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Insights of Drifting Dreams

Insights of Drifting Dreams
Typechar
Requires AR40
Is Part ofAlatus Chapter: Act I
DescriptionUnder Xiao's guidance, you prepare to use adepti arts to recover the Sigil of Permission and warn the false adeptus of his evil ways. You will confront the false adeptus in a dream and teach him a lesson...
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The Purging of Evil
RequiresThe Purging of Evil
UnlocksThe Origin of the Lanterns
Rewards
Adventure EXP x 550
Primogem x 60
Mora x 38100
Guide to Prosperity x 5
Hero's Wit x 4
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
Objectives & Dialogues (are clickable)
• Go to the southern face of Mt. Tianheng
• Talk to the protector of the shrine
Pervases
Pervases: The spirit soars the mountains high, while the body rests as the world goes by...
Paimon: Um... Sorry to interrupt you, but...
Pervases: Well I'll be... Isn't that something?
Pervases: A pair walk into a shrine, neither to seek nor worship gods or adepti, but to pilfer the tools of worship for their own ends. Hahaha...
Paimon: We know it's rude to ask, but we just need them for a short while — honest!
Pervases: For the Dream Trawler ritual, I trust?
Paimon: Wha— How'd you know that?
Pervases: I have been in this shrine for far longer than you would expect.
Pervases: Perhaps as a reward for my faithfulness, I have been endowed with some understanding of the adepti arts.
Paimon: Wow. Paimon's never heard of that happening before.
Pervases: Ah, it matters not. Take what you need. It is a fortuitous thing that these items may be of service to you.
Pervases: ...They served little purpose here, in any case.
Pervases: Heh, nothing that you need concern yourself with. Please, take what you wish.
Pervases: You are quite welcome. Please, take what you wish.
• Collect the items needed for the ritual: Censer
Censer
Paimon: This censer... should be fine... right?
Paimon: At least it isn't as run-down as this shrine.
Paimon: So next... we just need to grab the Seven-Star Lamps, right? The sooner we start, the sooner we'll be done.
Pervases
Pervases: Heh, nothing that you need concern yourself with. Please, take what you wish.
• Collect the items necessary for the ritual: Seven-Star Lamps
Pervases
Pervases: Heh, nothing that you need concern yourself with. Please, take what you wish.
• Return to Pervases
Statue
Paimon: Huh? Where'd he go!? He was right here...
Paimon: I had presumed that once you had acquired what you came for, you would forget about me and simply be on your way...
Paimon: Ah! It's that guy's voice! ...Hello? Wh—Where are you?
Paimon: My physical form ceased to exist over a thousand years ago. What you witnessed earlier was an illusion, created by the adepti art known as Mortal Lingering.
Paimon: Now that you have taken the Seven-Star Lamps and censer used in the Mortal Lingering ritual, my form is no longer visible to you.
Paimon: I was once a junior in the order of the yakshas, bestowed with the name Pervases by Rex Lapis himself. Yet my strength failed, and I was slain in battle.
Paimon: Today is the anniversary of my death. My last wish was to see a modern Liyue, and so I took the liberty of performing this ritual here.
Paimon: That aside... You were sent here by the Conqueror of Demons, were you not?
Paimon: So, you two know each other then?
Paimon: I sense his aura upon you... that, and the heavy burden of his karma.
Paimon: *sigh* Even after all these millennia, he still must endure such tremendous suffering?
Paimon: ...I am truly ashamed.
Paimon: Don't say that, Pervases — you sacrificed your life for Liyue, didn't you?
Paimon: Life is a precious thing, yes... But when I think of the burden that the Conqueror of Demons must bear... *sigh* death seems to me to have been the easy way out. A selfish indulgence, even.
Paimon: Pervases...
Paimon: Haha, I apologize. Birthdays are joyful occasions, but by the same token, it is hard to not be melancholy on the anniversary of one's death.
Paimon: The Mortal Lingering will not last much longer. Take care, you two, and please pass on my regards to the Conqueror of Demons...
Paimon: *sigh* If only I could taste some authentic Grilled Ticker Fish once more...
Paimon: By wave and storm I hunt for fish, by wind and snow I slay evil...
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh? Looks like he's gone, then... Paimon really hopes that at least someone will remember Pervases the Yaksha.
Paimon: We should get going. But let's come back here and make an offering sometime.
