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Maroon Valley is a location in CrossWorlds. It is a large, dry, hot desert area that has multiple chasms and an oasis.

Maroon Valley

Maroon Valley is a dry and hot area located on the western side of the continent. The terrain is mostly eroded and some parts are under the constant grinding pressure of a sandstorm. The storm itself, however, is not a product of natural air movement. The scientists of Shadoon assume that some Ancient Technology causes it, as no other explanation could be found. Despite the harsh nature of the area there are some parts that fight back, such as the Maroon Oasis, which is filled with lush plantlife. To the west of the area one can find the home of the Shad tribe: Ba'kii Kum.

-Encyclopedia entry
Maroon Oasis

The Maroon Oasis is a lush area found on the east side of Maroon Valley. It's filled with all sorts of plant and wild life and is crowned by a majestic tree which strongly resembles a maroon or cherry tree.

But it bears no fruits and blossoms all year, leaving petals on the ground for animals to eat or people to gather.

It is assumed that the tree itself is the reason the oasis still exists. Scientists who studied the tree found that it produces nutrients and channels them into the ground using the sunlight, something Maroon Valley has plenty of.

-Encyclopedia entry

Layout[]

Maroon Valley is located in between Ba'kii Kum and Bergen Village. You can get there by leaving Bergen Village to the west. The area itself is complex and full of puzzles, with many areas being difficult to access. On the map below, the main path through the area is 1-2-3-4-(8/10)-9-11-14-15-17-18. All three other loops can only be unlocked in one direction (forward for the Maroon Oasis, and backward for the other two), and require completing numerous puzzles to proceed. River Cliff/Endless Pit in particular requires you to start in Barren Land and follow an upper, puzzle-filled path through Overpass to reach the areas.

Connecting Regions[]

The regions adjoining Maroon Valley are Bergen Village via Rising Railway, Ba'kii Kum via West Entrance, and Faj'ro Temple via Temple Entrance and Faj'ro Roof.

Rooms[]

Many of the side caves are only unlocked during specific quests. The Maroon Cave is unlocked during Maroon Tree Defender. The Toisecave is unlocked during Blasting Shells. The Windless Caverns and Barren Temple are unlocked during Hot Trail and Waves of Sand. The Brigand Cave is unlocked during Just Deserts. The Testing Area is unlocked during An unfortunate Series of Features. The Deadly Oasis and Cursed Temple require the Cursed Coin.pngCursed Coin to reach. The secret lab is PC-exclusive, and is unlocked during Best in the West. The Temple Entrance is only accessible once the Faj'ro Temple is unlocked, and the Faj'ro Roof is reached after the temple is completed.

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Rooms of Maroon Valley
# Room name Floor
1 Rising Railway GF
2 East Entrance

Landmark: East Entrance

GF
3 Dusty Path GF
4 Crossroad GF
5 Vivid Path GF
6 Maroon Oasis

Landmark: Maroon Tree

GF
7 Bright Path GF
8 Long Piece GF
9 Barren Arcs GF
10 Barren Land GF
11 Overpass

Landmark: Arcing Stones

GF
12 River Cliff GF
13 Endless Pit GF
14 Paw Cliffs GF
15 Torn Road GF
16 Fractured Path GF
17 Great Scar

Landmark: Hourglass Pillar

GF
18 West Entrance

Landmark: West Entrance

GF
19 Temple Entrance

Landmark: Faj'ro Balcony

GF
20 Faj'ro Roof GF
21 Mystery Cave GF
22 Toisecave GF
23 Windless Caverns GF
24 Barren Temple Entrance GF
25 Barren Temple Hall GF
26 Brigand Cave GF
27 Maroon Cave 1 U1
28 Maroon Cave 2 U1
29 Maroon Cave 3 U1
30 Deadly Oasis GF
31 Bone Lair GF
32 Cursed Temple U1
33 Treasure Room U2
34 Barren Temple Core U1
35 Barren Temple Treasury U2
36 Testing Area GF
37 Testing Finale GF
38 HP Reception U1
39 Coal Processor U1
40 Hot Office U1
41 Central Test Chamber U2
42 Right Test Chamber U2
43 Mortal Chamber U2
44 Lead Office U2

Chests[]

