Beguile Plants  

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Level:30
Maximum Level:105
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Spell
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Era:Ruins of Kunark
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:1
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Entered: Fri Dec 22 14:35:09 2000
Modified: Sat Oct 7 14:15:13 2017
Find Shrub Marwood in the eastern hideout of the Firiona Vie outpost.

Upon completing the Dark Oak quest, Shrub states:

Shrub Marwood tosses the mantrap root out the window.. SPLASH!! 'I made a mistake. I didn't need that one. Here is the shillelagh I told you about. I found it in some burned out woods far from here. I cleaned it up and found it had a spark of mana so I had it enchanted with a few charges of my spell, [Fertile Crop]. Hope you like it.

You say, 'fertile crop?'

Shrub Marwood says 'Looking to get hold of my family druid spell, ehh? It doesn't come without a price. Lucky for you all I need is for you to run a small errand for me. Go fetch me a Sarnak farsight crystal, some Sarnak nightdust, some strathebone heal silk and some powder of Tsu. Do that and I will give you a copy of my family secret.'

Bring him these items:

- Sarnak Farsight Crystal (Sarnak Revealers in Lake of Ill Omen)
- Pouch of Dust (lore "Sarnak Night Dust", Sarnak Partisans in Frontier Mountains)
- Strathebone Silk (strathebone spiders in Kaesora)
- Shaman Powder (lore "Powder of Tsu", Froglok Tsu Shamans in Swamp of No Hope and Firiona Vie)


Turn these four items in to Shrub Marwood.

Shrub Marwood says 'Great work! I wish I had the coin to hire you on permanently. Maybe I will, when I find the lost trade city of Torsis. Here is the spell I copied for you. Careful, the ink is still drying.'

Your faction standing with Inhabitants of Firiona Vie has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Emerald Warriors has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Storm Guard has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Legion of Cabilis has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Pirates Of Gunthak has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!!

Reward:
Spell: Beguile Plants (No Trade version)
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it's No Trade
# Oct 07 2017 at 10:30 AM Rating: Excellent
Shrub Marwood glowers at you dubiously -- You would probably win this fight... it's not certain though.
You say, 'what fertile crop?'
Shrub Marwood says, 'Looking to get hold of my family druid spell, ehh? It doesn't come without a price. Lucky for you all I need is for you to run a small errand for me. Go fetch me a sarnak farsight crystal, some sarnak nightdust, some strathebone heal silk and some powder of Tsu. Do that and I will give you a copy of my family secret.'
Targeted (Merchant): Shrub Marwood
Stand close to and right click on the Merchant to begin a transaction.
Shrub Marwood says, 'If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task.'
Shrub Marwood says, 'If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task.'
Shrub Marwood says, 'If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task.'
Shrub Marwood says, 'Great work! I wish I had the coin to hire you on permanently. Maybe I will, when I find the lost trade city of Torsis. Here is the spell I copied for you. Careful, the ink is still drying.'
Your faction standing with Inhabitants of Firiona Vie has been adjusted by 5.
Your faction standing with Emerald Warriors has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Storm Guard has been adjusted by 3.
Your faction standing with Legion of Cabilis has been adjusted by -1.
Your faction standing with Pirates Of Gunthak has been adjusted by -1.
You gain experience!

<receive Spell: Beguile Plants> <Magic, No Trade, Size SMALL, Weight 0.1, Level Needed: DRU(28)>
it's No Trade
# Oct 07 2017 at 1:10 PM Rating: Good
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Thanks, I updated the No Trade scroll reward (it was still named Fertile Crop, I guess nobody does that quest anymore) along with the quest text and faction hits.
Turn-in Dialogue & Faction Hits
# Jul 03 2005 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
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Turn-in your 4 items and get this response:

Shrub Marwood says: "If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task
Shrub Marwood says: "If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task
Shrub Marwood says: "If you want the [Fertile Crop] druid spell, I must insist that you complete your small task
Shrub Marwood says "Great work! I wish I had the coin to hire you on permanently. Maybe I will, when I find the lost trade city of Torsis. Here is the spell I copied for you. Careful, the ink is still drying."

