Blue Dragon Help

I’m attempting the Alumaru Village quest. It’s long after Jibral (I just finished in Pachess). I go to enter the village, and I get stopped, with those ox guys telling me I can’t enter, and that I should go back to Exile Forest. Now, in the book and on Gamefaqs, it says that some guy should talk to me and give me a message. I get no guy, no message, and I still can’t enter the village. Is this because I don’t have a full party?

It’s been a while, but on the way to the village there’s a little are in the forest - you might need to go to that and hear some sort of ghostly voice before going to the village. My memory is sketchy.

Yeah, I went straight though that on the way to the Village, they just commented on how thick the fog was.