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Acc. Type Contains Location Info
1 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Frosted Carrot.pngFrosted Carrot Rising Railway Use the crates to jump far enough
2 Treasure-default.png Normal 6 × Golden Satchel.pngGolden Satchel East Entrance Use the crates filled with vegetable to get up
3 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Arid Lumber.pngArid Lumber Dusty Path (Top)
4 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Vanilla Ice Cream.pngVanilla Ice Cream Crossroad (Right side)
5 Treasure-default.png Normal 7 × Vivid Water.pngVivid Water Vivid Path (Bridge)
6 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Palmapple Seed.pngPalmapple Seed Vivid Path (Bottom) Halfway through the puzzle to continue to the Oasis
7 Treasure-default.png Normal 6 × Fruit Salad.pngFruit Salad Maroon Oasis (Top)
8 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Maroon Chestnut.pngMaroon Chestnut Maroon Oasis (Tree)
9 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 1 × LV28Hidden Blade.pngHidden Blade Bright Path
10 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Pepper Night Tea.pngPepper Night Tea Long Piece Lower the barrier on the right of the area
11 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Chili Dog.pngChili Dog Barren Land Solve the puzzle in the upper part
12 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Golden Bars.pngGolden Bars Crossroad (Left side) From the upper right side of Barren Land, after solving the puzzle there
13 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 1 × LV25Thief's Band.pngThief's Band Dusty Path (Mid) Complete the puzzle in Long Piece, follow the upper path to Crossroad and hit the switches. Then pass through the upper puzzles in Barren Land, and pass through Crossroad on the left ledge
14 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather Overpass (Top) From the upper left side of Barren Land, after solving the puzzle there
15 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Blazing Bun.pngBlazing Bun Overpass (Left side) Unlock the overpass from the upper left side of Barren Land, then jump onto the platform near the left side of the overpass
16 Treasure-default.png Normal 6 × Crystal Leek.pngCrystal Leek River Cliff (Left side)
17 Treasure-default.png Normal 1 × LV25Mighty Strand.pngMighty Strand River Cliff (Right side) Jump down the Lily pads, activate the switch, use the High Jump Panel.
18 Treasure-default.png Normal 5 × Old Bones.pngOld Bones Endless Pit (Mid right)
19 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Ancient Earth.pngAncient Earth Endless Pit (Bottom left)
20 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Lucid Shard.pngLucid Shard Endless Pit (Mid left) From the upper right side of River Cliff; you must hit three switches in Endless Pit first to open the path
21 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 7 × Glaring Rock.pngGlaring Rock Barren Arcs (Right side) Solve the puzzle on the right, entrance hidden behind the Trees
22 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Squishy Teeth.pngSquishy Teeth Barren Arcs (Mid) Enter from Barren Land bottom right after finishing the puzzles there
23 Treasure-default.png Normal 4 × Flaming Bun.pngFlaming Bun Torn Road (Right side)
24 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Rainbow Gem.pngRainbow Gem Fractured Path (Right side) Activate the switch
25 Treasure-silver.png Silver 6 × Chef Sandwich.pngChef Sandwich Fractured Path (Mid) Complete the Faj'ro Temple to get the White Key.pngWhite Key to open this chest
26 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Golden Satchel.pngGolden Satchel Torn Road (Locked) Enter from upper part of Great Scar
27 Treasure-default.png Normal 3 × Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone Paw Cliffs (Mid) Enter from upper part of Great Scar, use the High Jump Panel, enter from Torn Road (bottom left)
28 Treasure-silver.png Silver 5 × Shrimp Risotto.pngShrimp Risotto Paw Cliffs (Top right) Enter from upper part of Great Scar, use the High Jump Panel, enter from Torn Road (bottom left), beat all Sharkster. Complete the Faj'ro Temple to get the White Key.pngWhite Key to open this chest
29 Treasure-default.png Normal 2 × Hardened Liver.pngHardened Liver West Entrance Solve the puzzle in the upper part
30 Treasure-default.png Normal 6 × Kebab Roll.pngKebab Roll Maroon Cave 1
31 Treasure-silver.png Silver 3 × Lucid Shard.pngLucid Shard Mystery Cave Complete the Faj'ro Temple to get the White Key.pngWhite Key to open this chest
32 Treasure-gold.png Gold 1 × Everlasting Amber.pngEverlasting Amber Mystery Cave Complete the So'najiz Temple to get the Radiant Key.pngRadiant Key to open this chest
33 Treasure-default.png Normal 1 × Aged Travelguide.pngAged Travelguide Toisecave Found during the Blasting Shells sidequest
34 Treasure-silver.png Silver 4 × Ancient Earth.pngAncient Earth Cursed Temple Area accessible during the A Promise Is a Promise 3 Quest. Chest is on the left path in the Cursed Temple.
35 Treasure-silver.png Silver 1 × LV35Bright Bracer.pngBright Bracer Cursed Temple Area accessible during the A Promise Is a Promise 3 Quest. Chest is on the right path in the Cursed Temple.
36 Treasure-bronze.png Bronze 1 × LV01Broken Sword.pngBroken Sword Treasure Room Area accessible during the A Promise Is a Promise 3 Quest. Received after defeating the Cursed Sharkster.
37 Treasure-default.png Normal 1 × Cool Bar.pngCool Bar Lead Office Formerly PC Exclusive. Found at the end of the Best in the West quest.

Enemies[]

Enemies of Maroon Valley
Name Sprite Drops Locations
Pinceron
Pinceron-sprite.png
Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, Just Water.pngJust Water, Topaz.pngTopaz[1] East Entrance, Dusty Path, Crossroad, Paw Cliffs, Torn Road, Great Scar, West Entrance, Fractured Path, Bright Path
Boss Pincer
Boss-pincer-sprite.png
Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, Hotsauce.pngHotsauce, Topaz.pngTopaz[1] Torn Road, Great Scar, West Entrance, Fractured Path, Windless Caverns
Pincetron
Pincetron.png
Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger[2] Overpass[3], Long Piece[3], Central Test Chamber[3]
Sharkster
Sharkster-sprite.png
Dry Fin.pngDry Fin, Kebab Roll.pngKebab Roll, Topaz.pngTopaz[1] Crossroad, Long Piece, Barren Arcs, Barren Land, Overpass, Paw Cliffs, Cursed Temple[4]
Ghost Sharkster
Ghost-sharkster-sprite.png
None Treasure Room[4]
Drillertoise
Drilltoise-sprite.png
Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone, Vanilla Ice Cream.pngVanilla Ice Cream, Topaz.pngTopaz[1] Crossroad, West Entrance, River Cliff, Vivid Path, Maroon Oasis, Bright Path
Chillertoise
Chillertoise-sprite.png
Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone[2] Toisecave[5]
Tim
Tim-sprite.png
Squishy Teeth.pngSquishy Teeth, Hardened Liver.pngHardened Liver, Citrine.pngCitrine[1] Long Piece, Barren Arcs, Barren Land, Overpass, West Entrance, Maroon Cave 2[6], Maroon Cave 3[6]
Vulturbine
Volturbine-sprite.png
Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather, Sweet Berry Tea.pngSweet Berry Tea, Citrine.pngCitrine[1] Paw Cliffs, Great Scar, West Entrance, River Cliff, Endless Pit, Vivid Path, Maroon Oasis, Bright Path
Wowturbine
Wowturbine-sprite.png
Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather, Sweet Berry Tea.pngSweet Berry Tea Windless Caverns, Barren Temple Entrance[7], Barren Temple Hall[7]
Apollo 2
Apollo-2-sprite.png
None Temple Entrance[4]
Sandamoth
Sandamoth-sprite.png
Butter Silk.pngButter Silk, Laser Eyes.pngLaser Eyes Barren Temple Core[8]
Legionary Turret v2
Legionary-turret-sprite.png
Junk Metal.pngJunk Metal Brigand Cave[9]
Cursed Sharkster (boss)
Cursed-sharkster-sprite.png
Dry Fin.pngDry Fin Treasure Room[4]
Ti'im (boss)
Ti'im-sprite.png
Ti'im Residue.pngTi'im Residue Maroon Cave 3[6]
Guard Billston (boss)
Guard-billston-sprite.png
None West Entrance[9], Brigand Cave[9]
King Kaktorro (boss)
King-kaktorro-sprite.png
Coarse Powerring.pngCoarse Powerring, Cross Sandwich.pngCross Sandwich Barren Temple Treasury[8]
DON'T USE THIS (boss)
Dont-use-this-sprite.png
Sandwich.pngSandwich Testing Finale[10]
Pincerstonk i6 GX02 (boss)
Pincerstonk i6 GX02 sprite.png
None Mortal Chamber[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 With Valley Booster.pngValley Booster enabled
  2. 2.0 2.1 Additional drops not obtainable because rank is disabled during this encounter
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Spawns during Best in the West quest (PC exclusive)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Does not respawn after boss battle
  5. Spawns during Blasting Shells quest
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Spawns during Maroon Tree Defender quest
  7. 7.0 7.1 Spawns during Hot Trail quest
  8. 8.0 8.1 Spawns during Waves of Sand quest
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Spawns during Just Deserts quest
  10. Spawns during An unfortunate Series of Features quest

Botanics[]

There are 17 types of botanic destructibles found in Maroon Valley.

