Tears of Themis Ink Study exploration & puzzle guide – Blizzardous Threads of Red event

Bring your brain cells to the elusive Ink Study.

The Tears of Themis Blizzardous Threads of Red event runs from January 12, 2023, to February 2, 2023, and is open to all attorneys who have completed the X-Note Main Story 2-28. After completing the event tutorial, you'll be able to explore the Villa Courtyard, which consists of various buildings, including the elusive Ink Study. Within the Ink Study are four rooms where you must collect Artifacts and solve puzzles to find your way out.

All Ink Study puzzle solutions in the Tears of Themis Blizzardous Threads of Red event

The Ink Study consists of four rooms that need to be completed in order. Upon entering each room, we highly recommend interacting with all objects, as these will give you clues to solve the puzzles. Even if you have the puzzle solution, you can't trigger the puzzles themselves without getting the clues first. If you missed anything, you can go back to a previous room but will have to collect all clues again.

Fengya room puzzle solutions

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The first room is called Fengya. Interact with all objects to obtain clues. Once you've interacted with everything, make sure to interact with the objects circled above:

  • The ink table to the left of the male lead's side to get a Silk Pouch.
  • The bonsai on the display on Rosa's side to get the most important and final clue.
  • The chess board on the male lead's side to trigger the fluorite puzzle.

Fluorite puzzle

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You need to pick the genuine fluorite based on the clues you collected. They are presented at random, but you can rotate the fluorite to look for the following characteristics:

  • Flawless, no streaks around the highlight
  • Square base, not round
  • Bright, not dull

Selecting the correct one will reward you with the Artifact called Luminous Pearl.

Mechanical lock puzzle

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Next, interact with the glass case to the left of Rosa's side. Then interact with the bookshelf to trigger the Mechanical Lock puzzle. You need to create a path from the Start tile to the End tile of the same color. Hold and drag until you've created a path to lock it in. Reference the image above for the exact paths you can use.

Jade Plate puzzle

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Next, switch to the male lead's side and interact with the painting on the left to trigger the Jade Plate puzzle. You need to rotate each segment so that the red lines create a path for the pearl to travel to the center.

When you rotate an outer plate, the inner one will rotate as well, so follow the order prescribed in the image above when rotating:

  1. Inner middle layer
  2. Innermost layer
  3. Outermost layer
  4. Outer middle layer

The pattern of the red lines needs to match the image above as well. When you're done, the pearl will travel to the center, completing the puzzle.

Lock Password

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Finally, interact with the door on the male lead's side. Input this password to unlock it: 1565.

You'll automatically exit Fengya room and unlock the next one. If you missed anything, you can come back at any time, but don't forget to interact with all clues again.

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Qiankun room puzzle solutions

The second room is called Qiankun. In this room, it's especially important that you interact with all objects to obtain clues. Additionally, make sure to follow the order below (puzzle > collectible > lock) to avoid confusion.

Mechanical Lock puzzle #1

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Interact with the vases to the left of Rosa's side to trigger a Mechanical Lock puzzle. You need to create a path from the Start tile to the End tile of the same color. Hold and drag until you've created a path to lock it in. Reference the image above for the exact path you can use.

Mechanical Lock puzzle #2

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Switch to the male lead's side and head right. Interact with the ink table to trigger a second Mechanical Lock puzzle. You need to create a path from the Start tile to the End tile of the same color. Hold and drag until you've created a path to lock it in. Reference the image above for the exact path you can use.

Silk Pouch location

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Do this part after solving the Mechanical Lock puzzles above.

Switch to Rosa's side and head right, where you'll find that one of the gates blocking the path has disappeared. That will allow you to move forward, revealing a hallway with a display at the end. Interact with the display to get a Silk Pouch.

Yang Fish Pendant location

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Do this part after solving the Mechanical Lock puzzles above.

Switch to the male lead's side and head left, where you'll find that one of the gates blocking the path has disappeared. That will allow you to move downward, revealing a hallway with a display at the end. Interact with the display to get a Yang Fish Pendant, the Artifact collectible from this room.

