Optional things with the Tiny Bronco - Final Fantasy VII
|| Treasure: | Kjata Materia, Mythril, Great Gospel. ||
|| Fort Condor| ||
|| Treasure: | 3x Turbo Ethers. ||
The Tiny Bronco is no longer worth the name plane. It can be used as a boat, but it can only 'sail' in shallow water. After the scene, you will have landed near the continent of Wutai. We'll get to that soon.
It's possible for you to go to Bone Village with the Tiny Bronco. You'll get here quite soon too, actually, but you can get some useful items that you might want a bit sooner. Bone Village is located on the north continent. If you bring up the large map you shouldn't have a problem finding it. You'll just have to sail all the way around either the western or eastern continent to reach the beach where you can get off.
In Bone Village, talk to the digging man near the entrance. He has some useful information regarding where you'll want to go. The guy sitting near the small building sells things. The best thing you can buy from him is probably the Rune Armlet, which is the best Double Materia Growth armor in the game. The Diamond Bangle is better in terms of defense, so you may want to buy it as well. Just depends on what you prefer, though I stick with the Rune Armlets.
You can go up, and enter the forest. Go deeper and in the next screen (with view from top) pay attention. You'll notice a red orb appearing/moving on the right or left side of the screen. Stand on either side and when it appears quickly run to it and grab it. If you fail, wait for it to come around again. You'll receive the Kjata summon Materia. Don't go any deeper in the forest, as you'll only get lost. A note about Kjata: This is a multi elemental materia. It causes Fire, Ice and Lightning damage, which means that if an enemy absorbs any of these, the whole damage is absorbed. Same for nullify or halves. It's powerful, but only when you use it right. Go back to the world map.
Head over to the single house south of the Gold Saucer.. remember? You can use the river running through the western continent to get there faster. This weapon dealer knows a great deal about the Keystone.. but he sold it to Dio, the owner of the Gold Saucer. You can also sleep here for FREE, if you check out the bed. He's also looking for some Mythril. If you've got it already you can skip the next two paragraphs.
Remember the sleeping man in the cave on the eastern continent? If not, I'll refresh your memory: There is a cave behind a river on the west/northwest of the Mythril Mines, which you might've noticed earlier. You can reach it by using the buggy to cross the shallow part. You can't access it with the Tiny Bronco. In the cave is a sleeping man who will tell you either how many times you've fought battles, how many times you have escaped, or that large materia needs high level materia.
What use is this to us? If the last two digits of the number you have fought are the same, the man will wake up and give you an item. If the numbers are odd (11,33,55,etc) you will get the Key Item 'Mythril', which will be useful later. If the last two numbers are even (00,22,44,etc) you'll get a Bolt Ring, which is an accessory that nullifies all Bolt attacks.
Get the Mythril and go back to the Weapon Seller's house. Give it to him, and he'll let you open up either the small box upstairs, or the large box downstairs. The large box holds a Gold Armlet, the small one is Great Gospel, Aeris' her final Limit Break. Needless to say, go for the small box. You might also want to take your time to um, well, teach Aeris this Limit Break. It's a very good one.
You can also check out an other new continent, the one in the south east consisting of a few small islands. You can get really good experience, AP and gold from the creatures here, especially Sea Worms on the beach. You can also steal Dragon Scales from them, a hard hitting item. Do whatever you please, but remember that overleveling takes away the challenge somewhat. Speaking of items, you could also steal a few more Right Arms from Bombs (on the bridge of North Corel, near the Gold Saucer, remember?). This item can be of good use soon.
You can also get Cloud's final Limit Break Omnislash if you really wanted to, from the battle square at the Gold Saucer.
(Fort Condor Note 9:)
This one's available as soon as you get the Tiny Bronco, so sail to Fort Condor.
The reward for the 8th battle are three Turbo Ethers.
While we're at it, now's a good time to go to Wutai, the most western continent. Read more on the next page.