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Act 2: Cleansing Light

Shane Williams

This is a walkthrough for Raiden Shogun Story Quest Cleansing Light which is the first quest in the second act of the Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter. It’ll navigate you through the necessary steps to tracking down the Rifthounds and discovering what happened.

Speak with Katheryne in Inazuma to begin this quest.

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The Adventurers’ Guild in Inazuma seems to have a commission concerning the Sacred Sakura..


  1. Talk to Katheryne
  2. Defeat the Rifthounds
  3. Look for the marks left behind
  4. Continue the pursuit
  5. Go to the Kamisato Estate to get a tea set
  6. Go to where the tea master is

Talk to Katheryne

Head to Inazuma and speak with Katheryne and she’ll inform you that Rifthounds have been attacking the Sacred Sakura and the Tenryou Commission hasn’t had much defending it. Warp over to the Grand Narukami Shrine, then walk northeast until you find some Rifthounds getting up to mischief.

Defeat the Rifthounds

Here you’ll need to take down multiple waves of Rifthounds which will include three Rockfond Rifthound Whelps, Rockfond Rifthound, Thundercraven Rifthound and finally two Thundercraven Rifthound Whelp. However, during the wave a friendly face will show to lend a hand and a scene will play out.

(1 of 2) Defeat the Rifthound which can be found northeast of Grand Narukami Shrine

Defeat the Rifthound which can be found northeast of Grand Narukami Shrine (left), then follow the markings until you reach Araumi. (right)

Look for the marks left behind

After you’ve finished listening to Ei, follow the path up and head across the wooden bridge. You’ll then notice some purple markings on the rock ahead, so climb up and walk past the pedestals to find more markings that you’ll want to follow until you reach Araumi. Here you’ll speak with a ghost of a samurai that shares his experience on what happened during the disaster that took place 500 years ago.

Continue the pursuit

Once your conversation with Ei has come to a close, continue the rocky path and eventually you’ll stumble across two Rockfond Rifthound Whelps and Thundercraven Rifthound Whelps. Thankfully, you’ll only be able to play as the Raiden Shogun here, so you’ll be able to take them down relatively quickly. Upon defeating the Rifthounds, Furuyama who was a part of the disaster in Inazuma will appear and share his story.

Go to the Kamisato Estate to get a tea set

Furuyama wanted to give his guest some tea, but due to the current circumstances he cannot, so make your way over to Kamisato Estate and speak with Hirano about borrowing a Tea Set. Whilst you’re waiting, the Raiden Shogun uses the time to answer any questions you may have about the past.

Go to where the tea master is

Once Hirano has brought over the Tea Set, return to Araumi and speak with Furuyama to continue where you left off. Unfortunately, the Ley Line was strong enough to keep him around, so you’ll have to enjoy a nice warm tea with Ei and the quest will come to a close.


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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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