Forge (Rare) is a traveling merchant in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII who randomly moves from place to place. Though labelled as "Forge (Rare)" on the field, his name changes to "Red Dragon Outfitters" in the shop menu. Forge (Rare) can be found on any continent in any moment of any day on or after Day 3, and there is no way to determine where he is going to spawn. He is a dark-skinned man with a red and black checkered hat and a rucksack.
How to find
To trigger Forge (Rare)'s appearance, the player must reach Day 3 and visit at least one Outfitter. A spawn check is run every hour, using a probability cycle of 25%, then 50%, then 75%, and finally 100%. In other words, Forge (Rare) is guaranteed to appear at least once every few hours. However, he can appear on any continent, and in one of five places on each one. Therefore, even if one looks for him during an hour he is certain to spawn, there is only a 5% chance that he will appear at any one location. To minimize frustration, the player should plan ahead and keep the necessary amount of gil to make as many purchases from Forge (Rare) as possible whenever one runs into him.
One way to look for him is to save the game at the beginning of an hour, activate Chronostasis and teleport or walk to one of the spawn locations (not take the monorail). If Forge (Rare) is not there, the player can teleport or walk to the next location, until they are out of EP. If that happens the player can exit the game and load, then check locations they haven't checked yet, until they have checked all spawn locations before the next hour.
|Luxerion||North Station Plaza|
|South end of Pilgrim's Causeway|
|Yusnaan||Southwest in Glutton's Quarter|
|Near the Cactuar Statue|
|Back alley in Reveler's Quarter|
|Near the Palace entrance in Augur's Quarter|
|Moogle Village's entrance|
|Near the southernmost wreckage in Grasslands|
|Eremite Plains, northwest, near the path that leads west|
|Southwest of Aryas Village, near the highroad to Dead Dunes|
|Dead Dunes||Giant's Sandbox near Giant's Head|
|Grave of the Colossi near the arch to the southeast|
|Path leading to Ruffian from Grave of the Colossi|
|Dead end where a Pilgrim's Crux is found in Dry Floodlands|
|West look-out tower in Atomos's Sands|
Red Dragon Outfitters
Three of Forge (Rare)'s garbs can be purchased elsewhere after certain Canvas of Prayers tasks have been completed. Hidden Justice can be found in the Wildlands' Canopus Farms' Expert Outfitters, and Witching Hour can be found in Outfitters Rouge by Luxerion's South Station upon the completion of "Roadworks I". Danse Macabre can be found in Outfitters Marionette in Yusnaan's Glutton's Quarter upon the completion of "Roadworks III". However, these prayer quests are only available from Day 9 onwards.
|Hidden Justice||Garb||Day 3||8,000 gil|
|Witching Hour||Garb||Day 3||8,000 gil|
|Danse Macabre||Garb||Day 3||10,000 gil|
|Shadow Trooper||Garb||Day 3||10,000 gil|
|Lightning's Shades||Adornment||Day 3||3,200 gil|
|Vigilance||Garb||Day 6||15,000 gil|
|Carnaval Crusher||Garb||Day 9||15,000 gil|
|Astral Lord||Garb||Hard Mode||500,000 gil|