Paimon: *sigh* If only I could taste some authentic Grilled Ticker Fish once more...
Paimon: By wave and storm I hunt for fish, by wind and snow I slay evil...
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh? Looks like he's gone, then... Paimon really hopes that at least someone will remember Pervases the Yaksha.
Paimon: We should get going. But let's come back here and make an offering sometime.
Paimon: Haha... It is not untrue to say this. The line between adepti and ghosts is a fine one indeed.
Paimon: I was once a junior in the order of the yakshas, bestowed with the name Pervases by Rex Lapis himself. Yet my strength failed, and I was slain in battle.
Paimon: Today is the anniversary of my death. My last wish was to see a modern Liyue, and so I took the liberty of performing this ritual here.
Paimon: That aside... You were sent here by the Conqueror of Demons, were you not?
Paimon: So, you two know each other then?
Paimon: I sense his aura upon you... that, and the heavy burden of his karma.
Paimon: *sigh* Even after all these millennia, he still must endure such tremendous suffering?
Paimon: ...I am truly ashamed.
Paimon: Don't say that, Pervases — you sacrificed your life for Liyue, didn't you?
Paimon: Life is a precious thing, yes... But when I think of the burden that the Conqueror of Demons must bear... *sigh* death seems to me to have been the easy way out. A selfish indulgence, even.
Paimon: Pervases...
Paimon: Haha, I apologize. Birthdays are joyful occasions, but by the same token, it is hard to not be melancholy on the anniversary of one's death.
Paimon: The Mortal Lingering will not last much longer. Take care, you two, and please pass on my regards to the Conqueror of Demons...
Paimon: *sigh* If only I could taste some authentic Grilled Ticker Fish once more...
Paimon: By wave and storm I hunt for fish, by wind and snow I slay evil...
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh? Looks like he's gone, then... Paimon really hopes that at least someone will remember Pervases the Yaksha.
Paimon: We should get going. But let's come back here and make an offering sometime.
Paimon: *sigh* If only I could taste some authentic Grilled Ticker Fish once more...
Paimon: By wave and storm I hunt for fish, by wind and snow I slay evil...
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh? Looks like he's gone, then... Paimon really hopes that at least someone will remember Pervases the Yaksha.
Paimon: We should get going. But let's come back here and make an offering sometime.
Pervases
Pervases: Heh, nothing that you need concern yourself with. Please, take what you wish.
• Collect the items needed for the ritual: Mist Flowers
• Head to the yaksha statues after nightfall
• Talk to Xiao
Xiao
Xiao: Have you gathered the items for the ritual?
Xiao: Hmm... This censer, and these lamps... Their designs are flawless, almost as if they were made specifically for use in the adepti arts. Where did you come by them?
Paimon: Oh! And um, he says hi!
Xiao: Pervases...
Xiao: ...Yes, this does have the hallmarks of something Pervases might do.
Xiao: As I thought, it seems that he could not leave Liyue behind either... I hope that its present state will allow him to rest in peace.
Xiao: Well then. Let us begin preparing for the ritual.
Xiao: Place the censer in the middle, and surround it with the Seven-Star Lamps. Adorn the area with the items of abject cold. Once this is done, we shall proceed.
Xiao: Yes, this will do. Now, the next step is the key to performing Dream Trawler...
Xiao: There are four steps to performing this ritual: offering incense, meditation, incantation, and loosing an arrow.
Paimon: Ah... Seems like a real rigmarole.
Xiao: Adepti arts are the product of millennia of study by adepti. Do not dismiss their mystical workings as "rigmarole."
Xiao: Failure to take this seriously could cause the technique to devour one's own body, or cause the spirit to be sundered from one's flesh permanently...
Paimon: Agh! Stop talking! Paimon's sorry!
Xiao: When offering the incense, we place the incense into the censer with reverence for Rex Lapis in our hearts.
Xiao: Meditation is to empty ourselves of trivial thoughts, and to focus on the target of the art we are performing.
Xiao: Then, we shall recite the incantation in a loud voice: "Devayaksha, Bring Forth Sin!"
Xiao: Finally, we will loose an arrow towards each of the yaksha statues to enlist their authority for our contract.
Xiao: If all goes well, Starsnatcher's soul will be brought forth shortly.
