Blacksmith's Blues is a Side Quest in Final Fantasy 16, located in The Hideaway. It first appears during the Main Quest named Here Be Monsters. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Blacksmith's Blues.

Blacksmith's Blues: Overview

Final Fantasy 16: Blacksmith's Blues Walkthrough 1
Blacksmith's Blues is a Side Quest you can pick up in The Hideaway. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Side Quest

August wants Clive to find out what's been troubling Blackthorne. While the surly blacksmith isn't usually a big talker, August thinks he might open up to Clive.

Blacksmith's Blues: Walkthrough

Blacksmith's Blues begins when you speak to August. He'll tell you that Blackthorne, the blacksmith, seems off, and wants your help to see what's bothering him.

Head over to Blackthorne, in his usual spot, and speak to him. Once the chat's done, you'll next need to speak with Charon, who's nearby at her shop. Afterwards, your next stop is the hunt board.

Follow the marker to it and speak to Nektar, then select 'Ask about griffin sightings'. Take a look at the listing for the griffin, which is located at Caer Norvent West Gate.

Fast travel to Lostwing, then head through Cutter's Gate, southeast, towards Caer Norvent River Gate. There, you'll need to defeat Dozmare the griffin.

Dozmare Spoils:

With the griffin down, watch the cutscene, then approach the man in the bushes and speak to him. Once that's done, fast travel back to The Hideaway, then speak to Blackthorne to conclude the quest.

Objective Log

  • Speak with Blackthorne
  • Speak with Charon
  • Use the hunt board to locate the griffin
  • Defeat the griffin
  • Speak with the injured man
  • Deliver the treated leather to Blackthorne

Blacksmith's Blues: Rewards

  • 1x Drakeslayer's Belt Design Draft
  • 250 EXP
  • 10 Renown

Did you follow this walkthrough for Blacksmith's Blues? For more information on Final Fantasy 16, including All Quests, refer to our Final Fantasy 16 guide through the link.