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Darknight Hero’s Alibi

Darknight Hero's Alibi
Typechar
Requires AR0
Is Part ofNoctua Chapter: Act I
DescriptionKnight Huffman has informed you that the Abyss Order is plotting against the Darknight Hero. As a precaution, the Knights have decided to monitor the Darknight Hero's actions. You shared this information with Diluc and discussed countermeasures. Having made your preparations, you now lie in wait for both the Knights and the Abyss Order to act.
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Darknight Hero's Crisis
RequiresDarknight Hero's Crisis
UnlocksRestoring the Bartender Daily
Astrology and the 50-Year Pact
Rewards
Adventure EXP x 300
Primogem x 60
Mora x 13850
Teachings of Resistance x 5
Adventurer's Experience x 6
Mystic Enhancement Ore x 4
Objectives & Dialogues (are clickable)
• Go to Dawn Winery
• Furnish Diluc with the information.
Diluc
Paimon: Master Diluc! Paimon has something important to tell you—
Diluc: Yes... about Kaeya...
Diluc: I should have known he would see this as the perfect opportunity to get back at me.
Paimon: Sounds like there's a bit of bad blood between you guys then?
Diluc: I shan't get into that now. More importantly, the Knights of Favonius are responding more or less as I had anticipated.
Diluc: All we need to do now is think of a counter plan.
Diluc: That won't work. It will only arouse the Knights' suspicion if I don't show up as they're expecting.
Diluc: That's what Kaeya is counting on.
Paimon: Hmm... so what are we gonna do?
Diluc: Patience. Let me think for a moment...
Diluc: ...
Diluc: If they intend to monitor me, then so be it.
Diluc: We can use this to create the perfect alibi.
Paimon: What's an alabla— an alibi?
Diluc: If you want to find out, maybe you can do me a small favor first.
Paimon: Oh come on! Why do you love cliff hangers so much?
Diluc: In Mondstadt, Mist Flowers are most commonly found in a region just northwest of the winery.
Diluc: If you could gather some for me, I'd be most grateful. I will make other preparations here in the meantime.
Diluc: Patience. Let me think for a moment...
Diluc: ...
Diluc: If they intend to monitor me, then so be it.
Diluc: We can use this to create the perfect alibi.
Paimon: What's an alabla— an alibi?
Diluc: If you want to find out, maybe you can do me a small favor first.
Paimon: Oh come on! Why do you love cliff hangers so much?
Diluc: In Mondstadt, Mist Flowers are most commonly found in a region just northwest of the winery.
Diluc: If you could gather some for me, I'd be most grateful. I will make other preparations here in the meantime.
• Leave winery
• Collect Mist Flower Corolla from beside the water
Diluc
Diluc: In Mondstadt, Mist Flowers are most commonly found in a region just northwest of the winery.
Diluc: Once you've gathered enough Mist Flowers I will discuss the plan further with you.
• Give 4 Mist Flower Corolla to Diluc
Diluc
Diluc: Ah, you're back.
Diluc: Allow me to introduce the winery's master brewer—
Connor: So many Mist Flowers... Great! I can't wait to see how this turns out!
Diluc: So, are you certain the equipment can withstand this level of purity?
Connor: Oh my... my goodness, the winery owner himself is addressing me directly!
Connor: Don't worry, sir! It is always my honor to serve you, even if it means risking my life!
Paimon: Huh? What's so life-threatening about this?
Connor: Please excuse me — I must get to work!
Paimon: What's he gonna do with a bunch of Mist Flowers?
Diluc: Long story short...
Diluc: A few days ago, the winery was experimenting with some new flavors. They wanted to see if Mist Flower can truly add a crisp and refreshing taste.
Diluc: Sure enough, they discovered that the flower's extract is truly potent.
Paimon: So the new batch is selling like hot cakes?
Diluc: No, not potent in terms of attracting customers, but slimes.
