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Follow the Wind is the third part in the Teyvat storyline Archon Quests, Chapter II, Prologue: Autumn Winds, Scarlet Leaves.

Steps

  1. Go to the wind current location
  2. Enter the arena to fight the final round
  3. Go check the box containing the Vision
  4. Follow Kazuha to track down the Vision
  5. Proceed to the small island ahead and search for clues
  6. Confirm the clues with Kazuha
  7. Continue the pursuit
    • Continue riding the wind to proceed onward (00:30)
  8. Defeat the Treasure Hoarders blocking the way
  9. Talk to the Treasure Hoarder who stole the Vision
  10. Defeat the Treasure Hoarder
    • The Treasure Hoarder acts identically similar to Raptor
  11. Talk to the Treasure Hoarder again
  12. Return to the Guyun Stone Forest arena

Achievements

Dialogue

(Talk to Little De)
Little De: Your opponent is certainly no pushover, be sure to not underestimate him.
(Talk to Uncle Yun)
Uncle Yun: Seeing this tournament has taught me that no matter how good I think I might be, there will always be someone better out there...
Uncle Yun: But anyway, good luck to you out there. I'll be rooting for ya!
(Talk to Rongjiang)
Rongjiang: Good luck, hero! You'll be the champion, I know it!
(Talk to Zhuhan)
Zhuhan: Please make your way to the arena. Captain Beidou is waiting.
(Talk to Xinxiu)
Xinxiu: This will be yet another feat to tack on to your deeds in Liyue!
Xinxiu: I never thought I'd get to witness an occasion like this in person!
(Talk to Kazuha)
Kaedehara Kazuha: You're up! I wish you luck.
Kaedehara Kazuha: I await the results of this match with great anticipation.
(Upon entering the arena)
Beidou: Huh, why isn't he here yet...
Beidou: Never mind, we can start by making your entrance first, (Traveler).
Beidou: Everyone, listen up. Your attention, please!
Beidou: We've reached the climax of The Crux Clash. This is the final match!
Beidou: We've seen many exciting battles today, and now, at long last, the two finalists have emerged.
Beidou: Now, I'd like to introduce our first combatant. Though few have seen (him/her), (his/her) reputation knows no bounds.
Beidou: (He/She) strikes fear into the heart of Osial and the mere mention of (his/her) name causes even Fatui Harbingers to turn pale in the face... Introducing Liyue's traveling hero, (Traveler)!
Clash Competitor: Wooooow!!!
Clash Competitor: I've been waiting for this moment!
Beidou: I'm sure everyone witnessed (his/her) thrilling match in the semi-finals.
Beidou: But today's final round will surly take things up a notch!
Beidou: As for our other combatant... Uh, he still hasn't arrived.
Beidou: C'mon, what could be taking him so long? You can't just forfeit for not showing up like in previous rounds... This is the finals!
Beidou: Apologies! Everyone just sit tight!
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Maybe they got the match time mixed up?
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Maybe they're too intimidated to show up for the finals?
Beidou: We've got no other choice.... If he doesn't show up we'll just have to postpone the match.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Wait a moment. Something doesn't seem right about this.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Captain Beidou, perhaps we should check on the prize.
Kaedehara Kazuha: (Traveler), come with us.

