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Overview[]

Lorenzo Tate
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Arms Dealer
Zone Independence Port
Coordinates (2567, 0, -4971)
Level Range 25-29
Introduced by Christine Lansdale
Melanie Peebles
Introduces Lou Pasterelli
Jenny Firkins
Enemy groups Badge villain council Council

Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth
Badge villain lost The Lost


Lorenzo Tate is a City of Heroes contact located in Independence Port at coordinates (2567, 0, -4971). Lorenzo Tate is a Science origin contact. His level range is 25-29.

Introductions[]

Contact Introduced By[]

New Contact(s)[]

You might want to go introduce yourself to Lou Pasterelli. His politics are more than a little radical and he's had some run-ins with the authorities, but he can be a great help against the Devouring Earth and Crey. He works primarily with science heroes and has access to Invention and Genetic Alteration Enhancements.

Lou is a firebrand, but he knows how to get things done!

Jenny Firkins is an environmentally conscious scientist who has a personal stake in bringing down the Devouring Earth and Crey. She is very dedicated to her work with science heroes and has access to Invention and Genetic Alteration Enhancements.

Jenny cares very much about Paragon City. I think you will find working with her a pleasure.

I'd like you to introduce yourself to Ashwin Lannister from Hero Corps. They may be a for-profit organization, but they get the job done. He is currently focused on the Council and the Warriors. He has access to Training Enhancements.

Hero Corps doesn't always get the best press, but they are effective. Good luck, and keep your eyes open.

Information[]

Arms Dealer

Lorenzo Tate is not your typical arms dealer. He's not flashy, dangerous, or mysterious. In fact, he's most often described as a nerd, albeit a nerd with an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms and experimental weapons technology. Lorenzo admits he's in it for the money, but he also loves the technology, and he's always hard at work crafting improvements to his merchandise, as well as his own specialized line of weapons. His clients are mostly heroes and private security personnel. Since Paragon City instituted its Security Level system to regulate private ownership of military grade weaponry, business has been booming.

Initial Contact[]

With my equipment and your talent, the bad guys don't stand a chance.

Store[]

  • Inspirations
  • Level 25 Mutation/Science Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 30 Mutation/Science Dual Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 30 Science Single Origin Enhancements (150% base costs)

Story Arc[]

Souvenir[]

Will of the Earth Sample

You've kept this sealed sample of the Devouring Earth's strange mutagen, the Will of the Earth. It's a reminder of the adventure you've come to think of as:

An Unnatural Order

It began when your contact sent you to investigate a Devouring Earth raid. After stopping the destruction, you learned that the creatures were after some biotechnology equipment. So it came as no surprise when your contact sent you to protect Lomad Labs, a biotechnology firm, from the creatures. However, you were appalled to learn that, in addition to equipment, the Devouring Earth was making off with Lomad's scientists.

You hastened after the kidnapped scientists and managed to rescue many of them. One of the hostages informed you that the Devouring Earth had also abducted several mystics from the area. Your contact sent you to a nearby Council base to seek clues to the location of these missing magicians. A Council file tipped you off to the Devouring Earth's base location, and you saved the missing mystics. However, you learned of two more hostages the Devouring Earth still held in its clutches.

You set off at once to resuce Professor August P. Lovelethe and Dr. Achilles Theron. Although you saved the professor, you learned that Dr. Theron might not want to be rescued. Indeed, it seemed he was in league with the Devouring Earth!

The doctor planned to help the Devouring Earth release a terrible mutagen into the city's water system. You prevented this vile plan, and recovered a sample of the mutagen, the Will of the Earth. It was strange stuff, this mutagen. You could hear a mental voice emanating from it. By listening to this voice, you were able to track down the last remnants of the mutagen. In doing so, you came face to face with the treacherous Dr. Theron. You defeated the doctor, now a hideous Devouring Earth creature, and recovered the Will of the Earth.

