Back at the Shrine of Mysteries, choose the middle red pedestal and place the fragments you have there to be transported to a new area. Head north to the town of El Ciclo and everything seems fine from a quick look. Find the church and look for three pots on the side of the weapon/armor shop just north of it; one of those will contain a Medicinal Herb . Go into the inn and from there, into the pub, where you will find 15 gold coins in one of the four barrels in the customer area. Also in the inn, you will find some Wayfarer’s Clothes in the cupboard of the eastern room.
You should also see some stairs going down in the inn, where you will find a Pointy Hat in the drawer there. In the northeast corner of the village, you will get a short scene of some guy breaking the arm off of a statue. Anyway, find the back entrance to the pub and break the barrels behind the bar for a Seed of Magic . While you can enter the weird structure in the north of the village (it’s the clock tower), you can’t go any further inside because of a locked door. The mayor’s house is in the northwest corner and in the western room on the second floor, you can find a Top Hat in the cupboard.
There is a little girl south of the mayor’s house that seems to have dropped her pocket money. If you spam the A button as you go south from here, you should be able to find the money next to the small house and return it to her. When you’re ready, enter the house south of the weapon/armor shop to get a scene. After it’s over, check the pots in the room for a Holy Water , then go downstairs to find two Medicinal Herbs from the pots surrounding the chest, which has a Dieamend in it. Also, one of the bookshelves down here is housing a Grimoire.
Exit the town and go northwest to where the bridge will be. Check out the well to spawn a Scarewell, so defeat it and enter the well after to find a Leather Hat in one of the cupboards. One of the pots next to the man with the turban has 6 gold coins and enter the building to find a Pointy Hat in the drawer. There isn’t anything else you can do for the moment and everyone talks about the new bridge being opened tomorrow, so head back to El Ciclo and rest at the inn.
The next morning, the Hero will catch Antonia who falls down the stairs…wait, wasn’t she just suffering from a sprain? Things are weird and only get weirder as you talk with the villagers, who are still mentioning that the new bridge will open tomorrow. Wasn’t that supposed to be today? Head back to the bridge and speak with the guard, then rest at the inn and do it again to hear him mention Pomposo’s name and how he always talks about time. You will be able to find him at his place to the east, but don’t enter it yet, as you can find a chest behind the place ( Silver Cuirass ).
Enter Pomposo’s studio and go up to the second floor, where you’ll find a Seed of Wisdom in the pot. Pomposo is working at his desk, so speak to him and say "yes" when he asks you about time. He’ll give you the Clocktower Key , so return to El Ciclo and to the clocktower, entering it and pulling the lever at the top. Doing this stops the clock and if you check out some of the townspeople, it seems they have stopped moving as well. Things have gotten interesting indeed. Are you ready for the next dungeon? Head back to the doctor’s house south of the weapon/armor shop and check out the doctor in the basement to read a letter. Go to the painting and you’ll be transported to a strange area.