Born in the countryside of Portia, Arlo has always had a sense of justice about him. From an early age, he earned a reputation as an excellent fighter and protector of the weak. When he joined the local Civil Corps, he quickly climbed to become the leader. Arlo's goal is to one day join the Flying Pigs, a world famous guild of adventurers based in Lucien.


Personal SummaryEdit

Arlo is a loyal citizen of Portia and one of its proud defenders. At some point in his adult life, Arlo joined the Portia branch of the Civil Corps. Clearly being a cut above the rest, his skills were recognized and despite only being a young adult, he rose to don the mantle of leadership.

As the leader of the Civil Corps, Arlo is a force to be reckoned with. He is arguably the strongest fighter in Portia. Despite his skill, he refuses to rest on his laurels, training not just with his team, but independently as well.

Arlo isn't just physically strong either. He has a profound sense of right and wrong, and will never take shortcuts when protecting his fellow citizens. Arlo also understands that leadership is about responsibility and not about 'Being in charge', noting that the job and training are the same.

Perhaps the greatest ambition of the Civil Corps' noble leader is to one day join the 'The Flying Pigs'; an elite group of fighters based in Lucien, sworn to protect the free cities.

Arlo's horse is named Spacer in the PC version.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Arlo is very tall with red hair, bushy eyebrows, and an anchor-styled beard with no mustache. He exhibits an unimpressed look and generally does not smile. He wears a blue bandanna with "The Flying Pigs" written on it around his neck. His outfit consists of a white and yellow jacket with gray details, lightly distressed gray jeans, black finger-less gloves, and various tanned leather straps and holsters. His boots are the reverse of this with brown being the dominant color with grey straps as detail. He also has a pair of yellow-lensed goggles clipped to his hip that he never seems to wear. These, along with the bandanna, display his passion for The Flying Pigs and his determination to one day serve in their ranks.

Related CharactersEdit

Arlo doesn't have any family in Portia, but Sam and Remington, his fellow soldiers at the Civil Corps, are his Friends. Ack, whom he helped rescue when his space station crashed into the Collapsed Wasteland, is his Buddy.


When befriending Arlo, his relationship network with other NPCs will also be affected, resulting in the player receiving favor points from those NPCs as well.


Arlo's typical schedule consists of practicing sparring in the Civil Corps building and walking around town or near the Abandoned Ruins. All times are in 24-hour format. Certain events may alter his schedule. At the end of the day, he returns home, which is Civil Corps. His home is open all day.

Time Location
13:00Investigating the outer area of the Abandoned Ruins #2
14:30Departing the Abandoned Ruins #2
15:00Departs to Civil Corps building
15:30Sparring Practice in the Civil Corps building
15:00Inside the Civil Corps building

Time Location
7:00Sparring practice in the Civil Corps building
11:00Admiring the "Flying Pigs" statue outside the Civil Corps building
12:00Investigating the outer area of the Abandoned Ruins #2
14:30Departing the Abandoned Ruins #2
15:00Inside the Civil Corps building
19:00Departing the Civil Corps building
20:30Waiting for Nora in the wooded area north of the Abandoned Ruins #1
22:40Talking with Nora

Time Location
0:00Talking with Nora north of the Abandoned Ruins #1
3:00Departing to the Civil Corps building
7:00Sparring practice in the Civil Corps building

Time Location
10:00Admiring the "Flying Pigs" statue outside the Civil Corps building
13:00Patrolling from Peach Plaza toward Abandoned Ruins #2

Time Location
7:00Go from the Civil Corps building to the Peach Plaza
8:00Start a footing with his team in direction of the Central Plaza

Time Location
10:00Admiring the "Flying Pigs" statue outside the Civil Corps building

Time Location
12:00Leaving Abandoned Ruins #1 and walking towards Research Center
14:30Standing in Research Center
19:00Leaves Research Center and walks to Civil Corps
21:00Enters Civil Corps and goes to second floor to sleep


Arlo is one of the potential bachelors that the player can romance.

