Killing Time is one of the final side-quests you should play in the Wildlands area featured in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, before facing Caius Ballad; because Killing Time is part of the main-quest Where Chaos Sleeps, which is the quest that will eventually lead to Caius.
Killing Time is a short quest, but it can’t be complete it unless Lightning’s Chocobo is able to glide.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to start Where Chaos Sleeps, you can finish Killing Time and then postpone the third main quest.
Regardless, the following walkthrough explains how to start and how to complete it, offering tips and hints that will guide you up to the point where the quest ends.
Description: “In the village of Poltae, a man stands gazing out towards the temple of the goddess, awaiting the end of the world. His only wish before he dies is to see the Angel of Valhalla take wing across the chasm and reach the entrance of the temple.”
Location: The Wildlands
Requirements: Complete main-quest 3-2: Healing an Angel
Rewards: 100 Gil, Maximum HP + 30, Magic + 3, White Chocobo Figurine Adornment
Assuming that you wish only to finish Killing Time side-quest in the video game, you have to travel to the small city known as Poltae.
Poltae is located in the large area east from Moogle Village, north-west from Wildlands Station and north-east from Jagd Village and Rocky Crag.
When you enter the city, above the inn you will find a NPC named Waiting Man. He is located on an elevated platform that can be reached if you go left around several buildings.
Follow the path leading to the hill and on the platform talk to the Waiting Man to start Killing Time.
For this FF XIII quest, your objective is to glide from your current position to the other side of the main street, where the temple’s gate is located. If you don’t know how to glide, you should practice several times, trying to reach the elevated platform on your right side, while facing the street below you.
There is a glowing spot at the base of the structure on the right side. Step away from the edge of the platform, then sprint towards and press B (Xbox 360) or O (PS3) but before reaching the said edge.
Hold down the same button and the Chocobo will spread his wings and glide. Once you reach the platform on the right side, move forward, then turn left and notice the building on the other side of the main street in Poltae. Glide again and land on the roof, then turn right and glide on the next platform.
Now, move north and glide for the last time to reach the marker close to the temples’ gate. The quest ends after Lightning says farewell to her Chocobo.
Note: Now it is up for you to decide, if you wish to enter the temple and fight Caius, or if you wish to complete more quests and increase Lightning’s stats. For the second option, all you have to do is to jump down and the Chocobo will follow you.