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                             Tenchu Walkthrough
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    Version 1.52 Added some tips sent in for Shadow Mode Level 3 Section 2 and
    Level 5 Section 6.
    
    Version 1.51 Added a couple more sites that can host the faq and corrected the
    times and enemies for Normal Mode - Level 8 - Path 2.
    
    Version 1.5 Finished item descriptions and progress time charts. Added some
    S-rank tips and a little more about each boss fight.
    
    Version 1.4 Updated introduction, item descriptions, shadow mode walkthrough
    and mask piece list. Started to add progress times and total enemy chart at
    the beginning of each level.
    
    Version 1.31 Added www.cheatcc.com as an accepted website to host the faq.
    
    Version 1.3 Added item descriptions, a section on ninja ranking and sword
    fighting, more to the last section of level 3, an alternate path for level 8,
    and a partial shadow mode walkthrough with mask piece locations.
    
    Version 1.0 Basic information and walkthrough for normal mode.
    
    
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    Table of Contents
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    To jump to a section, just hit CTRL-F and type where you want to go.
    
    
    1. Introduction...................................[T1]
    
       A. Basic Moves.................................[T1A]
    
       B. Items.......................................[T1B]
    
       C. Modes.......................................[T1C]
    
       D. Difficulty Levels...........................[T1D]
    
       E. Ninja Ranking...............................[T1E]
    
       F. Sword Fighting..............................[T1F]
    
    2. Walkthrough (Normal Mode)......................[T2]
    
       A. Level 01: Kill the Evil Merchant............[T2A]
    
       B. Level 02: Punish the Bandit Ringleader......[T2B]
    
       C. Level 03: Take Daimyo Tado's Life...........[T2C]
    
       D. Level 04: Hurry to Goda Castle Keep.........[T2D]
    
       E. Level 05: Cross the Border, Capture Ayame...[T2E]
    
       F. Level 06: Find the Princes..................[T2F]
    
       G. Level 07: Kill the Merchant in the Village..[T2G]
    
       H. Level 08: Rescue Princess Kiku..............[T2H]
    
       I. Level 09: Guide Princess Kiku to Safety.....[T2I]
    
       J. Level 10: Punish Sekiya Naotada.............[T2J]
    
    3. Walkthrough (Shadow Mode)......................[T3]
    
       A. Level 01: Kill the Evil Merchant............[T3A]
    
       B. Level 02: Punish the Bandit Ringleader......[T3B]
    
       C. Level 03: Take Daimyo Tado's Life...........[T3C]
    
       D. Level 04: Hurry to Goda Castle Keep.........[T3D]
    
       E. Level 05: Cross the Border, Capture Ayame...[T3E]
    
       F. Level 06: Find the Princes..................[T3F]
    
       G. Level 07: Kill the Merchant in the Village..[T3G]
    
       H. Level 08: Rescue Princess Kiku..............[T3H]
    
       I. Level 09: Guide Princess Kiku to Safety.....[T3I]
    
       J. Level 10: Punish Sekiya Naotada.............[T3J]
    
    4. Addendum.......................................[T4]
    
       A. Extended Ending.............................[T4A]
    
       B. Map Pieces..................................[T4B]
    
       C. Mask Pieces.................................[T4C]
    
       D. Thanks Section..............................[T4D]
    
       E. Contact Information.........................[T4E]
    
       F. Copyright Information.......................[T4F]
    
    
    [T1] Introduction
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    At the menu screen, you have three options: Options, Story, and Assignments.
    
    With Options, you have display settings (toggle blood and the melee guide on
    and off), sound settings, controller settings (change sensitivity), system
    settings (choose difficulty and toggle auto-save and tutorials on and off),
    and bonus (gallery, music library, sound library, and memories).
    
    Gallery is a collection of concept art, unlocked by beating 10 Assignment
    missions (63).
    
    Music Library and Sound Library are collections of the music and sounds in the
    game, unlocked by beating 20 Assingment missions (25 and 297 respectively).
    
    Memories are a collection of cutscenes and other movie files (45).
    
    Sometimes, during the story mode, a slain enemy will drop a thin scroll or
    cd (gather these to get more sketches, music, and sounds).
    
    Story represents story mode, where you will play through 10 Missions.
    
    Assignments are a collection of short missions. There are a total of 50
    assignments. Unlock assignments by beating missions (the higher your rank,
    the more you unlock).
    
    During the game, the lower left-hand corner of the screen will contain:
    Compass      : Points the way to the next area or target.
    Yellow Moon  : Normal status but you are not hidden.
    Black Moon   : You are hidden.
    Purple Moon  : Enemies are aware and searching for you.
    Red Moon     : You have been discovered.
    Stars        : The size and location of stars indicate enemy position.
    Flashing Moon: Indicates that you are very close to an enemy.
    Red Waves    : Indicates that you have made a loud noise.
    
    
    [T1A] Basic Moves
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    The basic moves of a ninja. Master these to become a true Grandmaster.
    
    
    Move: Control Stick on nunchuk.
    
    Jump: C button. Run using the B button to jump farther.
    
    Mind's Eye: Z button.
    
    Turn Around: Shake the nunchuk.
    
    Select Item: Left or Right on the control pad.
    
    Ready the Item: Down on the control pad.
    
    Drop/Exchange Item: Up on the control pad.
    
    Action: A button.
    
    Run: Hold B button when moving forward.
    
    Strafe: Hold B button when moving to the sides.
    
    Cancel: Press B button in menus or when your item is readied.
    
    Hayate: Flick wii-mote up and down to quickly dash. If a shadow or hiding place
            is near, you will dash there.
    
    Motion Kill: Swing wii-mote or nunchuk to perform different hissatsus.
    
    Swing Sword: Flick wii-mote up and down when the ninjato sword is equipped.
                 Swing the wii-mote in a given direction during a swordfight.
    
    Block Sword: Angle the wii-mote to block the enemies sword strike duringa
                 swordfight.
    
    Hide: Approach smoky, shadowy areas to hide. If you turn black, you are hidden.
    
    Mind's Eye: Highlights enemies and objects that you can interact with.
                Intensifies the look of shadows to show where you can hide,where
                the enemies are looking, and shows footsteps of where you can go
                (sometimes).
    
    Extinguish Flames: Put out candles by pressing A when you are next to them.
                       For more intense flames, use a Bamboo Tube.
    
    Wall Hug: Press your body against a wall and move stealthily.
    
    Corner Look: While pressed against a wall, move toward a corner to peak out.
    
    Wall Push: When wall-hug corner-looking, press A to jump out.
    
    Corner Climb: At certain corners, when prompted, you can climb the corner and
    wait for your unsuspecting foes.
    
    Hissatsu: Instant Kills. Enemies aware of your presence are not susceptible to
    hissatsu. The screen will flash blue to indicate you can hissatsu an enemy.
    
    Multiple Hissatsu: If you approach multiple enemies without being noticed, you
    can take all of them out by following the on-screen prompts. The screen will
    flash yellow to indicate you can hissatsu two enemies; the screen will flash
    red to indicate you can hissatsu three enemies.
    
    Ancient Hissatsu: After you have completed 30 assignments, you can perform an
    ancient hissatsu. While you are behind an enemy, initiate a hissatsu and
    waggle your wii-mote up and down to perform the extra hissatsu.
    
    Move Object: Press A on top of an object to pick it up, B to drop it, or swing
    the wii-mote to throw it (boxes only).
    
    Hayate: Move quickly and silently. If a shadow or hiding place is near, you
    will dash to cover.
    
    Oni Hayate: If you hayate between multiple bushes/shadows in a row, you may
    get the chance to hissatsu a nearby enemy who is normally too far away to
    reach.
    
    Ledge Hang: Hang on ledges of walls or roofs by pressing A when prompted.
    
    Move Boxes: Push around large boxes by pressing the control stick against the
    object. Rikimaru can move large boxes holding wooden sticks, Ayame cannot.
    
    Utsusemi/Cicada Technique: If you are discovered and do not have a sword, you
    will perform this technique and begin again at the beginning of the section.
    If you are defeated in a sword fight, you will also use this technique.
    
    
    [T1B] Items
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    These are the tools of the trade.
    
    Shuriken: A throwing weapon which can be hurled at enemies to wound them.
    Though severely lacking in power, a well-placed shuriken can cause a target to
    lose his footing and - should he be standing by a cliff, well, lake, or fire -
    fall to his demise. Shuriken can also be used to snuff out candles, and their
    versatility makes them the weapon of choice for many a ninja.
    
    Ninjato Sword: A close-quarters weapon used to defend oneself in the event of
    discovery. Ninja less confident in their ability to stay hidden would do well
    to take a sword along. Blocking enemy attacks at right angles reduces nicks to
    the blade. A ninjato can be thrust into softer walls and used as a step, or
    used to break the locks off doors. Ninjato are more portable than other
    Japanese swords, and when weilded properly, they make less noise. Because the
    use of unfamiliar weapons invites failure, ninja of the Azuma-Shinobi-ryu will
    not carry anything but ninjato, even if they manage to steal an enemies blade.
    
    Rock: A commonplace rock with a good heft to it. As any would-be ninja knows,
    a rock can serve as well as a shuriken in covert situations like these, which
    require weapons to be procured on site.
    
    Kunai: A throwing knife that resembles a small trowel. While shuriken serve
    much the same purpose, Ayame prefers these.
    
    Bamboo Tube: A container that can be used to scoop water and then put out
    torches and other larger flames. While performing the art of suiton (water
    concealment), the tube serves as a breathing apparatus.
    
    Kasugai: Tools of stealth that, when attached to both hands and driven into a
    soft well, allow the wielder to climb over. Using them requires a great deal
    of muscle. Kasugai can also be used to strip away old tatami mats and hide
    underneath.
    
    Smoke Bomb: A throwing item that contains chemicals which mix upon impact,
    causing the bomb to release a smokescreen. Everything in a ten-foot radius is
    engulfed in shadow. This powerful tool not only robs enemies of their
    eyesight, but also their mobility if they are unfortunate enough to inhale the
    smoke. One of these can quickly extricate a ninja from the most dangerous
    predicament, making them a signature trick of the trade.
    
    Ghostmaker: A small bomb with the powder packed in a special manner. It can be
    lobbed or planted...and pity anyone in range when it goes off. Because it can
    harm friend as easily as foe, the ghostmaker requires careful handling. Also,
    as useful as it may prove, it is guaranteed to alert nearby enemies to one's
    presence: consider it a last resort. Ghostmakers also blow apart cracked
    walls.
    
    Fishing Rod: A remarkably portable fishing rod. It may be used to snag fallen
    items and haul them in, or to yank enemies off balance. Both the rod and line
    are made to be light yet resilient, and thus are adaptable to whatever the
    situation requires.
    
    Poison: The intellectual's preferred tool of assassination: six deadly poisons
    extracted from fish and shellfish, mixed together into liquid death. Pour it
    into a jugful of liquor, or drop it into a server or drinker's vessel from
    above for more selective targeting. More impulsive ninja may opt to apply the
    poison directly, to dissolve locks...or people.
    
    Shinobi Cat: The widespread use of ninken, or ninja dogs, has unfortunately
    made the world more wary of man's best friend. The result: this shinobi cat.
    it has been thoroughly trained in the art of reconnaissance, and will scout
    ahead at it's masters bidding. Revolutionary, yes...but it's still a cat. If
    it sees something that rubs it the wrong way, it will not hesitate to
    pussyfoot it out of there.
    
    Ninja Veil: A cloth woven with special materials and dyes that blend right
    into the darkness. One need only don this veil to vanish from enemy sight. The
    downside: to keep it portable, there is only enough cloth to cover one's
    front. Then again, any ninja who turns his back on the enemy in the first
    place is a dead ninja.
    
    Onibi: A pair of grotesquely-shaped swords whose blades have been imbued with
    a deep-seeded grudge. The blades will not break: nick them, and a moment later
    the damage is mysteriously undone. More disturbingly, the swords cause their
    victims to erupt in fire and die a horrible death. Using this disqualifies you
    from earning a high ninja rating.
    
    Izayoi: A renowned sword weilded by generations of the Azuma Ninja. The secret
    arts used to temper it have rendered it unbreakable, and its deadly sharpness
    is augmented by the uncanny and terrifying ability to ignite anyone unlucky
    enough to be caught in its swath. Using this disqualifies you from earning a
    high ninja rating.
    
    Burning Shuriken: Shuriken whose insides have been hallowed out and packed
    with a volatile oil. The centrifugal force when thrown and the force of impact
    cause the oil to diffuse and ignite, turning the target into a walking pillar
    of fire...and then a not-walking pillar of fire. The shuriken are still in
    trial and should be handled with caution.
    
    Ninja Tabi '08: Special tabi (Japanese socks, if you will) designed
    specifically for running. They have a built-in cushion of air for maximum
    shock absorption, and also boast tremendous stability when dashing ahead at
    maximum speed. This year's line is the best yet, but unfortunately they are
    sold out everywhere: now ninja across the land have taken to stealing each
    others' tabi in a bizarre social phenomenon that has come to be known as the
    'Hoisery War'. Using this disqualifies you from earning a high ninja rating.
    
    Hayate Pill: A forbidden Azuma medicine that elevates the mental state of
    anyone who takes it. It works as a sort of stimulant, prompting the user to
    attempt (and surprisingly, succeed at!) impossibly ridiculous things they
    would never try while in their right mind. The effects wear off it if you
    leave the area, but remember: Once you pop, it's hard to stop. Using this
    disqualifies you from gaining a high ninja ranking.
    
    Devil's Mask: A stone mask modeled after a devil's visage. Wear it at your
    peril: they say the devil within will possess the soul of the wearer...Using
    this disqualifies you from earning a high ninja rating.
    
    Colored Rice: Grains of rice dyed red, blue, yellow, purple and black. When
    placed in certain patterns or amounts, they serve as a sort of ninja code. On
    missions, they allow a ninja to instantly parse information already collected
    by their brethren -- a skill every bit as useful as the Azuma ninja's "Mind's
    Eye." Special dyes are used instead of naturally colored rice, to insure the
    message is not gobbled up by passing wildlife. Using this disqualifies you
    from earning a high ninja ranking.
    
    Real Ultimate Power: The alpha and omega of ninja. It contains an infinite
    supply of every item. This beastly power was supposed to have been sealed. Who
    the hell let it loose?...Well, no matter. Using this disqualifies you from
    earning a high ninja ranking.
    
    
    To obtain certain items:
    Ninja Tabi '08      - Beat the game once.
    Izayoi              - Find all 12 of Rikimaru's map pieces in normal mode.
    Onibi               - Find all 8 of Ayame's map pieces in normal mode.
    Burning Shuriken    - Found only in shadow mode.
    Hayate Pill         - Found only in shadow mode.
    Devil's Mask        - Get all Mask Pieces in shadow mode.
    Colored Rice        - Beat all 50 assignments.
    Real Ultimate Power - Unsure. Beat Normal Mode, Shadow Mode, and all 50
                          Assignments?? (I received this at the same time I
                          earned the Colored Rice - I had S ranks on all missions
                          but not an S rank on level 50).
    
    
    [T1C] Modes
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    There are two modes: normal mode and shadow mode. At the level select scene,
    flick your wii-mote up and down to change to shadow mode. You can only play a
    level in shadow mode if you have beaten that level in normal mode. Shadow mode
    has more enemies, more difficult enemies, and a different layout than normal
    mode. Also, in shadow mode, if you do not have a ninjato sword or smoke bombs,
    you will only perform Utsusemi once. The second time you are spotted you die.
    
    
    [T1D] Difficulty Levels
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    You can change difficulty levels in the options menu. Difficulty does not
    change the layout, the number or the difficulty of enemies. It only changes
    the difficulty of the swordfights. It is therefore no shame to start on a
    lower difficulty as there are several sword fights throughout the game and
    many find them one of the weakest aspects of the game (as well as tough to
    pull off).
    
    
    [T1E] Ninja Ranking
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    You are ranked on three aspects of the game: time, sneaking, and killing.
    
    Time: How long you take to finish the level. The quicker you finish, the
    higher your rank.
    
    Sneaking: How many times you were discovered. The less you are discovered, the
    higher your rank.
    
    Killing: How many enemies you killed. The more you kill, the better your rank;
    however, you can also get a high rank for not killing anyone (mostly for a few
    assingments).
    
    There are 6 ranks: S, A, B, C, D, and E with S-Rank being the best.
    S: Grandmaster
    A: Master
    B: Expert Ninja
    C: Ninja
    D: ?? (Novice??)
    E: ?? (Thug??)
    
    In order to S-Rank the overall Mission, you must get at least 2 S ranks in
    time, sneaking, or killing and at worst an A rank in the 3rd category.
    
    The difficulty in S-Ranking Missions will generally be time. If you are ever
    discovered, it is advisable to Restart Section (this will not restart the time
    so you can only do it so many times before your time balloons). The reason to
    do this is because one discovery will automatically knock you down to an A
    rank in sneaking. You can miss 2-3 enemies and still get an S-rank in killing.
    You generally have 2-3 minutes past the S-rank time for the A-rank time.
    
    
    [T1F] Sword Fighting
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    There are three phases of sword fighting:
    
    1. Initial Phase: At the very start you will be given a prompt to swing your
    wii-mote. If you do it correctly, you will initiate the Attack Phase. If you
    do it incorrectly, you will initiate the Defense Phase. There is no initial
    phase for boss fights.
    
    2. Defense Phase: Hold your wii-mote vertically. You defend the enemy sword
    strike by matching the position of your wii-mote with the one on the screen.
    There are 4 positions: Vertical, Diagonal-Right, Diagonal-Left, and
    Horizontal. When the enemy strikes, you will receive a blue flash if you have
    blocked it correctly, a yellow flash if you were slightly off, and a red flash
    if you were far off. After correctly blocking a number of strikes, you will
    go into the Attack Phase. Also, if you hit A when the enemy strikes, you will
    have a chance to counter-attack with a shortened Attack Phase.
    
    3. Attack Phase: Swing your wii-mote to attack the enemy. Follow the prompts,
    the blue arrows, and build a combo to dispatch the enemy faster. When the
    enemy is low on health, you will be prompted at the bottom of the screen to
    press A to initiate an hissatsu. You can peform a hissatsu in boss fights but
    it is rare (I have only seen the prompt for Sekiya and Onikage but have not
    initiated it because my next strike killed them).
    
    
    [T2] Walkthrough (Normal Mode)
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    At the level select screen, you can bring in items to start the level. In the
    beginning, you do not have any items to bring in, but it is necessary to
    bring in items in order to explore some different paths. You gain items in
    your inventory by having them at the end of the level.
    
    There are multiple ways to traverse a level as well as multiple ways to
    dispatch an enemy so I will generally just be covering one of those ways. The
    walkthrough will assume you do not bring in any items into the level, but it
    will point out the items you need to bring in to explore the other paths.
    
