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Genshin Impact

A Path Through the Storm

Matt Chard

This is a walkthrough for the Archon Quest “A Path Through the Storm” which is the first quest in Chapter 2 - Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves. Here, you’ll find a complete walkthrough for the entire quest.

Beidou speaking with Kazuha aboard the Alcor.

Adventure EXP Mora Other Rewards Requirements Next Quests
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You share your feelings with Paimon before embarking on the next phase of your journey. After collecting your thoughts, you prepare for your journey to Inazuma. The way to the islands is blocked by a veil of thunderstorms, so you need to come up with a means of traveling there. You meet with Beidou and she agrees to grant you passage to Inazuma as a reward for winning The Crux Clash. Time to check out the competition.


  1. Take in the view outside of Liyue Harbor to collect your thoughts
  2. Ask Atsuko about how to travel to Inazuma
  3. Go to The Alcor and meet with Beidou
  4. Go to the tournament arena
  5. Size up the other competitors (0/3)
  6. Talk to Zhuhan, who is in charge of registration for The Crux Clash

Take in the view outside of Liyue Harbor to collect your thoughts

Teleport to the waypoint, north of Liyue Harbor, and you’ll get a scene, you and Paimon will go over the events about your sibling, and what it means. You’ll tell Paimon that your sibling mentioned that you need to reach the end of your journey. Between the two of you, you’ll remember Zhongli mentioning Inazuma and both agree that, that’s where you need to go. Paimon will tell you that Inazuma is a closed nation, and you’ll need to find a way of getting in, she suggests speaking to Atsuko, as she mentioned that she was from there.

Ask Atsuko about how to travel to Inazuma

Atsuko can be found in the docks, on the eastern side of the harbor. Teleport to the lower Liyue Harbor Waypoint and head to the docks in the northeast. Speak to Atsuko, and she’ll give you some lore about Inazuma and she’ll eventually tell you that you need some experienced sailors to get you there, and The Crux Fleet are the best around. Apparently they’re on a supply run in the Guyun Stone Forest.

(1 of 2) The Arena can be found south of the Guyun Forest waypoint

The Arena can be found south of the Guyun Forest waypoint (left), either swim across, which requires careful stamina management, or traverse the islands to make your way there. (right)

Go to The Alcor and meet with Beidou

Teleport to the Domain of Guyun, head south and climb the mountain until you reach some Pyro Slimes, head to the edge of the cliff with full stamina, then glide southeast towards the Alcor, aim to land on the oar near the rope, to make it easier to climb up. Once you get to the deck of the ship, Beidou can be found at the southern edge of the ship, having a conversation with a mysterious person. Head over to them, and you’ll get a scene. Beidou will recognize you as the one who bested Osial and the Fatui.

You can reach the Alcor by gliding from the mountain above the Guyun Domain.

After a little conversation, the mysterious stranger will get introduced as Kaedehara Kazuha, it seems Venti and him would get along great. You’ll hear about an upcoming tournament Beidou is hosting with a masterless Vision as the reward, you’ll tell her that you have no interest with that, but you do need passage to Inazuma. If you win the tournament, she’ll take you to Inazuma, Beidou says. After you agree to her terms, she tells you to get signed up.

Go to the tournament arena

The arena can be found on the small island south of the Guyun Forest waypoint, teleport there and swim south or slowly make your way across the islands until you reach it. As soon as you set foot on the island, your quest log will update to ‘Size up the other competitors’.

Size up the other competitors (0/3)

As you head to the easterns side of the island, all three competitors will be waiting around the arena. Talk to Jinyou, Uncle Yun and Chai Yi in any order, and you’ll find out your competition isn’t all that tough.

Talk to Zhuhan, who is in charge of registration for The Crux Clash

Head over to Zhuhan, who can be found on the edge of the arena behind a table with some boxes, and talk to her. She’ll know exactly who you are from your previous deeds, then ask you a couple of questions, after you answer them and explain your reasons for being here, the scene will end, as will the quest. The next quest will start almost immediately.

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    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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