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Genshin Impact

A Strange Story in Konda

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for the World Quest, A Strange Story in Konda which is the first part in the Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual Questline. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to acquiring the Ward and completing the Torii Gate Puzzle.

Speak with the lady looking at the shrine to begin this quest.

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A mysterious, masked shrine maiden is by the strange fox statue, seemingly with something she means to ask of you…

Use the power of Electro on the Sky Kitsune Statue / Look for clues

Once you’ve acquired this Quest, switch over to a Electro Character and perform an attack on the Fox Statue to be able to pick up the item Ward. Proceed into Konda Village and speak with all the locals to gather as much information as possible, then you’ll need to look around the village for three different clues.

(1 of 2) Collect three clues around the village

Collect three clues around the village (left), then head over to the marked area to find the Old Key underneath a broken structure. (right)

Go to each of the yellow circles marked on your mini-map and pick up a Cargo Bag, Purse and List, then return and speak with Chief of the Village, Konda Densuke and give him the items. After your conversation has come to a close, climb to the roof of his home and collect the Konda Densuke’s Notes.

Find the Well Key / Activate Shrine Puzzle

Drop off the roof and head over to the marked area on your map and defeat the small group of treasure hoarders surrounding a broken wooden structure before digging up the Old Key. Walk back to the village and unlock the well and climb down.

(1 of 2) Have the Shrines on the left side display four and five

Have the Shrines on the left side display four and five (left), and the ones right display three and two (right)

Open up the Exquisite Chest for some tasty loot, then continue following the underground path until you get blocked by a barrier. Here you’ll want to climb to the top of the area and interact with the Electrogranum in order to pass through. Now walk towards the Torii Gate and place the Ward into the shrine at the front, then you’ll need to interact with the other shrines to have the correct number above it.

Starting from the left and going around to the right you’ll want four, five, three, two, then pray at the first shrine to bring out the boss, Ochimusha.

Boss: Ochimusha

Ochimusha’s health will go down relatively quickly, but you’ll need to watch for his three main attacks which will do a fair bit of damage if you fail to dash out of the way. The first will have him point his sword ahead and dash towards you which can simply be avoided by moving to either side.

(1 of 3) When Ochimusha’s sword begins to glow, move to the side as hell dash towards you.

The Second Attack will have him sheathe his sword for a short period of time, then he’ll do an instant spinning slash. Finally, he’ll lift his sword above his head and perform a downward slash. Once you’ve defeated Ochimusha, speak with the lady from the shrine to bring the first part of this questline to a close.

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    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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  • Based on version 3.0.
  • An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
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  • All Domains laid bare with expert strategies including the new Sumeru Domains.
  • How to conquer the Spiral Abyss.
  • All Weekly Bosses covered with expert strategies.
  • How to get all the optimal outcomes on Hangout Events
  • Housing guide using the Serenitea Pot including a full blueprint and furnishings list.
  • All details on Gardening and Fishing.
  • Bonus Content, including Interviews from voice actors.

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