"It's clear now why she hunts us, Kuro is just protecting her last child!"

Sein to Ori, after escaping Kuro

Kuro's Egg, also known as Ku, is the unborn child of Kuro, and her only remaining offspring.


Kuro's Egg has the familiar appearance of a normal bird's egg, being ovular in shape but uncommonly huge in size. In fact, it is bigger than most of the characters in the game, save Kuro herself. The cream-colored shell of Kuro's Egg is speckled with dots.



Warning! Spoilers ahead.

After Ori flees from the Forlorn Ruins, they eventually find themselves at Kuro's Nest, where they discover her egg. In a short cutscene, Kuro's actions in Ori and the Blind Forest are explained, proving she was only trying to protect her unborn owlet from the fate its siblings endured.

For most of the time afterwards the egg remains absent, until the ending sequence when Kuro realizes the damage she caused may result in her egg being burned alive in the fire. The flames of the burning forest are spreading and creeping quickly toward Kuro's Egg, when its mother makes the decision to revive the smoldering Spirit Tree.

Once light has been restored to Nibel, Kuro's Egg is seen one last time. Naru enters the cave she and Ori once shared, and the camera pans to reveal the egg nestled cozily within. Naru smiles as a small crack develops on the shell, just before the game ends, leading to Ku's birth in the following game.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Main article: Ku

When Ku (Kuro's child) was born, Naru, Gumo and Ori came to see her. For some time they were living together in Swallow's Nest. With time passing, "the sky called to her", as the Spirit Tree says. Unfortunately, Ku couldn't leave Swallow's Nest due to her damaged wing. Ori came up with a solution: with Gumo's help, they attached Kuro's Feather to Ku's wing, thus making her able to fly. After that, Ori and Ku left their home and flew to Niwen, a forest across the water. Suddenly, a storm arrived, and the two got separated.

Ku is revealed to have landed in the Silent Woods, searching for the feather while hiding from the woods' Enforcer of Silence, Shriek. After Ori manages to find their way to the dead woods, they happily reunite with Ku, only for the moment to cut short by the undead owl's presence. They then try to search for the feather in order to return home, while being hunted by Shriek. Just when they corner the feather in a brach in an open space, it is blown away by Shriek's arrival as she corners them. She tries to attack Ori causing them to be thrown into a pit, while Ku tries to attack Shriek to defend Ori. After flinging Ku off of her, Shriek walks over to Ku who is unknowingly cornered at a ledge. Ku tries to stand up her as Shriek crushes Ku under her stone bone spear limb while sending the owlet off the edge.

Ku is found by Ori and the Moki in critical condition and brought back to Kwolok's Hollow, where The Voice of the Forest surrounds Ku with a field of flowers trying to help her, but as Kwolok explains to Ori, it is currently too weak in its own dying state to fully heal her. This is because with the Spirit Willow's passing, the light it carried shattered and scattered all across Niwen, leaving the forest vulnerable to corruption and decay. If The Will of the Wisps: the Memory, Eyes, Strength, and Heart of the Forest are brought back together with the Voice to reform Seir, the Spirit Willow's light, all of Niwen, including Ku can be saved.

While Ori journeys across Niwen to restore Seir to full power, the Moki watch over Ku as the flowers around her slowly disappear, representing how much time she and the Light have left before death claims them and all of Niwen is claimed by Decay. Naru and Gumo arrive and mourn her as the last of the flowers fade. However, before death could claim her, Ori fulfills their true destiny as the next Spirit Tree as they embrace the fully restored Seir the Golden Light, which restores Niwen, fully heals Ku and her wing.



Three Unnamed Owlets*

* Deceased.


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