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Sock 2

Hi, everybody!

Yep, I live on here, and this is my new home-turf. I apologize for the tumultuous scheduling lately, but hopefully things settle down after today. There will be two more columns this week, tomorrow and Friday. After that, we'll continue on a Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday schedule as always, except now, these pages will get directly linked to the front page of the site. Exciting, eh?

Oh, a few people seemed to not realize at all that there was no Sock 2 update on Monday. Hahaha, there were a few puzzled players, but I DID mention it in the column itself... Sorry about that. For those people, I'll take the first action they submitted and not the second one containing the "um"s and "er"s.

Today's Tips:

  • APGs, AEGs, AGGs, and their evolved forms... what will happen to them? Well, without letters, the nature of these accessories will change. As of today, these accessories will activate if you get both of the day's questions correct. What a bonus! And no more irritating writing, right? (Though, you should still send Sean some mail, because I said so.)

Ask Matt is done, but today's Sock is just beginning. Let's start.



Battle Window              Points upon Revival: 150
insert battle theme...

Currently in Play:
  • Poison Arrow-A
  • Poison Arrow-B
  • Poison Arrow-C
  • Poison Arrow-D
  • Poison Arrow-E
  • Andante
  • Hadestallion-A
  • Hadestallion-B
  • Avenger-X-A
  • Avenger-X-B
  • Electabuzz (Summon)
  • Carbuncle (Summon)

Action Window

BLG attacks! Conjurer-A takes 32 damage! BLG gains 20 Gold!
Bainick attacks! Electabuzz takes 15 damage!
Raaj uses a Level-Up Star! Kharamain gains two levels, reaching Level 25!
Kharamain reaches Level 26!
Kharamain uses an Exp. Tripler! Kharamain's obtained Experience triples for the day!
Kharamain casts Firaga! Verminstrel-A takes 214 damage! Verminstrel-B takes 227 damage! Verminstrel-C takes 216 damage!

Verminstrels-A, -B, and -C are defeated!
All Hidden Hand members receive 465 Experience and 420 Gold!
Raaj reaches Level 21!

Joshua casts Resist! Joshua is repelling status ailments!
Koala Bob reaches Level 13!
UFJ casts Cura! Kharamain gains 120 points!
Electabuzz uses Thunderbolt! Ibexlord takes 50 damage!
ERROR attacks! Ibexlord takes 36 damage!
Tasukete casts Thundara! Verminstrel-D takes 33 damage! Beautiful Star takes 33 damage!

Beautiful Star looks in shock at the recklessness of Tasukete, and frowns in a deep sadness as it passes away...
Tasukete receives 2000 Experience and 500 Gold!
Tasukete gains two levels, reaching Level 14!
A horrifying, inhuman moan rumbles through the air...

Ourobolus casts Thundara! Verminstrel-D takes 27 damage! Ibexlord takes 20 damage!
Ourobolus is poisoned! Ourobolus suffers 30 damage!
Shinuzzo reaches Level 14!
Shinuzzo attacks! Ibexlord takes 31 damage!
Shinuzzo's Gold Sword is bent beyond usefulness...
Arpijy attacks! Verminstrel-D takes 24 damage!

Verminstrel-D is defeated!
Arpijy receives 310 Experience and 280 Gold!
Arpijy reaches Level 10!

Gaijin uses an Exp. Doubler! Gaijin's obtained Experience for the day doubles!
Gaijin reaches Level 13!
Strawberry Eggs reaches Level 12!
Strawberry Eggs casts Thundara! Ibexlord takes 18 damage! Conjurer-A takes 14 damage!
FirstAid attacks! Ibexlord takes 19 damage!
Vyselocke attacks! Vyselocke steals an item from Ibexlord!
LufiaLvr reaches Level 11!
Mike attacks! Ibexlord takes 41 damage!
Genjuu uses a Carbuncle Orb! Carbuncle is summoned to the battle!
Carbuncle casts Reflect! A wall of light appears before Leaper!
Carbuncle casts Shell! Carbuncle is now under Shell status!

FoxKelfonne casts Quake! Conjurer-A takes 78 damage! It's super-effective! Ibexlord takes 76 damage! Conjurer-B takes 36 damage!
SuperKyle attacks! Ibexlord takes 42 damage!
CW reaches Level 14!
CW attacks! Ibexlord takes 46 damage!
CW's Might Status wears off!
Shadowchancellor casts Cura! Shadowchancellor gains 240 points!
Ken fires the Guild Cannon! Ibexlord takes 135 damage!

