Genshin Impact Timeline

1. The Old World

1.1 The Era of the Seven Dragon Sovereigns

The seven dragon sovereigns held the most primordial elemental power. They ruled over seven kingdoms.

1.2 The Year of the Doves Held Branches

The First Throne, Phanes (Primordial One), it had wings and a crown, and was birthed from an egg, androgynous in nature. Phanes created four glowing “shadows”, each with their own authority, namely: Life, Death, Eon, Eonothem, and they fought with the seven dragon sovereigns.

About 40 years later, Phanes won, the seven kingdoms bowed. Some of the indigenous vishap, fled to the sea. Soon after, Phanes and one of its shadows, “Ruler of Life”, began to create the world and life. It should break the eggshell, but instead, Phanes used the eggshell to separate the “universe” from the “microcosm” to isolate the dangers outside the world, prevent outer knowledge from infiltrating. At the same time, it introduced the ‘Human Realm’, breaking the balance of ‘Light Realm’ and ‘Void Realm’.

Phanes transformed Teyvat. Ley Lines will carry and transport memories and elements, store in Irminsul. Human knowledge, memories, and emotions will be transformed into elemental energy. Without external interference, Phanes can continuously transform ‘Human Realm’ produced by humans into orderly elemental energy to resist the power of the abyss, resist the originally irresistible increase of entropy, and achieve ‘Eternity’.
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“Ruler of Life” used elemental energy in the Primordial Sea to create a new “heart” – Egeria, to replace hydro dragon sovereign. She has a human form, but unlike humans, her composition does not contain any outer impurities.

2. The New World

2.1 The Year of the Ark’s Opening

400 years later, the created humans made a covenant with Heavens. Phanes made a sacred plan for humans, as long as people are happy, it will rejoice.

Aria, Sonnet, and Canon, the three sisters, each representing a lunar phase, drove their silver carriage in a parade. Every ten days, one sister would replace another, in a cycle, until the day of the great disaster. They had a common lover, the “Morning Star”, representing Venus (“Ruler of Time” Istaroth).

2.2 The Year of Jubilee

Heavens will respond to all kinds of human needs, the only prohibition is not to explore forbidden knowledge.

If there was hunger, the heavens would bring down food and rain. If there was poverty, the earth would bring forth its riches. If melancholy were to spread, the heavens would reply with their voices. The one taboo was to succumb to temptation. But the path to temptation had already been sealed.

People on earth can directly hear the revelation from Heavens, and the messengers of God walk among the ignorant people. The seelie are messengers of God, they have wings, beautiful forms, and great wisdom. They live all over the world, with the task of guiding humans.

2.3 Tiara Era

A human civilization, inspired by Heavens, prospered. Humans began to pursue the truth of the world, even fantasizing about ascending to the garden of the gods, proving that the authority of the gods can be reached. Humans appointed a priest to go deep into the world to find answers. These actions of humans were seen as presumptuous by Heavens, and the civilization was eventually destroyed. Then a new human civilization was born, but every civilization was ended in such a cycle. Civilizations cycle in the order of Cryo-Pyro-Hydro-Electro, this is the ‘cyclical eternity’ set by Heavens, to imprison humans. But on earth, there are humans who question whether such a cycle can last forever.

Frost – “Heavens” turned into “Celestia”.
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2.3.1 End of Tiara Era

Frost – The first cycle defined by Narzissenkreuz Institute – Hyperborean civilization emerged in Snezhnaya and then destroyed.
Pyro – The second cycle defined by Narzissenkreuz Institute – Natlantean civilization emerged in Natlan and then destroyed.
Hydro – The third cycle defined by Narzissenkreuz Institute – Remuria

Egeria felt pity for the fate of humans and vishaps, her tears fell into the Primordial Sea, ancestral oceanid created. When oceanid accumulated enough emotions, it requested to receive a drop of ‘Helixsplit’ from human, then more oceanids are created. Oceanid longed to live on the land, Egeria used their blood vessels to wrap Primordial Seawater into their bodies, creating a mimic of humans.

They came to Meropis, established a civilization in Fontaine, which is the predecessor of the Remuria. Meropes have Light Realm power in their bodies and can be dissolved by the Primordial Seawater. This way of nurturing life stirred the designed cycle of elemental energy. Phanes descended the ancestral curse, all Fontaine people are born with original sin. And Egeria was imprisoned.

