Ghost of Tsushima: Records

Ghost of Tsushima: Records

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Ghost of Tsushima's Records are personal accounts, poems, and messages written by the people of Tsushima, documenting life during the Mongol invasion.

There are 40 collectible Records in the game.

Found all over the island - in towns, settlements, shrines, Mongol camps, and many other places.

Record Locations

The record locations are fixed except for the Conversations with the Khan. So if you have a missing record, you can just view its entry below. However, for the Conversations with the Khan, you need to know which location from the fixed set you have not yet visited.

Conversations with the Khan Record Locations

The locations of the Conversations with the Khan are not fixed. So every player's location of discovery will be different from others. However, they can only occur within a list of known locations. The number of the record you will get from these places will be determined by the sequence of how you visited them.

  1. South-East of Izuhara Clearing
  2. Shipyard in Yagata Forest
  3. Ogawa Dojo
  4. Logging Camp near Jito's Point
  5. Logging Base near River Child's Wetlands
  6. Numata Settlement
  7. Kishibe Village
  8. Fort Imai
  9. General Dogshin's Camp
  10. General Bartu's Camp
  11. Izumi Village
Your location for each Conversation below may not be the same.

Conversations with the Khan 1

Conversations with the Khan 1 Record Content

What can a simple monk like me hope to accomplish by recording my conversations with Khotun Khan? My aim is to document his words and deeds, in order to counter the natural suspicions of the people of Tsushima, foster mutual understanding, and thereby prevent more bloodshed.

The Khan has been most receptive to these talks, and surprisingly frank on a range of matters, though I am a mere translator, and Japanese to boot. His ambition is boundless as any shogun's, and he has a keen sense of history and his place in it. At the same time, he is eager to learn more about our culture and history.

Such an intriguing man.

Conversations with the Khan 1 Map and Location

This location can generate a different Conversation number, based on the sequence of what you have discovered so far.

Where is the Building?

This is the largest Mongol tent in this camp.

Conversations with the Khan 2

Conversations with the Khan 2 Record Content

Tonight, while we sampled a variety of fine sakes, Khotun Khan shared his insights into Tsushima's politics and history. We discussed at length the internal rivalries of the Nagaos, tensions between the Adachi and Kikuchi, and the reasons for Shimura's victory over Yarikawa - as if he's lived among us for decades!

Later, he confided his personal stake here. After the conquest of Goryeo, Khotun has been entrusted by Kublai Khan with subduing Japan. If he is successful, it will make his name... And allow him to view for the title of Great Khan himself.

I did not dare to ask him if he meant to overthrow his cousin, Kublai. But I believe that was his insinuation.

Conversations with the Khan 2 Map and Location

Conversations with the Khan 3

Conversations with the Khan 3 Record Content

A very interesting week! Khotun Khan is holding Lord Shimura captive at Castle Kaneda. He confided that the former jito is more valuable to him alive than dead. In fact, Khotun plans to make him an offer.

THrough spies and informants, Khotun knows Shimura's ambitions reach beyond Tsushima. And he also knows Shimura's wife and sons died prematurely and tragically, so he lacks an heir. Khotun's offer: join the Mongol cause and Shimura will be made Shogun, to rule as Khotun's right hand man... And, along with Goryeo, aid Khotun in overthrowing Kublai.

Any man who would stand in the way of Khotun Khan is a fool. And from what I hear, Shimura is many things, but not that.

Conversations with the Khan 3 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Conversations with the Khan 4

Conversations with the Khan 4 Record Content

Lately, Khotun Khan has spoken often of home. A lifelong eagle hunter, before departing for the Goryeo campaign, he released his favorite golden eagle, which he nicknamed "Little Brother." Then our talk turned once more into politics...

The empire is driven by family and tribal clashes, much like our competing clans here. He told me a battle for succession broke out after Genghis Khan's death. About ten years ago, Kublai emerged the victor - but it is by no means assured he will remain so.

