Vortigaunt Camp

{{Location Infobox
|image=FileD2 coast 1100182.jpg|The entrance to the camp.|250px
|name=Vortigaunt Camp
|location=The Coast
|era=The Uprising
{{Quote|The Antlions won't bother you now, Doc.|Resistance|Rebel|Half-Life 2}}

The '''Vortigaunt Camp''' is a Resistance base seen in the ''Half-Life 2'' chapter ''Sandtraps''. Resistance members often travel to the camp to retrieve Bugbait, which helps keep Antlion Soldier|Antlions under control.


A well concealed Resistance base on the Coast, it is the closest known base to Nova Prospekt, the Combine prison.


The Vortigaunt Camp is located between two canyon walls. It has no buildings but it does have shanties, where Resistance soldiers and Vortigaunts sleep, eat, and keep the wounded. It is very well equipped, having many Supply Crate|supplies and Medkits. There are two entrances to the Vortigaunt Camp. The first is through a doorway by a wall, mounted with an Emplacement Gun. The other entrance is a way through a small cave, leading to the beach, then Nova Prospekt. This entrance is sealed by logs attached to a generator-powered winch system.

FileD2 coast 110012.JPG|left|thumb|Bugbait training in the camp.|200px

===''Half-Life 2''===

Gordon Freeman arrives at the Vortigaunt Camp after leaving on foot Lighthouse Point, the previous Rebel base. On his way, he comes across two Rebels who were heading to the camp, Sandy and Laszlo. Laszlo is wounded on the sand and Sandy tells Gordon to stay off the sand to avoid bringing Antlions. Laszlo is killed by Antlions and Gordon proceeds, leaving Sandy mourning the loss of his friend.

Upon Gordon's arrival, an Antlion Guard appears from the ground and starts attacking him. With the help of a Resistance member using the Emplacement Gun mounted above the first entrance, Gordon is able to kill the creature. Right after, a Vortigaunt Shepherd|Vortigaunt retrieves Pheropods from the downed Antlion Guard, then leads Gordon through the camp, where he instructs him on the use of Pheropods. Gordon then leaves the camp and heads to Nova Prospekt, now with Antlions on his side.

*Near the entrance of the camp, two Vortigaunts are conversing in Vortigese, and will shortly interrupt their conversation when approached by the player, apologizing to Gordon for using their own language in front of ones who do not understand it. If the players stays close, the Vortigaunts tell him they will use English in his presence "unless they wish to say unkind things" about him and straightaway continue to converse in Vortigese.

*The door to the main entrance to the camp appears to have been retrieved from a shipwreck. The door model was originally made for the Borealis (cut location)|Borealis and is still located in the folder "props_borealis", like the blue barrel model, among others.


FileCoastmap sheet.png|Map of the Coast, with the Vortigaunt Camp, unnamed, on the far left.
FileBuildings coast thumper.jpg|The nearby shacks.
FileD2 coast 110012 guard.jpg|The Antlion Guard attacking Gordon near the camp. 
FileD2 coast 110007 bugbait vort.jpg|Vortigaunt retrieving Bugbait on the Antlion Guard near the camp.
FileD2 coast 1100182.jpg|The entrance to the camp.
FileRebel camp emplacement fire.jpg|Rebel firing at Antlions with the Emplacement Gun above the camp's entrance. 
FileVortcamp.jpg|Vortigaunts in the camp.
FileD2 coast 110007.JPG|Rebels warming up in the camp. 
FileD2 coast 110009.JPG|Near the Bugbait training area, including a generator trailer.
FileD2 coast 110012.JPG|Bugbait training in the camp. 
FileD2 coast 110014.JPG|Bugbait training. Here Antlions are attacking the corpse of an Overwatch Soldier.
FileD2 coast 110016.JPG|The Vortigaunt Camp other entrance, leading to Nova Prospekt. 
FileD2 coast 110019.JPG|Ditto, open.
FileD2 coast 110021.JPG|The grotto passage from the Vortigaunt Camp to the beach, then Nova Prospekt. 

==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2'' {{1st}}

|title=''Half-Life 2'' story arc journey
|before=Lighthouse Point
|after=Nova Prospekt

CategoryThe Coast locations
CategoryResistance locations