Mystery Map II
Time to head to the Prairie Outpost and gain intel, a preliminary step to meeting up with Cor. To get there, simply get in the Regalia and have Ignis drive you to the quest location. Or, if that’s too simple for you, the Prairie Outpost is near the northern-most reaches of Leide, north-west of the Hammerhead outpost. Naturally, however, when you arrive, it’s time to scope the place out, chNow it’s time to return to the Prairie Outpost, as more sidequests can be found there, and old ones can be completed nearby. There’s also a bunch of shopping that was neglected on your first, cursory visit. First, however, you’ve got some treasure to hunt down. South of the barn where you found Monica is a red brick building - go behind the building and search for an unmarked loot spot to find a Metal Scrap . That’s one place to find the component you need for Cid to upgrade the Drain Lance, but another one awaits further on. Turn west and you should spot a fence nearby, with some wooden crates and a cart next to it. Search the cart to find Mystery Map II on it. Picking it up starts “Scraps of Mystery II”.eck out the merchants and pick up some more side quests.
Prairie Outpost Shopping
As for stores, to the east you can find the JM Market - Outpost, where you’ll find the same lady in her red truck (or clones of both, whichever you prefer) that you encountered at Longwythe. Here she’s selling largely the same goods as she was before.
JM Market - Outpost (Items)
|Phoenix Down||1,000 Gil|
|Gighee Ham||30 Gil|
|Luncheon Meat||100 Gil|
|Birdbeast Egg||20 Gil|
|Sheep Milk||10 Gil|
|Daggerquill Breast||60 Gil|
|Anak Meat||80 Gil|
|Dualhorn Steak||160 Gil|
|Leiden Potato||40 Gil|
|Leiden Pepper||20 Gil|
|Sweet Pepper||50 Gil|
|Lucian Tomato||200 Gil|
|Cleigne Wheat||100 Gil|
|Soxham Rice||200 Gil|
You can also find the Prairie Outpost branch of Culless Munitions outside of the barn, again, mostly selling gear you’ve long since had access to.
Culless Munitions - Prairie Outpost
|War Sword||150 Gil|
|Bronze Bangle Soldier’s Anklet Potpourri||500 Gil 1,000 Gil 500 Gil|
Dust to Dust
Once you’re done shopping, head behind the barn where Monica awaits to find none other than Dave! Everybody loves this guy! Talk to him and he’ll bluntly ask you to find another Dog Tag, starting the quest “ Dust to Dust “. This is a rather simple quest, so why not lend Dave a hand? Leave the Prairie Outpost behind and head south, through Lepelleth Haven and into the wilderness to find a rather large search area. Keep pressing south until you find a herd of Anak - large, antlered, giraffe-like creatures. They’re not inherently hostile, but the Daggerquills that fly overhead are, and unfortunately once a fight with the latter starts, your allies won’t discriminate enough to avoid bringing the Anak into the fray. Kill the beasties (Anak are weak against fire), then search a car near a fence to find the Bent Dog Tag you’re after.
|For finding the Bent Dog Tag.||EXP 600, Mega-Potion x5|
You can return the Bent Dog Tag to Dave at your leisure for the reward listed above, but while you’re out here, you might as well go grab an item and take care of yet another pair of side quests. Continue south until you see a water tower near where the highway turns from running south to running south-east. Run over to it and you should hear somebody cry out for help. From the water tower turn north to find a crumbling brick building, inside of which you’ll find an incapacitated hunter. Give them a Potion and you’ll complete a quest and save yourself the bother of inevitably hunting down their dog tag.
|For providing a Potion to a person in need||EXP 350, 900 Gil|
Mystery Map III
Return to the water tower and look south-east to find a road. Follow the road uphill to reach a shack with a smaller water tower near it. Search outside the shack, between its awning and some sacks, where you’ll find another Mystery Map on the ground. Pick it up to start “ Scraps of Mystery III “.
One more stop before returning to the Prairie outpost and getting back to the main story. Return once again to the water tower and from there turn west to reach the highway. Follow the highway north until you find a breach in the western guardrail, beyond which is a road which ultimately runs to a mine entrance (this road also runs north to Entethina Haven, should you need a nap).
The Ever Regal Regalia (Part 2)
When you’re ready, follow the dirt road south-west, ignoring those fear-mongering signs as you go. When youcome in sight of the mine Noctis will confirm that this is the place where Cindy’s “rare car wax” resides. Time to go get the Regalia some love sauce! Head inside the mine to find out that the signs weren’t lying… at least, not about the “vexing varmints” bit, as the mine is populated by Goblins. They’re not too strong, but they’re awfully annoying, and give very little experience. Sadly, you’ll be dealing with more of these pests in the near future. Fight your way through them and claim the curiously unguarded can of Aero Wax in the middle of the mine.
|For giving Cindy the Aero Wax||EXP 150|
Tired of Running
You can now make your way to Cindy at you leisure to claim the reward listed above, but there’s another quest you can knock out if you persevere through the rest of the mine Fight your way through the mine and when you exit back into daylight somewhere to the south you’ll find a fenced-off area full of shipping crates. From this storage yard you’ll hear the cries of another wounded Hunter, who is tucked away amidst the shipping crates. Give him a Potion and he’ll be on his way.
|For providing a Potion to a person in need||EXP 300, 500 Gil|
The Ever Elegant Regalia
To clear out the side quests for this chapter, some backtracking is unfortunately necessary. Return to Hammerhead, talk to Cindy and claim the reward listed under “The Ever Regal Regalia (Part 2)” heading, then talk to her again to start another quest. Seems like there’s something else she desires, and a previous “helper” proved rather unhelpful, despite the name. This time she’s requesting a Redstone Shard, which can be found in the Balouve Mines.
Sound like a new area? It should, as it’s an out-of-the-way mine south-east of the Longwythe Rest Area. It was previously uninteresting, although since a quest calls… well, it’s time to check it out. Of course, you don’t need the Redstone Shard from that particular mine - any Redstone Shard will do, and you can get it randomly from just about any Mineral Desposit in the area. If you’ve got it, turn it in to Cindy, if not, it’s time to explore the Balouve Mine.
Your destination is south down a dirt road (marked by a yellow line) off the main highway that connects Hammerhead outpost with the Longwythe Rest Area. South of the Emmelle Haven Campground (which is west of the road) you’ll find the Balouve Mines Parking Spot.
|For indulging Prompto||200 EXP|
Park the Regalia and follow the eastern-most train tracks through a fence and into the mine. The tracks will vanish under a heap of rubble next to an elevator, and it’s on this rubble where you’ll find the Redstone Shard you’re looking for. Once it’s yours, leave the mine. Ignore the elevator, however, as the depths of Balouve Mine (despite largely being populated with weakling Goblins) has a rather powerful foe lurking within.
Instead, return to Cindy to claim your reward, and pick up another quest, “The Ever Gleaming Regalia” . This one requires that you make your way to Duscae, so you’ll have to continue the main story a bit before doing it.
|For giving Cindy a Redstone Shard||EXP 500, Hammerhead, Racing Stripes I, Basic Color Samples|
Conceal Dont Feel
If you’re still in the mood for trivial side quests, there’s one more you can do right now. Make your way over to The Three Valleys Parking Spot and head north-west across the road towards a barn. If you’ve been completing the other hunting quests, you should hear another hunter cry out in distress. This one can be found in the barn, just fork over an Antidote and enjoy some compensation.
|For providing an Antidote to a person in need||EXP 300, 500 Gil|