Rher

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Rher
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A transient light embraces you.
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Aliases Trickster God
Moon God
The Delinquent One
The Dream
The Ever-Watching God
Pale Old Moon (by Pocketcat)
All-Seeing One in the Sky (by Nas'hrah)
Inflicted phobias
Phobias Nosophobia, Phasmophobia, Erotophobia, Rhabdophobia, Teratophobia, Zoophobia
Physical description
Gender Male
Species Old God
Item drops
Search Nothing
Steal (x4 Silver shillings)
Battle Theme
Full Moon
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Rher, The Trickster Moon God, is an Old God in the Fear & Hunger series. He is mentioned loosely in Fear & Hunger and serves an important role to the plot in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina as the orchestrator of the Termina festival.

Lore

Trickster god, also known as the Moon god. He is one of the last older gods to still observe mankind. He is a jealous kind. He would not share the godhood and the world order with humans and the new gods. He has many ploys to diminish our influence.
- The New Gods when asked about Rher.

A mysterious Old God and one of the last of the Old Gods that still observes mankind to this day. Reflecting his name and many titles, Rher encompasses the ideas of trickery, deceit, subterfuge, schemes, and all things associated with deviousness. In the lore of Rher's Skin Bible, he is portrayed as a god of the insane and a trickster of madness. This depiction aligns closely with the experiences of those afflicted by the Moon's influence, who often succumb to insanity. The act of engraving Rher's sigil onto one's face increases their Mind, granting them greater knowledge without plunging into complete madness from the "truth". However, the same tome hints at Rher's manipulation of this "truth" bestowed by moonlight, utilizing it as a trick against others questioning his motives. His Bible suggests that he also is a god that represents fallacies and false truths, particularly those perpetuated by humanity about itself.

Rher is said to be of a jealous kind, not wanting to share godhood with the mortal race of humans, alongside disapproving of them taking over the old world order and replacing it with the new world order, as humans now have become this mocking and pretentious display of being New Gods. Not much is known about his plans, but his followers are always constantly scheming and meddling with mankind throughout the course of human history. Because of this act being seen as sacrilege to the Old God, he has begun plotting to reduce the influence of the New Gods. He employs his servants, Pocketcat and Lady of moon, to go and hunt for children to keep them from being used as new vessels for a new type of God that can rival the Old Gods, the same way Alll-mer came to be an Old God: from being half man and half New God.

However, this plan would fail in the year of 1590 as Nilvan, the New God that represents humanity's endless potential, had supposedly outsmarted the Old God and had made sure her daughter sired from the man of the prophecies, the now newly deified God of Fear and Hunger, would come to the Altar of Darkness via the help of one who delved deep into the dungeons of Fear and Hunger. The child would mature and become an Ascended God, therefore rivaling the Old Gods and carrying on humanity's dream to soar above their limitations. Yet, it remains uncertain if Rher's plan truly failed. Perhaps this turn of events is merely another stratagem devised by the Moon God, for humans do not know of his plan and his ways of intrigue.

In the current date of 1942, after the end of the Second Great War, the Old God supposedly had another ploy. He has decided to announce the Festival of Termina in the small town of Prehevil, and it seems he has foreseen the arrival of 14 people, whether willingly or unwillingly, to Prehevil and has chosen them as the contestants. He has sent them a dream, with his new servant, Per'kele, acting as his voice, telling them of the festival and how it was a chance for one of them to have an 'illustrious reality' and the 'festival to end all festivals'. Whether they believed it to be real or not, the wheels of the festival had started turning already and had commenced, with the purpose of only one of the contestants surviving the ordeal.

It is later revealed that Per'kele is the true mastermind of the events of the Festival of Termina, as the Moon God that is seen above Prehevil is nothing more than the traces left by Rher. Rher, like the other Old Gods, had already left the world. The events of the past 3 Termina Festivals in Prehevil were orchestrated by Sulfur cultists who used the Moon God's traces for their goals. Not much is known of true Termina Festivals previously conducted by real Rher followers, and as such may differ from the ones shown in the events of Fear & Hunger 2: Termina.

Rher's emblem consists of three circles, with two positioned atop one of them. Within the top right circle lies a horizontal omega symbol, adorned with a central dot. In his Skin Bible, illustrations suggest that the circle with the dot symbolizes an eye, while the overlap between the three circles hints at the crescent phases of the moon.

Location

This entity can usually be seen through the dream, although the real location can be reached through the Hollow Tower in the inner city.

Initiating any interaction with Rher is only possible on Day 3 if the player eliminates all other contestants and heads for the Hollow Tower. The player must then select the dialogue options that propose a battle with Rher himself.

