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Genshin Impact Fontaine guide, including Fontaine characters, Archon Quests, and World Quests

Everything you need to know about Fontaine, the aquatic Nation of Justice.

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Fontaine is the fifth nation the Traveler and Paimon travel to during the main story of Genshin Impact, but anybody who has completed Mondstadt's Archon Quests can head to the Nation of Justice whenever they like.

Added during version 4.0, Fontaine has all of the usual bells and whistles like new Archon Quests, Reputation system, Commissions, World Quests, domains, and bosses - but Fontaine's unique addition is its new underwater exploration mechanic.

Our Fontaine guide breaks down everything you need to know about the Hydro nation's surface and waters in Genshin Impact, from a list of all Fontaine characters and Fontaine Archon Quests, to links to all of our guides related to Fontaine. So check back regularly for new additions!

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Everything new added to Fontaine in Genshin Impact

Here's a short list of everything noteworthy added to Fontaine in Genshin Impact:

  • Underwater exploration
  • New Artifact sets
  • New battle pass weapons
  • Craftable weapons
  • Archon Quests
  • World Quests
  • Multi-layered map update
  • Encounter Points system
  • TCG Spectator mode
  • New TCG cards and backs
  • New party menu backgrounds and poses
  • New bosses
  • New enemies
  • Pneuma and Ousia Energy for combat and puzzles
  • Increase in Artifact inventory limit to 1,800
  • Eight new Artifact Sets for 'Mystic Offering'

The big new addition exclusive to Fontaine is underwater exploration. You can dive almost anywhere in the region to explore vast underwater areas, with combat, exploration, and puzzle mechanics unique to underwater travel. To aid with navigating the water and land, a multi-layer map feature debuted in version 4.0 with Fontaine.

There are also additions that we've come to expect from each new region in Genshin Impact, such as new Reputation rewards, fishing spots, Shrine of Depths, Sigil exchange at the Fountain of Lucine, and lots of new Teleport Waypoints and Statues of Seven. Any reguar feature or system available in the other regions is available in Fontaine as well.

Nahinda floating underwater in front of a blue glowing fontaine shrine of the depth.
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Genshin Impact Fontaine characters list

We know of 12 new playable characters from Fontaine. The list of all Fontaine characters in Genshin Impact so far is:

  • Arlecchino
  • Charlotte (4-Star - released Version 4.2 Phase 1)
  • Chevreuse (4-Star - released Version 4.3 Phase 2)
  • Clorinde
  • Freminet (4-Star - released Version 4.0 Phase 2)
  • Furina (5-Star - released Version 4.2 Phase 1)
  • Lynette (4-Star - released Version 4.0 Phase 1)
  • Lyney (5-Star - released Version 4.0 Phase 1)
  • Navia (5-Star - released Version 4.3 Phase 1)
  • Neuvillette (5-Star - released Version 4.1 Phase 1)
  • Sigewinne
  • Wriothesley (5-Star - released Version 4.1 Phase 2)

The Hydro version of The Traveler also debuted with Fontaine, but we don't really classify them as a Fontaine character exactly - but the Hydro Traveler can jump and dive while swimming like other Fontaine natives!

Promotion image of Neuvillette on a white background.
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Navia standing with arms crossed and her bodyguards to her left and right.
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Clorinde with her purple glowing sword raised to her face.
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Starting from the top, left to right: Neuvillette, Navia, Clorinde, and Chevreuse.

Navia and Chevreuse are available to Wish for during version 4.3, but we'll have to wait on official details for the release order of the remaining Fontaine characters, and any more added in the future. You can check our next Banner page to keep up to date with all the latest leaks and official information on future Fontaine characters.


Version 4.7 with Clorinde, Sigewinne, and Sethos is here! You can redeem new codes for Primogems to help pull them, and check out our regularly updated tier list. You need luck from the Pity and 50/50 systems to Wish with Fate for characters on Banners, and you always need the right Adventure Rank for events. Elsewhere, we have tips and tricks for beginners.


Genshin Impact Fontaine Archon Quest list

Including brief descriptions of the main objectives, here's a list of all Fontaine Archon Quests in Genshin Impact:

Chapter 4 Act 1 - Prelude of Blancheur and Noirceur

You need to be Adventure Rank 40 to unlock Act 1 of Chapter 4 in Genshin Impact.

