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Chapter 20: Proclamation of War

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We ended our hunting session for the day and were setting out to return to our city of Avalon.

Kuina—merrily swinging her new weapon—and Ancient Elf seemed satisfied that they were able to perform so well.

 

And even after the girls fought with all their might, their guns proved reliable and didn’t show any sign of breaking down. Reliability is the utmost important thing to consider about guns; no matter how powerful a gun can be, it is worthless if it can’t be used when you need it most.

 

“Master, I’ll work even harder from now on.”

 

On our trip back, Elder Dwarf, rather, Rorono was adherently sticking close to me as we walked.

I noticed she reverted back to calling me master. She did say she was only going to call me Father from time to time so maybe that meant it was only going to be on special occasions.

 

Kuina always had a sort of rivalry with Rorono and would compete to be the one to be close to me but this time, she was just quietly and joyfully watching us. She did prided herself as an elder sister so this was probably her being one and giving way to her younger sister.

 

“I’m expecting much from you, Rorono.”

“Mhm.”

 

The moment I said Rorono, she smiled from ear to ear.

 

I then looked back to Ancient Elf who was walking about two steps behind me. She too was smiling.

 

She had worked hard as well so I wanted to also give her a name.

However, before I even had the chance to voice my thoughts, she went first.

 

“Master, don’t worry about me. I still haven’t done enough to earn a name.”

 

Really, why are all my monsters so obstinate?

Even though I thought each of them had done more than enough…

 

“Alright, I’ll give it to you at a later time.

 

I figured she would at least accept my intention of naming her.

 

“Yes, I’ll look forward to it. I’ll do my utmost to be worthy of being named.”

 

With the way things were going, the day I would grant her a name didn’t seem far.

Truth be told, I already had an appropriate name for her.

 

 

We had returned to the transfer array at our home.

 

“Master, I have work to do so see you later.”

“Me too, to grow more apple trees. Pretty soon, the demand will outweigh our supplies.”

 

Rorono and Ancient Elf quickly returned to their own duties.

 

I then remembered that soon a full month would have passed since I last made a [Creation] original medal and would thus soon be able to make another.

 

I have to carefully choose which monster I’m going to create next, I thought.

It seemed like I already had enough monsters that could help around with the administration of the city so a monster focused purely on battles was what I wanted this time around.

 

Kuina and I then read the proposal that came from the people at the Curtrude trading company regarding the city’s administrative policies.

 

“Oto-san, you’re making a scary face.”

“No, it’s just that I didn’t think the humans would show their greed so soon.”

 

Perhaps it was because I was being too generous but their proposals had been rapidly becoming more and more demanding. I wondered: are they under the misguided thought that they were the rulers of this city?

 

By my guess, the trading companies would eventually tell the country about the particulars of this city and assist on the city’s requisition. They would then collaborate with a large amount of soldiers and adventurers and try to drive me and my monsters out of the city to claim it for their own.

Well, if at least that much did happen, they would soon realize the cost of their folly.

 

I figured it would take the country at least a half of a year to determine they would indeed attack my city, collect the necessary funds, recruit and train the soldiers for their cause, formulate a stratagem, and then finally mobilize. If so, then I had more than enough time to build my fighting force and have a plan of my own.

 

“I guess I have to subtly warn them. Geez, if only they observed what is right and proper, all would be happy.”

 

Oh well, even if it did happen, it won’t be anytime soon.

Thus, I put an X on the documents.

 

“Ah, Oto-san, I feel magic power from that letter!”

 

Among the bunch of documents, it was another letter addressed to me.

Recently, petitions from the city Eclaba and those surrounding it had arrived. These petitions requested the exportation of the apple seeds and the dwarf-made weapons. In addition to these petitions, many were also asking to buy the golems.

 

Of course, I had turned all these requests down politely.

Since there were many merchants looking to directly buy our products in large bulks, I implemented a policy that, for items like the swords, we would sell only one of such per person.

The smart Mythological Foxes had good memory so they knew whom to not sell the swords again. Even resale merchants would find it hard to procure many swords at once since they had to buy each sword from a different person, thus forcing them to stay in this city which was beneficial to me.

