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The Dreamers are three beings who entered into an eternal sleep in order to use their power to seal away the Hollow Knight.[1] The ones who became the Dreamers are Monomon the Teacher, Lurien the Watcher, and Herrah the Beast. Their seals are present on the exterior of the Black Egg located in the Temple of the Black Egg.

To protect the Vessel, the Dreamers lay sleeping.
Through their devotion, Hallownest lasts eternal.

From left to right: Herrah, Lurien, and Monomon

The Knight encounters two projections of the Dreamers. The first time is in Greenpath after picking up the Mothwing Cloak. The second time is in the Resting Grounds after inspecting the Dreamers memorial. Both times the Dreamers tell the Knight to stop trying to break their Seals. In the Resting Grounds, the Dreamers attempt to prevent the Knight from finding their resting bodies by trapping the Knight in the Dream Realm.

After finding a Dreamer's physical body, using the Dream Nail on their body sends the Knight into a Dream that contains a vulnerable form of that Dreamer. Killing this form and absorbing it using Focus breaks their respective Seal.


After taking the Mothwing Cloak Would it seek to break the Seals?

They cannot be undone.

They must be undone.

Let us sleep little shadow.
Return to your darkness.
Allow us our peace.

Resting Grounds
After inspecting the Dreamers memorial Go no further, little shadow.

What compels its climb out of the darkness? What compels its return to this sacred kingdom?

A call from beyond the Seals?
By the Vessel, or by that captive light?

Would the Seals break?
They cannot be undone.

But the Vessel weakens.
That plague springs anew.
They must be undone.

Yet still our Seals remain.
Our duty holds.

It must be cast away.

Our duty holds. It shall be done.

Fade away, little shadow.
Fade away, and let us sleep in peace.


The Dreamers are encountered as a group in Greenpath and the Resting Grounds.

Their physical bodies can be found in different locations, with Monomon's physical body being in the Teacher's Archives in Fog Canyon, Lurien's in the Watcher's Spire in the City of Tears, and Herrah's in Beast's Den in Deepnest.



Destroy Monomon the Teacher.
Destroy Lurien the Watcher.
Destroy Herrah the Beast.


  • In Team Cherry's previous game, Hungry Knight, there are three masks found on the bosses that look similar to the Dreamers', specifically Monomon's.
    • In the original concepts for the Dreamers, all three Dreamers looked identical; sharing Monomon's mask and having the body shape of Lurien. The identical masks can still be seen on the archways outside the Temple of the Black Egg, and on one of the Hollow Knight promotional posters. The identical bodies can still be found on the Hollow Knight fountain in the City of Tears.
  • Cut dialogue exists for all the Dreamers which can still be found in the game files.
  • In early development, Herrah the Beast was named Hegemol.[2] This was later changed to her current name.
  • A test room for the Dreamers exists in the game's files. It contains a figure that looks exactly like the original concept for the Dreamers. It cannot be interacted with in any way.
  • A concept sketch of a spider-like being with an early Dreamer mask was shown in an exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.[3]


  1. Lurien's journal: "Sleep beckons eternal and these words become my last." "For King, for bug, for Hallownest, I head now to my rest."
  2. The Making Of Hollow Knight early map.
  3. Production design in Hollow Knight at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.