Before attempting to get this secret item, make sure that your character has at least ONE water magic. When you already have 500G, use it to spend a night at the hotel. Inside your room search for a 'hidden' Dream stone that could be sold for 2000G (don't worry; this stone has no other use rather than be sold...). Sleep on the bed after you've located the stone. A 'dream' sequence follows wherein an Ootang (the monkey of this game for those of you who don't know...) goes inside a hollow log at the entrance of Carona Forest. Do the same after you've woke up. Inside this secret area, there is a wilted Mandala (plant...). Use your water magic to replenish its vitality and to step on its bloom. On the ledge, you will find a book called The Last Hero. Exit the area and take the book to a man named Rod (he is at the outskirts of Carona Town) and he will give you 4 strength ups in return.
Submitted by Mark Malonso