Soul-and-a-Half Fortress

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Soul-and-a-Half Fortress

Notkin warehouse outside.png

Notkin Interior.png

Location
Warehouses
Map ID
warehouse_notkin (Pathologic)
Residents
Notkin
Soul-and-a-Halves
Lika (formerly)
Provides
Save checkpoint Store


The Soul-and-a-Half Fortress (Замок Двоедушников) is home for the Soul-and-a-Halves, a gang of kids with Notkin in charge of them as their chief. It is located in the Knots Quarter in the Warehouses.

Description

Only rats live here.
The Warehouses' subtitle

The Soul-and-a-Half Fortress was established by Notkin after his exile from the Polyhedron. The place used to be an abandoned warehouse where Artemy, Stakh, Grief, and Lara used to play when they were kids[1]. Notkin chose to dig a lair by the Warehouses, which later became the headquarters of the Soul-and-a-Halves, a gang of children who are defined by sharing special bonds with their pets. Located in the Warehouses, the kids often clash with Bad Grief's bandits and Barley the Barber.

In both Pathologic and Pathologic 2, the Haruspex can visit the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress to buy a map of infected areas. In Pathologic 2, one is also able to trade with children to receive food, medicine, and other items.

Plot

Pathologic

Bachelor Route

On Day 12, as Notkin is one of the Haruspex's Bound, there is a chance that an Executor will be stationed outside of Notkin's warehouse with Notkin being infected inside. If the player wishes for the Haruspex to attend the Cathedral meeting, they must give Notkin a Shmowder or a Panacea to cure him.

Haruspex Route

On Day 1, the Haruspex will visit the Soul-and-a-Halves' Fortress multiple times whilst completing the main quest and side quests. In the morning, he may hide here while running away from angry townsfolk. Alternatively, if the Haruspex avoids being chased by townsfolk, he may end up here while attempting to clear his name. Notkin will ask him to do a favour in dealing with a traitor and may later tell him to visit Bad Grief.

On Day 3, the Haruspex may be asked by Capella to check on Notkin. Notkin will also ask the Haruspex for Twyrine Extracts in exchange for allowing him to buy maps of the infected districts every day. If Haruspex is unable to provide the tinctures, he will have to trade Crowbars to Notkin in exchange for maps.

On Day 4, Notkin will ask the Haruspex's help in getting rid of looters in the abandoned districts and to bring him Crowbars as proof.

On Day 10, the Haruspex must ask Notkin for his thoughts on what to do with the auroch at the Bone Stake Lot.

On Day 11, Notkin will ask Haruspex to meet with him and advise him to check on what happened to the auroch from Day 10.

Changeling Route

On Day 1, Anna Angel will advise the Changeling to speak to Notkin about the allegiances of the Haruspex. The Changeling can also persuade Notkin to give her a Double Barrelled Pistol.

On Day 4, while investigating Bad Grief at the behest of Alexander Saburov, the Changeling will have to talk to Notkin about the rumours surrounding Bad Grief and his gang. Although Notkin will corroborate Bad Grief's statement that he is not responsible for throwing bodies into the river, Notkin warns her that Bad Grief seems to be hiding something else.

On Day 10, the Changeling receives a letter from Notkin. She talks to him at the warehouse learns that Stanislav Rubin is looking for her.

On Day 12, as Notkin is one of the Haruspex's Bound, there is a chance that an Executor will be stationed outside of Notkin's warehouse with Notkin being infected inside. If the player wishes for the Haruspex to attend the Cathedral meeting, they must give Notkin a Shmowder or a Panacea to cure him.

Pathologic 2

Chief Notkin's pack nest in this warehouse. Kids here trade for food and sharp objects.
Haruspex's map hover
Chief Notkin's pack nest in this warehouse. I can barter with them for a map of infected districts.
Haruspex map hover after gaining the ability to trade for maps

On Day 1, a pair of children standing outside of Stanislav Rubin's Apartment will inform the Haruspex that not only does Notkin in the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress wish to hold a trial to which the Haruspex is invited, they also need a doctor as three of their friends - Alma, Duke, and Wolfling - have been poisoned. Upon arriving at the Fortress, the Haruspex will discover that the trial is for him and the three friends are dogs who have already died. The Haruspex is able to press Notkin and is asked to deal with Lika, who was the Doghead who poisoned the dogs.

On Day 2, the Haruspex can speak to Notkin in the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress in regards to Isidor Burakh's List.

On Day 3, Notkin will send for the Haruspex to help his friend Patches. Patches has contracted the Sand Plague and desperately needs help. Notkin had already gone to the Bachelor, but was refused. The Haruspex is able to assist Patches and lower his infection through the use of his Menkhu knowledge. If the Haruspex does not help Patches at all, Aspity will attempt to help instead, resulting in her death.

On Day 4, Notkin becomes infected following his trip into the House of Death. The Haruspex is able to cure him after the day begins. While visiting Notkin, a Soul-and-a-Half will be waiting outside of the Fortress. He will inform the Haruspex that they have created a map of infected districts. The Haruspex is able to trade medicine and sharp objects for maps from Day 5 to Day 11.

On Day 9, following the discovery and subsequent murder of the killer in The Skinners, the Haruspex can speak to the children in the Fortress about their misleading note. If the Haruspex has been incorrectly playing the cache game, they will tell him that he has been kicked out of the game. However, this does not seem to have any effect on the Haruspex's ability to find and loot the children's caches.

On Day 10, Notkin becomes infected as part of the Sand Plague's attack on Isidor Burakh's List and can be found inside of the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest

Local urchins used to gather here. We managed to disperse them-but not save them.
Bachelor's Pathologic: The Marble Nest map hover

Located in the condemned part of Town, the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress is inaccessible during The Marble Nest. When checking the map, Notkin will be noted as dead.

Gallery

Notes

  • In the original Pathologic English translation the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress was called Dual-Souls Castle.
  • In the Pathologic Classic HD English translation the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress was called The Castle of the Soul-and-a-Halves.
  • In Pathologic the soundtrack that plays inside of the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress is called Warehouse Notkin.
  • In Pathologic 2 the Soul-and-a-Half Fortress plays a number of animal call sounds such as dogs and chickens - though none of the animals can be seen.

References

  1. Pathologic 2