Upon reaching Friend status at four full hearts, the player can confess their love to him with a Heart Knot. If the confession is successful, his relationship status changes to Boyfriend. After Arlo has become the player's boyfriend, upon reaching Lover status at eight full hearts, the player can then propose to him with a Wedding Ring. If the proposal is successful, his relationship status changes to Husband. Once certain other conditions have been met, Arlo and the player can then try for children.

Additionally, upon meeting certain relationship levels, certain perks are rewarded.


Buddy StarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Add an extra 5 Attack Points
Friend StarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Add an extra 10 Attack Points
Good Friend StarStarStarStarStarStarStar 2Star 2Star 2Star 2
Add an extra 10% Critical Chance
Husband HeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeartHeart 2Heart 2 +
Brings back more loot when commissioned at the Civil Corps

Social InteractionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social gift Desire head icon Social spar Social play Social date Social Dine Social interact Social Ride Social photo Social Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

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Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Arlo ED 001
    Yo there, you must be the new Builder in town. I'm Arlo, the leader of the Civil Corps. I've only got one rule; no funny business. Then, everyone can be happy. Easy enough, yeah?
  • Arlo ED 002
    When searching in the Hazardous Ruins, keep your wits. Remember, safety first!
  • Arlo ED 003
    The Civil Corps are responsible for collecting power stones to power Portia. We also try to ensure the safeties of all the people living here.
  • Arlo ED 004
    If you discover a new ruin, be sure to let us know. The Civil Corps will compensate you well for your efforts.
  • Social talk If you plan to visit other cities, I'd advise you have the Civil Corps' escort. Some years ago, Aadit went to Walnut Groove alone to get seeds. He was trapped by monsters for two days on his way back. Fortunately Dawa found him and told us. We were able to rescue him in time.
  • Social talk Wanna duel? I will go easy.
  • Social talk The Civil Corps serve the local federation.The(sic) Flying Pigs is an exploration community organized by the commons.
  • Social talk Take a look at the advice on the board before you dive into the ruins. Remember, safety first.

  • Social talk Want to compete with me? Game on!
  • Social talk I'm the leader of Civil Corps. Can you defeat me?
  • Social talk You've really got guts challenging me!
  • Social talk Another round?
  • Social talk I'm going to use my new move this time.
  • Social talk Let's see who's going to win!
  • Social talk Ok then, let's have another round.
  • Social talk Again? You're really annoying!
  • Social talk Last time! You'll admit total defeat after this!
  • Social talk I can hear you gasping for air.
  • Social talk Heh, there was no doubt.
  • Social talk No worries, you're not bad!
  • Social talk Go practice more.
  • Social talk Don't get down. Just try harder next time.
  • Social talk Yes! I win!
  • Social talk Well? Satisfied?
  • Social talk Try to defeat me next time!
  • Social talk Looking forward to your next challenge.
  • Social talk Sorry, I win this time!
  • Social talk Harden your fist before challenging me again.
  • Social talk Don't be down, you're pretty good as well!
  • Social talk I'm sure you'll defeat me after some practice.
  • Social talk I lost?!
  • Social talk I'm getting too old for this.
  • Social talk D...did I just lose?
  • Social talk Dang it, now I want to battle again.
  • Social talk I will not lose next time.
  • Social talk Did you see past my moves?
  • Social talk How did this happen?
  • Social talk I think you're now qualified to lead the Civil Corps, at least when it comes to sheer fighting ability.
  • Social talk I only admire a few people and you're one of 'em!
  • Social talk Hahaha, I submit!
  • Social talk I need to practice harder!
  • Social talk Oh, defeat...
  • Social talk You are the most powerful opponent I've ever met!
  • Social talk I lost...
  • Social talk Ah, ow, ow, ow!
  • Social talk Why are you so strong?
  • Social talk I'm going for the win next time.

