We can see here that Melmond has been greatly affected by the earth's rot. The ground is drying up and there are a lot of tombstones.
Talk of the Town
Hmm, vampire, now where'd I leave my garlic?
Then send him in to fight the vampire. We'll be out here taking a nap.
Whoa, glad we found that out. Can't imagine how important it is to the world's future to know that this guy is a farmer.
We'll just have to make it shine then.
Sarda huh? We'll have to go see him then.
Hello, Jim. You're doing a fine job investigating.
Hmm, "float" eh? Why does that sound familiar?
Someone already told us that. You wanna be helpful, show us your boobs.
Hey, another well. I love these.
Loves RUBIES does he? I wonder where one might find a ruby.
Hey, it's Dr. Unne, the wackiest and most memorable character in the game. Look at him do all those hilarious things, like walking! Before I settled on Collector as my online name I was planning to use Dr. Unne, but it's already taken by the owner of another FF1 site. Oh yeah, back on track. Dr. Arrogant here will be very important later in the game.
Sounds like a great place for a picnic. Let's go!
Okay, maybe it isn't such a good place for a picnic. Let's just go kick Vampy's ass.
Local Commerce in Action
Here's some good news. The inn here is the same price as ElfLand.
Wow, all the white spells here are good. LIFE is a must for Red & White Mages. Thanks to a bug HEL2 has the same power in battle as HEL3 so it's probably a better choice than CUR3, but you may want both. HRM3 is a must if you don't have a black magic user, otherwise it's up to you.
FIR3 is a must for Black & Red Mages and both should save a slot for WARP. BANE would be okay but there's a sword to do that later.
Yep, the vampire destroyed the clinic. There's no item shop here either. So if you die or need supplies you have to go back to Coneria or somewhere else.
Jeez, there's nothing good here. I suppose you might get a Falchon for a Thief if you have more than one. You might get a Long Sword if you're too cheap to get a Silver Sword, but why?
Get your B&W Mages Silver Bracelets and get iron equipment if your fighter doesn't have it yet. Well, you could get the Steel Armor, but it's not really worth the money. If you have at least 3 fighters you'll eventually want it tho.