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Final Fantasy XV

Holly's Sidequests

Jarrod Garripoli
Nathan Garvin

Holly works for EXINERIS Industries, overseeing operations at the power plant in Lestallum. After Chapter 7 ends you’ll automatically start the quest “A Precious Source of Power”, the successful completion of which will impress Holly enough for her to pester you with more quests. As far as rewards are concerned, she’s somewhat of a less-lucrative Vyv - she still gives plenty of gil, but not as much as Vyv, but she compensates somewhat by providing better experience. Expect to gain 9,000 experience and 17,500 gil over her three, relatively simple quests.

After helping out in EXINERIS, Holly will foist other tasks upon you (left), the first of which is inspect steam valves (right).

Steam Valve Inspection

Where When Reward
Lestallum Finish “A Precious Source of Power” 2,000 EXP / 2,500 gil

After completing “A Precious Source of Power”, Holly can be found waiting for you outside the EXINERIS power plant. Talk to her and she’ll pass on some busy work - find eight steam valve pipes and check to see if they’re leaking, and if so, fix them. All of these pipes are blue and come in groups of three. Their locations are as follows:

  • From the EXINERIS Power Plant head south-east up one flight of stairs and down another flight, turn south-west down an alley, then turn south-east again to find some pipes on your left.
  • From the EXINERIS Power Plant head south-east up one flight of stairs, down two flights of stairs, then continue south-east to find the pipes, merrily bellowing steam.
  • From the EXINERIS Power Plant head south-east up one flight of stairs, down two flights of stairs, then turn right to find the pipes you're looking for.
  • North-east of Surgate's Beanmine.
  • In the alley south-west of the Culless Munitions - Lestallum shop, the alley that connects Culless Munitions - Lestallum to Surgate's Beanmine.
  • In the alley south-west of the Culless Munitions - Lestallum shop, the alley that connects Culless Munitions - Lestallum to Surgate's Beanmine.
  • Between the Tozus Counter restaurant and the Moatte's Odds 'n' Ends shop is an alley running north. These pipes are on the wall north of the alley.
  • From Fallstar Foods head down an alley to the north-east, the pipes are to your right.

Look for the pylon with the ropeway vehicle moored next to it (left) as these pylons will have a ladder you can ascend to inspect the machiery up top (right).

Power to the Pylons

Where When Reward
Lestallum Finish “Steam Valve Inspection” 3,000 EXP / 5,000 gil

Return to Holly after “Steam Valve Inspection” to pick up her next round of busy-work. This time there’s a problem with the ropeway, and you need to go check three pylons and see if you can find the problem and fix it to get the ropeway moving again. This is actually split up into three sub-quests, “Power to the Pylons I”, “Power to the Pylons II” and “Power to the Pylons III”.

The first pylons you’ll need to check are just south-west of Lestallu, north of the road. From the center of the search area (where the quest marker is) head west to find a pylon with a ropeway vehicle near it, and, more importantly, a ladder that lets you scale the pylon. Do so, check the machinery up there, and move on ot the next one.

The other two pylons are going to work more or less the same way - head to the search area and find the pylon with a ropeway car parked near it, which incidentally is also the pylon with the ladder in that area. The next one (“Power to the Pylons II”) is north of Old Lestallum. The Pylon you’re looking for is along the northern end of the search area.

Finally head over to the search are for “Power to the Pylons III”, which is north-west of Old Lestallum. The pylon with the ladder is north of the quest marker, just south of the road that leads to the Rachsia Bridge Fishing Spot.

Holding Back the Dark

Where When Reward
Lestallum Finish “Power to the Pylons” 4,000 EXP / 10,000 gil

Return to Holly for her next - and last - quest, and this time she’s got a good excuse. She can’t check all the lighting structures that need checked in a single day, and she’s not about to fight any daemons, so some strapping strong lads will have to do the job for her. Since there aren’t any of those in this game, Noctis and his friends will have to suffice.

First stop is the Burbost Souvenir Emporium, where you’ll need to search some fenced-off machinery next to the outpost’s namesake shop to find that this, of course, isn’t the source of the problem. Next make your way to the Coernix Station - Cauthess and search an electrical box in a parking lot north of the outpost’s caravan.

After that’s been inspected, you’ll need to move on to the third spot: Cauthess Rest Area. From the Crow’s Nest Diner - Cauthess, head north past some fuel tanks, leap a railing, then make your way to the eastern wall of the warehouse to find another electrical box. While you’re inspecting it a pack of Voretooths will show up, which by now should be little more than nuisances to be swept aside at your leisure. Still, looks like Holly was justified in fearing fiends and sending you in her stead.

Report back to Holly again and she’ll decide that she’s done taking on more tasks than they can accomplish and reveal some of her backstory, after which she’ll give you the hefty reward that made this worthwhile. True to her word, she’s done giving you quests.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    19 December 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Jarrod Garripoli

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After a years-long cold war between the Kingdom of Lucis and the empire of Niflheim over the world's last crystal, an armistice is finally agreed upon. As part of the peace treaty, the heir to the Lucian throne Noctis Lucis Caelum is to marry Lady Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, an oracle from the imperial province of Tenebrae. After Noctis sets out to meet his betrothed, the treaty collapses. Merely a ruse to bring down the magical barrier protecting Lucis, Niflheim invades and takes the kingdom and the crystal for itself. With the treaty in tatters and his father and betrothed believed dead, Noctis must rely on his own tenacity and the support of his band of loyal followers to get him through what is to come.

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