Respecialization  

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Time:1 minute
Level:1
Maximum Level:85
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Experience
  • Faction
  • Spell
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Era:Original
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Group Size:Solo
Min. # of Players:1
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Entered: Sat Jun 24 11:08:22 2000
Modified: Thu Jan 7 11:29:28 2010
Ostorm can be found in the east upper hallway in the Temple of Solusek Ro, at +430, -80, +35, through the door behind the throne along the corridor to the right.

Ostorm regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

You say, 'Hail, Ostorm'

Ostorm says 'I am Ostorm of the Temple of Solusek Ro, guardian of the sacred crystal of Kintaz. Be wary and keep your distance, lest the proximity of the crystal [steal] your [memories].'

You say, 'Steal my memories?'

Ostorm says 'It is the nature of the crystal of Kintaz to steal the memories of those around it. Only I am safe, and then only because of the strong wardings placed on me by Solusek Ro himself. Are you interested in [losing] any [memories]?'

You say, 'Losing my memories?'

Ostorm says 'Recently, I have been experimenting with the crystal, and have found that those exposed to ruby light filtered through it tend to lose the memories of their most specialized arcane skills. Are you sure you want to [lose advanced memory] of specialization?'

You say, 'Lose advanced memory?'

Ostorm says 'Be warned that once exposed to the crystal, I can not reverse the effects. If you desire exposure, fetch me a ruby.'

Give him a Ruby.

Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories should have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

You say, 'What fifty gold?'

Ostorm says 'You do not remember? You promised me fifty gold coins for allowing you to be exposed to the sacred crystal of Kintaz.'

Give him 50 gold.

Ostorm says 'Thank you.'

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.
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Level 100 re-specialization
# Aug 02 2014 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
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At lvl 100:

Primary locks at 253/275
Secondary locks at 203~208/250 (sorry wasn't paying attention.)
Still works
# Apr 25 2013 at 9:16 PM Rating: Decent
Just completed this quest on my shaman...links below describe it very well.
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just give ruby
# May 13 2012 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Had to re-spec my lv87 today & Ostorn would not reply to any keywords what so ever, nota peep. so decided to try just giving him the ruby & BLAM! done! :-)

dident even have to zone like you used to to see the change.
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just give ruby
# Sep 07 2012 at 11:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Re-speced today he responds to the stuff but ruby is all he needs he gives back the 50 coins if you try to do that part.
Level 90 - Respecialization
# Mar 19 2011 at 10:09 AM Rating: Decent
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At level 90:

Primary 201/265 - At 201, the other caps flipped from 265 to 200
Second Forte AA 151 / 200 - At 151, the remaining caps flipped from 200 to 150
Other 49 / 150
Other 49 / 150
Other 49 / 150



Edited, Mar 19th 2011 12:09pm by sarkil
Still working, gold not needed
# Apr 28 2010 at 11:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I can confirm that as of April 2010 the quest still works fine, but all you need is the Ruby. He asks for [fifty gold], but it's a con. He's acting like you "forgot" that memory along with your skill specializations.

However, if you want to give him 50 gold (or 5 plat works too), you can. It still raises Temple faction and lowers Shadowed Men faction. Actually, you can do this part endlessly if for some reason you want lots of Temple faction and are willing to pay for it.

DIRECTIONS: Since it's easy to get lost in this confusing little place, especially since all the corridors and rooms are so small, here is an easy way to get to Ostorm.

1. After zoning in and passing through the large double doors, turn right and head through the first small door.
2. Follow the hallway around to a second door, turning right immediately after passing through the second door to pass through a third door.
3. Behind this door is a staircase to the left that leads up. Follow it up through the door, and turn left immediately to see another door next to it (to the west).
4. This door leads to another staircase leading up. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow the hallway all the way to the end (east, then north). This takes you to another door, and Ostorm is in the room it opens into.

Edited, Apr 29th 2010 1:19am by Arcturys
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# Jun 04 2016 at 2:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Arcturys wrote:


[...]

DIRECTIONS: Since it's easy to get lost in this confusing little place, especially since all the corridors and rooms are so small, here is an easy way to get to Ostorm.

