Church of Alll-mer

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"Your footsteps echo in the presence of the older gods."

The Church of Alll-mer is a major location in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina. It is a large church featuring Gothic architecture, many objects/symbols of worship to the ascended god Alll-mer and new god the Mourning One, and an expansive underground basement/dungeon.

Lore

Though the church takes on the appearance of worship to the ascended god Alll-mer, its true intentions are much darker. Its clergy continue the ancient practices of the dark priests in secret, conducting rituals to the Old Gods.[1] Those disfavored by the priests were exiled to Prehevil's poverty-stricken Old Town Old Town - Slums, [2] and through the use of an elevator the priests would take people from the slums and bring them to the church's basement or elsewhere for use as human sacrifices.

Priesthood appears to be patrimonial. Marina was born as the son of one of the more important priests, Father Domek, but her mother disguised her as a girl to keep her from being raised as a dark priest (a role she chose to maintain when she grew older as she felt more comfortable that way).[3]

Like the rest of the city, the Church fell under the influence of Rher during the Termina festival. At some point, a ritual gone wrong (likely intended for the Sulfur God) led to the summoning of Crimson Fathers, who slaughtered much of the congregation in the church's basement.[4]

Location

The church can be found in the centre of Prehevil - East. There is also an elevator in the basement allowing entry through the Crypts/Foundations of Decay, and after activating the elevator, Old Town - Slums.

Gameplay

The church's main floor is mostly peaceful and free of enemies, and there is a confession booth to the east of the main room where an unknown person will speak with the player. Regardless of how the conversation goes, the player will receive an affinity point with Alll-mer.

When exploring the rafters above, the player should take care not to step off of the wooden beams as it's possible to fall from them down to the ground floor, causing minor damage to the whole party with 20% chance to break the player's ankle, preventing sprinting until healed at a Sylvian ritual circle.

The effigies standing on the altar.

The altars found by the stained glass windows in the main area are crucial to progression. The Craftsman's notes will reveal that there's an underground passage leading to the 'renovation site' (presumably the Altar of the One God) and it has been sealed off to prevent theft, requiring three effigies that act as keys to be placed on their respective altars to unseal it. Since the Bremen military have built blockades on all of the roads leading to the temple district, typically the only way to get there is by passing through the Mausoleum Alley and Altar of the One God accessible via the sealed church passage. The location of the three effigies will be marked on the map after reading the Craftsman's notes, and are located in the following places:

The staircase to the church's basement will lead to a gate that is locked via a lever from the inside. If the player wishes to enter, one of three alternate routes must be taken:

  • Following the directions given in Craftsman's notes will lead to a hidden toolbox, containing Bolt cutters amongst other items. The player can go up to the rafters and either use these bolt cutters or a shot from a 12-gauge Trenchgun to break a large chain holding up a chandelier, which will cause it to fall and crash through the floor - creating a one-way entrance to the basement that you can drop down. Note that taking this route will make the room with the Rusty Key inaccessible due to the chandelier remains, locking the player out of fighting The Heartless One for the rest of the current playthrough.
  • Solving the control panel puzzle in the Sewage Treatment Plant will allow access to the Foundations of Decay. After going through the caves and reaching Tunnel 4, the player can climb up one of the elevator shafts to reach the Crypts, where the church elevator can be activated. The elevator can then be taken up to the church's basement or Old Town - Slums.
  • After reaching 3 affinity with Rher, the skill Golden Gates can be learned, allowing the player to enter golden gateways to travel between certain Rher dimensions. You can take any of the other Golden Gates to the church's main Rher dimension, and then exit to the basement from the pre-drawn sigil.

If entering the basement from the chandelier hole, the Church keys found on the corpse by the effigy will be required to exit, as the only way past the closed gates is through a hole in the wall of the Pillarman's cell.

NPCs

  • Samarie (Can be found in a cutscene with Father Domek on day 1 morning if the player hasn't entered the city through Tunnel 5, and will be hiding in the Rher dimension after the cutscene, or on day 1 morning if it was missed.)
  • Father Domek (Can only be found in the cutscene with Samarie on day 1 morning.)
  • O'saa (Can be found in the confession booth from day 1.)

Enemies

Loot

Guaranteed

  • Craftsman's notes (Found on the corpse of 'James' in the west staircase.)
  • The Martyr Effigy (Found in the basement.)
  • 1 Bolt Cutters (Found in the hidden toolbox under the floor tiles in the southwest corner of the statue room, being pointed at by the statue.)
  • 1 Vodka (Found in the hidden toolbox.)
  • 2 Bolts (Found in the hidden toolbox.)
  • 1 Duct tape (Found in the hidden toolbox.)
  • 1 Betel's stone (Obtained by searching a hanged corpse of a lady after untying the rope from the rafters.)
  • Rusty Key (Found in one of the basement dungeon cells, but will be blocked off if you drop the chandelier through the floor.)
  • Heart-shaped lock (Obtained in the 2nd Rher dimension accessible from drawing a Rher sigil on the non-premade circle, from the chained entity after using the Rusty Key on it.)
  • Church Keys (Obtainable from the corpse south of the Martyr Effigy.)
  • Sewer keys (Obtainable from the corpse south of the Martyr Effigy if the player didn't have the key already.)
  • Sabbath (Can be found in the rafters, but only reachable by drawing Vinushka's sigil in the empty asymmetrical circle in the basement and climbing up to the roof.)