 

“It seems to be from a Demon Lord from the same generation as I am in.”

 

I found it quite amusing that to send a letter, a Demon Lord would make use of the same communication networks used by the humans.

 

I read the letter and it said that the other party wanted to meet face to face and that if I was interested in the said meeting, I should go to a certain café in Eclaba on the specified date.

It was tedious but such couldn’t be helped. After all, us new Demon Lords had a rule that forbade us from harming one another other than when both parties were at [War]. As an exception to this rule, if a Demon Lord were to somehow creep himself into one’s dungeon, the dungeon owner was allowed to one-sidedly attack the intruder as a form of self-defense.

So in short, if Demon Lords wanted to have a peaceful conversation, somewhere outside of both of their dungeons was preferable.

 

“Oto-san, what will you do?”

“I’ll go.”

“But it’s dangerous. That Demon Lord might declare war on you.”

 

Once a declaration of [War] was made, [War] couldn’t be refused.

There was also rule that stated both Demon Lords had to be facing each other when declaring [War] so if one were to lock himself within his own dungeon, extremely speaking, he could kill his would-be-[War]-opponent Demon Lord assuming that Demon Lord came into the dungeon.

Furthermore, even if the declaration of [War] was successfully made, by killing the enemy Demon Lord before he left the dungeon, it would be considered a victory even before the [War] has officially started.

 

“It’s alright. Even if it turns out to be like that, I don’t think it’s such a bad thing. After all, I am required to be in a [War] within a year’s time. So I should not pass up the chance to be safely in one.”

 

I was sure I was invited for something like that.

The other Demon Lord had most probably done his own preparations for a [War] but I didn’t fear losing for I believed in my subordinates.

 

Besides, I was sure I had the best DP income among the new Demon Lords. So long as it was through standard means, I seriously doubted newly made dungeons could make as much in this short amount of time.

 

“Alright but if they do intend to fight, I have a good finishing move thought up!”

 

The mention of finishing move got me worried but Kuina was always serious when fighting so it should be fine.

 

“Now then, I wonder just what the heck kind of talk this will turn out to be.”

 

As I continued to go through the paperwork for the administration of the city, my thoughts unconsciously wandered toward my meeting with the other Demon Lord.

 


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61 thoughts on “Chapter 20: Proclamation of War”

  1. I was thinking he was smart but wtf even if Demons lord cannt atack him the other one can use the humans, seeling Procell like if you take him as hostage you can get hands on his people. Bisides he is strong but in that world fir sure must be those right? barrier magics against high demons in humans towns. Or he can prepare a humans give him a tool for kill Procell or even call a hero for kill him.
    He should at least use a doppelganger monster.

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  2. Thanks for the chapter.

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  3. Really, why are all my monsters so obstinate?
    Even though I thought each of them had done more than enough…

    Don’t make it out to be their fault about the names. Although the author made the elf like that, kuina and rorono wanted their names as soon as possible, it was never mentioned that they wouldn’t have wanted it earlier. Kuina especially who wanted a name from the very start. The author even made the mc think that rorono had already earned her name at the time kuina got named, but he hadn’t thought of a good enough name yet so it would wait(2 months to come up with “rorono” which isn’t even that good of a name).

    Oh well. Seems that humans might be planning to overthrow him. I’d like to see them try 😀 From what I understand, a champion or hero are required to stand toe on toe with an A ranked being and only very few could go up against a demon lord or S ranks. He’s got three S ranks right now and can make a new one each month and A ranks are probably possible as well. He’s also got A LOT of B ranks, and this is just their ranks, they’re also equipped with ridiculous modern weaponry that has been upgraded even more, upping their firepower FAR more. He could probably wipe out humanity now or soon enough if he wanted to.

