The Pale King was the monarch of Hallownest, mate to the White Lady, and ruler of the White Palace. After the infection spread across the Kingdom, he and his palace disappeared.



In the Birthplace

No cost too great.

No mind to think.

No will to break.

No voice to cry suffering.

Born of God and Void.

You shall seal the blinding light that plagues their dreams. You are the Vessel. You are the Hollow Knight.

Final words ...Soul of Wyrm. Soul of Root. Heart of Void...


  • The Pale King was reincarnated from the Wyrm in the Kingdom's Edge.
  • As the Radiance continued to try and break free, the King grew more and more desperate and took darker and darker measures to contain it.
  • As mentioned by the Relic Seeker Lemm, the White Palace seemed to have vanished or disappeared, rather than being physically destroyed.  
  • According to the game guide given to the Kickstarter backers, the King "abandoned his subjects and went into hiding" and that "only the most devout servants may still be able to find him, but the road to accomplish such a feat is impossible itself" - this implies that the King is not dead, merely hiding.  

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