"Water from the Luma Pools flows through here, feeding the marsh with life... Or... it used to flow, before the Decay. Before the mill stopped."—Voice of the Forest, upon entering The Wellspring
The Wellspring is responsible for keeping Niwen's waters flowing. When the Decay started to spread through Niwen, the Stink Spirit took residence at the top of the watermill. This caused the Wellspring's gears to be unable to turn and Niwen's waters to turn poisonous.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Edit
Warning! Spoilers ahead! Edit
Ori is tasked to go here by Kwolok in order to access the Silent Woods. They find Opher at the entrance, who tells Ori that they must find a way to open the Wellspring's gate. After Ori opens it, they work their way through the gears of the Wellspring, cleansing them one by one.
Ori meets Opher and some other various NPCs such as Tokk and Lupo on their way to unstick the Wellspring. They later find the Stink Spirit and escape from it, triggering a escape sequence.
Escape sequence Edit
At the top of the ancient water mill, Ori is told by Opher to find the "foul presence" he smells nearby. Ori investigates as he is told, and succeeds in finding the Stink Spirit, and is grabbed by one of the abomination's many tentacles. When Ori is saved by Opher, the Stink Spirit becomes agitated and begins to chase Ori through the top of the Wellspring. Ori outruns it and the ensuing rushing waves of water by diving out the mill and landing right outside the Wellspring on the ground below.