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The city of scholars located in the west-central part of Teyvat.
A fantastical nation of both lush rainforest and barren desert, where countless fruits of wisdom grow and are buried. Whether Travelers travel from afar through the forest to reach the academy city or delve deep into the desert to discover the historical ruins of the red desert, a wealth of valuable knowledge awaits them here.

Sumeru is one of the seven regions of Teyvat. It is the nation that worships Lesser Lord Kusanali, the Dendro Archon and God of Wisdom. It is renowned as Teyvat's center of learning for housing the Sumeru Akademiya.

Archon Quest Chapter III takes place in Sumeru.

How to Access[]

Access to Sumeru is unlocked after completing the Archon Quest Prologue: Act I - The Outlander Who Caught the Wind. The Dharma Forest is directly accessible from The Chasm, Liyue. Upon completing the Archon Quest Prologue: Act III - Song of the Dragon and Freedom, a Teleport Waypoint located at Girdle of the Sands, supposed to provide quick access to Fontaine, can also serve as a quick access to the Sumeru desert.

Description[]

Sumeru's landscape features both deserts[1] and forests.[2][3] In Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail, Dainsleif likens it to a desert, and Liben mentions that "Sumeru is all rainforest and desert."

During the cataclysm 500 years ago, the previous Dendro Archon and God of Wisdom, Greater Lord Rukkhadevata, was slain[4] and Lesser Lord Kusanali took her place.[5] Under the aegis of the God of Wisdom, the sages of Sumeru drive themselves into hysterics and abandon all that is worldly in their pursuit of esoteric wisdom.[2]

Lisa went to study magic at the Sumeru Akademiya, where she was considered the best student they had seen in 200 years. Despite the prestige she enjoyed there, she ultimately returned to Mondstadt after growing disillusioned with the "raving-mad scholars" and the cost of "uninhibited erudition" she witnessed in Sumeru.

The Eremites are a faction of mercenaries from Sumeru who travel throughout Teyvat.[6] They see themselves as people who are not "afraid of dying so that they might truly live."[7] Nazafarin, a scholar from Sumeru, claims that some of its members wield "bizarre yet formidable powers," and finds the subject of the Eremite unpleasant enough to swiftly drop the subject after briefly explaining them to the Traveler.[8]

Sumeru's Statue of The Seven depicts a childlike female figure who wears a similar cloak and draping clothing to that of the other known Archon statues. Her small frame is also shown sitting on a huge leaf, an attribute owing to her mantle as the Dendro Archon.

Areas[]

Dharma Forest[]

Great Red Sand[]

Girdle of the Sands[]

Subareas[]

Ardravi Valley[]

Ashavan Realm[]

Avidya Forest[]

Lokapala Jungle[]

Lost Nursery[]

Vissudha Field[]

Hypostyle Desert[]

Land of Lower Setekh[]

Land of Upper Setekh[]

Desert of Hadramaveth[]

Gavireh Lajavard[]

Realm of Farakhkert[]

Characters[]

Playable Characters[]

14 Characters match the category selection:

Icon Name Quality Element Weapon Model Type
Alhaitham Icon Alhaitham 5 Stars Element Dendro Dendro Weapon-class-sword-icon Sword Tall Male
Candace Icon Candace 4 Stars Element Hydro Hydro Weapon-class-polearm-icon Polearm Tall Female
Collei Icon Collei 4 Stars Element Dendro Dendro Weapon-class-bow-icon Bow Medium Female
Cyno Icon Cyno 5 Stars Element Electro Electro Weapon-class-polearm-icon Polearm Medium Male
Dehya Icon Dehya 5 Stars Element Pyro Pyro Weapon-class-claymore-icon Claymore Tall Female
Dori Icon Dori 4 Stars Element Electro Electro Weapon-class-claymore-icon Claymore Short Female
Faruzan Icon Faruzan 4 Stars Element Anemo Anemo Weapon-class-bow-icon Bow Medium Female
Kaveh Icon Kaveh 4 Stars Element Dendro Dendro Weapon-class-claymore-icon Claymore Tall Male
Layla Icon Layla 4 Stars Element Cryo Cryo Weapon-class-sword-icon Sword Medium Female
Nahida Icon Nahida 5 Stars Element Dendro Dendro Weapon-class-catalyst-icon Catalyst Short Female
Nilou Icon Nilou 5 Stars Element Hydro Hydro Weapon-class-sword-icon Sword Medium Female
Sethos Icon Sethos 4 Stars Element Electro Electro Weapon-class-bow-icon Bow Medium Male
Tighnari Icon Tighnari 5 Stars Element Dendro Dendro Weapon-class-bow-icon Bow Medium Male
Wanderer Icon Wanderer 5 Stars Element Anemo Anemo Weapon-class-catalyst-icon Catalyst Medium Male