1. After zoning in and passing through the large double doors, turn right and head through the first small door.
2. Follow the hallway around to a second door, turning right immediately after passing through the second door to pass through a third door.
3. Behind this door is a staircase to the left that leads up. Follow it up through the door, and turn left immediately to see another door next to it (to the west).
4. This door leads to another staircase leading up. Turn left at the top of the stairs and follow the hallway all the way to the end (east, then north). This takes you to another door, and Ostorm is in the room it opens into.

Edited, Apr 29th 2010 1:19am by Arcturys



Perfect instruction. Many thanks!
Still working, gold not needed
# May 01 2012 at 1:30 AM Rating: Decent
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spot on advice, thx
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# Mar 10 2010 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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Give Ostorm a 'Ruby'.

Resets all Specializations to 49.

Did not have to zone.

Did not have to give him 50g.

L82 Before: value/max

Specialize Abjure 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Alteration 257/257 (specialized)
Speialize Conjuration 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Divination 110/110 (unspecialized)
Specialize Evocation 110/110 (unspecialized)

L82 After: value/max

Specialize Abjure 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Alteration 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Conjuration 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Divination 49/257 (reset)
Specialize Evocation 49/257 (reset)

L82 Currently: value/max

Specialize Abjure 58/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Alteration 55/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Conjuration 68/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Divination 51/257 (not locked yet)
Specialize Evocation 108/257 (not locked yet)

L82 After lockout:

Specialize Abjure 58/110 (locked)
Specialize Alteration 55/110 (locked)
Specialize Conjuration 68/110 (locked)
Specialize Divination 51/110 (locked)
Specialize Evocation 110/257 (SPECIALIZED)


The lockout does not necassarily occur at value 50. It occurs once you reach the lockout value with respect to your level; which in this case is 110 as seen in the before info. Once lockout occurs the non-specialized max numbers will change from 257 to 110 for the non-specialized spell types.

Edited, Mar 10th 2010 6:39pm by Harmoniq
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# Jan 02 2011 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Harmoniq is 100% correct; in my cast at level 75 I had to get one specialization to 75 from 49 before the others would lock. Just hitting 50 wouldn't do it since at my level the lock is 75. So I believe that whatever the lock is at your level is what you need to get one up to before they lock.
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Fixed in todays patch.
# Feb 11 2009 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Quest works for 75+ level too now!

All my specialization skills got reset to 49 when I tried the quest today :)
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# Jul 24 2008 at 8:40 AM Rating: Decent
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Resetting specialization worked easily for me at lvl 75. This does reset immediately if you do give him the ruby then the 50 gold. I had only indifferent faction.

The skills on your inventory will not be updated until you zone out.

The benefit of this was to reset my secondary specialization aa when I chose poorly =)
need to zone
# May 04 2008 at 2:07 AM Rating: Decent
didnt work until i zoned, all reset to 49
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Still Bugged
# Mar 23 2008 at 10:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I just tried this again today at lvl 80, and still, my main Specialization is still 255/255. I have done a /bug and a /petition...will see if I can get it addressed.
Still Bugged
# Apr 15 2008 at 1:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Quest is still bugged.

Tried today and my main specialization did not get reset to 49. Petitioned and GM confirmed that the quest is bugged.

GM wrote:
I would like to inform you that there is a bug at this part of game, to be more particular there is a bug with the NPC Ostorm in Solusek Ro and we have already forwarded this issue to our Development Team.

Still Bugged
# Apr 19 2008 at 2:06 AM Rating: Decent
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Tried deleveling all the way from 80 down to 75 lev.
My main specialization skill was at that point 252/250.
Tried to do the quest again at 75 lev, but it still didn't work.

Hope They fix this bug soon.
Still Bugged
# Apr 24 2008 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
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Level 40 enchanter who accidentally went over specialization evocation and I couldn't get this to work either. My spec evocation was like 60 something. /flip Sony for putting specialization training points in automatically at level 20 or I would have been fine!


Edited, Apr 24th 2008 5:00am by Starthyas
How to Raise with higher Caps than 50
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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This is how it works for characters up to level 75 for sure, not sure post 75.
I had all skills capped at highest they would go.
Gave the ruby, (dont bother giving gold dont need too)

All 5 dropped down and SHOWED 49/255. (NOTE you cant raise them all to 255/255)
The first one that gets to 126/255 will be your main and
will then lower the remaining 4 to show 49/125.
The NEXT specialization that reaches 76/255 will be your secondary and
will lower the remaining ones to 49/75.

