This update actually covers two sessions of me wandering around looking for what the heck to do next. At the end of the first session, I was actually closer to my goal than I had realized, having stopped at the cyborg town in Aridia. Yet I went back to the fourth continent to try and see if I could get to Techna, which I still couldn’t despite wandering all around and trying to get a land bridge to appear a la the end of the first generation.
At this point, I should point out that poking around Phantasy Star.Net spoiled the fact that Landen wasn’t just a town, but a continent. Looking at my Monitor, there were no other new continents available that I hadn’t been to.
Then I realized that there was about half of the very first continent that I couldn’t access in the first generation, and since my path to said continent was still blocked by a lackey of Lune, that meant there had to be a second cave to get there. Sure enough, wandering around Aridia some more revealed, to the north, what was probably the one cave on the continent I hadn’t been to, and I can at last make some progress. The enemies in said cave are a bit stronger, but nothing I can’t handle thanks in part to dual Royal Needlers (And in part to my probably being really overleveled because of my wandering to this point). Also, I bought a Cannon for Wren, which helps his damage output slightly.
Next time, I’ll report on what’s on the other side of the cave.