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  4. Gin Wolfstein said:

    Thanks for the chapters

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  5. thediabolicalgenius said:

    Thanks for the chapter.
    It’s nice to see that the merchants and higher ups in this world are as greedy and self-interested as you’d expect. And that Procell is expecting it and plans to be prepared. Knowing humanity, he’ll probably need to prove the difference in military strength at least once. With golems with heavy machine guns placed to form a killing field, that alone could slaughter an entire human army of that world’s level easily enough without even bothering with anything else. It should be messy.
    Now lets see what kind of demon lord is planning to challenge him……

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    • plus the aerial units with the tons of bombs the skelies are making, we already know magic is limited to 100 meters and all his weapons outranged that by 2-3 times at least, be almost as bad a slaughter as rimuru from slime with his water spirit summoned giant magnifying glass lazer bombardment
      as for other demon lords thinking of counter measures, i wonder if enchanted bullets will harm spirit types, if so, the elf sniper is going to be the bane of their unlife :p

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    • Yea but heshould avoid that they could see that those are weapons and not magic that way they will not try to snatch those

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  6. The other Demon Lord had most probably done his own preparations for a [War] but I didn’t fear losing for I believed in my subordinates.

    ~ Just summom a f*ckin dragon for the Overkill!! Whooo!!!

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  7. KuRuuRuu said:

    Thank you for the chapter!
    Really.. human greed knows no bounds ☹️
    As much as I’m interested in the war, I also want to see how lolicell will “subtly” warn the human

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  8. I love how apt the title of this chapter is. “Proclamation of War” is the first thing that comes to mind for this chapter. Because that title is something that happens in it. Definitely.

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  9. Thank you very much

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  10. I knew it~ He gave too much. Those humans are just greedy! But what i did not expect is it was ‘Keikaku Doori’ on his side. All these ‘trust’ he gave was just his front to expose greed among the humans and give him enough Justification for the upcoming slaughter. Lol I wonder what Kehma will do if he was on his position, I am sure Rokuro will either do Gatcha Summons or Zerg rush enemies with goblins. *Sigh…. now I want this novel to crossover with Lazy Dungeon master…

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    • *correction I mean Rokuko

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    • imagines a Kehma/Lolicell alliance…

      downright terrifying. Kehmas sinistre dungeon design and abnormal golems combined with Lolicels guns and bombs…

      only reason why i think Lolicell would even stand a chance at winning if they are enemies is the sheer openness of the girls. And even then, Kehma is the better cheater of them, lolicell would probably lose due to Kehma using swarms of miniature golems or flooding the battlefield. His knowledge of guns would definitely make him use a underwater map, for one thing.

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  11. Random Internet User (tm) said:

    Thank you kindly for the chapter!

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  12. Thank you for the chapter~
    I know he wants to conduct a fair and straightforward war, but if something happens in the city when they declare. He should have ancient elf prepared for sniping~
    and also Kuina for a close range body gaurd~

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  13. thanks for the chapter

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  14. Thanks for the new chapter!

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  15. Kensei Seraph said:

    Thanks for the chapter.

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  16. Hmm, my money is on an alliance, its probably one of those Demon Lords that saw trough his hidden strength at the party and decided to join him rather than ally with the other to take him down. The miniguns has alot of firepower and he showed how deadly they could be in a simple dungeon made up of 3 simple rooms, that and with the news of his town spreading would only add upp the worries i would had if i were a rival. A town sounds ineffective in the long run but now at the beginning its a steady income for a new dungen where nearly no one is visiting. The other Lords shuld have alot of problems getting their DP before their dungeons becomes widely known.
    If its to deadly then no one could spread the word (nor want to visit.) and if its to easy then they will face a game over pretty soon. Its a delicate balance once you think about it, especially since they have limited DP at the start.
    For example, how long did it take for the beast castle to grow so big? it would probably have 5-10 floors after her first year or so, i dont think she could affoar any more than that.

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    • not to mention the wasted dp from having to buy treasure valuable enough to tempt people into entering…

      really, i would only be comfortable in attacking him if i realized that he was using physical attacks and i was mainly a ghost user with a large backing.

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  17. It’s getting interesting.

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  18. Can’t he just brainwashting human? Make them become pupper?

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    • He doesn’t have such a skill. Nor do any of his monsters.

