Vana'diel Bestiary: Chariotbuster Byakzak  

Found in:Fort Ghelsba
  • Notorious Monster
  • Aggro
  • Linking
  • Based on Fire
  • Weak against Water
Updated: Fri Dec 28 16:26:12 2007

Chariotbuster Byakzak Picture

General Notes

  • Spawns when the Orcish Panzer on the lower level of H-8 is defeated.
  • Spawns once every 21-24 hours; the Orcish Panzer placeholder spawns every 60-70 minutes.
  • NM has round 1,100 HP.
  • Uses Mighty Strikes.

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# Jul 31 2008 at 1:11 PM Rating: Good
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I've popped this guy for friends and LS mates. Seems to always pop between the 21hr and 24hr mark after the last one was killed. Also popped it 21hrs after server maint. To much to be coincidence. I think he's got a window time and killing Panzer when the window isn't up will only get the orc fighter and not chariotbuster.
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# Nov 20 2007 at 9:11 AM Rating: Decent
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Was just finishing up with San d'Oria mission 7-2 and was walking through Yughott Grotto when there was a Lvl 24 RDM/WAR trying to fight Orcish Fighters with a wand lol. So I /tell them if they need help and they say yes, so I kite about 20 orcs (69 RDM/NIN btw), kill them and Ghelsba Chest key drops, which is the item they were looking for, to obtain Kazham access. After that I figure what the hell and lets go check the ol' Orcish Panzer for the Auriga Xiphos.... there it is just sittinf there so I waste it quick, and first pop comes Chariotbuster Byakzak. The person I was helping said "Omg NM", then I waste him quick too and the sword drops first shot. I camped this thing a while back for my RDM when I was wee lvl, so as far as I know its about a 100% drop, I'm 2/2 on drop with Byakzak, and maybe got the Fighter about 5-6 times, so just getting Chariot-boy to spawn is the problem as far as I know.

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# Nov 05 2007 at 7:22 PM Rating: Decent
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Aye, I wish this thing would just spawn. Really annoying...the first fight isn't hard or anything, I guess I'm just impatient.

At least I finished the RTAH quest before I dced for the last time!
Whats the lvl?
# Jul 04 2007 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
Can i solo this mob @ lvl 50 whm? Elvaan good equipment, i think i can kill it just dont want to camp for it for hours and then get killed, lol. I can kill the Orcist Panzer and the fighter after w/e stone skin droping was just wondering how much hard this is, b/c i cant seem to get a str8 lvl form anywhere lol. Please let me know, reply here or send me a /tell. Charactures name is Resist on Remora server. Normally on for 6pm to 2am GMT.

Thanx XD
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Whats the lvl?
# Sep 18 2007 at 11:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, I soloed this at 43 whm without any trouble whatsoever. It helps to kill the surrounding orcs first since they do all link, but even if they do link they're all too weak so it's no big deal.
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Easy Fight
# Feb 12 2007 at 7:50 AM Rating: Decent
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1/5 before I got Chariotbuster to spawn. The Panzer spaws once every 60-70 mins, as others have said. My level 40 WHM and level 32 NPC took both monsters out very quickly.
# Feb 09 2007 at 3:32 PM Rating: Decent
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rofl... i just killed this nm like 10 min ago.. and u guys were saying that u guys killed it 10 times in a row. hell man.. i never seen this nm before..never even heard of it... so i see a weird looking name.. hmm most be Nm so i check it.. sure enough it was the panzer.. so i kill it.. had a little bit of a problem killing it but hardly nothing... so then i was like wtf no drop.. then all of a sunden the next nm pops and its under my clam so i start attacking it.. with my 50blm/15nin.. with no ichi...so i was using a 40 dagger and liliths rod...so i was hardly doing any dmg to it.. so i started casting thudner II and blizzard II and finnaly killed him and almost ran outta mp... but shure enough i got the sword =D... firts drop.. with no TH... boy im lucky =D....
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# Jan 14 2007 at 7:47 AM Rating: Default
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Ok.. well I decided to start lving PLD and thought I would jump on over to the fort and camp this guy. Low and behold no Competition at all. So I kill the Panzer, out pops an Orc Fighter. Ok wait one hour.. I log off come back on.. kill Panzer angain and get another Fighter. I DID THIS 15 TIME!!! The spawn rate on Chariotbuster is a friggin joke. I ended up sitting in the fort for 2 real time days just to get this sword.
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Chariotbuster Byakzak -1st time drop
# Dec 02 2006 at 5:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Just thought I'd pop over to Holaris with my Damp Scroll and I'd thought what the hell, I'll just pop over to the Fort and see if I could get this drop for my PLD.... OMFG it just popped in front of me and Oooo train of Orcs to boot, Loverly Pawned them all in 4 casts of Wategra and drop was there first time!!


