Artifacts in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
While usually man-made, the Artifacts in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
are formed through physical anomalies created by heavy doses of radiation
around the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
. These Artifacts are so sought after in fact that they are reason behind the migration of Stalkers and Militia within The Zone. Valued by Scientific Organizations around the world, these Stalkers enter The Zone in hopes to return with Artifacts ensuring their future wealth. Very few survive this trek.