FFXVI Hill to Die on Hunt Location: Where to Find the “Black Boulder” in the Velkroy Desert

Here is how to find the "Black Boulder" for the Hill to Die on Hunt in Final Fantasy 16.

by Christian Bognar
Hill to Die on Hunt Location
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Final Fantasy 16’s side content is fun — especially Notorious Marks. Notorious Marks are side quests where players can hunt down challenging enemies in return for a large sum of experience points and rare crafting materials. They are also a great way to gain Renown, which can be traded at the Patron’s Whisper for specific items. As you continue through the story, more Notorious Marks will become available. One of the earlier ones is the “Hill to Die On” Hunt, where you aim to find a Black Boulder. This guide will cover where to find the Black Boulder for the Hill to Die Hunt in Final Fantasy 16.

Black Boulder Location for the Hill to Die on Hunt Quest in Final Fantasy 16

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The “Black Boulder” in Final Fantasy 16 during the Hill to Die On Hunt is called Fastitocalon. Fastitocalon can be found in the Velkroy Desert, Dhalmekia – in the northeastern part of The Velkroy Desert. To get there quickly, fast-travel to the Velkroy Desert Obelisk and head northeast. For an exact location, check out the image below, where my marker represents Fastitocalon’s location.

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How to Beat Fastitocalon in Final Fantasy 16

Fastitocalon isn’t the most challenging Notorious Mark, as it is only a Rank B, but it does require a solid plan. Fastitocalon has a few attacks to watch out for. This turtle-like creature will shoot off bubbles you can easily dodge with the right timing with the evade button. Next, as you lower Fastitocalon’s HP to about half — the enemy will start launching into the air and summon water vortexes around the player. Dodging these vortexes is easy, but watch out as the enemy will body slam onto the ground, which can deal serious damage.

Once you defeat Fastitocalon, you will be rewarded with 20 Renown and 10,000 Gil — a hefty prize. You will also receive Scarletite, a rare crafting material that can help reinforce specific armor and weapons. If you want to use your Renown, you can do so at the Patron’s Whisper on the left of the Hunt Board in the Hideaway.

What Can You Craft With Scarletite?

Scarletite, one of the rewards for defeating Fastitocalon, is one of the rarest crafting materials in Final Fantasy 16. Players can use Scarletite at the Blacksmith in the Hideaway to craft the legendary Drakeslayer’s Belt and Drakeslayer’s Bracelets, which have high defense stats to help the player take more damage. Both armor pieces have a base armor of 74.

It’s important to know that the crafting recipes for these armor pieces will become available after completing the Blacksmith Blues side quest.

Players can also use Scarletite to craft the Excalibur weapon, which has a staggering base attack power of 268. The crafting recipe for Excalibur becomes available after Blacksmith Blue’s II quest.

- This article was updated on August 6th, 2023

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Christian has been a writer of Attack of the Fanboy for about a year and has covered Shadows of Rose, Witcher 3, Wild Hearts, Redfall, and Remnant 2; his favorite genre is Survival Horror. He has a business degree but felt the need to take his love for video games to the gaming community. Outside of writing, you can find him listening to all types of podcasts, especially Always Sunny Podcast and Morbid True Crime.