The lands of Hallownest are filled by several groups of strange sentient creatures. They occupy various territories around the vast kingdom and developed their own societies and cultures aside from the Pale King's rule.

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The fools are a group of warrior beasts and bugs, lured by the promise of glory at the Colosseum of Fools.[1] Despite being affected by the Infection, they keep their resolve and viciously fight to the death in the Trials, much to the amusement of the observing crowd. However, they remain passive outside the arena, unlike other infected creatures.

The Fools are mainly divided into four classes: Shielded Fools, Sturdy Fools, Winged Fools, and Heavy Fools. They fight among creatures raised and trained in the Colosseum.[2] The God Tamer, the Colosseum's veteran warrior,[3] is the only one to ride a beast. They are also joined by fighters from other parts of Hallownest, such as scholars from the Soul Sanctum and traitors from the Mantis Tribe.

Zote, Tiso and the Godmaster Icon Pale Lurker are the only fighters of the Colosseum to not be infected. The latter, a forgotten Fool champion, lost her sanity and hides among the Colosseum's kennels.[4]


  1. Sturdy Fool Hunter's Journal entry: "Warrior fighting for glory in the Colosseum of Fools."
  2. Sharp Baldur Hunter's Journal entry: "Hardened baldur, bred for battle in the Colosseum of Fools."
  3. God Tamer Hunter's Journal entry: "Veteran warrior of the Colosseum of Fools."
  4. Godmaster Icon Pale Lurker Hunter's Journal entry: "Forgotten champion of the Colosseum, [...]. This odd creature is unaffected by and unaware of the disease drifting through the caverns. Its madness is all its own."
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