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The Mask Maker is found in the North-West corner of Deepnest. He sits behind a desk surrounded by masks of all shapes and sizes, mumbling to himself and frantically working on simultaneously carving and painting more masks.

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Dialogue

General

First encounter
Is it mask or face upon the creature? In Hallownest, a difficult thing it can be to decipher.

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Talking again
A wonderful thing to have, a face. Not a thing with which we all are blessed.
For this kingdom's faceless, I shall provide.  
A mask! A face! Does it need one? Does it not? To define. To focus. To exist.

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When unmasked
It sees the face beneath! Or could it be just another mask?
Truth in Hallownest is always buried deep. How many layers will it pry through?
Has it witnessed that truth most tragic? The Wyrm's great shame sealed away.
Now this Kingdom's stasis becomes the Wyrm's legacy.
To change a face; to conceal it fully within another... A powerful protection that is, but one with sad consequence.
The original mind is destroyed, though those of striking will may still retain a sliver of that concealed self.
I see another takes mantle of king? Then grim responsibility that shall bestow.
No bug has ever laid claim to this whole. Even the beasts knew their limits and bound their realm at Nest's edge.
It is the ancient caste that made attempt at such vast rule. Hallownest's ruin reflects well those fared attempts.

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Talking again after unmasking
Faces I grant to all who'd request. Not task for I, but aid, gift to a world deserving.

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Dream Nailed
...Does it know of the face that hides beneath? Such remarkable contrast the Wyrm conceived....

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Trivia

  • Upon entering the room, the Mask Maker has a chance of wearing one of three different masks.
  • By their name and environment, it is assumed that the Mask Maker made all of the white masks seen on bugs throughout Hallownest. Though, as their dialogue suggests, some "masks" on bugs may be their actual face.
  • Performing Desolate Dive or Descending Dark on them reveals a grey face with swirling eyes. As the Mask Maker says, this face may simply be "another mask". It is interesting to note that this also reveals that Mask Maker is wearing a hood similar to the one Quirrel is wearing (which can be seen after he takes his hat off)
  • The Mask Maker's room appears filled in on Cornifer's map of Deepnest, but this is probably a bug.