Read in Game Help!- First thing you have to do is upgrade your stats and skills.- You can use the items by selecting it pressing Use/Equip, or by double clicking the item. - The encounter frequency is 10 by default. That means you can have a battle each 10 steps, if you want more battles you will click on 5. You can change that any time. - You can try to flee battle's, but if you fail you can't attack until next turn.