Xiao: If you have no other questions, let us begin.
Paimon: Hmm... Well... let's start by offering up incense, shall we? You know, with respect for Rex Lapis and everything...
Xiao: If you have no other questions, let us begin.
Paimon: Hmm... Well... let's start by offering up incense, shall we? You know, with respect for Rex Lapis and everything...
• Initiate the ritual according to the correct process
Offer Incense
Paimon: Then we meditate... Ugh, Paimon really doesn't wanna think about that fraud!
Paimon: Hmm...
Paimon: Ohh...
Paimon: Ahh... Hmm...
Paimon: Uh, bring forth sin!
• Fire arrows at the glowing area of the yaksha statues as per the ritual process
Xiao
Paimon: We finished the ritual, and we followed all the instructions to the letter!
Xiao: ...Close enough.
Xiao: Leave the rest to me. You two get ready to greet him.
Starsnatcher: Where is one... Huh? You two look familiar.
Starsnatcher: What's with ones body? One feels... light. Weightless!
Starsnatcher: An adepti art? Hahaha! You dare don the guise of an adeptus in one's presence?
Starsnatcher: But as for the matter of one's present location... One could have sworn that one was dozing off to sleep at Wangshu Inn not a moment ago...
Starsnatcher: Wait... that must be it... of course it must! Haha, as expected of an adeptus such as oneself...
Starsnatcher: One must indeed be in a dream!
Paimon: Ugh, there's no helping this guy, is there?
Starsnatcher: Huh? What is the meaning of this? Do you truly think that one will permit such insolence in one's own dreams?
Paimon: ...Alright, time to take him down a peg.
Starsnatcher: Huh? What is the meaning of this? Do you truly think that one will permit such insolence in one's own dreams?
Paimon: ...Alright, time to take him down a peg.
Starsnatcher: Dead!?
Starsnatcher: Impossible! One was just lying in peaceful repose at Wangshu Inn...
Starsnatcher: Wait... that must be it... of course it must! Haha, as expected of an adeptus such as oneself...
Starsnatcher: One must indeed be in a dream!
Paimon: Ugh, there's no helping this guy, is there?
Starsnatcher: Huh? What is the meaning of this? Do you truly think that one will permit such insolence in one's own dreams?
Paimon: ...Alright, time to take him down a peg.
Starsnatcher: Huh? What is the meaning of this? Do you truly think that one will permit such insolence in one's own dreams?
Paimon: ...Alright, time to take him down a peg.
• Punish the false adeptus' spirit
Xiao
Starsnatcher: P—Please, stop! I surrender, I surrender! Argh...
Starsnatcher: Yes! Yes, I do! I thought I was going to die...
Starsnatcher: How did I ever have the misfortune to meet you two...
Starsnatcher: Please, great adepti, spare my life. I won't do this ever again, I swear it...
Paimon: We did call your spirit here, but we're not adepti. He however — is.
Xiao: You deceive the masses with quackery, masquerade as an adeptus, exorcise demons without exterminating them, and display a callous lack of regard for life.
Xiao: One day, you will reap that which you have sown... For those who invite the infernal into their lives, there is no redemption!
Starsnatcher: Ah... I... You're...
Paimon: Seems like Xiao's got him scared stiff.
Starsnatcher: O great adeptus... might I ask your name?
Starsnatcher: It really is you! It's truly you! Never in my life did I imagine that I might meet the Conqueror of Demons, the Vigilant Yaksha himself!
Paimon: You know about Xiao?
Starsnatcher: Of course! My grandfather was a folklorist — I learned the tales of the Conqueror of Demons at his knee...
Starsnatcher: To this day, I am an avid collector of books concerning the yakshas.
Starsnatcher: But ever since I discovered a Sigil of Permission while rummaging through my grandfather's personal effects...
Starsnatcher: At first, I was just imitating the adepti for fun... but slowly I began to stray further and further from the righteous path...
Paimon: Huh, so to sum you up... you're Xiao's biggest fan?
Starsnatcher: Y—Yes. Thank you both for allowing me to witness the Conqueror of Demons in the flesh — it's like a dream come true!
Paimon: Uh, that wasn't quite our intention...
Starsnatcher: Please allow me to swear this oath before the Great Conqueror of Demons...
Starsnatcher: I swear to turn away from evil, to live an honest life, and to never again stain the name of the adepti!
