Messengers are baby-like creatures who act as companions and merchants for the hunters. Messengers can be seen crawling out of portals connecting the human world with the Nightmare World. They are unseen by normal folk, but are able to communicate with hunters.
Messengers carry purple-glowing scrolls that contain the advice and thoughts of their masters, left behind for other hunters to read. Some of them can also be seen mourning the tombs of the hunters who have fallen in battle.
These messengers will light a lantern when you pass to an unexplored area to mark that the place has been visited.
Messengers act as asynchronous intermediaries between the hunters. They are the inhabitants of the Nightmare World, a parallel universe of which very little information is known. They adore and obey the hunters, who entrust them with special messages. They hold the accumulated wishes and thoughts of hunters in their home of dreams.
Messengers play an important role in online gameplay. If the player approaches a messenger carrying a purple scroll, they can read Notes left by other players and rate them. Likewise, the player is able to compose Notes to be left for others to read.
If the player approaches a group of Messengers around a grave marker, or tombstone, they can reveal the spirit of the player who died at that spot, which enacts the last few seconds of their life. These can be used by new players to take advantage of the mistakes made by other players.
- Bath Messengers can appear in Chalice Dungeons.
- The Messengers are voice-acted by Joe Simms and Ryan Morris.