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Colley is a new four-star Dendro character released in the version 3.0 update. Genshin Impact. And while the new Archon quest has given hints as to who this new character is, much of her past is shrouded in mystery. But luckily for the curious, Colley isn’t just found in games.
Back in 2018, two years before the global release of the game, Genshin Impact released a series of webcomics on Webtoon. It features several stories based before the events of the game, involving the Knights of Favonia, Fatui, and some of the inhabitants of Mondstadt. But another character was introduced in the comics, Collei from Sumeru, as she plays an integral role in the webcomic’s story.
Who is Colley in Genshin Impact? Webtoon Background Explained
Before Colley became a trainee forester, Fatui was experimented on. They tricked the Colley family into thinking they had a cure for her illness known as Eleazar. In the 3.0 update, it was explained that whenever this disease is left untreated, the person may lose control of their body. Instead of trying to save her, the Fatui injected her with the remains of an archon, causing her to inadvertently harm others.
Collei went to Mondstadt in search of help, but accidentally caused the death of snow diplomats. Colley made his way into the city and was found by Outrider Amber in front of the Anemo Archon statue late at night. At first, Collie didn’t trust Amber due to past events, but they eventually bonded and trust formed.
Colley assisted the Knights of Favonius in investigating the deaths of diplomats and discovered a secret weapon created by the Heralds of Fatui. At the same time, Amber showed Collea Mondstadt as they celebrated the Ludi Harpastum festival. But she was not safe in the city of freedom, as Keia suspected her and forced her to unleash a black fire that led to the deaths of the diplomats. But Amber saves a young girl and they are met by Cino, who says that he can help Colley with his illness.
Cino offered to seal Kolley so that these deadly forces would subside, and she agrees. The ritual was successful, but the Fatui were able to find them. During the fight, Colley felt helpless, but she was reminded not to lose heart. The Fatui were defeated and Colley returned to Sumeru with Kino. Before leaving, Lisa taught her how to write and left Amber a farewell letter.
Colley was once a weak little girl who needed help. She hesitated and trusted no one willy-nilly, but found kindness in the people of Mondstadt, especially Amber. And now, as the traveler continues his journey through Teyvat, Kolley finally finds the trust of the new hero and his flying companion.