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What the Skies Conceal, the Water Reveals

What the Skies Conceal, the Water Reveals
Typeevent
Requires AR0
Is Part ofUnreconciled Stars - III
DescriptionApart from the spate of unconsciousness caused by the meteorites, the appearance of the Fatui has also aroused your suspicions. Fortunately, the arrival of the astrologist Mona has given your efforts a much-needed boost. With the help of her mystical scrying techniques, you begin to delve into these mysteries...
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Where Ancient Stars Align
RequiresThe Crisis Deepens
UnlocksWhere Ancient Stars Align
Rewards
Fragile Resin x 1
Primogem x 60
Mora x 30000
Objectives & Dialogues (are clickable)
• Chat with Mona about the meteorites and scrying
Mona
Paimon: Hi Mona! Thanks to you, we've managed to get rid of loads and loads of meteorites!
Mona: Ah, good timing! There's something I need you to do.
Mona: Remember how I was saying that the meteorites belonged to someone's constellation?
Mona: Theoretically, it's not possible for stars that are goodness knows how many light-years away to suddenly turn into meteors and fall out of the sky. But, however paradoxical it may be, this is the reality.
Mona: If we want to get to the bottom of this, the best way is to find out whose constellation it was.
Mona: Based on what you've told me, it seems that all victims of the meteorites fell into a deep sleep, and all of them dreamed of a snowy mountain.
Mona: Now, we may not know which mountain this was — but we can safely assume that it's not Dragonspine. Otherwise, someone would have recognized it, right?
Mona: Did everyone definitely have the same dream? And where exactly were they in the dream? These are the questions that we need answers to.
Mona: I need you to find out more details about the sleepers' dreams. The more information we have, the closer we can get to the truth.
Paimon: Seems we should head somewhere with lots of people around.
Paimon: That way, we should be able to find more victims to question.
Mona: I need to stay in an undisturbed environment. So, I will leave the investigating to you.
Paimon: Is there anywhere that we haven't been to yet?
Oz: There is Qingce Village, in Liyue... Although, it does not usually match your suggestion of "somewhere with lots of people around."
Oz: That said, I suspect that the Millelith will have turned that area into a site where victims can receive medical attention, much as they did at Wangshu Inn.
• Go to Qingce Village
• Talk to the Millelith
Jinglun
Paimon: Hello, we're from the Adventurers' Guild. Can you tell us if Qingce Village has been affected by the meteorite strike?
Jinglun: Adventurers! Perfect! I was beginning to despair at the lack of helpers.
Jinglun: These meteorite strikes have been going on for days now. Don't even get me started on how much trouble it's caused...
Jinglun: If one lands in a field, no-one dares to go and harvest the crops, and if one lands at the entrance, access is a complete nightmare.
Jinglun: Do you have any ideas on how to safely dispose of them? They're just making everything impossible!
Paimon: Guess we'd better help this guy out.
• Dispose of the meteorites in the fields
• Dispose of the meteorites in the fields
JinglunJinglun: I really hope you can help us deal with the meteorites.
• Report to Jinglun
Jinglun
Paimon: Done and dusted!
Jinglun: Wonderful! What a huge help!
Oz: Have any of the victims woken since the start of the incident?
Jinglun: Oh, I wouldn't know... You're better off just taking a look for yourself.
• Examine the nearby victims (0/3)
Huaqing
Fischl: Mortal! Art thou also descended into the realm of suffering?
Paimon: Same situation that we've seen in other places, too.
Paimon: Hey there. Has this guy woken up at any point?
Huaqing: No, he has said a few things in his sleep, though.
Paimon: What kind of things?
Huaqing: "So cold," "Can't go on," ...Things like that.
Oz: Somewhere cold, up in the mountains... Where could it be?
• Examine the nearby victims (1/3)
Yang
Paimon: Hey, has this guy woken up at any point?
Yang: Not so far.
Paimon: Okay... Um, has he said anything in his sleep?
Yang: Now that you mention it... Yesterday, he suddenly cried out "So high!" Who knows what he was dreaming about.
