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Cid's Hideaway guide for Final Fantasy 16 (FF16). Learn how to get to the Hideaway, how to unlock quest, what you can do, Charon's Toll, Black Hammer, Arete Stone and map location.

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What You Can Do At Cid's Hideaway

Unlock Through Story Progression

You will be able to visit Cid's Hideaway as the story unfolds. If you haven't been there yet, make sure to progress the story forward.

Main Quests Story Walkthrough

List Of Features At Cid's Hideaway

Features Available At The Start

▼Charon's TollBuy Gear and Items
▼The Black HammerCrafting and upgrading equipment
▼Arete StoneAccess Training, Arcade, and Replay Modes
▼OrchestrionChange the BGM
▼Harpocrates TomesCheck Thousand Tomes

Other Features That Can Be Unlocked Through Story Progression

▼Vivian's ReportView The Grand Cast and Situation Map
▼Hunt BoardCheck Risky Mob quest orders
▼Alliant ReportsCheck list of unaccepted quests
▼Patron's WhisperReceive donation support
▼Wall of MemoriesCheck acquired Curiosities
▼The Reading TableRead and check letters

You Can Go There Anytime Afterwards

Once you have visited it, you will be able to go there anytime. You can fast travel to Cid's Hideaway by selecting it from the World Map.

Charon's Toll

Use Gil To Purchase Equipment And Other Items

You can spend Gil to purchase equipment and items. It is also possible to increase your Gil by selling your current equipment and items.

Gil Farming Guide - How To Earn Money Fast?

The Product Lineup Is Unlocked As The Story Progresses

The lineup of items available for purchase at the shop increases as the story progresses.

Shop Guide - Location & Products For Sale

The Black Hammer

Craft & Upgrade Gear By Consuming Materials

You can craft equipment by consuming materials. You can switch between Craft and Upgrade using L2 and R2 buttons.

How To Craft & Upgrade Gear Guide

Arete Stone

Four Modes To Play

TrainingSet up enemies and situations to practice battles
Arcade ModeSelect a stage and set a new score
Stage Replay Retry the completed stages
Chronolith TrialsRe-challenge the completed trials

With the Arete Stone, you can enjoy various contents such as Training, Arcade Mode, and Stage Replay. Initially, the last mode is marked as a question mark ("?"), but it will be unlocked as the story progresses, where you can further hone your combat skills and try new things.

Arete Stone Guide - How To Use & Unlock

Earn Materials And Experience Points In Stage Replay

In the Stage Replay mode, you can fight again with enemies you defeated in the story. While one-time only accessories do not drop again, they can still be used to acquire materials and experience points, so it's worth to use if you are farming for specific materials.


Change BGM For Cid's Hideaway

In Orchestrion, you can change the background music (BGM) while in Cid's Hideaway. The available BGM options are unlocked as you progress through the story.

Orchestrion (BGM) Guide - How To Change & Unlock

Harpocrates' The Thousand Tomes

You Can See The Keyword Explanation

In The Thousand Tomes, you can see the information on topics that have appeared so far. Check it out if you want to know more about the world and its history.

The Thousand Tomes Guide - How To Use & Features

Speaking And Gaining Knowledge Leads To Leveling Up

By engaging in conversations, Clive accumulates knowledge in The Thousand Tomes and levels up.

Vivian's Report

Can Check The Grand Cast And Situation Map

Vivian's Report

Vivian's Report provides a chronological overview of "The Grand Cast" and "Situation Map" in the game.

The Grand Cast

The Grand Cast

The main characters and their relationships in the main story can be reviewed. The contents will be added and updated as the main story progresses.

Situation Map

Situation Map

The situation of each country in the main story and Clive's movements at that time can be checked. The contents will be added and updated as the main story progresses.

Hunt Board

You Can Check The Wanted Posters Of Risky Mobs

Hunt Board

On the Hunt Board, you can check the wanted posters of dangerous monsters called Risky Mobs that are located throughout Valisthea. The wanted posters provide information about their spawn locations and rewards for defeating them, and they are added as the main story progresses.

Alliant Reports

You Can Check The List Of Unaccepted Quests

Alliant Reports

Alliant Reports allows you to see quests that have not been activated. It is also possible to navigate to the area around the place where the quest was received.

Patron's Whisper

Support Items Available As Donations Depending On Renown Rating

At the Patron's Whisper, Clive can obtain corresponding support items by gaining Renown Rating. Renown Rating can be earned by completing quests and defeating Risky Mobs.

Wall Of Memories

You Can Check Curiosities

In the Wall of Memories section, you can check the Curiosities that you have acquired. Whenever you obtain a Curiosity Item, it is automatically displayed, and you can view the detailed text of each item by selecting it.

The Reading Table

You Can Check The Letters Received From Your Friends

At the Reading Table, you can check the "letters" received from your companion friends. The number of letters will increase as you progress through the main story and quests.

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