Hint: Defeating the Rider:
When you come back to the main land and head towards Lenelle, you will normally run into the Rider on the black horse. Purchase three or more Meteor and Inferno spells. Use about three Meteor and one Inferno spell to quickly eliminate the threat of the Rider.
Hint: Defeating Stone Statues:
When fighting physically invulnerable enemies such as Stone Statues, summon the Wraith and physically manipulate him using his Icy Touch and Life Leech. The Wraith is also impervious to the Stone Statue's attacks, but can be easily injured by your own area effect spells -- take all the necessary precautions. Otherwise, a single battle using useless spells can run about ten to fifteen minutes.
Hint: Easy way to get to Lenelle:
This trick will help you get to the town of Lenelle quicker, and get the items and equipment you need. When you start your trek to Lenelle, about half way or more, open your options screen and save the game. When you meet the rider on the way to the town, quickly open up the options screen and select "Load game". This will help keep the rider off of your back until you are ready to defeat him.
Hint: Easy money:
Go to the sewers and defeat Bacites for their tails. Acquire about 30 or more and go visit Merden. He will give you over 1,000 gold pieces for the number of tails.
Hint: Easy money and experience:
When you get past the Khosoni Labrynth (around level 12), you should have a chance against the Fire Imps. These are found in encounters on the world map on a hill to the left of the Lenele gate (the name of place is Forest Night). The Fire Imps give around 250 XP and sometimes drop Garnets or Citrines. Garnets are valued at 10,000 and Citrines are about the same. These can be sold to a merchant in Khosoni. The Fire Imp stats are:
Mag Res: 24
Weak to Ice, Strong to Fire.
Hint: Lagaros long sword:
When you must get to the Temple of Urath with Flece, do not skip the marketplace and head for the crown district. When you head up the slope and see the two axmen, guarding the bridge to your right in the marketplace kill them and go left. When you are near the entrance to Lenele, you will see a few guards wandering near the door. You may need the aid of a summon in order to dispose of them -- save the game first. When they are gone, you will see a civilian nearby. Talk to him. He will tell you that he is upset because a knight of Sornehan, Sir Horum, has disgraced his family by defeating him. He wants you to avenge him by killing Sir Horum. He guards the bridge to the other half of the market. Once he is dead, return and talk to the man again. Sometimes more guards will appear. He will give you some money and the Lagaros long sword. This sword has a 75 attack, good speed, and can be held with one hand.