Royal Charity Auction

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This is a page about the (now ended) Cities Festival 2008.

We've made a bit of money in the past for charities via these auctions. They will be done via the wiki and paypal. Then the whole lot will go to Practical Action.

Part of Cities Festival 2008!

The Royal Auction made (after we rounded it up). £500 for Practical Action.

Contents

Current Auctions

If in doubt, ask elseware@totl.net before bidding.


Rules

  • Auctions will run on this wiki page.
  • Bids must be signed by a valid wiki account + player in game name.
  • Prize money will be pay-pal'd to Elseware. He will donate it to charity: Practical Action, once the auctions are all over.
  • Minimum bid increase is 5% of the current bid. 1pound -minimum increase is 5 pence. 10 pounds the minimum is 50p. etc.
  • Auctions don't close until there have been no bids for 24 hours. If an auction goes on for ages we'll change the minimum bid increase to speed it up.
  • Bids are not legally binding, but abuse of the auction will result in being barred from the wiki and possibly the game.
  • Auctions are in UK Pounds.
  • If 8 hours have passed without a bid somebody should add the text "going once".
  • If 16 hours have passed since the last bid then anybody can add "going twice".
  • if 24 hours have passed then the auction is over and anybody who notices should add "sold".
  • If there's a dispute we can always see who posted when by looking at the history.
  • If you win, please email elseware@totl.net for what to do next.
  • MODIFYING THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR WIKI ACCOUNT BEING SUSPENDED.

Feel free to ask a question on the Auction or via email to elseware@totl.net (eg. is this OK to ask for...)

In the past more interesting requests tend to result in more code being written but this is not guaranteed.


Suggestions

You can suggest some additional auctions.

I'd pay to see that...

You can make flat out offers to donate a fixed amount for a certain thing, event or whatever. Up to 'King or GL's discretion.

  • Some of my associates and I are looking to go into business. How much do you want for the Happy Camper Club? Of course we'd need full control over the odds, the betting amounts, and obviously I'd have to stock it with gold, and pay taxes on it. AmishRobots 04:45, 20 August 2008 (BST)
oh, and don't be worried about the big scary thugs hanging around the casino; they're just there to protect the place, make sure nothing bad happens to it you know.
  • Since I've lost the elite pet, i will pay 10 pounds for an Female "Above Average" Black Winged Horsie :p Pri3st 09:10, 18 August 2008 (BST)
  • I'd be willing to do the same thing Naath and Ford did for the pet auction - match Ravensdance's bid for a second small area (if I don't win, of course). That said, I can understand why you might not want to have to build two areas, so if you'd rather not, that's fine. -- Thog 17:55, 23 August 2008 (BST)
Seconded. Having heard Thog's idea, I'd be interested in seeing it and would step aside if I weren't more interested in my own idea. Ravensdance 00:10, 24 August 2008 (BST)

Accepted Bribes

  • If I lose this auction for a new pet type (by failing to watch the page most likely) I will pay whatever the winning bid is for another new pet, same deal as the auction. --naath 22:24, 16 August 2008 (BST)
  • As I failed to win the new monster auction (at least partly due to being on holiday and so having only sporadic 'net access), here was my idea for a monster - I'll pay 25 pounds for it: A "Killer Queen" - when you attack it it sings a line from the Queen song Killer Queen. You can't damage it normally, but if you then say the next line you deal it a little damage, if you have learned to sing and sing the next line you do more damage (say it has 20HP and saying does 2HP and singing does 10HP). If you say or sing the line wrong then it damages you instead. High chance of dropping a singing sword when you kill it, and a slightly higher than normal chance of dropping rig components (say around 0.5 to 1%).
A Vorpal Blade will go snicker-snack just fine, for those of us not keen on playing "Don't Forget The Lyrics." parking_god 23:34, 2 September 2008 (BST)
You gave me an earworm and an urge to play guitar hero... --naath 22:24, 16 August 2008 (BST)
    • And despite what Recent Changes might say, this was me. RockHawk 18:09, 16 August 2008 (BST)
    • COMPLETE
  • 5 pounds for a Boomerang weapon to drop off Oz monsters! :) Rhapsodie 02:17, 16 August 2008 (BST)
Surely it would just come back and damage you ;o) ford_prefect 18:37, 16 August 2008 (BST)
I think there should be a % chance that it does (or maybe it could be based off whether you miss or hit the target!) - but if so, it ought to do enough damage to make it at least remotely worth the risk! :) Rhapsodie 07:23, 17 August 2008 (BST)
    • COMPLETED (5 pounds, boomerang)

Rejected Bribes

  • I'd pay 5 pounds for a Rig. --BortJr 14:15, 13 August 2008 (BST)
    • Hahahaha. no. Elseware 15:55, 13 August 2008 (BST)
      • 5 pound 10p? :) --BortJr 17:28, 13 August 2008 (BST)
        • I did leave one in the dump the other day, but that seems to have gone... Elseware 13:51, 14 August 2008 (BST)

Ended Auctions

TODO: 2 custom areas to complete (one with custom monster). TODO: Emote for stein TODO: Spell book for Milo

These are not forgotten, but it's been lots of work getting this all done!

