I had that too and I also found older threads describing that the so called |pod key| wasn't lying openly on the table, but was found in the elaborate chest, when opened from the inventory. In my case, I also found it on the table and additionally, when talking to Shadowheart in her pod, there was a new dialogue option, which wasn't translated yet (I'm playing in German). This led me to believe, that the pod key appearing now was intentional, however when I later created another character on another profile it didn't appear in the game. Therefore I suspect that this is a bug - the item is probably already in the game files to be used in some kind of story update to the tutorial and might just randomly appear by accident.
Last edited by Kasai; 19/05/21 06:38 AM.