Vana'diel Bestiary: Black Triple Stars  

Family:Triple Bats
Found in:Rolanberry Fields
Level:26 - 27
  • Notorious Monster
  • Not Aggro
  • Linking
  • Appears at Night
  • Detects by Sound
  • Based on Wind
  • Weak against Light
  • Weak against Wind
  • Strong against Darkness
Involved in Quests:
Updated: Wed Aug 17 23:37:28 2011

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General Information

    • Because Midnight Wings can only spawn between the hours of 18:00 and 6:00, Black Triple Stars can only spawn during this window as well.

  • Susceptible to Bind, Gravity, Slow, Stun, and Paralysis.

Black Triple Stars' Special Attacks

  • Jet Stream - Single target three-hit physical damage.

  • Sonic Boom - AoE Attack Down effect (Circle of effect originates from mob).

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# Jun 12 2010 at 6:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Now part of the Magian Trials.

They spawn on the 3 level of the fields (from the bottom, aka go two levels up).

There's 5 triple bats here, unsure what the placeholder is. It's easy to kill them all, though.

Suggest RNG sub, because it's a little bit a of a wide area.

If you're doing the trial, team up with anyone around as everybody gets credit for the quest and for the trial, as long as they're in exp range.
The Miraculous Dale
# Jul 26 2009 at 7:33 PM Rating: Decent
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It is a joke NM... theres a taru in lower jeuno by the fountain that sends you off to kill a buncha NMs many of which have no other purpose than the quest. This is one of them.
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Pop spot
# Jun 14 2009 at 5:50 PM Rating: Good
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I also got this guy to pop right at the far end of I-9, after several hours of slaying every tribat in the area at night. He popped with 2 minutes to go till day time O.O Hooray for provoke.
# Nov 30 2008 at 11:48 PM Rating: Decent
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For the quest, The Miraculous Dale. It does not drop any items, and is a pain to camp, took me 5 game nights.
NM actually exist?
# Sep 03 2008 at 1:08 PM Rating: Decent
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Wiki says the respawn time of this NM is about 1 hour but will only pop between 18:00 and 6:00. I've been camping this NM for 4 straight game nights now without a single NM pop.

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RMT Trap
# Mar 16 2008 at 5:57 PM Rating: Default
Only thing I can think of is since SE isn't making head-way on the RMT situation (banning doesn't do anything, wake up!) they decided to add in NMs that seem to drop good items but in reality they do not. That or SE likes Gundam and made these as a tribute. . .
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RMT Trap
# Aug 05 2008 at 8:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah... SE didn't do anything about RMT for many years.
This NM has been in the game a loooooong time.
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RMT Trap
# Aug 05 2008 at 9:23 PM Rating: Decent
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If your wondering what this NM is for...


That looks like one quest that would take a loooong time to complete for a bit of gil. I would have it on my to do list if there was a title involved tho. Sadly, there isn't.
# Jul 14 2007 at 10:00 AM Rating: Good
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Why is this even a NM? It not a place holder for anything else. I guess it is just for kicks. something SE added to be noticed.
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# May 03 2006 at 6:02 AM Rating: Decent
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i killed it and got some kinda Venomomous Claw, anyone know what that was for?


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# Jun 05 2007 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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I cant find "Venomomous Claw" on the AH. Is it rare/ex?

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# Oct 24 2005 at 3:34 AM Rating: Decent
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He popped for me on Watersdsay, Full Moon 90% and there was Water weather. I was killing the bats in the area to see if it helped pop him or not. No conclusions found however.

For me, he popped at the very top of the indicated area and he dropped a stunning 2 fangs. I tried stealing and got nothing as well.
SE's Tribute to Gundam?
# Sep 18 2005 at 10:36 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm 100% sure that SE named these after the elite mobile suit team of the same name, the Black Triple Stars, from the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Like MrBrisby already said, the names of the 3 pilots were Gaia, Ortega and Mash, and guess what their special attack was called?

