Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough -  The Wildlands

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Guide: Canvas of Prayers Walkthrough - The Wildlands

If you need information about the Canvas of Prayers quest line in the Wildlands, this guide has you covered.

Need help with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII? You've come to the right place. USgamer has a fully comprehensive walkthrough of the game, conveniently split into multiple parts. Here's where you can find the rest of the walkthrough, including details about each area's main quests and strategies on defeating the bosses there, step-by-step guides to each areas's side quests, plus a full guide to the epic Canvas of Prayers quest line.

Now on with this part of the guide.

Quest: A Prayer to a Goddess

Difficulty: 3 Stars

Client: Poltae Headman

Quest Item: Sinister Fang x5, AMP Chip x5

Prerequisite: Complete For the Future, and Brain Over Brawn Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 1,600 gil, Cie'th Wings x1, Behemoth Crest x1, Maximum HP +30, Strength +4, Magic +2

You need to kill the Reaver to obtain the Sinister Fang, and the Aster Protoflorian to obtain the AMP Chip. The Reaver is found in the Grasslands and Aryas areas while the Aster Protoflorian is found around the Rocky Crag area.

Quest: A Secret Wish

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: May of Aryas

Quest Item: Vibrant Ooze x20, Wonder Gel x10

Prerequisite: Complete Forget Me Not, and A World of Thanks Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 700 gil, Summery Parasol x1, Pink Tattoo x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +2, Magic +1

You need to kill the Miniflan to obtain the Vibrant Ooze, and the Ectopudding to obtain the Wonder Gel. Miniflans are found all around the Grasslands, while Ectopuddlings are found around the Eremite Plains.

Quest: A Voice from Below

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Explorer Marif

Quest Item: Monster Mince x10

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 200 gil, Thrilling Party Hat x1, Love-struck Party Hat x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +2

You must kill the Vali enemy to obtain Monster Mince. It can be found around the Grasslands and Jagd Woods areas.

Quest: A Word of Thanks

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Singer Rosevalle

Quest Item: Wonder Gel x3

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 240 gil, Aqua Ribbon x1, Pink Ribbon x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +2

You must kill the Ectopudding to obtain the Wonder Gel. It can be found around the Eremite Plains.

Quest: Brain Over Brawn

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Melnor the Inventor

Quest Item: Sinister Fang

Availability: Day 7

Reward: 650 gil, Shogun's Mustache x1, Politician's Beard x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +3

You need to kill the Reaver to obtain the Sinister Fang. It is found in the Grasslands and Aryas areas.

Quest: Chocobo Chow

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Hunter Stable Hand

Quest Item: Gysahl Greenx x5

Availability: Day 1

Reward: 500 gil, Gold Chocobo Figurine x1, Silver Chocobo Figurine x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +2

This quest cannot be completed until you have access to growing Gysahl Greens after completing the side quest, A Father's Request.

Quest: Digging Mole

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Savanah

Quest Item: Rocky Crag Mole x1, Chocoborel x3, Luminous Mushroom x2

Availability: Day 1

Reward: 800 gil, Youthful Parasol x1, Unicorn Mart Logo x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +2

Once your chocobo can glide, you must kill the Rocky Crag Mole in the Rocky Crag area, find the Chocborel that grows in the Jagd Woods between 06:00 and 17:59, and the Luminous Mushrooms that grow in the exact same places between 18:00 and 05:59.

Quest: Dumpling Cook-off

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Hunter Potts

Quest Item: Monster Mince x15, Green Leather x15

Prerequisite: Complete Echoes of a Drum, and A Voice From Below Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 600 gil, Silvered Insignia x1, Bronze Medal x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +2, Magic +1

You must kill the Vali enemy to obtain Monster Mince and Goblins to obtain the Green Leather. Vali enemies are found around the Grasslands and Jagd Woods areas, while Goblins are found around the Eremite Plains and Rocky Crag areas.