Xiao: I will remember your oath... Now go.
Starsnatcher: Thank you... A thousand thanks for your forgiveness... and for all that you have done for Liyue...
Paimon: He seemed very earnest when he was making that oath there. Guess he won't be tricking anyone anymore.
Paimon: Oh, wait! We haven't gotten the Sigil of Permission back yet. Let's head over to Wangshu Inn first thing tomorrow and look for him!
Starsnatcher: It really is you! It's truly you! Never in my life did I imagine that I might meet the Conqueror of Demons, the Vigilant Yaksha himself!
Paimon: You know about Xiao?
Starsnatcher: Of course! My grandfather was a folklorist — I learned the tales of the Conqueror of Demons at his knee...
Starsnatcher: To this day, I am an avid collector of books concerning the yakshas.
Starsnatcher: But ever since I discovered a Sigil of Permission while rummaging through my grandfather's personal effects...
Starsnatcher: At first, I was just imitating the adepti for fun... but slowly I began to stray further and further from the righteous path...
Paimon: Huh, so to sum you up... you're Xiao's biggest fan?
Starsnatcher: Y—Yes. Thank you both for allowing me to witness the Conqueror of Demons in the flesh — it's like a dream come true!
Paimon: Uh, that wasn't quite our intention...
Starsnatcher: Please allow me to swear this oath before the Great Conqueror of Demons...
Starsnatcher: I swear to turn away from evil, to live an honest life, and to never again stain the name of the adepti!
Xiao: I will remember your oath... Now go.
Starsnatcher: Thank you... A thousand thanks for your forgiveness... and for all that you have done for Liyue...
Paimon: He seemed very earnest when he was making that oath there. Guess he won't be tricking anyone anymore.
Paimon: Oh, wait! We haven't gotten the Sigil of Permission back yet. Let's head over to Wangshu Inn first thing tomorrow and look for him!
Starsnatcher: N—No, no, never again! Y—You almost killed me...
Starsnatcher: How did I ever have the misfortune to meet you two...
Starsnatcher: Please, great adepti, spare my life. I won't do this ever again, I swear it...
Paimon: We did call your spirit here, but we're not adepti. He however — is.
Xiao: You deceive the masses with quackery, masquerade as an adeptus, exorcise demons without exterminating them, and display a callous lack of regard for life.
Xiao: One day, you will reap that which you have sown... For those who invite the infernal into their lives, there is no redemption!
Starsnatcher: Ah... I... You're...
Paimon: Seems like Xiao's got him scared stiff.
Starsnatcher: O great adeptus... might I ask your name?
Starsnatcher: It really is you! It's truly you! Never in my life did I imagine that I might meet the Conqueror of Demons, the Vigilant Yaksha himself!
Paimon: You know about Xiao?
Starsnatcher: Of course! My grandfather was a folklorist — I learned the tales of the Conqueror of Demons at his knee...
Starsnatcher: To this day, I am an avid collector of books concerning the yakshas.
Starsnatcher: But ever since I discovered a Sigil of Permission while rummaging through my grandfather's personal effects...
Starsnatcher: At first, I was just imitating the adepti for fun... but slowly I began to stray further and further from the righteous path...
Paimon: Huh, so to sum you up... you're Xiao's biggest fan?
Starsnatcher: Y—Yes. Thank you both for allowing me to witness the Conqueror of Demons in the flesh — it's like a dream come true!
Paimon: Uh, that wasn't quite our intention...
Starsnatcher: Please allow me to swear this oath before the Great Conqueror of Demons...
Starsnatcher: I swear to turn away from evil, to live an honest life, and to never again stain the name of the adepti!
Xiao: I will remember your oath... Now go.
Starsnatcher: Thank you... A thousand thanks for your forgiveness... and for all that you have done for Liyue...
Paimon: He seemed very earnest when he was making that oath there. Guess he won't be tricking anyone anymore.
Paimon: Oh, wait! We haven't gotten the Sigil of Permission back yet. Let's head over to Wangshu Inn first thing tomorrow and look for him!
Starsnatcher: It really is you! It's truly you! Never in my life did I imagine that I might meet the Conqueror of Demons, the Vigilant Yaksha himself!
Paimon: You know about Xiao?
Starsnatcher: Of course! My grandfather was a folklorist — I learned the tales of the Conqueror of Demons at his knee...
