Honor and Ash is a main tale in Ghost of Tsushima. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the Honor and Ash Main Quest.
Honor and Ash is unlocked when you’ve completed From the Darkness.
Main Tale: Honor and Ash
Region: Toyotama / Kamiagata
Quest Giver: Kenji
Requirement: having completed From the Darkness
Rewards: Major Legend Increase
Mission Info: I escaped my samurai captors, but I almost lost my life when the Mongols poisoned me. They learned to reverse engineer my poison… and they’re using it against our people. More than ever, I have to stop them. Yuna says Khotun Khan has established a stronghold at Port Izumi. She and I need to find a safe place to rest and plan our next move.
- Exit the Building
- Escape from Castle Shimura
- Reach your Horse in the Stables
- Push Forward to Reunite with Yuna
- Reach the Sacred Tree without being seen
- Investigate the Area further
- Collect your gear
- Meet Yuna near the Lookout Tower
- Survey the Area
- Reach the Stables
- Ride out with Yuna
- Head to the Frozen Lake
- Survey the Frozen Lake
- Approach the Ice Fishing Camp
- Free the Prisoners at the Ice Fishing Camp
- Review the Plan of Attack
- Set off the Signal Fireworks
- Return to Yuna
- Defeat the Mongols
- Scout the Grounds of Jogaku Temple
- Find the Frozen Waterfall
- Enter Jogaku Temple
- Defeat the Warlord and his Guards
- Rescue the Hostages at the Temple
Starting Location: Castle Shimura
This quest starts immediately and automatically after From the Darkness.
Exit the Building
After talking to Kenji, use the window to escape.
Escape from Castle Shimura
Your job now is to escape Castle Shimura while staying undetected. Make it a point to use Focused Hearing to be able to detect where guards are. Start by climbing up the roof of the nearby building by using the ladder and then make your way to the hanging lines.
Walk on them until you reach some tents near a well. Now enter the building with the broken windows opposite you and exit from the other side where you can climb up another white tent.
From the tent, you should see the crevice in the wall you can squeeze through and access a new area of Castle Shimura.
Reach your Horse in the Stables
Now, stick to the roofs on the right and use the two hanging lines to reach the stables.
The guards will soon disperse, making it much easier for you to reach your destination through the ladder in the roofs of the stables. Complete this objective by interacting with your horse. The following cinematic officially starts Act III.
Push Forward to Reunite with Yuna
You’re now in a new region of Tsushima, Kamiagata. Make your way forward until you see a big burnt tree in the distance. Here you need to make it to the tree unseen.
Reach the Sacred Tree without being seen
In this next section, stick to the pampas grass to remain unnoticed. Use Focused Hearing here as well to determine what’s the best route for you is.
Investigate the Area further
Now reach the investigation area. You need to investigate two corpses, one close to the sacred tree, the other closer to the stream.
Collect your Gear
Later on, after talking with Yuna, collect your gear from the place you’ve woken up.
Meet Yuna near the Lookout Tower
Now exit the building and approach the nearby lookout tower where Yuna is waiting for you but its ladder. Climb up the lookout tower.
Survey the Area
Press on the pagoda in the distance.
Reach the Stables
Now reach the stables and pick a new horse to continue on your mission.
Ride out with Yuna
Now ride out with Yuna as together reach the newly scouted location.
Head to the Frozen Lake
Dismount your horse when Jin says so and approach the frozen lake in front of you where you’ll survey it.
Survey the Frozen Lake
Press on the prisoners by the dock and on the signal cannon.
Approach the Ice Fishing Camp
Now make your way to the ice fishing camp and hide in the pampas grass.
Free the Prisoners at the Ice Fishing Camp
Now take out the guards and enter the building to free the prisoners.
Review the Plan of Attack
Approach Yuna by the rocks and enter survey mode to scope out the area by the pagoda.
Set off the Signal Fireworks
To Yuna’s right, by a tent, are some fireworks. Use on them to light them up and signal the enemies.
Return to Yuna
Now regroup with Yuna by the rocks.
Defeat the Mongols
Now defeat the incoming Mongols.
Scout the Grounds of Jogaku Temple
Now make your way to Jogaku Temple
Find the Frozen Waterfall
The frozen waterfall is on the right by some bamboo trees.
Enter Jogaku Temple
Now follow Yuna up the waterfall to enter the temple.
Defeat the Warlord and his Guards
As you approach the entrance to the temple, you’ll be surrounded by a warlord and some guards. Defeat them all to clear the area.
Rescue the Hostages at the Temple
After defeating the enemies, approach the hostages to free them.
This finishes the Honor and Ash quest in Ghost of Tsushima.
For all other Quest Walkthroughs, check out our complete Ghost of Tsushima Walkthrough (All Tales).