Wiz Forlane runs the eponymous Wiz Chocobo Post in Final Fantasy XV. The chocobo post is a rural outpost in the Duscae region that has a shop, a restaurant, caravan, chocobo stables, and a racing track. Wiz handles the restaurant while his workers run the other attractions.
When the party visits Wiz Chocobo Post the first time, Wiz gives them the mission to hunt down Deadeye, a behemoth blind in one eye that his chocobos are terrified of. Once the threat has been dealt with, the player can rent Wiz's chocobos.
- Eponymous proprietor of the Wiz Chocobo Post. Self styled savior to everyone's feathered friends, Wiz has poured his heart into the protection and preservation of Duscae's dwindling chocobo population. Despite the difficulties his dude ranch faced in its early days, business began booming as word about its birds spread across Eos. This sudden rise in popularity also spurred the revival of of one Lucis's oldest sports: chocobo racing.
- Before the advent of automobiles, chocobos served as steeds, transporting people and goods from place to place. Out of all the various breeds, black chocobos have proven the fleetest of foot, keeping apace with most conventional vehicles. As an endangered species, however, dark-plumed chocobos are rarely seen in the wild. Wiz seeks to rectify this situation, hoping to help increase their numbers and eventually hold special races in their honor.
Wiz is an older man with a stout build and gray hair and beard. He wears a gray flat cap, a gray shirt with sleeves rolled up, a brown vest, a yellow scarf and white trousers.
Wiz is a kind man who loves chocobos. He cares for both wild chocobos and the tame birds in his care. He keeps tabs on the wild birds that roam about the area, becoming worried if he doesn't see some of them for a time. Although he does his best to ensure the chocobos in his care are well looked after, he sometimes wonders if it is right to keep animals meant to roam in the wild in a domesticated setting. However, his efforts have helped the dwindling numbers of wild chocobos and without his hard work, the national Lucian sport of chocobo racing might have been lost.
Wiz seeks to preserve chocobos, a now-endangered species that used to be in common use across the land before the invention of automobiles. He established a chocobo ranch in Duscae where he rents out chocobos, runs a cafe, a shop, and a chocobo racing track and has a caravan on the grounds for visitors to stay in.
Wiz's business is hindered by an injured behemoth known as Deadeye that begins to stalk his chocobos, who become too frightened to leave the ranch. He hires a hunter to rid the area of the menace, and ends up hiring Prince Noctis who is traveling Lucis on his quest to inherit the royal arms of his forebears and forge covenants with the Astral gods of Eos. After Noctis and his retinue vanquish the beast, Wiz opens his chocobo-rental again and asks Noctis and his friends to look for other injured birds. He wants to boost the popularity of his cafe and tasks the party with helping him procure ingredients for a new menu item. After hearing of a rare black chocobo in Vesperpool, Wiz sends the party to invesigate and they return with the black chocobo's egg, which Wiz incubates at his ranch until it hatches.
When earthquakes begin to plague Leide, Wiz hears Noctis is out there to investigate and sends him the following message:
So, I heard you're investigating the recent tremors, and I wanted to wish y'all good luck. If you could shake us of these shakes, me and my birds would be most grateful. We're rooting for you, now.
Wiz closes his ranch when the long night takes over Eos.
Wiz runs the outpost's restaurant and thus is the local tipster. He can tell the player about the nearby area, uncovering local procurement points, treasures, and other landmarks. He serves food and offers hunts.
|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|
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|
Wiz was introduced in the demo where he runs the shop rather than the restaurant, as the restaurant cannot be visited in the demo. He is found either behind the shop counter or about the outpost grounds, but even when not in the shop stall talking to him allows the player to buy items. Noctis's voice actor Ray Chase voices Wiz for the demo.
- Wiz was found near the chocobo races at the Moogle Chocobo Carnival, but he cannot be interacted with.
- When the player rests at Wiz Chocobo Post, they might get a lodging scene where Wiz joins the party outside the caravan.
- There is a drawing of Wiz at the outpost's window drawn by the Caricaturist.