Your faction standing with Inhabitants of Firiona Vie got better
Your faction standing with Emerald Warriors got better
Your faction standing with Storm Guard got better
Your faction standing with Legion of Cabilis got worse
Your faction standing with Pirates of Gunthak got worse
You gain experience!

Sehsadob

Edited, Sun Jul 3 18:43:45 2005
hummm
# Jun 15 2004 at 8:26 PM Rating: Decent
you can charm up to 25. well, moldmaster in runnyeye is 25. he has the most insane regen of ANY mob *I* have ever seen. Charm him, let him go rip lord pickclaw, would be a handy pet for decent gear dropped there. ya know? some stuff would be fin to charm, those and yea, shroomies.
What can be charmed?
# Apr 20 2004 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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What have druids charmed using this spell? So far all I see is the "fungus people in Guk and Runnyeye".
Has any druid ever successfully charmed any plant at all with this? If so could you please post what mob it was? Lot's of info on what it doesn't work on, might be quicker to list what it does work on, shorter list that way...
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RE: What can be charmed?
# May 26 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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There are the Shrooms all over Luclin, there cacti in the Overthere ... I know there are more, just can't think of them right off the bat.

IF you can get this spell at level 30-34, OT is a great place to charm plants and sick them on a chicken or something that isn't an animal.
RE: What can be charmed?
# Sep 02 2004 at 5:09 PM Rating: Decent
A few I found.........


[Swamp of No Hope]
Man Eating Plant 18 - 20

[all in runny eye]
A Sporali Defender 18 - 20 Monster
A Sporali Gatherer 16 - 20 Monster
A Sporali Miner 16 - 20 Monster
A Sporali Scavenger 16 - 20 Monster
A Sporali Worker 16 - 20 Monster
A Sporeling 20 - 20 Monster

The Sporali Moldmaster 25 - 25 Monster !!! boss, with huge regen......Most likely charmable.

[echo caverns]
A Festering Mushroom 23 - 23 Monster

[paludal caverns]
A Sensate Reishi Sprout 7 - 8 Monster
A Sensate Reishi Juvenile 7 - 10 Monster
A Sensate Reishi 9 - 11 Monster
A Mature Sensate Reishi

The Reishicyben 24 - 24 Monster !!!
also a boss mob of the zone.

I have never thought about the A Fungoid and or the A Patog Phlarg Fiend / A Plerg Phlarg Fiend

I think they are either full on MONSTERS or might be charmable. some of the stuff im pretty sure is labeled monster but is charmable.

[upper guk]
A Fungus Ancient 25 - 25 Monster
A Fungus Breeder 20 - 24 Monster
A Fungus Drone 17 - 18 Monster
A Fungus Mutant 25 - 25 Monster
A Fungus Soldier 16 - 22 Monster

SK Spiders
# Apr 04 2004 at 11:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Went to get the silks as a 37 druid with a 51 oger warrior. we camoed and leved. Warrior went first and leved down to the spiders. There were about 7-9 visable spiders. They were Green to him, Blue to me. When he attacked one 3 aggroed. They are sk's after warrior was down to 40% the first spider was 40% and sucking his hps and kept switching from 40-45% life. I then leved down there and succored us out of there. Warrior had 23% hp when zoned. I have been wanting this spell basically just to day i have it but this one can wait.
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RE: SK Spiders
# Apr 07 2004 at 2:42 PM Rating: Decent
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When you first zone into Kaesora, take the first available left. Lev down. There are no mobs there usually. Then walk straight to the next hall, turn right and see a door in front of you. There are 3 spiders behind that door. If you are careful, you can pull singles, but you'll probably get an add.

The spiders are fairly easy (especially if you only have to deal with 2 or 3 instead of 7). They are rootable, so you can root 1 and the other 2 will come. Root another one and back into the hall, so you are fighting 1 at a time. They will go down fairly easily. Generally the silk will drop from one of the 3 of those spiders.

