Tales of Arise Side Quests guide: how to complete every quest

Tales of Arise is looking to be one of the best RPGs of the year, as well as one of the best entries in the franchise. And as with any good RPG, there are plenty of optional sidequests to take on.

Most of the game's sidequests are easily found, labeled with an envelope icon on your world map / fast travel screen. Note however that there are a handful of quests that appear more spontaneously by visiting certain unmarked locations, but we, of course, list all of these quests down below, roughly in the order that you can run into them. There are 70 side-quests in total in Tales of Arise. On this page, we list them all, plus how to complete each quest, and what rewards you'll get for each.

As this is a fresh page for a brand-new game, there might be some small errors throughout. Please let us know in the comments if you have any feedback or questions! Also, please note that since this page incorporates the entire game, there may be some small spoilers.

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Tales of Arise - List of Side Quests and Details

Below, we list all side quests in Tales of Arise, plus a little detail on how to complete them, their rewards, and when you'll actually be able to access each quest. Remember, many side quests lead to useful rewards including some of the cooking recipes in Tales of Arise, so they're well worth doing. 

Note that none of the side-quests are missable, with the lone exception of one possibly missable owl for the quest 'The Owl Forest', noted in that quest's description.

Supply Procurement

  • From: Dyron in Ulzebek. 
  • Available: After reaching the Crimson Crows hideout in Ulzebek. This is the tutorial quest.
  • Strategy: Simply head to the marker in Sandinus Ravine for a scene, then head back to Dyron in Ulzebek. 
  • Reward: 800 Gald. 200 SP. Titles and Skill Panel unlocked.

Giant Zeugle Hunt

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  • From: Harried-Looking Member in Ulzebek.  
  • Available: After completing 'Supply Procurement'
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Mantis in Sandinus Ravine. You'll do this much later in the game, very likely the second half, as the monster is level 43.
  • Reward: 12600 Gald. 380 SP

Hunger Averted

  • From: Woman Cook in Ulzebek.
  • Available: After getting Shionne's outfit at Fagan Ruins (possibly earlier, after cooking tutorial)
  • Strategy: Turn over 3x Wheat and 3x Potatoes. You may already have these.
  • Reward: Steamed Potatoes Recipe. 700 Gald. 190 SP.

Forging from Scratch

  • From: Dyron in Ulzebek. 
  • Available: Automatically after returning from Mozgul for the second time
  • Strategy: Go to the Inn and speak with the blacksmith. You'll craft a Long Sword using a Sharp Fang. This is a tutorial quest.
  • Reward: 500 Gald. 165 SP.

The Hunt for New Arms

  • From: Dyron in Ulzebek.
  • Available: After defeating Balseph.
  • Strategy: Turn in 3 Stone Fragments, obtained from the golem enemies in the region.
  • Reward: 700 Gald. 170 SP.

Shionne the Fashion Critic

  • From: Handsome Nobleman in Ulzebek.
  • Available: After defeating Balseph.
  • Strategy: Give him fashion advice. Not sure this has any effect other than his look. Note this dude takes forever to find clothes - he won't get them until the second half of the game.
  • Reward: 1600 Gald. 135 SP.

Doc's Secret Ingredient

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  • From: Doc in Mozgul.
  • Available: After Rinwell joins the battle party (possibly earlier).
  • Strategy: Give him 4x peppers.
  • Reward: Kebab Recipe. Life Bottle x2. 700 Gald.

Taking Root

  • From: Grenar in Ulzebek. 
  • Available: After Rinwell joins the battle party (possibly earlier.)
  • Strategy: Kill the marked battle in the Iglia Wastes.
  • Reward: 800 Gald. 210 SP.

Fire Beneath the Ice

  • From: Messian Youngster in Messia 224
  • Available: After Rinwell joins the battle party.
  • Strategy: Defeat 7x Ice Wolf in White Silver Plains
  • Reward: Orange Gel x2. 800 Gald. 170 SP.

Hard Liquor

  • From: Woodcutter Man in Messia 224
  • Available: After Rinwell joins the battle party.
  • Strategy: Hand over 4x Earth Seed
  • Reward: Lohikeitto Recipe. 700 Gald. 135 SP.

Thawing Relations

  • From: Skeptical Man in Messia 224
  • Available: After Rinwell joins the battle party.
  • Strategy: Hand over 3x Lettuce and 3x Apple.
  • Reward: Life Bottle x2. 700 Gald. 135 SP.

