This chapter is a complete guide for The Spirit Stone Slumbers quest. Here you will find a walkthrough, as beneficial as possible, for this quest from the main storyline.
- Beginning the quest
- The road to Nue
- East Gate and Nue
- Ruins under Dazaifu
- Army of Sentries
- Put out a lantern
Beginning the quest
The mission starts in the yard. The visibility in this part of the quest is not very good because of the rain. On the left, you can find a closed door and the Shrine. The door is the shortcut to the Shrine so you should open them form the other side. Look around and gather the items and after that, go in the only direction.
The road is patrolled by one warrior  and the next two can be met near the gate  at the end of the yard. You should look around the palace's walls where you can find some small treasures.
You can jump into the water at any moment but, unless you unlock some shortcuts, you return to the starting point. By jumping into the water you can inform your enemies about your presence. So you should stay on the ground and turn left and get on the bridge. Kill the enemies nearby and go to the next bridge. On the other side you can find Yoki, hidden in the fog.
The next bridge can't be used but you can jump on the tree branch on the left. A Kodama is hiding there. You can use the branch and jump onto the next tree where you can find some treasures but, in the end, it will probably end with you landing in the water or going back to the starting point.
Behind the destroyed bridge there is a dweller so don't get close to it because he will throw bombs at you. It is the best to go right after you've send Kodama to the Shrine. Behind a small shelter there is a dweller. Kill him and knock over the burned tree branch on the left into the water. Thanks to that you can quickly go back to this place if you try to get the treasure from the tree. Go to the palace's walls. First, if you haven't already killed him from a distance, go right and kill a dweller guarding a treasure. Now go back to the knocked branch and go North.
The road to Nue
In front of you there are two buildings guarded by ninja. You can meet two of them on a roof and one of them is in the house, near the treasure chest. Behind the building, near the wall there is another Kodama.
Then, proceed further. You can meet a Guardian Spirit that tells you about the history of the clan that lives in this place. Go to the terrace that goes around the house in front of you. One of the dwellers hides there and right next to the balustrade, behind the chests, there is Kodama. Here, you have a choice. You can go right and proceed to the gate, where a boss fight awaits you. On your way, you must defeat Yoki and on the houses near the path there are dwellers. They will do a good job in making your fight with Yoki harder.
If you want to pass without many problems, then you can eliminate dwellers near the road when facing the direction from which you came here. Next, stay close to the water. Knock over another burned tree branch and lure Yoki that patrols the terrain near the broken bridge that you couldn't cross. Then, go South.
When you pass the road, but you are still close to the water, you can see a tall house on the right , near it you can find a One-Eyed Oni . Ignore him for now but they care of One-Eyed Imp . If you won't finish him quick enough, he can change into a bigger version which makes things worse. It should be noted that when he uses his tongue to attack you, he steals your Amrita. It goes back only when you kill him.
Keep the One-Eyed Oni on the right and go to the door that you saw in the beginning of the level. In order to open the door you must defeat Yoki and a few dwellers which shouldn't be a problem. Do not use the Shrine and, instead of that, go straight to the tall building. From this perspective, the One-Eyed Oni is on the right so there is no problem in you using the left side and reach the end of the location.
Behind a smaller building there is a chest guarded by a ninja. Inside of it there is a East Gate Key. This item gives you the access to the Shrine right next to the entrance to the arena with a boss. After getting the key you should check the area near the big building. You can get on its roof by using a nearby tree. There, you can find a ninja that wants to throw you off the roof when you grab the treasure on the edge of the roof. Under said tree there is a small shelter and behind it there is a Kodama.
East Gate and Nue
If you have the key and searched the entire area, then go to the East Gate. It is located near the big gate to the yard where you have to face Nue. Behind the gate there is a Shrine and next to it there is a road. On both of its sides there are Sentries that start moving when you get close to them. If you want to investigate the area, try to move slowly so you won't wake all of them at the same time. Once they are dead, they won't get up again. At the end of the road there is One-Eyed Imp that can be used to farm Amrita, if you need it to get a level.
Before you face the boss be sure to get 4 Kodamas and all of the treasures that are in this location. When you defeat the boss, you won't be able to go back unless you start the mission again. Tips on how to defeat Nue can be found in the dedicated chapter.
