|“|| And what is up with these newbies?............all they care about is loot and not the important fact such as anomalies....damn them all.|
|“|| The three of us were getting ready to try to get through to the North. We didn't know when the Scorcher emissions were lower but Spotty managed to get the info somewhere...I don't know where... We were half-way through the sector, when the Scorcher suddenly switched on again. Spotty passed out straight away and fell down the hillside. I panicked and said that we should leave everything and go back. Hunchback managed to pull himself together and said that we had to get Spotty out... I said "You're an idiot, don't you wanna live? It's over for him, how are we gonna carry him all the way back?" Just as he managed to convince me and started to climb down to get Spotty... another wave came. By the time I came to my senses I was by the military base... I thought Hunchback and Spotty stayed there... but Hunchback got him out and didn't make it himself... he got him out...|
- Baldy describes what happend
Apparently Baldy with two of his friends, Spotty and Hunchback tried to go north past the Red Forest towards the center of The Zone with tragic consequences. According to data acquired by Spotty the Brain Scorcher shouldn't have been at its peak activity while they were making their way through. Unfortunately the information failed the trio as the Scorcher suddenly turned on while they were mid-way resulting in Hunchback's death and Spotty's brain being damaged. After this incident Baldy fell into despair and depression, turning to alcohol.
Shadow of Chernobyl Edit
He is located in the 100 Rads Bar. He gives an optional mission called Kill the traitor that requires the player to kill Smartass. The traitor can be found in a Stalker camp in the Army Warehouses area. Baldy will give the player a Night Star artifact for completing that mission.