Defeat the Devouring Earth before they can mount a full attack[]

Briefing

I have something that needs your attention. Devouring Earth creatures have been spotted massing in a warehouse. They're trashing the place, but I don't think that's the sum of their plan. There's a good chance that their masters are planning some kind of raid and are using the place as a rally point. If you can defeat the Devouring Earth before they can mount a full attack, we could save a lot of people and property.

Keep on the lookout for any clues that might explain why the Devouring Earth is attacking that warehouse.

Mission Objective(s)

From the number of muddy trails tracked through this lobby, you guess the Devouring Earth have a big project going on here.

  • Stop Devouring Earth raid
    • 2 workers left, 7 crates to find

You defeated the Devouring Earth and rescued their victims.

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Packing slip
You found this packing slip in a crate the Devouring Earth had ransacked. According to the slip, the crate used to hold research equipment scheduled for delivery to Lomad Labs, a biotech company in Paragon City.
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The warehouse worker's story
One of the warehouse workers you rescued told you:

'I'm real glad to see you! And I think I might have something that'll help you out. The whole time those things were here, I kept my eyes open. And they were rooting through boxes, taking all kinds of stuff! Fact is, I think that's why they came.'

Notable NPCs

  • 3 Workers (Hostages)

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth

Debriefing

You saved a lot of lives today. It's kind of odd, though. You say the Devouring Earth stole a shipment of technological devices? Usually they just destroy anything man made.


Stop the Devouring Earth attack[]

Briefing

Apparently that Devouring Earth technology theft wasn't merely random violence. The creatures are after the same company they stole from, Lomad Labs. This time they've struck one of the company's lab facilities. They're tearing the place apart and kidnapping scientists. You've got to stop the Devouring Earth attack!

The Devouring Earth hate technology and everything man made, so it's no surprise that they'd stage an attack on a biotech company. But they must have something against Lomad Labs. After all, they were destroying Lomad's shipments when you fought them in that warehouse.

Mission Objective(s)

The lab's high tech security system is still sending out a desperate screech.

  • Stop Devouring Earth attack
    • 3 scientists to save

You have defeated the Devouring Earth and saved many of the Lomad Labs researchers.

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Scientist's concerns
One of the scientists you rescued told you:

'I'm glad you came to save us, but those creatures already took a number of my comrades away. They gathered us up, and sorted through everyone. They seemed to identify us by scent! They picked a few people out and took them away. I hate to think what will happen to them.'

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Scientist's observation
One of the scientists you rescued told you:

'I know it seems like they were just here to kidnap and destroy, but I saw them steal lab equipment! It was strange, but they seemed to know exactly what they were looking for.'

Notable NPCs

  • 3 Scientists (Hostages)

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth

Debriefing

You did as well as you possibly could, but it sure seems like the Devouring Earth have something against Lomad Labs. That's two strikes they've made against the company so far! I know that you're worried about the scientists those creatures kidnapped, but it's not over yet. Those people may still have a chance.


Save the scientists from the Devouring Earth[]

Briefing

I got some info on those scientists the Devouring Earth kidnapped from Lomad Labs. One of them was able to get a call out on his cell phone. The police are gathering forces to mount a rescue, but I don't think we have time to wait. Save those scientists from the Devouring Earth!

The Devouring Earth moved the scientists into a series of shallow caverns. They're probably waiting for things to quiet down so they can move the scientists to their main habitat out in Eden.

Mission Objective(s)

You hear a shouted order and frown. When did the Devouring Earth learn 'Attack Maneuver Theta?'

  • Rescue kidnapped scientists
    • 3 scientists to rescue

You have rescued the kidnapped researchers from Lomad Labs.

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Scientist's warning
One of the kidnapped scientists you rescued told you:

'You need to know that we weren't the only prisoners they had. There was also a woman named Raquel Thibodaux, a mystic anthropologist who had recently arrived in Paragon City. She said she was kidnapped a few nights ago, and had met several other mystic researchers who had also been kidnapped by the Devouring Earth. But they moved all of us after the Council attacked.'

