Unlike children of his age, he's quiet and generous, has a strong heart, and naturally gives off an impression of dignity.
The Divine Heir, otherwise known as Kuro is encountered firstly in the game’s tutorial area.
He gifts the wolf his sword Kusabimaru and the Healing Gourd. He orders the Wolf to find an escape route from the Ashina grounds. However, Genichiro Ashina is able to take Kuro away from Wolf in the Silvergrass Field, regardless of the battle outcome between the two.
Kuro then later be found atop the Ashina Castle, being persuaded to take Genichiro into his immortal oath. After defeating Genichiro, he can be found in Upper Tower - Kuro's Room, proposing immortality severance to Wolf.
Returning to Kuro after collecting the Divine Dragon's Tears, Wolf realizes that he has been taken away by Genichiro to the Silvergrass Field once again. Defeating him and the fate of Kuro will be decided, depends on the items Wolf choose to give him afterwards.
Gives directions to obtain the necessary items for reaching the Fountainhead Palace.
Gives Sweet Rice Balls after being gifted Rice for Kuro given by the Divine Child of Rejuvenation, once cured of her sickness with a Persimmon or Taro Persimmon. Alternatively, he gives one if the Divine Dragon has yet been confronted and Wolf returns from the Fountainhead Palace.
|Kuro: You did well to come here. It's been too long, Wolf.|
Wolf: I've come to free you, my lord.
|Talking||Kuro: Loyal Wolf... I see you are wounded. ... I have something that may help. It is a special gourd medicinal waters. Use it to heal your wounds.|
Wolf: My Lord...
|Attempting to Leave Before Talking||Kuro: Wolf. I do have one more thing to give you. Take it.|
|Talking||Kuro: Loyal Wolf. I have one more thing to give you. It's a gourd of medicinal waters. Should you be injured, it will restore you. (Gives Healing Gourd)|
Wolf: My Lord.
There's a secret passage beneath the moat bridge that can take us out of the castle. Find the secret passage beneath the moat bridge so that we may escape Ashina Castle. When you've reached it, give the signal. I'll come as soon as I hear the reed whistle.
|Attemping To Leave Without Using Healing Gourd||Kuro: Wolf. Do not push yourself too far. You must heal your wounds.|
|Talking at the Secret Passage||Kuro: Where shall we go once we're away from the castle? I suppose the first thing we should do is cross the Ashina border... Or perhaps we should hide somewhere... What do you think?|
Wolf: Whatever you desire.
Kuro: Let us press onward. Once we leave this passage, we'll be outside the castle walls.
|Genichiro Cutscene||Genichiro Ashina: The Divine Heir... Last we stood together was your uncle's funeral.|
Kuro: Lord Genichiro... I- Thank you.
|Genichiro, Second Encounter Cutscene||Genichiro: How is grandfather?|
Emma: Lord Isshin is... it's a wonder he is still with us. A miracle.
|After Defeating Genichiro||Wolf: We must leave Ashina.|
Kuro: ... Wolf. My blood... the blood of the dragon causes men to become undying. The same goes for you.
|Agreeing to Help||Wolf: (Father... I cannot break the Iron Code.)|
|Obeying the Iron Code||Wolf: I cannot. To protect you, the Divine Heir... That was the duty my father entrusted to me.|
Kuro: How many times have you died and come back to life for my sake...? Two? Three times...? Or perhaps a number so large that it cannot be counted?
|Talking||Kuro: If we are seeking to sever the immortal ties, I know a good place to start. Wolf, look at this. (Gives Immortal Severance Text) It's an ancient record that was kept in Ashina Castle.|
Wolf: Sacred Dragon Tears... from the divine realm...
|Inspecting Incense Burner||Wolf: Is there something special about it...?|
Kuro: I'm told that long ago... There was another Divine Heir living here in Ashina Castle. His name was Lord Takeru... This incense burner belonged to him.
|After Inspecting Incense Burner||Kuro: Now, as to how we begin our search... I am certain some of Lord Takeru's books remain in this castle. Books that he collected in order to find the divine realm. I will search for them.|
Wolf: In addition to finding a way to reach the divine realm... Might we also look into how we might sever the immortal ties?
Kuro: Lord Isshin is not within this castle citadel. I'm told he is recuperating in one of these watchtowers. However, the path to his watchtower is closed. His health is a little...
