Xiao is once again featured in Genshin Impact as part of a story quest called “Light Upon the Sea.” Completing it, among other things, unlocks the “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns” Festive Fever stage for the Lantern Rite event. Here’s our guide to help you out.
Genshin Impact: Reaching Festive Fever “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns” in the Lantern Rite event
You can start “Light Upon the Sea” by talking to Xiao in Wangshu Inn. You’ll then speak with Verr Goldet and Huai’an (and the latter will tell you to interact with various marked locations in the area).
When you’re done, Paimon and the Traveler will invite Xiao to watch the Lantern Rite Festival in Liyue Harbor. Xiao, of course, will just prefer to be alone.
Talk to him once more at the cliffside overlooking Liyue Harbor, then go to the town itself. You’ll then be treated to one of Genshin Impact‘s most dazzling cinematics.
It features an adepti flying above Liyue Harbor as everyone’s Xiao Lanterns light up the night sky.
That practically ends the quest, but you’re not done yet. If you already completed the second set of Lantern Rite Tales, you’ll reach the “Glow of a Thousand Lanterns” Festive Fever stage. A lot of stuff will be made available:
- Lantern Rite Tales III – Five mini-quests are live today.
- Theater Mechanicus – Portal of Wonders and Blink of an Eye mode
- Stand By Me – Spend 1,000 Peace Talismans to obtain a 4-star character. If you already have a particular character, you’ll get their constellation as well as Starglitter. You can see the choices in the image below.