Genshin Impact: As The Courtyard In Spring Once Appeared Quest Guide
- How To Beat The First Domain
- How To Beat The Second Domain
- How To Beat The Third Domain
Hoyoverse has a special surprise for the Genshin Impact fan base in the second part of the Summer Odyssey event, which is essentially the Summer Festival based in Mondstadt. 'As The Courtyard In Spring Once Appeared' is the second part of the Summer Odyssey quest line that you need to finish to get access to Misty Hills, Foggy Vales event challenge.
While the dialogue part of this quest is pretty straightforward, it takes you to multiple domains where you have to solve quite a few puzzles to beat the quest. This article will be as spoiler-free as possible while aiding you through the entire domain section of the quest.
How To Beat The First Domain
Seems like Hoyoverse is making up for not giving Kazuha the screen time he deserved when he was first released. Apart from his own story quest, this entire quest dives deep into this character's memories. It takes us on a journey where we can see what he went through and what made him what he is today.
As soon as Kazuha touches the Bonsai in the Golden Apple Archipelago, you're taken to a domain where you find yourself alongside Paimon, Oz, Fischl, Mona, and Xinyan, but Kazuha himself is missing.
As soon as the dialogue ends, you will see an arrow pointing towards the table in front of you, This is the first note in this domain. After reading the note, you can head back out and get close to the mechanism (lever). Upon reaching near it, you will see two options, click on Unknown Chamber. Once you do this, the door in front of you will close and re-open, but the room on the other side will change.
This is where you'll see your first chest and the main puzzle within these domains. Look towards the other side of the room, and you'll see the mechanism that is shown in the picture above. The first puzzle is easy and all you have to do is go near it and press Fire.
You will see a light coming out of the mechanism that is of the same color as the circle on it. This will unlock the leaf in front that has the aura of the same color around it blocking it as well. Once unlocked, pick up the leaf and bring it near the mechanism to change its color.
Once you've changed the color, you need to use the main mechanism and the relay mechanisms to guide the light of the color you just acquired to the chest in the middle of the new room. Whenever the light hits the relay mechanism, it will be refracted in the direction where the front of the mechanism is facing.
For this particular puzzle, turn the relay mechanism towards a similar mechanism on the other side of the room. This can be done by getting close to the mechanism and interacting with it. Next, head to the mechanism on the other side of the room and interact with it twice, so it faces another mechanism in the corner of the room.
The last relay mechanism will already be facing towards the chest. Now, head back to the main mechanism and fire the light after making sure it has the golden color in front of it. This will unlock the chest, and you can claim the rewards.
After this, keep going deeper into the domain until you find another main mechanism with a lever near it. You will see that this lever actually has three different options to it. This is where things start getting tricky.
You can find the second note in the room where the front of the main mechanism is facing. Upon reading it, head back to the lever and select the first Unknown Chamber option. Head into the new chamber, and you'll be confronted with a bunch of Nobushi and Kairagi.
Upon defeating them, you will get the golden leaf. Pick it up and submit it to the main mechanism.
Head back to the Collection Room through the lever and position all the relay mechanisms as shown in the picture above. Fire the golden light from the main mechanism to unlock your second chest in this area. After this, you can head back to the lever and click on the second Unknown Chamber option.
In the new chamber, you will have to find two Melodic Omamori and put them inside the small Dojo with a blue hut. The first one is on the right side as soon as you enter this area. Keep following the path on the right, which will lead you through some traps to finally find the second Omamori with an Exquisite Chest at the end.
After you find it, simply jump down the hole behind the chest and put the Omamori in to open the door. After going inside the new room, you will notice another main mechanism with a lever beside it. Before doing anything else, simply head to the first Unknown Chamber through the lever.
Here, you will have another battle for the golden leaf, except this time you'll be facing Samurai. Acquire the leaf, put it in the mechanism, and head over to the second Unknown Chamber. You will see a lot of relay mechanisms in this one that will look intimidating at first, but they really aren't.
Most of the relay mechanisms here are already placed correctly. All you have to do is change the position of the one that you can find as soon as you drop down a ladder. Interact with this mechanism once and fire the main mechanism with golden light.
Follow the light and at the end of it, there will be a red leaf that will unlock. You will also find the third note beside the leaf and a common chest on the right side. Put the red leaf inside the main mechanism and head to the third Unknown Room through the liver.
In this room, you have to change two relay mechanisms. First, head over to the mechanism shown above and interact with it once. Next, climb up the ladder towards the back of the room, and you will see a common chest. Claim the chest and adjust the mechanism towards the left side of the chest one time as well. Now, you can fire the main mechanism with red light and the Exquisite Chest will be unlocked.
Afterwards, you can head back to the first room through the lever and continue the domain. When you open the Courtyard, you will find three Melodic Omamori within it, and they all have some memories hidden in them. Listen to the memories and then interact with the Omamori again to pick them up.
Submit all three Omamori to their respective Dojo, and you'll unlock the final room where you will find Kazuha. After talking to him, you'll go out of the first domain.
How To Beat The Second Domain
Once you're back at Golden Apple Archipelago, you will have to beat follow the marker on the map, beat a few enemies to open a chest, and find some rocks for Kazuha's Bonsai. After returning the rocks to him, you will head right back into the second domain.
Once again, Kazuha will be the only one missing. In the new domain, you will have two ways to go, but one will be blocked by a door. Head to the other way and you will find an Omamori on your right inside the chamber. Submit it to the Dojo and a wind current will appear.
Ride the wind current to the new chamber and follow the path for a bit until you see a lever on the left with another chamber in front. If you enter the chamber, you will see an Omamori on the ceiling with no way to get to it. This is where the lever comes in.
