Open world with multiple secrets and puzzles to solve, some side quests and treasures can be difficult to find. But the Purification ritual of the sacred cherry tree offers a particularly tough challenge in Genshin Impact. In addition to some fighting and research, the puzzles offered are not always simple. How to solve these mysteries to lift the veil on the secrets of the sacred cherry tree?
Before embarking on this great adventure, the first step is to find the beginning of the quest. The latter is taken on the road leading from Ritou to the village of Konda with a young masked woman. She then asks you to use the Electro element on the statue in front of her. You thus obtain a mysterious talisman, and must investigate with the inhabitants of Konda.
This phase is very interventionist and consists of following the points indicated on the map. It is then necessary to put the village chief face to face with his misdeeds, and show him the evidence collected. Head to the roof to discover a note, before diving into the well. Destroy the Electro wall with elemental spells, and search the cave. Your investigation has only just begun.
The quest really begins here, with the first riddle to be solved for the purification of the roots of the sacred cherry tree. After sinking into the well, you find a torii (traditional Japanese gate) surrounded by roots and altars. One of these altars can accommodate the talisman discovered at the beginning, and launch the enigma. Once the amulet is placed, a diagram appears in the center of the torii, representing the different altars and the route to follow.
The goal is to activate all the pillars in a specific order to purify the roots. This is done by adjusting each altar so that their number matches their priority in the list. So the first is necessarily the one on which the amulet is placed, next by the one bearing the number 2, then 3 and so on. Note that if two altars have the same number, then they will be connected to the network at the same time.
Starting from the starting altar: put the number 2 on the right one, 3 at the top right, 4 at the bottom left and 5 at the top left. Once you have solved the puzzle, all you have to do is beat the samurai who has materialized. Direction the following sanctuary for a new purification.
To trigger the events of this location, follow the path to the large fox statue to the east. The latter has a riddle that will allow you to continue your quest. You must then speak to the spirits of the place to bring them together around 3 fox statues who face each other. You then discover a note that sends you to the top of Mount Yougou.
There you get the Lens of Reminiscence which allows you to see the past. Use it in the sanctuary to discover the 3 sentences of the ritual that must be pronounced. Once learned, return to the statue of Kitsune to recite the incantation in a specific order, before hitting it with an Electro spell.
- Messager de Narukami
- The Hakushin lineage
- Bring me the fried tofu, and quickly!
Direction the underground cave whose entrance is located south of the sanctuary, near a lake. A new riddle awaits you there, always asking to use the amulet to activate an altar. This second puzzle asks you to connect 3 dots at the same time. To do this, modify the altar under the torii so that it displays the number 2, and those around with the 3.
Again a fight starts, and a new quest then starts. It is necessary to carry out the purification of the roots of the sacred cherry tree in 3 other places before returning to see the priestess.
Three destinations are now possible, but you might as well go to the nearest sanctuary. You must start by finding the friend of the priestess whose voice echoes when you enter the forest. It's actually a Tanuki, which happens to be a statue to the north of the area. Grant his request and find the 3 tanukis hidden in the forest to get the talisman. Be careful, these little pranksters turn into a torch to be lit to discover them.
Once found, Ioroi then gives you access to the sanctuary. A new enigma awaits you there, but this one is played with verticality. Adjust the height of the altars so that they display the number 2, the one at the bottom left the number 3 and finally the one at the bottom right the number 4. Once again, all you have to do is get rid of the mind before moving on.
Following the path, the next stop on this long journey is the Kamisato Estate. No need to go there though, as the amulet is found below in the north of the domain. Use the Electro element on the fox statue to find the talisman, then head northeast to the island to find the underground shrine. You will need the Lens of Reminiscence to clear the way. A new puzzle is present, always with a fight at stake. The start is under the torii, mark the north and south altars with the number 2 and the other two with the 3.
To find the shrine of this place, you must first activate 4 Electro pillars. Two of them are close to the entrance, and the other two are defended a little further. If one of them just asks you to fight mechanical monsters, the other offers a puzzle to solve. It is thus necessary to align the cubes so that the lit faces are all in the same direction to unlock the pillar. All you have to do is dive into the sanctuary to complete this quest.
Once you reach the first floor, use the Reminiscence Lens to reveal buttons to press. With the gate open, use the lens on the statue again at the landing location to reveal an Electrogranum. Cross the Electro field behind, use the lens to retrieve the amulet, and return to the main room. This last riddle is simple, the two altars at the bottom must display the number 2, and the other two the number 3.
If all this is very long, here you are at the fateful moment: the purification of the sacred cherry tree. Not much to do here, except follow the narrative. You will then be able to discover what is hidden under Mount Yougou, and take part in a difficult battle. During the fight, puzzles will be solved but are random. Fortunately, the time granted is long enough not to have to panic. Just remember to frequently collect an Electrogranum to avoid taking damage over the course of the fight.
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