Destroyable Contents
Heat-Cactus-Dry-1.png
Alpha Dry Cactone
25 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found everywhere but Oasis region. 13 to unlock
Heat-Cactus-Dry-2.png
Beta Dry Cactone
25 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found everywhere but Oasis region. 13 to unlock
Heat-Dry-Bush-1.png
Alpha Dry Shrub
25 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found everywhere but Oasis region. 13 to unlock
Heat-Dry-Bush-2.png
Beta Dry Shrub
25 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found everywhere but Oasis region. 13 to unlock
Heat-Dry-Bush-Special.png
Omega Dry Shrub
10 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Rarely found everywhere but Oasis region. 5 to unlock
Heat-Cactus-1.png
Alpha Cactone
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found only in the Oasis region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Cactus-2.png
Beta Cactone
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found only in the Oasis region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Cactus-Special.png
Omega Cactone
5 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found rarely in the Oasis region. 3 to unlock
Heat-Palmapple-1.png
Alpha Palmapple
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found only in the Oasis region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Palmapple-2.png
Beta Palmapple
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found only in the Oasis region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Palmapple-Special.png
Omega Palmapple
5 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Found rarely in the Oasis region. 3 to unlock
Heat-Hill-1.png
Alpha Ant Hill
20 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found in regions with sand storms. 10 to unlock
Heat-Hill-2.png
Beta Ant Hill
20 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found in regions with sand storms. 10 to unlock
Heat-Hill-Special.png
Omega Ant Hill
7 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Rarely found in regions with sand storms. 4 to unlock
Heat-Bones-1.png
Alpha Bone Pile
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found in the southern cliffs region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Bones-2.png
Beta Bone Pile
15 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Commonly found in the southern cliffs region. 8 to unlock
Heat-Bones-Special.png
Omega Bone Pile
5 to unlock
Loc-Icon.png Rarely found in the southern cliffs region. 3 to unlock

Traders[]

A small group of traders can be found at the start of Maroon Valley.

  • Player Trader — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Chef Sandwich.pngChef Sandwich 950 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set, 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
Sweet Berry Tea.pngSweet Berry Tea 1050 Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set, Fruit Set.pngFruit Set, Spice Set.pngSpice Set
  • Maroon Buffs — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Flaming Bun.pngFlaming Bun 550 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
Fruit Salad.pngFruit Salad 550 2x Fruit Set.pngFruit Set
Tofu Cracker.pngTofu Cracker 550 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set
Veggie Wraps.pngVeggie Wraps 550 2x Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set
  • Maroon Equipment — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV24Rapier Carrot.pngRapier Carrot 8870 8x Frosted Carrot.pngFrosted Carrot, 14x Vivid Water.pngVivid Water, 3x Ancient Earth.pngAncient Earth, 2x Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone
LV24Fin Cap.pngFin Cap 9180 17x Rusty Bits.pngRusty Bits, 6x Winter Thorn.pngWinter Thorn, 4x Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, 2x Dry Fin.pngDry Fin
LV24Dessert Vest.pngDessert Vest 9230 9x Frozen Tear.pngFrozen Tear, 10x Palmapple Seed.pngPalmapple Seed, 10x Cactone Fruit.pngCactone Fruit, Squishy Teeth.pngSquishy Teeth
LV24Desert Sandals.pngDesert Sandals 9050 23x Feather Leaf.pngFeather Leaf, 21x Tough Sand.pngTough Sand, 9x Helix Relic.pngHelix Relic, 3x Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather
  • Maroon Loot — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Dry Fin.pngDry Fin 600 2x Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, 2x Tough Sand.pngTough Sand
Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone 700 Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, Dry Fin.pngDry Fin, Arid Lumber.pngArid Lumber, Helix Relic.pngHelix Relic
Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather 800 Poison Stinger.pngPoison Stinger, Dry Fin.pngDry Fin, Arid Lumber.pngArid Lumber, Glaring Rock.pngGlaring Rock
Squishy Teeth.pngSquishy Teeth 1050 Drill Stone.pngDrill Stone, Phoenix Feather.pngPhoenix Feather, Rainbow Gem.pngRainbow Gem
  • Maroon Metals — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Junk Metal.pngJunk Metal 90 2x Tough Sand.pngTough Sand, Old Bones.pngOld Bones, Vivid Water.pngVivid Water
Refined Metal.pngRefined Metal 450 2x Junk Metal.pngJunk Metal, 2x Arid Lumber.pngArid Lumber, Glaring Rock.pngGlaring Rock, Helix Relic.pngHelix Relic
  • Maroon Trade Sets — Located in East Entrance.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
Veggie Set.pngVeggie Set 100 Vivid Water.pngVivid Water, Crystal Leek.pngCrystal Leek, Arid Lumber.pngArid Lumber
Fruit Set.pngFruit Set 100 2x Tough Sand.pngTough Sand, Palmapple Seed.pngPalmapple Seed
Spice Set.pngSpice Set 250 Rainbow Gem.pngRainbow Gem, Maroon Chestnut.pngMaroon Chestnut
  • Bracerboy — Located in Rising Railway.
Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LV25Prickly Bracer.pngPrickly Bracer 9458 3x Spice Set.pngSpice Set, 11x Purple Ore Lump.pngPurple Ore Lump, 3x Blue Orb.pngBlue Orb, 4x Solid Bubble.pngSolid Bubble

