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A crossover quest between STALKER and Gate by Qwaar. A stalker nicknamed Honeybee is seeking shelter from an emission when he finds a Gate into Falmart. He ends up rescuing a local named Pheela Ningyon from slavers, and things pick up from there as Honeybee and his slowly growing party try to survive in both worlds.

The quest can be found here.

From Exclusion to Fantastic Zones provides examples of:

  • Abandoned Laboratory: The Gate between Falmart and the Zone is located in one.
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  • Ascended Extra: Snag. In canon he's an NPC who's only involved in a couple of sidequests. Here he becomes a member of Honeybee's party.
  • Badass Bookworm: Mage, who's quite knowledgeable about biology, Greco-Roman culture, engineering, and possibly several other fields. He's also no slouch in a fight and is thriving in the Zone despite being a new arrival. As expected of a Ukrainian intelligence operative.
  • Beast Man: Diana Atalanta, Apostle of the God of the Hunt. She's part-hyena.
  • Berserk Button: Anomalies are this to Diana. In her eyes, it's a sign something is extremely wrong with the god that governs The Zone.
  • BFG: Pheela eventually gets a PKM. Her more stable lower body and strength makes firing it much easier. Honeybee is looking to getting her to replace it with a Kord, a .50 caliber heavy machine gun.
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  • Combat Medic: Charcoal, who is also the first Duty member to enter Falmart.
  • Cool Guns: Present in droves.
    • Honeybee has an AK-105.
    • Pheela eventually get her hands on a PKM.
    • Mage (Degtyarev) has an AKM with an underslung GP-25 grenade launcher as well as a Berretta 92F.
    • Snag uses an MP-5.
  • Crazy Awesome: Noah, just like in canon.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Pheela.
  • Deadly Doctor: Just like in canon, Tremor, who's also a Serial Killer.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Mage.
  • Death World: The Zone, full stop. Between factions of humans with varying degrees of hostility, deadly anomalies, radiation, and mutants, surviving in the Zone is nothing short of a miracle.
  • Expy: Judging from descriptions provided by the author and fan art, Pheela is a more modest version of Miia.
  • The Dreaded: They have yet to appear, but Monolith fits this role. Learning that they're in Falmart gives everyone the heebie-jeebies.
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  • Elsewhere Fic: The Falmart portions of the story take place in a region of the Empire that's far from Alnus, and no canon characters have appeared so far.
  • Fantastic Racism: Demi-humans like Pheela are not particularly liked by The Empire's populace. However, apostles like Diana get a free pass.
  • Fish out of Water: The stalkers and Pheela are this in each others' worlds.
  • Gun Porn: This is a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fanfic, so firearms of all sorts are expected. Note that the author based the fic on the MISERY mod, so there are even more Cool Guns and Rare Guns than in the base game.
  • Hero of Another Story: Mage aka Alexander Degtyarev, the Player Character of Call of Pripyat.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • Both Honeybee and Pheela have them, which are slowly revealed via flashbacks as well as the occasional invisi-text.
    • Honeybee thinks Mage has them. He's right.
    • Duty member Charcoal has medical and EOD training and may have served in the US military.
  • Impoverished Patrician: According to flashbacks, Pheela used to be nobility until an unknown event drove her family to ruin and eventually caused her to be sold to slavers.
  • Language Barrier: There is a HUGE one between Honeybee and the inhabitants of Falmart at the beginning of the story, considering the local language is nothing like Russian or Ukrainian. This is somewhat averted later on as he teaches Pheela how to speak Russian and Diana's use of her Apostle abilities.
  • Mêlée à Trois: Honeybee and his party get into one with bandits and mercenaries after one of their later forays to Falmart.
  • Mind over Matter: The burer Pheela faces and kills throws several objects around to fight her off, including a tree trunk that ends up pinning a stalker to the ground.
  • My Hover Craft Is Full Of Eels: Pheela is guilty of this since her grasp of Russian is shaky at best. Also was said virtually word-for-word by Honeybee when trying to communicate with Diana for the first time.
  • Oh, Crap!: Honeybee when he discovers Monolith has already made their way into Falmart.
    • Mage and Charcoal have the exact same reaction when Honeybee relays that fact to them.
  • Private Military Contractors: After coming back from his first foray into Falmart, Honeybee finds one dying from a bloodsucker attack. Him and his party end up fighting a different group later on. Just like in canon, there are also two bands stationed respectively at the Waste Processing Station and the Substation Workshop.
  • Psychic Powers: Controllers, poltergeists/pyrogeists, and burers. Griffons mutated by the Zone also have these.
  • Punny Name: Pheela Ningyon. This has been pointed out by Honeybee and at least one other Stalker.
  • Putting on the Reich: One of the Private Military Contractors Honeybee and crew fights uses an MG 3 and customized his exoskeleton helmet to resemble a German Stahlhelm.
  • Rare Guns:
    • Charcoal, the stalker Duty sends to help Honeybee scout out Falmart, uses an AN-94.
    • Mage has an O Ts-14 Groza but doesn't use it that often because of the scarcity and price of the ammunition.
  • Seen It All: Mage's reaction to seeing a lamia for the first time? Casually take out his PDA and take pictures.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Flashbacks peg Honeybee as one, who is implied to have fought in the First Chechen War.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Pheela was about to be sold to Imperial troops by enterprising bandits (not the stalker faction) before Honeybee violently rescued her.
  • Snake People: Pheela is one.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Mirone, who was killed offscreen by a controller in Call of Pripyat.
  • The Can Kicked Him: How Honeybee dispatches one of Pheela's guards at the beginning of the story.
  • The Mafiya: The Bandits are out and about in The Zone. Honeybee also had a history of them, which may be why he's in the Zone in the first place.
  • Translator Microbes: Diana does this by force-feeding Honeybee chewed up deer heart, giving him the ability to understand Falmart's language.
  • Wham Episode: The chapter Meeting with the Trapping Lord, where it's revealed the JSDF of canon GATE is also in Falmart and have fought the flame dragon. However, Honeybee thinks they're Ukrainian military and is in no hurry to meet them.
    • A couple of chapters later, the group meet Diana for the first time. It turns out her temple was destroyed by Monolith, who set up a second Brain Scorcher further North and took Diana's surviving acolytes there.


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