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Genshin Impact Drusus' Riddles – Locations, And How To Solve

Complete the Sumeru Archon Quest to unlock a Hidden Exploration Objective and solve a researcher's riddles for rewards in Genshin Impact.
Genshin Impact Drusus' Riddles – Locations, And How To Solve

Since the release of the Sumeru region in the Genshin Impact 3.0 update, there are plenty of places to visit, characters to meet, and hidden quests to uncover. One of these hidden quests can only be unlocked after reaching a specific point in the region's Archon Quest series.

A researcher, Drusus, has stumped most of the residents of Sumeru with his intricate riddles, which solving leads Travelers to a treasure. In this guide, we'll detail where to find the bulletin board and how to solve Drusus' riddles in Genshin Impact.

Where to Find the Bulletin Board in Genshin Impact?

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The Adventurers' Guild Branch Master, Kamal, can be located at Treasures Street, nearby a bulletin board. (Picture: HoYoverse)

The bulletin board can be found just off Treasures Street in Sumeru City across from Katheryne; the Adventurers' Guild receptionist. The bulletin board can only be unlocked after completing the Archon Quest Chapter III: Act II - The Morn a Thousand Roses Brings for this hidden objective to be available.

An NPC, Kamal, the Branch Master of Sumeru's Adventurers' Guild, can be found close by, and dialogue will be triggered once interacted with the board. The NPC will ask if they're interested in solving a series of riddles created by an Akademiya researcher, Drusus, which points to a hidden treasure somewhere in Sumeru.

How to Solve Drusus' Riddles in Genshin Impact?

After speaking with Kamal, solving each riddle requires "at the right place at the right time" and utilizing the proper method to obtain the treasure. As all the riddle locations are in and around Sumeru, visit the bulletin board to receive the first riddle.

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After interacting with the bulletin board, a cutscene with Kamal will be triggered, explaining Drusus' Riddles. (Picture: YouTube / WoW Quests)

Once solving the first riddle, the note for the second riddle will be the reward, and it continues until the note of the fifth riddle is located. Solving all riddles will lead to the final location to receive rewards.

The first riddle reads, "In the light of alternating day cycles, one can see the homeward figure of the beacon on the bridge." The clue's location is inside a box floating beneath the boardwalk beside a lighthouse southwest of the bulletin board.

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The first clue is pinned to the bulletin board off Treasures Street in Sumeru City. (Picture: YouTube / WoW Quests)

The second riddle note is found inside the box, reading, "A mirror not made of glass reflects every drama." This location can be found in a pool behind a lantern light ahead of Nilou's stage at the Grand Bazaar northwest of the bulletin board.

The third riddle note contains the following, "The sole path to knowledge," in which the following location is northeast of the bulletin board. This location is slightly tricky as it can be quite misleading as they'll need to visit the Akademiya.

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The clue of the third note will lead Travelers to the House of Daena inside The Akademiya. (Picture: YouTube / WoW Quests)

Go around the water fountain and enter a door behind it before walking across the footbridge to enter the House of Daena. Inside the library, make a quick left before the footbridge, and right below it is an Exquisite Chest with the fourth riddle note.

The fourth riddle note reads as follows, "The "lowers in the pond are blooming, with watery pearls there lingering." The"location is at the Akademiya, nearby the Teleport Waypoint beside the Sanctuary of Surasthana Point of Interest (POI).

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The location of the fifth clue leads directly to Drusus at the Sanctuary of Surasthana. (Picture: YouTube / WoW Quests)

From the waypoint, head past the Akademiya guard and jump or glide down to the Razan Garden. Opposite the Common Chest near lilypads is the box with the following note hidden inside.

The final riddle note is an invitation that states, "Please go to the door of the Temple of Knowledge at noon." Travel to the Sanctuary of Surasthana and wait until noon the next day for Drusus to emerge at the POI.

He'll share that each note featured one keyboard, referencing its corresponding location, and thus concludes the Hidden Exploration Objective. As rewards, three Hero's With and the Wonders of the World achievement, "I've Got It! I've Got It!" will be unlocked, awarding five Primogems.

We want to thank the YouTube channel WoW Quests for their complete walkthrough of solving Drusus' riddles in Genshin Impact. Please consider subscribing to their channel for more content.

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Featured image courtesy of HoYoverse.