Desert of Kuneer
Desert of kuneer
Terrain: Sand, cacti
Climate: hot, arid
Points of Interest: Gyflie's Cactus Hollow, Digger's Family Burrow
Current: Cuffyn
Former: Digger, Twilight, Gylfie
On map
Kuneer on map
The Desert of Kuneer, or simply Kuneer, is one of the five Southern Kingdoms. Many Burrowing Owls live here because they enjoy living in burrows. It is located right next to the Forest Kingdom of Tyto, where Soren and his family live at the beginning of the series. Both Gylfie and Digger were hatched here and this is also the place where Tavis and Cletus, brothers of Twilight, took refuge after the Pure Ones attacked Ambala. Later, Pure Ones started recruiting in Kuneer and drove all the owls living there away. St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls were snatching owlets and eating some too until they were destroyed in The Shattering.


The Capture

It was first mentioned in The Capture, when Gylfie told Soren where she was from and how she was captured. It was eventually visited by Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, and Mrs. P to find Gylfie's parents. It was here where they first met Digger.

To Be a King

In the time of "The Legends of Ga'Hoole", Hoole lead a group of dire wolves into the desert to cull the hagsfiends that resided there. Hoole also had a premonition that the green eyes of the dire wolves could overpower the fyngrot of the hagsfiends. The undertaking was a success but Fengo, the chieftain of all the wolf clans, was killed.

Movie Adaptation


The soldiers of Pure One's army flying over the desert

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

In the movie, the desert appears when the Pure Ones's soldiers are kidnapping the owlets, leading them to the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls.

Video Game Adaptation

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (video game)

In the game, the player, known as Shard, ventures with his friend Parzival to investigate the Desert of Kuneer. There he rescues the eagle Streak from the Pure One bats. They fight the Bat Chieftain, stopping the Pure One's reign of terror over Kuneer.


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