Easy as taking a sword from an Orc! @ (H-8)
Chariotbuster Byakzak - Drop first time^^
# Dec 02 2006 at 5:22 AM Rating: Decent
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Just thought I'd pop over to Holaris with my Damp Scroll and I'd thought what the hell, I'll just pop over to the Fort and see if I could get this drop for my PLD.... OMFG it just popped in front of me and Oooo train of Orcs to boot, Loverly Pawned them all in 4 casts of Wategra and drop was there first time!!


Easy as taking a sword from an Orc at (H-8)
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# Jun 30 2006 at 11:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Finally got this guy to pop after about 15 tries over a few days. No competition other than a JP 75PLD one night. I outpulled him once with Elegy when he wasn't looking ^^. Normally I would figure out the pop window (always was either 65 or 70 minutes after the last kill), then just log and go do something else.

It was Darksday and a Full Moon when he popped.
0 for 1
# Jun 14 2006 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
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[/Red]Tried camping this guy for the first time last night...need the sword for my Pally. The Panzer was there..first right after the elevator..killed him easily but no NM spawn..crap have to try again today. Am I too high RDM37/BLM18 to get the spawn? Everything in the area is too weak to be worth...should I be worried...hav'nt camped many NM's before.[Red]

Ahhh! 0 for 8 on this NM now. Keeps spawning an Orcish Fighter! makes me mad >.< do I need to like, say the magic words or something..lol

[Yellow] ---Edit2---

Still camping this guy from time to time. I'm like 0/15 on Chariotbuster spawning. Must...be...patient.....lol

Edited, Wed Jun 21 07:15:34 2006
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# Apr 28 2006 at 4:37 AM Rating: Decent
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0/14 on spawns.

That's fourteen hours. Thank god it isn't consecutive camping or I'd be going even more ******* crazy than I already am.

As it is, though, my character is not leaving Fort Ghelsba until she gets this bloody sword. That means I can't do anything else until she gets it.

Someone needs to throw water balloons at anyone who works at SE and lets this crap be standard. This is just beyond the pale.


EDIT: 1/15. Finally got it. Holy freakin' crap, am I glad that's over with. Lightsday, Waning Crescent (33%). I had killed the Panzer on Lightsday (75%, Waning Gibbous) previously though, with no spawn.

Edited, Fri Apr 28 05:48:29 2006
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# May 02 2006 at 3:10 PM Rating: Decent
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Can I kill this guy as BLM30/RNG3? I don't like RNg that much, but I need this for PLD. Thanks.
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# Apr 18 2006 at 5:54 PM Rating: Decent
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I received my Auriga Xiphos today. I was 1/4 on having Chariotbuster Byakzak spawn. Also, the Orcish Panzer did not ever spawn at G-8, but rather at H-8. Take the first right after riding the elevator to the top. Anyway, I can't wait to use my new sword.
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# Apr 09 2006 at 9:36 PM Rating: Decent
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i tried getting this guy to spawn for about 2 days, i gave up, that was about 2 weeks ago. i just came here to go to yughott grotto to camp ashmaker and i figured i'd see if panzer was there... sure enough he was there, im only lvl 25 mnk/war so i kill all the orcs around him so as not to get aggro from them, rest, realise i gorgot my potions i was gonna use if chariot ever did spawn, and i forgot my food, so i fight him anyway, and wut do u know... chariot spawns, i imediatley put on 100 fists and i actually manage to kill him, ended fight with 46/587 of my galkas hp, so at 25 without food, u can luck out and kill this guy. got the drop of course, its 100%.
# Mar 31 2006 at 9:35 AM Rating: Default
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Hmm, I killed this guy the other day and got the Xiphos ... and promptly threw it away.

