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BOSS RUSH
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BGM Good For Health, Bad for Imagination


BOSS RUSH is a location in OMORI. It is a local attraction run by BOSS for those who want to refight the game's story-mandatory bosses within HUMPHREY, only accessible on ONE DAY LEFT of the OMORI ROUTE.

STORY

NORMAL EVENT

BOSS RUSH is only available on the OMORI ROUTE during the final day in HEADSPACE. It can be accessed from HUMPHREY in the puzzle room by going through the left tube. OMORI and his friends can challenge simulations of the previous mandatory bosses again, such as YE OLD SPROUT.

All the characters fought there are YE OLD SPROUT, DOWNLOAD WINDOW, SPACE EX-BOYFRIEND, KING CRAWLER, SIR MAXIMUS, SIR MAXIMUS II, SIR MAXIMUS III, (Note that all 3 Sir Maximus's are fought at once) LIFE JAM GUY, SWEETHEART, MR. JAWSUM, PLUTO (EXPANDED), THE SLIME GIRLS, and all three phases of HUMPHREY.

Depending on how many battles they win, a new trophy will appear in the main room. If you lose before defeating the three SIR MAXIMUSES, a PARTICIPATION RIBBON will be displayed. After defeating the SIR MAXIMUS trio, the COOL TROPHY will be displayed. After defeating PLUTO (EXPANDED), the COOLER TROPHY will be displayed. After defeating HUMPHREY, the COOLEST TROPHY will be displayed.

Clearing the event will grant the player the "Seriously, you're the coolest!" achievement, as well as MARI'S COOKIE.

BASIL EVENT

If the BOSS RUSH simulation was attempted at least once, the player has the option to interact with BASIL to initiate a special version of the event. From there, the group suggests that BASIL should try out the BOSS RUSH with OMORI as his partner for the entire run. Along with that, KEL secretly tells BOSS to program simulated versions of himself, AUBREY, and HERO into the event. Inspired by KEL's idea, MARI also tells BOSS to program a hologram of herself while keeping it a secret from everyone else other than KEL.

This will allow players to use BASIL as a playable party member when entering the simulation with OMORI. The order of bosses fought goes out the same as in the normal version, until the remaining two rounds that come after HUMPHREY's defeat. The penultimate round of the simulation has the two pitied against simulations of KEL, AUBREY, and HERO. Note that even if the player loses the first time around against the friends, they can still retry the battle as many times as possible until the latter group is defeated.

Once the simulation friends have been dealt with, the final opponent of the simulation turns out to be none other than a hologram of MARI herself. When the two take on the simulated MARI, things take a turn for the worse as the hologram ends up transforming into a hanged corpse, which serves as a horrific reminder of the truth behind MARI's death. After the fight abruptly ends, OMORI and BASIL find themselves back at the lobby room, presumably due to the former resetting the simulation in an attempt to further repress the truth.

BASIL considers fighting alongside his friends someday but immediately dismisses that thought as it won't be happening anytime soon. Completion of the special event will render it unavailable for the remainder of the game unless the player has a save file that reloads to a point before taking on the challenge.[1]

CHARACTERS

ENEMIES

ITEMS

QUOTES

Mari and Basil (Boss Rush): Initial Dialogue
  • Normal Interaction:
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MARI

Are you guys thinking about taking on the BOSS RUSH challenge? Good luck! We'll be cheering you on.
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BASIL

I'm happy that BOSS finally found his calling. You should take on the challenge! I know you can do it!
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  • Boss Rush Completed:
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MARI

Congrats on beating the BOSS RUSH, everyone! Here's a little gift from me. I made with all my love! Hehe...
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You got MARI'S COOKIE.
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MARI

You guys really put on a great show! BASIL and I watched you on the big screen over there. We were both at the edge of our seats!
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BASIL

I can't believe you guys beat the BOSS RUSH! You guys are the coolest. I'm so lucky to have friends as strong as you.
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Boss (Boss Rush)
Boss Dialogue (Boss Rush): Part 1
  • First Interaction:
BOSS

Hey, remember me? I'm BOSS and welcome to the BOSS RUSH challenge! I've been doing a lot of inner reflection since my days on the playground.
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BOSS

Using the latest innovations in technology, I have devised an ultimate challenge for only the coolest challengers.
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BOSS

Down here, you'll be able to experience simulations for fights that you have fought before... but stronger!
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  • Prompt to enter the Boss Rush:
BOSS

So are you interested in taking on the BOSS RUSH challenge?
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  • Answering yes to doing the challenge:
BOSS

Awesome-o! Let's get you all set up here.
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  • Answering no to doing the challenge:
BOSS

Awww... Okay. Maybe next time!
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Boss Dialogue (Boss Rush): Part 2
  • After setting up teleporter:
BOSS

And done-zo!
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BOSS

Just head all the way to the right to the teleporter. Your first battle will start right away.
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BOSS

Oh, and remember to heal up! MARI was so nice to bring one of her picnic baskets... and you should stock up on SNACKS and TOYS at the mailbox while you're at it.
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  • Boss's advice:
BOSS

