The Conspirator

Prerequisite The Thief
Reward/s Minor Legend Increase
Samurai Clan Armor Dye
Charm of Dual Destruction II
Location Kushi Graveyard
Quest Giver Masako

The Conspirator 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 Masako Tale (8 of 9).

Lady Masako’s list of conspirators grows thin, but the person who organized the attack on clan Adachi is yet to be found. Masako has gone to Otsuna. Perhaps she has new information.


The Conspirator Information

  • Location: Kushi Graveyard
  • Quest Giver: Masako
  • Act 2: Retake Castle Shimura
  • Region: Toyotama
  • Prerequisite: Complete the side quest "The Thief".


The Conspirator Rewards


The Conspirator Objectives

  • Speak with Masako
  • Speak with the monk
  • Speak with Masako
  • Follow Masako
  • Defeat the Mongols
  • Follow Masako
  • Defeat the Mongol
  • Get inside Red Leaf Temple
  • Save Junshin from the Mongols
  • Duel with Masako
  • Defeat the Mongols
  • Speak with Masako
  • Search for Junshin’s tracks
  • Track Junshin
  • Speak with Junshin


The Conspirator Walkthrough

Speak with Masako

  • This quest is available after completing the side quest "The Thief".
  • Open your map or journal to track the location of this side quest which is at the Kushi Graveyard.
  • You'll see Masako confronting a Monk about the whereabouts of Junshin. Speak to the monk and ask about Junshin.
  • Next, speak to Masako and tell her that Junshin is at the Red Leaf Temple, helping the survivors but could be in danger since the Mongols have raided it.
  • After the cutscene, ride with Masako and head to the Red Leaf Temple.
  • When you reach the forest section near the temple, you'll see people running away and screaming for help.
  • Follow Masako and you'll encounter a group of Mongols who is about to kill one of the villagers.
  • Kill the Mongol guards with Masako then head around the corner until you reach the front gate.

Get inside Red Leaf Temple

  • Masako insists to attack them head-on, but Jin asks to take them out quietly or they might kill Junshin.
  • Sneak behind the two Mongol guards standing by the gate and assassinate the one on the left while Masako takes care of the other one.
  • If you have the Chain Assassination technique unlocked, you can kill three out of four guards inside the temple.
  • Kill all of the guards around Junshin before freeing him. Once you interact with him another cutscene will trigger and Masako will try to kill him.
  • You'll now have to duel against Lady Masako.

Duel with Masako

  • Use Stone Stance against her.
  • For her unblockable attack, you'll have time to dodge since she'll charge in like a bull. She only uses this if you're far from her.
  • If you have Heavenly Strike or the Dance of Wrath techniques, use it! You can stagger and damage her at the same time. 
  • Another one of her unblockable attacks is a double slash. If you're near her, she will raise her katana over her head and execute an overhead attack, followed by another slash attack from below. Dodge both of these attacks!
  • Other than that, time your parries right so that you can break her guard and follow up with a counterattack.
  • Once you defeat her, Mongol reinforcements will arrive and you'll have to fight the Mongols with Masako. There's about three waves of enemies here.

Search for Junshin’s tracks

  • After defeating all of the monks, a cutscene will automatically trigger.
  • Examine the left side of the temple and you'll find Junshin's footprints.
  • Follow the tracks which will lead you into the forest. You'll easily find him hiding by the rocks.
  • Another cutscene will then trigger and this will also complete the side quest.


The Conspirator 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 Cause of Suffering  ♦  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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