Protectorate Militia (Word of Blake)

Unit Profile (as of 3078)
Nickname
Parent Formation Word of Blake Militia
Formed Varies
Disbanded Varies

Overview[edit]

Protectorate Militia Origins & Tactics[edit]

Precentor Martial Cameron St. Jamais did not entrusted his Protectorate's defense to the Word of Blake Militia forces alone. The Jihad saw a sudden surge in the construction of military fortifications and infrastructure throughout the Word of Blake Protectorate, suggesting that the Blakist leadership hoped to fortify its conquests against a concerted counter-assault by the allied powers. Those fortress were used to further provide for the support of Blakist command and control across the region, and to act as bases for Protectorate Militia commands. Some of these, according to the reports, may rival the Castle Brians of old in terms of complexity and strength.[1]

The Protectorate Militia was formally created the first of August of 3068 and its forces are subservient to (but not technically part of) the regular Word of Blake Militia.[2][3]

The Protectorate Militias were created by the Word of Blake to boost their defensive strength within the Word of Blake Protectorate without adding undue strain to their supply lines of high-technology equipment. The local militia forces were raised from the population of their individual worlds and focused on defense of those worlds, and as a result, the militias often drew on local feelings of patriotism, something the Word used to build a reliable defensive line.[4] Nevertheless, and though at least fifty percent of each Protectorate Militia was made of local population, the rest were troops relocated from other Protectorate worlds, most probably as a way to discourage defections.[5]

The Protectorate Militia units were never equipped with the top-of-the line equipment the Word of Blake had.[2]

Not every world in the Blake Protectorate appears to have a fully functional Protectorate Militia force, but those that do tend to have between one and three combined-arms Divisions they can call on in the event of attack.[1] Each Protectorate Militia force is tied to its native world, freeing interstellar transport assets for the Word's remaining military and logistics assets.[2] Nevertheless, these Protectorate Militia Divisions have an allotment of DropShips for transcontinental movement.[6]

Protectorate Militia Organization[edit]

The Protectorate Militia forces used a modified form of standard Inner Sphere organization, rather than the Word of Blake base-six arrangement. Four-unit lances were common, with six-unit demi-companies operating as a common "middle ground" between these and Blakist formats. Full companies were also used, but standard battalions were often referred as "demi-divisions", with full regiments were classified as Divisions.[7]

Protectorate Militia Formation[edit]

These militia units are planetary bound and usually restricted to their designated world. Usually they are locally raised and trained. The units were issued less advanced equipment to garrison their planets, either handed down from the Word of Blake Militia forces or upgraded older models.[8]

These commands were of roughly regimental size and used Combined-Arms formations. They are also known to have smaller quantities of BattleMechs (usually no more than one-third of the total unit strenght) than usual and depend more on vehicle, conventional infantry with some battle armor support and a mix of aerospace fighters and conventional fighters.[9][10]

On average, a planet would have between one to three "regiments" of these Protectorate Militia, as it rarely more was needed to defend their planets.[9]

Protectorate Militia Operations[edit]

The local militias lacked special weapons or directives and were most commonly used to bolster the defense of their own home worlds. That changed late in the Jihad the Word did move Protectorate Militia forces to other worlds within the Protectorate as a means of reinforcing counter attacks against advancing coalition forces.[4]

These are the known operations in which Protectorate Militia units acted outside of their home planet:

Protectorate Militia Destiny[edit]

The Protectorate Militias were effectively destroyed as coherent units during Operation SCOUR, but at least as late as mid-3081 former Protectorate Militia forces were continuing to resist on a number of former Protectorate worlds. The Republic of the Sphere worked to disarm these forces, largely through peaceful means, and with the idea of allowing some of the combat veterans from the Protectorate Militias to serve in the local militias of the new Republic was mooted.[4]

Known Units[edit]

Protectorate Militia forces do not use Blakist style nomenclature, but instead draw their name from the planet they defend. Numerical designations are used only to differentiate Divisions assigned to the same world.[14]

