After clearing the prologue, you're told that you should investigate the Shrine of Wind in your hometown of Tonkiness, and the Weathervane Tower near Barness.
Unfortunately, there's a cranky guard who won't let me in to the Shrine of Wind, and the bridge to Barness is out (like I haven't heard that a thousand times!).
It vaguely seems like I ought to be able to lure the cranky guard away by mentioning the lady on the road to Barness who has a crush on him, but that option doesn't seem to come up so it's probably not the right way to go.
So, what do I do next? Is there a path somewhere that I'm missing?