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Moulder of Mountains is the third part in the Teyvat storyline Archon Quests Chapter I: Act I - Of the Land Amidst Monoliths.

Steps

  1. Seek out Mountain Shaper
  2. Shatter the amber [big orange rocks, not to be confused with Cor Lapis] on the mountain road to save the trapped person
  3. Talk to Li Dang
  4. Talk to Li Ding and Li Dang
  5. Meet Mountain Shaper

Dialogue

(Talk to Li Ding at the top of Mt. Hulao)
Li Ding: Have mercy, O mighty adeptus! I beg you... Show mercy upon me and my brother... Spare our lives!
Icon Dialogue Talk.png What's wrong?
Li Ding: Who are you? What's going on?
Paimon: We asked you first!
Li Ding: ...Oh! You enjoy safe passage in Jueyun Karst... It can only mean one thing!
Li Ding: You must be adepti messengers! Sent here to rescue me and my brother!
Paimon: What is he talking about?
Li Ding: ...Oh, have mercy, mighty messengers of the illuminated adepti! I beg you to save us... My brother and I, we only came here because our family is poor, and we heard tell of treasures hidden in the amber of Mt. Hulao.
Li Ding: It was stupid of us... but all we wanted to do was find enough treasure to sell and support our family...
Li Ding: We followed the path up the mountain, but suddenly, the amber... it swallowed up my brother, Li Dang!
Li Ding: I ran away, and made it this far before it dawned on me: We were trespassers in the abode of the adepti, and this was our punishment...
Li Ding: I had no idea how to rescue my brother, so I just started praying for the adepti to have mercy, right here on the spot. And now, at long last, two messengers come to my aid...
Paimon: What? We're not adepti messengers... We just wanna find the adepti, like everyone else!
Li Ding: No no no, you must be messengers... You have to be!
Li Ding: I have no idea which amber trapped him... Please, you have to rescue him! I beg you, show me some adepti mercy!
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Oh, fine. I'll go have a look...
Li Ding: Thank you, thank you! O mighty messengers of the illuminated adepti, I promise that we will never be so foolish again...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Of your transgressions, your predicament, and your repentance, one has become aware.
Li Ding: Thanks be to the adeptus of Mt. Hulao, and to their messengers! Never will we be so foolish again...
Paimon: Whoa, check you out! When you speak like that, you actually make a pretty convincing adepti messenger.
(Talking to Li Ding again)
Li Ding: Please, help me rescue my brother. I don't know which amber it was that took him...
Li Ding: All I know is that we kept to the path the whole way up the mountain. So the amber won't be far from the path.
Li Ding: O mighty messengers of the illuminated adepti, please rescue him, I beg of you...
Paimon: Paimon was gonna ask him about where to find the adeptus, but... he seems pretty one-track-mind about rescuing his brother right now.
Paimon: Hmm... So, he said that Li Dang got trapped in amber somewhere on Mt. Hulao, and that they were following the path the whole way up.
Paimon: So, let's follow the path down from here, and make sure to be on the lookout for amber on the way.

(After shattering the amber trapping Li Dang)
Li Dang: *coughing*
Li Dang: Wh–What happened? ...Y–You rescued me? Thank you...
Li Dang: Oh! And have you seen my brother? His name is Li Ding, we were climbing the mountain together.
Li Dang: I just hope he didn't get trapped in amber too...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png He's the one who sent us looking for you.
Li Dang: Phew... so he's safe then...?
Icon Dialogue Talk.png He's at the top of the mountain.
Li Dang: He made it to the top? That means he should be okay...
Li Dang: Thank you! I will head up to find my brother now.
Li Dang: Here's hoping I don't run into any more amber on the way...
(If you rescue Li Dang without talking to Li Ding)
Li Dang: *coughing*
Li Dang: Wh–What happened? ...Y–You rescued me? Thank you...
Li Dang: Oh! And have you seen my brother? His name is Li Ding, we were climbing the mountain together.
Li Dang: But then, I... Well, I don't know. Did I get swallowed up by the amber? I think I must have been knocked out...
Li Dang: I just hope he didn't get trapped in amber too...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png I wouldn't know...
Li Dang: Alright then, I won't bother you anymore. Thanks again... I'm going to find my brother now.
Li Dang: I really hope he's okay...

