Long years ago… Kojiro was a Straw Hat Ronin. So fearsome, deadly and bloodthirsty, his own brothers turned against him. From dawn until dusk, dozens of Straw Hats fought Kojiro. He slew them all. Those who escaped that day disowned Kojiro from the Straw Hat ranks… but never crossed him again. The spirits of death were so astonished by Kojiro, they blessed his armor to grant him a tireless sword arm. He’s now more than a man – he’s a slayer of legends. When the Straw Hats betrayed our people and joined the Mongols, they welcomed Kojiro back as a brother. Five killers from the Straw Hats have joined Kojiro and sworn an oath to kill you.
Kojiro will grant you the honor of a duel, but you must earn that privilege by dueling the five Straw Hats who joined him. [They are] waiting across the region. He [Kojiro] said they’ll make sure you’ll find them.
- Find the musician in Umugi Cove
- Locate the Straw Hat Assassins in Toyotama
- Fight the Five (5) Swordsmen:
- Yasumasa: Duel in the Drowning Marsh (South of Old Kanazawa Marsh in Umugi prefecture)
- Hirotsune: Duel Among the Spider Lilies (North side of the Field of the Equinox Flower)
- Kiyochika: Duel Under Falling Water (Under a waterfall above the Musashi Coast)
- Tomotsugu: Duel of Crashing Waves (Along the shore just below Cloud Ridge Shrine)
- Kanetomo: Duel Under Autumn Leaves (East of Yamabushi's Peak)
- Speak with the musician in Umugi Cove
- Locate the duel entrance at Omi Monastery
- Speak with Kojiro
- Duel in the Mirror of Sacred Light (inside a cave at Omi Monastery)
- Enter the monastery and look for an opening in the mountain (use Guiding Wind if you're having trouble finding the entrance).
I thought I heard the musician in Umugi Cove. I should find him.
― Jin's journal entry, before starting the Tale
The musician told me of a demon... no, a man named Kojiro who wishes to duel me. But first, I must first duel the five Straw hats who joined him. If that's what it takes, I will accept their challenge.
― Jin's journal entry, after starting the Tale
- Players can find all 5 challenger Strawhats before talking to musician Yamato.
- This one Mythic Tale has more duels than any other singular Tale, and is second only to the entirety of Jin's Journey which have 7 mandatory duels.
- Since many duels in Jin's Journey are against repeated opponents (Khotun Khan, Ryuzo, Lord Shimura), this Tale still has more people to duel against.