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Genshin Impact guide: The Phaethons’ Syrtos world quest walkthrough

This is the world quest that requires the Divine Bridle, if you have it

Blue glowing objects fly out of a floating triangle in Genshin Impact Image: Mihoyo via Polygon
Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

Genshin Impact’s “The Phaethons’ Syrtos” world quest takes place in Enkanomiya, a new area with many puzzle quests that interact with each other. “The Phaethons’ Syrtos” requires you to find Seelies to start it, and the Divine Bridle from “Hyperion’s Dirge” to complete it. Our Genshin Impact guide will explain where to find the Divine Bridle and start “The Phaethon’s Syrtos.”

“The Phaethon’s Syrtos” world quest starting location

Zhongli stands in front of a gate in Evernight Temple Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

To start “The Phaethon’s Syrtos,” you’ll need to talk to Clymene, a ghost that’s behind a gate. To open the gate, you’ll need to lead two nearby Seelies to the gate. We’ve marked where both of the Seelies are below.

A map with two stars around the Evernight Temple marking where Seelies are Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image source: Mihoyo

Once you talk to Clymene inside the gate, he’ll mark seven tombs on your map. Leave Sango Pearls at these tombs to proceed with the quest. Sango Pearls can be found around Sangonomiya Shrine on Watatsumi Island.

Two of the tombs will have electro abyss lector enemies by them, so be ready to break their shields with elemental abilities.

Where to find the Divine Bridle

After placing the pearls at the tombs, Clymene will create a path to follow. He’ll then task you with giving him the Divine Bridle. You have to complete the quest “Hyperion’s Dirge” to get this item.

The quest involves taking on three combat challenges in the locations marked below.

A map marks three locations in Enkanomiya where you can take on Aberaku’s challenges Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo

Once you complete the three challenges, you’ll place the relics you obtained on pedestals in a shrine under the centermost Teleport Waypoint in Dainichi Mikoshi. We’ve marked its location below.

A map showing zhongli standing in front of a gate with two lit torches in front Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Mihoyo

Once you place the Divine Bridle, you’ll be able to find the seven Sinshades of the Sunchildren, which rewards an achievement.