Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 11
November 1, 2001

Zyryk by L.A. Malcor

Heyla, Misty fans!

We are devouring the new book about Skif (Take a Thief), and we hope the rest of you are enjoying it as well! As soon as several of us read it, we’ll open a place in our private Delphi forum where QO members can discuss this latest installment from the Valdemar series.

We hope to have the chat list up and running again soon. We’re also hoping to get the webrings working again in the near future. If you are on AOL, please pop over to the Arrows On Line section and post (See instructions for finding Arrows in the ad below.). We have to keep the area active if we don’t want it to go away. In the meantime, things are quite active in the QO Delphi Forum, and we encourage all members to visit and post.

We’ve had two chapters/zines shut down recently (The Pacific Northwest Collegium’s Collegium Chronicles and Golden Grove, the California Chapter). If anyone is interested in helping revive these chapters and their publications, please contact us at Legend@malcor.com.

Since September 11th, we have received many moving messages from you folks. One story in particular stuck out, and we wanted to share it with you. Herald Belprin asked us to include his e-mail address so you can contact him directly.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable Sovvan Night (Samhain/Halloween)! Danya will be dressing up as a Herald; Moonstar is still deciding. If you take pictures of yourselves in costumes, send them to us! We’d love to post them.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar


I am a Peace Corps volunteer who was evacuated from Kyrgyzstan. This small and, largely unheard of, country lies just east of Uzbekistan, just south of Khazakhstan, and less than two hundred miles north of Afghanistan. Although I left for Kyrgystan on June 6, Kyrgyzstan had become home for me and my wife. We lived in a city called Naryn. I taught high school English (English as a Foreign Language) at a lyceum--a boarding school. My wife was a consultant for a Non-governmental Organization support center (mainly supported by Counterpart Consortium).

Let me tell you a bit about the people I lived and worked with. The national language is Kyrgyz, although the language used in government and business is Russian. In Naryn, few people actually spoke Russian. The city is one of the remotest cities in Kyrgyzstan. My fellow English teachers were relatively small in size. When I arrived on a site visit during training, they and my school's director took me to a mountain park called Salkin-Tor. The picnic lasted from 11 in the morning until about 7 in the evening. During this picnic we walked along mountain trails, ate traditional foods (Plov and Besh Barmok), and talked about everything from cultural differences to the purposes of having a language.

When school started, I taught high school grades 8 through 11 (they have no 12th grade). My kids were very enthusiastic about learning English. The classes were high energy. I taught everything from simple sentences to the basics of literature. The students absorbed everything about America as if they were dying of thirst and the information was the purest water. When I started an English Club, students from other schools in the city came to practice their English, read books, play chess and other games, and just hang out. It is difficult to describe the level of love and respect I felt from them.

My colleagues were fabulous. They helped me get used to living in a country where the average income was roughly equivalent to $20/month. When I was learning the language, they helped me with translations. When I started teaching, they helped me learn school policies and procedures. They helped me decorate my classroom. In short, they became almost a second family.

When the tragedy of September 11th occurred, the whole school was called into the central square. An announcement was made concerning the tragedy. Fortunately, I had been told the night before by Peace Corps. Everyone else was shocked. For the longest time, I heard little else but condolences and good wishes. But despite the tragedy, classes continued. Life, though temporarily subdued, went on. English classes still had energy. English club attracted more students every session.

Volunteers were bereaved about the tragedy. It was almost incomprehensible. From the safety of Kyrgyzstan, and there was no fear of personal safety from ANY volunteer, the tragedy was almost incomprehensible. The event was seen as sublimely horrific. Even so, we had absolutely no personal fear. Depression abounded. But when we were evacuated, we all felt intense bereavement. We could not have been more disheartened if our families (in both countries) were dead. It is difficult to tell who was hurt more after the evacuation--the volunteers or the locals at our sites. In many ways, these people meant more to us than any other group of people. They were even more horrified by the events than we were. They mourned with us. They comforted us. They became friends so close, that leaving them was akin to dividing ourselves in half.

