Unity  

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This Quest is Seasonal
Level:85
Maximum Level:115
Monster Mission:No
Repeatable:Yes
Can Be Shrouded?:No
Quest Type:Quest
Quest Goal:
  • Advancement
  • Experience
  • Money
Time Limit:06:00:00
Success Lockout Timer: 03:00:00
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Related Creatures:
Era:Claws of Veeshan
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Group Size:Group
Min. # of Players:1
Max. # of Players:6
Appropriate Classes:
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Appropriate Races:
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Entered: Fri Mar 5 17:46:29 2021
Modified: Sun Mar 28 14:07:06 2021
This 22nd Anniversary shared task starts with Guard Blevins in Qeynos Hills. He is west of the tunnel that leads to Surefall Glades.

You say, 'Hail, Guard Blevins'

Guard Blevins says, 'Hello hero. Have I seen you passing through here before? Nevermind. I could really use your [help] right now. There isn't time to gather the guard and, well, I don't think we have the skill needed to deal with this [issue].'

You say, 'What issue?'

Guard Blevins says, 'I found a wounded gnoll scout a bit ago. Before I did what needed to be done, the thing threatened me. It said something about the gnolls finally uniting behind a [true leader], and that the end for me was coming. Well, it said 'you', so I suppose it probably meant us guards. Or maybe it meant all of Qeynos, who knows. I could barely understand it.'

You say, 'What true leader?'

Guard Blevins says, 'I have no clue who or what it was talking about. All I know is that any gnoll that wanted to take over in Blackburrow would need the backing of the [three commanders] that have come to power lately.'

You say, 'Who are the three commanders?'

Guard Blevins says, 'I've only heard names shouted by gnolls before they charge us. I don't speak gnoll, though I suppose I should learn, but it isn't hard to recognize names when they use them in sentences. I've heard Gartik, Xataka, and Krolix shouted a lot. I figure those must be the three leaders. Or, I suppose, they might just be the gnoll's favorite curse words. In any case, we in the guard just don't have the manpower or skill to find this leader and we need your [help].'

You say, 'I will help.'

Guard Blevins says, 'Well, I can get you into the burrow, being in the guard has its privileges despite what people say. Just let me know when you are [ready].'

You have received a request timer for 'Unity': 0d:0h:5m remaining.
You have been assigned the task 'Unity'.

You say, 'I am ready.'

Guard Blevins says, 'Off you go then. Your assistance is much appreciated by us guardsmen, even if our leadership doesn't acknowledge it.'





The Qeynos guards are concerned about stirrings in Blackburrow.

Find the commanders that the guardsman talked about to learn about this mysterious gnoll leader.





BONUS:

Lorekeeper Ralf is located at the zone in entrance inside the instance.

You say, 'Hail, Lorekeeper Ralf'

Lorekeeper Ralf starts at the sound of your voice, 'Oh, thank Rodcet! I thought you were a gnoll sneaking up on me. Maybe I should just leave, I don't know. My master will be very angry with me if I don't return with his [tome]. But he won't even get the chance to chastise me if I die in this miserable place. Would it be unfair to deprive him of that? I just don't know. I'm too frightened to think. Maybe it is best if you [leave] me here to suffer alone.'

You say, 'tome'

Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'He sent me to purchase a rare old book from the barbarians. I couldn't read it; I don't understand the language. I guess I'll never get the chance now, since one of those savages [tore it up]. I mean, it wouldn't have been able to do that if I hadn't dropped it when I ran away, but I couldn't help it.'

You say, 'tore it up'

Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'It was already old, and the binding was very loose, but the monster picked it up and pulled it apart! The pages scattered all over the place! A lot of it floated down into that massive hole. I'll never get it back! I'd be happy to get even a [part] of it to return to my master.'

You say, 'part'

Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'I'd pay you what I can for any page of that old book you can find for me. I guess I can hide here for a while. I'm in no real hurry to get shouted at anyway.'

Collect the 7 pages for him. The trash mobs (gnolls) in the instance drop them.

Upon turning in all 7 pages:
'You actually found all the missing pages! Thank you! Let me give you this for all your help.'