Easy way to explain it, give ruby, cast the one you want as main until your skill shows 126, do the next one to skill lvl 76, then do what ever order you want on the rest.
How to Raise with higher Caps than 50
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:44 PM Rating: Decent
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unfortunately im 77...and the main specialization i wanted to get rid of stick at 252/252 while all others dropped to 49/85...wondering is it a bug or is it what SOE meant to do...
it no longer works?
# Feb 07 2008 at 10:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.



it means you can no longer reset your main specialization, does it?
how to reset secondary forte
# Jul 03 2007 at 8:45 AM Rating: Decent
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how to reset secondary forte

yes this does work resetting secondary forte, since it resets *all* specialization skills to 49. You have to zone after you get the message about your skills being reset to 49 (it appears as a spell casting message)

1)do the quest and reset all your specilization skills to 49

2)now decide which specializaion you want as your MAIN specialization, you have
to raise that to at least 101 first. (it can be rasied to 250 eventually, that is the max for the main specilization at lvl 75).

3) once you have your main specilization skill to at least 101, you can begin working on the secondary specializaion. the next specilizaion skill to reach 76 will be your secondary specialization.

Correct me if i'm wrong plz
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how to reset secondary forte
# Feb 07 2008 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Now that your main specialization can be 255/255, the one that is maxed out will stay at 255/255. Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want.


Don't let that confuse you, from what I've asked in general chat a few times, it seems like everything goes back to 49. You don't get to keep a skill at 255. Someone who has experienced this please correct me if I'm wrong. Make sure you have zoned for it to take effect too.
false info
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Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.


This is untrue. My cleric just hit 51 in alteration and all other "specialize" have now falled back to 50.
false info
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You must not be level 75. My Mage just re-specialized and I can confirm the original quote. Once one hit 76 the rest fell from 250 max to 75 max. I'm not sure what level this max changes, but that's why.
Multiple times for additional faction?
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After you have this quest done and your skills are at level 49, can you simply initiate the dialogue again and redo the quest for additional faction?

Maybe the Shadowed Men faction isn't such a good idea, though. I'm an Enchanter, after all, and I certainly don't want to create the Chanter pet, only to have it attack me!

(Yes, I'm aware my own Shadowed Man pet won't attack me! It's a joke!)
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Re specilazation
# Nov 11 2006 at 9:06 AM Rating: Decent
Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.
Re specilazation
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Since the levels we can now specialise in have been increased to 250 you need to concentrate on casting your required spells until you have a specilazation of 76. My druid alt had to do this today and only when she hit 76 did the other specilazations maximums fall to 75.


This is untrue. My cleric just hit 51 in alteration and all other "specialize" have now falled back to 50.
Re specilazation
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I've been casting forever, and Specialization skill rarely gets a skill up. All of my non-specialization skills have remained at 50.
Updated quest after handing in ruby
# Aug 19 2006 at 9:58 PM Rating: Decent
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories shoulld have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:35 2006] You gain experience!!
-- handed in 50 gold --
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Ostorm says 'Thank you.'
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
[Sat Aug 19 22:55:49 2006] Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
You must zone-
# Jan 17 2006 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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You must zone for this to show up in your skill box.
What's the response if you say "Fifty gold?"
# Jun 19 2005 at 7:43 AM Rating: Decent
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You say, 'what fifty gold'

Ostorm says 'You do not remember? You promised me fifty gold coins for allowing you to be exposed to the sacred crystal of Kintaz.
Gave OStorm 50 gold

Ostorm says 'Thank you.'

Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.


It seems he just gives faction and maybe some exp.
RE: What's the response if you say
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Ostrom can be found in the east upper hallway in temple of sol ro at /loc 430, -78, 35.
To get to him go thru the door behind the throne, and follow the corridor to the right.

Ostorm regards you indifferently -- You could probably win this fight.

You say, 'Hail, Ostorm'
Ostorm says 'I am Ostorm of the Temple of Solusek Ro, guardian of the sacred crystal of Kintaz. Be wary and keep your distance, lest the proximity of the crystal [steal] your [memories].'

