Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:19 am
I can confirm that if you discover Mibu village and the watermill idol, he skips moving to the area near guardian ape. I started a new save and basically went straight for corrupted monk(mibu). I wanted to see if I could kill her within a few tries. I ended up getting her first try. To make a long story short, I skipped o'rin by taking the route around her, killed corrupted monk, and basically went to ashina reservoir to speak with Jinzaemon. He said his normal dialog and that was that. I was expecting to meet him in abandoned dungeon/ bottomless hole, but he wouldn't show up. I then thought that perhaps he skips the guardian ape area entirely if you have already discovered the idol near O'rin. Sure enough, I was right. This means you can finish his questline pretty early. I haven't even been in Ashina castle yet, or sunken valley and I've already killed corrupted monk.