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Like a Dragon: Ishin

Substory 33 - Night of the Living Rumor

Matt Chard

Substories are the wackier stories in the Like A Dragon series, to offshoot the more serious tone of the main story. During Chapter 7 you may get a short scene with some residents in Mukurogai talking about a ghost in the area which will start the Night of the Living Rumor substory also known as the Fallen Warrior’s Ghost. This page will guide you through where to start, and finish the substory.

Ryoma and the Fallen Ghost are about to duel each other. Can you really duel an immortal?

Where to Start Night of the Living Rumor

This substory can be started during Chapter 7. Head to Mukurogai during the day, and make your way to the river which can be found on the eastern side of the town by following the dark hallway near the Paradise Bar. As you approach the river, you’ll get a short scene of a couple of residents talking about the rumor of a ghost attacking people at night. Remember this location as you’ll need to come back here shortly.

(1 of 2) You can start the substory in Mukurogai, near the river.

You can start the substory in Mukurogai, near the river. (left), It must be daytime for the scene to trigger. (right)

How to Complete Night of the Living Rumor

Depending on when you do this substory will determine what you do next. You need to head back to the river in Mukurogai at night, but if you’re doing this substory during Chapter 7, you’ll need to progress the story until you have to go to Asahi. If you’re doing it in a later chapter you can rest until nightfall, either way, the “ghost” won’t appear until it’s dark.

When it’s night, proceed back to the river in Mukurogai where you started the substory, and move forward towards the river. This will trigger a scene where you’ll get to meet, and fight the infamous ghost.

This fight isn’t too difficult and can be beaten the same way you defeated any other enemy in the game. The method with the least effort goes to the Gunman Style and knocking them down with the Finishing Blow attack and following it up with a heat action. Another nice way of knocking them down is the Trooper Ability, Essence of Violent Wind.

The Fallen Ghost Warrior won’t be posing any real threat.

Night of the Living Rumor Rewards

After the battle, you will discover that he was not really a ghost and that the only reason he was fighting people was due to an unfortunate event in the past. Therefore, he was looking for someone to beat him. He’ll hand over the Nishikigoi Amulet for his thanks as he walks away. This quest will also reward you with 350 Virtue.

The Fallen Ghost Warrior will reward you with a Nishikigoi Amulet after defeating him.

Icon Name Description
Nishikigoi_Amulet_Icon_Night_of_the_Living_Rumor_Substories_Like_a_Dragon_Ishin.png Nishikigoi Amulet An amulet with a gaudy pattern that stands out in a bad way.
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  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    17 February 2023
  • Last Updated
    20 March 2023
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Like a Dragon: Ishin is set in 1860’s Japan during the Bakumatsu era at the end of the Edo Period. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma, framed for killing his father, and restore honor to his name while dealing with the political intrigue that he gets thrown in to. This guide for Like a Dragon: Ishin contains the following:

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