Diluc: Slimes need to extract elemental energy to survive... For them, this substance is simply irresistible.
Diluc: So I thought to myself, "I wonder how much trouble I could cause now that I know this..."
Connor: *bang crash wallop*...
Paimon: Yikes! What was that noise?
Connor: Ah... C—Cold... so c—cold... Master Diluc, purification complete, sir! B—But the equipment is...
Diluc: Marvelous work. Don't fret about the equipment, I shall have my butler order more immediately.
Paimon: "Marvelous! Jolly-ho! Spiffing! Somebody fetch the butler!" Paimon never knew you had to be so well-spoken to get a job in the alcohol industry.
Diluc: This is what I was talking about.
Diluc: Mist Flower extract... or for our purposes, "Elemental Bait."
Paimon: Wow, it really has a strong elemental... whiff! Can we test it out?
Diluc: Sprinkle a little on the ground over there — careful, just a small amount.
Connor
Connor: The method for obtaining Mist Flower extract is kind of my own invention... So please keep it a secret until I've managed to publish it.
• Set the elemental bait
• Talk to Diluc
Diluc
Paimon: And then? That's it?
Paimon: How long does it take before...
Paimon: *squelch squelch*
Paimon: Holy moley, it really does attract slimes! ...And even more than we expected...
Diluc: It appears the potency is greater than anticipated...
Diluc: We'd better get rid of them before they wreak havoc on the manor.
• Defeat the slimes
Diluc
Diluc: Let's discuss the plan some more after we've dealt with these slimes.
• Talk to Diluc
Diluc
Paimon: Whew... Such a powerful effect from such a small amount of extract. At least we didn't go picking wild flowers for nothing.
Paimon: Alright! So can you tell us what your plan is now, Master Diluc?
Diluc: Yes. The plan is...
Diluc: ...and so I expect it to all go down without a hitch.
Paimon: Hmm... Are you sure it will work?
Paimon: You're the only person in the plan...
Diluc: I have persevered alone from the start.
Diluc: Now, I alone must face what lies ahead.
Paimon: Well... if you already made up your mind...
Paimon: #But until that moment comes, {NICKNAME} and Paimon can still help you out where we can. Isn't that right, {NICKNAME}?
Diluc: I am indeed indebted to you. I shall see you at the tavern, as per the plan.
Paimon: Hey! Don't be so cheeky!
Diluc: I am indeed indebted to you. I shall see you at the tavern, as per the plan.
• Go to the tavern
• Wait until night (19:00 – 6:00)
• Pose as a customer and speak to Diluc
Diluc
Diluc: Greetings, Mr. Huffman of the Knights of Favonius. To what do I owe the pleasure at this hour?
Huffman: ...Oh, erm, nothing... I'm merely procrastinating. I thought I might indulge myself with a beverage or two.
Huffman: Ah, Traveler! Fancy meeting you here.
Paimon: Oh, we were in the mood for an evening stroll.
Diluc: What would you like to drink?
Huffman: I'll have a Dandelion Wine, I suppose.
Paimon: Ooh, Paimon wants apple juice!
Paimon: #...Aw, but Paimon forgot to bring her coin pouch! {NICKNAME}, do you have any Mora on you?
Diluc: I am indeed indebted to you. I shall see you at the tavern, as per the plan.
Paimon: Hey! Don't be so cheeky!
Diluc: I am indeed indebted to you. I shall see you at the tavern, as per the plan.
• Leave Tavern
Diluc
Diluc: Hmm? You'd better get on with it, I can't wait all evening.
Huffman
Huffman: It's only a couple of fruit juices, really, let me get them for you.
• Place the elemental bait near the side gate
• Talk to Diluc
Diluc
Huffman: ...Captain Kaeya is no doubt a formidable knight, but he also brings us more than his share of hassle...
Huffman: No, this isn't right. I should not be talking about my superior in such a manner. If he were to overhear me...
