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Sock 2

If you read it over in the main column, it's true that I'll be away for the long weekend. Thus, there will be no Sockly update tomorrow or next Tuesday. But, the contest will return in force next Wednesday, so use the time to rest up and ready yourself for what will be a truly intense battle...

Today's Tips:

  • The AEG, APG, and AGG all work by adding Experience, Points, or Gold to your account on the day that you send me the e-mail. It doesn't matter if they're published at all, and it doesn't matter if it's only a sentence or two long, as long as it's somewhat relevant to Q&A (and as you probably know, almost everything is).
  • For those of you who still aren't very experienced at gaining levels or asking for minor requests, feel free to do so through the action window. It makes things a lot easier for me, and probably for you too.
  • Remember! You can only hold up to five unequipped items at a time. Budget your space accordingly, or you won't be able to receive any new items.

Allll right!

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Finally, after hours of battling through hordes of monsters, we arrived at the top. Thunder cracked above us, and a sinking feeling of dread coursed through me.

"We're almost there! Just a little further." Shayla coaxed the rest of us along. While she and Lily appeared to be unfazed, Scott and I were becoming more worn out by the minute.

We weren't prepared for the sight that met us at the top. Arzak stood inside a large piece of machinery; presumably, this was his holding tank that had been transported out this far. However, another figure, dressed in dark robes, stood over what appeared to be the controls. As he looked up at us, we realized that he was the strange figure that we had met back at Insburgh.

"Ah." He punched in a few buttons, and took a step in our direction. "Right on time."

"You madman!" cried Scott. "What have you done to him?"

The darkly-clad man gave a hearty laugh and snorted. "I've only made Arzak realize the cruel punishment that human beings have inflicted upon him for generations; nothing more." As he drew closer, we could see his slick night-blue hair standing out above his staring, ice-cold, clear blue eyes in a strangely frightening contrast.

"Who are you?!" demanded Shayla, readying her sword.

The man didn't answer her question. Instead, he snapped his fingers in an unexpected instant.

My father materialized before me.

My heart fell incredibly in a combination of grief, worry, and relief, before I noticed that there was a strange fire in his eyes. Then, he snarled at us.

"I heard your family was missing," the man said with the hint of a smile. "Well, I thought that out of the goodness of my heart, I'd reunite you with him. You deserve it."

The dark man gave another snap of the fingers and disappeared into thin air as my father lunged at us. At the same time, Arzak's capsule began to vibrate, emitting sparks and flashes of light.

Scott sprinted over to the machine. "I've got to find a way to stop this!"

Lily screamed while fighting off my father. "Scott, get back here! It's too dangerous!"

Scott paid no heed and started to punch at the control keypad furiously. "It's my fault that Insburgh was left in ruins. I will not let Arzak wreak similar havoc!"

The flashes became brighter, and Shayla yelled sternly. "Scott, it's going to blow!"

It was too late. The machine erupted in an enormous blast of light as a bolt of lightning streaked down from the sky to meet the ailing machine. Scott flew back dozens of feet and off the top of the mountain.

"Nooo!"

There was no time to grieve. Not yet. It was made especially evident as the mighty Arzak gave an incredibly deafening roar to the sky and began to approach us with hate in its troubled eyes.

Shayla barked out orders as the commander within her awoke. "Dan, you can't fight your father- you can't see him like this. Get away from here! Lily, Dan! Try to hold off that thing... and I'll be with you to fight in a second!"

Animal instinct took over, and we plunged into a battle that seemed unwinnable.

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If you have found the key to victory,
then an otherworldly door is
your gateway to victory. Fight beyond,
onward and forever, to prove your true power.



Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 40
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Electric Axe-A
  • Electric Axe-B
  • Electric Axe-C
  • Electric Axe-D
  • Arzak
  • Gold Dragon-C
  • Lightning Speed-A
  • Lightning Speed-B
  • Mischievio-F
  • Glalie (Summon)

Action Window

Goddess Atma attacks! Mischievio-A takes 20 damage!
Alexander attacks Mischievio-A with a piercing cry! Mischievio-A takes 20 damage!
Alael attacks! CW suffers 15 damage!

CW is KO'd... (You'll take your next turn to be revived.)
Alael receives 13 Experience and 92 Gold!

BLG casts Blizzard! Gold Dragon-A takes 14 damage!

