They are greeted at the gate by two small children. They are hesitant to let Yuri through th gates, but once they see Alice, they oblige and let them into the village.
The children rush off to Granny Mayor‘s house, insisting that Yuri and Alice follow them.
They find the house locked, so decide to explore the village some more. They enter the Shrine of the Black Tortoise God, which is covered with human bones, suggesting that the people who live in this village are cannibals. An old man who lives in the village explains that the people had gotten rid of the Black Tortoise God and replaced it with the Earth Yamaraja – a demon they now worship.
Yuri and Alice agree to spend the night with Granny Mayor, even so they are sure they will be killed an eaten. Sure enough, in the night, the two children come and try to kill them. The children turn into Hellcats so Yuri and Alice kill them in self defense.
Yuri and Alice then leave the house, finding the village transformed – the air and ground are red, and the ground is covered in entrails. Yuri assumes that the cat-demons that live in the village currently must have devoured the previous residents. The village is now occupied by monsters.
They attempt to escape the village only to find it blocked by a Taoist seal. They run back up to the shrine, and find Granny Mayor who disappears.
Zhuzhen explains that he is an exorcist who was hired by a neighbouring village to rid Zhaoyang of the evil within. He says to Alice and Yuri that the seal they saw is the Seal of Tiefeng, which is the mark of Dehuai – a sorcerer who supposedly lost his powers 15 years ago.
In order to remove the seal, they must defeat Granny Mayor in order to access the keeper of the seal, the Earth Yamaraja.
In order to find Granny Mayor, Zhuzhen has brought some anti-cat powder with him. Burning this will drive the cat-people out of hiding and into their true forms. Upon finding her and lighting the anti-cat powder, Granny Mayor turns into her true form and is defeated by the party.
As Granny Major is dying she reveals that the cat-people are born from the souls of domestic cats, and should they not find prey, they kill and eat their own young.
The party enter the shrine, ready to face the Yamaraja. Upon violating the shrine, the Yamaraja appears and is defeated.
After defeating the Yamaraja, Alice explains that she was kidnapped by Japanese soldiers in Changchun and being taken by train to Fengtian. Upon this train she was kidnapped again by a man calling himself Roger Bacon. Zhuzhen explains that her powers are referred to as “Demon Eyes” and Yuri’s Harmonixer ability of Fusion is a forbidden Japanese art, thought to be lost.
They head toward the village gate which has ow reopened. Meiyuan and Zhuzhen leaves. Before leaving, Zhuzhen says that he suspects that their
meeting was no accident and someone is behind all of this.
Shadow Hearts Walkthrough: Zhaoyang Village
Zhaoyang Village Items
Zhaoyang Village Shop
The Shop here is located with the Lost Peddlar who stands North-East of the well.
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Origin & Trivia
Zhaoyang Village is the first place the player encounters the Lost Peddlar in Shadow Hearts as well as the place you find the Snake Card for getting discount at the shops throughout the game.