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Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

“IT ALL STARTED IN AN EL CAMINO.” The Gearheads sit down with designer and artist Jason Rushforth… finally. One of the marquee names in the industry when it comes to design, boutique wheel brands and just an all-around nice guy, it’s a twisting and turning bunch of topics.Episode seventy-two gets right into it with a discussion about the recent Riyadh Auto Salon in Saudi Arabia. Jason was fortunate to be one of the hot rod industry ambassadors who attended the event, and we talk logistics, the local scene and more. From humble beginnings as a BMX-obsessed kid to providing design guidance to some serious players in the business, Jason Rushforth is an inspiring, forward-thinking trendsetter whose designs are instantly recognizable anywhere. You can find Jason at:Rushforth WheelsJason Rushforth DesignOn Instargam THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * The Saudi Arabia experience– Six months from genesis to event– A year’s worth of work in months– OSHA violations on parade– The logistics of importing 450 cars from around the world * Brian offers a car club name * A discussion of Middle Eastern daily life and traffic– Alex shares his memories– Honking out of courtesy VS anger * The Saudi hot rod scene– LS-swapped GM B-bodies!– Not just a bunch of rich guys with exotic cars * The difference between social media posturing and having to make a name prior to it * Getting that first magazine feature * Building a career– Having builders/magazines mention a designer’s name in an article * A discussion on design * Humility and making a name * Jason’s Buick * The Porsche 928– Brad prefers his Porsche Pro-Streeted * Coming up in the shadow of the greats like Steve Stanford * Once again, it all starts with BMX bikes– Getting back into it later in life–Soaring prices of vintage BMX bikes * Best/Worst conception story of all time STORIES N’ STEEL TRAILER FEED THE PODCASTERS: Help the Gearheads continue to bring you great guests, stories, mentoring, projects and more by becoming a Patron today! Become a Patron! PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSOR We are proud to have this episode brought to you by Trailer Tug. Please visit their website to learn more at TrailerTug.com Round Six Podcast listeners get 10% off by mentioning the podcast when ordering by phone, or by entering “round six” in the discount code box at checkout on the website.

113 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

“STORIES N’ STEEL IS A CAR SHOW ABOUT PEOPLE.” Our all-new series, Stories N’ Steel drops this Black Friday (November 28, 2019) on Amazon Prime Video. The Gearheads sit down to discuss the show, what it’s about, where to view it, and most importantly how it all ties together with the podcast. Stories N’ Steel is a car show about people. That means no fake drama, no made-up deadlines or other nonsense… Just the stories from the hot rod builders, collectors and craftsmen who lived them.Stories N’ Steel is like the podcast; it’s one part conversation, one part storytelling, and all parts laid-back benchrace session. If you’ve ever wanted to get to know the whole story of some of the nation’s top builders, then you’re going to love what Stories N’ Steel brings each week. Hosted by our own Brad King, episode one takes you deep into the history of Squeeg’s Kustoms with Doug Jerger. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to run one of the top hot rod shops in the countr...

77 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

“NO RULES, NO DUES.” John Oro, the ever-smiling, always awesome face of the C-10 Club joins the Gearheads for a quick visit in The Round Six Experience at GNRS. We talk C-10 culture, clubs, and the whole family aspect of the scene.It’s a great look into what makes this whole thing “click,” and spoiler: It’s the people.We talk about the upcoming C-10 Intervention and the Round Six connection (Round Six’s Brian creates the artwork for each event), and it’s one of those shows that you don’t want to miss, and keeps growing year after year. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Having a good time at the “Grand Daddy of them All” * The birth of the C-10 Club * John’s “Prom Queen” K-5 Blazer * Feeding the podcasters * The C-10 Intervention * The Intervention artwork * The C-10 community FEED THE PODCASTERS: Help the Gearheads continue to bring you great guests, stories, mentoring, projects and more by becoming a Patron today! Become a Patron! PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSOR We are proud...

