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.

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 round 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
15:00Departs to Civil Corps building
15:30Sparring Practice in the Civil Corps building
14:30Departing the Abandoned Ruins #2
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 +
Wedding RingWedding Ring
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 Relic Trade Social confession Social propose Social mission

Click on the icon to go to the respective section.

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 hutao town 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 miracle 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 1-2 points.
Social gift Gifting Items
Love      +20
Nova SwordNova Sword
Soldier with LanceSoldier with Lance
Love      +15
Iron SwordIron Sword
Love      +12
Bronze SwordBronze Sword
Seafood NoodlesSeafood Noodles
Rocket ModelRocket Model
Sailboat ModelSailboat Model
Arm StretcherArm Stretcher
Multi-function KnifeMulti-function Knife
Waist PackWaist Pack
Love        +10
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Power LampPower Lamp
Like        +8
Spicy Stew MixSpicy Stew Mix
Like        +6
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Like        +5
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Like        +4
Like        +3
Practice SwordPractice Sword
Asteria (Bouquet)Asteria (Bouquet)
Power StonePower Stone
Dislike        -1
Wasted FoodWasted Food
Dislike        -2
Steamed Potato FruitSteamed Potato Fruit
Sweet Stew MixSweet Stew Mix
Fruit TartFruit Tart
Hate        -5
Rusty Iron PipeRusty Iron Pipe
Salad SauceSalad Sauce
Animal FecesAnimal Feces
Copper OreCopper Ore
Tin OreTin Ore
Iron OreIron Ore
Lead OreLead Ore
Magnesium OreMagnesium Ore
Manganese OreManganese Ore
Aluminum OreAluminum Ore
Titanium OreTitanium Ore
Version 1.0.129395 Listed values are without The Giver skill, which gives an extra 1-2 points.

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 NPCs per week. 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. Some NPCs may desire an item that they do not normally like.

Desire head icon Desires
Desire icon
Waist PackWaist Pack
Desire icon
Arm StretcherArm Stretcher
Desire icon
Multi-function KnifeMulti-function Knife
Desire icon
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Desire icon
Seafood NoodlesSeafood Noodles
Desire icon
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce

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 can level up over time.

Social spar
Level: 30
Relationship Rewards/losses
Round 1 2 3
Player Win
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Prompt happy
Baked BreadBaked Bread
Herbal JuiceHerbal Juice
Herbal MixtureHerbal Mixture
Roasted MeatRoasted 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
Creamy Salmon StewCreamy Salmon Stew
Pickled Black FungusPickled Black Fungus
Vegetable SaladVegetable Salad
Menu icon main course
Main Course
Baked Rice with Coconut ChickenBaked Rice with Coconut Chicken
Spaghetti with Hot SauceSpaghetti with Hot Sauce
Supremely Spicy SpaghettiSupremely Spicy Spaghetti
Classic Spaghetti with Meat SauceClassic Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Seafood NoodlesSeafood Noodles
Portia Hot PotPortia Hot Pot
Pumpkin Steamed RicePumpkin Steamed Rice
Menu icon meat
BBQ Grilled MeatBBQ Grilled Meat
Roasted Warthog FeetRoasted Warthog Feet
Spicy Fish SoupSpicy Fish Soup
Sauteed Sweet and Sour TenderloinSauteed Sweet and Sour Tenderloin
Menu icon vegetable
Bamboo Papaya with Egg-on-TopBamboo Papaya with Egg-on-Top
Mapo TofuMapo Tofu
Spicy and Sour PotatoSpicy and Sour Potato
Pumpkin PiePumpkin Pie
Menu icon dessert
Crispy PancakeCrispy Pancake
Snowman Ice CreamSnowman Ice Cream
Colorful Ice CreamColorful Ice Cream
Black Forest CakeBlack Forest Cake
Fruit PuffFruit Puff
Vanilla PuddingVanilla Pudding
Chocolate MilkshakeChocolate Milkshake
Apple PieApple Pie
Pinecock Egg TartPinecock Egg Tart
Menu icon drink
Duvos Winter PunchDuvos Winter Punch
Red TeaRed Tea
Milk TeaMilk Scented Tea

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
Rocket Model Piece 1Rocket Model Piece 1
Rocket Model Piece 2Rocket Model Piece 2
Rocket Model Piece 3Rocket Model Piece 3
Power Lamp Piece 1Power Lamp Piece 1
Power Lamp Piece 2Power Lamp Piece 2
Power Lamp Piece 3Power Lamp Piece 3
Sailboat Model Piece 1Sailboat Model Piece 1
Sailboat Model Piece 2Sailboat Model Piece 2
Sailboat Model Piece 3Sailboat Model Piece 3
Soldier with Lance Piece 1Soldier with Lance Piece 1
Soldier with Lance Piece 2Soldier with Lance Piece 2
Soldier with Lance Piece 3Soldier with Lance Piece 3
Soldier with Lance Piece 4Soldier with Lance Piece 4
Soldier with Lance Piece 5Soldier with Lance Piece 5
Favorite Exhibits +???
Power Lamp
Power Lamp
Soldier with Lance
Soldier with Lance

Social mission MissionsEdit

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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Training for the Flying Pigs
Join in on a morning run with Arlo. Go!

Trivia Edit


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