Dying Wish; however, is not as easy as other side-quests you have completed before, because, your client needs an elixir that can be brewed using several special ingredients.
Furthermore, the ingredients can be located in specific areas, or can be bought from specific vendors. Without knowing where to look for them, the Dying Wish side-quest can become difficult, especially because Lightning is in a race against time.
The following guide has been created to help you complete the Dying Wish quest as fast as possible; providing information on where to find the missing ingredients for the Spectral Elixir, and most important when to find them.
Description: “On the Gallery Steps in the commercial district, Lightning meets a girl called Blythe. She has made a journey here to buy a special medicine for her father, who is gravely ill, but was told that they are out of ingredients. There is only one such shop in the commercial district. Lightning should pay a visit.”
Requirements: Complete Main Quest 1-2: In the shadow of the heretics. Start the quest after 6 AM and end it before 10 PM
Rewards: 0 Gil, HP + 80, Strength + 8, Magic + 4, Tonberry’s Lantern
The first step in completing the quest named Dying Wish is to find the client, or the quest-giver. In this case is a woman named Blythe.
Blythe spawns in the area known as Gallery Steps, between 6 AM and 10 PM. If you don’t know where you can find the Gallery Steps, open your map, and, assuming that you are located in North Station, head SW towards the Commercial District.
Next, open your map again and move SW towards the Residences. Blythe can be found standing on top of the stairs, and you should hear her crying. Talk to her and she will tell you about her father, who needs a special brew, named Spectral Elixir.
To create the Spectral Elixir; however you need three different ingredients: a Thunderclap Cap, a Mandragora Root, and a Shaolong Gui Shell. The first ingredient you have to find is the Thunderclap Cap, because it is close to your location.
Open your map again, and south from where you have found Blythe you should see the Warehouse District.
The Thunderclap Cap is located on the ground between two buildings. As shown in the video walkthrough above, it is a blue mushroom that glows.
The second ingredient you have to retrieve for the Spectral Elixir is the Shaolong Gui Shell. You will find it in Old Town; therefore, return to the North Station, and move SW.
If you completed the side-quest The Things She’s Lost, you should know that it is very close to the location where you have found the Carbuncle Doll for Dolce; however, the Shaolong Gui Shell must be purchased.
When you reach the Old Town, look for a vendor named Seger, and pay 600 Gil to get the second ingredient. Seger has blonde hair, sunglasses, and he wears a purple jacket. Once you get the second ingredient, it’s time to reach 2nd. Ave in Luxerion.
The 2nd Ave. is the area north from the South Station, where you can see a Forge, the Outfitters, and the Inn. Very close to the Inn and the General Store, is a Grocer who will sell you the Mandragora Root for 400 Gill; but be advised that the store opens at 10 AM and it closes at 7 PM.
The grocer is a woman wearing a brown dress with white sleeves. Now that you have all the ingredients, it’s time to find someone who can brew the Spectral Elixir.
Open your map and go back to The Avenue, SW from Commercial District and NE from Warehouse District. When you enter The Avenue you have to find the Chocobo Emporium.
Again, make sure you look for it after 11 AM and before 5 PM. Next, talk to the girl wearing the Chocobo outfit and give her the ingredients. The final step is to return to Blythe and give her the Spectral Elixir, to collect your reward and complete the Dying Wish side-quest.