19 MIN2019 SEP 14
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John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

“I LOVE HOW SCREWED-UP IT IS.” Brian heads out all solo-like to Squarebody Syndicate World Headquarters and takes a break from another One ‘n Done on Joe Yezzi’s diesel crew cab to sit and talk with Kevin Whipps. We dive deep into the philosophy of the Arizona community and family, and what makes it unique, and then into the builds that made for a career. It’s a laid-back ride through the importance of the people over the vehicles every time. We talk mini trucks, the growth and heyday of the Euro tuner scene in the 1990’s and beyond, to the influence of Courtney Hallowell on his and future generations and more. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Writing books on air suspension and C-10 restoration * The longevity of a Rochester carburetor rebuild guide book * Brian pitches more book ideas * Kevin’s other book concepts * A discussion on the death of the patina trend – Another coffee table book * Dino pops in * Early influences * How enjoying the process of a build inspires a c...

60 MIN2019 AUG 23
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Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

“I TAKE MY FLAMES SUPER-SERIOUS.” Sean Taylor, Vice President of Product Development at M2 Machines joins the Gearheads for an evening of laid-back conversation. We talk cool cars, the genesis of M2 Machines, the life of a die cast car company professional, working from home and more. We dig into the current and upcoming M2 Machines offerings, and geek out over the samples we were fortunate to have in hand thanks to Sean… THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Bringing little cars to the Big Show * Sean hits the road and promotes the M2 brand * Weird convention names and chasing windmills * Drama in the Toy Car world * “We’re a niche diecast company” * Sean explains the differences in the levels of his toy line * The extra effort and research that goes in to create “uniquely optioned” cars * Bench seats in a muscle car? Sure! * The Hurst Sunshine Camaro * Brad anoints Sean as the “Willy Wonka of Toy Cars” * Growing up the son of a gearhead * Discussing product recalls and navig...

94 MIN2019 AUG 9
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M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

On the Wings of an Alex

“THERE’S STILL SOME JUICY LEFT IN THAT FRUIT.” On episode sixty-eight, it’s all about Alex. And starvation. But mostly Alex. And maybe menopause. And a Magic 8-Ball bowling ball. And soup. And souls and Camaros and angels. …but mostly Alex. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * The Boys get emotional about the plight of starving podcasters * Chicken soup for your ears, now with egg noodles! * Want to help? Go to Patreon.com/roundsix and decide what level you want * Touched by an Angel…..is that such a good thing? * Alex complains about always being in the back of the class * Brian comes up with a brilliant idea: The bowling ball sized Magic 8-Ball * Uncle David and his hot rod influence on Alex * Hot Rods in the neighborhood, and being “that kid” * Alex’s first hot rod, a Schwinn Sting Ray * The Hustler, always trying to make money * Making the decision to join the Air Force and work on fighter planes * Getting out of the Air Force and working on the B-2 Bomber * Working at Edw...

65 MIN2019 JUL 26
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On the Wings of an Alex

A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

“THAT’S WHY THEY PUT WHEELS ON TOOLBOXES.” On episode sixty-seven, we head back in time to January at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, and a quick session with Darryl Hollenbeck and Zane Cullen. It’s a paint all-star spectacular, and the conversation starts with a discussion of the Triple Gun Award of Excellence, and goes outrageously sideways.Great time at a great how with great friends. It’s a laid-back look at the industry through the eyes of two seasoned pro’s… And three podcast hosts just trying to keep it on the rails. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Stuff we can’t air * The Triple Gun Award of Excellence – The history of the award – Judging criteria – The three guns, Darryl Hollenbeck, Charlie Hutton and Zane Cullen * Mickie Galloway’s design contribution * Brian launches the idea of bringing the past winners to one display at GNRS – “The Triple Mom Award” * Darryl’s AMBR win in 2016 * Roofies in the booth * Multi-generational family businesses – Easi...

35 MIN2019 JUL 12
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A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

Paint in the 'Blood: Kenny Youngblood

“THE PRINCIPLES OF ART DON’T CHANGE.” On episode sixty-six, we’re joined by the legendary Kenny Youngblood. An automotive artist of the highest order, his early start in the funny car lettering field is where most will know him from. A man whose professional career has been spent around and working with legendary names like John Buttera and Don Kirby, the stories are practically endless.The Gearheads are joined by Round Six’s fourth man, Carson, and his interaction as a young kid with Kenny led to a long career in the industry. Kenny was cool enough to give a kid some lessons, and inspired him to take up the brush. A life-lesson in that example for anyone who sees the spark in the next generation to be sure. Please go and do likewise! Carson went from being a kid hiding in a corner watching, to becoming a skilled sign painter. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Kenny’s influence on one of Round Six’s own, Carson– Painting cars at Don Kirby’s Custom Paint– Carson hanging aro...

