Type Merchant
Locations Village (Tavern)
Order of No Quarter stages (blue chests)

Chester is a shopkeeper who resides in the tavern beneath the village, who sells relics to Shovel Knight. Initially he sells just the Fishing Rod and the Chaos Sphere but for every Order of No Quarter stage Shovel Knight clears he expands his wares with a new relic. Alternatively, Chester can be found hidden throughout the Order of No Quarter stages where he will sell the stage's relic at a discount.

In Plague of Shadows, it is revealed that the Relics he sells to Shovel Knight have been obtained from Plague Knight, who finds them first in each stage, but deems those as "useless relics", and is offered to trade them for Arcana that Chester has in his possession.


Chester wears white and blue clothing somewhat resembling a blend between a pirate and fortune teller. He has a teal headband that covers his eyes, and hairbands on his locks, as well as a teal binding and boot lining. His pants and gloves are a navy blue, matching his hair, and he wears a white tunic. He wears gold bangles, rings, a gold necklace, and golden ornaments on the hem of his tunic. He is often seen standing on his large light blue chest with golden lining, arms in his pants.


Shovel of HopeEdit

"Chester: So how's that investment working out? It's a pretty great relic, y'know. Sniffle, I miss it already!"

Plague of ShadowsEdit

Opening his shop:

"Chester: Poured in a beaker or stuffed in a bag, Chester's always got the swag!"

When possessing a Relic Chester is interested in:

"Chester: Nice Relic, pal! Y'know, I could take that off your hands... ...and give you something a little more.... interesting."

Refusing to trade a Relic:

"Chester: You sure? That thing's deadweight to an alchemist like you. You oughta trade it to me!"

Accepting to trade a Relic:

"Chester: Hey, good choice! I'll make sure this Relic finds a nice home with a respectable collector. Haw haw."

When not possessing any Relic Chester is interested in:

"Chester: Taking Gold from an alchemist? I wasn't born yesterday, chum. Maybe we could barter if you had some Relics? If you really have no Relics, we can do cash. But it won't be cheap! You still in?"

Refusing to pay:

"Chester: Too steep? I getcha. Come back when you have Relics to trade me! Or, bring 'em to me at the Armor Outpost, and we'll do business... if you can even get in there.."

Returning to Chester after buying or trading his Arcana:

"Chester: Hey Greenie! I'm still on the lookout for more Relics! Adventuring types just love 'em."


  • Chester's name is based off the fact he delves into chests and sells treasure.
  • In the Iron Whale, Chester gets caught in the Giant Anglerfish's lure, which looks exactly like his chest. It's possible that it got stuck there somehow, but it's more likely that the chest is to lure humans in to feed on.
    • However in Plague of Shadows, he is instead found in another blue chest in the extended area.
  • The developers designed a Body Swap version for Chester, although only the main cast of Shovel of Hope had one added to the campaign.

Gallery Edit

Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Reize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadame Meeber
Village: BardGoaticianGastronomerMagicistDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceFishermanToaderMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship Enthusiast
Other Characters: Troupple King
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Shovel KnightReize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Potionarium: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionPercyOolong
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteLeoPeacock GentDollyAirship Enthusiast
Other Characters: Troupple King

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