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 most of them died when the King disappeared. They can still be found in White Palace in the Dream Realm where they wait for the King.
Behaviour and Tactics
They 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):
Royal Retainers are found only within the White Palace.
- When hit they will simply dissipate into white Essence instead of leaving a corpse.
- The Royal Retainer is one of the few enemies that have various different looks, but no change to behaviour, the others being the Siblings, the Fungified Husks and the Corpse Creepers and Mistakes.
- Royal Retainers are one of the few enemies that respawn upon leaving and re-entering the room.
- Various other dead Royal Retainers can be found around Ancient Basin and other areas bearing some varying headdresses and clothes, the unique ones are as follows:
- ↑ Royal Retainers Hunter's Journal entry: "The most loyal and devout servants of the King."
- ↑ Royal Retainer corpse Dream Nail dialogue: "...Where have you gone?...Dear King..." "...Missing monarch, we need you now..."
- ↑ Royal Retainer Dream Nail dialogue: "... We will wait... King..."