The Tale of Ryuzo

Prev. Blood on the Grass
Next The Broken Blacksmith
Quest Type Main Quest
Reward/s Major Legend Increase
Location Takuzudama Cemetary
Quest Giver n/a

The Tale of Ryuzo is a Main Quest in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT). Main Quests in Ghost of Tsushima (GoT) are categorized as "Jin's Journey", these are highlighted in Gold and focuses on the main campaign of the game. Completing main quests reward Jin with various items such as reputation points, tools, resources, charms, and story progression. Please see Quests for other walkthroughs on other tasks.


My old friend Ryuzo has fallen in with the mercenary Straw Hat ronin.

He seems to be their leader, and he’s agreed to help me save Lord Shimura on one comdition: I help recover food for his staring band of Straw Hats. Ryuzo will meet me at a cemetary near Fort Ohira, where Mongols are hoarding stolen food.


The Tale of Ryuzo Information

  • Location: Takuzudama Cemetary
  • Quest Giver: n/a
  • Act 1: Rescue Lord Shimura
  • Recruit the Straw Hat Ronin.
  • Prerequisite: Complete the main quest: Blood on the Grass.


The Tale of Ryuzo NPCs


The Tale of Ryuzo Rewards

  • Major Legend Increase


The Tale of Ryuzo Objectives

  • Meet Ryuzo in Takuzudama Cemetary
  • Follow Ryuzo to Fort Ohira
  • Do not raise the alarm
  • Disable the alarm in the lighthouse
  • Regroup with Ryuzo
  • Survey the Mongol landing site
  • Do not raise the alarm
  • Lead Ryuzo down the cliffs
  • Lead Ryuzo to the Mongol rowboat
  • Search the ship for food
  • Return to Ryuzo
  • Defeat the Mongols on the ships
  • Speak with Ryuzo
  • Reach the next ship
  • Search the ship for food
  • Return to Ryuzo
  • Find Ryuzo
  • Help Ryuzo
  • Defeat the Mongol
  • Jump off the ship


The Tale of Ryuzo Walkthrough

Meet Ryuzo in Takuzudama Cemetary

  • This quest is unlocked after completing Blood on the Grass.
  • Open your Journal in the menu and track the tale to mark the location of the first objective.
  • Travel to Takuzudama Cemetary and speak to Ryuzo to begin - Jin and Ryuzo will strategize how to raid Fort Ohira

Follow Ryuzo to Fort Ohira

  • After the cutscene, follow Ryuzo and travel along with the other warriors to Fort Ohira.
  • You'll need to head to Tsutsu Lighthouse and disable the alarm which is inside the lighthouse. Also, avoid being detected.
  • The Ronin Attire will be helpful here since equipping it makes Jin less undetectable by the enemies.

Disable the alarm in the lighthouse

  • Move to the left side and you'll see a fallen tree that you can use to breach the area.
  • Climb onto the roof and scout for the enemies. On the roof, if you look at the right side, you'll see two Mongol soldiers standing by the edge of the cliff. You can shoot them on the head with your bow and arrow.
  • Next, jump down and head to the right side and go around the back of the lighthouse. There's a gap that you can squeeze through to get in.
  • Climb up the ladder and assassinate the soldier that's guarding it. Climb up the next ladder to reach the top and disable the alarm.
  • After that's done, ignite lighthouse hire to signal Ryuzo and the others - from here you'll fight the remaining soldiers and clear the area.
  • After killing all the Mongol Soldiers, approach Ryuzo and speak to him - a cutscene will then trigger.

Survey the Mongol landing site

  • Looks like the Mongols have moved the supplies to a different site and you'll need to survey the bay area.
  • Follow Ryuzo to the edge of the cliff and scout the site. You'll need to survey four points of interest. The front gate, the small boats that are docked, the barrels of explosives, and a cliff that's overlooking the site.
  • After scouting the area, Ryuzo and Jin strategize a plan and you'll be tasked to head down the cliffs with Ryuzo.

Lead Ryuzo 

  • When you reach the point, Ryuzo lights the torch, signaling his men to start the diversion.
  • From here, jump to the bottom of the shore and assassinate any enemy you encounter and swim across towards the small boat.
  • Get on the boat and interact with it to sail to the Mongol ship to search for food.

Search the ship for food

  • Upon reaching the ship, climb onboard and search the area for the supplies.
  • Loot the first part of the ship for resources. And on the other side of the door, you'll have to surprise the Mongol soldiers and fight them.
  • On the next ship, there will be archers. Ready your bow and shoot them down.
  • Follow Ryuga onto the next ship and kill the next group of Mongols. You'll face the Mongol Leader here that wields a spear.
  • After killing the enemies - another cutscene will trigger.

Reach the next ship

  • Make your way to the third ship and climb up to the deck. There's one Mongol soldier here that you can assassinate.
  • Next, head to the front side of the ship and kill the remaining soldiers.
  • Head inside the cargo room where the barrels and crates are and kill the remaining soldiers.
  • You'll find a scroll inside the small room at the center of the cargo area.
  • There's also a bear that's locked up in front which you can kill to collect Predator Hides.
  • After clearing the ship, return to where Ryuzo was and you'll see that he's nowhere to be found.

Find Ryuzo

  • On the ship where Ryuzo was, you'll see that the door of the cargo room is now open and inside you'll see more dead bodies of Mongol soldiers.
  • Collect the resources inside the cargo room, then head outside the other end to find Ryuzo being attacked by a brute Mongol soldier.
  • If you have the Smoke Bomb technique, drop it near the enemy then quickly run to Ryuzo and revive him.
  • Or, if you're up for the challenge, simply fight him and win before the timer on Ryuzo reaches zero.
  • After defeating the brute Mongol, another cutscene will trigger.

Jump off the ship

  • Mongol reinforcements will arrive and start to reign flaming arrows onto the ship where Jin and Ryuzo is.
  • Simply jump into the water to progress the quest.
  • Another cutscene will trigger and this also completes the quest.
  • The trophy "Company of Wolves" will be unlocked for completing this tale. 
  • You'll also clear out the main quest progression to "Recruit the Straw Hat Ronin".



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