    There are several types of enemy: Bandits, swordsmen, Shida ninja, and armored
    samurai. Bandits may drop rocks. Swordsmen may drop ninjato swords. Shida
    ninja may drop kunai, shurikens, and smoke bombs. Armored samurai may drop
    smoke bombs (for normal mode). Enemies may stand still, stand still and turn
    in place, or walk around. The only other enemies are presented in several
    mandatory sword fights. If you are on the edge of a shadow, swordsmen and
    ninja may spot you but you will have a split-second to kill them firts. If you
    are just in a shadow, samurai will be able to spot you but you have a split-
    second to kill them first. In these instances, just keep pressing A when they
    are near. This also applies to when you are dropping down on an enemy. It is
    best to just tap A. Armored samurai have a weakness when they are turning (a
    time when they cannot spot you). There are also riflemen.
    
    There is one type of innocent: Servant women. They do not count towards the
    enemies you need to kill; however, they also do not count against you. I am a
    ninja who has lost his way - I will instruct you to dispatch them with extreme
    prejudice.
    
    If you do not like the sword fights, do not pick up the ninjato sword (unless
    you know you will use it to break a lock). Even if you do not have a ninjato
    sword, you will be given a sword for the boss fights.
    
    The exit to each section has two blue flames beside them.
    
    There is a wii-mote motion kill that involves thrusting your wii-mote forward
    like a stab. Many have found it reliable to just flick your wii-mote down.
    
    Red Pinwheels indicate walls where ninjato swords can be thrust into to be
    used as a step. I have never found it useful so I will not mention them in
    the walkthrough (if you find them useful, please contact me as to the mission
    and section and how you used it).
    
    For regular guards, when they are alerted and searching for you and you are
    in the bushes: If they stab at you with their sword, press A and B to dispatch
    them.
    
    When enemies are alerted, you cannot hissatsu them. However, you can still
    kill them with a ninjato sword, but you must be out of their sight and you
    have to use the sword (for armored samurai, it is best to go up to them when
    they are ducking down).
    
    
    [T2A] Level 01: Kill the Evil Merchant
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    Use the first sections to familiarize yourself with the game. Walk in the
    shadows, hayate from bush to bush, blow out candles, etc.
    
    There is a second path you can take if you bring Kasugai. Other items that
    you can bring in are the ninjato sword or poison.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
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       1         1:50             4             1:50                 4
      1-2                                       3:40                 9
      1-3                                       5:30                13
       2         3:40             8             7:20                17
       3         5:30            13             9:10                22
       4         7:20            18            11:00                27
       5         9:10            23            11:00                32
       6        11:00            27            11:00                36
    
    
    Section 1
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    There is a standing guard ahead of you with his back turned toward you. Walk
    up behind him and perform a hissatsu. If this is not your first time playing,
    you can climb the wall ahead if you bring Kasugai [Path 1-2]. Turn right and
    go through the door. There is a stading guard ahead of you with his back
    turned. You can just walk behind him to dispatch him [Side Note]. Move forward
    to the wall so that you are in the shadows and walk along the shadows until
    you are prompted to perform a hissatsu on the standing guard. Exit through the
    gates. There is a <box> here that you can pick up and put near the left side
    of the wall adjoining the exit to get on top of it, but it serves no practical
    use other than training (you can automatically climb on the small box just by
    walking on to it or you can jump on it; while on the box near the wall, you
    will be prompted to press A to hang on the ledge of the wall. Press up on your
    control stick to climb on top).
    
    Side Note: If this is not your first time, you can bring a ninjato sword or
    poison, you can break the lock on the door of the building to your right.
    Walk in the shadows on your right and climb into the rafters to perform a
    hanging hissatsu on the patrolling guard. Pick up a <silver key> to unlock
    the door and come out behind the standing guard with his back turned. Kill
    him and exit through the doors.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately run to dispatch the 1st and 2nd guard. Then run to
    the wall and along it until the 3rd guard starts to notice you; let B go and
    continue walking to dispatch him and run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 2
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    Walk forward to your left and conceal yourself in the bush. Blow out the
    candle-post to create shadows on the wall to your left. Use those shadows to
    walk along the wall to the next set of bushes. Pick up one of the <boxes> and
    move it to the wall adjoining the gate [Note: you can either walk it over and
    drop it or throw it. If you throw it, make sure to throw it away from the
    guards]. Walk on top of the <box> and climb on top of the wall. Drop down on
    the other side and walk in the shadows on the right side [Note: There is a cat
    here who will make noise and alert the guards if you bug it]. Walk through the
    open gate to perform a double-hissatsu on the two standing guards with their
    backs turned [Note: perform a multiple-hissatsu by going in-between the guards
    and make sure the screen flashes yellow].
    
    Go back through the gate and pick up the <bamboo tube> to your right. You can
    fill it up by turning to the <water jug> beside it and press A when prompted.
    Use the <bamboo tube> to douse the <flaming torch>. Walk along the shadows and
    through the bushes until prompted to perform a hissatsu on the standing guard.
    Go through the open door on your left and jump on top of the shelves. Climb
    onto the rafters (you may have to move a little until prompted). Walk along
    the rafters or rafter-jump (position yourself to face a non-parallel rafter
    and flick your wii-mote to leap from one rafter to another) until you are
    above the standing guard. When prompted, perform a hanging hissatsu, drop down
    from the rafters and exit through the door.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Once you are over the wall, start running to the gate to double-
    hissatsu the two guards. After you extinguish the flaming torch, run along
    the wall until the guard starts to notice you; let B go and continue walking
    along the wall and bushes to dispatch him. Climb onto the rafters and rafter
    jump (much faster than walking along the rafters) until you can hanging
    hissatsu the last guard. Drop down and exit.
    
    
    Section 3
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    Walk to the 2nd bush ahead of you and turn right towards the standing guard
    with back turned between you and the next bush. You can walk behind him to
    hissatsu him or you can perform a hayate to the next bush which will also
    kill him. Move to the next bush and enter the water beside the candle-post.
    When you have a <bamboo tube> you will be silent in the water and remain
    unseen. Without it, guards will be alerted to the noise and can see you. Turn
    right and swim along the water's edge until prompted to perform an underwater
    hissatsu on the standing guard by the bridge. Turn left and swim to the
    opposite edge to underwater hissatsu the other standing guard. Move forward
    onto the stone ledge to exit the water. Turn right and walk behind the
    standing guard on the bridge to dispatch him. Turn around and walk along the
    path to the left of the exit to come up from behind the last standing guard.
    You can pick up <rock(2)>. Kill the guard and exit the section.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run to dispatch the guard and into the water. Underwater hissatsu
    the guard to your right and across the pond. Then run to dispatch the one on
    the bridge and back along the path. Run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Walk forward and pick up <shuriken(5)>. Use the shurikens or rocks to perform
    a shooting hissatsu on the standing guard by the well [Note: when you can
    perform a shooting hissatsu, the screen will flash blue]. Go forward and
    exchange your rocks for a <ninjato sword>. Turn left and use the ninjato sword
    to break the lock. Walk forward and pick up the <shuriken(3)>. Turn left and
    walk to the corner. Use a shuriken to extinguish the candle ahead of you on
    your left. Walk in the shadows until there is an open door on your right.
    Enter it and walk through the door on your right, then through the next open
    door to perform a triple-hissatsu on 3 guards stationed there. Go towards the
    exit and turn left. Walk along the wall to get close enough to hissatsu the
    standing guard. Exit the section.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Dispatch the guard with a throwing weapon and run to the sword
    to break the lock. Run to the corner and extinguish the candle with your
    shuriken. Walk into the room on your right and into the next room to come out
    and triple-hissatsu 3 guards. Then run to the wall near the exit and along it
    to dispatch the final guard. Run back to the exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Turn right and climb onto the upper-shelf. Move along the shelf to perform a
    hanging hissatsu on the standing guard. Drop from the shelf, exit through the
    door, and pick up the <ninjato sword> on your right. Walk through the bushes
    and dispatch the standing guard. Turn left and go through the open door on the
    right side of the building to walk up behind a standing guard with his back
    turned to dispatch him. Exit through the door you walked in and go through the
    open door on the opposite building (you will see the exit flames in the
    distance). Walk through the first door on your right and through the next door
    to perform a hissatsu on a standing guard with his back turned. Walk through
    the next open door, turn left, and walk behind the standing guard to kill him.
    Exit the section.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] After you have dispatched the first guard, run to dispatch the
    next two guards and break the lock on the door. Walk through the door and into
    the 1st room, over the table and then run to dispatch the next two guards and
    exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Walk forward, turn right, and walk through the bushes. Perform a hissatsu on
    the sleeping guard and walk through the open door. Walk to your right and
    through the kitchen watching out for a serving woman who will be getting the
    merchant a drink. Pick up the <shuriken(3)> and climb onto the rafters. There
    is a guard on the opposite end (outside the inner-room) as well as the evil
    merchant in the center of the room. Dispatch the serving woman when she comes
    to get another drink (not in sight of the guard, of course), then dispatch
    the standing guard (both with hanging hissatsus). From this guard you can go
    out a door to the outside, follow along the path to get *Map Piece #2*. Climb
    back in the rafters or walk behind the evil merchant take him out.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run to dispatch the sleeping guard and towards the door. Skip the
    cut-scene and run through the door and around to dispatch the servant woman.
    Climb onto the rafters and rafter jump to dispatch the guard and merchant.
    
    
    [Path 1-2]
    
    If you brought a kasugai at the start of the level and climbed the wall, you
    will be in a new section.
    
    
    Section 1-2
    -----------
    
    Walk along the bushes to your left and wait for the patrolling armored samurai
    to come to you. Stay still and hissatsu him, then use the <box> to climb the
    wall. Another armored samurai is patrolling below. Drop down on top of him to
    hissatsu him. Turn right and follow the path to the open door. Wait until an
    armored samurai passes by the door, enter and jump on the shelf to your right
    to climb onto the rafters. Rafter-jump to follow the samurai who passed the
    door. catch up to him before he enters the room, perform a hanging hissatsu on
    him. Go forward to hanging hissatsu a standing samurai. Beyond him is
    *Map Piece #1*. Drop down and wall-hug corner-look the open door on the inside.
    Wait until a patrolling samurai in the room nears you and hissatsu him when
    prompted. Get the <silver key> from the corner and exit through the door.
    
    Section 1-3
    -----------
    
    Walk straight and then left until you can perform a corner climb. Wait for
    the patrolling samurai to pass by and hissatsu him when prompted. Go back to
    your starting position and go to your left (where the patrolling samurai was
    coming from), hiding in the shadows in the corner. Wait for a patrolling
    samurai to emerge from a door ahead of you and enter that room. Hide in the
    cabinet doors to your left and hissatsu the patrolling samurai, when prompted,
    as he walks by your position. Exit the room and go left. Wall-hug corner-look
    the edge to watch out for a patrolling samurai. wait until he enters a doorway
    to your right. Walk forward and climb into the corner on the opposite end.
    Hissatsu the patrolling samurai and go to the open door on your right (the
    one the patrolling samurai enters, not the one he emerges from). There is a
    hidden ninja in the corner of the room looking at the open door near the exit.
    Come up from behind him to dispatch him and exit through the door.
    
    Section 1-4
    -----------
    
    You are now in Section 2 or the regular route, right by where the cat is
    located. You can follow the regular route walkthrough from that point.
    
    
    [T2B] Level 02: Punish the Bandit Ringleader
    *******************************************************************************
    
    There is a second path you can take if you bring a ghostmaker (also bring 2
    shurikens if you take this path).
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
    -------  -------------  -------------  ----------------  ----------------
       1         2:40             6             2:40                 6
       2         5:20             9
       3         8:00            16
       4        10:40            20             5:20                10
       5        13:20            24             8:00                14
       6        16:00            31            16:00                21
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] If you have trouble with time, take the second path.
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    A patrolling guard is pacing back and forth on the bridge. You can stay hidden
    in the bushes until he turns his back to walk up behind him and dispatch him.
    Jump down in the dry ravine below the bridge to get a <bamboo tube>. Climb up
    the other side so that a bamboo fence is between you and a patrolling guard.
    You can wall-hug corner-look the fence to hissatsu that guard. Inside an open
    door to your left is a <ninjato sword>. Go along the path and wall-hug corner-
    look the wall on the right side to perform a hissatsu on another patrolling
    guard. Exit through the gate unless you brought a ghostmaker with you.
    
    There is a breakable wall between the open-door hut and a wooden tower. Use
    the ghostmaker and wait in the shadows until the guards calm down. Walk along
    the shadows to your left. Outside the open door, shoot the ninja hanging in
    the corner of the hut with a shuriken. Hayate into the hut to pick up *Map
    Piece #3* and <ghostmaker(1)>. Hayate out of the hut back into the shadows
    and position yourself so that you are standing in the shadows opposite the
    standing guard. Wait for the patrolling guard to turn and head away from the
    standing guard, then throw a shuriken at the standing guard. Immediately run
    up behind the patrolling guard to hissatsu him. There is <shuriken(2)> near
    the hut on the other side of a fence. Exit the section and you will emerge
    at the start of Section 4 of the normal route.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run to dispatch the guard ahead of you and keep running around
    the bamboo fence to dispatch the 2nd guard. Run to wall-hug corner-look the
    edge to dispatch the 3rd guard and run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Use your bamboo tube to extinguish the flaming torch ahead of you, then turn
    right and go toward the well where you can pick up another <bamboo tube>. Turn
    left: there is a patrolling guard pacing in between 2 buildings. When it is
    safe, walk and hide in the bushes on your right. Wait until he turns away from
    you to walk behind him and dispatch him. Pick up <shuriken(3)>. Walk between
    the 2 buildings the guard was patrolling and extinguish the flaming torch. Go
    back the way you came to the position you started at. Move forward in the
    shadows on your left until you see the rifleman on top of the watchtower. Use
    a shuriken to dispatch him. Walk to the watchtower and turn right. There is a
    tunnel going underneath the building. Enter it to the other side and wait for
    the patrolling guard to pass you. Exit the tunnel and dispatch him from
    behind [Alternate Route]. Go back to the watchtower and exit.
    
    Alternate Route: There is a large box with planks in it that is highlighted
    when you use your ninja vision. You can push this box to reveal another
    tunnel. You will emerge at a different place in Section 3 [Emerge 2-1].
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run to your right to get the <bamboo tube> and run into the 1st
    bush. When the patrolling guard turns his back run to dispatch him and keep
    running ahead to dispatch the patrolling guard in the corner. Run back to get
    the shurikens and extinguish the flaming torch. Run around to the beginning
    and walk in the shadows until you can dispatch the rifleman in the watchtower.
    Run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Go forward along the path and wall-hug corner-look the edge to see a
    patrolling guard along the next path. When he turns, go behind him to dispatch
    him. Move along the shadows and enter the gate on your right (ignoring the
    standing guard surrounded by flaming torches ahead of you). Enter the open
    door. Move forward but stay to the right of the open door ahead of you to
    avoid being spotted by a patrolling guard in the next room. A room on your
    right side contains a water jug. Wall-hug corner-look the edge, and when the
    patrolling guard turns away from you, go behind him to dispatch him. You are
    now in a room with a kettle in the center.
    
    [Aside]: To your right is a stack of wooden blocks. Jump on top of them and
    climb onto the rafters. Face left where the water jug room is and rafter jump
    to the wall facing you. Turn right and rafter jump to the wall facing you.
    Drop down to collect *Map Piece #4*. Climb back up onto the rafters and go
    back to the kettle room.
    
    Exit the door of the kettle room and dispatch the standing guard facing away
    from you. Pick up <shuriken(3)>. Turn around and hide in the 3 bushes in the
    corner. This is where you start from [Emerge 2-1]. There is a patrolling
    guard. When he turns you can run behind him to dispatch him or you can go
    under the wooden walkway and shimmy forward to hissatsu him when he is close.
    Ahead of you is another well with a <bamboo tube>. Turn left at the corner to
    face the same situation (except be careful, there is a patrolling guard who
    can emerge from a gate ahead of you so do not dispatch the patrolling guard
    too close to the gate). Wait until you see the patrolling guard emerge from
    the gate, turn, and walk away. If you are close, you can go behind him and
    dispatch him or you can wall-hug corner-look the door of the gate to hissatsu
    him. Go through the gate. On your left is a standing guard with his back
    turned (dispatch him - he is the guard you ignored earlier). On your right is
    the exit.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately run around the corner to dispatch the guard. Run
    through the gate and into the house to wall-hug corner-look and dispatch the
    patrolling guard when he turns. Run out of the house to dispatch the guard
    facing away. Run past the bushes and you should catch the guard with his back
    turned. Keep running to the next corridor and do the same to his buddy. You
    should see a guard ahead turn and start walking back to an open gate: run to
    dispatch him from behind. Go through the gate and turn left to dispatch the
    final guard and run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Pick up the <fishing rod> ahead of you. Turn left and use the fishing rod to
    retrieve the <bronze key> in the garden. Unlock the gate with the key. Turn
    left and hide in the second bush to wait for a patrolling guard to come by
    to dispatch. There is a standing guard with his back turned watching the
    garden where the key was. Go behind him for an easy kill. Go to the edge of
    the water. There is a patrolling guard along a small bridge on the opposite
    shore. Use your <fishing rod> to hissatsu him when he is at the water's edge.
    Enter the water. If you swim to the left side, you can find a corner that has
    a <ninjato sword>. On the opposite side of the shore from here is
    <shuriken(3)>. Swim to the opposite shore (the bridge where you dispatched
    the patrolling guard) and emerge from the water. Walk around the standing
    guard and dispatch him from behind. Exit through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Pick up the fishing rod and run along the fence and to the right
    to dispatch a patrolling guard while his back is turned. Turn around and run
    to dispatch the standing guard, jump over the fence and get the key. Run to
    the water's edge to use the fishing rod to dispatch the guard on the opposite
    side. Running jump as far as you can and emerge on the other side to run
    around and dispatch the final guard.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    You are facing a locked door. Turn right and walk along the wall (opposite the
    shadows) until you near the edge. Wall-hug corner-look to perform a hissatsu
    on a patrolling guard. Walk towards the standing guard with his back turned.
    Pick up the <bronze key> and dispatch the guard. Move forward and wall-hug
    corner-look the edge where the standing guard was facing and hissatsu another
    patrolling guard. You can unlock the exit door with the gold key. Keep moving
    to the end of the path and there will be a <silver key> to your left. Go back
    to where you found the gold key and jump on the large boxes to climb onto the
    rafters. Go through the hole in the wall and drop down. There is a <fishing
    rod>. Go through the open door and turn right to exit through a hole in the
    floor. Continue to where you started the section and unlock the door with the
    silver key. Do not walk onto the sand. Instead, use the fishing rod when the
    patrolling samurai is near the flaming torch. There is a <ninjato sword>,
    <shuriken(1)>, <bamboo tube>, <rock(1)>, and <shuriken(1)> in the sand garden
    area. Go back and exit the section.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Use the key to unlock the door and the fishing rod to dispatch
    the patrolling samurai when he nears the flaming torch (it will take several
    seconds for him to come into sight). Dispatch the next 3 guards the same as
    the walkthrough and pick up the gold key to run to the exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    To your left is a patrolling guard. Walk along the shadows and hide behind the
    pillar. When he turnsand walks away from you, go behind him and dispatch him.
    Move the large box to the opposite pillar and jump on it to hang onto the
    ledge of the upper-level. Wait until the patrolling guard nears to perform a
    hissatsu. Climb up and go to your left. Running jump over the gap. Wait until
    a patrolling guard ahead of you turns and starts back to your left, then
    running jump over the gap and go behind the patrolling guard to hissatsu him.
    [Note: If you are not quick enough, your hissatsu might send him over the
    edge where the broken fence of the upper-level is. Use the shaking nunchuk
    hissatsu or a running hissatsu to keep him from falling] You can walk to the
    edge of where the broken fence is to hissatsu the bandit ringleader and end
    the level.
    