The "Jet Stream" Attack. :P
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RE: SE's Tribute to Gundam?
# Dec 20 2005 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
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that was my first thought when i saw its name, i got of the gundam series on one of my harddrives. The Black Tristars are my favorite, too bad they didn't have a bigger role in the gundam anime series, they had 1 episode, however if you buy "Gundam Battles in Space" for the ps2 you get their whole life story kinda thing. i know this has nothing to do with ffxi but i love gundam!
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# Sep 05 2005 at 12:12 PM Rating: Default
38 posts
maybe if u steal from him u can get something...
that could be true
# Jul 29 2005 at 8:00 PM Rating: Default
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nite that could be true. i feel dumb for not thinking of that. O.O LOOK INTO MY EYES THAT WAS MY IDEA.O.O


# Jul 20 2005 at 9:36 AM Rating: Decent
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Anyone thought maybe SE gave these guys a drop with the update... its possible...
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# Jul 19 2005 at 2:30 PM Rating: Good
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The names "Gaia", "Mash", and "Ortega" come to mind. :3
SS time
# Jul 01 2005 at 3:04 AM Rating: Decent
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well ive been starting up a SS collection of NM's so i think ill be out there camping him... and he might have a rare drop cuz some lvl 75jp was campin him wouldnt answer my tells
# Jun 07 2005 at 10:45 AM Rating: Good
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maybe they put it in just to see how many stupid people would spend time camping it while htey sit back and laugh
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# May 18 2005 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone ever thought of stealing from him, maybe Ill try it some day. If he doesnt drop maybe u steal it from him ^^
# May 15 2005 at 11:03 AM Rating: Decent
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I've never noticed this NM before, so I assume it was put in in a more recent update? Even if its not, its possible that SE just hasn't made a drop for it yet. Auto-Collection picks up junk all the time on dat that ins't useable in game. or, the simpler answer, is just no one's gotten it yet. =P

PS: Wouldnt it be sneaky id he were a placeholder, but for a NM in a different area? XD
# Apr 20 2005 at 9:50 PM Rating: Decent
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Anybody else notice that this NM has the same designation as one of Zeon's elite mobile suit units from the original Gundam series? Their special attack was the Jetstream formation. Just tossing this out. ^^

**** someone already posted this. T.T
So much for being original.

Edited, Wed Apr 20 22:56:09 2005
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RE: Gundam?
# Sep 17 2005 at 8:49 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, there's that, and the fact that Triple Stars was a really useful item in FF8. ^^ Though I'm sure your reference is a lot more "accurate," or at least makes more sense.
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it does exist
# Mar 08 2005 at 12:29 AM Rating: Default
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wow i decided to camp it to see what it was like welll it has some hp....a bit more than the other area bats...poped after i killed like 3 bats...and well...fight took 2 min and dropped 2 bat fangs.....it has appx 1300 hp i did 1350 to it
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# Feb 20 2005 at 8:59 PM Rating: Decent
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I've just finished a fight with Black Triple Stars, where I dragged the fight out until morning. Lightsday, about 07:30, during Full Moon, with TH2, only dropped a Bat Fang.

At least BTS finally was able to see the light of day.
Kayberry uses Steal!
Kayberry obtains a Qiqirn Sandbag from the Qiqirn Mercenary.
Kayberry uses Flee!

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updated rumor
# Feb 16 2005 at 2:02 PM Rating: Default
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Not sure how true this is, but I have a business associate who works with a development installation of Square Enix, and he says that "recently" (as of last update I assume) SE addressed a few issues with a few NM's, that do not drop anything. I asked about Black Triple Stars, and all he said was Jagety Eared Jack. When I asked him what he meant, he asked me how many Rabbit Charms have I seen in the AH at one time. I told him always 1 at a time. Then he asked me if I had a rabbit charm, would I sell it. I told him that if I didn't need it I would. He then stated that so would a gil seller.

My conclusion: I think it's possible SE updated this mob to drop something "really" nice, and I also think it would be a wickedly rare drop (peacock charm, rabbit charm)..BUT I think it would be rare/ex. I will hunt this in my spare time, and if I get something, I will post results.