All participants get Unified Phoenix Feather as reward.
You must have the task-add, you must be in the instance, and you must be grouped to receive the Feather.




The first 3 steps don't have to be done in order.

  • 1. Find and question Commander Gartik about this true leader 0/1 (Blackburrow)

    Commander Gartik is located at +154, +330, -225 in the northwest part of the zone where there are several ramps in the room that lead to other areas and a pool of water below.

    At about 15%, Commander Gartik stops attacking and talks.

    Commander Gartik says, 'Stop! Stop!' A barely supressed bark escapes the gnoll's lips. 'Too much bad now in burrow. More city monsters and stupid gnolls listening to [stupid gnoll].'

    You say, 'What stupid gnoll?'

    Commander Gartik says, 'I wonder how much I could get for the tongue of a blithering fool? Leave before I decide to find out for myself.'

    At this point, nothing further happens. Saying me will get you the update for this part of the task.

    You have added 4 alternate currency, experience, and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task, 'Unity' has been updated.


  • 2. Find and question Commander Xataka about this true leader 0/1 (Blackburrow)

    This commander is up on the old elite guards ledge on the far west side of the zone at /loc -65, -606, -69.

    At about 15%, Commander Xataka stops attacking and talks.

    Commander Xataka says, 'You not stop us! We know [true leader]!'

    You say, Who is your true leader?

    Commander Xataka says, 'Is that your BREATH, or did something die in here? Now go away!
    Commander Xataka emits a low growl and readies its weapon.

    At this point, finish killing Commander Xataka for task update.

    Commander Xataka's corpse snarls in defiance and falls to the ground.
    Commander Xataka has been slain by Soandso!
    You have added 4 alternate currency, experience, and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'Unity' has been updated.

    Named Spawn After step 2, there is a chanced for the named 'a very burly gnoll' to spawn. It spawns near the zone in area in a small room, or its PH 'a burly gnoll' will spawn.



  • 3. Find and question Commander Krolix about this true leader 0/1 (Blackburrow)

    This commander is in the North central part of the zone at /loc +202, -378, -176.

    At about 20%, Commander Krolix summons an add.

    Commander Krolix says, 'Help! If follow Axtig, come help!'
    A reaver emits a low growl and readies its weapon.

    Kill the add and finish off the Commander for the task update.

    Commander Krolix's corpse snarls in defiance and falls to the ground.
    You have added 4 alternate currency, experience, and coin to your completion reward.
    Your task 'Unity' has been updated.


  • 4. Defeat Axtiq

    Axtiq is located back towards where Xataka was, on the bridges/islands at /loc -345, 640, -150.

    Upon killing Axtiq,

    Axtig the Uniter's corpse snarls in defiance and falls to the ground.

    You have added 12 alternate currency, experience, and coin to your completion reward.

    Your task 'Unity' has been updated.

    You may have prevented a desperate war between the gnolls and the city of Qeynos



    Reward(s):
    700 platinum
    Exp or AA (approximately 8 AA at level 115)
    24 Commemorative Coin's
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    Easy ways to get to the nameds
    # Apr 06 2021 at 5:56 AM Rating: Good
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    They're not hard to locate but maybe this will help someone. It helps me for sure since I tend to forget paths!

    First, note that nothing sees thru invis.

    Commander Xataka
    Go straight ahead to the exit tunnel at -174, -231, 47. Go thru the open doorway down to the wooden floor. Follow that floor down all the way to a rope bridge, follow it all the way to the named on a pillar.

    Commander Krolix
    From Xataka go east and drop down to the water level. Once you reach the lake turn left (NNE) and head along the beach. You come to a crossing made of stones right before the waterfall drop off. Go over the crossing and head up the tunnel on the other side. He's in a cave a short distance away.

    Commander Gartik
    Hope you got an evacer. Easy to get to from zone-in. Head to open area and drop down the long fall into the water where the waterfall lands. Swim north, then west and go deep underwater. There's a small underwater tunnel at -10, 87, -233. On the map it looks like the tail of one blue water area is touching the side of the main water area. Follow the water tunnel and when it opens up, turn right (NW-ish) and swim UP. Once you emerge from the water, he's right there.