Random

  • 1 Chest (Found at the end of the upper platform in the statue room.)
  • 30 Urns (A total of 23 can be found in the main church and effigy passageway, plus only 7 of the many urns in the basement that are lootable.)
  • 10 Barrels (Found in the basement.)
  • 6 Crates (Found in the basement.)

Interactables

Dialogues

Party Talk (Outside Church):
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "So we're here..."
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "The church? Seeing how religious Prehevil really is, I'm sure this place is one of the main hubs of the town..."
    • Karin: "Looks creepy if you ask me."
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "The church looks massive. A little intimidating even..."
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "..."
  • If Abella is in the party:
    • Abella: "Churches often work as safehavens whenever something bad happens. But this particular church has a somewhat off-putting quality to it..."
    • Abella: "I wouldn't necessarily take shelter in it myself..."
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O'saa: "A place of worship? Naturally they worship Alll-mer here. How predictable and boring."
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "The church feels awe-inspiring. Not sure if it's in a good way or not..."
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "... Do we have to visit the church?"
Party Talk (Inside Church):
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "Welcome to the church of Alll-mer!"
    • Marina: "What a miserable place it really is..."
    • Marina: "Why did we come here again?"
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "O' lord - get - me - as far away from here as possible."
    • Karin: "This is how you pray for him, right?"
      • If Marina is in the party:
        • Marina: "Hee, you got it right."
        • Karin: "But nothing happened."
        • Marina: "That's between you and our lord, I guess your relationship isn't on the best foundation."
        • Karin: "Sheesh…"
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "..."
      • If Karin is in the party:
      • Karin: "Not a fan of this place?"
      • If Marina is in the party:
      • Marina: "I'm guessing you're not a devout believer?"
        • Daan: "Gods, religion and me don't go well together."
          • If Karin is in the party:
          • Karin: "Why's that? Many find salvation in religion."
          • If Marina is in the party:
          • Marina: "Why's that?"
            • Daan: "But there's always a cost."
            • Daan: "Maybe it's in the small print but the cost is always there. You get nothing free."
            • Daan: "If you want something, work towards it yourself. Don't wait for gods or other powers to make their magic happen."
            • Daan: "The biggest life lesson I had as a kid was 'the world doesn't owe you a goddamn thing'."
            • Daan: "If your happiness relies on the shoulders of others, then you're screwed."
              • If Karin is in the party:
              • Karin: "Someone clearly got commitment issues."
              • If Marina is in the party:
              • Marina: "..."
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Abella: "It's a beautiful chapel…"
    • Abella: "It's a bit eerie though, isn't it?"
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "There's something creepy about old churches. Especially when they are empty like this."
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "..."
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O'saa: "A church of Alll-mer - the ascended one…"
    • O'saa: "Do you know what they say of Alll-mer in Abyssonia, my home country?"
    • O'saa: "He was just a one more fool trying to fly too close to the sun in the mankind's endless pursuit for power."
    • O'saa: "The people of Abyssonia don't see the need to reach for the sun. The sun is already harsh, merciless and too close for comfort."
    • O'saa: "Mankind's true place is to dwell in primordial chaos from where it originally srpung from."
    • If Marina is in the party:
      • O'saa: "A church of Alll-mer - the ascended one…"
      • O'saa: "Or at least coulisse of such."
      • Marina: "Why do you say 'coulisse'?"
      • O'saa: "It's not Alll-mer's traces that I sense here."
      • O'saa: "Oh no, the decrepit priests of Prehevil spilled their blood for something much sinister."
      • Marina: "Uh, what? What are you talking about?!"
      • O'saa: "..."
      • O'saa: "I'm not certain."
      • O'saa: "But Alll-mer it is not. That much I can say."
      • Marina: "Father... what on earth was going on here...?"
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "Pretty decent sized church..."
    • Marcoh: "It's not quite the Cathedral of Shadows of the Vatican but it's got character of its own."
      • If Olivia is in the party:
        • Olivia: "You visit churches often Marcoh?"
        • Marcoh: "Not any more than your usual penitent church-going-folk..."
        • Marcoh: "I do pray for Alll-mer from time to time."
        • Marcoh: "But that's to be expected, right?"
        • Olivia: "Mm. I guess so..."
        • Marcoh: "You do pray for Alll-mer too, don't you?"
        • Olivia: "I didn't really have a religious upbringing..."
        • Marcoh: "Oh. You're one of those... 'atheists' then? That's the correct term?"
        • Olivia: "I wouldn't say that either."
        • Olivia: "I think religion has its place. It obviously can help some when they need it the most..."
        • Olivia: "For me... I like the traditional aspect of it."
        • Olivia: "Religious practises can bring festivity to even more mundane of events."
        • Olivia: "I couldn't imagine funerals and weddings without the traditions that originate from religious practises."
        • Olivia: "I just like all that... More than actually dedicating my life to any one god."
        • Olivia: "So I'm definitely not against religion. The opposite in fact. I just have my own relationship with it. If that makes sense."
        • Marcoh: "It does."
