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 Kshatriya has other uses. Please see Kshatriya (Disambiguation) for other meanings. 

Game: Faction Pack
Kshatriya
MetroDLCRanger
Place: Moscow State Library
Objective:

Retrieve the 30 artifacts on the surface

Metro Star Metro Wiki has a video walkthrough for this level, Kshatriya (Level). See Kshatriya (Level)/Walkthrough.
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Kshatriya is the second level added in the Faction Pack, and, is not only the longest of the three - but is the single longest level in the Metro Video Game Series, barring The Tower Pack (though that is made up of lots of short scenarios). Unlike most levels, which have Artyom travelling from point A to B or battling a foe, Kshatriya uses new mechanics to emulate the act of Stalking - venturing up to the surface to retrieve artifacts of the old world.

OverviewEdit

Kshatriya puts the player in the boots of a supposed Ranger Trainee from Polis, attempting to prove himself as being worthy of being amongst the warrior class of Polis: the Kshatriya. He begins by first meeting up with the Kshatriya Team that is there to help him when he begins to scavenge the area of the Great Library above. Following a short conversation with the base's arms and equipment dealer, Kuzmich, the Trainee meets with Shaman, the artifacts collector. Shaman will instruct the player to hand in any of the artifacts to him that they find on the surface, in exchange for varying levels of cash rewards.

Following this, the Trainee may leave for the sewers that connect with the surface. Along the way the Trainee will meet Bar and Su, twin Stalkers of your team who provide occasional help in combat and tips on how to survive the level. After the meeting, the player is left to their own devices to explore the slowly opening world of Kshatriya.

Gameplay in Kshatriya is drastically different than that of what can be found in the main campaign of Metro Last Light. Aside from finding all 30 artifacts listed on Shaman's electronic drawing-board, including the "Map of Secret Metro", there is no goal, so the player is free to explore the large map at will. While seeming rather small to begin with, certain parts of Kshatriya must be unlocked by exploration to proceed further into. The sewers, seemingly a hallway or two, rapidly becomes a crossroads leading to various parts of the surface and the Great Library. Checkpoints are determined by the player, rather than given at random intervals, or when the player acesses new areas. To initiate a new save, the player must return to the Stalker base, and use the door located to the right of Kuzmich's wares to enter Polis station. Here the Trainee will rest and return the next night, with progress being saved. Checkpoints are entirely optional, and some players find extra thrills in refusing to enter the station, until when it is required at the very end. If you want to finish the level quickly, you will return to the station quite often, your backpack only fits 5 artifacts, so you have to return at least 6 times to return and handover your findings to Shaman.

Unique to Kshatriya are semi-randomized encounters, mostly with enemies, but also with Artifact placement, that lend the level well to multiple replays. Passing through the sewer at any time has the chance of spawning Nosalises from a myriad of places that can quickly kill unprepared players. In addition, while they can be predicted in the most part with how far the player has gotten, Nosalis hordes that attack the Trainee, while he is trying to open the bulkhead door to the base, can strike at the most inopportune time.

Kshatriya is completed after the Trainee ventures deep into the archives of the library, beyond the fearsome librarians within, and returns with the secret metro map. Below is a map and complete guide to finding every artifact in Kshatriya - remember that some are placed randomly, but the guides lists as many possible locations as have been found. There is also a video guide for an in-depth walkthrough.

MapEdit

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Item List and General LocationsEdit

Gasoline
KshatriyaGasoline

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

10

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Book
KshatriyaBook

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

25

[Source]
Old Phone
KshatriyaPhone

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

10

[Source]
Monitor
KshatriyaMonitor

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

25

[Source]
Keyboard
KshatriyaKeyboard

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

25

[Source]
Painting
KshatriyaPainting

Artifact Location:

Surface - Building

Value:

25

[Source]
Toy
KshatriyaToy

Artifact Location:

Underground - Sewers

Value:

40

Note:

Can easily be the Trainee's first item.

[Source]
Pack of Books
KshatriyaPackOfBooks

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Library Ground Floor
Great Library - Library Second Floor

Value:

40

[Source]
Clock
KshatriyaClock

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Library Ground Floor
Great Library - Library Second Floor

Value:

25

[Source]
Weapon Parts
KshatriyaWeaponParts

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Library Second Floor

Value:

10

[Source]
Glasses
KshatriyaGlasses

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Library Ground Floor
Great Library - Library Second Floor

Value:

10

[Source]
Tricycle
KshatriyaTricycle

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Library Ground Floor
Great Library - Library Second Floor

Value:

40

Note:

If on second floor, Watchmen spawn behind player when obtained.

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Icon
KshatriyaIcon

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Watchmen Room

Value:

40

[Source]
Tools
KshatriyaTools

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Watchmen Room
Great Library - Chandelier Room

Value:

40

[Source]
Poster
KshatriyaPoster

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Watchmen Room
Great Library - Chandelier Room

Value:

10

[Source]
Suitcase
KshatriyaSuitcase

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Chandelier Room
Great Library - Demon Room

Value:

10

[Source]
Medical Supplies
KshatriyaMedicalSupplies

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Demon Room
Great Library - Transition Hall

Value:

40

[Source]
Drawings
KshatriyaDrawings

Artifact Location:

Great Library - Demon Room

Value:

40

[Source]
Doll
KshatriyaDoll

Artifact Location:

Depository - Librarian Room

Value:

40

[Source]
Plate
KshatriyaPlate

Artifact Location:

Depository - Librarian Room

Value:

25

[Source]
Space Lattice Model
KshatriyaSpaceLatticeModel

Artifact Location:

Depository - Ruined Offices

Value:

25

[Source]
Technical Notes
KshatriyaTechnicalNotes

Artifact Location:

Depository - Ruined Offices

Value:

10

[Source]
Welding Helmet
KshatriyaWeldingHelmet

Artifact Location:

Depository - Ruined Offices

Value:

10

[Source]
Balalaika
KshatriyaBalalaika

Artifact Location:

Depository - Ruined Offices

Value:

40

Note:

In the ruined bathrooms, by a hole. Always spawns a Librarian that grabs the trainee - in reference to Artyom in 2033.