Talk about favorite foods
  • Social talk If the food ain't hot and spicy, I'm not having it!
  • Social talk I'm always up for something spicy.
  • Social talk I'd like to have something hot and spicy today.
  • Social talk I love Spaghetti with Hot Sauce! It's spicy and irresistible!
  • Social talk The Portia Hot Pot is really good, it's got some unique seasonings found only in this city. Wanna try it?
  • Social talk I never liked eating sweets since I was little.
  • Social talk Eating desserts will make me feel dizzy, I think it's all that sugar going to my head.
Ask about work
  • (How goes life leading the Civil Corps?)
    • Social talk I've always thought of the Civil Corps as the only line of defense between the leftovers of the Old World and what little we have right now. It might sound dramatic, but a monster from the Peripheries can literally wipe us out. So we always have to put our lives on the line to make sure that doesn't happen.
  • (How goes life leading the Civil Corps?)
    • Social talk Being the leader is no different from the other members, we all do have the same training and the same will to protect others. I'm always confident that my other Corps members will pick up the slack if I fail to do so somehow.
  • (Do you have extra pressure being the leader of the Civil Corps?)
    • Social talk The more responsibilities you have, the more pressure you got of course. But that pressure gives me the strength to keep progressing higher and higher.
Casual talk
  • Social talk I've only been to few cities around Portia for business, nothing special.
  • (What type of gifts do you like?)
  • (What type of gifts do you like?)
  • (You are a reliable man!)
    • Social talk It's not easy, but a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. I take pride in keeping everyone in this town safe!
  • (You are a reliable man!)
    • Social talk That I am! Being the leader of the Civil Corps is a lot of responsibility!
  • (You must have some very grandiose goal.)
    • Social talk You got it! I'm going to try to get into the Flying Pigs someday. They're the best adventurers' guild in the world!

  • Social talk Nora likes my adventure stories. I like to have her as an audience.
  • Social talk Mali is among the best of the miracle flying pigs. I have yet to beat her.
  • Social talk The entry test of the miracle flying pigs is different every year. I still got a lot of catch up to do.
  • Social talk The miracle flying pigs is the best exploration community. It's my goal to be part of it.

  • Social talk Be careful when I'm not around. It hurts me too when I see you injured.
  • Social talk Hey sweetie, if you are going to the Danger Ruins,count me in. I will protect you.
  • Social talk Your enthusiasm is infectious! I'm on fire now!
  • Social talk Wanna practice with me? I'll go easy.
  • Social talk Wanna go somewhere? I will make time just for you.
  • Social talk Ending this relationship is the best outcome. I got nothing to say.

  • Social talk Anything I can assist you with?
  • Social talk If you have other issues, you can reach out to other people in the Civil Corps. I still got stuff to do.

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk Nothing beats a bowl of hot Spicy Sauce noodle in the freezing winter!
  • Social talk I hope nothing bad happens today, I want to enjoy this food.

  • Social talk This kind of weather is a test of my will.

Social gift GiftEdit

Console Note
The information below pertains to the PC version of My Time at Portia, and may differ from the console versions. Additionally, console-specific information may change in future updates.
Comments: Gifting values on non-universal gifts may currently be different on consoles.

Giving gifts to Arlo affects the player's relationship with Arlo. Every character has unique gift preferences.


  • Every giftable item, except for the items below, will have a Neutral (+1) effect when given to Arlo.
  • Gifts given on festival days and on Arlo's birthday will earn the player 2x and 3x relationship points, respectively, and will show a unique dialogue.
  • Values listed below are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Love      +15
Love      +12
Love        +10
Like        +8
Like        +6
Like        +5
Like        +4
Like        +3
Dislike        -1
Dislike        -2
Hate        -5
Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra point.

Gift values displayed on this chart are for the PC release of My Time at Portia and may not apply to the console releases.

