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Genshin Impact Fontaine Archon Quest ACT V “Masquerade of the Guilty” Guide and Tips

Complete the Fontaine Archon Quest Act V with ease!

Genshin Impact has released Version 4.2 introducing the next sub-regions and expanding Fontaine, the Land of Hydro, and the Nation of Justice. With such amazing new and exciting content that has been released in this patch, we will also be receiving more chapters on the main storyline and continuing the Archon Quests. Version 4.2 released the last Act of the Fontaine Archon Quest after releasing ACT III and ACT IV. In this Genshin Impact guide, we will be talking about the 5th installation of Fontaine Archon Quest ACT V “Masquerade of the Guilty,” which is a direct continuation of the Fontaine Archon Quest ACT IV: “Cataclysm’s Quickening”. We will be providing a direct Walkthrough of the fifth Archon Quest along with an analysis and review of the story plotline in Genshin Impact.

How to unlock and complete the Fontaine Archon Quest ACT V “Masquerade of the Guilty” in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Fontaine Archon Quest ACT V: Walkthrough

Part I: Deluge of Wrathful Waters

This is the day you get out of prison, and you proceed to complete the paperwork for your release as arranged.

  • Go to the ruins
  • Enter the ruins
  • Search the ruins
  • Talk to Navia
  • Keep moving
  • Talk to everyone
  • Go to the opera house
  • Continue investigating the ruin
  • Investigate the space ahead
  • Leave the ruin

Part I Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 875
  • Mora x 38100
  • Hero’s Wit x 4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x 7

Part II: Meeting Is Also Parting

Acting on intelligence from The Knave, your group arrives at the ruins.

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  • Go to the Spina di Rosula base
  • Go to Neuvillette’s office
  • Go to Poisson
  • Go to the Spina di Rosula base
  • Get out of bed and open the door
  • Go to the newsstand
  • Continue moving forward
  • Go to Hotel Debord
  • Leave Hotel Debord
  • Go to The Steambird
  • Talk a seaside walk
  • Go to the Spina di Rosula base

Part II Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 1225
  • Mora x 53900
  • Hero’s Wit x 5
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x 10
  • Primogems x 30

Part III: Hunters, Prophets

You return to the Spina di Rosula base in Fleuve Cendre, and there, you meet an unexpected friend.

  • Find Furina in Poisson
  • Talk to Furina
  • Arrive at the opera house
  • Refute Furina
  • View the final prophecy slate
  • Discover the connection between the events in real life and the slates
  • Talk to Neuvillette
  • Find the source of the calamity in the prophecy slates
  • The All-Devouring Narwhal Appears
  • Discuss how to deal with the All-Devouring Narwhal

Part III Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 1000
  • Mora x 44000
  • Hero’s Wit x 4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8

Part IV: Apocalypse

The prophecy shall inevitably come to fruition, and the plans are all in place. All that’s left… is to judge a god.

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  • Wait until the next day (08:00 – 12:00)
  • Return to the dormitories
  • Talk to the receptionist
  • Go to the office
  • Talk to Wriothesley
  • Go to the Palais Mermonia
  • Talk to Neuvillette
  • Go to Poisson
  • Look for Navia in Poisson
  • Continue looking for Navia
  • Go to the cemetary
  • Talk to Navia

Part IV Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 1000
  • Mora x 44000
  • Hero’s Wit x 4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x8
  • Primogems x30

Part V:The Opera of Noirceur and Blancheur

Whether it be the “Focalors” before Neuvillette, or the “Furina” before you, they are performing the same opera, and the final truth is hidden within it.

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  • Enter Focalors’s consciousness
  • Finish speaking with Focalors’s consciousness
  • Enter Furina’s consciousness
  • Talk to Furina
  • Turn off all the spotlights
  • Watch Furina’s performance
  • Watch the first act
  • Watch the second act
  • Watch the third act
  • Watch the opera performance
  • Watch the final act of the opera
  • Finish speaking with Focalors’s consciousness
  • Neuvillette’s Final Verdict
  • Neuvillette’s Decision
  • Enter the Primordial Sea with Neuvillette
  • Defeat the “All-Devouring Narwhal”
  • Meet Skirk
  • Talk to Skirk
  • Fontaine’s End
  • Return to Fontaine

Part V Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 1425
  • Mora x 62225
  • Hero’s Wit x 6
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x 11
  • Primogems x30
  • Tears Among the Stars x1

Part VI: Finale

The calamity facing Fontaine has finally come to an end. No matter what happens, the presses won’t stop churning news out. In other words, the people will learn about the truth as fast as The Steambird’s staffers can write it.

  • Talk to Charlotte
  • Go to Poisson
  • Talk to Navia
  • Go to the Fortress of Meropide
  • Talk to Wriothesley
  • Head to Romaritime Harbor
  • Talk to Lyney and the others
  • Look for Neuvillette
  • Talk to Neuvillette

Part VI Quest Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x 1000
  • Mora x 44000
  • Hero’s Wit x 4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x 8
  • Primogem x30
  • Memory of Running Stream x1

Genshin Impact Fontaine Archon Quest ACT V “Masquerade of the Guilty”: In-Depth Review and Discussion

Overall Plot and Theme

Masquerade of the Guilty” immerses players in a riveting narrative that skillfully blends political scheming, divine mysteries, and the impending catastrophe due to Prophecy. The quest’s overarching theme revolves around deception, sacrifice, and the intricate dance between mortals and divine beings in the land of Fontaine.

The unfolding prophecy adds an intense layer of urgency, keeping players on the edge of their seats throughout the quest as almost the whole cast of Fontaine bands together to stop the Prophecy from taking place. The pay-off at the end was worth it as we unravel the secrets as to why the people of Fontaine are dubbed as Sinners, why do they turn into Oceanids, and the meticulous plan made by some faces to prevent the Prophecy from taking place.

Furina’s Character Development with the Narration

Furina‘s character undergoes a poignant exploration in this quest, revealing the weight of her five-century-long masquerade as the Hydro Archon. The narrative expertly navigates her internal struggles, culminating in a powerful trial sequence that showcases the depth of her sacrifice and the complexities of her existence.

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Furina’s journey adds a profound emotional layer to the overall plot, making her a compelling and sympathetic figure. Many players who have doubted and have distaste for the said Hydro Archon will surely turn their tracks opposite as the story reveals her true feelings and how she has acted out this divine role for 500 years, suffering in silence.

Neuvillette’s Character Progression

As Fontaine’s steadfast protector, Neuvillette‘s character is integral to the quest’s development. His unwavering dedication to his people and his role as a stabilizing force in the face of crisis make him a standout character. Neuvillette’s internal conflicts, particularly when faced with the revelations about Fontaine’s Hydro Archon, contribute to the quest’s emotional depth.

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His character arc adds a sense of responsibility and leadership to the overall narrative as he reigns to be the ruler who will now oversee Fontaine. Although he is not actually a “Hydro Archon” since the seat has been destroyed by Focalors, Neuvillette holds the highest position and authority in Fontaine as of now. You should be aware of any new and interesting lore now that we are certain that Neuvillette will have ties to the main plot of the end-game for his Hydro Sovereign role.

Final Thoughts

Masquerade of the Guilty stands as a testament to Genshin Impact’s storytelling prowess. The quest’s well-crafted plot, nuanced character development, and impactful revelations make it a standout chapter in the game’s narrative. As players witness the aftermath of Fontaine’s trial and the rebuilding efforts, the quest sets the stage for future developments, leaving players eagerly anticipating the unfolding saga in Teyvat.

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