Paimon: How high? High as a snowy mountain peak, maybe?
Fischl: A wicked mountain, its frozen peak looming high, home to a malevolent power...
Paimon: Let's talk to that guy over there next.
• Examine the nearby victims (2/3)
Bro Huang
Paimon: Hello, have any of the victims woken up?
Bro Huang: Funny you should ask! Gao the Sixth literally just woke up.
Paimon: Alright! We're gonna go talk to him.
Bro Huang: That's fine, but he's only just awoken and is still very weak. If you must question him, please be gentle.
Fischl: Greetings, you who have suffered and lived to tell the tale. Your sovereign shall question you now.
Gao the Sixth: Food... Need food...
Paimon: Are you okay? Sounds like you're starving.
Gao the Sixth: Ugh... Oof...
Gao the Sixth: I need... home... home cooking...
Paimon: Home cooking from Qingce Village? Well that can only mean one thing: farmer food!
Gao the Sixth: I need... home... home cooking...
Paimon: Home cooking from Qingce Village? Well that can only mean one thing: farmer food!
Gao the Sixth
Gao the Sixth: Food... Need food...
• Make 1 Qingce Stir Fry
• Bring Gao the Sixth some Qingce Stir Fry
Gao the Sixth
Gao the Sixth: Food... Need food...
Gao the Sixth
Gao the Sixth: Phwoar! That's brought me back from the brink, that has!
Paimon: Did you have a dream while you were sleeping?
Gao the Sixth: Only the most exhausting dream of my whole life!
Paimon: Really? Why, what happened?
Gao the Sixth: Yes... how did you know? Way up in the mountains, the highest mountain I've ever seen... It was freezing up there.
Paimon: What were you doing there?
Gao the Sixth: I'm not sure. It's like I was... possessed. I was consumed by the idea of climbing up the mountain and trying to reach the summit.
Paimon: Was there something special at the summit, or?
Gao the Sixth: Who knows? Honestly, it's like I became a completely different person in my dream. Don't ask me why, I have no idea...
Gao the Sixth: It's hard to describe... It's like I was being controlled, as if somebody else put the idea of climbing the mountain into my head. I know how crazy that sounds, but...
Fischl: An intruder trespassed in the dark recesses of your soul!?
Oz: An idea not autonomously generated by the individual, but that appeared within the subconscious... Yes, the signs do indeed point towards mind control.
Paimon: All the other victims we've met have talked about being cold, and needing to rest... Were they all climbing the mountain, too?
Paimon: Paimon doesn't even wanna think about it... We need to update Mona on all of this!
Paimon: All the other victims we've met have talked about being cold, and needing to rest... Were they all climbing the mountain, too?
Paimon: Paimon doesn't even wanna think about it... We need to update Mona on all of this!
Gao the Sixth: Well, sort of. Up a snowy mountain, to be precise. It was huge, and it was freezing cold... The moment I fell asleep, I was standing at the foot of the mountain.
Paimon: What were you doing there?
Gao the Sixth: I'm not sure. It's like I was... possessed. I was consumed by the idea of climbing up the mountain and trying to reach the summit.
Paimon: Was there something special at the summit, or?
Gao the Sixth: Who knows? Honestly, it's like I became a completely different person in my dream. Don't ask me why, I have no idea...
Gao the Sixth: It's hard to describe... It's like I was being controlled, as if somebody else put the idea of climbing the mountain into my head. I know how crazy that sounds, but...
Fischl: An intruder trespassed in the dark recesses of your soul!?
Oz: An idea not autonomously generated by the individual, but that appeared within the subconscious... Yes, the signs do indeed point towards mind control.
Paimon: All the other victims we've met have talked about being cold, and needing to rest... Were they all climbing the mountain, too?
Paimon: Paimon doesn't even wanna think about it... We need to update Mona on all of this!
Paimon: All the other victims we've met have talked about being cold, and needing to rest... Were they all climbing the mountain, too?
