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Unexpected Encounter

Matt Chard

How to complete the Archon Quest Unexpected Encounter

This page is designed to help you progress through the main story quest, known as Archon Quests in Genshin Impact. This specific page will guide you where you need to go, and who you need to talk to.

The Traveler searching for the suspicious guy in Mondstadt.


Returning to Mondstadt, you encountered a clash between Jean and the Fatui. Afterward, you showed Jean the dragon tear that you found in the forest, and at her request, once again joined the investigation into Stormterror Dvalin.


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  1. Talk to Paimon
  2. Look for the suspicious person using Elemental Sight

Talk to Paimon

Leave the Knights of Favonius Headquarters, and head north to speak to Paimon, who can be found, waiting for you, to the left of the exit. She’ll begin asking you if you remember the guy dressed in green, then she’ll tell you it looks like the guy down there, running through the city streets.

Look for the suspicious person using Elemental Sight

As the scene ends, turn southeast, and jump over the wall, into the alleyway. As you get there, Paimon will say that the green guy has disappeared, and that you should use Elemental Sight to track him down. You’ll get a tutorial pop up, and it’ll tell you about how the green guy would’ve left Anemo footprints. Go into Elemental Sight, and you’ll see the footprints on the floor, follow them south/southeast, and then north, up the stairs. As you get to the top, head west a little, and you’ll notice that the footprints head to a wall, walk over to it, and you’ll get a short scene with Paimon.

It appears the suspicious guy climbed the wall, and you should follow him. Climb the wall, and head northwest, up the stairs, then head south until you reach the plaza outside the Cathedral, you’ll see the suspicious guy standing in front of a group of people, this’ll end the quest.

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    Action RPG, Adventure
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    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2023
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This guide for Genshin Impact includes the following:

  • Based on version 3.0.
  • An interactive Map of Teyvat showing the location of all; Anemoculus, Geoculus, Statues of the Seven, World Quests, Shrines, Plants, Monsters, Enemies, Chests and Minerals.
  • Knowledge on all of the current known regions of Teyvat.
  • Detailed Character pages of all playable characters showing talent trees, skill builds and Ascension tables.
  • Character Tier Lists.
  • Combat Information and Elemental Effects & Combinations.
  • Weapons - Showing the current best and highest rated weapons in the game.
  • All Archon Quests including the new Sumeru Archon Quests.
  • All World Quests that are unlocked by speaking to NPCs through Teyvat. They give insight into the various locations and stories of the world.
  • All Story Quests consisting of chapters related to the background and personalities of each playable character.
  • All Domains laid bare with expert strategies including the new Sumeru Domains.
  • How to conquer the Spiral Abyss.
  • All Weekly Bosses covered with expert strategies.
  • How to get all the optimal outcomes on Hangout Events
  • Housing guide using the Serenitea Pot including a full blueprint and furnishings list.
  • All details on Gardening and Fishing.
  • Bonus Content, including Interviews from voice actors.

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