The Owl Forest

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  • From: Automatic soon after entering Cyslodia: Nevira Snowplains
  • Available: Automatic soon after entering Cyslodia: Nevira Snowplains
  • Strategy: This is a game-long quest to collect all 38 owls.
  • Reward: 8400 Gald. 325 SP. Midnight Battle Garb and several other outfits and costume add-ons. Note the owl counts listed below are estimates. Rinwell will let you know when more prizes are available as you collect them.
    • ~10 owls: Noble Blossom. Noble Crimson.
    • ~13 owls: Scarlet Inherited Coat. Blue Inherited Coat.
    • ~17 owls: Silver Sincleaver Armor. Copper Sincleaver Armor.
    • ~21 owls: Red-Black Wolf Vest. Green Wolf Vest. Wolfless Vest.
    • ~23 owls: Crimson Hair Pin. Silver Hair Pin. Dark Blue Hair Pin.
    • ~32 owls: Night Guardsmen Armor. Aquatic Guardsmen Armor. iL Qaras Festive Attire. Il Qaras Mourning Attire. Verdant Tiara. Aqua Blue Tiara. Violet Tiara. Owl Queen Doll.
    • ~36 owls: Tunica Rene outfit for Alphen, Shionne, Dohalim
    • ~38 (all) owls: Machine Beast Statue artifact. Owl King Doll.
Note: It's possible that 1 of the 38 owls you need to collect might be missable. It is located on Mobile Fortress Gradion, the dungeon right before taking on the game's 4th Lord. This is the only one-time-only area in the game, and while the owl is hard to miss, make sure you grab it while you can.

Gathering of Zeugles

  • From: Silver Swords Porter in Cysloden Alley
  • Available: After meeting Meneck
  • Strategy: Three fights in Nevira Snowplains.
  • Reward: 800 Gald. 210 SP.

Culling the Snowplain Herd

  • From: Bregon in the Cysloden hideout.
  • Available: After defeating Ganabelt
  • Strategy: Three random battles in Nevira Snowplain.
  • Reward: Life Bottle x2. 1800 Gald. 175 SP.

Survey Says...

  • From: Bregon in the Cysloden hideout. 
  • Available: After Culling the Snowplain Herd
  • Strategy: Talk to three marked NPCs around Cysloden, then return to Bregon. Then defeat the Gigant Polycephus in the prison. (Level 21)
  • Reward: 2700 Gald. 310 SP. You can pick up a Lucky Emblem accessory too once you get the key to the hidden room in the prison.

Opening up Trade

  • From: Bregon in the Cysloden hideout. 
  • Available: After Survey Says...
  • Strategy: Defeat the Gigant Boisterous Roper - Calaglia: Ulvhan Grotto (Level 15). You may have done this already by the time you get this quest.
  • Reward: 2200 Gald. 250 SP.
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Gourmet Saga: Berry Scavenging

  • From: Gourdeno in Cyslodia: Frozen Valley
  • Available: After defeating Ganabelt
  • Strategy: Turn in 2x apple and 2x wheat
  • Reward: Apple Pie Recipe. 1100 Gald. 135 SP.

A Healer and Her Patients

  • From: Badly Beaten Man soon
  • Available: After you enter Elde Menancia for the first time.
  • Strategy: Simply use Shionne's field ability to heal three NPCs on the path.
  • Reward: 1800 Gald. 265 SP. Healer title for Shionne.

Refreshing Roughhousing

  • From: Automatic
  • Available: Automatic when you enter Menancia: Traslida Highway.
  • Strategy: Fight some automatic battles.
  • Reward: 1100 Gald. 155 SP

Pharia Ranch

  • From: Elderly Man
  • Available: Menancia: Trasilda Highway farm area.
  • Strategy: Automatic
  • Reward: Unlocks Ranch.

Taste-Testing Tusks

  • From: Tableware Craftsman
  • Available: Enter Viscint
  • Strategy: Turn in 4x Granite Fangs. You should have these by now unless you are avoiding fights.
  • Reward: 1500 Gald. 175 SP.
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Training Grounds for All

  • From: Eager Guide
  • Available: Automatic in Viscint, approach NE end of the market street.
  • Strategy: Simply enter the Training Grounds.
  • Reward: 500 Gald. 155 SP.

Claiming a Bounty

  • From: Frontier Man
  • Available: Enter Viscint
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Great Dragon in Menancia: Traslida Highway (Level 26). Oddly, this Gigant is the only one that shows up in a random battle near the NE end.
  • Reward: 5700 Gald. 325 SP. Law's 'Bounty Hunter' title.

Gourmet Saga: Palace Delicacy

  • From: Gourdeno
  • Available: Enter Viscint
  • Strategy: Turn in 2x Beef, 4x Potato, 4x Tomato, and 2x Mushroom. Beef is the only tricky one, you may pick it up in shiny spots in town or use ranch to raise cows.
  • Reward: Beef Stew recipe. 1100 Gald. 2x Mushroom.

