|“|| As you know, the way to Pripyat and beyond is covered with deadly psy-emissions due to the Brain Scorcher. It has been like that since the Zone existed. Sometimes the strength of them increases or falls at certain intervals, but it's the same pattern. But after all that scavenging in the old laboratories Petrenko has done - way before X18 and others - we've discovered how to shut this system down. We need someone that has proven himself, and you're the finest man I've seen so far for such a mission. There's going to be disagreements among my men, but I want the Scorcher to be deactivated - even if Freedom wants the same thing. That contraption has been the bane of human existence for too long. Go and see Ivancov for more information, I marked his location on your map.|
- Voronin, mission briefing
- A short, easily completed continuity task that introduces some background to the what and why of the player's overall mission.
- Re-introducing yourself to the Outskirts manifestation of Ivancov will conclude the mission.
- When combined with the Get the psy helmet and Meet the scientist this will force the player to make seven level crossings to reach Deedee.
- Ivancov is no longer a Technician (v1.3003)