Genshin Impact: The Legend of the Crimson Oni & the Blue Oni

The newly released 5-Star Geo Claymore-user, Arataki Itto, debuted in Genshin Impact’s version 2.3 update. In Arataki Itto’s Story Quest – the Taurus Iracundus Chapter – the Traveler is tasked with investigating the oni due to an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Tenryou Commission. Players are able to see a different side of Arataki Itto compared to what is seen in the main storyline, much like other Character Quests in Genshin Impact.

[Warning: Spoilers for Arataki Itto’s Story Quest below.]

Early in the Traveler’s investigation, the NPC Sango tells them of a popular fairy tale in Inazuma. It begins with a crimson oni and a blue oni. Despite their difference in demeanor, they were best friends. The crimson oni was gentle by nature but fierce in appearance, while the blue oni was the opposite. The crimson oni desired to be friends with the humans, but the humans were fearful and threw beans to keep him away.

To solve this, the blue oni willingly played the part of the troublemaker in order for the crimson oni to finally be accepted by the humans. However, the crimson oni could not find the blue oni to tell him of the good news. He discovers that the blue oni had left in order to preserve his good reputation with the humans. The fairy tale ends with the blue oni promising that, no matter what, they will be friends forever. Genshin Impact’s Paimon is distressed by the ending of this tale, but the Traveler soon discovers that there is another ending to this story.

Genshin Impact\’s Secret Oni Legend In Arataki Itto\’s Story Quest

By the end of Arataki Itto’s Story Quest in Genshin Impact, the Traveler knows that Itto is a descendent of the crimson oni while Takuya, the ex-antagonist, is a descendent of the blue oni. With Itto’s determination and kind heart, he saves Takuya from a pointless sacrifice and helps him realize that they can decide their own fate as oni. A new tale begins, following the end of the previous.

After the blue oni’s departure, the crimson oni was content to live among the humans for some time. However, deep in his heart, he wanted to bring his dear friend back home. The crimson oni searched far and wide for the blue oni, though he could not find him. Seeing as Genshin Impact’s Inazuma region is vast, the difficulty is understandable. Soon after, the crimson oni realized that the blue oni was purposefully hiding from him. Following in the blue oni’s footsteps, the crimson oni wrote him a letter, describing his friendships with the humans and how he would like for the blue oni to attend a celebration.

The blue oni watched the celebration from a distance, wishing to be a part of the festivities. Suddenly, the crimson oni appeared behind him, surprising him greatly. The crimson oni laughed, ecstatic to finally be reunited with the blue oni. The tale fades to Arataki Itto and his outstretched hand, welcoming the viewer – who is implied to be Takuya – back. Itto beckons Takuya forward, promising to introduce him since it is time everyone met his best friend. In the world of Genshin Impact, it looks as though the blue oni will be safely returning home once more.

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