Frankly I never heard of him, the Panzer, or the Xiphos. ... all I remember is seeing the Xiphos drop and thought to myself "Aww man, R/Ex low level junk .. stupid Xiphos and Orcish axes."

In case you're wondering how I pulled off this accidental kill and drop, let me explain. For about a week I've been seeking level 10 Sandy gear for my NPC (Adaman FTW) ... so I've gone through about 15-20 NPC charges, starting from the lower Yughott Grotto zone, and training approximately 25-40 orcs from there to halfway to the top of the mountain. One Firaga III and 80-100% of them are dead and my NPC quickly despawns. On days where I used a tactics pearl, I'd resume a second train with a new charge from this point to the top of the mountain and repeat the process in the central hut. So, basically, I never even saw the Panzer, let alone knew he existed until I saw this thread. Chariotbuster I did see, and I recall thinking "ooh, NM spawn in my train" .. I had no idea I popped him off the Panzer. Oh well :-)
# Mar 26 2006 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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This is sooo STUPID!!!!!

We were leaving after getting the key, i was a 31rdm/rng(don't ask about the sub) with a 24thf/mnk for his kazham quest and i saw a panzer! so i was like I CANT HELP IT! ITS A NM! I MUST KILL IT!
So we start fighting it, and we get agro from a few other orcs, so what? so i use Thunder repeatedly and blast my MP out the window. because a few orcs i can melee.

RIGHT after i kill it Chariotbuster Byakzak spawns on top of us and catches agro from the other orcs we were fighting. I'm left with no mp and i'm at 1/2 health before i know it. We died. I... feel like such a loser. I died! (>.<) Anyways, the Thf was able to get it down to 1/4th health just before he died. I died when i got it just before Chariotbuster Byakzak was at 50% and it used it's 2hour on the thf while he was using Perfect dodge. It was a mess. We really screwed that one up.

With all the orcs and the two NMs one after the other i wasn't able to keep up the heals inorder for me to stay alive (spell casting interrupted). And i had previously used my 2hour so i couldn't chainspell to use my remaining MP on a cureI...

I suggest for those of you who rush in, don't be retarded like I was tonight. (i'll use "it's 5:30am" as my excuse). I downleveled to 30 after being defeated by Chariotbuster Byakzak.

hahaha ^_^ goodluck to everyone.

EDIT: I hope you get a good laugh at my... poorly planned battle. ^_^

Edited, Sun Mar 26 04:27:00 2006

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Level Required
# Jan 28 2006 at 10:41 PM Rating: Decent
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Would it be possible for a 20 RDM/WHM (Or RDM/BLM) to kill this guy, or would he still be too powerful?
RE: Level Required
# Apr 06 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Personally, I'd suggest being a little bit higher level, simply because the orcs around the panzer will link.

When I fought that Panzer as a level 30 THF, I got about 4 adds (wasnt really thinking... I just said o0o0o0o NM, and fought it)

I survived the fight without about 25% HP left. =/
RE: Level Required
# Jan 29 2006 at 10:52 PM Rating: Decent
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Although there is no specified level on this NM, you have to kill Orcish Panzer In order to it to spawn. Orcish Panzer is level 22-24(or 20-21 according to ffxi.cannotlinkto). A few seconds after you kill Orcish Panzer, either a Orcish Fighter or Chariotbuster will spawn already claimed by you. Not to mention the links you would likely get by surrounding orcs. So it would be safe to say no, you probably can't handle it yet..

*Edited* Currently I am 0/27 on chariotbuster spawns, a fighter spawned every time. There has been no competition whatsoever. I usually just go afk for about a hour and then come back, and Panzer spawns shortly after.

