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Scour the Trust Base and find out the truth behind the Drudge, Prometheus, and John Adams.
Location The Trust base
Enemies Trust Humans, Tear-Mites, Therm-Mites
Weapons Deatomizer Mk4, TPC Launcher, Carbonizer Mk16, Warp Pistol, Deatomizer Mk9
Achievements Secrets Award, Completion Award
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Checkmate is the eighth and penultimate mission in The Conduit. It takes place inside of The Trust base.

Hidden Messages[]

  • "MMXII"
  • "Death to the Attas"
  • "Bellum omnium contra omnes"
  • "Enlil was victorious at the place humans call Kecksburg!"
  • "CVIII"
  • "The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave."


  • One of the hidden messages in the level mentions the character Enlil, better known as John Adams, achieving success in Kecksburg. This references the real-life December 9, 1965 UFO incident in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, where eyewitnesses claimed "an object in the shape of an acorn and about as large as a Volkswagen Beetle" crashed in the local woods, with writing resembling Egyptian hieroglyphics also said to be in a band around the base of the object.
  • You can shut down the large conduit through hacking a terminal. It is not required to complete the game, but is recommended because it will stop any more trust guards from entering.