The Cause of Suffering

Prerequisite The Blood Sutra
Reward/s x2 Silk
Minor Legend Increase
Charm of Well-Being II
Location Kushi Temple
Quest Giver Norio

The Cause of Suffering is a Side Quest in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT). Tales of Tsushima are categorized as the typical side quests of the game, these are optional where players partake through side activities of the game that advances side plots of the game. Side Quests heavily focuses on stories that revolve around NPCs encountered throughout the game. Completing a side quest rewards Jin with unique items and many more.


A Norio Tale (6 of 9).

The Mongols have stolen an ancient, priceless statue of Budda from Kushi Temple. The monks are ready to give up. Norio and I must return the statue, and restore hope to Kushi Temple.


The Cause of Suffering Information

  • Location: Kushi Temple
  • Quest Giver: Norio
  • Act 2: Retake Castle Shimura
  • Region: Toyotama
  • Prerequisite: Complete the side quest "The Blood Sutra".


The Cause of Suffering Rewards


The Cause of Suffering Objectives

  • Speak with the monk
  • Travel with Norio
  • Speak with the dying monk
  • Speak with Norio
  • Find the Mongols who stole the statue
  • Defeat the Mongols
  • Find the statue of Buddha


The Cause of Suffering Walkthrough

Travel with Norio

  • This side quest becomes available after completing The Blood Sutra.
  • Open your map or journal to track the location of this side quest which is at the Kushi Temple.
  • Head to Norio who's standing outside a temple and speak to the monk who is praying inside to start the quest.
  • After the cutscene, head outside the temple gates and ride with Norio to pick up the Mongol's trail and to reclaim the stolen Buddha statue.
  • Along the way, you will encounter a dying Monk, speak to him and you'll learn that the Mongols went straight through the forest and up the hills.
  • Head towards the top of the hill and you'll find a Mongol camp.

Defeat the Mongols

  • You can approach this by stealth or attack them head-on. But it's always recommended to start off by sneaking behind them and taking out the Mongol guards one by one.
  • You must kill all the Mongols around the camp before you obtain the next objective which is to find the buddha statue.
  • You'll find it by the docks on top of a cart. Approach it and the two will return the statue back to the temple - this completes the quest
  • For finishing this quest, Jin will be rewarded with a Minor Legend Increase, the Charm of Well-Being II, and x2 Silk.



The Cause of Suffering Notes, Tips, and Trivia

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  • Notes, Tips, and trivia.



Tales of Tsushima
A Debt Repaid  ♦  A Father’s Choice  ♦  A Final Request  ♦  A Healer’s Touch  ♦  A Helping Hand  ♦  A Mother’s Law  ♦  A Mother’s Peace  ♦  A Place to Call Home  ♦  A Thief of Innocence  ♦  A Wealthy Man Has All He Needs  ♦  Bloodletting  ♦  Caretakers of the Eagle  ♦  Dreams of Conquest  ♦  Empty Baskets  ♦  Fit for the Khan  ♦  Flesh and Stone  ♦  For Tsushima  ♦  Friends in Passing  ♦  Ghosts in the Fog  ♦  Hidden in Snow  ♦  Honor Buried Deep  ♦  Incident at Hiyoshi Pass  ♦  Laid to Rest  ♦  Lost at Sea  ♦  Message in Blood  ♦  Nattou and the Sake Seller  ♦  Peace for the Divine  ♦  Servant of the People  ♦  Silent Death  ♦  The Art of Seeing  ♦  The Birth of Suffering  ♦  The Black Wolf  ♦  The Blood Sutra  ♦  The Burden of Theft  ♦  The Conspirator  ♦  The Cost of Fear  ♦  The Cost of Iron  ♦  The Delicate Art of Negotiation  ♦  The End of Suffering  ♦  The Family Man  ♦  The Fool  ♦  The Generosity of Lady Sanjo  ♦  The Ghost and the Demon Sensei  ♦  The Ghost of Iki Island  ♦  The Guardian of Tsushima  ♦  The Headman  ♦  The Husband  ♦  The Impact of Loss  ♦  The Last Warrior Monk  ♦  The Laughing Bandits  ♦  The Other Side of Honor  ♦  The Past Never Passes  ♦  The Proud Do Not Endure  ♦  The River Children  ♦  The Sensei and the Student  ♦  The Sister Betrayed  ♦  The Tale of Yuna  ♦  The Terror of Otsuna  ♦  The Thief  ♦  The Traitor  ♦  The Value of Sake  ♦  The Way of the Bow  ♦  This Threefold World  ♦  Three Actions, Three Illusions  ♦  Troubled Waters  ♦  Unfinished Business  ♦  Whispers in the Woods

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