The Beginning: Stone Brook:
This part of the game is fairly simple. You start off in your house. Grab the pig feed and head north to the pigs. Drop some feed and Milder will appear and you'll talk and such. Now go back to your mother and talk to her. She'll tell you to talk to the townspeople. Talk to Ethel and offer to find her duck. Yell at it and it'll go home. Then go back to your mother. She'll tell you to get some Alktree Nuts. This is your first venture outside of the town. Leave the town and you'll meet the wizard who will talk to you. Then head east and keep on going south until you reach the tree with the nuts. Punch the tree with the nuts and a nut will fall down. Grab it and head back to town. You'll then notice your house is ablaze. A small automatic sequence will occur. Once it's over, talk to the guard blocking the village exit. He'll talk about a letter at your house. Return to your house and get the letter and the map. The guard will now no longer block your path and you're free to leave the village as you please.
First outside of the village, head east again and follow the path till you reach the sign that talks about the wizard's hut. Go north from there and enter the hut and ask all the options. Pick up the potion he gives you and leave the house. Head south a screen from the house and then go left to a treasure chest. Open it and grab the heart container. Now return to the village entrance and head left. Keep on going left till you hit the coastline. Then head up until you hit the cliffs. Once there, keep on going right until you see a rock. Push the rock aside and enter the cave. Inside, kill the beast by using a hit, retreat, hit tactic. Then leave the cave and head back the wizard's hut. You'll see he's gone but he leaves you Fireball magic and 200 gold pieces. Grab them and return to the village entrance. Head west again to the shoreline and find the man who's on the bridge. Pay his toll and cross the bridge into the Terris area.