Right from the very start of the game, Shin Megami Tensei V gives players a decent amount of freedom, letting them explore around in search of secrets and sidequests. While optional, completing these sidequests is highly recommended, as you can get some very nice rewards for doing so, such as Talismans that unlock additional Magatsuhi Skills.
Here’s how to complete one of the game’s early sidequests, the Talisman Hunt sidequest.
How to Complete the Talisman Hunt Sidequest in Shin Megami Tensei V
The Talisman Hunt sidequest can be started by speaking with Shiki-Ouji, who can be found to the southeast of the Nagatacho Leyline Fount. The precise location can be found on the map above.
Shiki-Ouji will ask you to recover three Talismans, which are found in three different locations. The first one is found to the southeast of the Nagatacho Leyline Fount, right outside the ruined city of Kamiyacho that you explored earlier.
The second Talisman can be found in Kamiyacho, on top of a building. To reach it, you will have to find some stairs in the area marked on the map below.
The third and final Talisman is found to the southeast of the Kamiyacho Leyline Fount. Follow the path to climb up the mountain and find the item you need.
After all three Talismans have been found, bring them back to Shiki-Ouji, who will now fight you. The demon is weak against Fire and Force and can use Light and Darkness skills, so bring the appropriate demons to take it down and complete the quest. You will receive 1200 EXP points as well as the Brute Talisman as reward.