Wiz Chocobo Post is a location from Final Fantasy XV that also appears in Final Fantasy XV: Comrades. It is a chocobo stable situated in the Duscae region owned by Wiz Forlane. At the post chocobo riders can rest their chocobos and Wiz sells merchandise, much of it chocobo-related. There is a caravan at the site the player can use for resting. A chocobo racing track is located across the road.
The outpost's item shop sells a standard assortment of curatives, as well as a cactuar statuette that Noctis can give to Talcott Hester at Cape Caem. A woman by the chocobo pens sells special greens as chocobo feed and also offers the opportunity to customize the name and color of the party's chocobos. Wiz acts as the post's tipster, and the player can talk to him for information on the surrounding area, order a meal, or volunteer for one of the available hunts. The player must take on the hunt to vanquish the behemoth Deadeye to unlock the ability to rent chocobos. In addition to hunts, Wiz also offers a series of sidequests to Noctis, all of which are chocobo-related.
On a barrel near the chocobo pens.
- Duscaen dude ranch focused on the protection and propagation of everyone's favorite feathered friends. Tourists are invited to feed and interact with the birds at their leisure. The post also sponsors chocobo races and a bird rental service (for a small fee).
- Wild chocobos one trotted freely through the forests of Duscae, but the recent influx of ferocious beasts has sent the birds running in fear. Despite the Hunters strengthening their patrol of the area, their numbers were not enough to attend to all the lost and injured birds, and the population continued to decrease.
- Troubled by the chocobos' travails, Wiz Forlane sought to set up a safe haven for birds in need. Thanks to his efforts, the feathered friends of the forest once again had a place to rest their tired wings in peace. Without his hard work, the national Lucian sport of chocobo racing might have been lost to the annals of time.
A few weeks after Niflheim confiscated the Regalia, Noctis and his retinue end up at the chocobo post. They encounter Umbra who leads them to Gentiana, who explains how Noctis can forge a covenant with Ramuh.
When party asks if they can rent chocobos, the owner Wiz explains that they can't because a vicious behemoth named Deadeye is making the birds afraid of leaving the outpost. The party accepts the hunt and returns to claim their bounty and to rent chocobos. Later, Wiz asks the retinue to check on a rare wild black chocobo. When the party goes to check on her, they don't find her, but find she has laid an egg. They bring the egg back to Wiz and he looks after it and informs the party when it hatches.
When darkness overruns Eos Wiz Chocobo Post is abandoned and in ruins. Chocobos are at first thought to be extinct, but one of Wiz's workers escorts some chocobos to Old Lestallum and some chocobo chicks are sent to Meldacio Hunter HQ, including the black chocobo chick.
Café Claire is operated by Wiz outside the main building. Wiz is the chef and the local tipster, who hooks the party up with various hunts (see below) and tells them about the area. Wiz's own quests (see below) are accepted by inspecting the cafe table, as talking to Wiz enters his establishment instead.
|Gysahl Chips||HP Boost (Level 8): Max HP +400||380||—||Default|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 480|
|Green Smoothie|| Flameproof (Level 9): Fire Resistance +90%|
Frostproof (Level 9): Ice Resistance +90%
Stormproof (Level 9): Lightning Resistance +90%
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 160|
|Chocobo Club Sandwich|| Attack Boost (Level 8): Strength +80|
HP Boost (Level 8): Max HP +400
Toadproof: Immune to Toad
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 980|
|Fat Chocobo Triple-Decker|
(Fat Chocobo Burger)
| HP Boost (Level 8): Max HP +400|
EXP Boost (Level 5): EXP +50%
|1100||Stacked Ham Sandwich||Complete Wiz's sidequest: A Feathery Feast|
|Patch notes: Pre-v1.02 Price: 1200|
The kiosk is at the main building, opposite the chocobo pens.
Culless Munitions - Chocobo Post
Culless Munitions is a weapons and accessories vendor operating from a black Culless Munitions van at the outskirts of the outpost. It has largely the same inventory as the Culless Munitions at Coernix Station - Cauthess.
|Airstep Sword||300||ATK 83 MP+7|
Reduces the MP cost of aerial maneuvers.
|Blade of Brennaere||131||HP+82 Fire Resist+27%|
Inflicts fire damage.
|Mythril Lance||300||ATK 55 Magic+32|
|Cutlasses||300||ATK 58 MP+6 Magic+10|
They sap the attacking strength of foes.
|Calamity||300||ATK 53 Spirit+5|
Fires poisoned rounds.
|Kite Shield||300||ATK 52 Vitality+15 Ballistic Resist+8%|
Blinking restores a small amount of health.
|Warrior's Anklet||1500||Vitality +50|
|Bulletproof Vest||2000||Ballistic Resist+10%|
|Towel||5000||Protects from all staining.|
|Handkerchief||1000||Protects from some staining.|
Camilla operates the Chocobo Salon next to the chocobo pen. She sells greens and can customize the player's rented chocobos (Iris's chocobo cannot be customized) with dyes and medals. New greens become available at the shop by completing quests for Wiz Forlane; the best greens don't become available until after all of his quests are done. The greens can be fed to chocobos while camping with rented chocobos, and the perks can be used in chocobo races.
|Mimett Greens||50||Leisure Goods||Boosts chocobo's stamina.|
|Reagan Greens||50||Leisure Goods||Boosts chocobo's gliding ability.|
|Curiel Greens||50||Leisure Goods||Boosts chocobo's galloping ability.|
|Sylkis Greens||300||Leisure Goods||Boosts all of chocobo's attributes.|
Across the road from the outpost is a chocobo racing track where the player can compete in various courses after chocobos have been cleared for riding in lieu of the hunt for Deadeye. The player can earn medals to decorate their chocobo with and find fruit to unlock new chocobo colors at the salon.