    To the right of the large statue on the upper-level is a <ninjato sword>. Jump
    down from there and go forward for <shuriken(2)>. Walk back towards the pillar
    and hissatsu the standing guard with his back to you. Walk along the left-side
    to hissatsu another guard with his back facing you. Go back to the box and get
    on the upper-level to finish the bandit ringleader. There is a <rock(2)> on
    the left side of the large statue on the lower level but you cannot kill that
    guard without the bandit ringleader noticing.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do the same as the walkthrough except run and do not bother
    picking items up. A running hissatsu will not cause the guard on the upper-
    level to fall off.
    
    
    [T2C] Level 03: Take Daimyo Tado's Life
    *******************************************************************************
    
    You can bring 2 ghostmakers for an extra part in section 2.
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         2:40             6
       2         5:20            11
       3         8:00            16
       4        10:40            21
       5        13:20            27
       6        16:00            32
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Start walking forward. You will see a patrolling guard walk from the right to
    the left side ahead of you with his back turned. You have enough time if you
    keep walking to hide in the jar for when he turns around to perform a hidden
    jar hissatsu. If you are taking your time, you can hide under a small wooden
    walkway on your right or in the shadows until the patrolling guard comes near
    to dispatch him. Turn right; there is a patrolling guard on the other side of
    a shallow pit. Wait until he turns and walks away from you to go forward, jump
    up and hide in cabinet doors to wait for him to come close and dispatch him.
    
    There is <rock(1)> behind the flaming torch. To the right of the torch are 2
    small boxes that you can move to reveal a tunnel. Go through the tunnel to a
    room with *Map Piece #5* and a <bamboo tube>. Go back through the tunnel and
    walk forward (hide in the jar to your right or stay in the tunnel if a
    patrolling guard is approaching. Walk forward to get in another jar and
    hissatsu a patrolling guard. Emerge when the 2nd patrolling guard is not
    looking, and go under the wooden walkway. Make your way to the end of the
    walkway and hissatsu the patrolling guard when he turns away from you. Walk
    along the 2nd guard's path and there will be a 3rd patrolling guard on the
    path to your right. Wait until he turns away from you and kill him from
    behind. You can get <rock(1)>. There is a patrolling guard on the upper-level
    above you. Use a rock to dispatch him. Exit through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Bring one rock with you into the level. Immediately run forward
    to dispatch the 1st guard. Back up and use the rock to dispatch a patrolling
    guard on the upper level. Turn and run behind the patrolling guard to take him
    out. Turn left and run to hide in the jar. The rest should be simple.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Walk forward and jump on the wooden crate. Jump over the fence and hide in the
    narrow slit on your left before the flaming torch. Watch for the patrolling
    guard; when he turns away from you, exit the slit, jump on the next wooden
    crate and over the fence. Hide in the cabinet doors to your left and wait for
    the patrolling guard to come back to hissatsu him. There will be a 2nd
    patrolling guard to your left. Make sure he is walking away from you, exit the
    cabinet doors and walk behind him on his left side (at one point, he pauses
    and looks to his right). You can follow the 2nd guard and perform a double-
    hissatsu when you are near the patrolling guard and a standing guard (or you
    can dispatch the patrolling guard quickly and use the wooden walkway to
    dispatch the standing guard). Exit through the doors.
    
    [Aside]: If you brought 2 ghostmakers, there is a breakable wall near where
    you start. From where the cabinet doors are, throw a ghostmaker to break the
    wall. Do not go near it yet as a riled up samurai will be patrolling the area
    near the broken wall. When he is calmed down, enter the hole in the wall and
    you can get a <ninjato sword>. Follow the path and carefully position yourself
    so that you can see him through the doorway but he cannot see you. Throw your
    second ghostmaker to dispatch him. There is a ninja on a shelf to the left of
    the entrance. Enter the door close to the shelf (left side) and go to your
    right. Use a rock to dispatch him. Pick up <ghostmaker(2)>. You can use a
    fishing rod to get <smoke bomb(1)> if the ninja drops it.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately go forward and jump over the fences by jumping from
    wooden crate to wooden crate. When you are on the final one, if you were fast
    enough, the patrolling guard should be stopped and ready to start walking away
    from you. Once he does, dispatch him. You should be quick enough to run around
    the corner and double-hissatsu the 2 patrolling guards (one might start to
    notice you, but, alas, too late). If you are not quick enough, just wall-hug
    corner-look the edge to dispatch the 2nd guard and use the wooden walkway to
    dispatch the final guard.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Walk forward and dispatch the sleeping guard. Keep walking and there is
    <rock(1)>. Ahead and to your left across two small pits is a patrolling
    guard. Use a rock to dispatch him when he is near the pit. There are two
    separate ways you can go from here.
    
    [Way 1]: Jump on the wooden beams and shimmy to the middle ground between the
    two pits where there is <rock(2)> if you drop down. Shimmy to the other side
    where there is <rock(1)>. There is a patrolling guard on the other side of
    water to your right. Use a rock on him near the water or swim in the water if
    you have a bamboo tube to underwater hissatsu him. Exit the water.
    
    [Way 2]: Use your <ninjato sword> to break the lock; wait until the patrolling
    guard in the cave turns his back and walks away to go behind him and dispatch
    him. There is <rock(1)> in the cave. Exit the other side and turn left to see
    the patrolling guard you would have killed at the end of [Way 1].
    
    There is one final patrolling guard. Get under the wooden walkway and wait
    for him to turn his back. You can get behind him or hide in the jar to
    dispatch him when he comes back. If you went [Way 2], go behind the guard
    patrolling near the water when he turns his back (or use the wooden walkway).
    Exit through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run and follow Way 2, except you should dispatch the guard near
    the exit when he turns.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Start walking forward and hide in the jar to hissatsu the patrolling guard.
    You can pick up <rock(1)> near a crate and an underground tunnel prior to the
    jar. Turn left through the door and pick up <smoke bomb(2)>. Walk up the
    stairs until you are on the 3rd step from the top. Throw a smoke bomb right at
    the bottom of the guard you see and go in to perform a triple-hissatsu. There
    is *Map Piece #6* here and a <ninjato sword>. Exit out the the door near the
    bench but rather than going down the stairs, stay up top to the left. Get on
    the rafters to perform a hanging hissatsu on the patrolling guard. Descend
    from the rafters and exit through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Same as the walkthrough but run. You can get turned around after
    the triple-hissatsu, so remember to exit on the bench side, not the crate
    side.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Hide in the bush to your left and throw a rock at the rifleman watching from
    above at the other end on top of the cliff to the right. Use hayate to move
    between the next two bushes (if you are not fast enough, just wait for the
    patrolling guard to walk away before going to the 3rd bush as he can be
    alerted to you travelling to the 3rd bush if he is close enough). Kill the
    patrolling guard from the bush. There is <rock(1)> on the side of a small
    fence. Use hayate to move between bushes and dispatch the next patrolling
    guard when he turns. You can climb on the stand where the rifleman was to
    get a <smoke bomb(1)>.
    
    Go into the tunnel a little and watch out for 2 patrolling guards. Wait until
    you see one of the patrolling guards ahead of you with his back to you. Kill
    him and the other patrolling guard should be ahead of you to your left with
    his back turned toward you. As you move forward, there is a 3rd patrolling
    guard in a more open space. On your left, before two rafters above you, is
    an underground tunnel you can use to hide in some shadows where there is
    <rock(1)>. Wait for the patrolling guard to pass you before getting behind and
    dispatching him.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] After you dispatch the rifleman, you should be able to run and
    hide in the bush near the next guard for a quick hissatsu and then do the same
    with the next guard. Get the smoke bomb where the rifleman was and as you
    enter the cave you should see a patrolling guard going left to right. Dispatch
    him and continue.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Pick up the <poison> (exchange with your rocks if your inventory is full).
    Exit the hut where there is <rock(1)> to your left. There is a <fishing rod>
    in the hut that you can access by going under the hole in the wall. Walk
    forward for a cut-scene about poisoning. Move to the right and avoid being
    spotted by the serving woman. As soon as she goes back to serve the Daimyo,
    go into the hut she came out of, equip the poison and poison the water in the
    barrel. Climb up into the rafters and wait for her to get the poisoned water.
    The Daimyo will drink the poisoned water and the level is over.
    
    [Aside] You can choose not to poison the Daimyo. Dispatch the serving woman
    and look in the door. You can use your smoke bomb to go in and perform a
    double-hissatsu on a guard and the Daimyo (make sure to throw the smoke bomb
    a little more towards the entrance as there is another guard who can spot
    you entering.
    
    [Alternate] You can also use the box to climb up a ledge and through a hole
    in the wall to be on the rafters in the Daimyo's room. Walk along the ledges
    blowing out the candles and performing hanging hissatsus on the sitting
    guards. Drop down into the shadows to get behind the Daimyo to dispatch him.
    There is <shuriken(2)> in the corner and <smoke bomb(2)> outside the room on
    the balcony.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately run to dispatch the servant woman going towards the
    barrel house. Then use the box to climb onto the rafters through the hole in
    the main house. Walk along the rafters and hanging hissatsu the 1st 2 sitting
    guards and walk to the center of the horizontal rafter facing the Daimyo. When
    the 2 guards are near the Daimyo, use your smoke bomb, drop down and triple-
    hissatsu them.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Rinshi
    -----------------------
    
    Rinshi likes to use |, /, and -- (vertical, diagonal right, and horizontal).
    Her quick combo is |/--.
    When she shouts "I'm actually trying now, you should be honored" she will
    attack more quickly. Remember, you can counter attack if you press A as she
    strikes your sword (I believe it must be a perfect block) and you dispatch
    enemies quicker in swordfights if you create a high combo from attacking in
    the directions the blue arrows show you.
    
    
    [T2D] Level 04: Hurry to Goda Castle Keep
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Bring a ghostmaker to blow up a breakable wall in section 3.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         2:51             4
       2         5:42             9
       3         8:34            15
       4        11:25            21
       5        14:17            26
       6        17:08            30
       7        20:00            36
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Go to your left along the shadows and hide in the bush behind the guard.
    Dispatch him. Grab the <shuriken(2)> to your left and hide in the shadows
    facing towards the gate. Wait until the patrolling guard turns and starts
    walking back to his right, then use a shuriken to kill a ninja hiding in the
    trees/corner of the wall to the left of the gate. Run behind the patrolling
    ninja and dispatch him, then walk behind the final standing guard to end him.
    Grab the <kasugai> on the left side and walk over to the exit flames and use
    the kasugai to scale the wall.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] As soon as the patrolling guard starts walking left, run from the
    bush to dispatch the standing guard from his right
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Blow out the flaming torch closest to you and walk along the shadows to your
    left until you are facing a standing guard facing one direction while a
    patrolling guards walks left and right. Wait for the patrolling guard to pass
    the standing guard going from left to right, and use a shuriken to dispatch
    the rifleman in the watchtower above who will fall and take out the standing
    guard. Then go behind the patrolling guard to dispatch him and end up back
    where you started the section. Go through the open door and get the <bamboo
    tube>. Back outside, walk forward on the left side. Next to the wagon is
    *Map Piece #7*. Go under the wooden walkway and into the bushes on the other
    side. Walk along the bushes, past the standing guards, and come out to perform
    a double-hissatsu. Exit through the gate.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Blow out the candle-post and walk forward using the shadows on your left. Wait
    until the patrolling guard walks back towards you and dispatch him. Keep
    walking along the shadows, blowing candle-posts out, and turn the corner by
    the well where another patrolling guard is pacing. Walk along the shadows
    until you can dispatch him from behind. There is a <bamboo tube> and a
    <ninjato sword> in a small room with a breakable wall.
    
    [Aside]: Blow up the wall with a ghostmaker. Use a shuriken to dispatch a
    ninja hiding in a bush to the right of the opening (you will need to go
    through the opening on your left into a bush). Pick up <smoke bomb(3)> and
    <ghostmaker(3)>.
    
    Go to your right and enter the pond. Swim under the bridge and go to your
    left. Wait until the patrolling guard on your left side turns his back on you.
    Emerge from the water and dispatch him (if he is further away, emerge and hide
    in the bushes to dispatch him). If you turn around, there is <rock(1)> on the
    other side of the pond. To your left is a standing guard watching the bridge.
    Go behind him to dispatch him and get *Map Piece #8* on the bridge. Turn
    towards the main hourse. To the left of the walkway is a <smoke bomb(1)>.
    Wall-hug corner peak the left side of the door to the main house where a
    standing guard who turns all directions is located. As soon as he turns from
    the main door, go in and dispatch him (you can also extinguish candles and
    hide in the shadows if you do not want to rush). Exit through the door.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately run to your left along the wall to dispatch the 1st
    patrolling guard. Blow out the 3rd candle post and walk along the shadows to
    dispatch the 2nd patrolling guard. Do not bother with the breakable wall; that
    ninja can be skipped.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    You start in the shadows. There is a ninja hiding in the bushes to your left.
    You can throw a shuriken to dispatch him or carefully walk along the left
    side to get behind him. Beyond that ninja, if you have kasugai, you can scale
    the wall into the Castle Keep (you will start at the same starting place in
    Section 5 as the normal route).
    
    There is a patrolling ninja along the pathway. When he turns away, go behind
    him and dispatch him. Go to your right and walk along the shadows to the right
    of the pathway. Be careful as there is a section of that shadow will become
    visible every now and then. Wait for it to become shadow and walk to the end.
    Get behind the standing guard and dispatch him. Go to the right side of the
    room with an open door and use a box to jump up and climb on top of the roof.
    Go along the roof, picking up the <smoke bomb(1)> and drop down at the other
    side. Go through the open door and dispatch a standing guard facing away from
    you where there is a <kusagai>. Exit the room from where you came and climb
    up the stone entranceway where the box of fireworks are. You can walk along
    the wall to double-hissatsu the two standing guards. Exit through the doors.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Walk to your right, up the steps of the wooden platform and climb onto the
    rafters. Walk along the rafters and perform a hanging hissatsu on a standing
    guard below you. Drop down from the rafters. You can go forward and out a door
    to your right to go outside and get <rock(2)>. Enter the door near the
    dispatched guard and go along the right side to kill a sitting guard and then
    kill the sleeping guard where a <ninjato sword> is. Pick up the box in the 
    room and go back to where you started the section. This time, go to your left
    and set the box down on the wooden platform to get on the box and climb onto
    the rafters. Go along the rafters, hanging hissatsu the standing guard, and
    exchange your <bamboo tube> for <shuriken(3)>. Drop down and wall-hug corner-
    look on the right wall. Wait until the standing guard turns to get behind him
    and dispatch him. Exit up the stairs.
     
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    To your right is a window - you can kill the ninja in the shadows with a
    shuriken, but do not do it yet unless you want to alert a patrolling guard.
    Walk along the left side to the corner, turn right, and walk into the shadows
    on your left. Turn right and walk through the open door behind the shades
    where the <kasugai> is. Wait until the patrolling guard leaves and use the
    kasugai to go under the tatami mat. When the patrolling gaurd comes back,
    dispatch him. At this point you can go back to the start and kill the hidden
    ninja to pick up <poison> in that room. Walk forward to the next room where
    there is a <shuriken(1)>. Wall-hug corner-look the door to wait for a
    patrolling guard to dispatch him. Through the door, you can turn left to
    dispatch the standing guard facing away. To the right, exit up the stairs.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Immediately run to the wall, turn, and use a rock to extinguish
    the candle nearest to you. Run along the shadows until the guard is alerted,
    then walk to the edge and out of the shadows tapping A quickly to dispatch
    him. At that point, the patrolling guard should be facing away from you at the
    corner; run to dispatch him and wall-hug corner-look the doorway. The final
    patrolling guard should be turned and walking away - dispatch him and run to
    the window on your left to dispatch the hiding ninja.
    
    
    Section 7
    ---------
    
    Walk up the wooden platform and climb onto the rafters. Keep moving and
    hanging hissatsu a standing guard below you. Drop down past the open door and
    Wall-hug corner-look the open door. There is a sitting guard looking to the
    left side, a patrolling guard in the room, and another patrolling guard in
    the next room. When the coast is clear, hide under the table and move forward
    towards the edge. Dispatch the patrolling guard in the room when he nears.
    Move back and dispatch the sitting guard and jump up on the boxes where he
    was looking. Get the <shuriken(1)> and climb into the upper level. Walk
    forward and turn left into the shadows. Use a shuriken to dispatch a hidden
    ninja right behind <shuriken(3)>. Move to the end and look down into the room
    below with your ninja vision. When the patrolling guard is not looking your
    way, drop down behind the shades and blow out the candle. Wait for him to
    pass by you and dispatch him. Enter the next room and wall-hug corner-look
    the left side of the door. When the standing guard who turns looks away,
    dispatch him. You can pick up a <silver key>.
    
    Go back into the room where the sitting guard was and go left to another room.
    Use the silver key to open the door where there is <shuriken> on the ground.
    Climb into the roof where there is a <smoke bomb(1)>. Drop down and go back
    through the exit.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Skip the last room that requires the key.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Ayame
    ----------------------
    
    Ayame likes to use combos like this: /|\-- and \|\--
    When she says, 'Not bad,' she will strike faster.
    