Paimon: We're back! Is my apple juice ready?
Diluc: One moment.
City Gate Guard: Mr. Huffman, Mr. Huffman! A situation at the side gate! Everyone to the side gate!
Huffman: What is it? What happened?
City Gate Guard: It's... Slimes, Mr. Huffman.
Huffman: Slimes? You see them all the time, what's the big panic?
City Gate Guard: We do, but... Sir, there are more slimes out there now than all the slimes I've seen in my life added together!
Paimon: Ahh... Whoa...
Huffman: Surely this couldn't be the Abyss Order's secret weapon...
Huffman: But... I have another matter to attend to here—
Diluc: Oh? The matter of your Dandelion Wine?
Huffman: N—No, I... That's not what I meant...
Diluc: Hmph. So this is how the Knights of Favonius conduct themselves in a crisis.
Diluc: The Abyss Order is encroaching on the city gates, and your response is to sit here... drinking wine?
Diluc: It's like I've always said. The Knights are not to be trusted.
Huffman: I...
Huffman: *sigh* Master Diluc is right, my conduct here has been below par.
Huffman: I shall set off at once. But first...
Huffman: #{NICKNAME}, may I have a quiet word?
Paimon: Huh?
Huffman: Shh, keep your voice down. I presume you know what this is about. Please watch Diluc for me — do not let him leave under any circumstances!
Huffman: I must head to the side gate, but I'll be back shortly. I'm counting on you!
Diluc: Good. That's him out of the way.
Paimon: Everything's going according to plan!
Diluc: I must get going too. I won't have a second to spare if I'm to be back in time.
• Face the Abyss Order head-on at Mondstadt's front gate
• Defeat the Abyss Order attackers
• Talk to Diluc
Diluc
Paimon: Classic Master Diluc — not a baddie left standing.
Diluc: Nothing more than a few hilichurls.
Diluc: No time to chat. I don't know how long those slimes will keep Huffman occupied. Best get back to the tavern.
• Return to the tavern before Huffman
• Talk to Diluc
Diluc
Diluc: It seems Huffman hasn't yet returned.
Diluc: We made it in time.
Huffman: *panting* ...The situation is sorted now. I never expected that the Abyss Order's army would turn out to be nothing more than a few slimes.
Diluc: That is a surprise.
Diluc: Perhaps the Knights' true calling is to be slime exterminators. Who knows, domestic pest control may turn out to be a more valuable use of your resources.
Huffman: Master Diluc, please, have you no respect at all...
Huffman: #{NICKNAME}, how come you're sweating so much? You didn't leave, did you?
Huffman: Is it...? But if that's the case, why are you also out of breath?
Paimon: Uh-oh, Huffman is getting suspicious!
Huffman: Hmm...
Huffman: Excuse me, sir. Might I be so bold as to inquire...
Huffman: ...Did you see Master Diluc— I mean, today's bartender... Did you see him leave just now?
Paimon: Yikes! He's asking other customers... We're done for!
Jack: Master Diluc? Why no, he's been behind the bar this entire time.
Huffman: I see...
Diluc: Mr. Huffman, your Dandelion Wine.
Diluc: You ought to get back after this. Send my regards to the rest of the Knights.
Huffman: Oh... Never mind, I must be going, I should report back. Here, take this as a token of my esteem.
Huffman: Hmm... How odd...
Paimon: Phew! That was too close! Paimon was sure we were toast...
Diluc: I foresaw this eventuality...
Diluc: ...So all the guests here tonight, save you two, are my own people from the Dawn Winery.
Paimon: They're all in on it?
Kaeya: Not all of them... Or should I say, not all of us.
Paimon: Kaeya!? Where did you come from?
Kaeya: I just picked a good spot to quietly sit and watch the show.
Paimon: Whaaa... You've been here this whole time!?
Kaeya: Correct. "The Darknight Hero's Alibi..." I think it's my favorite chapter so far. More intriguing than a fine wine.
