Kafka Companion Mission - Letter From a Strange Woman - Honkai: Star Rail Guide - IGN (2024)


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The ever-popular Kafka has finally become a real, playable character in Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2, and this walkthrough will take you through her Letter From a Strange Woman Companion Mission.

When your game updates, an anonymous person will text you about needing help while claiming to be Kafka. The Companion Mission will become available as soon as the conversation ends, whether you agree to help or not.

Mystery Meeting

Before you meet with the potential Kafka, you’re given two optional tasks – speak with Himeko and Welt on the Astral Express to hear their opinions, and report Kafka to the Seat of Divine Foresight.


You can do both of these optional objectives without affecting the storyline. Once you’re ready, head over to the Divination Commission on the Xianzhou Luofu. Both Kafka and Blade will be there waiting for you.

The next choices you make will affect the outcome of this Companion Mission, so choose carefully. If you refuse to help Kafka in all upcoming dialogue, the mission will immediately end.

Refusing to help Kafka and ending the mission early will earn you the True Free Will Achievement, along with all of the regular completion rewards. You won’t miss out on any of the listed quest rewards, so you can choose this route to save time, or if you simply dislike Kafka.

Choosing to help Kafka and Blade will earn you the Free Will Achievement at the end, and you’ll get to hear more dialogue about all characters involved with the mission, including Blade. This walkthrough will continue assuming you’ve chosen to help out the Stellaron Hunters.

Blade is being affected by the mara here on the Xianzhou, meaning he’s unfit to leave. He’s also still a wanted criminal here – even though Kafka is no longer being hunted – which adds to his dilemma. Kafka needs you to protect her while she suppresses the mara’s effect on Blade with her Spirit Whisper.

Defeat the two mara-struck monsters nearby as Kafka tends to Blade. These enemies shouldn’t cause you any trouble at this point since you’ve fought them all throughout the Xianzhou Luofu storyline.

Truth and Lies

Return to Kafka after the battles and she’ll offer to answer questions in exchange for your help. Instead of being straightforward, she’ll start a game of truth and lies.

You’ll get to ask two questions, and she’ll answer with one truth and one lie – it’s up to you to decide what to believe. Kafka will ask you two questions as well, and you’ll also give her a truth and a lie in response. However, it doesn’t matter if you choose to follow the rules or not, so it’s all up to you.


The Cloud Knights will interrupt your little game, so you’ll need to defeat them in combat. Kafka says that trying to talk your way out of the situation won’t work, and she’s right. Choose the “Talk to the fist” option to jump right into battle.

Return to her after the fight to continue the game – it’s your turn to ask a question. You can ask about yourself (the Trailblazer), Blade, or Kafka. We chose to ask about the Trailblazer first, and these are the available questions:

  • Who am I?
  • How am I able to host a Stellaron?
  • What is my connection to you?

We asked about the Stellaron, and Kafka’s manner of speech changed along with her tone. She also looks away more than once, which could indicate that she lies about the answer here.

After that question, you’ll need to get rid of a mara-struck enemy and another Cloud Knight. You have the option to avoid both fights, and you can do so by interacting with the nearby Aurumaton, then closing the doorway that leads to the mara-struck enemy.

Return to Kafka again to continue the game and answer her next question with either a truth or a lie. She’ll ask if you want to see her again, and the first choice you make – the one in brackets – is how you really feel. The choice after that is your chance to lie or tell the truth.

Now, it’s time for you to ask your final question. Once again, you can choose to ask about yourself, Blade, or Kafka. But a fourth option will let you bring up two more questions that’ll confirm whether or not she lied on the first answer:

  • Is destiny predetermined?
  • One plus one equals two, right?

We chose to ask Kafka the math question to confirm whether or not she lied earlier, and she answers it truthfully, meaning she was lying before.


Destined Battle

As soon as Kafka answers the final question, Tap to Reveal will show up, as she predicted. But, surprisingly, Kafka will take the blame for your actions, saying that you’re under her control. Get ready for a relatively tough boss fight, similar to the one in the Topclouded Towerthrust Trailblaze Mission.

Destroy the swords when they appear in order to deal real damage to the boss. He’s weak to Lightning, Wind, and Imaginary, but you can only deplete his Toughness after the swords are gone.

Depending on your Equilibrium Level, Yanqing can be as high as level 76 in this encounter, and it’s not cinematic like the one in the Trailblaze Mission – you’ll actually have to win without help.

After the fight, Kafka sends Yanqing away using Spirit Whisper, and Blade finally speaks to give you quite a revelation. Apparently, you Tap to Reveal for a long time and went on missions with her in the past. This conversation will bring an end to the Companion Mission.

Completion Rewards:

  • x300 Trailblaze EXP
  • x100 Stellar Jade
  • x6 Traveler’s Guide
  • x6 Lost Crystal
  • x6 Obsidian of Desolation
  • x1 “Hunter’s Intuition”x60,000 Credits

If you still haven’t completed the previous companion side quest, be sure to check out our Yukong Companion Mission walkthrough from the first half of Version 1.2.

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