Watch the long cutscene detailing how our Heroine came to live with Sir Bogard in his one-bed house. Choose a name for the consuls son. Sir Bogard recommends you find some of the survivors of the Mana Clan to put her mind at rest.
Bogard will teach you to use magic and to use the 'sit' command, and you're on your way! Topple is in a south-easterly direction of where you are now and the route is pretty linear so you can't really get lost.