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    Halloween | Parade of Melody


    GM Seiren
    • Events

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    It is Halloween and the entrance to Melodia, the home to Melodia Academy has been opened! Magicians, musicians and all sorts of adventurers gather here every year to celebrate the annual Haunted Festival as part of the Halloween tradition. Quests, games and competitions aplenty can be enjoyed throughout the Haunted Festival at Melodia. Be sure to read on to learn more about this year's Halloween event.

    Every year, the residents of Melodia prepares a variety of activities for the students of the academy - an opportunity for everyone to play together, compete against each other, run errands, unravel mysteries and of course - win fantastic prizes along the way!

    As Melodia opens its doors to adventurers and explorers alike, there is only one way to enter the magical town. Talk to the Ferryman NPC in Prontera and he will usher and ferry you to Melodia Academy.

     

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    House Windsor

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    led by Remy

    House Guile

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    led by Faa

    House Sorin

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    led by Sola

    House Emure

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    led by Sydo

     

    Remy, Faa, Sola and Sydo - house leaders of the Melodia Academy - are proud to invite everyone to join the Melodia Academy, which prides itself with its four noble houses - House Windsor, House Guile, House Sorin and House Emure.

    In order to join a house, simply speak to the Monny NPC at the academy to get sorted into one of the four houses. While your preferences will be weighed in, Monny is ultimately responsible for sorting you into a house, and will pick for you based on what it believes your capabilities can offer.

    • Note that your house assignment will apply to all characters within your master account. We highly recommend consolidating your individual participation to one character - so you can maximize your earned points and prizes more effectively!

    After you have been sorted into a house, the Ferryman NPC will be authorized to provide you access to various location within the town of Melodia directly from Prontera. Complimenting the services of the Ferryman would be a fellow student from House Sorin, Eileen. She will be happy to send you to various locations around the town as well if you give her a Lucky Candy.

    In addition, you will receive an achievement and a title upon joining a house! To equip the title once you earn the achievement for joining your house, do the following:

    • If your status menu (aka icons) is not already open, do so by clicking the tiny down arrow right under the Status UI.
    • Go to the bottom left and select the Achievement Challenges Trophy Icon.
    • While in the Achievements UI, select the Adventure tab.
    • Navigate to the Achievement you just earned, go to the bottom right, and click the Collect button.
    • If not already opened, access your Equipment Window by pressing [ALT + Q], and make your way to the right most tab at the top, "Title".
    • You will see the name of the house you just got sorted to here (Windsor, Guile, Sorin, Emure). Equip it by double clicking it, and that's that!

     

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    - In the past -

    In the previous years, students of the Melodia Academy unraveled the mysteries of unpleasant happenings around the town and the academy, occurrences that may even chill the bravest of bravest to its core. It was found that the grandmaster of the academy, Saberoth was possessed and had his body and soul taken over by the lord of the nether realm, who was summoned unintentionally by the founders of Melodia Academy centuries ago - the one true terror now forgotten, which Melodians of the olden days remembered as the Night King.

    After a long battle lasting several days, Melodians emerged victorious and the Night King was sealed within an ancient artifact known as the Monkey's Paw. Peace returned to Melodia for a short while, until the rise of a foe with unparalleled powers, whom very existence is a taboo. The students of Melodia Academy joined forces in investigating the acts of terror that has befallen upon Melodia, to which they discovered the new foe was none other than Lucia, the first born of Algo, one of Melodia Academy's founder.

    Lucia was born with incomprehensible levels of magical power, proven by his vitality over the centuries. The defeat and imprisonment of the Night King provided Lucia with the opportunity to seize the age-old power for himself - to become the ultimate being that reigns both the living realm and the nether realm by siphoning the Night King's power into himself.

    Despite obtaining the Night King's power successfully, Lucia was forced to flee and retreat from Melodia under the pressure of the students and town folks. Now with plenty of time to master his new powers over the year, Lucia began to re-invade Melodia with the sole intention of claiming his birthright - one that was never given by his father.

     

    - At the present -

    Once enrolled into the Melodia Academy, speak to your house leader and embark on the quest to challenge and defeat Lucia, probably once and for all, in this year's episode of Halloween: Parade of Melody!

    Upon completion of the Halloween quest, you will be able to initiate a one-of-a-kind MVP Instance. Gather your comrades, put on your best armors and weapons, and unleash every ounce of power you have in the hardest challenge of this year's Halloween MVP Instance.