    
    [T2E] Level 05: Cross the Border, Capture Ayame
    *******************************************************************************
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         3:30             4
       2         7:00            10
       3        10:30            14
       4        14:00            19
       5        17:30            24
       6        21:00            29
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Head right, down the path. Jump on the tree branch and swing to the next
    branch. Shimmy to the right and drop down on the group to pick up the
    <kasugai>. Get back on the branch, shimmy to the left, swing to the next
    branch and swing to the ground. Go forward and climb up the ledge to your left
    to dispatch the standing guard facing away from you. Walk back along the left
    side to the starting position. This time go left in the shadows. Pick up
    <smoke bomb(2)> and use the kasugai to climb up the rock wall. Walk along the
    upper level to the end. Drop down on top of the guard standing there for a
    hissatsu (as you drop, keeping pressing A). Turn right and go along the
    shadows to dispatch the standing guard with his back to you. Turn left and go
    to the edge of the cliff. Use your ninja vision to see the footsteps and drop
    down onto a small platform. Jump on the branch, shimmy to the right, and swing
    to the next branch. Swing to the next branch, shimmy to the left, and swing to
    the ground. Hang on to the cliff ledge and hissatsu the armored samurai. Pick
    up *Map Piece #9*. Head out the exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Pick up the <ninjato sword> on your right and head over the bridge. Cross the
    gap by swinging on the two branches, climb up the ledge, and turn right.
    Running jump over the gap of the broken bridge, turn left, drop down two
    levels, and swing on two branches to cross the gap. Swing on two more branches
    to reach ground. Running jump over the next gap. Walk forward and running jump
    over the gap on your left. Hang on to the ledge and hissatsu the patrolling
    guard. Climb up and head right to the flaming torch. Make sure you are on the
    same level as the two guards to your left - head left and hide in the bushes.
    When the patrolling guard gets to the nearby tree and turns, go behind him to
    dispatch him. Then dispatch the standing guard to your right. Go back to the
    flaming torch, keeping to your left and hiding in the shadows after the big
    closed gate. Jump on the crate, hang on the ledge, and dispatch the patrolling
    samurai. Drop back down. You should be facing a standing guard facing away and
    on his left is a standing guard that turns direction. Move closer to the guard
    who turns, staying in the shadows, and when he turns towards the direction of
    the exit, dispatch him. Walk behind the standing guard to dispatch him. There
    is a broken bridge. Running jump over it to pick up *Map Piece #10* and exit
    through the gate.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Hayate along the bushes on the left and get under the Wagon. When the end of
    the wagon is several feet on the bridge, disembark. If you want, go back along
    the center of the bridge (if you are on the left edge you will be spotted) and
    double-hissatsu the two standing guards then run back along the right side of
    the bridge and wagon. Otherwise, stay on the right side of the wagon and hide
    in the bushes on the right. Hayate across two bushes to the one near the
    standing guard and dispatch him. Quickly get to the next bush while the other
    guard is still checking the wagon. Wait until he walks towards you and dispatch
    him from the safety of the bushes. Get the <bamboo tube> in between the
    building and tower. Exit into the tunnel.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Move along the shadows to your right and face the patrolling ninja with the
    tower ahead to your right and a standing guard on your far right. Wait until
    the patrolling ninja passes you and head behind him, dispatching him under
    cover of the watchtower (not in the path where the guard to the far right can
    spot). Make sure that guard is not looking and cross back to the shadows (may
    have to hayate into the shadows if he starts to notice you). Walk along the
    shadows to the edge of the building. Wait until the guard turns and dispatch
    him. 
    
    [Aside] A standing guard may notice the body depending upon the position. If
    so, head back to your starting position and wait for him to calm down.
    
    Pick up <shuriken(5)> and head back to your starting position in the shadows.
    Use a shuriken to dispatch the rifleman in the watchtower. Use a shurkien to
    dispatch the standing guard near the well, then use a shuriken to dispatch a
    ninja in the shadows on the opposite wall. Go left into the house and pick up
    the <shuriken(3)> and the <silver key>. Head out and unlock the door across
    from the watchtower. Exit through the door.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Go forward through the door. Wall-hug corner-look at the door to your right.
    When the patrolling guard turns to head back, dispatch the standing guard that
    is watching him and then run to dispatch the patrolling guard before he turns
    (you may need to use hayate if the standing guard behind him starts to spot
    you). If you are not fast enough, use a smoke bomb to double-hissatsu both of
    them. Otherwise, use a smoke bomb to hissatsu the standing guard making sure a
    patrolling guard to your left is not in sight. Turn and wall-hug corner-look the
    wall to see where the patrolling guard is. When he leaves the building to
    your left and turns, dispatch him. The building on your right contains the
    <bronze key>. Head back down the path that ends with a closed gate with an open
    door on your left and right.
    
    Go into the left door and straight to the other side; turn left and head up the
    stairs. Get the <ninjato sword>. Head back and go to the door on your right. Use
    the <bronze key> to unlock the next door and dispatch the standing guard
    with his back to you. Exit through the door.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Wait until you see a patrolling ninja peak out from behind a house. Run along
    the side of the house and wall-hug corner-look the edge to hissatsu the ninja
    when he comes back. Ahead of you is a lock with <smoke bomb(2)> in the room.
    Blow out the candle-post and hide in the shadows. There will be a patrolling
    samurai to your right. Head along the shadows not getting too close to the
    samurai and follow the shadows behind the house where there is <shuriken(3)>.
    Jump on boxes at the back of the house to climb up on the roof. Stay at the
    left side of the roof and when the patrolling samurai nears, jump on top of
    him, dispatching him. Use a shuriken to dispatch the rifleman on top of the
    tower. To your right is an open door beyond which is <rock(3)>. You can go
    underneath the wooden walkway, in the bush and under the wagon to exit.
    
    Else, head to the left of the watchtower and push the wooden box with planks to
    the end. Walk in the shadows and use a smoke bomb to dispatch the standing
    samurai. If the other samurai is alerted, wait for him to calm. Go under the
    wooden walkway and hide in the bushes. Use a smoke bomb to dispatch the other
    standing samurai.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Having killed all of the previous enemies, you can leave the last
    two samurais in peace to cut down on time.
    
    
    [T2F] Level 06: Find the Princess
    *******************************************************************************
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         2:30             6
       2         5:00            12
       3         7:30            18
       4        10:00            24
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Pick up the <kunai(2)>. Use a kunai to dispatch a ninja hiding in the bushes
    past the flaming torch. In the cave ahead of you there is one patrolling ninja.
    Wait until you see him with his back to you, enter the cave and dispatch him.
    To your left is a <smoke bomb(1)>. To your right behind boxes is <rock(1)> as
    wellas a tunnel leading to the other side. Go to your left and see a ninja on
    top of the rafters in the distance. Climb into the nearby rafters. Wait for a
    patrolling guard to go past him and underneath you. Dispatch the patrolling
    guard and use a kunai to dispatch the ninja. There is <kunai(2)> in the rafters
    where the ninja was hiding. Further in the cave is <rock(1)>. Go toward the
    cave exit. There is a patrolling guard outside to your left. From inside the
    cave, dispatch a ninja in the 2nd bush ahead of you to your left. Wait inside
    the cave until the guard turns and then hide in the bushes to dispatch him
    when he comes back. On top of the tower is a <ninjato sword> which you can
    climb onto. Exit through the gate.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Ahead of you is a <shinobi cat> and <rock(1)>. Walk to the edge of the wooden
    gate. To your left is a hidden ninja behind it with his back to you (dispatch
    him). Turn left; underneath the wooden walkway is a hidden ninja - dispatch
    him with a throwing weapon. Go to the wooden walkway, turn right, and dispatch
    a ninja hiding below a wooden bridge on the upper level at the opposite end.
    Walk forward through the gate and stay to your right a couple of feet from
    the flaming torch. Turn left and there is a patrolling samurai on the ground
    and a ninja on top of the bridge. Wait for the samurai to come as close to
    you as he does, face left, face opposite you, count two seconds and dispatch
    the ninja with a kunai and he will kill the samurai on his fall (you can use
    the wooden walkway/jar to kill the samurai and then dispatch the ninja if you
    cannot do it the first way). Collect <kunai(2)> and <ninjato sword> where the
    samurai was. 
    
    Use the shinobi cat to jump the boxes near the flaming torch in the corner. Go
    through the hole in the wall and up the stairs. There is a sleeping guard with
    a <shinobi cat> in the room as well as *Map Piece #11*.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not bother using the shinobi cat in this level.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    A patrolling guard is walking away from you. Follow behind him and kill him or
    wait in the jar for him to come back. A <bamboo tube> is by a flaming torch
    and <kunai(1)> near the jar. To your left will be a guard with a box on his
    back. Wait until he turns and kill him (you can use the wooden walkway). Pick
    up the dynamite box and put it by the wooden sticks blocking the cave entrance.
    Back up to the opposite wooden crate and throw a kunai to detonate it. This
    opens a short-cut cave. Throw a kunai to kill a ninja hiding behind the door
    on the opposite end of the cave and wait for the rifleman to calm down. Go
    through the cave with a <smoke bomb(1)> and distpatch the standing rifleman
    looking away. Go back through the cave and to where you have not been where
    there is a <rock(1)>. Stay to your right and enter the shadows. Use a kunai to
    kill the rifleman. On the other side of the water is a <rock(1)>.
    
    Outside the cave door is a house with a hole in it. Using a shinobi cat to go
    in the house, there is a <shinobi cat>, stairs with a closed door, and
    *Map Piece #12*. There is a patrolling guard near the path to the exit. Go
    behind him or hide in the jar. He can hear your footsteps in the water. Exit
    through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not bother using the shinobi cat in this level.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Walk to your right by the wooden walkway (there will be a ninja watching in a
    path to your left so do not stray too far left). There is a patrolling guard
    ahead of you and a ninja on top of the bridge in the upper level. Go under the
    wooden walkway to the end to kill the patrolling guard. Back up several feet
    and exit the wooden walkway. Dispatch the ninja with a kunai. Turn the corner
    to your left and a patrolling guard is beyond a small fence. When he is turned,
    jump on the wooden crate, over the fence, and dispatch him. There is <rock(1)>
    and <shinobi cat>. Use a <shinobi cat> to go through the hole in the wall to
    where the standing samurai is and pick up a <ghostmaker> (also can go back and
    pick up <kunai(1)> outside the samurai's door). Jump on the wooden block and
    use the ghostmaker to destroy the breakable wall to the left of the 3rd wooden
    box. Wait for the samurai to cool down and enter the new hole in the wall. Turn
    the corner to your right and use throwing weapons to dispatch the ninja in the
    rafters. Walk forward behind the standing ninja facing away around the corner
    to dispatch him. Edge yourself to look into the samurai's room enough to see
    exploding boxes. Use kunai on them to kill the samurai.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not bother going under the wooden walkway. Walk alongside it
    and dispatch the ninja when the patrolling guard is past him; then run to kill
    the patrolling guard.
    
    
    [T2G] Level 07: Kill the Merchant in the Village
    *******************************************************************************
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         3:40             6
       2         7:20            11
       3        11:00            17
       4        14:40            23
       5        18:20            29
       6        22:00            36
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Walk forward to your left into a bush. Hayate to the next bush. Wait for the
    patrolling samurai to come back towards you to dispatch him. Wait for a
    patrolling ninja to pass you going from your left to your right. Run behind
    him and dispatch him (as long as another patrolling samurai at the opposite end
    is not watching you). Many times this ninja drops a <smoke bomb(1)>. Walk
    behind the log storage area to get a <shinobi cat>. Make sure the patrolling
    samurai is not near and walk forward into one of the bushes. When the samurai
    returns, dispatch him from the safety of the bushes. Climb onto the roof of
    the nearest structure. Turn left and running jump to the roof of the log
    storage building to get <kunai(2)>. Turn right and running jump onto the roof
    of the next building. Looking forward, you should see the exit. There is a
    standing guard facing the exit, a patrolling samurai to your left, and a
    patrolling ninja to your far left.
    
    If the patrolling samurai is not close to your position, you can drop down,
    dispatch the guard, and climb back on top of the roof (jump on top of the
    building to your left to drop down on the samurai when he comes). If he is
    close, wait for him to walk between your building and the next to drop on top
    of him and then go behind the standing guard to dispatch him. Get on the roof
    of the next building and wait for the patrolling ninja to turn his back, drop
    down, and run behind the ninja to dispatch him. In the hut furthest left from
    the exit is a <fishing rod>. In front of that hut, down some stairs to your
    right is a <rock(1)>. Walk to the fence separating you from where you started
    the section. Use your shinobi cat to get *Map Piece #13* in the structure to
    your left. There is also a <ghostmaker(1)> in the structure closest to the
    exit (using the shinobi cat). Exit through the gates.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Walk forward to the right of the pillar - there will be a patrolling ninja to
    your left who walks in front of the big statue to your left. In front of you
    should be some lanterns and a standing samurai who turns in place (above him
    is a rifleman that you cannot see). When the patrolling ninja is not around
    and the standing samurai is turned away from you, walk forward between the
    next pillar and table and hide in the shadow of the table. Hayate to the next
    two shadows. Using ninja vision, wait until the patrolling ninja is not
    walking in your direction and hayate to the last shadow to perform a special
    hissatsu on a standing ninja which puts you back in the shadow after it is
    over. Wait for the patrolling ninja to pass you going to the side of the large
    statue and run behind him along the right wall to dispatch him (if you are not
    over all the way, the rifleman will spot you). There is <kunai(5)> (could be a
    drop) and a <ninjato sword> in the corner. Go back where you dispatched the
    standing ninja, jump on the box, and climb onto the upper level. Ahead of you
    to your right is a patrolling ninja. When he comes as far left and turns,
    running jump the gap, turn right, and run behind the ninja to dispatch him (if
    you are not fast enough, move the box so you are hanging from the ledge of the
    same level the ninja is on so that, when he turns, you just climb up instead
    of running jump). Turn right and use kunai to dispatch the rifleman. Walk to
    the gap and jump down to hissatsu the samurai when he is not looking (or drop
    down away from him and use a smoke bomb). Exit through the doors.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Run forward until you get to the lanterns and then walk to the
    shadow of the table.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Along the right path is <kunai(2)>. Ahead of you is the sand garden. Walk
    forward but do not go onto the sand. Use kunai to dispatch a standing guard
    near a well (partially obstructed from your view by a tree on your left). To
    you right, use a kunai to dispatch a ninja hiding in a bush (a flaming torch
    is between you and the bush). Go along the right side of the garden until you
    get to a <bamboo tube>. Use a kunai to dispatch a ninja hiding in the bush near
    the closed doors. You can also get a <shinobi cat> !!pick up if you are still
    collecting map pieces!! Walking along the sand will alert a patrolling ninja
    by the exit - do not be alarmed, he cannot spot you. Go back to where you
    started and climb onto the rafters to get over the fire, drop down, and get
    a <ghostmaker(1)>. Wall-hug corner-look the edge to see a patrolling ninja to
    your left. Wait until he fully turns from you and get behind him to dispatch
    him.
    
    Jump on the box and climb onto the rafters. Go through the hole in the wall
    and perform a hanging hissatsu on the patrolling samurai. There is a <smoke
    bomb(1)> here. Get out through the hole in the wall in the floor and go forward
    to wall-hug corner-look to see a patrolling ninja. When he turns, run behind
    him to dispatch him (or hide in the shadows and wait for him). On the other
    side is a <ninjato sword> (need fishing rod to get). Exit through the doors.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    There is a <kunai(1)> on top of a box in front of you. Walk forward. To your
    right is a standing ninja who turns. Wait until he turns from you, run and
    dispatch him. There is a broken bridge on your left - face it. Use kunai to
    dispatch two ninja to your right (one is crouching beyond where the standing
    ninja is) on a lower level and one ninja to your left (upper level, same as
    you). Walk to your left along the edge and drop down on solid ground. Walk
    across the plank and take out the crouching ninja facing the exit. On the
    opposite side of the pond, on the upper level, is a patrolling samurai. Wait
    until he is out of sight, jump over the water, cross under the bridge, and use
    two boxes to jump up to the upper level. Hide in the bushes to your left to
    take out the patrolling samurai. There is a <ghostmaker(1)> in the corner. In
    the other corner of the map to the right of the ghostmaker is a <rock(2)>. Exit
    through the tunnel.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Walk forward, climb up the ledge, and hang onto the next ledge to hissatsu a
    patrolling ninja when he gets close. Climb up and there will be a patrolling
    ninja ahead of you going left and right beyond a building. To your right will
    be a patrolling samurai parallel to your current position and to your far
    right is a standing samurai. Go to your right and hide in the middle bush.
    Wait until the patrolling samurai is away and hide under the wooden walkway to
    dispatch him when he gets near. Go back to where you started and hide in the
    shadows near the jar. Use kunai to dispatch a hiding ninja in the shadows in
    the corner. When the patrolling ninja is not looking, hide in those shadows and
    wait for him. When he turns away from you, dispatch him. There is a <rock(1)>.
    Walk forward along the shadows to your left. Use kunai to dispatch a ninja
    hiding in the next set of shadows ahead of you (<kunai(4)> may be a drop). Go
    back to the bushes where the standing samurai is and use a ghostmaker to
    dispatch him. Go to the watchtower. Send a shinobi cat through the tunnel
    under the house and have him turn left into a narrower tunnel to get
    *Map Piece #14*. Exit through the door.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    There is a guard standing opposite you on the other side. If you do not have a
    bamboo tube to squelch the flaming torches, wait until he turns and run at him
    from the left side to dispatch him. Pick up <kunai(1)>. Walk along the shadows
    to your right and use a kunai to dispatch a rifleman on the roof to your left.
    Turn the corner and wall-hug corner-look the door obstructing your vision.
    There is a standing guard who turns all four directions. Either run at him
    when he is turned away or use the wooden walkway and shadows on your left to
    sneak up on him. There is a <shinobi cat>. Go back through the doors and there
    is <kunai(2)>. Turn left and walk along the wooden walkway/right hand wall.
    Wall-hug corner-look the edge. Wait until the standing guard turns away and
    dispatch him (run behind him or go under the wooden walkway). Walk to the next
    corner and underneath the wooden walkway to sneak up on the next standing
    guard. Around the corner is a <ninjato sword>. Go in the house and stay on the
    right hand side. There is a <bamboo tube> in a room to your right. In the room
    ahead is a standing guard who turns. When he turns away go into the room to
    your left, jump on the bureau, and climb onto the rafters. Navigate the rafters
    past the guard to hanging hissatsu the merchant or you can drop down by the
    side of the merchant to double-hissatsu both the merchant and guard.
    
