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The Spleen
Khan (temporarily)
Capella (The Marble Nest)
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The Nutshell (Скорлупа) is an abandoned house in the Spleen district of the Knots Quarter. During the events of Pathologic 2, it is the temporary residence of Khan.


The Nutshell, named as such "because it's empty", is a meeting place for the Town's children - most notably those who prefer it to the Polyhedron. The Nutshell is close to the Train Station where children gather after dark. It is considered unusual for adults to enter the Nutshell and children attempt to conceal its existence from the Haruspex.


Pathologic 2

Only children live in this house.
Haruspex's map hover
Only children live in this house. Its windows glean* with a strange light.
Haruspex's map hover if the turner is fixed
Khan lives here - temporarily. His leaderless kingdom of children remains in the Polyhedron.
Haruspex's map hover after learning Khan has moved into the Nutshell

The Nutshell becomes available to the Haruspex on Day 2. Its location will be marked on the Haruspex's map after a conversation with one of the Town's children who informs him that Capella has forbidden them from entering the house until evening. Should the Haruspex choose to find the Nutshell on Day 2, he will find Capella and Maria Kaina inside in the middle of a disagreement. He is asked to leave by both. When he steps outside, he will find the Changeling, who warns him that he should not get involved with the business of the girls. If the Haruspex re-enters the building, he will find the Changeling's twin sitting in a corner.

Starting from Day 3, the Haruspex may find two children sitting around a broken turner inside of the Nutshell. They will ask the Haruspex to fix it for them, which he can do with a piece of Metal Scrap. On Day 4, the Haruspex may learn that Khan has not returned to the Polyhedron following his and Notkin's journey into the House of Death. Instead, he now resides within the Nutshell, citing that he needs to be sure that he is not infected with the Sand Plague before returning to the Polyhedron, lest he infect the 700 children inside. A Doghead can also be found, who offers to trade a Shmowder in exchange for a Leash.

On Day 10, Khan can be found infected inside the Nutshell.

Residents of the Nutshell will be under threat of being infected with Sand Plague on Day 5, Day 9, and Day 11.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest

At night, a light glimmers in the windows of this house.
Bachelor's Pathologic: The Marble Nest map hover

The Nutshell is located across the river in the condemned part of Town, making it inaccessible during The Marble Nest. When hovered over, the Nutshell shows Capella's icon, rather than Khan's, placing her in danger.



  • The soundtrack that plays within the Nutshell is Childhood Grave.
  • It's likely that the intended word is "gleam" rather than "glean", but glean is the word used in the game files.