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Genshin Impact

The Final Experiment: Withering Glory

Matt Chard

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Location Prerequisites
Dragonspine, 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.

Dragonspine Introduction

The first thing you’ll notice about Dragonspine is the new gameplay mechanic Subzero Climate. What will happen is, whilst traversing the area you will start to get cold, this is called the Sheer Cold status and this is indicated by a blue meter above your Health bar.

The status will accumulate at approximately 1% a second, certain actions like swimming in the water or being in a Snowstorm will increase the rate even further, at around 3/4 of the meter, it will begin to flash, meaning in 30 seconds the Sheer Cold status will hit its peak dealing 2% of your Health a second.

To counter this status, you’ll need to find a heat source. Heat sources come in different varieties, Bonfires, cookpots, Torches, Ruin Braziers which can be activated and Warming Seelies, some food recipes such as Goulash will slow the rate that it accumulates. Teleport Waypoints and Statues of The Seven will also reset your Sheer Cold status.

The Final Experiment: Withering Glory


  1. Head to the location of the intelligence test
  2. Solve the nearby mechanism
  3. Return to the center and activate the device
  4. Investigate the area behind the drain
  5. Return to the campsite and hear Albedo’s conclusions

Head to the location of the intelligence test

Head quite a distance southeast until you reach the ruins where the marker is, there are quite a few puzzles on your way to the test but you can ignore them for now.

Solve the nearby mechanism

South Seelie Puzzle

After the cut scene, you’ll have two Warming Seelie puzzles to do.

The first one requires you to find all the Warming Seelies and guide them onto their pedestal, if you stand near the pedestal and use Elemental Sight, you can see what direction to head to find them, they can be found:

  • Southwest of the pedestals, halfway up a mountain.

  • On the broken pillar, east of the pedestals.

(1 of 4) You’ll find the first Seelie halfway up the mountain

Once you start guiding them back, you’ll have a couple of encounters to deal with, take them down quick with Pyro and Electro and continue guiding them back.

North Seelie Puzzle

This puzzle is different because when you touch a Warming Seelie, they’ll circle around the braziers pulsating a fire every time they get to a brazier. The first thing you need to do is get another Seelies and guide it back, this can be found on a broken wall, where the puzzle is.

You need to walk into the Seelies to make them circle the braziers, they’ll do one full circle and then stop, requiring you to walk into them to make them circle the braziers again.

(1 of 2) You have to time the Seelies so they are two braziers apart

You have to time the Seelies so they are two braziers apart (left), activate the device to drain the water. (right)

What you want to do is, get the first Seelie going and as it gets just before the second pillar away from the other Seelie, walk into the second, if timed right, they will light up all the braziers allowing you to progress the quest.

Return to the center and activate the device

Head back to the center and activate the device, which is now unlocked, this will drain the water.

Investigate the area behind the drain

Drop down into the area where the water was and investigate the strange markings on the wall, this will trigger a cut scene.

Return to the campsite and hear Albedo’s conclusions

Once the scene has ended, head back to Albedo’s lab, which will trigger another cut scene and will end the questline for now.


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    Android, iOS, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Adventure
  • Guide Release
    31 October 2020
  • Last Updated
    20 October 2021
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