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Verses and Vistas of Lantern Rite (Part I)

Verses and Vistas of Lantern Rite (Part I)
TypeWorld Quest
Requires AR0
Is Part of
DescriptionThe artist Vermeer is puzzling over how to capture the Lantern Rite in a painting...
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Rewards
Primogem x 30
Mora x 20000
Festive Fever x 100
Objectives & Dialogues (are clickable)
• Talk to Vermeer
VermeerVermeer: No this isn't right, and that's not right either...
Vermeer: Oh, hello. I'm just here collecting some materials.Vermeer: Given that the Lantern Rite festival is already in full swing, I was thinking about how I could create a painting that depicts Liyue Harbor during the festival.Vermeer: *sigh* Maybe it's a problem with my technique or something, but no matter what I do, the painting just doesn't feel right.Vermeer: Maybe a change of scenery would give me more inspiration, but I can't seem to find anywhere better...Vermeer: Traveler, do you know of any scenic spots that would be suitable for painting?
Vermeer: Oh, good. Let's have a look together then. Maybe we'll be able to find a nice scenic spot.
• Look for suitable scenery
• Talk to Qingzhou
QingzhouVermeer: Now here's a good view of the landscape... Oh, who's this?Qingzhou: My name is Qingzhou, my liege. I might add that I consider myself a poet, if I may be so bold. And you are...Vermeer: Ah, so you're a poet? Haha. Well, I'm a painter and I'm looking for some scenic spots nearby to help give me some inspiration.Qingzhou: Inspiration, you say? Why, this is quite a coincidence. I myself am also seeking a stroke of inspiration. May I be so bold as to ask the purpose for which you seek to be inspired?Vermeer: Certainly. I intend to paint a scene of Liyue Harbor during the Lantern Rite. This traveler here was assisting me in my search for a suitable landscape.Vermeer: And may I ask what you are seeking inspiration for?Qingzhou: Yes, quite the coincidence indeed. I also intend to write a poem about Liyue Harbor during the Lantern Rite. I'm seeking inspiration, just as you are.Vermeer: I see...Qingzhou: Hmm...Vermeer: Wouldn't a poem be a little too simple? How could an amazing festival like the Lantern Rite and Liyue Harbor itself possibly fit into a few lines of poetry?Vermeer: Hah, if you ask me, only a great painting could properly capture the essence of the festival.Qingzhou: A great painting, you say? Hehe, I fear that such a work would only be a waste of good brush and ink. A painting could never truly capture the subtle charm of the Lantern Rite and would fail to accurately render the spirit of Liyue.Qingzhou: Furthermore, could the grandeur of a land as magnificent as Liyue ever possibly be captured in a painting?Vermeer: Haha, I think a painting would be better.Qingzhou: Hehe, and I think a poem would be better suited.
Vermeer: Arguing like this won't solve anything. I propose we each create a work depicting Liyue Harbor during the Lantern Rite...Vermeer: Once we've both finished our works, we can put them on display and invite someone to judge them. What do you say?Qingzhou: Your proposition is acceptable. I shall await your presence at Wangshu Inn once you have completed your... painting. Then we shall entreat an impartial judge to critique our work.Vermeer: Good, you have a deal.Qingzhou: It's settled then. If you would excuse me, I shall take my leave now.Vermeer: He sure does talk big for a poet. And to think he actually believes that the Lantern Rite and Liyue Harbor can be expressed with a few lines of poetry, hah!Vermeer: I'll show him! He won't even stand a chance once I finish my painting.Vermeer: I'll need to pour all my creativity into this one. In fact, I should even specially prepare some paints and brushes for this particular piece.Vermeer: Traveler, could I trouble you to help me collect some special materials?
Vermeer: Good, I'm counting on you. Now let me think...Vermeer: Oh, I'll need you to collect Whopperflower Nectar from a Pyro Whopperflower.Vermeer: With that, I'll be able to make mix some special paint.
Vermeer: Oh, I'll need you to collect Whopperflower Nectar from a Pyro Whopperflower.Vermeer: With that, I'll be able to make mix some special paint.
• Collect Pyro Whopperflower Nectar
VermeerVermeer: Hmph, my painting will leave that poet in tears of amazement.
• Report back to Vermeer
VermeerVermeer: So, were you able to get the Whopperflower Nectar I need?
Vermeer: Let me see here. Oh, here we go... Yes, this will do just fine.Vermeer: Once the paint is ready, all we'll need to do is find a suitable landscape and then I can start painting.Vermeer: Humph, just wait until that poet sees my painting...Vermeer: Ah, I've just remembered! It's a tradition to release Xiao Lanterns during Liyue's Lantern Rite. People even write wishes on the lanterns, right?Vermeer: Hehehe, I've even prepared a Xiao Lantern here, and as for the wish... Well, I won't tell you, otherwise it might not come true.Vermeer: Oh, I nearly forgot, these are for you. I guess you could consider them your reward. Thanks for the help!Vermeer: I can't wait to see the look on that poet's face when he sees my painting.
• Report back to Vermeer
VermeerVermeer: Let me see here. Oh, here we go... Yes, this will do just fine.Vermeer: Once the paint is ready, all we'll need to do is find a suitable landscape and then I can start painting.Vermeer: Humph, just wait until that poet sees my painting...Vermeer: Ah, I've just remembered! It's a tradition to release Xiao Lanterns during Liyue's Lantern Rite. People even write wishes on the lanterns, right?Vermeer: Hehehe, I've even prepared a Xiao Lantern here, and as for the wish... Well, I won't tell you, otherwise it might not come true.Vermeer: Oh, I nearly forgot, these are for you. I guess you could consider them your reward. Thanks for the help!Vermeer: I can't wait to see the look on that poet's face when he sees my painting.

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