Getting Rusty

  • From: Dahnan Man
  • Available: Return to Trasilda Highway after entering Viscint
  • Strategy: Defeat the Earth Mass enemies marked on the map.
  • Reward: Life Bottle x2. 1500 Gald. 140 SP.

A Boorish Boar

  • From: Lagill in Viscint
  • Available: After getting the full six-person party.
  • Strategy: Fight the marked enemy (Gigant: Relentless Charger, Level 26) in Menancia: Traslida Highway
  • Reward: 5700 Gald. 325 SP.
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Walking Crag

  • From: Quarry Laborer in Viscint
  • Available: After getting the full six-person party.
  • Strategy: Defeat the marked enemy (Gigant: Flamewrecker, Level 28) at the Razum Quarry
  • Reward: 5700 Gald. 325 SP. Kisara's 'Rock Buster Shield' title.

Bibliophile

  • From: Tigrina in the Library
  • Available: After getting the full six-person party.
  • Strategy: Simply acquire Rinwell's weapons from the weapon crafter and show her. You'll get different items.
  • Reward: Pancake Recipe. 3100 Gald. 185 SP.
    • Secret of the Stars - Rinwell's 'Bibliophile' title. Happy Bottle x5
    • Nature's Beauty - Rosemary
    • Taming Water - Magic Emblem
    • Radiant Light - Red Rosemary
    • Rarest Book - I believe you need the Burning Blood Book from the 'Untamable Rage' quest, which is done far later in the game.

Dohalim, Big Game Hunter

  • From: Frontier Woman at the Traslida Highway farm area
  • Available: After getting the full six-person party.
  • Strategy: Take out the marked enemy (Gigant: Alpha Reaper, Level 25) at Traslida Highway
  • Reward: 5700 Gald. 325 SP. Dohalim's 'Eternal Protector' Title.

An Invitation to Fish

  • From: Automatic at Talka Pond Road
  • Available: At Talka Pond Road
  • Strategy: Fishing tutorial
  • Reward: Fishing minigame unlocked

City Renewal

  • From: Beast-hating man in Niez
  • Available: After meeting Dedyme
  • Strategy: Turn in 3x Demihuman Muscles
  • Reward: Roasted Chicken Recipe. Life Bottle x3. 1800 Gald. 210 SP.
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Kisara's Initiation

  • From: Food Manager in Niez' Inn
  • Available: After meeting Dedyme
  • Strategy: Turn in 4x Pepper, 2x Beef, 4x Potato, 2x Salmon (from fishing)
  • Reward: Curry Recipe. 2300 Gald. 160 SP.

The Mysterious Pair

  • From: Wonder Bard in Niez
  • Available: After meeting Dedyme
  • Strategy: The item you're looking for is in the dead-end at the north part of Iglia Wastes
  • Reward: Quivering Candles artifact. 2300 Gald. 15 SP.

Gourmet Saga: Prairie Scent

  • From: Gourdeno
  • Available: In Mahag Saar - Aqfotle Hills.
  • Strategy: Turn in 4x Lettuce, 2x Apple, 4x Lemon
  • Reward: Vitamin Smoothie Recipe. Glutton's Maze artifact. 2300 Gald.

Fishing Fiends

  • From: Dahnan Man in Thistlym
  • Available: After the party regroups in Thistlym
  • Strategy: Defeat 4x Terrapin Fists in Shinefall Woods
  • Reward: Life Bottle x3. 3800 Gald.

Gourmet Saga: Soft and Fluffy

  • From: Gourdeno in Pelegion
  • Available: After defeating Vholran
  • Strategy: Turn in 6x Rice. Then turn in 4x Stimulating Powder. He then asks for 2x meat, 2x white soft and fluffy objects. This should be Rappig Meat and Tofu. 
  • Reward: Mabo Curry Recipe. 5100 Gald. 150 SP
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Master of Nature

  • From: Frigtened Boy in Pelegion
  • Available: After defeating Vholran
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Elemental (Level 42) in Latvu Marshland
  • Reward: 12600 Gald. 380 SP

Catching Up

  • From: Young Carpenter in Pelegion
  • Available: After defeating Vholran
  • Strategy: Turn in 3x Infused Statue Fragments
  • Reward: Life Bottle x2. 6800 Gald. 175 SP

Pelegion's Zeugle Mascot

  • From: Young Dahnan Woman in Pelegion
  • Available: After defeating Vholran
  • Strategy: Defeat Wild Boomy x5. These are found on Aureum Falls though they are somewhat rare.
  • Reward: Fish Steak Recipe. 8400 Gald. 215 SP.

