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Sock 2

Yay, time will unfreeze today! And since I love the game SO much, I'm even putting up an early column tomorrow instead of just taking the day off. I'm heading home to my folks tomorrow night, you see. The thing is, I'd feel bad, because I have no choice but to take NEXT Friday off, since I'll be in Montreal. So, I don't want to miss two Fridays in a row.

Today's Tips:

  • If you ever have any questions about your actions or things you're thinking about, don't be afraid to discuss them with me! Fire me an e-mail, and I'll be quick to respond.
  • Whenever a guild gets a kill in, the normal Experience and Gold are divided among all Guild Members. However, for fairness' sake, and as some people have already observed, those divided numbers will always get rounded up if they end in a decimal value.

Ohhhhkay. And now, for the conclusion of last Friday's column:

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We had been in the Dark World for a couple of days, heading south, and enjoying a relatively peaceful walk, thanks to Elia's herbs. The world seemed to be quite like our own, except with a more dusky sky, and a deeper, somehow richer colour in the oceans. Perhaps it was an illusion.

We had just passed through a village of gnomes, called Trigg. There, they directed us in the direction we were headed. It became very apparent, very quickly, that Mazell was more than just a celebrity here; he was deeply feared, and not a single person was ignorant of his name. Was his aim to take over our world as well? There were so many questions.

As we passed over an open grassland, we could see steep mountains looming in the distance.

"That's it," dad said assertively. "Those must be the mountains where we'll find Mazell's palace!"

"And look!" Veronica pointed. A few twinkling lights were faintly visible at the base of the mountains, though they were many miles off yet. "It looks like there's a little village there."

As we changed direction and headed towards the settlement, the wind picked up suddenly. Shayla stiffened and then scanned the horizon.

"Everyone... look over there. What's that cloud?" Shayla asked hesitantly. It was hard to distinguish at first, but a small, black, blurry cloud appeared to be emerging from the mountains.

"A volcano?" Wooley arched his eyebrow almost comically before the colour drained from his face. The cloud was building and coming closer. As it did, we realized that it wasn't a cloud at all.

"Get ready, guys... we've got company." Shayla reached for her sword as the huge swarm of monsters approached...

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Hmmm...

How strange... a gate has materialized.



Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 50
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Devil's Turkey-A
  • Devil's Turkey-B
  • Devil's Turkey-C
  • Ringmaster-A
  • Ringmaster-B
  • Vacuumare-A
  • Hadestallion-A
  • Vacuumare-B
  • Hadestallion-B
  • Hellspawn
  • Mischievio-A
  • Mischievio-B
  • Saboteur-A
  • Saboteur-B
  • Saboteur-C
  • Shroud
  • Cometex
  • The Watcher (Summon)

Action Window

Lost Boricua's Wait Mode wears off! The contest resumes!
Strawberry Eggs attacks! Uncle Guido suffers 14 damage!

Uncle Guido is KO'd... (You'll be revived with the next column.)

All Order of Beorn members receive 3 Gold (and no Experience)!

ProtoMan begins rambling like a madman! "What's dorkier than Harry Potter? A pocket protector, a Tazmanian Devil tattoo, a fanny pack, a guy with a trampstamp? NONE of the above, since Joey Fatone with the Singing Bee tops them all! Yeah!"

The swarm of enemies draws near! The area is choked with monsters!

Three Devil's Turkeys appear!
Two Ringmasters appear!
Two Vacuumares appear!
Two Hadestallions appear!
One Hellspawn appears!
Two Mischievios appear!
Three Saboteurs appear!
One Shroud appears!
One Cometex 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: Invite Only
You will be notified in case you are given an invitation- you may not freely join.

Brotherhood of Lief

Creator: FirstAid
Type: Open
You are free to join this guild as long as your total level is 4 or less.

SOCK Intelligence Agency

Creator: Joshua
Type: Semi-Open
The invitation is extended to any would-be agents wishing to use their attention to detail, deductive logic, strategic use of time, and/or general curiosity to collect intelligence on all aspects of SOCK2. The SIA aims to be a diverse organization so players of all classes and levels are currently welcome to apply. Please state your level of proficiency in your classes at time of application.

