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Genshin Impact

Act 1 - Festering Desire

Matt Chard

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Location Prerequisites
Windwail Highland, Mondstadt Reach AR 20, Complete: Archon Quest Prologue: Act II - For a Tomorrow Without Tears, Princeps Cretaceus Chapter: Traveler Observation Report

Four Event Phases:

Event Schedule Start Time End Time
Act I - Festering Desire 2020/12/23 2020/01/05
Act II - Archon’s Rival 2020/12/25 2020/01/05
Act III - Raiders Amidst Snow Mist 2020/12/28 2020/01/05
Act IV - Uninvited Guests 2020/12/31 2020/01/05


The Chalk Prince and the Dragon is a Limited Timed Event and it first appeared on the 23rd December 2020 with it running through until the 5th January 2021. It consists of four phases which will unlock on different dates. The event is essentially a story quest for Albedo.

Act 1 - Festering Desire


  1. Head to the adventurer camp
  2. Find Albedo and learn his secret
  3. Take up the mysterious sword and do battle
  4. Defeat the Treasure Hoarders
  5. Speak to Albedo
  6. Festering Desire Event - Act 1

Head to the adventurer camp

Head over to the Adventure Camp and speak to Sucrose, she will tell you that Albedo seems to be hiding something and asks you to see what he’s up to.

Find Albedo and learn his secret

Head to the his campsite and speak to Albedo and he will tell you about a sword that has a curse upon it and that you are immune to it, which leads him to ask if you can help him.

Take up the mysterious sword and do battle

Glide to the marker on your map and defeat all the Cryo Slimes, Pyro and Electro are extremely strong against most enemies here, so make sure to take advantage of that.

Defeat the Treasure Hoarders

After the battle and a short scene, you’ll have to fight two waves of Treasure Hoarders, same as before, hit them with Pyro and Electro for the Overload status to increase your damage against them. If you’re having trouble with them, use a Geo shield user like Noelle and Zhongli to negate a lot of their damage.

Speak to Albedo

Talk to Albedo again and after a short scene you’ll complete the quest and receive the Festering Desire sword and will unlock the first part of the event.

Festering Desire Event - Act 1

You’ll now have the Festering Desire and you’ll have to collect Rime-Worn Fragments which have a chance to drop from all the enemies within Dragonspine, you’ll also need Rime-Worn Crystals which drop from the normal boss type enemies. This will reward you with Primogems and Mora.

Here you can see the challenges for Act 1 of the Event.

When you enhance the Festering Desire to level 2, you’ll be rewarded some Ascension Materials, the same when you enhance it to level 3. To enhance the sword, you’ll need to upgrade it like any other weapon, you’ll need Fetters of the Dandelion Gladiator, Heavy Horn and Recruit’s Insignia, as you enhance the level further, you’ll need their upgrades.


Adventure EXP Mora Primogems Other Rewards
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    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    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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