|Shadow of Chernobyl|
Having at least four equipped enables healing and suit repair in Whirligigs, Springboards and Vortexes.
Shadow of Chernobyl Edit
This artifact can been found in the open in four locations:
- Inside a metal box inside a "scoop" accessible by climbing to the top of steps of the iron framework just north of the building containing the entrance to X18 in the Dark Valley.
- Another one is at the top of the tower of the Bloodsucker Village in the Army Warehouses.
- A third Spring lies a few meters south of the Battery pair in the Red Forest, is well camouflaged, and is available during two distinct periods: afternoons / early evenings and after midnight / small hours.
- One may also be found in the room containing the Monolith "sculpture" in Pripyat – the latter seems to be a random spawn. (May also have periodicity?)
The artifact occurs in one stash:
- A secret stash in Yantar contains this artifact; the coordinates can be obtained from dead Ecologists.
One may be earned as a reward for completing an optional side mission:
- Lukash may offer the Kill the stalker called Scarecrow as one of his stalker elimination missions.
You can also obtain this artifact from dead Duty and Freedom Experts in Pripyat, along with other rare and powerful artifacts, but this is very rare.
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 described as follows:
- "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."