Khotun feels the great mistake of Kublai's rivals is a too rigid adherence to what he sees as Lord Shimura's over-reliance on the traditions of the samurai.

Conversations with the Khan 4 Map and Location

Conversations with the Khan 5

Conversations with the Khan 5 Record Content

Today was terrible. Khotun burst into his quarters in a rage and shattered a rather exquisite table that came from a land called "Kashumiru". I write this casually now, but I was truly terrified and convinced death was at hand. These are people who drink horse blood, after all.

After some time I was able to calm Khotun down enough to tease out the source of his ire - Lord Shimura refused his offer of alliance! It's clear that Khotun does not regard Shimura's cooperation as crucial to his designs for the mainland - but he is not accustomed to being denied. Lord Shimura's spine must be made of katana steel to say no to this man.

Conversations with the Khan 5 Map and Location

Conversations with the Khan 6

Conversations with the Khan 6 Record Content

Khotun appears to have put the events of Castle Kaneda, and the liberation of Lord Shimura, behind him. Partly because he holds Castle Shimura, which is strategically more important to maintain control of the island. It also shields his forces in the north, who carry out orders so secret that I have not been able to discover what they might be. And I think it gives Khotun pleasure to defile the seat of the Shimura clan's power.

In any event, Khotun seems confident that his enemies will exhaust themselves fighting amongst each other and the Mongols. All he need do is stock up on food, supplies, and munitions, and depart for the mainland when the time is right.

Conversations with the Khan 6 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Conversations with the Khan 7

Conversations with the Khan 7 Record Content

All Khotun Khan wants to talk about is this "Ghost". Apparently, Lord Shimura's nephew was half the island believing he is some kind of vengeful samurai spirit, returned from the dead to stop the Mongol invasion. Ridiculous! The young man is an upstart supported by a band of sad misfits, if the rumors are to be believed.

But Jin Sakai daily occupies Khotun's thoughts - far more than is warranted, in my opinion. Khotun sees an opportunity to divide the people, who seem to adore the Ghost, from Lord Shimura and the other samurai. I have no doubt he can and will exploit this to his advantage.

Conversations with the Khan 7 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Conversations with the Khan 8

Conversations with the Khan 8 Record Content

Khotun senses a potential rift forming between the Ghost and Lord Shimura. While I expressed doubt, he assumed me the empire has had long experience with such proud warriors. He said to me, "Daizo, there is nothing easier than to prey upon the vanity of ambitious men.

"People say my grandfather, Genghis Khan, conquered the world because his armies were stronger, faster, and more ruthless than those who opposed him. Nonsense. Ruthless men make war everywhere.

"Genghis knew how to befriend enemies, and turn his enemies against one another. That is what Lord Shimura and his nephew do not grasp yet. But I will teach them."

May Kannon grant mercy to anyone who opposes this man.

Conversations with the Khan 8 Map and Location

Conversations with the Khan 9

Conversations with the Khan 9 Record Content

I cannot imagine the burden a leader like Khotun Khan must bear. In an act of utter barbarity, the Ghost poisoned the Khan's men at Castle Shimura. Far from deterring the Khan, the act spurred him to develop these poisons for his own use. He tells me this is one of the secrets of the empire's success - embracing, rather than rejecting or dominating, the might and knowledge of their antagonists.

Then yesterday I saw what he had done to the people of Kin... I don't know that I'll recover from that sight. I don't know what I think of Khotun.

Perhaps great men share all the aspects of their lessers, but more. Great wisdom, but even greater cruelty.

Conversations with the Khan 9 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Conversations with the Khan 10

Conversations with the Khan 10 Record Content

Soon the Mongol fleet will sail for the mainland. Khotun knows of the Oga clan samurai sent to bolster Lord Shimura, but he's confident they have neither the strength nor the numbers to alter his plans. For him, Tsushima is simply a place to resupply and prepare the invasion of the mainland.

