When you’re done exploring the world and running errands for nearly every NPC in the game, set sail for the beach on the northwest side of the Summerlands continent. You might want to collect a few hidden treasures, but other than those, the path to the pirates’ den is straightforward; simply head north.
- There are some forests on the cliffs directly right/south of the beach. Search the southern soil of the westernmost cliff nearby some trees to find a **[CAPPUCCINO].**
- You'll come across a forage point as you follow the trail to the (north)east it contains a **[DRILL SCREW].**
- To the far east of the trail are two very large boulders; check them to find a **[STARDROP].**
- Cross the nearby river to reach the northern section of the area. Search the rocks to the northwest close to a waterfall to find **[500 G].**
Once you've picked up all of the treasures, proceed the rest of the way up the hill to enter Skull Mountain itself.
Watch the scene after you’re inside, then use the Waystone to recover and save. There’s a boss battle coming up, so if you can, equip whatever weapons you have on your physical attackers that have the Water or Storm attribute, as it’ll help immensely. When you’re ready, board the airship for a few scenes, then take on the boss!
Boss Fight: Red Dragon
After the battle, you’ll learn of your next destination, but you can only make it there via a dragon. The only problem is the one that can do it needs to be healed first. Always something, huh?
Talk to the pirate on the lower right deck, and he’ll give you quite a few new formulas: 015, 020, 025, 030, 035, 040, 070, 079, 087, 090, 103, 111, and 124. After grabbing those, go to the eastern part of the cave and check out Tengri. Use your ‘Native Tongue’ spell to determine what’s wrong with the ailing dragon. After talking to Tengri, go back and talk to Kublai to tell him your plan, and you’ll receive a [JUMBO SUNDROP], as well as formula 043 to make them yourself!
When you’re ready, stop at the Waystone to recover and save, then cast ‘Gateway’ and head back over to Motorville!
After you finally regain control, head just to your left and talk to Myrtle for a bit. A dog will come in, trying to get your attention; ‘Nature’s Tongue’ is your friend again here, so use it to finally understand the whole situation, then make your way to the southeast end of town to the house next to Myrtle’s. Talk to the dog, Genghis, once again, and watch the scenes unfold. Yikes, another boss fight!!!
Boss Fight: Denny's Nightmare
With that Nightmare out of the way, we now need to find some confidence for poor Denny. Sadly, there’s none here in Motorville, so use ‘Gateway’ and head back to the other world.
Back to Skull Mountain
Luckily, you need not go far to get some confidence. Talk to Kublai, and you’ll be able to get a drop from him. He’ll also give you the spells [QUAKE] and [SEEK FORTUNE] . With Seek Fortune, you’ll now be able to see hidden treasure on the World Map! About time! Cast ‘Gateway’ once again and return to Motorville.
To Motorville Again
Run on over to Denny and give him a hunk of confidence, then follow Myrtle back to Leila’s store to run into Pea, who brings warnings to Oliver. In any case, you’re finished here, so head back to Skull Mountain once again.
Back to Skull Mountain Again
Head back to the airship and talk to Kublai. Watch the scenes here as you’ll finally be able to ride the large purple dragon as you please! You’ll automatically hop onto Tengri and head off onto the World Map.
Fly the Friendlier Skies
Awarded for befriending Tengri.
Pay attention to Drippy’s tutorial on how to fly, then you’ll receive the [DRAGON HORN] that will let you summon Tengri anywhere on the world map!
Now, it’s off to Solitary Isle, which is on the southeastern corner of your map; take a look! On this small island, read the text on the stone and search behind it for a [THUNDERSTORM GEM] . Summon Tengri afterwards with the directional ‘Up’ button and return to Kublai.
After the scene, cast the ‘Insight’ spell to reveal the three locations of the stones. You’ll be given the [MAP OF THE STONES] for free by Kublai. Now that you can explore the world map almost entirely, its smart to collect several hidden treasure and complete new errands.