Good luck out there! Go get 'em!
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BOSS

I'm sure there are even more creative ways to challenge yourself.
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BOSS

I, for one, recommend using only BIG RUBBER BANDS!
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  • Results:
BOSS

Hey, you did pretty good this time around... but you can't win 'em all.
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BOSS

Come back again!
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BOSS

Wow! You've really completed the BOSS RUSH challenge! Congrats, cool guys! Seriously, you're the coolest!
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BOSS

Hey, congrats! You've earned the COOL TROPHY! I'll go ahead and display it in the lobby for ya.
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BOSS

Hey, congrats! You've earned the COOLER TROPHY! I'll go ahead and display it in the lobby for ya.
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BOSS

Hey, congrats! You've earned the COOLEST TROPHY! I'll go ahead and display it in the lobby for ya.
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BOSS

Nice job! But let's see how you do against your next challenge!
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  • After beating the Boss Rush:
BOSS

Hey, guys! How's it going? You've already beaten the BOSS RUSH challenge... but did you want to try again?
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Basil Boss Rush (Intro)
  • Introduction:
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HERO

Phew... this BOSS RUSH challenge is pretty tough…
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HERO

But at least when we’re battling, we know we’re not in any real danger...
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AUBREY

That just gave me an idea, HERO!
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AUBREY

Since we know we’re safe here, this might be a good chance for BASIL to practice battling!
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HERO

That makes perfect sense! What do you think about that, BASIL?
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BASIL

H-Huh! Me!?
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BASIL

Well... To be honest, I’m kind of nervous...
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BASIL

But I think I’ll be okay, especially with all of you!
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KEL

Hey, wait a sec... If we all go with him, it'll be way too easy!
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HERO

That's true. In that case, maybe just one of us should go.
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HERO

Would you be up for it OMORI?
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  • Selecting Yes:
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BASIL

Sure, I’d be okay with that!
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KEL

Oh, oh! I have an idea!
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AUBREY

What did you ask BOSS to do, KEL?
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KEL

Nothing... It’s a secret!
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MARI

Ooooh...
What is it, KEL? I want to know!

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KEL

Okay! But don’t tell AUBREY!
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AUBREY

Hey!
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MARI

Mhmm... Mhmm... Oh!
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MARI

That is very interesting! Now I have an idea, too!
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AUBREY

Awww... This isn’t fair, KEL! You can't keep us in the dark like this...
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HERO

Yeah, I want to know too!
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KEL

Don’t worry! It’s way more fun this way!
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AUBREY

For you, maybe...
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MARI

Yup! And if everything goes as planned, we’ll be able to watch it from the monitor.
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MARI

I hope you’re ready, OMORI and BASIL!
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MARI

Though I’m sure you will both be fine.
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MARI

Now go kick some butt!
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BASIL

Thanks, everyone. We’ll try our best!
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BASIL

Let’s do this, OMORI!
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  • Selecting No:
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BASIL

Ah... You’re right. Maybe it’s better to wait...
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Friends (Boss Rush Screen)
  • After the Sir Maximus family is defeated:
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KEL

Woah!! You guys did awesome!
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AUBREY

Move over, KEL! You’re hogging the whole screen!
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AUBREY

You two are doing amazing! Keep going!
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KEL

But I just said the same thing…
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  • After Pluto (Expanded) is defeated:
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HERO

Awesome job, guys! Keep it up!
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MARI

I know you can’t hear us, but we’re cheering as loud as we can!
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  • After Humphrey is defeated:
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KEL

Heck yeah! Show HUMPHREY who’s boss!
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AUBREY

Huh? Isn’t this the end of the challenge?
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AUBREY

What did you and MARI do anyway? I didn’t see anything strange.
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MARI

Oh... You’ll see soon enough!
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AUBREY

Wait! is that me?
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HERO

Hey, that’s not us! We’re us!
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KEL

Heh, heh! Bet you didn't expect that!
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KEL

Don’t worry, guys… They’re not as strong as we are, so give it your all!
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MARI

Good luck, you two! I know you can do it!
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  • After Aubrey, Kel, and Hero are defeated:
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HERO

Huh? What's MARI doing down there??
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HERO

Stay right there, okay? I’m coming for y-
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HERO

Oh, wait... You’re right here!
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MARI

Oh, HERO. You’re so silly!
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MARI

I know I'm not suited for battle… But I just had to see what it would look like! Hehe…
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AUBREY

I want to see MARI battle, too! I’m so excited!
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MARI

Don’t worry, OMORI and BASIL! It’s not really me! I'll be right here!
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MARI

Bye, now! We’ll see you soon!
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Basil Boss Rush (Aftermath)
  • Speaking to Mari:
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MARI

You’re looking at me funny, OMORI. Is something wrong? What is it? You can tell me anything!
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MARI

I know you aren’t the best at expressing yourself, OMORI... but I can still tell when something is on your mind.
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MARI

I hope you know that as your big sister, I will always be here for you! I’ll take care of you for as long as I am here... and that means forever!
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  • Speaking to Basil:
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BASIL

Hi, OMORI! Watching you guys battle foes on the monitor makes me wish I could join you one day.
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BASIL