Accordingly, his attention turns more and more to mainland Japan. I did not have to explain to him the divisions between the emperor's court at Kyoto and the seat of the shogunate, nor the power of those who rule without official titles. In fact, he drew a comparison to his own people, where east and west have split as a consequence of Kublai coming to power in China, opposed by his own brother.

Conversations with the Khan 10 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Conversations with the Khan 11

Conversations with the Khan 11 Record Content

And now, disaster. A waking nightmare. The Ghost and his band of misfits and illiterate farmers have somehow thwarted the greatest empire in history, and the greatest man I have ever known, Khotun Khan.

I am a fool. I dreamed of living on Second Street in Kyoto, mere steps from the Palace, where Khotun and I would sample the endless delights of the court, and I would fill his brilliant mind with the intellectual and artistic treasures of our culture. But no...

Truly, the proud do not last, and the mightiest of us perish like dust before the wind.

Conversations with the Khan 11 Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Izuhara Records

There are 16 collectible Records in the Izuhara Region.

  1. Conversations with the Khan 1
  2. Conversations with the Khan 2
  3. Conversations with the Khan 3
  4. Conversations with the Khan 4
  5. Conversations with the Khan 5
  6. Deliver to Sensei Ishikawa
  7. First Meeting
  8. Meet Us In Umugi Cove
  9. Music Stories to Remember
  10. Skills for Trade
  11. Stolen Memories
  12. The Black Sands
  13. To Genzo In Komatsu Forge
  14. To My Love
  15. True Observations in Hiyoshi Springs
  16. What Happened in Komoda

Deliver to Sensei Ishikawa

Deliver to Sensei Ishikawa Record Content

Sensei Ishikawa,

Lord Hirotsune Nagao urgently requests your presence in Komoda. I am instructed to give you my horse, and all the supplies you require, to make the journey immediately in defense of our lands. Please lay aside any concern for past misunderstandings, as his lordship assures you the archers of clan Nagao recall their greatest exemplar with only the utmost fondness, respect, and devotion. 

Yasumasa Sasaki, Captain of the Right Guard of Lord Hirotsune Nagao

Deliver to Sensei Ishikawa Map and Location

Where is the Building?

First Meeting

First Meeting Record Content


Leave Komatsu Forge. The western invaders burn everything to the ground, put many to the sword, and take skilled laborers as slaves. They will come for you there, and your way with metal and stone will guarantee captivity.

If you can, make haste to Castle Kaneda. There are rumors it is still in the jito's hands. I'm taking my there as soon I can.

First Meeting Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Meet Us in Umugi Cove

Meet Us In Umugi Cove Record Content


I asked Taro to run day and night to you with this message. Leave while you can. Komoda Town is ash. The walls of Azamo Bay will not keep these invaders out. They are not pirates or bandits from the bad old days... They are worse. They have massive weapons that cause fire to rain from the sky. We cannot hope to oppose them. Flee north to the foothills.

Meet Us in Umugi Cove Map and Location

Where is the Building?

You can find the artifact in this building.

Music Stories to Remember

Music Stories to Remember Record Content

I not learn the good writing. But some must writing down songs of the biwa hoshi. Very good stories. But he killed by invaders then no more stories. Forgetted by all.

Long ago, there was bow using man. He save the town. Also another bow using man who kill the demons. And the man who is very fast with katana swings. So many others. Write more tomorrow. Now go deliver supplies to Jade Hills camp.

Music Stories to Remember Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Skills for Trade

Skills for Trade Record Content


Tell your husband the Mongols are not what we feared. After we let them into town, they lined us up and asked what we could offer them. But it wasn't food or clothing they desired. It was our skills. Weaponsmiths, armorers, and carpenters were treated with kindness. Even leather workers!