Quest: Echoes of a Drum

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Tradesman Nebro

Quest Item: Green Leather x6

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 180 gil, Gadot's Red Emblem x1, Seadog's Beard x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +1

You must kill a Goblin to obtain the Green Leather. It can be found around the Eremite Plains and Rocky Crag areas.

Quest: Emergency Treatment

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Seven

Quest Item: Chocobull x1, Animal Potion x1

Prerequisite: Complete Main Quest 3-2

Reward: 1,000 gil, Afro and Black Chick x1, Afro and Purple Chick x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +2, Magic +1

A Chocobull can be obtained from Cardesia located in the Jagd Village. You need to give her eight Cocoborel and six Sweet Slugs. The Animal Potion is acquired from the side quest Dog, Doctor, and Assistant, or from Tilda in the Research Camp. You need to bring Tilda two Moonsoul Blooms, four Dayring Blossoms, five Googy Goo and 200 gil.

Quest: For the Future

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Researcher Grove

Quest Item: AMP Chip x1

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 700 gil, PSICOM Officer Epaulets x1, Mobile Guard's Badge x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +1, Magic +1

You must kill the Aster Protoflorian to obtain the AMP Chip. It can be found around the Rocky Crag area.

Quest: Forget Me Not

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Claris

Quest Item: Vibrant Ooze x8

Availability: Day 1

Reward: 120 gil, Sunny Butterfly x1, Twilight Butterfly x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +1

Head out into the wilderness and fight Miniflans to obtain a Vibrant Ooze for each one that is defeated.

Quest: Fresh Fertilizer

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Tally

Quest Item: Goopy Goo x5

Prerequisite: Complete the side quest Land of Our Forebears

Reward: 200 gil, Tropical Tree x1, Scholar's Beard x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +2

You need to kill the Triffids to obtain the Goopy Goo. It can be found all around the Wildlands.

Quest: Gatekeeper's Curiosity

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Darius

Quest Item: Slug Sweet x12

Availability: Day 5

Reward: 120 gil, Medic Guard's Badge x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +1

You must kill the Rafflesia to obtain the Slug Sweet. It can be found around the Jagd Woods area.

Quest: Hunter's Challenge

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Bounty Hunter Gahl

Quest Item: Green Monster Moss x2

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 800 gil, Black Chocobo Figurine x1, Purple Chocobo Figurine x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +2, Magic +1

You must kill the Chocobo Eater to obtain the Green Monster Moss. It can be found around the Eremite Plains. Unfortunately, the first one you faced during the Main Quest was much easier to kill than the normal versions. It's best to wait until you've cleared the Wildlands Main Quest series before attempting to kill additional Chocobo Eaters.

Quest: Hunting the Hunter

Difficulty: 3 Stars

Client: A Hungry Hunter

Quest Item: Green Monster Moss x8

Prerequisite: Complete Hunter's Challenge Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 1,300 gil, Red Chocobo Chick x1, Blue Chocobo Chick x1, Maximum HP +30, Strength +4, Magic +2

You must kill the Chocobo Eater to obtain the Green Monster Moss. It can be found around the Eremite Plains. Unfortunately, the first one you faced during the Main Quest was much easier to kill than the normal versions. It's best to wait until you've cleared the Wildlands Main Quest series before attempting to kill additional Chocobo Eaters.

Quest: Moogle Gourmand

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Mocha

Quest Item: Mystical Meal

Prerequisite: Complete the side quest Peace and Quiet, Kupo

Reward: 850 gil, Pink Rucksack x1, Afro and White Chick x1, Maximum HP +20, Strength +1, Magic +2

To obtain a Mystical Meal, you can either complete the side quest The Right Stuff, or buy them from Chef Aryas in the Aryas Village after completing the side quest A Taste of the Past. You will have to supply the Chef with six Moonsoul Blooms and three Vibrant Ooze.