Edited, Thu Feb 17 12:20:17 2005
looks like I'm wearing nothing at all....nothing at all.....NOTHING AT ALL!!!
RE: updated rumor
# May 09 2006 at 2:31 PM Rating: Default
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Someone who works for square in the development nontheless didnt know how to spell Jaggedy Eared Jack?
RE: updated rumor
# Oct 08 2005 at 5:06 PM Rating: Default
I was reading this forum and noticed that someone said something about an SE developer friend mentioning Jack, who drops rabbit charm, when asked about Black Triple Stars, a mob with no recorded drop... perhaps you must steal from it... and perhaps you need the rabbit charm to even have a possible successful steal...
RE: updated rumor
# Jul 08 2005 at 5:58 PM Rating: Default
I asked about Black Triple Stars, and all he said was Jagety Eared Jack. When I asked him what he meant, he asked me how many Rabbit Charms have I seen in the AH at one time. I told him always 1 at a time. Then he asked me if I had a rabbit charm, would I sell it. I told him that if I didn't need it I would. He then stated that so would a gil seller.

Maybe what he meant is they put that NM in there so Gil Sellers would camp this guy thinking there was a really rare item they drop.I wouldnt know this is just what I think.
# Feb 14 2005 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
8 posts
This thing is such a waste for all that work!!!
Beastmaster's Pet?
# Feb 12 2005 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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This is found in Dietmund's Field...anyone try charming it yet?
Kayberry uses Steal!
Kayberry obtains a Qiqirn Sandbag from the Qiqirn Mercenary.
Kayberry uses Flee!

<Qiqirn Mercenary> Why dooo these adventurers keep coming just to steal ooour bags?
<Qiqirn Diamantaire> I dooon't knooow...it's not like they're wooorth anything.

The Qiqirn Mercenary pulls a Karakul Sack off of a roll and starts filling it with some nearby sand...
RE: Beastmaster's Pet?
# Feb 12 2005 at 3:52 PM Rating: Decent
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It's in Brutus's Field.
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# Jan 24 2005 at 5:15 PM Rating: Default
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#popejohn, Posted: Jan 21 2005 at 11:50 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) What can you steal from this fooker
#xFeanarox, Posted: Dec 13 2004 at 7:28 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Killed it not 10 minutes ago.
# Nov 26 2004 at 12:38 PM Rating: Decent
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Dont waste your time.......Its pointless.
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# Oct 27 2004 at 4:00 PM Rating: Decent
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There are quite a few NM' s that don't drop any thing. ( or anything, usefull at least.) It's most likely there for the thrill of the hunt. You know, so you might have fun doing something, rather than just having all your actions motivated by gil.

But if it does have a drop, and i'm wrong, just go kill it for fun, and maybe you'll get it.

( I killed it once, had sneak on after setting my SATA macro off, cause i saw it. Had to 2 hour it, and use a few potions, but i killed it. No drop)
Maybe if we wait long enough, he'll tell us about how he walked barefoot uphill through snow both ways in Uleregand and defeated the evil Snoll Tzar with nothing but a stack of pebbles. Men were men back then. Mithra were men, too, but they don't talk about that.

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#Tymon, Posted: Oct 25 2004 at 4:56 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) omgz lyke it drops kirins osode lyke its lyke ub3r 31337
Jagged-eared bat?
# Oct 22 2004 at 1:11 PM Rating: Decent
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it's a possibility. the only way you can spawn this ****** is at night time when there are bats out, that you can lottery through. maybe it's another jaggedy :o
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# Oct 12 2004 at 3:25 PM Rating: Decent
Maybe its got smoe uber drop, that is so rare no one has gotten it yet^^
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RE: Maybe...
# Jan 04 2005 at 5:17 PM Rating: Default
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asarath could be right try hunting if ur a thief and try to steal alot u might get a surprize!
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# Sep 29 2004 at 11:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Maybe Square just put this thing in as a joke. ^^
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# Sep 15 2004 at 11:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Damm thing worthless!! i killed 4 times so far a single bat fang for drop every time XD
RE: Worthless
# Sep 18 2004 at 2:17 AM Rating: Default
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I dont wanna act like i know more than u guys so im just gonna say that (maybe) and i do mean maybe this guy is actually a very strange notorious monster and his drop is extremely rare and just none of u have got it yet, or possibly u can steal a rare item offa him or maybe u need to be wearing something in particular or u have to have eaten or drank something in particular. im not saying im right its just a thought. thanks for reading

