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Overview

The only hope for Watatsumi Island's salvation lies within this all-new, secret-shrouded area — Enkanomiya.
Head into Enkanomiya and complete the trials of valor that await there.

Enkanomiya (Japanese: 淵下宮 "Abyssal Depths Palace"), originally known as Byakuyakoku (Japanese: 白夜国 "Land of the White Night / Midnight Sun[1]") and Tokoyokoku (Japanese: 常世国), is a location under Inazuma. It can be entered via a deep pool east of Sangonomiya Shrine, and legend has it that the Watatsumi people originated from here.[2] Although Enkanomiya is located under Watatsumi Island, it is still part of Teyvat, though somewhat disconnected from it.[1]

To enter Enkanomiya, the seals on the five Goshou Rocks are broken for the pearls located within the shrines for the Key of the Moon-bathed Deep, which would allow entry to Enkanomiya, provided that the spirit veins connecting Enkanomiya and Watatsumi Island are flowing smoothly and a person whose heart is "as clear as water". According to legend, the key was forged from Orobashi's blood.[3]

Enkanomiya Unlock Criteria:

Mechanics

  • Altar Patterns: these patterns consist of the five unique Key Sigil types in a circle along with a number associated with each type. This pattern is entered into The Altar at The Serpent's Heart to achieve an objective.
  • Daises of Day and Night: mechanisms that appear different in Whitenight and Evernight. Get close to them to operate them. However, their states will reset when switching between Evernight and Whitenight.
  • Of Sun and Moon: The Dainichi Mikoshi is a beam of light in the center of Enkanomiya that can be turned on and off, effectively changing the state of Enkanomiya between Whitenight and Evernight. This can be done by activating the appropriate mechanisms throughout Enkanomiya. Walls and mechanisms hidden during Whitenight are visible during Evernight, and vice versa.
  • Ghostfish: schools of fish in the air found in Enkanomiya. They allow the player to continuously glide while in the group. They are notably found around The Emanant Skylights.
  • Phase Gate: a mechanism that transports the player to a different location.
  • Places of Essence Worship: these mechanisms contain the power of Whitenight and Evernight. They allow the player to utilize a mechanism that can only be used in Whitenight while in Evernight, and vice-versa.
  • Shield-Lights of Tokoyo: barriers in Enkanomiya that are present during Whitenight are dispelled during Evernight.
  • Smashed Stone: stone-like crates that contain Mora.
  • Sunfire Phantasms: distortions visible in in the air in Enkanomiya. Switching between Whitenight and Evernight can cause these illusions to disperse or show themselves. These typically obscure other mechanisms, such as Altar Patterns.
  • Triangular Mechanisms: attacks can be used to activate them. If damaged, switch to Evernight to fix them.

Subareas

Notable Features

Puzzle Quests

Bosses

Enemies

NPCs

Shades of Tokoyo

Shades of Tokoyo (also known as "Sinshades") are spectral NPCs that appear throughout Enkanomiya during Evernight.

Quest-Only NPCs

History

Long ago, the Primordial One and its Shining Shades defeated the Seven Sovereigns and began the creation of heaven and earth for humanity's sake.[4] A single, unified human civilization spanned the whole world, which the people of Enkanomiya were part of.[5] But later, an individual known as the Second Who Came appeared and a war broke out between the Primordial One and the Second Who Came which destroyed the heavens and earth. As a result of this disaster, Enkanomiya fell into the ocean and was severed from the surface world.[4]

Years of Darkness

When they fell into the ocean, they met against the Dragonheir of the Depths (now known as Bathysmal Vishaps) that ruled this place. They learned that the Dragonheirs loved the dark and shunned the light[6], so they used thousands of lanterns to ward them off.[6] However, this was not particularly effective so they prayed and lamented but the Primordial One and its Shining Shades did not hear their pleas. Only on Third Year of Darkness did Istaroth, one of the four Shining Shades and the "Ruler of Time", hear their lamentations and she helped them by giving enough wisdom to Abrax so that he could create the Dainichi Mikoshi, which was then known as the "Helios". In the Year of Blindness, Abrax's wisdom awakened and the people began constructing the Helios.