We're introduced to many of Fontaine's key characters in its first act, including Lyney, Lynette, Navia, Neuvillette, and Furina, the current Hydro Archon of Fontaine. The story focuses mainly on Lyney and an incident that occurs during one of his magic shows. Beware of spoilers below if you haven't completed the quest yet!

There are three sub-quests in 'Prelude of Blancheur and Noirceur':

  1. Soloist's Prologue
  2. The City of Rains and Remembrance
  3. Lies Cast Shadows Under Gathered Lights

Soloist's Prologue objectives:

  1. Go to Caravan Ribat
  2. Go to Romaritime Harbor in Fontaine
  3. Talk to the young woman by the water
  4. Follow Lyney
  5. Talk to Lyney
  6. Distribute Magic Pockets to the nearby residents (3)
  7. Talk to Lyney
  8. Collect materials used to make Magic Pockets (3)
  9. Talk to Lyney
  10. Go to the top of the lift to cut off the thief's escape
  11. Talk to Lyney
  12. Ride the aquabus to the Court of Fontaine
  13. Go to the Court of Fontaine

The City of Rains and Remembrance objectives:

  1. Go to where Lyney is
  2. Go to Beaumont Workshop
  3. Defeat the Confrerie of Cabriere henchmen
  4. Talk to Childe
  5. Ride the Navia Line and head to Erinnyes
  6. Go to the fountain plaza in front of the opera house
  7. Enter the Opera Epiclese
  8. Go to the seats Lyney arranged
  9. Watch the magic show

Lies Cast Shadows Under Gathered Lights objectives:

  1. Talk to the Gardes
  2. Look for clues inside the opera house (3)
  3. Search the underground passage for clues
  4. Return to the surface
  5. Wait until the trial on the following day (08:00 – 10:00)
  6. Participate in the trial
  7. Cross-examine Lyney
  8. Continue taking part in the trial
  9. Talk to Lyney
  10. Leave the opera house
Lyney in his magician's outfit flourishing after exiting a box on stage with a white glow around him.
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Chapter 4 Act 2 - As Light Rain Falls Without Reason

You need to be Adventure Rank 40 to unlock Act 2 of Chapter 4 in Genshin Impact.

The second act of Chapter 4 focuses more on Navia, as the Traveler and Paimon assist her in discovering the truth behind who's really responsible for the serial kidnappings of Fontaine's young women. Beware of spoilers below if you haven't completed the quest yet!

There are three sub-quests in 'As Light Rain Falls Without Reason':

  1. Like the Faint Moonlight of Yesteryear
  2. The Truth, Lost With the Rain
  3. When All Return to the Waters

Like the Faint Moonlight of Yesteryear objectives:

  1. Go to Hotel Debord
  2. Go to the fountain plaza in front of the opera house
  3. Go to the Spina di Rosula stronghold

The Truth, Lost With the Rain objectives:

  1. Go to the Chief Justice's office
  2. Go to Poisson
  3. Talk to Melus on the ship
  4. Visit Jacques' family
  5. Talk to Florent
  6. Go to the Court of Fontaine and speak to Thierry
  7. Contact Marcel
  8. Go over the clues with Navia

When All Return to the Waters:

  1. Find a way to get underwater
  2. Go to the place Melus mentioned
  3. Find the entrance to the "headquarters"
  4. Proceed deeper within to investigate
  5. Look for clues in the headquarters' depths
  6. Analyse the clues you've found with Paimon
  7. Look for clues related to "Vacher"
  8. Race back to the opera house and submit the evidence
  9. Leave the opera house
  10. Bring Marcel to the fountain plaza
  11. Talk to Neuvillette
Navia leaning on her claymore with clorinde in the background.
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Chapter 4 Act 3 - To the Stars Shining

You need to be Adventure Rank 40 to unlock Act 3 of Chapter 4 in Genshin Impact. Beware of spoilers below if you haven't completed the quest yet!

