After Dart lost his Dragoon Spirit to Mappi in the Barrens, the group head on to Donau to search for Lloyd. They reach Donau, only to see bandits hanging around the Flower City. A girl named Kate approached the group and gave them flowers, surprised that they didn't look like bandits. The group entered Kate's house, where she explained to them that her fiancé, Lynn had gone out a day before their wedding day to get rid of the Gehrich Gang. He left her a letter and never came back since the day he left. She begged Dart and his group to save Lynn. The group agreed to help Kate and showed Lynn's letter to his father, the Mayor. He told them that Lynn got permission from King Zior to go through the Valley of Corrupted Gravity before entering the nest of the Gehrich Gang, which the group planned to do as well.
At the same time, Wink, the 3rd Sacred Sister of Mille Seseau, is trapped by bandits around the corner near the shops in Donau. They were encountered by Lloyd, who fended them off and rescued Wink. Lloyd gave his name, as requested by Wink, before he vanished. The group heads down from Mayor's house and meet Meru, a platinum-haired girl that bashed away a bunch of perverted bandits. Meru was excited to meet Dart and his group and wanted to join their quest to rescue Lynn, but Rose advised Dart to deny her. Dart ultimately accepted Meru as she knew the path through the Valley of Corrupted Gravity better than the rest of group. The group then head on to Fletz to get King Zior's permission to enter the Valley of Corrupted Gravity.