Upcoming Characters[]

No Characters match the category selection.

NPCs[]

There are 731 NPCs who appear in Sumeru:

Related NPCs

There are 28 additional NPCs related to Sumeru:

Mentioned Characters

There are 67 mentioned characters related to Sumeru:

Upcoming NPCs

There are no upcoming NPCs related to Sumeru.

Notable Features[]

Sumeru features many unique mechanics and environmental hazards. Some are found throughout Sumeru, while others can only be found in one of its subregions:

Common[]

Dharma Forest[]

Great Red Sand[]

  • Atmospheric Vortices come in small and large varieties. They function as walls which push the player back on contact but do no damage. Touching one with Jinni in the Magic Bottle — Liloupar Jinni in the Magic Bottle — Liloupar equipped drains some of the Jinni's Might from the bottle and dispels the Vortex. Large Vortices require the bottle to be upgraded to level 6. Jinni's Might can be replenished at Jinn Shrines.
  • Cascade Spouts emit sand into Cascade Pools. They can be toggled on and off with attacks. For most of them, completely filling all the Pools in a puzzle area with sand grants a Chest.
  • There are three Flower Buds (unofficial name) which exist only in the Eternal Oasis. Touching one causes it to move along a trail of purple flowers to specific locations, where you can select Activate Memory to cause changes in the environment which can unblock the Bud's path and reveal Chests. Leading each Bud to its destination grants a Memories of the Eternal Oasis (Memories of the Eternal Oasis (I) I, Memories of the Eternal Oasis (II) II, Memories of the Eternal Oasis (III) III) item and another Chest.
  • Illusory Keystones are platforms that disappear a few seconds after the player steps on them.
  • Loose Sand Piles can cover objects or enemies. They can be dispersed with Anemo or by an obscured enemy who senses the player's presence.
  • Manifestation Mechanisms can be activated to release a Signal Spirit. Escort the Spirit to each Mechanism in a chain. Bringing the Spirit to the final Mechanism grants a Chest.
  • Mysterious Murals appear in pairs. Interacting with one at night spawns enemies. Defeating all enemies spawned by both murals grants a Chest.
  • Primal Obelisks can be used to locate Sacred Seals, which can then be returned to the Obelisk. Returning all of an Obelisk's Seals grants a Precious Chest.
  • Ruin Devices are mostly found within and around temples. Each device has a clearance requirement that you must fulfill by upgrading the Scarlet Sand Slate Scarlet Sand Slate.
    • Everlight Cells can be moved or rotated to cause Primal Beams to strike targets called Neverlight Cells. Some Everlight Cells revert to their original state a certain amount of time after the player interacts with them. Dual Everlight Cells emit two beams, and Dual Neverlight Cells must be struck by two beams to activate. Sometimes an obstructing wall may need to be made transparent by activating nearby Obscuring Cells.
    • Large Fan Blades may cycle between active and inactive states automatically, or be controlled by a Plinth of the Secret Rites. While active, they can push the player or obliterate Primal Embers.