    • You can participate in the instance even without completing the main quest, as long as your party leader has completed the main quest and is able to initiate the MVP instance.

     

    - On the sidelines -

    A mysterious entity who goes by the alias Geomancer requires some aid in gathering resources to bolster its strength in necromancy. In return, the entity will reward the hard work of whomever that has provided help.

    Meanwhile, a helpless Deviruchiling Fanatic is in dire need of help somewhere in the town of Melodia. Without the neccessary food ingredients, he is unable to feed his Deviruchiling fledglings! In exchange for adventurer's aid, the fanatic might giveaway a Deviruchiling pet as a reward.

     

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    As dark as the fate of Melodia can be, the joyous celebration of the Haunted Festival is not forgotten. Competitions have always been the heart of every year's festival, this year's included. Melodia offers a huge variety of competitive activities to pit all four houses against each other with mini games that are designed to test your skills, proficiency and perhaps luck as well. Be certain to try out all of them to experience everything Melodia has to offer you, and also earn points for your house and tickets for yourself.

    Visit the Melodia Manor at the southeastern side of the town and discover multiple rooms of mini games available. Melodia Academy has partnered with the lord of the manor to host competitive games here. Take note though, the butler will always be watching you.
     

    • Blackjack & Guess the Number
      • The Melodia Haunted Casino is open for business! Play special party-based rounds of Blackjack rotating alongside a haunted Guess the Number mini game. Strike it rich for your opportunity to win tickets!
      • This micro event will be available during the festival, and recommended for when you're waiting in between hourly rounds of other events!
    • MVP Defense
      • Guard your MVP and find treasure chests when in defensive mode, or go on the hunt to fight the opposing team's MVP in offensive mode. The longer your MVP stays alive, the more points your house will earn.
      • Team functions switch when an MVP is killed, meaning that the old defensive team will become the new offense in the next round, and so on!
      • Both teams will be given unique team costumes that matches the color of the team's MVP.
      • The teams are randomized.
    • Halloween Challenge
      • Even the students of Melodia Academy recall this classic Halloween game involving candy - a favorite! Fight through traps and snares and pitfalls as you work your way to collect Candy Bags. Find as many as you can for a higher reward!
    • The Labyrinth
      • Once open, the Labyrinth is the home of some truly foul magic and energy, and it will be up to you and your friends to follow Kirkena's suggestions as you navigate through the challenge.
      • The goal of the Labyrinth is to guide your party of four through the maze as fast as possible successfully!
    • Amazing Ragna-Race
      • Participate with a group of players in a race up the spiraling hill.
      • There will be Horong Booster to increase your speed when ran into temporarily, but watch out for those random Ankle Snares as well!
      • You will find Item Boxes along the race track - these will greatly aid you by giving a boost or slowing everybody else down. If you're lucky, you might even swap position with another racer ahead of you or slow everybody else down!
      • The fastest three racers to cross the finishing line on the bridge at the hilltop will be crowned as winners. Winning 1st place will earn points for your house! This is definitely not a casual stroll up a hill.
      • [Update] The game now features a variety of new effects when grabbing an Item Box, including Skid Traps, Blinding, Confusion, Status Immunity and more!
    • Shadow Tag
      • In this team based game, all 4 houses in a free for all setting be assigned to kill a Doom Trooper named after their house.
      • However, not every Doom Trooper is fond of being attacked. They can retaliate by disrupting your attacks.
      • First person to take down his/her team's Doom Trooper will win some house points and all members of the winning house participating in the game can walk away with some Halloween tickets and bragging rights.
      • If on rotation still and a Doom Troop is defeated. There is a short cooldown before they spawn again and another round begins.
      • If the time runs out before any Doom Trooper has been taken down, the team with the lowest Doom Trooper health will be declared the winning team.
      • [Update] Shadow Tag this year has two major new additions that will severely impact the dynamics of the event:
        • Magic Balls
          • Every now and then a Magic Ball will be spawned in the middle of the map. Depending on the objective that's announced, push the ball into either your own or another house's square and get a nice bonus! Damage your own Doom Troop, heal the opponent's and gain Doom Points!
        • Haunting
          • You can now gather Doom Points through Magic Balls objectives and simply as time passes.
          • Doom Points can be used to Haunt an opponent's house!
          • Haunting a house can result in some of the following effects:
            • Heal their Doom Troop.
            • Scatter their team all around the map.
            • Strip half of their team.
            • Make their Doom Troop temporarily invulnerable to Magic or Ranged attacks.
            • And much more!
    • Whack-A-Ghostring
      • A squadron of Ghostrings will appear in this mini game for you to whack.
      • Whacking the correct Ghostring will earn you some points but be cautious though, whacking the wrong one will cost you points. Keep an eye out on the emoticons used by the Ghostrings!
      • Whack your way to victory by becoming the person who belts the most Ghostring correctly in 5 minutes.
         

