|“||'"The Spirit Tree sustained the three Elements of Light, and in turn they brought balance and kept Nibel safe."'||„|
|—Sein to Ori at the Spirit Tree the initial introduction to the quest|
Nibel is home to magical wonders and enchanted creatures, such as the Spirit Guardians and the Gumon. Additionally, it is home to some Owls and members of Naru's species. Within Nibel is the wise and very powerful Spirit Tree, who brings light to the land through his maintenance of the three Elements of Light.
After the events of the Light Ceremony, Nibel is thrown into jeopardy when the Spirit Tree loses his power and the Elements become corrupted by the Decay, turning Nibel into the titular blind forest. Ori's journey takes them across the forest in the hopes of restoring it to its former self.
Nibel is split up into various areas that house different creatures, plant life and challenges for Ori to face. Not all of them can be completely accessed until Ori completes certain sections of the story and some areas can only be visited once before they become inaccessible.
- Swallow's Nest
- Sunken Glades
- Hollow Grove
- Moon Grotto
- Ginso Tree
- Thornfelt Swamp
- Valley of the Wind
- Misty Woods
- Forlorn Ruins
- Sorrow Pass
- Mount Horu
- Swallow's Nest (prologue only)