    • Pipe Diverter Valves can adjust pipe connections, changing the flow of sand within them.
    • Plinths of the Secret Rites can be used to perform various actions, such as opening doors, removing Primal Barriers, or turning Large Fan Blades on and off. Different Plinths require varying levels of clearance.
    • Primal Barriers are forcefield-like obstacles that must be turned off to allow the player to pass.
    • Flipping a Primal Sandglass reveals the locations of other nearby Sandglasses. After a certain amount of time, a flipped Sandglass will flip back. Usually, getting all nearby Sandglasses in the flipped state at once will complete the puzzle. Sometimes, the Sandglasses are simply part of a larger puzzle that spawns objects such as Four-Leaf Sigils while any nearby Sandglass is flipped.
    • Primal Embers can be located resting within Primal Sconces. Interacting with one causes it to move along a predefined path. The Ember may stop at another sconce until the player interacts with it again, or at other locations, waiting until the player approaches. Leading the Ember to a Primal Torch causes the Torch to activate. Often there will be multiple Torches in a room which must be activated to solve a puzzle.
    • Prisms of Khaj-Nisut can glow blue or red, and are used to control objects of the same color. You can also interact with them to change their color and colors of other objects.
    • Replicator Keystones can be activated with Forged Primal Light to create ruin devices.
    • Rune Mechanisms emit a beam of energy that can remove sand piles. Attack them to change the beam's direction. Some are mounted on tracks which allow them to be moved. The energy may be blocked by a Runic Window, which can be opened by using a Runic Pane Switch.
    • Activating Verity Cells causes hidden objects near the player to be revealed for a limited time.
  • Intermittent Sandstorms reduce visibility in the Desert of Hadramaveth. Intensity increases with proximity to the heart of the storm. The Jinni in the Magic Bottle — Liloupar Jinni in the Magic Bottle — Liloupar predicts when a sandstorm is approaching and significantly improves visibility in a sandstorm when equipped. If the magic bottle has been upgrade to at least level 5, the player can summon or dispel Sandstorms at the branch within any Jinn Shrine.
  • Suda's Flow manifests as glowing orbs surrounded by vines, only appearing inside the Ruin Golem in the Valley of Dahri. Any attack destroys them, and destroying all the ones associated with a seal removes the seal.
  • Tumbleweeds can be found rolling across the Great Red Sand. Running into or attacking one will destroy it, sometimes releasing an item.
  • Weathered Obelisks come in groups, with each Obelisk having a matching one nearby. With each pair of Obelisks, one has a symbol that can be changed with an attack, while the other does not change. Make all changeable Obelisks in a group match their pairs to solve the puzzle.
  • Weathered Rocks can be damaged by Wenut attacks.