    
    [T2H] Level 08: Rescue Princess Kiku
    *******************************************************************************
    
    You can bring a Kasugai for an alternate path.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
    -------  -------------  -------------  ----------------  ----------------
       1         4:00             4             4:00                 4
      8-2                                       8:00                 8
      8-3                                      12:00                13
       2         8:00             8
       3        12:00            13
       4        16:00            18            16:00                18
       5        20:00            23            20:00                23
       6        24:00            29            24:00                29
       7        32:00            35            32:00                35
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Walk forward on your left using the bushes. Pick up <kunai(3)> and dispatch
    the guard with a box on his back when he is not looking. If you brought
    kasugai, turn around and use them on the wall behind where you started
    [Path 8-2]. Put the box near the wall on the right side and climb over the
    wall. Far forward, past an open door, is <kunai(2)>. Instead, turn right to
    go along the right side. Wall-hug corner-look the right side of the open door
    and watch a patrolling samurai pass by you to your left. Wait until he is far
    enough away, enter the building, jump up the beareau on your right and climb
    into the rafters. There will be another patrolling samurai following the same
    path. You want to follow the 1st samurai and wait until he turns the corner
    to hanging hissatsu him. Go back and hanging hissatsu the 2nd patrolling
    samurai (If you are not fast enough to catch the 1st patrolling samurai, wait
    around that corner for the 2nd samurai, kill him, and go backwards along the
    rafters to finish the 1st samurai). Go along the path to wall-hug corner-look
    one of the inner-doors. Wait until the patrolling guard turns to dispatch him.
    Get the <silver key> in the middle of the room and use it to unlock the exit
    doors.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Blow the candle to your left out, walk past a stack and go along the shadows
    on your left to dispatch a patrolling guard. Go right and when you turn the
    corner, wall-hug corner-look the open door to see a standing guard who turns.
    Wait until he turns away and go behind him to dispatch him. There are
    <kunai(3)> in this room. Go out of the room to your right and back to where
    you started. Walk forward to the shadows in the corner (you can blow out the
    candles to create more shadows on the left-hand wall if no one is there).
    In a room to your right is *Map Piece #15*. Wait in the shadows or wall-hug
    corner-look from the inside of the door of the map piece room to dispatch the
    serving woman. Walk forward to wall-hug corner look the next door. There is a
    patrolling guard who comes into the room. If he is there, wait until he turns
    to go behind him and kill him; otherwise, you can hide in the cabinet doors 
    or wall-hug corner-look the other door to the room to dispatch him. There is a
    <bamboo tube> in that room. Exit the room through the door the guard came in,
    turn left and wall-hug corner-look the edge. There is a patrolling guard who
    comes out of a door and walks away in this corridor. When he is not there,
    blow out the candles and wait in the shadows. When he passes, dispatch him,
    turn right into the room with the <shinobi cat>. Exit through the doors.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Pick up the <kunai(6)> on your left and walk forward on the right side in the
    shadows to wall-hug corner-look the door. When the patrolling samurai comes
    near the door, dispatch him. Walk near the door and use ninja vision to see a
    patrolling guard to your right. When he turns his back, run to dispatch him or
    use the bushes. There is a <fishing rod> !!pick up!! at one end and a <silver
    key> at the other end. Go back through the doors.l Walk on the right side
    avoiding the patrolling ninja and into the bushes to dispatch him. Use the
    silver key to unlock the door. Go to your left, jump on top of the shelves,
    and climb onto the rafters. Hanging hissatsu the patrolling guard and use a
    kunai to dispatch a ninja in the rafters. Drop down and exit through the doors.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Go to your right and hide in the 2nd bush to dispatch the patrolling samurai.
    Use the fishing rod to dispatch the patrolling samurai on the bridge. Enter the
    water and underwater hissatsu the patrolling samurai on the other side. If you
    do not have the <bamboo tube>, do not enter the water. Get the <smoke bomb(2)>
    on the bridge and use it to dispatch the patrolling samurai near the exit (the
    patrolling samurai can see you on the bridge at the smoke bomb location so
    make sure he is not looking). Go to your left along the stone path. There is a
    patrolling ninja beyond the 2nd rock. Wait until he passes the opening and go
    pick up <smoke bomb(1)> and hide to your left. Wait until he passes again and
    hide in the bushes on your right to dispatch him as he passes again. Walk along
    the pathway to dispatch a standing ninja looking away and then head to the
    exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    To your left is a patrolling samurai and a <ninja veil>. Forward from your
    position on your left is a locked door (if you have a ninjato sword). Go left
    into the bushes and wait for the patrolling samurai to pass and dispatch him.
    Wall-hug corner-look the right-side of the doorway. There will be two
    patrolling samurai in these corridors. Wait until one samurai passes you. As
    soon as he is far enough away, enter the door and go to your right. Hide in a
    crevace between two drawers and wait for the other patrolling samurai to pass.
    Dispatch him and climb onto the rafters to hanging hissatsu the 1st samurai as
    he comes along. Drop down and walk along the corridor the samurai was coming
    from and wall-hug corner-look the open door to your left. When the guard turns
    away from you, go in and dispatch him. Get the <silver key>. There is another
    <ninja veil>. Go back out of the room and travel in the shadows on the right
    side behind the guard at the exit to dispatch him. Unlock the door and exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    You can climb onto the ledge to your right and get <kunai(8)>. Drop down. When
    the standing guard turns away, go along the left side to dispatch him (you can
    blow out candles to create shadows). Go out the door to your right in the
    bushes to dispatch a patrolling guard. Go to the open door on your left. There
    is a <shinobi cat> on the left side. Go down the stairs and follow until you
    are mid-way down the 2nd set of stairs. There is a patrolling guard. Wait until
    you see him walk away from you with his back turned and look on the left side
    to see a standing guard who turns. When he turns away from you, run to dispatch
    him (you cannot wall-hug corner-look to see him, you have to be slightly away
    from the corner and use your ninja vision). Drag him into the cell and pick up
    the <poison>. Blow out the nearby candles and hide in the shadows outside of
    the cell to dispatch the patrolling guard. There is a <shinobi cat> in the next
    cell. You can use the <poison> to dissolve one of the locked doors at the end
    to pick up the <bronze key> and <ninjato sword>.
    
    Go up the stairs and out of the door to the locked door on the opposite
    building. Use the bronze key to open the door. You will see a patrolling guard.
    when he goes into a room, go forward and wall-hug corner-look the left-side of
    the closest open door to your right to dispatch him when he comes around. Walk
    the hall to the next open door and wall-hug corner-look to see the standing
    guard who turns. When he turns away, go behind him and dispatch him. Get the
    <gold key>. Unlock the door and exit.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] If you go fast enough, by the time you are going down the second
    set of stairs, the patrolling guard should be going toward the standing guard.
    You can hissatsu him from a wall-hug corner-look position. Once you get the
    poison, go back up to dissolve the lock.
    
    
    Section 7
    ---------
    
    Go to your right and walk hidden in the bushes past the guard with a box on his
    back. Dispatch him and use the box to climb onto the wall. Wait for the
    patrolling samurai and jump down to hissatsu him (or you can go to the right,
    drop down and go underneath the wooden walkway although that may alert the
    samurai for awhile). Go to the left side to get a <silver key>. Go back to the
    open door. THere is another patrolling samurai right inside the door. Wait
    until he passes, blow out the candle, and walk in the shadows to climb up onto
    the rafters. Hanging hissatsu the patrolling samurai. Rafter jump and hanging
    hissatsu another patrolling samurai in the inner-room. Here is where
    *Map Piece #16* is found. Go to the right side of the outer wall and wall-hug
    corner-look the open door. There is a patrolling guard. Wait until he turns
    to go back into the kitchen and then go behind him to dispatch him. There is
    <kunai(3)> and <ghostmaker(2)> in the kitchen. There is another <ghostmaker(1)>
    near the open door. Position yourself near the 1st open door to throw a
    ghostmaker at the patrolling samurai outside. Use the key and exit.
    
    [Path 8-2]
    
    If you brought kasugai to Section 1, get the <kunai(3)> and use the kasugai
    on the wall behind you.
    
    Secion 8-2
    ----------
    
    Go along the lower-level shadows on the right to get a <ninjato sword>. Ignore
    the patrolling samurai. Go back and through the gate to hide in the bushes to
    dispatch the patrolling samurai in this area. Go into the door to your right
    and use the shadows to climb onto the rafters. Hanging hissatsu the patrolling
    samurai. Look outside the open door. When the patrolling samurai is away you
    can get the box and bring it all the way back through the other side and use
    it to climb onto the wall to the left of the pinwheel to dispatch the
    patrolling samurai (it is easier to keep throwing it; if you prefer not to,
    just exit when the samurai is away). Exit.
    
    Section 8-3
    -----------
    
    This brings you to Section 3 at the <silver key> location. Get the key, blow
    out the candle and move along the shadows to the bushes to dispatch the
    patrolling guard with the box. Get the <fishing rod>, use the box to climb
    over the wall. Then follow the rest of the guide for Section 3.
    
    
    [T2I] Level 09: Guide Princess Kiku to Safety
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Boss Swordfight: Tachibana Hyakubai
    -----------------------------------
    
    He uses combos based around \|-- and \--|
    When he says, 'Shall we take this up a notch?' he will attack faster and his
    first combo will be a 6-step combo.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         4:40             6
       2         9:20            11
       3        14:00            17
       4        18:40            23
       5        23:20            28
       6        28:00            34
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    To your left, in the grass, is <kunai(2)>. Go to your right. Use a kunai to
    dispatch the patrolling guard on a lower level. Climb on a branch and swing
    to the next branch. Shimmy right and drop down; pick up a <fishing rod>. Climb
    back on the branch, shimmy left and swing to the 3rd branch, swinging to the
    ground afterward. Go to your left and hang from the ledge, hissatsu the
    patrolling samurai. Climb up and go to your left, staying behind the wagon.
    Wait until the patrolling guard goes all the way left, turns, and starts to go
    back. Get behind him and dispatch him. Go to the edge of the cliff where your
    ninja vision shows the footsteps walking. Drop down on to the platform and
    climb on your branch. Shimmy right and swing to the other branch. Shimmy right
    and drop down to get <kasugai>. Climb back up, shimmy left and jump to the next
    branch; shimmy left and jump to the ground. Hang on to the ledge to your left
    to dispatch a patrolling guard. Climb up and go back along the left edge to
    the beginning where you can scale the wall with your kasugai. Go all the way
    to the end of the upper level path for *Map Piece #17*. When the patrolling
    samurai nears below, jump down on him to dispatch him (can also wait in the
    shadows and mash the A button - you have a split second to kill him before
    he spots you). Exit along the path.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Once you pick up the fishing rod, you can use it to dispatch the
    patrolling samurai to your left.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Go right, over the bridge, along the path and cross the gap by jumping two
    branches. Climb up and running jump over the broken bridge. Go left and cross
    the gap by jumping two branches. Pick up <ghostmaker(1)>. Go left, crossing the
    gap by jumping two branches. Running jump over the next gap and pick up
    <kunai(2)>. Running jump over the gap to your left. Climb up the ledge and head
    right until you can jump and hang onto the ledge. Wait for the patrolling gaurd
    to stop, turn, and head back. Then climb up and dispatch him. Go back to
    hanging on the ledge and shimmy to your left until you get to a place where you
    can climb up. Wait for the patrolling samurai to come and dispatch him. Climb
    up and there is a <ninja veil>. Head right along the path. To your left,
    through the gate, will be a patrolling samurai and guard. Wait for the samurai
    to go right and the guard to be near the gate and turn his back - dispatch him.
    Go back out of the gate and use the ghostmaker on the standing samurai. Here is
    *Map Piece #18* behind the dead samurai. To your right, across the broken
    bridge, is <ghostmaker(3)>. Use a ghostmaker on the patrolling samurai and exit
    through the door.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] You can follow behind the patrolling guard to double-hissatsu him
    and the standing samurai at the closed gate where the map piece was located.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Use kunai to dispatch two ninja hiding in the bushes to your left and right.
    There are <kunai(5)> immediately to your right in the grass. Go on the bridge
    and wait for the patrolling samurai ahead of you to start walking away from
    you. Walk towards the end of the bridge and use kunai to take out the
    rifleman on the watchtower and a ninja hiding in a bush to your left. Hide in
    the bush to your right and dispatch the patrolling samurai as he nears. Go
    between the tower and house and use a kunai to kill the ninja hiding in the
    top corner of the house. Get <kunai(5)>. There is a <shinobi cat> at the left
    corner of the tower. Exit through the tunnel.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Use a kunai to dispatch the rifleman in the watchtower. He will fall down and
    take out the standing guard on the right of the watchtower. Walk along the
    shadows to your left. Dispatch the standing guard when you are behind him.
    
    Move along the shadows to your right until you are facing a standing guard who
    turns. There will be a patrolling samurai in the room beyond him and a
    patrolling samurai in the room he is guarding. Wait until the patrolling
    samurai in the room beyond him is not looking your way and the standing guard
    looks away. If you do this quickly enough you can go up to the standing guard
    and perform a double-hissatsu on that guard and the patrolling samurai in the
    room he is guarding (the bodies will be concealed in the room). Go left by the
    well and use a kunai on the exploding boxes in the room when the patrolling
    samurai is near.
    
    [Alternately] Go through the left door from Kiku and pick up <kunai(2)>. Use
    the kunai on the exploding boxes to kill the patrolling samurai. Wait for
    the guards to settle down and dispatch the standing guard when he is not
    looking. When the patrolling samurai inside the room is not looking, enter
    and use the tables to climb onto the rafters to hanging hissatsu him. Exit
    through the door.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Walk to your right to the open door on your left (ignore the patrolling
    samurai walking away from you - if you hesitate too much, another patrolling
    samurai will come out of a building to the right of the one you need to go in).
    Get the <silver key> and wall-hug corner-look the left side of the door to
    dispatch a patrolling samurai. Go out to your right and wait behind the pillar.
    When the patrolling samurai walks away from your position, go out to the
    flaming torch and equip ninja veil if you have it (wait for him to come back,
    turn, unequip the ninja veil and hissatsu him - Alternate: use ghostmaker or
    smoke bomb on him). Wall-hug corner-look the building to your left. When the
    patrolling guard turns, go behind him and dispatch him. Go up the stairs and
    use ninja vision to see if a patrolling guard is in the first room. If not,
    wall-hug corner-look the open door on the left side (he can see you on the
    right side). There is a <ninjato sword> in the 2nd room. Go back outside and
    through two open doors ahead of you to dispatch the standing rifleman to your
    right. Exit through the gate.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Go forward along the left side of the building and wall-hug corner-look at the
    edge. Wait until the standing guard that turns is not looking, dispatch him
    and blow out the candle. Keeping an eye that the patrolling samurai to your
    right is not looking, dispatch the other standing guard who turns. Go back to
    the shadows and when the patrolling samurai is right in front of the watch
    tower, use kunai to kill the ninja in the watchtower who will fall to kill the
    samurai. Pick up the <gold key>. In the building with two open doors, wall-hug
    corner-look the left side of the door on the right to hissatsu a guard. Inside
    is <kunai(3)>. Use kunai to dispatch a ninja hiding in the bushes near the
    exit. Use the gold key on the exit (you can use the <silver key> on the
    locked door where you dispatched the first guard to get <smoke bomb(2)>).
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Rinshi
    -----------------------
    
    Her combos are generally ||||--, |||||--, and ||||||--
    When she says, 'I'm actually trying now. You should be honored' she will attack
    faster.
    
    
    [T2J] Level 10: Punish Sekiya Naotada
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Remember, if you catch fire, you can put it out by continuously performing
    hayate.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         4:00             4
       2         8:00             9
       3        12:00            16
       4        16:00            22
       5        20:00            25
       6        24:00            30
       7        28:00            35
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Pick up <shuriken(5)> and move back. When the patrolling ninja is walking away,
    go to the closest bush on your right and dispatch him when he nears. Use a
    shuriken to kill the standing ninja who turns. Hayate to the next bush for an
    oni hayate hissatsu on the standing samurai. Pick up the <silver key>. Use a
    shuriken to kill a ninja hiding in the shadows in the opposite corner as the
    samurai. There is a <ninja veil> near the exit. Running jump over the flames
    to pick up <smoke bomb(2)>. Use the silver key on the exit door and exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Hide in the bush on your right and dispatch the patrolling samurai when he
    nears. Pick up <shuriken(3)> near the open door on your right. Use a shuriken
    to kill the ninja hiding in the upper corner of the room. There is a <ninjato
    sword> and *Map Piece #19*. Go out to your right and stay on the right side.
    Use a shuriken to kill a ninja in the shadows ahead of you. Go to the left
    side. When a patrolling samurai goes to your right, get under the wooden
    walkway ahead of you and dispatch him when he comes near. Move to the other
    end of the walkway and dispatch the other patrolling samurai when he comes.
    Exit through the gate.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] If you cannot sneak by the patrolling samurai without alerting
    him, go back to the bush when he is alerted and equip your ninjato sword to
    strike him down when he gets close.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Use a shuriken on the ninja ahead of you. Turn right, and use a shuriken on
    the ninja on the opposite side of the pond. Turn left and use a shuriken on
    the ninja on the far left side of the pond (aim through the flames). Pick up
    <shuriken(5)> to your left side in the shadows. If the patrolling ninja is not
    around, blow out the 2nd candle and hide in the shadows from him. When he
    comes and turns, move and blow out the 3rd candle and hide in the shadows.
    Next time he comes and turns, run behind him and dispatch him. Get
    <shuriken(5)> in the small room. Use a shuriken to kill a ninja hiding in the
    bush closest to the hole in the wall. There is a patrolling ninja in the next
    building. When he is not at the doorway, go to the right side and wall-hug
    corner-look the door. when he comes and turns, either go behind him to kill
    him or blow out the candle and hide in the shadows to get into a better
    position. Go out the door on the right. There is a patrolling samurai on the
    left. Wait until he walks away and go right under the wooden walkway. Wait for
    him to return and dispatch him. Beyond the candle-post are <smoke bomb(2)>,
    <ninja veil>, and <ghostmaker(2)>. On the opposite side of the pond is
    <shinobi cat> and <shuriken(10)>. Go through the exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Back up and use a shuriken on the ninja hiding in the bushes to your left.
    Wait until the patrolling ninja on your right is out of sight and go into the
    first bush, turn, and use a shuriken on the patrolling ninja when he is near
    the flames. Go up the left stairway to the wall and turn right so that you
    are facing the standing samurai directly across from you. Wait until the
    patrolling samurai nears the standing samurai and throw a smoke bomb and run
    in-between them to perform a double-hissatsu (the patrolling samurai is
    further away from the standing samurai so make sure you throw the smoke bomb
    closer to the standing samurai to prevent him from spotting you). Go towards
    the fireworks barrel and running jump across the flames. Get on top of the
    roof and go to the other side. Drop down where the <kasugai> are. Go up behind
    the standing ninja to take him out. Go to the right side of the open door and
    wall-hug corner-look  to watch the patrolling ninja's movement. When he turns
    from you, run to his right to dispatch him. Get <shuriken(5)>. Climb up on
    the stone entrance and go through the exit.
    
    
    [Tip] You can also use a ghostmaker to take out both samurai if you throw it
    in-between the two of them when the patrolling samurai is closest.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Go right and climb onto the rafters. Rafter jump to the end, drop down and get
    *Map Piece #20*. Jump on the box, climb back up into the rafters, and go back
    to your starting position. This time go left. Get on the box and climb onto
    the rafters. Go forward to kill a standing samurai. Drop down and walk through
    the smoke. At the corner, use a shuriken to kill a standing ninja to your
    right. Walk past the flames and kill a standing ninja past the next set of
    flames. Go to the exit (you may have to running jump over the flaming ninja or
    wait for his flames to extinguish).
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Pick up <shuriken(2)>. Use a shuriken to dispatch the ninja hiding in the
    upper corner of the left hand side. Exchange an item for the <kasugai>. Walk
    to the door and wall-hug corner-look. When the patrolling samurai leaves the
    room, use the kasugai on the tatami mat in the room. Dispatch the patrolling
    samurai when he comes back. Go back to pick up the item you exchanged. Look
    through the open area of the room to the 2nd open door on the left for a
    patrolling ninja. When he leaves, go to the right side of the open door and
    wall-hug corner-look to dispatch him. Go out of the door, turn right and use
    a shuriken on the ninja hiding in the upper corner to your left. Walk to the
    corner and turn right. Regular jump over the 1st and then 2nd set of flames.
    In the room to your right is a <shinobi cat>. Go through the exit.
    