Tasukete uses Healing Herbs! Tasukete receives 26 bonus points!
CW is revived with 40 points!
Leaper casts Blizzard! Gold Dragon-A takes 17 damage!
FoxKelfonne casts Blizzard! Gold Dragon-A takes 18 damage!
FirstAid attacks! Mischievio-A takes 16 damage!
Leviathan attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 5 damage!
Ourobolus casts Fire! Mischievio-A takes 11 damage!
Arpijy uses Healing Herbs! Arpijy receives 35 bonus points!
Laurie attacks! Mischievio-B takes 15 damage!
Sundoulos attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 18 damage!
Ken's eyes flash blue as Blizzard is unleashed upon Mischievio-A! It takes 20 damage!

Mischievio-A is defeated!
All Guild of Magus members receive 17 Experience and 5 Gold!
UFJ gains a level, reaching Level 8!

~Sean~~ attacks! Mischievio-B takes 21 damage!
JuMeSyn attacks while humming "Hey Jude"! Gold Dragon-A takes 11 damage!
Bainick casts Fire! Mischievio-B takes 12 damage!
Witecat is afflicted by a Curse! Witecat suffers 40 damage from the Curse!
Draconn activates a Thunder Mote! Mischievio-F takes 18 damage!
Kharamain attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 14 damage!
Raaj attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 14 damage!
Timbit attacks! But Mischievio-B flies out of the way!
Xlash attacks! Gold Dragon-A takes 17 damage!

Gold Dragon-A is defeated!
Xlash receives 305 Experience and 225 Gold!
Xlash gains two levels, reaching Level 8!

LufiaLvr attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 11 damage!
LufiaLvr's Everybody's Mace breaks upon impact...
Vyselocke attacks! But Mischievio-B just evades the attack!
Kolphyre attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 18 damage!
BigWook attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 17 damage!
Jeremy V. attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 14 damage!
Sandy casts Aero! Gold Dragon-B takes 30 damage!
Aurelius attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 14 damage!
Seiryu attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 2 damage!
Prism attacks! Mischievio-B takes 15 damage!

Mischievio-B is defeated!
Prism receives 178 Experience and 55 Gold!
Prism gains a level, reaching Level 6!

Mike attacks! But Mischievio-D flies out of the way!
Shinuzzo attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 11 damage!
The shadow of death is following Adam!
Adam attacks! Mischievio-C takes 10 damage!
Ice^Tiger attacks! Mischievio-D takes 8 damage!
Shadowchancellor attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 13 damage!
Belthasar2 attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 16 damage!
Arros Raikou attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 4 damage!

Gold Dragon-B is defeated!
Arros Raikou receives 305 Experience and 225 Gold!
Arros Raikou gains three levels, reaching Level 7!

Brian J. Blottie attacks! Mischievio-C evades the attack nimbly!
Macstorm attacks Gold Dragon-C, hoping beyond hope that he can actually gain a level! Gold Dragon-C takes 2 damage!
ERROR uses a Glalie Orb! Glalie is summoned to the battle field!
Glalie uses Ice Beam! Mischievio-B takes 77 damage!

Mischievio-B is defeated!
ERROR receives 178 Experience and 55 Gold!

Straadin attacks! Mischievio-C takes 22 damage!
DMJ attacks! Gold Dragon-B takes 18 damage!
Joshua attacks! Mischievio-C takes 16 damage!
Unluckily, Joshua's Everybody's Mace breaks...
Gaijin activates a Fire Mote! Mischievio-C takes 15 damage!

Mischievio-C is defeated!
Gaijin receives 178 Experience and 55 Gold!
Gaijin gains a level, reaching Level 6!

Slashlen attacks! Mischievio-D swiftly dodges!
Cacticus casts Thunder! Mischievio-D takes 22 damage!
Jess attacks! Mischievio-D takes 17 damage!
Fang attacks! Mischievio-D takes 19 damage!

Mischievio-D is defeated!
Fang receives 178 Experience and 55 Gold!
Fang gains two levels, reaching Level 6!

The Dark Chevalier casts Thunder! Mischievio-E takes 15 damage!
Maggie attacks! Mischievio-E takes 20 damage!
Lost Boricua casts Thunder! Mischievio-E takes 22 damage!

Mischievio-E is defeated!
All Guild of Magus members receive 17 Experience and 5 Gold!
Lost Boricua gains a level, reaching Level 8!
Raaj gains a level, reaching Level 8!

Nightwolf attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 18 damage!
Carabbit casts Fire! Mischievio-F takes 12 damage!
Strawberry Eggs attacks! Ziphakiel Valkrist suffers 6 damage!
Waterfiend attacks! Gold Dragon-C takes 18 damage!
Thinkfreemind attacks! Mischievio-F takes 20 damage!

Mischievio-F casts Silence! UFJ is unable to cast spells!
Gold Dragon-C casts Thundara! Thinkfreemind suffers 34 damage! Flamethrower suffers 31 damage!


Erunion is revived with 40 points!