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Scientist's story
One of the kidnapped scientists you rescued told you:

'They wanted us alive. They even said they would wait to change us until we had helped their leader. I said I'd never help them, but they said that the Hamidon would change our minds or devour us. I don't even know what this Hamidon is, or what it wanted us to help it with. I'm just glad you came when you did.

Notable NPCs

  • 3 Hostages

Enemies
Badge villain council Council

Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth

Debriefing

Kidnapped scientists, and now missing mystics too. It seems the Devouring Earth have been busy. I checked around; a French mystic named Raquel Thibodaux did arrive in town last week, but she hasn't been to any of the conferences she came here to attend. We need some way to locate her and any more kidnapped people before it's too late.


Seek information in Council base[]

Briefing

It seems those scientists you rescued were right: the Devouring Earth have kidnapped a lot more people than we had guessed. I've been able to link several missing persons cases to recent Devouring Earth raids. They've been taking mystics from all over the area. Right now, our best chance at finding them is to get information on their movements from some of their enemies. One of the scientists you rescued in the caves mentioned an attack by the Council. There's probably a Council base near those caves. I need you to go to that base and see if they have any information about where the Devouring Earth are taking the kidnapped people.

Whatever the Devouring Earth is up to, it's big. Some of the kidnapped were from cities normally outside their range. Let's just hope that the Council's habit of careful record keeping work for us this time.

Mission Objective(s)

The Council always keeps close tabs on other groups. It's a sure bet that they have info on the Devouring Earth.

  • Seek info at Council base
    • Locate any evidence

You've found the information you need to locate the remaining kidnapping victims.

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Report on the Devouring Earth
This printed report details the estimated movements and actions of the Devouring Earth, as seen by the Council. The report notes that the Devouring Earth have recently gathered a number of prisoners in a well-secured cave system and are holding them there.

Enemies
Badge villain council Council

Debriefing

Thanks for getting this information. Now maybe we can find those people the Devouring Earth kidnapped.


Rescue the hostages from the Devouring Earth[]

Briefing

That information you recovered pinpoints the last known location of the mystics the Devouring Earth kidnapped. However, it looks like there may be one more person to look for. I just got a call from Lomad Labs. Seems one of their researchers, a Dr. Theron, disappeared from his home last night. They must have grabbed him after you rescued those other Lomad techs. I need you to rescue the hostages from the Devouring Earth. You're the best chance they've got.

Kidnapped scientists, missing mystics, and stolen lab equipment. I still have no idea what the Devouring Earth are planning, but it can't be good.

Mission Objective(s)

Shuffling human footprints mark the ground. Looking at them, you can almost feel the hostages' weariness and desperation.

  • Defeat all creatures in cave
    • 3 mystics to save
    • 3 mystics to lead out

You have defeated the Devouring Earth and rescued most of their victims.

Notes

  • You do not have to lead each mystic out individually. You can collect them all before heading toward the exit, though you will have to deal with ambushes along the way.
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Raquel Thibodaux' story
When you rescued Raquel Thibodaux, she told you:

'You have arrived in time to save our lives, but those foul creatures still have two prisoners. The monsters moved Professor August P. Lovelethe and Dr. Achilles Theron to another location. I will consult with the spirits to divine their location. I will contact you as soon as that location is clear in my mind.'

Notable NPCs

  • Kidnapped mystic X2 (Hostages)
  • Raquel Thibodaux (Hostage)
  • Lesser Devoured X3 (One guarding each hostage)

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth


V archetypeicon stalker Ambush!

After freeing each hostage you will be ambushed by a single group of Devouring Earth creatures


Debriefing

Those people you saved are in protective custody now. I only wish we could have found all the Devouring Earth's kidnapping victims! Ms. Thibodaux has promised to try and divine the location of the two missing scientists. After that, it'll be all up to you.