Girdle of the Sands[]

Soundtracks[]

No.Soundtrack NameAlbumPlayed In
02Whirling of Leaves and PetalsForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (day)
Serenitea Pot
03Flickering Shadows of TreesForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (day)
Quests, Event Gameplay
04For Riddles, for WondersForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (day)
Quests
05Evergreen WishForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (day)
Event Gameplay
06Many-Colored Smiles and TearsForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (dusk)
07Overnight Dew in the WoodsForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (night)
Quests, Domains
08Thoughts and PrayersForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (night)
Quests, Domains
09Those Lucid DreamsForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (night)
Quests, Domains
10Silent Starry NightForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (night), Alhaitham's Home
Domains, Event Gameplay
11Fresh Breezes of DawnForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru City (dawn)
Quests, Event Gameplay
12Halcyon TimesForest of Jnana and VidyaLambad's Tavern, Puspa Café
Domains, Serenitea Pot
13Return to TruenessForest of Jnana and VidyaHouse of Daena, Restricted Repository
Quests, Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
14Hustle and Bustle of OrmosForest of Jnana and VidyaPort Ormos (day)
Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
15End of the FeastForest of Jnana and VidyaPort Ormos (night)
Quests
16Bustling StreetsForest of Jnana and VidyaPort Ormos (day)
Event Gameplay
17Sleepless NightForest of Jnana and VidyaPort Ormos (night)
Quests
18Village Surrounded by GreenForest of Jnana and VidyaVimara Village (day)
Quests
19Enchanting Bedtime StoriesForest of Jnana and VidyaVimara Village (night)
20Scorching OutpostForest of Jnana and VidyaCaravan Ribat (day)
Event Gameplay
21Unyielding WitnessForest of Jnana and VidyaCaravan Ribat (night)
22In Yonder RibatForest of Jnana and VidyaCaravan Ribat (day)
23Vigilant MindersForest of Jnana and VidyaCaravan Ribat (night)
24Forest in the LightForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (day)
Domains, Serenitea Pot
25Rustling of Tender FoliageForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest
Quests, Domains, Serenitea Pot
26A Desultory StrollForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (day)
Domains
27Chasing the ReflectionForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (night)
28As the Soft Wind BlowsForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (day)
Domains, Serenitea Pot
29Languid and Quiet MomentForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (day)
Domains, Event Gameplay
30Moonlit Night in SumeruForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (night)
31Vagrant WanderingForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (day)
Quests, Domains, Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
32A Drowsy SensationForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (night)
Quests, Domains
33Ethereal MildnessForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (night)
Quests, Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
34Resonant Chant in the WoodsForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest
Domains
35Varuna's MercyForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (day), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
Serenitea Pot
36Jungle WanderersForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (day)
Event Gameplay
37Dissipating MistForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (day), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
38Dewy Morn in the ForestForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (day), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
39Stream of Twilight ThoughtsForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
40Hymns of EventideForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
41Over the Tumbling RivuletForest of Jnana and VidyaApam Woods (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, day)
42A Shallow PromiseForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day), Lost Nursery
Domains
43Lost in Sweet Gentle BreezesForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day)
Domains
44Into the Valley of SolitudeForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, night)
45Speechless SorrowsForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, night)
46Faint AfterglowForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, Night)
47A Puff of Cool BreezeForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day)
Serenitea Pot
48A Whisper of Evening StarForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, Night)
49Distant YearningForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, Night)
Domains
50Funneled GorgeForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day)
51Whitewood MemorabiliaForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (day)
Quests
52Gone With the WindForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (night), Veluriyam Mirage (rainforest, night)
Quests
53Transparent NightForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (night)
Quests, Serenitea Pot
54Tangled VinesForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (day)
