The most loyal and devout servants of the King.
Simple, weak creatures find strength by forming a hive and obeying a ruler. Such creatures become the arms and teeth and claws of their monarch.
Royal Retainers are enemies in Hollow Knight. These bugs were the most loyal servants of the Pale King, but a number of them died after the King disappeared. They can still be found in the White Palace in the Dream Realm where they wait for the King.
Behaviour and Tactics
Stand in small groups and bow when the Knight approaches. They deal no damage on contact.
Dream Nail Dialogue
In White Palace:
Corpse in The Abyss (Lighthouse):
Corpses in Ancient Basin (Pale Fountain):
(White Palace Ruins):
(In Mawlurk corpse):
(Room left of destroyed lift):
Living Royal Retainers are only found within the White Palace, although some corpses can be found elsewhere in the Ancient Basin.
- Their Hunter's Journal entry is automatically unlocked after picking up the White Fragment.
- When hit they simply dissipate into white Essence instead of leaving a corpse.
- Royal Retainers are one of the few enemies that has various different looks, but no change in behaviour, the others being the Sibling, Fungified Husk, Corpse Creeper and Mistake.
- Royal Retainers are one of the few enemies that respawns upon leaving and re-entering the room.
- Various other dead Royal Retainers can be found around the Ancient Basin and other areas bearing some varying headdresses and clothes, the unique ones are as follows:
|Main Game||Crawlid • Vengefly • Vengefly King • Gruzzer • Gruz Mother • Tiktik • Aspid Hunter • Aspid Mother • Aspid Hatchling • Goam • Wandering Husk • Husk Hornhead • Leaping Husk • Husk Bully • Husk Warrior • Husk Guard • Entombed Husk • False Knight (Failed Champion) • Maggot • Menderbug • Lifeseed • Baldur • Elder Baldur
Ambloom • Fungling • Fungoon • Sporg • Fungified Husk • Shrumeling • Shrumal Warrior • Shrumal Ogre • Mantis Youth • Mantis Warrior • Mantis Lords
Husk Sentry • Heavy Sentry • Winged Sentry • Lance Sentry • Mistake • Folly • Soul Twister • Soul Warrior • Soul Master (Tyrant) • Husk Dandy • Cowardly Husk • Gluttonous Husk • Gorgeous Husk • Great Husk Sentry • Watcher Knight • The Collector
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