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The Crescent is an artifact found in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

This actually smells... quite good! Although, I don't think anyone would try a bite for obvious reasons...
- Inventory description, v1.30013 - 1.4005

Born in the 'Vortex' anomaly. (Chert' is formed from metallic substances exposed to prolonged gravitation. This makes it capable of sustaining an anti-gravitational field, and many stalkers use it to reduce the weight of their backpacks. Emits radiation.
- Inventory description, v1.4007


v1.30013 - 1.3003:
  • Not observed in the open.
  • Rarely looted from the bodies of dead NPCs.
  • May spawn from the parent anomaly.
  • Gains a huge "weight carry" property with few downsides.
  • Becomes annoyingly "hunger bugged" (starves the player quite quickly)
  • Less useful as a result. In fact, not useful at all.
  • Seems to have the downsides sorted out.
  • Only helps the player carry 6kg extra.


  • Has some beneficial properties that may help the player early in the game.
  • Is much more useful in v1.4000+ due to the immense weight carry enhancement.
  • Can be made to spawn in Vortex anomalies as noted in Artifact Spawns, usually by converting a Boar or a Flesh (v1.4000+)
  • The bugged negative hunger feature may be offset with one or more compensating Cake artifacts.
  • Hunger feature is still bugged in v1.4005, despite the "-0" value it will starve you within minutes.


  • The artifact may be created using an Artifact Merger, however, the recipe remains unavailable under normal circumstances.