Xiao (Chinese: 魈 Xiāo, “Demon; Swiftness”), Yaksha name “Alatus,” is an Adeptus and the only remaining member of the Five Yakshas dispatched by Morax to subdue the demonic spirits that plagued Liyue. He currently resides in Wangshu Inn but likes to keep to himself.
Xiao was available as a playable character during the 2nd Closed Beta Test but has not been made available since. He is expected to be re-released eventually.
One of the “Mighty and Illuminated Adepti” guarding Liyue, also heralded as the “Guardian yaksha.”
Despite his appearance as a young man, occasional legends about him have been documented in ancient books for thousands of years.
He is especially fond of Wangshu Inn’s Almond Tofu. The reason is that the dish tastes just like the “dreams” he used to devour.
Xiao is shown to be quite polite, reserved, and logical; demonstrated when he keeps calm and rethinks his actions after hearing about the death of Rex Lapis. While other Adeptus were inclined to abandon their duty to protect the people of Liyue upon hearing about Rex Lapis’ assassination, Xiao prioritizes his duty and tries to find more information about Rex Lapis’ death.
Xiao is curt and to-the-point. Verr Goldet and Huai’an, the owners of Wangshu Inn, describe him as someone who loves “peace and quiet.”