    Outside the manor, you can find town games being hosted by Melodia residents as well.

    • Poring Seek
      • Mischievous Porionettes roam around the town when this mini game begins - can you be the one to kill the most within five minutes? You'll race against the clock and one another to see who will win the round, plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points!
    • Simon Says
      • Copy the movements exactly as ordered - or else, you're out! Be sure to follow the instructions carefully in this minigame which is harder than it looks. If you win, points and tickets await - plus the house with the most wins will win additional team-wide points!
    • Simon Sequence
      • You've obeyed Simon, but can you find all the Simons in this meta-Simon experience?! If so, follow the sequence closely and run around the Festival for a chance to earn points for you and your house.

         

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    At the west side of Melodia, Zarevok guards the entrance to the Racas Forest. Speak to him to gain access and venture into the woods surrounding the town of Melodia.

    • Hunting Grounds
      • Hunting Grounds are open all the time. However, tickets only drop during Happy Hour.
      • Embark on an exploration into the Racas Forest by choosing one of the three difficulties available that best suits what you can handle!
        • [Easy] Relatively approachable for just about anybody. There is no MvP monster in this map! However, it has the lowest ticket rate and experience rates.
        • [Intermediate] A step up from Easy, meant for the middle of the road adventurer. An MvP will spawn here! The ticket rate, experience, and drops here are very suitable for the intended skill level.
        • [Nightmare] Meant for the most hardcore of adventurers. The experience, drops, and ticket rates are all excellent here and are definitely worth the time and effort. However, the monsters are very difficult and the MvP is especially difficult. If you can, try to bring a party here, preferably with fellow house members!
      • The Happy Hour Mechanic gets enabled while Black Jack and Guess The Number are down. During this happy hour, monsters have a chance to drop tickets when killed.
      • Depending on the chosen difficulty, you can get the Racas Forest monsters to drop a set amount of tickets per happy hour session:
        • [Easy] 20 Tickets
        • [Intermediate] 25 Tickets
        • [Nightmare] 30 Tickets
      • While the Happy Hour is enabled, monster kills will grant you points. These points will be tallied at the end of the Happy Hour. The House with the most earned points will win that Happy Hour and earn points toward the final score for their house this year! The way points are distributed are as follows. The amount varies depending on difficulty:
        • 1 point for every five (5) normal monster killed on Easy map.
        • 1 point for every three (3) normal monster killed on Intermediate and Nightmare maps.
        • Killing an MvP rewards a massive amount of points.
      • All three difficulties are purely PvM orientated.

     

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    House Points will determine which of the four houses will emerge as victorious this year. House points can be earned by anyone for their team through participating in the Halloween mini games. The Melodia Academy registrar will be keeping a record of the scores hidden until the end of the Halloween festival, when the winning house and runner-up house will be announced!

    A special prize will also go to all students who are affiliated with the winning house this year! Be sure to gather as many points as you can for your house!

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    These are the special prizes this year; you can only choose ONE(1) of these if you are a student from the winning house this year.

     

    [Mid Headgear Costume]
    Blessing Of Angels Costume
    (account-bound)

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    [Garment Costume]
    Halloween Poring Bag Costume
    (account-bound)

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    [Pet]
    Garling Pet
    (account-bound)

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    [Pet]
    Papare Pet
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    The house that comes in second will win a Garling Pet or a Papare Pet by players' own individual choice.


     

    Halloween Tickets can be accumulated and traded in for a wide array of wonderful prizes this year! This is surely one thing that you'll want to collect! Earn these tickets throughout multiple activities in the Melodia, and trade them with the Halloween Prize NPC, located just above the docks in Melodia, for a variety of wonderful and magical prizes. What magical prizes await you this year? Surely, there is only one way to find out!

