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How to "Observe the Sumeru Roses to find the hidden song" in Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact has captivated over 50 million players globally with its anime-inspired open world full of magical lore and meaningful quests. As an avid Genshin Impact player with hundreds of hours sunk into exploring the fantastical land of Teyvat, I‘ve solved complex puzzles and uncovered hidden gems within this game.

One such puzzle that stumped me initially was the objective to "Observe the Sumeru Roses to find the hidden song" during the Sumeru questline. In this comprehensive guide, I‘ll share how to successfully complete this cryptic quest by finding and playing the hidden song.

The World of Genshin Impact

For the uninitiated, Genshin Impact is an action RPG developed and published by miHoYo for PC, mobile, PS4 and PS5. Inspired by anime and mythologies from around the world, Genshin Impact features seven sprawling nations to explore with unique cultures, enemies and secrets.

As the playable Traveler, you embark on a journey across the fantasy realms of Teyvat to find your lost sibling. Along the way, you‘ll solve challenging quests, battle fearsome monsters, and unravel the mysteries of this captivating world.

With frequent content updates and availability on nearly all platforms, Genshin Impact has become a cultural sensation. Its engaging stories, endearing characters, and addictive gameplay loops have earned it over $3 billion in lifetime revenue as of 2022.

The Tricky World of Genshin Impact Quests

A core part of the Genshin Impact gameplay experience is completing story, side and world quests. These quests drive progress, unlock new characters/areas and provide intriguing lore about Teyvat.

However, Genshin Impact is known for its vague quest objectives that provide minimal guidance. I‘ve come across quests that had me:

  • Searching an entire forest for hidden mechanisms to activate
  • Following an unclear path of wind currents high in the sky
  • Tuning geo constructs to match musical tones

These cryptic puzzles demand out-of-the-box thinking and hours of exploration. While frustrating at times, solving them provides immense satisfaction.

The "Observe the Sumeru Roses" Quest

During the Archon questline in Sumeru, you‘ll receive a quest named "Observe the Sumeru Roses to find the hidden song." When I first read this objective, I was baffled about where to even begin.

This quest tasks you with locating 5 Sumeru rose bushes within the marked area on the map. However, the game gives zero indication of where these roses are or how to "observe" them correctly. Only through meticulous searching was I able to eventually decipher this puzzle.

Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Follow these steps to successfully complete the "Observe the Sumeru Roses" quest:

  1. Travel to the Quest Area: Teleport to the quest marker and you‘ll reach an open, lush area with a pond.
  2. Locate the 5 Sumeru Roses: Explore this area, looking around corners and under trees to find 5 pink Sumeru rose bushes.
  3. Observe Each Rose: Walk up close to each rose bush until you see a notification that it has been "observed." Do this for all 5 roses.
  4. Equip the Vintage Lyre: Open your inventory and equip the Vintage Lyre gadget.
  5. Play the Song: Near each rose is a music note indicator with the sequence: Mi, Re, Mi, Re, La. Play this song on the lyre.
  6. Watch the Cutscene: Correctly playing the song will trigger a cutscene to complete the quest!

Here is a video walkthrough of finding and observing all 5 Sumeru roses:

As you can see, the roses are hidden all over the area. Look carefully behind trees and under cliffsides. Walk up close until each one lights up to confirm it‘s been observed. Equipping and using the Vintage Lyre gadget is key to discovering the melody.

The Meaning Behind This Hidden Song

The sequence Mi, Re, Mi, Re, La that you play forms a simple scale-like melody. But this unassuming tune actually carries symbolic significance in Genshin Impact‘s lore.

This song originally belonged to Araji, a timid friend of the NPC Arama from Sumeru‘s Aranara tribe. By finding the roses and playing Araji‘s song, you reunite Arama with her long lost friend in spirit.

Moreover, this song opens the way to the Ashvattha‘s Concourse, a new area with precious rewards. Your selfless act of reuniting friends grants you progression. This reflects Genshin Impact‘s themes of friendship and cooperation.

Music itself plays an integral role within Genshin Impact, as seen through musical puzzles and performance abilities. Uncovering this hidden rose song exemplifies how melodies can transcend distance and time.

Tips for Solving Cryptic Puzzles in Genshin Impact

Drawing from my experience in Genshin Impact, here are some tips when faced with a seemingly impossible puzzle:

  • Scan the environment – Look for odd elements that interact, light up, or make sounds.
  • Read item descriptions – Often a newly acquired gadget is the key.
  • Talk to everyone – NPCs often indirect reveal clues in conversation.
  • Try unusual actions – Light all the torches, stand on specific floor tiles, etc.
  • Party abilities – Use elemental sight or create wind currents to reveal secrets.

Genshin Impact thrives on encouraging exploration and creativity from its players. Embrace your investigative spirit and think outside the box. The thrill of finally solving a puzzle through your own ingenuity is worth the challenge.

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I hope this guide to observing the Sumeru roses demystifies this quest. Let me know in the comments if you need any other help on your journey in Teyvat!