All The Hideaway Side Quests – Final Fantasy XVI

Final Fantasy XVI Game Guides

Required for the ‘Careful Whisper’ Achievement

Here is a list of all the side quests available throughout the game from The Hideaway in Final Fantasy XVI.

All of the side quests listed here are post ‘The Dame’ chapter as they are the only ones needed for the ‘Careful Whisper’ Achievement. Non-essential side quests will be covered in another post.

SEE ALSO

Side Quests (Needed for the Careful Whisper trophy achievement) – The Kingdom of Waloed
All Basic (Non- Careful Whisper) Side Quests
Side Quests (Needed for the Careful Whisper trophy achievement) – The Dhalmekian Republic
The Hideaway Side Quests

Main Quest: The Gathering Storm

Calk and Bawl

Walkthrough:

  • Talk to the boatman Obolus to pick up the quest.
  • Fast travel to ‘Three Reeds’ and head to the quest marker.
  • Kill some plants.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Obolus to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 250 XP
  • 250 AP
  • 10 Renown
  • Badge of Might Accessory (Increases attack by 7)

The Fruits of Her Labours

Walkthrough:

  • Talk to Cormac the Botanist to pick up the quest.
  • Head to the mess hall and talk to Fabien.
  • Then to Corentin.
  • Then return to Cormac to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 250 XP
  • 10 Renown
  • Martelle Apples Curiosity

Main Quest: Here Be Monsters

Blacksmith Blues

There is a total of four Blacksmith Blues side quests. By completing these we can also acquire the best gear in the game. As well as making further progress towards the Careful Whisper trophy achievement.

A Culinary Pilgrimage

Walkthrough:

  • Talk to Yvan the kitchen hand to pick up the quest.
  • Travel to Martha’s Rest and head into the market area left of The Rest.
  • Talk to a butcher.
  • Travel sound and follow the main path until you are across the first bridge in the marsh the stick to the left.
  • Defeat the group of scorpions.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Yvan to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 130 XP
  • 10 Renown
  • Badge of Mettle +1 Accessory (Increases defence by 10)

Main Quest: After the Storm

Root of the Problem

The Root of the Problem is a side quest, which is also tied to both ‘With Two Ds’ trophy achievement. It requires us to speak with Nigel the Head Botanist.

Cut from The Cloth

Walkthrough:

  • Speak to Hortense to pick up the quest.
  • Fast Travel to Northreach and speak to the Draper.
  • Head south from north reach to the next quest marker.
  • Defeat the bandits and a larger bandit with a large axe.
  • After the battle you are automatically taken back to Northreach.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Hortense to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 350 XP
  • 500 AP
  • 800 Gil
  • 15 Renown
  • 50 Steelsilk

Main Quest: Bolts from the Blue

Do No Harm

Walkthrough:

  • Talk to Rodrigue in the infirmary to pick up the quest.
  • Fast travel to Hawk’s Cry Cliff.
  • Travel north-east to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the enemies and gather the flowers.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Rodrigue to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 200 XP
  • 15 Renown
  • 40 Sharp Fangs
  • 40 Steelsilk

The Weight of Command

Walkthrough:

  • Speak to Dorys to pick up the quest.
  • You next location is a midpoint between ‘The Dragon’s Aery’ and ‘Northreach’ Chose whichever you prefer and travel to the quest marker.
  • Talk to Cole.
  • Head south and kill the goblins around the carriage.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Dorys to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 350 XP
  • 15 Renown
  • 40 Sharp Fangs
  • 40 Steelsilk
  • The Breath of Fire Accessory (Reduces cooldown time for Rising Flames by 2 seconds)

Main Quest: Out of the Shadow

Payback

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up this quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Talk to Goetz in the mess hall.
  • Fast travel to Martha’s Rest and speak to Martha.
  • Fast travel to Northreach and speak to The Dame.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Goetz.
  • Talk to Charron to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 130 XP
  • 20 Renown
  • 25 Wyrrite
  • 50 Sharp Fangs
  • 1 Meteorite
  • Cid’s Goblet Curiosity

A Bone to Pick

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up this quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Talk to Charron.
  • Talk to Tomes.
  • Fast travel to Martha’s Rest and head north then east to the quest marker
  • Defeat the antelopes.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Charron.
  • Talk to Tomes one more time to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 500 XP
  • 800 Gil
  • 20 Renown
  • 50 Sharp Fangs
  • Cavall’s Fang Accessory (Slightly increases Torgal’s attack)
  • A happy pupper

Blacksmith Blues II

The Blacksmith Blues II side quest is available after completing the sub-quest ‘Letting off Steam III’. It requires us to speak with both Blathorne and Charon.

