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The Monolith led by Charon is a custom civilization mod by RawSasquatch, with contributions from TopHatPaladin and DuskJockey.

This mod requires Brave New World.

Overview[]

The Monolith[]

A religious cult that is hostile to all but their own, the Monolithians believe in the power of the Wish Granter, rumored to be an alien artifact hidden in the heart of the Chernobyl NPP. Members of this faction devote their lives to protecting the secret of the Great Crystal, ensuring that no one ever reaches the center of the Zone. A typical Monolithian is a former stalker brainwashed by one of the psychic emitters throughout the Zone (namely the Brain Scorcher) into serving the will of the C-Consciousness, unflinchingly loyal and ready to sacrifice himself at a moment's notice. This extreme loyalty is achieved by creating intense religious fanaticism in the mind of the stalker, directed towards the Monolith. While physically, they are on par with other stalkers, their religious fervor sets them apart and allows them to ignore wounds and continue to fight, even after they run out of ammo. Stories abound of fanatical Monolith Stalkers, after running out of ammo, ditch their weapons and attempt to kill the enemy with their bare hands, no matter how grievous their wounds. This same fervor also prevents others from capturing a Monolith member – if taken into custody, he will commit suicide in any way possible (even by smashing his head against the wall). The Monolith can also uplink themselves to the C-Consciousness through something known as a Psy-Antenna, a radar antenna covered with garbage to form a statue. Monolithians kneel in front of it and enter a trance involving head nodding and swaying, and will ignore almost anything around them, even gunshots.

Charon[]

Charon is the leader of the Monolith faction during the events of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. Almost nothing is known about him or his role as a leader, as he is the only permanently named active member of the Monolith in the entire series. Given the psychic control exerted by the C-Conciousness on Monolith members, however, presumably including Charon himself, his actual leadership over his fellow Monolith members is likely minor in comparison. In Greek mythology, Charon is the name of the ferryman of Hades, whose task is to convey the souls of the dead across the River Acheron, a segment of the River Styx, the boundary of the Earth from the Greek Underworld. From this, it could be theorized that Charon serves as a recruiter or trainer for new Monolith members more than anything -- symbolizing brainwashed Stalkers being "ferried" into The Monolith.

Dawn of Man[]

"We thank you, oh Monolith, for delivering your messenger, Charon, unto us to interpret your will, oh Monolith. Under your guidance, oh Monolith, we shall do your holy will to bring death to those who've spurned the holy power of The Monolith. May your light shine down on the souls of the brave soldiers who gave their lives in service to your will. Blessed, as they are, in their eternal union with The Monolith.

CharonLS

Art by RawSasquatch.

We await your orders, oh Monolith. Your light shall shine across this world and the non-believers shall be crushed, oh Monolith. Oh Monolith, we promise to build a Civilization to stand the test of time in service of The Monolith, oh mighty Monolith. Oh Monolith."

Introduction: "Oh Monolith, we thank you for leading this wayward guest here in peace, so that they may understand the glory of The Monolith and experience your holy light..."

Defeat: "Oh Monolith, we do not hear you..."

Unique Attributes[]

The Monolith (Charon)
CharonIcon

Art by RawSasquatch.

The Road North

Advancing Eras causes cities of your Religion to undergo an Emission, which spawns Fallout and may convert enemy units. Fallout yields +1 Food Food, +1 Production Production, and +1 Gold Gold, and it incurs no combat penalty.

GaussSniper

Art by RawSasquatch.

Gauss Sniper (Machine Gun)
  • +1 Range.
  • Gains Invisibility and a Ranged Strength bonus while stationed in a City or on a "city-like" improvement. (City Ruins, Trading Posts, all Great Person Tile Improvements.)
PsyAntenna

Art by RawSasquatch.

Psy-Antenna (Shrine)
  • Worked Fallout tiles yield +1 FaithIcon Faith and +1 Science Science.
City List
  1. The Sarcophagus
  2. Pripyat
  3. Brain Scorcher
  4. Limansk
  5. Radar
  6. Dead City
  7. The Barrier
  8. Army Warehouses
  9. Red Forest
  10. Yanov
  11. Outskirts
  12. X-19
  13. Yubileiny
  14. Palace Of Culture
  15. Bloodsucker Village
  16. Zaton
  17. Bookstore
  18. Prometheus
  19. River Port
  20. Cordon
  21. Garbage
  22. Polissya
  23. Underground
  24. Generators
  25. Monolith War Lab
  26. Deadmill
  27. Milrad
  28. Truck Cemetery
  29. Yantar
  30. Wild Territory
Spy List
  • Strider
  • Propovednik
  • Walrus
  • Sickle
  • Foma
  • Meeker
  • Armor
  • Molitvennik
  • Eidolon
  • Misha

Strategy[]

Monolith

Art by DuskJockey.

Music[]

Peace Theme War Theme
"Radwind Pt. 1, by MoozE. "Intro Theme", from S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat OST.

Mod Support[]

Unique Cultural Influence[]

"Our people are now journeying into the heart of the Zone without psy-helmets and praising the "glory of the Monolith". I worry the rest of the world will soon succumb to the influence of The Monolith..."

Mod Support
No
Community Balance Patch
No
Yes
Unknown
Ethnic Units
No
No
No
Unknown
Map Labels
No
No
No
Unknown
Unique Cultural Influence
Yes
YnAEMP
No

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 1 April 2021

 

 
  • Creator, XML, Art: Sasquatch (AKA Kramer)
  • Lua: TopHatPaladin
  • Civ Icon: DuskJockey
  • STALKER Copyright: GSC Game World


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