Thanks to hourglasspilgrim for the inspiration
In FFVII, in Kalm, upstairs in one of the houses is a chest. Graphically it’s background but you can click O to get a message that it’s locked. I never understood what that message was for unless it could be opened.
For seventeen years, I’ve been convinced that opening that chest changes everything.
So then what is in the chest of Kalm? There’s no way to open it, not even clues. There’s a lot of mystery surrounding this chest.
As GenesisRhapsodos wonders:
Maybe in there is the gift of the goddess?
As in Minerva from Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII. The gift is the “Pride of a SOLDIER”. But Johnny-Canuck says:
Or the phoenix down that will revive Aeris
But nothing can revive Aerith.
Maybe the chest contains Holy, or the Black Materia? Well, the correct answer is Titan Materia:
And satsumaclementine confirms this:
There was one a side quest in FFVII where you would meet someone in Gongaga who would ask you to deliver letters to Kalm and then at the end of it you’d get the Titan Materia from that chest. In the end, the side quest was removed and the Materia was put in the Gongaga reactor instead.
The Kalm chest is just a remnant of that. Guess they could have put something else that chest though if they thought that would be too early for getting Titan.
But we find Titan Materia near the Gongaga reactor. So then, no way to open the chest. The question is, will they keep this in the remake? Will they replace it with something entirely different?
For the remake, they might just include an item that changes everything.