Zanthia, sure they will talk to you later. I've been back a couple times and they always tell me the same thing.
Ingie, if you do the bad wizard quest, you should find a Golden Saint. At least I did.
I found all the metal scraps I need for the robotmaker, but they are so heavy it is going to be a chore to get them to him. At least I could transport to the temple.
I'm wondering about the quests for the palace and the temple. Do I have to side with one or the other? If I do all the quests for both, will there be a chance to choose which one I support? I wasn't sure about giving the banded maze ring to Almalexia in the temple since I was told it shouldn't be released on the world. What will she do with it?