Ibexlord is defeated!
All Guild of Magus members receive 66 Experience and 24 Gold!
Nightwolf receives an additional 24 Gold!

Arros Raikou attacks! Conjurer-A takes 34 damage!
Thinkfreemind attacks! Conjurer-A takes 21 damage!

Conjurer-A is defeated!
Thinkfreemind receives 910 Experience and 200 Gold!
Thinkfreemind gains four levels, reaching Level 10!

DMJ attacks! Conjurer-B takes 14 damage!
Slashlen attacks! Conjurer-B takes 67 damage!
Straadin uses a Sneak Glove! But he is unable to steal from Conjurer-B!
Alexander attacks! Conjurer-B takes 51 damage!
Witecat attacks! Conjurer-B takes 18 damage!

Conjurer-B is defeated!
All Healing Shield members receive 152 Experience and 34 Gold!
Leviathan reaches Level 11!
Macstorm reaches Level 7!
Straadin reaches Level 11!
Weretiger Rei reaches Level 9!
Witecat reaches Level 9!

All monsters are defeated! Anyone else to attack a monster is too late!

Lost Boricua uses a Strong Medicine! Lost Boricua gains 84 points!
Carabbit uses an Exp. Tripler! Carabbit's Obtained Exp. is tripled for the day!
Carabbit reaches Level 16!
Aurelius casts Cure! Aurelius gains 60 bonus points!
Fang reaches Level 10!
Jess reaches Level 13!
Kolphyre uses a Fighter's Star! Kolphyre's Fgt level increases by 1!
Flamethrower casts Blizzara! Electabuzz takes 35 damage! Carbuncle takes 5 damage!

Five Poison Arrows appear!
One Andante appears! Two Hadestallions appear!
Two Avenger-Xes appear!




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 8 or less.

SOCK Intelligence Agency

Creator: Joshua
Type: Invite Only
The SIA has no open positions at this time.

The Healing Shield

Creator: Bainick
Type: Open
May freely join if the following is fulfilled:
The player was never a part of another guild.

The Hidden Hand

Creator: Raaj
Type: Semi-Open
The Hidden Hand intends to act as a highly coordinated and organized guild. Members must have AIM and be able to discuss SOCK nightly (on Tuesday to Friday) - preference will be given to those who are intending to become proficient in advanced or unusual classes, but others will be considered as well.

Alpha Centari

Creator: Cacticus
Type: Open
Alpha Centari is open to anyone who has any word in their Sock or Real name start with an A or a C.



SHOPS
...New stock every week!



   Melfort Item Shop   
Item Effect Price
Antidote Cures Poison. 25 Gold
Eye Drops Cures Blind. 25 Gold
Smelling Salts Cures Confusion. 25 Gold
Metronome Cures Slow. 35 Gold
Alarm Clock Cures Sleep. 35 Gold
Soothe Lotion Cures Frozen and Burn. 40 Gold
Gold Needle Cures Stone or Paralysis 75 Gold


   Melfort Weapon Shop   
Weapon Equipped Effect Price
Mythril Sword
Fgt 3
Power 15; Break% 3
Obtained Pts + 10% while equipped.
60 Gold
Gold Sword
Fgt 6
Power 25; Break% 15
Obtained Pts + 25% while equipped.
125 Gold
Diamond Sword
Fgt 10
Power 40; Break% 2
Obtained points + 10% while equipped
200 Gold
Killer Sword
Fgt 12
Power 30; Break% 5
Critical Chance + 25%
250 Gold
Crystal Sword
Fgt 13
Power 55; Break% 15
Obtained points + 25% while equipped
350 Gold
Counterblade
Fgt 15
Power 45; Break% 5
Counterattack Chance + 50%
350 Gold


   Melfort Armor Shop   
Armor Equipped Effect Price
Mythril Armor
Def 3
Break% 5
Obtained points + 10% while equipped
100 Gold
Iron Breastplate
Def 5
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 20%
100 Gold
Mythril Shield
Def 6
Break% 3
Absorbs up to 40 points completely
80 Gold
Full Plate
Def 9
Break% 1
Phys. Damage - 25%
150 Gold
Leaden Chestplate
Def 13
Break% 5
Phys. Damage - 35%
300 Gold
Counterguard
Def 15
Break% 5
Cancels/re-counters any counterattacks against you
250 Gold
Rich Man's Armor
Arm 16 or Mer 10
Break% 5
Damage is inflicted in Gold rather than Points.
500 Gold