You say, 'steal my memories?'
Ostorm says 'It is the nature of the crystal of Kintaz to steal the memories of those around it. Only I am safe, and then only because of the strong wardings placed on me by Solusek Ro himself. Are you interested in [losing] any [memories]?'

You say, 'losing my memories?'
Ostorm says 'Recently, I have been experimenting with the crystal, and have found that those exposed to ruby light filtered through it tend to lose the memories of their most specialized arcane skills. Are you sure you want to [lose advanced memory] of specialization?'

You say, 'lose advanced memory?'
Ostorm says 'Be warned that once exposed to the crystal, I can not reverse the effects. If you desire exposure, fetch me a ruby.'

Hand him a Ruby

Ostorm ..hear me? Ah, you seem to be coming out of your stupor. I think you have been exposed to the crystal long enough. By the time you leave the temple, your memories shoulld have faded. Do you have the [fifty gold] coins that you owe me?
Your faction standing with Temple Of Sol Ro got better.
Your faction standing with Shadowed Men got worse.
Your specialize skills have all been set to 49.
You gain experience!!

Edited, Tue Jun 7 09:31:03 2005
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"Make sure the one that hits 50 next is the one you really want."

It doesn't matter which one hits 50 first, it's the one that hits 51 first.
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For those of you who are KoS here, you can save a lot of time by just having an enchanter charm Ostorm and bring him to you at the zone line to do your turn in. Do the turn in while he is charmed (it wont let you otherwise if you are KoS). It worked for me. =)
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Similar for Melee?
# Apr 25 2005 at 4:05 PM Rating: Decent
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Does anyone know if there is a similar quest to reset your primary melee skill for melee classes? For example, if you wanted to reset your 2HB and make it 1HB? Please post where I can find this info if so, would be really helpful. I assume there has got to be a way, that would only make sense.

Thanks.
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RE: Similar for Melee?
# Apr 28 2005 at 8:34 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't fully understand this question. There is no need to reset weapon skills as there is not the same restriction on them that there is on specialisation. Specialisation skills are restricted so you can raise all of them to 50 and just one of them beyond 50 to 200 - there is an AA ability Secondary Forte that will allow you to raise a second skill to 100.

Melees can raise all weapon skill to their cap. Raising one does not prevent another from being raised as well. So if you have 250 in 2hb and 3 in 1hb, equip a 1hb in your primary and go attack some dark blue mobs, it will soon go up.
RE: Similar for Melee?
# Apr 27 2005 at 10:54 PM Rating: Decent
this quest is to reset the Specialization skills pure casters get. Specialization helps you fizzle less on spells of that type, and saves mana when you make your Spec check. melee classes dont get this type of skill. your skillcaps are set from the start, just as caster skillcaps (not specs) have a set cap.
respecialization quest
# Jan 11 2005 at 7:43 PM Rating: Decent
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I am a 21 cleric with alteration at 49 and evokation at 92. I wanted to change my spec. to alteration. I did this quest twice and gave Ostrom the ruby and he said by the time I left, my spec. would change. They never changed, even after I zoned. Anyone know why? How important is it anyway? I submitted a bug but of course never got an answer. Can anyone answer this?
RE: respecialization quest
# Jan 30 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Correct. And with an Evoc of 92 and an Alter at 49, you sound like you've been mostly a solo Cleric thus far. In later levels you'll have to group to get XP and items. Thusly, Alteration for heals is much more important than Evocation. Make sure you max out your Alteration first, then worry about the other disciplines. Waste some time just sitting in a city zone casting on yourself to raise your disciplines. At 30, when you get specialization, cast your level 1 heal on yourself continously until your specialized Alteration gets to 50, then you'll have no worries.
RE: respecialization quest
# Jan 30 2005 at 7:24 PM Rating: Decent
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Double Post.

Edited, Sun Jan 30 19:25:18 2005
RE: respecialization quest
# Jan 29 2005 at 9:02 AM Rating: Decent
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At 21 cleric you dont have specialization yet. Those are you casting skills you are talking about. Specialization you get at 30th level which you need to train 1 point in at your trainer.

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# Jan 03 2005 at 7:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Doing this will reset all of your specializations back to 49.
Foir Secondary Forte
# Dec 29 2004 at 3:21 AM Rating: Decent
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Does this also work for resetting Secondary Forte? Or is there a similar quest that will do that?
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