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Whispering Roots

Whispering Roots are roots filled with Essence found throughout Hallownest. When the Knight hits a Whispering Root with the Dream Nail, it spawns floating Essence throughout the surrounding area for the Knight to collect.

After collecting all Essence in the area, the root will grow to a much larger size. Using the Dream Nail on it again will reveal dream dialogue giving vague hints as to the history of that area.

Map Pin Tree

After acquiring the Dream Nail, a Whispering Root Pin can be purchased from Iselda for Geo150, which reveals the locations of every Whispering Root in the area after that area's Map has been purchased.

There are 15 Whispering Roots in the game, containing a total of 482 Essence.

Image Location Essence Dream Dialogue Map

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Ancestral Mound

42

...Soul attuned...
...Spiral focus...
...Shunned Power...

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City of Tears

28

...Promised plenty...
...Souls to serve...
...Soul twisted...

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Crystal Peak

21

...Light refracted....
...Energy contained...

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Deepnest

45

...Nest alive...
...Sleeping Queen...
...Beast...

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Forgotten Crossroads

29

...Twisting paths...
...Travelling masses...
...Vessel Sealed...

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Fungal Wastes

(Near Fog Canyon)

20

...Misted caverns...
...Noxious spores...
...Teacher...

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Fungal Wastes

(Near Mantis Village)

18

...Proud warriors...
...Honour bound...

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Greenpath

44

...Greenkin lost...
...Paths overgrown...
...Dream forgotten...

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The Hive

20

...Hardened tribe...
...Light familiar...

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Howling Cliffs

46

...Wasteland...
...Bugs Reduced...

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Kingdom's Edge

51

...Sacred grave...
...Ashen ground...
...Kingdom's birth...

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Queen's Gardens

29

...Leaves in splendour...
...Pale root...

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Resting Grounds

20

...Dead remembered...
...Penitent Moth...
...Dreams revered...

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Royal Waterways

(Broken lift)

35

...Kingdom above...
...Palace below...
...Servants' path...

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Spirits' Glade

34

...Sacred memories...
...Honoured souls...

Mapshot HK Whispering Root 15

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