Diluc: Hmph...
Diluc: So? You plan to report everything to the Knights of Favonius?
Kaeya: Haha... Come now Diluc, you know me better than that. I have no interest in exposing secrets.
Kaeya: I was just curious to see how far Mondstadt's Darknight Hero would really go.
Kaeya: And you did not disappoint.
Diluc: I have nothing to prove to you.
Kaeya: Oh, naturally.
Kaeya: I must say though, one thing I didn't see coming is that the mighty Darknight Hero would actually need help from other people...
Diluc: Sorry, we're closing. Please see yourselves out.
Kaeya: Alright, alright... I have no further need of wine to entertain myself tonight, in any case.
Kaeya: Just one last thing before I go.
Diluc: It had better be the very last thing.
Kaeya: I feel strangely comforted by the fact you now have an assistant, Diluc.
Diluc: ...
Kaeya: I hope you all have a wonderful night.
Paimon: What was all that about?
Diluc: Don't mind him.
Diluc: Thank you for all your help with this matter. This is a token of my gratitude.
Paimon: Woooow! Thanks Master Diluc!
Diluc: I'm in the habit of working alone, but I did enjoy having your assistance this time.
Diluc: In the future, if there's anything you ever need, you can come to me for help.
Huffman: Is that so? But why now of all times, for the love of Barbatos...
Paimon: Uh-oh, Huffman is getting suspicious!
Huffman: Hmm...
Huffman: Excuse me, sir. Might I be so bold as to inquire...
Huffman: ...Did you see Master Diluc— I mean, today's bartender... Did you see him leave just now?
Paimon: Yikes! He's asking other customers... We're done for!
Jack: Master Diluc? Why no, he's been behind the bar this entire time.
Huffman: I see...
Diluc: Mr. Huffman, your Dandelion Wine.
Diluc: You ought to get back after this. Send my regards to the rest of the Knights.
Huffman: Oh... Never mind, I must be going, I should report back. Here, take this as a token of my esteem.
Huffman: Hmm... How odd...
Paimon: Phew! That was too close! Paimon was sure we were toast...
Diluc: I foresaw this eventuality...
Diluc: ...So all the guests here tonight, save you two, are my own people from the Dawn Winery.
Paimon: They're all in on it?
Kaeya: Not all of them... Or should I say, not all of us.
Paimon: Kaeya!? Where did you come from?
Kaeya: I just picked a good spot to quietly sit and watch the show.
Paimon: Whaaa... You've been here this whole time!?
Kaeya: Correct. "The Darknight Hero's Alibi..." I think it's my favorite chapter so far. More intriguing than a fine wine.
Diluc: Hmph...
Diluc: So? You plan to report everything to the Knights of Favonius?
Kaeya: Haha... Come now Diluc, you know me better than that. I have no interest in exposing secrets.
Kaeya: I was just curious to see how far Mondstadt's Darknight Hero would really go.
Kaeya: And you did not disappoint.
Diluc: I have nothing to prove to you.
Kaeya: Oh, naturally.
Kaeya: I must say though, one thing I didn't see coming is that the mighty Darknight Hero would actually need help from other people...
Diluc: Sorry, we're closing. Please see yourselves out.
Kaeya: Alright, alright... I have no further need of wine to entertain myself tonight, in any case.
Kaeya: Just one last thing before I go.
Diluc: It had better be the very last thing.
Kaeya: I feel strangely comforted by the fact you now have an assistant, Diluc.
Diluc: ...
Kaeya: I hope you all have a wonderful night.
Paimon: What was all that about?
Diluc: Don't mind him.
Diluc: Thank you for all your help with this matter. This is a token of my gratitude.
Paimon: Woooow! Thanks Master Diluc!
Diluc: I'm in the habit of working alone, but I did enjoy having your assistance this time.
Diluc: In the future, if there's anything you ever need, you can come to me for help.

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