In this quest, I found the item store in the west village, but I have not found a way to get from the village to the castle before I run out of time. And even if I could, whenever I get to the village ...
I've checked the GameFAQs walkthrough and the Half Minute Hero wiki article on this quest. I've bought the shield in the middle of the map. I've cleared out all the caves. I've checked all towns. Yet, ...