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Genshin Impact sacrificial offering - the abandoned shrine and how to destroy the barrier

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact's sacrificial offering, including the abandoned shrine and destroying the barrier

A purple shrine in Inazuma

Genshin Impact is a huge open-world RPG, with many gorgeous landscapes that are a joy to explore. But, of course, what would a role-playing title be without quests? A walking simulator with pretty surroundings – sounds nice, but that becomes dull after a while. As such, when exploring the world of Genshin Impact, there are many missions for you to tackle, be they archon or world quests. Furthermore, the release of Inazuma brings even more quests to the game.

In our Genshin Impact sacrificial offering guide, we aim to aid you in completing this quest. We provide details on the Genshin Impact abandoned shrine, as well as go over all of the steps you need to follow to destroy the barrier. Furthermore, given that sacrificial offering is found in the new explorable map, we recommend checking out our Genshin Impact Inazuma guide to get a lay of the land.

Since you’re here, why not check out our Genshin Impact tier list to see where your favourite character ranks. Alternatively, we have plenty of guides on individual heroes such as Genshin Impact’s Rosaria, Genshin Impact’s Kazuha, Genshin Impact’s Ayaka, and Genshin Impact’s Yanfei. We also have a Genshin Impact codes guide, because who doesn’t love a freebie.

Where do I find Genshin Impact’s sacrificial offering quest?

This world quest begins near Konda Village, in Inazuma. More specifically, you find it at an abandoned shrine northeast of the village.

After arriving at the abandoned shrine, you must interact with the large sky kitsune statue to the East of the shrine. This begins your investigation and starts the sacrificial offering quest.

A map of Narukami Island in Genshin Impact

How do I complete Genshin Impact’s sacrificial offering?

First time at the abandoned shrine

You must first continue investigating the abandoned shrine, by speaking to the three shadows that are now present. Their locations are as follows:

  • The first one is near the entrance to the area and at a small shrine
  • The second shadow is first seen in front of the main shrine, though she soon moves to the shrine’s roof, then into the trees to the South of the main shrine
  • The last shadow is waiting to the Southeast of the platform, in front of one of the three kitsune statues

Talking to all three shadows brings them to a stone platform with three kitsune statues. From here, they leave, but not before spawning three chests. Finally, upon investigating the platform, you receive the sacred sakura cleansing summary.

Grand Narukami Shrine

Following your initial investigation at the abandoned shrine, you then need to travel to the Grand Narukami Shrine.

While here, you must talk to shrine maiden Inagi Hotomi – there’s a marker on the map leading you to her – then she provides you with the memento lens, an item you use to see past events, or hidden things when in the presence of earth kitsune statuettes.

Return to the abandoned shrine

Now that you have the memento lens and can see things that the naked eye cannot, it’s time to continue your investigation at the abandoned shrine. First, equip the memento lens from your gadget bag. Then, upon observing the earth kitsune statues, you’ll witness several past events unfold – three of these feature important words for the next part of the quest.

The scenes are in the following locations:

  • Go to the torii gate and find a little shrine nearby
  • When facing the main shrine, look to the right to see the second scene
  • There’s another next to the sky kitsune statue
  • You witness a scene unfold near the three kitsune statuettes
  • Another is to the East of the main shrine
  • Return to where the second shadow was earlier, near the trees

After watching all the scenes, you’re able to progress with the mission. Next, you must stand in front of the sky kitsune statue and recite the words you heard when observing past events through the memento lens. Doing so rewards you with the ward – also known as the sacrificial offering.

The correct order for reciting the words are as follows:

  • “In the name of Narukami’s envoy.”
  • “And of the Hakushin bloodline.”
  • “Bring forth the fried tofu.”

A Genshin Impact character stood outside of a locked gate in a lake

Finding the barrier

Upon finishing your investigation at the abandoned shrine, it’s time to find the barrier in a cave to the South of the Grand Narakumi Shrine, and to the North of a nearby small lake.

However, before heading here, we recommend you return to Kond Village. Once back here, go under the town’s well. From there, you can pick up the rust-work key, which you need to open one of the entrances to the cave.

After doing this, head over to the cave, and gain entry by unlocking the gate using the rust-work key.

How do I destroy the Genshin Impact barrier?

Upon entering the cave, place the ward on a small shrine, just in front of the torii gate. After doing this, you come face-to-face with a puzzle, and fortunately, it’s relatively easy to complete. It’s all about adjusting the electro lanterns you see around you – there are four overall. They all need to correspond with the petals of the glowing flower.

The central lantern needs adjusting to two, while the remaining ones all need changing to three. Do this, and the shrine activates – which brings a mini-boss with it.

On this occasion, the mini-boss is a samurai – also known as Ochimusha. You’ll have no problem dealing with this foe, and chances are you’ve been fighting them since coming to Inazuma.

Closing the quest

After investigating caves, finding keys, and fighting a samurai, you’re able to complete the quest. Simply go and talk to Kazari, a shrine maiden near Konda Village. As sacrificial offering is part of a quest chain, you’re now able to progress onto the next part.

There you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the world quest, sacrificial offering. While you’re here, why not check out our Genshin Impact Araumi guide.