A close meeting with death shook Nurr'Korzahg deeply. It started considering if one could live without subjugating inferior beings and eating their brains. Nurr'Korzahg thought about helping non-illithids, just to see what would happen in such occasions.
At one point, Nurr'korzahg contracted a rotting illness that threatened its life. He ultimately survived, only losing three tentacles to amputation.