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      • Wish he makes an iron man suit… Lol that would be epic…afterall he just makes things up inside his memories…. It not like he needs to understand what he need to make by details ho ho ho

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      • I think he does or at least must have seen it in real life. My basis is on the 4gauge shells. He couldn’t make one with creation since it wasn’t in his memories.

        Still, an iron man suit would indeed be epic lol

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    • closes thing he has to mind control is the ability to pay ridiculous amounts of money due to his create cash spell whenever he wants.

      also due to his silver mine.

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  19. Thanks for the chapter!! Much appreciated.

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  20. It is becoming more and more interesting! Between humans who become greedy and the Demon Lord, he promises to be hectic !!! Thanks for chapter and for the translation !! I look forward to seeing next chapter

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  21. he has both the time and dragon medallion right?

    sounds like an S rank that is worth making, right?

    making a business town was a good choice, i can see how it’s more tempting than a young dungeon with low amount of treasures and borderline worthless monsters…

    Still, wondering why he hasn’t made a skeleton spawner. they are supercheap at 2000 DP and he is unique in having his skeletons being actually dangerous… as well as being good bakers. a dussin dwarfs should cost more than this, and the earlier he makes the spawner, the earlier it pays for it’s self

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    • I hadn’t thought about that skeleton spawner.

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    • Maybe he just doesn’t need more skeletons at the moment? He already has a strong force and would have to create a bigger dungeon to hide all the skeletons. He might possibly be saving DP to expand his dungeon or to use when it’s necessary.

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      • he is posterboy of cost efficient murder dungeons though. long hallways with a single low protective wall at the end is his main stick. Skeletons and golems are some of the most suited monsters for his style, what with the no fatigue watch posts his style needs.

        And a spawner is only twice the his lowest saved DP, so it should be fairly easy to save up again

        Adding a large hall with nothing in it as a skeleton barrack is something he will have to do anyways, and should be the cheapest barrack you can make. They are undead. they will not mind horribly if they are placed in a field doing drills. No food or sleeping area necessary.

        soo yeah, he has a strong force, but there is no excuse for not raising a cheap, strong, cost efficient and self replicating army that requires no upkeep when you are expecting to be attacked. much less when you are expecting multiple attacks. He isn’t pushed to the point where he feels that he has to treasure every single DP o he will lose his life, he is of the opinion that he has a lead among the youngsters. as for the humans… spawner should have paid for itself before they attack. and the skeletons spawned from it will have payed back through flame dungeon raids, increasing his DP gain if he really needs it. And they boost his final lines of defence…

        Worst case? Suicide attacks on flame dungeon when his dungeon overflows.

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      • But he cares about his monsters, even his lowly skeletons…

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      • as i said, worst case. but way before they fill up a large field, he should have more than enough DP to build a larger dungeon.

        i guess this will be his biggest problem with spawners, no matter the race. since no human will attack and cull his forces (except the odd military excursion, easily defeated with no casualty by the soon to be thousands of golems with heavy weapons), spawners will fill his dungeon to the breaking point unless he starts going on the offensive.

        but even then, that is something that will take quite some time, since he can literally just create a larger dungeon for people to live in.

        am sort of looking forward to the chaos that will happen in a few hundred years when he is powerful enough and has a long enough history of protecting his human sheeps to reveal his power and open a second layer for human habitation.

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      • How about a sooner event that could reveal him as a demon lord? I’m talking about him using floor swap at the start of his first war which this chapter implies to be soon. The humans might not notice anything while inside the city but what about when they get out?

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      • will be intresting how he calms everyone down enough to have them remain in his town after such an event. Even if i guess him using an excuse among the lines of “Oh, it’s my protective barrier i activate if the town gets attacked. I also trapped a few roaming undead to serve as a shield for the town.” kind of excuse.

        Point being, I don’t think he will reveal himself as a dungeonmaster this soon.

        elfs, foxes and dwarfs are demihuman class, and thus have a history of cohabiting with humans, and is what he is counting on to make this town work.