55Lingering MemoriesForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (day)
Quests
56Vestige of DahriForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (day)
Quests, Serenitea Pot
57Dust-Laden RecollectionsForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (night)
58Midnight ReflectionsForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (night)
Quests
59Lonely Star's LongingForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (night)
Quests
60In the Solemn GloomForest of Jnana and VidyaDevantaka Mountain (night)
61Faith in the PerceptForest of Jnana and VidyaRuin Golem (Devantaka Mountain), Ruin Golem (Valley of Dahri), Ruin Golem (Desert of Hadramaveth)
62A Luminous PathForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima Forest
Quests, Domains
63Dance With FirefliesForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima Forest
Quests, Domains
64Silky CrooningForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima Forest
Quests, Domains
65Beyond KleshaForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima Forest
Quests, Domains, Serenitea Pot
66Melody of Bright New BudsForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (night), Vanarana (Subarea) (Mahavanaranapna)
67Melody of Sprouting FlowersForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (night), Vanarana (Subarea) (Mahavanaranapna)
68Melody of Fresh DewdropsForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (day)
Quests, Event Gameplay
69Melody of Hidden SeedsForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (day)
Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
70Melody of Brave SeedsForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (night, near "arch"), Vanarana (Subarea) (Mahavanaranapna, near "arch")
Event Gameplay
71Melody of Dream HomeForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (night, near "arch"), Vanarana (Subarea) (Mahavanaranapna, near "arch")
72Melody of Young LeavesForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (day, near "arch")
73Melody of Distant Green FieldsForest of Jnana and VidyaVanarana (Area) (day, near "arch")
74Chatter Between RootsForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (cave behind Ruin Golem)
Quests, Domains, Serenitea Pot
75Long-Lost ChaptersForest of Jnana and VidyaArdravi Valley (cave behind Ruin Golem)
Domains, Event Gameplay
76Nameless DaysForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima
Domains
77Whispers of ImmensityForest of Jnana and VidyaMawtiyima
Quests, Domains
78Immemorial LandForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (underground), Land of Grounded Dreams
79In a Forgotten TongueForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (underground), Land of Grounded Dreams
80Walk Through the Silent PathForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (underground), Land of Grounded Dreams
81A Fruitless SearchForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (underground), Land of Grounded Dreams
82Unbounded BarrennessForest of Jnana and VidyaLand of Grounded Dreams
Domains
83Dream of Ageless TimeForest of Jnana and VidyaLost Nursery, Chinvat Ravine (contaminated zone)
Domains
84Dust and TearsForest of Jnana and VidyaDharma Forest (underground), Lost Nursery, Chinvat Ravine (contaminated zone)
85Descending Into the DarkForest of Jnana and VidyaDev's Cavern, Madinat al-Nuhas, Hangeh Afrasiyab (factory)
Quests
86Hollow EchoesForest of Jnana and VidyaDev's Cavern
87A Sense of Furtive UnrestForest of Jnana and VidyaDev's Cavern
88Fading LightForest of Jnana and VidyaDev's Cavern
89Listless and Numb GroundForest of Jnana and VidyaDev's Cavern
90In Barren AshesForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru (The Withering)
91Struggle of Dying EmbersForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Sumeru (The Withering)
92Feelings of SmotheringForest of Jnana and VidyaSumeru (The Withering)
Quests
93Snare AwaitingForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Sumeru (The Withering)
94Dreamless EarthForest of Jnana and VidyaLand of Grounded Dreams (prior to fighting Marana's Avatar)
Quests
95Fatal ConfrontationForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Land of Grounded Dreams: Marana's Avatar Marana's Avatar
96Before the Light FadesForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Land of Grounded Dreams: Marana's Avatar Marana's Avatar
97Swirls of the StreamForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Dharma Forest, Veluriyam Mirage
Domains, Event Gameplay, Special Gameplay
98Rhymes of ValesForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Dharma Forest, Veluriyam Mirage
Domains, Event Gameplay, Special Gameplay
99Gilded RunnerForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Sumeru, Veluriyam Mirage, Dharma Forest (Phantasmal Gate)
Domains, Event Gameplay
100Jolts in the ForestForest of Jnana and VidyaCombat in Dharma Forest: Jadeplume Terrorshroom Jadeplume Terrorshroom, Aeonblight Drake Aeonblight Drake
23Moment of ConflictThe Shimmering Voyage Vol. 3Chinvat Ravine (contaminated zone)
24Dream of White BranchesThe Shimmering Voyage Vol. 3Tree of Dreams
01Sorush's PurityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesVourukasha Oasis (after sealing Sign of Apaosha)
Serenitea Pot