Quests[]

The quests that can be started in Maroon Valley are:

A New Home DLC Changes[]

The A New Home DLC adds only small changes to Maroon Valley. There is a fight against Sao, the area is visited briefly during a quest, and a new secret trader is added.

Enemies[]

Enemies of Maroon Valley
Name Sprite Drops Locations
Pengpeng
Monster-Penguin.png
Rock Beak.pngRock Beak[1] Maroon Oasis[2]
Sao
Sao-sprite.png
None Barren Land[3]
  1. Additional drops not possible due to combat rank being disabled during this encounter.
  2. Spawns during the Lost and On the Run quest.
  3. Fought after speaking to him in Ba'kii Kum.

Traders[]

Offered Item Credits Requisite Items
LVL↑Lunatic Paws UwU.pngLunatic Paws UwU 169420 LV60Lunatic Paws.pngLunatic Paws, Ultra Secret Note.pngUltra Secret Note, 4x Burned Ash.pngBurned Ash, 7x Fox Sake.pngFox Sake

Role in the Plot[]

In CrossWorlds[]

Seekers initially pass through Maroon Valley on their way to Ba'kii Kum, in order to request access to the Faj'ro Temple. The Ba'kii Kum Eldress first requests their assistance in the mandatory quest Maroon Tree Defender. During this quest, Seekers return to Maroon Valley and enter the cave under the Maroon Oasis, where they must defeat several Tims and the Ti'im boss in order to protect the Maroon Tree. After doing so, they can arrange access to the Temple.

In CrossCode[]

After arriving in Maroon Valley, Lea is immediately joined by Emilie. The two travel through the area to Ba'kii Kum, with Emilie complaining about a school project and how she got in trouble for missing a meeting.

The next day, Lea meets up with C'tron for the first time in Maroon Valley. The two travel to the Maroon Oasis and complete the Maroon Tree Defender quest together. Afterwards, Emilie comes online and rushes to complete the quest herself, while the other two return to Ba'kii Kum to wait for her. After another encounter with Apollo in Ba'kii Kum, Lea is challenged to another duel, which then takes place in front of the Faj'ro Temple. After the duel, Lea, Emilie and C'tron enter the temple together.

The three friends meet up briefly on the balcony halfway through the temple, then again at the top, where Emilie finally learns about Lea's speech synchronization issues. The three log off afterwards, and Lea has a long lucid dream about a location in Sapphire Ridge. When Lea logs back on, Sergey reveals that due to complications on his side, she has been offline for 3 days.

During the A New Home DLC, Lea and C'tron briefly return to Maroon Valley to visit where they first met, in the hopes of restoring C'tron's memories.

Trophies[]

Main article: Trophies
There is no Cow Level
Visit the Perfectly Normal Cactus in Long Piece.
They have 5 Hearts
Defeat Ti'im.
A cursed Booty
Defeat the Cursed Sharkster.
Showdown at Faj'ro
Win the second PVP battle against Apollo.
True Spheromancer
Win the second PVP battle against Apollo without losing a single round.
Maroon Landmarks
Find all landmarks in Maroon Valley.
Maroon Scavenger
Obtain all chests in Maroon Valley; see #Chests.

Secrets and Challenges[]

By collecting the Cursed Coin.pngCursed Coin in Ba'kii Kum, you can access the Cursed Temple and fight the Cursed Sharkster. This boss fight is required for the A Promise Is a Promise 3 quest, but can be completed without the quest.

In the A New Home DLC, after defeating DON'T USE THIS in the Arena, a secret trader unlocks in the southwest corner of Testing Area. It can only be reached by using a Long Jump or by hopping on some mostly-invisible platforms.

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