Don't worry, you've got time. I'm still waiting for both Kahwill and Batel to post about them arriving, and we'll have a few more rounds of posts before getting sidetracked by something and leaving again. Just fly on over whenever you're done in Floaroma.
As for people near you, Yellow's band of misfits is currently headed on over to Eterna's ruins. You could meet up with them on the way if you wish. FREE KOTO!!