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Quote1 I found a hidden cultist stash. I should keep an eye out for more of these things. Quote2
― Saga Anderson

Cult Stashes are collectibles exclusive to Saga Anderson's story within Alan Wake 2. Cult Stashes contain weapons, ammo, upgrades, and other items useful to Saga to fight Taken.

Background[]

Saga may come across Cult Stashes during her explorations in the woods and downtown areas of Bright Falls, Watery, and Cauldron Lake. These are stashes left by the Cult of the Tree for members to aid in their fight against the Taken. During Return 3: Local Girl, Saga can find a map showing all locations of Cult Stashes in the back room of the Kalevala Knights Workshop. This will mark all Cult Stash locations on Saga's maps.

Case Board[]

The Case Board for Saga's Point of Interest investigation into the Cult Stashes can be found here.

Locations[]

There are 22 Cult Stashes to find during Saga's story. Some stashes are only accessible once Saga finds the bolt cutters in Return 5: Old Gods. Stashes can be found anytime by revisiting an area before the point of no return. Finding all 22 is required to gain the Watery Lighthouse key, with the last one found containing the key.

Cauldron Lake (5 Cult Stashes)[]

Stash Chapter Lock Type Hint Contents Message
CL Stash -1
CL Stash #1
Invitation Combination Padlock (Symbols) “Confused? Follow the steps! Wash hands, take chicken out of fridge, take a nap.” Pistol Ammo, Trauma Pad DON’T TAKE ANYTHING IF YOU AREN’T ONE OF THE TREES
CL Stash -2
CL Stash #2
The Heart Memory Puzzle Press the buttons in the same order they light up. Inventory Upgrade Remember, they look like us but they aren’t. They’re like animals. And it’s our job to hunt em and gut em.
CL Stash -3
CL Stash #3
The Heart Keyed Padlock (Streamside Stash Key) Use a flashlight to illuminate and follow the glowing arrows. Shotgun Ammo, Hand Flare, Trauma Pad THE CULT IS WATCHING RIGHT NOW
CL Stash -4
CL Stash #4
The Heart Combination Padlock (Numbers) “Rock, Rock, Tree. Are you bright enough?” Propane Tank, First Aid Kit ARE YOU ONE OF US? OR ONE OF THEM?
CL Stash -5
CL Stash #5
Old Gods Keyed Padlock (Lake Cabins Stash Key) Use a flashlight to find the tree marked #2. Rifle Ammo, Rocket Flare, Flashbang Okay, this one was actually pretty fun. Much better than the math tests.

Watery (8 Cult Stashes)[]

Stash Chapter Lock Type Hint Contents Message
W Stash 1
W Stash #1
Local Girl Memory Puzzle Press the buttons in the same order they light up. Shotgun Ammo, Propane Tank I found another dead Taken over by the radio tower. Looked like it was bashed to death. There was a lunchbox and some weird knitting by the corpse too.
I took care of the body, but that’s the third one this month. Everyone keep your eyes peeled. We need to find this guy and let him know the Cult of the Tree means business.
W Stash 2
W Stash #2
Local Girl Combination Padlock (Numbers) Count the bolts sticking out of the numbered targets. Crossbow IF YOU AREN’T WEARING THE MASK, THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU
W Stash 3
W Stash #3
Local Girl Combination Padlock (Numbers) “Only striped cups.” Pistol Ammo, Shotgun Ammo DO NOT TAKE WHAT IS NOT YOURS!
W Stash 4
W Stash #4
Local Girl Keyed Padlock (Coffee World Stash Key) “What hides behind the smile.” Pistol Ammo, Shotgun Ammo, Crossbow Arrows M and T were supposed to be on patrol last night but didn’t show. If anyone hears anything from them, let me know.
W Stash 5
W Stash #5
Local Girl Keyed Padlock (Trailer Park Stash Key) Read emails on the nearby trailer computer. Crossbow Arrows, Propane Tank, Trauma Pad THE WOODS WILL SWALLOW YOU WHOLE
W Stash 6
W Stash #6
Local Girl Combination Padlock (Symbols) Use a flashlight to find the roman numerals (I, II, III) above each cult symbol. Crossbow Arrows, Propane Tank Getting the Anderson brothers onboard would be a big win for us. So I’m offering a $100 super store gift card plus a year’s worth of free coffee at the Oh Deer Diner to whoever gets those two to join.
Let’s get recruiting!
W Stash 7
W Stash #7
Local Girl Combination Padlock (Numbers) That car one was too easy!