Good Luck!
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Rather odd quest
# Sep 27 2003 at 5:46 PM Rating: Decent
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I just did this quest at level 57 just for fun. The tump stumps are common drops and took almost no time to get. For the sarnak dust, I kept the sarnak ruins in FM cleared. The third partisan that spawned dropped the dust, and this took about an hour. This part was just annoying due to the large number of green mobs that wander nearby and agro. For the farsight crystal, I slaughtered sarnaks at the fort in LOIO, but never did get a revealer or revenant to spawn. I lost count of how many sarnaks I killed. Eventually, I found one for sale in the bazaar.

Overall, this quest took an inordinate amount of time given the limited utility of the spell, and I'd recommend it only if you look at the spell as one of those fun class things you get to do as a druid.

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Beguile Plant
# Aug 04 2003 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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I've had plant mobs in the high 20s (in Dawnshroud Peaks) that were "too high of a level" for "Beguile Plant" to work, which is kinda silly considering that "Beguile Plant" is a level 29 spell that has no upgrades.

My 49 druid tried the "Beguile Plant" spell on "a sunflower" in Scarlet Desert. Got the message "Your target is too high of a level for your charm spell." Then tried "Allure of the Wild" and got the message "This spell only works on animals." No surprise to either result.

Are there any useful mobs that can be charmed with "Beguile Plants"?

Kamgar


Edited, Mon Aug 4 19:56:33 2003
black/white
# Jul 28 2003 at 3:04 PM Rating: Default
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I have aquired 2 types of shaman powder...one is white and the other is black...both are lore and are the same except for the colors....EQ allowed me to possess both but they are lore and I dont know which to use??
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Handy Shileilei (or whatever)
# Jun 24 2003 at 7:19 PM Rating: Decent
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Got bored and decided to do the predecessor quest to this one,I finished it,got the weapon and it has Beguile Plants as an effect.Gonna go try it out,might not bother with the spell quest since the weapon already has it.
here's a question
# Apr 23 2003 at 2:58 PM Rating: Decent
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is this the only way to get the spell?...i really dont want do run to all the places and my main is only 32 druid...well just want to know.


be safe all
sorry excuse for a spell
# Mar 25 2003 at 12:25 PM Rating: Excellent
This spell is a gross waste of time. Why would they not have a second quest to upgrade this a little? I can charm animals around my level and higher, why not plants? We are druid after all, friends and protectors of nature. Seems like we should be able to enlist the aid of the plant life too. I don't see any balance issues, but i guess they don't want it to work at higher levels for some reason? or they just thought it was a dumb spell and never bothered to make an upgrade.

Anyway, if you are bored, sure go ahead and do it, if you think you are going to be charming plants in SD or EJ, don't bother, you will only be disappointed.
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I couldn't charm a treant in South Karana
# Jan 19 2003 at 11:19 AM Rating: Decent
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I did the quest today, some notes:

- Farsight Crytal really LORE item only, so you can do it with a higher level alt, then give item to your low level druid
- i haven't done the Shillelagh quest, just handled the items to the halfling in FV, i got the spell
- i couldn't charm any treants in South Karana, it always said "That creatures is too high level to use this charm on it." ACK.

I did this quest to charm a treant in Karana and kill gnolls fast, but it not work.

Be good all,

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Use Identify
# Aug 25 2002 at 5:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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Some notes that I would have loved to know before going on this quest: 1) 'Powder of Tsu' is white and reads only 'Shaman Powder'. Identifying it will inform you that it is indeed 'Powder of Tsu'. 2) 'Sarnak Night Dust' also reads only 'Pouch of Dust' and needs identifying, though I don't think that the sarnak partisans drop any other kind of dust. 3) 'A Farsight Crystal' is NOT a nodrop, so asking about it in ooc might be a good way to find it, after all, the sarnak fort is always under siege. Also, I did NOT do the Handy Shillelagh quest first, but just gave the items to Shrub and he gave me the spell. He conned amiable.
RE: Use Identify
# Jan 14 2003 at 12:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Who has identify? What class? I've never heard of it and I have a 36 druid and a 29 monk.