    • Trade in your Halloween Tickets at the Halloween Prize NPC in the for any of the following amazing prizes:
      • Trade a single (1) Halloween Ticket for a Dead Branch.
      • Trade six (6) Halloween Tickets for a Trick or Treat Box!
        • [Note] We reduced the odds of bad rewards, increased the odds of good rewards and added a variety of new costumes, pets, consumables and even cards!
      • Trade fifty (50) Halloween Tickets for a chance at winning one of six exclusive costumes in a raffle style! On top of that you can choose to go for last year's costumes, too!
        • [Note] Two brand new costumes have been added to the raffle list!
        • [Note] These costumes are account-bound.
        • [Note] If you have any existing costumes in the list, ensure that you have them in your inventory to prevent getting doubles!
      • Trade ninety (90) Halloween Tickets in for a Bloody Branch!
    • Halloween Tickets are character-bound, so you are strongly encouraged to earn those tickets using a single character.
       

    Special Honorary Degrees will be awarded to the thirteen (13) most intrepid adventurers who have helped to settle this year's tie. Individual prizes will be handed out to winners of various mini games who have demonstrated that their skills are on par with the best-in-class students of each house! Those individuals with the most points at the end of the entire Halloween festival will be announced and receive a special, exclusive prize!

    • Note that top-performance is character driven - so to compete in this area, we recommend participating in the Haunted Festival using a single character of your choice, as points are not tallied across all characters in your master account.
    • Overall, thirteen (13) players will win for top performance in each of the following categories:
      • The top-three (3) Town-Wide minigame / Limited Capacity minigame winners by accumulated points.
        • Performance will be based on the number of points accumulated on your character for: Halloween Challenge, Whack-A-Ghostring, Poring Seek, Simon Says, and Simon Sequence. Points accumulated through Blackjack will NOT count toward this individual performance total.
      • The top-three (3) Hunting minigame killers by accumulated points:
        • Performance is based on the number of monsters killed.
        • This score is cumulative across all three difficulties, so you are highly recommended to play in all modes to earn the maximum amount of points in this category!
      • The top-three (3) MVP Defense Treasure Chest breakers, Amazing Ragna Race winners and Shadow Tag winners.
        • Performance in MVP Defense is based on the number of Treasure Chests opened while you are playing on defense (remember that opening Treasure Chests while on offense will cause you to *lose* points!).
        • Keeping the MVP alive while on defense will contribute points toward your house score, while opening Treasure Chests will contribute points toward your individual performance scores in the Degree awards.
        • In the Amazing Ragna Race, the Top 3 will gain points towards this competition. Of course, the better you do, the higher your score!
        • For Shadow Tag, every time you kill your MVP, you will gain points for the competition!
      • The single fastest party of four (4) in the Labyrinth when this mini game is made available.
        • Be on the lookout for the Labyrinth mini game during the Haunted Festival. You'll be able to form parties of four (4) players for this mini game.
        • The party of four (4) with the fastest completion time in the Labyrinth will win a Degree Award this year as well!
    • In recognition of outstanding efforts, each of this year's thirteen Degree recipients will receive two special prizes:
       
      • Blue Moon Loli Ruri Pet (not account-bound!) - considerably rare, this pet is sure to let everyone know that you're a powerful student of Melodia!
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      • Your choice of 1x MVP Card!
        • Cards eligible for this prize are those currently available from the Talon Shop.
        • Maya Purple is furthermore excluded from this list.
           

    In addition to competition prizes, there are also various rewards to be obtained throughout the Halloween event. Kill some monsters, talk to some NPCs, complete some quests and you might find yourself possessing some (or all) of these seasonal event rewards.

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    [Upper Headgear Costume]
    Multi-colored Wicked Hat Costumes
    (not-bound)

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    Angry Scorpion Hat
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Winter Hat
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Krathong Crown
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Broomrider's Hat
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Kitty Witch Hat
    Costume

    (account-bound)

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    [Lower Headgear Costume]

    Protection Cloth Black
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Royal Mantle Black
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Stall Of Shadow
    Costume

    (not-bound)

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    Wicked Collar
    Costume

    (account-bound)

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    [Garment Costume]

    Broomrider's Broom Costume
    (not-bound)

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    Night Spell Broom Costume
    (not-bound)

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    Niflheim Broom Costume
    (not-bound)

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    [Pet]

    Deviruchiling
    Pet
    Grote
    Pet
    Pierrotzoist
    Pet
    Garling Lude
    Pet
    Ghost Quve
    Pet
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    Upon completion of the Halloween quest, the MVP Instance will be unlocked. We recommend partying up with other players in order to defeat the MVP.

