Baron Red Wings
The game starts with Cecil and crew going to Mysidia to steal their crystal. They are on orders from their king and afterwards the crew is tired of their behavior. Cecil calms them but has his own dissentious feelings.
He tells the king about this afterwards and is retired from his post as captain of the Red Wings. Kain is ordered to leave with him when he comes in to object.
When you gain control, leave and go south and east for 300 GP, Tent and Cure1. Leave to the west and Rosa will come out. Exit and go north to see Cid and then enter the north cylinder tower door. Have Cecil go to bed and then exit the city the next day for the opening thing.
As you leave Baron go to the northwest to the Mist Cave. You shouldn’t need to buy much or build up levels with Cecil and Kain being formidable already.
As you work your way to the northwest you’ll begin to hear a voice, ignore it and get the Cure1 treasure in the northwest corner. Take the bridge east and north for a Heal and then a Tent if you go south a bit. Start going to the northeast for a Cure1 and then more voices.
Eventually you meet the boss of this cave, the Mist Dragon, or D. Mist. He’s not that difficult, only using really difficult attacks when you attack him when he is mist. Ignore him at this point and wait until he turns back into dragon form and then begin attacking and Jumping on him. He’ll go down, you might gain a level, and then exit out to Mist.
As you enter, the Package from the Baron King opens immediately. It is a bomb, intended to kill all of the Callers (Summoners) of Mist. As Cecil and Kain argue over the situation, a little girl casts Titan on the two and a chasm forms.
Cecil is only with the girl, Rydia. He takes her with him.
You wake up on the overworld. Go north and east to an oasis and Kaipo village. Cecil brings Rydia to the inn and then Baron guards come to get her in the middle of the night. Cecil doesn’t agree with this and battles the three Soldiers and Captain. Just kill the soldiers and the Captain flees. You’ll have earned Caller Rydia’s trust and she joins. She can cast a little bit of white magic, black magic and can Call summons. Put her in the back row though. Before you leave Kaipo make sure to go to the northeast building and visit Rosa and the old guy tells you that you need SandRuby from Antlion to heal her.
For now Rydia is weak and really only has Chocb (Chocobo) as an asset. So fight around a bit so she can gain some much needed HP. Once she has near 100 HP you can feel safe about going to the cave to the north.
Kaipo / Damycan Cave
After you enter this cave, go north for Cure1 and Heal. West for a Tent and talk to Tellah. He will join you as he wants to get through this cave. East for 120 GP and northeast for IronRing. Northwest to exit.
North and west a little for a Cure1 and back south. West for an Ether and then south and west for the exit and a save point.
Northeast for an Ice Rod and then east and north to exit. Take the east path at the intersection for Cure1 and 200 GP. West to exit.
If your brightness is high enough you should be able to see the path going through the wall on the left. Go through there and try to go right as you’re going north and then you can get the Cure1. You can go back through the wall and north, and then work your way east to get the Leather Helmet which is actually useful for Tellah. Return and take the staircase. West for an Ether1 and Cure1. East for a Heal and Darkness Sword for Cecil. Exit out and do as Tellah says, using a Tent to rest and save.
Enter the next cave and go down the waterfall. Go up the bridge and get the Darkness Helmet and Darkess Gauntlet. Through the northwest door and go east in the next room for a Darkness Armor and Ether1.
North and go up to the kraken. This is Octomamm. It ambushes you and starts to attack right away. Use your Lit spells to do the best damage on it. It’s really not that hard so long as you have Rydia and Tellah in the back row and healing them when needed. Just keep the Lit up, it’s better than Chocb even. As you leave through the waterfall, Damycan gets destroyed by the Red Wings.
Go into the castle and up the stairs. Grab the Cure1 and go up to see Anna, Tellah’s daughter hurt. She’s about to die and Tellah takes it out on her boyfriend, Edward the Spoony Bard. Prepare for one of the more comedic Final Fantasy moments ever. Afterward, Tellah is so upset with Golbez that he vows to seek vengeance for Anna and leaves the party. So you get Edward to join instead. Now that’s a bad trade off.
Fortunately there is a pot of recovery for HP and MP here. However after the scene you end up outside as the Hovercraft appears. You can use this to travel (without random fights) and more importantly you can go to Kaipo, Mt. Hobs and the Antlion / SandRuby Cave with it. First, go to the cave north and east of you. You’ll see it to your south.
Antlion SandRuby Cave
Go west for a Cure 1 and 190 GP. Go to the east for 210 GP and Cure1. A Tent and a Cure1 in the southwest. Southeast for a Life1 and a door. Inside is a Charm Harp and then continue west.