02Resonance of KhvarenaThe Unfathomable Sand DunesVourukasha Oasis (before sealing Sign of Apaosha)
03Maidens of SanctityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesVourukasha Oasis (after sealing Sign of Apaosha)
Serenitea Pot
04The Caress of Three MothersThe Unfathomable Sand DunesVourukasha Oasis (before sealing Sign of Apaosha)
05Where Simurgh RestsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHills of Barsom (day)
Serenitea Pot
06Fantasy of Ten Thousand BlossomsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHills of Barsom (night)
Event Gameplay
07Dirge of Newborn LifeThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHills of Barsom (day)
08Undisturbed TranquilityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHills of Barsom (night)
09Mirage of the OasisThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day)
10Lonesome RoadThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day)
11Grief of the LostThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, day)
12Dividing PathsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day)
13Dawnlight Over DunesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day)
14Dance of ScorpionsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (day)
15Golden CrescentThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night)
16A Pearl Amongst LegendsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night)
Serenitea Pot
17Hymn of CicadasThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night)
18Simurgh's DreamThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, night)
Serenitea Pot
19Taabak LaylatakThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, night)
20Resting RoguesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (night)
21Perilous HollowThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTunigi Hollow (before completing Rite of Chinvat)
22Omen of DesolationThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTunigi Hollow (before completing Rite of Chinvat)
23Solitary BreachThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTunigi Hollow (after completing Rite of Chinvat)
24Ghastly BadlandsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesAsipattravana Swamp
25Shadow in RuinsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesMadinat al-Nuhas, Hangeh Afrasiyab (factory)
26Abominable BogThe Unfathomable Sand DunesMadinat al-Nuhas, Hangeh Afrasiyab (factory)
27Where Vermin CrawlThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (underground)
28Where Dreams PutrifyThe Unfathomable Sand DunesGirdle of the Sands (underground)
29PairidaezaThe Unfathomable Sand DunesThe Orchard of Pairidaeza (before Jeht's alone-time with parents)
30Her WishesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesThe Orchard of Pairidaeza (before completing Apocalypse Lost)
Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
31Oracle of the VoidThe Unfathomable Sand DunesThe Orchard of Pairidaeza (after completing Apocalypse Lost)
32Once-Joyful DreamThe Unfathomable Sand DunesThe Orchard of Pairidaeza (after completing Apocalypse Lost), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, night)
Serenitea Pot
33Kingdom of DustThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day, intense sandstorm)
Serenitea Pot
34Empire of SandThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day, intense sandstorm)
35Spice RoadThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day)
36Realms of AmnesiaThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day)
37Gilded JourneyThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day)
38Ocean of GrainsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, day)
Quests
39Desert LullabyThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, night)
Quests, Serenitea Pot
40The Crescent Moon's WaningThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night)
41Memories of GurabadThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night)
42Lo, There Do I See The FalconThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night)
43Where She Will ReturnThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night; underground)
Quests, Serenitea Pot
44Those Who Dream No DreamsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (night; underground)
45The Temple Conquered by DeathThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day)
46Lamenting Torrent of OblivionThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (underground)
47Debris of the BelovedThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (underground), Deshret's Glass Goblet
48Vermin NestThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (underground)
49Gurabad's WhisperThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (underground)
50Buried MysteriesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesDesert of Hadramaveth (day; underground)
51Gold Cup of OasesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTanit Camps (day)
Serenitea Pot
52Lingering VipersThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTanit Camps (night)
53Aspiration of GuardiansThe Unfathomable Sand DunesAaru Village (day)
54Wind of TranquilityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesAaru Village (night)
55Settlement for ExilesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesAaru Village (day)
Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
