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author: Agnes Adamus

Church of Husk in Barotrauma Explained

In Barotrauma you will come across a mysterious faction known as the Church of Husk. Here you will learn what exactly it preaches and the influence of Husk on humans.

Barotrauma version 1.0 has an extensive faction system. Among the groups you can ally yourself with you will find the Church of Husk. Here you will learn what exactly its representatives believe in. The parasite that is the Husk is also described.

Barotrauma - what is the Church of Husk?

Church of Husk is one of the factions appearing in the game. You can find their hideouts in selected outposts. Their beliefs are quite unique - they worship the dangerous parasite that is called Husk. According to representatives of this group, symbiosis with this creature is the next stage of human evolution and it is the key to survival on Europa.

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Church of Husk hideout

Of course, as with any other faction available in the game, they can commission you with a number of tasks. For completing them you will gain reputation. It will enable you to buy from merchants affiliated with the Church of Husk. You will find useful items from them, such as:

  1. Books Book of Chalices: The Three Metamorphoses and Book of Chalices: On Becoming a Herald of the Tide containing the teachings of Factions;
  2. Husk's genetic material;
  3. Calyxanide that enables you to cure the parasite infection (as long as it has not reached stage 4);
  4. Calyx Extract, which can be used to infect someone with Husk.

Barotrauma - what is Husk Parasite?

To fully understand the philosophy of the Church of Husk, one must become familiar with the creature they worship. Husk or actually Velonaceps Calyx is a parasite that lives on Europa. It infects all living organisms and slowly takes control of them. Infected individuals can be identified by three tentacles hanging from the head area.

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If you see creatures that match this description, you need to be very careful. Any wound inflicted by an infected opponent can lead to the parasite transferring to you. The probability of this depends on how you receive the damage. For example, being bitten by a Husked Crawler gives you a 50% chance of catching the parasite.

Barotrauma - course and treatment of Husk Infection

Husk Infection progresses in 4 phases:

  1. The dormant stage (up to 50 bar of disease progression) - It has no effect on the infected person. However, it can be detected. A player using the Health Scanner HUD can diagnose the infection when it reaches progression of 20.
  2. The active stage (between 50 and 75 strength of the disease progress bar) - causes the infected person to start having speech problems. If you use in-game chat, communication will be impaired.
  3. The transformed stage (between 75 and 100 strength of the disease progress bar) - The sick person completely loses the ability to speak. If you use in-game chat, none of the available communication options will work for you. The infected also develops the ability to breathe underwater and resistance to pressure at any depth (Abbys is the exception).
  4. The final stage (at 100 disease progress bar) - The character dies from internal injuries, only to get up as Husk after a while. At this stage, the player no longer has control over the character.

As mentioned above. If the character does not reach the fourth stage of disease progression, it can be cured using Calyxanide.

However, there is a way to stop the progression of the infection at the third stage, in which you receive the perks, i.e. health boost. This is because you can inject Husk genes, blocking the progression of the disease. The Gene Splicer is used for this purpose.

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

On paper, a medical physicist. In reality, however, a humanist who has loved games since childhood. With this passion, she decided to try her hand at writing for a broader audience. She has been affiliated with Gamepressure since 2017. She started in the guides, now mainly writing for the newsroom, encyclopedia and marketing. Self-proclaimed specialist in free-to-play games. She loves strategy, simulators, RPGs and horror games. She also has a soft spot for online games. She has spent an immodest amount of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. In addition, she also enjoys watching horror movies (the worse they are, the better) and listening to music. Her greatest passion, however, is trains.




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