Dornman Port in Genshin Impact: Where is Mondstadt's mysterious official trading hub?
Ever wonder what's located in the unexplored regions north of Mondstadt?
The map in Genshin Impact may seem huge now, but there are many locations throughout the four nations released so far that developer HoYoverse has hinted at but are yet to be accessible to us players.
For starters, let's look at the Nation of Freedom, Mondstadt, and its oft-cited yet mysterious Dornman Port.
Hinted at in various NPC dialogue and character stories, Dornman Port lies somewhere in the vicinity of Mondstadt and acts as its official trading hub to all the other nations of Teyvat.
Considering that Mondstadt is currently at the north of Teyvat’s map, we can assume that Dornman Port lies between the border of Mondstadt and Snezhnaya.
What's the deal with Dornman Port?
It is stated in-game that Liyue Harbor has trading relations with Dornman Port, and it was recently revealed that Sumeru’s Port Ormos was also able to establish a trading route with Dornman Port.
Characters like Henry Morton (who researched the nameless island) have told the Traveler that Dornman Port is a ways away from Mondstadt, which might be why it remains unreleased.
In version 3.1's 'Of Ballads and Brews' event, Eula also revealed that the Reconnaissance Company of the Knights of Favonius that she leads has to constantly patrol the trading route between the city and the port during festivities like Weinlesfest. Eula's absence for much of the event lends further credence to Dornman Port's distance from the city of Mondstadt itself.
Even Mondstadt's own Archon-in-disguise, Venti, has hinted at the port's distance from his home city.
After the 'Between Facades and Familiar Faces' event during this year's Lantern Rite, the wine-loving bard mentioned the port in a conversation with Kaedehara Kazuha, saying "I rarely get the chance to board any of the ships."
Considering Venti's misadventures as a bard takes him far and wide (even ending up in Liyue for this year's Lantern Rite), the reason why he rarely gets to board any of the ships at Dornman Port is likely because it's too far away.
Officials from Port Ormos also attest to Dornman Port's distance, as the Port Ormos Bulletin Board revealed that they grew wary of a certain trading company’s plans to export fruit from Dornman Port because the quality of the fruit would not survive the long journey.
Dornman Port has also been used by the Abyss Order to transport some of their dangerous cargo, which was a notable event in Eula’s character stories.
It is said that her friendship with Yanfei, who was the consultant of the boat that the dangerous cargo was stowed in, was formed because of this event. The two paired together after discovering the cargo, which was about to be shipped to Liyue, and promptly captured all of the Abyss Order Operatives hiding within Dornman Port.
When will Dornman Port be released?
There's only one direction where the Mondstadt region can expand to add new locations like Dornman Port, and that's north.
The only other nation due north of Mondstadt that we know of is Snezhnaya. Therefore, it's likely that Dornman Port will be added before Snezhnaya is released as the Traveler's next stop before heading to the seventh nation in their journey across Teyvat.
If Dornman Port is indeed on the way to Snezhnaya, then we can also expect characters related to the Knights of Favonius expedition there to be released alongside the area. These characters should include Grandmaster Varka and other Knights of Favonius captains and members he took along with him.
Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.
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