06 2001 at 8:11 AM Rating: Default
Can't believe there are lvel 32s of this mob. They are all blue to me (51) and have incredible high hp (6k to 8k I think). Take quite a while with 2 ensnare cycles to finish one. If you only need xp by soloing, find Berserkers, don't bother the Elites.
Sheesh, are these things tough!
# Mar 27 2001 at 2:28 PM Rating: Default
These things are quite difficult to take down! A group of 4 (45 cleric, 44 paladin, 44 ranger, 40 druid) had a devil of a time with one (blue at 44) last night. It hit for 126 a pop. The cleric and druid went OOM, and the paladin had to use his LoH on the ranger. We finally prevailed though.

Yes, we decided to stick with scouts and berzerkers after that.

42 to 45 is probably more like it (some of them are yellow at 44). When we fought it last night, we figured it had at least 5K hit points, so the estimate of 6K to 8K is probably reasonable.
RE: Sheesh, are these things tough!
# Jun 07 2001 at 3:11 PM Rating: Default
yeah well they con blue still at level 60 although some are green there are still some that are blue so their level range has got to be more then what is posted.
RE: Incredible HP
# Feb 06 2001 at 1:13 PM Rating: Default
I have found that they do drop loot occasionally. Between the Velium weapons I just recently recieved a Frozen Mantle +10 mana. Not much for the level but any loot is better than none
Elites in GD
# Feb 06 2001 at 8:13 AM Rating: Default
I mean Elites in GD, not Iceclad.
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