After the opening cutscene, you'll be standing at the front step of a building. This building is your base, from which you will be coming and going frequently throughout your game.You'll be told that you can access a story mission from the Mission Memo screen, which you may do immediately. From there, you'll receive the first story missions, 'Star from the Heavens,' and you'll be able to begin your story.
 Story Mission
 Star from the Heavens
Reward 25 Hunter Points, 25000 Rubies
Location Pater (Level 3 - Pater's Manor)
Objective "I would like you to visit the Cafe Chelsey on Level 4, collect a parcel from Sullivan, and then see that it is delivered to my home in Chandelier. However, my duties keep me occupied during the day, so I may see you only at night. I'm sorry, but please time your arrival accordingly."
After receiving your first mission, directly to the left of the steps of your base is an old man. He will give you directions to the Cafe: just outside town, past Rainy Bridge. The bridge is closed, and you will need to head downhill to the Guild. Continue left down the stairs into town, to find the Guild Hall. As you continue left the Familiar Staffer will start informing you of the bulletin board postings. Inside, head to the back and read the board to accept the new missions. The Veteran Staffer will stop you and fill you in on the system. Throughout the game you will want to come here for side missions constantly before advancing through chapters. You will have to finish the Bridge Restoration* Side Mission before continuing with the story mission.
Travel to Cafe Chelsey, which will mean that you must make a path on the map available to the northeast from town. When you arrive there, you'll be given the Attache Case. Take the case to Pater's Manor in Chandelier, which you can reach by taking the elevator at Core Lift 1. Be sure that you go to his home at night, as previously mentioned, or you won't be able to meet with him.
 Side Missions
 Bridge Restoration*
Reward 5 Hunter Points, 2000 Rubies, Escape Hex
Location Familiar Staffer (Level 4 - Ebel City)
Objective "Rainy Bridge is in need of urgent repairs, and everyone's up in arms over the blocked artery. We need someone to patch broken grids with Energy Hexes so that Rainy Bridge becomes useable again. Once you've confirmed the mission details, come see me. I'm the good-looking dude standing in front of the Guild."
Activate the map leading northeast from Ebel City. You will be able to do so using two energy hexes.
 Lex's Knives
Reward 3 Hunter Points, 500 Rubies, Anti-Damage(3)
Location Rose (Level 4 - Ebel City)
Objective "My son left something at home by accident, and I need someone to deliver it to him. You have to come see me first, though. I'll be waiting in front of the Guild. This is urgent!"
Talk to Rose in Ebel City, near the guild, either on the ground level or on the slope just above it. You will receive the Lex's Knife Set item, go to the world map and cross over the restored bridge to the northeast. You can enter the Core Lift 1 area. Lex is wandering around near the entrance. Talk to him and hand over the knife set to finish this mission. You'll receive your reward and the mission is now complete.
 Pest Extermination
Reward 5 Hunter Points, 700 Rubies, Dot Sight
Location Allcott (Level 4 - Ebel City)
Objective "Could somebody please do something about the pack of Stray Curs roaming around on the other side of Rainy Bridge? So dangerous, they are!"
Northeast of Ebel City, past the repaired bridge, you'll find a red hex panel with an exclamation mark over it on the map. Entering it will immediately trigger a battle with several dogs. Defeat them to automatically receive your reward.
Three new quests should mean that you have a better idea of where to head next. You'll want to start by leaving the Guild to meet with the Familiar Staffer. He'll address you as you appear on the new screen. He's standing just left of the doorway, so talk to him and he will brief you. He'll also explain how Energy Hexes work, so pay attention to that mini-tutorial. When you've read through that, you'll receive Perfect Aid(3) from the staffer. He recommends that you head to the arena. Now you should exit to the world map.
 What the Maid Lost
Reward 3 Hunter Points, 1000 Rubies, Clairvoyance(3)
Location Theresa's Maid (Level 3 - Theresa's Manor)
Objective "I seem to have dropped something and I'd like help finding it. I'll explain in more detail in person."
Head to Theresa's Manor, which is located west of Pater's Manor. At the front step, you'll see a maid standing toward the left. Talk to her. She has lost a watch that she wants you to retrieve. You'll need to exit to the world map, then head toward Cardinal Jean Paulet's manor. It's not accessible just yet, but you can travel to the lower right portion of the available map and set an energy hex there. You'll find the Broken Watch item, which you should then return to the maid at Theresa's Manor.