Mission 4--Ronin Village
The ninja that assassinated Nasu and saved Lord Gohda was not the real Rikimaru but his shadow. The Azuma ninjas had shadows that would replace them when one was thought to be dead. One year ago, Mei-Oh fled into a portal when he was fatally wounded. The true Rikimaru appeared out of the same portal. Lord Gohda's daughter, Kiku, has been kidnapped. A letter was left saying she will be taken to Amagai's castle in a neighboring state. You must go to Amagai's castle and bring her back. To get there you must first pass through a Ronin village.
Cross the Ronin Village!
Objectives: Hurry to the gate of Amagai's castle. Never spill the blood of the innocent. Crawl into holes by using stealth.
You begin just in front of a bridge. Look carefully and see the guard in the distance; he's facing away from you. Move quickly to the guard and peer down the path. Wait for the other guards to look away, and then perform a stealth kill. If you are seen, leap onto the rooftops and wait for the guards to end their pursuit, then sneak up on them as well. Slowly make your way around each building and hunt down the remaining guards. There are several opportunities for stealth kills in this area. Beware of guard dogs! Hug the fence and locate the small hole in the wall. That's the exit. Crouch and crawl through the hole and into the next area.
Emerge out of the hole. Spot the guard in the distance. Go immediately right and wait for the opportunity to continue right and eliminate the nearest guard with a stealth kill. There's also a guard dog patrolling the lower area, so you must move quickly to avoid detection. Use your grappling hook to ascend onto the roof of the nearby building (or just jump up onto the roof). Move crouched over the roof and drop down behind nearby guards. Perform a stealth drop (crouch when you fall) to land quietly.
Walk across the roof to the far left of the area. Another guard patrols across the path ahead. Wait for him to go left, then sneak up behind him and perform a stealth kill. Another guard patrols to the left of this structure. Hide along the left corner and wait for him to walk away from you, then eliminate him. Approach the gate between the two large barrel-like structures to enter the next area.