82 MIN2019 JUL 5
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Paint in the 'Blood: Kenny Youngblood

Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON

“I WANT MY STUFF TO BE WHOMPED ON.” Here on episode sixty-five, we sit down with ICON 4×4 and TLC founder and CEO Jonathan Ward. It’s a laid back, candid look at building cool vehicles in a very technology-driven world. A self-starter in definition as well as practice, Jon’s childhood acting days (from a chance shot in Peter Pan to Charles in Charge to a stalker incident) and an interest in restoring old tech and cars lead to starting a business. We explore the passion that drives ICON, the idea behind the brand, and the marketing approach. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Industrial design meets entrepreneurship * Raymond Leowy * Avoiding the “theme” build while staying true to the vehicle’s character * Steering clear of bad design directions * Crafting a unique aesthetic * Creating brand identity * Working to make a unique statement without turning down the bread and butter work * The balance of loving what you do and loving the customer– When to fire a client * Steering...

103 MIN2019 JUN 28
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Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON

Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends

“PUSH THE ENVELOPE TO SEE HOW FAR THE CUSTOMER WILL LET YOU GO.” We sit down with Bob Thrash to talk hot rods, a career in the hot rod world, and having worked alongside so many legends. From early influences and opportunities, Bob has always found himself surrounded by an extremely skilled team. It’s not often that someone learns among legends almost exclusively, but Bob Thrash is one of those guys. He learned to airbrush with Scott Sullivan. He cut his teeth in the talent-breeding powerhouse that is Rad Rides. He’s worked for and among the best in the business, and shares that path with us. Honing the craft on some of the highest-end cars in the world prepares you to go it on your own in a very unique way. We get into that and more here. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Studying the work of those whom you admire * Early days in the industry * The Scott Sullivan influence – Inspiration found in his Nova at the 1979 Street Machine Nationals – Learning to airbrush with Scott ...

100 MIN2019 JUN 21
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Latest Episodes

Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

“IT ALL STARTED IN AN EL CAMINO.” The Gearheads sit down with designer and artist Jason Rushforth… finally. One of the marquee names in the industry when it comes to design, boutique wheel brands and just an all-around nice guy, it’s a twisting and turning bunch of topics.Episode seventy-two gets right into it with a discussion about the recent Riyadh Auto Salon in Saudi Arabia. Jason was fortunate to be one of the hot rod industry ambassadors who attended the event, and we talk logistics, the local scene and more. From humble beginnings as a BMX-obsessed kid to providing design guidance to some serious players in the business, Jason Rushforth is an inspiring, forward-thinking trendsetter whose designs are instantly recognizable anywhere. You can find Jason at:Rushforth WheelsJason Rushforth DesignOn Instargam THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * The Saudi Arabia experience– Six months from genesis to event– A year’s worth of work in months– OSHA violations on parade– The logistics of importing 450 cars from around the world * Brian offers a car club name * A discussion of Middle Eastern daily life and traffic– Alex shares his memories– Honking out of courtesy VS anger * The Saudi hot rod scene– LS-swapped GM B-bodies!– Not just a bunch of rich guys with exotic cars * The difference between social media posturing and having to make a name prior to it * Getting that first magazine feature * Building a career– Having builders/magazines mention a designer’s name in an article * A discussion on design * Humility and making a name * Jason’s Buick * The Porsche 928– Brad prefers his Porsche Pro-Streeted * Coming up in the shadow of the greats like Steve Stanford * Once again, it all starts with BMX bikes– Getting back into it later in life–Soaring prices of vintage BMX bikes * Best/Worst conception story of all time STORIES N’ STEEL TRAILER FEED THE PODCASTERS: Help the Gearheads continue to bring you great guests, stories, mentoring, projects and more by becoming a Patron today! Become a Patron! PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSOR We are proud to have this episode brought to you by Trailer Tug. Please visit their website to learn more at TrailerTug.com Round Six Podcast listeners get 10% off by mentioning the podcast when ordering by phone, or by entering “round six” in the discount code box at checkout on the website.

