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How to get & use Dirty Mechanical Part in Honkai Star Rail

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Honkai: Star Rail isn't short of hidden objectives that can be a little frustrating to complete as the Mission navigator won't guide you through these easter eggs. One Hidden Mission chain involves a Dirty Mechanical Part, an Old Tin Box, and A Bottle of Draconic Tears. If you pass these items on to people who have better use for them, you'll be rewarded with a book and personal satisfaction.

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I had a hard time finding new owners for these quest items, so here's a complete walkthrough for the entire chain of events. You can use the Table of Contents below to skip to the part you're stuck on.

How to get Dirty Mechanical Part in Honkai Star Rail

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Start by heading to the Jeweler's Pagoda in Central Starskiff Haven. Its exact location is marked in the image above. Once you're there, interact with the glowing spot to Investigate. This will prompt dialogue with Pawnbroker Handian. You can pick any dialogue option to get a quest item called Dirty Mechanical Part.

How to use Dirty Mechanical Part in Honkai Star Rail

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Pawnbroken Handian will give you a clue: a young man just passed by the door of the Jeweler's Pagoda muttering "Revenge... Revenge..." Head directly in front of the shop (the exact location is circled above) to find a Frowning Young Man. Interact with him and select any dialogue option. You'll then be prompted to give him the Dirty Mechanical Part. In exchange, he'll give you an Old Tin Box.

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How to use Old Tin Box in Honkai Star Rail

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Head to the Spare Time Book Shop in the Exalting Sanctum—its exact location is circled in the image above. As you approach the shop, a dialogue with a Sad Woman will automatically prompt. This will only happen if you have the Old Tin Box in your inventory. Give the Sad Woman the Old Tin Box to get A Bottle of Draconic Tears in return.

How to use A Bottle of Draconic Tears in Honkai Star Rail

Return to the Jeweler's Pagoda in Central Starskiff Haven and speak to Pawnbroken Handian. Select the dialogue option "I swapped it for a Jar of Draconic Tears..." He'll give you a clue as to who could use this item: a Xianzhou aficionado who came all the way from the IPC.

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Head north of the Jeweler's Pagoda to find Howard, the person you're looking for. Interact with him and introduce yourself, then select the dialogue option "You seem pretty interested in Draconic Tears." Once that's done, give Howard A Bottle of Draconic Tears to complete the chain of objectives. You'll be rewarded with a readable called On Travel: Arriving at the Xianzhou.

For more Xianzhou guides, check out All Hexanexus Puzzle Solutions in Honkai Star Rail here on Pro Game Guides.

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Nicki Si
Nicki is a freelance writer with 5 years of writing experience. She's a fan of anything from HoYoverse, from Genshin Impact to Tears of Themis and Honkai: Star Rail. She also loves rhythm games like BanG Dream! and D4DJ.

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