Blood Stained Shrine Puzzle Solution: Bloodborne Armor Easter Egg | Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

Blood Stained Shrine is one of the three forgotten shrines (Wind Shrines) on Iki Island. Iki island was introduced in the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut DLC expansion, which was released on 20th August 2021.

At the Shrine location, you will find a riddle in the form of a poem. Solve the riddle to complete the shrine and get the Bloodborne Armor Skin as a reward (See the picture on the right). The reward from the Shrine is an easter egg referencing the ‘Bloodborne’ game.

This article shows the location of the Blood Stained Shrine, how to solve the puzzle at the shrine, and the reward for completing the shrine.

Blood-Stained Shrine Location

Blood Stained Shrine is in the southwest portion of Iki Island at Conoura Cape, as shown in the picture below.

Blood-Stained Shrine Poem Puzzle/ Riddle

Go to the front of the shrine and read the scroll kept on the bench. The scroll contains the following Poem Riddle giving you a hint about what you need to do in the shrine:

The first green of spring
sickens to black, decaying,
plagued by blood and beast.
Hunter, reject death’s allure.
Prepare to duel man’s frailty.

Blood-Stained Shrine Riddle Solution

First, to embody the hunter, you will need to wear the Kensei Armor. You can earn the Kensei Armor by completing the ‘The Six Blades of Kojiro‘ Mythic Tale.

The next thing you need to do is to “Reject Death’s Allure“. The hint is telling you to stop yourself from dying, otherwise known as healing yourself. Simply inflict injury on yourself by jumping from the tall rocks and then stand in front of the shrine and heal yourself by pressing down on the D-Pad. You don’t have to bring your HP down to a very low level for the healing to count. Even a small injury is enough.

Blood-Stained Shrine Reward

As you heal yourself in front of the shrine, a cutscene will trigger and you will be automatically equipped with the Bloodborne Hunter Armor. The reward from the Shrine is an easter egg referencing the ‘Bloodborne’ game. When the cutscene finishes you will earn two Bloodborne Themed items: The Yarnham Helm and The Yarnham Vestment, which is a cosmetic for the Kensei Armor made to look like Eileen the crow from the Bloodborne game.

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