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Use a shuriken to dispatch the ninja and run to exchange any item
    for the Kasugai. Run to wall-hug corner-look the open door and the patrolling
    samurai should be walking on the tatami mat. While the patrolling samurai is
    turning, run into the room and use the kasugai to get underneath him and kill
    him very quickly (then go back and get the item you left behind).
    
    
    Section 7
    ---------
    
    Go forward and get a <shuriken(2)>. Use the wooden platform to climb onto the
    rafters. Go forward and dispatch the patrolling ninja with hanging hissatsu.
    Use a shuriken to dispatch the ninja ahead of you on the rafters. Drop down
    past the open door. When the patrolling samurai goes to your left (obscured by
    the smoke), pick up the <fishing rod> and use it when the patrolling samurai
    passes back to the right (near the flames). There is a patrolling ninja in
    the room past the samurai's room and a breakable wall to your right.
    
    If you do not have a ghostmaker, wait for the ninja to pass by the open door
    going right to left and go forward over the table to the left side of the door
    to wall-hug corner-look and dispatch the ninja when he comes back. There is a
    <ninjato sword> in the room. Use the fishing rod to get the <ghostmaker(1)>
    behind Sekiya and use it to kill him.
    
    If you have a ghostmaker, use it to destroy the exploding wall. Jump up the
    boxes and climb onto the rafter. After he calms down, drop down on the other
    side to dispatch him (sometimes, when he is alerted by the ghostmaker, he
    will catch fire wandering around and die without you).
    
    
    [Note] There is a hole in the wall in the room before Sekiya. If you have a
    shinobi cat, you can get <ghostmaker(1)>.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Onikage
    ------------------------
    
    Onikage seems to love the diagonals and verticals.
    When Onikage says, 'Well done. Ooh the pleasure, I love it!' he will attack
    faster.
    
    
    [T3] Walkthrough (Shadow Mode)
    *******************************************************************************
    
    The walkthrough for shadow mode will be slightly different than normal mode.
    I will focus more on pointing out ways to take out the enemies in different
    formations assuming you already know the layout well. I will compose this part
    of the guide assuming you do not bring in items (but it makes it much easier
    if you bring in extra items).
    
    I will include the progress times and total enemies for each mission. If there
    is a Progress Time(2) or Total Enemies(2), it is for an alternate path.
    
    
    
    [T3A] Level 01: Kill the Evil Merchant
    *******************************************************************************
    
    There is a second path you can take if you bring Kasugai.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
    -------  -------------  -------------  ----------------  ----------------
       1         3:00             6             3:00                 6
      1-2                                       6:00                12
      1-3                                       9:00                18
       2         6:00            12            12:00                22
       3         9:00            18            15:00                28
       4        12:00            23            18:00                33
       5        15:00            28            18:00                38
       6        18:00            33            18:00                43
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Move forward using the shadows on the left to perform a triple-hissatsu when
    you are in the middle of the 3 patrolling guards. Dispatch the standing guard
    and get the <ninjato sword>. Break the lock and use the shadows to get onto
    the rafters and dispatch the patrolling samurai. Get the <burning shuriken>
    and use it to kill the standing samurai. Exit.
    
    If you brought the kasugai, use it on the wall to go to [Path 1-2].
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Once over the wall, walk in the shadows to your right and wait for patrolling
    samurai to go back through the gate. Wall-hug corner-look the gate to peform
    hissatsu on him when he comes back (it will initiate a double-hissatsu taking
    out one of the other guards). Dispatch the 3rd guard.
    
    [Aside] You can wait in the middle bush to dispatch the patrolling samurai.
    
    Get the <bamboo tube>. Running jump to the opposite wall. Walk in the bushes
    to dispatch the standing guard. Walk back along the wall and walk around the
    wooden crate to hissatsu the standing guard from behind. Jump onto the rafters
    to dispatch the patrolling samurai.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Hayate through the bushes to the 2nd bush on your right. Dispatch the
    patrolling guard when he nears the edge of the pond. Enter the water and swim
    along the edge to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Swim to the other side of
    the bridge to underwater hissatsu the standing guard. Swim back to the other
    side to exit the water. Go on the bridge to dispatch the standing guard. Walk
    along the path on the right side to dispatch the standing guard and follow
    the path to kill the last guard.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Use the bushes on the right to dispatch the patrolling samurai and use the
    key to open the door. The standing guard who turns on the left side - may
    need to use hayate when going inside to get to the shadows on the opposite
    wall. Climb onto the nearby rafters to dispatch the patrolling samurai (or use
    a wall-hug corner-look). Climb on the rafters and go left. When the patrolling
    serving woman turns her back, dispatch the standing guard, drop down, and
    dispatch the serving woman. Wall-hug corner-look the open door and dispatch
    the standing guard. Go out the opposite door when the standing guard is not
    looking, blow out the candle and walk along the shadows to dispatch him.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Walk along the left side and get the <ninjato sword>. Wait for the patrolling
    samurai outside to turn, then get in the bushes to your right. Go by the
    standing guard for a double-hissatsu when the patrolling samurai is near.
    Wall-hug corner-look the open door on the bush side. Wait for the standing
    servant woman to turn, walk on the right side blowing out the candles to
    dispatch her. Walk into the room in the center of the sleeping guards to
    perform a triple-hissatsu. Exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Walk through the door on the right side (hayate when partially through).
    Wall-hug corner-look the edge to dispatch the standing samurai. Pick up the
    <burning shuriken(1)> to dispatch the standing samurai in the kitchen. Climb
    onto the rafters to dispatch the samurai on the outer perimeter (remember to
    keep an eye out for the patrolling servant woman and dispatch her). Go
    outside under the wooden walkway to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Then
    dispatch the evil merchant however you like.
    
    
    [Path 1-2]
    
    If you brought a kasugai at the start of the level and climbed the wall, you
    will be in a new section.
    
    
    Section 1-2
    -----------
    
    Walk on the left side in the bushes to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Drop
    down where 2 patrolling samurai meet for a double-hissatsu (or back-to-back
    hissatsus). Climb onto the rafters and dispatch the patrolling and standing
    samurais in the corridors. *Mask Piece #1* is behind the standing samurai in
    the corridor to the left of the exit. When the patrolling samurai in the room
    walks away, hide in the cabinet to dispatch him. Get the <silver key> in the
    room and unlock the door to exit.
    
    
    Section 1-3
    -----------
    
    Go left in the shadows, blowing out candles, and climb into the corner to
    dispatch the patrolling servant woman. Hide in the cabinet in the next room
    to dispatch the patrolling samurai and get <shuriken(2)>. Use a burning
    shuriken to dispatch the standing samurai to get *Mask Piece #2*. Blow out the
    candles and hide in the shadows along the left wall. Use shurikens to blow out
    the 2 candles along the wall of the corridor the servant woman patrols. Walk
    along the shadows to exit.
    
    
    Section 1-4
    -----------
    
    You are now in Section 2 of the regular route, right by where the cat is
    located. You can follow the regular route walkthrough from that point.
    
    
    [T3B] Level 02: Punish the Bandit Ringleader
    *******************************************************************************
    
    There is a second path you can take if you bring a ghostmaker. Bring another
    ghostmaker or burning shuriken if you take this path.
    
    Bring a fishing rod to get a Mask Piece.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
    -------  -------------  -------------  ----------------  ----------------
       1         3:20             6             3:20                 6
       2         6:40            12
       3        10:00            18
       4        13:20            21             6:40                 9
       5        16:40            26            10:00                14
       6        20:00            32            20:00                20
    
    
    S-Rank Tip
    ----------
    
    If you bring a ghostmaker and take the alternate path, you may spend a little
    more time in Section 1 but you completely skip Sections 2 and 3.
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Walk to your right and drop down into the ravine, hang on the ledge and
    dispatch the standing guard. Get the <bamboo tube> and extinguish the flaming
    torch by the standing guard from behind the bamboo wall (hide until he settles
    down). Walk along the shadows on the left side and get under the wooden
    walkway to dispatch the standing guard. Extinguish the next flaming torch and
    walk along the shadows on the left to get behind and dispatch the standing
    guard. Exit.
    
    [Alternate Path] If you brought a ghostmaker, you can destroy the wall by the
    building and watchtower. After they calm down, move left along the shadows and
    dispatch the patrolling guard when he nears. Get the <burning shuriken(1)> in
    the hut. Dispatch the 2 standing samurai with your burning shuriken(s)/
    ghostmaker.
    
    [Aside] I was able to just use the burning shuriken on the samurai on the right
    and, with luck, the patrolling gaurd and other samurai burned themselves.
    
    This exit takes you to the beginning of Section 4.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Hide in the jar or in the shadows to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Get
    <rock(3)> and drop down into the well to  get <shuriken(3)>. Hide in the
    shadows on the left, using throwing weapons to dispatch the rifleman in the
    watchtower. Walk along the shadows until you can perform a triple-hissatsu on
    the guards and samurai. Go underneath the tunnel of the house. When the
    patrolling samurai is nearest and turns, shimmy out to hissatsu him. Go
    through the exit or push the crate to go through the tunnel exit (this is
    recommended).
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Walk along the path, through the gate, past the open door of the house (there
    is a standing guard who turns that can spot you here) to the three bushes
    that you start at from the tunnel exit of Section 2. Enter the house and climb
    onto the rafters. Dispatch the standing guard in the water jug room, at the
    entrance to the house, in the walled-in room and in the central room. This is
    where *Mask Piece #3* is located. Get the <fishing rod> and use it to dispatch
    the standing samurai by the 3 flaming torches. Walk forward on the wall
    opposite the open doors and use the fishing rod to kill the standing samurai.
    Exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Go to your right under the wooden bench to the side furthest your starting
    position. When the patrolling samurai comes near you and turns, shimmy out to
    dispatch him. 
    
    [Aside] From the start, when the patrolling samurai walks to your left, go to
    your right and around under the wooden walkway across from your starting
    position (need to run at some point). You can then wait for the samurai to
    walk away and get in the jar to dispatch him when he comes back.
    
    Pick up the <silver key> he drops and use it on the door. If you brought it,
    use the fishing rod to get *Mask Piece #4* on the roof of the building ahead
    of you. Use underwater hissatsu to dispatch both the guard and servant girl
    on the bridge. In the left-hand corners of the map are <rock(1)> and
    <burning shuriken(1)> (exchange the bamboo tube for the burning shuriken).
    Dispatch the patrolling servant woman and then the standing guard (you can
    double-hissatsu them when they are near). Exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Jump on the crate, climb onto the rafters through the hole in the wall and
    dispatch the samurai. He has the <silver key>. There is a <fishing rod>.
    Dispatch the standing guard. Across from the crates, through the open window,
    use the fishing rod to dispatch a standing samurai into the well. Turn the
    corner and dispatch the patrolling samurai with the fishing rod into the well.
    Dispatch the patrolling servant woman and then the standing samurai through
    the open doors with the fishing rod. Get the <gold key> in the sand garden and
    exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Walk left in the shadows to dispatch a standing ninja who turns. Use the crate
    to climb onto the upper level. Use the fishing rod to dispatch the two
    patrolling samurai (only at certain points in their path). Go right, running
    jump the gap and jump down to dispatch the standing samurai. Wait until the
    standing ninja turns to get behind him on the side to dispatch him. There is
    a <fishing rod>. There is also a <ninjato sword> on the lower level, from the
    right of your starting position. Get back on the upper level on the left side
    and wait for the Daimyo to be completely turned to run up and dispatch him.
    
    
    [T3C] Level 03: Take Daimyo Tado's Life
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         5:20             6
       2        10:40            12
       3        16:00            18
       4        21:20            24
       5        26:40            30
       6        32:00            36
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Run and dispatch the guard, hayate to the shadows, and dispatch the other
    guard when he turns. Get <rock(3)>. Wall-hug corner-look the cabinet edge to
    dispatch the patrolling guard. Get on the crate and use a rock to dispatch
    the rifleman on the upper level. Get <smoke bomb(2)> through the tunnel
    behind the boxes. Hide in the shadows along the path until you see a
    patrolling guard at the opposite end turn and walk away. Dispatch him and the
    standing rifleman (can walk behind the guard to perform a double-hissatsu).
    Exit.
    
    [Note] When playing this again, I sometimes get 3 smoke bombs. This makes
    things easier overall.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Get a <ghostmaker(1)>. When the standing guard turns, jump over the fence and
    hide in the cabinet. As his head is turning, exit and run to the next cabinet.
    Exit and run to dispatch him when he turns again. Use a smoke bomb to dispatch
    the standing samurai near the exit. Go back and use the ghostmaker to destroy
    the breakable wall. Use a smoke bomb to dispatch the standing guard. Dispatch
    the next standing guard from behind and wall-hug corner-look the open door to
    double-hissatsu the standing guard and patrolling samurai. Get
    *Mask Piece #5* and <burning shuriken(1)>.
    
    [Note] Thanks to Nate: After you use the ghostmaker to destroy the breakable
    wall, wait for things to calm down. Run as fast as you can at an angle to the
    door (so he does not see you coming) and forward hissatsu the guard (he may
    see you for a split second but you have time to dispatch him). After playing
    around with it, I found that when things are calm, you can also wall-hug
    hissatsu that guard. This makes things alot easier as you have a smoke bomb
    for section 3.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Run and dispatch the patrolling guard. Use a rock to dispatch the guard across
    the pit. Get <poison> and use it to dissolve the lock. Shimmy across the
    wooden ledge and use a rock to dispatch a patrolling guard with a key. Shimmy
    back across and get a <ghostmaker(1)> in the cave. Hide under the wooden
    walkway. When the patrolling guard turns, dispatch the standing samurai, exit
    the walkway from the left and follow behind the patrolling guard to double-
    hissatsu him and the standing samurai.
    
    Tip: You must exit the walkway from the left and go back to the wall, left,
    and follow behind the patrolling guard. It does take some practice to know
    where you should be. You can also go back to the cave after you dispatch the
    standing samurai and wait for them to calm down when they discover the body
    so you do not feel rushed.
    
    Get the <silver key> and exit.
    
    [Note] If you used the Note in the previous section and have a smoke bomb,
    you can use it to dispatch the patrolling guard and the standing samurai at
    the exit much easier than using the patrolling guard as cover. Just wait until
    the patrolling guard is near the samurai and throw the smoke bomb between them.
    You should run until you can double-hissatsu them (if you only do a single-
    hissatsu, the smoke will clear up and you may be in trouble). Thanks to
    Nate.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Go right along the shadows and into the tunnel to dispatch the standing
    samurai (wait for the patrolling samurai to turn first and count to 2 or else
    the patrolling samurai will be alerted). Exit the tunnel and get into the jar
    to dispatch the patrolling samurai (watch where a patrolling guard comes from
    ahead of you). Wall-hug corner look by the door to dispatch the patrolling
    guard (you need to be on top of the rock to do this). Go upstairs and wall-
    hug corner-look the wall to your right (at the top of the stairs facing you)
    to look into the room for 2 patrolling guards - one always in the room, one
    who goes up and down the next set of stairs). When the patrolling guard goes
    downstairs, dispatch the patrolling guard and get under the wooden bench to
    dispatch the 2nd patrolling guard. Get onto the rafters to dispatch the
    patrolling samurai.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Get in the bush and hayate to the next bush to dispatch the patrolling
    samurai. Hayate to bushes near the left side to walk along the wall and in the
    shadows to hang on the ledge and dispatch the rifleman. Get <smoke bomb(1)>.
    Wait before the wooden weight-bearing structure in the cave until the
    patrolling samurai that you see goes from right to left. Walk along the right
    side and hide in the crevace of the rock pillar ahead of you to dispatch the
    patrolling samurai. Climb onto the rafters to your right to dispatch the next
    patrolling samurai. Use the burning shuriken on the standing samurai. Walk
    forward and get into the tunnel on the right side of the open cave (after the
    set of rafters) and follow it to the end to dispatch the patrolling samurai.
    Exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    When the patrolling samurai goes to the right, go out the door to your left.
    You may need to hayate into the shadows if he starts to notice you. Go under
    the hole in the wall to dispatch the patrolling samurai in the room and get
    <smoke bomb(2)>. Exit the room and use a smoke bomb to dispatch the patrolling
    samurai. Dispatch the servant woman as she crosses between buildings (ignore
    the standing samurai in the barrel room). Use the box to climb through the
    hole in the ceiling and onto the rafters, blowing out the candles around the
    room. Hanging hissatsu the patrolling samurai. Throw the smoke bomb and drop
    down to dispatch the standing samurai and run onto the balcony to get
    *Mask Piece #6* at the opposite end from the Daimyo. Get into the shadows and
    walk behind the Daimyo to end his reign.
    
    [Alternate] Use a smoke bomb in the barrel room to dispatch the standing
    samurai. Then, from the rafters (after you have dispatched the patrolling
    samurai), use the ghostmaker to dispatch the standing samurai and get behind
    the Daimyo to end his reign.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Rinshi
    -----------------------
    
    
    [T3D] Level 04: Hurry to Goda Castle Keep
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Bring a ghostmaker for an extra part in Section 3.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         2:34             6
       2         5:08            12
       3         7:42            18
       4        10:17            23
       5        12:51            29
       6        15:25            35
       7        18:00            40
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Go left along the shadows, get <shuriken(2)>, and hide in the bush. Use the
    shurikens on the two hidden nija to your right (both in bushes). Go back along
    the shadows to your right. When the patrolling guard turns away and the
    standing guard on the left looks left (his right), go up behind the patrolling
    guard to double-hissatsu two guards and quickly hissatsu the guard on the
    left.
    
    [Note] You can triple-hissatsu this group if you get in the right position.
    Follow the patrolling guard to his right to get into the right position.
    Also, you can dispatch the patrolling guard from the bush and then the two
    standing guards at your leisure.
    
    There is a <ninjato sword> in the 2nd bush on the right. Use the sword to
    break the lock and exit (ignoring the standing samurai and <kasugai>).
    
    [Tip] You can use the inch-method to dispatch the samurai. From the canvas
    sheet, hayate and walk forward into the shadows before the samurai spots you.
    Walk forward and wait, forward and wait - keep tapping A each time as you will
    only have a split-second to dispatch the samurai before he can turn and see
    you.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Get in the bush to your right and wait for the patrolling guard on the right
    to turn and dispatch him (<shuriken(2)>). Use a shuriken on the ninja in the
    upper left corner of the room to get *Mask Piece #7*. Use a shuriken on one
    of the exploding boxes to take out the 3 riflemen. Go under the wooden walkway
    and inch out the other side to your left to take out the hidden ninja in the
    bush. Exit.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Blow out the candle and go in the shadows on the left <rock(2)>. Pick up the
    dynamite box and hide in the shadows. When the patrolling samurai on the
    bridge goes away, put the dynamite box down at the edge of the bridge and go
    back into the shadows. Throw a rock at the dynamite box to dispatch him. Get
    the other dynamite box and bring it along the shadows. Place it along the path
    the 2nd patrolling samurai takes to dispatch him. Go across the bridge and
    dispatch the ninja hiding in the bush to your right. On the other side of the
    pond from the bush is a <hayate pill>.
    
