When the party arrives, there is a cutscene showing Melia and her soldier fighting a Telethia and her soldiers are killed by the beast.
After traveling deeper into the forest, the party find Melia unconscious, and Shulk recognizes her from his visions. Upon closer inspection, Sharla notes that she is suffering from a lack of Ether. Shulk sets off to find some pure Ether Crystals near Makna's waterfall.
Eventually Shulk finds the Crystals and is met by Alvis, who shows that he is able to wield the Monado without getting injured. Alvis mentions to Shulk that the Monado can be controlled and teaches him how to use the Purge ability to stop the Puera Telethia who attacked him. After a battle, Shulk and Alvis slays the Telethia, and is found by Reyn. The mysterious man from before disappears.
After this, Melia is revived and the party prepare to continue their quest, Melia advises they head for Frontier Village, the only settlement in this area.