I fought the long gui (and lost), I selected "retry" but did not fight him again. However, in my next battle with a weak enemy, Noel had only a critical level of HP. Every battle since has started ...
The Archylte Steppe Gate seems incapable of fully resetting all story related events. I reset it and get the initial hunter cutscene. Then the rest of the area acts as though I've defeated Faeryl even ...
I'm getting frustrated over this one and have been looking into Wikis and FAQs for the past two hours. Here's my current state: Coliseum -???- AF New Bodhum -003- AF (1/1 Gates Open) Bresha Ruins ...