Thanks

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RE: Use Identify
# Mar 06 2003 at 3:34 PM Rating: Default
All int casters get Identify; Bards get a song that identifies.
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RE: Use Identify
# Jan 24 2003 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
I know that enchanters get the spell: Identify. I use a Silvery Mask which has unlimited charges of Identify if I ever need to identify anything. Bards also get a song that does the same thing.
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More useful than it seems!
# Jul 09 2002 at 6:48 AM Rating: Good
For those of you who think its a useless spell. Try charm the fungus people in Runnyeye and Guk. It works! It works on more mobs than you think. Treants are the popular idea, however. The spell is not too useful, but its a fun spell to play around with. The quest is not totally worth it, took me 2 hours. But if you have nothing to do, DO IT! Its a nice leisure quest for 45+ levels.

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Uses
# May 12 2002 at 4:48 PM Rating: Decent
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/shout AWHHH!!! Fungus is taking over Luclin!!!
/auction Ports to Norrath!

But, seriously, this spell would be good when fighting creatures such as Fungi Shrooms.
But, then again, this spell just doesn't really have that many uses.
When I get Kunark, though, you can bet its going to be added to my spell book =)
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plant
# Mar 20 2002 at 3:43 AM Rating: Default
from what i've heard the spell is suposto be used in the plane of growth if there realy is a lv cap i guess that would be out the window i personaly haven't tried to get the spell because of how little it is usable from what people say but if you can charm in the plane of growth i would prolly do the quest. anyone know about that?
RE: plant
# Jul 18 2002 at 1:43 PM Rating: Decent
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First, on most charm spells, there is a level cap. For instance, the enchanter spell, Allure, is usable on mobs up to level 51, in the planes. Second, a druid that uses this line of spells in Plane of Growth had better not kill anything there. They will lose faction with the mobs in the zone, Clerics and Pallies in Felwithe, and Rangers in Kelethin. Not to mention excluding themselves from any quests in PoG (I know of the Tunare-worshipping pally sword, not sure of any others).
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#Kaen, Posted: Dec 30 2002 at 5:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Helm of the Tracker is a quest in PoG for Rangers, Gloves of Earthcrafting for Druids...can't remember cleric item
RE: plant
# Aug 18 2002 at 9:56 PM Rating: Decent
Actually allure is capped at 49, Boltrans is 53, 51 in planes
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question
# Mar 08 2002 at 1:28 AM Rating: Decent
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this is going to sound dumb, but are druids the only ones who get this spell? i have a shammy and like to charm stuff just for fun, once i sent a griffawn at the withered treant to see how long it would last, but it didn't :(
Liahona giudestone
# Jun 19 2002 at 1:36 AM Rating: Default
thats plant not panr....I did quest ...

RE: question
# Jun 19 2002 at 1:35 AM Rating: Default
all classes can use charm planr spell when u get it it is actually called beguile plants ,.
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# Feb 24 2002 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
Can anyone post the level of the spell... Maybe I missed it.
Btw, I like charming a pet...
like the sabers in LOIO... Charm on, set it after another, snare both, run back, sit and med, if the snare's break.. redo them, once charm breaks, cast charm on the tiggy with the most health, rinse, and repeat. I got a whole bub of yellow from this before i started getting bored.
Liahona
# Jun 20 2002 at 4:36 AM Rating: Default
This is a lvl 29 spell called beguile plants after u get it from the hafling
Arkameian
# Feb 04 2002 at 3:33 PM Rating: Default
I just did the charm plant quest and the shilleaugh quest. Yes, it may be a retarded spell but im on a pvp server and u should see the dark elves run when they see a treant comin straight for em..LOL

It may not be useful in game play but u can sure put on a show. =)

The shilleaugh is pretty worthless after u get the spell...u get a.....

9/36 2hb with 3 charges of Beguile Plants on it.