Save Dr. Theron and Professor Lovelethe[]

Briefing

Raquel Thibodaux, one of the mystics you rescued from the Devouring Earth, just contacted me. She says she's divined the location of the last two people taken by the Devouring Earth. With luck, we can still save Dr. Theron and Professor Lovelethe.

You had better take along some spare emergency teleporters, just in case.

Raquel said that this area may contain answers for you. She was pretty vague about it, but you better keep your eyes peeled.

Mission Objective(s)

It's bitterly cold in this wilderness, cold enough to make you shudder in sympathy for the Devouring Earth's hostages.

  • Rescue missing scientists
    • Find doctor, Seek clues, Find Professor

You've rescued Professor Lovelethe and discovered the Devouring Earth's plan.

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Dr. Theron's journal
After reading a few entries from this tattered journal, you can feel Dr. Theron's growing disgust with humanity and society. In the latter half of the book, there are vague references to meetings with the 'New ones.' The last few entries deal with Dr. Theron's growing desire to help his new friends, and perhaps even become one of them. As he puts it:

'To leave this sickening species behind me and be reborn in the biological crucible of the Hamidon. To shed my old flesh and live forever as part of a new ecology. To join myself, body and soul, with the Devouring Earth! How I long for that day!'

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Professor Lovelethe's story
When you rescued Professor Lovelethe, he told you:

'I have failed. I am sorry, but I have failed this city and its people. The Devouring Earth wanted Dr. Theron and me to help them make something they called the Will of the Earth. A terrible stuff, a mutagenic bacterium infused with magical power. I refused and waited for death. But Dr. Theron convinced me we could sabotage their plan if I would help him.

'I agreed, but I was a fool. Theron betrayed me. He was working for them the entire time! They only have a sample, but the havoc it could wreak is incalculable. I think they plan to release it into the sewer system as a test. You must stop them!'

Notable NPCs

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth



Debriefing

A magical mutagen? Dr. Theron in league with the Devouring Earth? This has to be stopped, and quickly. Fortunately, I think you may have found all the clues needed to put a halt to this.

Prevent the Devouring Earth from releasing the Will of the Earth into the water system[]

Briefing

According to that scientist you rescued, Professor Lovelethe, the Devouring Earth plan to release this mutagen of theirs into the sewers. We may not have much time. You've got to stop the Devouring Earth from releasing the Will of the Earth into the water system.

The mutagen is contained in giant crystal structures. You'll need to destroy all of them.

Mission Objective(s)

Not far away, you hear the shuffling of Devouring Earth creatures.

  • Stop release of mutagen
    • 5 crystals to destroy

You have recovered the Devouring Earth's magical mutagen and prevented its release.

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Will of the Earth
This canister contains a sample of a glowing violet bacteria, the living mutagen called the Will of the Earth. When you hold the sealed canister, you sense a faint presence in your mind, as if the substance is speaking telepathically. A million tiny mental voices unite into a single chorus of thought, but it's not talking to itself. You sense that it's communicating with another colony of Will of the Earth some distance away.

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth


Notable NPCs



Debriefing

Holding this Devouring Earth mutagen is the strangest experience. I swear, I can hear its voice chattering away inside my head! It seems to be talking to a larger colony of mutagenic bacteria. If there's a larger colony, then this still isn't over.

Destroy the Will of the Earth[]

Briefing

Okay. You've already gone beyond the call of duty to destroy this Devouring Earth mutagen, the Will of the Earth. But it looks like there's more of this stuff out there, and the Devouring Earth might be getting ready to unleash it on the populace. You need to destroy the Will of the Earth, once and for all. Thankfully, this sample of the mutagen seems to have some sort of telepathic connection to the rest. It should lead you in the right direction.

It's only a matter of time before the Devouring Earth unleash this mutagen on the city.

Mission Objective(s)

This magical mutagen seems to truly have an intelligence of its own. Its voice whispers insidious comments inside your head.