*Edited 4/5/06* I kind of gave up on this one. Now I am 0/32, and that is just WAY too much time for something I am only going to use for garrison/eco war/bcnm20 etc.

*Edited 7/9/07* Got it quite some time ago passing by for BCNM. 1/33 on Chariotbuster spawns. If only I actually did 20 caps now..

Edited, Wed Apr 5 19:41:59 2006

Edited, Jul 10th 2007 12:45am by CoffeeAndApples
Easy as 40 BRD
# Jan 20 2006 at 2:17 PM Rating: Good
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I did this last night. Took me about an hour all told. The Chariotbuster popped on my second kill of the Panzer. I was a 40 BRD/ 20 WHM, and took him down pretty easily. He used Mighty Strikes at about 1/2 health, but a lot of his swings were whiffs, and the hits once he used it really weren't hitting much harder than his normal hits. I used Cure 2 once, and finished the fight with 507 HP. The fight lasted as long as Paeon, as I started singing it as soon as the Panzer died, and the song wore off as soon as the fight with Chariotbuster was over.
# Jan 14 2006 at 4:09 PM Rating: Decent
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Got the drop from this guy today by mistake. I was waiting to do 7-2 sandoria and was training orcs and i saw panzer so i called a carrie not knowing how hard it was (while about 60 orcs were attacking me) and sent it after him. I got no drop and was sad but then while fighting the other orcs either someone else in my party killed this guy or I killed it with a spinning scythe. Either way the weapon dropped and the people that were wih me let me have it (thank you Ancientone, Tuaan, Aramant, Bloodsport, Geminibaby and Angellina). Anyway I got the drop while in Red Health and being attacked by a LOT of other things without TH on. ^^ yay
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RE: successssss
# Jan 15 2006 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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TH or not doesn't matter it is a 100% drop but it is lucky that Chariotbuster Byakzak spawned insted of just a Fighter after Panzer died.
Chariotbuster spawn
# Dec 09 2005 at 10:39 AM Rating: Decent
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This guy is a real pain in the ***** I'm about 15/15 on panzers and 0/15 on chariot buster spawns. Is there a certain day, time of day whatever that he's more likely to spawn? Do I have to kill a certain number sequentially to spawn him or is it just pure luck if he spawns? Any help would be appreciated.

I thought lizzy was bad...

edit: I finally got the spawn, it was on lightsday early afternoon. Fifth panzer in a row for that day. After spending 6 days camping for it I am very much relieved to be done. This guy was super easy to camp, I had no competition for it. Great sword, I'm gonna use it for lvling my DRK and PLD.

Edited, Tue Dec 13 13:27:13 2005
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# Nov 28 2005 at 2:57 AM Rating: Decent
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I went to the Fort and he was the Orcish Panzer was already present. He didnt stand up to well to 2 double attacks with a Vassago's, and the Orcish Fighter that came out didn't stand up to well to Guillotine. I camped him for about an hour and he came back. Killed him, Guillotined the Chariotbuster and then gave him a drain and he fell presenting me with my xiphos. Looking at the posts it seems I was a lucky one.
# Nov 20 2005 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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Just wanted to report that I've camped this NM for 23 straight spawns (that's right- 23 hours in a row) and not ONCE have I gotten the NM to spawn. Every single one has been the Orcish Fighter.

Needless to say, I'm quite frustrated.

Edit: I have finally gotten this NM to spawn on attempt #30. That's right, folks. I camped this for 30 hours straight. >.<;

