For Folklore Hunter players, this guide will help you thru the game, tell you what to do and explain all the in-game functions, and also teach you few things about the real-life folklore.
Weapons & Gear
First things first – weapons. You need something to defend yourself, because mythic beasts won’t wait. There are currently 3 weapons inside the game :
Rifle ( Working )
Rifle will be your trusty friend along the hard way in the cursed woods. It has 4-bullet magazine, and each bullet has to be reloaded separately, so keep an eye on your mag!
Night of Wendigo – Basic Equipment
Bloodfang Forest – Basic Equipment
Shovel ( Not Yet Working )
Shovel is now used to dig graves, but more on that later. It has an animation of attack in game, so probably in future updates it will recive some kind of upgrade. Currently its non-functional in combat.
Bloodfang Forest – Found near one of the graves, and next to dynamite in Northern Mine.
Stake ( Not Yet Working )
Its not yet confired if the stake will just be a tool to complete Bloodfang Forest’s ritual, or also a weapon, but it has an attack animation in game, so it might be a future weapon. It doesn’t yet work.
Bloodfang Forest – Found near the hidden church, held by a skeleton next to the grave
Cameras are found in crates, and can be used in order to watch over desired areas. To place a camera, but it in your hotbar, choose it in your hotbar, and place it where you want
Night of Wendigo – Found in the shack, and in crates
Bloodfang Forest – Found on starting location ( Watchtower ) and in crates
Bandages are used to heal your wounds. Currently, they heal 100% health, so you’ll need only one to refill your whole HP
Night of The Wendigo – Found in crates
Bloodfang Forest – Found in crates
Bear traps are used to trap your enemies and turn hunter, into hunted one. They can stop both Wendigo and Strigois and deal small amount of damage, but remember not to step into them, because they also work on players !
Night of The Wendigo – Inside the shack, near one of the bridges and can be crafted with 3 metal scraps, which you can acquire from crates
Bloodfang Forest – Found on starting location ( Watchtower ), and can be crafted with 3 metal scraps, which you can acquire from crates
Meat is an excellent lure, but remember not to lay it around your hiding spot, because it will attract Wendigo to you. Meat can also be placed in traps to bait Wendigo into stepping into bear traps.
Night of The Wendigo – Found inside the shack, can be acquired by killing deers, but remember not to hunt deers with rifle when near Wendigo’s cave, because shots will lure him out
Batteries are used to replenish power in your flashlight. You’ll know when your flashlight is on its last breath when it will start to flicker.
Night of The Wendigo – Found in crates
Bloodfang Forest – Found in crates
Lump of Charcoal and Torn Pages
You can combine lups of Charcoal with Torn Pages on Anastazi Tomes ( Found in Wendigo’s Cave and in Shaman’s Cave )
Night of The Wendigo – Lumps of Charcoal can be acquired by extracting them from campfires, and Torn Pages can be acquired by tearing them from book found in Shaman’s Cave
Blank runes are used with Symbol Instriptions, in order to make runestons, which are vital to completing the game, more on that in walktrough section
Night of The Wendigo – Can be found in Shaman’s Cave and in Ruins
Rope is used to drag Strigois to the graves. You won’t be able to move Strigois if you don’t have the rope equiped.
Bloodfang Forest – Found on a watchtower in the Abandoned Village
Stake ( Not Yet Functional )
Stake will be used to pierce the Strigoi’s heart. Its not yet functional. It will probably also work as a weapon, but its not yet confirmed
Bloodfang Forest – Found in skeleton’s hands near the grave next to the Hidden Church (See Map)
Shovel is used to dig graves in order to bury strigois. You can dig out 2 graves, one next to the Hidden Church, and one next to the Northern Church.
Bloodfang Forest – Can be found next to grave near the Hidden Church, can be found next to the Dynamite Cave, in Northern part of the map.
