The Legend of Black Hand Riku

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Reward/s Sarugami Armor
Moderate Legend Increase
Location Iki Island
Quest Giver Kashira, the Storyteller

The Legend of Black Hand Riku is a Mythic Tale in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) and an exclusive quest in the Iki Island Expansion. Mythic Tales are optional mini side-quests provided by the locals, these quests are identified with a blue marker where Jin listens to stories and tales about legendary warriors as well as historical information about the island. Completing a Mythic Tale rewards players with unique various rewards.

 

Someone at Fune’s Refuge is telling stories about a cursed set of Sarugami Armor, I should find them and listen.

 

The Legend of Black Hand Riku Information

  • Region/Location: Iki Island
  • Quest Giver: Kashira, the Storyteller located at Fune’s Refuge

 

The Legend of Black Hand Riku Rewards

 

The Legend of Black Hand Riku Objectives

  • Leave Fune’s Refuge
  • Search Mount Takenotsuji for Minato
  • Rescue Minato
  • Rest at Minato’s campfire until nightfall
  • Find the glowing water on the northeastern coast
  • Follow the glowing water on the northeastern coast
  • Search the cave for the Sarugami Armor
  • Escape Riku’s Lair
  • Defeat Kashira and his men

 

The Legend of Black Hand Riku Walkthrough

Leave Fune’s Refuge

  • Leave the area and fast travel out.


Search Mount Takenotsuji for Minato

  • The search permimeter area will be indicated in yellow on your map.
  • Search the area or go directly to the top of the mountain the middle of the area to locate Minato.


Rescue Minato

  • Approach Minato 
  • This will trigger a fight. You will be up against a Shaman, archers and melee enemies.
  • Clear the enemies enemies in the area to continue. 
  • Interact with Minato to rescue her and begin a dialogue.


Rest at Minato’s campfire until nightfall

  • Follow Minato to the campfire and take a rest. Upon waking up, it will already be nightfall.


Find the glowing water on the northeastern coast

  • Travel to the next search area indicated on the map
  • Move forward and dive off the platform.
  • You will find yourself in the glowing water. 
  • Follow the glowing water stream and enter the cave area towards the north. 
  • Your next location objectives should be indicated on your map.  


Follow the glowing water on the northeastern coast

  • Continue north trhough the water.
  • You will eventually trigger the location title "Mysterious Cave" 
  • This will begin your next objective.

 

Search the cave for the Sarugami Armor

  • Approach the fire pit on the side and take the flaming arrows. This will be towards the right of the cave opening. 
  • Use the flaming arrows to light the brazier. 
  • The area will now be well lit. 
  • You your grappling hook on the wooden barricade to get through to the next area. 
  • Head straight. Slip through any gaps and follow the cave to the ladder. 
  • Light the braziers in each area to have a clear view. 
  • You will eventually encounter a ladder.
  • Head up the ladder and light each area. Continue forward, following the natural path of the cave. 
  • You will be able to pick up some loot, supplies and scrolls along the way. 
  • Following the path will eventually lead you to a cutscene with Black Hand Riku. 
  • This will trigger the Duel in the Pit of Darkness.
  • Defeat him to continue. 
  • Defeat him to gain his armor, Sarugami Armor and a Sarugami Helmet
  • Sarugami Armor boosts your Perfect Parry and Perfect Dodge abilities, but disables your regular Parry ability. Stay vigilant!

 

Escape Riku’s Lair

  • Head out straight ahead. Squeeze through the tight gap. 
  •  There will be a barricade ahead to take down. 
  • Use your grapple hook to destroy it and leave the cave. This will trigger another cutscene. 


Defeat Kashira and his men

  • Leaving the cave will take you directly into another battle.
  • Clear these enemies to complete The Legend of Black Hand Riku. 

 

The Legend of Black Hand Riku Notes, Tips, and Trivia

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  • Notes, Tips, and trivia.

 

 




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