UrSu the Master chose death that the balance of urRu and Skeksis might be broken. Wise was he always and subtle in meditation beyond understanding.

The Book of Aughra[1]

UrSu was the urRu's Master and counterpart to skekSo the Emperor.

Jared Cullum - urSu

UrSu saving Jen during the Garthim War

Shortly after the Great Division, he refused Raunip's pleas to stop the Skeksis from going to war with the Makraks, declaring that it was not the urRu's place to interfere in Thra's affairs. He eventually relented and took part in the peace negotiations which culminated in Raunip guiding the Makraks to the Field of Fire.[2]

During the Garthim War, he adopted Jen after his clan had been destroyed, and raised him for the sole purpose of ending Skeksis rule.[3] Among the lessons he imparted Jen was that of the "shapes of kindness", teaching him that his good deeds, no matter how small, contributed piece by piece to the healing of Thra.[4]

When he deemed Jen ready for his task, he allowed his own health to deteriorate, knowing that skekSo would die along with him and send the Skeksis into disarray.[1] Before expiring, he charged Jen with going to Aughra's observatory and retrieving the Shard of the Division.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Froud, B. & Llewellyn, J. J., (2003) The World of the Dark Crystal. Pavilion Books. ISBN 1-86205-624-2
  2. B. Froud, M. Dow Smith, A. Sheikman & L. John (2015). The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Vol. III. Archaia. ISBN 978-1-60886-435-5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Henson, J. & Oz, F. (dir.); Henson, J., Kurtz, G. & Lazer, D. (prod.); Henson, J. & Odell, D. (writ.) (December 17, 1982). The Dark Crystal (Motion picture). New York City, NY: Jim Henson Productions.
  4. Godbey, C. (2017), Jim Henson's Dark Crystal Tales, Archaia Studios Press, ISBN 978-1608868452

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