The Healing Shield

Creator: Bainick
Type: Open
May freely join if the following is fulfilled:
Must be mainly Defender or White Mage (To at least a 50:50 ratio of half def and/or wht mage:half other occupation/s), and have a lower or equal to level than Bainick.



SHOPS
...New stock every week!



   Trigg Item Shop   
Item Effect Price
Antidote Cures Poison. 25 Gold
Smelling Salts Cures Confusion. 25 Gold
Echo Herbs Cures Silence. 35 Gold
Metronome Cures Slow. 35 Gold
Healing Herbs Boosts Points by 25-40. 40 Gold
Flex Herb Cures Immobilize and Disable. 50 Gold
Gold Needle Cures Stone or Paralysis 75 Gold
Holy Water Cures Haunt or Curse. 75 Gold
Shuriken If "Throw" command is known, does 2-3x unarmed attack power to one target when used, ignoring defenses.
75 Gold


   Trigg Weapon Shop   
Weapon Equipped Effect Price
Wood Sword
Fgt 1
Power 10; Break% 5
20 Gold
Flame Sword
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Fire-E damage
25% chance of burning targets
175 Gold
Ice Brand
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Ice-E damage
25% chance of freezing targets
175 Gold
Thunderblade
Fgt 10
Power 35; Break% 3
Thunder-E damage
25% chance of paralyzing targets
175 Gold
Boomerang
Wpn 3
Power 20; Break% 5
50% chance of hitting each monster.
300 Gold


   Trigg Armor Shop   
Armor Equipped Effect Price
Leather Vest
Def 1
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 10%
20 Gold
Fire Armor
Def 10
Break% 3
Immune to Fire
100 Gold
Blizzard Armor
Def 10
Break% 3
Immune to Ice
100 Gold
Thunder Armor
Def 10
Break% 3
Immune to Thunder
100 Gold
Monster Guard
Arm 9 or Blu 7
Break% 10
Damage from monsters - 50%
350 Gold


   Trigg Accessory Shop   
Accessory Equipped Effect Price
Poisona Ring Prevents Poison 150 Gold
Peace Ring Prevents Confusion. 150 Gold
Blindna Ring Prevents Blindness 150 Gold
Insomnia Ring Prevents Sleep 175 Gold
Stona Ring Prevents Stone, Paralysis 200 Gold
Red Mage's Hat Disregard Weapon/Armor prereqs up to Level 5 400 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.)
350 pts Everybody's Lance (Weapon: No prereqs; Power 25; Break% 3)

Everybody's Shield (Armor: No prereqs; Break% 5; Absorbs up to 50 pts of damage completely.)

Thief's Medal (???)
400 pts Deep Pocket (Accessory: Increases Item Capacity by 2.)

Sneak Glove (Item: Attempts to steal random item from target with 75% probability.)

Iron Boots (Accessory: Prevents wearer from getting knocked over.)
475 pts Exp. Tripler (Item: Triples day's Experience when used.)

Bullseye (Armor: Blu 5; Break% 5; 50% prob. that any monster attack will be directed at wearer.)

Magnetic Apron (Armor: Mer 5; Break% 5; 50% prob. of obtaining any items used against 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
DS or PSP game of your choice 3000 Points


Yesterday's Answers

#61:
b) King's Quest VI (40 Points)
The genie talked with an amusing sort of lisp, and he calls the Magic Map a "smap" in one humourous cutscene. Most of you got this right.

#62:
a) Chimera (40 Points)
The numbers on Chimera's card average 5.25, higher than any of the other options!


Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 10

#63:
Which of the following series has featured sensors that detect real-life solar intensity, translating it into in-game functionality?
(45 Gold)

a) Golden Sun
b) Harvest Moon
c) Magi-Nation
d) Summon Night
e) Boktai


#64:
How many apples are on the apple tree nearest to a sign that reads "DANGER! Beware of goblins!"?
(50 Points)

a) 5
b) 6
c) 7
d) 8
e) 9



Submission Form


Honesty is important! Don't spoil the game. Keep in mind that masqueraders will be obvious, since two submissions under the same name will cause me to fire an e-mail to the true competitor based on my records, where I can verify their actions. Anybody caught cheating in this manner will be immediately removed from the competition!

