Hint: Kill Ramus EASY!!
First go to Ramus and fight him.....lose intentionally. When you are brought back to life...go to the Southwest house with an old man standing out front...Go inside and talk to the old lady. She will tell you the legen about Ramus and give you a whistle. Now, go back and fight Ramus and this time, use the whistle...It is a one hit kill!
If you are using a primarily magic using character (or pair of characters), you may get stuck or at least severely bogged down when you are cursed on the western continent. You may work around this by choosing an apprentice (if you do not have one yet) or changing apprentices (and perhaps changing back again). With your partner's magic, you should be able to get enough experience to continue forward, and you also should be able to defeat Metal Pison. You may also defeat the dragon blocking the way in the frozen lake cave ahead of time, but doing so does not allow you to bypass any part of the story, since the Moonlight is an essential item later
After completing the cave of Kapel you will get cursed and your magic will be taken away. You cannot remove your own curse without the moonlight. However, you can remove your apprentice's curse. Switch apprentices and fight until you find your old apprentice again. If he or she asks to join you again, their curse will be removed
The first time you go to Guntz, enter the chief's house and search the desk with the open book on it. You should find a Power Seed
On the quest to find the Star Rune, go into the Tavern (located up and right from the Inn). Walk until you are in the top left area of the Tavern. Stand on the right side of the wood pile and search. The game will say that you found a bottle of M-Water at your feet
In Rabelesk, walk up to the jars and search to find a potion