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Proceed at your own risk!

"It's a dog-eat-dog world. I don't take risks and that means I don't leave survivors."

Isayah is a non-playable character and a possible unique enemy encountered in Fear & Hunger. He is also one of the few vendors found in the game.


A self-proclaimed veteran of the dungeons of fear and hunger, Isayah is met during the protagonist's adventures within the fortress. He seems to be a ominous figure due to his metal mask.

Quiet and stoic, initially he ignores the protagonist, but will go on to talk about finding a manuscript concerning the ancient walls of the dungeons, from which many pages were actually treasure maps. As some of those maps are a complete mystery to him, he eventually offers to sell his wares as he is supposedly done with the dungeons.

As it can be observed from his left hand, he was affected by some sort of plague, possibly the same that has been rampant in the Kingdom of Rondon. It seems he might have lost his other hand as a result, as the right side of his body is kept covered at all times - he does, however, keep a hidden blade concealed his scarf. A possible reason for his metal mask is disfigurement from the plague.


After the player triggers the Crow Mauler by entering the Mines, they may return to the Level 1 - Entrance to find Isayah, standing near the entrance to the Level 1 - Courtyard.

Isayah's treasure map quest

Talk to Isayah with care, as certain dialogue options will lock interactions with him permanently:

The player may either buy Isayah's first two treasure maps for 50 silver coins or kill him and collect them as loot. The third map is only available if Isayah is left alive and later met in Ma'habre, so it is not advised to attack him here if you are trying to get Cahara's S Ending. On the other hand, not attacking Isayah when the option is first available will cause the option to disappear, forcing the player to pay up in order to receive maps 1 and 2.

Although the player can try bartering, Isayah will refuse the offer of both 40 and 20 silver coins. Should the player select to haggle for 20 coins, Isayah will further refuse to speak to the player, believing they are not taking him seriously. This will also lock the player out of acquiring the maps entirely, as the player is now unable to attack Isayah or buy the maps from him.

If the player is able to unearth both chests in Ma'habre by following the maps' instructions with Isayah still alive, he will congratulate the player on solving the maps and then state he intends to take the treasure for himself before initiating combat. Upon being killed, the third map can be looted from his body.

Following his three treasure maps grants the player several unique spell scrolls, 70 silver coins, and the King's crown, an item required for Cahara's S Ending.

Note that the maps must be acquired in order to find the treasure, as the items will not spawn without them.


Body part HP Blunt Slashing Piercing Fire Otherworldly Ev. Rate Magic Ev. Resistances
Head 20 100% 115% 100% 100% 100% 55% 40% None
Torso 920 (2300) 5% None
Left arm 20 85% None
Hidden blade 400 85% None
Left leg 20 5% None
Right leg 20 5% None
  • Note: HP in parenthesis is only used for Damage-over-Time calculations.


Isayah will be idle at his first turn, taking his time to reveal a hidden blade below his scarf.

The masked man is able to attack twice per turn with said blade, a move that can also inflict bleeding on his target. His left hand will target the player character with Plague touch - a coin flip move that, if successful, will apparently infect the player character with the plague, but with no evident gameplay effects or consequences. If it misses, his left hand will use the same move until it connects and then resort to a simple Punch in subsequent turns.

Using a Priest's lantern on Isayahs head will kill him.

If one severs his left hand and destroys his hidden blade, Isayah will resort to Tackle.


  • Isayah's character and design are based on the character of the same name by Fear & Hunger Discord user Kill_Switch-X.