(Upon checking the vision box)
Beidou: Let me see...
Beidou: It's gone alright... The Vision is missing.
Paimon: Huh! Did somebody steal it? Who would dare do such a thing in broad daylight?
Beidou: We don't know when it was taken exactly.
Beidou: Huh! I never thought that someone here would have the guts to cross Captain Beidou.
Kaedehara Kazuha: No need to worry, even the craftiest sleight of hand does not escape nature's watchful gaze.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Hmm... The culprit has acted recently. They will not have gotten far.
Kaedehara Kazuha: The Vision was the prize that I had offered, and it will be my responsibility to look after it. I will be certain to get it back.
Beidou: Well, if you insist. I'll leave the matter to you then.
Beidou: I'll stay here and try to offer some explanation to all the spectators that came to see the match.
Kaedehara Kazuha: If you would, please come with me, (Traveler).
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Seems there's nothing else we can do.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg My opponent was a no-show anyway.
Paimon: Umm, but we're on an island, where could he have possibly run to?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Come with me. I can sense the winds are coming.
(Talk to Beidou)
Beidou: I'll stay behind and explain the situation here. Just get the Vision back.
Beidou: The spectators were all geared up to see an exciting match. I can't let them return disappointed.
(Talk to Zhuhan)
Zhuhan: *sigh* It's my fault that the Vision is missing... I should have kept a closer eye on it.
Zhuhan: Though Captain Beidou says that she doesn't blame me, I can't help but feel guilty inside.
(Talk to Rongjiang or Xinxiu)
Rongjiang: Word is that the prize has been stolen and that the final match has been postponed. I can't believe it!
Xinxiu: Who would dare steal from The Crux Fleet?
(Talk to Uncle Yun)
Uncle Yun: The Vision was stolen? And in broad daylight, too... How could that possibly happen?
(Talk to Little De)
Little De: I was really looking forward to the final match... *sigh*

(Approach the wind currents)
Paimon: Huh? A wind current?
Kaedehara Kazuha: The winds have come at an opportune moment. Let's seize this chance.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Ride the winds upward. From there, we can continue our search for clues.
(Reach the first island)
Paimon: By the way, what made you suddenly think of checking the prize in the first place?
Kaedehara Kazuha: I heard it the moment it was stolen.
Paimon: Well then why didn't you stop him!?
Kaedehara Kazuha: You'll see. Shortly.
(Tnvestigate the glowing spot)
Kaedehara Kazuha: The winds are guiding us forward, the culprit is on the opposite shore now.
Paimon: You can hear that, too? ...What does it sound like?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Hmm...
Kaedehara Kazuha: Hubris.
Kaedehara Kazuha: This way, follow me.
Kaedehara Kazuha: There may be an ambush waiting for us up ahead, but I trust that you are well-prepared for such a scenario.
(Reach the final island)
Treasure Hoarder: Hoarders, they're here! Get them!
Kaedehara Kazuha: Treasure Hoarders, just as I expected.
Kaedehara Kazuha: In which case... please stand back.

(Approach the Treasure Hoarder who stole the Vision)
Fei the Flyer: You caught up with me... How is that possible!?
Fei the Flyer: I had even prepared a boat to ensure a quick getaway, and still, you caught up to me.
Kaedehara Kazuha: No boat could ever match the speed of the wind.
Fei the Flyer: The wind? What are you talking about? Oh, I get it... your Vision!
Fei the Flyer: Drat, if only I had a Vision... Or if I could activate this one, then you'd never be able to catch me!
Kaedehara Kazuha: This has nothing to do with Visions. You may be skilled at vanishing from a crowd, but it seems you know precious little about how to conceal yourself from nature's gaze.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Additionally, your chosen escape route was flawed for reasons that are too numerous to go into, and on top of that, I could hear your boasting and proud laughter in the wind as I was pursuing you.
Kaedehara Kazuha: In other words, you failed to meet and of the basic criteria for a grand heist: namely speed, stealth, and style.
Fei the Flyer: You... You!
Kaedehara Kazuha: But most disappointing of all is the state of the Vision in your hand.
Kaedehara Kazuha: It appears that the Vision doesn't respond to human desire indiscriminately.
Fei the Flyer: Fine, fine! I admit it!
Fei the Flyer: I've had my eyes on this Vision for quite some time now. I decided to register after hearing that this fighting contest was full of a bunch of lousy fighters. I fought my way to the finals and...
Paimon: Aha, so you were supposed to be our opponent!
Fei the Flyer: I'd intended to win the contest through skill alone all along, but then you showed up!
Fei the Flyer: After watching the semi-finals, I knew that I didn't stand a chance. But I wasn't about to give up on the Vision so easily after coming all this way.
Fei the Flyer: Since there was no use in trying to face you in the match, I decided to put my skills to good use while everyone's attention was on you and Beidou.
Fei the Flyer: I was convinced I'd prepared thoroughly for my escape... but somehow, you still managed to catch up to me.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg You've got nowhere else to run now, just give it up.
Fei the Flyer: Ugh... Drat... This could — this should have gone differently...
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Hand over the Vision.
Fei the Flyer: After all I went through to get it? I think not!
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg There'll be consequences if you resist any further.
Fei the Flyer: Hah! I know an empty threat when I hear one.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Just do as we say and there'll be no further consequences
Fei the Flyer: R—Really?
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg If you give up the Vision we'll let you go.
Fei the Flyer: Fine... but you'd better mean it! It didn't activate once I took it anyway, it's nothing but a useless shell to me.
Kaedehara Kazuha: You know, according to the laws of the sea, the penalty for stealing is breaking the culprit's arms.
Fei the Flyer: Huh! You're not serious, are you!?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Not to mention that the item you stole was a prize, you didn't show up for the final match, and you damaged the reputation of the captain of The Crux Fleet.
Kaedehara Kazuha: It seems that it would only be fair to brand the word "thief" on your forehead with a hot iron.
Paimon: Whoa, whoa, we don't need to go that far, do we?
Fei the Flyer: Ugh, I never would have guessed you could be so cruel.
Fei the Flyer: If this is where talking gets me, then forget it. I'll risk a fight!

