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"Come on, do the Cloudstep with us. Jump, hit, jump!" Rock Lesieur


Rock Lesieur is a character in The Messenger. He acts as a tutorial device for the player and teaches Ninja how to perform the Cloudstep technique.



Rock Lesieur wears a blue ninja outfit and has a blue-handled sword in a blue sheath strapped to his back. He keeps his hands pressed together in front of his chest.


Rock Lesieur is passionate about teaching his students how to perform the Cloudstep technique, even so far as to prevent Ninja from leaving the tutorial area if he attempts to escape to the left.

Main Story[]

Rock Lesieur encouraging Ninja to perform the Cloudstep technique.

In the beginning of the game as Ninja progresses through Ninja Village, he encounters Rock Lesieur, who is teaching students how to perform the Cloudstep technique by attacking an empty lantern. He encourages Ninja to perform the Cloudstep, explaining that Ninja needs to "jump, hit, jump." If spoken to, Rock Lesieur goes on to explain that Ninja can remain airborne as long as he can find things to attack. If Ninja attempts to leave to the left before reaching the ledge past the lantern, Rock Lesieur calls him to come back and join in with the other Cloudstepping students, preventing him from leaving.

After Ninja gains the power to freely time travel, he can return back to Ninja Village to see Rock Lesieur standing in his normal location teaching students how to Cloudstep, but there is no talk prompt.

Picnic Panic[]

For the main article, see Picnic Panic.

In the alternate timeline version of Ninja Village, Ninja makes his way west towards the docks. On his way there, he can choose to speak with Rock Lesieur. Rock Lesieur introduces himself and mentions that it's clear that Ninja doesn't need a tutorial so he should carry onward.


Rock Lesieur before the hotfix.

Rock Lesieur after the hotfix.

  • Rock Lesieur is referred to as "CLOUD_STEP_NINJA" in the dialogue files and "BasicNinja" in the picture files. It was not until the release of Picnic Panic that Rock Lesieur's true name was stated.
  • In a normal New Game, it is not possible to backtrack back to Rock Lesieur during the demon attack on Ninja Village since the player does not yet have Climbing Claws, among other items. However, in New Game +, the player is given immediate access to several items that allow for backtracking. With the Version 1.0.4 update, the update that introduced New Game +, Rock Lesieur and his students were left unaffected by the demon attack. If Ninja spoke to the tutorial ninja, he would continue to talk about Cloudstepping, as if blissfully unaware of the fiery chaos in the background. But, a later hotfix patched Rock Lesieur to be collapsed on the ground during the demon attack, and his students are nowhere to be seen.
  • The Shopkeeper has mentioned in the ARG that her favorite ninja is Rock Lesieur.[1]



Characters in The Messenger
Characters NinjaRock LesieurNinja ElderDemon KingBarma'thazëlThe BowmanQuarbleThe ShopkeeperCage Monster and ParrotRuxxtinEmerald GolemPrimal FearMonkQuillbleColos & SusesThe ArtificerThe ProphetThe Iron HoodManfredSoldierButterfly MatriarchGuardian GodsClockwork ConciergePitouMusePhantomCowboyNecroClaustroAcroPyroAlektoroOctoPiDark MessengerVoodoo Mask
Groups NinjasDemonsGreed DemonsOrder of the Blue RobesPhobekinsMagic FirefliesSky GiantsVoodkins
Special Roles MessengersWestern HeroFallen