|First Encounter||Hydroponics Deck|
|Loot|| Grub Pod Organ|
Annelid Healing Gland (30%)
Annelid Psi Organ (5%)
Eggs are birthed from a special site within The Many's biomass, where they are created from consumed biological matter, usually human corpses. They are apparently unsuited for life aboard starships and need to be tended lest they die prematurely. In addition, they erupt violently when approached too closely by entities not part of The Many, showering the area with their harmful contents.
However, they are also a source of annelid tissue, which can be researched and used by SOLDIER G65434-2 for beneficial effects. Eggs produce a unique sound, which one witness in the original exploration team described as "music". Grub Pods are numerous and can be found almost anywhere after and especially on the Hydroponics Deck.
Grub Pods don't directly represent a threat to you, but their frequency makes them a common sight, as you'll need to waste quite a bit of ammo on them throughout the game. Avoid getting close, as using a melee weapon risks releasing the Grubs inside. It's generally more economical to search them before destroyed, however; they behave like containers and often hold Annelid Healing Glands, which more than serve as compensation for killing off the grubs inside.
- Where there are large quantities of Eggs, they are frequently guarded by Cyborg Midwives, so watch out for those.
- Some Eggs are hidden in difficult-to-see spots on the ceiling, so watch out for Grubs falling from above!
|System Shock 2 Enemies|
|Annelids||Grub • Swarm • Grub Egg • Swarm Egg • Toxic Egg • Black Egg • Infant Arachnid • Adult Arachnid • Invisible Arachnid • Psi-Reaver • Greater Psi-Reaver|
|Hybrids||Pipe Hybrid • Shotgun Hybrid • Grenade Hybrid • Blue Monkey • Red Monkey • Rumbler|
|Robotic||Security Camera • Maintenance Robot • Security Robot • Assault Robot • Protocol Droid • Slug Turret • Laser Turret • Blast Turret • Rickenbacker Turret|
|Cyborgs||Cyborg Midwife • Cyborg Assassin • Red Assassin|
|Bosses||Brain of The Many • SHODAN|