Official StalcraftHQ guide, posted January 5 2023

Guide: Kaa's Riddles (Bandits)

Kaa's riddles quests are interesting, especially for people that like to do some thinking. However some players might get stuck, and even more will simply want to blast through quests to proceed the story.

In this guide, I'll show where to go for each parts of the quest on Bandit players. A guide for Loner players will hopefully follow up some time soon!

#Finding Kaa

The quest to find Kaa begins in the Pit. In the quest before, Solyannikov tasked you to find the receiver and gave you SAK-1 Wide Range DetectorSAK-1 Wide Range Detector and Candle Short Range DetectorCandle Short Range Detector. You have to use them to scan for signal - follow the signal and it'll lead you to house on south-western side of The Pit.

Kaa's Location on MapKaa's Location on Map

Once the quest circle shrinks to the size shown on the map above, go up the ladder on the northern side of the house. Kaa will be in the attic, and... he thinks he's a snake.

Ladder leading up the attic, you'll find Kaa thereLadder leading up the attic, you'll find Kaa there
Kaa laying in the atticKaa laying in the attic

#Kaa's Riddles: Part 1

Quest text:
This isn't the Pit-this is some kind of madhouse! A local nutcase, who thinks he's the python Kaa, has invited me to solve his damn riddles... They should lead me to the Receiver.
Here's the first one:
Even in the Pit, the serpent makes its way upwards,
From the top, the snake can see its prey better.
At the top, the snake left a hint...

The first riddle speaks of a huge radio tower roughly at the center of the map:

First riddle location - tower at the center of the PitFirst riddle location - tower at the center of the Pit
The tower in the PitThe tower in the Pit

Be careful when approaching the structure - there are some anomalies around it, and zombie event spawns there very frequently, too. There are a few ways into the tower itself. The door is on the eastern side, but you can also jump in through the hole by first jumping onto the roof of a building to the north-east.

Whichever way you choose, climb up to the top of the concrete part of the tower. From there, you need to use Q button to start climbing up one of the vertical metal bars.

The pole that can be used to climb upThe pole that can be used to climb up

You don't need to climb all the way up - in fact doing so will likely kill you. The clue is in a backpack on 3rd horizontal bar, counting from bottom one. The backpack is on the north-eastern corner.

Sometimes electric anomalies might be in your way. The way I handled it was just sprint through them and then heal up. But be careful!

First riddle backpackFirst riddle backpack

#Kaa's Riddles: Part 2

Quest text:
I should've known that there wouldn't be just one riddle to solve. What does the next one say?
Near the old temple of science,
This so-called Agrocomplex,
There's an old house that sits on the lake.
In which you'll find the secret of the snake...

This riddle takes you to a small house on the western end of Agrocomplex.

Second riddle location - house on the lake in western AgrocomplexSecond riddle location - house on the lake in western Agrocomplex

The house and its surroundings are filled with anomalies, so be careful - I recommend you pick up a scientist armor, and definitely avoid the pink-ish spots on the ground! I personally swim from the eastern side and sprint through whirligig anomaly towards the entrance. Once at the entrance, I heal up, and then sprint through the house to the far end corner, where anomalies don't hurt me. When done this way, you'll see a backpack:

Second riddle backpackSecond riddle backpack

#Kaa's Riddles: Part 3

Quest text:
This riddle seems to be more complicated than previous ones.
At the beginning of everything,
In the cellar, where the fat hog once was king.
Where the man who hunted himself began to awake.
The riddle was hidden by a snake.

What does that mean? It doesn't make any sense. But I think, if we're talking about the beginning of everything, then the place I'm looking for is probably somewhere in the south of the Zone... What's this fat hog who once was kind of the cellar? Is he some kind of huckster? Maybe his den was in a village in the south?

STALKER series veterans will have some nostalgia breeze. The riddle clearly speaks of the place where we began our journey in STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl as The Marked One - Sidorovich's bunker.

Third riddle location - Sidorovich's bunkerThird riddle location - Sidorovich's bunker

Sidorovich is long gone in the world of Stalcraft (or at least I think so?), but the backpack itself is on the bed behind the counter. There isn't anything complex in getting to it, but keep in mind this is Loners' area, so keep your eye on the proximity counter - I did get some PvP in this very bunker when doing this quest during Beta.

Third riddle backpackThird riddle backpack

#Kaa's Riddles: Part 4

Quest text:
And another riddle... What is it this time?
Here's a snake in a hurry to hunt,
It slithers, its head overtakes its body,
Weaving its way towards the Bar. Boldly!
Find your way to the bottom of the head.

The bottom of the head? What does that even mean?

To solve the last riddle, first head to Scrapyard/Dump and go to the lake on the north, just south of the entrance to the Bar. Jump into the water, and you'll see a flare on the bottom of the lake, roughly in the middle.

Fourth riddle location - the lake in the northern ScrapyardFourth riddle location - the lake in the northern Scrapyard
Flare on bottom of the lakeFlare on bottom of the lake

When you approach it, a bubble anomaly will teleport you on top of a building in Agrocomplex. Go inside through a hatch, and you'll find Kaa on the middle floor. Speak to him to end the quest.

Kaa at the final riddleKaa at the final riddle
Fourth riddle teleport locationFourth riddle teleport location

Once done, jump down to the ground floor. There will be an another bubble anomaly - when you walk into it, it'll teleport you right outside of the building. You can now return to Solyannikov in The Pit.



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