Temple Ruins

The Temple Ruins (also referred to as the Sanctuary of Wuhan) are a location in Shadow Hearts. The party ventures there after realising that Master Xifa may be at risk from Dehuai. The Temple Ruins are where practitioners of Taoist Magic come to finish learning.

Plot Significance

It is implied that Wuhan Sanctuary is where both Dehuai and Zhuzhen learned their Taoist Magic under Master Xifa.

Before the beginning of the game, Col. Hyuga moves the White Tiger God to Wuhan, as he realises that Dehuai may be using it to bring about the Valorization. It is protected here by Master Xifa, as well as all the monsters that live there.

During the game, Dehuai once again targets the White Tiger God by sending Wugui to seal the God. The Japanese Army and the Main Party also makes their way to Wuhan at the same time, knowing of Dehuai’s plans.

The party arrive at the Temple Ruins with Kato and Kawashima who arrange to meet Suketani who deploys several men at Wuhan to stand guard. The party progress into the temple and they encounter Xiaofang who tells them that in order to reach Xifa in Nirvana Palace, they must first pass through 3 trials, beginning at Samsara Pavilion within the nine courts of Xiyuan.

The 3 trials are as follows:

  • Dan Tian Court – Items are blocked, faced by Yuri and Zhuzhen
  • Jiang Palace – Special Skills are blocked, faced by Alice and Margarete
  • Ni Wan Palace – Items and Special Skills are blocked, faced by Yuri and Zhuzhen
  • Once complete, the party get to meet with Xifa. Xifa does not feel that Dehuai is strong enough to break through his seal – as the seal is strong enough to prevent Xifa from leaving. However, he agrees to give them the White Tiger votive portrait to protect it as well as himself.

    When Xifa asks Xiaofang to fetch the portrait, Xiaofang’s body is taken over by Dehuai. This is enough for Dehuai himself to teleport in, stealing both the White Tiger votice picture and kidnapping Alice – who Xifa had previously said would contain enough magic for the Valorization to be successful. Dehuai then causes an earthquake, threatening to collapse the Temple Ruins.

    The encounter with Dehuai is too much for Xiaofang’s body, and he dies. Xifa uses the last of his strength to teleport the party back to Samsara Pavilion. However, their exit is blocked by Wugui, who attacks them in the form of Yamaraja: War. The party defeat him, but fall unconscious, only to be awakened in Shanghai.

    Enemies Encountered

  • Sea Gremlin
  • Python
  • Xieshi (boss)
  • Raging Spirit
  • Puppet Guard
  • Baigu (boss)
  • Succubus Queen
  • Brain Sucker
  • Qinggu (boss)
  • Yamaraja: War (boss)
  • Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Wuhan

  • Previous Level: Shanghai
  • [Cutscene]
  • Move towards the altar in the Center of the room
  • [Cutscene]
  • Move into the room on the left (Player can save here), speak to Kato and Kawashima. Then go back and speak to Zhuzhen.
  • [Cutscene]
  • Head down the steps, and then towards the light. (The player can save here)
  • [Cutscene]
  • Below gives the most direct route through the trials. To get all the items, more thorough exploration is required.

    Dan Tian Court (Yuri and Zhuzhen Trial 1) Walkthrough

  • Monsters will now be encountered at random (see monsters above)
  • Player cannot use items in battle, but can still use them outside of battle.
  • Walk until you find the green teleportation device. Press x to teleport to the corresponding green teleportation device
  • From Green to Yellow: Go right two screens, up one screen and left one screen.
  • From Yellow to Purple: Go up two screens, bottom left one screen, top left one screen, right twos screens
  • From Purple to Red: Go right two screens, top left two screens, left two screens
  • Use the red teleporter and move up two screens
  • Party can save here
  • Touch the altar
  • BOSS: Xieshi
  • [Cutscene]
  • Jiang Palace (Alice and Margarete Trial) Walkthrough

  • Player cannot user special abilities in battle, but can user them outside of battle.
  • Head Up one screen and then take the Top Left Exit and use the green teleporter.
  • From Green to Yellow: Go Left two screens, bottom left one screen and down one screen.
  • From Yellow to Purple: Go right two screens and down three screens.
  • From Purple to Red: Go down two screens, top right one screen, right one screen, up two screens.
  • Use the red teleporter and move up two screens.
  • Party can save here
  • Touch the altar
  • BOSS: Baigu
  • [Cutscene]
  • Ni Wan Palace (Yuri & Zhuzhen Trial 2) Walkthrough

  • Player cannot use items or special skills in battle, but can user them outside of battle.
  • Go up two screens, right two screens, top left one screen and use the green teleporter.
  • Green to Yellow: Go up one screen, top-left two screens, right three screens
  • Yellow to Purple: Go left one screen, down two screens
  • Purple to Wood Token: Go down one screen, bottom-left one screen, down two screens – the Key Item: Wood Token is in the chest and needs to be picked up to finish the level.
  • Wood Token to Red: Up two screens, left one screen, down three screens
  • Use the red teleporter and move up two screens
  • Party can save here
  • Place the Wood Token on the altar.
  • BOSS: Qinggu
  • Party can save here
  • [Cutscene]
  • Head down towards the exit
  • BOSS: Yamaraja: War
  • [Cutscene]
  • Next Level: Shanghai
  • Wuhan Items

