Back on the Blackjack, the fact that the Espers were furious is finally fully acknowledged in several ways. For one, it seems they’ve damaged the Blackjack (or Setzer can’t build ****), for the Blackjack starts going out of control and soon crashes.
Anyhow, you end up crashing the Blackjack near Maranda. Go northeast and through the mountain passage to find the ruined-castle-esque town of Vector. Head on inside