The second goal of Peace Corps is to share American culture with the host countries. The third goal is to bring parts of the host countries to America. The easiest part of being a Peace Corps Volunteer is going to a new country and sharing skills and knowledge. The hardest part, in this situation, is to show people what the common person feels. The new task of all the evacuated volunteers is to fight the inevitable prejudice and hard heartedness. Nevertheless, this is our new assignment, and this letter is my first step along that path.

Herald Belprin
Shandy P. Smith

Tor by L.A. Malcor

Ren Faires:

Here are the faires we know about that are happening in November. Faires are indexed alphabetically by state. Have any information about any other Ren Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com


TUCSON CELTIC FESTIVAL & SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES. Phone: 520-888-1058. E-mail: dlandoll@aol.com. Website: http://tucson.com/TCFA. Snail Mail: Ora Beth Cesarini, P.O. Box 40665, Tucson, AZ 85717. Site Address: Illito Downs, 401 N. First St., Tucson. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/03/01. Open/Close: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. Phone: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Snail Mail: Condit Wixon, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Location: Lake Casitas, Ojai. Dates: 11/3/01 - 11/4/01. Open/Close: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

KEARNEY PARK RENAISSANCE FAIR. Fax: 559-485-7949. Phone: 559-495-1634. E-mail: queensfavr@aol.com. Website: http://www.cirga.org/kearneyfaire.html. Snail Mail: 4413 E. Ashcroft, Fresno, CA 93726-2616. Location: Kearney Park, Fresno. Dates: 11/10/01 - 11/11/01. Open/Close: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


CAPE CORAL MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Phone: 941-458-3184 Snail Mail: Jeremy Croteau, the Weld Shop, 1013 SE 9th Terr., Cape Coral, FL 33990. Location: Jaycee Park, Cape Coral. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01. Open/Close: 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

PIRATES IN PARADISE FESTIVAL. Phone: 305-296-9694. E-mail: info@piratesinparadise.com. Website: http://www.piratesinparadise.com. Snail Mail: PO Box 1153, Key West, FL 33041. Location: 201 William Street, Key West. Dates: 11/22/01 - 12/02/01.


LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 985-429-9992. Phone: E-mail: info@la-renfest.com. Website: http://www.la-renfest.com. Snail Mail: PO Box 220, Robert, LA 70455. Location: 46468 River Road, Hammond. Dates: 11/3/01 - 12/9/01. Open/Close: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

North Carolina

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 704-896-5533. Phone: 704-896-5555. E-mail: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Snail Mail: P.O. Box 165, Davidson, NC 28036. Site Address: 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. Dates: 10/06/01 - 11/18/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 936-894-2391. Phone: 800-458-3435. E-mail: info@texasrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Snail Mail: 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363. Dates: 10/6/01 - 11/18/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.


DUNSTABLE TUDOR FESTIVAL. Phone: 40-1582-474026. Snail Mail: Jean Yates, South Bedfordshire District Council, High Street North, Dunstable, Bedfordshire. LV6ILF. Location: Town of Dunstable - Rt. M1. Dates: 11/24/01. Open/Close: 9:00 A.M.

For additional Ren Faire information, visit the Renaissance Faire Homepage at http://www.renfaire.com/ and the Renaissance Magazine site at http://www.renaissancemagazine.com.


These are the upcoming cons we know about. Have any information about conventions in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


TUS-CON 28. E-mail: basfa@earthlink.net. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~basfa/. Location: InnSuites Hotel and Resort, Tucson. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


BASCON 2001. E-mail: bascon@getnet.net. Website: http://www.bascon.org. Location: Doubletree Hotel, San Francisco Airport. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

LOSCON 28. E-mail: information@loscon.org. Website: http://www.loscon.org/loscon/. Location: Hilton Burbank Airport. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.


