<aside> 🌍 Traveler, as you step into the vast world of Genshin Impact, you'll find endless stories, ancient ruins, and mysterious gods hidden underneath every corner of the game. As you start reading artifact descriptions, picking up books, and digging through the archives of Teyvat and its ancient civilizations... how do you make sense of it all?
This Beginner's Guide is here to solve that, piecing together the lore of Genshin Impact in an accessible primer.
<aside> ⚠️ This is an introduction to the lore of Genshin Impact, not a gameplay guide. There will be spoilers for the entire game + official media. No leaks or datamines are covered here.
<aside> 💡 In Genshin Impact, you play as a Traveler from another world who has been separated from your twin – right as you tried to leave this world. After fishing up Paimon on a beach near the city of Mondstadt, you're now off on an adventure across the continent of Teyvat ruled by 'The Seven', slowly regaining your former power by resonating with the elements channeled by these seven gods as you pursue your sibling.
In your travels, you discover that a cataclysm shook this world 500 years ago, a deep and dark abyss in the depths below from an ancient civilization long gone, and that a plot is brewing to rebel against the gods.
<aside> 1️⃣ Introduction Primer on the opening, regions, visions, and the factions at play
<aside> 2️⃣ Archon Quest Summary The main storyline of the game (so far)
<aside> 3️⃣ Lore Introductions The Gnostic Chorus, Celestia, the History of Teyvat, the Abyss
<aside> 4️⃣ Further Reading Recommended fan theories, artifact sets, in-game books
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Gods and the Seven
Constellations & the Stars
Teyvat and its Regions
Starter Characters (Amber, Kaeya, Lisa)
The Main Factions
Prologue: The Outlander Who Caught the Wind
Act I: Farewell, Archaic Lord
We Will Be Reunited
Act II: Omnipresence Over Mortals
Upcoming Chapters (Travails)
All About Visions
Decarabian & Old Mondstadt
Ley Lines & the Ancient Tree
The Eleven Harbingers
Albedo, the Art of Khemia, & Rhinedottir