Four Electric Axes appear!
Two Lightning Speeds appear!
Arzak appears!



GUILDS
Don't go it alone!



Guild of Magus

Creator: Sandy
Type: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Order of Beorn

Creator: Sundoulos
Type: Semi-Open
You must submit a request to join the guild. If your request is approved, you are welcome to join.
Sundoulos invites contestants from multiple classes to join this guild.



SHOPS
...New stock every week!



   Garnam's Item Shop   
Item Effect Price
Antidote Cures Poison. 25 Gold
Smelling Salts Cures Confusion. 25 Gold
Echo Herbs Cures Silence. 35 Gold
Healing Herbs Boosts Points by 25-40. 40 Gold
Holy Water Cures Haunt or Curse. 75 Gold


   Garnam's Weapon Shop   
Weapon Equipped Effect Price
Wizard's Rod
Blk 2
Power 3; Break% 10
Magic Power + 10%
75 Gold
Everybody's Mace
No prereqs!
Power 10; Break% 3
100 Gold


   Garnam's Armor Shop   
Armor Equipped Effect Price
Cleric's Robe
Wht 2
Break% 20
Wht. Magic Exp Costs - 25%
75 Gold
Everybody's Guard
No prereqs!
Break% 10
Phys. Damage - 10%
60 Gold


   Mote Shop   
Single charges of magic, up for sale! Get 'em while they're hot...
Item Effect Price
Fire Mote 10-15 Fire Damage to one target. 20 Gold
Blizzard Mote 12-18 Ice Damage to one target. 25 Gold
Thunder Mote 15-20 Thunder Damage to one target. 30 Gold


Point Benchmarks
...Spend your points on rare items!



Benchmark Prize Choice
50 pts Fighter's Sword (Fgt 2; Power 15; Break% 1)

Wizard's Rod (Blk 2; Power 3; Break% 10; MagPwr + 10%)

Point Doubler (Doubles day's Pts when used)
75 pts Defender's Shield (Def 2; Break% 5; Absorbs 20 Pts of Dmg completely)

Cleric's Robe (Wht 2; Break% 20; Wht Magic Exp. Costs - 25%)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used)
100 pts AGG (Accessory: Gain bonus Gold when you write in a Q&A letter)

APG (Accessory: Gain bonus Points when you write in a Q&A letter)

AEG (Accessory: Gain bonus Experience when you write in a Q&A letter)
125 pts Everybody's Mace (Weapon: No prerequisite job level; Power 10; Break% 3)

Everybody's Guard (Armor: No prerequisite job level; Break% 10; Phys. Dmg. - 10%)

Wait Mode (Item: Freezes Sock 2 in time for user's choice of between 1 and 3 days.)
150 pts Guild Permit (Allows user to create a guild.)

Level-Up Star (Grants target with exactly enough experience to reach the next level.)

Blue Mage's Medal (???)
200 pts Point Doubler (Doubles day's Points when used.)

Gold Doubler (Doubles day's Gold when used.)

Exp. Doubler (Doubles day's Exp. when used.)
250 pts Staff of Aid (Weapon: Prereq. Wht 5; Power 5; Break% 10; Doubles power of Cure spells.)

Sneak Glove (Item: Steal a random item from enemy or opponent with 75% prob.)

Warp Stone (Item: Change points with another player, chosen at random.)
300 pts Mind Break (Armor: Prereq. Def 7; Break% 15; Magic Damage - 50%)

Goldgrabber (Weapon: Prereq. Fgt 5/Mer 12/Thf 1; Power 20; Break% 2; Gain 10% of target's Gold with successful attack.)

Hawk's Eye (Accessory: If equipped, Obscure and Obscurega spells have no effect upon you.)


Prize Shop
Want something special? Start saving up...



Prize Points Required
Nintendo DS Lite Carrying Case 1000 Points
Q&A Guest Host Position 1500 Points


Yesterday's Answers

#47:
e) Boomerang (40 Points)
The final tally? Gun: 11; Axe: 11; Bow + Arrow: 13; Whip: 13; and Boomerang 17. It was close!

#48:
d) Suikoden V (35 Gold)
The lavender haired guy in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones is Lyon, whose name is that of a female protagonist in Suikoden V! Nice job, everyone.


Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 8

#49:
In Super Mario RPG's Sunken Ship, you must piece together a password in order to proceed. Which of the following is true about that password?
(30 points)

a) It has five letters.
b) It is an anagram of the word "Player"
c) The password's second letter is "e".
d) The password has three vowels.
e) None of the above answers are true.