  • Fully Loaded Spellbook: 7 pounds
    • Won by Milo. (sorry Rhapsodie).
    • PAID; awaiting details
  • 1000AP: 8 pounds
    • Won by: anoki
    • COMPLETE
  • New Common Item: 10 pounds
    • Won by Herbacious
    • COMPLETE (Clockwork Orange)
  • New Monster: 19 pounds
    • Won by Ravensdance
    • PAID
  • Custom Island: 35 pounds
    • Won by: Phw
    • COMPLETE (Phw's Island Retreat)
  • Useless item which creates a certain type of useless item: 10 pounds (Portable Flux Capacitor)
  • New Pet Type A: 57 pounds (Hamster)
  • New Pet Type B: 57 pounds (Dragon)
  • Elite Pet: 20 quid
    • Won by Rhapsodie
    • COMPLETE
  • Cruel Death Wand 7 Pounds.
    • Milo COMPLETE
    • Ream COMPLETE
    • Isambard COMPLETE
  • Custom Location: 8 Pounds
    • Stien
    • COMPLETE: Crash Site
  • Custom Location: 8 Pounds
    • Rhapsodie
    • COMPLETE: Rhapsodie's Saloon.
  • Custom Location: 8 Pounds
    • Kressida
    • COMPLETE: Kressida's Companion House
  • Custom Area: 59 Pounds
    • Thog
    • PAID; in progress.
    • Moon
  • Custom Area: 59 Pounds
  • Custom Emote: 35 Pounds
    • GrumpyNick: COMPLETE
  • Custom Emote: 35 Pounds
    • Stien: PAID

Archived Auctions

Fully Loaded Spellbook

You choose the spells (and the level). So this is 10 transcribed spells and the book. That's a lot of AP and mana....

1 pound - DJ Milo 00:03, 11 August 2008 (BST)
5 pounds --naath 10:51, 11 August 2008 (BST)
7 pounds -- DJ Milo 21:05, 11 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
    • Going twice
      • SOLD
8 pounds (sorry, Milo!) -- Rhapsodie 22:49, 12 August 2008 (BST)
  • Actually Rhapsodie - 24 hours had passed... and thus closed. Phw
That's alright, I'm used to it. :P Rhapsodie 22:49, 13 August 2008 (BST)

1000 AP

Just +1000AP for a character. Gotta be worth something, right? (this auction opened AFTER the race ended!)

1 pound. Phw 00:41, 10 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounds. Ravensdance 09:55, 10 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds. ford_prefect 10:32, 10 August 2008 (BST)
5 pounds --naath 13:14, 10 August 2008 (BST)
6 pounds -- Anoki 23:01, 10 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
7 pounds ford_prefect 18:19, 11 August 2008 (BST)
8 pounds -- Anoki 23:07, 11 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
    • Going twice
      • SOLD

Invent a new monster

Within Reason. No heavenly dragons which spawn in major cities. The creature should be area appropriate.

1 pound. Phw 00:41, 10 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounds. RockHawk 00:43, 10 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds. Ravensdance 09:55, 10 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
4 pounds. Phw 23:50, 10 August 2008 (BST)
5 pounds. Ravensdance 07:37, 11 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
6 pounds. RockHawk 17:54, 11 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds Herbacious 20:01, 11 August 2008 (BST)
11 pounds. Ravensdance 20:59, 11 August 2008 (BST)
12 pounds Herbacious 23:21, 11 August 2008 (BST)
13 pounds. Ravensdance 00:09, 12 August 2008 (BST)
13.61 pounds Herbacious 07:47, 12 August 2008 (BST)
14.5 pounds. Ravensdance 13:59, 12 August 2008 (BST)
16 pounds Phw 21:52, 12 August 2008 (BST)
18 pounds RockHawk 22:28, 12 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
19 pounds. Ravensdance 09:16, 13 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
  • Going Twice
  • SOLD

The 24 hours had elapsed, the auction had closed, so congratulations Ravensdance


Invent a new common item

Food, Booze, etc...