113 MIN2019 DEC 9
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Jason Rushforth: What's in a Name?

Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

“STORIES N’ STEEL IS A CAR SHOW ABOUT PEOPLE.” Our all-new series, Stories N’ Steel drops this Black Friday (November 28, 2019) on Amazon Prime Video. The Gearheads sit down to discuss the show, what it’s about, where to view it, and most importantly how it all ties together with the podcast. Stories N’ Steel is a car show about people. That means no fake drama, no made-up deadlines or other nonsense… Just the stories from the hot rod builders, collectors and craftsmen who lived them.Stories N’ Steel is like the podcast; it’s one part conversation, one part storytelling, and all parts laid-back benchrace session. If you’ve ever wanted to get to know the whole story of some of the nation’s top builders, then you’re going to love what Stories N’ Steel brings each week. Hosted by our own Brad King, episode one takes you deep into the history of Squeeg’s Kustoms with Doug Jerger. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it takes to run one of the top hot rod shops in the countr...

77 MIN2019 NOV 28
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Stories N' Steel: Series Debut

John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

“NO RULES, NO DUES.” John Oro, the ever-smiling, always awesome face of the C-10 Club joins the Gearheads for a quick visit in The Round Six Experience at GNRS. We talk C-10 culture, clubs, and the whole family aspect of the scene.It’s a great look into what makes this whole thing “click,” and spoiler: It’s the people.We talk about the upcoming C-10 Intervention and the Round Six connection (Round Six’s Brian creates the artwork for each event), and it’s one of those shows that you don’t want to miss, and keeps growing year after year. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Having a good time at the “Grand Daddy of them All” * The birth of the C-10 Club * John’s “Prom Queen” K-5 Blazer * Feeding the podcasters * The C-10 Intervention * The Intervention artwork * The C-10 community FEED THE PODCASTERS: Help the Gearheads continue to bring you great guests, stories, mentoring, projects and more by becoming a Patron today! Become a Patron! PLEASE VISIT OUR SPONSOR We are proud...

19 MIN2019 SEP 14
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John Oro Drops by for an Intervention

Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

“I LOVE HOW SCREWED-UP IT IS.” Brian heads out all solo-like to Squarebody Syndicate World Headquarters and takes a break from another One ‘n Done on Joe Yezzi’s diesel crew cab to sit and talk with Kevin Whipps. We dive deep into the philosophy of the Arizona community and family, and what makes it unique, and then into the builds that made for a career. It’s a laid-back ride through the importance of the people over the vehicles every time. We talk mini trucks, the growth and heyday of the Euro tuner scene in the 1990’s and beyond, to the influence of Courtney Hallowell on his and future generations and more. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Writing books on air suspension and C-10 restoration * The longevity of a Rochester carburetor rebuild guide book * Brian pitches more book ideas * Kevin’s other book concepts * A discussion on the death of the patina trend – Another coffee table book * Dino pops in * Early influences * How enjoying the process of a build inspires a c...

60 MIN2019 AUG 23
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Kevin Whipps: We're Going to Pavillions!

M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

“I TAKE MY FLAMES SUPER-SERIOUS.” Sean Taylor, Vice President of Product Development at M2 Machines joins the Gearheads for an evening of laid-back conversation. We talk cool cars, the genesis of M2 Machines, the life of a die cast car company professional, working from home and more. We dig into the current and upcoming M2 Machines offerings, and geek out over the samples we were fortunate to have in hand thanks to Sean… THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Bringing little cars to the Big Show * Sean hits the road and promotes the M2 brand * Weird convention names and chasing windmills * Drama in the Toy Car world * “We’re a niche diecast company” * Sean explains the differences in the levels of his toy line * The extra effort and research that goes in to create “uniquely optioned” cars * Bench seats in a muscle car? Sure! * The Hurst Sunshine Camaro * Brad anoints Sean as the “Willy Wonka of Toy Cars” * Growing up the son of a gearhead * Discussing product recalls and navig...

94 MIN2019 AUG 9
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M2 Machines: Passion and Detail with Extra Cool

On the Wings of an Alex

“THERE’S STILL SOME JUICY LEFT IN THAT FRUIT.” On episode sixty-eight, it’s all about Alex. And starvation. But mostly Alex. And maybe menopause. And a Magic 8-Ball bowling ball. And soup. And souls and Camaros and angels. …but mostly Alex. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * The Boys get emotional about the plight of starving podcasters * Chicken soup for your ears, now with egg noodles! * Want to help? Go to Patreon.com/roundsix and decide what level you want * Touched by an Angel…..is that such a good thing? * Alex complains about always being in the back of the class * Brian comes up with a brilliant idea: The bowling ball sized Magic 8-Ball * Uncle David and his hot rod influence on Alex * Hot Rods in the neighborhood, and being “that kid” * Alex’s first hot rod, a Schwinn Sting Ray * The Hustler, always trying to make money * Making the decision to join the Air Force and work on fighter planes * Getting out of the Air Force and working on the B-2 Bomber * Working at Edw...