    When the 3 guards in the main house are looking away, run in to triple-
    hissatsu them. Exit.
    
    [Breakable Wall] There is absolutely nothing beyond this breakable wall.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Get <rock(3)>. When nearest stading guard on stone entrance turns, go left
    into the shadows along the wall, hang on the ledge and dispatch him. Climb up
    and dispatch the standing guard with his back turned and then go back. Go
    along the shadows on the right side and climb onto the roof. Pick up the
    dynamite box on the right and drop down into the bushes below. Throw the box
    at the standing samurai in the room and use a rock to blow the box up, taking
    the samurai with it. In the confusion, go back up to the roof and throw the
    other dynamite box onto the stone entrance. Go and place it where the samurai
    will return to and dispatch him when he does. Exit.
    
    Note: You can always exit in the confusion.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Setting up the dynamite boxes takes time and luck so just skip
    the two samurai (when the samurai sees his dead buddy, go around and through
    the exit in the confusion.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Go right. Outside is <rock(3)>. Go into the room with 2 sitting ninja. Get
    under the 1st table and hayate to the next table to double-hissatsu the ninja
    (you can also running jump in the middle to double-hissatsu them if you are
    quick). <Get rock(3)> and get the box to climb onto the rafters to the left
    of the start of the section. Hanging hissatsu the standing guard who turns and
    dispatch a ninja hiding in the shadows on the floor ahead of you with a rock.
    Stay on the rafters to the end and drop down to dispatch a patrolling samurai.
    When the standing guard turns, run to dispatch him and exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Get <Kasugai> and blow out the candle from the window. Dispatch a patrolling
    servant woman in the next corridor. Hide behind the shade in the 1st room
    and get under the tatami mat to dispatch the 2 patrolling samurai. When you
    exit the tatami mat, immediately hayate away from the room with the 3 samurai.
    Use the shades and the shadows to get <smoke bomb(1)> in the next room. Use a
    rock to take out the candle in the corridor and stand in the shadows facing
    the open door. Use the smoke bomb to triple-hissatsu the 3 samurai and get
    *Mask Piece #8*. Exit.
    
    
    Section 7
    ---------
    
    Walk along and wall-hug corner-look through the door. Go through the door
    using hayate to get under the table. Use hayate to move to the other table to
    dispatch the sitting guard. Come out from under the table on the left side of
    the open door. Wall-hug corner-look to dispatch the patrolling guard and
    hayate back under the table. Climb into the ceiling. Drop down and go along
    the left wall to dispatch the standing guard and get his <silver key>. Use the
    key to open the locked door and climb into the ceiling. Drop down into shadows
    behind the shade. Go left until a red flash for a triple-hissatsu on the
    sitting guards. Exit.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Ayame
    ----------------------
    
    
    
    [T3E] Level 05: Cross the Border, Capture Ayame
    *******************************************************************************
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         5:20             6
       2        10:40            12
       3        16:00            18
       4        21:20            24
       5        26:40            30
       6        32:00            36
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Go to your right and use the branches to cross the gap. Hang on to the ledge
    and shimmy past the next gap to get <rock(3)>. Use a rock to dispatch the
    standing guard ahead of you. Cross the next gap and climb up into the shadows
    on your right. Use the other rocks to take out the 2 riflemen on the upper
    level. Triple-hissatsu the 3 sleeping guards and exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Run up and dispatch the patrolling guard. Go off the ledge to your right to
    cross the broken bridge. Cross the gap by swinging on the branches and get
    <rock(1)>. Running jump over the ledge and press A quickly to dispatch the
    standing guard when he is turned. Cross over and get the <smoke bomb(1)>. Hang
    on the ledge and shimmy left. Climb up when you are back at the position of
    the first patrolling guard. Use the smoke bomb to double-hissatsu the standing
    samurai and guard. Get <ninjato sword>. Go left along the shadows to dispatch
    the standing guard who turns. Climb on the crate and up on the ledge. Swing
    across the 2branches and quickly hayate when you land to back up. The alerted
    samurai will fall off the cliff. Get the <hayate pill> on the area where the
    samurai was and exit.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Get under the wagon. Dismount at the end of the bridge when you stop to be in
    the bush on your right. From the 1st bush, watch until the patrolling samurai
    turns, hayate to the next two bushes to perform an oni hayate on the standing
    guard. Hayate into the bush. Dispatch the patrolling guard when he comes to
    you. Wall-hug the wall to hissatsu the patrolling samurai when he comes back.
    Go along the watchtower, near the exit, and to your left to dispatch two ninja
    from behind. Pick up *Mask Piece #9*, go along the front of the cart to the
    other side to use a rock to dispatch the rifleman on the watchtower. Exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Walk to your right along the shadows to the end to get <rock(2)> to the right
    of the flaming torch. Walk to the right side to the open door and use a rock
    to dispatch the ninja hiding up in the corner on the opposite side. Go back to
    the start of the section and through the door. Dispatch the ninja in the
    opposite corner of the room with the standing guard. Dispatch the standing
    guard and get the <silver key> and <ninja veil>. Use the key to unlock the
    door. When the patrolling samurai is walking away, go in and use the bench to
    climb onto the rafters. Wait at that position to dispatch the patrolling
    samurai. Get down and dispatch the standing guard. Back up and go to along the
    right wall to the exit and climb onto the rafters using the bench. Walk behind
    the ninja to dispatch him and exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Go through the open door and wall-hug corner-look the next open door to
    dispatch the patrolling guard. Go upstairs and wall-hug towards the 2nd open
    door until you can hissatsu the standing samurai in the doorway. Get the
    <fishing rod>. Use the fishing rod to dispatch the standing samurai outside.
    Go to the slain samurai to get <burning shuriken(1)>. Go back to the open door
    across the building with the stairs. Wait until the patrolling samurai in the
    next room is in the opposite corner, go inside and use the ninja veil (must be
    quick). When he comes and turns, drop the veil and hissatsu him. Wait until
    the patrolling samurai is inside the next building and go out in the center of
    the path near the open door and use your ninja veil. When the patrolling
    samurai comes and turns, drop the veil and dispatch him (may need to move his
    body back). Wait until the final patrolling samurai is away and get near the
    flaming torch and use the ninja veil. When he comes and turns, drop the veil
    and dispatch him. Exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Go forward and blow out the candle to hide in the shadows. When the patrolling
    samurai is away and the standing ninja is looking towards the building, go
    into the shadows of that building and follow them to the back to climb onto
    the roof. Dispatch the rifleman from behind. Drop down from the back and go
    into the building to get <ninjato sword> (be careful of the as the patrolling
    ninja can see). From the shadows at the edge of the building facing the
    patrolling ninja and standing ninja - when the patrolling samurai is away,
    double-hissatsu them. Go under the wooden walkway to hide in the bush and use
    the burning shuriken on the standing samurai to get a <ghostmaker(1)>. Use a
    ghostmaker on the patrolling samurai. Go over to the locked door near the
    start of the section and use the ninjato sword to break it. When the
    patrolling samurai is towards the far end of the room, enter in to your left
    and climb into the corner to dispatch him when he returns. Grab
    *Mask Piece #10*. Exit.
    
    [Note] There may be a way to triple-hissatsu the patrolling samurai and 2
    ninja but I am not sure yet.
    
    Thanks to Bandit224: To perform the triple-hissatsu, kill the rifleman and
    wait until the two patrolling ninjas and the armored samurai are very close
    together, then walk off the roof at the three of them.
    
    
    [T3F] Level 06: Find the Princess
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Bring a fishing rod to get a Mask Piece in Section 3.
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         2:45             6
       2         5:30            12
       3         8:15            18
       4        11:00            24
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Run to dispatch the patrolling ninja. Get <rock(3)>. Enter the cave and the
    hidden tunnel on the right to dispatch the patrolling ninja. Back out and use
    a rock to dispatch a ninja on the 1st set of rafters. As soon as you get to
    him, turn left and use a rock to dispatch a ninja hiding in the corner above
    the exit to the hidden tunnel. At the end of the cave, hayate to a bush and
    dispatch the patrolling ninja. Use a rock to dispatch a rifleman to the right
    of the exit on the upper level. A <ninjato sword> is on the ledge of where
    you exited the cave. Exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Get <shinobi cat>. Hide behind the bamboo fence and use the shinobi cat to get
    <rock(3)> and <burning shuriken(1)> by going into the hole in the wall of the
    building near the exit. When you see the patrolling ninja go away, use a rock
    to dispatch the ninja hiding under the wooden walkway. Go back and wait for
    the patrolling ninja to come and calm down. When he turns, run to dispatch
    him. Use a rock on the ninja hiding in a corner above th jar and hide in that
    jar to dispatch another patrolling ninja. Get the <bamboo tube> and
    extinguish the flaming torach near the hole in the wall. Go into the shadows
    created and use the rock to dispatch the rifleman. Go under the wooden walkway
    and into the hidden tunnel to dispatch the ninja hiding behind the jar near
    the exit. Make sure you go back to get any items you dropped. Exit.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Exchange the ninjato sword for <rock(3)> on right. Use a rock to dispatch a
    rifleman on the bridge above you. That is where *Mask Piece #11* is located -
    you need a fishing rod to get it. Hayate under the wooden walkway to your
    right and exit into the shadows to dispatch the standing guard (fireworks will
    take away those shadows so be careful). Run to dispatch the patrolling guard
    with a box on his back (or use the next wooden walkway). Use a rock to destroy
    the dynamite box near the entrance to the cave. When the patrolling guard with
    a box on his back comes (other side of the cave), dispatch him. Use a rock to
    dispatch the rifleman on the upper level bridge and use the wooden ledges to
    get <smoke bomb(2)>. Use a smoke bomb to dispatch the standing guard at the
    exit (aim the bomb at the blue flame to the left of the exit).
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Wait to your left. When the patrolling guard turns, go behind him to dispatch
    him. Wait until the standing guard in the room to your right turns and run by
    the door. When the standing guard in the corridor turns, use a smoke bomb and
    dispatch him. Get <rock(1)>. Use the rock to blow up the dynamite boxes in the
    room with the standing guard. Get <shinobi cat>. Use the shinobi cat to get
    <ghostmaker(1)> and <ninjato sword> and *Mask Piece #12*. Go back to the
    starting point near the wooden walkway and use the ghostmaker or burning
    shuriken on the samurai to end the level.
    
    [Alternate] Go past the open doorway and use a smoke bomb to the left of the
    standing guard to double-hissatsu the guard and samurai to end the section.
    
    
    [T3G] Level 07: Kill the Merchant in the Village
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         4:40             6
       2         9:20            12
       3        14:00            15
       4        18:40            20
       5        23:20            25
       6        28:00            32
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Get <rock(3)>. Use a rock to dispatch a rifleman on the 1st building to your
    left. When a patrolling ninja turns and moves to your left furn to the other
    side by the log storage. When he comes back, dispatch him. Use a rock to
    dispatch the rifleman on top of the building to your right (log storage side).
    Hide in the bushes to dispatch the patrolling ninja. Hayate to the 2nd bush
    and use a rock to dispatch the rifleman on top of the central building. Climb
    on the roof. To your left on the roof of the log storage is a <shinobi cat>.
    Running jump to the building on your right. Turn left and jump to the next two
    buildings. Walk up behind the rifleman on top of that building to dispatch him.
    Drop down and get <rock(1)> in the building. Use the shinobi cat to get
    <rock(1)> in the building by the log storage. Exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    When the patrolling ninja on the upper level goes left and the standing ninja
    turns his back, run and dispatch the standing ninja. Dispatch the patrolling
    ninja with a rock. Go to the left of the big statue, jump on the crate and
    hang onto the ledge. When the standing ninja on the upper-level turns, climb
    up and jump forward to hang on the next ledge and dispatch him. When the
    patrolling samurai is away, drop down and get into the shadows. Walk towards
    the exit. When the patrolling samuari is there, inch forward to triple-
    hissatsu the 3 samurai.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Go left and climb on the rafters to get over the flames. Drop down to get a
    <ghostmaker(1)>. When the patrolling ninja turns away, run to dispatch him.
    Then dispatch the patrolling servant woman. Jump on the crate and climb onto
    the rafters through the hole in the wall to dispatch a patrolling servant
    woman. Drop down and get the <fishing rod>. Go to the window across from the
    crates and use the fishing rod to dispatch the patrolling ninja into the well.
    Do the same with the patrolling samurai. Go into the sand garden to get
    *Mask Piece #13*. There is also a <hayate pill> in the garden. Exit.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Go forward and use the fishing rod on the standing samurai to your right on
    the lower level. Go to your right and use the fishing rod on the standing
    samurai across the pond on the lower level. Running jump from the broken
    bridge to the other side with two boxes. Use the fishing rod to dispatch the
    standing samurai behind you. When the patrolling samurai on the upper level is
    away, use the boxes to jump onto the upper level and go into the 2nd bush
    ahead on your right. Hide in teh shadows of the nook in the building and wall-
    hug corner-look to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Go around to the open door
    and use the fishing rod through the tall grass to dispatch the standing
    samurai on the lower level near the exit. Pick up the <fishing rod> behind you
    and exchange the rock for the <bamboo tube> behind the bush you hid in. Exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Climb up from the well and hide in a bush on your right. When the patrolling
    samurai is not near, kill the ninja in the next bush and hide there. Hayate to
    the next bush to dispatch the patrolling samurai; hayate back to the 2nd bush.
    Walk to the left of the ninja under the wooden walkway to dispatch him. Go
    back to the well. When the standing ninja turns, run to dispatch him. Use the
    bamboo tube to extinguish the two flaming torches and use the fishing rod to
    dispatch the rifleman in the watchtower. You can use a <shinobi cat> to get a
    <bamboo tube> in the narrow tunnels under the house. There are <kunai(3)> in
    the corner by the crate with logs in it. Exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Go forward under the hidden bench when the patrolling samurai is away to
    dispatch him. Go through the open doors and continue along the path until you
    get to the enctrance to the house. From the doorway, you will see a patrolling
    ninja and there are ninja in the rafters. Go to your left along the wall. When
    the patrolling ninja goes into the room on your left, wall-hug corner-look the
    edge to dispatch him when he comes out. Go into the room and climb onto the
    rafters. Rafter jump to the rafter on your right and walk along the rafter to
    dispatch the ninja (if the patrolling ninja on the rafters sees you, he will
    drop down). Go along the rafters to your left and dispatch the standing
    samurai where *Map Piece #14* is located. When the standing ninja on the
    rafters turns, rafter jump behind him to dispatch him. Hanging hissatsu the
    evil merchant in the corner.
    
    [Aside] If you have trouble taking down two of the ninjas in the rafters,
    purposefully alert them (one way is to throw a kunai at them) and let them
    drop down. They make for easy hanging hissatsu fodder on the ground.
    
    
    [T3H] Level 08: Rescue Princess Kiku
    *******************************************************************************
    
    You can bring a Kasugai for an alternate path and a mask piece.
    
    Bring a fishing rod for the other mask piece.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies  Progress Time(2)  Total Enemies(2)
    -------  -------------  -------------  ----------------  ----------------
       1         3:30             5              3:30                5
      8-2                                        7:00                9
      8-3                                       10:30               14
       2         7:00             6
       3        10:30            11
       4        14:00            16             14:00               19
       5        17:30            22             17:30               25
       6        21:00            25             21:00               28
       7        28:00            30             28:00               33
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Go forward to your left in the bushes to dispatch a patrolling samurai. If you
    brought kasugai, use them on the wall behind where you started to go to
    [Path 8-2]. Use the box to climb over the wall and head through the door on
    your right to pick up <kunai(2)>. Wall-hug corner-look the open door on your
    left and when the patrolling samurai on both the inner and outer paths are
    towards the opposite end, enter the room and hide in the cabinet (if one
    starts to notice you, you can hayate into the cabinet if you are close). Kill
    the patrolling samurai on the outer path from the safety of the cabinet and,
    when the patrolling samurai is walking to your right, exit the cabinet and run
    out of the door. Go to the other side and throw one of the dynamite boxes into
    the room in the direction of the key. During the confusion, head to the other
    side and use a kunai to blow the dynamite box up when the samurai is near it.
    Enter the room staying near the cabinet side (two alerted ninjas are hidden
    in two corners), get the <silver key> and use it to exit.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] You can ignore the 2 ninja and still get an S-Rank. If you want,
    bring two throwing weapons into the level to dispatch them.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Go forward and wall-hug corner-look the nearest door. When the patrolling
    servant woman comes, dispatch her and get <ninja veil>. Go back to the
    starting point and dispatch the servant woman patrolling the corridor where
    you started. Dispatch the patrolling servant woman in the room with cabinet
    doors (she does come out the door you enter so be careful if you take too
    much time) where another <ninja veil> is located. Wall-hug corner-look the
    edge of the next corridor until the patrolling samurai enters the room. Blow
    the first candle out and use a kunai to extinguish the second. Walk past the
    open door in the shadows, extinguish the third candle and climb into the
    corner to dispatch the patrolling samurai. Enter the door the samurai exited
    and dispatch the two servant women. Exit.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Servant women do not count for the killing S-rank and you do not
    need the ninja veil so you can completely skip the first servant woman and
    the last two, saving yourself some time.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Use the box to climb over the wall and approach the flaming torch adjacent to
    the wall. When the patrolling guard with the box on his back turns to go to
    your right, dispatch the standing ninja and the patrolling guard. There is a
    <ninjato sword> in the corner. Go back out to the starting corridor and turn
    to the 3 standing nija. Run along the left side and jump before reaching the
    end of the wall, tapping A continuously, to initiate a triple-hissatsu.
    
    [Aside] Many times I wind up performing a running jump hissatsu on one of the
    ninjas; do not worry, just keep tapping A and when you land you can perform a
    double-hissatsu on the remaining 2 ninja.
    
    Get <kunai(1)>. Enter the building, climb onto the rafters and dispatch the
    standing servant woman. Make sure you have the ninjato sword for Section 5.
    Exit.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] In case you mess up, it is best to take out the 3 ninja first and
    then deal with the ninja and guard.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Dispatch the standing ninja from behind and hayate to the next 2 bushes on
    your right. Dispatch the standing ninja from the bush (you need to inch out
    tapping A) and pick up the <fishing rod>. Use it to dispatch the standing
    samurai on the bridge. Get <shinobi cat> on the bridge and immediately turn
    around and run back to the bushes. Use the shinobi cat to get <smoke bomb(1)>
    and use the smoke bomb to dispatch the 2 standing ninja and exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Go forward and use the ninjato sword to break the lock. Climb onto the rafters
    and dispatch the patrolling samurai in that corridor. When the patrolling
    samurai in the corridor to the left is not around, hide in the crevace between
    two drawers to dispatch him when he comes back. Go forward and look out of the
    open door. Use a kunai to dispatch the ninja hiding in the bushes.
    
