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Mountain Pass (Home)

Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Walkthrough and Guide by Aryafortis & Paul (vhayste)
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Mountain Pass (Home)

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After you enter the Mountain Pass, you’ll be able to find Ashigumo nearby. Tama will clear the confusion, and you’ll find out that Ashigumo is actually in debt to Sakuna’s father since he helped his tribe out in the past.

The Mountain Pass is actually the Home of Sakuna’s Mother, and you’ll now have a small plot of land that you can use. Here, you’ll now be stationed here and you can have different facilities that you can use. Mainly, this will be your new home where you can farm. As you continue through the story, you’ll be able to unlock different features.

Farming Rice

Farming will be unlocked through the game’s Story. At first, Tauemon will offer his assistance since he claims to have knowledge about farming. You’ll then be instructed for your first day in the mean time to go to the Cylindrical Cavern in order to get some food. Once you clear that dungeon, you’ll be able to head back to the mountain pass and find out that Tauemon is also inept at farming.

Tauemon will instruct Sakuna how to farm Rice

Because of this, the Farming of Rice shall now be assigned to Sakuna. Tauemon still has the knowledge in order to farm, so you can listen to his instructions. We have a dedicated page in regards to this feature, so please check or following guide below:

Farming Guide

Cooking and Preserving Food

Cooking is an important feature in the game since this determines Sakuna’s Hunger level as well as buffs. If Sakuna becomes hungry, she won’t be able to recover her HP during battles, and this can lead to her getting defeated. When progressing through the game’s story, Myrthe will first attempt to cook for everyone, but it will be a failure due to her using the wrong ingredients.

You can unlock cooking by talking to Myrthe and she’ll ask for 5 Acorns. You can acquire this from the Cylindrical Cavern by defeating the enemies there. Once you have provided this, you’ll get access to the cooking feature which will let you have a meal each night. The meal that can be created is dependent on the ingredients that you currently have on hand.

Food satiates Sakuna's Hunger and provides her with Buffs

Later on, you’ll be able to change the menu as well and choose what you want, considering you have the correct ingredients. This can be useful if you’re aiming to get certain buffs. Take note that once you ask for a meal, time will skip to night automatically. You'll also notice that food can get spoiled in the game. The Rotten food can be used as fertilizer, but you'll need to have food for winter if you cannot grow rice. Later on in the game’s story, Myrthe will also be able to learn how to preserve food by providing her with Rabbit Meat.

Forging Equipment

Kinta will be outside the house looking at Tauemon’s sword. If you talk to him, you’ll find out that he wants to have a Forge in order to create weapons. Ashigumo will help him start by learning how to create a knife, so in order to get started, Kinta will ask for your help. You can unlock the forge by talking to Kinta and providing him with the following items:

  • 10 Pcs Clay
  • 5 Pcs Stone
  • 5 Pcs Wood

    Helping Kinta with his request will unlock the Forge

    All of these items can be obtained by going to the Dragon’s Tunnel, Cylindrical Cavern, and Skipping Stone Hill and gathering resources from the bushes as well as rocks. Once you have provided this to Kinta, Ashigumo will help him set up his forge on the lower hill side of the mountain pass. You can then use that location in order to create your weapons.

  • Resting Area

    Just outside the house, there’s a small deck that lets Sakuna rest. This can help spend time if you want to speed up the day. There are instances in the game where you’ll need to spend time while waiting for something such as aging your fertilizer, or perhaps letting your crops dry. With the resting feature, you can choose hours you want to rest, and time will speed up quickly to that period.

    Speed up time by resting

    If you interact with the deck, you’ll be able to use this feature and then watch as Sakuna sits down. As time passes by quickly, you’ll notice that the indicator for the day will move fast. This is a good feature to use if you want to focus on Farming and you’d like to place your fertilizers quick.

    Training Hall

    Near the base of the Mountain Pass is the training hall. Whenever you go home, you’ll spawn near the training hall where you’ll find a door that near the rocks. Upon entering the training hall for the first time, you’ll find out that it’s an enchanted area that shrinks anyone who enters so they have a space to practice.

    Training Hal Entrance

    Here you’ll find a stone inside that will let you spawn monsters in order for you to practice fighting. You can choose the number that will spawn, so it’s a good way for you to use your light and heavy attacks as well as your fighting and raiment skills. You can go to the Training Hall for practice instead of going out to dungeons.

    Use the stone to summon monsters

    Once you have finished training, you’ll be able to recover your HP. Along the way in the game you’ll be unlocking more skills, so try putting them into your memory through the training hall. A lot of scrolls are obtained here as well when you visit it for the first time.

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