After defeating the bakemono, the characters are invited into the home of the village priest Hoshin. He is impressed by their heroics and wishes to gauge their willingness to destroy the beast that has taken control of the village’s abandoned shrine, while still preserving the sanctity of the shrine and not alarming the villagers.
The characters happen across Kenzō, who wishes to join them on their quest. He believes the missing boy Joji may be at the shrine, as well.
The characters try to find their way to the abandoned shrine through the forest wilderness surrounding Yoshino. They successfully navigate their way through and even discover a sacred spring along the way.