  • Defeat all creatures in cave
    • 3 crystals to destroy

You have defeated the Devouring Earth and contained their mutagen.

Notable NPCs

Enemies
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth



Debriefing

You did it. You stopped the Devouring Earth from releasing their mutagen! I can't even imagine what might have happened if you hadn't been there, but congrats. You did a bang up job. I'll make sure that all of the Will of the Earth you recovered gets to the proper labs. Maybe one day, we'll find a way to reverse the changes it can cause.

This has taught us a lot about the Devouring Earth that we didn't know before. Until now, everyone always thought the leaders of the Devouring Earth were people who were producing monsters. But Dr. Theron's transformation seems to indicate that any person who was once a member is now a monster himself! I wonder what this leader of theirs is like, this strange Hamidon. But I guess that's a worry for later.

Missions[]

Save the congressman and his aides from the Devouring Earth[]

Briefing

You heard that Congressman Bill Marlowe is visiting the city, right? He's meeting with the City Council, trying to start a program to encourage pro-hero initiatives nationwide. Well, I just learned that a swarm of Devouring Earth monsters is after him! One of his staffers called. The Devouring Earth just attacked their headquarters; the congressman and his aids escaped, but they're still in danger. Someone's got to save those people from the Devouring Earth.

All right, the Congressman and his aides escaped the first attack, but now they're out on the streets. An emergency force field will keep the rest of the city safe, but it won't do much for Marlowe's staff; they're trapped inside. You've got to get them out of there!

Mission Objective(s)

Somewhere on these streets, three people are in terrible danger. It's up to you to find them before the Devouring Earth does.

  • Defeat all creatures in area
    • 3 people remaining

You have rescued the congressman from the Devouring Earth and uncovered a clue.

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Cybernetic controls
During your battle with the Devouring Earth creatures, you found many pieces of cybernetic equipment implanted in their bodies. You also ran into some Council agents who seemed to be carrying small transmitters.

Notable NPCs

  • 2 Congressional aides (Hostages)
  • Congressman Marlowe (Hostage)

Enemies
Badge villain council Council
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth


Mission Objective(s)


Briefing

Ah! Jolly good to see you. Let me see those cybernetic controls.

Well, these are definitely Council devices. They seem to be part of an electro-chemical control network. It would require a good deal of surgery to install. I have a theory, but I'm afraid it's rather, well, disturbing.

I think the Council may be trying to subvert these creatures and use them to do their dirty work. They're turning them into remote control monsters! But now that we know about it, we should be able to intercept the control signals and pinpoint their point of origin. And look here: we've already got a good lead. I need you to go to this location and shut this Council project down for good.


Mission Objective(s)

The defenses of this base have been pulverized by rock and acid. The Devouring Earth are attacking, and they just might make your job more difficult.

  • Destroy Council Controls
    • 3 controls to destroy

You have foiled the Council's plan to use Devouring Earth creatures as weapons.

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Council data
This data details the Council's plan to control the Devouring Earth creatures by using cybernetic implants linked directly into the creatures' primitive nervous systems. There are several notes stating that the Devouring Earth's creatures do not seem to operate entirely according to biological principles. The report proposes that the creatures' resistance might be due to some sort of supernatural bond with the Earth.

Enemies
Badge villain council Council
Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth

Debriefing

The Council has tried some pretty nasty plans before, but this was unbelievable! Considering the end result, I don't think we have to worry about them trying it again. Oh, and Congressman Marlowe sends you his thanks for your selfless service to the city and country. Looks like someone has friends in high places.

Save the hostages and find out what the Devouring Earth are up to[]

Briefing

I have a situation with the Devouring Earth. Their creatures have been spotted in a warehouse, and eyewitnesses say they have hostages. The Devouring Earth rarely let humans live, or at least, rarely let them continue to live as humans. I need you to save those hostages and find out what the Devouring Earth are up to. Are you up to it? You only have 1 hour to deal with the situation.

