The Retrieve information about X18 task is a storyline mission featured in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

I am willing to keep my leader occupied so you may get the journal. But, I need insurance. 1500 rubles should be enough.
- Informer,
(Meet Monolith informer)

Pricey, but it's worth it to me.
- Marked One



  • Picking up the Document triggers a Military raid on the Monolith Base, during which the player is advised to keep a low profile.
  • The military strike force is heavily outgunned but may advance as far as the player's location in the office, certainly there is the risk of a blast from a grenade thrown by either side.
  • Taking the Document also starts the Reach Darkscape mission whereby the player is supposed to acquire the local Lada Niva Hospital Service deathtrap and attempt to evade a helicopter chase to the Level transfer point.


  • There is no actual pressure to leave the Monolith Base so the player might wish to arbitrage the loot from the dead Military task force.
  • All of the Monolithians have a minimum of 5000 Ru.