I can't remember if I mentioned this, but I just got to the fourth dungeon in link's awakening. a friend accidentally divulged the location of Marin when I'm trying to use no faqs for any game (that's the reason axiom verge is so difficult for me). Spoiler: Marin (link's awakening) my friend told me she was on the beach near the first town. I knew from some clues that she was heading from the animal village to mabe village based on what people said in the animal village. however, I wasn't sure if she was human, but I knew where to look. I would've found her eventually especially after I had link's awakening's intro running while I was typing a message somewhere. it shows a girl standing on the beach. that was a good clue, but I'm not sure if I would've solved it immediately. I was going to be thorough though. I got stuck in bloodstained (going underwater) for about three weeks last. I didn't really get stuck that much in dragon quest 1.