1 pound. Phw 00:41, 10 August 2008 (BST)
1.5 pounds (although my credit card does advise me of the ultimate futility of bidding against phw aka "moneybags")! Rhapsodie 01:48, 10 August 2008 (BST)
Ah, but you can rationalise it as a charity donation! Elseware
2 pounds. Ravensdance 09:55, 10 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
3 pounds. Phw 23:50, 10 August 2008 (BST)
4 pounds. Ravensdance 07:37, 11 August 2008 (BST)
4.5 pounds (because it's for charity!) Rhapsodie 08:06, 11 August 2008 (BST)
5 pounds. Ravensdance 14:59, 11 August 2008 (BST)
5.5 pounds. Rhapsodie 22:43, 11 August 2008 (BST)
6 pounds. Ravensdance 00:09, 12 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
7 pounds Phw 21:49, 12 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
8 pounds --BortJr 06:43, 13 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds Herbacious 08:53, 13 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
  • Going twice
  • SOLD!

Custom Island

Exact details may need to be negotiated, but generally this will be an island of around 6x6 locations. The auction does not include any new types of location or item or creatures (pubs, wells, etc are fine). We *might* add some if it's funny and/or in the interests of the game. You will also gain the ability to teleport to this island.

  • Start at one pound
1 pound! :) (Goingoncetwicesold, go me!) Rhapsodie 11:43, 14 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounds - Isambard 12:36, 14 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds. Ravensdance 12:47, 14 August 2008 (BST)
4 pounds Ream 14:02, 14 August 2008 (BST)
5 pounds Rackmount 14:25, 14 August 2008 (BST)
6 pounds Katerwaul 15:01, 14 August 2008 (BST)
7 pounds Ream 15:15, 14 August 2008 (BST)
8 pounds Katerwaul 15:29, 14 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds --BortJr 16:46, 14 August 2008 (BST)
10 guineas 10X 17:42, 14 August 2008 (BST)
= 10.50 pounds
11 pounds Thog 18:27, 14 August 2008 (BST)
12 pounds --BortJr 18:31, 14 August 2008 (BST)
13 pounds Thog 18:39, 14 August 2008 (BST)
15 pounds --BortJr 18:46, 14 August 2008 (BST)
17 pounds -- Thog 19:00, 14 August 2008 (BST)
18 pounds --BortJr 21:01, 14 August 2008 (BST)
20 pounds -- Thog 21:49, 14 August 2008 (BST)
Twenty guineas10X 22:09, 14 August 2008 (BST)
25 pounds Phw 22:17, 14 August 2008 (BST)
28 pounds -- Thog 22:40, 14 August 2008 (BST)
30 pounds Phw 23:56, 14 August 2008 (BST)
32 pounds -- Thog 01:47, 15 August 2008 (BST)
35 pounds Phw 03:41, 15 August 2008 (BST)
ONE MILLI... oh, wait... no... I'm out.10X 11:35, 15 August 2008 (BST)
Going once
Going twice
SOLD!

Useless item which creates a certain type of useless item

Like the Pez Dispenser Dispenser

  • Start at one pound.
One pound! Rhapsodie 11:43, 14 August 2008 (BST)
Two pounds! Ream 13:57, 14 August 2008 (BST)
Three pounds! Katerwaul 15:01, 14 August 2008 (BST)
Four pounds! Ream 15:15, 14 August 2008 (BST)
five pounds! Katerwaul 15:30, 14 August 2008 (BST)
Six pounds! Ream 22:00, 14 August 2008 (BST)
7 pounds! Katerwaul 13:29, 15 August 2008 (BST)
Going once!
8 pounds Stien 07:13, 16 August 2008 (BST)
Going once!
9 pounds Katerwaul 23:03, 16 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds Stien 03:32, 17 August 2008 (BST)
Going once!
Going Twice!
Sold!


New Pet Type

Give us a new kind of pet animal to add to the game. This lets you pick the general gist of the pet. We'll need to tweak exact things like damage and feeding rate to make sure it's not overly useful! You will receive 3 Eggs. If it's a very low level pet we *may* give you more. If you win both this auction AND Elite Pet, you can have 2 Eggs and one maxed out.

