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This is hard work, but I don't mind. Down here, I can k-keep working without even sleeping. It's fun!
-Myla
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Myla is an NPC in Hollow Knight. She is a happy little miner mining for treasure near the entrance to Crystal Peak.

Lore

While searching for something valuable hidden deeper within the crystals,[3] she enjoys singing and wants to come up with some songs of her own.[4] Myla hears the crystals singing and whispering, hoping to find them and hear what they are saying.[5]

Eventually, Myla becomes Infected, her cheerful song changing. The voice of the Radiance appears in her mind, commanding her to kill the Knight.[6] In the end, the Infection overtakes her, making her become hostile. However, the song she always sang remains in her thoughts.[7]

In-game events

Myla is located in the Forgotten Crossroads. When first met, she is mining and gleefully singing, hoping that the Knight comes to visit her again later.

Once the Vengeful Spirit Spell has been acquired, her dialogue changes. After Soul Master has been defeated, she starts showing signs of being Infected.

After obtaining the Crystal Heart, Myla turns into another fully Infected Husk Miner. Using the Dream Nail on her during this state gives unique dialogue. If she is killed, she lets out a cry upon death.

Dialogue

First encounter Ohhh, bury my mother, pale and slight,

bury my father with his eyes shut tight!
Bury my sisters two by two,
and then when you're done, let's bury me toooo!
Ha ha ha, do you know that one? It's one of my f-favourites! We can sing something else if you like. You start singing and I'll join in. I bet you have a b-b-beautiful singing voice! Ha ha ha!
So, what are you down here for? If you came to g-get wealthy, just look around you! These mines are still bursting with riches! There's p-p-plenty for everyone, just grab a pick and join in! Ha ha!

Listening again Ohhh, bury the knight with her broken nail,

bury the... p-priest... something about a crown...?
I c-can't remember the rest of that one, ha ha ha! Maybe I'll just hum it.

After acquiring Vengeful Spirit Oh, hello again! Are you still running about? Why not join me d-down here? There's plenty of wealth in these rocks for anyone willing to put a bit of work in!

Those crystals out there are worth a fair b-b-bit, but I have a feeling that there's something even more valuable hidden just a bit deeper in! I can almost smell it! Ha ha ha!
You're welcome to join me, there's enough for both of us! Or if you don't feel like d-d-d-digging, you can just sit and sing with me! Ha ha ha!

Listening again after acquiring Vengeful Spirit Ohh, bury the knight with her broken nail,

bury the lady, lovely and pale!
Bury the priest in his tattered gown,
then bury the beggar with his shining croooown!

Ha ha ha! Are you suh... surprised? I remembered the second verse! Lots of time to think while I work down here. Maybe I can even c-come up with some songs of my own!
This is hard work, but I don't mind. Down here, I can k-keep working without even sleeping. It's fun!
And every once in a while you c-c-come to visit me! I'm glad... ha ha... I'm glad you like the sound of my voice!

Dream Nailed I'm so close... Keep singing, crystals! Keep singing so I can find you!

Keep whispering, crystals! I can almost hear what you're saying!

After defeating Soul Master ...Bury my body... c-cover my shell,

What meaning in darkness? Yet here I remain...
I'll wait here forever...till light blooms again...

Listening again ...Bury... body... cover... shell,

Darkness. No meaning... DANGEROUS... Still, remain...
LIGHT.... again...

Dream Nailed after defeating Soul Master ... how much longer... KILL IT... how much longer... DANGEROUS... how much longer... KILL IT... how much longer... KILL THE EMPTY ONE...

...how much longer... must I dig...?

Dream Nailed after acquiring Crystal Heart ...Bury my mother...Pale and slight...

Bury...My sisters...Two by two...
...Bury...Bury the priest in his...

Location

Myla can be encountered in the northeast part of the Forgotten Crossroads, near one of the entrances to Crystal Peak.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Killing Myla after she is fully Infected counts towards the Husk Miner's Journal entry.
  • When asked about whether it is possible to save Myla, Team Cherry said in a Reddit AMA that as long as Myla is not killed, there is "always the chance of a happy ending". However, their follow-up response to this was: "...right?".[8]
  • Early stages in development showed Myla with a slightly different design and in a different room. In the Hollow Knight Kickstarter, Myla was accompanied by a male voice as well as being referred to as The Miner.[9] In a teaser video, Myla was shown with the dialogue: "Have you come down here to have a c-crack at that vault then?".[10]

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 79.
  2. Twitch stream by Matthew 'Leth' Griffin of the 22nd of June 2019.
  3. Myla: "Those crystals out there are worth a fair b-b-bit, but I have a feeling that there's something even more valuable hidden just a bit deeper in!"
  4. Myla: "Maybe I can even c-come up with some songs of my own!"
  5. Myla Dream Nail dialogue: "Keep singing, crystals! Keep singing so I can find you! Keep whispering, crystals! I can almost hear what you're saying!"
  6. Myla Dream Nail dialogue after Desolate Dive: "... how much longer... KILL IT... how much longer... DANGEROUS... how much longer... KILL IT... how much longer... KILL THE EMPTY ONE..."
  7. Myla Dream Nail dialogue after Crystal Heart: "...Bury my mother...Pale and slight... Bury...My sisters...Two by two... ...Bury...Bury the priest in his..."
  8. Reddit AMA comments by Team Cherry regarding Myla.
  9. Kickstarter update of December 6, 2014.
  10. Hollow Knight Teaser trailer.
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