The Cause of Suffering (Norio Tale 6 of 9) is a side tale in Ghost of Tsushima. This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of the The Cause of Suffering Side Quest.
The Cause of Suffering is unlocked when you’ve completed The Blood Sutra.
Side Tale: The Cause of Suffering
Quest Giver: Norio
Requirement: Complete The Blood Sutra.
Rewards: Minor Legend Increase, Minor Utility Charm, +2 Silk
Mission Info: A Norio Tale (6 of 9). The Mongols have stolen an ancient, priceless statue of Budda from Kushi Temple. The monks are ready to give up. Norio and I must return the statue, and restore hope to Kushi Temple.
- Speak with the monk
- Travel with Norio
- Speak with the dying monk
- Speak with Norio
- Find the Mongols who stole the statue
- Defeat the Mongols
- Find the statue of Buddha
Starting Location: The Cause of Suffering
Speak with the monk
The monk can be found inside the temple.
Travel with Norio
Head out of the temple and follow Norio out of the gates, mount your horse and then follow Norio down the road until you come across a dying monk.
Speak with the dying monk
Approach him and press for a cutscene.
Speak with Norio
This happens automatically after the cutscene.
Find the Mongols who stole the statue
Head off the side track that deviates from the main road and you’ll soon come across a Mongol camp.
Defeat the Mongols
You’ll have to face a mixture of foes here. There are a number of archers, but also sword, brute and shield Mongols of the blue armor variety. Take them out with your appropriate stances.
Find the statue of Buddha
Head down the hill to the cove area (where there are a number of wooden spikes and three row boats) and you’ll find the Buddha statue on a wooden cart.
This finishes the The Cause of Suffering quest in Ghost of Tsushima.
For all other Quest Walkthroughs, check out our complete Ghost of Tsushima Walkthrough (All Tales).