(After defeating Fei the Flyer)
Fei the Flyer: A—Argh!
Fei the Flyer: No, no! Do what you want, but please, don't brand my forehead, please!!!
Kaedehara Kazuha: Hmm... He has persevered to the bitter end, and now death looms near... yet still, the gods do not bestow their favor upon him.
Kaedehara Kazuha: ...Put down the Vision and leave. I've changed my mind... No further punishment for you.
Fei the Flyer: Huh?
Kaedehara Kazuha: What's wrong? Are you asking for more punishment?
Kaedehara Kazuha: It's up to you. Such willingness is commendable and fits the way of the samurai.
Fei the Flyer: N—No, no need for that. Thank you for releasing me. You truly are generous!

The Treasure Hoarder leaves in a frenzy.

Paimon: Huh, Paimon doesn't get it. Were you just trying to scare him?
Kaedehara Kazuha: I take no pleasure in frightening others. I was just testing all possibilities while the Vision remained in his hands.
Kaedehara Kazuha: When people are forced into a corner, that is when their greatest strength will appear. I thought it may be an opportunity for him to awaken the Vision.
Kaedehara Kazuha: But unfortunately, nothing happened.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg So you were planning this all along?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Yes, I wanted to know whether it were possible for an extinguished Vision to be reawakened.
Kaedehara Kazuha: From the moment he stole the Vision, I decided to use him for this experiment.
Kaedehara Kazuha: I have tried many other methods in the past.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Though few tales tell of a "masterless Vision reawakening"...
Kaedehara Kazuha: After seeing you command multiple elements, I figured that nothing is impossible.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Come, why don't you give it a try? Let's see if you can give me the answer I'm hoping for.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg I'll try.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg ...
Paimon: Hmm, the Vision didn't seem to respond at all.
Kaedehara Kazuha: I see... So you are also unable to rekindle the Vision.
Kaedehara Kazuha: ...No matter, this was expected. I suppose this Vision is still mine to take for now.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Why are you so attached to this Vision?
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Why are you so determined to rekindle the Vision?
Paimon: Yeah, what's the story behind this Vision, anyway?
Kaedehara Kazuha: The story begins with an old friend...

(A cinematic begins)
He was once a good friend of mine
One day, he asked me about a sword art of which he had heard
The Musou no Hitotachi
I told him
It can only be witnessed when "divine punishment" is administered
It is the pinnacle of the Raiden Shogun's skill
A symbol of ultimate power
But he replied: "There must be one who can withstand it"
"There will always be those who dare to brave the lightning's glow"
Then, the Vision Hunt Decree arrived
People's aspirations were stripped away
As the Raiden Shogun began to construct her ideal of "eternity"
While I was fleeing from place to place
I heard that my friend had challenged the Vision Hunters
To a duel before the throne
A solemn yet brutal challenge
The defeated face divine punishment, while the victors gain a second chance
Perhaps he thought he of all people should make a stand
Coming face to face with the Musou No Hitotachi
Was all that he truly desired, after all
When I arrived at Tenshukaku
The duel was over
I heard his sentence of divine punishment
His severed blade hitting the ground
Perhaps that was the glory he had yearned to witness
In his last moments
What expression was on his face?
Before I knew it
I had stepped forward and snatched the dying Vision
And was running from the scene
All I knew was that I mustn't let his hope which burned so brightly
Become buried among the ice-cold statue of a god

