Citadel Station
Beta Grove
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The Beta Grove is one of the four groves (also known as Eco-Pods) connected to the Executive Level of Citadel Station, explored in System Shock. It is easily distinguished by it's orange terraformed surface. It also plays a major role in the sequel.


SHODAN had been using this grove for bio-experiments (as well as the other three). Gerard Koufax noted that SHODAN decided to seal off Beta Grove for unknown reasons and spent his day to override the circuitry. The grove was jettisoned by the Hacker.

The ejected grove traveled through space at incredibly high speeds until it landed on Tau Ceti V. It contained one of SHODAN's processing components and part of her grand biological experiments. These mutated to form The Many, a hive-mind organism, while a SHODAN processing unit 'slept' inside. For forty-two years, SHODAN broadcasted a distress signal which was picked up by the starship Von Braun.

SHODAN was brought on board the Von Braun by one its crew members, Bayliss, and was given to Dr. Janice Polito. SHODAN was reactivated and integrated into the Von Braun, leading to the events of System Shock 2.


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