Edited, Sun Nov 20 09:35:13 2005
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RE: Ridiculous
# Dec 08 2005 at 12:25 PM Rating: Decent
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if you have 30 straight hours to dedicate to this game hunting this nm... then its official you have no RL
RE: Ridiculous
# Jan 08 2006 at 7:44 PM Rating: Decent
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it spawns every 60-70 mins so you just logout after each kill till then
Got lucky
# Nov 13 2005 at 10:31 PM Rating: Decent
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I went into Fort looking for this guy using widescan to locate Panzer. I went to the top of the fort thinking it would spawn there but realized I was wrong. I went her eon alla to read up on it and saw that Orcish Panzer spawned in G-8. I went there spamming widescan when I noticed Hundredscar Hajwaj had popped. Went and killed him and got coarse leggings...nothing special. Then I went back to G-8 and waited. I saw two lvl 20 parties run by and then checked widescan again and saw Orcish Panzer had spawned on the cliff above me (in H-8). I ran to the elevator and went up hoping thee parties didn't kill him. He was still yellow, I stunned and killed it easily. Then I prayed that Chariotbuster Byakzak would spawn, and who comes out? Chariotbuster Byakzak, name in red, already claimed by me (auto claim as soon as you kill Panzer). I killed this guy easily. He used Mighty Strikes when he was about down to 1/4 health, but it wasn;t even close to enough to save him. I got the drop /em kisses his Auriga Xiphos. ^^
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post cont..
# Nov 05 2005 at 2:02 AM Rating: Decent
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lol my post was too long...
that is a list of the quasi new NMs that are from the n00b zones, 3 main krags and 3 dungeons.. all under lvl 25.. all 100% drop.. the noob zone ones under 2hr spawn.. others simple things to do to spawn them... this is a good list of "Intro to NM Hunting" Enjoy ^^

* be warned this **** does NOT spawn everytime you kill Orcish Panzer. From my experience, and from what I have read about him in other posts and sites its more like every 5-10 Orcish Panzer kills (6 for me). The rest of the time its just a silly Orcish Fighter.

Edited, Thu Nov 10 12:48:37 2005
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RE: post cont..
# Feb 20 2006 at 2:29 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been camping this guy for four or five days now every night. I'd guess I've killed him at least twenty five times. I'm one of the less lucky ones I take it.

I know plenty of people have listed both their luck stories and their horror stories, so I'd say there is no average to it. No competition camping him, but definitely no love after over a day of accumulated hours. ;__; But, if nothing else, I'll be one of the few who has and/or uses this sword. It'll say something about my character. Some may say we're insane for dedicating so much time to such a minor prize. I just say, "We prefer the term 'driven'."

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100% drop NMs
# Nov 05 2005 at 1:59 AM Rating: Excellent
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West Ronafare: Goliath Beetle
East Ronafare: Swamfisk
West Sarabaruta: Nunyenunc
East Sarabaruta: Sharp-Eared Ropipi
North Gusta: Maighdean Uaine
South Gusta: Carnero
LaThiene: Nihniknoovi
Konschtat: Haty and Bendigeit Vran
Tahrongi: Yara Ma Yha Who
Dangruf Wadi Chocobleech
Ghelsba Fort: Chariotbuster Byakzak

Phew! some list, eh? Sorry, I don't know of a dungeon one for Windy-side.. I would say the NM ooze in IHR, Maltha. but she IS NOT 100% (I am 1/6 on her) I will give a give low-down on the items dropped. Since their names are very unique and I dont want to type them out again, I will just say the zone (sorry no dmg or delay specs.. this post is long enough)

NG lvl 10 earring +1 def +1 acc -2 atck
SG lvl 10 GK sam only +1 str/dex
ER lvl 10 stf +4 hp regen when medding
WR lvl 9 shield drk/pld/war only +5def +1 eva
WS lvl 10 wand blm/whm/smn/rdm +2 mp regen when medding
ES lvl 11 ribbon non tanks only +5 def +2cha
TC lvl 15 ring +10mp -20hp +1 str (ghetto astral ^^)
LP lvl 14 neck 3def, -1% to enemy crit rate
KH lvl 15 throw nin/thf only +1 agi
DW lvl 15 katana nin only +1 agi
GF lvl 19 sword war/rdm/pld/drk only +2acc
IHR lvl 16 tunic rng only def 14 +1 agi

Happy Hunting everyone <(^^)>

Edited, Sat Nov 5 02:47:14 2005
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100% drop NMs
# Nov 24 2006 at 8:23 PM Rating: Decent
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Very nice list there.
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