        As far as any humans know, Dungeon masters are strictly in the same”kills humans to live” class as vampires, even the more benign to humans will tempt and kill humans since that is how they gain DP.

        even other dungeon lords were very sceptical of the feasibility of a long term cohabitation with humans, with all of them opting for an approach of balanced hostility…

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      • True. No idea why he doesn’t get one then.

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      • only acceptable reason why he hasn’t bought one yet is that he has been forced to use all his bp to create shopkeepers to draw in DP from adventures and merchants (prioritizing gaining DP over getting offence and defence), with only the barest minimum used for defence, staffing his defensive force main from create golem from dwarfs and his unique skill.

        otherwise he has no excuse at all.

        which, to be fair, is a fairly decent excuse, even if he shouldn’t really have bought foxes if that was the case.

        meh, guess he just wanted to spoil his firstborn, not optimize. it’s not as if foxes are a bad choice, just slightly worse than all most of his other options except the griffin related. Which he bought.

        really, starting his infantry spawner early would have been better than gaining air force training time, defence before offence man…

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      • looked up earlier chapters, 1 skeleton spawner is slightly cheaper than 2 dwarf smiths…

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      • It’s cheaper than 1 dwarf smith since B rank monsters cost 2400DP.

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      • “I bought two Dwarf Smiths which was the monster two ranks below Elder Dwarf in their lineage. Each of them was worth 1200 DP so if it was not a situation such as this, I wouldn’t have been able to afford them.” from vol1ch19.

        so it’s 2400 for two dwarf smiths

        so a single loli is still cheaper than a spawner.

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      • Gah, you’re right! Even though I was confused about their price, thankfully my translations didn’t suffer.

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      • Well he does have Wight who can create undead from corpses (I’m assuming he does so whenever he goes to the crimson cavern even though he can’t level.) or maybe Procell is still hoping for a lich, a bit rude to Wight but it is possible.

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      • Rorono and Wight really are some of his most useful monsters.

        do hope he brings the corpses back, it would really be a waste not to. That said, unless Wight can create humanoid skeletons from them the guns can’t be used, meaning that it’s “just” a hoard of c and less monsters. they are free, so still a waste not to take them.

        Don’t think he will bother with a lich, Wight can do all that he really needs from his undeads. there is no need for any high level undeads, just gun users. unless skeleton mages rank over c…

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      • There’s the issue of making guns too. He would be encouraged to make a new gun each day for the newly created skeleton. That in itself isn’t much but the bullets would cause him more and more DP.

        Just to be clear, I’m with you in that a skeleton spawner is great, optimal even, but I’m just presenting some arguments in Procell’s defense. It might just be he has one already but just failed to mention it; he is kinda like that, right? Though I doubt he would have one before the recent trip to the crimson cavern since he was still envious of the swirls/maelstroms.

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      • hasn’t he stopped making guns and ammo, and is just using it for raw materials for propellants, leaving gun making to Rorono and ammo making to skeletons though?

        Still a valid point. ammo is his greatest issue. which is why he really needs some kind of extra mine for propellant materials.

        and yeah, if he already had one he wouldn’t be sighting over the crimson caverns swirls.

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      • I believe he mentioned that for the bombs but it wouldn’t really be a big jump and actually much more practical.

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    • DarknessWolf said:

      How about Space and time first then dragon and divine?
      Ps: Thanks for the chapter.

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  22. Mesmerised said:

    Thanks for the chapter!
    Looking forward to dealing with the greedy humans.

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  23. Reaper Phoenix said:

    Thanks 4 the chapter!

    Technically no one declared war on him yet. Maybe next chapter.

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    • Yeah. But then maybe it’s about the expansion of the first rule. It wasnt explicitly said back then that the proclamation had to be personal.

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    • I would say that a proclamation of war means that war is imminent sometime soon, whereas a declaration of war means that war has now begun.

      The proclamation can go either for the humans or other demon lords, so I wouldn’t say it’s wrong, considering both groups will eventually attack him.

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  24. ∧_∧  
    (=’.’=)  Thanks!!
    (“”)_(“”) Nepu!!! 

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