Just... maybe not anytime soon...
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    • If Basil was equipped with a charm:
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BASIL

It is strange, though. I sort of feel like I’ve already-
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BASIL

Huh, what’s this? This isn’t mine...
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BASIL

Actually, I’m pretty sure this is yours. Here, you can have it back!
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BASIL gave you <charm name>.
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  • Speaking to Basil again (if equipped with a charm):
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BASIL

A-Ah! What is it, OMORI? Your entire expression changed.
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BASIL

I really don’t know how it got there. I didn’t steal it, I promise!
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GALLERY

MAPS

EXTRAS

TRIVIA

  • This is the only area where BASIL can be used as a playable character.
  • The BGM that plays within the BOSS RUSH area is the same one used for OTHERMART in FARAWAY TOWN.
  • LIFE JAM GUY is the only enemy in the BOSS RUSH area where the player can use the RUN AWAY option as the fight is only there to provide the group a means of briefly recovering before the next match.
  • If BASIL was equipped with a charm, more unique dialogue will play out during completion of the special event. BASIL gives OMORI back the charm not before mistaking the latter's expression towards him as an accustion of theft while confuting the claim.
  • Speaking to MARI after completing the special event prompts unique dialogue where she questions OMORI on why he is looking at her so strangely before dismissing it. She then reassures OMORI that she will always take care of him as long as she is with him forever.

REFERENCES

  1. The new BOSS RUSH content is currently only available on the console versions of the game.

SITE NAVIGATION

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LOCATIONS
HEADSPACE
GENERAL: WHITE SPACE  •  NEIGHBOR'S ROOM  •  NORTH LAKE  •  BLACK SPACE  •  NEIGHBOR'S BEDROOM  •  SNOWGLOBE MOUNTAIN  •  THE ABYSS  •  CLUB SANDWICH  •  BORING ROOM
VAST FOREST: FOREST PLAYGROUND  •  TRAIN STATION  •  PINWHEEL FOREST  •  BASIL'S HOUSE
OTHERWORLD: OTHERWORLD CAMPSITE  •  OTHERWORLD OUTSKIRTS  •  SPACE BOYFRIEND'S HOUSE  •  CATTAIL FIELD  •  SPROUT MOLE COLONY  •  FROZEN LAKE  •  JUNKYARD
ORANGE OASIS: DINO'S DIG  •  OASIS INTERIORS  •  ORANGE JOE'S HOUSE  •  RELL'S HOUSE  •  PALMIE'S HOUSE  •  DONUT HOUSE  •  RAIN TOWN  •  BREAVEN
PYREFLY FOREST: SPROUT MOLE VILLAGE  •  SWEETHEART'S CASTLE  •  LOST FOREST  •  LOST LIBRARY  •  THE DUNGEON
UNDERWATER: LAST RESORT  •  GHOST PARTY  •  DEEPER WELL  •  HUMPHREY  •  BOSS RUSH
FARAWAY
FARAWAY: PARK  •  PLAZA  •  HANGOUT SPOT  •  OTHERMART  •  HOBBEEZ  •  GINO'S  •  FIX-IT  •  CHURCH  •  CEMETERY  •  RECYCULTIST'S HQ  •  TREEHOUSE  •  HOSPITAL
UPPER HOUSES: SUNNY'S HOUSE  •  KEL'S HOUSE  •  CRIS'S HOUSE  •  MIKHAEL'S HOUSE  •  PRINCIPAL'S HOUSE  •  KIM'S HOUSE  •  THICK EYEBROWS' HOUSE  •  CHARLENE'S HOUSE
LOWER HOUSES: GRUFF GUY'S HOUSE  •  COUPLE'S HOUSE  •  CLUMSY GUY'S HOUSE  •  AUBREY'S HOUSE  •  BASIL'S HOUSE (FARAWAY)  •  WRINKLY FOREHEAD'S HOUSE  •  FASHIONABLE MOM'S HOUSE  •  ARTIST'S HOUSE
MEMORY: BASIL'S MEADOW  •  MEMORY LANE  •  BACKSTAGE
BLACK SPACE
BLACK SPACE: PAIN AREA  •  DISCO AREA  •  SCRIBBLE AREA  •  TOWN AREA  •  BACKYARD AREA  •  PUNISHMENT AREA  •  WATERMELON AREA  •  BEACH AREA  •  SPIDER AREA  •  RAIN AREA  •  FACELESS AREA  •  TREEHOUSE AREA  •  FISHBOWL AREA  •  RAFT AREA  •  MIRROR AREA  •  BED AREA  •  REEF AREA  •  NEIGHBOR AREA  •  CHURCH OF SOMETHING  •  RED SPACE
BLACK SPACE 2: BLACK FOREST 1  •  THE DOCKS  •  BLACK FOREST 2  •  WEATHERVANE AREA  •  CLOUD WALKWAY
FURTHER BLACK SPACE: STATIC VOID  •  LOST AT SEA  •  RED MAZE  •  CORRUPTED JUNKYARD  •  MARI IS HOME  •  RED ROOM
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