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 Shadow of the Colossus Armor Skin as a reward (See the picture on the right). The reward from the Shrine is an easter egg referencing the ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ game.
This article shows the location of the ‘Shrine in Shadow’, how to solve the puzzle at the shrine, and the reward for completing the shrine.
Shrine in Shadow Location
Shrine in Shadow is at the southern portion of Iki Island at Buddha’s Footprints, as shown in the picture below.
Shrine in Shadow 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:
Stone knows no season,
nor the colossus that was
felled to save one soul.
Wanderer, come like through mist,
a ghost casting no shadow.
Shrine in Shadow Riddle Solution
Follow the first hint, “A ghost casting no shadow“, and equip the Ghost Armor. You will automatically obtain the Ghost Armor during Act 2 – Main Quest: From the Darkness.
The next hint is “Come like through mist“. To fulfill the requirement of the poem, stand in front of the shrine and drop a smoke bomb.
Shrine in Shadow Reward: Shadow of the Colossus Armor
If you correctly drop the smoke bomb, a cutscene will trigger and you will be automatically equipped with the Shadow of the Colossus Armor. The reward from the Shrine is an easter egg referencing the ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ game. When the cutscene finishes you will earn two ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Themed items: The Mask of the Colossus and The Armor of the Colossus, which is a cosmetic for the Ghost Armor made to look like Wanderer from the ‘ Shadow of the Colossus’ game.