Here's mine:
”There are 3 batteries (B1, B2, B3) which have a combined charge of 1600 Amps. B2 has 128 Amps more than B3. B1 has two times as much charge as B3. How many Amps does B2 have?”
Shotgun Ammo, Crossbow Arrows, Trauma Pad Why do I have to take a fucking math test to open a stash? What if I needed to get it fast? I can’t do math in my head! I’m not Ada fucking Lovelace! I missed dinner getting this thing open! It was family pizza night!
W Stash 8
W Stash #8
Old Gods Combination Padlock (Numbers) Count the spare parts around Coffee World. Rifle Ammo, Shotgun Ammo, Hand Flare, Flashbang I’m putting it in writing here that “Operation Bigger is Better” is simply not possible from an engineering perspective. I know he loves his crazy ideas, but his schematic looks like a damn comic book. Charlie drew it for him, didn’t she?
It can’t be done.

Bright Falls (9 Cult Stashes)[]

Stash Chapter Lock Type Hint Contents Message
BF Stash 1
BF Stash #1
Old Gods Memory Puzzle Press the buttons in the same order they light up. Rifle Ammo, Hand Flare, First Aid Kit THE CULT OF THE TREE SEES EVERYTHING
BF Stash 2
BF Stash #2
Old Gods Combination Padlock (Numbers) “There are 200 total vehicles in a factory, consisting of bicycles and cars. Each car has four wheels, and each bicycle has 2 wheels. There are a total of 754 wheels in the factory: how many cars are in the factory?” Shotgun Ammo, Hand Flare, Propane Tank We need to go BIGGER. More stick symbols, more graffiti. I want people pissing their pants when they think about going in the woods. Spread the word!
BF Stash 3
BF Stash #3
Old Gods Keyed Padlock (Bunker Woods Stash Key) Use a flashlight to illuminate and follow the glowing arrows. Shotgun Ammo, Rocket Flare YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM THE TREES WE ARE WATCHING
BF Stash 4
BF Stash #4
Old Gods Combination Padlock (Symbols) Use a flashlight to illuminate the glowing arrows to learn the order of the cult symbols. Rifle Ammo, Rocket Flare, Flashbang We just got word that the feds have Alan Wake in custody. He came out of the lake. He’s dangerous. Everyone be on high alert.

We need to take the writer out. Spread the word.
BF Stash 5
BF Stash #5
Old Gods Keyed Padlock (Ranger Station Stash Key) Look around the Ranger Station chimney. Rocket Flare It took forever to figure out the hint wasn’t Santa’s butt! Why are we making these so complicated? Just give us normal fucking keys!
BF Stash 6
BF Stash #6
Old Gods Memory Puzzle Press the buttons in the same order they light up. Pistol Ammo, Shotgun Ammo, Trauma Pad FEAR THE DARK FEAR THE WOODS
BF Stash 7
BF Stash #7
Old Gods Combination Padlock (Numbers) Leave the shack and look for poles resting in the water. Inventory Upgrade IF YOU STEAL FROM THE CULT OF THE TREE, THEN THE CULT WILL COME FOR YOU
BF Stash 8
BF Stash #8
Old Gods Combination Padlock (Symbols) Use a flashlight to illuminate symbols in the park. Use the work order to know the symbol order. Rocket Flare, Flashbang MONSTERS LIVE IN THE WOODS
BF Stash 9
BF Stash #9
Scratch Combination Padlock (Numbers) How many lines does each symbol have? Pistol Ammo, Rifle Ammo, Hand Flare, Flashbang BEWARE THE CULT OF THE TREE

Trivia[]

  • Several of the notes inside Cult Stashes make reference to other characters, such as Rose Marigold or Deputies Mulligan and Thornton.

Gallery[]

Lock Types[]

Cauldron Lake Cult Stashes[]

Watery Cult Stashes[]

Bright Falls Cult Stashes[]

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