Damn it, Heavyarms, I've told you this before: You can access Fahl immediately after the Contest of Champions. Which is...a 1/4th, 1/5th into the game? --- StarryKnights, the Hell-forged snowflake of the Breath of Fire III board.
After the Contest of Champions or after Stallion. The latest would be after you cross the bridge to Rhapala (Everyone seems to have a slightly different thought on the matter). All of which are in about a span of...10 minutes?
That's what makes Fahl a strong contender for Master, given that he does show up fairly early. Not Bunyan early, but then again, you can't get anyone other than Ryu on Bunyan until after beating Stallion anyway. --- StarryKnights, the Hell-forged snowflake of the Breath of Fire III board.