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<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <allredirects garcontinue="Battle_Mage|2186" />
      <page pageid="84" ns="0" title="Ballista yard" />
      <page pageid="88" ns="0" title="Barbarians" />
      <page pageid="95" ns="0" title="Battle mage" />
      <page pageid="450" ns="0" title="Greater basilisk" />
      <page pageid="2396" ns="0" title="Greater Basilisk" />
      <page pageid="2530" ns="0" title="Basilisk" />
      <page pageid="2894" ns="0" title="Basic Ballistics" />
      <page pageid="3100" ns="0" title="Basic ballistics" />
      <page pageid="3843" ns="0" title="Basilisk and greater basilisk" />
      <page pageid="5119" ns="0" title="Basilisks" />