[If you can come up with some interesting genetics that modify your creatures' properties, I'll make them breedable. Negotiable for game balance and implementability, of course. Darksatanic 13:45, 14 August 2008 (BST)]

Opening bid: 1 Pound.
1 pound from --BortJr 13:51, 13 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounds --naath 16:43, 13 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds --BortJr 22:24, 13 August 2008 (BST)
4 pounds -- Rhapsodie 22:48, 13 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
5 pounds RockHawk 09:20, 14 August 2008 (BST)
6 pounds --naath 09:58, 14 August 2008 (BST)
6.5 pounds -- Rhapsodie 10:03, 14 August 2008 (BST)
8 pounds --naath 11:20, 14 August 2008 (BST)
9 pounds --BortJr 17:04, 14 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds --naath 17:10, 14 August 2008 (BST)
11 pounds -- ford_prefect 20:11, 14 August 2008 (BST)
12 pounds --naath 20:43, 14 August 2008 (BST)
13 -- ford_prefect 20:48, 14 August 2008 (BST)
15 --naath 20:59, 14 August 2008 (BST)
17 --ford_prefect 21:15, 14 August 2008 (BST)
20 --naath 21:41, 14 August 2008 (BST)
22 --ford_prefect 22:03, 14 August 2008 (BST)
25 --naath 22:51, 14 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
27 --ford_prefect 10:24, 15 August 2008 (BST)
30 --naath 10:49, 15 August 2008 (BST)
32 --ford_prefect 11:22, 15 August 2008 (BST)
34 --naath 12:33, 15 August 2008 (BST)
36 --ford_prefect 21:02, 15 August 2008 (BST)
40--naath 21:55, 15 August 2008 (BST)
43--ford_prefect 09:55, 16 August 2008 (BST)
45 --naath 12:29, 16 August 2008 (BST)
48 --ford_prefect 17:19, 16 August 2008 (BST)
51 --naath 22:20, 16 August 2008 (BST)
54 --ford_prefect 22:25, 16 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going once
57 --naath 12:37, 17 August 2008 (BST)
        • 'Kings intervention. If it's just down to these two people then I'll declare them both winners, and allow both to win for 57 pounds, which would make more for the charity than either winning for 60 or 70. However, if a 3rd party still wants to bid before 22:25 today, then this offer will be voided.
  • SOLD and SOLD!


Elite Pet

An Elite pet of your choice and of what age you choose. Elite Dangerous Obsession with Gnomes? If a horsie the exact features I can't promise is *I* don't understand the genetics. But you can pick the alignment (war/sea/flying etc.). Oh, alternatively we'll train up an existing pet if you're really attached to it!

[Re: Horsie genetics -- I can guarantee any features you want. :) Darksatanic 13:23, 14 August 2008 (BST)]

Who will start at 1 Pound?
1 pound from --BortJr 13:51, 13 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounds. Ravensdance 14:12, 13 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds --BortJr 22:24, 13 August 2008 (BST)
4 pounds -- Rhapsodie 22:48, 13 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
  • Going Twice
5 pounds --BortJr 16:50, 14 August 2008 (BST)
6 pounds --Rhapsodie 21:38, 14 August 2008 (BST)
7 pounds -- Pri3st 06:26, 15 August 2008 (BST)
8 pounds. --Rhapsodie 07:47, 15 August 2008 (BST)
9 pounds -- Pri3st 11:58, 15 August 2008 (BST)
10 pounds -- Rhapsodie 13:11, 15 August 2008 (BST)
11 pounds -- Pri3st 02:08, 16 August 2008 (BST)
12 pounds -- Rhapsodie 02:09, 16 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
13 pounds -- Pri3st 14:41, 16 August 2008 (BST)
14 pounds -- Rhapsodie 14:56, 16 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
15 pounds -- Pri3st 06:49, 17 August 2008 (BST)
20 pounds -- Rhapsodie 07:21, 17 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once

Pri3st bows out, all yours Rhapsodie (i think that time is up on this one too...) Pri3st 07:37, 18 August 2008 (BST)

  • Going Twice
  • Sold! :)

3 Cruel Death Wands

  • Great Lord Andrew is auctioning off some of his precious GL debug tools. There are three available to the three-highest bidders, for the 3rd-highest bid-price. If you want all 3, feel free to bid three times in a row. These will kill a single monster dead. You don't get the XP but you do get the kill + the damage. Please *don't* use them on the Balrog, Thunderchild or Twisters! (as we'd have to recreate them)
1 pound --BortJr 10:03, 18 August 2008 (BST)
2 pounts -- AndyLandy 10:12, 18 August 2008 (BST)
3 pounds -- Ream 13:42, 18 August 2008 (BST)
4 pounds -- Anoki 01:30, 19 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once!
5 pounds -- Rhapsodie 23:01, 19 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
6 pounds -- DJ Milo 12:55, 20 August 2008 (BST)
7 pounds -- DJ Milo 12:55, 20 August 2008 (BST)
8 pounds -- Ream 13:19, 20 August 2008 (BST)
8.50 pounds - Isambard 13:28, 20 August 2008 (BST)
  • Going Once
  • Going Twice
  • SOLD for 7 pounds to Milo, Ream & Isambard. paypal to cjg@ecs.soton.ac.uk with cities username and auction.


