Return to Lindblum Castle

The game continues with Zidane waking up in the Guest Room of the castle. Open up the two treasure chests in this room. One contains an Elixir while the other contains an Egoist’s Armlet. Speak to Mogki the moogle and select the Mognet option to pick up the letter for Moodon. Attempt to leave the area and Blank will run up the stairs.

Returning to the Guest Room of Lindblum Castle
Active Time Event in Lindblum Castle

Leave the area and watch the Active Time Event that pops up (“Something Washed Ashore”) involving Quina. Travel to the elevator and choose to go down to the Base Level. Choose to ride to the Dragon’s Gate and locate the treasure chest behind the platform for a free Remedy. Ride the Castle Trolley to Serpent’s Gate to find another treasure chest on the far side of the platform that contains a Chimera Armlet.

Obtaining the Remedy from the Dragon's Gate
Obtaining the Chimera Armlet at the Serpent's Gate

Travel back to Base Level and then ride the elevator up to the Upper Level. Take a left up the stairs and up to the telescope to find Dagger. Watch the “My Bad” Active Time Event after speaking with Dagger to watch a short cutscene involving Blank. Head down to meet up with Blank who will explain that Regent Cid is awaiting Zidane in the Regent’s Chamber. Go into the next room, up the stairs and through the doorway.

Zidane climbing up to the top of the Castle
Zidane meeting with Dagger at the top of Lindblum Castle

Zidane, Cid and the rest of the team will meet up on the lower floor and a few Active Time Events will automatically initiate including “Self-reproach” and “Deep Anger”. Zidane will announce at the end of the meeting that he is going to go looking for Dagger again. This time she can be found in the Guest Room where Zidane originally woke up.

Meeting with Regent Cid
Finding Dagger back in the Guest Room

Zidane and the company decide that they first need to acquire an airship, and in order to do that then need to help Regent Cid return to his normal form. Doctor Tot suggests that this can be done by creating a special potion out of three different potions - the Strange Potion, Unusual Potion and Beautiful Potion. The next quest involves obtaining all three.

Unusual Potion, Beautiful Potion, Strange Potion for Regent Cid
Fly to the Business District

Watch the next Active Time Event (“My Hammer”) and then exit Lindblum Castle by riding the elevator to the Mid Level and catching the Air Cab to the Business District. Stop by the Inn on the opposite side of the street give Moodon the letter from Mogki. Travel north into the next area and search the left side of the screen for the Sagittarius Stellazzio.

Giving the letter from Mogki to Moodon
Sagittarius Stellazzio in the Business District of Lindblum Castle

The two treasure chests in Card Freak Gon’s house have been refilled again - one contains an Elixir and the other contains a Remedy. Speak to Alice in the square with all the shops and ask her about the Beautiful Potion. Travel to the Theater District next.

A short cutscene will take place as soon as Zidane reaches the Theater District involving Kal and Wei (as long as you saved them earlier on back in Uptown Burmecia). Enter the Studio and open up the treasure chest to obtain a Lapis Lazuli. Ask the “Self-proclaimed Artist Michael” in the Studio about the potions. He will say that he has never heard of them but will tell Zidane that if he finds any in the studio he is free to take them. Search amongst the junk on the left side of the screen to find the Strange Potion.

Kal in the Theater District
Picking up the Strange Potion in the Artist's House

Head down the stairs towards Tantalus Hideout to initiate some more dialogue between Zidane, Marcus and Cinna. Zidane will ask Cinna about the Unusual Potion which Cinna will retrieve from inside the hide out. Head back into the hideout again before you leave the Theater District and open all the chests to receive 1,273 gil, 970 gil and 4,826 gil. Return to Lindblum Grand Castle and back to Regent Cid’s chambers to initiate another scene.

Unusual Potion in the Theater District
Regent Cid asking whether the potion worked

Zidane will provide the mixed potions to Doctor Tot who will then administer the combined potion to Regent Cid. Rather than being restored, Regent Cid will be transformed into a frog. The team will decide to take the stolen ship from Alexandria and will agree to meet at the Base Level. Watch the next Active Time Event for another short scene involving Quina and then take the elevator down to the Base Level. Ride the trolley down to the Serpent’s Gate, go down the dock and hop on board the ship.

Meeting inside Lindblum Castle
Zidane at the Serpent's Gate boarding the Blue Narciss

The next destination is the Black Mage Village but there are a ton of side quests that you can complete now that you have access to the Blue Narciss.