That warehouse holds a lot of bulk foods for the school lunch program. If you can't do something about the raid, a lot of children may go hungry.

Mission Objective(s)

The chill air of this refrigerated warehouse swirls around you. Bits of stone and mold litter the floor, a sure sign that the Devouring Earth is present.

  • Defeat all Devouring Earth - 60 minutes timed
    • 6 hostages left, 4 tainted crates left

You have rescued the hostages and stopped the Devouring Earth from contaminating the school lunches.

Enemies

Badge villain devouring Devouring Earth


Notable NPCs

  • Venomous/Oax (Devouring Earth Herder)
  • 3 Warehouse workers (Hostages)
  • 3 Delivery drivers (Hostages)
  • Warehouse Forewoman (Hostage)


Debriefing

It looks like the Devouring Earth were planning to put some kind of mutagen into those school lunches. Who knows what those children would have become? Every parent in this city owes you a debt today.

Stop the Lost attack[]

Briefing

The Lost have struck again. This time they're raiding a Crey Industries laboratory. There are a lot of people in danger, and if Crey's own security forces get there before the situation is under control, it could erupt into chaos. Can you stop this Lost attack?

If you can defeat all of the Lost, great. If you can get the researchers out and take down the boss, then Crey security can probably handle the rest. Either way will win this one.

Mission Objective(s)

Several terse Crey security officer brief you on the situation before you enter the lab. Five captives, and an unknown number of the Lost wait inside.

  • Defeat Lost leader, his men
    • 5 researchers to rescue

You stopped the Lost attack on the Crey Facility.


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List of stolen technology
Dr. Vassily Zakarij provided you with this list of high-tech devices and materials stolen from the Crey Industries Lab by the Lost.


Notable NPCs

Enemies

Badge villain lost The Lost



V archetypeicon stalker Ambush!

After exiting the mission you will be ambushed by a single group of Lost


Mission Objective(s)

  • Interrogate Lost
    • Defeat 20 Lost

One of the Lost you defeated had a clue on him


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Stolen Goods Depot
The location of a depot where the Lost stockpile stolen goods is scrawled on this crumpled piece of paper.


Mission Objective(s)

This old warehouse contains haphazard piles of stolen goods from all over the city

  • Defeat Lost leader, his men
    • 6 technologic caches to find

You have found the stolen Crey tech, and uncovered a Rikti operation


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Lost theft ledger
You found this large list of stolen high tech items in a crate in the Lost's stolen good depot It has entries for a large variety and quantity of high tech parts. Not the kind of things you'd normally associate with the Lost. The orders from them to steal this stuff come from somewhere else, and from the looks of things they've sent a great deal ahead to whoever asked for it. There are no clues, however, to the stolen goods' final destination.

Notable NPCs

  • Rikti Chief (Rikti Chief Soldier)

Enemies

Badge villain lost The Lost



Notes

  • The mission boss will be a Rikti, which means he will have a minimun level of 30.


Debriefing

I can't believe it! A Rikti trooper giving orders to the Lost? The ramifications of all of this are astounding. How long have the Lost been working with the Rikti? Or maybe the Lost have just been a front for the Rikti all along. I don't know what frightens me more. You may have done everyone a major favor by uncovering this, Hero. I just hope you put a stop to whatever they were planning.

Go to Terra Volta and combat the Lost[]

Briefing

Workers in Terra Volta have been reporting lots of Lost activity lately. I don't know what they're up to in there, but when their numbers get high, they can be a major threat. I'd like you to go to Terra Volta and combat the Lost skulking there. Can you handle it?

Mission acceptance

A lot of major power conduits go through Terra Volta, Hero. If those are damaged by the actions of the Lost, it could put the city in major danger.

Mission objective(s)

  • Combat the Lost in Terra Volta
    • Defeat 30 Lost

Enemies

Badge villain lost The Lost


Debriefing

Great job dealing with those Lost, Hero.

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