The Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins is one of the beginning quests that you will come across while playing Genshin Impact. It is a quest in the second part of the Pavo Ocellus Chapter: Act I, Kaeya’s Story Quest: Secret Pirate Treasure. You will be doing this quest for Kaeya, who is a member of the Knights. He will task you to find a pirate treasure. It is a multi-step quest and hence a bit confusing as well. Also, it requires you to solve two Arcadian Ruins riddles, which makes the quest a bit more challenging. Here’s how you can complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins quest in Genshin Impact.
How to Complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins in Genshin Impact
As mentioned it is a multi-step quest. Here are the steps to complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins quest in Genshin Impact.
- Visit Adventurer’s Guild
- Meet and talk with the informant at the designated location
- Solve the riddle and head to location 1
- Solve the riddle and head to location 2
- Locate Arcadian Ruins and defeat the boss to complete the quest
Those are the briefs steps that you need to complete. Now, since you know the steps, let’s begin with how to complete each of the steps and proceed further in the quest.
Visit Adventurer’s Guild
Once you meet Kaeya and the quest begins, head to Adventurer’s Guild for the first part of the quest. When you reach the Guild, interact with the NPC outside. The NPC won’t help you with the exact location of the Arcadian Ruins but will help with the information about an informant who can help you with your quest. After interacting with the NPC, head back to Kaeya and tell him all about what happened.
Meet and Talk With the Informant at the Designated Location
For the next part, head to the mentioned location which will be towards the edge of the Weeping Woods. The location will be marked on your map. When you reach the designated location, the informant Vile will arrive. But there will be a few enemies following the informant. First, get rid of the enemies and then interact with the informant. He will give you a clue, which is a riddle, to the first location.
Solve the Riddle and Head to Location 1
Once you have the riddle, it’s time to solve it. The riddle reads,
In the city on the lake, lived three giants with six arms. Two to guard the statue of the archon, and one to guard the treasure.
Now, you can head back to Kaeya to get a hint to solve the riddle or simply look at the three giant windmills across the water at Mondstadt. Well, you guessed it right, these are your three giants with six arms from the riddle.
The next thing to do is head to the solo windmill of the three and climb all the way to the top. You won’t be able to get to the top by simply climbing it. You can take the help of the Knights Building to jump your way to the top of the windmill. Once at the top, glide through the top walkway and you will land at a location with the chest. When you open this chest, you will get the second riddle to complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins quest in Genshin Impact.
Solve the Riddle and Head to Location 2
The second riddle reads,
She doesn’t love him at all. The passion rushing thorugh the clear spring is just a front. When she’s cold and alone, her true heart is revealed.
Now, again you can go and interact with Kaeya for the hint or open the map you found in the chest and head to the marked location in the Springvale region. One thing to note here is that you will need Kaeya in your team as a Cryo character is vital to complete the quest.
Once you reach the marked location, start climbing on the cliffs that you find there. You will find a waterfall surrounded by three ornate pillars. All you need to do is use Kaeya to freeze those pillars. As soon as the pillars are frozen, a chest will spawn. Open this chest to get the final map that will help you complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins quest in Genshin Impact. This map has the location of the Arcadian Ruins.
Locate Arcadian Ruins and Defeat the Boss to Complete the Quest
The location of the Arcadian Ruins will be marked near the Falcon coast. All you need to do now is locate the Arcadian Ruins and enter the dungeon. Within the dungeon, you will find the final boss for the quest. Defeat this boss and the quest will be completed. One thing that would help here is to have Kaeya and Lisa or any other Cryo and Electro characters in your team as they will have an advantage in this dungeon.
That’s everything you need to know about how to complete the Mystery of the Arcadian Ruins quest in Genshin Impact. While here, also consider reading: