Hollow Knight Guide
10. Resting Grounds
Now that we have Crystal Heart, let’s make some progress in the actual story. Next stop is Resting Grounds, which can be accessed numerous ways, but I’ll show you a secret way that is pretty simple.
From Dirtmouth, head to Forgotten Crossroads and Selubra’s shop. The shop is located in the lower right corner of the Crossroads. Above the shop is an entrance to Blue Lake, but it seems to be to high to jump to. Head to the mini boss arena (where Character Icon is on map) and use the upper right wall and Crystal Heart to reach the platform. Head right through Blue Lake and make your way to the switch above. Hit the switch and head up.
Get the Dream Nail
The reason we are here in the Resting Grounds is to get the Dream Nail and learn about 3 bosses we need to face. Head right until you find the shrine mask shrine in the picture. Interact with the shrine and a sequence will occur. In the sequence, you will be taken into a dream world with some minor platforming. Finish the platforming and you will receive the Dream Nail. The Dream Nail allows us to collect Essence and access the Dream World. After you get the Dream Nail, you pass out and wake up near the Seer.
Talk to the Seer to learn about Essence and leave. Halfway down in this room is the Stagway Station. Take the Stagway to Dirtmouth so we can grab the map (don’t really have to). Now that we’ve done this, there are a few miscellaneous things I recommend doing before we head to Ancient Basin.
Get the Map
The map for Resting Grounds can be bought back in Dirtmouth for 75 Geo. You can also buy new pins which mark Essence Trees and Warrior Graves.