Qingzhou is a poet of some renown, as Linling brings him up while talking about famous poets in Liyue, while Baiwen comments that his reputation is well-earned. However, it appears that he is to inherit the family business in three years' time, one which does not involve his artistic pursuits. As such, he is taking the time to make a pilgrimage around Liyue for poetic inspiration.
Quests and Events
- Lantern Rite
- "Hmm... ABAB...ABC...CBCD...A!" (Voiceline)
- Qingzhou: To fish, forever moor on the pampas sea... When will the next line come to me? *sigh* ...Oh, hello there!
- Who are you?
- Qingzhou: My name is Qingzhou, my liege. I might add that I consider myself a poet, if I may be so bold.
- Qingzhou: In a few years' time I shall have to inherit the family business. I gave my word to meet my father back home in three years' time.
- Qingzhou: In the meantime, I am on something of a poetic pilgrimage in Liyue; I thought I would avail myself of the relative freedom one tends to be afforded in the years before fully fledged adulthood.
- Qingzhou: I merely wish for the chance to spread my poetic wings and see how far they carry me... before I either crash or get shot down, that is. Hahahaha.
- Tell me about your pilgrimage.
- Qingzhou: I've been to all of the Lord of Geo's sacred sites, which has already given me some inspiration to work with.
- Qingzhou: But all the true marvels to be beheld in terms of Liyue scenery take place in a semi-mystical realm. There is a saying about Liyue's name that captures this very idea: "As man hides Li in a box, so nature hides Yue between the clouds," Li being a precious ceramic ornament and Yue referring to the moon.
- Qingzhou: The next thing for me to do is to seek guidance from the adepti.
- Qingzhou: There are legends throughout Liyue of people becoming adepti and ascending to the celestial realm in broad daylight. They say that to take a single visit to the island in the clouds is to say goodbye to the world for many a year.
- Qingzhou: In other words... Once you set off down this path, you'll get lost in the clouds — and then who knows when you'll come back down to earth...
- Qingzhou: Hahahaha...
- Can you show me some of your work?
- Qingzhou: "The sole survivor of an endless war, plagued by anguish for eons more."
- Qingzhou: "His fleeting figure through Guyun soars, conquering demons in service of his Lord."
- Qingzhou This one is about an adeptus. For some reason, it just seems so fitting reciting it here...
- Qingzhou: Hah, listen to me, I must sound like such a fool.
- Qingzhou: Fare thee well! Though I shan't be accompanying you, I will be with you in spirit.
- Qingzhou's idle quote is about rhyme scheme.