Kurnst was outcast from the Nora tribe for beating a man who stole from him. He leads a small group of outcasts who, despite Nora customs, have banded together in the wilds for survival. With the rising threats of machines and bandits, the group turned to taking Dreamwillow from the Brave trails and leaving shards at the caches as a form of payment.
When Aloy reaches the home of the alchemist Jun, she is told that the Dreamwillow she is seeking has been stolen by a band of outcasts. Aloy follows their trail and helps them fight off a herd of machines. After speaking with Aloy and explaining his side of the story, Kurnst agrees to give up some of his Dreamwillow, acknowledging that his group was overzealous in the amount they took.
- If Insult to Injury is completed after The Heart of the Nora, Aloy will tell Kurnst that the High Matriarchs have become more lenient and encourage Kurnst to return to the tribe. He agrees to try.
|High Matriarchs||Jezza - Lansra - Teersa|
|Tribe Members||Aloy - Arana - Bast - Den - Dral - Dran - Enara - Ferl - Fia - Grist - Jarg - Jarm - Jun - Karst - Lut - Marea - Muns - Nakoa - Olara - Orn - Resh - Solai - Sona - Taim - Teb - Thok - Vala - Varl - Yan|
|Outcasts||Brom - Cren - Grata - Jom - Kam - Kurnst - Nora Keeper - Rost - Yun|