|Shadow Hearts: Covenant|
|Location||Sea of Woods|
|Item Drops||Talisman of Mercy|
Creature found in Sea of Woods, in the Director's Cut edition of the game
A spirit of maggots that welled up from the corpse of a villain called "Tsunemoto" who was executed four hundred years ago.
In the blink of an eye, where Tsunemoto felt was he was undeservedly buried, at the foot of a tree, his corpse was suddenly replaced by several hundred writhing maggots, who swarmed over his place of execution.
Tsunemotomushi derives from a mythical insect in Japanese folklore.
A rogue samurai who led a gang of thugs, murderers and rapists terrorised a small town, but was eventually caught and hanged for his crimes.
His remains were buried at the base of a tree. Every year after his death, from insects would emerge from the tree, all with his face, and they would bring misery and bad luck to those who saw them.