How To Rebuild Aurum Alley In Honkai: Star Rail

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  • What Is Aurum Alley’s Hustle And Bustle Event?
  • Aurum Alley’s Hustle And Bustle Event Mechanics

The Hustle and Bustle event in Honkai: Star Rail Version 1.3 beckons you to delve deep into the heart of the once-prosperous Aurum Alley. Now in a state of disrepair and on the verge of ruin due to debts and collections, your objective is to join forces with Sushang, Bailu and the Merchant Guild to outwit the IPC and restore this storied locale back to its former glory.


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In this engaging management simulator, you’ll don a variety of hats — entrepreneur, logistics planner, debater and community leader — all while battling the clock and the looming IPC collections. Your decisions will determine it all, and the stakes have never been higher.


What Is Aurum Alley’s Hustle And Bustle Event?

story moments from the Aurum Alley Hustle & Bustle event

Event Overview

In the Aurum Alley’s Hustle and Bustle event, you’ll become a local hero tasked with revitalizing the local businesses and the community of Aurum Alley, a brand-new area released in Honkai: Star Rail’s Version 1.3 Update.

  • Through a series of interactive mini-games and quests, you’ll spruce up shops, help residents, and streamline operations.
  • You’ll unlock various in-game rewards as you progress, from currency and items to new characters like Sushang.

Suffice it to say, the Aurum Alley’s Hustle & Bustle event offers a rich blend of management, strategy, and community interaction, promising a rewarding gameplay experience.

Event Duration And Requirements

This event is live until 03:59 server time on September 18. To participate, you’ll need to complete the prerequisite Xianzhou Luofu — Obsequies Performed, A Long Road Ahead Trailblaze Mission.

This event will become a permanent quest line (with reduced rewards) after its limited-time run, since it features the “Conventional Memoir” icon.

Once you’re ready, navigate to your Mission menu and start the ‘Back to Business (I)’ Adventure Mission. You will begin at the Exalting Sanctum on Xianzhou Luofu, where you’ll meet up with Bailu. After a short dialogue exchange, you’ll proceed together to Aurum Alley where the rest of the event will take place.

All Event Rewards

Free Sushang from completing Aurum Alley event

Fully completing the event during the intial run rewards the following:

  • 1 Sushang (Four-Star Character)
  • 1 Star Rail Pass
  • 1200 Stellar Jades
  • 144 Traveler’s Guides
  • 48x Lifeless Blade (Hunt Trace Materials)
  • 104 Lost Crystals
  • 1,980,000 Credits
  • 3 Tracks of Destiny
  • 1 Self-Modeling Resin
  • “Ingenium Dreams” Phone Wallpaper (Event-Limited)
  • 4,000 Trailblaze EXP

Certain rewards, like Sushang, are exclusive to the event’s limited-time duration. Permanently accessible rewards will be detailed under the Guild Benefits tab, further elaborated below.

Aurum Alley’s Hustle And Bustle Event Mechanics

cutscenes of Aurum Alley's Hustle and Bustle event mechanics (inventory arrangement left, logistics planning right)

Within Aurum Alley’s Hustle and Bustle event, there will be several distinct types of gameplay for you to tackle.

Inventory Arrangement

In this part of the event, you’ll step into the role of an adept inventory manager, responsible for strategically arranging a variety of goods in shipments. Your objective is to optimize the placement of these goods in each shipment, maximizing value and thereby increasing your overall earnings.

Your main focus will be on the General Orders mini-game, which is your primary revenue stream for raising funds. Here, you follow customer requests, efficiently arranging items like blocks, vases, and materials. Many orders even allow extra space for unlisted items, offering you a chance to boost revenue further.

Strategy is key; a well-planned item layout ensures maximum profitability. If you find yourself stuck, a hint feature, activated by clicking on Mingxi’s face, provides a final arrangement image to guide you.

If you’re struggling, start with large items like boxes and desks as your foundation, then stack smaller items on top. Make use of mats; they can lay flat on boxes without disrupting your arrangement or taking up space. Sometimes, they may even open up new placement opportunities.

