Black Mage Village and Side Quests
Start of Disc 4
The game continues with a few short cutscenes in Black Mage Village with Zidane and crew dropping off the Genomes to stay with the Black Mages. The team quickly leaves the area though in their new Airship, the Invincible. The first thing to notice is that the entire world is now covered in Mist again.
It’s time to complete a number of the side quests as this is essentially the end of the game. If you would prefer to go straight to the end game content though you can either navigate to the bottom of the page or click on this link to go to Memoria.
You may want to stop off back in the Black Mage Village though as the Weapons Shop, Item Shop and Synth Shop all have brand new items.
You can start off by taking this opportunity to do more frog catching for the Frog Catching side quest. You can also deliver your newest Kupo Nut to Moguta in Gizamaluke’s Grotto to obtain an Aloha T-Shirt.
There is one final Chocobo Dive Spot that can now be reached:
The Last Chocobo Dive Spot
Locating the 5th and final Dive Spot for the Chocobo Dive Spot side quest. This page contains the location of the other 4 if you did not obtain them previously.
Board the Invincible (Airship) and press Triangle to go inside the cabin/bridge. There is a treasure chest at the back of the ship on the left side of the screen that contains Pisces, the final Stellazzio.
Take the Stellazzio back to Treno and return to the Queen’s House to complete the Stellazzio side quest (or use the link below to help you find any that you have missed). There is also one final Stellazzio for you to obtain in order to complete the quest. Use the side quest link below for more information:
Completing the Stellazzio Side Quest
Returning to the Queen’s House in Dark City Treno to return all of the Stellazzio to Queen Stella.
Return to Alexandria to find Stiltzkin back in the Steeple next to Kupo. Stiltzkin will sell you a Moonstone, Ruby and an Elixir for 5,555 Gil. Finally, speak to him one more time and if you purchased items from him at every opportunity (check out the Stiltzkin side quest page for more information) you will receive a Ribbon as a reward.
Driving the Hard Bargain
You must purchase all of the available items from Stiltzkin each time he appears in order to obtain the Driving the Hard Bargain Trophy. This is a missable trophy as you cannot return to some sections of the game in order to buy items that you have missed. This is the last and final purchase you need to make from Stiltzkin and you should receive the trophy at this point.
Over the Moon
You can also complete the Mognet Central side quest at this point in the game. A chain of events starts off when you speak to Kupo right beside Stiltzkin in the Steeple in Alexandria. Check out the Mognet Central side quest page below for more information:
Completing the Mognet Central side quest by finding Mognet Central and receiving a Protect Ring as a reward.
You can also return to the Knight’s House in Treno to battle another monster:
Return to Chocobo’s Paradise (in the top left corner of the map) and talk to the Fat Chocobo to obtain the Fat Chocobo Card and to initiate the Chocobo Beach side quest. Details are included below:
Chocobo Hot & Cold
Returning to Chocobo’s Paradise to obtain the Fat Chocobo Card and initiating the Chocobo Beach side quest.
The locations of each of the 21 beaches that need to be found to complete the Fat Chocobo’s mini side quest.
There is a small side quest that can be completed to obtain Excalibur. It should be noted that this sword is not stronger than Ragnarok (which you should already have). Details are included on the side quest page below:
Cracking the Code
There are some quick and easy steps that you can complete to obtain the Cracking the Code Trophy. Return to Madain Sari with Dagger in your party and head to the porch near Eiko’s House. You will seen Lani run away as you approach. Leave Madain Sari and then return to Madain Sari but make sure that you do not have Amarant, Eiko or Dagger in your party.
Speak to Lani a couple of times and she will ask if you would like to go to the Eidolon Wall. Walk clockwise around the wall once and then return (you should hear a noise indicating success). Turn around and walk counter-clockwise until you hear another noise; turn around clockwise, etc. After doing this approximately 9 times, read all of the inscriptions on the murals, and this will reveal Dagger’s true name and reward you with the trophy.
There is one more side quest that completed in tandem with the final dungeon (Memoria). The side quest involves a number of scenes that take place near the Tantalus hideout:
It’s now time to move on to Memoria, the final dungeon of the game.