Paimon: Paimon doesn't even wanna think about it... We need to update Mona on all of this!
• Tell Mona about the meteorites
Mona
Paimon: Mona, we found some stuff out!
Fischl: An ice-capped mountain looms over the world from far above the clouds... That is the place from which this burgeoning darkness proceeds.
Mona: Ice-capped mountain? Is that all?
Paimon: It's a really really high mountain that no-one's ever seen before, and it's super cold up there. The sleepers are forced to try and climb to the summit, but they don't know why.
Mona: Climb the mountain? To the summit?
Mona: What sort of person would wish to reach the summit of that mountain? And how is their desire strong enough to exert an influence on others?
Fischl: Perchance some poor soul lies there, buried in the snow, hounded to death on the mountain?
Oz: Or... Some intrepid explorer was exceptionally keen to conquer that particular mountain.
Mona: I'll do another reading!
Mona: Aha! I see something here... It's a little vague but I think I can get his name... Ah, yes! "Leonard"!
Paimon: Wow, that was fast!
Mona: Well, in case you'd forgotten... I am a genius!
Paimon: "Leonard..." Paimon's never heard that name before.
Gao the SixthGao the Sixth: Thanks to you, I didn't starve to death in my sleep!
Mona
Mona: Any junior fortune-teller could have told you this, but... That man was a Fatui Harbinger! That was too close, how did you manage to get caught up with a guy like him?
Oz: A Fatui Harbinger? Why, their wickedness knows no bounds!
Mona: Whatever he was planning to do... He was heading straight for you.
Mona: And he is an extremely powerful individual! I sensed it the moment I looked at him. He's far more powerful than you'd imagine.
Mona: As much as it pains me to admit it...
Oz: Surely his power cannot match that of the astrological genius of the century?
Mona: I never said that...! His strength may exceed mine by a hair's breadth... But in astrology alone, he doesn't come close!
Paimon: This reminds Paimon of something... We ran into some Fatui at Wangshu Inn, too!
Paimon: What interest could the Fatui have in the meteorites?
Mona: They must be plotting something.
Mona: Hmm... Maybe, just maybe...
Paimon: Oh! The Fatui are the ones who caused the meteor shower in the first place! Was that it?
Mona: Paimon, that was my line! Get your own!
Paimon: Sorry... Paimon's mouth just works so much faster than everyone else's.
Paimon: Yeah... Where'd they get the power to pull stars out of the sky!?
Fischl: Ozvaldo Hrafnavins, what is thy opinion?
Oz: I think that anything is possible, mein Fräulein.
Fischl: So long as they can afford to pay the price, they will never stop sowing their seeds of destruction across the land... Fatui, your sins shall not go unremembered.
Oz: I also believe that miracles can happen.
Fischl: Astral emissary, you have performed admirably as a member of my retinue. I will dispatch my forces to protect you, and they will ensure that the encroaching darkness shall bring you no harm.
Oz: She means me.
Paimon: No need! Paimon thinks that our current lineup works just fine... No need to fix it if it ain't broke!
Mona: You underestimate me, Fischl! I'm far stronger than you seem to think.
Oz: Mein Fräulein trusts no-one more than yourself, my lady, she is simply concerned for your wellbeing.
Mona: There's really no need. In any case, you're in a much more perilous position than I am. If anything, you need my protection.
Mona: ...Huh? Wh—What're you saying that for?
Mona: For now, we must deal with the new threat. My astrolabe tells me that a new meteorite has landed, and it's the biggest one yet.
Fischl: Naturally!
Mona: For now, we must deal with the new threat. My astrolabe tells me that a new meteorite has landed, and it's the biggest one yet.
• Head to the spot where the giant meteorite made landfall
Fischl
Mona: This is the one.
Oz: I sense an unprecedented amount of elemental energy within.
Fischl: The very heart of darkness descends upon the world.
Paimon: What do the Fatui want with this? Is it the elemental power?
Mona: It's possible... But if that were the case, other life forms would surely be drawn to the meteorites' energy too.

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