The Headless guardian is first encountered on the dirt path leading to the Guardian Sapling at Ryoshima Coast. It is a headless stone-gray Buddha statue with patches of moss on it, and a red hood. It has a golden staff that can be used for offense and defense.
The Headless guardian is a headless Buddha statue possessed by the spirit of a rapscallion, and went on searching for heads at night. It goes door to door, knocking on them and demands for heads.
"Headless guardian statue possessed by the spirit of a rapscallion.
Searching for his head at night, he may knock on your very door,
shouting, 'Give me back my head or I'll take yours instead!'"