Shrouded in a dense Fog, Tsurumi Island was home to two ancient civilizations. One buried deep underground, before the time of the Thunderbird's reign, known as the Pre-Thunderbird Civilization. The other coming some time after, the civilization where a tribe worshipped Kanna Kapatcir (becoming known as the Thunderbird Civilization) and were subsequently wiped out by it. The land has since somewhat regrown and is now inhabited by hilichurls, riftwolves and automatons.
Initially, only the southernmost peninsula and the easternmost two isles by Tsurumi Island's Statue of The Seven can be accessed freely. The rest of the island is covered with dense Fog that teleports away players who venture too far or for too long into it. Players must start the World Quest Series Through the Mists, which requires the completion of the World Quest Series Seirai Stormchasers, to lift the fog and explore the rest of the island.
Most of the fog will first be cleared upon walking through a gate as part of the first quest in Through the Mists, A Particularly Particular Author. Players who venture into the fog without having walked through the gate as part of the quest will be teleported to Tsurumi Island's Statue of The Seven. Players who venture into the fog after walking through the gate will be teleported to the closest unlocked Teleport Waypoint located outside of any fog currently present. After finishing The Sun-Wheel and Mt. Kanna, all of Tsurumi Island's fog is permanently dispelled.
Teleport Waypoints inside foggy areas cannot be accessed on the map unless the player has cleared their respective fog area or has not yet touched Tsurumi Island's Statue of The Seven. Portable Waypoints placed inside, however, can be accessed even after the fog has covered the island again the next day.
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- Tsurumi's Thunderbird Civilization takes inspiration from the culture of the Ainu, the indigenous tribe and natives of the Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands. Places, characters, and other things in Tsurumi are named after words in the Ainu language, represented in-game as the language of the Ishine Script.
- Notably, the Japanese version of the game does not use the Ainu language's small kana characters to write Ainu words correctly, and opts to use full-size kana instead; such as ピリカ チカッポ カパッチリカムイ Pirika cikappo kapatciri-kamui instead of ピㇼカ チカッポ カパッチㇼカムィ Pirka cikappo kapatcir-kamuy. (Ainu phrase from the description of Inazuma: Eagleplume.)
- The crane (Japanese: 鶴 tsuru) — or more specifically, the red-crowned crane (Japanese: 丹頂鶴 tanchou-dzuru/タンチョウ tanchou) — is known as a symbol of longevity in East Asian cultures. In Japanese folklore, it has been fabled to live for a thousand years, and is said to grant favors in return for acts of sacrifice.
- This may allude to the persisting illusions of the people on Tsurumi Island, despite the original tribe of the Thunderbird Civilization having perished from incurring Kanna Kapatcir's wrath following Ruu's sacrifice thousands of years ago. This idea of longevity can also extend to the lingering regret of the Thunderbird, which gave rise to the Thunder Manifestations of Amakumo Peak and Mt. Kanna.
- The Pre-Thunderbird civilization that used to inhabit Tsurumi Island is likely related to Khaenri'ah and Celestia, as similarly to Seirai Island, the island hosts a massive underground ruin that contains Ruin Sentinels. Most notably, there are murals of Celestia depicted on some of its walls. Sumida theorizes that something may have fallen from Celestia onto the island, which Kama suspects have manipulated the ley lines on the island.
- As a result, the "people" on the island during the Through the Mist series are simply ghosts reliving the past. However, one of them, Ruu, could hear and see everything around him and developed self-awareness. The spirits of the deceased can also be found on the island.
- However the incident surrounding Tsurumi's Pre-Thunderbird Civilization is said to have occurred thousands of years ago, which would predate the Khaenri'ah incident.
- Remarkable Chests can only be found on Tsurumi Island.
- Tsurumi Island is currently the only non-instanced area in-game that has varied enemy spawns due to its time loop effect, which cycles every three days. Only a few spawns are unaffected by the loop.
- Even after completing the quest The Sun-Wheel and Mt. Kanna, the fog is only dispelled on Tsurumi Island. On the water around the island a few hundred meters away, the fog can still be seen. The easiest way to observe this is by using a Waverider from two of the Waverider Waypoint located on the map.
|No.||Soundtrack Name||Album||Played In|
|29||A Memorable Fancy||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|22||A Sepulchral Gloom||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|28||Fading Memories||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|25||Misty Truth||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|24||Sorrows of Strays||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|27||Walking a Pathless Path||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|26||Wandering in the Mist||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|23||When All Has Elapsed||Islands of the Lost and Forgotten||Tsurumi Island|
|Language||Official Name||Literal Meaning|
|Crane Temple[• 1]|
|Crane Temple[• 1]|
|Spanish||Isla Tsurumi||Tsurumi Island|
|French||Île de Tsurumi||Tsurumi Island|
|Portuguese||Ilha Tsurumi||Tsurumi Island|
- Chinese & Japanese: 觀(观/観) is an old-fashioned term for Taoist temple.
- Map, Label: Tsurumi Island (Japanese)