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Duel Before the Throne is the seventh part in the Teyvat storyline Archon Quests Chapter II: Act III - Omnipresence Over Mortals.


  1. Chase Kujou Sara to Tenshukaku
  2. Talk to Signora
  3. Defeat Signora in a duel before the throne
  4. Leave Tenshukaku


Idle Quotes

Certain NPCs during this quest have special idle quotes while following Kujou Sara to Tenshukaku. Most are unnamed fallen soldiers.


(Upon approaching Signora within Tenshukaku)
Signora: The way people charge in here as they please, so uncivilized...
Signora: If I didn't know this was Tenshukaku, I might have mistaken it for some kind of street market.
Signora: Have you learned your lesson now?
Paimon: Oh no, what has she done to Kujou Sara...
Raiden Shogun: The right to punish Inazumans for their crimes is mine alone. Not yours, Signora.
Signora: ...Then I apologize, Almighty Shogun.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Signora!
Signora: I know, I know, you can't get me out of your mind. But you really don't need to call my name all the time.
Signora: Don't go thinking I'm surprised to see you here. I'm well aware that you hate me, with the way you follow me around like a dark shadow.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png You're secretly distributing Delusions...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png You're trying to seize control of Inazuma...
Signora: Ah, so you came to expose my crimes in front of the Shogun?
Signora: Hehehe... I'm just a Snezhnayan diplomat. I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about.
Paimon: She doesn't take us seriously at all...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png For all who have lost their Visions...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png For all who have been harmed by Delusions...
Signora: Stop talking about people and things that I care nothing about.
Signora: They were nobodies to begin with, and their names will be forgotten. But now, at least, they get to be building blocks in the grand revolution to realize eternity...
Signora: Is that not the greatest honor they could hope for in their tiny little lives?
Signora: Almighty Shogun... do correct me if I'm wrong?
Raiden Shogun: ...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png For Venti's Gnosis...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png And for the people of Liyue you imperiled...
Signora: That's ancient history. You certainly love to hold a grudge.
Signora: The Tsaritsa's dream is the noblest and purest thing in all the world.
Signora: These other mundane details you insist on mentioning... They're just necessary sacrifices. That's all.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png It's time for me to put a stop to this.
Signora: You? Stop me? Hahaha...
Signora: For what it's worth, I've grown tired of seeing you around as well. But I didn't have you down as someone quite so foolhardy.
Signora: Before you go saying something you can't take back, remember that you're Inazuma's most wanted criminal... I suggest you consider your circumstances very carefully.
Signora: Charging into Tenshukaku uninvited and lecturing me in front of the Shogun wasn't the brightest move. Don't you think it's time you stopped digging?
Signora: I'm not sure you realize quite how much distance there is between us, both in status... and in strength.
(Traveler): I challenge you...
(Traveler): ...To a duel before the throne!
Signora: ...
Raiden Shogun: Proceed.
Signora: My, you're full of surprises today... So you've learned to make the law of the land work for you too, hmm?
Signora: I'll admit that I never expected to be in a situation where the two of us were on equal footing.
Signora: You are aware... that the loser must die? Are you sure this is what you want?
Paimon: (Traveler)...
Signora: Hehehe... then I will deign to share this last dance with you... till death do us part.

(Battle begins)
Signora: A lesson on Harbinger power and elegance? Hah... as you wish.
(When Signora is low on health)
Signora: Tsk tsk, you've got some nerve laying your hands on me.
Signora: Harbinger power has become burdensome, I will manifest my destiny anew... Await my emergence and tremble, Traveler. You have reason to be afraid.
(When Signora's ice cocoon shield is low)
Signora: The pale flame smolders...
(Signora emerges from her ice cocoon as the Crimson Witch of Embers with restored health)
Signora: Pale flame, lay waste to this frozen shell and witness my suffering. In fires of sin and retribution, your soul will be incinerated!
(When the Crimson Witch of Embers has 2/3 of her health)
Signora: Immolation... a cherished agony... do you feel it?
(Battle ends)

Cutscene's Travel Log summary:
After a vicious battle, Signora finally lies defeated at your hands. As per the rules of a duel before the throne, the vanquished will be executed by the Raiden Shogun. Though her fate is sealed, Signora remains indignant. However, the Raiden Shogun utterly disregards her threats, executing divine punishment all the same. As for you, the victor, the Shogun grants you leave to depart from Tenshukaku.
(Cutscene starts)
Signora: So strong...
Signora: But... But how...
(The Raiden Shogun walks down from the Throne, which puts the Traveler on guard, but she walks past the Traveler and towards Signora)
Signora: I am a Snezhnayan diplomat
Signora: You know what happens if you lay a finger on me...
Signora: I swear, if you strike me, I will make sure...
Signora: The Fatui will make sure that your precious Inazuma...
Signora: Stop! I order you!
Signora: And you!
Signora: Filthy rats... All of you!!!
(The Raiden Shogun executes Signora with the Musou no Hitotachi)
Raiden Shogun: You are the enemy of eternity...
Raiden Shogun: But as the victor, I acknowledge your honor
Raiden Shogun: Therefore... I shall allow you to leave Tenshukaku alive
(Cutscene ends)

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Duel Before the Throne
Yù Qián Juédòu
Yù Qián Juédòu
Japanese 御前試合
A Contest in the Shogun's Presence[• 1]
Korean 어전시합
Eojeon Sihap
Gozen Match
Spanish Duelo ante el tronoDuel Before the Throne
French Duel devant le trôneDuel Before the Throne
Russian Дворцовая дуэль
Dvortsovaya duel'
Palace Duel
Thai การประลองต่อหน้าท่านโชกุน
Duel Before the Shogun
Vietnamese Ngự Tiền Quyết Đấu
German Duell vor dem ThronDuel Before the Throne
Indonesian Duel di IstanaDuel in the Palace
Portuguese Combate de Vida e Morte
  1. JA: This is an idiomatic expression (yojijukugo) which refers to the "game (contest) held in the presence of a lord (daimyo, shogun)​"

Change History

Released in Version 2.1