King Remus came to Meropis, Remuria civilization was established in Fontaine. After King Remus learned of the prophecy that Fontaine would be flooded by the Primordial Sea, he went to meet Egeria, and Egeria lent King Remus “Ichor”. King Remus used “Ichor” to try to extract the human soul and put it into a magical golem that would not be dissolved by the Primordial Seawater. Later, due to tyranny, he was resisted by the people, and Remuria was destroyed.

Electro – The fourth cycle defined by the Narzissenkreuz Institute – Khraun-Arya

  • Sal Vindagnyr civilization emerged in Mondstadt.
  • The ancient Tsurumi Island civilization emerged in Inazuma.
  • “Aphotic Earth” was established, which is later Enkanomiya.
  • The ancient Chasm city was established in Liyue.
  • Morax was born.

2.4 The Year of Funerary Fire

The Descenders came, brought humans the delusion of breaking shackles.

The dragon king Nibelungen returned with outland power, together with the Third Descender, engaged in a cataclysmic battle with the first throne Phanes, causing the eggshell to crack, and forbidden knowledge representing the ‘Void Realm’ invaded Teyvat. Some humans realized that the “the sky is false”. This war brought a great disaster to the earth.

  • A seelie met a outland traveler (the Descender), with whom they swore an oath of union witnessed by moon’s three sisters. Thirty days later, disaster struck suddenly, the ruthless punishment made them eternally separated.
  • Disaster struck, the silver carriage of moon’s three sisters was overturned, and the star-studded palace was destroyed. The three sisters also began to kill each other. Two of them disappeared, but only one body was left, becoming the moon of the false sky. Phanes’ three “shadows” (Life, Death, Void) died.
  • The ocean of Inazuma rose. The land was divided into multiple islands.
  • The ancient Chasm city sank into the sea.
  • Enkanomiya sank into the sea.
  • The Sun’s carriage fell from the sky and hit the ancient Chasm city, the city was buried, Teyvat lost the sunlight, the world fell into darkness.

Enkanomiya – The Year of Darkness

In the darkness, the ocean people and the indigenous vishap of Teyvat, confronted each other, and were long in fear of being hunted by vishap. People prayed to Phanes and the four glowing “shadows”, but Phanes and the other three shadows could not hear. Only the “Ruler of Time” Istaroth responded to them.

Enkanomiya – The Year of Blindness

With the help of Istaroth, Aberaku (Abrax) led the people to build the artificial light source Dainichi Mikoshi (Helios).

3. Before Archon War

Celestia

The War of Funerary Fire ended. Phanes was heavily damaged and no longer has the power to restore the order of the world. The Heavenly Principles and the Second Descender used the “remains” of the Third Descender to create Gnosis. They hope to implement a new Seven Archon system to restore the order of the world. The seven Gnosis represent seven desires, and the gods, as the subordinates of Gnosis, dye human desires into seven kinds of brilliance through Vision. When the brilliance is too dazzling, one will gain Vision and be “watched” by the gods. On the surface, it is a blessing, but in reality, it is a curse. He will be involved into the Heimarmene, his fate will be woven, and his end is already determined.
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In the designed ruling system, the distribution of Vision requires the Archon to allocate a small part of its own elemental energy. After the recipient completes their mission, Celestia will transform the “Human Realm” stored in it into the original, orderly elemental energy.
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Phanes is dead or asleep, “Heavenly Principles” and its sustainer exists.
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Celestia expelled the seelie and cast a curse. If they fall in love with humans, they will lose their wisdom and strength, and their bodies will degenerate. Since then, most of them have turned into small floating spirits. The Goddess of Flowers was able to maintain her form, and she began to wander on the earth.

The sun’s carriage was repaired, it returned to the sky.
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In order to repair the pollution brought to the earth by the War of Funerary Fire, the Heavenly Principles descended the Nail, preventing the flow of the Ley Line to avoid the spread of forbidden knowledge. On the other hand, it also brought disaster to the earth.

Enkanomiya – The Year of Sun and Moon

Dainichi Mikoshi was completed, the ocean people got a stable and powerful light source, and the Dragonheirs, afraid of light, no longer acted recklessly. Since then, the land under the ocean has also been called “Byakuyakoku”. The people of Byakuyakoku tried to find a way back to the surface, but they couldn’t find it. They interpreted this as a prohibition of the Primordial One, inferring that Phanes defeated the Second Throne.