What surprised me most was that the kindness seemed genuine. But those with no skills to offer were nothing more than dogs... No, even that's not right. They treat their own dogs with kindness as well.

You are lucky Genzo is a stone cutter. Make sure the invaders know!

Skills for Trade Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Stolen Memories

Stolen Memories Record Content

Emotaro and his family... Burned in the Sunset Gate fire.

Genzo... Taken to the ships.

Togo... Burned alive for stealing food.

Shinsuke... Collapse while cutting trees.

Momiji... Disappeared before the Hour of the Dog.

Little One Eye... Disappeared. Found one sandal by herb seller's house.

Stolen Memories Map and Location

Where is the Building?

The Black Sands

The Black Sands Record Content

Black sand under my feet. 

Black sand underfoot
Retaining the warmth of

Cool sand underfoot
Remembering the warm sun
I miss your warm embr - damn it

The Black Sands Map and Location

Where is the Building?

To Genzo in Komatsu Forge

To Genzo in Komatsu Forge Record Content

Never thought the forge could be so quiet... Ever since I was a child, the sounds of the forge never woke me. I felt safe. Protected.

Now I can't sleep anymore. Not sure I'll know rest until the shouting and war horns are gone. Until the sounds of the forge return.

To Genzo in Komatsu Forge Map and Location

Where is the Building?

To My Love

To My Love Record Content

I'm so grateful you weren't here when they came. At first it was just a ship or two, far off. We thought they were merchants from Goryeo... Then as we saw more, pirates.

But then thousands of them appeared and stopped right off the shore. Like silent oni, watching us from the waves. I've never known fear so strong I could taste it. I hope you're safe and that I'll feel your embrace again one day.

To My Love Map and Location

Where is the Building?

True Observations in Hiyoshi Springs

True Observations in Hiyoshi Springs Record Content

Every night I have the same dream: I bring food to Sensei Ishikawa's dojo, but he is not there. All I find is dried blood on the floor of his dojo.

In the dream, somehow I know he has been killed by a yokai that lurks in the bamboo forest. I go into the forest to hunt the yokai, even though I know it's dangerous. There is a break in the trees, and suddenly I find myself at our waterfall in Hiyoshi Springs... but it runs red with blood. Then I wake up.

True Observations in Hiyoshi Springs Map and Location

Where is the Building?

What Happened in Komoda

What Happened in Komoda Record Content

Day one... They is gone. Fires still go. Smoke. Can't find Toku.

Day three... Find stale rice ball this morning. Taste better than a pear from Shinano.

Day seven... Smoke finally go away. Sun is shining. Maybe we live.

Day nine... Thought sun would bring Toku out. No. But talk with survive person from Kashine! So maybe there is hope. Wish my writing bettre.

Day... It doesn't matter what day it is... Found Toku today. Bury Toku by her favorite waterfall.

Now my turn Toku my Toku.

What Happened in Komoda Map and Location

Toyotama Records

There are 16 collectible Records in the Toyotama Region.

  1. Conversations with the Khan 6
  2. Conversations with the Khan 7
  3. Conversations with the Khan 8
  4. Come Home
  5. Deaf Ears
  6. Healing Lessons
  7. Hochi and the Warrior Monks
  8. Necessary for Survival
  9. Outcasts
  10. Rationing in Yarikawa Stronghold
  11. Remembrance
  12. Report to Steward Ujimasa
  13. The Healers of Akashima
  14. The Ritual of Nukabukuro
  15. To Momiji in Akashima Village
  16. To My Brother

Come Home

Come Home Record Content

Kame, bring my granddaughter and meet me in Akashima. Leave that man. He has always been cruel, a snake. The Adachi woman saw that. The war is no threat compared to him. you will be safer braving roads filled with Mongols than continuing to sleep under his roof. I will look for you in two days time.