Kuro: Find Lord Isshin... and ask if he knows how we might sever the ties of immortality. He's recuperating in one of the watchtowers outside this castle keep. Reach the roof from that open window, then follow the Nightjar smoke signals. I entrust this task to you.
|After Talking to Isshin||Kuro: (cough) Hmm... This dust is awful.|
Wolf: I have returned.
|Asking About the Flower||Wolf: A flower?|
Kuro: First, read this. (Gives Fragrant Flower Note)
|Asking About the Stone||Missing information.|
|Giving Fragrant Flower Note||Wolf: My Lord, this is for you.|
Kuro: This is...
|Asking About Bottomless Hole||Wolf: A place to throw oneself... I've seen a place where that might be possible...|
Kuro: You have...?
|Asking About the Bell Charm||Missing information.|
|Giving Bell Charm||Wolf: My Lord, please take a look at this.|
Kuro: That bell... I've seen it before. It reminds me of Hirata... and of that night...
|Giving Lotus of the Palace||Wolf: .........|
Kuro: Hmm? What is it, Wolf? That's... the white lotus flower...! Was it in the Sunken Valley?
|Leaving||Kuro: Oh, that's right... That door marked with the outline of a person... Lord Isshin once called it a "shinobi shortcut." I haven't a clue how it works... But seeing as he mentioned "shinobi" I thought you might know.|
|Missing information.||Kuro: I see you've gathered some of the ingredients needed to create the aroma of the fountainhead. Keep up the good work, Wolf.|
|Missing information.||Kuro: Ahh, I meant to ask. Did you notice the lingering scent in the incense burner?|
|Answering No||Wolf: I did not.|
Kuro: I see. Then I suggest you do so at some point. It is faint, yet... It makes you feel as though there is still some of the aroma left.
|Answering Yes||Wolf: My Lord, the incense burner...|
Kuro: You smelled it? What did you think?
|Asking About Sakura Tree||Kuro: The scent in the incense burner reminded me of a sakura tree. Yet it wasn't a regular sakura flower. Lady Emma might know something about the sakura tree that was once in the back of the castle.|
|After Talking to Emma||Wolf: I asked Lady Emma about the sakura tree.|
Kuro: You did? What did she say?
|Giving Shelter Stone||Wolf: My Lord, I have procured the ingredients for the aroma.|
Kuro: Oh, so that is... the stone for the Fountainhead Incense? What a peculiar shape it is.
Wolf: To think my blood is an ingredient of the aroma... Perhaps Lady Emma will know of a way to make me bleed. Might you ask her?
|After Talking to Emma||Kuro: Wolf, did you speak with Lady Emma?|
Wolf: ......... I did.
|Presenting Sakura Droplet||Wolf: My Lord, this is for you...|
Kuro: Could this be...?
|Refusing Sakura Droplet||Wolf: My lord's oath is all I need.|
Kuro: I understand. But don't refuse it to spare my feelings. If you feel it is necessary, do not hesitate to ask.
|Accepting Sakura Droplet||Wolf: If you should be so kind...|
Kuro: Of course. Close your eyes.
|Before Obtaining the Mortal Blade||Kuro: We're almost there. ......... Yes... Do... What must be done. .........|
Wolf: (...My lord. What...must be done...?)
|After Defeating Owl||Kuro: ... He's... so strong... I wish... I was...|
|After Defeating Genichiro||Kuro: When did you... lose your path... Lord Genichiro...|
|Owl Cutscene||Kuro: I remember you well. I heard stories of your death, yet here you are. What are you plotting, Owl?|
Owl: Plotting? I would do no such thing. Now, my lord. I must ask that you accompany me. This old bird has but one desire. To protect the Divine Heir from those who might take his esteemed blood.
|After Defeating Owl||Kuro: Wolf... I am relieved to see that you are safe. And Owl...?|
Wolf: I killed him.
|Obtaining the Mortal Blade||Kuro: Wolf, that sword on your back, is it...|
Wolf: It is the Mortal Blade.
Kuro: Wolf... We've finally done it. Once we make the Fountainhead Incense, you can infuse your clothes with the aroma. Now, place all of the ingredients in the incense burner.
|After Burning the Incense||Wolf: My Lord...|
Kuro: Wolf, the Mortal Blade...
Kuro: Wolf, I need you to bring Dragon Tears from the divine realm...
|Leaving (Generic)||Kuro: You're leaving. Wolf, I'm counting on you.|
Kuro: My Lord.
|Giving Rice for Kuro||Kuro: Wolf, you're back.|
Wolf: I am. I have something for you, Lord Kuro.
|Receiving Sweet Rice Balls||Kuro: Sorry to keep you waiting, Wolf. Come now, hold out your hand!|
Wolf: My Lord. What is...? (Gives Sweet Rice Balls)
Kuro: How was the rice ball?
|Talking After Reaching Fountainhead Palace||Wolf: My Lord...|
Kuro: You've done well to return to me, Wolf... Did you reach the Fountainhead Palace?