Lighter is used to finish the Wendigo Ritual by lighting the Chalice (?) next to the Altar in Ruins
Night of The Wendigo – Given as basic gear at the start
Walkthrough ( Night of The Wendigo )
NIGHT OF THE WENDIGO
Objective 1.: Acquire the Lumps of Charcoal ( you’ll need 2 of those )
Objective 2.: Head to the Shaman’s Cave
Objective 3.: Tear out pages from the book ( you’ll need 2 of those )
Objective 4.: Transcribe the runes from Anastazi Tome in Shaman’s Cave
Objective 5.: Collect Blank Runes from Shaman’s Cave
Objective 6.: Head to Wendigo’s Cave
Objective 7.: Transcribe 2nd set of Runes from the Anastazi Tome ( Found Deep in Cave )
Objective 8.: Collect Blank Runes found next to the Anastazi Tome in the Cave
Objective 9.: Head to The Ruins
Objective 10.: Collect Blank Runes ( found next to the middle of ruins on the ground )
Objective 11.: Inspect the Skeleton next to the Blank Runes
Objective 12.: Place all 12 Blank Runes on the “Pedestals” surrounding the Ruins
Objective 13.: Carve all 12 symbols into the Runestones you just placed
Objective 14.: Lure Wendigo to the middle of the Ritual Circle in the Ruins
Objective 15.: Light the fire in the chalice next to the Ritual Circle
These are all the necessary steps to complete the Night of The Wendigo mission. Here is the map if you need it :
Walkthrough ( Bloodfang Forest )
THIS MISSION CAN’T BE COMPLETED
Objective 1.: Go to the Abandoned Village
Objective 2.: Collect the Rope from the watchtower in the Abandoned Village
Objective 3.: Grab a pickaxe from the Abandoned Village ( Can be found near the main shack, and next to the shack in northern part of the Abandoned Village.
Objective 4.: Head North, to the Dynamite Cave, and grab a stick of dynamite and a shovel
Objective 5.: Head south, to the Salt Mine, and blow up the entrance with a stick of dynamite
Objective 6.: Collect 3 pieces of Purification Salt Crystals with a pickaxe
Objective 7.: Head to the Hidden Church
Objective 8.: Collect the Stake, and dig out the grave
Objective 9.: Purify the tomb in the Hidden Church
Objective 10.: Head to the Northern Church, dig the grave there, and purify the tomb
Objective 11.: Kill both Strigois
Objective 12.: Use rope to drag their bodies to the graves you dug.
This is as far as you can go now, I will update the guide as the game development continues.
Here is the map if you need it.:
Rules of Survival
– Enemies can hear gunshots, so don’t try to hunt stags in the middle of the night, if you want to survive until dawn
– Don’t be careless. Conserve your ammunition and bear traps, because there aren’t many of those, and, trust me, you’ll need them
– Don’t stay out too long. 4 PM is an optimal hour to head back home, if you still have it. Wendigo is hard to track in the night, especially on low gamma
– Make use of the cameras. They can work as a light source, a map marker and as an enemy radar, because they register movement and warn you
– If you plan on going out at night, place some meat far away from the destination you are heading to. It will lure Wendigo away from you and keep you partially safe
– When you encounter Wolves at night, just run. If you shoot them, as I said, Wendigo will find you, and you can’t just shoot him to death.
– Use your surroundings to your advantage – hide on rocks, run where enemies can’t access you and hide out of their sight
And the most important rules of all
– Join our discord https://discord.gg/B9u6pUA
– Follow SmirkStick on Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/smirkstick
– Report the bugs on our discord or on Smirk’s streams
– Have Fun !
What is Wendigo and Strigoi
Legend about Wendigo has many diffrent versions, but this is the most popular one.:
Wendigo is a mythic beast, that controls the dead, and cursed the alive ones. It is a tall, humanoid-shaped creature with animal’s skull instead of a face. Most important part of his body is his frozen heart. In order to defend yourself you’ll need to melt it. Wendigo is said to appear in North America, and it originated from old native Americans’ stories. Sources say, that Wendigo is created whenever someone is rejected by his loved one. When the sun shines, he has a human form, and attacks people that have similarities to his human form, but at night it takes his monster form. Some legends say, that his body is partially made of ice, and he either has a deer skull or a deer’s head. Some of his bones are shown, and often bloody. When Wendigo chooses his victim, he makes it paranoid and drives him to insanity. When his victim is helpless, and can’t differ what is real and what isn’t, he attacks, and rips his victim’s body apart. Wendigo’s night form can be up to 13 feet in height, so trying to fight him alone is foolish.
Strigois originated in Romania, and they are said to be a troubled spirits that can take an animal’s form, or even turn invisible. Strigois feast upon victim’s blood. To keep yourself safe, you need to take similar steps as when encountering a vampire – pierce his heart with a stake, turn the body face down and bury it, pierce his forehead with a nail, and put a clover of garlic under his tongue. They can be extremly fast, and often attack in packs. Sun can damage their real form, so when sun shines, you are safe from them. They are demons that rise from dead’s body, so in order to get rid of them for good, you’ll need to cleanse the tomb where the Strigoi’s dead body lays.
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