Holding On is a Main Quest in Final Fantasy 16, following on from Homecoming. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Holding On.

Holding On: Overview

Final Fantasy 16: Holding On Walkthrough 1
Holding On begins straight after completing the previous quest, Homecoming. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Main Quest

At Martha's Rest, Clive and Jill cross paths with Cid, and say their final farewells before continuing their journey. The road ahead leads north through Rhiannon's Ride to Eastpool, then on to Phoenix Gate.

Holding On: Walkthrough

Holding On has you heading north out of Martha's Rest, heading towards Eastpool. Make your way over the mended bridge.

This is another relatively open area full of enemies and items to discover. Explore as much as you want, and when you're ready, head towards the quest marker, passing through Greensheaves then Rhiannon's Ride and The Broken Hilt.

Final Fantasy 16: Holding On Walkthrough 4
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Upon reaching the marker, watch the cutscene. Afterwards, you'll have another quest marker to follow, this time leading you to Phoenix Gate. As you head out of Eastpool, don't forget to restock at the merchant. As you approach the exit, a cutscene will play.

This triggers a new quest, Back in the Day, which you must complete before continuing. Click the link for more information.

With that diversion done, continue to the exit and head towards the marker. The Dim has one or two items to pick up, but little else — simply follow the path along towards Phoenix Gate. When you reach the marker, you'll get another cutscene.

Afterwards, fast travel to Phoenix Gate Ruins to conclude the quest.

Objective Log

  • Make for Eastpool
  • Make for Phoenix Gate
  • Look for the old man by the well
  • Speak with the villagers
  • Find the old man
  • Slay the slavering beasts
  • Make for Phoenix Gate
  • Explore the ruins of Phoenix Gate

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