Militia Unit Name Destiny References
Acamar Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [15]
Acubens Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Acubens Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Achernar Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [17]
Addicks Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [18]
Addicks Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Al Na'ir Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Al Na'ir Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Al Na'ir Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Alya Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3075 [16]
Ankaa Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [19]
Ankaa Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Arboris Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [20][21]
Ascella Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3075 [22]
Asta Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [15]
Basalt Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [23]
Berenson Protectorate Militia‎ Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Berenson Protectorate Militia‎ Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Berenson Protectorate Militia Division‎, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Bharat Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was most probably destroyed in 3077 [16]
Bharat Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was most probably destroyed in 3077 [16]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit surrendered in 3078 [24]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit surrendered in 3078 [24]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [4]
Caph Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [25]
Capolla Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [26]
Cor Caroli Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Caselton Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3075 [16]
Caselton Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3075 [16]
Cebalrai Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [27]
Chara Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [28]
Chertan Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit surrendered in 3078 [29]
Chertan Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit surrendered in 3078 [29]
Demeter Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3078 [30]
Demeter Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Demeter Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Denbar Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3072 [31]
Dubhe Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [29]
Dubhe Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Exact destruction date unknown [29]
Dyev Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Dyev Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Dyev Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Elgin Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [29]
Epsilon Eridani Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Epsilon Indi Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Fletcher Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3076 [15]
Fomalhaut Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Genoa Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Final destiny unknown [32][33][34]
Genoa Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Final destiny unknown [16]
Genoa Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd Final destiny unknown [16]
Gurnet Protectorate Militia Division The unit surrendered in 3072 [31]
Hall Protectorate Militia Division The unit surrendered in 3077 [35][33]
Halloran V Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3078 [36]
Halloran V Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Hean Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Hsien Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [37]
Imbros Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [38]
Ingress Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Irian Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [39]
Irian Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Irian Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Kansu Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Kansu Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Kaus Borealis Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Kaus Borealis Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Exact destruction date unknown [16]
Kawich Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Keid Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Kervil Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Kervil Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Kittery Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3072 [40]
Ko Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Ko Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Lambrecht Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Lambrecht Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Lambrecht Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Liberty Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3076 [15]
Lipton Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [4]
Lipton Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Luna Defense Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [41]
Lyons Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Lyons Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Marcus Protectorate Militia Division‎ The unit was destroyed in 3077 [42]
Mars Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [43]
Menkar Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3075 [44][45][46]
Menkar Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3075 [16]
Milton Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [15]
Milton Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Mirach Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [47]
Mirach Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Moore Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Moore Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Nanking Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [48]
New Aragon Protectorate Militia Division The unit surrendered in 3077 [49]
New Canton Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Final destiny unknown [16]
New Canton Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Final destiny unknown [16]
New Earth Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3079 [50]
New Earth Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [4]
New Earth Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3079 [16]
New Home Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [51]
Phecda Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Phecda Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Pleione Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3078 [52]
Pleione Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [52]
Pleione Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3078 [52]
Procyon Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [53]
Quentin Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [54]
Quentin Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [54]
Quentin Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [54]
Rigil Kentarus Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Rio Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [55]
Rio Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Rochelle Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Final destiny unknown [16]
Rochelle Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Final destiny unknown [16]
Rochelle Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd Final destiny unknown [16]
Saffel Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [56][57]
Saiph Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown [58]
Schedar Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [59][60]
Schedar Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Scituate Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3072 [31]
Sheratan Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3079 [61]
Shiloh Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [62][17]
Shiloh Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Spica Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3073 [63]
Stewart Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [64]
Styx Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3077 [17]
Talitha Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [65]
Talitha Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [65]
Tall Trees Protectorate Militia Division Final destiny unknown [16]
Telos IV Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Telos IV Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Terra Firma Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [66]
Tigress Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown, though most probably it was in 3077 [17]
Tikonov Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Final destiny unknown [67]
Tikonov Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Final destiny unknown [16]
Tikonov Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd Final destiny unknown [16]
Towne Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [68]
Towne Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [68]
Tybalt Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Tybalt Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Van Diemen Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [16]
Van Diemen Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [69]
Vega Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3075 [70][46]
Wasat Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Wasat Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Wing Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Wing Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Yangtze Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Yangtze Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [16]
Yorii Protectorate Militia Division Exact destruction date unknown, though most probably it was in 3077 [71]
Zion Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Most of the unit was destroyed in 3077, but some elements escaped off world and their final destiny is unknown [16]
Zion Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Most of the unit was destroyed in 3077, but some elements escaped off world and their final destiny is unknown [16]
Zion Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd Most of the unit was destroyed in 3077, but some elements escaped off world and their final destiny is unknown [16]
Zollikofen Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Final destiny unknown [16]
Zollikofen Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Final destiny unknown [16]
Zosma Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [4][16]
Zosma Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3080 [16]
Zurich Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Most of the unit was destroyed in 3077, but some elements continued fighting for an unknown amount of time [16]
Zurich Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd Most of the unit was destroyed in 3077, but some elements continued fighting for an unknown amount of time [16]

Notes[edit]

Worlds belonging to the Word of Blake Protectorate for which no given information on the militia is given are not listed here. This is listing only the known/named WoB Protectorate Militia units.

