It's not enough to be a skilled samurai in Ghost of Tsushima. To make your legend truly come to life, you'll need to complete the Mythic Tales, seven unique quests that each bestow powerful new attacks and equipment for you to take forward. Spread across the whole island, we'll show you where to start all Mythic Tales and what you can get from each one.
On this page:
- Where to Start All Mythic Tales in Ghost of Tsushima
- All Yamato Mythic Tale Starting Locations
- Why Won't Yamato Appear?
Where to Start All Mythic Tales in Ghost of Tsushima
There are a total of seven Mythic Tales to start in Ghost of Tsushima, each one of which is associated with musicians who will give you the mission itself and the context behind it. Many of these can be directed to by random NPCs you can speak to in towns (we found Golden Temple was especially good for this), who will give you the location of the musician quest-giver, Yamato. If you're especially close, a golden bird will help you the rest of the way and lead you to the musician in question.
All Yamato Mythic Tale Starting Locations
|The Heavenly Strike||Izuhara||North-East of Komatsu Forge, at the River Falls Bridge.|
|The Legend of Tadayori||Izuhara||In North Tutsu, in a small clearing South of the Rustling Bend river.|
|The Curse of Uchitsune||Izuhara||In the North-East corner of Hiyoshi Springs, on the cliff to the left side of the main sauna building.|
|The Unbreakable Gosaku||Toyotama||150 meters south of Akashima Village is a settlement of a few houses, with Yamato playing in the middle of them.|
|The Spirit of Yarikawa's Vengeance||Tomotaya||West of Rebel's Last Stand and South-East of the Ruins of Old Yarikawa.|
|The Six Blades of Kojiro||Tomotaya||West side of Umugi Cove, just past the tavern.|
|The Undying Flame||Kamiagata||Just North of Jogaku Temple. Follow the path to the crossroads, with Yamato on a ridge on the right.|
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Why Won't Yamato Appear?
If Yamato won't spawn for you, there can be two reasons for it, as we've discovered so far. We'll be sure to add to this list if we find any other cause.
- Your legend might not be high enough. Certain Tales won't appear until your legend reaches a certain point, so try coming back later when you're more renowned.
- We found that in some cases, Yamato didn't appear until a random NPC told us about him. Try going to major villages and towns in the region he's supposed to spawn inside and look for NPCs with speech icons above their heads.
Now that's sorted you should check out some of our editorial content on Ghost of Tsushima! Mike's review of the game can be found here, or take a look at one of the game's cutest hidden features right here.