Start of Disc 2
Princess Dagger and Steiner will talk for a short while after they step off the cable car. Walk across the platform and through the doorway on the right side of the screen to find the “rest area”. There is a treasure chest on the bottom-left side of the screen that contains a Phoenix Down.
Speak to Nazna the Moogle and select “Mognet” to give her the letter from Grimo. Talk to Nazna again to pick up a letter for Mochos. Nanza will also provide you with another Kupo Nut if you took the previous one back to Gizamaluke’s Grotto. Check out the Kupo Nut side quest section for more information.
Speak to the shop owner towards the bottom of the screen. You can pick up the following items:
Along with regular consumable items (Potions, Tents, etc.). You should purchase a Mythril Rod and a Barbut. The Mythril Rod is not stronger than the Multina Racket that you picked up at the base but it does teach a number of useful spells including Life, Silence and Shell.
You should also purchase as many Steepled Hats again as you can in preparation for completing the Cotton Robe Trick again. Check out the Tips and Tricks section for more information on this gil earning trick.
Talk to the man behind the counter on the left side of the screen to continue the story. He will tell you that the cable car to Alexandria is on its way. Exit the waiting area after Dagger hears the familiar voice to find Cinna and Marcus waiting outside. Return to the waiting area for some more dialogue. Hop on the train to continue.
The cable car will stop after going part of the way to Alexandria. Time for your next boss battle…
The second battle against Black Waltz 3 is fairly easy. Black Waltz will not attack Dagger so have her focus on healing the other party members. The only difference between this version of the fight and the previous one is that Black Waltz can now cast a spell called Freeze. This spell will inflict the “Freeze” status on a character and that character will shatter if they are subsequently hit by a regular attack (instantly killing them). Have Marcus use Steal until you obtain all three items.
Note that Black Waltz does not automatically win this battle if only Dagger is left alive. Instead, it will start attacking itself, which makes the battle almost impossible to lose.
You can and should take the opportunity to equip Marcus, your new party member, with some equipment. He is not a permanent party member but he will be with you for a while. Speak to “Part-Time Worker Mary” if you need to purchase any items before being on your way. Head into the next area and you will find a split path. Going left leads back to the Village of Dali and the Observatory (you can go there to pick up some items if you would like) and the right path leads to Treno.
Revisiting the Village of Dali (Optional)
Take the left path if you want to head back to Dali. Speak to the Guard and use your newly acquired Gate Pass to get through the gate. Use the map below to help you find your way back to Dali which you should recognize from your previous visit.
Start off by purchasing another 99 Wrist armor again once you arrive for completing the Cotton Robe Synthesis Trick. Check out the Tips and Tricks section for more information. Travel through the exit at the back of the village and grab the treasure chest beside the old woman in the garden for a free Elixir. That’s all for the Village of Dali.
Travel back to the South Gate again and back to the fork in the road. Speak to the Guard and use the Gate Pass to get back through and this time take the right pathway when you reach the fork in the road.
Jump across the bridge and then follow the steps downward to find a treasure chest that contains 1,610 gil. Continue following the pathway to the right and speak to the Guard (by trying to walk through the gate) to have him lower the gate for you. Continue through to reach the world map on the other side of the chasm.
Treno is fairly easy to spot - it’s the large city not too far from the South Gate. There are a few other optional areas that you can explore first though. Continue past Treno following the forested area until you reach a small cave on the side of the mountain.
Quan’s Dwelling (Optional)
There are no enemy battles while you are wandering through Quan’s Dwelling. Follow the pathway through to the back of the cave and grab the treasure chest on the lower platform to pick up a free Ether. Walk over to the opposite side of the cave where you can see the rope hanging down and climb down it to find another treasure chest with another Ether inside. There is also a hidden Scorpio Stellazzio at the southern most part of the cave - search around until you find it. You can touch the hot spring to restore your HP and MP.
Go through the pathway at the back of the cave to find a room with a ladder. Climb the ladder to find a third Ether that has been placed on one of the shelves. Go through the exit on the right side of this room to find one last area within Quan’s Dwelling. There isn’t much to do here except examine all of the surroundings which has an impact on the story later on in the game when the team returns to this dwelling with Vivi in the party.
Exit Quan’s Dwelling and travel back to Treno to continue the game.