In Byakuyakoku, a group of corrupt nobles promoted the worship of Dainichi Mikoshi, elected a mentally immature child “Son of the Sun” as a puppet, and seized the rule of Byakuyakoku. Aberaku opposed them, but was imprisoned by the Son of the Sun.
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Mondstadt

Sal Vindagnyr civilization obtained the power of the abyss.
The Nail fell on Mondstadt snow mountain where Sal Vindagnyr civilization was located.
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Liyue

The Nail fell on the ancient city ruins located in Liyue, and later formed The Chasm.
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Inazuma

The Thunderbird of Inazuma observed several strange things falling from the sky one after another, one of which fell on Tsurumi Island. After that, the sky returned to clear, and the fog began to appear.
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Sumeru

The dark poison once seeped into the land of Sumeru, and the first Nail fell from the sky. The falling long nail ended the erosion, but also caused a large area of ​​forest in Sumeru to be swallowed by yellow sand.

The Goddess of Flowers arrived at the desolate desert. She wandered for seventy-two days and nights, her heels were worn out by the sand, the wounds flowed out of blood but turned into clear springs, the clear springs branched into streams, the desolate land grew green seedlings, and in the seedlings, night-blue water lilies bloomed. Among these water lilies, the Jinni were born into this world, they used the dreams and memories of the Goddess of Flowers as raw materials. The Jinni asked her to settle. The Goddess of Flowers agreed, where she stopped, Padisarah bloomed.

The debris of the dead moon finally fell to the ground. These dust fell on Sumeru and bloomed moon lotus.
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Fontaine

After the destruction of Remuria, the people of Fontaine returned barbaric. They longed for the gods to guide them. Egeria was released and obtained the “fragment” of Phanes, became the Hydro god.

Hydro God Egeria established the Court of Fontaine.
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Khaenri’ah

The Scribe of Vindagnyr finally recorded that the new nation without gods is being established.
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Note

  1. The timeline is just a start, there’s a huge amount of content to follow. I’ll work on it when I have time. That’s it for now anyway~~
  2. This article was originally written in Chinese and translated into English using GPT, with some minor modifications. Sometimes the Chinese and English texts complement each other, I’ve tried to retain the full meaning.
  3. This timeline contains many errors, and I’ve marked some ambiguous or speculative events. If you have different opinions, just leave a comment. The narrator of Genshin is just like a riddler.

 

 

1. 古世界

1.1 七龙王时代

七位龙王掌握着最原初的元素力量。他们统治着七个王国。

1.2 鸽子衔枝之年

第一王座法涅斯(原初之人)降临。祂身着羽翼,头戴王冠,从蛋中出生,难辨雌雄。法涅斯造出了自己的四个发光的“影子”,拥有各自权柄,分别为:生、死、空、时, 他们与七龙王交战。

约40年后,原初之人取得了胜利,七个王国对原初之人俯首称臣。而部分龙蜥逃到了海洋。不久之后,原初之人和影子之一“生之执政”开始创造世界和生命。祂本应打破蛋壳,却用蛋壳将“宇宙”与“世界的缩影”分开,以此来隔绝这个世界之外的危险,避免世界外的知识渗透进来。同时引入了「人界力」,打破了原先「光界力」和「虚界力」的平衡。

法涅斯改造提瓦特。地脉将承载和输送记忆与元素,储存到世界树。人类的知识、记忆、情感会转化为元素力。在没有外界干预的情况下,法涅斯可以将人类产出的「人界力」持续地转化为有序的元素力来对抗深渊的力量,对抗原本不可抗的熵增,实现「永恒」。(唯有永恒才最接近天理)

“生之执政”使用元素力在原始胎海里创造出了一个新的“心脏”——厄歌莉娅,来取代原初水龙王。她具有人的外形,与人类不同的是,她的成分不含任何外来杂质。

2. 新世界

2.1 箱舟开门之年

400 年后,被创造出来的人类与高天缔结了盟约。法涅斯为人类制定了神圣的规划,只要人幸福,它便欢欣。

艾莉亚、桑娜妲与卡侬三姐妹,法涅斯的三个“影子”(生、死、空),分别代表了三个月相,她们驾着银色的高车巡游,每过一旬,便由一位姐妹接替另一位,周而复始,直至大灾祸降临的那一天。她们有一个共同的爱人“晨星”,代表金星(“时间之执政”伊斯塔露)。

