Cleansing Defilement is third part of Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual. Previous quest is Sacrificial Offering, next quest is Yougou Cleansing.
This quest will started automatically after you’ve finished Sacrificial Offering world quest.
Cleansing Defilement: Chinju Forest
Go to Chinju Forest and Head to Tanuki Statue
After teleporting to Chinju Forest waypoint, you will start hearing strange voice. Follow the strange voice while making your way to Tanuki statue.
Fight The Enemy!
After arriving in the statue, you found out that it’s been surrounded by enemies. Be ready for a fight and defeat them.
Talk to Ioroi The Tanuki Statue
After defeating enemies, talk to Ioroi. He then will tell you about the reason why he got sealed. He will agree to help if you are willing to play with tanuki children.
Find 3 Little Tanuki
Explore Chinju forest area and find them:
- Tanuki Shousei can be found in the stairs, teleporting from one place to another when you get close to him. He will teleporting few times and then transform to torch. Attack him with pyro and he will be marked as caught.
- Tanuki Kichiboushi surrounded by hilichurls, defeat the enemy and he will be marked as caught.
- Tanuki Gyoubu Koban can be found in the stairs near river and then teleporting to river and transform to torch. There’s 3 torch in that area, attack all of them using Pyro attack and he will be marked as caught.
After you caught them all, they will gather around Ioroi Statue
Talk to Ioroi Again
Talk to Ioroi again, he will thanking you for playing with 3 childrens. In this dialogue, you will also explain to Ioroi about Sacred Sakura Cleansing Ritual. He will then agree to give you the comb.
Head to location of the barrier
Kichiboushi will show you the way to location of the barrier. He then will use his bake-tanuki magic to reveal the location.
Solve The Puzzle!
Just like the previous quest, here we also got magatama puzzle to solve. It’s designed like this:
- Starter point where you submit the comb is always number 1.
- Point in front (closest) of number 1 is number 4.
- Farthest point, in the corner is number 3.
- Both point upstairs is number 2.
Defeat The Enemy!
After you’ve set the number as instructed above, press Pray on starter point. Enemy will appear, defeat him.
Talk to Kazari, Again
As usual, shrine maiden Kazari will
spook talk to you once more. She will tell you about Ioroi, it’s a good story so make sure to read it carefully.
Quest done, continue to the next location.
Cleansing Defilement: Area Outside Kamisato Estate
Head to Sky Kitsune Statue outside Kamisato Estate
head to location marked with red circle below:
Use Memento Lens to Reveal The Statue
Upon arriving in the statue, you found out that there’s no Sky Kitsune statue in the middle.
Use your Memento Lens on earth kitsune (small one) to reveal middle statue, after that use Electro based attack to obtain Key Shaped Ward from the statue.
Go to Small Island
Go to small island using Waverider or just by gliding from Kamisato Estate, your choice.
Use Memento Lens on earth kitsune statue
In the island, you will find some Sky kitsune statue and 1 earth kitsune. Use memento lens on earth kisune statue to open the way.
Go to Underground Shrine
The way will open, and 1 electroculus is waiting for you. After that, make your way inside until you find usual shrine, submit your Key Shaped Ward here. Also, this area have are infused with electro so take Electrogranum from Thunder Sakura Bough to reduce your HP drain.
Solve The Puzzle, Again
As usual, time to solve magatama puzzle:
- Center spot always number 1.
- 2 spot in front of Lumine (screenshot) is number 2.
- 2 spot in Lumine (screenshot) right and left side is number 3.
Defeat The Enemy!
2 Ochimusha will appear, defeat them!
Quest done, continue to the next part
Cleansing Defilement: Araumi
Head to marked location, Broken tower in Araumi
Solve The Puzzle by Activating Electro Statues
There’s 4 Electro Statue scattered all over the area. Some have no requirement, some other need to solve puzzle or defeating enemy to unlock it. When it’s done, first gate inside broken tower will open.
Use Memento Lens on Earth 3 Kitsune Statue
There’s 3 earth kitsune statue inside. Use Memento Lens on all of them to reveal 3 button above each earth kitsune statue.
Press 3 button to open the gate to underground shrine.
Look around for earth kitsune statue and use Memento Lens on them
- Kitsune behind the shrine will become magatama-thingy used for purification ritual.
- Kitsune in the tree will become magatama-thingy used for purification ritual as well.
- Kitsune near 5 box puzzle will reveal “someone’s voice”.
- Kitsune near Electro barrier will reveal Thunder Sakura Bough.
Head to Sky Kitsune Statue Inside Electro Barrier
Head to Sky Kitsune Statue inside electro barrier using Electrogranum from Thunder Sakura Bough. Use your electro based attack on Sky Kitsune Statue to obtain Scroll Shaped Ward.
Time to Solve Puzzle, Again
Submit your newly acquired Scroll Shaped Ward and the shrine will activated.
- Place where you put Scroll Shaped Ward will be always number 1.
- 2 spot behind the shrine (top of broken wall and top of the tree) is number 2.
- 2 spot in left and right side of Lumine is number 3.
Defeat The Enemy
Press Pray and enemy will appear, as usual just defeat them.
Kazari didn’t appear this time, continue to the next quest: Yougou Cleansing.