- Iron Bangle
- Camera Strap - unique accessory for Prompto (deck of the main building)
- Book of Cosmogony (bench by the main building)
Wiz hands out several chocobo-related quests, giving chocobo-related rewards for completing them, and is first met by Noctis's group when Prompto wishes to take up chocobo racing. However, races and riding are suspended as a hulking behemoth (Deadeye) roams about the area. Noctis's party sets out to slay the beast, tracking it back to its den and slaying it. Afterward, Wiz will let the party rent chocobos and use the chocobo-grooming services to customize their looks.
Wiz will ask the group to find missing and possibly injured chocobos and heal them, or photograph them for Wiz to determine their condition. On another instance, he asks the group to find ingredients for a recipe which he believes would attracts more visitors to the ranch. From the ingredients Wiz makes servings of stacked club sandwiches from which Ignis can learn a similar recipe.
Wiz's final quest tasks the player with finding a rare female black-feathered chocobo that has fallen under attack. Noctis's party saves the egg but can't find the mother bird. They take the egg back to Wiz who notifies the group once it hatches.
|Where the Wild Chocobos Are||Duscae||Complete "A Behemoth Undertaking"||500 EXP, Xelphatol Apple Seeds x1, Doman Plum Pits x1, Mamook Pear Seeds x1|
|Bird on the Brink||Duscae||Complete "Where the Wild Chocobos Are"||1,000 EXP|
|A Feathery Feast||Duscae||Complete "Bird on the Brink"||1,500 EXP, Fat Chocobo Triple-Decker|
|Chase That Chocobo!||Leide||Complete "A Feathery Fest"||2,000 EXP, Valfruit Seeds x1, O'Ghomoro Berry Seeds x1, Cieldalaes Pineapple Seeds x1, Han Lemon Seeds x1|
|Savior of the Species||Cleigne||Complete "Chase That Chocobo!" and reach Chapter 07||2,500 EXP|
Adventurer from Another World
To start the quest, the player must head to Cauthess Rest Area after completing the main quest and objective "The Hexatheon's Blessings: Touch the first runestone" in the story. The player can fast-travel there if they have visited the location previously, and the quest starts as soon as the location loads. The retinue hears a voice and follows it to the warehouse where they find Y'jhimei stuck under a gargantuan chocobo. The party must go to Wiz Chocobo Post to buy Premium Gysahl Greens from the kiosk (they cost 500 gil and the player can only buy one) and give them to the chocobo to free Y'jhimei. She heads off to Perpetouss Keep where the party is to follow.
|Red in Tooth and Claw||Wiz Chocobo Post||1||Voretooth x9||The Malacchi Hills (All Times)||12||2,140 gil, Hi-Elixir||★★|
|A Behemoth Undertaking||Wiz Chocobo Post||1||Deadeye x1||The Nebulawood (All Times)||15||3,020 gil, Amethyst Bracelet||★★|
|Exorcism of the Nebulawood||Wiz Chocobo Post||1||Mindflayer x3||The Nebulawood (Nighttime)||19||3,190 gil, Moon Pendant||★★|
|Thunder in Them Thar Hills||Wiz Chocobo Post||3||Thunder Bomb x5||The Malacchi Hills (Nighttime)||21||3,330 gil, Megalixir||★★|
|A Most Behemoth Undertaking||Wiz Chocobo Post||8||Behemoth Tyrant x1||The Nebulawood (All Times)||62||19,540 gil, Gold Bangle x1||★★★★|
Eating Fat Chocobo Triple-Decker at Cafe Claire teaches Stacked Ham Sandwich to Ignis, but the player must make it available at the cafe first by completing Wiz's quests.
Purchasing Iron Shelf Recipes, Vol. 2 from Post Kiosk teaches Prime Garula Rib.
Artist in Altissia
There are two drawings at the outpost drawn by an artist in Altissia, one of Wiz and one of a chocobo.
The player can ask Prompto to take a photo of the party by the chocobos at a spot near the stables.
After completing the "A Behemoth Undertaking" hunt and reaching Cape Caem in Chapter 6, driving by Wiz Chocobo Post has Prompto suggest a photo there, opening the quest Photo Op: Ranch. Completing it yields 250 EXP.
Episode Duscae demo
Wiz Chocobo Post is one of the locations available to visit in the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae game demo. In the demo, the post has much more limited features available, as it is not possible to rent or ride chocobos even after Deadeye is defeated. Wiz himself mans the shop counter, but is not always actively behind it. If a "Be right back" sign is posted, the player must talk to him on the chocobo post grounds to open it.
Behind the scenes
The main building at Wiz Chocobo Post has rooms inside that seem unfinished and the player can't enter the building. The "hidden" rooms can be explored with Ansel in the Windows Edition.
When the party leaves Leide after Chapter 2, they talk about Duscae and where they are headed next. Ignis says Duscae has a chocobo forest, likely referring to Wiz Chocobo Post. Chocobo forests were a recurring location in the pre-PlayStation 2 era Final Fantasy games where the player could find chocobos.
A "chocobo pen" dubbed Wiz Chocobo Post was present at Square Enix's booth in EGX 2016 where attendees could pet "real" chocobos.
食う / くう / kuu is a rough way to say "eat", whose volitional casual form is 食え / くえ / kue ("let's scoff 'em down!"), leading to Kweh!