Desire head icon DesiresEdit

The following items are desires, or wishes, which are randomly assigned to one or two characters per week. The player is required to be at least at Associate level with Arlo for him to be assigned a desire. More desires have a chance to appear as the player's friendship with Arlo progresses; the new desires are added to the existing ones but do not replace them. Some characters may desire an item that they do not normally like.

In the event that Arlo has a desire, gifting the wanted item will provide the higher tier points; otherwise, on non-desired events, the item gives the base point value. The birthday or festival day relationship bonus applies when gifting a desired item.

Desire head icon Desires
Minimum Relationship Level Possible Desires


Seafood Noodles Seafood Noodles (+15)
Spaghetti with Hot Sauce Spaghetti with Hot Sauce (+15)


Arm Stretcher Arm Stretcher (+20)


Multi-function Knife Multi-function Knife (+20)
Waist Pack Waist Pack (+20)

Social spar SparEdit

Arlo can spar with the player up to three times per day.

Note that the level in the table below is Arlo's base level at the start of the game. Arlo's actual level can be higher because Arlo will level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 30
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Gols Gols
Apple Apple
Baked Bread Baked Bread
Herbal Juice Herbal Juice
Herbal Mixture Herbal Mixture
Herbs Herbs
Roasted Meat Roasted Meat
Player Lose
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt sad

Social photo PhotoEdit

Below is a gallery of Arlo's poses in group photos.


Social Invitation InvitationEdit

Occasionally, first thing in the morning, the player may leave their house to find Arlo outside, hoping to invite the player out for a date or play date.

Social play PlayEdit

Once the player has become buddies with Arlo, they can schedule a play date together.

Social date DateEdit

After the player has successfully confessed how they feel to Arlo, the player can schedule a romantic date with Arlo.

Social Dine DineEdit

If the player chooses to dine at The Round Table with Arlo during a play date or date, it is recommended to order dishes Arlo will like. If asked before ordering, Arlo will sometimes tell the player exactly which dishes to order; other times, Arlo will just give little hints. In the event that Arlo does not specify the exact foods desired, the player should order between three and six dishes, depending on what hint Arlo gives. It is recommended to order each of those dishes from different courses, ex. ordering one Appetizer, Meat, Vegetable, Dessert, and Drink course each, rather than five Desserts.

Arlo's food preferences are:

Play date eat Dining
Prompt happy
Prompt sad
Menu icon appetizer
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Menu icon meat
Menu icon vegetable
Menu icon dessert
Menu icon drink

Social interact InteractEdit

As the player develops their relationship with Arlo, special interactions are unlocked, including Hug and Kiss.

Social Relic Trade Relic TradeEdit

Arlo occasionally uses the Relic Pieces Exchange board at the Museum to trade for relic pieces. Arlo likes to look at particular completed relics, so after the player has donated such relics to the Museum or displayed them in their yard, Arlo may come visit the Museum or the player's yard to view these relics. Such visits will earn the player relationship points each time, with the amount dependent upon the relic.

Social Relic Trade
Relic Trade
Points Relics
Requested Pieces +30
Favorite Exhibits +???
Power Lamp
Power Lamp
Soldier with Lance
Soldier with Lance

Social mission MissionsEdit

Spoiler Alert: This section may contain spoilers. Proceed with caution!

Legend: MAPICON main2MAPICON branch2 major • MAPICON main1MAPICON branch1 minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • MAPICON main2 Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • MAPICON branch2 Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missionsEdit

