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Galdin Quay is a resort area in Final Fantasy XV, close to the Leide region. It is a former fishing village and Niflheim trading port that has had a lot of Altissian influence due to being a direct route to Accordo.

It has a spa, a restaurant and a hotel in a building suspended over the water, and a pier with the boat to Altissia. The resort's beach has a fishing spot, a campsite, and a caravan. The Galdin Quay hotel costs a staggering 10,000 gil to stay in, but provides a lucrative double experience multiplier. It is available since Chapter 1, making it a popular stop for those who can afford it until Chapter 9 when the Leville Royal Suite in Altissia becomes available. Angelgard is visible off the coast of Galdin Quay, a mysterious island whose shape resembles wings.

Palm trees, bungalows, and the sea surround the area. The developers aimed to make it feel like exploring a floating hotel.[1]

AlmanacEdit

On a bench before the bridge.

Stunning seaside getaway along the Vannath Coast in southern Leide. Known not only for its world-class spa, but also for the exquisite seafood dishes crafted by Mother of Pearl's chef de cuisine, Coctura Arlund.
While the quay currently enjoys its reputation as the kingdom's premier resort, Galdin itself was once a quiet fishing town. That all changed when Niflheim made inroads into Lucian territory some 150 years ago and effectively put all lands outside the Crown City under imperial control. From that time onward, the former fishing village turned into a trading post connecting the Lucian continent with the imperial province of Accordo.
In time, the empire shifted their shipping operations from the sea to the skies, and Galdin's importance as an imperial outpost diminished. What the town lost in strategic value, however, it gained in culture, gleaning heavily from Altissian immigrants drawn to Lucian shores. In that sense, one could say the quay owes its current success to the empire's intervention.

StoryEdit

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Prince Noctis and his friends arrive in Galdin Quay to board the ship to Altissia where Noctis is to marry Lady Lunafreya. When they arrive at the pier they find that the Niflheim Empire is stopping the ship from running. The party runs into Ardyn Izunia, whom the party doesn't recognize as the chancellor of Niflheim. Ardyn knows who Noctis is, saying trying to board a ship to Altissia will be futile.

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The party finds out about the attack on Insomnia.

A reporter named Dino Ghiranze recognizes Noctis as the prince and offers to organize a ship if he does him a favor by bringing him a certain a gem. The party appeases his request and stays at the hotel, but the morning papers bring grim news: Insomnia has fallen and been occupied by the empire. Disturbed, the party heads back to the Crown City.

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Libertus and Dino at Galdin Quay

When the long night begins to overrun Eos, Galdin Quay is given enough time to set up a barricade and becomes an outpost for the Hunters and Kingsglaive. It remains the only working dock in Lucis. When Dino and some hunters spot King Regis's Royal Vessel off the coast of the Quay, Dino informs Talcott Hester. Libertus Ostium and other members of the Kingsglaive go to Galdin Quay to help haul in the boat and fix it up. When power is restored to Galdin Quay, a member of the Kingsglaive heads down to the Quay and is greeted by Libertus. They hop on the boat and head to Angelgard.

When Noctis awakens after his ten year sleep in the Crystal, he sails his father's ship from Angelgard island to Galdin Quay only to find the resort abandoned and overrun by daemons. Remains of Dino's and Coctura's clothes are strewn about where they used to stay on the resort.

Spoilers end here.


LocationsEdit

Car parkEdit

The parking area outside has a weapon shop.

Mother of PearlEdit

Mother of Pearl restaurant is operated by Coctura Arlund, who is the local tipster for hunters. The menu is expensive but provides good buffs. Ignis Scientia can learn two recipes from eating here.

NameEffectsPriceRecipe obtainedUnlock
Galdin Gratin
Galdin Gratin
HP Boost (Level 10): Max HP +500
Fresh: Strength +50, Magic +50, EXP +10%
4500Default
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 8900
White Fish in Tomato Sauce
(Stewed White Fish in Tomato Sauce)
White Fish in Tomato Sauce
Attack Boost (Level 16): Strength +160
HP Boost (Level 18): Max HP +900
Poisonproof: Immune to Poison
2000Default
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 2800
Sea's Bounty Risotto
Sea's Bounty Risotto
Attack Boost (Level 12): Strength +120
HP Boost (Level 12): Max HP +600
Regen Boost (Level 1): HP Recovery Rate +25%
1300Fisherman's Favorite PaellaDefault
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 1800
Steamed Crab with Rock Salt
Steamed Crab with Rocksalt
Resistant: Immune to Fire, Ice, and Lightning elemental damage3200Default
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 7200
Tenebraen Berry Opera
(Ulwaat Opera)
Tenebraen Berry Opera
Magemaster: Magic +500, Strength becomes 012000Memory Lane PastryComplete Coctura's sidequest: Berried Memories
Patch notes: Pre-v1.2 Price: 17500

BeachEdit

The player can fish at the pier and stay at the caravan or haven if the resort is too expensive. Staying at the campsite triggers a tour with Gladiolus Amicitia.

