While Genshin Impact is really good for providing players with the locations of quests and the tasks they must complete to advance, there are a a few quests along the way that will require players to locate the pieces of tasks and areas they must head on their own.
The reality is while there are only a few quests like these they are some of the most frustrating quests to complete as they will often leave players on a never ending goose hunt, especially if players have left these quests undone for a while.
One of the most frustrating quests for me to complete was the “Enter The Ruin & Search for Strange Jade Plates” quest as I had left it undone for so long to the point where I couldn’t remember where the quest was originally located, let alone what the Strange Jade Plates even were.
“Enter The Ruin & Search for Strange Jade Plates” is tied to the Treasure Lost, Treasure Found quest and requires players to locate 4 different Jade Plates on the map, with only one Strange Jade Plate being marked on the map, upon accessing the first Strange Jade Plate the quest waypoint will disappear, requiring players to locate the remainder of the plates on their own.
The reality is that locating the Strange Jade Plates isn’t that difficult to do as long as players are spending their time adventuring around the world, though this still may be time consuming as players will often bump into enemies along the wa
Upon locating a Strange Jade Plate players will have to Investigate the Strange Jade Plate, essentially activating it and allowing players progress to the next step.
Players will not need to locate any of the Strange Jade Plates in a particular order, though no matter where the initial Strange Jade Plate is, players will have to obtain this one before progressing to the next one.
After locating the first Strange Jade Plate, players will be able to head to any of the other Strange Jade Plates that are available and players will want to select which Jade Plate they head to depending on what else they are trying to achieve and acquire in the Genshin world.
The following are all the locations of the Strange Jade Plates:
STRANGE JADE PLATE LOCATION NEAR QIONGI ESTUARY
Players will be able to quickly access this Strange Jade Plate by heading to the Qiongji Estuary, Liyue teleport and heading to the top of the cliff.
This Strange Jade Plate can be difficult to locate, though it can be found in some broken down rubble.
STRANGE JADE PLATE LOCATION NEAR SEA OF CLOUDS
In order to get this Strange Jade Plate I strongly recommend that players head to the Sea of Clouds teleport as it is the closest one to the Jade Plate.
Players will be able to easily locate this Jade Plate heading close to where the first Jade Plate was located.
STRANGE JADE PLATE LOCATION BETWEEN QUIONGJI ESTUARY AND DOMAIN OF FORSAKEN RUINS
For this Jade Plate I would strongly recommend taking the teleport at the Domain of Forsaken Ruins as it is a bit easier to access the Jade Plate this way.
Players will be able to find this Jade Plate to the North East of the dungeon enterance.
STRANGE JADE PLATE LOCATION NEAR DOMAIN OF FORSAKEN RUINS
The “final” location of the Jade Plate is located around a pool of water just south of the centre of Guili Plains.
Players will want to ensure that they visit this location last as it will be the location that players will have to end on as it will spawn a mechanism that spawns mobs that will begin attacking you.
Players will not be able to activate this mechanism without turning on the others for the reason that it is the final one and will be told to locate the other Jade Plates if they try to activate it too early.
Defeat all the enemies and open the chests in order to complete this quest.