The regal fanfare of Pridemoor, twisted by King Knight's decadence!
- "Bard: Let's see here... Oh, you found "In the Halls of the Usurper"! My first publicly performed lair theme. You might say it kickstarted my career!"
- The song's name is likely a reference to the famous music piece In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1.
- It's counterpart in Specter of Torment is In the Halls of the King.
- Bard's dialogue on this song (mentioning that it "kickstarted" his career) is most likely a reference to how Shovel Knight was funded in a Kickstarter campaign. This is even more likely when you consider the color that the word "kickstarted" is in: green, like the logo of Kickstarter itself.
- The Bard also mentions that it was his first publicly performed lair theme possibly referencing the Shovel Knight demo's one stage, Pridemoor Keep.