Korvus Skurr is one of the two main antaganists of the Redwall series book, Doomwyte. He is a large and powerful raven and the leader of the Doomwytes, a horde of birds and reptiles within Mossflower Woods.


Korvus first appears as the sinister leader of the Doomwytes, a hord of birds and reptiles that live within a large cavern in Mossflower Woods. According to Skurr, this horde has existed for thousands of seasons. The horde worships a statue of a raven with a snake on top of its head; however, the eyes of both creatures are missing. His advisor, Sicariss, is perched on top of his head. She frequently leaves top speak to the massive catfish, Welzz, whom Skurr believes can see the future.

Once he hears that the eyes of the Doomwyte statue are hidden somewhere in Redwall Abbey, he sends some of his Ravenwytes, whom he considers his brothers, to retrieve them. When they fail and return, one of them has been killed and Skurr refuses to feed him to the Welzz. Instead, he chooses to feed it the Snakewytes, Sicariss's own minions. When Skurr decides he needs something to strike fear into the hearts of the Redwallers, he makes a pact with the blind adder Baliss. In return for terrorizing the Redwallers, Skurr promises him all the reptiles in his domain as food, much to the horror of Sicariss. Baliss fails, and, as a result, gets the bunch of hedgehog spikes lodged in his snout. The pain drives Baliss insane and seeks to get revenge on the one he blames for his pain, Korvus Skurr.

After seeing one of their brothers, who the Redwallers killed earlier, being eaten by Baliss, the other ravens begin to desert Korvus. Once Baliss begins his rampage through the Doomwyte's domain, Skurr loses full command of his horde. After Baliss kills Welzz, Skurr and his army attempt to escape, but are caught in a battle with the Redwallers. Korvus tries to make his escape, but his light, which is a glowing liquid all Wytes wear on their forehead, is quickly spotted by Zaran, an otter whose family was murdered by Skurr. The two wrestle until Korvus drowns in a stream. The remaining Wytes are killed shortly after, and the cavern is brought down, killing Baliss.

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Captain Warpclaw | Cluny the Scourge | Damug Warfang | Gabool the Wild | Raga Bol | Ullig | Vitch | Wilce

Weasels/Ferrets/Stoats/Pine Martens
Badrang the Tyrant | Bullflay | Cap'n Tramun Clogg | Emperor Ublaz Mad Eyes | Ferahgo the Assassin | Klitch | Malkariss | Princess Kurda | Raventail | Sawney Rath | Swartt Sixclaw | Threeclaws | Vallug Bowbeast

Ascrod | Balefur | Gelltor | Lantur | Mokkan | Slagar the Cruel | Vulpuz

Riggu Felis | Verdauga Greeneyes

Zassaliss, Harssacss, and Sesstra

General Ironbeak | Korvus Skurr | Mangiz

Other "Vermin" Species
Frilled Lizard Leader | Gulo the Savage | Lask Frildur | Razzid Wearat

Non "Vermin" Species
Druwp | Fenno | Gawtrybe | Wakka

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