   Melfort Accessory Shop   
Item Effect Price
Hawk's Eye Obscure and Obscurega spells will not affect wearer. 200 Gold
Hermes' Sandals Bestows Haste status upon wearer. 500 Gold


   Melfort Mote Shop   
Item Effect Price
Libra Mote Publicly reveals detailed information on one target. 20 Gold
Cure Mote Target gains points equal to 2x consolation pts. 30 Gold
Decoy Mote 25% chance that monster attacks will hit target. 50 Gold
Imbue Mote Bestow any status-inducing spell that you have learned upon one target's weapon. 150 Gold
Reverse Mote Inflicts Reverse status with 75% probability. 150 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.)
550 pts Gold Tripler (Item: Triples day's Gold when used.)

White Magic Staff (Weapon: Wht 8; Power 5; Break% 10; White Magic Exp Costs -50%)

Black Magic Staff (Weapon: Blk 8; Power 5; Break% 10; Black Magic Exp Costs -50%)
625 pts Point Tripler (Item: Triples day's Points when used.)

Thiefknife (Weapon: Thf 5; Power 20; Break% 5; 25% prob. of stealing with successful attack)

Quickening Armor (Armor: Def 15; Break% 20; Eva + 25%, Can make a bonus guess on one question each day.)
700 pts Reliant Blade (Weapon: Fgt 14; Power 60; Break% 1)

Blazing Cloak (Armor: Blk 14; Break% 5; Absorbs Fire Damage, Doubles Power of Fire Magic)

Super Sneak Glove (Item: Steals user's choice of a random item, equipped weapon, or equipped armor of target with 75% probability.)
775 pts Tome of Vocations (???)

Bonus Blade (Weapon: Wpn 5; Power 50; Break% 2; If Target's Armor breaks with attack, gain half their current Experience as bonus.)

Countercrit Armband (Armor: Arm 5; Break% 5; Critical hits are cancelled and countered with a critical hit.)
850 pts Point Tripler (Triples day's Points when used)

Gold Tripler (Triples day's Gold when used)

Exp. Tripler (Triples day's Exp. when used)
925 pts Iron Safe (Item: Prevents Gold loss if held upon defeat.)

Soul Locket (Item: Prevents Exp. loss if held upon defeat.)

Level-Up Star (Item: Grants target with exactly enough Exp. to reach the next level.)
1000 pts Reflect Ring (Accessory: Imbues "Reflect" status while equipped.)

Opal Ring (Accessory: Wearer's magic is rendered unreflectable.)

Scholar's Medal (???)
1100 pts Everybody's Blade (Weapon: No prereqs; Power 50; Break% 3)

Rare Candy (Item: Levels up another item or piece of equipment.)

Energizer (Item: Permanently increases target's unarmed attack by 2.)
1200 pts Everybody's Protector (Armor: No prereqs; Break% 5; Phys. Dmg - 20%, Magic Dmg - 20%)

Guild Permit (Item: Allows user to create a guild.)

Bolsterer (Item: Permanently increases a weapon's attack power by 10%)


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



Prize Points Required
Q&A Guest Host Position 3000 Points
PS2, PS3, Wii, or Xbox 360 game of your choice 5000 Points


Yesterday's Answers

#133:
a) Giving the Drum (200 Experience)
Quest for Glory III! Man, that's a lot of experience... what was I thinking?

#134:
c) Equip (200 Points)
I couldn't wait to tabulate the results for this. They are:
a) Item: 6 votes; b) Status: 8 votes; c) Equip: 29 votes; d) Config: 1 vote; e) Save/Load: 20 votes.
How random! But yes, I guess people like equipping things, though I didn't anticipate that Config would do quite as poorly. I always love adjusting the screen colors. <3


Today's Questions
Today's Consolation Points: 30


#135:
The lift that moves the party into Esthar for the first time features what sort of repeated shape on its surface?
(200 Points)

a) Circles
b) Triangles
c) Diamonds
d) Hexagons
e) Spirals


#136:
How many people are gathered in the Tower of Wishes at the time of the battle with Zeromus?
(200 points)