There are four sub-quests in 'To the Stars Shining':

  1. A Tea Party Most Thorny
  2. Fortress of Meropide
  3. The Proscribed, Hidden in Plain Sight
  4. Lost in Deep Seas

A Tea Party Most Thorny objectives:

  1. Return to Spina di Rosula's base in the Court of Fontaine
  2. Talk to Neuvillette
  3. Go to Cafe Lucerne
  4. Find Neuvillette at the entrance to the Fortress of Meropide
  5. Ride the lift and enter the Fortress of Meropide
  6. Talk to Marette and complete the required procedures
  7. Follow Deakin

Fortress of Meropide objectives:

  1. Ride the lift
  2. Go to the corners of the corridors
  3. Talk to Wriothesley at the Coupon Cafeteria
  4. Talk to Wriothesley at the Pankration Ring
  5. Talk to Wriothesley at the dormitories
  6. Go to the infirmary and talk to Wriothesley
  7. Go to the Coupon Cafeteria to get some food
  8. Return to the dormitories and talk to Fielding
  9. Go to the production zone to talk to Grainville
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  11. Take the widget
  12. Give the products to Grainville
  13. Keep looking for Lyney in the area
  14. Keep looking for Lyney
  15. Go to the Coupon Cafeteria to get some food
  16. Return to the dormitories to rest

The Proscribed, Hidden in Plain Sight objectives:

  1. Go to the production zone in the morning and gather information
  2. While working the morning shift, apply for continuous working shifts with Grainville
  3. Look around to collect clues regarding the 'strange meat'
  4. Go to the Pankration Ring in the afternoon and gather information
  5. Go to the Pankration Ring after earning 3,000 Credit Coupons
  6. Gather clues regarding the 'Strange Blood-Colored Liquid'

Lost in Deep Seas objectives:

  1. Continue asking around for clues
  2. Return and investigate again
  3. Ask the trio that hangs out together often
  4. Ask the guard at the dormitories
  5. Go to where the rumoured pipes are
  6. Enter the pipe
  7. Return to the dormitories
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Chapter 4 Act 4 - Cataclysm's Quickening

You need to be Adventure Rank 40 to unlock Act 4 of Chapter 4 in Genshin Impact. Beware of spoilers below if you haven't completed the quest yet!

There are five sub-quests in 'Cataclysm's Quickening':

  1. Into the Deepwater Murk
  2. The Truth Shrouded in Shadow
  3. Secret Keepers and Forbidden Zones
  4. Calamitous Tread
  5. A Moment's Respite

Into the Deepwater Murk objectives:

  1. Investigate freely
  2. Go to the production zone to search for Lyney
  3. Enter the Infirmary to obtain intelligence
  4. Return to the dormitories

The Truth Shrouded in Shadow objectives:

  1. Go to the production zone to search for Lyney
  2. Head to the Infirmary in secret
  3. Search for clues in the Infirmary
  4. Try to understand the situation of the people around
  5. Go back to the Infirmary with Freminet
  6. Look for clues concerning Childe
  7. Dive into the water to continue your investigation

Secret Keepers and Forbidden Zones objectives:

  1. Go to the Duke's Office
  2. Talk to Wriothesley
  3. Follow Wriothesley
  4. Follow Wriothesley
  5. Follow Wriothesley and explore ahead

Calamitous Tread objectives:

  1. Return to the Infirmary
  2. Go to the cafeteria
  3. Return to the dormitories to rest
  4. Check on the situation outside
  5. Go to the office
  6. Go to the Forbidden Zone
  7. Go to the opera house
  8. Accompany Furina
  9. Follow The Knave to the exit

A Moment's Respite objectives:

  1. Return to the prison to learn more about everyone's situation
  2. Talk to Wriothesley
  3. Return to the dormitories to rest
Wriothesley reading a loose page while sitting in a red chair.
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Chapter 4 Act 5 - Masquerade of the Guilty

You need to be Adventure Rank 40 to unlock Act 5 of Chapter 4 in Genshin Impact. Beware of spoilers below if you haven't completed the quest yet!