GEOCON - ROCKY MOUNTAIN. E-mail: mrooney430@email.msn.com. Website: http://bengames.org/geocon/. Dates: 11/01.

WEEKEND IN GOTHIC EARTH. E-mail: mikekenyon@alum.dickinson.edu. Website: http://www.bengames.org/wige/index.html. Location: Enchanted Grounds, Aurora. Dates: 11/01.


ANONYCON. E-mail: info@anonycon.com. Website: http://www.anonycon.com. Location: Yale University, New Haven. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


TROPICON XX. E-mail: tropicon@sfsfs.org. Website: http://sfsfs.org/Tropicon/. Location: Clarion Hotel at Hollywood Beach. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

VULKON ORLANDO. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. Location: Orlando Hilton North. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.


CONJURATION'S-THE 1ST. LEVEL. E-mail: tiamack@yahoo.com. Website: http://conjurations.net. Location: Days Inn, Atlanta. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.


CHAMBANACON 31. E-mail: turkey@chambanacon.org. Website: http://www.chambanacon.org/. Location: Springfield Hilton, 700 E. Adams. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.

CHICAGOLAND GAMER'S CONCLAVE: V3.0. E-mail: krag_shot_001@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.chicagogamecon.org/. Location: Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.

GRIZ CON. E-mail: rgiesey1@aol.com. Website: http://user.aol.com/littlewars/griz.htm. Location: Crystal Lake Park District and administrative Office. Dates: 11/10/01.

MIDWEST FURFEST. E-mail: info@furfest.org. Website: http://www.furfest.org/. Location: Sheraton Arlington Park, Arlington Heights. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

WINDYCON. E-mail: Windycon@windycon.org. Website: http://www.windycon.org/. Location: Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


GAMEFEST INDIANAPOLIS. E-mail: linzee@advantageconvention.com. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com/. Location: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

PENTACON XVII. E-mail: dh.ternes@verizon.net. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/pentaconniga/. Location: Convention Center, Fort Wayne. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

PENTACON. E-mail: dht@fwi.com. Website: http://www2.fwi.com/~dht/PENTACON/. Location: Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. Location: Indianapolis Marriott. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.


SHAUNCON. E-mail: RPGKC@aol.com. Website: http://www.RPGKC.org. Location: Olathe Holiday Inn, Overland Park. Dates: 11/15/01 - 11/18/01.


SUGOI CON 2001. E-mail: SugoiGenInfo@fuse.net. Website: http://www.oldcrows.net/~sugoi/. Location: Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, Erlanger, Kentucky. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01. Note: Herald’s Companion subscribers and owner will be going to this con. Contact Herald’s Companion (krbertke@bertke.com) for any requested meetings.


EXOTICON 4. E-mail: [Removed]. Website: [Removed] Location: Four Points Sheraton, New Orleans. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.


MAINECON 2001. E-mail: webmaster@mainecon.com. Website: http://mainecon.com. Location: Sheraton South Portland. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.


DAGORHIR THANKSGIVING BATTLE. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com/. Location: Lake Frank, Gaithersburg. Dates: 11/24/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR - CUBA. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. Location: Hagerstown. Dates: 11/3/01 - 11/4/01.


UNITED FAN CON. E-mail: infobot@unitedfancon.com. Website: http://www.unitedfancon.com. Location: Marriott Hotel, Springfield. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


U*CON 2001. E-mail: ucon01info@umich.edu. Website: http://maniac.deathstar.org/~ucon/. Location: University of Michigan Union, Ann Arbor. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.


COHCON. E-mail: wwood@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.cohcon.com. Location: International Market Square, Minneapolis. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

SAINTS CON XII. E-mail: saintscon@hotmail.com. Website: http://condor.stcloudstate.edu/~games/. Location: Atwood Ballroom, St. Cloud State, St. Cloud. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.