MAPICON main1 Bridge to Amber Island
The Civil Corps has commissioned a Bridge to connect to Amber Island. Use the Assembly Station to assemble it and then place the parts at the designated bridge spot.
MAPICON main1 The Cave on Amber Island
Build the power generator and repair the machine inside the cave on Amber Island.
MAPICON main1 Hazardous Ruins
The Hazardous Ruins are dangerous, and the Civil Corps regulates who can enter. You must last at least one minute against one of the three current Civil Corps members (Sam, Arlo, Remington) to show that you've got what it takes to enter the ruins.
MAPICON main1 A New Friend
Polly wants you to help her look for Scraps, a stray dog that has gone missing.
MAPICON main1 The Debt Collectors
The Debt Collector's Agency from Atara sent a couple of agents to inform you that your father owed them some debt.
MAPICON main2 The Bassanio Lift
We Civil Corps need the Bassanio Lift to be working as soon as possible. The original lift is in very bad shape, so please repair it.
MAPICON main2 The Crashed Station
The space relic knocked over a tower and created a giant hole on the tower ruins, some monsters came out as a result. The hole needs to be patched as soon as possible!
MAPICON main2 Rescue in Ingall's Mine
Remington's waiting at the entrance to Ingall's Mine. Enter the mine when you're ready.
MAPICON main2 The Perfect Trap
The Mayor wants you to construct an AI Source model to lure the Locator Computer thief into a trap.
MAPICON main1 The Second Key
Captain Ursula has readied two expedition teams to activate the second key.
MAPICON main1 The Third Key
Captain Ursula has informed you that the gases have mostly been dispersed. She has asked you to meet up at the entrance to the Third Key when you're ready.
MAPICON main2 The All Source AI
The operation to find All Source is initiating, when you're ready, meet up with the rest of the Civil Corps at the entrance to the All Source location.
MAPICON main2 Towards All Source
Ursula and her soldiers turned out to be from the Sky Shark Pirates in league with the Rogue Knight! When you're ready, enter the All Source location with the Civil Corps to stop the pirates!
MAPICON main1 The Sharks in the Sky
The operation to find All Source is initiating, when you're ready, meet up with the rest of the Civil Corps at the entrance to the All Source location.
MAPICON main2 The Final Battle
The Rogue Knight and All Source are in Central Plaza, when you're ready, head there and face them!
MAPICON main1 The Jet Engine
The airplane requires a Jet Engine. Learn about where to get it from Arlo.

Secondary missionsEdit

Social play A New Training Dummy
Due to Arlo's over-usage, he broke the Training Dummy in the Civil Corps HQ. He hopes you can make him a sturdier one. The diagram for the Training Dummy can be acquired at the Research Center.
Social date A Strong Man's Adventure
(Before you start dating Arlo, finish the Portia Bridge, otherwise, you might bug or fail this mission) Join Arlo for a mysterious adventure. Once you can start dating this mission will be available. Arlo will ask you if you want to join him on an adventure in the Eufaula Desert.
MAPICON branch1 Grand Theft Pickaxe
Higgins said you stole his Bronze Pickaxe. What are you going to do?
Social play Invitation
Nora recently confessed to Arlo. Arlo wants some advice from you. (If you approve their relationship, a glitch may occur after marrying Arlo/Nora with the two of them still pining for each other).
MAPICON branch1 My Eviction from Portia
Someone broke your mail box and left a threatening letter. Report it to the Civil Corps.
MAPICON branch1 My Eviction from Portia 2
Someone broke your Resource Box and left another threatening letter.
MAPICON branch2 Signs of Trouble
Some people heard some loud crashing sounds. Due to the other Civil Corps members being busy, Arlo invites you to investigate with him. Join him at the wall outside the Western Gate.
MAPICON branch1 Stories of Togetherness
Petra left some hints with other people for a message to you. You'll need to talk to a them to figure out what the message is.
This is Petra's romance mission.
MAPICON branch2 Supporting The Civil Corp
Most of the inventory in the storage room of the Civil Corps headquarters have expired. Arlo needs your help to make two Arm Stretchers, one Cooking Set, and some Gunpowder.
Social play Training for the Flying Pigs
Join in on a morning run with Arlo. Go!

Commerce commissionsEdit

Arlo may post a commission on the commission board in the Commerce Guild. Below is a list of possible commissions.