Battle

Stats
Body Part HP Blunt Slashing Piercing Fire Otherwordly Ev. Rate Magic Ev. Resistances
Rher 6500 (26000) 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 5% None All debuffs
Eye 1 1200 120% 120% 120% 120% 90% None None
Eye 2 1200 None None
Eye 3 1200 None None
Eye 4 1200 None None
Eye 5 1200 None None
Eye 6 1200 None None
  • Note: HP in parenthesis is only used for Damage-over-Time calculations.

Strategy

Fear & Hunger Mode

Each turn, three of Rher's eyes will each use All seeing eye on a random target, dealing 12-18 Mind damage to them. Should the player's mind be at 0 at the end of a turn, a coin flip will be initiated, which can be circumvented by either guarding or having a Betel's stone equipped.

It is recommended to cast Pheromones on a Blood golem, especially if the player is using a magic build. This allows the player to ignore the eyes and focus on Rher himself.

Rher has several abilities, and will use one of these each turn:

  • Lunar Storm deals 40-60 damage to all party members.
  • Dreamscape (spear) deals 34-51 slashing damage to a single target and has a 90% chance to inflict Bleeding.
  • Dreamscape (sword) deals 34-51 slashing damage to a single target and will inflict arm loss.
  • Moonscorch deals 50 otherworldly damage to a single target and has a 80% chance to inflict Burning.

It is recommended that the player has arm protection, extra turns, healing and good Slashing and Otherworldly resistance for these attacks. The player should try to focus on Rher himself, as he is the only source of Body damage.

Masoχ-S/M Mode

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Dialogues

Talk

  • Trying to understand Rher only deteriorates your sanity. (-5 Mind)

Interactions

Rher doesn't have any interactions, since he flies away after his battle.

Trivia

  • Rher is one of the few enemies in the Fear & Hunger series that can inflict every possible phobia during the battle.
  • Originally, Rher's encounter as the final enemy of Ending B didn't exist in Fear & Hunger 2: Termina. The game would conclude abruptly with the ending title card. However, testers persuaded game creator Miro Haverinen that players would truly wish to confront this character in some form; as a result, he devised scenes involving Rher to fulfill this.
  • Since Rher's battle result text says he flew away after losing interest in the player, it is implied that Rher was only humoring the player's challenge. This implies that what was seen from Rher's prowess was a fraction of the god's true and likely limitless potential, similar to the battles with Traces of Sylvian and Traces of Gro-goroth in Fear & Hunger.
  • The battle artwork of Rher, mainly the two rings of eyes swirling around Rher, looks very similar or inspired by the Ophanim, or the Thrones angel, which are described to be wheels upon wheels or rings lined with eyes.
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Information below is hinted on, but wasn't directly confirmed in-game.

  • Skin Bible - Rher and The truth under the moonlight state that Rher is supposed to reveal the truths about oneself that is feared. This could relate to what The New Gods tell of Rher not wanting humanity to have the same rights as true gods, as reaching godhood could prevent mankind from facing the truths of human limitations.
  • The idea of lacking the power to change humanity's fate had struck fear into several New Gods, including Francóis, and had been a catalyst for several New Gods' quest for godhood in order to seek that power. However, as Francóis and other New Gods found, the quest for godhood went nowhere in the grand scheme of humankind. In this case, it would be that Rher was right to judge humanity for not accepting the truth of human weaknesses.
    • In Fear & Hunger, Rher directly tells his servant Pocketcat to step down from fighting the player for the girl. It is not explicitly said why Rher backed off from getting the girl if Rher had put out an order to prevent the girl from achieving godhood. It is possible that, being the God of Fear and Hunger, the ascended god would have a focus on accepting human weaknesses. While not confirmed, previous motivations can imply that Rher may have let this ascension happen to have humankind accept their limitations as a result of the god's influence.
    • Cut dialogue from Fear & Hunger 2: Termina would reveal that Rher wouldn't let the Kaiser and the others power-on Logic, yet he had let the player do it for unknown reasons. As in the first game, Rher had changed his mind on a previous order to stop a human from achieving godhood. Logic was birthed from what inventions mankind had done after the God of Fear and Hunger spread awareness of human limitations, and Logic seeks to rely on humanity's own potential without dependency on the gods who hadn't experienced human life. While not confirmed, previous motivations can imply that Rher let this ascension happen to further distance humankind from the Old Gods and lessen the amount of humans inspired to become New Gods (as Logic would absorb humans into its ascended god form as opposed to creating newer gods).
  • Although the term for the Termina transformations is called "moonscorching", the real moon's moonlight is caused by reflections from the sun's light. This may be represented in how the contestants and other Termina participants transform into monstrous forms that reflect their inward fears.

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