a) 10
b) 12
c) 14
d) 15
e) 20



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 Alexander MD
Fgt Lv 11
Points 4572
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2 Aurelius
Wht Lv 12
Points 4540
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3 Seiryu
Def Lv 10
Points 4376
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4 LufiaLvr
Wht Lv 11
Points 4376
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5 Genjuu
Sum Lv 12
Points 4029
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6 Nightwolf
Thf Lv 15
Points 3928
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7 Jess
Wht Lv 13
Points 3909
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8 Knighttrain
Blk Lv 17
Points 3433
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9 Shinuzzo
Fgt Lv 14
Points 3284
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10 Sundoulos
Fgt Lv 13
Points 3086
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11 Raaj
Blk Lv 21
Points 3052
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12 FoxKelfonne
Blk Lv 14
Points 2959
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13 Arros Raikou
Fgt Lv 9
Points 2954
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14 Cacticus
Wht Lv 10
Points 2932
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15 Carabbit
Wht Lv 16
Points 2918
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16 Leviathan
Fgt Lv 11
Points 2899
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17 JuMeSyn
Wht Lv 11
Points 2818
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18 ERROR
Sum Lv 30
Points 2705
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19 Flamethrower
Blk Lv 11
Points 2640
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20 Slashlen
Fgt Lv 17
Points 2611
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21 Adam
Fgt Lv 12
Points 2507
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22 Alael
Def Lv 15
Points 2480
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23 MrMSty
Blk Lv 22
Points 2414
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24 Straadin
Def Lv 11
Points 2313
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25 Gaijin
Blk Lv 13
Points 2276
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26 Lost Boricua
Blk Lv 14
Points 2238
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27 Purelunatic
Fgt Lv 7
Points 2236
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28 Leaper
Blu Lv 16
Points 2162
Reflect

29 BigWook
Wht Lv 24
Points 2151
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30 FirstAid
Wht Lv 14
Points 2048
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31 Ken
Blk Lv 13
Points 1984
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32 Jeremy V.
Def Lv 8
Points 1895
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33 Shadow Chancellor
Wht Lv 11
Points 1894
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34 Ourobolus
Blk Lv 11
Points 1840
Poison

35 Draconn
Fgt Lv 14
Points 1780
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36 SuperKyle
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1766
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37 Strawberry Eggs
Blk Lv 12
Points 1744
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38 Sandy
Blk Lv 14
Points 1734
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39 Prism
Wht Lv 11
Points 1729
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40 DMJ
Fgt Lv 11
Points 1605
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41 Goddess Atma
Fgt Lv 19
Points 1593
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42 Joshua
Wht Lv 21
Points 1580
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43 Vyselocke
Thf Lv 21
Points 1579
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44 Mike
Fgt Lv 11
Points 1557
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45 Xlash
Thf Lv 14
Points 1476
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46 Ice^Tiger
Blk Lv 7
Points 1469
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47 Witecat
Def Lv 9
Points 1469
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48 Bainick
Def Lv 9
Points 1459
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49 Thinkfreemind
Fgt Lv 10
Points 1451
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50 Fang
Def Lv 10
Points 1449
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51 UFJ
Wht Lv 14
Points 1403
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52 Kolphyre
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1317
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53 CW
Fgt Lv 14
Points 1242
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54 Weretiger Rei
Wht Lv 9
Points 1200
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55 Tasukete
Blk Lv 14
Points 1171
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56 Belthasar2
Fgt Lv 10
Points 1169
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57 Arpijy
Fgt Lv 10
Points 1133
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58 Macstorm
Def Lv 7
Points 1119
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59 Boojum
Blk Lv 14
Points 1108
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60 Brian J. Blottie
Fgt Lv 12
Points 1060
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61 The Dark Chevalier
Blk Lv 8
Points 836
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62 ~Sean~~
Fgt Lv 11
Points 789
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63 Koala Bob
Blk Lv 13
Points 759
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64 Maggie
Blk Lv 9
Points 692
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65 Kharamain
Blk Lv 25
Points 589
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66 BLG
Blk Lv 12
Points 529
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67 Jeffrey
Def Lv 4
Points 310
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68 Waterfiend33
Fgt Lv 8
Points 221
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69 Cloud_2049
Wht Lv 3
Points 203
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70 Heltje
Fgt Lv 6
Points 150
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71 Tyraraven
Fgt Lv 4
Points 150
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72 Timbit
Fgt Lv 8
Points 125
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73 IceNine
Blk Lv 5
Points 125
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74 Bucket
Def Lv 3
Points 125
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75 Dracus
Fgt Lv 3
Points 125
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76 Killa B
Fgt Lv 1
Points 125
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77 Ziphakiel Valkrist
Def Lv 1
Points 125
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78 ProtoMan
xxx Lv 1
Points 125
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79 Frammy
Fgt Lv 1
Points 125
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80 Patternscribe
Fgt Lv 1
Points 125
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81 Jwcooley
Fgt Lv 1
Points 79
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