56Inscription of DreamsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesAaru Village (night)
57Vow of a Thousand GenerationsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesVillage Chief's House
58Smoldering GlowThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
59Ruins of Scorching MightThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay, Serenitea Pot
60Now and ThenThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
61Distant RetrospectionThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
62Reminiscences of RemnantsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins), Temple of Silence (Instance)
Domains, Event Gameplay
63Land of Hidden DepthsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
64Shade of Reticent ConundrumsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
65Past RepastThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins), Temple of Silence (Instance)
Quests, Domains, Event Gameplay
66Crumbled PledgeThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
67Stairway of NeterikhetThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins), Temple of Silence (Instance)
Quests, Domains, Event Gameplay
68Millennial SailsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (ruins), Abdju Pit (ruins), Lamb-Devourer Rock (ruins)
Domains, Event Gameplay
69Eye of DeshretThe Unfathomable Sand DunesKhaj-Nisut
Quests, Serenitea Pot
70Falling FantasyThe Unfathomable Sand DunesKhaj-Nisut
71Fading FinalityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesKhaj-Nisut
Quests
73Steps to HeptasThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTowers of Betrayal
74Juncture of AdmonitionThe Unfathomable Sand DunesTowers of Betrayal
75Emerald in the DesertThe Unfathomable Sand DunesSobek Oasis (day), Thamud Oasis (day)
Serenitea Pot
76Elusive ElysiumThe Unfathomable Sand DunesSobek Oasis (day), Thamud Oasis (day), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, day)
77Serenade of CallaisThe Unfathomable Sand DunesSobek Oasis (night), Thamud Oasis (night)
78Reverie of EternityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesSobek Oasis (night), Thamud Oasis (night)
79Dust-Swept PerplexityThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh
80Following the Sands' TrailThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh
81To the Land of DesperationThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh
82Arid CanyonThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh
Serenitea Pot
83Deserted Path to DesertThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh (day)
84Through PredicamentsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh (day)
85To the Crescent Moon's ShimmerThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh (night)
86Echoes of AgesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesLand of Upper Setekh (night)
87Obliterated DustThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day)
88Ancient AnamnesisThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day)
89Obscure MirageThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day), Veluriyam Mirage (desert, day)
90Nebulous DunesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day)
91On the Barren SandsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day)
Serenitea Pot
92Across the AridisolsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (day), Land of Lower Setekh (day)
93Solitary Night WanderingsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (night), Land of Lower Setekh (night)
94Chords of Sand and MoonThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (night), Land of Lower Setekh (night)
95Breeze in the Arid NightThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (night), Land of Lower Setekh (night)
96Hushed GleamThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (night and caves), Land of Lower Setekh (night and caves), Land of Upper Setekh (caves)
97Lingering ThoughtsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (caves), Land of Lower Setekh (caves), Land of Upper Setekh (caves), Girdle of the Sands (underground)
98Profound RavinesThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (caves), Land of Lower Setekh (caves), Land of Upper Setekh (caves), Girdle of the Sands (underground)
99Perilous ExplorationThe Unfathomable Sand DunesHypostyle Desert (caves), Land of Lower Setekh (caves), Land of Upper Setekh (caves), Girdle of the Sands (underground)
100Benevolence BequeathedThe Unfathomable Sand DunesSanctuary of Surasthana
Quests, Event Gameplay
101Wrathful Streaming GoldThe Unfathomable Sand DunesCombat in Great Red Sand (ruins), Madinat al-Nuhas, Wenut Tunnels (Scorpion's lair and Flying Serpent's cave)
Domains, Event Gameplay
102Across Dimming AsterismsThe Unfathomable Sand DunesCombat in Great Red Sand (ruins), Madinat al-Nuhas, Wenut Tunnels (Setekh Wenut; Scorpion's lair and Flying Serpent's cave), Harvisptokhm (Gaokerena)
Domains, Event Gameplay
103Swirls of ShamshirThe Unfathomable Sand DunesCombat in Great Red Sand, Girdle of the Sands
Event Gameplay
104Swirls of SachmisThe Unfathomable Sand DunesCombat in Great Red Sand, Girdle of the Sands
Domains, Event Gameplay
 N/AUnnamed Ardravi Valley Soundtrack 1N/AArdravi Valley (night), Lost Nursery
 N/AUnnamed Madinat al-Nuhas Soundtrack 1N/AMadinat al-Nuhas, Hangeh Afrasiyab (factory)