Missing Lover

  • From: Pensive Woman in Thistlym
  • Available: After you head off to Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Talk to Ganye at Pelegion level 3. Then go to Talka Pond Road and talk to the guard (you have to cross the Forland Mountains first). Then return to the woman.
  • Reward: Grilled Rappig Recipe. 5100 Gald. 150 SP. Dohalim's 'Fateful Matchmaker' Title.

Seaside Tornadoes

  • From: Dahnan Elder in Thistlym
  • Available: After you head off to Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Stormbringer (Level 42) at Tuah Seashore
  • Reward: 12600 Gald. 380 SP
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Her Place

  • From: Dahna Man in Shinefall Woods
  • Available: After you head off to Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Regent Bee (Level 45) in Shinefall Woods
  • Reward: Shionne's Insect Deposer Title. 12600 Gald. 380 SP.

The Phantom Flower of Nevira

  • From: Enter the Viscint Library
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat boss Meneiys in Nevira Snowplains. You may need to come back to this one later, as the boss is level 54.
  • Reward: Glutton's Guidebook artifact. 12600 Gald. 35 SP.

In Sync

  • From: Patvo in Cysloden
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Agony Keeper (Level 39) in Frozen Mountains
  • Reward: Rappig Minnow fishing lure. 12600 Gald. 305 SP

Spirit Temple

  • From: Anxious Man in Traslida Highway
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Go into the optional temple in Tiatel Plains. Level 60ish enemies and boss fight, so once again you may want to hold off on this for a bit.
  • Reward: Golden Suit of Armor artifact. 16800 Gald. 50 SP.

The Stud From the Plains

  • From: Pharia Ranch
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains (maybe after getting the Ranch level high enough?)
  • Strategy: Talk to the NPC in Viscint, then return to the ranch. Then, fight an easy battle in Traslida Plains
  • Reward: Farmer Clothes for everyone. 2300 Gald. 160 SP.
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An Eternal Rivalry

  • From: Lagill (in Knight outfit)  in Training Grounds
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Lagill in a duel. (Level 44, one-on-one with Kisara)
  • Reward: Elemental Guard. 8400 Gald. 270 SP. 'Migalpedia' Title for Kisara

Echoes

  • From: Baephon in Niez
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Ruthless in Este Luvah Forest. This is actually a pair of Gigants, both level 43.
  • Reward: Lucky Cat Statue artifact. 12600 Gald. 35 SP.

Skybound Swarm

  • From: Fleeing Man in Wharf
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Mother Boomy in Aqfotle Hills. (Level 42)
  • Reward: 12600 Gald. 380 SP. Shionne's 'Explosive Gunslinger' Title.

Untamable Rage

  • From: Elderly Fishing Fan in Thistlym
  • Available: After crossing the Forland Mountains (you might need to have progressed far enough in the fishing collection, too)
  • Strategy: Enter the new Fogwharl Limestone Caverns from Shinefall Woods. You have a new dungeon with Level 54 enemies and a Level 60 Luo Undine boss at the end, so you may need to save this quest for later.
  • Reward: Sushi Recipe. Golden Cat Lucky Statue artifact. Burning Blood Book. 36800 Gald. Rinwell's 'Torrential Mage' title.

Renans and Their Lords

  • From: Automatically in Lenegis
  • Available: Automatically in Lenegis
  • Strategy: Simply talk to the marked NPCs in this section and the next.
  • Reward: 5100 Gald. 220 SP.
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A Talk With Tilsa

  • From: Tilsa in Pelegion
  • Available: After reaching The Wedge (possibly earlier)
  • Strategy: Answer Questions. I'm pretty sure the answers don't matter.
  • Reward: 3400 Gald. 135 SP.

Global Connection

  • From: Doc in Mozgul
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Turn in 6x Wheat and 6x Egg to the NPC in Glanymede Castle and return.
  • Reward: Glutton's Code artifact. Glanymede Donuts Recipe. 18400 Gald. Clerk Uniform set.

Mixed Feelings

  • From: Grenar in Ulzebeck
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Talk to the other NPC and then fight the Gigant Thunderite in the Iglia Wastes (Level 53).
  • Reward: Zephyr's Ring. Dawn Braces. 12600 Gald. 265 SP. Law's 'Torch Bearer' Title.