2.2 狂欢节之年

高天会回应人类的各种需求,唯一禁止的是不能探索禁忌的知识。

如果有饥馑,天上就落下食物与甘霖。如果有贫瘠,那大地就会生出矿藏。如果有忧郁蔓延,那么高天就会以声音回应。唯一的禁止之事,就是输给诱惑。但是诱惑的通道已经被封堵。

大地上人们能直接听到来自高天的启示,神的使者行走在人间。仙灵是神的使者,她们拥有翅膀,具有美丽的形态和伟大的智慧。她们遍布世界各地,肩负着引导人类的任务。

2.3 礼冠时代

一个人类文明,受到高天的启示,走向繁荣。人类开始追求世界的真相,甚至妄图登上诸神的庭园,证明诸神的权柄可被企及。人类任命了一位祭司,前往世界深处寻找答案。人类的这些行为被高天视为僭越,最终文明被毁灭。而后新的人类文明又产生了,但每一个文明都在这样的循环中被终结。文明按照冰——火——水——雷的顺序循环,这是高天所设定的「环形的永恒」,以此来长期禁锢人类。而地上却有人类质疑这样的循环能否永恒持续下去。

冰——“高天”变成“天空岛”。

2.3.1 礼冠时代末期

冰——水仙十字院定义的第一个轮回——亥珀波瑞亚文明在至冬建立,而后毁灭。
火——水仙十字院定义的第二个轮回——纳塔兰提亚文明在纳塔建立,而后毁灭。
水——水仙十字院定义的第三个轮回——雷穆利亚文明

厄歌莉娅为人类的命运和龙蜥的遭遇感到怜惜,流下的眼泪落入原始胎海,诞生了纯水精灵。纯水精灵在积累足够多的情感后,去请求领受一种人类的「分螺旋」的水滴,便能够产生新的纯水精灵。纯水精灵渴望到陆地生活,厄歌莉娅利用它们的血管将胎海水包裹进体内,创造出了拟态的人类。

他们来到梅洛皮斯,在枫丹建立了文明,后来雷穆利亚文明的前身。梅洛皮斯人体内含有光界力,同时能被胎海水溶解。他们孕育生命的方式动摇了法涅斯以元素力为底层的系统,破坏了“神圣的规划”。法涅斯用洪水毁灭了城邦,并降下祖咒,所有枫丹人一出生就有原罪。并且囚禁了厄歌莉娅。

雷穆斯王来到梅洛皮斯。雷穆斯王得知了枫丹将会被原始胎海淹没的预言后,前往原始胎海与厄歌莉娅见面,厄歌莉娅借给雷穆斯王“灵露”。雷穆斯王用“灵露”尝试把人类的灵魂提取出来,再放入不会被原始胎海溶解的魔像中,后来因为暴政遭到了人民的反抗,雷穆利亚毁灭。

雷——水仙十字院定义的第四个正在进行中的轮回——克劳雅利亚文明

  • 沙尔芬德尼尔文明在蒙德建立。
  • 古鹤观文明在稻妻建立。
  • “海渊之土”建立,也就是后来的渊下宫。
  • 岩层古国在璃月建立。
  • 摩拉克斯诞生。

2.4 葬火之年

降临者到来,降临者给人类带来了突破桎梏的妄想。

龙王尼伯龙根携带着外来的力量归来,联合第三降临者,与第一王座展开了一场天崩地裂的大战,以致隔绝提瓦特和宇宙的蛋壳裂开,代表「虚界力」的禁忌知识入侵提瓦特。部分人类意识到“天空是虚假”的。这场大战为地上带来了巨大的灾祸。

  • 仙灵与外来的旅人相识,于月亮三姐妹的见证中立下了结合的誓言。三十日后,灾祸降临,无情的惩罚令他们永恒离散。
  • 灾祸降临,月亮三姐妹的银色高车被掀翻,星罗的宫阙被摧毁。三姐妹最终也开始自相残杀。他们中的两个消失,却只留下一具尸体,变成了虚假之天的圆月。法涅斯的三个“影子”(生、死、空)死去。
  • 稻妻的海洋升起。陆地被分成多个岛屿。
  • 岩层古城沉入海中。
  • 渊下宫沉入海中。
  • 太阳的高车从天上掉下来砸到了岩层古城,古城被埋入土里,提瓦特失去了阳光,世界陷入了黑暗。直到后来高车被修复回到了天上。

渊下宫 — 黑暗之年

在黑暗中,海渊之民与提瓦特原住民龙蜥对峙,长期处于被龙蜥猎杀的恐惧中。人们向法涅斯和四位“影子”祈祷,但是法涅斯和其他三位发光的影子并不能听见。只有“时间之执政”伊斯塔露回应了他们。

