They say that the adepti dwell somewhere within these countless towering, cloud-ringed peaks. Few mortals may set foot here.Where Mountains Peak Beyond the Clouds
Jueyun Karst (Chinese: 绝云间 Juéyún-jiān, "Cloud-Terminating Place") is a subarea in Minlin, Liyue. It is said to be the place where the adepti live. Normally no one dares to try to set foot here, but some brave or desperate people still try to seek the adepti for good fortune.
Jueyun Karst is considered the realm of the adepti of Liyue, usually unreachable by mortals.
However, there are special "Herb Gatherers" who make their living by collecting valuable natural resources found only in Jueyun Karst.Expedition description
Taishan Mansion Puzzle
Right above Taishan Mansion is a stone tablet hinting at the puzzle, although interacting with this tablet is not necessary.
- Read: "Here stood Taishan Mansion, established by royal decree. ...But the Geo Lord wished for his residence to remain among the people of Liyue, hence, all trace of the path to that divine place was lost in the mortal realm. Now, the hidden treasure of Taishan is engulfed in water. At the sight of these words, people should leave immediately, as they should at the sight of the adeptus."
- Paimon: So this inscription means... Well, Paimon didn't get all of it... but it seems like there's treasure hiding somewhere in a body of water!
- Paimon: So is there anywhere around here that water might come out?
Near the steps leading to Taishan Mansion is a glowing monument. To break the seal around it, defeat the three waves of enemies guarding the monument.
- Paimon: This mechanism looks kinda suspicious.
- Paimon: Those people over there look totally suspicious. There's definitely some big mystery to uncover here!
Climb up to the monument and "Start" it. The water covering Taishan Mansion will drain partway, exposing the second glowing monument down the stairs.
Break the glowing Geograna ores and lead the Geograna to the stone lanterns surrounding the monument. After lighting all three lanterns, the seal around the monument will break, allowing you to "Start" it. More water will drain away to expose the entrance of Taishan Mansion.
- Paimon: The water level has gone right down.
- (Interact with Someone's Poetry, located on the bridge over the lake at Jueyun Karst)
- Someone's Poetry: "Here the flowing waters reach their wondrous end, with fond farewell into dreams of gods ascend. As cascades split cliffs and into the air splash, I stand at peace beneath soaring eaves vast."
- (Interact with the stone tablet along the main road to Qingyun Peak)
- Read: "Walk to the view of the changing tide, arrive to the sight of a misty shroud. Ascend to Jueyun Karst up in the skies, sit and gaze at the unfurling clouds."
The following soundtracks are played at Jueyun Karst.
|Soundtrack No.||Soundtrack Name||Player||Played in|
|36||Wandering Flight||Jueyun Karst (Day)|
|37||Faint Tracks||Jueyun Karst (Night)|
|48||Adeptus' Solace||Jueyun Karst (Day)|
|50||Emerging Clouds||Jueyun Karst (Day)|
|54||Red Leaf on the Chessboard||Jueyun Karst (Day)|
Haidi, Environment Art Team Lead: One of the most important elements while designing an aesthetic for an open-world game is the topography, which serves as a foundation for all other content. What natural features should have prominence in Liyue to represent the Chinese characteristics in front of the global player base and how to guarantee that those elements would be well-received — those were the central issues that we constantly considered in the early stages. This is why we collected a great deal of visual resources and conducted field research. Through the process of repeated screening and comparison, we finally selected Zhangjiajie as one of our main sources of inspiration
Qiang Ge, Scenery Concept Artist: What drew us to that area the most, is the inherently fantastical nature of its topography. It looks a bit otherworldly, which is something that can be felt by the local and foreign tourists visiting there as a kind of cognitive consensus. Sandstone is the signature feature of the territory of the Geo Archon, one of Teyvat's Seven Archons, which is very fitting. The vistas of towering sandstone karst forests leave more room for imagination due to being shrouded in swirling clouds. Using a freehand style resembling traditional Chinese "shan shui" landscape paintings, we went through a round of concept art and atmosphere sketch creation to make sure that we have achieved exactly the right feeling .
Shang Wei, Zhangjiajie Museum Director: If Zhangjiajie's topography could be described in one sentence, it would be barren mountains become terraces, which become karst walls, then karst forests, and then forest remnants. We can trace the area's development back to this pattern because that pattern is so comprehensive. The representative of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre came here multiple times and after repeated rounds of field research, they called it "Zhangjiajie topography."
Lin Zi, Level Artist: The in-game area of Jueyun Karst is home to Liyue's adepti and Zhangiajie's atmosphere of a thousand towering mountains and swirling clouds is very much in line with the overarching artistic vision we adapted while designing Jueyun Karst. We also made sure to include some key man-made elements like trestle and suspension bridges to embellish the spaces between Liyue's many mountains. While exploring Liyue, players can feel like they are going on a real, unique adventure.
- Some English character voice-over lines use "Jueyun Jian," which is a directly taken from the location's Chinese name, instead of "Jueyun Karst" as written in-game and in their voice-overs' official transcriptions.
|Language||Official Name||Literal Meaning|
|Cloud-Terminating Place[• 1]|
Zetsu'un no Ma
|Jueyun Space[• 2]|
|Sino-Korean reading of Chinese name|
|Spanish||Desfiladero Jueyun||Jueyun Defile|
|French||Karst Jueyun||Jueyun Karst|
|Vietnamese||Sino-Vietnamese reading of Chinese name|
|Portuguese||Relevo de Jueyun||Jueyun Relief|
- ZH: Refers to the fact that the mountains peak above the clouds.
- JA: From Sino-Japanese reading of Chinese name.