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Steps

To start the quest, find the camp on the Lingju Pass, near the Teleport Waypoint.

  1. Investigate the strange camp (X/3)
    • Interact with the note, campfire, and the “Neatly-Written Diary”.
  2. Look for the missing scholar
    • Based on the “Neatly-Written Diary” it suggests you search in the mountains to the west, but the area is also highlighted with the quest navigation.
  3. Defeat the Treasure Hoarders and obtain the key
    • The key is in the chest that is unlocked after defeating the treasure hoarders.
  4. Open the cage
    • Alrani, the trapped scholar, will tell you how she had found clues on the local treasure when the Treasure Hoarders came and kidnapped her. She will also mention that the treasure of the Lingju Pass ruins is buried underneath the giant golden tree and leaves the area to head to Wangshu Inn.
  5. Collect the treasure
    • You can now go down to the giant golden tree in the middle. Right next to it will be a place where you can “Mine” and a Luxurious chest will appear. Within the chest you’ll find a Nameless Treasure which you can sell to Xigu Antique Shop in Liyue Harbor to get an additional reward.

Neatly Written Diary

“…Still no clues at all. I knew I shouldn’t have chosen Liyue as the subject of my research. At this rate, I’ll have to return empty-handed…”
“…If I do return empty handed, that old geezer is going to nag at me till I go insane… Come to think of it, Soraya is also doing research in Liyue, and she’s staying at the Wangshu Inn. If she could help me out a bit…”
“Ugh, Soraya hasn’t responded to my letters. Perhaps it was a bit rude of me to suddenly write her? We only took the same class, after all.”
“She probably doesn’t remember me anymore… Well, I’ll stay a few days more. If there’s still nothing, then I’ll have to go back…”
“Soraya’s research methods are truly brilliant! To think that you could approach things from this angle. If only I had consulted her earlier, I wouldn’t have had to waste so much time…”
“But she did warn me to be slightly more careful, to not camp out of the wild, and to keep my notes close with me, lest I attract the attention of the Treasure Hoarders…”
“It can’t be. Could those Treasure Hoarders really be so audacious? Well, it doesn’t matter. I’ll leave in a few days, anyway…”
“Maybe I’m just getting paranoid, but I feel like I can see silhouettes on the mountain to the west… someone’s also been inside my camp, flipping through my notes…”

“Soraya was right. I have to leave this place…”

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Dialogue

Paimon: Eh? Someone’s carved words here.
Paimon: “They’re taking me up the mountain. Save me.”
Paimon: That must be our scholar. Come on, let’s get up that mountain!
Paimon: Look, in the cage! Is that a… person?
Paimon: Paimon bets it was those Treasure Hoarders! Let’s take care of them and rescue that person!
Alrani: Thank you so much, I thought I was truly finished… this group of Treasure Hoarders has been following me this entire time.
Alrani: Just as I had finally made some progress in my research, and was thinking that it might be nice to find the treasure here and take it back with me…
Alrani: The Treasure Hoarders invaded my camp, nabbed me, and took me here.
Alrani: They kept questioning me as to the treasure’s location, and threatened to take my life if I refused to tell them.
Alrani: But if I had told them just like that, that really would have been the end of me.
Alrani: *sigh* I should’ve listened to Soraya. She insists that archaeologists like us should be focused on academic results instead of treasure.
Alrani: But I only get this much funding. A few essays won’t be enough to break even on my travel expenses…
Alrani: I can’t for the life of me say how Soraya’s managed to stay in Liyue by herself for all this time. Just looking at her pile of rejected manuscripts makes me feel exhausted.
Icon Dialogue Talk.png What do you plan to do now?
Alrani: Well, what else? I’ve finished gathering my research materal. As for the treasure… Well, you can have it.
Alrani: I’m not repeating the convoluted thought process that brought me here. All you need to know is that the treasure is buried underneath that giant golden tree in the middle of Lingju Pass.
Alrani: Take it if you want. I’ll write its description down for you so you don’t forget.
Alrani: I’ll rest for a while, and then I’ll head back to my camp to gather up my things. I have to get out of here as soon as possible, lest more Treasure Hoarders come here.
Alrani: I’ve no idea how long it’ll take to get from here to Wangshu Inn. I can only hope that Soraya hasn’t already left by the time I get there.
Alrani: *sigh* If only Soraya could be my tutor…

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