  • Talisman of Mercy x2 – In chest near first save point, 1 in Dan Tian Court (screen to the right of the 2nd Purple teleporter)
  • Tent x3 – In first chest of every trial
  • Bronze Arrowhead – Dan Tian Court (Screen to the right of 1st Yellow Teleporter)
  • Tea of the Healer -Dan Tian Court (2 screens above 2nd Yellow Teleporter)
  • Bronze Dagger – Dan Tian Court (Screen to the left of where Tea of the Healer is found)
  • Mana Seed – Dan Tian Court (two screens up from where Talisman of Mercy is found), Ni Wan Palace (Top right screen of where you find the Thera Seed)
  • Bell Bracelet – Dan Tian Court (screen to the left of where Mana Seed is found)
  • Hair of White Tiger – Dan Tian Court (screen to the right of where Mana Seed is found)
  • Gold Hourglass – Jiang Palace (Down two screens and top-right one screen from 2nd Purple Teleporter)
  • Black Tortoise Fang – Jiang Palace (Left two screens, top left one screen from 2nd Green Teleporter)
  • Thera Seed – Jiang Palace (Right two screens from 2nd Yellow Teleporter), Ni Wan Palace (Two screens above 2nd green teleporter)
  • Belt – Jiang Palace (Right one screen, down two screens from 2nd Yellow Teleporter)
  • Voodoo Doll – Jiang Palace (Down one screen from where the Belt is found)
  • Silver Hourglass – Jiang Palace (Down three screens from 2nd Purple Teleporter)
  • Witch’s Broth – Jiang Palace (One screen down from 1st Red Teleporter)
  • Leonardo’s Bear – Ni Wan Palace (one same screen as 1st Yellow Teleporter)
  • Studded Cap – Ni Wan Palace (Three screens above 1st Red Teleporter)
  • Pure Seed – Ni Wan Palace (One screen above where the Wood Token is found)
  • Soul Benediction – Ni Wan Palace (Bottom Left screen and Top left of where Thera Seed is found)
  • Seal of Power – Ni Wan Palace (Two Screens left and one screen bottom left from 2nd Yellow Teleporter)
  • Wuhan Shop

    There are two characters that act as shops in the Temple Ruins – Kato (at the beginning of the level) and Xiaofang (throughout the level).

    ItemPrice
    Faerie’s Sigh85
    Talisman of Mercy820
    Thera Seed120
    Mana Seed230
    Pure Seed510
    Brigande Earrings5000
    Pirate Earrings5000
    Voodoo Doll5200
    Bell Bracelet3120
    Leather Cap600
    Studded Cap1700
    Casual Belt600
    Western Cap1700
    Leather Jacket1000
    Leather Skirt1200
    Rosewood Bracelet3000
    Spikes2810
    Angel Feather80
    Bronze Arrowhead100
    Bronze Dagger200
    Silver Hourglass100
    Gold Hourglass200
    Bandana320
    Shell Bracelet2770
    Bone Bracelet2960
    Leather Belt320
    Thera Leaf50
    Mana Leaf100
    Pure Leaf230
    Talisman of Luck480
    Mermaid’s Tear70
    Holy Mother Bust75
    Phoenix Tail90
    Tent480
    Leonardo’s Bear3330

    Wuhan Lottery

    Lottery Member #11 (Xiaofang) is available to speak to in Ni Wan Palace. Here is a list of prizes available.

  • Red Prize: Brooch
  • Yellow Prize: Kirin Scale
  • Blue Prize: Priest’s Wine
  • Green Prize: Pure Seed
  • Origin & Trivia

  • Wuhan is a real city in China – about 850km West of Shanghai. It would probably take a fortnight to walk there, or a day to drive.
  • Nirvana is a Buddhist concept that is a state of mind of complete peace
  • Samsara is the Buddhist concept of the cycle of birth, death and rebirth
  • Dan Tian refers to focal points on the body in meditation.
  • Jiang is a Chinese surname as well as a river in Ancient China
  • Screenshots

    Temple Ruins Map Shadow Hearts

    Temple Ruins on the map

    Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    Temple Ruins Exterior

    Temple Ruins Altar Shadow Hearts

    The Altar

    Temple Ruins Save Point Shadow Hearts

    The first save point

    Temple Ruins Underground Shadow Hearts

    Under the altar

    Samsara Pavilion Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    Samsara Pavilion

    Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The Trials

    Teleporter Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    A Teleporter in the trials

    Boss Room Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    A Boss Room

    Battle Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The Battleground in the Trials

    Boss Battle Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The boss battle arena

    Game Over Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The Game Over Screen for the Temple Ruins

    Elemental Wooden Tokens Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The Five Elemental Tokens

    Nirvana Palace Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    Nirvana Palace

    Samsara Pavilion Battle Ground Temple Ruins Shadow Hearts

    The Battleground for Samsara Pavilion