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Lore is the catch-all term for story, world-building, and anything in the game that is not related to Game Systems. Various aspects of lore are usually analyzed to expand upon the knowledge of the in-game universe.

World History

The above article is a compilation of all known events in the world of Teyvat's history, spanning thousands of years. Important events include:


The cultures of Teyvat's nations are as diverse as the real life regions from which they draw inspiration. Teyvat's nations are also influenced by the ideals that their Archons embody.


There are many languages across Teyvat. Some major ones are the common tongue, which the game uses as its medium, and Hilichurlian, the language spoken by the most numerous enemy in the game's world.


  • Celestia: A mysterious place that floats in the sky and is said to be where the gods reside and where humans may ascend if they obtain godhood.
  • Archon: A god who is or was a member of The Seven and presides or presided over one of Teyvat's seven nations.
  • God: A mighty being.
  • Dragon: A powerful elemental being.
  • Adeptus: A powerful being who follows Rex Lapis or is otherwise associated with those who do.
  • Illuminated Beast: A powerful creature. Many are also adepti.
  • Allogene: Someone who has received a Vision and thus has the potential to ascend to Celestia.
  • Vision: An object bestowed upon someone that allows them to use elemental powers. It is believed that Visions are granted by the gods.
  • Delusion: An object bestowed upon someone by the Tsaritsa that allows someone to use elemental powers without or in addition to a Vision.
  • Archon War: A period of time in which gods fought. The start date is unknown, but the end date was 2000 years ago. The outcome was the crowning of the original seven Archons.
  • Cataclysm: An event that occurred 500 years ago that spanned all of Teyvat and involved the destruction of the godless nation of Khaenri'ah.
  • Outlander: Often refers to an ordinary foreigner in any nation, such as in the Outlander Affairs Agency. Notably, the Unknown God addresses the Traveler and Traveler's Sibling as outlanders in the cinematic shown at the beginning of the game and specifically mentions their "journey" when they were attempting to leave Teyvat, which makes it possible that outlander can also refer to world travelers.

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