(Talk to the brothers at the top of the mountain)
Li Ding: Thank you for rescuing my brother, O mighty messengers of the illuminated adepti.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Have you ever seen the adeptus here?
Li Ding: What? No... I mean, like everyone else, we've heard that there's an adeptus living in Mt. Hulao.
Li Ding: But regular folks like us would never have the chance to meet them. No way.
Li Ding: Unlike you guys... You're adepti messengers, so it's a whole different story.
Li Ding: Anyway, we have trespassed in the realm of the adeptus for long enough. We should get going. Thank you, mighty adepti messengers...
Li Dang: Yes, thank you, messengers...
(Li Ding and Li Dang run down the mountain together)
(Talking to the brothers if you rescued Li Dang without talking to Li Ding)
Li Ding: My brother told me everything... Thank you both so much for rescuing him!
Li Ding: *sigh* Our family has nothing to live on... We heard tell of treasures hidden in the amber of Mt. Hulao, and with nowhere else to turn, we came looking for them.
Li Dang: We weren't thinking straight... We thought we could sneak up into the mountain and grab just enough treasure to sell and support our family with.
Li Dang: As you can see, the adeptus punished us for our greed. The amber swallowed me up, and if you hadn't come to our rescue, who knows when I would've gotten out.
Li Ding: Luckily the adeptus was merciful. They sent you two as their messengers to save us...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png ...Messengers?
Li Ding: Yes! You two saved my brother, just as I was praying for the adeptus' forgiveness, right here on the top of the mountain.
Li Dang: You are adepti messengers, no doubt about it.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Of your transgression, your predicament, and your repentance, one has become aware.
Paimon: Whoa, your adepti messenger impression is really good. It's like this is the part you were born to play!
Li Ding: Thank you... yes, we are truly sorry, my brother and I have learned our lesson.
Li Ding: We are truly blessed to receive the mercy of the adeptus. We promise that we will change our ways and make an honest living from now one. Even if it means sweating it out down at the docks.
Li Ding: Anyway, we have trespassed in the realm of the adeptus for long enough. We should get going. Thank you, mighty adepti messengers...
Li Dang: Yes, thank you, messengers...
(Li Ding and Li Dang run down the mountain together)

Paimon: ...Boy, it'd be super helpful if we actually were adepti messengers.
Paimon: 'Cause it seems like this adeptus has got a real temper problem...
Paimon: But it's not like we've done anything wrong, so... hopefully we'll be okay... hehe...
Mountain Shaper: Who dares trespass on my mountain? Who is it that frees the thief from his incarceration?
Mountain Shaper: Foolish mortal, come forth and receive your punishment at once!
(Talk to the Mountain Shaper)
Mountain Shaper: ...You intrude upon the sanctity of Mt. Hulao, you destroy the amber of my mountain, and you free a thief whose freedom is not yours to give.
Mountain Shaper: The thieves' ignorance was an affront to the adepti... but your actions are an abomination of the highest order!
Paimon: Wait! We can explain...
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Here, look at this...
Mountain Shaper: ...A Sigil of Permission? One was unaware that such things still exist in the mortal realm.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png Moon Carver sent us...
Mountain Shaper: Moon Carver... trusted a mere mortal as his messenger?
Mountain Shaper: Is this... a Sigil of Permission? One is surprised to find that such things still exist in the mortal realm.
Mountain Shaper: In the beginning, Rex Lapis cast them for the mortals with his own hand. Few were made then, and thousands of years on, fewer still remain...
Mountain Shaper: Speak. One shall listen to the matter which brings you here, then one shall verify the truth thereof.
Mountain Shaper: You would be wise to speak the truth, for Liyue is not so far from here that one would be easily deceived.
(The Traveler explains what happened in Liyue Harbor)
Mountain Shaper: Rex Lapis... Assassinated?
Mountain Shaper: At the Rite of Descension!?
Mountain Shaper: What mortal in Liyue– nay, in all the world, would conspire to commit such foul treason? Or perhaps the more pertinent question is, what power in this world could aspire to achieve it?
Mountain Shaper: Rex Lapis charged the adepti with the protection of Liyue, and we have always honored this duty. As the people have prospered, so have we gradually withdrawn into the mountains. Indeed, this was a gesture of good will towards humanity.
Mountain Shaper: But now... Alas! Rex Lapis, gone...
Mountain Shaper: Traveler, of the matter you have relayed, one has become aware. One now knows why Moon Carver has sent for us.
Mountain Shaper: Once one has dealt with certain matters here that require my attention, one shall convene with the other adepti.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png: Can someone explain the amber situation to me?
Paimon: Paimon can! Adepti always have magical powers in storybooks, seems it's true in real life too.
Paimon: You know, like how grass is actually adepti hair, and rivers are actually adepti saliva... There must be something similar going on with the amber.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png: So is rain... adepti tears?
Icon Dialogue Talk.png: Amber must be crystallized adepti... ew, gross.
Mountain Shaper: ...Your nonsense knows no bounds. This amber is produced by a flower that one has planted here, called the karst crawler.
Mountain Shaper: The majority of the plant is hidden underground. When stepped on, it produces amber to trap the invader.
Mountain Shaper: After taking up residence here, one planted many karst crawlers to ensure that the tranquility of the mountain would remain undisturbed. Over the years, they have helped to prevent many disturbances, but in the process they have also trapped many curious things...
Paimon: Oh, so the amber is... alive?
Mountain Shaper: Correct. Thus, one may not leave this place in its current state, for fear of the risk to innocent lives in one's absence.
Mountain Shaper: One will depart as soon as one has attended to this matter. One trusts that the manner of your departure will be swifter in nature.

Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishMoulder of Mountains
Chinese
(Simplified)
叠山
Dié Shān
Stacking Mountains
Chinese
(Traditional)
疊山
Dié Shān
Japanese畳山
Jouzan
Stacking Mountains
Korean첩산
SpanishMoldeador de MontañasMountain Shaper
FrenchL'Adepte des montagnesThe Adeptus of the Mountains
RussianТворец Гор
Tvorets Gor
Mountain Shaper
Thaiบงการภูผา
Mountain Shaper
VietnameseĐiệp SơnStacking Mountains
GermanAufgetürmte BergeTowered Mountains
IndonesianMountain Shaper
PortugueseFormatador de MontanhaMountain Shaper

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