Monument Valley (video game) Wiki

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The Storyteller, or the Ghost, is the only speaking character in Monument Valley. They are a ghost from the civilization that built the monuments. Ida meets them several times during her journey.


The Storyteller is completely cyan, and translucent like a ghost. They have a small circular head and no limbs. They wear a long robe with a dark cyan collar and stripe, and a pointed hat similar to the tops of the towers in the valley.


Chapter III: Hidden Temple

"Long have these old bones waited in darkness.
How far have you wandered, silent princess?
Why are you here?"

Chapter IV: Water Palace

"This was the valley of men.
Now all that remains are our monuments, stripped of their glories.
Thieving princess, why have you returned?"

Chapter VII: The Rookery

"Those who stole our sacred geometry have forgotten their true selves.
Cursed to walk those monuments are they.
Foolish princess, have you forgotten too?"

Chapter IX: The Descent

"Long ages lie heavy on old bones in these buried halls.
Sacred geometry was our pride, our downfall.
But forever will our monuments stand in this valley."

Appendix iv: Halcyon Court

"How many monuments have you restored? How many still lie ahead?
Forgetful princess confuses past, present and future.
When all sacred geometry is returned, so too shall be your crown."


  • The Storyteller is a playable character in Hipster Whale's game "Crossy Road."
  • The Storyteller always appears in dark and gray areas, simply referred to as caves by the developers.[1]
  • The Storyteller is one of the only characters who talk, including the ghosts in Monument Valley 2.
  • The Storyteller is not in a seprate cave in Chapter IX: The Descent.