When you defeat Nue go inside the building that he guarded. The road ahead is blocked by One-Eyed Imp. Talk with Fuku and she will teach you "Sorry!" gesture. If you want to proceed further, you must show the gesture to One-Eyed. After that, the creature disappears and you can continue the quest. Search the chests on both sides of the gate and then use the elevator to go down.
At the bottom you find a Kodama. After visiting the Shrine go down the only path and go up the stairs. You very quickly come across two skeleton warriors in the room with Sentries.
Ruins under Dazaifu
Going further you can see the corridors just like on the picture above. You can use the narrow passage  but between the stones there is a pressure plate that activates the projectiles. If you won't dodge them then some of the burning arrows will shoot you in the back. Important - the traps works every time. Both passages leads to the same place and both are equally dangerous. First, choose left one .
You won't find any enemies, that is until you get to point as the picture above. On the right there is a dweller  and on the left there is a Yoki . First, sneak following the right side until the weaker enemy sees you. Lure him out and defeat him, and then take care of Yoki.
Shortly, you can come across another Kodama  hidden on the right. But look out, there is another plate that activates a trap. Defeat the archer the warrior and go to the platform on which the archer stood. There is a hallway that leads to the further part of the quest. By using it you go to the place seen on the picture. Kill Oni-Bi, search the chest and use the Shrine next to the stairs.
Army of Sentries
Right after you leave the safe zone, on the left there is a Sentry. The fact that Sentries don't come back after their death makes things easier. On the left you can find another Kodama. On the stairs there is a dweller. It is worth mentioning, that the Sentries that will awake are a little bit lighter which can be seen on the picture above. On the right of the Shrine there is a chest guarded by one Sentry. To proceed further, use the stairs with the dweller.
The area that can be seen on the picture above has a few treasures but it is guarded by a giant skeleton, Yoki and a Sentry. Also, be wary of the dweller that will throw bombs at you from a platform. Try to eliminate him as quick as possible by using a projectile weapon.
The road leads to the chamber that can be seen on the picture above. From there you can use two paths, the one on the right also allows you to get on the wall where the dweller stood. Besides that, the path on the right is easier because later you can get shot by a skeleton archer which allows you to eliminate a Sentry.
It turns out that the big gate  in the chamber is blocked, just like the previous ones. You can go up the stairs and enter the hallway seen on the picture above . At the end of it you can find a hot springs room. By using this hallway you can also eliminate Nurikabe  that can be found on one of the walls after you get down. Approach every wall until you see the "remove talisman" message. If you first entered the room on the picture above, there is a possibility that you have already killed it. In the left corner there is a treasure guarded by a Sentry.
Put out a lantern
In the next part of the quest you must go on the walls from which the dweller was throwing the bombs at you. When you pass the narrow passage you end up in the chamber just like on the picture above. Defeat the Sentry in front of you. If you follow the path on the left you can get a few treasures and face Kappa . Watch out for the pressure plate in the corridor in front of you. Further, you must face two giant skeletons. The path on the right  is guarded mainly by Sentries.
Both paths leads to the room on the picture above. On the left, behind the rock there is a dweller and a secret passage with a Kodama. If you want to continue the quest you must proceed forward. You can finally reach the first Shrine, which is hidden under ground, or rather the area above it.
Use the lantern from the picture above. By using it, you unlock all of the gates in the catacombs.
If you want to continue the main quest, go through the gate that you can see on the picture. This gate leads to the room with an army of Sentries. From this place you must get to the gate, the one near which earlier stood the archer. There, you can continue the quest. However, it is recommended to visit other locations in order to find some useful treasures.
Use the Shrine and speak with the woman near the gate. From now on she will accompany you. Cover one of the lanterns near the door and your companion will do the same. In the next room there are a few Sentries and Oni-Bi. In the central part of the chamber you can find One-Eyed Oni behind the fog.
Then, proceed through the next door. When you go through it, a cut-scene starts to play and you will have to face the boss. Your enemy is Tachibana Muneshige. The tips for this fight can be found in the dedicated chapter.