The manga is set before the events of the game's main story. Notably, it elaborates on Vennessa, Fatui involvement in Mondstadt, and Diluc and Kaeya's background as mentioned in their character stories.
Though the calamity the world suffered has ceased, and the lands have slowly healed, peace has yet to be restored to Mondstadt, the city of wind.
The domineering Fatui have been oppressing the surrounding city-states, under the guise of protection, while an ancient darkness is seeking a chance for revenge...
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Aeons ago, the elder elemental gods granted civilization to the human race, but the world soon splintered as corruption and greed grew without check. Can the forces holding this world together be balanced against human desires, or is everything ultimately doomed to end in destruction?
After Barbatos founded his beloved city of Mondstadt, he left it to the care of its first residents and went on his way. Human greed, however, knew no bounds. The rich seized control over the city and ruled it the way they see fit. On the eve of the city's celebrated Ludi Harpastum, a mysterious bard came to the city...
Many years have passed since Vennessa took the keys of Mondstadt and founded the Ordo Favonius to watch over her beloved city. But a new power appeared, spreading its dark influence across the lands and imposing a "blood tax" upon its subjects. New heroes must step forward to protect all that is dear.
Il Dottore left Mondstadt and withdrew his envoys, but a freak accident threatened to break the peace. Sir Kaeya of the Knights of Favonius suspected an old friend to be behind this while his young aide Amber the Outrider made a chance discovery.
Secrets from Diluc's past continue to be unveiled while the knights of Ordo Favonius have an ultimatum to catch the culprit behind the Black Fire Incident before they strike again. Will they manage to do it on time?
The artists are only credited on the cover pages of the Simplified and Traditional Chinese versions.
The clothes Amber wears in Chapter 8's flashback are the ones she gives Collei to wear in Chapters 9–12.
The vase given by Kaeya to Diluc in Chapter 16 can be found in-game, inside the Dawn Winery.
The manga goes by different titles in different languages: in Japanese, it is called Genshin Selevents (原神セレベンツ), in Traditional Chinese it is Yuanshen Project (原神PROJECT; its official Chinese name), and the English name goes with Genshin Impact.
Each language goes at its own pace of translating and splitting into parts; Simplified Chinese and Japanese are the only languages that do not split its chapters into parts.
In the English version, some terms are translated differently than the game; for example, the Knights of Favonius are called Ordo Favonius.
Il Dottore's name was misspelled as Il Dotorre in the original Chinese version, which carried over into the English translation. However, the English translation corrected this error in later chapters.