Reunited with Flammie, King Truffle tells the party about the Lofty Mountains, home of Sage Joch. Luka suggests they meet with Joch, so the party heads toward the mountains to the Southwest of Matango.
- Use the Flammie Drum to call in Flammie.
- Turn to the Southwest from Matango to the mountains.
- Landing on the Lofty Mountains will put you just outside a cave.
- You will immediately be faced by Trap Flowers and Bomb Bee.
- To the West and up the stairs to reach a small town, Mandala.
- You can upgrade your equipment here (or fly to the Gold City for a vast improvement), found to the East of the entrance to town.
- You will, if you have not upgraded for a while, want to get to get 3 sets of Circlets, Magical Armors, and Ivy Amulet.
- After that, leave town and start on your way over to the East.
- Talking with the bird like creature introduces itself as Jehk