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 Aurelius
Wht Lv 8
Points 673
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2 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 7
Points 664
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3 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 9
Points 660
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4 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 5
Points 659
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5 Cacticus
Wht Lv 7
Points 585
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6 ERROR
Blk Lv 11
Points 570
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7 Carabbit
Wht Lv 7
Points 567
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8 Sandy
Blk Lv 10
Points 560
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9 Tasukete
Blk Lv 7
Points 558
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10 Raaj
Blk Lv 9
Points 549
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11 Leaper
Blk Lv 10
Points 545
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12 Mike
Fgt Lv 6
Points 543
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13 Nightwolf
Blk Lv 9
Points 525
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14 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 8
Points 520
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15 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 6
Points 502
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16 Alael
Fgt Lv 8
Points 502
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17 Boojum
Blk Lv 8
Points 499
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18 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 8
Points 491
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19 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 7
Points 482
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20 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 6
Points 470
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21 MrMSty
Blk Lv 8
Points 455
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22 Draconn
Fgt Lv 7
Points 449
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23 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 6
Points 449
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24 Leviathan
Fgt Lv 7
Points 438
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25 DMJ
Fgt Lv 7
Points 419
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26 Kharamain
Blk Lv 8
Points 418
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27 Laurie
Wht Lv 6
Points 400
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28 Shinuzzo
Def Lv 6
Points 388
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29 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 6
Points 381
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30 Xlash
Fgt Lv 8
Points 374
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31 CW
Fgt Lv 6
Points 370
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32 Gaijin
Blk Lv 7
Points 369
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33 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 5
Points 351
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34 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 8
Points 350
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35 Jess
Wht Lv 8
Points 349
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36 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 7
Points 343
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37 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 5
Points 343
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38 Ken
Blk Lv 8
Points 341
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39 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 6
Points 335
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40 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 328
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41 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 5
Points 316
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42 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 13
Points 310
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43 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 292
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44 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 7
Points 291
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45 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 287
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46 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 275
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47 Straadin
Fgt Lv 7
Points 262
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48 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 9
Points 261
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49 Heltje
Fgt Lv 3
Points 256
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50 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 8
Points 242
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51 BLG
Blk Lv 8
Points 238
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52 Fang
Def Lv 8
Points 230
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53 Maggie
Fgt Lv 5
Points 220
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54 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 9
Points 200
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55 Adam
Fgt Lv 7
Points 199
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56 BigWook
Wht Lv 8
Points 198
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57 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 6
Points 197
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58 UFJ
Wht Lv 9
Points 189
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59 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 6
Points 187
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60 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 5
Points 185
Asleep

61 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 4
Points 170
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62 Seiryu
Def Lv 1
Points 169
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63 Witecat
Def Lv 4
Points 167
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64 Bainick
Def Lv 4
Points 164
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65 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 158
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66 Vyselocke
Def Lv 8
Points 146
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67 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 10
Points 134
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68 FirstAid
Wht Lv 7
Points 123
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69 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 115
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70 Macstorm
Def Lv 3
Points 105
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71 Joshua
Wht Lv 7
Points 102
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72 Genjuu
Blk Lv 9
Points 96
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73 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 6
Points 92
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74 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 85
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75 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 80
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76 Prism
Wht Lv 7
Points 64
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77 Ish
Blk Lv 2
Points 64
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78 JDX
Fgt Lv 1
Points 44
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79 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 41
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80 Alukien
Fgt Lv 1
Points 40
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81 Erunion
Blk Lv 1
Points 40
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82 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 40
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83 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
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84 Smiley Elf
Fgt Lv 1
Points 30
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85 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 20
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86 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 20
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87 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 20
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88 Otaku Nick
Blk Lv 1
Points 20
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89 Uncle Guido
Def Lv 1
Points 0
K.O.

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