Come on in man, relax!
Loki meeting the player
Background[edit | edit source]
An unusually young Freedom commander, Loki is in charge of the Yanov station's faction garrison and a close friend of Hawaiian, the station's trader. He says that he knew the old Freedom leaders even before there was no zone, back then when they were regular "hippies". He then met them in the zone later on. He is one of the founding members of Freedom, along with Chekhov, Lingov, and Lukash.
His ceasefire with Duty goes back to the time when Freedom captured the Yanov station. At the same time a blowout started, while a Duty squad was stuck outside of the station, with no shelter nearby. Loki, unable to let Duty die such horrible deaths, let them take cover in Yanov during the emission. Afterwards, Loki negotiated a truce that made the Yanov station a safe zone for both factions, with the Loners acting as a buffer and 'police' force to keep both groups in line.
Regardless, in order to preserve peace, either group will call out the other or deal with men who have broken the rules of the Zone, regardless of faction lines.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Call of Pripyat[edit | edit source]
In line with previous Freedom leaders, Loki advocates the opening of the Zone to the outside world, though his reasoning is slightly different - whereas Chekhov treated it as a political issue, and Lukash considered it an environmental one, Loki has scientific advancement in mind. He points out the existence of gravitational distortions, spontaneous combustion, and other miraculous happenings in the Zone as evidence that humanity could experience a massive technological leap if they learned to harness the Zone. Perhaps most importantly, Loki's chapter is not particularly keen on continued hostilities with Duty, in most cases only firing once fired upon or after giving their rivals ample warning to leave the area. The local Duty chapter's side of hostilities is more due to their past grievances, not taking Loki's different viewpoint into consideration, while the Ecologist team in the area is more trusting of his men - even allowing Loki to send a detachment to guard them.
Endings[edit | edit source]
- Freedom Wins: Loki and his men convince the Loners to assist them in pushing Duty out of the Yanov Station. Lt. Col. Shulga is killed in action during the last fighting around the Yanov Station, and Duty retreats.
- Draw: Loki's men eventually resign as Freedomers, joining the ranks of the Loners along with Shulga's Dutyers.
- Freedom Loses: Shulga convinces the Loners to get rid of Freedom. In the final fight for the station, not only is Loki killed, but his entire unit is destroyed.
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- Loki runs a tight enough ship that he'll let Duty or the Skadovsk Loners have their way with Flint.
- Loki is the name of a Norse god of chaos and trickery, attributes often applied to the Freedom faction in general.