One of many new additions to Genshin Impact in Version 2.6, Shriveled Seed is a new one-off Quest Item. The seed is located in a chest within The Chasm, so players must first unlock The Chasm in Genshin Impact. Players who are Adventure Rank 27 or lower will not be able to obtain the Shriveled Seed until they\’ve leveled up, as AR 28 is the minimum rank required to start the \”Surreptitious Seven-Star Seal Sundering\” World Quest, which concludes with The Chasm\’s Underground Mines\’ seal being broken. Another prerequisite to unlock The Chasm is the \”A New Star Approaches\” Archon Quest, which players must complete before they can enter the Chasm.
The Chasm introduced a wealth of new content when it became explorable to players in Genshin Impact\’s 2.6 update. The depths of the Chasm\’s Underground Mines added a new Boss, the Ruin Serpent, as well as a new Domain, The Lost Valley. The Shriveled Seed is located within a chest nearby The Chasm: Main Mining Area teleport waypoint. Therefore, there\’s no way for players to obtain the Quest Item without first completing the prerequisite World Quest and Archon Quest, and meeting the Adventurer Rank minimum.
The Shriveled Seed is a \”seemingly withered object\” that, upon inspection, looks to be nothing but a seed. While its purpose isn\’t currently known, it\’s likely tied into the release of Sumeru, Genshin Impact\’s upcoming Dendro region. The Quest Item is located within a Chest in the Chasm\’s Underground Mines deep below Teyvat. However, players need to carry out a few steps before the chest will appear and grant access to its contents. Players will need to teleport to The Chasm: Main Mining Area. Looking at their map of the Chasm\’s Underground Mines, players should look for the little island surrounded by water to the southeast of the teleport waypoint; this is where the Shriveled Seed is located.
Genshin Impact\’s Shriveled Seed Is In The Chasm: Main Mining Area
To travel from The Chasm: Main Mining Area teleport waypoint to this island, players will need to glide down, looking for a cave located above a wooden platform. Once inside the hidden cave location in Genshin Impact, players need to take a few steps before the Exquisite Chest, which houses the Shriveled Seed, will appear:
There will be two Geo Barrels in front of a wall blocking the path. Attacking the barrels will cause them to explode, destroying the wall and clearing the path.Use Elemental Sight to find the leaves. Touch each of the leaves to collect them.Once the leaves are collected, activate the nearby Totems by attacking them with the corresponding elements: Electro, Anemo, and Geo.Once all three Totems are activated, an Exquisite Chest will appear.Opening the Chest will give the player the Shriveled Seed, as well as a new achievement in Genshin Impact called \”People of the Valley of Life.\”
The Shriveled Seed\’s purpose is currently unknown, however, Paimon\’s dialogue hints the seed is related to Genshin Impact\’s Dendro region, Sumeru. A cooking event expected to arrive in the second half of Genshin Impact Version 2.6 features a Sumeru character whose identity is currently unknown. In the \”Spices From The West\” event, players help the character conduct research on spices. Perhaps the Shriveled Seed is one of these spices? Alternatively, the Traveler might have to plant the seed in Sumeru or use it to gain access to the new region. It\’s known that the upcoming playable Dendro character, Yaoyao, will help the Traveler reach Sumeru, so it\’s possible the Shriveled Seed will play a role in that journey. Either way, players can obtain the Shriveled Seed using the steps above and put it in their inventory for safe-keeping until its purpose is revealed.