COMMAND CON 2001. E-mail: ipw4@apci.net. Website: http://www.apci.net/~ipw4/bigmuddy/bigmud1.htm. Location: Grant Shelter, Jefferson Barracks Park, St. Louis. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

UNI-CON 2001. E-mail: timi@ipa.net. Website: http://www.unicon-joplin.com/. Location: Holiday Inn, Joplin. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. Location: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 11/30/01 - 12/2/01.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE (EXPLORERS). E-mail: farmer@att.net. Website: http://www.laire.com. Location: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

MOUNTAIN WARS V. E-mail: Phlegm@Warwick.net. Location: LCPOA Clubhouse, Vernon. Dates: 11/17/01 - 11/18/01.

SVAHA: BREAKOUT. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. Location: The Somerset Marriott. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

North Carolina

MACE. E-mail: jeff@justusproductions.com. Website: http://www.justusproductions.com/mace.htm. Location: Radisson Hotel, High Point. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


MID-OHIO-CON. E-mail: MidOhioCon@wfcomics.com. Website: http://www.wfcomics.com/midohiocon/. Location: Hilton Columbus Hotel at Easton Town Center. Dates: 11/24/01 - 11/25/01.


ORYCON 23. E-mail: kristyb@eloft.net. Website: http://www.orycon.org/. Location: Doubletree Hotel Portland Columbia River. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


AURA FANTASY. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Website: http://www.auralive.com/. Location: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg. Dates: 11/10/01 - 11/11/01.

FALL IN! E-mail: ECWCaptain@aol.com. Website: http://www.warweb.com/histconv.html. Location: Eisenhower Inn & Con Cntr, Gettysburg. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. Location: Philadelphia Adam's Mark Hotel. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

XANODRIA HORROR TOURNEY. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. Location: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg. Dates: 11/17/01 - 11/18/01.


CONCAT 13. E-mail: chloiea@mailexcite.com. Website: http://www.vic.com/~chloiea/ConCat.html. Location: Hyatt Regency, Knoxville. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE ANIME CONVENTION 2.5. E-mail: conchair@animenashville.org. Website: http://www.animenashville.org/mtac/. Location: Clarion Hotel, Nashville. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.


ARMADILLOCON 23. E-mail: shiva@io.com. Website: http://www.fact.org/dillo/. Location: Hilton North, Austin. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

PROTOCON 2001. E-mail: protocon@tamu.edu. Website: http://gaming.tamu.edu/protocon/. Location: Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

UNCOMMONCON 2001. E-mail: info@uncommoncon.com. Website: http://uncommoncon.com/. Location: Hyatt Regency DFW, Dallas/Ft. Worth. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.


CARNAGE ON THE MOUNTAIN. E-mail: splint@carnagecon.com. Website: http://www.carnagecon.com/. Location: Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.


BOUCHERCON 2001. E-mail: info@bouchercon2001.com. Website: http://www.bouchercon2001.com/. Location: Hyatt Regency, Crystal City. Dates: 11/1/01 - 11/4/01.

DISCON III. E-mail: tungsten@dis-con.com. Website: http://www.dis-con.com/. Location: Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Dulles, Virginia. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

RISING STAR 10. E-mail: ConChair@rising-star.org. Website: http://www.rising-star.org. Location: Glenvar High School, Salem. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.


BREAKTHROUGH. E-mail: larsend@earthlink.net. Website: http://nhmgs.simplenet.com/breakthrough.html. Location: Tulalip Best Western Inn, Marysville. Dates: 11/01.


BORDERLANDS: THE WORLD WITHIN. E-mail: soxwell@central.murdoch.edu.au. Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/cons.htm. Location: Venue Emerald Hotel, Perth, Western Australia. Dates: 11/24/01 - 11/25/01.

THE DON CHALLENGE CUP. E-mail: j.whitby@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. Location: Cramer's Hotel, Melbourne, Victoria. Dates: 11/01.

PHENOMENON 2001. E-mail: phenomenon@dingoblue.net.au. Website: http://www.vurt.net/phenomenon/. Location: Australian National University, Canberra, New South Wales. Dates: 11/30/01 - 12/2/01.