(After the cinematic)
Kaedehara Kazuha: Perhaps one day I may come to find that all I have done is meaningless.
Kaedehara Kazuha: But as a wandering samurai, I find meaning in traveling and the sprawling beauty of nature that lies along the way, while still retaining the "warrior way" in my heart.
Paimon: Kazuha...
Kaedehara Kazuha: Hehe, it's just another way of saying I do as I please.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Alright then. It's time we returned.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg Let's go.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Allow me to gather the wind for us once more.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg If you need to talk more, I'm here to listen.
Kaedehara Kazuha: ...Do not let my feelings trouble you.
Kaedehara Kazuha: But thank you.

(Talk to Baiwen)
Baiwen: There you have it, the evidence speaks for itself. It's no wonder Lady Ningguang was concerned with the security of this area.
Baiwen: I doubt even Captain Beidou will manage to come out of all of this unscathed.
(Talk to Zhuhan)
Paimon: Huh? Did Beidou leave already? Maybe she went back to her ship?
Zhuhan: If you're looking for the Captain, she was summoned by Lady Ningguang.
Zhuhan: It seems that The Crux Clash got out of hand this time and has attracted her attention.
Zhuhan: Captain Beidou was muttering something about Ningguang being a stick-in-the-mud as she headed off to Liyue Harbor.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Haha, it's not unusual for those two to be at odds with one another.
Zhuhan: But still, Captain Beidou was disappointed she didn't get to witness the crowning of the new champion. She had been looking forward to it for quite some time.
Kaedehara Kazuha: The one who stole the Vision was originally to be this hero's opponent in the final round.
Kaedehara Kazuha: He knew he stood no chance of winning the match, thus the wicked idea of stealing the prize took hold in his mind.
Kaedehara Kazuha: In which case, The Crux Clash comes to a clear-cut conclusion.
Zhuhan: Huh? So that's what happened!?
Zhuhan: If that's the case, then the rules stipulate that he is disqualified... and our hero here is the champion!
Paimon: Paimon thought we'd win and all, but not like this...
Zhuhan: It doesn't matter, as the saying goes, "honor given is honor deserved." Now, let me go prepare the champion's medal to award you.
Icon Dialogue Talk.svg So will we be able to travel to Inazuma now?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Yes, I believe so. Though Captain Beidou is no longer present here, I'll be sure she receives word of it. She is a woman of her word.
Kaedehara Kazuha: But the voyage to Inazuma is a treacherous one. You will be plagued by a perpetual tempest the entire trip.
Kaedehara Kazuha: In fact, the relentless rain and wind are also an embodiment of the Raiden Shogun's will to close the nation.
Paimon: Hold on a second, you're saying she can change the weather just with the power of her mind!?
Kaedehara Kazuha: Let us not forget that this is one of the Seven Archons. If Liyue's Morax could form Guyun Stone Forest by casting down his stone spears, then it should come as no great surprise that the Raiden Shogun is capable of summoning an eternal tempest.
Kaedehara Kazuha: Suffice it to say that if you wish to journey to Inazuma, the Alcor will need some time. You will be notified once all the preparations have been made.
Kaedehara Kazuha: In the meantime, I intend to embark on a journey of my own. I will travel all across the vast lands of Liyue, in the hope of finding a way to reawaken the Vision.
Paimon: Paimon believes you'll find a way for sure!
Kaedehara Kazuha: Thank you. May both our journeys prove meaningful.
Kaedehara Kazuha: One final word of warning. The part of your journey that lies after the storm may well prove to be the most arduous.

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