let him do his thing and go through the now-open door. at the top is a save point that you'll want to use. as you approach it, you will have a fixed encounter with a tri-face. what you want to do with it is use lv up on it if it's less than level 30, mug it for curse spikes you'll get 6 or 8 at-a-time then preferably card it.
get yourself accustomed to the controls by smashing through all the enemies in this area. note a fun little tip, when you press the circle button to grab enemies you can perform three different throws. while holding the enemy press either circle, triangle or square to do one of the three different throws.
i recommend that you stay here and familisarise yourself with all 13 of them - which may take a good couple of hours worth of gameplay. each time you beat amazoness paladin with a deck, you'll notice a '*' above it. if you beat her with all 13, you get every single card with the word 'amazoness' in its name and amazon archer.
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they do have horrible accuracy and will never advance unless you advance but they do soak up some of the bullets and they help show you the way to go. so never go to ahead or behind your allies or you will regret it. ---hit the deck--- whenever your screen gets super bloody and red quickly either find cover or prone.
as you sail around to the new objective, watch out for mines in the water and use your puckle gun to deal with them if they get in the way. when you arrive, dock the ship and head ashore. make your way up the path ahead and look out for a small side area on the right with a pool of water and a fallen tree leading to an upper area.