Mythic Tales in Ghost of Tsushima are some of the most interesting and unique activities you'll find, granting the most interesting and unique rewards, too.
They're very much worth your time, making the game's combat drastically more interesting to play around with, but it's not immediately obvious how to find them.
This page will detail all Mythic Tale locations in Ghost of Tsushima, including where to find all the musicians which hand out the quests, and all Mythic Tale rewards so you know what you're getting for your time, too.
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How Mythic Tales work in Ghost of Tsushima, how to unlock them and when Mythic Tales become available
There are seven Mythic Tales in Ghost of Tsushima, which become available at different stages of the game. To access each one, you'll need to find a special musician, called Yamato, who will tell you a tell and give you the actual mission itself each time.
You'll only be able to find Yamato and take on his Mythic Tales after certain stages of the story, though - it's not totally clear which, as you can pick some up from rumours and rescued villagers, but we noted when they were available for us below.
When does each Mythic Tale become available?
Act 1 Mythic Tales: available after the opening missions (for us that was The Warrior's Code, The Tale of Ishikawa 1, The Tale of Lady Masako 1):
Act 2 Mythic Tales: available after Shadow of the Samurai for us:
Act 3 Mythic Tale: available after completing Honour and Ash at the start of Act 3:
It's possible to both go straight to the musician's location, as far as we can tell, if you've got far enough in the story, or pick up a rumour of his location first, by talking to citizens around the game world or rescuing them from roaming Mongols you find in the wild.
Either way, below you'll find the exact locations themselves.
Here is where to find each Mythic Tale location, one-by-one...
Ghost of Tsushima Mythic Tale locations list
The Legend of Tadayori
The Legend of Tadayori is available early on in Act 1 of Ghost of Tsushima. The tale's location itself is in Tsutsu prefecture, in Izuhara.
Specifically it's just south of the river bend called Rustling Bend. You'll find the musician Yamato ready to hand the Tale out at a camp there, near a Bamboo Strike.
The Heavenly Strike
The Heavenly Strike is available early on in Act 1 of Ghost of Tsushima. You can find the musician Yamato ready to hand out The Heavenly Strike mythic tale at a crossroads in the Komatsu prefecture, in southern Izuhara.
Specifically it's just south of River Falls Bridge, east of Brown River Gorge.
The Curse of Uchitsune
The Curse of Uchitsune is also available early on in Act 1 of Ghost of Tsushima. It's in central-eastern Izuhara.
This one's easy to find: Yamato the musician is in the settlement of Hiyoshi Springs, which you visit early on in the story.
The Spirit of Yarikawa
The Spirit of Yarikawa's Vengeance is available after you start Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima. It's found in the Totoyama region, in the south-east of it.
Specifically you'll find Yamato the musician by the river between the Ruins of Old Yarikawa to the west and Rebel's Last Stand to the east.
The Unbreakable Gosaku
The Unbreakable Gosaku Mythic Tale is available after you start Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima. It's found in the south east of the Totoyama region in Akashima village.
Specifically, you'll find the musician Yamato in the south east of the village itself.
The Six Blades of Kojiro
The Six Blades of Kojiro becomes available once you start Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima. It's found in the west of the Totoyama region in Umugi Cove.
Specifically, you'll find the musician Yamato out on the back deck of a busy inn.
The Undying Flame
The Undying Flame is the final Mythic Tale in Ghost of Tsushima, and becomes available once you successfully clear the Mongols out from Jogaku Temple at the start of Act 3.
It's found in the north of the Kamiagata region, specifically you can find the musician Yamato waiting for you at his small camp by riding north out of Jogaku Temple and following the road as it starts to wind uphill.
Mythic Tale rewards: All Mythic Armour and other rewards
As we mentioned above there are seven of these Mythic Tales in Ghost of Tsushima, each with a unique item and/or ability granted as a reward.
Below, you'll find links to our specific guides for every Mythic Tale in the game, plus a quick note on their rewards. Click through for details on how to complete each one!
Ghost of Tsushima Mythic Tales: rewards and how to complete them all
- The Legend of Tadayori - Tadayori's Armour: Extends time-slowing effect when landing headshots.
- The Heavenly Strike - Heavenly Strike ability: Powerful attack that deals extra high damage to staggered enemies.
- The Curse of Uchitsune - Longbow and Explosive arrows: Longer-range bow with unique area-of-effect ammo.
- The Spirit of Yarikawa's Vengeance - Dance of Wrath ability: Very powerful attack dealing lethal damage to 3 enemies of most types.
- The Unbreakable Gosaku - Gosaku's Armour: Increases stagger damage, heals you when killing staggered enemies.
- The Six Blades of Kojiro - Kojiro's Armour: Increases resolve gains, Ghost weapon damage, debuffs enemies hit with Ghost weapons.
- The Undying Flame - The Way of the Flame ability: Lets you douse enemies with oil and set them on fire with your sword.
If you're looking for assistance with the main story, our Ghost of Tsushima walkthrough can help.