Not the greatest weap but its something. the faction was also a good bonus for me. =)

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#Anonymous, Posted: Jan 27 2002 at 3:12 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) who ever reads this and hasnt done the quest yet a word of advice.....DONT! it is a waste of time the plant lvl cap is mid-high 30's so it will come in handy for a very short time and the charm isnt that great either, it doesnt last very long your better groupin with n enchanter if u want to charm sometin the right way.
poor spell
# Jan 21 2002 at 10:48 PM Rating: Default
I just did the quest, not for the spell but for the fast that every other druid i talked to, did not. Wear this thing as a badge of honour and don't expect to get any use of it.
Level Cap? DOH!
# Dec 10 2001 at 4:00 AM Rating: Decent
I'm level 52 and I put off doing this quest because there are hardly any plant MOBs on Norrath. But as I started exploring Luclin I discovered that there are quite a few zones that are plant heavy and though that this spell would come in handy in zones like Fungus Grove for charming adds if we were short an enchanter or bard. Much to my dismay, I read that there is a level cap on the spell so it would be useless for any MOBs in Fungus Grove, or any MOB that would pose a threat to 52. So once again, I will ignore doing this quest. However, for you lower druids, there are some low-end plant heavy zones on Luclin too that are in the 35 and below area, so it might be worth while for you to do it.

Just my 2cp...
RE: Level Cap? DOH!
# Jan 08 2002 at 5:57 AM Rating: Default
that sucks, thanks for posting that before i wasted another 2 hours of my time doing this worthless quest. i was all ready to go to the deep hehe.
RE: Level Cap? DOH!
# Dec 11 2001 at 9:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the info! As a 45 druid I was in Fg tonight when I remembered this quest. Now I know is a waste to do it. Hmm maybe we'll get some kind of upgrade quest/spell for the higher plants.
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Beguile Plant
# Dec 03 2001 at 4:56 PM Rating: Default
The enchanters Beguile spell has a lvl cap of 35.
I would guess beguile plant has the same level cap and therefore is resisted by higher lvl mobs.

Jaxar (Sacred Journey)
lvl 29 Enchanter
RE: Beguile Plant
# Jan 22 2002 at 9:33 AM Rating: Default
Beguile actually has a level cap of 39th. Not sure of the cap on Plant Charm, but the Bloodthorns in EJ and TT are rather handy to have as pets as they hit harder than anything but the big cats in each of these zones. They are 34-40th.
Either way, the Succulents in OT would hate this spell, as with my Beguile they are solidly stuck for longer duration when I charm them with Charisma 149. They may have a lower resist to it.

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2 types of Shaman Powder
# Nov 25 2001 at 6:58 AM Rating: Good
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There 2 types of Shaman Powder. The White shaman powder is Powder of Tsu (the one you need for this quest), the Black Shaman Powder (the one enchanters need to get the Illusion Iksar spell) is Powder of Nok. The White Powder drops off Froglok Tsu Shaman. The Black Powder drops off Froglok Nok Shaman. Both powders drop off the Frogs in FV. The Best place to get the Shammies is near the FV-Swamp of no Hope zone. If you were zoning into FV from the Swamp of No Hope, follow the wall on your left hand side. It will take you South a bit, and then turn Eastwards. Keep along the zone wall until you come to some standing stones. Sooner or later you will see a Tsu or one of the other various creatures (Nok Shaman, Shin Warrior, Drachnid, Frenzied Leech or Venemous Lamprey) stumble by. If nothing seems to be in the area you can keep going Eastwards, but the further East you head, the more spawns there tend to be. The Tsu's are tougher than the Noks, and all of the Tsu's conned Dark Blue to me at 38. If you get in trouble you should be able to run along zone wall and escape into the Swamp of no Hope. Drop rate on powder I would estimate is 1 in 4 kills.
RE: 2 types of Shaman Powder
# Jun 19 2002 at 4:02 AM Rating: Default

just to find out some info what i got was called shaman powder....so if someone casts identify on me it will show up as powder of tsu?



Charm Plants
# Nov 08 2001 at 6:55 PM Rating: Default
Just all those that actually want to do this "quest" i say that because this quest is more like "a waste of time." But for those who would like to know tsu dust does drop in Trak Teeth which is not stated on this site and it DOES NOT drop in Lguk which i finally realized after killing a bunch of Shamans. The dist is really called Shaman Dust so dont be searching for Tsu Dust. Also the silk is now much easier to get then before off the spiders.
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