Neuvillette's True Identity Revealed in Genshin Impact 4.1
In Genshin Impact, the mysteries and revelations never cease. With the release of Genshin Impact 4.1, players were treated to a significant plot twist that unveiled the true identity of the enigmatic Neuvillette. The revelation occurred in Archon Quest Chapter IV: Act IV - Cataclysm's Quickening, particularly in the quest named Calamitous Tread.
In this article, we delve into the details of this exciting development and what it means for the game's lore. But be warned, as this article contains spoilers!
From Chief Justice to Dragon Sovereign
Neuvillette, initially introduced as the Chief Justice of Fontaine, had been a character of great interest since his arrival. However, it was only in Archon Quest Chapter IV: Act IV - Cataclysm's Quickening that the curtains were pulled back, revealing his astounding secret. Neuvillette, the seemingly ordinary human, is, in fact, the Dragon Sovereign of Water, a revelation that forever alters our perception of his character.
This revelation is a pivotal plot point that has far-reaching implications in the Genshin Impact storyline. In the quest "Calamitous Tread," players are met with a startling declaration when the Traveler acknowledges Neuvillette's true nature, proclaiming, "...He's the Dragon Sovereign of Water."
The Chief Justice, seemingly caught off guard, confirmed this accusation, stating, "You guessed correctly. I sincerely hope you'll be able to keep this a secret for me." With this revelation, it was crystal clear that Neuvillette is, in fact, the Dragon Sovereign of Water.
Previously Speculated Details from Voicelines
For those who had been paying attention to earlier leaks related to Genshin Impact 4.1, a particular voice line further supported Neuvillette's true identity. In this line, he proclaimed, "Now that I have reclaimed one of the Seven Authorities from the hands of the usurpers, I have regained my true form. I am now a fully-fledged dragon, powerful enough to judge the rest of the gods. My final destiny is to judge the Usurper-King in the heavens above. But until that time comes, I will lend my power to you."
These words hinted at a profound transformation and hinted at Neuvillette's newfound strength as a Dragon Sovereign. Moreover, other voice-overs alluded to his role in judging the other Archons, emphasizing his extraordinary power in the world of Teyvat.
The Seven Dragon Sovereigns
The revelation about Neuvillette's true identity sheds light on a significant piece of Genshin Impact lore: the Seven Dragon Sovereigns. Each element in the game is associated with a Sovereign, and in this case, Neuvillette represents the Dragon Sovereign of Water. However, barely any Sovereigns are known, with only Apep (Dendro) and Nibelung (unknown element) revealed alongside Neuvillette.
These Dragon Sovereigns once ruled Teyvat before the arrival of the Primordial One and the Archons, and their power was nothing short of immense. As Neuvillette himself mentions during Calamitous Tread, no current Sovereign possesses their "full dragonhood," suggesting a complex and intriguing backstory yet to be fully unveiled.
The Future of Neuvillette
As Genshin Impact's story continues to evolve, the role of Neuvillette and the Dragon Sovereigns promises to be a central focus. With Version 4.1's shocking revelation, players are left eagerly anticipating the unfolding developments and secrets surrounding these enigmatic beings. The lore surrounding the Seven Dragon Sovereigns is poised for further exploration, and it remains to be seen how Neuvillette's newfound identity will shape the game's future narratives.