Logistics Planning

In this part of the event, your task is to create efficient routes to move goods from newly partnered stores to the dock. As you bring more local businesses on board, you’ll be challenged to come up with increasingly creative routes. Furthermore, special scoring thresholds are outlined, and reaching these grants you rewards and additional furnishings for you to use for General Orders and Custom Orders.

You may also come across special boost zones on the map, which can help facilitate reaching the scoring thresholds. By using a clever mix of these boost zones and some smart planning, you’ll be able to optimize your routes like a true professional.

Be strategic with special boost zones; they’re valuable but not always needed for top scores. Don’t assume every boost zone must be used; assess whether changing your route to acquire a boost will improve your performance.

Store Index

Aurum Alley's Hustle and Bustle Store Index

Located within the event’s user interface, the Store Index is your go-to hub for tracking and understanding your partnerships with local businesses in Aurum Alley. Each merchant listing provides a snippet of lore, giving you a glimpse into their role and offerings within the game world.

By checking the Store Index, you can also accumulate Prosperity Certificates, which can be used for unlocking rewards in the Guild Benefits tab.

Guild Benefits

Aurum Alley's Hustle and Bustle guild benefits

Guild Benefits is a reward system accessible from the event menu in Honkai: Star Rail’s Aurum Alley Hustle and Bustle Event. Earn Prosperity Tickets through successful gameplay and partnerships with local businesses, and submit them here to unlock lucrative in-game rewards such as Stellar Jades, Tracks of Destiny, Supplies Material Boxes containing Trace Materials, and even a Star Rail Pass, to name a few.

Access this feature via the left-hand menu, either when speaking to Mingxi or through the Events Tab.

While some event-specific rewards will expire, all Guild Benefits rewards are permanent and can be accessed indefinitely.

Streetside Events

During the event, keep an eye out for specially marked Cycranes, or characters with a Cycrane icon above them. These are Streetside Events, in which you will perform various duties to assist the locals, like solving puzzles or fighting off Cloud Knights.

They will unlock valuable score-boosting buffs for you in Logistics Planning upon completion. If you’re falling short of a perfect score, these interactions offer the extra buffs needed to tip the scales in your favor.

Aurum Alley Debates

three-panel image depicting an Aurum Alley Hustle and Bustle event debate: trailblazer (left), trailblazer close-up (top right), defeated Skott (bottom left)

For those looking to tackle more than logistics in Aurum Alley, the event features an engaging Debate Mode. In this mode, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in dynamic conversations with various NPCs, each designed to test your deductive reasoning as you collect essential pieces of evidence and key clues.

During this game mode, players will have two options: “Continue Questioning” to dig deeper or “Present Evidence” to make a key point. Success in these Debates hinges on strategic timing and presenting the right evidence at the right time.

For those struggling, here’s how you can come out on top every time:

Opponent

Present Evidence In Response To

Evidence

A-Feng

I’m a dock worker, after all. How could I conspire with the IPC?

Payment Record for Exhibits

Skott

Coupled with the Merchant Guild’s inability to pay the rent, we believe the Guild should voluntarily relinquish operating rights to the dock and pay additional compensation.

Rent for Aurum Alley Dock

Besides, I’m not even involved in shipping operations – how could I possibly buy off a dock worker? The absurdity!

Dock Worker’s Testimony

Aurumaton President

The reality is — overdevelopment can only adversely impact customer experience, making the Alley less appealing.

Artistry Hardware Sales Analysis

The old Aurum Alley achieved a commercial miracle that has not yet been replicated. It did so by following my way of doing things.

Aurum Alley Historical Trading Volume

Xiaohan (I)

And that, honorable ladies and gentlemen, is the rejuvenation everyone has been hoping for.

Aurum Alley Business Opinion Poll

Xiaohan (II)

”Best night market on the Luofu”? With the IPC’s funding pouring in, hundreds of commercial centers will sprout. Why would people come to Aurum Alley when they have so many other options? Nobody cares about that title anymore.

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