65 MIN2019 JUL 26
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On the Wings of an Alex

A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

“THAT’S WHY THEY PUT WHEELS ON TOOLBOXES.” On episode sixty-seven, we head back in time to January at the 70th Grand National Roadster Show, and a quick session with Darryl Hollenbeck and Zane Cullen. It’s a paint all-star spectacular, and the conversation starts with a discussion of the Triple Gun Award of Excellence, and goes outrageously sideways.Great time at a great how with great friends. It’s a laid-back look at the industry through the eyes of two seasoned pro’s… And three podcast hosts just trying to keep it on the rails. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Stuff we can’t air * The Triple Gun Award of Excellence – The history of the award – Judging criteria – The three guns, Darryl Hollenbeck, Charlie Hutton and Zane Cullen * Mickie Galloway’s design contribution * Brian launches the idea of bringing the past winners to one display at GNRS – “The Triple Mom Award” * Darryl’s AMBR win in 2016 * Roofies in the booth * Multi-generational family businesses – Easi...

35 MIN2019 JUL 12
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A Triple Gun Award Episode of Near-Excellence

Paint in the 'Blood: Kenny Youngblood

“THE PRINCIPLES OF ART DON’T CHANGE.” On episode sixty-six, we’re joined by the legendary Kenny Youngblood. An automotive artist of the highest order, his early start in the funny car lettering field is where most will know him from. A man whose professional career has been spent around and working with legendary names like John Buttera and Don Kirby, the stories are practically endless.The Gearheads are joined by Round Six’s fourth man, Carson, and his interaction as a young kid with Kenny led to a long career in the industry. Kenny was cool enough to give a kid some lessons, and inspired him to take up the brush. A life-lesson in that example for anyone who sees the spark in the next generation to be sure. Please go and do likewise! Carson went from being a kid hiding in a corner watching, to becoming a skilled sign painter. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Kenny’s influence on one of Round Six’s own, Carson– Painting cars at Don Kirby’s Custom Paint– Carson hanging aro...

82 MIN2019 JUL 5
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Paint in the 'Blood: Kenny Youngblood

Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON

“I WANT MY STUFF TO BE WHOMPED ON.” Here on episode sixty-five, we sit down with ICON 4×4 and TLC founder and CEO Jonathan Ward. It’s a laid back, candid look at building cool vehicles in a very technology-driven world. A self-starter in definition as well as practice, Jon’s childhood acting days (from a chance shot in Peter Pan to Charles in Charge to a stalker incident) and an interest in restoring old tech and cars lead to starting a business. We explore the passion that drives ICON, the idea behind the brand, and the marketing approach. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Industrial design meets entrepreneurship * Raymond Leowy * Avoiding the “theme” build while staying true to the vehicle’s character * Steering clear of bad design directions * Crafting a unique aesthetic * Creating brand identity * Working to make a unique statement without turning down the bread and butter work * The balance of loving what you do and loving the customer– When to fire a client * Steering...

103 MIN2019 JUN 28
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Where a Derelict Becomes an ICON

Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends

“PUSH THE ENVELOPE TO SEE HOW FAR THE CUSTOMER WILL LET YOU GO.” We sit down with Bob Thrash to talk hot rods, a career in the hot rod world, and having worked alongside so many legends. From early influences and opportunities, Bob has always found himself surrounded by an extremely skilled team. It’s not often that someone learns among legends almost exclusively, but Bob Thrash is one of those guys. He learned to airbrush with Scott Sullivan. He cut his teeth in the talent-breeding powerhouse that is Rad Rides. He’s worked for and among the best in the business, and shares that path with us. Honing the craft on some of the highest-end cars in the world prepares you to go it on your own in a very unique way. We get into that and more here. THINGS COVERED IN THIS EPISODE: * Studying the work of those whom you admire * Early days in the industry * The Scott Sullivan influence – Inspiration found in his Nova at the 1979 Street Machine Nationals – Learning to airbrush with Scott ...

100 MIN2019 JUN 21
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Bob Thrash: Surrounded by Legends
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