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Genshin Impact Ancient Colors Featured

Genshin Impact Ancient Colors Quest Guide

This would be way easier if we didn't had to deal with the parts

When walking through the Elynas area in Genshin Impact, one might encounter a Melusine painter being harassed by a few mercenaries. Choosing to help her will trigger the Ancient Colors quest series, composed of various separate acts around the Merusea Village hidden in the underground zones of Fontaine. Here’s all you need to know about these missions in Genshin Impact.

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This quest line is divided into three acts, and each of them takes a good portion of your time to complete, as well as attending to some other side quests while you’re at it. Take your time for that and let’s get into it.

Act I

Start the mission by heading to the Melusine next to the Statue of the Seven in Elynas. It’s hard not to notice the occurrence, so run to the Melusine’s aid. It doesn’t matter which options you pick, fighting is unavoidable. But once you make a quick deal out of her harassers, Mamere will invite you to the Merusea Village hidden underwater.

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Jump down through the lake while exploring the nearby areas. Keep following Mamere and she’ll invite you to visit her house. Once you’re there, she asks you to wait outside while she looks for more paint (interact with the items around while waiting), but it seems like she’s out of it. So it’s up to you to help her get more materials for painting.

Here you’ll learn more about the red crystal mechanics around the area. Basically, you hit the prisms to break the red crystals with the shockwave. This will be used for various puzzles and treasure hunting around here. For now, you’ll have to use them to grab a few Red Stones.

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After snagging a few of them, Mamere will show you the shortcuts in this area, leading you to “A Very Warm Place”. Your objective here is the same, but now you have to position the Prisms in a way that they can activate each other and, eventually, break the barriers around the Red Stones. Try aligning them like in the example below. 

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After that, you can return to the Melusine’s house. The mercenaries will return and attack Mamere, but you and the mechanical dog Seymour will defend her.

Act II

Seymour got broken during the conflict, so it’s up to you to help fix him. Speak with the Melusine around the village for more info about the necessary parts, and then you’ll need to collect three Strange Parts at various points around the area to mend the dog’s “wounds”.

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Related: Where to Collect Strange Parts in Genshin Impact

Once you have all of the parts, go back to Mamere’s house and lend her the parts. But after a few quakes, you decide to go to “A Very Bright Place” to try and help some of the Melusines who might be in danger. You’re greeted by a few Rifthounds once you get here, so deal with them as soon as possible. 

When you dive into the waters, you’ll have to save a trapped Melusine. Borrow the power from the rays to cut the vines at the shiny green spots to free her. Keep following your way until you find some more Melusine, but not in far less dangerous situations. That is, until the earthquakes resume and you’re forced to run your way back into the main Village.

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After emerging through a new shortcut found in the waters, run to the red portal to take yet another shortcut to “A Lonely Place”, where you’re actually not that lonely with the various Rifthounds waiting for you here. 

With those dogs out of the question, free yet another Melusine using the red prisms’ shockwaves, and defeat another wave of Rifthounds. With that, the final step will be finally open for you.


With the new portal that just appeared, enter the waters and follow your way until you reach the surface. Once you get here, you’ll have to face Jakob once and for all. He’ll try to lock the Traveler down after you beat him, but you’ll soon be free and ready to beat the remaining Rifthounds.

Genshin Impact Ancient Colors Jakob
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After dealing with the final enemies, you’re sent to a spiritual dimension, where all you have to do is resonate the red prisms with the orbs so you can finally meet the mysterious “Father” Mamere’s been talking about during the whole mission.

And with a few more minutes of dialogue, you’re finally done with this World Quest! You get x50 Primogems and the Mamere’s Painting furniture as the main rewards for this mission. Seymour mentioned wanting to find the Narzissenkreuz Ordo next, and that should be precisely your next destination.

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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.