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The destruction of the nation of Khaenri'ah by the gods... is the reason why the Abyss Order now seeks to destroy the nations watched over by The Seven.

The Abyss Order is a mysterious, but powerful legion of monsters from the Abyss who are the enemies of both humanity and surface civilization, and thrive in many corners of Teyvat. They are one of the main antagonistic factions in Genshin Impact.


Because most members of the Abyss Order reside in the Abyss, little is actually known about them by Teyvat at-large, other than that they hold a strong hatred against humans and desire to overthrow the world ruled by the Archons. Many, if not all of its members were originally from Khaenri'ah prior to being cursed.

Their size, hierarchy, membership, leaders, degree of power, and threat level are largely unknown currently.

Abyss Text

The Abyss Mages, Abyss Heralds, and Abyss Lectors are among the few known types of monsters that are confirmed to be a part of the Abyss Order so far.

According to Diluc, "there's more to [the Abyss Order] than just some Abyss Mages" when he's warning the Traveler and Paimon not to underestimate them, implying there are monsters in the organization that are stronger and more dangerous that were not yet introduced. While this was later confirmed by the introduction of Abyss Heralds and Lectors, it is unknown if there are other members that have yet to reveal themselves.



Traveler's Sibling

The Traveler's sibling, who eventually leads the Abyss after becoming separated from the Traveler — sparking the Traveler to embark on a journey across Teyvat.

Sentient Abyss Creatures


The Order usually conscripts Hilichurls to do their work.


In the quest We Will Be Reunited Paimon and the Traveler begin to learn more of the truth behind the foundation of the Abyss Order: around 500 years ago, the fall of the Eclipse Dynasty led to a cataclysm that destroyed Khaenri'ah.[3] The Abyss Order grew out of that destruction, formed of people from Khaenri'ah who sought revenge for that event, through the destruction of the Archons.

In the present, the Abyss Order is led by the Traveler's Sibling, who was separated from the Traveler by the Unknown God, traveled across Teyvat first and was disappointed by true nature of the world. It is unknown how they managed to become its current leader, but all of their subordinates revere them, addressing them in a royal manner.

Defiled Statue

Currently, the Abyss Order is attempting to execute their Loom of Fate operation. To this end, they plan to use the ancient technology behind the "Field Tillers" from Khaenri'ah, and they searched many Ruin Guards hoping to find the eye of the very first one. With it and the Defiled Statue underneath Mt. Aocang, they intended to use both of them on Osial to create a mechanized god they could control.[4] The eye was found by the Traveler and Dainsleif at Stormterror's Lair, but Dainsleif opted to carry it with him rather than trust it to another party. When the pair returned to destroy the statue, they were met by an Abyss Herald, who was later saved by the Traveler's sibling. The operation is still active, although postponed due to Dainsleif safekeeping the first Field Tiller's eye.

A group led by Enjou would later arrive in Enkanomiya to look for the book Before Sun and Moon to find proof that the gods came from outside Teyvat.

The Abyss Order became aware of an unusual pool of water in The Chasm that would recede the effects of the curse placed upon them. The Traveler's sibling, determined to restore Khaenri'ah, authorized an experimental device that would supposedly amplify the water's effects despite not being informed of the success rate. The operation was foiled by both Dainsleif and the Traveler, the former having been accidentally sent to the Chasm and the latter investigating supposed hilichurl activity.


  • Background stories that may related to the Abyss Order are told in some artifact set and weapon lores — notably that of Arundolyn, Grand Master of the Knights of Favonius, who led an expedition against the monsters that spewed forth from Khaenri'ah. While he survived, his friend and companion Rostam perished in battle.[5][6]
    • Rostam was mentor to a person known as the White Knight, later known as the Bloodstained Knight. After his violent path caused others to shun him, he continued his battle against the monsters in Khaenri'ah and ultimately perished. After death, however, he learned about the injustice behind Khaenri'ah's destruction, that caused the people of the land to be cursed and become monsters.[7][8]


Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Abyss Order
Shēnyuān Jiàotuán
Abyss Order
Shēnyuān Jiàotuán
Japanese アビスきょうだん
Abisu Kyoudan
Abyss Order
Simyeon Gyodan
Abyss Order
Spanish Orden del AbismoAbyss Order
French Ordre de l'AbîmeAbyss Order
Russian Орден Бездны
Orden Bezdny
Thai Abyss Order
Vietnamese Giáo Đoàn Vực SâuAbyss Congregation
German Orden des AbgrundsOrder of the Abyss
Indonesian Abyss Order
Portuguese Ordem do AbismoAbyss Order



  1. Story Quest, Monoceros Caeli Chapter, Act I: Defender of Childhood Dreams
    Childe: "No. They have much closer connections to the Abyss, so strictly speaking, they're as much our enemies as anyone else's..."
  2. Artifact, Pale Flame: Stainless Bloom
  3. Book: Breeze Amidst the Forest, Vol. 1 - Ballad Selection Excerpt
  4. Archon Quest, Chapter I, Act IV: A Herald Without Adherents
  5. Artifact Set: Brave Heart
  6. Weapon Description: Ferrous Shadow
  7. Artifact Set: Bloodstained Chivalry
  8. Weapon Lore: The Black Sword