Black Kalev

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Black Kalev
Black Kalev portrait.png

Default portrait
Black Kalev parasite portrait.png

With Woodsman's parasite
Black Kalev Gro-goroth portrait.png

With Gro-goroth engraving
Black Kalev Sylvian portrait.png

With Sylvian engraving
Black Kalev Alll-mer portrait.png

With Alll-mer engraving
Black Kalev Rher portrait.png

With Rher engraving
Black Kalev Vinushka portrait.png

With Vinushka engraving
Black Kalev Fear and Hunger portrait.png

With God of Fear and Hunger engraving
Black Kalev (Player).png
Black Kalev overworld.png
Man in Black overworld.png
Aliases Kalev
Relatives Black Kalev (other form)
Affiliation Woodsman's wife (deceased lover)
Biographical information
Date of death 1942 (determinant)
Physical description
Gender Male



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Black Kalev is a recruitable character in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina. At first, he appears to be a black goat, nothing out of the ordinary.

Lore

The goat hangs around in front of the Woodsman house, the animal seems to be tied to the man in black in some way or another. Besides that, it is apparently just a regular goat.

Or so you're lead to believe, in the basement there are 2 messages written in blood, written by the Woodsman's wife, one saying "He was more of a man than you could've ever been. Twice the size in fact!".

In the same house you also find the Woodsman's letter which reads: "The beast has entered this house. It is not my property any longer. The beast took my wife, it took my dignity, it took my faith. If it wasn't the full moon, I would let it take my life as well by my own hand."

If a player takes the time to sculpt 12 clay figures that are present in Rher's alternate realms (7 figures in the woodhouse with a bucket near the train and 5 in the level 2 of the Church of Alll-mer), his human form will appear again and share more information about the Sulfur God.

Gameplay traits

  • Is AI-controlled.
  • Cannot use any equipment.
  • Has Rampage, a physical attack that does 64-96 Piercing damage.
  • Cannot Rev up.
  • Cannot use Heroin.
  • Will not develop Panophobia at 0 Mind.

As a party member

Taking Black Kalev through certain areas - mainly ones in nature flush with grass - will cause Kalev to forcibly leave your party and begin grazing. No dialogue options will re-recruit him except for giving him a Carrot, which can be a specific or difficult-to-come-by food option depending on circumstance, and in the worst case scenario can make Kalev unable to be re-recruited. For this reason, it's advised to not bring Kalev through many natural areas if you can help it.

Location and recruiting

Several things are needed to recruit the goat. First, one must defeat the Woodsman and obtain his basement key. The player also needs chalk and the Skin Bible - Rher.

Go to the basement of the Woodsman house and draw the sigil of Rher. Once you do, you'll be able to go to the alternate version of the basement. In there, you'll find the Man in black. Regardless of what you say to him (except the third option, which makes him leave), the outcome is the same - after the encounter, the goat should be waiting by the porch outside. If short on food you can feed it black matter, he can safely eat it without becoming poisoned. Feeding carrots to the goat before talking with the man in black will provide nothing.

Areas that cause Black Kalev to graze include:

Kalev's grazing may be random similar to Death mask encounters.

Trivia

  • He might be based on the Devil, considering the Devil is often portrayed as a horned goat (a trait from the horned Celtic God Cernunnos), has another mysterious human form that could only be accessed via going to the alternate world of Prehevil, and he likes to mess with mortals like he has done with cuckolding the Woodsman.
  • Marina is supposedly afraid of Kalev because of him being a demon of sorts, further reinforcing the Devil inspiration.
  • Another direct reference to Kalev would be another black goat by the name of Black Phillip, who is the antagonist in the horror movie called The Witch. The black goat himself is actually Satan in mortal form, tormenting a Puritan Christian family, the same way Black Kalev did to the Woodsman and his wife.
  • Kalev's name is of Estonian origin, and it means giant or tall strong man, which Kalev kind of is if the player goes by the wife's words about his 'girth' being twice the size of the Woodsman's 'girth', or if the player refers to his other human form in the other dimension.
  • When the player first encounters the Man in Black in the basement, they are prompted with a dialogue choice asking whether or not they believe in the darkness. The player is given the somewhat comedic option of replying with "I believe in a thing called love," a reference to the song of the same name by Glam-Rock band, The Darkness, both the track and band commonly regarded as a joke. This parallels how the man views the struggle of good and evil as a game, another instance of him engaging in ill-fitting and (sometimes darkly) humorous antics in an otherwise serious setting.

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