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For a Tomorrow Without Tears is the second act in the Prologue chapter of the Archon Quests.


  1. Shadow Over Mondstadt
  2. Unexpected Encounter
  3. That Green Fellow
  4. Let the Wind Lead (Quest)
  5. Venti's Plan
  6. Venti's New Plan
  7. Wild Escape
  8. Behind the Scenes
  9. Chasing Shadows
  10. State of the Holy Lyre der Himmel
  11. While the quests beyond can generally be completed in any order you like, the way the quests are presented in this guide represent the optimal paths.
    1. Fallen Tears (Thousand Winds Temple)
    2. Hidden Tears (Eagle's Gate)
    3. Stolen Tears (Eclipse Tribe)
  12. Crystal Tears
  13. Reunion with the Dragon


After the Traveler dealt with the Temples, they come back to Mondstadt to report to Jean. They find a masked woman talking to Jean and suggests they kill the dragon to end the problem. Jean dismisses the woman, stating that she has no respect as she knows who Stormterror actually is; Dvalin, one of the Four Winds. Jean then spots the two and explains to them that the woman she spoke to is a Fatui diplomat.

Regarding the dragon situation, the Traveler remembered the gem they found at the forest earlier, hoping the Knights would know what it is. Lisa tries to study it, but it emits harmful energy towards Vision users, so the Traveler puts it back in their pockets. The Traveler knew the reason, but remains silent as Jean grants the title Honorary Knight to them.

Paimon knew there was another presence when they found the gem, and subconsciously identified the boy running in the streets as the same person. Tracking his footprints with their Elemental Sight, the stranger sings the song of "Stormterror", identified as Dvalin, and the reason of his rampage. The stranger, Venti recognizes the Traveler.

The Traveler takes out the gem, but to their surprise, it is purified. Venti then realizes that the Traveler's powers can assist in saving Dvalin but tells them to meet at the place of Mondstadt's Hero, which is the great tree in Windrise. The Traveler arrives at the great tree, but an Eye of the Storm appears and the Traveler is forced to dispatch it first. Venti then explains to the pair that Dvalin is suffering from degradation, which the Abyss Order is taking advantage of. He had tried to cure him earlier, but the Traveler's unexpected arrival ended up poisoning him, although he had recovered by then. Venti then tells them to meet him outside the Favonius Cathedral to get a certain "Holy Lyre der Himmel".

Entering the Cathedral, Venti asks Sister Gotelinde for the lyre, even revealing himself as his true identity Barbatos, the Anemo Archon, but Gotelinde is not amused and believes he is insane. Venti then suggests the Traveler ask for it, which they do, but Gotelinde tells them that they need papers signed from Jean and the Seneschal and Community Representative to do so, but because they don't have those papers, she does not allow them to take it either.

The Traveler waits for the guards around the area to drop before sneaking into the vaults to take the lyre. Before they can do so, a Fatui Electro Cicin Mage warps in and takes the lyre, just as a guard enters and spots them. Venti is relaxing outside when he hears Paimon screaming, telling him that they've been busted and need to run. Venti creates wind currents that drop them off near the Angel's Share, where he enters and tells a red-haired man to give them their least conspicuous table. The man is curious but agrees to their request; shortly after, two Knights appear and ask Diluc if he knows where the suspects went; he puts them on a false direction.

With the Knights gone, Diluc then orders them down to ask what they were doing. Venti introduces the Traveler to Diluc, who recognizes them as the Honorary Knight, calling it a shame they joined. Venti gives a performance to explain the situation to Diluc, who agrees to help them by organizing his contacts and telling them to meet the following night.

The following night, the pair find that Diluc has contacted Jean; both groups are surprised, but Diluc explains that the Jean before them is just a normal Jean, and not the Acting Grand Master. Jean tells them that she is doing this in private because she has few options as the Acting Grand Master. Likewise, she believes their cause as she is aware of Dvalin's past. Diluc, having managed to interrogate some Fatui beforehand, tells them that the lyre is not in the Goth Grand Hotel, but in a stronghold outside the city premises.

The party manages to acquire the lyre after defeating several enemies, but not before a Fatui Agents threatens that Signora will end them. The lyre is in relatively poor shape however, so they acquire more Teardrop Crystals and purify them to fully restore the lyre. They then head to Starsnatch Cliff to summon Dvalin and purify him, but an Abyss Mage appears and convinces him otherwise, resulting in Dvalin flying away and the lyre being completely broken.


3 Achievements match the category selection:

Achievement Category Description Primogem
For a Tomorrow Without Tears Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Complete "For a Tomorrow Without Tears." 10
Knighthood Excellence Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Become an Honorary Knight of Favonius. 5
Knights and their Knotty Issues Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Fail to borrow the Holy Relic... but learn of the Knights' dilemma. 5

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English For a Tomorrow Without Tears
Wèile Méiyǒu Yǎnlèi de Míngtiān
For a Tomorrow Without Tears
Wèile Méiyǒu Yǎnlèi de Míngtiān
Japanese 涙のない明日のために
Namida no Nai Ashita no Tame ni[!]
For a Tomorrow Without Tears
Korean 눈물 없는 내일
Nunmul Eopneun Naeil-eul Wihae
For a Tomorrow Without Tears
Spanish Por un mañana sin lágrimasFor a Tomorrow Without Tears
French Pour un avenir sans larmesFor a Future Without Tears
Russian Горькие слёзы
Gor'kiye slyozy
Bitter Tears
Thai เพื่อวันพรุ่งนี้ที่ไม่มีน้ำตา
Phuea wan phrungni thimai mi namta
For a Tomorrow Without Tears
Vietnamese Vì một ngày mai không rơi lệFor a Tomorrow Without Tears
German Für ein Morgen ohne TränenFor a Tomorrow Without Tears
Indonesian Demi Hari Esok Tanpa Air MataFor a Tomorrow Without Tears
Portuguese Por um Amanhã Sem LágrimasFor a Tomorrow Without Tears

Change History

Released in Version 1.0