    • The instance will feature the Halloween festival's most unique rewards - so it is not to be missed, even though it will be challenging!

     

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    Instance Rewards

    Description

    Shadow Staff [2]

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    An ancient staff of an undead
    magician.

    Type: Rod
    Weapon Level: 4
    Attack: 70
    Weight: 60
    Required level: 60
    Job class: Acolyte class, Mage class,
    Soul Linker

    MATK + 20%

    Enables use of level 4 [Fire Wall].

    Increases magic damage against Shadow element by 5%.

    Increases damage with Fire element magic by 5%.

    [Every refine level]
    Adds 0.2% chance to auto-cast [Sight Blaster] on yourself when using magic attacks.
    Adds 1% MDEF Pierce against Shadow element.
    Adds 1% MDEF Pierce against Demon race.

     

    [Changelog]
    Now gives level 4 Fire Wall instead of level 1.

     

    Prison Uniform [1]

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    Every prisoner wears this striped
    uniform.

    Type: Armor
    Defense: 5
    Weight: 50
    Required level: 40
    Job class: Every job

    Adds 30% resistance against Stone Curse.

    MaxHP + 5%

    Flee + 5

    Hit + 1 with every refine level.

     

     

     

     

     

    Thief Handcuff [1]

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    These are handcuffs used only on
    special occasions to hold the
    strongest troublemakers when held
    or transferred from one location to
    another.

    Type: Accessory
    Weight: 100
    Required level: 40
    Job class: Every job

    ATK + 5



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


     

    When equipped together, these equipment provides powerful bonuses than by their own! Be sure to check out these bonuses below:

    [Thief Handcuff + Prison Uniform]
    ATK + 1 for every refine level on Prison Uniform.
     

    [Thief Handcuff + Bloodied Shackle Ball]
    STR + 5
     

    [Thief Handcuff + Shackles]
    MAXSP + 1% for every refine level on Shackles.
     

    [Thief Handcuff + Prison Uniform + Bloodied Shackle Ball + Shackles]
    10% more EXP from Undead and Demon race.
    10% more resistance against Shadow, Undead and Ghost property.
    MAXHP + 5%
    FLEE + 5
    DEX + 5
    Casting cannot be interrupted.
     

    Unique to this year's MVP Instance (but also at a lower rate from The Racas Forest MvPs!), a one-of-its-kind Broom Garment Costume will drop upon clearing the challenge.

      Broom Garment Costume  

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    Garment costume

    Only dropped upon clearing MVP Instance

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    May your goodie bags be filled and may your spirits be hallowed!

     

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    The musical town of Melodia is packed with many exciting features and challenging mini games. We can't wait to see you plunging into the festival, but we also want to give you a quick highlight of the important rules, guidelines and dates that are in place - so you can make the most out of your Halloween adventure. Be sure to review the list below so that you're well prepared for the Parade of Melody!

    • The use of multiple Master Accounts during this event, or possession of such multiple accounts at anytime on TalonRO, is forbidden and is a ban-worthy offense per TalonRO's server rules.
    • A status bulletin board is available in both Melodia and Melodia Academy to remind you of your house affiliation, as well as a readout of what the current hourly mini game will be (or the next one, if one is currently not in progress).
      • The colors of the game type correspond to color-themed map markers, available on your mini map.
      • The board also features some fun news and weather across Melodia (just pack accordingly if you see any dangerous activity!)
    • This year's episode of Halloween: Parade of Melody will end on Sunday, November 15th evening time, and within a few days after that, the winning house will be announced, along with this year's house prizes and Degree Award recipients!

     

    We hope that you enjoy what Melodia has to offer this year and we hope that you'll emerge as one of this year's Honorary Degree Award winners! We also hope that this will be a memorable and fun autumn season for you as we look forward to the months ahead of us.

     

    As always, thank you for supporting TalonRO and happy gaming! Musica est vita!

     

    Edited by GM Seiren

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