The Gathering Storm is a Main Quest in Final Fantasy 16, following on from Home, Sweet Home. As part of our Final Fantasy 16 guide, we're going to explain everything you need to know about The Gathering Storm.

The Gathering Storm: Overview

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The Gathering Storm begins immediately after completing Home, Sweet Home. — Image: Push Square
Type Description
Main Quest

With all eyes focused on the Crystalline Dominion, the fringes have begun to slowly fall into disarray as rumors of unspeakable atrocities abound. To make matters worse, trusted ally and friend to man and Bearer alike, Martha, has gone missing from her inn.

The Gathering Storm: Walkthrough

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The Gathering Storm begins after the ending cutscene from the last quest. Otto enters Clive's room to report that Martha has gone missing. Head towards the mess hall to speak to him about it.

Afterwards, you'll need to fast travel to Martha's Rest. Once you're there, head into the inn. Watch the cutscene. This will begin a new quest, Dark Clouds Gather, which is required in order to continue. Click the link for more info.

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Once this is done, you'll need to search Glaidemond Abbey for the abbot. Follow the marker to the small outbuilding and go inside, then watch the cutscene. After it's done, you'll receive another quest, Release. Again, you'll need to complete this before you can carry on. Click the link for help if you need it.

After this is finished, fast travel back to The Hideaway, then follow the marker to find Gav and speak to him. With the cutscene done, fast travel to Hawk's Cry Cliff and the quest is over.

Objective Log

  • Speak with Otto
  • Find the Cursebreakers
  • Pursue the garrison soldiers
  • Make for Glaidemond Abbey
  • Search the abbey
  • Perform the Casting and return to Martha's Rest
  • Make for Riddock's Jump
  • Return to Martha's Rest
  • Return to the hideaway
  • Speak with Gav
  • Journey to Hawk's Cry Cliff

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