Starsnatcher: To this day, I am an avid collector of books concerning the yakshas.
Starsnatcher: But ever since I discovered a Sigil of Permission while rummaging through my grandfather's personal effects...
Starsnatcher: At first, I was just imitating the adepti for fun... but slowly I began to stray further and further from the righteous path...
Paimon: Huh, so to sum you up... you're Xiao's biggest fan?
Starsnatcher: Y—Yes. Thank you both for allowing me to witness the Conqueror of Demons in the flesh — it's like a dream come true!
Paimon: Uh, that wasn't quite our intention...
Starsnatcher: Please allow me to swear this oath before the Great Conqueror of Demons...
Starsnatcher: I swear to turn away from evil, to live an honest life, and to never again stain the name of the adepti!
Xiao: I will remember your oath... Now go.
Starsnatcher: Thank you... A thousand thanks for your forgiveness... and for all that you have done for Liyue...
Paimon: He seemed very earnest when he was making that oath there. Guess he won't be tricking anyone anymore.
Paimon: Oh, wait! We haven't gotten the Sigil of Permission back yet. Let's head over to Wangshu Inn first thing tomorrow and look for him!
• Go to Wangshu Inn and ask Verr Goldet about the false adeptus
Verr Goldet
Paimon: Hey there, Boss. Starsnatcher's staying here, right?
Verr Goldet: Starsnatcher... Hm... You mean the false adeptus who wore a mask?
Verr Goldet: He signed in here under the name Wang Ping'an.
Verr Goldet: He's already checked out. He said he wished to go on a solo pilgrimage...
Verr Goldet: Ah, yes. He also requested that I give this letter to a traveler who journeys together with a "talking fairy"... should they come asking for him.
Paimon: Talking fairy... Who's that?
Verr Goldet: ...Well anyway, you must be the traveler. Here's the letter.
Paimon: How strange that he would leave a letter for us. Is this the final attempt to fool us, maybe?
Paimon: Come on, open it! Paimon's curious!
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh, seems like he actually left us a few nice trinkets...
Paimon: Along with... Woohoo! The Sigil of Permission!
Paimon: Paimon hasn't met a bad guy like him in a long time...
Paimon: Yeah... Anyway, let's go take this Sigil of Permission to Xiao, shall we?
Paimon: Yeah... Anyway, let's go take this Sigil of Permission to Xiao, shall we?
Verr Goldet: He's already checked out. He said he wished to go on a solo pilgrimage...
Verr Goldet: Ah, yes. He also requested that I give this letter to a traveler who journeys together with a "talking fairy"... should they come asking for him.
Paimon: Talking fairy... Who's that?
Verr Goldet: ...Well anyway, you must be the traveler. Here's the letter.
Paimon: How strange that he would leave a letter for us. Is this the final attempt to fool us, maybe?
Paimon: Come on, open it! Paimon's curious!
Paimon: ...
Paimon: Huh, seems like he actually left us a few nice trinkets...
Paimon: Along with... Woohoo! The Sigil of Permission!
Paimon: Paimon hasn't met a bad guy like him in a long time...
Paimon: Yeah... Anyway, let's go take this Sigil of Permission to Xiao, shall we?
Paimon: Yeah... Anyway, let's go take this Sigil of Permission to Xiao, shall we?
• Talk to Xiao and give him the Sigil of Permission
Xiao
Paimon: Ah! There you are.
Paimon: We got the Sigil of Permission back. Do you wanna take it?
Xiao: You have my thanks.
Xiuhua: May I take your order, sir?
Xiao: One Grilled Ticker Fish.
Xiuhua: Certainly, we'll prepare it for you immediately!
Paimon: Huh? No Almond Tofu this time? Well that's not like Xiao.
Xiao: Ticker Fish was Pervases' favorite dish...
Xiao: I just wanted to... see how it tastes.
Paimon: Huh...
Xiao: By wave and storm I hunt for fish, by wind and snow I slay evil...
Xiao: ...
Xiao: Was there anything else? I... am accustomed to eating alone.
Paimon: Uh huh! And so, Detective Paimon and the trusty Traveler solved the case, and quietly slipped away...
Paimon: Uh huh! And so, Detective Paimon and the trusty Traveler solved the case, and quietly slipped away...

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