The Outlander Who Caught The Wind
During their travels across the worlds, Aether and his twin sibling, Lumine were confronted by an unknown entity as they were about to depart. In the ensuing battle, the unknown entity seals off Lumine, before doing the same to Aether, sealing their powers and putting both of them in Teyvat.
Aether eventually wakes up after an undisclosed amount of time and proceeds to wander across Teyvat, Aether is around Cape Oath when he fish out Paimon from a lake, thus saving her from drowning. Grateful for the rescue, Paimon becomes their travel companion and guide. She suggests they get in contact with The Seven in order to help Aether look for his lost sibling.
Making their way to Starfell Lake, Aether touches a Statue of Anemo, they spot a green dragon heading toward a distant forest.
Upon pursuing the dragon, the pair spot both the dragon and a stranger, the latter trying to calm the dragon down, but a reaction from Aether’s newfound powers leads to them alerting the dragon to their presence. The stranger also flees, leaving behind a crimson blood colored teardrop crystal which Aether takes.
Once Paimon and Aether leave the forest, the pair are halted by a scout, who introduces herself as the Outrider Knight of Favonius, Amber. Amber offers to escort them to Mondstadt, the City of Freedom, after she deals with a Hilichurl camp nearby, which the traveler and Paimon assist with.
Impressed by their actions at the camp, Amber gifts them a Wind Glider. But after a test drive, the dragon Aether and Paimon had previously sighted, dubbed “Stormterror” by the locals, starts rampaging throughout the region, unleashing multiple wind storms in the process. Aether, with the aid of the stranger (albeit unaware of his presence) is able to drive Stormterror off.
The confrontation between Aether and Stormterror catches the eye of the Cavalry Captain of the Knights of Favonius, Kaeya; thus he asks the Outlanders to meet the Acting Grandmaster, Jean, at their primary base of operations. Jean asks them to get a handle on the Ley Line disruptions powering Stormterror from three of the Four Winds’ Temples, as prescribed by Lisa, the Knights’ Librarian.
After dealing with the temples, Paimon suggests that they return to the knights’ headquarters to see what they should do next.