Genshin Impact Quest Guide: Happy Birthday Hidden Quest (The Story Is Over, But... Achievement)
Genshin Impact continues to surprise its players with hidden quests, and one introduced hidden quest in Version 4.2 is the "Happy Birthday" quest. This whimsical journey centers around Lanoire's birthday celebration and an unexpected twist involving a hilichurl. In this guide, we'll break down the prerequisites, locations, and steps to unlock and complete the Happy Birthday quest, revealing its hidden achievements and rewards.
Discovering Happy Birthday: A Quest Overview
The Happy Birthday quest revolves around Lanoire's birthday celebration and her supposed "abduction" by a hilichurl. Earnshaw, concerned for Lanoire's safety, seeks the Traveler's help to locate her. This whimsical quest unfolds through dialogues with various characters, including Caterpillar and Lanoire herself, familiar faces from the Unfinished Comedy World Quest.
Upon successful completion of the Happy Birthday quest, players unlock the hidden achievement titled "The Story is Over, But...," granting them five Primogems.
Prerequisites for Happy Birthday
Triggering the Happy Birthday quest is not a straightforward task, requiring players to fulfill specific prerequisites. The following quests must be completed before unlocking the Happy Birthday adventure:
Book of Esoteric Revelations: Embark on a journey through the mysteries revealed in the Book of Esoteric Revelations.
In the Wake of Narcissus: Dive into the intricate narrative of the Wake of Narcissus quest series.
Through the Looking Glass: Solve the puzzles hidden within the Looking Glass locations to unravel the secrets it holds.
Pursuit: Embark on the Pursuit quest, set within the Book of Revealing World, and meet the enigmatic Canotila.
Wish Fulfilling Treasure Hunt: Undertake the Wish Fulfilling Treasure Hunt quest, exploring the Tower of Ipsissimus and the Morte Region.
Pursuit 2: Conclude your quests by deciphering the Enigmatic Page X in A Very Warm Place, leading to the second part of the Pursuit adventure.
Quest Location and Steps
Once the prerequisites are fulfilled, players can embark on the Happy Birthday quest. Follow these steps to unlock the joyous celebration:
Teleport to the Court of Fontaine Region's northwestern Waypoint.
Advance the in-game time by two days.
Head towards Earnshaw's location near his house.
Upon arriving at Earnshaw's residence, the Happy Birthday quest will initiate automatically. Earnshaw informs the Traveler about Lanoire's alleged abduction, prompting the quest to find her.
Meeting Lanoire and Caterpillar: Quest Resolution
Travel further north from Earnshaw's location to find Lanoire standing with a hilichurl, revealed to be Caterpillar. Engage in a conversation with them to trigger a cutscene. Earnshaw and a guard eventually arrive, leading to Caterpillar's quiet departure. This marks the conclusion of the Happy Birthday quest.
As a reward, players receive 20 Fontaine Reputation EXP and unlock the hidden achievement, "The Story is Over, But...," providing an additional five Primogems.