Lying at the end of the River, the Withered Grove (木枯れの園 Ki kare no sono) is a dark woods with leafless, white trees. It is the site where Shion was born from the Harujion, a large plant still standing in the middle of the woods. Due to the Harujion absorbing vital energy from its surrounding to grow, the plant life around the grove has completely wilted.
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All the souls coming through the hole in the "inner" Mugenri Barrier were attracted by the Harujion and gathered around the grove, by the Harujion's life-giving powers, it gave the aggregate of souls life, giving birth to Shion, the chimera soul. The protagonist teams then came along and defeated Shion, and brought them to the Senri Shrine.
The grove is also where a portion of Sese Kitsugai's skeleton was buried, which Sese found and dug up, recovering a bit of their true power.