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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Badge_of_Courage|65" />
      <page pageid="26" ns="0" title="Alignment" />
      <page pageid="42" ns="0" title="Angel and Archangel" />
      <page pageid="43" ns="0" title="Angel Feather Arrows" />
      <page pageid="44" ns="0" title="Angelic Alliance" />
      <page pageid="7244" ns="0" title="List of maps" />
      <page pageid="7248" ns="10" title="Template:Shadow of Death map table" />
      <page pageid="7265" ns="0" title="List of maps (HotA)" />