Come Home Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Deaf Ears

Deaf Ears Record Content

Lord Sakai instructed us to leave the village, to take refuge at Omi Monastery. But the gates are shut and no one will answer our calls. It's as if the place is abandoned. But at night I hear whispers over the walls. Prayers. The monks, begging the gods to protect them from the Mongols. But if the gods won't protect them, what chance do we have?

Deaf Ears Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Healing Lessons

Healing Lessons Record Content

We have entered the Latter Day of the Law. Before the Mongols came, the people committed the gravest offenses with less concern than scratching an itch. But it has only become worse. Our mudras and mantras are useless. Our healing arts no longer cure illness - if anything, they are made worse by our ministrations.

Now the monks have been taken. What is the point of prayer when we are doomed?

Healing Lessons Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Hochi and the Warrior Monks

Hochi and the Warrior Monks Record Content


Today I met a group of monks from Cedar Temple. They are on the way to Akashima Village to help our healers there. The one in charge is called Hochi. A famous healer in the north, but a strange man.

A group of peasant fighters saved him from bandits, and this Hochi proceeded to lecture them on the sin of violence. At any rate, look for the monks' arrival, if they have not already reached you. Perhaps one of them can help uncle's injuries.

We are halfway to Kin. When we arrive safely at sister's house, I'll send word.


Hochi and the Warrior Monks Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Necessary for Survival

Necessary for Survival Record Content

By order of Lady Sanjo, there are new rules for all who use this storage space.

Firstly, anyone caught stealing, "borrowing", or otherwise touching merchandise that does not belong to you, your colleague, or your direct employer, will be executed. No exceptions.

Secondly, anyone caught urinating, defecating, or spitting inside the storeroom will have a blade rammed through the offending body part emitting said prohibited substance.

Thirdly, Goro, if you're not too drunk to read this, I suggest you turn right around and walk out of here before someone catches you and executes you. No exceptions this time.

Necessary for Survival Map and Location

Where is the Building?


Outcasts Record Content

I can only pretend for so much longer. I'm not like these people and never will be. The way they speak... the way they smell... the people they surround themselves with... I'm ashamed there's a place like this on Tsushima. I find myself wishing the Mongols would burn it to the ground.

Outcasts Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Rationing in Yarikawa Stronghold

Rationing in Yarikawa Stronghold Record Content

By order of Ujimasa, Steward of Yarikawa Stronghold, string rationing is to be maintained at all times.

Anyone caught stealing food, taking more than their apportionment, or falsely claiming excess dependents, must be jailed immediately. Repeat offenders may be executed.

I know this is harsh. But we cannot afford to be lenient as long as the Mongol siege continues.

Rationing in Yarikawa Stronghold Map and Location

Where is the Building?


Remembrance Record Content

Near the lake, blossoms
Where cherry pink, or late white
My love waits for you

For Kazumasa

Remembrance Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Report to Steward Ujimasa

Report to Steward Ujimasa Record Content

Sir, there are rumors the nephew of the jito may approach you with an offer to join his uncle, who has somehow pushed the Mongols out of Castle Kaneda.

I advise you not to make any rash decisions one way or the other. Your stronghold will not fall. The longer you hold out, the more leverage you have to make a deal with the eventual victor, whether that be the jito, or the Khan...

The best possible outcome may be to wait until both sides weaken each other. Then you move to bring all of Toyotama, and perhaps even Tsushima itself, under your control. Please consider all of these options.

Your faithful servant,
Kiyochika Yarikawa

Report to Steward Ujimasa Map and Location

Where is the Building?

The Healers of Akashima

The Healers of Akashima Record Content

The monks of Cedar Temple ask me to carve woodblocks to distribute to teach people their healing lessons. I must not fail.

For burns apply egg white.

For deep wounds of the blade, clean with vinegar. Make a poultice of hijiki and wrap with clean cloth.

For injuries of bludgeoning, keep the injured area still. Wash with cool water. Acupuncture on the opposite side of the body for pain.

