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Genshin Impact Lyney Story Quest Guide and Tips

Lyney with its first story quest in Genshin!

Genshin Impact has released Version 4.0 Update, where they have finally made the long-awaited character, Lyney, playable. Lyney has been teased from the very start when the game first launched in the Travail trailer. Since then fans have eagerly waited for this eccentric magician to be officially introduced and finally be playable. In this guide, we will talk about the ways to complete the Lyney Story Quest in Genshin Impact as well as give our analysis of his story.

How to unlock Lyney Story Quest “The Forgotten Thief” Felis Fuscus Chapter: Act I in Genshin Impact

To unlock and play Lyney’s first Story Quest, players must:

  • Be at Adventure Rank (AR) 40 and above.
  • Have at least one Story Key, which can be obtained by completing the Daily Commissions 8 times.
  • Complete the Fontaine Archon Quest Chapter Four, Act II: As Light Rain Falls without Reason.

Genshin Impact Lyney Story Quest Guide: Quest Walkthrough

Lyney’s 1st Story Quest in Genshin Impact is divided into 4 different parts, with rewards attached to it.

Part 1: The Phantom Thief’s Reappearance

The bustling streets of the Court of Fontaine seem more lively than usual. Why not take a walk around?

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  • Talk to Charlotte
  • Interview Lyney
  • Go to the cemetery to look for Jemma
  • Talk to Lynette
  • Ask around
  • Ask Jemma about Cesar

Part 1 Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x525
  • Mora x31,125
  • Hero’s Wit x4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x7

Part 2: The Magician’s Secret

Lyney and you agreed to meet outside Hotel Debord. Go meet him at the appointed time.

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  • Wait till the next morning (08:00 – 12:00)
  • Rendezvous with Lyney and Talk to Lorenzo at the hotel
  • Find Edmondo and Get out of the city to lure out the people tailing you
  • Defeat the people tailing you and access the situation in front of you
  • Inform Jemma of what happened
  • Enter Cesar’s workshop and continue deeper within the investigation
  • Clear out the malfunctioning machines and keep investigating
  • Solve the magical puzzle and open the hidden passage
  • Investigate the hidden room
  • Rendezvous with Lyney and defeat Lorenzo’s men
  • Get the truth behind Cesar’s death from Lorenzo
  • Leave the workshop and hand Lorenzo over to the Gardes
  • Explain the situation to Lynette and Jemma
  • Go to the cemetery to hold a memorial for Cesar

Part 2 Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x750
  • Mora x44,000
  • Hero’s Wit x5
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x10

Part 3: The Truest Thing

With the Phantom Weasel arrested, Lyney’s show can finally take place. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

Lyney and Lynette The Truest Thing
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  • Wait until the next evening (18:00 – 20:00)
  • Watch the magic show at the opera house
  • Go somewhere quiet and ask about the truth
  • Watch the high-altitude escape trick
  • Meet Lyney at the cemetery

Part 3 Rewards

  • Adventure EXP x575
  • Mora x34,075
  • Hero’s Wit x4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x7

Part 4: The Interview

What’s made headlines today? Go to The Steambird and check it out!

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  • Wait till the next morning (08:00 – 12:00)
  • Go to The Steambird’s offices

Part 4 Rewards

  • Primogems x60
  • Adventure EXP x175
  • Mora x9,850
  • Guide to Equity x5
  • Adventurer’s Experience x4
  • Mystic Enhancement Ore x2

Cesar’s Workshop Quest Domain Puzzles Guide

  • Attack the puppets when they pop out to secure them in place. Use a normal attack when the puppet jumps in order to lock them in place.
  • To successfully complete the next puzzle, you need to engage with the contraption, which will trigger the appearance and motion of bear-shaped puppets. Among these puppets, one of them will emit a noticeable glow. After the puppets retreat back into their respective hats, your task is to strike the hat that conceals the bear with the glowing light. You’ll need to perform this action on both the left and right sides of the room.
  • Walk upstairs and interact with the mechanism to start a tile puzzle. To solve the tile puzzle, start on one side, then make half a circle to the right, cross the moving tiles in the middle, and complete the circle on the other side.

Lyney Story Quest ACT I: In-Depth Review and Discussion

Lyney’s Characterization and Personality

Lyney has a long-awaited character along with Lynette back during the game launch when Genshin Impact released an amazing Travail trailer that briefly explains each Region’s future story theme and plot-tine while also showcasing upcoming playable characters in each region.

For Fontaine’s section, we were introduced to both Lyney and Lynette, the star twin magicians. As we finished the Archon Quest-line for Version 4.0 we finally can gauge what both the twins are like in terms of personality, backstory, and character dynamics.

Lyney Review
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Of course, the twins were spectacular in their own way, but Lyney has been a character that really stands out the most primarily due to his back-story and personality. His ties with the House of Hearth and his relationship with Arlecchino is a very interesting find, seeing as how he is shouldering the expectations of taking Arlecchino’s place in the House of Hearth. Nonetheless, he is no doubt a character shrouded in mystery, hiding his true personality and ideals through his fake charisma and charming magician tricks. Despite his flair and passion for magic, he still hides many secrets.

Overall Story Plot

In his Story Quest, Lyney opens up as a great magician who loves to wow the audience with his tricks. He learned all of his tricks from Cesar, the infamous magician who was wrongly accused of being the Phantom Weasel shortly after his not-so-unintentional death.

Lyney and Lynette both grew up partly learning the secrets of being a magician from Cesar himself and hence had a strong attachment towards him. This is why Lyney sets up the journey of investigating the true culprit of the identity of the Phantom Weasel, wanting to avenge his mentor and clear his name. This feels somewhat of a parallel to Navia’s whole story development back in the Archon Quests ACT I and ACT II.

Genshin Impact Lyney Story Plot
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Lyney being a magician does not let on more than he knows as he finally finds out the real identity of the Phantom Weasel but chooses to confront them until the last minute in order to pay tribute to his mentor Cesar by doing the risky trick that Cesar has done 10 years which caused his death. Of course, Lyney gracefully succeeds in doing the big trick and promptly wows the audience as we witness an amazing cutscene taking place.

Final Thoughts

Overall, despite being such a long story quest with many parts being played out, the whole investigation and mystery surrounding the true identity of the Phantom Weasel was worth almost 2 hours of gameplay. Not only that, we also get to witness Lyney’s back-story in addition to Lynette’s and see the true personality that he hides behind a fake charm and flirty personality.

What are your thoughts on the Lyney Story Quest in Genshin Impact? Let us know in the comments below.

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