Lock Passwords

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Switch to the male lead's side and head to the rightmost part, where there's a hidden glowing spot on the wall. Interact with the glowing spot to prompt a lock to appear. Input this code to unlock it: 7294.

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Switch to Rosa's side and interact with the door to prompt a lock to appear. Input this code to unlock it: 6183. Once you've inputted both passwords, you'll automatically exit the room and unlock the next one.

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Wuxuan room puzzle solutions

The third room is called Wuxuan. Here, you need to interact with certain objects and pick the element they correspond to. However, you'll only be prompted to pick an element after collecting the corresponding clues. So we recommend first exploring the room by interacting with all objects and then answering the questions after.

Rosa - left side

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Switch to Rosa's and head to the left side of the room. Interact with the following objects to solve the puzzles:

  • Pillar - the answer is Metal
  • Table - the answer is Metal

If the pillar doesn't give you a question, interact with all the clues (including the ones on the male lead's side) first and try again.

Rosa - right side

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Switch to Rosa and head to the right side of the room. Interact with the following objects to solve the puzzles:

  • Pillar - the answer is Wood
  • Table - the answer is Water

Male lead - left side

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Switch to the male lead and head to the left side of the room. Interact with the following objects to solve the puzzles:

  • Pillar - the answer is Earth
  • Guqin (instrument) - obtain a Silk Pouch
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Switch to the male lead and head to the right side of the room. Interact with the following objects to solve the puzzles:

  • Pillar - the answer is Fire
  • Guqin (instrument) - obtain a Tabloid Picture, which is the collectible Artifact for this room

Jade Plate puzzle

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After completing all of the puzzles above, obtaining the collectibles, and interacting with all of the clues, you can proceed with the final puzzle in the room. Switch to the male lead and interact with the silk screen to move it away, then head forward and interact with the door to trigger the Jade Plate puzzle.

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You need to rotate each segment so that the red lines create a path for the pearl to travel to the center. When you rotate an outer plate, the inner one will rotate as well, so follow the order prescribed in the image above when rotating:

  1. Outermost plate
  2. Middle plate
  3. Innermost plate

The pattern of the red lines needs to match the image above as well. When you're done, the pearl will travel to the center, completing the puzzle. You'll also automatically exit this room and unlock the next one.

Tianxing room puzzle solutions

The fourth room is called Tianxing. In this room, it's especially important that you interact with all objects to obtain clues. You won't be able to trigger the puzzles without doing so! Additionally, please do the password last as it will kick you out of the room. There are a lot of objects to interact with, so it can be a hassle to redo everything again.

Mechanical lock puzzle

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Switch to the male lead and head to the rightmost part of the room to interact with a chest. This will trigger a Mechanical Lock puzzle. You need to create a path from the Start tile to the End tile of the same color. Hold and drag until you've created a path to lock it in. Reference the image above for the exact paths you can use.

Completing this puzzle will reward you with the Silk Pouch.

Dragon Pattern Jade puzzle

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Switch to the male lead and interact with the Jade displays to trigger the Jade Pattern Dragon puzzle.

If you're unable to trigger this puzzle, you need to interact with more clues, especially on Rosa's side. There are a lot of objects to interact with, so you might have missed one. Consider double-checking the display table on the bottom right corner of Rosa's side of the room (pictured above).

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You need to pick the genuine dragon-pattern jade based on the clues you collected. They are presented at random, but you can look for the following characteristics:

  • Dragon heads are completely symmetrical
  • Jade has scale-like patterns (doesn't look completely smooth)

Selecting the correct one will merit you the Dragon Pattern Jade Artifact, which is the collectible for this room.

Lock Password

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Switch to Rosa and interact with the door above the Guqin to trigger the password puzzle. If you can't trigger this, interact with more objects to collect clues (including the male lead's side). The password is 8472. Once you've inputted it, you'll automatically exit the room and unlock the final Challenge room called Yibian.

For more guides for the Gufeng event, check out our Tears of Themis Blizzardous Threads of Red Shadow of Themis banner guide here on Pro Game Guides.

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