    Go back to where you entered the building and walk in the shadows until you
    get to the empty jar. When the standing samurai looks away, go past the jar
    and back into the shadows. Do this one more time. Inch forward (take a step,
    wait, take a step, wait, etc.) until you can double-hissatsu the ninja hiding
    in the shadows and the standing samurai. Look through the open door: if the
    patrolling samurai goes left to right, run in and wall-hug corner-look to the
    right of the open space; if he goes right to left, wall-hug corner-look to the
    left of the open space. Dispatch the patrolling samurai and get the
    <ninja veil> and <silver key>. Use the key to exit.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not forget the ninja in the bushes outside. You should be able
    to dispatch the 2 patrolling samurai on their first pass.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Go out of the door, turn right, and go forward into the open door on the left.
    There is a <ninja veil> in the room. Go downstairs, blow out the candle, and
    hide in the shadows to watch the open doorway and the patrolling samurai. When
    he walks away, walk to the 3rd set of wooden pillars on either side and use
    the ninja veil. The next time he comes around and turns, drop the veil and
    dispatch him. Go downstairs. The cell on the far left has a <silver key>. Blow
    out the candle along the corridor and walk in the shadows past the open door
    with a standing samurai. Go to the left-hand locked door and wait for the
    patrolling servant woman to turn, unlock the door, and dispatch her. Get the
    <bronze key> and exit this building, using the key to unlock the next door.
    Enter the door and wall-hug corner-look on the left of the first door to
    dispatch the servant woman (there is a <ghostmaker(1)> in this room). Go to
    the next open door and wait for the samurai to walk away. Enter the room near
    the lamp in the corner and use your ninja veil to conceal yourself. Dispatch
    the patrolling samurai and get the <gold key> (and the ghostmaker I mentioned
    earlier).
    
    You can use the ghostmaker to kill the standing samurai in the other building
    to get a <silver key>.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not use the ghostmaker to kill the standing samurai. You are
    allowed 3 missed enemies: the 2 ninja and this samurai.
    
    
    Section 7
    ---------
    
    Get <kunai(2)>. Enter the bushes and dispatch the patrolling guard with the
    box on his back. Use the box to climb onto the wall. If you still have your
    ghostmaker, throw it at the 4 samurai to dispatch them all. Then you can drop
    down, there is a <ninjato sword> on the wooden walkway, and get the
    <silver key> in the central room (where the evil merchant sat). If you did not
    keep your ghostmaker, there is a <ghostmaker(1)> in the kitchen. The
    *Mask Piece #16* is on top of the exit (need a fishing rod). Exit.
    
    
    Section 8-2
    -----------
    
    Go through the open gate and use the shadows to climb onto the rafters. There
    are 2 standing samurai, 1 patrolling samurai, and a ninja on the rafters.
    Hanging hissatsu the samurai and approach the ninja from the sides or behind
    to dispatch him. Drop down to get *Mask Piece #15* and a <hayate pill>. Exit.
    
    
    Section 8-3
    -----------
    
    This is Section 3 starting inside the area with the patrolling guard and
    standing ninja.
    
    
    [T3I] Level 09: Guide Princess Kiku to Safety
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Bring a kasugai to get a mask piece in Section 1.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         3:30             7
       2         7:00            12
       3        10:30            18
       4        14:00            23
       5        17:30            28
       6        21:00            34
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Tachibana Hyakubai
    -----------------------------------
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Pick up <kunai(2)> on the right and use one to dispatch the nearest patrolling
    guard. Go left into the shadows behind the statues until you are behind the
    2nd patrolling guard and dispatch him. Go back to Kiku and go right to get the
    <kunai(1)> on the land by the 2nd branch. When you completely cross the gap,
    grab the ledge and shimmy right to dispatch a standing samurai. Climb up and
    use a kunai to dispatch the standing guard on the upper level. Go left behind
    the wagon and to the other side and follow the shadows along the mountainside
    to dispatch the standing guard. Go right to the edge and drop down to dispatch
    a standing samurai. Exit.
    
    If you brought kasugai, use them to climb the mountain near the beginning of
    the section and follow the path to the end to get *Mask Piece #17*. Exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Go left along the shadows and wait behind the tree for the 1st lightning
    strike. Then go to the edge of the shadows and wait for the patrolling guard
    to stop and say 'hmmm'. Dispatch him from the side, turn left and go along the
    mountainside to get around and dispatch the 2nd patrolling guard (move his
    body away from the open path - I usually dump it off the edge). Hide in the
    nearby bush to dispatch a patrolling samurai and enter through the open gate
    and hide in the nearest bush on your right to dispatch another patrolling
    samurai who enters through that same gate. Pick up the <ghostmaker(1)> and use
    it on the standing samurai at the exit. If you go back towards Kiku, there is
    <kunai(2)> and a <ninjato sword> near the broken bridge. Exit.
    
    [S-Rank Tip] Do not go back for the kunai or sword.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Hide in the 2nd bush on your left, nearest the bridge, to dispatch the
    patrolling guard (he has sharp eyes, so constantly tap A when he nears). Get
    the <ninja veil> (there is also a <ninjato sword> and <shinobi cat> in this
    area). When the patrolling samurai turns, go on the right hand side of the
    bridge to the 2nd rope and use the ninja veil. When the patrolling samurai
    comes back and turns, drop the veil to perform a double-hissatsu on the
    samurai and standing guard. Go back to the bushes and wait for the other
    patrolling samurai to calm down. When he walks away, go along the right-hand
    side of the bridge to the 2nd rope from the end and use your ninja veil to
    dispatch him the same way. Then dispatch the standing guard with his back
    turned. There is <rock(2)> on the ground. Walk forward and peer through the
    open door on your left. When the patrolling samurai is not looking, cross to
    the other side of the open door and wall-hug corner-look to dispatch him.
    There is a <ninjato sword> in the room.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    To the right of Kiku is a <kunai(1)>. Use the kunai to dispatch the guard in
    the tower so that he falls on top of the patrolling samurai.
    
    [Tip] When the patrolling samurai is at the left-hand side of the watchtower
    going right (which he is a couple of steps away from at the very start of the
    section), use your kunai (you may need to time it differently if you are much
    quicker or slower than I am).
    
    Go along the shadows to your right until you can turn left and fact the unlit
    torch and 2 standing guards facing each other. Walk up to them and double-
    hissatsu them to get <kunai(1)>. There is <kunai(1)> in the house with two
    open doors in the room to the left of the room with the cat. Go to the door
    of the building that houses the exit. Use a kunai to blow up the dynamite
    boxes and, in the confusion,  use the bench to climb onto the rafters to
    hanging hissatsu the standing samurai when he calms down. Exit.
    
    
    Section 5
    ---------
    
    Turn right and go to the opposite wall. When the patrolling samurai enters the
    nearest door to your left, wall-hug corner-look to dispatch him. There is
    <poison> in the building the samurai originally exited. Go back to the
    building you were facing from the start and wall-hug corner look the left side
    of the open door to dispatch 3 patrolling samurai at different intervals. One
    of them drops a <burning shuriken(1)>. Go upstairs to get *Mask Piece #18* in
    the room. Go back to the long path with the standing samurai near the exit.
    Use the burning shuriken to dispatch him and exit (make sure you take the
    poison with you). There is <kunai(1)> in the room left of the exit.
    
    
    Section 6
    ---------
    
    Wall-hug corner-look the edge of the building to dispatch a standing guard
    when he turns. Blow out the candle and walk along the shadows. When the
    patrolling samurai goes to your right behind the building, go near the edge
    and wall-hug (do not corner-look) to dispatch him when he returns. Get the
    <silver key> that he drops. There is a <ninja veil> and <ninjato sword> in the
    building with two open doors. Unlock the locked door nearest the start of the
    section with the key and when the patrolling samurai is away from you, enter
    the room to your left and climb into the corner to dispatch him. There is
    <ghostmaker(1)> and <ninja veil> in this room. Go under the wooden walkway and
    into the bush. When the patrolling guard stops near the 2 standing samurai,
    use the ghostmaker on the guard to kill all three of them. Use the poison to
    dissolve the lock and exit.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Rinshi
    -----------------------
    
    
    
    [T3J] Level 10: Punish Sekiya Naotada
    *******************************************************************************
    
    You only need to bring a shinobi cat to get both mask pieces in section 7.
    
    I thought that previous levels would get me to break my 'No bringing items'
    into levels, even to S-Rank them, but this level takes the proverbial cake.
    I did finish the level without bringing items, but it required several sword
    fights, which I personally do not enjoy. I wound up S-Ranking this level by
    bringing in 4 ghostmakers and a shinobi cat (to get the map pieces). You can
    also bring in smoke bombs to make life easier. If anyone has any tips to
    dispatch the enemies without bringing in items or sword fighting, I would love
    to hear them.
    
    
    Section  Progress Time  Total Enemies
    -------  -------------  -------------
       1         4:34             4
       2         9:08             9
       3        13:42            15
       4        18:17            20
       5        22:51            26
       6        27:25            31
       7        32:00            35
    
    
    Section 1
    ---------
    
    Back up into the shadows and go right. When the patrolling guard comes toward
    you, turns, and walks away, walk towards him and hayate into the first bush.
    When the patrolling guard walks past the 2nd bush and stops, hayate to the
    next bush to perform an oni hayate on that guard and immediately start tapping
    the A button to triple-hissatsu the 3 standing guards. Get the <silver key>
    and, gulp, <ninjato sword>. Use the key to exit.
    
    
    Section 2
    ---------
    
    Run around to your right and dispatch a patrolling guard in the house after he
    goes from right to left in front of the door (there is a <ninjato sword> in
    this room). Go right back out and run towards the patrolling guard (who should
    be walking towards his pals). When you start to get noticed, jump and
    constantly tap A to do a triple-hissatsu on the guards; however, there is one
    guard left over (at least) to sword fight. Exit.
    
    [Aside] I think there may be a way to running jump hissatsu the patrolling
    guard and land in a place to triple-hissatsu the remaining guards but that is
    just wishful thinking on my part.
    
    [Alternate] If you brought ghostmakers (or smoke bombs), use a ghostmaker on
    the patrolling guard when he gets close to his friends. For me, it took out
    him and one standing guard directly while the other two wandered into the
    flames when they were alerted (could be luck). If you want to use a smoke
    bomb, dispatch the patrolling guard away from his friends and use the smoke
    bomb to perform a triple-hissatsu.
    
    
    Section 3
    ---------
    
    Blow out the 2nd candle and hide in the shadows on your left, walking to the
    edge. When the patrolling guard turns, blow out the candle and walk along the
    shadows, turn the corner of the well, walk past the edge of the well and face
    right. When both patrolling guards turn, walk up and double-hissatsu them. Go
    into the shadows of the next room (where a <ninjato sword> is) and wait for
    the standing guard to turn away. Dispatch him and go back to the burning
    bridge. Running jump on the bridge and hayate past until you are no longer
    burning (you may want to hayate off the right side into the water). Hide
    behind the wooden pillar near the lit candle on the bridge and wait for the
    patrolling guard in the main building to turn. Run up and wall-hug corner-look
    the door to dispatch him. Pick up his body and back away. Hopefully, at least
    one of the alerted guards will burn himself wandering around. Sword fight the
    next and exit.
    
    [Alternate] If you brought ghostmakers (or smoke bombs), use one on the two
    remaining guards to make life easier.
    
    
    Section 4
    ---------
    
    Go forward and take out the standing rifleman. Hang on to the ledge of the
    stone entrance and shimmy to your right to take a standing rifleman out. Drop
    down and go to the right side. Climb up and run along the right edge, drop
    down and dispatch the standing rifleman in the room. Jump over the flames, get
    a <burning shuriken(1)> and jump back. Head up on the roof. Use the burning
    shuriken to dispatch the rifleman furthest away and when the rifleman closest
    to you is calm, running jump down to hissatsu him (like previous advice, do
    not wait to land, just tap A continuously in the air). Exit.
    
    
    Section 5
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    Go right, up the wooden platform to climb onto the rafters (if the guard
    starts to notice you, hayate to get onto the rafters). Dispatch him from
    above (if you follow the rafters to the end, there is a <ninjato sword> on the
    ground) and go left, using the box to climb onto the rafters. Dispatch another
    standing guard and stay on the rafters until there is an edge. When a standing
    guard turns away, drop down and go around the flames to dispatch him. Walk
    forward and triple-hissatsu the 3 standing guards with their backs turned and
    exit.
    
    
    Section 6
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    There is a <ninjato sword> in the 1st corridor. Stay near the right side of
    the wall by the burnt floor and use ninja vision. When you see a patrolling
    ninja turn, run up to dispatch him. Beyond a wall of flames is another
    patrolling ninja. Use your ninja vision, and when he turns from you, running
    jump over the wall of flames to dispatch him (you will likely catch on fire
    so make sure to hayate to extinguish the flames). Jump over the gap/flame
    twice and you can exit. There are 3 standing ninja in the room to your right.
    You can running jump over the flames to triple-hissatsu them (what likely
    happens, for me, is that I catch on fire to dispatch the first ninja and then
    hissatsu the other ones making sure to hayate to extinguish the flames).
    
    [Alternate] If you brought a ghostmaker, use it to dispatch the 3 ninja from
    the door near the exit. If you brought a smoke bomb, you could probably throw
    it in from their front to triple-hissatsu them, timing it so the patrolling
    ninja does not notice (which saves you from that risky maneuver).
    
    
    Section 7
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    If you brought the shinobi cat, you can use it now to go through a hole in the
    wall to your left and then through another hole in the wall on the left near
    2 standing samurai to get *Mask Piece #19* and <ghostmaker(1)>. Go forward to
    the 2nd wooden platform and use that to climb onto the rafters and to the
    other side.
    
    If you brought the cat, you should have a ghostmaker to blow up the breakable
    wall and get *Mask Piece #20* and <hayate pill>. You can go up into the
    ceiling and drop down to sword fight Sekiya (do not try hiding or a samurai
    might find you first and you have to sword fight multiple enemies).
    
    If you brought ghostmakers, use one on the standing samurai in the room and
    be ready to throw another one into the next room to hopefully take out both
    samurai and Sekiya (I did this my 2nd playthrough when I brought items but
    before I got the 2nd map piece...sigh).
    
    [Tip] When you first get on the 2nd wooden platform, you can throw a
    ghostmaker through the hole in the wall to dispatch the standing samurai.
    Also, when you release the cat from your mind control, release him into the
    fire in the corner of the room with 2 samurai to hope that they burn
    themselves wandering around like fools.
    
    If you are like me and did not bring any items, good luck with your sword
    fights. Try to alert the samurais and get them to move around, hoping that
    they will burn themselves while wandering.
    
    The Sekiya and Onikage sword fights were the first time I noticed the hissatsu
    prompt when their health is nearly exhausted. I previously thought that you
    could not hissatsu a boss during a sword fight. Of course, as it only happens
    at the very end, I wound up dispatching both the regular way.
    
    
    Boss Swordfight: Onikage
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    [T4] Addendum
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    [T4A] Extended Ending
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    To get the extended ending, beat level 10 in normal mode after having all of
    the map pieces in normal mode.
    
    
    [T4B] Map Pieces (Normal Mode)
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     1. Level  1: Section 1-2: In the house behind the armored samurai.
     2. Level  1: Section 7: In a small path outside the merchant's building.
     3. Level  2: Section 1: Beyond the breakable wall in the hut with the ninja.
     4. Level  2: Section 3: In the house with the kettle in an enclosed room
                             reached by getting on the rafters.
     5. Level  3: Section 1: In a room beyond a tunnel concealed by two boxes.
     6. Level  3: Section 4: In the room with three sitting guards.
     7. Level  4: Section 2: By the wagon.
     8. Level  4: Section 3: On the bridge.
     9. Level  5: Section 1: By the armored samurai near the exit.
    10. Level  5: Section 2: Across the broken bridge near the exit.
    11. Level  6: Section 2: In the building near the exit. Need to use a shinobi
                             cat to retrieve it.
    12. Level  6: Section 3: A building near the exit. Need to use a shinobi cat
                             to retrieve it.
    13. Level  7: Section 1: In the structure near the fence at the start of the
                             section.
    14. Level  7: Section 5: Send a shinobi cat in the tunnel beside the
                             watchtower and left in a narrower tunnel.
    15. Level  8: Section 2: Inside the room the serving woman enters.
    16. Level  8: Section 7: In the merchant's room with a patrolling samurai.
    17. Level  9: Section 1: At the end of a cliff path. Need kasugai.
    18. Level  9: Section 2: Behind a standing samurai to the right of the exit.
    19. Level 10: Section 2: Near the start in a room with a hiding ninja.
    20. Level 10: Section 5: At the start, go right and rafter jump beyond the
                             flames. Drop down at the end to pick it up.
    
    [T4C] Mask Pieces (Shadow Mode)
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     1. Level  1: Section 1-2: In the corridor to the left of the exit. You need
                               to bring kasugai to the first section.
     2. Level  1: Section 1-3: By a standing samurai in the creaky corridor. You
                               need to bring kasugai to the first section.
     3. Level  2: Section 3: In the central room of the house with a kettle.
     4. Level  2: Section 4: On top of the roof past the locked gate at the
                             entrance. Use a fishing rod.
     5. Level  3: Section 2: In a room beyond the breakable wall. Can use a
                             shinobi cat to get it from a hole in the wall.
     6. Level  3: Section 6: On the balcony of the room with the Daimyo.
     7. Level  4: Section 2: In the room near the beginning with a ninja in the
                             corner.
     8. Level  4: Section 6: In the room with 3 samurai.
     9. Level  5: Section 3: In the left corner of the map, between two ninja to
                             the left of the exit.
    10. Level  5: Section 6: In the locked building near the start with a
                             patrolling samurai.
    11. Level  6: Section 3: On the upper-level bridge at the beginning of the
                             section with a rifleman. Need a fishing rod.
    12. Level  6: Section 6: In the corner at the opposite end of the starting
                             point. Need to bring a fishing rod or shinobi cat.
    13. Level  7: Section 3: In the middle of the sand garden.
    14. Level  7: Section 6: In the room with a samurai and kettle beside the room
                             with the merchant.
    15. Level  8: Section 8-2: In the building with 3 samurai and a ninja in the
                               rafters. Need to bring kasugai.
    16. Level  8: Section 7: On the roof of the exit. Need to bring a fishing rod.
    17. Level  9: Section 1: Need to bring kasugai and use it to scale the cliff.
    18. Level  9: Section 5: Upstairs in the 2nd room.
    19. Level 10: Section 7: Beyond the hole in the wall to the left of the room
                             with two standing samurais. Need to bring a shinobi
                             cat.
    20. Level 10: Section 7: In the room beyond the breakable wall. Need to bring
                             a shinobi cat or ghostmaker.
    
    
    [T4C] Thanks Section
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    Thanks to Waction52 for clarifying that you just need to have all of the map
    pieces from normal mode and beat the game to get the extended ending.
    
    Thanks to Bandit224 for discovering how to triple hissatsu a group.
    
    Thanks to Nate for mentioning an easier route in one of the Levels.
    
    [T4D] Contact Information
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    If there are any errors or if you have any extra information, contact me at
    glamdrung_at_gmail.com. If you contribute, you will be added to the Thanks
    Section.
    
    
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