The grass patch next to Raguna's farm has finally grown in, meaning he can have animals/monsters on his farm, either to fight for him or pick up vegetables. Here, grass has a shorter growth cycle than in other games (grows in five days, and can be re-harvested every other day), so it's rare that Raguna's monsters will go hungry, unless he neglects them in the winter.
Today's letters are a welcome letter from Cinnamon, and a greeting letter from Rosetta to come and shop at her store, "Materia". Already, I can think of one thing wrong with that title...
Yesterday's Rune Wonder song from Candy has produced additional bamboo shoots on the field, just like she said. You can tell that they're hers because they're glowing with Runeys. There isn't any difference in quality between these and other bamboo shoots, though.
On to the Green Ruins we go. The turnips Raguna planted a few days ago near the entrance are almost ready to grow.
Instead of cutting down the vines like he normally does (these suckers regrow quickly), Raguna takes out his Fire Rod
and burns that sucker down.
He tries the same against the blue portal where the first squirrel-like thing emerged, but can't quite get his aim properly, so he just smacks it to death
The squirrel monster is still chasing and tossing acorns at Raguna, so he decides to break out his secret weapon for dealing with annoying monsters...a Pet Glove (which, in this game, is not a glove at all, but your standard animal petting brush.) The creature, which we will learn is called a Chitter (which Rags names "Chit"), is brushed back to Raguna's farm using the power of shock and "awww".
Given some time, he'll have a few extra hands to help him around the farm.
To celebrate his new acquisition, he goes around and does some completely un-monster-related shopping, such as picking up a book on jewelry (to help boost his forging skills) and some moon drop flowers (they're the only ones he can afford now; a few of the seeds at Rosetta's shop are said to be "more valuable than gold
Also on Raguna's "goofing off" agenda: a little bit of fishing. He tries a few different spots, and has a bit of trouble getting the timing right, but manages to catch a small trout near his farm. He shows it off to Cinnamon, who shows her gratitude (as much as she can, anyway
Her grandfather, Kanno, is in the market for a sharp fang. Ragua hasn't come across any monsters that would drop such an item, so he writes it down for later.
The next day, Raguna takes Chit down to the Green Ruins with him for a "power walk". This basically involves killing monsters and throwing acorns at them, though not in that order. The turnip patch near the entrance has grown, and has brought one of those shiny light orbs with it. It doesn't respond to Raguna's harvester, but when he walks through it, he feels somewhat refreshed. He plants the moondrop flowers he bought at Rosetta's yesterday for good measure.
Later on, he visits Erik at his farm, who tells him that the harvester is also useful for gathering materials from animals themselves (milk, eggs, wool, and what-have-you).
The rest of the day is spent fishing and making accessories. Raguna's big catch of the day is a 57 cm trout.