  • Data is extracted from the database.
  • Rewards do not account for the skill Commerce Hot Shot, which increases the rewards output.
  • Some items with the same quantity may be listed twice, but each offer a different deadline or rewards.
Social secondary mission Commission List
Commission Rewards
Item Level Deadline RP
Prompt happy
Prompt guild
Arm Stretcher Arm Stretcher (x2)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 24-26 120 720-880 98-102
Bronze Bar Bronze Bar (x3)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 9-11 40 162-198 28-32
Bronze Bar Bronze Bar (x4)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 10-13 40 216-264 28-32
Bronze Pipe Bronze Pipe (x3)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 14-16 80 410-501 58-62
Crystal Hourglass Crystal Hourglass (x1)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 35 80 420-500 40
Crystal Statue Crystal Statue (x1)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 38-40 150 620-750 40
Cultivation Fence Cultivation Fence (x1)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 29-31 100 633-774 88-92
Dark Coffee Table Dark Coffee Table (x2)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 24 80 558-682 58-62
Dining Table Dining Table (x3)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 24 80 518-633 58-62
Flower Carpet Flower Carpet (x4)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 34-36 120 777-950 98-102
Hardwood Sofa Hardwood Sofa (x2)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 24 80 489-598 58-62
Hardwood Sofa Hardwood Sofa (x3)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 32 115 750-900 70-85
Leather Belt Leather Belt (x2)
Tasklevel 5
15 days 29-31 150 1555-1900 108-112
Leather Belt Leather Belt (x3)
Tasklevel 5
15 days 39-41 150 1155-1412 108-112
Linen Rug Linen Rug (x4)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 34-36 120 810-990 98-102
Metal Storage Metal Storage (x1)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 29-31 100 612-748 88-92
Panbat Mask Panbat Mask (x5)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 19-21 100 540-660 88-92
Pot of Asteria Pot of Asteria (x3)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 29-31 100 540-660 88-92
Showcase Showcase (x3)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 34-36 120 698-853 98-102
Simple Desk Simple Desk (x4)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 24 80 334-409 58-62
Simple Desk Simple Desk (x5)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 28 100 410-520 60-75
Small Chair Small Chair (x2)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 19 40 172-211 28-32
Small Chair Small Chair (x3)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 20 40 172-211 28-32
Small Satchel Small Satchel (x1)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 19-21 100 810-990 88-92
Sprinkler Sprinkler (x3)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 29-31 100 496-607 88-92
Stone Table Stone Table (x2)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 19 40 165-202 28-32
Stone Table Stone Table (x3)
Tasklevel 1
10 days 25 60 350-405 35-45
Street Light Street Light (x1)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 35 80 390-420 40
Sunglasses Sunglasses (x5)
Tasklevel 3
10 days 19-21 100 450-550 88-92
Talisman Talisman (x3)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 9-11 40 140-171 28-32
Tea Table Tea Table (x1)
Tasklevel 1
5 days 19 40 187-228 28-32
Tea Table Tea Table (x2)
Tasklevel 1
10 days 28 60 360-450 55-60
Trap Box Trap Box (x3)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 14-16 80 464-567 58-62
Waist Pack Waist Pack (x2)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 24-26 120 705-862 98-102
Wall Lamp Wall Lamp (x4)
Tasklevel 4
10 days 34-36 120 680-831 98-102
Wall Light Wall Light (x2)
Tasklevel 2
10 days 24-26 80 691-844 58-62
Wicker Basket Wicker Basket (x2)
Tasklevel 5
10 days 70 150 1100 85
Windwheel Windwheel (x1)
Tasklevel 5
15 days 39-41 150 1058-1293 108-112
Wooden Pillar Wooden Pillar (x3)
Tasklevel 5
10 days 70 150 900 85
Wooden Pillar Wooden Pillar (x4)
Tasklevel 5
15 days 39-41 150 1274-1557 108-112

Trivia Edit


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