LOCATION: Outside the Colosseum
PARTY MEMBERS: Terra (Lv. 34 HP 1903/1903 MP 346/346), Cyan (Lv. 33 HP 1812/1182 MP 320/320), Sabin (Lv. 34 HP 1914/1914 MP 332/332), Gau (Lv. 31 HP 1601/1601 MP 298/298)
ELAPSED TIME: 24:28
STEPS TAKEN: 55175
There's not much to report. I went to Zozo, got the Rust-Aid and climbed the mountain. I fought Ursus who stole my GP and other enemies in random encounters. I released the Storm Drgn from its prison and battled it, losing to it once, only to beat it in the return engagement. I got Cyan, but I did not return to Maranda. Instead, I went to the Veldt to try to get Gau with a three person party, only for it not to work initially. So I revisited Molbiz and recruited Terra, then returned to the Veldt.
I tried to get a few Rages for Gau, but it wasn't a fruitful effort, so I entered the cave and went through it. I missed a treasure in the cave (not the Striker), but I intend to go back to the cave. Nevertheless, I was able to rescue Shadow and fought the SrBehemoth. After this, I was taken to Thamasa, searched around Relm's room one more time for the hidden Memento Ring, then went to the Colosseum.
So now I have eight characters. Too bad the rest of them are inaccessible or require a decent amount of backtracking unless I complete semi-lengthy sidequests, and there are so many optional sidequests to go through as well.