Two and a half centuries ago, Tsushima was terrorized by the Red Hand bandits of Akashima. Around this time, a farmer named Gosaku heard the spirit of a dead samurai calling to him. He found the body, still clad in brilliant armor. Overwhelmed by the armor’s beauty, Gosaku stole it. Before long, the Red Hand reached Gosaku’s home. Knowing the farmers would lose everything if the bandits went unchallenged, Gosaku donned the samurai’s armor. The bandits charged, Gosaku’s sword arm trembled in fear. He resigned himself to death, but blow after blow glanced off the armor and Gosaku did not falter. The bewildered bandits staggered back, tripping over their feet. A mysterious sense of calm suffused Gosaku’s body and mind. Impressed by Gosaku’s bravery, the dead samurai’s spirit guided his blade. Before long, Gosaku cut down the final bandit and the Red Hand were never seen again. Years later, when Gosaku died, the farming families locked the armor away for safekeeping. Each family holds a single key to the lock. Now terror stalks our island again. The farmers of Tsushima claim to have seen Gosaku high on a hill, looking for a mighty warrior to protect our farms once more.
- Obtain the keys from six farmsteads
- Find the hill in the Old Togo Rice Fields
- Defeat the Mongol ambush
- Unlock the stone door and climb the path
I heard a musician in Akashima Village. Perhaps he has a tale worth hearing.
The musician spoke of a farmer named Gosaku who once repelled a bandit attack while wearing armor possessed by a samurai spirit. The farming families of Tsushima hid the armor away, but now the Mongols are after it.
I can recover the armor if I retrieve the keys from the farmsteads of Aoi, Iijima, Kuta, Koshimizu, Ohama, and Yagata.