|Shadow of Chernobyl|
4-5 of them enable healing and suit repair in Whirligigs, etc.
Shadow of Chernobyl Edit
This artifact can been found inside of a "scoop" just north of the building containing the entrance to X18 in the Dark Valley and another one in the tower of the Bloodsucker village in the Army Warehouses. One may also be found in the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat – the latter seems to be a random spawn. A secret stash in Yantar contains this artifact; the coordinates can be obtained from dead Ecologists. The player can equip four or five of these artifacts so that falls, Springboards, Whirligigs, and Vortex anomalies will heal you and repair your suit.
The Spring can be sold for a disappointing 3250 Ru. Sakharov gives 5000 Ru.
Behind the Scenes Edit
This artifact is clearly a nod and homage to the 'empties' as described in the novella which inspired the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, 'Roadside Picnic'. "They're just two copper disks the size of a saucer, about a quarter inch thick, with a space of a foot and a half between them. There's nothing else. I mean absolutely nothing, just empty space. You can stick your hand in them, or even your head, if you're so knocked out by the whole thing – just emptiness and more emptiness, thin air. And for all that, of course ,there is some force between them, as I understand it, because you can't press them together, and no one's been able to pull them apart, either."