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RE: Worthless
# Sep 18 2004 at 2:16 AM Rating: Decent
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Edited, Sat Sep 18 03:19:08 2004
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The name Game
# Sep 09 2004 at 3:00 AM Rating: Good
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I believe i know where the name of this NM comes from. There is an Japanese anime show called "Mobile Suit : Gundam". In the Show at one point was a trio of characters called the Black Tri Stars. Also they had a manuver that was called the jet stream attack, the name of the specail attack of these type of bats. This is some useless trivia that might make your day. ;}
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RE: The name Game
# Mar 09 2005 at 4:23 PM Rating: Decent
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lol, yeah those Zeeks using the Dom mobile suits. Maybe one of the programers slipped it in as a joke :D
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# Aug 30 2004 at 11:41 PM Rating: Decent
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One of the crazy mysteries of FFXI... I bet its just a lame NM that they forgot to put a good drop for.

Its secretly supposed to drop Venemous Claws to synth Scorp Harness's for (that'd drop the price a bit)
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#Maxxthepenguin, Posted: Aug 28 2004 at 9:11 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yesterday, i saw somebody killin this, so i decided to camp it myself. I camped and camped, and after 2h no spawn. So i started to head to jeuno when BAM on my widescan i see it. I run and see somebody dismount from a choco to fight it so i spam stun. I get the pull. So its mine, its an easy battle. I kill... and i got the drop! Woohoo!
RE: My experience
# Sep 08 2004 at 4:38 PM Rating: Decent
Yes please tell us what drop you are speaking of. I and everyone else here would like to know.
RE: My experience
# Aug 30 2004 at 6:53 PM Rating: Default
And what drop wil that be they are all useles
Reason for a pointless NM...
# Aug 19 2004 at 1:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I heard a rumor that this thing is the Place holder for another NM on the map. Possibley Simurgh? I know that Simurgh is on an unreliable 24 hour clock, is this bat on the same 24 hour clock?

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RE: Reason for a pointless NM...
# Sep 17 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
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Simurgh has no place holder, and pops on a raised area that can only be access by going through the Crawler's Nest.
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# Aug 04 2004 at 7:22 PM Rating: Default
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This NM is completley pointless, no reason to even have it.
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# Jun 03 2004 at 3:29 PM Rating: Good
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Hmm... i think im gonna try to camp this thing to c if it really only drops bat fangs, bat wings, and beastmen blood....in my spare time though.... i would think an NM would drop at least some thing different then ordinary bats
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# May 07 2004 at 9:30 PM Rating: Default
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I just wasted a day camping this NM thinking it would drop a cool item.... but i guess i was wrong =/ lol
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This is a nm?
# Apr 14 2004 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
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This is a NM? o_o; I passed this one my way through Rolanberry on Chocobo... My friend was leading me in circles, and while we were walking around, I pointed it out and said it had a cool name. >< Didn't check it though, that's probably why I didn't notice it was a NM. =/
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#Incubustro, Posted: Apr 21 2004 at 4:05 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Iron breaker and Silent are quest NM's that spawn every 10 minutes.
RE: This is a nm?
# Apr 21 2004 at 4:05 PM Rating: Default
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Iron breaker and Silent are quest NM's that spawn every 10 minutes.
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# Mar 31 2004 at 9:37 AM Rating: Decent
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this one isn't really worth the time to hunt unless you're just doing it for the sport of it. the beastman blood that it drops can be found on common leaches in pashow marshlands, so don't waste your time for the blood.
# Mar 29 2004 at 1:00 AM Rating: Decent
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he must drop something
Got em
# Feb 04 2004 at 10:50 AM Rating: Default
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Killed Black Triple Stars last night (2/3/04). Popped right in the middle of the noted spawn area after 3 nights of hunting (about two hours). They dropped....3 bat fangs! Was disappointed, but got 3 stacks of batwings, a stack of silk thread, a stack of silver beastcoins during the hunt....and ended up getting 4 bags of tree cuttings on the way back to Jueno.
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RE: Got em
# Jan 06 2005 at 5:56 PM Rating: Decent
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*snicker* Well, at least you got SOMETHING out of it. ^^
#Anonymous, Posted: Dec 31 2003 at 5:40 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Anyone know what this NM drops?
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