Weird Science

Another side quest that is part of a separate trophy achievement is Weird Science. Which is required for both the Careful Whisper and With Two Ds trophy achievement. To begin the quest you will need to speak with Owain.

Main Quest: Things Fall Apart

Smooth like Butler

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up this quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Fast travel to Martha’s rest and head up the stairs in the Rest to talk to Rutherford.
  • Fast travel to Dalimil and take the south gate towards to quest marker.
  • Defeat the soldiers.
  • Fast travel to Northreach and head east from the market outside of the gate to the quest marker.
  • After speaking with the NPC travel further down the road and defeat some bandits.
  • Fast travel back to Martha’s Rest and speak to Rutherford again to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 900 XP
  • 1000 Gil
  • 35 Renown
  • 25 Steelsilk
  • 25 Bloody Hides
  • The Breath of Light Accessory (Reduces cool down of Flare Breath by 2.7 seconds)

An Eye for an Eye

Walkthrough:

  • Talk to Goetz to pick up the quest.
  • Talk to Charron.
  • Talk to Goetz again.
  • Fast travel to Dalimil and talk to Goetz again.
  • Head north-east out of Dalimil and take an immediate right to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the bandits.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Charron to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 200 XP
  • 35 Renown
  • 1 Meteorite
  • Continental Censer Curiosity

Not to Be Outdone

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Molly.
  • Talk to Tomes.
  • Fast travel to Northreach and head north of the quest marker.
  • Defeat the blue back Wyvern and pick the flowers just north of where you have just battled.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Molly to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 700 XP
  • 25 Renown
  • 25 Sharp Fangs
  • 75 Bloody Hides

On Balance

Walkthrough:

  • Speak to Shirleigh to pick up the quest.
  • Head to the atrium to speak with the children.
  • Inspect the scales.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Shirleigh to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 900 XP
  • 800 Gil
  • 25 Renown
  • 1 Black Blood
  • 2 Gil Bugs

Main Quest: A Song of Hope

Tears of Mercy

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Rodrigue in the infirmary.
  • Talk to Tarja.
  • Fast travel to Northreach and head south-west.
  • Defeat the enemies.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Rodrigue to finish the quest.

Rewards:

  • 400 XP
  • 1200 Gil
  • 25 Renown
  • 20 Sharp Fangs
  • 40 Magicked Ash

Blacksmith Blues III

Our third quest for the Blacksmith Blues questline. The Blacksmith Blues III is available after the sub-quest ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’. This time we can collect the quest from August.

Please Sir, Can I Have Some Morbal

The Please sir, can I have some Morbal side quest is available after completing ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’. We can collect it from Nigel, the botanist.

Main Quest: Across the Narrow

Self- Determination

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Head to the Mess and a cutscene will start.
  • Fast travel to Martha’s Rest and head around the corner left of the rest and find Dorys down an alley on your left.
  • Fast travel of Auldhyl Docks then head east to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the solders to end the quest.

Rewards:

  • 1600 XP
  • 30 Renown
  • 100 Wyrrite
  • 30 Sharp Fangs
  • 1 Meteorite

Blacksmith Blues IV

The next entry into the Blacksmith Blues questline is Blacksmith Blues IV. Which is the final entry. We can get it after speaking with August.

Even Weirder Science

Our next side quest is Even Weirder Science. A quest which is also related to the With Two Ds trophy achievement. Speak with Owain after completing Weird Science.

Phoenix, Heal Thyself

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Jote in the infirmary.
  • Fast travel to ‘Three Reeds’ then head west to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the akashic goblins then collect flowers.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Jote to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 3600 XP
  • 500 AP
  • 30 Renown
  • 150 Magicked Ash
  • 1 Meteorite

Main Quest: Back to Their Origin

More than Words

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Speak to Torgal.
  • Follow Torgal.
  • Fast Travel to Port Isolde and head north to the quest marker.
  • Walk the path to the rookery.
  • Walk the path to the hill to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 5600 XP
  • 30 Renown
  • Cavall’s Fang +1 Accessory (Increases Torgal’s attack potency)
  • Charred Sparring Sword Curiosity

An Inconvenient Truth

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Talk to Vivian.
  • Talk to Tomes.
  • Fast travel to Vidargraes and head south-east to the quest marker.
  • Head to the house at the very back of the village and pick up the book from the shelf.
  • Defeat the ambush party that awaits you as you leave.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Vivian to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 5600 XP
  • 30 Renown
  • Scholar’s Bonnet Curiosity