    Axtiq
    Very easy, From zone-in follow route above to Xataka and this guy spawns on the platform between the two sections of the rope bridge, can't miss him.

    12 runs and I have yet to see the named who drops the augments. Bad RNG, bad!
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    Named Farming
    # Apr 05 2021 at 6:13 AM Rating: Good
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    for those of you just looking to farm the named for the augs in order to spawn it you specifically need to deal with Gartik and Xataka. PS DoTs can kill the second commander before you can question him (but not the first one for some reason)
    New Version?
    # Apr 03 2021 at 3:35 PM Rating: Decent
    I just tried this mission and instead of requiring test responses, all three of the named spawned one add each and fought to their deaths. Killed all three and can't find where Burly/Very Burly spawn (not in the regular spot).
    How to find the named PCs
    # Apr 01 2021 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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    FYI nothing sees invis.

    Commander Xataka: (-68, +600, -69)
    Go straight ahead to the exit tunnel at -174, -231, 47. Go thru the open doorway down to the wooden floor. Follow that floor down all the way to a rope bridge. Follow the bridge and you'll find him on a pillar.

    Commander Krolix: (+202, -378, -176.
    From Xataka go east and drop down to the water level. Once you reach the lake, turn left (NNE) and head along the beach. You'll see a stone crossing right before the waterfall. Cross this bridge and follow the tunnel on the other side. Krolix is in a cave not far away.

    Commander Gartik:(+154, +330, -226)
    Hope you got an evacer! Easiest route is to go back to the zone-in. Head to open area and drop down the long fall into the water where the waterfall lands. Swim north, then west and go deep underwater. There's a small underwater tunnel at -10, 87, -233. On the map it looks like the tail of one blue water area touching the side of the main water area. Follow the water tunnel and when it opens up, turn right (NW-ish) and swim up. Once you emerge from water, Gartik is right there.

    Axtiq (-345, 640, -150)
    Very easy. From zone-in follow route above to Xataka and this guy spawns on the platform between the two sections of the rope bridge, Can't miss him

    a burly gnoll, the placeholder: "Find" the zone-out to Everfrost and he's in the room to the left, two before the zone-out. I haven't yet figured out if you clear him can the named version (capitalized) spawn.


    Edited, Apr 2nd 2021 6:25pm by Sippin
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    How to find the named PCs
    # Apr 02 2021 at 1:25 PM Rating: Excellent
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    You can also use the video here: https://everquest.fanra.info/wiki/Anniversary#Twenty-second_anniversary

    Very easy way to learn how to get to the names.

    One tip: If the zone is tough for you, like me, you can clear the little island between the bridges first, so that when Aztig spawns later, you don't have to split/multi-tank/etc.
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    Feather
    # Mar 31 2021 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
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    Bonus reward feather is a required 110, 0.5 cast, 10 minute refresh clicky for Grace of Unity
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    Items
    # Mar 21 2021 at 6:42 PM Rating: Decent
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    Coin Award
    # Mar 21 2021 at 10:53 AM Rating: Decent
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    Then first time I did this, I got 24 Commemorative Coin.

    The 2nd time I only got 12.

    First time we cleared the zone. 2nd time we did not. Could the coin reward be related to how many MOB's are killed?

    Anyone else notice this?
    Pages
    # Mar 21 2021 at 10:50 AM Rating: Decent
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    Each page handed in grants 2 Commemorative Coin to each group member.
    Does the Very burly gnoll even exist LOL
    # Mar 21 2021 at 10:22 AM Rating: Decent
    Must be doing something wrong , as tried this 20 times and no very burly gnoll , everytime in a burly gnoll - seems other people are getting him to spawn evry few runs.
    Does the Very burly gnoll even exist LOL
    # Apr 09 2021 at 12:00 PM Rating: Good
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    RNG can be a cruel mistress.

    Seen it 1 time in 18 runs so far myself (trying to get for 3 characters).

