The Guardian of Tsushima

Prerequisite Wolves at the Gates
The End of Suffering
Reward/s x2 Silk
Charm of Resistance II
Minor Legend Increase
Location Sago Forest
Quest Giver Norio

The Guardian of Tsushima 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 (8 of 9).

The warrior monk Norio has gathered a group to wrest Cedar Temple from Mongol hands. I’m proud of his transformation into a determined leader. I’ll help him restore Cedar Temple to its rightful caretakers.


The Guardian of Tsushima Information


The Guardian of Tsushima Rewards


The Guardian of Tsushima Objectives

  • Meet Norio in Sago
  • Speak with the Monk
  • Follow the Monk to Norio
  • Speak with Norio
  • Go with Norio
  • Defeat the Mongols
  • Go with Norio
  • Speak with the Monk


The Guardian of Tsushima Walkthrough

Meet Norio in Sago

  • To obtain this quest, complete the 2nd act of the game as well as the following quests: "The End of Suffering" and "Wolves at the Gates".
  • Head to Sago and you'll find a group of people along with Mongol guards and a Monk who's preaching about the cause of Mongols.
  • Kill all the Mongol guards then speak to the Monk to formally start this side quest.
  • Ride with the Monk and follow him to a farmhouse where Norio is. Head inside the farmhouse and speak to him.
  • Next, follow Norio and walk with him outside of the farmhouse until you trigger another cutscene.

Go with Norio

  • After the cutscene, ride with Norio along with his allies towards Cedar Temple to reclaim it.
  • When you arrive at the temple, try to position yourself on a vantage point which is on a rock found on the left side of the temple's entrance.
  • Upon entering, Norio and his men will charge in and fight. The Mongols won't even notice you so while they're busy fighting Norio and the other monks, you can shoot them with your bow and arrow or poison them with your darts.
  • Push forward to the inner section but keep an eye out for the hwacha. To identify where the arrows will land, a white circle will appear on the ground that identifies where the arrows will drop. You'll have enough time to dodge roll away from the circle to avoid getting hit.

Defeat the Mongols

  • Before you try to reach the hwacha, try to build up your Ghost Stance first by killing the Mongol guards at the inner section of the temple.
  • When Ghost Stance is full, rush towards the hwacha and be ready to face more Mongols such as the brute-type guards. Activate Ghost Stance so that you can easily kill them. Dispatch the Mongol guard who's operating the hwacha and kill the remaining enemies.
  • When the coast is clear, you can use the hwacha against the Mongols to help Norio and his men.
  • Once you've cleared the area, follow Norio and the rest of the monks towards the pagoda and kill the Mongol reinforcements.
  • After you kill all of the Mongols, speak to Norio to trigger another cutscene.
  • Next, follow Norio to the main hall where you'll find another monk who warns you not to enter the hall.
  • Head inside and another cutscene will trigger where Norio finds Enjo who's been beaten and tortured by cutting off his legs and arms.
  • This completes the side quest and unlocks the last tale for Norio, This Threefold World.


The Guardian of Tsushima Notes, Tips, and Trivia

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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 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 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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