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Nirsk is a village in Arstotzka. It is never visited or seen in the game but is talked about on a few occasions. The inspector was born and raised in Nirsk, as was Sergiu,[1] and it is implied that the inspector only left Nirsk after being assigned to the checkpoint.[2] According to an elderly woman encountered on day 19, at least the inspector's father still lives in Nirsk.

The inspector does not seem homesick for Nirsk and jokes that it is a "shit-hole" when reminiscing with Sergiu.[1]

The inspector's entire family or some family members may be sent back to Nirsk[2], depending on the ending.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Conversation between Sergiu and the inspector on day 17
  2. 2.0 2.1 Endings 1, 11, 12, and 13