Welcome to Clear Sky Faction! We reside at the Great Swamp. Come visit us at our base, catch up with latest news of the Zone and taste our famous dish; the irradiated and barbequed boar.
Clear Sky is one of the first factions established in the Zone. Clear Sky is dedicated to researching the Zone and learning its inner workings, and are not averse to hiring mercenaries to perform missions, much like the Ecologists faction. However, unlike the Ecologists, they are more than willing to resort to violence to get their way, and are as fiercely protective of the Zone as Freedom, or even the Monolith.
"We've been hiding here so long that sometimes I feel like the whole world is one big swamp. I heard a story once that this used to be normal land, with villages and fields and everything. Then they started building a dam for the hydro power station, and ended up flooding the area. Either they miscalculated or just plain screwed up, but there was just too much water. Lots of folks weren't even evacuated in time. So now it's all a huge swamp. You could roam these marshes for days on end and never get anywhere. It all looks the same: water, reeds and the occasional vegetation. That's how we've managed to do our business freely, away from prying eyes. The Swamps are the lowest a stalker can go. The only folks you'll find here are those that are running from problems more serious than marshlands, mutants or consumption. The Swamps are a haven for renegades of every kind. All types of people drop in here - random loners, outcasts from various factions, and just plain criminals. We welcome them all; only some get the open-arms treatment, and some the feet-first kind."