#50:
If you've never played a game featuring a Phoenix named Peter because you've never owned the system it was released for, what platform did you miss out on? (30 points)

a) Sega Master System
b) Sega Genesis
c) NES
d) SNES
e) Game Boy



Submission Form


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Please fill out your nickname and your actions for the day! Place your answer choices in the respective boxes (don't worry about being precise with wording or anything), and write your action in the action box. You can equip or unequip stuff once per day without taking your action up, too. Examples of actions could be "I want to attack Li'l Ant!" or "I want to buy two Eye Dropses!" or "I want to buy a Wood Sword and Smelling Salts, and I want to equip the Wood Sword!"

Nickname:
Today's Guess(es) for the first question:
Today's Guess(es) for the second question:
Actions for today:



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Contestants
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1 Nightwolf
Blk Lv 8
Points 682
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2 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 4
Points 532
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3 Boojum
Blk Lv 7
Points 463
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4 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 8
Points 390
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5 Genjuu
Blk Lv 7
Points 389
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6 Mike
Fgt Lv 5
Points 388
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7 Laurie
Wht Lv 5
Points 367
Normal

8 Kharamain
Blk Lv 7
Points 363
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9 ERROR
Blk Lv 9
Points 357
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10 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 7
Points 344
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11 Aurelius
Wht Lv 7
Points 343
Normal

12 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 6
Points 333
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13 Ken
Blk Lv 7
Points 333
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14 Alael
Fgt Lv 5
Points 331
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15 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 5
Points 327
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16 Vyselocke
Def Lv 8
Points 309
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17 MrMSty
Blk Lv 8
Points 309
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18 Raaj
Blk Lv 8
Points 302
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19 Cacticus
Blk Lv 6
Points 300
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20 Sandy
Blk Lv 8
Points 299
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21 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 8
Points 295
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22 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 5
Points 292
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23 Carabbit
Wht Lv 6
Points 282
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24 Tasukete
Blk Lv 7
Points 268
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25 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 6
Points 258
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26 Joshua
Wht Lv 6
Points 256
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27 BLG
Def Lv 7
Points 252
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28 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 4
Points 250
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29 Shinuzzo
Def Lv 4
Points 248
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30 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 5
Points 247
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31 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 246
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32 UFJ
Wht Lv 8
Points 246
Silence

33 Leviathan
Def Lv 5
Points 246
Normal

34 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 8
Points 243
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35 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 6
Points 221
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36 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 7
Points 220
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37 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 5
Points 197
Normal

38 Leaper
Blk Lv 8
Points 180
Normal

39 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 5
Points 179
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40 Jess
Wht Lv 7
Points 179
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41 BigWook
Fgt Lv 6
Points 179
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42 Maggie
Fgt Lv 5
Points 178
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43 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 174
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44 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 5
Points 173
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45 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 6
Points 171
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46 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 5
Points 164
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47 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 162
Normal

48 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 160
Normal

49 Prism
Wht Lv 6
Points 159
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50 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 158
Normal

51 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 7
Points 152
Normal

52 DMJ
Fgt Lv 7
Points 149
Normal

53 Witecat
Def Lv 3
Points 149
Cursed

54 Bainick
Def Lv 3
Points 134
Slow

55 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 7
Points 130
Normal

56 Macstorm
Def Lv 1
Points 130
Normal

57 Draconn
Fgt Lv 6
Points 126
Normal

58 FirstAid
Wht Lv 6
Points 123
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59 Straadin
Fgt Lv 7
Points 117
Normal

60 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 115
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61 Fang
Def Lv 6
Points 115
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62 Gaijin
Blk Lv 6
Points 114
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63 Xlash
Fgt Lv 8
Points 109
Normal

64 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 6
Points 109
Normal

65 Adam
Fgt Lv 7
Points 102
Haunt

66 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 3
Points 95
Normal

67 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 7
Points 90
Normal

68 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 85
Normal

69 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 6
Points 79
Normal

70 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 9
Points 78
Normal

71 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 4
Points 71
Normal

72 Seiryu
Def Lv 1
Points 69
Normal

73 Ish
Blk Lv 2
Points 64
Normal

74 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 5
Points 52
Normal

75 JDX
Fgt Lv 1
Points 44
Normal

76 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 41
Normal

77 CW
Fgt Lv 6
Points 40
Normal

78 Alukien
Fgt Lv 1
Points 40
Normal

79 Erunion
Blk Lv 1
Points 40
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80 Heltje
Fgt Lv 1
Points 36
Normal

81 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 32
Normal

82 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
Normal

83 Smiley Elf
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
Normal

84 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 20
Normal

85 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 20
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86 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 20
Normal

87 Otaku Nick
Blk Lv 1
Points 20
Normal

88 Uncle Guido
Def Lv 1
Points 17
Normal

89 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 4
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