If Galdin Quay is one of the first places that you visit in Lucis, Cape Caem is one of the last. Previously used as a base and hideout by Noctis's father, this location is now abandoned, with only Regis's ship still hidden in the underground dock. We designed the entire location to depict the atmosphere of that time. The lighthouse was then a mere cover: It was actually used as a watchtower and also as a communication tool sending light signals. In Noctis's days, however, it is no more then a standard lighthouse.
Cape Caem is an outpost on a tip of a peninsula from where the party can board a ship to Altissia in Final Fantasy XV. The outpost has a lighthouse with an elevator to a secret dock where a ship belonging to King Regis, the Royal Vessel, is kept, and a run-down house where the player can rest for free. Additionally, there is a patch of land cultivated for simple vegetable gardening.
Cape Caem was used as a hideout by Prince Regis before he became king and the lighthouse was abandoned. The lighthouse was then used as cover as a watchtower and as a communication tool sending light signals.
After Insomnia is attacked by Niflheim the exiled Prince Noctis finds himself unable to continue to Altissia as the ferry there doesn't run. His party decides to use a ship owned by King Regis from the rural port at Caem, where the ship remains hidden in an underground dock. After the Amicitia family chamberlain, Jared Hester, is killed in Lestallum by the empire when they search for Noctis, Iris Amicitia and Jared's grandson Talcott decide to flee the town and come to Caem.
The mechanics Cid and Cindy come to the outpost to repair the ship for Noctis's use, and Cindy sends him out on a quest to find mythril. Iris and Talcott stay in the house in Caem, although it is run-down and been derelict for some time. The Crownsguard operatives Monica Elshett and Dustin Ackers accompany Talcott to the hideaway, and remain there to protect him and Gladiolus's sister Iris. According to Talcott, Monica regularly trains him to "fight like a Crownsguard".
After the boat is fixed Noctis, Gladiolus, Ignis and Prompto set off to Altissia with Cid steering the ship. Umbra delivers Lunafreya Nox Fleuret's message to Noctis via the Lovers' Notebook, which he reads at the entrance to the lighthouse. Everyone comes to see them off, including Cor Leonis, Regis's old comrade who once accompanied him to a trip across Lucis to Accordo. Noctis spots an old photograph of his father with Cor, Cid and their friend Weskham Armaugh at the secret harbor.
As darkness falls over Eos Monica, Dustin, Iris and Talcott abandon Cape Caem with Dustin personally escorting Iris and Talcott to Lestallum.
Iris will give the player some seeds for a vegetable garden at the outpost. After sowing the seeds, the player can return after a rest to collect their carrots. The carrots can be traded with a restaurateur for prizes. The player can exchange them for the berries needed to complete the quest in Galdin Quay, whose chef was looking for rare berries to make a dessert in Noctis and Luna's honor. Other rewards include:
- 1 carrot - 500 gil
- 2 carrots - Ulwaat Berries
- 3 carrots - Car decals
- 4 carrots - Upgradeable weapons
Crazy about CactuarsEdit
Talcott is collecting cactuar figurines which can be found for sale in various shops, and getting them for him completes a quest. Talcott already has one, and the player can find him four more.
- Cactuar Statuette
The shop at Wiz Chocobo Post.
- Cactuar Model
The antique shop in Lestallum.
- Cactuar Sculpture
Shop outside the Leville Hotel in Altissia. The player must use Umbra to go back to give it to Talcott.
- Cactuar Effigy
In Chapter 14, Talcott's truck has a number of cactuar dolls on the dashboard, depending on how many the player found for him previously.
Prompto will ask to take a photo at Caem and appeasing his request is a small quest. Iris will join in.
Cid can upgrade Noctis's weapons if he brings him the required materials. After giving Cid the weapon, the player must complete a quest and then rest to get a call from Cid to pick the upgraded weapon up. After a certain point in the story, Cid will relocate to Caem from Hammerhead. Cid is found back at Hammerhead if the player uses Umbra to go back in time in the later chapters.
- The only door the player can interact with in the game is at Cape Caem. Noctis pushes it open by the hinge side.
- In the 1.00 version of the game, Cindy takes a long time to walk to Caem from the parking spot, and the party must wait for her. She was patched to jog the way with the party.