    Most of my guildies were seeing it 1 in 4 - some folks just get bad RNG, some of us get that all the time lol.
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    speed run
    # Mar 21 2021 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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    been trying to get as efficient as possible. I am a 115 rogue tov raid geared, zone in, run to the room where name pops, put that gnoll on extended target, run down to Commander Xataka and do him up first. Jump off and rush to Gartik and do him. then use my clairvoyance orb on the gnoll upstairs to see if name popped. I did /uptime and see 3 minutes 43 seconds the zone was running. fastest time to spawn ph for me.
    How the Commanders react might change by kill order.
    # Mar 20 2021 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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    Steps 1-3 can be done in any order, but (at least at present) the 1st that you fight is the one that gives up at 20%, the 2nd and 3rd make you fight to their death, with the 3rd one calling for assistance of whoever is near by. This could be a bug, because I had fought Xataka first (and he gave up at 20%) but when I went to fight Krolix 2nd and cleared a few mobs around him one of the guards said that Commander Gartik talked to the outsiders when I had not even found him yet.
    can be done at 85
    # Mar 19 2021 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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    Just got this quest and farmed a pair of feathers using 2 freshly rolled heroic 85's (bard and wizard), and 2 J5 healer mercs. It does scale to level. Took 2.5 hours and 196 gnolls. No deaths. Cant use the feather for 25 more levels though.
    can be done at 85
    # Mar 28 2021 at 8:07 AM Rating: Excellent
    Updated, thanks.
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    page turn in text
    # Mar 18 2021 at 9:30 PM Rating: Good
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    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'Wow! This is the first few pages! I didn't expect you to find any of the pages at all. I thought the gnolls would eat them or something. Thank you!'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'Ah, wonderful! I've had time to try to translate what is left of the cover. Thank Quellious I managed to hold onto that much of it. I think it says Brothers' Folly. This looks like the second set of pages. Thank you for bringing them to me.'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'I really appreciate that you are risking yourself to recover these pages for me. I only wish I had more to offer in return.'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'This is a good number of pages! Thank you so much! It seems to be some of the middle part. Certainly our heroes are suffering some sort of setback to lead them up to the final triumph!'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'If only I could read this! My master surely wouldn't have sent me for something that wasn't an amazing story. Not through such dangers! Thank you for bringing this to me.'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'This looks like some of the later pages. This is fantastic! A story isn't going to be as appealing if we never learn how it ends.'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'These must be the final pages! I bet the heroes defeat the enemy in glorious battle! I can't wait to read the translation. I am so grateful to you. Perhaps my master will forgive me if I bring him these pages.'

    Lorekeeper Ralf says, 'You actually found all the missing pages! Thank you! Let me give you this for all your help.'
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    Secret?
    # Mar 17 2021 at 11:02 PM Rating: Good
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    What's the secret in getting gnolls to talk to you after you beat them into submission? They either ignore me or tell me my breath smells (faction message). Is faction needed for this?
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    Secret?
    # Mar 18 2021 at 6:29 AM Rating: Good
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    Try spamming "tell me your leader"

    Just hot key it and start hitting it when the commander goes 20%
    Secret?
    # Mar 18 2021 at 1:38 AM Rating: Decent
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    As a Ranger i was able to sneak and get behind em to have them reply
    7 pages
    # Mar 17 2021 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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    I killed just shy of 140 gnolls for my 7 pages last night. Lots still up.
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    some dialogue/ keywords
    # Mar 17 2021 at 3:04 AM Rating: Good
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    Commander Gartik says, 'Stop! Stop!' A barely suppressed bark escapes the gnoll`s lips. 'Too much bad now in burrow. More city monsters and stupid gnolls listening to [stupid gnoll].'
    Commander Gartik says, 'Says is Axtig. Trick gnolls, make think follow him, not [me].'
    Commander Gartik says, 'Some listen to Axtig. I not listen, bark! I not stupid. Leave now, I not fight you. You go kill stupid gnolls.'

    Commander Xataka says, 'You not stop us! We know [true leader]!'
    Commander Xataka says, 'Axtig lead us to victory! Defeat you city monsters!'

    Commander Krolix says, 'Help! If follow Axtig, come help!'



    beat down
    # Mar 16 2021 at 9:47 PM Rating: Good
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    beat the commanders down so they'll talk to you, I hailed < 5% dunno when you can
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    SoD Blackburrow gnoll faction
    # Mar 16 2021 at 5:17 PM Rating: Decent
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    How do you raise the SoD Blackburrow gnoll faction? Killing your way down there won't it just ruin that faction? All my toons are "scrowl" on the Blackburrow Gnoll faction, and the commanders won't talk to us.

