Strider, the leader of a Monolith squad, recently regained their freedom from the Monolith and wants to seek shelter for him and his squad, before they are discovered and attacked by other stalkers due to them wearing Monolith uniforms.
You can recruit Strider and his squad into either Freedom or Duty by talking to Loki and Shulga respectively. However one will need to earn the trust of one of the leaders for them to send recruiters.
One only needs to have a friendly reputation with one of the factions to earn the leaders trust, which is essentially one side mission that allows the player to choose which faction to side with. This can be quite troublesome for players opting for the A Man of Balance achievement due to the fact that most of the side missions needed to earn the trust of the faction leaders are lost.
Side missions possible
- General Tachenko's PDA given to either Shulga or Loki
- Morgan's PDA given to either Shulga or Loki
- Tell about Flint's true identity to either Shulga or Loki
- Refer either Freedom or Duty to guard the scientist's bunker after Black's squad leaves to ambush the player in the Jupiter factory complex.