A Tail to Tell

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Clive’s reading table.
  • Talk to Tomes.
  • Fast Travel to Eistla and head west to the quest marker.
  • You can pick up the flower without alerting the enemies but if you do you will need to kill them so the game will let you interact with the flower.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Tomes.
  • Talk to Dion to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 9600 XP
  • 30 Renown
  • Bahamut’s Mercy Accessory (Reduces Gigaflare cooldown by 6 second)
  • Stolas Quill Curiosity

Litany of Errors

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up this quest from Herman who is upstairs in the Atrium.
  • Fast travel to Vidargraes and head south to the quest marker.
  • Interact with the quest marker, then a book on the table.
  • Head south-west to the next quest marker.
  • Defeat the akashic enemies.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Herman to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 9600 XP
  • 1000 AP
  • 40 Renown
  • The Breath of Ice Accessory (Reduces Mesmerize cooldown by 1.2 seconds)

Aiming High

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from the children in the Atrium.
  • Talk to Mid.
  • Head to the Mess and talk to Ronan.
  • Fast travel to Auldhyl Docks and interact with quest markers to grab the oil.
  • Fast Travel to Davozd and head southwest to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the angry tortoise.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Mid.
  • Talk to the children upstairs.
  • Talk to Mid again to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 5600 XP
  • 500 AP
  • 30 Renown
  • Model Airship Curiosity

Trial and Error

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Nazaire.
  • Fast travel to Northreach and find Nazaire just outside of the market.
  • Travel east to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the aevis.
  • Return to Nazaire outside of Northreach.
  • Return to the hideaway and talk with Nazaire again to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 7200 XP
  • 800 Gil
  • 40 Renown
  • The Breath of Lightning (Reduces Pile Drive cooldown by 4.2 seconds)

Silver Linings

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Gav.
  • Fast Travel to Martha’s Rest and speak to 3 merchants in the market (the most awkward one to find is around the back of The Rest).
  • Head north-east to the quest marker.
  • Follow the chocobo tracks.
  • Go inside the shack and pick up the feather.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Gav.
  • Talk to Edda in the infirmary to finish the quest.

Rewards:

  • 5600 XP
  • 30 Renown
  • Winter Mead Curiosity

Nobody’s Tool

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Dorys.
  • Fast travel to Ravenwit Walls and head south and right once up the stairs.
  • Head through the door on your left, kill the akashic enemies you find and interact with a notes left around.
  • Head upstairs and talk to Dorys.
  • Go back to the entrance and use the key on the gate to the right.
  • Head down and speak to the girl hiding behind crates.
  • If you enjoyed the Behemoth fight in the story you are treated to the Kuza beast. Head back down and through the broken wall into the arena and slay the beast.
  • The quest ends after killing the Kuza Beast.

Rewards:

  • 9600 XP
  • 50 Renown
  • 1 Meteorite
  • The Breath of Darkness (Reduces Gungnir cooldown by 2 seconds)

Where there’s a Will

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Joshua.
  • Fast travel to Tabor and talk to Cyril.
  • Head out of the house and head up the stairs to your right to speak to the next NPC.
  • Fast travel to Titan’s Wake and  head south-east to the quest marker.
  • Slay the Griffin.
  • Return to the woman up the stairs.
  • Fast travel to Hawk’s Cliff Cry and head west to the next quest marker to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 7200 XP
  • 40 Renown
  • Rusted Battlehelm Curiosity

Priceless

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest at Clive’s reading table.
  • Talk to Joshua.
  • Fast travel to Hawks Cliff Cry and head south to the quest marker.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak with Frederica.
  • Fast Travel to Northreach and head north-west to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the enemies.
  • Return to The Hideaway and speak to Jill to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 7200 XP
  • 40 Renown
  • Shiva’s Kiss Accessory (Reduces Diamon Dust cooldown by 7.5 seconds)
  • Snow Daisy Garland Curiosity

Three’s Company

Walkthrough:

  • Pick up the quest from Byron.
  • Fast Travel to Boklad and head south to the quest marker.
  • Defeat the solders.
  • Fast travel to Lostwing and head South-west to talk to Quinten.
  • Return to The Hideaway and talk to Byron to complete the quest.

Rewards:

  • 9600 XP
  • 50 Renown
  • The Breath of Darkness Accessory (Reduces Heaven’s Cloud cooldown by 2.5 seconds)
  • The Triunity Accord Curiosity

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