There are six sub-quests in 'Masquerade of the Guilty':

  1. Deluge of Wrathful Waters
  2. Meeting Is Also Parting
  3. Hunters, Prophets
  4. Apocalypse
  5. The Opera of Noirceur and Blancheur
  6. Finale

Deluge of Wrathful Waters objectives:

  1. Wait until the next day
  2. Return to the dormitories
  3. Talk to the receptionist
  4. Go to the office
  5. Go to the Palais Mermonia
  6. Go to Poisson
  7. Look for Navia in Poisson
  8. Continue looking for Navia
  9. Go to the cemetery

Meeting Is Also Parting objectives:

  1. Go to the ruins
  2. Enter the ruins
  3. Search the ruins
  4. Continue investigating the ruin
  5. Investigate the space ahead

Hunters, Prophets objectives:

  1. Go to the Spina di Rosula base
  2. Go to Neuvillette's office
  3. Go to Poisson
  4. Go to the Spina di Rosula base
  5. Go to the newsstand
  6. Continue moving forward
  7. Leave Hotel Debord

Apocalypse objectives:

  1. Find Furina in Poisson
  2. Talk to Furina

The Opera of Noirceur and Blancheur objectives:

  1. Talk to Furina
  2. Turn off all the spotlights (3)
  3. Watch Furina's performance
  4. Watch the first act
  5. Watch the second act
  6. Watch the third act

Finale objectives:

  1. Talk to Charlotte
  2. Talk to Navia
  3. Go to the Fortress of Meropide
  4. Talk to Wriothesley
  5. Head to Romaritime Harbor
  6. Talk to Lyney and the others
  7. Look for Neuvillette
  8. Talk to Neuvillette
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That's it for Archon Quests in Fontaine for now, but Interlude Quests might be added in future patches, and we'll update this page if so.

Genshin Impact Fontaine World Quest list

We know of 58 Fontaine World Quests added to Genshin Impact so far, but there could be more we don't know of just yet, and we've not counted quest chain sub-quests. We'll update this page if we come across more World Quests, and when more are added to Fontaine in future patches.

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In the meantime, as of version 4.2, in alphabetical order here's a list of all Fontaine World Quests in Genshin Impact:

  • A Certain Notice
  • A Certain Stamp
  • A Certain Trifle
  • A Fontainian Message
  • A Letter
  • An Expected Plan
  • An Expected Lie
  • Ancient Colors: Act 1
  • Ancient Colors: Act 2
  • Ancient Colors: Act 3
  • Ann of the Narzissenkreuz: Act 1
  • Ann of the Narzissenkreuz: Act 2
  • Ann of the Narzissenkreuz: Act 3
  • Another Horizon of Adventure
  • Aqueous Tidemarks
  • Book of Esoteric Revelations
  • Both Brains and Brawn
  • Danger Lurks Everywhere in Fontaine
  • Echoes of the Ancient World
  • Fishing Game
  • Free Verse
  • Fontaine Research Institute Chronicles quest chain
  • Goal: Counter the "Phantom Blubberbeast!"
  • Good Stuff, but Terrible Taste
  • Happy Birthday
  • "Hey, this isn't Pumpkin Soup..."
  • Impromptu Poem of the Crimson Dawn
  • In Expert Company? (1)
  • In Expert Company? (2)
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • In the Wake of Narcissus: Act 1
  • In the Wake of Narcissus: Act 2
  • In the Wake of Narcissus: Act 3
  • In the Wake of Narcissus: Act 4
  • Our Purpose Is in Another Canal
  • Questioning Melusine and Answering Machine: Act 1
  • Questioning Melusine and Answering Machine: Act 2
  • Questioning Melusine and Answering Machine: Act 3
  • Pursuit
  • Road to the Singularity
  • Semi-Automatic Forging
  • Still Mouthwatering!
  • Steambird Interview
  • Strange Stone Chronicle
  • The Final Question
  • The Fountain Flows Again
  • The Lone Phantom Sail
  • The Three Primary Colors of the Solar Corona
  • The Wild Fairy of Erinnyes
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • Treacherous Light of the Depths
  • Truly Mouthwatering!
  • Unfinished Comedy quest chain
  • Unfinished Story
  • Upon a Flowery Field of Grass
  • Villains
  • Were It So Easy
  • Wish-Fulfilling Treasure Hunt

All of our Genshin Impact Fontaine guides listed

We've got guides to help with all types of content in Fontaine, including character builds, material locations, reward systems, and new weapons.

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