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Traffic Light
KshatriyaTrafficLight

Artifact Location:

Surface - Alley

Value:

25

[Source]
Science Book
KshatriyaScienceBook

Artifact Location:

Depository - Under Stacks

Value:

25

[Source]
Terminal
KshatriyaTerminal

Artifact Location:

Archives - First Stairwell
Archives - Drenched Room

Value:

40

[Source]
Mechanical Parts
KshatriyaMechanicalParts

Artifact Location:

Archives - Depths

Value:

25

[Source]
Audio Speaker
KshatriyaAudioSpeaker

Artifact Location:

Archives - Catalogue Reliquary

Value:

25

[Source]
Secret Subway Map
KshatriyaMapofSecretMetro

Artifact Location:

Archives - Catalogue Reliquary

Value:

300

Note:

Picking this up spawns a librarian behind the Trainee. Once returned to Shaman, entering Polis completes the level.

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AchievementsEdit

MLL Kshatriya Ach Kshatriya (Achievement) Bronze Trophy - 15 Game points
Complete the KSHATRIYA level.

MLL Artifact Ach Artifact Bronze Trophy - 15 Game points
Find 30 artifacts.

GameplayEdit

  • The Nosalises encountered underground can be a fair source of income, as they can be killed with 1-2 shotgun blasts and yield 2-5 MGRs, while 6 shoutgun shells can be bought for only 7 MGRs. As they are found underground, you don't need to waste precious filters fighting them.
  • Filters become more expensive every time you purchase one, but their price resets after a time. It is a good idea to buy a single filter every time you return to the base, so you don't have to pay extra for buying them in bulk after a long expedition.
    • The base price of a filter is 20 MGRs, each consecutive filter costs 5 MGRs more.

EquipmentEdit

You start the game with a Bastard carbine and an Ashot shotgun-pistol. The trader will offer to sell you the following guns: Kalash, Duplet, Revolver, Lolife and Shambler. A Helsing can be found on a corpse of your predecessor. He will also offer incendiary shotgun shells, incendiary pistol rounds and regular assault rifle rounds, as well as throwing knives, claymore mines, sticky and incendiary grenades.

You are also able to purchase 2 separate suits of armor, but you will only be able to wear one of them at a time:

  • Radiation armor costs 200 MGRs and will protect you from radiation, lowering the rate at which you use up your filters in radioactive areas.
  • Heavy armor costs 225 MGRs and will protect you from the attacks of monsters.

Night vision goggles can be found on a body of one of your predecessors.

TriviaEdit

  • Kshatriya, from Kshatra (rule or authority), is one of the four varnas (social orders) in Hinduism. Traditionally, Kshatriya constitute the ruling and military elite of the Vedic-Hindu social system, as outlined by the Vedas and the Laws of Manu. They were in charge of the protection of the Hindu society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime. In the Metro Universe, the Kshatriya is one of the four classes Polis citizens may elect to fall into when they become of age. Kshatriya are the warrior class and combat elite of Polis.
  • Despite being on a trek to prove himself as a warrior, Kshatriya can be 100% completed without firing a single bullet. Watchmen, Lurkers, and Liana can all be tactfully run past, all Librarians can be stared down, and the Nosalis hordes can be bypassed by simply running back out to the surface for a brief period of time.
  • Curiously, the Map of Secret Metro does not appear to be a map at all - rather, it looks like a diary entry from the main campaign, or even a newspaper page.
  • In one of the underground passages that leads from the depository back to the sewers, the player can see a light dying out, hear some weird sounds from the distance and if he is equipped with a nightvision device, it will become temporarily distorted.
  • Your Geiger Counter will tick when exploring the ranger base, most likely caused by the radiation emanating from the retrieved surface artifacts.
  • The library is slightly different from the Metro 2033 version, the weather is stormy instead of snowy.

BugsEdit

  • The Gasoline Canister may not always appear. It's a good idea to immediately check its spawn position and start a new game if it is not there.
  • Some objects might appear hovering over the ground.
    • This might be because physics are not enabled for the artifacts, due to their random placement
  • If a Lurker is killed it sometimes may act as if it was still alive, crouching in an alert postition. It may still be salvaged from.
  • It may occur that filters bought will not be added to you inventory. This is caused by picking up the filter hidden on the pipe inside the station.
  • Librarian AI may make them freeze up at times, and radomly unagressive mid-combat or if hit while playing a waking up animation.
  • The final Librarian may spawn in a frozen position, it will be unable to attack but can still be killed or bypassed, it will not stop the player completing the level.
  • Ladders can be difficult to interact with if approached from odd angles or while sprinting. If you cannot attach after repeated attempts, take several steps backwards and approach slowly from the front.
  • Sometimes, in the archives, the sounds from the game can no longer be heard. Once back at the base, the textures will look dull and pre-rendered, and if you go through the gate after you give the secret metro map to shaman, the screen will go black and will stop working. You will have to restart the console and start from the last checkpoint. Also, any achievements will be lost and will never come back (found on the PS3).

GalleryEdit

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