Interact with the lever and the room will rotate 180 degrees vertically. Head back into the room, pick up the first Omamori and drop down the hole in the front. Just follow the opened path, and you will find the main mechanism with a blue light on it. The second Omamori will be on the left side of the mechanism in the corner.
This relay puzzle is very simple. Simply adjust the first and third relay mechanisms to unlock the Dojo using the light from the main mechanism. This will generate a wind current that will let you go back up. Interact with the lever again, place the two Omamori you've acquired inside the respective Dojo on the left and right side of the room, and the door will open.
Keep going until you find the next lever and interact with it once to rotate the next room. Head into the room and fall down from the right side where you see the wind current. Down here, you will find the yellow leaf on the right side as shown in the picture. Pick this up and go back up using the wind current.
Interact with the lever once more and put the red leaf inside the main mechanism. In this one, you will have to change the position of all three relay mechanisms to make a path for the light so that it unlocks the Omamori, which is blocked with a yellow aura.
Retrieve the Omamori and interact with the lever once again. Fall back down the same way you did before and put the Omamori inside the Dojo in front to unlock the door on the left side.
This will lead you back to the courtyard you started in except this time, you will have a special memory waiting for you. After listening to the memory, go through the path on the left side and fight a Samurai to claim the Exquisite Chest in the room.
Head back to the courtyard after defeating the Samurai and the lever that was blocked at the start of this domain will be unblocked. Activate it and jump down the hole in the front to find the next puzzle.
After following the new path for a bit, you will see another lever that you can activate to rotate the room. This will generate a wind current in the middle as well. Ride the wind current and land in the middle of the chest below, which is covered with a blue Anemo aura that you must have witnessed while exploring Mondstadt and Liyue.
You can also fly all the way up using the wind current, and you will find two common chests on either side of the room as well.
After you've gotten all the chest, you'll see two main mechanisms in the room. The one with a blue circle at the front will be facing an Omamori locked with a red aura, and the one with red color will be facing an Omamori locked with a blue aura.
First, interact with the relay mechanism in front of the main mechanism with blue color in front once. Then interact with the one in the middle of the room once. Now, you can fire a blue light, and it will unlock one of the Omamori.
Pick up the Omamori and interact with the mechanism right beside it three times to turn it towards the mechanism in the middle. Turn the middle one twice and the last one once before firing the red light to unlock the second Omamori.
Take both the Omamori back up and activate the lever once more to put both of them within the Dojo. Use the new wind current to fly up and go through the new door. Follow the new path to find the last puzzle in this domain.
While this is the most tricky puzzle in this domain, there is a little trick to make this easier. As soon as you enter the room for the first time, you will see a wind current and a leaf on the ceiling. Simply use it to acquire the leaf first and put it inside the main mechanism, which is in one of the back corners of the room.
Now, interact with the relay mechanism in front of the main mechanism once and the one in the middle of the room twice, so it is facing straight up. Finally, go back out of the room and activate the lever to rotate the room as you would with any of the previous ones.
To unlock the first Omamori, you simply have to turn the relay mechanism right below the one on the ceiling in this room towards the Omamori blocked with a blue aura. Head back and interact with the lever once more, and then activate the main mechanism to unlock the Omamori.
Now, activate the lever once again and set a path to unlock the Omamori blocked by a red aura. Place the relay mechanisms as shown in the picture above and activate the lever, and then the main mechanism once again. Next, you just need to rotate the room again and collect both the Omamori.
Upon collecting, rotate this room for one last time to use the wind current and get to the Dojo to submit the Omamori. This will unlock the chest and the new door in front, finishing this puzzle. Once you follow the path, make sure you go towards the shadow on the doors before heading up the stairs.
After the memory, you'll be fighting a set of Kairagi before heading up the stairs and finishing the final part of the domain, which is pretty straightforward and a humble surprise.
How To Beat The Third Domain
After finding another set of rocks in the Golden Apple Archipelago, you will head into the third and final domain, which is also the coolest, and possibly the easiest. The first room is already set up for you and all you need to do is activate the main mechanism to unlock the Omamori, which you can put inside the Dojo to open the next path.
Follow the wind current to the next chamber, where you will find the Omamori on top of the table. This one is pretty well hidden but doesn't need any puzzle solving to acquire it. Upon placing it in the Dojo, the wind currents will guide you to the next part where you can interact with a lever.
After this, the wind current will again guide you to the next platform. Go down the stairs at the other end of the platform, and you will find one of the 20 Imaging Conches here. You will also find an Omamori at the beginning of these stairs. Interact with the conch and submit the Omamori to get guided to the next part.
In the next part, you will find an Electro Seelie that will guide you through the rest of the domain, which is why it's the easiest. Follow the Seelie to the next platform first and pick up the Omamori there, then head back to solve the puzzle inside the chamber.
Here, first you need to change the position of the relay mechanism in the right corner to make a path for unlocking the red leaf. After placing the leaf in the main mechanism, simply change the position of the relay mechanism that the main one is facing to unlock the second Omamori by firing the red light.
Place the Omamori within the two Dojo and follow the Seelie. The next puzzle is already set up, and you just need to fire the blue light to unlock another Omamori and continue on the path. Keep following the Seelie from here on out, and it will guide you to solving the rest of the puzzles.
Eventually, the Seelie will get trapped inside an aura, and you will have to use the main mechanism to free it. In another puzzle, there will be three auras of all colors and all you need to do is fire the Seelie itself to unlock them all. You will be fighting a lot of Nobushi, Kairagi, and Samurai along the way to finally meet Kazuha on The Alcor's illusion.
After a beautiful cutscene and a few more dialogues, you will beat all the domains in the 'As The Courtyard In Spring Once Appeared' and finish the quest.
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