Dahna's Tastiest Pancake

  • From: Sweet Seller in Viscint Inn
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Simply Talk to the Ranch NPC
  • Reward: Hootle Pancakes Recipe. Shionne Pancakes Recipe. Dohalim Pancakes Recipe. 5100 Gald. 150 SP. Rest at a campfire to get Shionne's 'Love Chef' title and M.F. Porridge Recipe.

Owl Sanctuary

  • From: Giselle in Niez
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Talk to the NPC owl in Niez. Then go to owl forest. Which owl you pick doesn't seem to matter.
  • Reward: Black Eyepatch. Sandwich recipe. 2300 Gald. 145 SP
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Farewell, Mage

  • From: Baephon in Niez
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Go up Mount Dhiara and fight the Wind boss battle.
  • Reward: Drum of the Legend artifact. 36800 Gald. 65 SP.

Their Future

  • From: Renan Soldier in Pelegion
  • Available: After reaching Rena and complete 'Missing Lover'
  • Strategy: Simply head to the marker and watch the scene.
  • Reward: Silver Suit of Armor artifact. 5100 Gald. 15 SP. Caritas Bouquet gun for Shionne and Wedding Cake cutter for Alphen. 'Transcendent Matchmaker' title for Dohalim.

Tissue Sample

  • From: Irresponsible Biologist A in Daeq Faezol
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Calamity Arms on Rena
  • Reward: 27600 Gald. 455 SP.

An Ambition Fulfilled

  • From: Irresponsible Biologist B in Daeq Faezol, after 'Tissue Sample'
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Beat the fight.
  • Reward: Law's 'Space Champion' Title. 27600 Gald. 455 SP

The Super Zeugle

  • From: Female Lab Worker in Daeq Faezol, after 'An Ambition Fulfilled'
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Master Mare and Master Bull in Adan Ruins
  • Reward: 27600 Gald. 455 SP
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The Ultimate Zeugle

  • From: Female Lab Worker in Daeq Faezol, after 'The Super Zeugle'
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Defeat Gigant Ezamamuk in Mount Dhiara
  • Reward: 36800 Gald. 650 SP

Record Collection

  • From: Wonder Bard in Viscint (must finish 'Global Connection' and possibly a few others first)
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Talked to all the marked NPCs all over the world.
  • Reward: 36800 Gald. 650 SP

Brave New World

  • From: Manager in Cysloden
  • Available: After reaching Rena, not sure other requirements
  • Strategy: A cutscene
  • Reward: Towel outfit for the guys.

A Humbling Lesson

  • From: Manager in Cysloden
  • Available: After reaching Rena, not sure other requirements
  • Strategy: A cutscene
  • Reward: Towel outfit for the girls. Braiden Bun hair for Shionne. Golden Fairy Statue artifact.

Into the Grotto

  • From: Automatic when you enter Trench of Flames East Side
  • Available: Need Secret Key (I'm not quite certain, but I believe you get this key from the Berg Volcano boss).
  • Strategy: Just enter.
  • Reward: Wiener Recipe. 3400 Gald. 105 SP
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Beyond the Grave

  • From: Enter Tuah Seashore
  • Available: After reaching Rena
  • Strategy: Fight a level 59 boss on the island.
  • Reward: Unlock an island area. Astral Flower. 36800 Gald. 650 SP.

Another Hillside Anomaly

  • From: Cattle Rancher in Viscint 
  • Available: After Beating the Game, have done 'Spirit Temple' quest.
  • Strategy:  Simply go to Earth Spirit Temple in Tietal Plains
  • Reward: 7400 Gald. 160 SP

Otherworldly Visitors

  • From: Space-Time Researcher in Earth Spirit Temple
  • Available: After Beating the Game, right after 'Another Hillside Anomaly'
  • Strategy: This is the post-game dungeon. It's 5 mini-dungeons based off of previous Tales games. Some end with a cameo boss and some with a recolored boss. This quest will easily ramp your levels up from end-game 60ish to the 90s or so.
  • Reward: 61200 Gald. 670 SP. Be sure to pick up the chest behind the final post-game boss too for the Mechanical Doll Accessory artifact. I believe beating the final boss here also unlocks the Devils Arms that you collect in this dungeon.

The Reminiscence Device

  • From: Lab Worker A in Daeq Faezol
  • Available: After Beating the Game
  • Strategy: You fight a series of boss battles in the level 95-100 range. You'll want to do 'Otherworldly Visitors' first.  
    • Phantom Balseph
    • Phantom Ganabelt
    • Phantom Dohalim
    • Phantom Almeida
    • Phantom Vholran
    • Phantom Balseph / Ganabelt / Almeida / Vholran all together (though only two on the battlefield at a time)
    • Phantom Zephyr
  • Reward: 61200 Gald. 670 SP.
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