Mission 8--Buddha Temple
Counsel Sekiya informs Lord Gohda that Tenrai's army has taken over the Buddha temple. Disguised as a temple located on the border of Gohda's realm, the building itself was designed as a fortress to guard the land of Gohda from invading armies. Tenrai's plan was to keep you occupied in the bamboo forest, while keeping the real Ayame in prison so his army could start his attack. Lord Gohda cannot send in his army to take back the temple, because it is a holy ground, and doing so would also be a sign of vulnerability to his neighboring states. You must infiltrate the temple and execute the leaders of the enemy's army.
Infiltrate the Buddha Temple!
Objectives: To fall is to die, do not fall. One of the pitfalls is a hidden path. Many paths lead to the temple.
This is a challenging level. Numerous paths can make the journey confusing, and the plentiful pitfalls make surviving equally as difficult. Ninja rebirths won't save you if you fall to your death in a bottomless pit, so watch your step around each and every corner. This walk-through will highlight some of the alternate paths, but it primarily provides a quick, proven route through the temple and to the boss encounter.
Turn a bit to the right and you'll see the guard around the corner. Wait for him to walk the other way, then sneak up behind him and perform a stealth kill. Grapple up to the ledges above your position. Hop to the middle ledge and crawl through the opening against the wall. Emerge out of the hole. You have a couple of possible routes here.