In this walkthrough each town or location is visited in plot order, although almost all places can be visited in any order. To skip to a different town go back to the Table of Contents.
NOTE: if you are starting a new game with Exult you should definitely consider install ing the Quests and Interactions mod. It not only fixes a handful of bugs and inconsistencies but also adds an entirely new sidequest to the game as well as new object interactions. If you're already playing under Exult but don't want to start a new game you can just add in the lighter Interactions mod instead.