Years of Sun and Moon

The year the Helios was completed was the First Year of Sun and Moon. With the light of the Dainichi Mikoshi, they were able to drive away the Dragonheirs and survive.[4] Some great Watatsumi houses such as the Yuna Clan trace back to those days.[7] In the Second Year of Sun and Moon, the people of Byakuyakoku sought for a way back to the surface, thinking the war has surely ended by now, but they were blocked by unknown means. They interpreted this as a ban from the Primordial One and assumed this meant the Second Who Came was defeated. Around this time, a cabal of corrupt nobles[8] manipulated the people of Byakuyakoku into worshipping the Dainichi Mikoshi as a god and installed a puppet ruler, known as the Sunchild. Abrax opposed the corrupt nobles, so the Sunchild accused him of high treason and imprisoned him. On the Tenth Year of Sun and Moon, Abrax had died and his clothes and body were enshrined in various places in acknowledgement of his achievements for creating the Helios.[9] Others, such as Spartacus, also attempted to oppose the rule of the Sunchildren but failed and were imprisoned. The Years of Sun and Moon continued under the rule of the Sunchildren until the arrival of Orobashi.[4]

At some point, the people of Enkanomiya built the Towers of the Three Realms at the borders of Byakuyakoku.[10]. Because Byakuyakoku was on the border between three different realms, the Human realm, the Elemental (Vishaps) realm, and the Abyssal (Void) realm, they built these towers to stabilize the tendencies of Byakuyakoku and maintain harmony between the three realms. Since these towers are so important, they are hidden using secret arts and can only be summoned by shrine maidens, such as Eboshi, and the Vassals of Watatsumi.[10] The ancient names of these towers have been long forgotten, but have been renamed to Yachimatahiko's Locus, Yachimatahime's Locus, and Kunado's Locus.

During this time, the people of Enkanomiya observed some special phenomena — the mirages and the Sinshades — which they indiscriminately referred to as "Eidolons." It was not until the arrival of Orobashi that they were able to understand them and they respectively named them Sunfire Phantasms and Ghostfire Phantasms.[11]

Arrival of Orobashi

After being defeated in the Archon War and fleeing the continent of Teyvat,[12] the ancient god later known as Orobashi no Mikoto appeared in Byakuyakoku.[13] A young child of Enkanomiya found the god in a cave and asked Orobashi to become their god. Taking pity on them, Orobashi overthrew the Sunchildren and defeated the Dragonheirs and sealed them away. Orobashi then used the corals growing off its body to create a path back to the surface world and create Watatsumi Island.[14] The people it saved dubbed this new land "Sangonomiya" and in turn began referring to Byakuyakoku as "Enkanomiya". They also began worshipping this god as their "Orobashi no Mikoto" and "Watatsumi Omikami".[2]

On the last day of Enkanomiya before the people relocated above the sea, envoys from Khaenri'ah along with a Ruin Guard came and stole the book Before Sun and Moon, a book that Orobashi personally placed a ban upon. Antigonus fought them and prevented the loss of the book, but was also critical injured.[15]

Present Time

Every few thousand of years, Enkanomiya begins to bleach Watatsumi Island's soil, which would endanger the island and slowly turn it into desert if not dealt with accordingly, along with the Dragonheir of the Depths or some other monster that may have resided inside and waiting to escape to the surface. In order to stop this from happening, the people of Watatsumi must conduct a ritual known as the Watatsumi Mitama Omatsuri, which involves using a Jade Coral Branch broke off from the depths of Enkanomiya.

Recently, Tsuyuko requested the Traveler to remove the five seals to obtain the Key of the Moon-bathed Deep while sending a request to Sangonomiya Kokomi to authorize entry into Enkanomiya to deal with the problem, who eventually gave them permission to enter and retrieve the Bloodbranch Coral to be used in the ritual. During the Traveler's trip into Enkanomiya, they discovered the ancient Bathysmal Vishaps along with numerous hilichurls and traces of the Abyss Order, having been sent by "Enjou" to search for the book "Before Sun and Moon" hidden inside to prove that the gods and Celestia came from outside Teyvat.

Culture

The Watatsumi people have continued practicing the traditions of Enkanomiya. One such tradition is fortune-telling using "Deep Sea Spiritherbs", a type of plant transplanted on Watatsumi Island from Enkanomiya.[16]

Soundtrack

The following soundtracks play at Enkanomiya:

Name Player
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Battle Theme 1
Battle Theme 2
Boss Theme 1

Trivia

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Enkanomiya
Chinese
(Simplified)
渊下宫
Yuānxià Gōng
Abyssal Depths Palace
Chinese
(Traditional)
淵下宮
Japanese えんのみや
Enkanomiya
Abyssal Depths Palace
Korean 연하궁
Yeonhagung
Sino-Korean reading of Japanese name
Spanish Enkanomiya
French Enkanomiya
Russian Энканомия
Enkanomiya
Thai Enkanomiya
Vietnamese Enkanomiya
German Enkanomiya
Indonesian Enkanomiya
Portuguese Enkanomiya

Change History

Released in Version 2.4
Version 2.4
  • Enkanomiya was released.
  • The English translation for Enkanomiya's original name was revised from Byakuya no Kuni to Byakuyakoku.

Version 2.1

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