Ann of the Narzissenkreuz: Act I - The Narzissenkreuz Adventure is the first Genshin Impact World Quest in a quest chain about the Narzissenkreuz Institute. It features two subquests, The Narzissenkreuz Adventure and The Story of "the Princess" and "the Adventure Team," and opens up a hidden underwater area called Annapausis.
While playing through this quest, I recommend bringing a battle-ready team with a non-Hydro DPS, as most enemies will have Hydro resistance. Also, make sure you're familiar with Fontaine's underwater controls.
How to unlock The Narzissenkreuz Adventure World Quest in Genshin Impact
To unlock The Narzissenkreuz Adventure, head to the Chemin de L'Espoir, in the underwater region west of the Court of Fontaine. When you get close to the area, a blue exclamation mark will appear to guide you to the exact location of the quest-giver, a little Oceanid named ???. Speak to ??? to initiate the World Quest and the Ann of the Narzissenkreuz quest chain.
All puzzle solutions in The Narzissenkreuz Adventure World Quest in Genshin Impact
The Narzissenkreuz Adventure is a fairly simple World Quest that involves a lot of dialogue, and you can get through most parts by following the quest navigator. However, you need to solve three puzzles across the two subquests—I'll run you through how to solve them.
Help Al - The Narzissenkreuz Adventure
Once you get to Anapaussis, you'll meet up with The Narzissenkreuz Adventure Team, led by the Oceanid, Ann. When you're about to meet frog-form named Al, you must solve a quick puzzle.
Upon starting this quest prompt, attack the blue crystal with a Normal Attack so that it turns orange. Doing so will also summon Hydro walls, which will allow you to deflect incoming attacks.
Whenever you're being targeted by the enemy (marked by the target symbol on your character), hide behind the Hydro walls so that the attack hits the wall instead of you. When you do get attacked, you'll be teleported back to the starting point. Keep following this pattern until you cross to the other side.
Once you've crossed, a dragon taking the form of a Tainted Hydro Eidolon will spawn. Defeat the Tainted Hydro Eidolon to complete the objective and continue with the rest of the quest.
Clear the Bubble Formation (3/3) - The Narzissenkreuz Adventure
Upon starting the quest prompt, you'll see the blue crystal in front of you. Attack it with a Normal Attack so that it turns orange. Hydro bridges and walls will form.
Enter the "portal" so that it propels you to the other bridge up ahead. From this point onward, you'll be targeted by the enemy, so you need to act fast and remember to hide behind walls.
When you're being targeted, remember to hide behind the Hydro walls so that the attack hits the wall instead. Like the previous puzzle, getting hit will force you to restart. Your goal is to reach the other side of the bridge, where you must attack the second blue crystal to summon another set of bridges.
Cross the bridges and remember to hide behind walls to prevent being attacked. Wait until you're not being targeted, then quickly run toward the Bubble Formation and interact with it to take out the Hydrogranum. You need to do this quickly so you don't get hit in the process, or you'll have to restart again.
After taking out the Hydrogranum, a Tainted Hydro Eidolon will spawn. Defeat it to complete the first segment.
A portal will spawn on the same platform. Enter it to be propelled to the next area, where you must repeat the same pattern two more times to complete the quest objective:
- Attack the blue crystal to spawn bridges
- Avoid getting hit by hiding behind Hydro walls
- Take out Hydrogranum from the Bubble Formation
- Defeat the Tainted Hydro Eidolon
Break the "treasure" seal (3/3) - The Story of "the Princess" and "the Adventure Team"
The Story of "the Princess" and "the Adventure Team" is the second subquest under The Narzissenkreuz Adventure. It starts by entering a bubble, which will teleport you to an underwater area in mid-air. You'll immediately be prompted to solve this puzzle.
First "treasure" seal
Upon initiating this quest prompt, three locations will be marked in the mini-map and World Map, marking the positions of the "treasure" seals. You can solve them in any order, but I recommend heading to the bottom left one as it's the closest.
Once you get to the area, you'll immediately spot a blue crystal up ahead. Attack the blue crystal with a Normal Attack so that it turns orange. Wait a few seconds for the bubble to enter the ring, which will trigger a small cutscene.
Second "treasure" seal
Head to the second puzzle marked by the eastmost quest navigator. When you get to the area, you'll find a blue crystal locked inside a structure. To find the entrance, you must swim under the structure, where the arrow is pointing above.
Once you're underneath the structure, you'll find an opening that you can enter to reach the blue crystal. Attack the blue crystal with a Normal Attack so that it turns orange. Wait a few seconds for the bubble outside to enter the ring, which will trigger a small cutscene.
Third "treasure" seal
Head to the northern quest navigator to find the final puzzle. Once you're there, start by absorbing the Xenochromatic Blubberbeast's Ability. It will help with the upcoming battle.
Next, attack the blue crystal with a Normal Attack to trigger enemies to spawn. Defeat two waves of enemies with the help of the Blubberbeast's Ability to unlock the blue crystal. Then, attack the blue crystal with a Normal Attack again so that it turns orange. Wait a few seconds for the bubble outside to enter the ring, which will trigger a small cutscene, completing the objective.
To complete more major Fontaine quests, check out our Fontaine Ancient Key Location – Aqueous Tidemarks Genshin Impact Quest Guide and Genshin Impact A Gradient of Dreams and Ochre World Quest guide – Ancient Colors Act II here on Pro Game Guides.