Custom Small Area

Like Kansas, space etc. How it's reached, and what's there are open to negotiation. Generally we like stuff that's fun for the players and easy to code. Area will be up to 20x20, but we're not customising 400 locations for you! It'll be random terrain like kansas, islands etc.

  • 1 Pound -- Thog 15:37, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 5 pounds --BortJr 15:45, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 6 pounds -- Thog 16:43, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 7 pounds. Ravensdance 17:55, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 8 pounds - Thog 18:20, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 9 pounds. Ravensdance 18:59, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 10 pounds - Thog 19:11, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 11 pounds. Ravensdance 19:12, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 12 pounds - Thog 19:15, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 13 pounds. Ravensdance 19:16, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 14 pounds - Thog 20:09, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 15 pounds. Ravensdance 20:52, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 16 pounds - Thog 22:23, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 17 pounds. Ravensdance 22:39, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 25 pounds Phw 00:00, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 26.5 pounds. Ravensdance 00:03, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 30 pounds Phw 00:09, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 32 pounds. Ravensdance 00:14, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 35 pounds Phw 00:19, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 37 pounds. Ravensdance 00:20, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 40 pounds - Thog 00:38, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 42 pounds. Ravensdance 00:47, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 44 pounds - Thog 00:54, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 47 pounds. Ravensdance 08:12, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 50 pounds - Thog 15:56, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 53 pounds. Ravensdance 16:33, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 56 pounds - Thog 17:51, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 59 pounds. Ravensdance 00:09, 24 August 2008 (BST)
    • Intervention. If no 3rd party bids, you can both win for 59.
    • Going once
      • Going twice
        • SOLD!!!!

Custom location

3 Available. This is a permanent location in the game, name, graphics and description up to you. Custom code is not part of the auction, but we might if it's funny. Other restrictions apply, eg. no replacing quest locations etc.) Can be an existing type of location. Pub, Trading Post etc. Maybe a Shop.

As there are 3 available, the winners will be the last 3 to bid. The price for all will be the lowest of the 3 winning bids. You may bid 3 times, of course.

  • gimme a quid?
  • 1 pound --BortJr 15:40, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 2 pounds --BortJr 15:40, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 3 pounds --BortJr 15:40, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 3.5 pounds -- Thog 19:11, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 4 pounds -- Phw 00:07, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 5 pounds -- Rhapsodie 01:57, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 6 pounds -- Stien 17:07, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 7 pounds -- Stien 17:07, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 8 pounds -- Stien 17:07, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 9 pounds -- Rhapsodie 01:01, 24 August 2008 (BST)
  • 10 pounds -- Kressida 08:19, 24 August 2008 (BST)
    • Going Once
      • Going Twice...
        • SOLD!!!


Custom Emote

This gets you a custom emote (like sing) OR an item added to game which provides such an emote (moon on a stick lets you moon people). You can chose to keep it to yourself, or make it a monster drop.

  • 1 Pound
  • 1 pound from --BortJr 22:24, 22 August 2008 (BST)
  • 2 pounds -- Rhapsodie 01:55, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 3 pounds -- GrumpyNick 04:53, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 4 pounds -- Rhapsodie 08:28, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 5 pounds - GrumpyNick 09:24, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 10 pounds -- Stien 17:08, 23 August 2008 (BST)
  • 20 pounds -- GrumpyNick 06:56, 24 August 2008 (BST)
  • 21 pounds -- Stien 05:09, 25 August 2008 (BST)
  • 25 pounds -- GrumpyNick 12:35, 25 August 2008 (BST)
  • 27 pounds -- Stien 15:31, 25 August 2008 (BST)
Going Once
  • 30 pounds -- GrumpyNick 01:19, 26 August 2008 (BST)
  • 32 pounds -- Stien 03:37, 26 August 2008 (BST)
  • 35 pounds -- GrumpyNick 15:21, 26 August 2008 (BST)
I'm out. -Stien 15:30, 26 August 2008 (BST)
Same offer as the other ones... I'll offer it to both of you for the final price :) Elseware 22:02, 26 August 2008 (BST). The reason that I've left it until now is that it's only really worth offering this on the ones that go high!!
Ok, I'd go for that. - Stien 03:22, 27 August 2008 (BST)
Fine by me too - GrumpyNick 13:13, 27 August 2008 (BST)
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