Quest: Moghan's Plea

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Moghan

Quest Item: Arboreal Spore x10

Prerequisite: Complete the Peace and Quiet, Kupo side quest

Reward: 300 gil, Green NORA Symbol x1, Blue NORA Symbol x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +1, Magic +1

You need to kill the Dryad to obtain the Arboreal Spores. It is found in the Jagd Woods area. It's important to note that any Dryads that are summoned to combat after the fight begins do not drop any items. Only the Dryad enemies at the onset of the battle drop items.

Quest: Moon Flower

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Shepherd Morrel

Quest Item: Moonsoul Bloom x5

Availability: Day 1

Reward: 400 gil, Blue Flower x1, Frost Tree x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +1

Moonsoul Blooms grow in the same spots as Dayring Blossoms, but during the night (18:00 - 05:59) instead of during the day.

Quest: Secret of the Chocoborel

Difficulty: 2 Stars

Client: Midsworth the Poet

Quest Item: Chocoborel x10

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 600 gil, Red Chocobo Figurine x1, Blue Chocobo Figurine x1, Maximum HP +20, Magic +2

Chocoborel is found in the Jagd Woods between 06:00 and 17:59.

Quest: Sun Flower

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Ellerith

Quest Item: Dayring Blossom x3

Availability: Day 1

Reward: 250 gil, Crimson Flower x1, Maximum HP +10, Strength +1

If you venture outside of the station, there are Dayring Blossoms scattered about the open fields during the day. You will run into several if you follow the Main Quest line of the Wildlands. The first is just outside to the right of the road that leads out of the station.

Quest: Sylkis Secrets

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Miss Warbler

Quest Item: Gysahl Greens x3, Tantal Greens x2, Sylkis Greens x1

Availability: Day 3

Prerequisite: Complete Chocobo Chow Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 900 gil, Dusk Feather Pin x1, Dragon Hide Backpack x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +2

To complete this Canvas of Prayers, you need to begin The Old Man and the Field side quest, and complete the Peace and Quiet, Kupo side quest. You also need six Vegetable Seeds. They can be purchased from the Adventuring Essentials merchant found around Canopus Farms between 08:00 and 18:00, or the Research Camp between 19:00 and 07:00. The Gysahl and Tantal Greens are grown in their respective plots, while Sylkis Greens can be obtained by speaking with Mogella and planting a Vegetable Seed in the Moogle Village plot.

Quest: Two Together

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Innkeeper

Quest Item: Dayring Blossom x8, Moonsoul Bloom x6

Availability: Day 3

Prerequisite: Complete Sun Flower, and Moon Flower Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 750 gil, White Flower x1, Pink Flower x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +2

Dayring Blossoms and Moonsoul Blooms grow in the same spots. Dayring Blossoms grow between 06:00 and 17:59, and Moonsoul Blooms grow during the night between 18:00 and 05:59.

Quest: What's in a Brew?

Difficulty: 3 Stars

Client: Brewery Broker

Quest Item: Arboreal Spore x10, Goopy Goo x20, Slug Sweet x50

Prerequisite: Complete Fresh Fertilizer, Moghan's Plea, and Gatekeeper's Curiosity Canvas of Prayers

Reward: 1,500 gil, Purple Chocobo Chick x1, Black Chocobo Chick x1, Ether x1, Maximum HP +30, Strength +3, Magic +5

You need to kill the Dryad to obtain the Arboreal Spores, Triffids to obtain the Goopy Goo and Rafflesia to obtain the Slug Sweet. Dryads and Rafflesia are found in the Jagd Woods area, and Triffids are found all around the Wildlands.

Quest: Wildlands in Danger!

Difficulty: 1 Star

Client: Kinka, Seed Supplier

Quest Item: Vegetable Seed x10

Availability: Day 3

Reward: 300 gil, Flower Pattern x1, Frying Pan x1, Maximum HP +10, Magic +1

Vegetable Seeds can be purchased from the Adventuring Essentials merchant found around Canopus Farms between 08:00 and 18:00, or the Research Camp between 19:00 and 07:00.

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This article was compiled with help from Prima Games

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