渊下宫 — 目盲之年

阿倍良久(阿布拉克)在伊斯塔露的帮助下,带领人们建造人造光源大日御舆(赫利俄斯)

3. 魔神战争前

天空岛

葬火之战结束。法涅斯受到重创,已经无力恢复世界原来的秩序(那维莱特资料:神之眼)。天理与第二降临者,用第三降临者的“骸骨”制作成神之心(4.2主线末尾)。希望推行新的七执政制度重新恢复世界的秩序。七个神之心代表七种欲望,神明通过作为神之心下级的神之眼,将人类的欲望染成七种光辉。当光辉过于耀眼,就会获得神之眼,将被神明所“注视”。表面上是祝福,实际上是诅咒。他将被纳入黑玛门尼系统,他的命运将被纺织,结局已经注定。
在设想的新的七执政制度中,神之眼的分发需要七神分出自身支配权的一小部分(那维莱特资料:神之眼)。而获赠的人在完成使命后,天空岛将会把储存其中的「人界力」转化成原初的,有序的元素力(道具:亡国的美奈姬)。

法涅斯死去或沉睡,”天理”与它的维系者尚存。

天空岛驱逐了仙灵一族,并降下祖咒,如果和人类相爱,就会失去智慧和力量,身体也会退化。从此绝大多数都化为了飘散的小小生灵。花神得以保持了形态,她开始在大地上流浪。

太阳的高车被修复,重新回到了天上。

为了修补葬火之战为地上带来的污染,天理降下天钉,通过阻止被污染地的地脉流动避免了禁忌知识的扩散。另一方面也给地上带来了灾祸。

渊下宫 — 日月之年

大日御舆建成,从此海渊之民有了稳定而强大的光源,而龙嗣由于害怕光明,不再肆意妄为。自此,海渊之下的土地也被叫做“白夜国”。白夜国的人们试图找到返回地表的路,但无法找到。他们将这理解为是原初之人的禁令,推断是法涅斯击败了第二王座。

白夜国中一群腐败的贵族,推行大日御舆崇拜,推举心智未成熟的孩童“太阳之子”作为傀儡,攫取了白夜国的统治权。阿倍良久反对堕落的贵族,结果却被太阳之子囚禁。
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蒙德

沙尔芬德尼尔文明获得了深渊的力量。
天钉落到了沙尔芬德尼尔文明所在的蒙德雪山。
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璃月

天钉落到了位于璃月的古城遗址,后来形成了岩层巨渊。
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稻妻

稻妻的雷鸟观测到天上先后掉下来几个奇怪的东西,其中有一个落到了鹤观。此后天空变回清澈,雾气开始显现。
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须弥

黯色的毒曾渗入须弥的大地,这时最初的天钉自高空降下。天降的长钉终止了黯色之毒对大地的侵蚀,但也让须弥的大片林木被黄沙吞噬。

花神流浪到荒芜的沙漠,她流浪了七十二个日夜,脚跟被沙粒磨破,伤口流出的鲜血却化为清泉,清泉分叉为溪流,荒芜的大地长出了绿色的苗圃,而苗圃中又开出和夜一般蓝的睡莲。在这些睡莲中, 镇灵诞生到了这个世界上,他们以花神的梦境和记忆为原料。镇灵请求花神在那片土地上定居。花神答应下来,她驻足的地方,开出了帕蒂沙兰。

死去的月亮的碎屑终于落到地面上。这些尘埃落到须弥,开出了月莲。
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枫丹

雷穆利亚文明毁灭后,重回荒蛮的枫丹人民渴望神明来引导他们,厄歌莉娅被释放并且获得了法涅斯的“碎片”,成为了水神。

水神厄歌莉娅建立枫丹廷。
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坎瑞亚

芬德尼尔的记事者最后记录到,无神的国度正在建立。
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  1. 时间轴只是开了个头,后面还有巨量的内容,等我以后有空了慢慢搞吧,先就这样了~
  2. 这篇文章我是用中文写的,英文版是通过gpt直译然后做了一些简单的修改。中英文本在有些地方能够互相补充,我尽量保留了完整的意思。
  3. 这篇梳理还存在很多错误,有一些涉及猜测的事件我已经标出来了,如果你有不同意见请在评论区留言。原神的文案还是太谜语人了。

 

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