PRIMEDIA: CONTHULHU. E-mail: primedia@iname.com. Website: http://www.primedia.ca/. Location: Toronto Airport Days Hotel, Mississauga, Ontario. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2001. E-mail: brucex.farr@intel.com. Website: http://www.worldfantasy.org/. Location: Hotel Delta Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec. Dates: 11/1/01 - 11/4/01.


NEXUS CONVENTION. E-mail: frank@nexuscon.de. Website: http://www.nexuscon.de/english.htm. Location: Fontanehaus, Berlin. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

The Netherlands

COZYCON 4. E-mail: cozycon@cena.demon.nl. Location: Obrechtstraaat 4, 2517 VT, Den Haag. Dates: 11/23/01 - 11/25/01.


HEXCON. E-mail: hexcon@pvv.org. Website: http://www.hexcon.no. Location: Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag. Dates: 11/01.


HORROR CON. E-mail: j.n.alroth@telia.com. Location: Stockholm. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

United Kingdom

ARMADACON 2001. E-mail: enquiries@armadacon.org. Website: http://www.armadacon.org. Location: Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, Devon. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

EARTHSHOCK 2001. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. Location: Basildon Sports Centre, Basildon, Essex. Dates: 11/01.

INTELLIGENCE. E-mail: enquiries@spacerocket.ltd.uk. Website: http://spacerocket.ltd.uk/intelligence/. Location: Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End, London. Dates: 11/24/01.

LICENCE TO THRILL 2001. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. Location: Posthouse Hotel, Basildon, Essex. Dates: 11/01.

MIDCON 2001. E-mail: pevans@sfcp.co.uk. Website: http://www.sfcp.co.uk/. Location: Britannia Hotel, Queensway, Birmingham. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

NOVACON 31. E-mail: connotation@smof.com. Website: http://www.cooky.demon.co.uk/. Location: Britannia Hotel, Walsall. Dates: 11/9/01 - 11/11/01.

PELADON 2001. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. Location: Basildon Sports Centre, Basildon, Essex. Dates: 11/01.

WATFORD. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. Location: Watford Leisure Centre, Garston, Watford, Herts. Dates: 11/01.

WIGCON 2001. E-mail: wiggy@bcegypt.com. Location: Marion Hall, Yeovil, Somerset. Dates: 11/16/01 - 11/18/01.

WOLF SG-3. E-mail: wolf359con@aol.com. Website: http://www.wolfevents.co.uk/. Location: Heathrow Park Hotel, London. Dates: 11/2/01 - 11/4/01.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://go.to/conventions.

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From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Heyla, all!

I have been keeping busy with lots of guests. Now that I am in California, everyone wants to visit. I am looking at about 8 to 12 guests visiting over the next year or so. A couple of them are from overseas, which I am particularly excited about, one from Holland and one from France.

I had a wonderful visit with Laura Cameron. She came to stay a couple of weeks, though everyone was wishing that she could have stayed longer. She painted a beautiful mural on my closet doors. There is a large castle on the center door with a Herald and Companion on the right door sitting on the bank of a lake, on the left a beautiful mountain scene. She spent nearly the entire two weeks on the painting. I think it measures about 6 feet by 12 feet. She also painted a dragon’s eye protection symbol over my front door. Somehow she even found time to paint some fish and seahorses as well as put up some wallpaper fish that I had bought in my son’s room.

We still found time to go to Medieval Times the last night she was here and watched the evil green knight win the tournament. I bought the group picture <grin>. I am going to post a “Kenny and Friends” page on my website pretty soon.

The other big news is that I will be attending school online to get my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. I started on the 18th of October. I have been considering finishing school for several years and finally have decided to take a deep breath and do it.

I hope that everyone has lots of turkey at Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to pass the mashed potatoes. Have a wonderful holiday everyone!



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Mercedes Lackey
c/o High Flight Arts and Letters
P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


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Healer Adept Moonstar

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