    Update: Finally completed the task.... my chanter is also scrowl on the Blackburrow Gnoll faction (about 38%) but was able to get the responses from the commanders. I also tried with a gnoll illusion, didn't seem to help.

    Edited, Mar 16th 2021 3:57pm by PBTNIDOE

    Edited, Mar 16th 2021 6:29pm by PBTNIDOE

    Update: Don't think it has anything to do with the faction at all. Following knmgfijnm's post got the responses and updates. So all good now.

    Edited, Mar 17th 2021 7:08am by PBTNIDOE
    Unity
    # Mar 16 2021 at 2:49 PM Rating: Decent
    Unified Phoenix Feather (upgrade to the horn of unity clicky - and currently diff timer!)
    - Quest name: Unity
    - Starting NPC Guard Blevins, in Qeynos Hills
    - Reward: Unified Phoenix Feather
    -- Secondary reward: nice type 7 augs - Copper Flecked Geode of Brilliance or Copper Flecked Geode of Adroitness
    Additional Info
    # Mar 16 2021 at 1:21 PM Rating: Excellent
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    You need to beat up/talk to 3 commanders. The first is on the commander ledge, the second is in the room with the port clicky to Surefall, the last is by the fight with Rottrued (pond level, NE). If the commanders refuse to talk to you, they're using the SoD Blackburrow gnoll faction, try a different character.
    When you have updated 2 of the commanders, there's a chance for a named to spawn, A Very Burly Gnoll. If just "a burly gnoll," that's just the PH. No idea what the named drops, I got the PH. Spawns in a top-level cave by the Everfrost zone-out.
    Final step is to kill a named, Axtig the Uniter, who spawns on the island that leads to commander ledge. Uses the spell Sweeping Lunge Strike every 25 seconds, a PBAE with small knockback.

    To get the Horn of Unity upgrade item, Unified Phoenix Feather, you have to collect 7 pages dropped randomly from any gnoll in the zone, then turn in to an NPC at the zone-in. Item should reward to everybody inside the mission and in the same group. Rumor is that the mission drops a complete set if you clear the entire zone. But if you lose your patience, the pages are actually tradeable to use across missions.

    Be ready to spend a lot of time killing. Mobs only hit for 5-15K, but moderate aggro/assist ranges for that classic Blackburrow swarm feel. Blue con and should count as humanoid, so bring some headshot/assassinate to speed things up.
    And watch out for the razorgills. They are disguised as mini-Dougs, and can be found unattackable on land areas. Use pets and spells for them, or hope they don't have your pages.
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    # Mar 16 2021 at 5:26 PM Rating: Good
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    So, we have to "question" them, I see.
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    Fennin Ro (now Cazic Thule)

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    Pages
    # Mar 16 2021 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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    Kill trash mobs and loot all 7 pages from them before doing named.
    locs
    # Mar 16 2021 at 2:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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    P -329.5995, -154.7297, -226.7037, 240, 0, 0, 3, Commander_Gartik
    P -604.9058, 67.2986, -71.1463, 240, 0, 0, 3, Commander_Xataka
    P 297.7036, -45.8074, 42.3290, 240, 0, 0, 3, a_very_burly_gnoll
    P 380.9184, -201.7951, -178.1063, 240, 0, 0, 3, Commander_Krolix
    P -641.7108, 345.8207, -151.9766, 240, 0, 0, 3, Axtig_the_Uniter
    idk how to progress this
    # Mar 15 2021 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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    Maybe cause anniversary isnt started, but on test server I can get this quest but cant progress it. I beat down the first commander till he goes deaggro then click his text link "stupid gnolls" but then he just calls me slime and wont progress the quest. Do I need gnoll faction?
    edit: actually I beat down all 3 now and theyre all same result. No quest progression at all. Alliance wont work.
    edit2: had to /say tell me your leader

    Edited, Mar 15th 2021 9:39am by svann

    Edited, Mar 15th 2021 9:58am by svann
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