Trivia[]

Sumeru Latin "Motto"

Screenshot from Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail

Etymology[]

  • Sumeru is one of the many names of Mount Meru (Sanskrit: मेरु), a sacred five-peaked mountain in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist cosmology.
    • The Chinese name for Sumeru, 须弥 Xūmí, is also the Chinese name for Mount Meru.

Cultural References[]

  • Sumeru is inspired by both South Asian and Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Zoroastrianism and the Avestan language are prominently featured in relation to Sumeru Akademiya, particularly in its titles for students and researchers and the names of its six main schools, the Six Darshans, which are each named after one of the Amesha Spenta.
    • Lesser Lord Kusanali, the current Dendro Archon, is described as the provider of "Anahitian Blessing." In Zoroastrianism, Anahita (Anāhīd/Nahid) was a goddess of "the Waters" and subsequently associated with fertility, healing, and wisdom.[10]
  • Concepts from Dharmic religions, particularly Hinduism and Buddhism, are prominently featured in Sumeru quests; in the names of locations, plants, and items indigenous to Dharma Forest; and in the lore of various locations in Dharma Forest.
    • The three God-Kings of Sumeru — Greater Lord Rukkhadevata, Nabu Malikata, and King Deshret — may be inspired by the Trimurti, a Hindu concept in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified as a triad of deities. Some NPCs also have names of Vedic origin.
    • Several terms used in Sumeru's lore are derived from the names of Vedic deities, such as the Varuna Contraption (named after the Hindu god of water, Varuna), Aranyaka (named after Aranyaka). The Dendro Archons' common names, Greater Lord Rukkhadevata and Lesser Lord Kusanali, are also derived from Dharmic concepts.
    • Some Vedic inspiration can be seen in the Sumeru Archon Quests' fifth Act title, Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises (Chinese: 虚空鼓动,劫火高扬 "Akasha Pulses, the Kalpa Flame Rises High"):
      • Akasha, in reference to the Akasha System, takes its name from the Sanskrit word akasha (Sanskrit: आकाश ākāśa), meaning "sky," "space," or "aether."
      • In Hindu and Buddhist cosmology, a kalpa (Sanskrit: कल्प) is an immense period of time, generally between the creation and recreation of a world or universe. Therefore, an alternate translation for the phrase 劫灰 jiéhuī can also be "kalpa ash," referring to the ashes left behind at the destruction of a world at the end of a kalpa.[11]
      • Sumeru's ultimately unused featured Act title in Teyvat Chapter Storyline Preview: Travail, Truth Amongst the Pages of Purana (Chinese: 虚空劫灰往世书 "The Puranas of Akasha Calamity Ash,") contains another Vedic reference: Puranas (Sanskrit: पुराण purāṇa; Chinese: 往世书) are a genre of Indian literature that covers a wide array of subjects, typically relating to legends and other traditional lore. It is also a Hindi word meaning "old" in a nostalgic or memorable context.
    • The Vedic concept of samsara (Sanskrit: संसार), a word which means "world" and now primarily refers to the process of reincarnation, is prominently used during Act I to refer to the sages' dream-harvesting scheme, and is later used to refer to Lesser Lord Kusanali's relationship to Greater Lord Rukkhadevata.
  • Several NPCs, mentioned or historical characters, and clans have names inspired by prominent figures from the Islamic Golden Age, such as the House of Purbiruni (al-Biruni), the House of Pursina (Ibn Sina), Alhaitham (Ibn al-Haytham), and Firnas (Abbas ibn Firnas).
  • Sumeru music is a mix of both South Asian (especially Indian Hindustani classical music) and Middle Eastern music. In some areas, Yoga music is also played. The desert region is mostly based on ancient Egypt and so is the music.
  • The Great Red Sand, particularly the remains of King Deshret's civilization, is heavily inspired by Ancient Egypt.
  • The Tanit tribe and its matriarch, Babel, are ultimately a reference to the fall of Babylon as described in the Bible. Babylon, the capital city of the Mesopotamian Babylonian empire, was known as the center of learning and scientific advancement during its prime, but prophets in the Bible predicted that its sins would cause its eventual collapse.

Other Languages[]

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishSumeru
Chinese
(Simplified)
须弥
Xūmí
Sumeru
Chinese
(Traditional)
須彌
Xūmí
Japaneseスメール
Sumeeru
Sumeru
Korean수메르
Sumereu
Sumeru
SpanishSumeru
FrenchSumeru
RussianСумеру
Sumeru
ThaiSumeru
VietnameseSumeru
GermanSumeru
IndonesianSumeru
PortugueseSumeru
TurkishSumeru
ItalianSumeru

Change History[]

References[]

  1. Furnishing: Parched Stone
  2. 2.0 2.1 Book: Customs of Liyue, Vol. 2 - Receiving God
  3. Lisa's Character Story: Character Story 5
  4. Artifact Set: Viridescent Venerer
  5. Archon Quest, Chapter I, Act III - A New Star Approaches, Part 3: Solitary Fragrance
  6. World Quest, Through the Mists: A Particularly Particular Author
  7. World Quest, Valor's Afterglow: Valor's Afterglow
  8. Event Spices From the West/2022-05-14 World Quest: A Visitor From Westward Realms
  9. Archon Quest, Chapter I, Act II - Farewell, Archaic Lord, Part 2: Moonfinger
  10. Encyclopaedia Iranica: Anahid
  11. Chinese Wikisource: 劫灰(佛学大辞典)

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