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The keeper is fading away; the creator has not yet come.

But the world shall burn no more, for you shall ascend.

Story 1

A boy and a girl stood amidst the tumult, under an unfamiliar sky. You were a pair of traveling twins, passing through countless worlds during your journey. Descending upon a continent named Teyvat, you hoped that you would be able to enjoy your time here.

But as you awoke among the falling stars, you saw the world in turmoil, a cataclysm raging across the land...
You sought to leave this place and move on to the next world, but then an Unknown God stood before you, barring the way. This deity was spotless, floating over a world of chaos.
Looking down on you.

The god took your only kin away, and you were sealed and cast into a deep slumber filled with nightmares...
When you reawakened, the world was changed. The flames of war raged no longer, and nothing was left that looked familiar.
How long had you been asleep? You had no answers.
Thus you began a lonely journey, seeking the deity that you had once laid eyes upon...

Story 2

After that, you met Paimon, and wandered together for some time.
You learned that this world has seven gods who rule the seven nations as the Seven Archons.
Your first stop was the free city of wine and song, Mondstadt, a city built by the Anemo Archon.
As you stepped into Mondstadt as an outlander, it was, as the other nations were, beset on both sides by non-human and human threats.

The non-human threat was comprised of the confederacy known as the Abyss Order. The human threat, on the other hand, stemmed from the ambition of the Tsaritsa, god of Snezhnaya.
The Abyss Order had corrupted an ally of the Anemo Archon, the Dragon of the East of the Four Winds of Mondstadt.

These threats from without and within caused the return of the Anemo Archon, who took on the form of a bard and joined you in your journey to save the dragon.
Yet there was something then that you did not see — for as the dragon fell to the Abyss, a certain figure had been reflected in its eyes...
The one who rules the Abyss.
(S/he) had once traveled with you, and you had once crossed many worlds together.

Story 3

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Story 4

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Story 5

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When faced with circumstances that they cannot control, humans often bemoan their powerlessness.

But if a person is found to have surpassing ambition even as their life reaches such a desperate turning point, then the gods would look upon them with favor.

This favor is the Vision, an external magical focus given to those who have been acknowledged by the gods which they can use to channel elemental power.

Celestia is the realm of the gods, and the wielders of Visions walk the earth below. When they depart from this world, the chosen will ascend.

After coming to this world, you often hear people speak of such things.

You, for your part, can never receive a Vision, for an alien lifeform does not belong...

Is it wise to allow a moment's ambition to dominate one's entire life?

You have needed to consider many such thought-provoking questions, ones that require lengthy consideration, during your journey through many worlds...

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Aether Aether Viator.png Meaning:
(Male) Traveler
Lumine Lumine Viatrix.png Meaning:
(Female) Traveler


Aether Aether Character Aether Expression 1.png
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Lumine Lumine Character Lumine Expression 1.png
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Character Interactions


  • Both Aether and Lumine are shown wielding the ascended version of the Silver Sword in their character cards and portraits, and the Dull Blade in their cutscenes.
  • In the opening cutscene with the Unknown God, the siblings are shown wielding white-and-gold swords. Aether's sword had a cruciform guard and Lumine's sword had a crescent guard.
  • The Traveler has memories of seeing Khaenri'ah during its destruction, implying that they are at least chronologically 500 years old.
  • The Traveler's Sibling woke up before them and explored Teyvat alongside Dainsleif.
  • The Traveler is currently the only playable character who:
    • Does not have a third passive Talent.
    • Has no Affiliation listed on their Profile.
    • Has their Vision listed as "None" on their profile.
    • Has no Friendship level listed in Attributes - their Story passages are unlocked by completing certain Archon Quests.
    • Does not appear in the Character Archive at all.
    • Has their Constellation levels unlocked through Memories, as opposed to Stella Fortunas, which are obtained for other characters from wishing. As a result, neither the male nor female Traveler have Wish artworks, something that is also unique to only them.
      • The Traveler was initially the only playable character who was completely unavailable through wishing. As of Version 2.1, Aloy is also unavailable through wishing. However, unlike the Traveler, Aloy does have Wish artwork viewable from the Character Archive.
  • Though the Traveler does not possess a Vision, they are still able to use the elemental powers of the Archons.
    • There is a visual indicator for which element the player is currently attuned to; the player's clothing will glow with the color of whichever element they are currently borrowing the power of.
      • So far, teal is Anemo, yellow is Geo, and purple is Electro. It can be assumed future elements will follow the same coloring scheme.
      • This system also appears to be more gameplay than plot based, as during the cutscene in which they face Childe, the Traveler will use both Anemo and Geo, regardless of which statue the player is currently resonating with.
    • The Traveler is channeling the power of the elements directly from the statues, without the Archon needing to consent, as the Traveler will apologize to Venti for borrowing the power of Anemo without his permission.
  • The Traveler uses different means from other characters to obtain materials used for Ascension and Constellations.
    • Ascensions require Brilliant Diamonds, which are obtained through Adventure Rank rewards.
    • Constellations, which are maintained separately for each element, require Memories, which are obtained through various means, including Adventure Rank rewards, Quest Rewards, and the Souvenir Shop or similar of the respective city.
  • Kaeya's voice-overs state the Traveler looks to be under the drinking age, though it has yet to be made clear what the drinking age in Teyvat is. Additionally, Zhongli's voice-overs have him take care of a Traveler who is "slurring", presumably drunk, because of Venti. The Traveler has expressed dismay numerous times over being unable to consume alcohol and seems to be a running gag in the game.
    • At the very least, the Traveler is known to be over 500 years old, placing them in a similar predicament as Venti in this regard.
  • According to the Chinese, Japanese and Korean pronouns the twins use to address each other in the opening cutscene and in later interactions, Aether is the older sibling and Lumine is the younger.
    • However, in the English localization, in the "About Being Sisters" voice-over, they state that both siblings are the same age. Their first Character Story also refers to them as twins, so it is seemingly the case that Aether was simply born slightly earlier on the same day as Lumine.
  • During the Venti story quest Should You Be Trapped in a Windless Land, we find out that both twins used to have imaginary friends when they were kids.
  • The Steambird's Teyvat Food Notes columnist, Long Erjun (Chinese: 龙二君 Lóng Èrjūn), is the Traveler — he mentions consulting Paimon, and references dialogue from character voicelines that can be heard in-game.


  • The English name "Aether" is the name of the fifth element in ancient and medieval science, which fills the universe beyond the terrestrial sphere.
    • In Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, his name is "Sky, Air, Void". In Buddhism, this word is used to denote the concept of Śūnyatā, which has multiple meanings but generally relates to the lack of intrinsic, permanent existence or nature.
      • In the Japanese Godai philosophy of the five elements, which is based on both Buddhism and the Chinese Wuxing elements, Void is the highest of them.
  • In English, Lumine is of Latin origin and means "light". In the Chinese version, yíng means "luminous" or "bright".
  • Their Constellation, Viator or Viatrix, are both Latin for "traveler." The terms are the masculine and feminine forms of the word.
    • The Chinese name for their Constellation, 旅人 lǚrén, also means "traveler."