clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Ghost of Tsushima Mythic Tale guide: The Curse of Uchitsune walkthrough

Defeat the Tengu Demon to receive the longbow and explosive arrow

Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Ghost of Tsushima’s The Curse of Uchitsune Mythic Tale is either the second or third you’ll encounter, and it will give two powerful pieces of gear to aid in your journey. In this walkthrough, we’ll show you how to acquire the longbow and the explosive arrow.

Step 1. Finding the musician

Travel to the Hiyoshi Inn Hot Springs, where the musician is playing his tale
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

At the start of every Mythic Tale, you need to find a musician in the world — rumors from townspeople, especially from the Golden Temple, can help mark the musician on the map. For The Curse of Uchitsune Mythic Tale, head to the Hiyoshi Inn Hot Springs (pictured above). The musician is inside the town.

Talk to the musician there, and listen to his tale.

Step 2. Search the Hiyoshi Coast for blue flowers

Travel east, toward the ocean and stop when you see blue flowers.
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

This Mythic Tale is one of the trickier ones in Ghost of Tsushima. The game gives you a vague objective and asks you to explore a large area to find the correct location.

Follow the first gust of wind, which takes you to a nearby coast. Travel toward the ocean. When you see blue flowers and the objective becomes a large search zone, you know you’re in the right spot.

If you’re coming here straight from the musician, hold forward and make slight adjustments right. The objective “follow the blue flowers” can be a little deceptive because there are blue flowers everywhere, and it’s easy to get lost.

You’re looking for a big rock on the coast
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

You’re looking for a large rock in the middle of the forest. The rock has very little flora on it, but there are blue flowers around it.

On the west side of the rock (the side opposite to the ocean), there’s a very small, easy-to-miss opening (pictured in the image below). Go down into the rocky gulch and follow the blue flowers (this is where that objective comes in handy!) to the opening.

On the west side of the rock, there’s a tomb entrance you can slide in
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

You’ll know you’re in the right spot when Jin says that someone has cracked this tomb open. Squeeze inside and investigate the tomb. The painting here is your next clue. Grab it and use it to find your next location.

Step 3. Search Hiyoshi for the island

Head north from the tomb, and climb down to the shore to reach the island covered in blue flowers
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

The painting is your new point of reference, but the game will still point you in the right direction. Note that if you need to see the painting again, you can swipe your finger left on the touchpad.

Crawl out of the tomb and a mysterious figure will tell you to stop what you’re doing. Ignore his ominous message and follow the wind to the coast. You’re looking for an island that resembles the painting, meaning lots of blue flowers and trees. When you reach the objective marker, push forward until you can see the ocean. Keep the cliffs on your right. You’ll know you’re going the right way if you see fields of blue flowers. Look straight ahead and you’ll see two islands — you’re looking for the second one here, the one without the bridge.

As you descend to the shore, you should be able to see blue flowers
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Follow the coast until you find a way down — you’ll need to go up before you go down, so just follow alongside the ocean, on the cliff. You’ll eventually run into more blue flowers. Follow them, and you’ll find a smooth path down to the shore.

The island should be obvious, based on the painting, once you get close
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

The island should be right in front of you. Take a swim and enter the cave. Inside, grab another painting and head back outside.

Step 4. Search Hiyoshi for the mountain

Head back to the Hiyoshi Inn Hot Spring for the final leg of the quest
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

The monk will confront you yet again. Continue to ignore him and press on. At this point, you can either follow the wind, or if you can, fast travel to the Hiyoshi Inn Hot Spring. Your new objective is northwest of here. When you regain control of Jin, go forward and up the path to your left. Follow the wind to your next investigation area.

Climb up the cliff and follow the path. Stick to the right and climb up the hill. Keep climbing, into the bamboo stalks. When you reach a path, you can head left for a survivor’s camp.

You’ll find the mountain in the southern part of the investigation zone
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

From the survivor’s camp, head directly south to reach the correct mountain. If you want to bypass the camp, just head south after climbing the rocks up to the investigation area.

When you see this shrine cut into the mountain, take a hard left to find the bow
Image: Sucker Punch Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Follow the blue flowers onto the mountain — when you see the shrine carved into the mountain, head left. You should see a field of flowers, and a large shrine sitting on the cliff. Walk forward and grab the longbow.

Tengu Demon duel boss fight

When you grab the bow, you’ll pass out and wake up covered in blood, surrounded by birds, and about to fight a dangerous duel against the Tengu Demon. This fight is similar to other duels you may have encountered already.

  • Change out your armor to something that offers health, damage, or damage reduction and prepare to duel.
  • Parry non-red attacks for an easy opening, and be sure to dodge whenever the Tengu Demon prepares an unblockable red attack.
  • Like all sword duels, dying just means you’ll respawn with slightly more Resolve. If you’re struggling with the Tengu Demon, don’t be afraid to die and start over again.

When the Tengu Demon dies, you’ll finish the quest by picking up the longbow and the explosive arrow upgrade.