Reference[edit]

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 101, "Protectorate Militias Forces"
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 15 "Protectorate Militia Formed"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Protectorate Militias"
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Personnel"
  6. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Transportation"
  7. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 101-103, "Operational Standards"
  8. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Equipment"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 88, 101, 103 - Unit structure and description on how they are set up.
  10. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Composition"
  11. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Word Of Blake Militia Divisions"
  12. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "A Time Of Cleansing"
  13. Evacuation
  14. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Designations"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Total Chaos, pp. 56-60 "DIERON"
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 16.11 16.12 16.13 16.14 16.15 16.16 16.17 16.18 16.19 16.20 16.21 16.22 16.23 16.24 16.25 16.26 16.27 16.28 16.29 16.30 16.31 16.32 16.33 16.34 16.35 16.36 16.37 16.38 16.39 16.40 16.41 16.42 16.43 16.44 16.45 16.46 16.47 16.48 16.49 16.50 16.51 16.52 16.53 16.54 16.55 16.56 16.57 16.58 16.59 16.60 16.61 16.62 16.63 16.64 16.65 16.66 16.67 16.68 16.69 16.70 16.71 16.72 16.73 16.74 16.75 16.76 16.77 16.78 16.79 16.80 16.81 16.82 16.83 16.84 16.85 16.86 Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment"
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
  18. THE THIRD TIME - 3:10 TO SAINT RANDALL
  19. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 106, "Simonson's Cutthroats"
  20. Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 98, "Arboris"
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  22. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 16, "Sign Of Things To Come?"
  23. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [12/12/3071]: "Search Continues for Missing Child"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Legacy (Anthology), "Homecoming"
  25. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, "Timeline of the Jihad" - August 1st, Caph is among worlds which were non-violently taken over by WoB.
  26. Total Chaos, pp. 158-159 "WATERSHED"
  27. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 47, "Cebalrai Free, But At What Cost?"
  28. Total Chaos, pp. 173-174 "WOLVES FROM THE SLAUGHTER"
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 78, "New Year, New Wave"
  30. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 36, "Tragedy On Demeter"
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  32. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
  33. 33.0 33.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
  34. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [09/09/3068]: "Blakist Shock Troops Kill Millions on Genoa"
  35. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 54, "Hall Surrenders Without A Shot"
  36. Total Chaos, p. 162-163, "HALLORAN V"
  37. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 20, "SDR-7M Spider"
  38. Field Report: DCMS, p. 10
  39. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 51, "Corporate Rebellion"
  40. Total Chaos, p. 96-97, "KITTERY"
  41. Total Chaos, p. 197-199, "MOON MAZE"
  42. Total Chaos, pp. 169-170 "HOUNDS OF WAR"
  43. Total Chaos, p. 213-214, "PICKING THE LOCKS"
  44. Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 106, "Menkar World Profile"
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  46. 46.0 46.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 54, "The Jihad In Review"
  47. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [10/02/3072]: "Word of Blake Renders Humanitarian Aid"
  48. Total Chaos, p. 235-236, "NANKING"
  49. Field Manual: 3085, p. 25, "DEATH COMMANDOS"
  50. Total Chaos, p. 229-231, "NEW EARTH"
  51. Total Chaos, pp. 188-189 "STICKY SITUATION"
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Total Chaos, p. 191, "Pound of Flesh"
  53. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [14/11/3071]: "Haggard Defenders Desperate for Relief"
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Total Chaos, pp. 98-99 "QUENTIN"
  55. Total Chaos, pp. 154-155 "SLUGGER'S PARADISE"
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  57. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 34, "Saffel HPG Offline"
  58. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 40, "Canned Heat"
  59. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 102 - "34th Division profile" - unit reportively consisted of 4 Level IIIs in its early invasions.
  60. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18-20, "AFFS Reclaims Three Worlds"
  61. Total Chaos, p. 234, "HERE COMES THE CAVALRY"
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  63. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [17/05/3071]: "AMC Stragglers Shattered on Spica"
  64. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 46, "Slaughter On Stewart"
  65. 65.0 65.1 Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 45-46, "Talitha, Berenson Capitulate"
  66. Total Chaos, pp. 184-185 "TRICK OR TRAP"
  67. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 42-43, "Chaos Overwhelming: Dante's Daydream"
  68. 68.0 68.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  69. Total Chaos, pp. 155-156 "STARFALL"
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  71. Total Chaos, pp. 160-161 "GHOST TIGER"

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