If only they had reached us in time to save father. But if I cannot save him, perhaps I can help save many others.

The Healers of Akashima Map and Location

Where is the Building?

The Ritual of Nukabukuro

The Ritual of Nukabukuro Record Content

Please send your remaining stores of nukabukuro with Jirotaro. He will ensure they are delivered to me. It's the one indulgence I've allowed myself. All food goes to the people of Toyotama, weapons to my men who protect them. But rice powder is for me. It may seem foolish, to paint one's face in the midst of war, but there is a clarity in the ritual which grounds me. As long as part of life before the Mongols exists, there's hope that not all is lost.

The Ritual of Nukabukuro Map and Location

Where is the Building?

To Momiji in Akashima Village

To Momiji in Akashima Village Record Content

My love, if you find this, it means we have left. I am sorry. We waited as long as we could. But we must begin the journey to Umugi Cove now. It is difficult to find, and dangerous even in peacetime. But they say a group of smugglers there have found a way past the Mongol ships. We must take this chance. If you receive this before the new year, hurry to us.

To Momiji in Akashima Village Map and Location

Where is the Building?

To My Brother

To My Brother Record Content

Brother, I will entrust this letter to a friend traveling to Yarikawa Stronghold. Sister and her family are all in good health. Frightened, hungry, but here in Kin, things are calm. Please make preparations to come to us. Don't let yourself be trapped behind those walls. You will be safer here in the north until the shogun's samurai arrive from the mainland to destroy the invaders.

To My Brother Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Kamiagata Records

There are 8 collectible Records in the Kamiagata Region.

  1. Conversations with the Khan 9
  2. Conversations with the Khan 10
  3. Conversations with the Khan 11
  4. Cry for Help
  5. Farewell
  6. Lady Hana
  7. The Dye House
  8. Watch Her

Cry for Help

Cry for Help Record Content

With my last carrier pigeon, I pray this note finds pitying eyes and ears. Please send help to Kin. At first we thought it was a terrible plague, but the invaders were unharmed. I don't remember who first figured it out... Poison. The invaders have poisoned us.

Mounds of the dead blacken in the sun. I doubt I will see another week of life. But I can a baby crying. I don't dare go out. Please someone help us.

Cry for Help Map and Location

Where is the Building?


Farewell Record Content

At first I thought I was dreaming. I've often found myself waking in the morning far from my bed without any idea how I got there. So when I woke to see the sacred yorishiro tree in flames, I thought it was a nightmare. But it's real. The entire forest is burning.

There is nowhere to run. This, too, will burn in the fire, and so I write my final wish:

I loved you all my life, Terute, but I could never work up the courage to tell you. Perhaps the wind will carry these ashes to you, and you will hear my final wish whispered to you in the tall grass.

Farewell Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Lady Hana

Lady Hana Record Content

Lady Hana hasn't left the main house in weeks. Mysterious visitors come and go. Some stay for hours, others for days. Never together. I recognized one as a monk, another looked to be no more than a peasant girl. Lady Hana is consumed with them. She does not let me inside other than to bring tea and rice. But when I do, I almost always hear the whisper of her sister's name.

Lady Hana Map and Location

Where is the Building?

The Dye House

The Dye House Record Content

Sister, the headman has requested I come to the dye house. Instead I will come to you. There is a silence there I find dangerous. It used to be a place of joy, people surrounded in brilliant blue. But now only wooden boxes come and go. Once I thought I heard the crate scream. I'll get to you as quick as I can.

The Dye House Map and Location

Where is the Building?

Watch Her

Watch Her Record Content

I am leaving for Komoda. Keep an eye on Lady Hana while I am gone. The miserable woman does nothing but brood and stew in dark corners of the house. She is almost completely useless. Except as a place of warmth. But for that I have to be drunk. Which reminds me - stock more sake for my return. I will be back in a matter of days, Komoda should not take long.

Watch Her Map and Location

Where is the Building?

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