|Go north through the mountains until you enter the mountain path up
to Mt.Nibel. You should remember this place from Cloud's flashback.
Follow the path until it splits. Take the north spiralling path to
get a Rune Blade. Go back to the path and continue following it.
Before the bridge, you can follow the other path to eventually get a
Platinum Barretta. Go back to the bridge and cross it. You'll come
to a set of tunnels, go down the ladder and free the ladder that is
folded. Go back up and go down the tunnel numbered '2'. At the end
is a Powersoul. Jump off the ledge and use the Save Point if you
like. Climb back up to the top where the tunnels start and now go
down the one numbered '4'. You'll get an All materia in the chest
here. You can now fight the boss, or go out the passageway next to
the boss, and follow the path to go outside, then drop down to the
lower ledge and enter the cave and take the right hand path. Work
your way south west and go through the small hole. Go up, left then
down to get to a chest with an Elixer in. Go out the exit to get to
a wooded area. There is an Elemental materia on the ground to the
left. Keep going north, then right, up as far as you can go, then
left to get a Sniper CR. Go back and take the right most passage,
this goes south and leads you outside. From here go left until you
get to the Mako Plant in Cloud's flashback. Go past it to the door
set in the rock face. This will lead you back to the area with the
tunnels. Head to the bottom and examine the blue bird-like creature
to enter the boss battle...
This boss can use an attack called Trine, so you should learn it if
you have Enemy Skill materia equipped. You should Haste to start off
and make sure you have Cure/All equipped. The boss can heal himself
too. Try to use physical attacks and save the MP's to cure yourself.
You can poison it as well. Just stick to Limit Breaks and physical
attacks, you can use Summons as well to inflict more damage. You'll
get a Jem Ring when you win.
Pick up the Counter materia that's left behind and go down the path
that the boss was blocking. Follow it until you reach the World Map.
Circle around the mountain until you see a town in the distance.
Make your way towards it.