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Genshin Impact ‘A Misplaced Conch’ world quest walkthrough

Reunite the four Fatui and complete their story

Four Fatui agents stand on an island Image: Hoyoverse 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 Golden Apple Archipelago Fatui storyline wraps up in the world quest “A Misplaced Conch.” You’ll need to find three specific conch shells and place them on the centermost island in order to complete the quest.

Our “A Misplaced Conch” walkthrough explains how to start the world quest and how to find the three conch shells.

In order to start this quest, you need to complete the event story quest “Like Rhyme and Song, the Summer Reverie.” You also need to complete the two world quests “The Discarded Insignia” and “The Misplaced Photo.” “A Misplaced Conch” quest will automatically activate once completing the two quests.

A Misplaced Conch world quest location

After doing the other Fatui quests, head to the central island and talk to the crowd of Fatui agents to continue the quest. If you’ve already collected the three conch shells (which you probably did, if you’ve been conch-hunting as they’ve been being added), then place the shells in the order below.

Numbers on top of crates in the order 2, 1, and 3. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Hoyoverse

Once you place the shells, a cutscene will play and the quest will finish.

If you have not collected the conches, we’ve listed their locations below.

Misplaced Conch 1 location (Minacious Isle)

A pink glowing conch shell on a rock on top of a cliff Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source images: Hoyoverse

This conch is at the top of the mountain, and a cutscene will play once you collect it. To climb up the mountain, you’ll need to scale up the roots and ruins inside the hallowed-out mountain.

Misplaced Conch 2 location (Broken Isle)

Zhongli stands in front of a glowing conch in some kind of underground stage Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Hoyoverse

This conch is only available after completing the Xinyan part of the event, “Blazin’ Trails,” and it’s locked behind a puzzle on Broken Isle that involves fire pillars.

The cavern with the shell inside it is only accessible when the island is set up with the shorter western mountain. When you pick it up, it will trigger a cutscene.

Misplaced Conch 3 location (Twinning Isle)

Bird statues surround a well with a conch inside Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Hoyoverse

After clearing Fischl’s domain, talk with the three stone birds around the well and then put three rocks (or ores) into the well to raise the Imaging Conch and the water.

It may take a bit of fussing to get all three birds to talk, as well as to trigger the prompt to add stones, just because the targeting system in Genshin is a little messy. Rotate your character around the well to help with this.

If this is your first Golden Apple Archipelago world quest, there are a few more time-limited quests you can do before the islands vanish:

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