Party Talk (Rafters):
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "Ah... I-I'm not sure if it's a good idea to go here..."
    • Olivia: "Wheelchairs were not made for this…"
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "Steady…"
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "..."
    • Karin: "W-why are we stopping!!?"
    • Karin: "Let's just get this over with!"
      • If Daan is in the party:
        • Daan: "Afraid of the heights?"
        • Karin: "None of your business!"
        • Karin: "You're the one who should be afraid! I wouldn't bet on your depth perception with that eyepatch of yours!"
        • Daan: "Hey no reason to be mean."
  • If Abella is in the party:
    • Abella: "Just don't look down. Imagine the beams are only a couple of meters high."
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "..."
    • Daan: "Is this necessary?"
    • Daan: "If we're ambushed here, we're done."
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "..."
    • Levi is walking on the beams pretty casually. The heights don't seem to be a problem for him.
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O’saa: *Yawn*
    • O'saa looks bored.
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "You can hold my hand if it's any help."
Party Talk (Rooftop):
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "Let's see what this miserable place hides up here..."
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "You can get a decent view of the city from up here..."
      • If Daan is in the party:
        • Daan: "You could, if it wasn't for the mist..."
        • Karin: "It's really covering everything, isn't it?"
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "You can almost make out the train from up here... It's not that far. The trip sure felt longer."
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "I-is this completely necessary?"
  • If Abella is in the party:
    • Abella: "The roof looks a bit rough. The maintenance's been slacking off."
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O'saa: "..."
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "The city looks really bad from up here..."
    • Marcoh: "All the roads are jam-packed by automobile wreckage and army barricades."
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "..."
    • Levi: "This could be a good vantage point without the fog..."
Party Talk (Basement):
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "This floor used to be off-limits when I was a kid. I was forbidden to step down here..."
    • Marina: "Naturally that just made me more curious."
    • Marina: "..."
    • Marina: "But back then these were just regular dungeons... Creepy, yes, but... Not like this."
    • Marina: "What has been going on here...?"
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "I saw something move in the darkness! I swear I did!"
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "This floor feels ominous..."
    • Karin: "All this viscera and gore?"
    • Karin: "Just what did they worship at this church...?"
  • If Abella is in the party:
    • Abella: "I'm getting bad vibes from this place."
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "Why does the church have dungeons?"
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "..."
    • Levi: Levi looks tense, as if he's preparing for an encounter…
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O’saa: *Whisper* *Whisper*
      • If Karin is in the party:
        • O'saa is facing away from you and talking to himself…
        • Karin: "Please do share. What's are you whispering O'saa?"
        • O’saa: "..."
        • O’saa: "Do not stress your little head with that."
        • O’saa: "It is nothing of concern."
        • Karin: "Looks pretty concerning to me."
        • O’saa: "..."
    • Otherwise:
      • Player: "Who are you talking to?"
        • O’saa: "Do not stress your little head with that."
        • O’saa: "It is nothing of concern."
      • Player: "You are not answering my question..."
        • O’saa: "..."
        • O’saa: "It is..."
        • O’saa: "It is just a mantra I keep chanting. To ease my mind."
      • Player: "How is your mental state?"
        • O’saa: "..."
        • O’saa: "I am fine."
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "The air is really heavy down here..."
    • Marcoh: "I don't like it one bit."
Party Talk (Secret Passageway):
  • If Marina is in the party:
    • Marina: "I had no idea about this passageway despite living here most of my childhood..."
    • Marina: "It's scary how little I knew about this place..."
  • If Olivia is in the party:
    • Olivia: "Is it just me, or do these narrow corridors create anxiety?"
    • Olivia: "It's hard to breathe..."
    • Olivia: "I want to leave."
    • Olivia: "Can we please?"
  • If Karin is in the party:
    • Karin: "A secret passage...?"
    • Karin: "Now we're onto something."
    • Karin: "Let's just push a little further."
  • If Abella is in the party:
    • Abella: "This path can't lead to anything good, can it?"
  • If Daan is in the party:
    • Daan: "What a lovely clautrophobic atmosphere…"
  • If Levi is in the party:
    • Levi: "... This pathway... I feel sick."
  • If O'saa is in the party:
    • O’saa: "..."
  • If Marcoh is in the party:
    • Marcoh: "Are we still on the holy ground, on the church's land?"
      • If Karin is in the party:
        • Karin: "I definitely wouldn't call this place holy."

Trivia

  • Collecting the 3 effigies and passing through the church passage is technically not required to reach the temple district, as the shortcut gate found in Prehevil - Shopping Street can be destroyed to gain access - however, it will be incredibly difficult to do so as it requires the player to somehow find a way to deal more than 4000 damage in one turn. It is possible to achieve this with various min-maxed party setups involving specific skills, buffs and equipment.

Gallery

Navigation

  1. Prehevil document
  2. Beggar's dialogue
  3. Marina's Character Creation info
  4. Writing within the Church