There isn’t much do to in Poft. You can visit the town’s Pub and speak with this game’s Cid, but we don’t require his services just yet. Much like Paloom, there are shops here, but nothing worth buying. If you forgot something in Paloom or Altair, you can purchase tickets and return, but it’ll cost you another 32 gil there and back again. Exit Poft and travel north until you reach the mountains, then turn west until you run into the town of Salamand.
There is finally some equipment and spells worth buying in Salamand! For my group, this means purchasing a Long Sword, Battle Axe, and three complete sets of Bronze Shields, Helms, Armor, and Gloves. I don’t typically buy anything for Minwu, but rather equip him with the leftovers from the trio. If you have gil to spare, the Life and Teleport tomes will be useful but are necessary just yet.
Once equipped, visit the house in the northeast corner of Salamand and speak with Josef about Mythril. It seems the men of Salamand are being held as slaves in Semitt Falls, and Josef won’t help you until they’re free. To reach Semitt Falls, leave town and head straight west, then south once you reach a lake. Use your Canoe to follow the nearby river to the east to reach Semitt Falls.