The quest, Chasmic Maze, is the second part of the Archon Quest: Interlude Chapter: Act II Perilous Trail. Added during the 2.7 version update, this storyline is divided into several parts and is centered around the Chasm area of Liyue.
In order to access Interlude Chapter: Act II, travelers must be at AR 28. Since a Quick Start function is available, they can dive right into the quest. However, it is recommended that they finish the following stories first:
- Be at AR 28
- Chapter I: Act III – A New Star Approaches
- Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter: Act II – Transient Dreams
- Taurus Iracundus Chapter: Act I – Rise Up, Golden Soul
- Wherefore Did the Spiritstone Descend?
- A Teapot to Call Home: Part I
The Unexpected Guest
This is the first part of the Perilous Trail storyline. Open the events tab and access the quest from there. Once that is done, teleport into the Chasm, specifically the area with the Skyfrost Nail. Over there you’ll find Yanfei.
While she won’t tell you why she’s in the chasm, she will ask you to keep her presence there a secret. After that, she will leave.
Soon after, you’ll come across Arataki Itto accompanied by a member of the Arataki gang, Kuki Shinobu.
Itto will inform you that he came to Liyue with Shinobu to help her get her degree. Before Inazuma was closed off to outsiders, Shinobu studied law in Liyue. However, she got stuck in Inazuma when she returned home to visit her family. Itto decided to accompany her since it is safer to travel in groups. But once he arrived at Liyue, he was almost arrested by the Millileth and would have been in jail if Yanfei didn’t intervene.
Now, he wants to help her to repay her for her kindness. However, before he could, Yanfei disappeared and now he’s looking for her.
After you send Itto off on a goose chase, go towards the Skyfrost Nail. At the base of it, you’ll find Yanfei. She will reveal to you that she’s sorting through a client’s will and found that they owned something known as the Fantastic Compass. Yanfei is now looking for it.
Soon after, Yelan will join the two of you and introduce herself. Eventually, Itto will realize that you misled him and he’ll arrive at the location with Shinobu.
Being who he is, Itto and Yelan will almost get into a fight before the ground beneath them gives away due to the excess elemental energy released by them. Due to this, you’ll reach an unmarked area of the Chasm.
Xiao will drop by as well since he’s looking for someone in the Chasm. He’ll ask you to leave and then disappear.
As everyone starts looking for a way out, they’ll find the entrance to a domain the chasm.
Once you finish the first part of the storyline, Chasmic Maze will start on its own.
Enter the domain and once inside, you’ll realize you’re in a labyrinth of sorts. In order to get out, you’ll have to use the mechanism to turn or rotate the floating islands before you.
Rotate the first island only one time using the mechanism and then head down to the second island using the stairs. Once there, you’ll have to fight some pyro slimes in order to unlock the next mechanism.
Rotate the next island once and then climb up. You’ll find one path leading down to the fourth island where you’ll find a few hilichurls. Defeat them as well as any incoming mobs to unlock the next mechanism. Now, rotate the middle island one more time.
As another staircase appears, climb up and then go back to the second island. Rotate the middle island from there. A new mechanism will appear. Fight a hilichurl mob to unlock it.
Use the mechanism once to reach the final island where you’ll have to fight two Vishaps. Once they are defeated, a way out of the domain will appear.
However, as you use it, you’ll find yourself back from where you started.
For finishing The Unexpected Guest, you’ll receive 22,000 Mora, 2 Hero’s Wit and 4 Mystic Enhancement Ore.
For finishing Chasmic Maze you’ll receive 31,125 Mora, 3 Hero’s Wit and 6 Mystic Enhancement Ores. You will also get one Precious Chest and Two Exquisite Chests for defeating the enemies within the domain.