QuestsEdit

FishingEdit

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Murk Grouper lurks underwater.

There are two fishing spots in the area: one at the beach overlooking the hotel building (Vannath Coast), and a secluded one at the north end of the beach (Galdin Shoals). This was added in the v.1.02 patch.

The fish caught at Vannath Coast are Giant Trevally, Galdin Trevally, Murk Grouper, Glowing Barrelfish, Reef Trevally, and Dread Grouper.

The fish caught at Galdin Shoals are Copper Allural Sea Bass, Allural Sea Bass, Crimson Trevally, Rock Barramundi, Black Barrelfish, and Cygillan Grouper

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Angler's Nightmare completed.

Navyth's last fishing quest, Angler's Nightmare, has Noctis catch the "Devil of the Cygillan" (Murk Grouper). Navyth is found on the beach at Galdin Quay. It is best to be at least level 7 in fishing. The fish won't be visible on the minimap, but it can be found on the fishing spot nearest to Navyth during daytime by casting the line to the middle of the fishing area, or a little to the right. If the player spots a giant fish lurking under the surface, they have found it.

Suitable lures are the ones that sink, but an especially good fit is the Burrower: Abyss Worm. It will be a tough battle to reel in the fish, as it will struggle a lot (water is splashing and the controller vibrates). The player must not reel when the fish struggles, but there might only be short windows for reeling as the fish fights back most of the time. Tapping the reel button tends to work better than holding against fish that struggle a lot. Because the fish is so big, it wears down the line fast, and thus the player needs good technique and equipment to catch the fish.

Completing the quest yields 5000 EXP along with the Tranquility rod (290 defense).

HuntsEdit

NameLocationRankTypeMarkHabitatLevelRewardStars
Peace to the BeachGaldin Quay1
Yellow Hunt Icon
Rubyshears x3Vannath Coast (All Times)111,950 gil, Hi-Elixir★★
The Gourmands of VannathGaldin Quay1
Red Hunt Icon
Sparkshears x3Vannath Coast (All Times)173,040 gil, Megalixir★★
Stealers of LivesGaldin Quay1
Red Hunt Icon
Glamhoth x7Vannath Coast (Nighttime)173,070 gil, Fencer's Anklet★★
Footfalls in the DarkGaldin Quay3
Red Hunt Icon
Hobgoblin x5Vannath Coast (Nighttime)203,250 gil, Megalixir★★
A Nightmare Came by FerryGaldin Quay3
Red Hunt Icon
Seadevil x5Vannath Coast (All Times)284,250 gil, Carbon Bangle★★

Cat questEdit

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Noctis spots a hungry cat.

The party can find a hungry cat on the path to the main building. Interacting with it has Noctis promise to feed it with fish he has caught himself. The player can fish at the local fishing spots if they don't have any fish yet. The cat rejects the fish however, but talking to the woman at the restaurant has her cook the fish for the cat.

The player can later find the same cat at Cape Caem, again hungry. The player can either feed it premium cat food bought from a shop or return to Galdin Quay to have Coctura cook another fish.

Dino's questsEdit

The player can access Dino's sidequests from Chapter 2 onwards by returning to Galdin Quay and talking to him. Completing the quests he gives out yields accessories that boost Strength.

Eye for IslandsEdit

"Eye for Islands" is a quest for Vyv Dorden at Lestallum that becomes available after completing "The Perfect Landscape". Vyv requests a photo of Angelgard taken from Galdin Quay. Completing the quest yields 1,500 EXP and 7,500 gil.

Oric's Culinary ChroniclesEdit

Entry 4: Partners of Oric's Culinary Chronicles is on a bench near the arms vendor at the edge of the parking lot. It teaches Fishsticks on Sticks recipe to Ignis.

Artist in AltissiaEdit

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Drawing.

There is a drawing of Coctura on the counter of her restaurant, drawn by the artist in Altissia.

ItemsEdit

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Musical themesEdit

The background theme to Galdin Quay is simply called "Galdin Quay". It has a "seaside" version and "restaurant" version, the music transitioning seamlessly when the player steps into the restaurant. The transition is based on musical timing, and is set to be in sync with a specific musical accent. This is done so that it wouldn't sound like a simple crossfade, but as if the pianist and drummer were playing the music and made the change organically.[2]

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Gallery Edit

TriviaEdit

  • If the player speaks to the masseur, Noctis can get a massage. If the player reads the sign for the spa, his party members suggest they should do it, but Noctis will decline.
  • The newspaper the party reads at the morning of the mandatory stay at Galdin Quay in Chapter 1 enters the player's key items inventory, and is the means of discovering the date: May 17.
  • If the player goes to the dock at the end of the restaurant, they have the option to have Noctis sit and look toward Angelgard.
  • Noctis's bachelor party at Galdin Quay was in the plans, but Director Hajime Tabata wanted it cut, deeming that it would not be fitting because of the world events surrounding the party's stay there.[3]
  • The shop at Galdin Quay has "Uncle Randell's Root Beer" on the shelves, alluding to the Randell family in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

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