Release is a Main Quest in Final Fantasy 16, which is required in order to complete The Gathering Storm. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about Release.

Release: Overview

Final Fantasy 16: Release Walkthrough 1
Release begins during The Gathering Storm, and is compulsory. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Main Quest

Having dealt with the immediate threat posed by the Black Shields, Clive and Jill turn their attention to searching the abbey for any who might still be alive. There, amidst the slaughter, Jill discovers a lone surviving Bearer who, with his final breath, warns them of the Black Shields' reach.

Release: Walkthrough

Release begins after speaking with the surviving Bearer at the abbey in The Gathering Storm. After a cutscene, Clive will resolve to scatter the remains of the deceased.

Final Fantasy 16: Release Walkthrough 2
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Follow the marker east. The area is fairly open, so be on the lookout for enemy groups and items on the ground. On your way towards Riddock's Jump, you'll encounter your first Notorious Mark — an especially tough enemy. This one is Ahriman.

Ahriman Spoils:

Either run away from or defeat the monster, then continue on to Riddock's Jump. When you get there, approach the water's edge and scatter the remains.

After the cutscene, walk or fast travel back to Martha's Rest and go inside the inn. Talk to Martha to end the quest.

Objective Log

  • Make for Riddock's Jump
  • Return to Martha's Rest

Release: Rewards

  • 1x Black Blood
  • 50 EXP
  • 600 gil
  • 5 Renown

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