When you can take the northeast path do so. You’ll see another door, with a Life, Ether1, and a Tent (you should probably save). Go back into the previous room and get the Heal above the staircase, and then 250 GP west of it. Go south and into the south staircase to continue.
This is Antlion’s Nest so if you go south make sure you are Cured. Antlion isn’t that hard though. He will counter all of your attacks with Counter and that attacks a random target for about 20. Chocb takes off about 200 though and Cecil does some decent damage, and even Edward with his Charm Harp help. Worst case scenario is Edward dies.
Return to Kaipo with your hovercraft (Warp out of the cave with Rydia). Use the SandRuby on Rosa and she joins.
During the night, Edward has another funny scene. He begins playing music and Anna appears, but a monster does also. Just attack.
Go east of the Antlion Cave with the hovercraft and Rydia will learn fire. Go north and take the exit, and go south and save. Get the Tent, Cure1, Heal and 350 GP east of you and then return north. Take the east exit this time.
Go east for the White Arrows and then north to meet Yang of Fabul. He routes some monsters but then a bomb comes and you join him. This MomBomb can be troublesome as it begins to expand when you damage it a lot. When this happens, Cure your party because it’s about to explode. It will do significant damage leaving you scrambling for Cure spells. There are now 6 bomb enemies that are easy to defeat but can kill you since you’re low. Edward will probably die especially if he’s in front. Kill them and you’ll meet Yang formally.
Exit out of Mt. Hobs and then go east to Fabul. Inside you can buy Black Armor for Cecil and a claw for Yang. Head north past the Shop / Inn and then south in the next area.
You can go in the side towers for some treasure. 500 GP and a Tent in the right tower and Heal, Tent, and Cure1 (x2) in the left tower. Now go north through the center. Talk to the king and soon the enemy and Golbez will be invading Fabul.
Cecil and Edward agree to help with Yang. The battles aren’t difficult, just kill the soldiers and ignore the captain when fighting the humans. Towards the end Edward needs to be saved and you’ll probably be low on HP at this point.After you retreat to the crystal room, Kain comes and wipes out Cecil. Golbez then takes Rosa and the crystal and leaves.
When you regain control, grab the Cure1 in the previous room and hit the switch on the east part of the area. Now you can go through the door and east for a Cure1, Black Shield and Ether1.
Rest at the Inn and then you’ll discuss what to do next. The next morning, Yang talks to the king about a ship for Cecil and friends to find Rosa. Exit out, save and go to the ship.
After the ship incident, Cecil is stranded in an unknown area. Up ahead is the town of Mysidia, the place he robbed.
Just head straight north, some of the black mages will transform you if you talk to them. Speak with the village elder and he’ll remember Cecil. Cecil intends to be good so he begins a trip to Mt. Ordeals to become a Paladin. The Mysidian Elder sends Palom and Porom with you to help.
You’ll probably want to buy them new armor at the armor shop (and maybe a new rod for each too). The little guy casts black magic and the little girl white magic – they’re better than they look. Fight around with them for a while and head a good distance east (or do both) and you’ll see Mt. Ordeals. South of here is a chocobo forest (easy to find) so go inside if you need MP restoration (white chocobo).
Palom uses Ice to clear the area up. Milon of Earth is sent to stop you by Golbez.
Grab the two Cure1′s and take the north door. Up ahead and who do you seeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦but Tellah! Sage Tellah! He comes into the area, and then turns around and stairs off into the mountains. Cecil recognizes him though and then Tellah starts going off about Meteo. He joins you.
It’d be good if you bought Tellah the same armor you bought the twins. Also, have all three be in the back row.
Go through the north exit and then west for an Ether1. Another Ether1 to the north and then exit and you’re at the Summit. Definitely use a Tent to the east as your party will hear a hiss hiss. Save and up ahead is a boss.
Milon is the Fiend of Earth and he has some undead enemies with him. Fire1, Fire2 and the Twin Attack are especially useful for wiping them out. The same spells work well on Milon and he should die soon. Cure yourself after the battle and put all your mages in the front row.
Walk ahead and Milon ambushes you. If you put your mages in front then you’ll have them in the back here. Fire2 is the best here for about 1000 damage if Palom has it, otherwise use Flare / Comet and keep at him. He’s not that hard but he’ll poison you often.
Go to the middle stone ahead and Cecil will meet Cecil. Cecil will also become a Paladin but you’ll be in a battle with your old self. Don’t do anything and you’ll win (but if you really want to attack, you can win). Tellah also remembers Meteo but more importantly the rest of his spells! The only problem is his low max MP.
Return back to Mysidia and the elder will unlock the Serpent Road, allowing you to travel to Baron.